Sunday, December 18, 2011

For Military Merit

As you all know my husband is back from his 3rd deployment. On this last deployment the truck he was in hit an IED. My husband got the worst of it from hitting his head, another was injured from jamming his knee. Everyone walked away.

Hope you arent queasy. Some people cant believe he would send me these kind of pictures. Im not one to put my blinders on though. I know its dangerous. Hes Infantry. Its what they do. Alot of jobs in the Army arent dangerous. His is and I realize this. Anyways last month he was awarded the Purple Heart.

While Im catching you up on my Army wife life, he was also promoted to Sergeant in October! Finally!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Ones That Got Away

If you are anything like me I have a gazillion favorite things on Etsy. I try to keep it around 7 or 8 pages and no more. One of my OCD features. I delete sold things generally, or once in a blue moon I change my mind about an item. Sometimes I covet things FOREVER lusting after them waiting for that special moment when I have enough money to make it mine. It GUTS me whenever I see one of my favorites has been sold. Dont get me wrong. Im happy for the seller. I really am. Im just crushed that I couldnt have been the sale. These are the things I loved so much I cant even delete them from my favorites. Some of these things were sold the DAY I got the funds to buy them. These are the ones that got away.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Today is the 70th anniversary of the bombimg of Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack in 1941 killed more than 2,400 Americans and damaged eight of the Hawaiian naval base's battleships. Ive always wanted to go to Pearl Harbor and pay my respects to those who lost their lives that day.

If we're ever lucky enough to be stationed in Hawaii for the Army I intend to do just that.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Turkey Day & Black Friday Madness!

Here is my obligatory holiday post. I hope you had a great one stuffing yourself and shopping for deals or just doing whatever it is you do on holidays. We didnt have turkey, instead we opted for a creamed chicken dinner that we both prefer over a chunk of turkey on our plates. We like the leftover turkey sammiches, just not the turkey dinner itself. Weird eh? Thanksgiving is for family, not turkey, so I will happily break from tradition whenever I feel like it.
We partook in some Black Friday shopping at 8am. No we are definitely not the midnight or 5amers. Its not that important to me to get there super early to fight with an old lady for a $3 waffle maker. If you havent seen those videos, I suggest you head on over to You Tube and see what kind of shenanigans go on out there. Pepper spray? LOL it is NOT that serious people!
Also some new stuff added to the shop.

Dont forget you can like my shop page on good ol Facebook! I will bid you good day to nurse your food hangovers now.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Not Everyone Can Say They've Been To A Ball

A few months after a deployment is over, a ball is held in celebration that its over and to remember the fallen. And just to get shitfaced while dressed up fancy. We went to the ball this time (read: I finally convinced my husband to dress up in his Class As and wear them for an entire evening). This years ball was held at the Opryland Hotel. Yes THAT Opry. Its the hotel for the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Not gonna lie, its expensive, but we got a room there anyway. I could probably do an entire post on just the hotel. Its pretty amazing. Its big enough for a little river to run through it which has boat rides, and at least 2 waterfalls on the inside that I saw. IN the hotel. This is what I saw when we first walked in

Unfortunately this is the only picture I took because we were in a mad rush to get to our room and get changed. By the time we walked around that night it was too dark to get any good photos. The inside has little shops and restaurants and its like walking around outside at night.

This is me right after getting my hair & makeup done by Ashley. Im pretty sure you all follow her blog Lisa Freemont Street but if you dont you should. Shes pretty amazing. And a very nice gal if I do say so myself. Here are some pics she took of my updo.

Heres my husband after he got dressed in the room.

And one my husband took of me during the cocktail hour.

And us after the ball.

I wouldnt say it was *fun* but it was something to experience. Not everyone can say theyve been to a ball.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Meet Mabel

Meet Mabel, my mannequin! Shes modern but she feels like a Mabel to me so thats what I call her. Ive been searching for a dress form forever and a day and cant seem to find one in my area and definitely cant find one online in my price range when shipping is involved so I broke down and bought Mabel. Shes cheap but hey we cant all be classy.
Despite her cheapness I think she makes the clothes Im selling look so much better than a hanger. Ive avoided selling clothes because I just dont feel a hanger does them any justice what so ever.
Everything is currently for sale in the shop!

Monday, August 8, 2011

[Apology Blog Title Here]

Yes I am a bad blogger. If Im not doing my household duties or being mama and daddy rolled into one, Im probably doing something that requires absolutely no thinking at all. Sometimes my days blur together. Im very tired most days. I wish I could be the happy housewife like this..

but yeah after you go through a couple months of deployment, exhaustion and monotony sometimes set in and its more like this..

Ive been putting off everything that hasnt been of high importance and my blog was on that list :( BUT my lil man is starting prek soon so just me and my little miss, I think Ill be able to keep up more. I have a TO DO list thats a mile long. The first thing on the list though is catching up on season 3 of True Blood..


OH and I made a Facebook page for my etsy store yesterday. Like me!