Support Our Veterans :: Greenlight a Vet

Today is Veteran’s Day, but it should not be the only day that we honor the men and women who have served for our country. For us. These men and women are some of America’s bravest and hard-working. They are the reason we are free. They deserve our respect and honor.

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It can be hard to show our veterans the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.

How can you get involved?
Change one light to green in a visible location-on your porch, in your home, or at your office-and keep it glowing every day as a symbol of appreciation and support for our veterans. Then, share your support by taking a picture of your green light and posting it using the hashtag #greenlightavet.

Visit to learn more about additional resources and organizations that support veterans and their families. Together, we can build a bridge between veterans and civilians and make a better tomorrow for all Americans.

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

How Do You Honor Your Dad on Father’s Day?

Father’s Day. A day to honor all the dads in our lives. The Great Grandfathers, the Grandfathers, and all those whom we, and those before us, call Daddy.

This year I recognize many of the great fathers in my life:

My Great Grandpa Les, who has gone home to be with the Lord. He was fun, goofy, loving, generous, and kind. I learned so much from him. I miss him every day and wish my children had been given the privilege to know him.

My Great Grandpa Joe, aka Poppy Joe. In spite of his grumpy looks and always calling us all by the wrong names (on  purpose!), we love his kind heart and gruff ways.

The one who gave my husband life – my father-in-law, Paul. Thank you for raising my babies’ daddy to be such a god-fearing man. You are loved.

My Dad. I used to call him Pa. My children call him Poppy. The one who has loved me for as long as I can remember, let me hop on him, taught me how to ride a bike and swim, pulled out my loose teeth (with pliers!), acted as the “tooth angel,” provided for me, protected me, and so much more. I love you, Dad!

And, last but not least, my husband – the father of our seven beautiful children. Thank you for loving our kids so fiercely, for leading us, for providing for us all without complaint, for finding new and adventurous ways to have fun with us, and for always doing all you do in such a big way. I am so grateful that God brought us together to do this parenting thing side by side. You make me a better mom and our kids are so very blessed. We love you!!

Fathers Day

To honor my kiddos’ dad this year, we treated him to lunch out, enjoyed an afternoon of Monopoly and soccer with him, and then he decided he wanted to grill some tri-tip for us all for dinner. It was a great day for all of us!

How about you? What did you do to honor the dads in your life today?

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Disclosure: I have partnered with Oral-B to bring you this post.

Update Your Wardrobe for Summer

Here in Texas, summer seems to come pretty early. I’ve been wearing my beloved tanks for a while now, but just headed to Walmart to find some summer attire that included some shorts, since the temperatures promised to be in the upper 80s and low 90s this weekend.

I was not disappointed… I found a couple of great pairs of shorts, both in denim and a cool cotton fabric. Of course, I added a couple of tank tops to my ever growing collection, but I also found a sheer flowery top to wear over a cami, that came with a belt. A perfect way to complete a summer outfit that is not too casual, but can be dressed up to be worn throughout the summer for just about any occasion.

The demin shorts I added to my wardrobe for summer are mid-thigh. I did choose the distressed look, just because I am still young at heart and feel like I can pull off the look. I paired these with the flowery top  (link to similar style online) I found and a pair of brown flats.

denim mid-thigh shorts
Summer fashion - dress up those shorts

The second pair of shorts I picked up are No Boundaries Soft Challis (in mutli Aztec stripes). These are super comfy and I will most likely wear them with a tank top, but can dress them up with a black belt if the occasion so calls for a more chic look.

Summer Style

All in all, I found just what I was looking for at Walmart, but will say that there were many summery dresses that I will most likely add to my wardrobe in the coming weeks.

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.