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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkins, Sponsors, and Blogs--Oh My!

Hello Lovelies! 

Today is a super special day for me because it's my very first ever Sponsor Spotlight post! I've loved having these two gals on my sidebar this month and I really can't wait to introduce them to you. Aaaanndd....I really love having people guest post on the blog so if you're interested in writing a little something for my blog, leave a comment below or check out my sponsor page--the guest post option is available free with a button swap! 

Anyway enough of my self-plug here, without further ado......


Stephanie and I worked together on our 'Autumn on my Mind' linkup series and I had a blast bouncing ideas off her! She and her husband Tom are the cutest couple ever and I love reading about all of their shenanigans, especially her 'Talks with Tom' series (because I love when men say the darndest things). And if you want to inspiration for a nifty project to do or a new TV obsession to start, Stephanie is your girl! And, best of all, she's become a really great friend..soooo I decided to sit her down and ask her a few questions to help you get to know her and become great friends too! 

So, Stephanie, not long after you and Tom were married, you became an Army wife. 
What would be your best advice to give to a fellow military spouse who is just starting her 
Army wife career? 

My words of wisdom for military spouses is that you are not alone. Because I did not live near a military installation when I first started our Army journey, I thought on many occasions that no one understood. I stupidly/stubbornly thought I just needed to work it out on my own, become my own version of Army strong I guess. I spent many nights packing away the emotional baggage when I could have been connecting with various resources. That is when I started searching the blog world, but there are so many other resources out there for spouses. There are people who understand the lingo, the pressures, the expectations, the emotions. You just have to be willing to make that first step and do the research to make that connection. So learn from my mistake and don't wait until you hit the end of the ice cream box to realize there are spouses just like you willing to be a network of support for you.

If you were to pick your perfect date night, what would it be?

My perfect date is miniature golf. It was one of Tom and I's first dates, and any time we travel we find a miniature golfing place. (He was going to propose at a mini-golf place, but about 30 middle schoolers ruined it.) It is something active, but slow enough that you can still have a conversation. It is silly and playful, and I think it is a great opportunity to have a little fun with your significant other. Just having dinner all the time is boring, so we always jump on trying to find things that are a little more interactive. It also doesn't hurt that Tom and I are a little competitive so this gives way for that but obviously not serious. Although, I do believe I have won more times than he has. 

And this month's super special sponsor question--
If you could be any character from a TV or book series, who would you be and why?

If I was any character, I would probably be Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls. There are so many similarities: I had a great connection with my single mother. I was a big nerd, and was(am) devastated if I got anything lower than an exemplary mark. I carry books in my purse at all times so really need I say more?


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Jamie was one my very first blog followers and we pretty much hit it off right away! And unbeknownst to us we lived in the same city for a few years--Pensacola, Florida! What a small world blogging is! I wish we would have met then because Jamie has a really zany sense of humor and a huge heart. And she loves to cook (almost) as much as I do--you all probably already saw her delicious recipe guest post on this blog but just in case you haven't, you should check it out. Her recipe for parmesan-crusted tilapia had my mouth watering! And since I was on a roll with the whole Q&A theme, I decided to have a little question sesh with Jamie too! 

So, Jamie, a lot of your posts are about your funny take on things that annoy you, what would you say is your biggest pet peeve?

You mean that I can only list one thing?  Having no manners or as we say in the South, no couth.  For example: having no respect for your Elders, not holding doors open for women or Elders. I just don’t handle rudeness well—call it being raised properly or whatever you choose.  I pride myself in having couth and think it should be taught at all levels of life!

You live in sunny Pensacola, Florida, which is pretty much like paradise, but if you could travel to anywhere else in the world, where would it be? 

I would absolutely LOVE to visit Ireland.  I’m not talking a week or weekend trip but I would like to go and enjoy it for at least two weeks.  My Mother ran a marathon there years ago and she said it was the most fantastic place ever.  Not to mention that I am very Irish—Strawberry Blonde, freckles and all.  There are so many beautiful places to explore and so much to learn.  IF I had a Bucket List (which I don’t, in fact.. I have a Non Bucket List), it would totally be on it.
And our last question, if you could be any TV or book character, which would it be and why?

Well, considering that the last books I've read have been those written by Chelsea Handler, I think I'll stick to a TV series.  The series that we've been watching lately has been Breaking Bad and I wouldn't want to be anyone in that series (if you've seen it, you know why).. so I'm gonna have to go a little off course here and pick someone from a TV show that I would like to be "like".  While there are a dozen or more strong Women that I would like to be like, on this particular day (the show on Animal Planet is playing on the TV in the other room), I would like to have the qualities and the passion of Tia Torres.  She runs Villalobos Rescue Center and is an advocate and rescuer of Pit Bulls. She's dedicated her life to rescuing and relocating Pit Bulls as well as giving Parolees jobs that they couldn’t otherwise find as well as structure, training, and love that they couldn’t find elsewhere.

So now I'm sure you're wondering what TV or book character, I would pick, right? 
Here's my answer to the monthly sponsor question.

I'm really tempted to say Rory, but since Stephanie already took that answer, I'm going to go with Brooke from One Tree Hill. Of course, I only wish I was as gorgeous as she is but I love her fiery personality, determination, and big heart. We both have had some tough situations to overcome in our lives but have succeeded despite them. And of course, we both have super cute husbands! 

Don't these gals just make you want to smile? 
Make sure to check out both their blogs and tell them hello! 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkins, Sponsors, and Blogs--Oh My!

