10 Must Have Accessories For Your Military Ball

The military ball is such an exciting time of year for all military significant others. It’s one of few occasions where everyone can get together and enjoy a night of drinks, dancing, and fun. We spend months looking for the perfect dress, which is a key piece to having a great night out, not to mention all of the pictures that will follow. But the accessories you choose can make or break your evening just as easily. Here are some must-haves to guarantee you won’t be heading home early. Continue reading

How I Learned To Let Go Of Negativity

The last week’s events had me thinking a lot about negativity, and how much of it we all have in our lives. It’s hard to ignore the fact that it surrounds us, either in our daily routine or all through our social media. Negativity is something that we’re bombarded with everyday. We deal with it during our morning drive when we listen to people call in, complaining that it’s Monday. We deal with it when we get to work, and it seems like everyone wishes it was still the weekend. When it’s lunchtime, we see it all across our Facebook feed. We live in a society where negativity is just something that we deal with, as though we don’t have any choice in the matter. But we do have a choice. I’m going to share a piece of my past that shows a more serious take on negativity, and what it can do to us. Continue reading

6 Fun Activities For Veteran’s Day

Each year, Kyle and I try to make a plan to spend Veteran’s Day together if he has it off. This year we have 3 days off together starting today, so we made some fun plans for the whole weekend! Kyle surprised me with tickets to an Ice Hockey game near base, and we’re going to spend the night at a hotel and have dinner at our favorite restaurant. I’ll be doing a recap on all of the details next week, but today I’m sharing some fun things that you should do this Veteran’s Day. Continue reading

15 (More) Facts About Me

I’ve been trying my best to catch up on everyone’s blog lately, and in doing so, I’ve found tons of great new blogs to follow. I’m so exited to have new material to read every morning, and to meet other bloggers from all over the world. One of my goals for 2016 was to write more about myself, from my personal life, to my relationship, to my career aspirations. I really want to commit to that goal (even if it is a little late in the year) and open up to my readers. Continue reading

30 Things That I’m Grateful For Lately

This time of year I spend more time reflecting on life than usual. I’m definitely an over-thinker as it is, but I think the holidays bring out a different side of everyone. We’ve had a lot going on lately, between my new career developing, Kyle’s future in the military becoming more clear, my brother’s deployment, and other family things, it can be overwhelming at times. Continue reading

Dealing With Emergencies While Your Spouse Is Deployed

Among the many situations we are faced with in military life, it’s hard to have an answer or plan for everything. I’m a textbook over-thinker, but even after going over every possible scenario, I’ve been taken by surprise a time or two. Kyle and I have always worked as a team to overcome the obstacles and challenges of a busy schedule, and the common inconveniences that come up. We’ve discussed the possible emergencies we could face, and multiple ways for dealing with them. Continue reading