The Deployment Journal For Spouses

So you spouse just deployed, and you feel a bit lost. You just aren’t even sure what you are feeling but you know you are feeling something. You just want to get it all out. Have you ever thought about keeping a deployment journal? I have been writing in a journal since I was about 16 years old. I love them and while I write more during certain times of my life over others, I still keep one to this day. During my deployments, they were like a best friend for me. Anytime I was upset, felt angry, or was …

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Santa’s Dog and Bandana Giveaway

Santa'a Dog

Santa’s Dog and Bandana Giveaway If you caught me on social media in September, you might have seen a post about Santa’s Dog. This book was written by JoAnn Sky and illustrated by Ed Koehler. JoAnn has offered up an awesome giveaway for my readers ūüôā Santa’s Dog is a rhyming story about the adventures of Santa’s best dog, Lance. He falls from the sleigh on Christmas Eve and is taken in by the animal shelter and then brought home by a military family who needs some help as Dad is called to serve his country. When Christmas Eve comes, …

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Deployment One of Our Pieces is Missing by Julia Cook

Deployment One of Our Pieces is Missing by Julia Cook If you are raising military children you might always be on the lookout for books that can help them through the challenges of military life, such as deployments. I was sent one of these books for review! Deployment One of Our Pieces is Missing by¬†national award-winning children‚Äôs author, Julia Cook,¬†Illustrated by¬†Tamara Campeau is a fantastic way to explore deployments from a child’s point of view. The book goes with the idea that everyone in the family is a puzzle piece. I like this because families do have to work together, …

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Let’s Go To Prince Edward Island With Liz Johnson’s On Love’s Gentle Shore

Let's Go To Prince Edward Island With Liz Johnson's On Love's Gentle Shore

Let’s Go To Prince Edward Island With Liz Johnson’s On Love’s Gentle Shore I was provided a free copy of this book for review! There are affiliate¬†links in this post.¬† I love to read. I don’t have a particular favorite genre.¬†Just depends on my mood and what books I am into at the moment. There is, however, something about a love story that gets me. Whether it is a historical fiction about a lost love or a modern story about childhood friends who find each other again. I wanted to tell you about a recent book release that I think …

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LoveBook Review

LoveBook Review

I was provided a free LoveBook for review! This post contains affiliate links as well.¬† LoveBook Review When your spouse is deployed over the holidays, it can be a bit difficult to figure out what to get them for Christmas. They might be overseas and not be able to use any of the gifts you would normally give them. That’s when you have to look at more creative type gifts. LoveBook would be a perfect example of what you can send to your deployed service member. LoveBook is a personalized book all about you as a couple. You choose your …

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Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas CD Review and Giveaway

Tennessee Christmas

Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas CD Review and Giveaway Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC‚Äôs 16 CFR, Part 255:¬† ‚ÄúGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising‚ÄĚ):¬† Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.¬† Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.¬† I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. I was about 12 years old when I discovered Amy Grant’s Christmas albums. I had them on cassette¬†tape and used to listen to them all season long. This was …

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Changed Forever: Eliza’s Story Hercules Series Book 1 by Kelly-Beth Cagnon

changed forever

Changed Forever: Eliza’s Story (Hercules Series Book 1) I really enjoy fiction books about military life, especially when they are written by someone with first-hand experience. What better way to explain how military life really is than a story. I just finished reading the brand new book Changed Forever: Eliza’s Story (Hercules Series Book 1) by new author, Kelly-Beth Cagnon. Eliza is a bored stay-at-home mom. She desperately wishes for some excitement in her everyday humdrum life. She is living vicariously through her dreams as a Queen in Ancient Egypt. Some nights, the dreams are so vivid, so life like, …

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Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles With a Book Giveaway

Beneath Wandering Stars

I love to hear when military families write books! I want to read them all! I am excited to tell you about the book, Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles. Here is a synopsis of the book… After her soldier brother is horribly wounded in Afghanistan, Gabriela must honor the vow she made: If anything ever happened to him, she would walk the Camino de Santiago through Spain, making a pilgrimage in his name. The worst part is that the promise stipulates that she must travel with her brother’s best friend‚ÄĒa boy she has despised all her life. Her brother …

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What the 4th of July Means To Me

4th of july

I was provided free product to write a review. All opinions are my own! What the 4th of July Means To Me When I was a child, my neighborhood had a 4th of July parade every year. These were so much fun for us kids, and the parents too. Some of the streets got together and came up with different themes. The kids could decorate bikes and ride them along the parade path. Then they would give out prizes for who had the best decorations. This was a time for our community to get together and celebrate America. When I …

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15 Years of War by Kristine Schellhaas

15 years of war

I just finished the book, 15 Years of War:¬†How the Longest War in U.S. History Affected a Military Family in Love, Loss, and the Cost Of Service¬†by¬†Kristine Schellhaas. This book wasn’t just good, it was truly amazing! The story of a couple going through the last 15 years of war. I think each military spouse has a story to tell about her time during deployments and dealing with military life in general. This is Kristine’s story and one that I am so glad she shared with the world. Kristine and her husband Ross met in 1996. He is in the …

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