Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 5&6

Day 5: Favorite Quote
"You can give me a million reasons why I shouldn’t have to go through this… I can give you a million reasons why I’m proud to do it." -Unknown.

This is my favorite quote, it explains what i go through as a military wife. It actually means a lot to me.

Day 6: Whatever tickles your fancy

So for whatever tickles my fancy I am doing a July month in review..
I got to see my husband this month, he was still on emergency leave for what we went through in June, so we got to spend 4th of July together. We got to see Blue October in concert which was awesome. Other than that not much has been going on, we our back in deployment mode and I am waiting to hear about a job.
I am looking forward to August though, Im hoping it is a better month.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 4: Favorite Book

This might be a cliche or seem silly, but I am a Twilight fan. I loved the books & I like the movies..

So you see, I will say that Twilight is my favorite book. It is really a tie between this one and breaking dawn, but I will go with this one.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 3: Favorite TV show

Today is day 3 of the 30 days of me, and it asks for my favorite TV show! This is an easy one for me, Friends is my favorite show, my husband would say im addicted. We own all 10 seasons and I am the type of person who has to have noise in the background, so either the TV is on, a movie is playing or the Ipod is plugged in, but if I ever get tired of something I pop in a friends season and just let it play in the background!!

So if you have never seen the show you are missing out! It is sure to bring you lots of laughs. :)

On a different note,I had a long day! I went to IKEA today, but I didn't get anything it was for our association here, we needed center pieces. We found what we needed, but it was just to long for me.

 I got to talk to my husband today!!! It is always a good day when I hear from him, it is so great that a 3 minute conversation can make everything better. We got to email back and forth for a bit as well, and we got to talk about our future plans. JC's contract is up after our tour here, so we have been discussing whether he will re-enlist or if he will get out, stressful stuff and it is a big decision.
I know we will make the right decision for us.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 2:Favorite Movie

now this is tricky for me because to be honest I have 6 favorite movies...

the first one would be...

The Jurassic Park trilogy is one of my favorites!! I can watch these movies over and over again and never get sick of them.

My second favorite movie would be..
The mummy trilogy!! As with Jurassic Park, I can watch them over and over again and never get tired of them

I have always taken heat for loving these movies, but I do and I am proud of it!! :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

You have to try everything once..

Happy Monday!!
I hope everyone had a good weekend! This past Saturday was "Parents Night Out" so the childcare center on base was open till midnight, so my friends with kids took avantage of it and us gals went out for dinner, just us ladies! It was nice to go out and have some laughs with the gals, these ladies are awesome & I am sad I didn't get a picture of the four of us.

With living in Japan there is so much to experience, and who knew you could jump full in to a new experience with dinner alone. We had lots of laughs over dinner, and we all tried something new.

this was my meal, it was pork with breading, steamed rice, and Yakisoba! It was amazing, so yummy. Not really a risk since I have had it all before.

We all enjoyed our food and we each ate a little of everything. It was all yummy, we just will leave some stuff out next time!

A friend of mine ordered this yummy looking soup, not knowing she had to cook it herself! Oh and with ordering, there weren't English menus so we just looked at the pictures and decided that way! It is a very nice learning experience.

Finally, it was time for dessert.. now I am a picky eater, so when we ordered a green tea sundae I was already turned off because I don't like green tea, but I tried it and.. well non of us liked it! lol

After dinner we went across the street to a couple stores and looked around, and of course we found some really cool things.

Wine on tap anyone? None of us have ever seen wine like this so it was pretty neat.
We have it all wrong, The secret to weightloss is all in the legs! There was half an isle dedicated to these, I should get some and see if they work.

So Saturday night ladies night was a success and we all had a lot of fun! I can't wait to do it again one day. I am so glad I moved here with these ladies and we are all so close.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and if you had a ladies night, feel free to share your night out!!

30 days of me

So I have decided to start the 30 days of me today.. yay for day 1.

Day 1: Favorite Song

My favorite song would be Alone in this bed by Framing Hanley. The song is about one of the band members fiance that was killed in a car accident, it is a really sad song, but I can listen to it over and over again. In a way you can relate this to what a military spouse/fiance/girlfriend goes through and feels when her husband, fiance or boyfriend is deployed.

