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

Thankfulness 2013: Day 20 #ThirtyDaysofThanks

     I am thankful that today my ankle is not sprained and we are not packing our home to move across the country again.          At this time last year, I was headed home from my final book club at Ft. Bliss.  I had sprained my ankle on the way into book club and the home I was headed into was empty.  We were sleeping on an air mattress and I had borrowed a chair from the neighbors, well 2 actually so I could elevate my foot.  We only had a bit of cleaning to do before we hit the road to move Continue reading

Water Fight with Sponges!

Water Fight with Sponges!

Photo Credit Here     So the other day, I was on the phone with A, she's great friend from Ft. Bliss.  We were chatting about how hot it is down there, and dry because it is the desert.  She has had several water balloon fights with her neighbors since it started heating up, but none of them like picking up the mess that comes with the fun!  Plus all of those broken balloons are a choking hazard with babies around the house.       I suggested she use sponges, and she thought I was nuts.  A big Continue reading

Desperatly Needed: A Good Nights Sleep

Desperatly Needed: A Good Nights Sleep

     There is not enough coffee in the world, to make up for a good nights sleep.  Surprised to see me, of all people, say that?  Well, today and over the past couple months, it is exactly how I am feeling.  Since the beginning of August, Hubs has been unable to drive due to Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness).  This has made me the primary driver around our house, and with mornings that start around 0400, I have come to see just how important sleep is for myself, not just for Hubs.     Continue reading

31 Photos for 31 years

31 Photos for 31 years

     Today I am 31!  Yep, and pretty proud of it.  A few years back turning 29 was hard, I didn't take it well, but this year 31 seems easy.  Why?  No clue!  But that's why life is so interesting.  So, for 31 years I am going to share 31 photos, some old - some new.....all are little glimpses into the randomness of my life until this point. 2 days old!Always a purple princess :)Uncle Bob and II thought I was cool stuffBirthday GirlIt was the early 90's....that's the only explinationGrandma Continue reading