Cammo Style Love: February 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mil-Spouse Fill-in #31 and Weekly Round-up

Thanks to Wife of a Sailor for another great Fill In and to all the other MilSpouses who submitted questions!!! Make sure to stop by and visit a new lovely MilSpouse at Consider the Lilies for the Weekly Round Up!!!

Thanks every for stopping by! Whether you're a MilSpouse or not I'm glad you're here!!! Please stop by and enter my CSN gift card giveaway, located on one of the tabs above. And if you are a MilSpouse (that includes you girlfriends and fiancee's too!!) and you're looking for a support forum or a place to get your questions answered I have a great links page for military support and general info as well as I forum I run with my close girlfriends who are stationed all over. We're small and intimate but we'd love to have you. Visit Love and Dog Tags!

1. Aside from no deployments, what is one thing you would want to make the MilSpouse life "perfect"? submitted by Oh How Delightful

Regular schedules...at least for me. I know some people that do have this, or something close to, but I do not! bleh!!!

2. Just how many peppers did Peter Piper pick? submitted by Married into Army

He picked a PECK...but considering the fact that you can't actually pick pickled peppers, we've got a bigger question......so this is what my research came up with...

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Peter Piper didn't pick any pecks of pickled peppers because pickled peppers aren't pickled when they are picked. So Peter Piper picked zero pecks of pickled peppers.
however assuming that he was able to pick at least one peck of pickled peppers (it never said he got them from a garden) it would be determined by the formula: (p)(t) where p is the number of pecks of pickled peppers pickable in a period of time (an hour) and t is the time that he spent picking the perfect pickled peppers that peter piper picked. let us, for arguments sake, assume that he picks 2 pecks of pickled peppers in an hour. let us also assume that he spent 5 hours picking his perfect pickled peppers. therefore by these calculations, he pick 10 pecks of pickled peppers but it could vary depending on the skill of peter piper at picking pickled peppers. and so peter piper picked at least 10 pecks of pickled peppers"

So the fact that I decided to research this for fun...and i do mean FUN, that should tell you a lot about me, lol!



3. If you could have any career in the world with nothing holding you back, what would you do? submitted by It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To

I would be a professional dancer. It just wasn't in the cards for me...but I was on my way. I chose to other things.

4. Do you have a service oriented tattoo and if so what is it. If you don't what would you get? submitted by The Squid's Accomplice

I'm kind of a whimpy kinda girl and don't think I could hack it. I would probably only get something if something actually were to - GOD FORBID - happen to my husband. And I would probably get the air force wings with like a yellow ribbon or something.

5. Imagine a block of time has opened up in your busy day for you to take a class in anything you like. What subject would you choose? submitted by To The Nth

I think French, or like a fancy cooking class or something along those lines.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Seriously, what are people thinking?

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So I haven't decided yet if I just raise my kids weirdly or if other people are absolutely insane. I mean have you ever been out in a public place and maybe wonder, "what the heck are those people doing?" Now, I'm not talking about the people with the screaming kids or the kids running around in circles around their parents...because we have ALL been there, we have. I'm talking about the people that let their kids do things that one would consider common sense to not let their kids do. Its freezing here so I'm looking for some different things to do around town that are out of my house because you can only be in here so long with a four year old boy especially. So they have this little play area in the mall and I've taken the kids a couple times in the last week or two. Today there was a large group of moms that had been walking around the mall with their strollers. they all come in and park all their strollers in this teeny tiny place, taking up precious running room (strike one). So there are a lot of kids now, so i tell my son (in what I believe is a totally common sense move) that climbing up the slide playing is okay, but not when there are so many little ones wanting to go down the slide. He looks at me and understands. One of the stroller mom's kids proceeds to go around and around climbing up the slide, pushing smaller children out of the way, not letting kids go down. My son, with the whole five seconds of attention span proceeds to follow the girl. I go back over (very near where the mom is sitting) and quietly explain to brian that he can't do that. He looks at me, understands and goes around to slide down. the little girl continues to do it...and it is completely obvious that she is totally getting in the way, being rude, as there is a long line of little ones waiting that she is making it quite difficult for. Well that was about it for me. Brian is now looking at my totally frustrated. I yell across the way, "Just because somebody else is climbing up the slide brian doesn't mean that you should do it." My two girlfriends that were with me just cracked up, as well as two other moms that were sitting next to us. I mean, clearly!! That to me should be a common sense kind of rule. That was strike two. I had gone to take Ami to the potty and by this time Brian has moved on and is running around with another little boy. out of no where this other little boy just starts totally attacking brian, smacking him in the face, hitting him. All this while I was gone. My friends were pissed when I came back. They told me that this kid had been running around tormenting other kids and finally one of my friends said something and the mom caught him in the act apparently. And of course acted all appalled, like this was the first time he'd ever done anything like that before. Sorry lady, i don't buy that. Sheesh! Strike three!! Seriously, what is wrong with people, just watch your kids when you're around other kids that you don't know and strangers and an open area. I mean, kids are kids, i get it and you do your best when you have that many in a small space...but come on...lets start by actually watching them...what a novel idea.

