The Weekend Times {4.19.15}

4.18.2015

I've noticed this is becoming a trend of sorts among bloggers that I follow. They are starting to wrap up how their week or month went into one big post, picking out the most memorable moments to write about. I love that idea so I figured I'd start something like that on this blog.

Soooo….let's see……

1.  I began this week with wrapping things up for the latest article I'm writing for Military Spouse Magazine. I had the pleasure of interviewing the owner of Trinity's Treats, a made from scratch bakery owned by fellow military spouse and friend, Malaika Marks. Husband Man, the kids, and I took a trip to the bakery to complete a photo shoot for the article and boy did we ever have fun!

You see those cupcakes down below? She made them for us ;)  Ok...so they weren't exactly for us…but for an event she had to be at the next day.  However, we did get to eat the two that you see in the picture ;)  Pineapple, mango, and coconut cupcakes…that's all I have to say! We definitely started the week off right with this photo shoot! Look for her in the June edition of Military Spouse Magazine!

2.  I found out last week that I have lost a whole pant size.  Don't ask me how I did it…but it happened. I also found out last week that my new iPhone6 counts your steps daily. If I'm behind the times on this, please forgive me. I'm not as 'hip' as I used to be. Anyway, this week, I challenged myself with how many steps I could possibly achieve.  I produced this crazy number on Wednesday.  Yes…11,598 steps.  I passed out on the couch that evening and have not seen this number since.

3.   Also found this meme the evening that I passed out:

4.  I figured out the secret to perfectly toasted grilled cheese. Instead of butter, spread a thin a layer of mayonnaise over the bread, then attempt to heat it. The kids and I tried this while making Monterey Jack Cheese, guacamole, and tomato sandwiches.  It worked :) It's amazing what one can learn by watching the Food Network :)  Excuse the awful picture. I wasn't going for a quality photo in this shot.

5. Perhaps the best news of all this week…the news that beats losing a pant size, taking 11,000 steps, and a perfectly toasted grilled cheese…is that I was informed of an opportunity that could possibly come my way in the future. I had the chance to meet with the director of a local children's cooking class/program and talk with her about taking over her business. After discussing it with Husband Man, however, I am going to have to pass on this opportunity, due to the nature of his job. Our time at this base is almost up and this means orders soon. To where? I have not a clue. However, I do know that making a big commitment such as the one that was offered to me this weekend, requires stabilization. Which is something my family will not have until he retires. I am grateful for the chance to have met with her though because it has given me some ideas for possible future projects. Future projects that I will still be able to do while still living this military lifestyle.

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And that, my friends, is how this week played out. Full of opportunities, new friendships, and sweet surprises!  Wonder what this coming week will hold?  Guess you'll have to keep reading to find out ;)
Till next time…..


#Things Everyone Needs To Know About Military Children

3.26.2015

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Procter & Gamble via MSB New Media. All opinions expressed in this piece are my own.

I’m usually known for posting food related content here on the blog, however, I would like to take a break from that this week to write about something that is near and dear to my heart.  The month of April has been deemed “the month of the military child.”  As some of you know, I am a military spouse AND a military brat. I was born and raised inside the walls of military posts, looking up to soldiers like my father.  It wasn’t long after college when I chose to marry into the very lifestyle that shaped who I am. I consider myself very lucky to have been able to experience things from the point of view as a child, and now from the point of view of a spouse.

Throughout my childhood and well into my years of motherhood , I have come to the realization that children who grow up within the walls of the military posses certain characteristics that make them unique to their civilian counterparts.  Since April is the month of the military child, I would like to share with you a few things that everyone needs to know about these special kids that I have grown to love. 

Seven Layer Green Chile Dip

3.11.2015

Before we get to the recipe…I just wanted to announce that the blog received another make over ;)  
I figured it was time to revamp it….again.   
Major thanks to Daphne over at The Dutch Lady Designs for this new layout!  If any of my fellow Bloggers need help with their layouts…go to her!!!  She was VERY patient with me and never scolded me over the ten billion questions I had for her.  She is my go-to person now for everything layout wise! So yes…please go to her if you are considering a new layout or if you just want a little change to your blog.  She does everything from graphics to complete redesigns and is the most patient person on the planet ;)  Tell her Libby sent ya ;)

Onto the post….
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