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Memorial Day at Colonial Williamsburg

I’m spending a bit of time catching up to what I’ve been up to lately, so I appreciate everyone baring with me!My trip to Colonial Williamsburg with the husband was too much fun that I can’t pass up sharing it! Fort Belvoir’s ticket office was giving away free admission passes (yay for FREE!) to military families for Memorial Day Weekend. After all the personal stuff going on, everyone thought it would be good for us to spend a couple of days enjoying ourselves and exploring a new part of Virginia.We decided to book a stay at Colonial Williamsburg’s 18th Century…

FREE Photo Book for Deployed Military Members!!

Yes, you heard me! The USO has a fabulous photo book program that family members of deployed military can use! I found out about this through searching on the USO website – and thought that, hey, my husband is considered deployed, I should utilize this great opportunity! About a month ago, I put together the photo book for him with photos we took together while he was home on leave. I wanted to wait and share it with y’all till my husband got the book (he reads my blog!) because it was a surprise. Well, he got it yesterday and LOVED it. The photo…

FREE Gowns for Military Brides

The Brides Across America program is very near and dear to me because I’m a BAA bride! Last Veterans Day, I went to Pennsylvania with my band of bridesmaids (only two couldn’t make it!) to a free bridal gown event. It was such a whirlwind experience, but so humbling that bridal salons nationwide participated to support military brides. (I’ve shared about my experiences before in a past blog post here.) As y’all know, my husband and I had a civil ceremony last December and scheduled a formal ceremony for when he returns this coming January! During my visit last year, I…

An Awesome Opportunity for Military Families to Win Big for Their Babies!

To all the military mommies and daddies out there with young kiddos, check out the flyer below! It’s an awesome giveaway and getaway opportunity from Plush Little Baby, exclusively for military families!! Do you know of a deserving family? Then, enter them for a chance to win big! I couldn’t help but share this amazing opportunity to y’all after reading about it. My husband and I don’t have little ones yet, but I can only imagine how much it would be to budget in a new family addition. Be sure you note the deadline, you only have 10 days to…

Memorial Day Deals/Discounts

Tomorrow, I’ll be thinking about those men and women that have sacrificed their lives for the benefit of our country. It’s nice that we get a national holiday to reflect and to also spend the day with our friends and family to celebrate life (or on our own).So far, I’ve spent this weekend by myself. I met up with a friend to go to Zumba, but besides that, I pretty much walked around the city shopping. I thought because I have this time to myself, I would check out some stores to get ready for my upcoming cruise. I need…

Guest Post: Top 10 Reasons to Vote Troop ID as the Most Veteran Friendly Business in America

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a great guest post from the Troop ID folks. Vote now for this fabulous organization that helps find deals and discounts for military members and their families!The search is on for the most Veteran Friendly small business in America. U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring our Heroes program is hosting a Small Business Tournament of Champions, a battle royale to bring awareness to companies dedicated to employing veterans and helping the military community. After a tough round of competition, Troop ID has made it to the Final Four! They are just one step away from…

Cruise Booked!

CelebrityCruises.comAfter much deliberation and your help (thanks y’all!), the soldier and I have decided to go for the longer cruise on Celebrity Cruises!!Yippee!I’m beyond excited! I haven’t been on a “real” vacation since 2011, when I went on another cruise with fabulous friends of mine. Last year, my vacation was a PCS from NYC to Arizona. Although, I did take the time off work, etc. – it was really a military reason to why I went cross country. Granted, the soldier and I did have a really good time along the way!I was in charge of finding, evaluating and inevitably…

TroopSwap Guest Blog Post: Smart Ways to Utilize Your Tax Refund

If you’ve got a refund coming your way, April is looking mighty fine despite this lingering winter weather. But with today’s economy, being smart about that check is more important than ever. At TroopSwap and Troop ID, our sales force is composed of proud military spouses and veterans sourcing military discounts all around the country. We asked proud Navy Spouse, financial whiz, and TroopSwap’s National Sales manager Caitlin Horn to share the best ways to use your refund to lasting effect.First, we’ve got to ask, is a refund really a good thing? In a word, no. That fat check from…

TroopSwap – sign up for discounts and deals!

I recently shared with the MilPages community about a great website called TroopSwap.I’m all about saving money – and this is site is unique to military members and their families.If you go to my MilPages link, you’ll read more about the service. I actually used it to buy a $7 dollar Regal Cinema movie ticket. It was awesome because retail price for a movie ticket is $13 dollars. Using the portal is so easy too! Once I purchased the TroopSwap ticket, a voucher was emailed to me. I just printed the voucher and brought with me to the movie theater. …