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?