29 November 2012

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop 11/30-12/2

Welcome to the weekend everyone!  What well laid plans do you have this weekend?

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The Rules for the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop: 
We want our Blog Hop to include everyone so it's a Social Hop!

1. Follow the Hosts & Co-Host:

If you like what you see please leave a comment with how you're following and your bloggy address so we can return the L♥VE if we like what we see!

2.. Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be ANYTHING! Why? Because it's FINALLY the weekend! Ya baby!!

3. Visit a few blogs that you’ve never been to before and leave a comment/give a follow– you might “meet” someone new that you will L♥VE!

Everyone ready?  Be sure to leave me a comment that you're following and we promise to follow you back!

Email us, if you'd like to be a guest co-host, at MWML11@Yahoo.com 

Giveaway: Elegant Dangle Charm Bracelet from Pink Divas Cami Designs

"Elegant" Dangle Charm bracelet. Winner gets choice of any 2 charms and bead color (over 300). Chain is adjustable with a pretty heart lobster claw.

I LOVE the products from my newest sponsor Dawn at Pink Diva's Cami Designs

Every woman has some DIVA in her and Pink Diva's Cami Designs is another way to show it!


Please stop by and view her Business/Facebook Page HERE!
 

Follow the Rafflecopter entry below and enter all of the entries for a better chance to win! (Some you can enter daily to earn more points!) 
 
*   Winners will be emailed their prize notification and have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize.  Any winner who does not respond within that time will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen.

All entries will be verified at the end of the giveaway. 

Most importantly become a Facebook Fan to Pink Diva's Cami Designs HERE! 

Good Luck!
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27 November 2012

Wordless Wednesday w/Linky~ Daddy Time




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Giveaway: Customized Military Pride Ornament from Patriot Farms

Just in time for Christmas! Another wonderful giveaway from an awesome Military Spouse sponsor, Michelle at Patriot Farms!


 I love Christmas and I love customized Christmas products! These ornaments are classy and lovely!

One lucky winner will receive one Ornament with choice of Military Branch and Last Name placed on the back!


 She also makes TONS of other wonderful items! These are a few of my favorite of things... ;)

 

 Please stop by and view her Business/Facebook Page HERE!


Follow the Rafflecopter entry below and enter all of the entries for a better chance to win! (Some you can enter daily to earn more points!) 
 
*   Winners will be emailed their prize notification and have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize.  Any winner who does not respond within that time will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen.

All entries will be verified at the end of the giveaway. 
Most importantly become a Facebook Fan to Patriot Farms HERE
Good Luck!


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26 November 2012

♥ Our Weekend Update ♥


Our Weekend started on Wednesday, truck having to be jumped to start, then again 3 hours later when we shut it off to get gas, made it to DC to drop off the man-child with his dad, and caught a flight to Chicago. Easy right? HA! Left at 10am. After the hubby and 15 other Marines bombarded the house and moved our 800lbs safe out of the back of my truck.

Arrived at 455.... Flight to leave 15 minutes later. All the while I was calling trying to get our flight switched to the next one, 5 hours later, and they kept telling me it would be an extra $1,300 a ticket. When we stopped at the gas station I went to the bathroom and cried.

Then the hubby and the man-child's dad piped up saying to at least try. So we rushed to the ticket counter and they were able to get us the last two tickets, separate seating, for free! Tears of joy and relief streamed!

We finally made it in, rental car and then to the house 15 hours after we had left....


Thanksgiving was great. I woke up with a swollen left eye... I think their cats were on the pillow case I used at one point and I had an allergic reaction. 

My MIL made a turkey in the oven and the guys worked on a turkey in the deep fryer. FIL wanted to try a Chipotle Marinade injection to it. While it was moist, it was just wasn't my kind of flavor. Luckily the legs weren't injected, (my favorite part), and that was delish! The hubby and I also learned how to make the family Kugelis! A dish that we will be making in our own home from now on too!

Around 830PM we went SHOPPING! Hubby's and my first time Black Friday (Thursday) shopping together. He was hilarious. He hates crowds and was saying random things out loud about crazy shoppers, idiot drivers, long lines, rude people you name it.... Our night ended around 130AM and then we were out again around 9AM. 

After shopping on Friday we hung out at home and then went out for Thai dinner and drinks with the family.
The man-child went ice skating for the first time with his dad!


Saturday was a Dim Sum brunch with the family in Chinatown and one of the hubby's college buddy's, then visiting his Aunt's new apartment with an awesome view and shooting some pool in the rec room. 
Home to visit another Aunt and Uncle, a little shopping downtown, bed and then up at 0530 to start the trip back. 


