July 29, 2011

Semper Shop...

This is the last weekend for the Semper Shop sale! I hope you'll support my teeny business by grabbing a card or two! :)

Enter the code SEMPER15 at checkout to get 15% off your entire order, plus get free shipping! That makes the individual cards $1.70 and note card sets $11.90!

Top 5 things I do when I see a license plate from my home state...

  1. Assume they are actually from my home state and don't just have the car registered there.
  2. Either speed up or slow down so I can get a better look.
  3. Examine other car "flair" to find out more about this home state native.  College?  Military affiliation?  Stick figure kids? 
  4. Give a quick little wave if they catch me looking at them and silently cringe with embarrassment. 
  5. Drive on and feel like another little piece of home is driving close by. 

Semper Shop

July 26, 2011

Rainbow Brite...

Remember her?  She used to be one of my favorites!  And, for some reason, my outfit today reminded me of her. 

I got this dress at Ross for like $12.99 a while ago and have literally worn it 50 different ways (including as a maternity dress).  It has so many fun colors to work with...I've never worn it the same way twice!  Dressing well (and cutely (??)) is so easy with a stash of fun, easy-to-wear cotton dresses like this one!     


I was featured on Diary of a Devil Dog Wife yesterday!  She is another Marine wife with an awesome blog!  Thank you, Marah!

Diary of a Devil Dog Wife

July 22, 2011

A few of my favorite things...

Homemade applie pie in the window sill!  I felt like I was living in a cartoon.  I swear I saw a cartoon dog sniffing around outside the window!

July 19, 2011

Hero on My Wrist Review...

I was recently contacted to do a review of a great product for military supporters. Hero on My Wrist "specializes in custom jewelry pieces that support the military family" (http://heroonmywrist.com/) and can be used "to raise awareness for a loved one or for a family who has lost their hero and would like to commemorate their loss" (Sabrina Brown).

I received a package full of beautifully coordinated information on the company, a Support on My Wrist bracelet, and a kit for Hero on my Hand from the business's owner and designer, Sabrina Brown. I was a little unsure when I first saw a sheet of directions for how to wear the bracelet and how to make the ring (I am not so great at following written directions and almost always defer to Hubby when directions are required). But my fears were in vain! The directions and pictures were so easy to follow...even for me!

The end products (after the directions) are simply adorable--and patriotic! Hero on My Wrist jewelry is a great way to promote awareness for your military loved ones or just to show support for our fantastic military. They also happen to be the perfect accessory for Red Friday and for the recurring nautical fashion trend! ;) 

I hope that you will support a fellow military wife's business that seeks to honor our troops! 

The Hero on My Hand kit turns into this!  It made me feel crafty! ;)

Hero on My Wrist bracelet! 

July 15, 2011

Think about such things...

"'Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave.  As you enter the home, give it your greeting.  If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.  If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.'"  -Matthew 10:11-14 (NIV)

"'When you enter a town or village, don't insist on staying in a luxury inn.  Get a modest place with some modest people, and be content there until you leave.  When you knock on a door, be courteous in your greeting.  If they welcome you, be gentle in your conversation.  If they don't welcome you, quietly withdraw.  Don't make a scene.  Shrug your shoulders and be on your way.'"  -Matthew 10:11-14 (MSG)

If you're feeling spiritually discouraged by those around you, shake that dust off, shrug your shoulders, and be on your way!

July 13, 2011

Marine green...

I love the military fashion trend (is it a trend if it's the same every year?), but I think I might look ridiculous if I wore a faux medal-studded military jacket or any kind of camo.  So, my alternative to obviously participating in the military "trend" is to wear the color of the beloved Marine Corps' silkies...Marine green/olive drab green/o.d. green/or, if you must, "army" green.   

This pleated linen skirt is my latest find.  I wore it with a cream organza blouse, patent nude heels (*squeal with delight), and antique-inspired pearl and rhinestone necklace.  Oh, and my ferocious "military" dog as an accessory to complete the ensemble.

July 12, 2011

Crotch kevlar...

Thank you, Marine Corps Times, for frequently providing fodder for adolescent-type giggles!

See also: Combat Undies

July 9, 2011

A few of my favorite things...

Lilies from my front yard!  Thank you, base housing, for providing such wonderful yard care!

Chunky Bling giveaway winner...

Congratulations to April on winning the pearl ring!  I will contact you ASAP!  Thank you to everyone that entered! 

July 5, 2011

Chunky Bling Giveaway...

Chunky Bling some cute items at really affordable prices.

This bracelet?  Only $14.95!

This necklace?  Only $12.95!

Cute, right?  Now for the really fun part!  I am giving away one of Chunky Bling's Swarovski Pearl rings

It's super easy to enter the giveaway!  You can leave one comment indicating all the ways you have entered.  The giveaway ends Friday, July 8. 

  1. Mandatory: Follow Semper Wifey on GFC (on the sidebar) AND visit Chunky Bling's website and tell me which is your favorite item. (You get 2 entries for this!)
  2. "Like" Semper Wifey on Facebook.  (You get 1 entry for this!)
  3. Have your own blog?  Become a Chunky Bling affiliate through this link. (You get 3 entries for this!)
  4. Blog about the giveaway.  (You get 2 entry for this!)
Good luck! 

*I am an affiliate member of this company.

July 1, 2011

For the cheeky Navy wife...

I know I've said this before, but as a military wife, I take pride in how I present myself in public.  I love getting dressed up..even for everyday errands.  A cute outfit can add a little extra excitement to an otherwise (sometimes) mundane day.  And you just never know when you'll run into the CO's wife!
Shabby Apple has an incredible sale going on right now through the end of July...20% off everything (use code SUMMER20)!  Their dresses are so stinkin' cute!

For the cheeky Navy wife: $67.20!

 Fab earrings to dress up a T: $22.40!

Dresses from Shabby Apple

*I am an affiliate member of this company. 


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