Anyone else ever experienced this kind of stuff? Please let me know I'm not alone?

















Sunday, February 20, 2011

What is President's Day

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Since I don't have too much going on to post about I thought I'd take a second to talk about President's Day. Why do we celebrate it? What does it actually mean?

Well for starters, its not just an excuse to have a Monday off, which is a nice plus for those that get it. But being a military family that doesn't really apply to us, lol. President's Day is the celebration of President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln's Birthdays. It is generally celebrated on the third monday of the month. Washington's Birthday was February 22nd, 1732. He died on December 14th, 1799. Wow, only 67! That was a pretty long life for back then, but still. Washington was a tremendous war hero. Some historians say that because of his success in battle he simply could have seized power of this new land. But his tremendous dedication to the democratic way led him back to his plantation of Mount Vernon where he eventually presided over the Continental Convention that drafted the Constitution. He was not a member of any political party, and in fact hoped that they would not form because of the divisiveness to the Republic they would eventually cause (from his mouth to God's ears right?) He is buried in a tomb on Mt. Vernon after much debate over where he was to be buried. Several attempts were made by Congress to build a tomb for him at the Capitol, but the Southern contingent eventually overthrew it twice. After he was buried, the tomb was locked and the key thrown in the Potomac.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 and died on April 12th, 1865. He is probably one of my favorite Presidents and the humble beginnings from which he rose is such a wonderful story for anyone to read about. The tragidy that occured in his life, from the death of three of his four sons, and the many rumors that swirl around about his wife and her mental stability, and even to his most tragic death is such a sad thing. But what he did accomplish in his short Presidency, which in and of itself may not be the greatest thing ever accomplished, certainly did begin a series of wonderful events in this country leading to equality for all. Whatever you personally believe or have read or have known about Lincoln's view on slavery, in the end it doesn't really matter...it was a start.



There are so many good books out there about both, documentaries and such. I'm such a history buff that I have read and watched many. I encourage you to read or watch some of these, pass them on to our children. Our nation's history, whether you think most of it is good or bad, people seem to be caring less and less about history; especially those that are young. Preserving it and the love it, I believe, is so important for us and for our future.

God Bless America



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Mil-Spouse Fill-in and Weekly Round-up

1. What is your favorite MilSpouse blog (not including Wife of a Sailor who we all love, or your own)? submitted by Our Crazy Life

Oh man, how do I pick one. I don't think I could do it! LOL

2. What are your favorite perks about your s/o being deployed (we all know there are perks)? submitted by Ramblings of a Marine Wife
Hmmm, well all in all its not my favorite thing, lol! But the pay is a pretty nice perk :)

3. How long did you date your before getting engaged? Married? submitted by Utterly Chaotic
We have been dating since 1999, got married in 2004 :)

4. What do you think your would do if s/he wasn’t in the military? submitted by Adventures of M-Squared
He would be in some type of Law Enforcement.....its in his blood

5. If you could talk to the Secretary of (fill in your appropriate branch) what is one suggestion you would like to bring to their attention in order to improve the lives of military families? submitted by My Life as His (Air Force) Wife

I would bring to their attention those of us Active Duty Guardsman. People don't really know about us or what that means. Sometimes we miss out on a lot of perks because we aren't technically Active Duty...but we aren't technically National Guard. I would also have a talk about some things having to do specifically with the hubby's job, which per OPSEC I can't really talk about it.

Thank you to Wife of a Sailor for another awesome fill-in! Also check out this week's host of the Mil-Spouse Weekly Round up - The Whole FamDamily

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


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Lastly, one of my new bloggy friends, and fellow military wifey's has awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you so much! I am so honored. So when you get a chance go check out The Peacock Tale.






1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer 10 Questions about yourself.
3. Pass it along to other blogs that you recently discovered and enjoy.
4. Leave them your recipients a note telling them about the award.



1. Why did you create this blog?
I was sort of interested in starting a blog for awhile but never really knew how it worked. Then I discovered this whole world of blogging and mom's, reviews and giveaways, and military spouses! It was so amazing that I just dived right in.

2. What kind of blogs do you follow?
MilSpouse Blogs and mommy blogs and blogs of friends are my cup of tea

3. What is your favorite clothing brand?
I usually am always looking for a bargain. Target, Old Navy....

4. What is your favorite brand of makeup?
I use Mary Kay. I've used it for forever and I love my skin. I love MAC eyeshawdow.

