Abi's Summer Wardrobe

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The weather is turning warmer here in Georgia, at least it is trending that way. So over Spring Break, my kids and I went through clothes. You know the exhausting drill of which I speak. It consists of: ‚Äč Washing the clothes Sorting the clothes Trying them all on Shopping for new ones For the most part, we were lucky this year. My boys don't really...
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Ingrid Christ Middleton ~ 5.7.1922 - 4.1.2018

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Ingrid Christ Middleton , 95, passed from this Earth on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, in the presence of family. She resided for the past eleven years at Shenandoah Place in New Market, Virginia, where she received loving care. Previously she lived in Hicksville, NY, Shelburne Falls, MA and Whiting, NJ. She was a member of Reformation Lutheran Chur...
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6 Ways for Augusta Families to Rock this Summer

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Summer is coming! I'm so excited about warm weather and sunshine. We just moved to the area earlier this spring and we've really enjoyed exploring what the greater Augusta area has to offer. As Spring Break snuck up on us, and the world descended on Augusta, I wanted to make sure I had a plan for the summer weeks. My kiddos will be 9, 8, and 2 this...
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5 Ways to Cut Spending in April

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Money may be a somewhat taboo topic in today's society, but one thing we can all agree we like to talk about is how to save money! My husband and I are fans of the Dave Ramsey plan of getting out of debt. If you don't know about the baby steps, check them out below. In early 2017 we paid off all of our credit card debt, for the last time! We have v...
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5 Cost Efficient Ways To Update An Older Home

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This is a sponsored guest post, but all opinions are those of the author. Hi everyone! My name is Alex Berger and I am a freelance writer and blogger at The Berger Bungalow. When my husband and I were looking to purchase our first home, we considered many different options. Older homes, new homes, and even homes to build. One thing I noticed with m...
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Living in Augusta: 2018 Bucket List

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I'm incredibly lucky to be living in a place full of friends. Not just new military friends, you know the ones you meet within the first few days after a move and hopelessly cling to as you both figure out your new life. But old military friends too. The ones you haven't seen in ten years but it doesn't matter; you pick up where you left off. The w...
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Four Things I Bought When I Moved

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Moving is exciting, right? Well, I'd argue that it gets less fun the more times you do it within a 12-month period. But, there are some aspects of moving that are exciting. Finding a new house, hanging pictures in new rooms, rearranging furniture. And, buying new things! We've been waiting to settle in a "permanent" home to buy a few new things. (Y...
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Going Green in the Kitchen

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I'm now settled in our new house in Georgia. Ok, that's a lie. I'm telling myself I'm settled because I'm done being "in transition." And this kitchen, just makes me so happy! An island, a big fridge, a nice pantry, and it's very pretty. And with the move into this house, I jumped right back into my paper-free kitchen plan. When we moved into our F...
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Military Spouse Events 2018

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Military Spouse life is so hectic! There are so many great events coming up this year that I decided we really need a central location to host them. All too often, the event invitations pile up in our inbox box and before we know it, we've missed them. Here's what I have. If I've missed your event, please email me and I'll add it!   April 12-1...
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Eat More Plants! {Bonus Crock-Pot Vegetable Soup Recipe}

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Hi, I'm Cassie from Plant-Based Adventure ! I'm so honored to be doing a guest post for Rebecca this month as she focuses on health and wellness. Let's dive in with how I got started plant-based eating, how I got my family on board, and what I learned in the first year.  How I got started with plant-based eating My plant-based adventure starte...
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Why I Love the 'Army Wife' Label

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There are so many stereotypes in the world, most of them based on a few unfortunate encounters with a few wild people. One of the ones that annoy me the most is the negative way people, especially those within the military community, use the term "Army Wife."  One such example is the author who wrote for Task & Purpose in early 2016 (who, ...
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Why No Milspouse is an Island

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I didn't realize the importance of having military spouse friends until we went to our second duty station. When we first got married, we didn't live on base. We didn't want to. Home was a place to escape military life. Sure, we often had friends over, and most of his friends were other Marines, but the military wasn't my life. That was his thing. ...
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Cooking with Essentials Oils: Are you for real?

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Using essential oils for aromatherapy is something even the most skeptical person can usually get behind. Applying them topically to your body is a stretch for some people. And when I start talking about ingesting Young Living Essential Oils is when I usually lose people entirely. So, let's start out at the beginning, what are essential oils?  ...
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4 Ways to Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast

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About this time last year  I went on a cereal strike. I was so tired of my children eating multiple bowls of cereal for breakfast and then coming back for a snack an hour later. I was also equally tired of buying enough cereal for them to do so! So I made a simple decision. No cereal for breakfast.   It took some adjusting, on both our pa...
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3 Things to Do After Publication

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Your  first freelance writing assignment is complete. You are published! After you share your piece with everyone you know and read it a million times over, there are some practical steps you should take. Hopefully. you are already keeping track of ideas, pitches, and assignments. So adding a few extra columns to your trusty Excel spreadsheet ...
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7 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

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As a mother it is very hard to shop smart and be frugal. I don't know about you, but I have always hated grocery shopping. Why? Because the cost of  groceries is crazy expensive. I can't imagine how families with more than three people can afford it. And the prices just keep going up. I hate how much money we spend on groceries. There are seve...
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Yes, you really need an Instant Pot

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"I don't need an Instant Pot," I told my friend for the millionth time. "I have a crock pot." I could list a half a dozen reasons the Instant Pot wouldn't save me any time or money. I had been using my crockpot, almost daily, for years. Years! For a while, I even had two of them. I could make anything in my crockpot. Unless I forgot to take the mea...
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The Journey That Started with a Drop

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In fall of 2014, I was searching for something. I'm not sure I even knew what I was searching for. Life was good, my family was healthy but something felt off. My shoulder was bothering me, my back was bothering me and I was looking for some alternatives. My journey took me to my friend Carolyn, who asked if I was interested in learning about Young...
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How to make 2018 a year of reading, for everyone

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This year was full of many things, but for me, it was a very slow year of reading. From having a baby to moving across the country to working almost full-time from home, I just didn't have enough time left to pick up a book. I read a few, in short spurts, and I loved them, but I didn't read as much as I wanted to. Each year, there is a great readin...
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Yes, It Fits My Macros

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I'm starting week 7 of my macro journey with Stay Fit Mom and I'm loving it. I've been attempting to eat macro-friendly meals for almost 5 months and wasn't seeing enough results. I got frustrated and stopped, just like I have with almost every other eating program I've tried. But then I decided to get serious, and get a coach. Tracy is amazing. Sh...
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