Saturday, November 12, 2011

Giving Away Something SWEET!

This year, I have been a very busy mom.  As most of you know, I've always been very active in my kids school.  At the kids' school in Georgia, it was easy.  I was PTO Vice president.  All 3 kids were in the same school and I knew everything that was going on, because, chances were, I had a hand in planning it.  

Since I've been in AZ, that urge to be active isn't the same.  It's not as welcoming here and I don't feel the loooooove in the PTO at my son's school and I have only spent time in Miss Missy's class at her school.

But, I haven't stopped giving to the school.  Boxtops for Education gives parents who can't (or choose not to) give there time in the school the opportunity to still help out.  Boxtops for Education is great because all you have to do is collect boxtops from some of the popular brands, like Betty Crocker, turn then in to the school and collect cash to go towards education!

MyBlogSpark and Betty Crocker have come together to spread the word about Boxtops for Education and are allowing me to give away a fun prize pack on my blog today!  

 Prize Pack includes:
  • Cupcake iclips
  • Cupcake bag
  • Cupcake notepads
  • Box Tops for Education pencils
  • Neoprene Lunch Sack


Want to win?  I'm making this one VERY easy!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog telling me your favorite Betty Crocker dessert.  

The winner will be chosen randomly on November 14th.  DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!

Want more chances to win?  Spread the word on your blog, FB Page or Twitter and leave the link in the comments for an extra chance.  And YES you can enter ONCE each day it's open!  

SO GO!  


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Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11 - Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

As a military spouse, it is my humble opinion that Veterans should be celebrated more often.  And as a military spouse, thinking about Veterans and the sacrifices they have given is an everyday thing, especially when you live on base and you see soldiers from every walk of life every single day.

I wasn't able to attend the Veterans Day program and either of the kids schools this week, as they really don't send out reminders of these events the way they did at their school in GA.  They have a small gym and would prefer not to have a lot of parents at many of these events because they don't have enough room to compensate everyone.  


Well, this past week, I was invited to attend the Resilient Spouse Academy, which is a conference put together to give spouses information about military life, coping with life in general and creating bonds withe families and other spouses.  

I was inspired!  I was a chance to meet with some wonderful ladies from all walks and phases of the military life, share ideas and gain and understanding for the hand we have been dealt, whatever that may be.  

As a senior spouse, I felt blessed to be a part of this group.  We are now one year shy of retirement and there are so many things I just didn't know.  There are tons of programs out there now, many that are through the ACS (Army Community Center) that are there to help families with ANYTHING they might need.  

NO ONE has to go through ANY situation alone!

Buying a car, dealing with finances, raising your kids, building a stronger marriage, going though hard financial times, or just needing someone to talk to.  ACS has you covered!  

Okay, I'm behind on the updates here, but I will do my best to get better with my blogging.  For those of you that are NOT on my FB page, you probably don't know that I now have a Work From Home contracting job!

(insert applause HERE!)

I am a program advisor for a school called Meditec and my job is to spread the word about the MyCAA program to Military Spouses, giving them the opportunity to enroll in a course at Meditec for FREE with the $4000 MyCAA grant.  

Easy, huh?  Well, you'd think that women that qualify wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of a free education, but not so.  So, I continuing inviting ladies to spread the word about the program, and I love being able to help military spouses make a difference in their lives.

I may have found my passion for now.  I really love working in a job that informs spouses of their benefits and I really love working with spouses on my Huachuca Wives page on FB and being able to give them information that might be beneficial to them at some point and being there to help answer questions as well.  I simply love the fact that I have the ability help in some way.