5. Indespinsable make up?
mascara and lip gloss

6. Favorite color?
purple

7. Favorite Perfume
Beckham by Victoria Beckham. Paris Hilton's first one, in the pink bottle, and Tommy Girl.

8. Favorite Film
While You Were Sleeping, 13 Days and just about any Jane Austen

9. What country would you like to visit?
Gosh, too hard to pick one!!! Ireland is on the top of my list

10. Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or blush on only one side of your face?
I think definitely the mascara...way less noticeable in my opinion! LOL!!!


And now for my nominations!!

April over at Marine Parents
Kortney at Kortney's Krazy Life
Sarah at Hands Full Creations
Marissa at Living the Life of an Infantryman's wife


Please go check out all these lovely ladies!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Year Ago Today

Well these are my pics of a year ago today. I'm not sure what is going on here except Ami was possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. I'm guess this might have been her first pudding cup experience :) Yeah, she's adorable :)










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Monday, February 7, 2011

My Review of White Doll High Chair

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Feeding your baby doll is more fun with this special High Chair. The plate, bib, and spoon included with this model offer extra play value. The high chair tray really works. It lifts and lowers so it's easy to put your baby doll into the chair and take her out.

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my daughter loves this!

By missrhe from reno, nv on 2/7/2011

5out of 5

This product is great for my two year old. she loves it. It was super easy for my husband to put together and its fairly well made for a child's toy. We loved it so much we bought her the matching crib to go with it.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

"A Year With God" book review and Sassy Sunday Blog Hop

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I was recently given the awesome opportunity to review an amazing book by the great people at BookSneeze. A Year with God, by R.P. Nettelhorst is a wonderful book and Ihave been reading it for just a little over a month now and have enjoyed every minute of it. I have done many devotionals over the years and this one is such a great book for many reasons. This devotional is quick and simple and perfect for those morning quiet times in the word. I have been doing this devotional in conjunction with a full Bible Study that I am participating. With two children 4 and under runingnd around the house I've got to work hard to make sure that my time with God is a priority. I just love this book. I feel like it is simple enough for someone that is growing in their faith and just starting out; and has wonderful insight that someone that is further along in their faith would still benefit from it. The insight is wonderful and the way it is formatted makes for an easy read. I definitely recommend you pick up this book the next time you're searching for a devotional.


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Friday, February 4, 2011

Mil-Spouse Friday Fill-In #29

Well here we are and its friday already! Sheesh. I got swamped again mid-week and totally failed at my blogging! I have a whole list of things I'm totally behind on. Do you ever feel like that? I'm sure someone else has, hopefully. I'm telling you what. Every once in awhile its like you start out right, all on top of things and before you know it you're like, whoa....wait a second.....the weeks over? Well, at least every week I start out with good intentions.

Thanks again to Wife of a Sailor for another round of amazing questions. Can't wait to read all the amazing responses from all my lovely mil-spouse ladies

  1. Since most of the country has had nasty weather, what has your weather been like this week? This week its been that deceptive freezing thing..where you look out the window and its bright and sunny and then you step outside and its like 25 degrees! Usually doesn't go over too well with the kids. I eventually let them outside and they only last about 3o minutes before they are like, "mommy the sun is too cold!!" lol! that's my favorite thing my son has said regarding the crazy Reno weather.
  2. What is/are your best money saving tip(s)? meal planning has proven to be a huge money saver for us. I was amazed at how much I could save when I really planned all the meals. Of course I get a few staples that I have around the house if we don't feel like PB&J for lunch every day. But planning out dinners has been a huge money saver!
  3. What was your favorite vehicle you’ve ever owned?? oh man, my adorable gold/brown subaru legacy with a turbo! oh man, i loved that thing. some stupid idiot hit me and totaled it. sigh...now i might cry
  4. What is a question you’d like to see asked in a future fill-in? (Your question & blog just may appear one week!) Were you a part of the joining the military question or did you sign up for the relationship when your man was already in the military?
  5. Fill in the blank: You might be a MilSpouse if….
    (I will be including some of your answers in a future post (with a link to your blog, of course!) your children respond to your command to come here with, "stand by one mom". and I'm totally serious when i say that this occurs in our home with my 4 year old! LOL!!

Thanks so much ladies for reading! If anyone is looking for support or answers to any questions or just some fun please check out my Military tab here on the blog and/or my support forum that I run with a couple girl friends. we're pretty tiny so if you like a more intimate setting we just might be the place for you. Come visit Love and Dog Tags!

I leave you with an awesome and adorable video of my kids!!!

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