Life Lately


It would be an understatement to say that life has been anything but interesting lately. As you can see, I haven’t posted much in the past week or so. Well, we’ve had a lot of events occur back-to-back that kind of prevented me from being able to sit down and adequately write a post. So, I thought it would be a good idea to Continue reading

Memorial Day {Remembering the Fallen} – A Re-Post

Because my sister and her family are visiting for the Memorial Day weekend, I decided to share an old post for today. Let us not forget the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom!

#MemorialDay, remember

This past week was a sobering one for me. Our family battled illness a lot last week, but that’s not what made it sobering. For the entirety of the week, I worked on a very special wreath order I had received the week prior. This wreath was made in memory of a Marine who lost his life 11 years ago and will be placed on his headstone today, Memorial Day. The day I mailed out that wreath, another order came in. This one was for yet another Marine who lost his life. With Memorial Day right around the corner and now here, I was in constant reminder of what this day is all about . . . (read more)


Welcome New Neighbors With A Personalized Gift Basket #shareacoke

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourSummer #CollectiveBias

gift basket, neighbors, #shop, #cbias, #shareacoke, #shareyoursummer

Welcoming new neighbors is always a nice thing to do, but you might not know what to give them. Give a Coke gift basket!

In a military town, regularly getting new neighbors is not uncommon. We have seen a continuous cycle of new people over the past four years of living in our development. Our family usually tries to do something nice for people moving in, whether it’s baking cookies or offering help with moving items. Moving is already stressful, so when people feel welcomed to the community, that can help ease some of the stress. We recently had some new neighbors move in across the street from us, and I knew I wanted to create a welcome gift basket for them. How fitting that the personalized Coke drinks were brought back to the shelves this Summer! Now I was able to even personalize the gift basket in a creative way. Continue reading

DIY Military Cammie Travel Wipes Case

DIY Military Cammie Wipes Case by

If you’ve been following my Instagram and Twitter, you’ll remember seeing a little teaser for this post with a mish-mash of items not really showing you what exactly it was. Well, the wait is over! If you guessed what the project was going to be, congratulations! The project is a DIY Military Cammie Travel Wipes Case!

Today I am going to be showing you how to Continue reading

#SoMe2 Social Media Tuesday {Facebook Link-Up}

Hey everyone! Today, I am the featured blogger over at #SoMe2 Social Media Tuesday! You too could win a chance at becoming a featured blogger during this link-up. Just simply follow the directions below. Today’s Social Media Tuesday’s focus is Facebook! Get ready to gain some new Facebook followers and be sure to come back to one of the host’s blogs every other Tuesday for #SoMe2. The focus is different each time. This is a great link-up to be a part of, if you’re looking at wanting to expand your following! I hope you all have a great Tuesday and happy partying!

Welcome to the party – 
we’re so glad you’re here!
We want you to get a lot of interaction on your social media, so please be
sure you’re linking up correctly! We do delete incorrect links.
What you should be linking up at this week’s party:
You should link up the URL of a 
Do not link up your blogDo not link up a blog postD0 not link up your Facebook profile
It's time for the #SoMe2 #Facebook Party!

 But first, let’s take a minute to meet your #SoMe2 hostesses….

 Meet your #SoMe2 #Facebook hostesses!

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 And our #SoMe2 featured blogger of the week…

Lydia from The Few, The Proud, and This Marine Wife
Thanks, Lydia!

 Would you like to be a #SoMe2 featured blogger?

Everyone who enters the Rafflecopter each week will have a
chance to win a spot as our featured blogger. We will feature your blog,
and links to your social media. Your links will be inserted into the
Rafflecopter for that week – gaining you more followers.

 So be sure to enter to win the weekly featured blogger spot!

 Note: Please be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form accurately. Entries are verified.

The rules are simple!

 ~ Please follow your hostesses and featured blogger (first 5 links).

~ Please add the #SoMe2 button (found at the bottom of the post) to your sidebar or link page.

 ~ Tweet about the party! More partiers = More followers! All you have to do is click the “tweet” button!  

 ~ Use our hashtag #SoMe2 when tagging or posting so we can find each other!

You will automatically be entered into our email reminder list by entering a link. You may remove yourself from the list by using the un-subscribe option.
If you need help adding your Facebook post to the party,
this infographic explains how to do it with step-by-step photos. Just
click the photo to enlarge it!
How to add your Facebook post to the #SoMe2 linkparty
 #Facebook post linkup
  PLEASE READ & FOLLOW DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY1) Share, like, and comment on your HOSTESSES & FEATURED BLOGGER’S links (first 5 links). Yes, before you even link up your own post, please show your thanks to your hostesses by sharing, liking, AND commenting on their links.

2) Link up 1 recent Facebook Post. NOT your Facebook page or a post directly from your blog.

(How? Go to your Facebook page, right-click on the date right below your page name on the individual post, click on “copy link location” from the drop-down menu, click on the blue “add your link” button, and paste that URL into link party.)

3) Like and comment on at least the 2 links in front of yours. This way everyone will get Facebook Love! One of hostesses will make sure the last two links get comments.

 An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for joining our SOcial MEdia link party!

See you next week – same time, same place!

 DeDe,  Kim,  Sarah V.,  & Sarah C.


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