Hello Lovelies! 

Today is a super special day for me because it's my very first ever Sponsor Spotlight post! I've loved having these two gals on my sidebar this month and I really can't wait to introduce them to you. Aaaanndd....I really love having people guest post on the blog so if you're interested in writing a little something for my blog, leave a comment below or check out my sponsor page--the guest post option is available free with a button swap! 

Anyway enough of my self-plug here, without further ado......


Stephanie and I worked together on our 'Autumn on my Mind' linkup series and I had a blast bouncing ideas off her! She and her husband Tom are the cutest couple ever and I love reading about all of their shenanigans, especially her 'Talks with Tom' series (because I love when men say the darndest things). And if you want to inspiration for a nifty project to do or a new TV obsession to start, Stephanie is your girl! And, best of all, she's become a really great friend..soooo I decided to sit her down and ask her a few questions to help you get to know her and become great friends too! 

So, Stephanie, not long after you and Tom were married, you became an Army wife. 
What would be your best advice to give to a fellow military spouse who is just starting her 
Army wife career? 

My words of wisdom for military spouses is that you are not alone. Because I did not live near a military installation when I first started our Army journey, I thought on many occasions that no one understood. I stupidly/stubbornly thought I just needed to work it out on my own, become my own version of Army strong I guess. I spent many nights packing away the emotional baggage when I could have been connecting with various resources. That is when I started searching the blog world, but there are so many other resources out there for spouses. There are people who understand the lingo, the pressures, the expectations, the emotions. You just have to be willing to make that first step and do the research to make that connection. So learn from my mistake and don't wait until you hit the end of the ice cream box to realize there are spouses just like you willing to be a network of support for you.

If you were to pick your perfect date night, what would it be?

My perfect date is miniature golf. It was one of Tom and I's first dates, and any time we travel we find a miniature golfing place. (He was going to propose at a mini-golf place, but about 30 middle schoolers ruined it.) It is something active, but slow enough that you can still have a conversation. It is silly and playful, and I think it is a great opportunity to have a little fun with your significant other. Just having dinner all the time is boring, so we always jump on trying to find things that are a little more interactive. It also doesn't hurt that Tom and I are a little competitive so this gives way for that but obviously not serious. Although, I do believe I have won more times than he has. 

And this month's super special sponsor question--
If you could be any character from a TV or book series, who would you be and why?

If I was any character, I would probably be Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls. There are so many similarities: I had a great connection with my single mother. I was a big nerd, and was(am) devastated if I got anything lower than an exemplary mark. I carry books in my purse at all times so really need I say more?


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Jamie was one my very first blog followers and we pretty much hit it off right away! And unbeknownst to us we lived in the same city for a few years--Pensacola, Florida! What a small world blogging is! I wish we would have met then because Jamie has a really zany sense of humor and a huge heart. And she loves to cook (almost) as much as I do--you all probably already saw her delicious recipe guest post on this blog but just in case you haven't, you should check it out. Her recipe for parmesan-crusted tilapia had my mouth watering! And since I was on a roll with the whole Q&A theme, I decided to have a little question sesh with Jamie too! 

So, Jamie, a lot of your posts are about your funny take on things that annoy you, what would you say is your biggest pet peeve?

You mean that I can only list one thing?  Having no manners or as we say in the South, no couth.  For example: having no respect for your Elders, not holding doors open for women or Elders. I just don’t handle rudeness well—call it being raised properly or whatever you choose.  I pride myself in having couth and think it should be taught at all levels of life!

You live in sunny Pensacola, Florida, which is pretty much like paradise, but if you could travel to anywhere else in the world, where would it be? 

I would absolutely LOVE to visit Ireland.  I’m not talking a week or weekend trip but I would like to go and enjoy it for at least two weeks.  My Mother ran a marathon there years ago and she said it was the most fantastic place ever.  Not to mention that I am very Irish—Strawberry Blonde, freckles and all.  There are so many beautiful places to explore and so much to learn.  IF I had a Bucket List (which I don’t, in fact.. I have a Non Bucket List), it would totally be on it.
And our last question, if you could be any TV or book character, which would it be and why?

Well, considering that the last books I've read have been those written by Chelsea Handler, I think I'll stick to a TV series.  The series that we've been watching lately has been Breaking Bad and I wouldn't want to be anyone in that series (if you've seen it, you know why).. so I'm gonna have to go a little off course here and pick someone from a TV show that I would like to be "like".  While there are a dozen or more strong Women that I would like to be like, on this particular day (the show on Animal Planet is playing on the TV in the other room), I would like to have the qualities and the passion of Tia Torres.  She runs Villalobos Rescue Center and is an advocate and rescuer of Pit Bulls. She's dedicated her life to rescuing and relocating Pit Bulls as well as giving Parolees jobs that they couldn’t otherwise find as well as structure, training, and love that they couldn’t find elsewhere.

So now I'm sure you're wondering what TV or book character, I would pick, right? 
Here's my answer to the monthly sponsor question.

I'm really tempted to say Rory, but since Stephanie already took that answer, I'm going to go with Brooke from One Tree Hill. Of course, I only wish I was as gorgeous as she is but I love her fiery personality, determination, and big heart. We both have had some tough situations to overcome in our lives but have succeeded despite them. And of course, we both have super cute husbands! 

Don't these gals just make you want to smile? 
Make sure to check out both their blogs and tell them hello! 

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