Summer 2016 is here. #SummerCravings

Summer is here!!!

What are some of your summer cravings ??

I crave long walks on the beach, refreshing drinks, sweet yogurt dessert and relax on my deck with my amazing super comfy prana pants soaking up the sun and life and enjoying our beautiful kids. 

Our summer has been super amazing, since we recently moved out to PA. We have enjoyed family bbq’s, traveling and exploring more of PA. We recently discovered fireflies, while chilling outside on our deck. Living in San Diego, CA we never seen fireflies before except read about them. Now we get to enjoy the luminescent little lighting bugs and they are pretty amazing. We’re just enjoying the beautiful weather. 

Summer drink: I love me some Passion Tea Lemonade it is so refreshing and so good (its a copycat version of startbucks, except its way cheaper and less sugar). I recently made a bulk recipe to share with you all. Hope you love it as much as I do. 

Summer snack: I love Stonyfield Greek Yogurt (strawberry whole milk) it makes such a great post workout snack or anytime snack. It’s so delish. I also love Yo’Kids squeeze and of course Stonyfield fruit snacks (these are thee BEST snacks EVER!!)

Summer jeans: Yes, I like to wear pants in the summer time. I have fallen in love with Prana’s Kara Jeans. They are a low rise fitted skinny jeans. Organic cotton and polyester, elastane making them stretchy and super comfy. I love that they are a sustainable company that are mindful of our earth. The fitting on these jeans is like no other i’ve ever worn. They are thin, stretchy, and I can actually wear them in the summer time, without being hot. 

Prana - Kara Jeans

Prana - Kara Jeans

Who wants to be twins with me ?? 

Prana is so amazing, that they are giving away these same pair of jeans to one of my amazing readers (color and size of your choice)!! YAY!! 

If you want to grab these NOW!! Enjoy this discount code : SCS16POVA  for 15% off your purchase good from June 1 – July 7 2016. Not valid for influencers, on gift certificates, or with any other offers.

 

Giveaway now closed – winner has been emailed.

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Red, White and Blue

4th Of July.

Military life is not always easy, some days are better than others. I love when we go out and about to a retail store, flower store, restaurant, amusement parks and we ask ” do you offer military discount” and their response is “of course we do”. There are no words to describe how amazing that feels. It’s not just the discount that is amazing of course, however the significance behind the discount. Which to us means that the store, company, restaurants supports our Troops.

There is nothing more rewarding than to see the appreciation and just so much love. I think thats the best part of my hubby’s job is making people smile and I could say the same thing for my brother. That being said, FTD and USO teamed up and are offering a USO Collection flower arrangement along with a few other cute arrangements. Now through 12/31/2016 FTD will be donating 5% of all sales from this collection to the USO. How amazing is that??

The USO is AMAZING!! Here is a little of what they do and offer.

“Today’s USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission. We operate USO centers at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.

USO airport centers throughout the country offer around-the clock hospitality for traveling service members and their families. Our trademark USO tours bring America and its celebrities to service members who are assigned far from home, to entertain them and convey the support of the nation. And our many specialized programs offer a continuum support to service members throughout their journey of service, from the first time they don the uniform until they last time they take it off. “

We’ve used the USO plenty of times. We have visited the USO centers at the airports as well as in port. Such as San Diego, CA. They are always offering dinners and activities for your service members and their families. The USO has been very good to us, not to mention everyone around the world using these services. 

If you’d like to contribute, then please grab yourself and your mom, cousin, girlfriend one of these amazing arrangements and help our Troops. Shop the USO Collection

Huge!!! Thanks to all those who support our US Military and a HUGE thanks to FTD for sending my mother this beautiful arrangement!! God Bless You. 

 

♥ a military wife & sister

 

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How I met my sailor

How I met my sailor I met my boyfriend about a year ago, at my friend’s house, which happens to be his cousin’s house. I hadn’t seen her in years so you can imagine my excitement. Midway through my visit a guy comes barging through the door like he owned the place, with a super serious face might I add, and he didn’t even say ‘hello’. In that moment I was a little intimidated and bothered thinking “I’ve never seen you before in my life. It’d be nice if you said hello or something”. After a couple of minutes, as we sat around the dinner table, I took a good look and was drawn by charm, but I of course was not going to show it. I lean over and whisper to my girl friend “Who is that?” She loudly says “Oh that my cousin _______” You can imagine my embarrassment! He looks over at me smiling and says “hello” as I turn as red as an apple thinking “ugh, I don’t even like you….well kind of”. Later I found out he had been talking to someone and though it wasn’t serious, that still was a deal breaker. At the end of my visit, my friend asked me to drop her off somewhere. Along that car ride she got a text saying “can I have your friends number?” Guys, I was in disbelief. If I didn’t like him before I certainly didn’t like him now. Long story short, she end up giving it to him and I received a text a little bit later. I blew it off and though I badly wanted to reply because he was one handsome man, I fought the urge. He was always very persistent and he would text me every day! So every time he would text me, I would dismiss it or reply something short (we’ve all been there, where we try to play hard to get ha ha).  After him trying to text me for some time, he asked me why I didn’t want to text him and I let him know I didn’t want to talk to someone who was seeing someone. Oddly enough he understood that because I didn’t get any texts for a whole week and a half (yes, I counted) and I was a little shocked. In my head I was thinking “shoot, now what do I do?” Well after those 9 days, on September 24th 2013 I receive a message saying “happy birthday” It brought a smile to my face and I was shocked he remembered my friend saying my birthday was coming up. Before I tried blowing him off he told me he was no longer talking to anyone. I’ll admit I smiled as big as Ronald McDonald ha ha. Since that day, we have not stopped talking and on Nov. 29th he asked me to be his girlfriend and I full heartedly accepted. My boyfriend is the only boy in a family of 6 so I was a bit intimidated. Polly was the first to reach out and we quickly hit it off! I then realized they were the nicest people I had ever met in my whole entire life. I can honestly say I’ve never been this happy nor have I ever felt what I feel for this man. I knew all along he was in the US Navy and he was always very honest about his upcoming nine- month deployment. So after 3 months of being crazy about each other he asked me to move to San Diego with him so I could spend time with him before his deployment. Once again, I quickly accepted and was excited as could be. 8 months flew by and it was time to let my prince charming go on deployment and now here we are, two months into deployment. 

Love stories are my favorite. I love knowing who, what, when, where, and how. So don’t be shy, I would love to hear how you met your other half or how you are dealing with a current deployment. Also, I will have a couple of affordable care package ideas coming up so stay tuned.

XOXO,

Johanna P.

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