Put Your Heart to Paper this Valentine’s Day #PutYourHeartToPaper

Put Your Heart to Paper this Valentine’s Day #PutYourHeartToPaper

*This post is sponsored by Hallmark* Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away, and it always gets me to thinking about the people that I love.  Hubs of course, but beyond the romanic love that people tend to focus on around Valentine's Day.  The friends and family members that make life better, that lift our spirits when days are terrible and laugh with us when the days are great.  Those people in my life are amazing, and I know I could do a better job at telling each of them. Living far Continue reading

Birthday Traditions are Important

Birthday Traditions are Important

We have a birthday tradition in our house that was started more than 20 years ago.  Back before I could even light a candle myself, I stuck a birthday candle into a car of peanut butter and sang Happy Birthday to my Mama.  It was just the two of us and I was not old enough to bake a cake or anything, so it was the best I could come up with.  That year, she had to light the candle herself! Ever since that year, the candle in a random food birthday tradition has continued.  Every single year. Continue reading

Thin Blue Line Wreath

Thin Blue Line Wreath

You may have noticed but other than my love of coffee, I also love changing things up around the house...a lot.  Which is fun, and drives Hubs a little batty sometimes.  Which is how I came to love front door wreaths so much.  They are simple to change, require no help from Hubs and I can make them fairly quickly.  Plus they do not cost much at all, if you make them yourself!  I have made a few traditional style wreaths, and yarn ones as well. Then I discovered clothespin wreaths! Simple, and Continue reading

Text Messages that Make Me Giggle: Ice Ice Baby

Text Messages that Make Me Giggle: Ice Ice Baby

Have you ever had that one friend who can completely wrap up life in a song?  Or change an entire day with a single text message?  Well I am lucky enough to have a great friend just like that.  Her name is Michelle, we met at Ft. Bliss officially but we met on a Military Spouse website a year or so before that.  We have laughed and cried together, she has seen me loose my mind, and my house in complete chaos.  She hates clutter, and I am the Queen of clutter, she hates messy projects and I live Continue reading

Outdoor Apartment Decorating for Christmas

Outdoor Apartment Decorating for Christmas

     I have said it before, and I will keep saying it because its true.  I have some very creative friends!  Today I am sharing with you some fun ideas to keep the outdoor area of an apartment festive for the Holidays.      Military families move a lot, so our Holiday decorations need to be multi-purposed.  You just never know if the next place you live in will have a great big yard for all those fun outdoor decorations!  But that does not mean giving up the option of decorating outside.     Continue reading