Wednesday, October 17, 2012

USMC Ball 2012

My Hairstyle

My Dress

My Shoes :)

Pictures of the event to follow for sure! Have you ever been to a military ball? Let me know in your comments! K.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10 Things About The Author, 2012 Edition

1. I am 25.
2. I have been married for 4 years. (Next month)
3. I have two children. One girl, one boy, 25 months apart.
4. I am a midwest girl, always have been, always will be.
5. I love fashion... Still.
6. I'm slightly addicted to Pinterest.
7. I love living near the ocean.
8. I homeschool.
9. I am a Marine wife.
10. I love sharing through this blog. K.

Monday, October 15, 2012

10 Ways To Save Money As A New Mom

1. Buy generic.
2. Buy in bulk.
3. Join a co-op.
4. Buy unisex items.
5. Make your own (baby food, blankets, diapers, wash cloths, wipes...).
6. Breastfeed.
7. Cloth diaper. (They're cuter too:))
8. Buy second hand basics.
9. Coupon when you can. Don't be afraid to try new brands of soap or diapers.
10. Learn to photograph them on your own. (My favorite :)). K.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Risk, Risk, Risk! Reward, Reward, Reward!"

Story of a Wife is about to reach a goal in the number of views this site has received! Keep 'em coming, keep sharing the link! It is really appreciated! Once the goal is reached I will pick one of you to guest post! Now who wants to volunteer? The topic and style choices are all yours, though I will edit for inappropriate content. :)

Don't want to guest post but have a topic idea? Let me know! If you send topic ideas my way I'll try my best to blog about each and every one. K.

10 Slightly Random Things My Kids Will Know

1. God loves each and every person and so should they.
2. I love their father. Their father loves me.
3. I love them. Their father loves them.
4. I budget because I want to give them the most I can.
5. Determination is all it takes to reach a goal, the rest is in the details.
6. Honesty isn't the best policy, it's the only policy, everything else is just an excuse.
7. Home made is always better than store bought.
8. "It's not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are."
9. My time spent with them and their father is my favorite time of the day.
10. I make every decision with them in mind, even if the decision wasn't my best, I never forgot about them in the process.

This was just a small list of ten things that have been on my mind recently (and they are really not in any specific order). I'll try to add more lists of 10 as the days go by. Leave a comment and let me know what you would add to the list! K.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

Nothing worth having comes easy.

Have you heard this before? I've heard this plenty of times. But do you understand it? Do you really get it? Are you truly listening?

Read it again: Nothing worth having comes easy.

These 5 words can calm so many complaints. Bring peace during struggle. You're in pain now, not easy. The comfort you will feel later, worth it. You're tired now, not easy. The rest you will feel later, worth it. You're uncomfortable now, not easy. The confidence you will feel later, worth it.

Just remember, simple concept. Big idea. K.

Monday, October 8, 2012

My Husband Is Not My Best Friend

It's true.

My husband is not my best friend, he is my husband.

The word "husband" has lost some it's weight with the rise in divorce rates and the general mentality of the 'entitlement generation.' There is this idea that no human can be closer to me than my best friend so hopefully husband will be my best friend too. And that, like best friends, I can just find a new one when I come to a new season in my life.


Disclaimer: My best friends are amazing. But my best friends live out of state, they have missed important events in my life, like my wedding or the births of my children. Sometimes they don't call me back or respond to my texts. They don't help me raise my children, pay my bills or do the housework.

My husband is my husband.

He is the provider for my family. He is my helpmate. He is the father of my children. He is the leader of our household. He will change with me and our family through each new season of life.

Let's just say it. He's pretty awesome. :)

My husband is my husband. And I wouldn't have it any other way. K.