Out the door at 0600, and feeling like I had NO sleep. Plane, picked up man-child, had truck jumped again by his dad because the battery decided to still not work,  drove back in traffic that could cause any sane person to be admitted to a mental institution, refueling the truck while it was still on and then finally making it home 16 hours after having left his parents house.... 

31 hours of traveling total, all the while the man-child did great and baby did amazing (only an hour or so total of fussing throughout it!) 

It feels GREAT to be home!

19 November 2012

Giveaway: Custom phone case for any phone! Military Branch, Sports, Blingy ETC! By Kawaiian Style ♥


Who loves to accessorize? I DO! What about having your own one of a kind handmade phone case?!?! :)

The very awesome, very creative Marine Wife, Shaina, who owns and creates these phone cases from Kawaiian Style is giving one of MWML's lucky readers the opportunity to win one!!!


Swing by her Facebook Page HERE and have a look through her great shop HERE!

Show your love for your Military Man, Sports Team, Favorite Color, you name it! This is a custom phone case for any phone to meet your very OWN STYLE!  ♥


Follow the Rafflecopter entry below and enter all of the entries for a better chance to win! (Some you can enter daily to earn more points!) 
 
*   Winner will be emailed their prize notification and have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize.  Any winner who does not respond within that time will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen.

All entries will be verified at the end of the giveaway. 
Most importantly become a Facebook Fan to Kawaiian Style HERE!
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My Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

 Since I can remember this dish has been made each year for Thanksgiving and sometime Christmas. It is one of those dishes that fills the air of the house with memories of family cutting, chopping, baking and cooking in the kitchen together. Sitting around the table laughing, talking, giving thanks and enjoying great food. All the while I would sit secretly hoping there was enough of this left over for seconds. There was never any leftovers of it (after seconds, and sometimes thirds) and I would find myself scrapping the sides before washing the baking dish out. 

As the wonderful smell currently envelopes the house while I make this for the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Barracks event on base for the hubby's guys, my tummy and taste buds are going crazy! (I've doubled the recipe for this event and tend to add more bacon and cheese to it when I make it, this is the original recipe though).


Ingredients:
2 bags regular cut green beans
4-6 slices bacon chopped
3 inches of velvetta cheese cubed
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
4-6 mushrooms washed and sliced

Directions:
Pour Beans in hot water until completely thawed
Completely strain water from beans
Cut bacon into small pieces
Add soup, mushrooms, bacon and cheese to green beans
Get your hands dirty and mix it all together (remember to take off rings! I have cooked my rings before in with this meal!)
Bake for 60 min at 325 degrees


ENJOY!

Let the stress begin!

Looking back on the holidays when I was a child, I now understand why the women folk of the households were always in such an uproar. Whether we were traveling or having everyone over at our homes there is just so much STUFF to prepare for, ESPECIALLY when you have children! Just thinking about it all right now makes me want to go back in time to being a little kid and running around without a care in the world (other than winning a game of Pretty Pretty Princess)! 

I have been volun-told by the hubby that he, his brother and I will be preparing Thanksgiving dinner this year. His mom isn't feeling so well, and she STRESSES to the max with every single holiday out there, so we pulled the Grandson Card out her. She will have to spend time with little man because they haven't seen him since a few days after he was born. But this will be taking place AFTER we have driven to DC to drop the man-child off and then fly with baby to Chicago. Wednesday is going to be a loooong day, with an early wake-up call on Thursday for cooking.

Here's the thing though. They are a Polish family. She makes authentic Polish dishes.... I have NEVER heard of ANY of the dishes she made for Christmas last year..... Here is what I need.... PRAYERS!!!! She of course has recipes written out and the guys have already stated half of the dishes will not be made because they don't know how to make them either. She is set on the hubby making a certain dish (cannot recall the name) and that it's about time he learns it and makes it. Luckily the guys have decided to Deep Fry the turkey this year so that will free up some oven space and time. It will be all of our first time having/making it deep fried (prayers needed there too)!

It is our first Thanksgiving together as a married couple, last year he was deployed and the man-child and I enjoyed Thanksgiving with a few other deployed wives on base. As for Black Friday, we may go out in the morning or afternoon. But for whatever reason I'm just not "feeling" it this year. I have gone every year since Junior Year of high school, maybe I'm just "getting old". ;) 

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Have you ever had deep fried turkey?

