Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Shop City Girl Giveaway

In honor of my birthday, the lovely, Irene from Shop City Girl is giving one
Stars, Stripes & a Military Life reader 

This gorgeous tray can be decorated so many ways, I've had it as my perfume display, & on the bed with some chic nic-nacs. I absolutely adore this piece!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Splurge, Save, Spend?

Splurge, Save, Spend?

I am totally smitten with these classic black bags right now.
While I would love to go out & buy the beautiful Prada it's just not in the budget.
So looking for "smarter" options is the way to stay in style while still looking chic.

Buying a bag that is a little pricier always pays off in the end.
It is more durable, lasts longer & ,if your a collector like me,
you can use it for years.

Fingers crossed I get enough birthday money,
that I can add one of these beauties to my collection.

Have a fabulous week ladies!

Monday, August 19, 2013

How We Found Out

First of all, thanks so much for all the love 
& support that we have received over multiple social media outlets.
We are so excited for this sweet blessing.

Over the past few months we had decided that sometime after I graduate next March,
that we would start trying to have a baby.
Little did we know that this would happen so soon & so unexpectedly!

I was at work late one Saturday night & started feeling extremely sick. 
Light headed, dizzy, extremely nauseous.
I thought I was just hungry, I hadn't eaten in a while.
So I made a to-go order while cleaning up.
Right before I waked out of the door, I threw up.

I texted Mr. Army Man telling him I had a feeling I was pregnant,
because I was a couple days late.
He told me to just wait & if I hadn't started by Monday to pick up a test.
I couldn't wait so I grabbed a test on the way home.

As soon as I got home I took it, and three minutes later,
2 pink lines appeared!

I started bawling my eyes out.
I wasn't ready for this, but knew it was such a blessing.
The hubs was so excited fist pumping & constantly saying yes.

I immediately called my mom, she is my rock.
I told her the news & she was completely shocked.
She told me that she had to call me back.
She ended up being so supportive & it was all I could have prayed for!

We knew we were going home to see my very sick grandmother the following weekend,
& knew we couldn't hide the news much longer.
I wanted a fun way to surprise our family members.
& since both of our families are so close,
my mom helped me plan one big family dinner at my favorite restaurant.

Check back soon for how we told our families the news!

Monday, August 12, 2013

21st Birthday Wish List

Birthday Baby

It's my birth month & what's even more exciting is..
That I will finally be able to drink legally.. 
Or so I thought until I got pregnant... Hah!

But when that sweet little baby is put into my arms, 
that will be the best present imaginable. 

So, of course, I had to post a birthday wish list before I forget..
Pregnancy amnesia.. 

Also look out for some fun giveaways 
coming soon in honor of my birthday!

Have a great week!