Household/Food

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Jacksonville, North Carolina, has a plethora of restaurants. Chili’s, O’Charleys, Applebees, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesdays, oh my! But to be honest, all I ever want is a Muffaletta and Sweet Tea from McAlisters and Broccoli and Cheese Soup in a bread bowl from Panera. The other day I told Frank I was craving Blakeney food. BlakeneyContinue Reading “Fake It ‘Til You Make It”

National Guard/Reserve

Deployment Stressors from a National Guard Wife

  Photo Courtesy of: Angela Caban (Capturing Smiles Photography) As an Army National Guard wife, I do not have the same resources and support available that active families have. I don’t live on base, have military families around me, and my husbands’ unit does not exactly have the most organized FRG. These are obstacles thatContinue Reading “Deployment Stressors from a National Guard Wife”

Household/Food Military Martha

50 States 50 Recipes “Valentine’s Day” New York

Our next stop on the 50 states, 50 recipes tour is; New York: http://www.50states.com/newyork.htm State capital: Albany Largest City: New York City Admission to the Union: July 26th, 1788 Economics: New York is a major agricultural producer, ranking among the top five states for agricultural products such as dairy, apples, cherries, cabbage, potatoes, onions, mapleContinue Reading “50 States 50 Recipes “Valentine’s Day” New York”

DIY/Crafts Homefront

Calling all Crafty and Creative Minds, Alike!

Frank and I discussed writing our own vows for our wedding ceremony. After much thought and consideration, we decided against it and instead wrote each other a letter. Our letters were delivered to each other, by the maid of honor and best man, the morning of the wedding. I knew we wanted to keep them andContinue Reading “Calling all Crafty and Creative Minds, Alike!”