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Anchors Away!

The oh so fabulous Nicole from Flip Flops and Combat Boots is having another giveaway, and this one I'm dying for because it's specifically for Navy SO's. I am so excited because she has teamed up with "Anchors Away" to host this giveaway. The prize is this adorable clutch, I already have the perfect outfit for it!

Go on over and check out Nicole's blog HERE & please check out Anchors Away on Etsy, she has some adorable stuff in her shop! Here's my entry for the contest before you go:

I was very scared when my hubby first told me what he did for a living, because on the night we met I already knew I was in love with him. Our relationship moved very fast, and three months from the day we met, we were married. It was very scary not knowing what I was getting into.

Now that I am a military wife, my life has changed significantly, and I love it. To me being a Navy wife means always being there to support my husband, & to stand up for what he does. It means life is always an adventure because you never know where you will be living next, or how much time you have before he leaves. It has taught me so much about life that I am thankful for. It saddens me to see so many who don't stop to take in how great it can be. I have learned to live every day like it could be the last, and I enjoy life so much more now. It has taught me to enjoy the little things more than anything else. It has taught me to savor every little kiss, every touch, and every beautiful word that comes from his mouth.

Being a Navy wife means everything to me, I honestly can't remember what it was like before all the craziness. Military life has also been very important to me because of the friends I have made. I have developed some of the most enjoyable relationships with other military wives, ones that I will always hold on to. I am proud every day I wake up knowing that I am married to a sailor who defends my freedom, and having that feeling when he holds me in his arms that nothing can harm me. He truly is my hero, he has shown me what life can be.

Most of all it means I have learned that he loves me more than world, but the Navy comes first. It means knowing he won't always be there for important events, but he still cares. It means I have to be independent and learn to take over his part when he's gone. It means that we have a special sort of relationship that has grown, and continues to grow amazingly strong because with every absence we only love each other more.

Writing for J

 This is JD's grave only a few days ago.

I just read a new blog called "Writing for J" and I am very saddened by her story. Her brother JD only 22 years old, was a soldier in the Army who was killed in the Shooting at Fort Hood which hits me personally being from Texas. JD was killed eight months ago and due to his "Wife" has yet to receive a headstone on his grave. What has she been doing instead? Spending all of his money on things like a boob job and apparently going on vacation with another guy right after her husband was killed! This makes me sick and there are many horrible things I want to say about her, but I won't instead I will pass along JD's story to all of my lovely blog readers & ask that you help pray for the family and honor JD. Help me spread the word about this man who protected our country, fought for our freedom, and served as many of our husbands do.

MMMM Cherries...

My favorite blog love Nicole has awarded me with this adorable "Cherries on Top" award and I'm so excited! She's the sweetest if you don't already follow her definitely go check her out you'll love her blog!

So the rules to this cute award are list three things that you love about yourself, and pass it on to five more bloggers who are extra special.

So hmmmm three things I love about myself?

  • I love my creativity & imagination
  • I love my huge kind heart
  • I love my passion for life and the people in it
It's very difficult every time to choose the blogs to pass on the awards to because I love you all! here are the five I've chosen this time...

Recipe Exchange?

Home Cooking Party: Appetizer - Tomato-Basil B...

I had an idea this morning because I love to share my recipes with you, and I'd love to try out some of your favorites too! So I was thinking about doing some sort of recipe exchange. What I would like to do is start a book, like a scrapbook for the recipes, and pass it around to any of you who would like to join in. The book would come to your house, and then you would add your favorite recipe or recipes, and pass it on to the next person. You can copy all the recipes from the book before you pass it on! I'm very excited about this so please let me know if you would join in the fun with me if I get enough people interested I will get started on the book and let you all know more details.

Thursday Five

I love Thursdays don't you? I also love Thursday Five! Have no clue what I'm talking about? "Thursday Five" is a super cute little thing that is held over at "MannLand5" go check out her blog, and join in the fun! All you have to do is post FIVE things that have made you


So here are my five for the week...

I am happy to have his sweet kisses for almost three more weeks
I am giddy because I found this table

I am excited about my new hairstyle

 I am appreciative for living on the beach and seeing this anytime I want

I am joyful because I live downtown and love taking pictures like this