We recently took our first family camping trip! Camping at Stone Mountain, Georgia was a smashing success! I was very nervous about our first time camping with kids, but we had waited 5 years. It was time. We added ‘go camping’ to our Fort Bragg Bucket List to finally motivate us to give it a… Read More 5 Reasons Camping at Stone Mountain is the Best!
For yearsss, I have seen gorgeous bullet journal pictures on Pinterest and Instagram. I have always wanted to do one, but I knew that I would never have the time or the motivation to draw out a layout each week. Plus, I like my Happy Planner. (A beautiful bullet journal spread from Christina77star.net.) After seeing… Read More How to Start a Bucket List Bullet Journal
Lonely Turkey Days are sometimes a sad reality for deployed service members. As an Army wife, I send my soldier over-the-top care packages to try to help him celebrate the holidays. So, it was only natural that I would send him a Thanksgiving care package. These decked out boxes of love are my way of… Read More Thanksgiving Care Package Ideas
Peaceful pond views, gentle farm animals, and top it all off with a big cone full of homemade ice cream? Umm….yes please! Send me over to Gillis Hill Farm any day! As if the mention of ice cream isn’t enough, here are four reasons to visit Gillis Hill Farm! 4 Reasons to Visit Gillis Hill… Read More Gillis Hill Farm: Fayetteville’s Hidden Gem
Deployed soldiers are sent many thoughts, prayers, and packages during the Christmas season. But I feel like we forget that they are missing out on other holidays too. My husband loves Halloween – when we were dating we would dress up together and throw a big party. After the kids came along, he always helped… Read More Halloween Care Package Ideas
Fall is many people’s favorite season. And for good reason, along with cooler temperatures, fall brings with it football season, bonfires, pretty leaves, and hunting season. So while my husband was deployed, I made sure to send him a fall care package. It meant a lot to him that I was thinking of him and… Read More Fall Care Package Ideas
Wreaths are definitely among my top 10 favorite things ever! They are an inexpensive way to decorate your home and celebrate each season. Many times I have scrolled across wreaths on Pinterest and have been astounded by the price….$349 for ONE WREATH! Unless you just have a thing for outrageously overspending on door décor, there’s… Read More How to Make A Fall Wreath for $20…or Less!
Welcome to Part 5 and the last installment of my Things to do During Deployment Series (you can check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 here). This series is an in depth look at my Deployment Bucket List. Each part of this series gives you 20 of the items on my… Read More Bucket List Breakdown: Part 5
After getting our first NC State Park Passport stamp at Carver’s Creek, we were eager to get the next one. Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve is only a 45 minute drive from Fort Bragg. So, it made perfect sense that we would go there next. However, there are 23 state parks that are within easy driving… Read More Fort Bragg Hikes: Weymouth Woods Edition
Welcome to Part 4 of my Things to do During Deployment Series! (If you missed Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3, you can check them out here!) This series is an in depth look at my Deployment Bucket List, a list I made of 100 things to do while my husband was on a… Read More Bucket List Breakdown: Part 4