On a different note, I am starting my workout routine today and I am a little nervous that I wont be able to stick with it, and I read some bad reviews of the DVD I have so I am going to have to buy a better one in the next week or so.
I hope everyone had a great weekend, and I hope it continues into the work week.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Challenging myself..

Starting Monday, my next 30 days are going to be tough... heres why!

Amber over at striving for 31 has made a challenge called 30 days for me. I have decided to join her in her challenge to better ourselves over 30 days. She goes into more detail on her blog, but basically we are going to better ourselves by eating right, exercising and making time for ourselves. I can't wait to get started.

As well as Ambers challenge, I am joining other women from the Blogfrog community A belle, a bean & a Chicago dog in doing the 30 day shred.. Now my NEX didn't have the DVD so I will be doing the Skinny Bitch fitness bootcamp instead.

 I am really going to push and challenge myself these next 30 days. I am excited about both and I think with the support I will be able to push through and come out victorious the end of the 30 days!

So who is with me?? Any takers?
I will be posting my progess on here weekly, that way I am held accountable to myself.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Books & Coupons

Soo it's been a few days since my last post and I apologize. My husband is leaving to deploy again soon and we have been soaking up our time together..

Anyways, I went to the library today & our base has a very small library but I did manage to find 10 books I liked so I have a lot of reading up ahead of me. This reminded me of a 'challenge' more or less that I wanted to do.. I want to read 100 books in a year. I will compile my list tonight and post it as soon as I am done.. Anyone want to join me?

Also is anyone in a book club? I was thinking of joining one here. Thoughts and opinions?!

How many of you use coupons.. I do! I never did before we moved here, but since we live overseas we can use coupons up to 6 months after they expire. I picked up some more coupons today so now I have to go through them all and organize what I can use now, what I can use later and what to put back in the "coupon Joe" bucket where I get the coupons.

I know this post is random but I am all over the place today & Im just random! I hope you all have a great week :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Coppins Gifts

Okay, so this is my first time doing this so hang in there with me!

 I want to introduce y'all to a company called Coppins Gifts. Coppins Gifts has become one of the largest online retailers in the U.S. with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Coppins gifts just recently started a blog here, so go check them out!

Coppins Gifts offers a wide range of brands that are perfect for any occasion. They just came out with a new bead line called DaVinci, and honestly I am in love! I have not ordered from them yet, but I have my wish list already planned out!

Go check them out, you won't be disappointed!

Monday, July 12, 2010


I am so excited, I have been blogging, less than a week and I already got an award!

Jeanette from bombshell BLISS has passed this award on to me, I am so happy I never thought I would get an award or that many people would read my blog. Thank you so much Jeanette :)

Okay so the rules state that I have to pass this along to 5 bloggers & let them know it.
So the blogs I am picking are:

Shelley at Hand in Hand

All of these ladies are fantastic bloggers & I love reading new post by them, I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

The second part of this award is answering some questions.

1.What would your perfect day consist of?
My perfect day would consist of spending time with my husband, and both our families. We don't get to see our families a lot, so when we do I cherish every minute of time I have with them.

2. Walking in the woods in wellies or barefoot on the beach?
Walking barefoot on the beach, it is one of the best feelings in the world, so just stick your toes in the sand and enjoy a day at the beach.

3. Have you ever hugged or sang to a tree?
I can't say I have done either.

4. Do you believe in Fairies?
Not exactly, but who am I to say they might not exsist.

5. What hobbies are you working on?
Mainly the blog, but im going to start scrapping again soon.

Once again thank you to Jeanette over at bombshell BLISS!

Oh the joys of planning..

I am a planner, I love calenders & I have about 5 of them spread out around my house. Schedules keep me sane, If I can write in on the calender im happy, if not I go a little crazy.

So why am I telling you about my slight obsession? Well it's because when I started this blog I declared July my planning month, I gave myself the whole month to get my ideas together and my thoughts. I also gave myself the month to heal, in the past month I have been through a lot and I need to recover. If my post are sporadic or random, please excuse the chaos & hang in there with me.