17 November 2012

Giveaway: Customized Military Love Black Zipup Hoodie from Forever His Couture!!!


O M Geeee! These are soooooo cute!!! I was contacted by one of the two awesome Marine Wife's that own and operate Forever His Couture to host an amazing giveaway for you! I looove the power of social networking, she found me through Instagram!!! 

They are currently celebrating their 1 year anniversary of being open for business!!! 

Mrs. Pricilla wants to give one lucky winner from ANY Military Branch the opportunity to win one of these cool ZipUp Hoodies!!!!

They make and sell so many other amazing products too!




 Please stop by and view their Business Page HERE and their Facebook page HERE!


You are entering to win the following:
1. One Ladies fitted Black Zip up
(winner can choose from medium or large)
2. Open to any branch :)
3. The sweater will include a fabric hood and embroidery of their branch on the back only. (Army, Navy, USMC, USAF, USCG) in their camo choice and thread color. 
(If you would like to add girlfriend/wife/mom etc underneath and w/a dog-tag patch in your camo choice it will cost $5.50).
 

Follow the Rafflecopter entry below and enter all of the entries for a better chance to win! (Some you can enter daily to earn more points!) 
 
*   Winners will be emailed their prize notification and have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize.  Any winner who does not respond within that time will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen.

All entries will be verified at the end of the giveaway. 
Most importantly become a Facebook Fan to Forever His Couture HERE
Good Luck!

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16 November 2012

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop 11/16-11/18

Welcome to the weekend everyone!  What well laid plans do you have this weekend?

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The Rules for the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop: 
We want our Blog Hop to include everyone so it's a Social Hop!

1. Follow the Hosts & Co-Host:

We WILL follow back!! Please leave a comment with how you're following and your bloggy address so we can return the L♥VE!
2.. Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be ANYTHING! Why? Because it's FINALLY the weekend! Ya baby!!

3. Visit a few blogs that you’ve never been to before and leave a comment/give a follow– you might “meet” someone new that you will L♥VE!

Everyone ready?  Be sure to leave me a comment that you're following and we promise to follow you back!

Email us, if you'd like to be a guest co-host, at MWML11@Yahoo.com 

14 November 2012

Giveaway: Military Love Mug or Wine Glass, ANY Branch, Your Choice by Sas Bowtique

I've had the honor of working on this giveaway with the very sweet Marine Wife that owns and operates Sas Bowtique.

She is sponsoring YOUR CHOICE of Mug or Wine Glass for ANY Military Branch! It can be made to say Wife, Girlfriend, Mom, Sister, Dad, Brother... I'm sure you get my point... :))

Please stop by and view her Business Page HERE and her Facebook page HERE!

She also makes/creates SO MANY more products that are PERFECT for yourself, child, loved one or to give as a gift for the upcoming holidays!

Follow the Rafflecopter entry below and enter all of the entries for a better chance to win! (Some you can enter daily to earn more points!) 
 
*   Winners will be emailed their prize notification and have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize.  Any winner who does not respond within that time will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen.

All entries will be verified at the end of the giveaway. 
Most importantly become a Facebook Fan to Sas Bowtique HERE
Good Luck! 


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13 November 2012

Giveaway: Nametape Bracelets & Key Chains from Forever Yours Nametape Bracelets. 10 WINNERS!

 
A wonderful and giving Marine Wife contacted me to host a giveaway from her business Forever Yours Nametape Bracelets for her beautiful Nametape Bracelets and Key Chains. Throughout the conversation she shocked me with how many she wanted to giveaway. 

She wrote: We can do one of each for each branch :) I am more than happy to donate what I can! I know the holiday's are coming around and I know the tight budget all of us military families have & would love to be able just to give that extra little bit.

You read that right? ONE of each for EACH Military Branch!!!!

I was shocked, in awe and so very thrilled that she is giving back so graciously to all the wonderful MilSO's, Parents and/or Veteran's that are a part of my blog and facebook page! 


Please stop by and view her Business Page HERE and her Facebook page HERE!
She has MANY more items for every branch that are AWESOME too!



You are entering to win one Nametape Bracelet or Nametape Key Chain.
 This is for Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard!
TEN Winners!!!!

Follow the Rafflecopter entry below and enter all of the entries for a better chance to win! (Some you can enter daily to earn more points!) 
 
*   Winners will be emailed their prize notification and have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize.  Any winner who does not respond within that time will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen.

All entries will be verified at the end of the giveaway. 
Most importantly become a Facebook Fan to Forever Yours Nametape Bracelets HERE
Good Luck!

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