One of my favorite things to do with Kyle is wander around book stores, late at night, coffee in hand. I’ve found a lot of great reads in those hours, and there’s something really peaceful about wandering between each aisle, searching for the right one. Continue reading “Must Reads For December “
As you saw about a month ago, we had moved out of our tiny rental and were in the process of moving into a new one. After a lot of moving things around and waiting for everything to be ready, we are finally settled into our brand new condo! Continue reading “Organization Tips For Every Home”
Each year around Christmastime I find all of these ideas (mostly on Pinterest) that I want to try. They range all the way from dates to crafts, and everything in between. But let’s face it, we rarely get to do all of those ideas, with the exception of the really crafty people and the bakers of the world.
I wanted to get creative this time around, and reach beyond just making gifts for my family and close friends. Next year could be very different, so I really want to make this season the best of all time. Here are some ideas! Continue reading “10 Activities to Check Off Your List This Holiday Season”
My apologies to all of my readers for missing all of my posts last week. Honestly, it was a crazy week for me. Continue reading “Business Trip: The Good and The Bad”
As wives and girlfriends of military men, we meet a lot of people within our community that make an impression on us. Maybe they help us through a tough dilemma, or a long deployment. Or maybe they’re just someone we vent to every now and then. Through all of our experiences, we each have different bits of guidance that those who don’t understand this lifestyle can’t necessarily offer.
Although not all military wives and girlfriends have these qualities, the majority of our community does. We support each other during the wonderful, happy times, and during the really bad ones. Through various phases of military life, these are the women who become our long lasting friends. So here are the six reasons why you should be friends with that military wife (or girlfriend!) Continue reading “Six Reasons Why You Should Be Friends With That Military Wife”
As a military lifestyle blogger, I have read and written my fair share of stories from my own perspective, as well as other spouse/girlfriend’s perspectives. I’ve talked about the struggles that I face, from housing challenges to time apart. But I’ve rarely touched upon the struggles that our soldier’s face. Continue reading “A Deployment Story: The Soldier’s Perspective”
Veteran’s Day is a special day in which we honor those who currently serve, and once served, our great nation. It’s for those who wrote their own Will as young as 18, and swore before God that they will serve, protect, and sacrifice. It’s for those who promised to put everything on the line, up to and including their own life, to defend the United States of America. Today and everyday, we honor the choice that this 1% has made. Today and everyday, we thank them. Continue reading “How to Say Thank You This Veteran’s Day”
In honor of Veteran’s Day, I wanted to make all of my posts relate to the military and our veterans throughout the week. For the most part, we are all aware of some of the great organizations that donate to our soldiers and veterans. But “donating” doesn’t always need to be about money. Many companies and organizations have found other ways to assist. Whether it be education, medical bills, counseling, or housing, they have developed some amazing programs to offer assistance. Continue reading “Four Products That Donate to Our Veterans”
Sometimes distance makes the heart grow fonder; I can certainly relate to this. But sometimes, it makes the heart grow distant too. No matter how much you love each other, distance can be vicious in more ways than one. Continue reading “Keeping The Spark In Your Military Relationship “
One of my biggest downfalls in my own personal fitness is that I often put things off. I tell myself “it’s ok, I’ll just start on Monday instead.” Eventually Monday turns into never and I’m way behind on the goal that I wanted to reach. So I got to thinking: why do we wait until the New Year to make resolutions? Why not now? Continue reading “Why Wait For The New Year? Fitness Goals to Reach by December”