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Last week our cat passed away suddenly from congestive heart failure. Her loss was the icing on the cake of what has been a difficult move for me. I grieved not only because her death was unexpected and...
Luna Blu Mar is a lifestyle boutique for women, kids, and babies that was founded by sisters Melody Parry Jones and Lindsey Parry. Luna Blu Mar’s mission is not a small one, but to Melody and Lindsey (and our team...
Today was a yes/and day. You know the ones. The days, weeks, months, seasons. I first grabbed onto the yes/and idea after hearing it explained by Annie F Downs, a writer, speaker, and podcast host I’d love to be friends with...
You may have already heard about the laundry stripping craze that's hitting social media right now. It's not a new concept, but after being contained in their homes for months on end, people have started looking for entertainment in unconventional...
I’ve been a slave to beauty regimens since my teen years, back when I was trying every product possible to transform my hormone-fueled skin, frizzy hair, and less-than-dazzling-white teeth. Needless to say, the over-the-counter options were never that effective...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. As a person who tries to be...
One of the amazing benefits of military service is the use of your Veteran's Administration Home Loan! Without a VA loan, many service members would not have the ability to purchase a home. Here are 7 things you need to...
If the mission of Operation That's My Dress is to reward dependents and active duty military members with a gorgeous gown and make them feel like Cinderella for one evening, then I'd say "Mission Accomplished!" Recently I received an email...
When it comes to deodorant, we generally have these options: Traditional or Natural. Powder or Patchouli. Aluminum or Au Natural. I, personally, am solidly in the natural camp – as is evidenced by my ridiculous stockpile of natural deodorants. Yep. All mine. If the zombie...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Typically I catch on to a trend...
A little over a year ago we jumped on the RV camping bandwagon --  thanks, in part, to a bonus my husband took to extend his military service contract. Our modest, 32-foot Outback Ultralight Toy Hauler Bunkhouse has been...
When it comes to food, I have a couple weaknesses - baked goods, chocolate, coffee, and wine. I've always enjoyed the art of baking, but somewhere along the way I began to appreciate the baked goods being prepared (hence...

Military Lifestyle

Basic Training Blues

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Basic military training begins the day the recruit ships and it lasts from anywhere from 7.5 weeks to 12 weeks, depending on the branch...
Ship Date

Ship Day Heartbreak