One-On-One With My Deployed Husband

I interviewed Matt this time. His answers made my day!

Let Freedom Bloom!

Fourth of July means fireworks and bbq’s and a heart full of gratitude for the freedom we have been given. Thanks to all who serve and continue to serve in our military! To further make your July 4th celebratory, how about a sweet Outback deal?!

In pursuit of life, liberty and bloomin’ happiness, declare your independence from paying for a Bloomin’ Onion®! Outback celebrates America’s Independence Day by offering free Bloomin’ Onions on July 4. It’s time to let freedom bloom!

Visit an Outback location in the 50 states on July 4, tell your server to “let freedom bloom!” and you’ll receive a free Bloomin’ Onion to share with your best mates! To find an Outback location near you, visit

ALSO! To honor Military Mates, we will continue to offer Veterans and active military 10% off the entire check when they dine at Outback for lunch or dinner, up until July 4, 2013. 

Interview with my Military Kids

I did a little question and answer with my kids about being a military family and deployment over at Kids VT. I love their answers!

Outback Deals for Father’s Day!

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Everyone knows the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach — and dads are no exception.

I remember going out to dinner with my Dad when we were kids. Whether it was a special occasion or not, we always had a great time! He is a fun guy and would always try to find ways to embarrass us in public places. For instance, if we went to a burger place, he’d ask, “Ya’ll have any tacos?” Or he would use an accent when ordering our food. It was always something. Even as embarrassing as it would be at times, I loved it! My Dad can make me laugh like no one else. I’m really excited to be able to spend this Father’s Day with my Dad and looking forward to what crazy antics he’ll pull when we take him to Outback!

Planning on dining at Outback this Father’s Day to satisfy this special guy’s craving for an award-winning steak? We’ve got the inside scoop! When you bring dad in for a meal on Father’s Day, you’ll leave with an extra gift from Outback – a certificate for $10 off two dinner entrees that can be used on a future visit! Hey, maybe you can even treat Dad again for all the things he has done for you throughout the years! This Father’s Day certificate will be given out in restaurant only while supplies last!

Get in early and be sure to ask your server about the offer!

Certificate details: Valid for Dinner only June 17-June 30,2013. $10 off the purchase of 2 dinner entrees or $5 off the purchase of one dinner entree. This offer is valid for dinner only, and is not valid for the No Worries Wednesday Complete Meal for 2 or in conjunction with any other offer or discount. 

Content and/or other value provided by out partner, Outback Steakhouse.

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Finishing Strong

I’m not going to just finish, I’m going to finish strong. 

Finishing Strong

#BestMates – Outback Gift Card Giveaway

UPDATE! The winner of the $20 Outback gift card is Bobbi! 

Thanks for everyone who entered and remember to take your military loved ones to Outback through July 4th!

Last week I shared about the Best Mates program going on at Outback during which they are giving 10% off to military families from May 27 – July 4.

Today, I’m giving you a chance to enjoy a night out at by giving away a $20 gift card to Outback!

It’s quite simple, leave a comment on this post thanking someone you know who has served in the armed forces. Let’s fill this page with love and gratitude towards our military heroes!
You can earn an extra entry by tweeting “This Memorial Day through July 4th @Outback supports our troops with a 10% discount. #BestMates”

Leave a comment and you’re entered. Tweet and leave me a link to prove it and you’re entered again!

The giveaway will close at midnight on 6/5/13 and I will announce the winner Thursday morning!

Read more! Follow #bestmates and #Outbackptr on your Social Media outlets!

Content and/or other value provided by out partner, Outback Steakhouse.

War in a Different Time

Why I’m thankful that we are going through a deployment in these days of technology…

War in a Different Time

#BestMates – Outback Military Discount!

I love me some steak. Outback just gave me even more reason to love it! Being a military family is hard work, it’s nice to be recognized like this; 10% off a meal is pretty great! 
A deployment can be a lonely, stressful time for military families. Sometimes, going out for dinner is a life saver for us. It helps to change things up a bit and get everyone out of the house! Put a discount on top of that and it makes for a really nice night! We will definitely be taking advantage of this great deal during this deployment.
Thanks, Outback!
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Read more! Follow #bestmates and #Outbackptr on your Social Media outlets!

Content and/or other value provided by out partner, Outback Steakhouse.

Duct Tape Parenting Myself Out Of A Job

I’ve been challenged by Duct Tape Parenting to try new things with the boys, today I share over at BVT Moms Blog about our new adventure that is working out quite nicely!

Operation: Military Kids

These are some of my favorite people! Read why here:

Operation: Military Kids