Spring Patio Prep

Spring Patio Prep (1)


As some of you know, our farmer’s porch has been underway for a couple of weeks now. With that finally coming to an end, I’ve started ordering some items to prep our little space for spring and summer. We’ve been getting some warmer temps already, and we’re really excited to begin dining outside, finally

This year, I’ve been really into the rattan, so I was happy to find this bistro set for a reasonable price. Our patio currently has this lemon tree as well as two mini palms and an enormous fern. I wanted a space with a tropical greenhouse vibe, so we have a few more plants to purchase to make it complete.

Going with the palm theme, I found these melamine plates that come in a set of 5. Melamine is perfect for outdoor dining because it’s completely shatter-proof, which is ideal for those who have pets or kids running around.

We stuck with the color scheme of blues and greens with some yellow accents, and I love the subtle detail on these linen napkins to tie it all together. I always knew that my dream patio would have lots of twinkly lights, so we finished up with the large-bulb string lights and lanterns to highlight our greenery.

More pics of our finished porch coming soon!

7 Years of Military Life

The picture popped up on my timeline last week, looking back at April 8th, 2013. My husband, standing tall, beaming with joy as he swore into the military. And me standing beside him, proud as can be. It’s hard to believe that today marks 7 years of this military life. We were just kids; still dating, and so unsure of where we were headed. But this life swept us up and took us on a journey that neither of us could have imagined. Continue reading

5 Ways To Fancy Up Your Home

Home decor is one of my favorite things. With warmer weather coming, it’s the best time to revamp our homes. I could roam through the aisles of Home Goods for hours and be perfectly content.  I know some of you are totally on the same page, but for many, the whole experience can be daunting. Continue reading

Dealing With A Pandemic As A Military Family

There’s no way to summarize the stress and chaos that military families often go through on a daily basis. For many, this involves frequent moves, various levels of separation, communication barriers, health risks, and so much more. For us, life is often unpredictable. We can’t look too far into the future because we’re so deeply rooted in the present, navigating the many twists and turns. Continue reading

Our Homecoming Story

Homecoming is one of the most exciting events for military families. We plan the outfit, we spend hours on the perfect sign with the most creative little phrase we can come up with (thank you, Pinterest). We clean the entire house and do all of the things we said we would do months ago. And we wait..

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One Thing This Military Wife Doesn’t Want To Hear Anymore

Scrolling through my news feed on a Sunday morning, I came across an article about the war in the Middle East. Being a military lifestyle blogger, I follow hundreds of organizations that share these types of articles across every platform, with various viewpoints on the topic. As a military spouse myself, I’ve always tried to keep things calm, cool, and collected when it comes to this war, and the non-military/civilian perspective. But this article made me wonder what people really think is going on over there.

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My Spring Break Packing List

With May and warmer weather fast approaching, that means one exciting thing for our family.. SPRING BREAK. No, we’re not in college anymore, but we try to plan a big trip every year between March and May to let loose and find some adventure in a new place. This year is a repeat trip for us to one of my favorite places: Charleston, South Carolina.

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How We Built Our Savings During Deployment

The largest age bracket across all branches of the military are ages 20-24. At that age, not many people know a whole lot about money, let alone how to save. Often times, we learn because we make mistakes. We spend some money on going out to dinner a few days in a row, only to find that the washer needs to be replaced. We’ve all been there. But when your spouse is deployed and the flow of money changes, it’s even easier to get off track. Continue reading

Exploring Your Military Town: Charleston, SC

With Spring just around the corner, I wanted to launch my new series of exploring your military town with my personal favorite: Charleston, South Carolina. For those of you who have visited or resided in this breathtaking Low Country town, you know how hard it is not to fall in love with its charm and hospitality. Between the notorious Pineapple Fountain and Rainbow row, Charleston provides many hidden (and not so hidden) treasures for locals and tourists alike. Continue reading

5 Things You Understand If Your Spouse Has Deployed

In the past 5+ years of my husband being in the military, there are few things that surprise me anymore. Most of the big life-changing events that his service has brought on are things that we could see coming. They were on the horizon all along, like a ticking clock in the back of our minds. And deployment was no exception. Continue reading