Military Monday – Pack it up

Military Monday - Pack it up @ SewFatty

So, I’m linking up with Eights on the Move for a fun Military Monday each Monday will be a different military topic to talk about. That way you ladies can get to know, more of the military side of me. I found Ashley’s blog through Kelly over at Hiccups and Sunshine, and was totally intrigued and I just had to jump on board with this fun link-up. If you are in the Military and would like to share your mini story, please do so under comments. I would love to read all about your experience. 

This weeks topic is : 

Did you pack one room at a time? Did you leave it up to the military? Beg & plead for family and friends to help? Hoard all the cardboard boxes you could find? Live on paper plates & solo cups for weeks after you packed your kitchen?Once you arrived & got settled, how would you have done your packing differently? Did you feel like your plan was successful? Will you do it that same way again?

We moved from San Diego, CA to Kingsville TX. We picked up some cardboard boxes from local market stores and also bought the plastic containers. We loaded the Uhaul in San Diego and in Avondale, AZ which is where I was currently living since my hubby was going in and out for underway periods. We did it ourselves .. YAY!! Granted I was 2 months pregnant with my son Ashton. He had requested a advanced pay, which we didn’t get till “moving/driving day” which was very stressful because we just didn’t know if we would have enough money to get down to Texas. God always has a way of making everything better, we arrived to Kingsville, TX. safe and sound.

Military Monday - Pack it up @ SewFatty

Military Monday - Pack it up @ SewFatty

Once we were here, we had to offload the uhahl and start organizing….. (blah seriously wake me up when this is over). We ate out for the first few days since, we wanted to check out our new hood. ūüôā We unpacked all day, we would take eating breaks (like the ones in the photo) and of course we still had to make that “Welcome Home Shopping Trip” you know that one where you go to Wally world and buy all the necessities (ex. detergent, groceries, toilet paper and so on…). We only had Adryana, so it was nice that she was older and very helpful to say the least. We finally got settled in and everything was great. Soon realized that this town was very small. This town has grown on me(us), but I am looking forward to leaving here and starting a new chapter of our lives. 

Military Monday - Pack it up @ SewFatty

Military Monday - Pack it up @ SewFatty


Military Monday - Pack it up @ SewFatty

A few things I would change and will do for our upcoming move, is get rid of our JUNK NOW and not later. I do not want to carry junk with me. We will be having the military move us this time, which i’m super excited about. Everything else will just fall into place.. as of right now hubby chose 2 open orders Greece and San Diego. We will soon know where we end up going..Cant wait.. only 8 more months and Goodbye Kingsville, TX

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Peace,Love and Military Bracelets Review

“Each time a knot is made it is to remember our fallen heroes. The colors represent the deployment colors and the button is to represent the uniform we wear. The clasped bracelet resembles the circle of friends that is never broken”

Kathy the owner behind Peace, Love and Military Bracelets was kind enough to make me a lanyard bracelet. I had seen these lanyards on the sailors in the ship before but never thought they could be bracelets. Kathy does a great job at making this bracelets super cute. Whether your family is military or not these bracelets make a cute jewelry to have on your wrist, ankle, neck. My brother just recently told me he too makes these on the ship and sells them, sailors use these to blow their whistle on the flight deck. Picture shown below of course their’s are simple. I love my bracelet its cute girly and has blue colors which I love since my hubby and brother are both in the US NAVY!

Kathy makes bracelets, key chains, ornaments, sandals she has a variety of colors to choose from and cool charms to also add on. I love and support anyone that also supports our troops they do so much for us thats the least we can do for them.

Be sure to check out Peace, Love and Military Bracelets on


PLMB will be giving away one of these Lanyard Bracelets

for the Fall In Love With Handmade Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I was not paid to write this review, the opinions on my review are totally mine. What works for me might not work for you.


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Fall in Love with Handmade Giveaway

Going Green with the Grizls

Welcome to the Fall in Love with Handmade Giveaway Hop, hosted by¬†Going Green with the Grizls¬†, The Vagabond Studio,¬†and Eight Days a Week!¬†As part of this great event, a group of bloggers are¬†offering prizes valued at $15 or more and everything is handmade! You’ll find the list of participating bloggers under the Rafflecopter form. Be sure to hop around and enter each of the giveaways. The more you enter, the more chances you‚Äôll have to win the grand prize! The giveaway ends on September 15th, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. Good luck!

I’m so excited about this giveaway, unlike other giveaways this one is special it gives Handmade items the credit they deserve. I enjoy handmade items that are made with love and detail. I have put together a prize that I hope you all enjoy. There is 2 winners.

Prize Pack #1

Jodi’s Soapbox|Facebook¬†– 1 Handcrafted Bar of Soap with Crocheted Dishcloth

Northern Essence|Facebook Р1 Better Butt(er) Cream

Peace,Love and Military Bracelets РMilitary Bracelet

Prize Pack #2

Tookies|Facebook РDecadent Treats 

Our hosts have also put together an awesome grand prize valued at more than $300! The grand prize includes:


You can gain extra entries into the grand prize by entering all of the giveaways on blogs participating in the Fall in Love with Handmade Event. Click here to access the grand prize entry form!
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Facebook is in no way affiliated with this contest. Please note that Going Green with the Grizls, The Vagabond Studio, Eight Days a Weeks and all other bloggers participating in the Fall in Love with Handmade Giveaway Hop are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you. SewFatty is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.
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