So as far as planning I have made some progress, I have some ideas for some postings & I would like your opinion, let me know if you like the idea or not, and what you would post.. Im totally new at this and will eventually get the hang of it.


30 days of me- I have seen a few other bloggers do it, and would like to give it a try. It will put me out there and maybe some other bloggers will join me and we can get to know one another that way.
365 project- take a picture everyday for 365 days. I was thinking of making this 2 parts..the picture and then a quote or word of the day.. I dont know yet.
Workouts-Im going to start getting serious about fitness, I will prolly document what im doing in some form or another.
goal list- I see people do the 30 before 30. or 101 in 1001 and I love the idea of having a list, so I might add one of my own.
daily top 5-This is mainly to keep my blogging and active, I would come up with a topic and answer with the top 5..
books-I love reading & I need to read more and read books I might not normally read, so I would like to set a goal for how many books to read in a time period.. & list the books to read, that way I will venture out more.
Post Series-this is my "Growing up Carnie" series that im hoping to have up soon, but im not sure right now.
build a better blog challenge-I would like to do this 'one' day.. I just started blogging so im going to hold off on a bit, but if anyone is ever interested let me know!

Okay so that is the jist of it.. Its a lot, and I like a challenge & this blog is for me and just for fun. I would like to gain a lot of followers and make this a big blog one day, but right now its baby steps and my own imagination. :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Time to hit the book..

My blog notebook that is.. & Yes I have a blog notebook, it helps me keep organized & not loose any ideas I have. So on my last post a few people thought it was interesting that I grew up on a carnival, and in the past people have asked me about it, but I never went into great detail. Well I think it is time that all changed, so I have started brainstorming ideas and thinking things over.. I am going to be coming up with a "Growing up Carnie" post series.. It will prolly be 3-4 post about it, I don't want to make it one big post so I am doing it this way. I have enlisted the help of friends & family that also grew up on the carnival. I am going to try to start this by this time next week, but it's not set in stone yet. I am actaully really excited about this, and I hope everyone enjoys reading not only my story, but the story of others as well. Growing up traveling on a carnival is not something you hear about a lot and I want to share this experience with others.

Until then, I will keep posting! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

So a week or so ago I came across the blog Wife of a Sailor annd she has the weekly Friday fill in, so each Military Spouse and significant other can get to know one another a little better. I think this is a great idea, and I am glad to participate!

Here are this weeks questions:

1.What is your favorite household chore?
I don't have a favorite, but if I had to choose it would have to be sweeping. Its not the greatest thing, but you can dance around the house with the broom, singing at the top of your lungs to your favorite song and somehow the floors get swept!

2.What is your favorite childhood memory?
Growing up on a carnival. It's not the best place in the world, but growing up it was home. I have lifelong friends from it, and it made me the person I am today, and I will always be thankful for that.

3.What is your most embarrassing moment?
When I was young (middle school age), we were leaving a christmas play at my aunts church and I ran face first into a glass door! I was in tears I was so embarrassed.

4.What uniform of your spouse’s is your favorite?
The NWU's!! When they first came out I didn't think I was going to like them, but Yummy!!! :) He looks great in them, and i love when he comes home wearing them.

5.What canceled TV show do you miss the most?
Friends! It is no secret that it is my all time favorite TV show and I wish it was still going today.
Okay now it is your turn! Fill in your answers, and link back to Wife of a Sailor! Enjoy & have fun

Hello World!

Hello Blogging World!

Well this will make this my first post here, and I am really excited. I kinda have a plan on what I want to post and things I want to do on this blog, it makes me very excited! :) I have also decided to start keeping a blog notebook, so ideas I have or anything related to the blog I can jot down and refer to it whenever needed.

This blog is really an outlet, and a way to show everyone parts of my life. I have decided that I need to get myself in gear on some aspects of my life and this blog will also help with that. I have a lot I want to do on this blog from now until the end of the year(the time I have planned out) and I am hoping you will enjoy the journey with me. My posting this month will be about everything, bc I am calling this my recovery & plan month.

I can't wait to jump in and get started :)