Here’s How Military Brides Can Get Free Wedding Dresses

Wedding dresses can be expensive, and the costs of a wedding can be crushing. These organizations are helping to reduce the financial stress for military brides and military couples by offering free dresses.

I did not have a “say yes to the dress moment.” I had a lot of, “oh my gawd, no” moments, but when I put on the dress that I would eventually pick for our wedding, I didn’t cry or get choked up. I didn’t proclaim to my assembled family that this was “the one.” […]

How to Save and Financially Plan for a Wedding as a Military Couple

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Navy Federal Credit Union for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Six (six?!) years ago, right around this time, I was beginning to hyperventilate pretty much every night I pulled out a huge binder after work. It was my wedding planner–every detail, every color, […]

Simple Weddings: The Perfect Choice for Military Life

John and I got married in a more-or-less traditional wedding: a church wedding, a large-ish reception. It was something that I really wanted just because I wanted a wedding like that. We’ve been to all kinds of weddings and they have all been beautiful and meaningful in their unique ways. Even now we wonder what […]

7 Ways to Save Serious Cash for Your Perfect Wedding Day

There’s possibly nothing more exciting–or more daunting– than your wedding day. Soon after John and I were engaged, I felt completely overwhelmed with the choices and the possibilities. With finding and choosing a venue. And, oh yeah, John was deployed. So that was a fun twist to wedding planning. But all kidding aside, cost was […]

Eloping in the Military: How to Make the Big Decision

I am so excited to welcome Keating from High Heels and Combat Boots to the blog today! Keating has a unique wedding story which she’s sharing… along with how she and her then-fiance made the decision in the first place. Ready to jump in? Let’s go!  Although I always dreamed of having a big wedding […]

Courthouses & Quick Weddings: 14 Military Spouses Tell All

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John and I were able to have a planned, traditional wedding– the white dress, the reception, the wedding party. We were engaged for about 14 months, and so I spent John’s year-long deployment planning the wedding down to the color of ribbon on our centerpieces. At the time, I didn’t realize that many military couples don’t […]

My First Year as a Military Wife

In just 2 days (ahhh!) we’ll be celebrating our first wedding anniversary! So much has happened this year– a PCS, major changes in my (un- and re-) employment, C school, totaled cars, new cars, new apartments! It seems both like we said, “I do,” much longer than a year ago… and at the same time, […]

Review: Creating a Family Photo Wall with Easy Canvas Prints

Disclosure: I received product from Easy Canvas Prints for a review. I only review and endorse products that I enjoy and believe that my readers will, too. All opinions are my own.    John and I have wanted to put together a family photo wall in our house since… well, since our wedding! If you […]

Our Military Love Story

Our story spans 6 years of build-up, two failed dates, and one year of not talking to each other before we even get to our real first date. Seriously. I met John on my first night of being a college freshman during band camp. We both play trumpets and ended up having the same friends. […]

4 Reasons for Fostering Meaningful Conversation in Your Relationship

4 great reasons for conversation in marriage. Love these!

Today I’m co-hosting this post with Cassie from True Agape! We all know that talking to our spouse is probably a good idea. I mean hopefully you enjoy talking to your spouse and you want to initiate conversation! Today, Cassie and I are going to be talking about reasons for meaningful conversation and end with […]