8 Mobile Apps For Your Next Road Trip

In November of last year, I drove all the way from Florida to Maine with a couple of my coworkers. We covered the entire East Coast, and it was one of the worst road trips I’ve ever been on. Not even joking. Not only did we run into traffic trying to get out of Florida, but we hit about 6 more traffic jams along the way. And to make matters worse, the rear windows in our truck got completely shattered because we traveled through a bad area. All of it could have easily been avoided if we had known what was ahead of us, and had the right tools to actually enjoy the trip. Continue reading “8 Mobile Apps For Your Next Road Trip”

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10 Myths About The National Guard and Reserve Lifestyle

I’ve put off writing this for a long time, for a lot of reasons. As the SO of an Army  National Guard soldier, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what he does and how it’s different. I’ve also gotten a lot of assumptions thrown at me about what people believe he doesn’t do. So allow me to set the record straight, and give some credit to the other Guard/Reserve families out there. Here are the 10 myths I’ve heard about the National Guard and Reserve lifestyles. Continue reading “10 Myths About The National Guard and Reserve Lifestyle”

Date Night: 5 Fall Outfits For A Night Out

I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like fall clothing is perfect for dressing up and getting fancy. From the dark red lipsticks to the tall boots, it’s finally easy to look nice! Summer is always tricky for me, because I can’t wear shorts to work (too much AC) but I can never find nice dressy capris. Once the weather gets a bit colder, I bring out all of my boots and sweaters and I get to wear a whole new wardrobe.  Continue reading “Date Night: 5 Fall Outfits For A Night Out”

Fall Bucketlist

One of my favorite things about fall is that it’s the perfect time to get active, and get outside. The temperature is just right, and the foliage is amazing in New England.  Before we know it the ground is going to be covered in snow, so I’m excited to get out there and check some things off of my fall bucketlist! Continue reading “Fall Bucketlist”

Decor and Organization: The Perfect Tools For Any Office

Having an office space that’s your own is all about personalization. It’s the only area that belongs to you and only you, and given how hard that is to come by, it’s important to find a style that works for you. When I choose items for my office, I look for timeless styles that are unique and elegant, but still fun. I don’t want to have to change it every 3 months because I’m tired of the colors, but I also want a space that’s nice to look at after a long day of work. Continue reading “Decor and Organization: The Perfect Tools For Any Office”

4 Communication Challenges That Military Families Face

Sitting in my room, with tears streaming down my face, I couldn’t understand how we got here. How did we go from a loving, carefree couple to the type of people who would yell at each other? How did we lose ourselves in separation, and worry, and stress? I went over it all again and again in my head, and no matter how hard I searched for the answers, I couldn’t find them. Continue reading “4 Communication Challenges That Military Families Face”

What’s In My Bag: Beauty Products For Fall

There are so many great things about fall. The trees changing, picking apples, Halloween, and so much more. But one of my favorite parts of this season is that everyone seems to amp it up in terms of their look. Red lipsticks and winged eyeliner are everywhere and I’m loving it.  Continue reading “What’s In My Bag: Beauty Products For Fall”

Life Lately: Wedding Weekend and The Fair

Happy Thursday everyone! I don’t know if it’s the fact that we’re getting closer to winter or what, but the weeks have been flying by. We’ve officially entered the holiday season, so things are getting pretty busy for us between weddings, work functions, holiday parties, etc. But I must say, I love this time of year! Continue reading “Life Lately: Wedding Weekend and The Fair”

7 Tips To Help You Get Back To Your Workout Routine

Let me just start by saying that working out is not easy. And it’s not the weights or the treadmill that make it difficult. It’s simply getting our butts out of bed and driving there. Once I walk through the door, everything is fine. But there are definitely some mornings when it takes all of my will power not to pull the covers over my head. Continue reading “7 Tips To Help You Get Back To Your Workout Routine”

5 Must-See Hikes On The East Coast

When I was about 5 years old, my parents took me on my first big hike up Sugarloaf mountain in northern Maine. I barely remember the climb that first time, or the way that the steep pathways stretched out before us. I didn’t remember the way that the shade felt damp and cool, with just brief moments of sunshine sneaking through the web of leaves. But I’ll never forget the view from the top.  Continue reading “5 Must-See Hikes On The East Coast”