Month: May 2013

5 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy and Happy While Traveling *Guest Post*

5 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy and Happy While Traveling *Guest Post*

I’m sure you have fond memories of traveling as a child. Those long road trips to grandma’s house or the family road trip every year were fun times. Now you have kids of your own and you want to make sure that their experience is […]

How To Organize & De-clutter Your Closet in One Minute a Day

How To Organize & De-clutter Your Closet in One Minute a Day

How To Organize & De-clutter Your Closet in One Minute a Day I mentioned recently that my motto right now is “work smarter, not harder”. This means that I try to organize and clean as quickly and efficiently as possible so I have more time […]

How Do They Do It? My insights on military service

How Do They Do It? My insights on military service

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Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: My favorite *ever* restaurant contacted me to see if I’d like to do a compensated post for them honoring our military members– Dream. Come. True.

 How Do They Do It? My insights on military service

“Oh, I admire you so much because I just couldn’t do it”

Words that I heard many, many times through my many moves, deployment, and separations from hubby as a military spouse.

But you want to know a little secret? I never thought I could do it either. That’s the funny thing about serving our country–many of the toughest parts of it you just really don’t  think you can do, but then, somehow, you go ahead and do them anyways.

That’s because when you love something or someone–really love them–it’s worth the sacrifice.

It’s worth the late nights and early mornings. The tearful goodbyes and the constant moves. The danger, the drama, the mundane.

Serving our country whether it’s active duty or in the role of a military family is definitely not for the faint of heart. However, the people in it and their spouses aren’t really any different than you. They don’t serve because somehow any of it is easier on them, and they’re not somehow stronger than you are. They do it because they love each other, and because they  love their country. 

But perhaps, after all, that does make it just a little bit better.

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Space Warriors Giveaway!

Space Warriors Giveaway!

I have a  soft place in my heart for family friendly movies–and this one looks like it has a lot of potential for being very fun and cute so I thought I’d share it with you! Watch Space Warriors on Hallmark Channel May 31st at […]

The Top Christian Apparel Website – C28.com!

The Top Christian Apparel Website – C28.com!

The Top Christian Apparel Website – C28.com! I love C28.com and have for over 5 years now! In my opinion they’re the hands down the top Christian apparel website there is! Every Christmas someone in my family ends up with at least one shirt from […]

LD Products Grill Giveaway

LD Products Grill Giveaway

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Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: Grilling + Giveaways + Getting Money to share it all with you = Epic Winning ’nuff said

In Texas, grilling is an art form and it’s also *everywhere*!!! Whether it’s Rudy’s BBQ or an every other week backyard bash grilling is pretty much a staple of our lives these days. So, naturally, we’ll be cooking out this weekend (pulled pork, yummm) and I wanted you all to be able to get in on the celebration too by having a chance to win the best Father’s Day gift ever!!

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Easy Ice Cream Cone Birthday Cake

Easy Ice Cream Cone Birthday Cake

So July is birthday central in the Elliott household. THREE of our four family members have birthdays in July! (poor little Amber is the odd ball–how she ended up in February is still a mystery!) In addition to that my childhood bestie, niece, sister, are […]

Pesto Tortellini Recipe – In Under 20 Minutes!

Pesto Tortellini Recipe – In Under 20 Minutes!

This week I wanted to bring you yet another great recipe from my hubby! Even better, this time it has a double score of being a hubby recipe that’s also one of my (in)famous cheat night meal solutions which means that this  Pesto Tortellini is […]

Five Things You’re Forgetting to Bring to Your Pool Playdate

Five Things You’re Forgetting to Bring to Your Pool Playdate

Five Things You're Forgetting to Bring to Your Pool Playdate
Knowing me I would have forgotten to bring these five things along as well but thankfully I had some lovely people send me my Ladies Scala Visor and the BabyGanics Sunscreen to test out on our pool date. All other forgotten items, big floppy hat selfies, and hooded children are my own.

As moms you’d think that clearly we should have it all together all the time, right?! If you’re like me that statement makes you laugh! Remember, I’m a Real Mom! So in case you’re not perfect like me here’s my list of Five Things You’re Forgetting to Bring to Your Pool Playdate!

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Time To Get Serious ~ OSS Week 6

Time To Get Serious ~ OSS Week 6

If you subscribe to my blog via email (which—you totally should! I make it super easy for you–see right there on the top on the right?!)  You probably noticed that I was a little MIA last week. That was because hubby got a call letting […]