Friday, August 10, 2012

Update :)

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that have I started a new blog and I will no longer be posting on this one. My goal is to combine my two current blogs into one. Blogging just turned into something that I didn't enjoy anymore because I was trying to keep up with both of them and I wasn't really happy or satisfied with either one.

Anyway, my new blog is here. It's a work in progress for sure.

Duke is getting out of the Marines in a few months, so our new blog will be about our transition into civilian life, hopefully buying a house (and decorating it of course!), and all of my vintage shopping fun. It's going to be real, honest, sometimes happy and sometimes sad. I will also be posting recipes from time to time. Come on over and check it out! :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Deployment Update!

Hey there! :) Beth from Simply B brought it to my attention that I have not been updating my She left me a very sweet comment and it made me realize that it was time to update! :) I admit it. I have been a HUGE SLACKER!!!!!! Haha. But things are GREAT and there is light at the end of the tunnel with this deployment!!!! I have been super busy working and getting everything in order to move to California. It's been a little crazy. I found this today and thought it was sweet and true.

{my source}

 I seriously worry way too much about things. I worry about leaving my job. Because it's secure and safe. I worry about my new life as a married lady because I want to be a good wife. I worry about leaving my family because I've always been with them. I worry about my friends --- especially my best friend --- because I will miss her so much!!!! I'm worried that I didn't accomplish everything that I wanted to accomplish while Duke was gone. I worry about looking cute for my hubby at homecoming. All of this is SO SILLY!!!!!!!!!!!! I know. But it's me. And I'm a bit of a worrier. And a bit neurotic at times. And Duke balances me out. And I need that more than ever. So, YES, I am SO ready for Duke to come home. :)

And here's a reminder about playing it safe in life. :)
Thanks for reading. :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Deployment Update!

Helloooooo! Hope my sweet followers are doing GREAT! I have been trying to stay really busy lately. I really only hear from Duke about every 2 weeks now. But, I still feel very fortunate about that. I know of someone who is three months into a deployment with no phone call. That makes me sad!

I DID get to talk to him yesterday though!!!!! He sounded like he was doing really good. And --- great news! --- hopefully he will be getting promoted very soon! :) I am so excited for him.

On another note, I have somewhat learned how to crochet!!!! Yay! I have been working really hard at making myself try new things. Haha. That's always a challenge. So when I actually get good at it, I will have to post some photos.


I've also spent a lot of time on Pinterest lately. It is so addicting. I found and LOVE this:


I hate spiders.

Did everyone have a good Veteran's Day? Mine was lovely. I went to a parade and a ceremony afterwards; I bought a luminary for Duke and it was put with many others at the courthouse steps in town. The Marine Corps birthday was also this week! :) I am very excited to see the photos of all of the Marine Corps balls that everyone went to.

Is everyone getting excited about the holidays? I am! :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm Back!!!! :)

Hello there! I know I haven't blogged in the last couple of weeks....but I honestly had a horrible week last week dealing with this whole deployment thing. Yes, it got the better of me. But....good news.....this week I have a much better attitude! :) Haha. I have taken a couple of painting classes in the last week and had sooooo much fun. It really gets my mind off of things and I loooove it. But, I realized that I am spending all of my extra money on classes, which would be fine except I really need to start saving money for when Duke comes home because I will be moving and will really need to have some money saved. Sooooo....I went and bought my own paints and supplies and created this:

I love it. It was from a photo of Duke on our wedding day. (below)

{Andrea Mills Photography}

I hope everyone is doing GREAT and I look forward to catching up on some of my blog reading! :)

Thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It may be a little early...

...but I really want this for Christmas! I saw it today in my new issue of Martha Stewart Living. So cute. And I love the vintage-y looking photos that it takes. :)


I seriously want to take some photography classes soon.....

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On another note, my deployment "donut of misery" status says, "feeling like superwoman!!!!!!"

Not so much though....I feel like I have been a little frustrated over the last couple of days...

....but I'm hangin' in there! I feel the urge to paint today. I think I am going to go buy some supplies and attempt to paint outside of painting class! : D

I was thinking today about Duke and me. Is it crazy that we have only spent two and a half weeks together this year? (Sigh.) It may seem crazy, but it's true.

I love him sooo much. But, sometimes I feel like when he comes home, we will have to sort of "get to know each other" again. Is that weird? It seems strange to me, too. And it makes me nervous sometimes.

But, I'm excited about it. One of the few good things about having a long-distance relationship is getting those butterflies over and over again before we see each other. And we appreciate the time we have together. And we really "get to know one another" over and over.

Of course, I would trade all of that in a second to have him with me everyday! :)

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Thanks for reading.

Life is a gift and time is precious. Too many people take it for granted. Stop and think...and appreciate. :)