National Military Spouse Appreciation Day + A New Product

Good morning everyone! Today is National MILSPO Appreciation Day, and while I’m not quite a spouse I still understand the struggle and the importance of the military spouse. My boyfriend has reminded me several times that he wouldn’t be able to do this without me. It is so important for those in the military to have a good support system back home.

Today, I celebrate each and every one of you who may be struggling with military life, or is handling it just fine. Whatever your story is, I am proud of YOU. It’s tough work, and I get it.

I want to share with you a new project I have been working on these past few weeks. I decided that I wanted to start making prints that I could sell and then donate to a cause I care about. I have chosen to start donating to the Children of Fallen Patriots. 

Our mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. We are dedicated to serving the families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths.

We believe a college education is the single most important gift we can give these children. We believe this is an important investment in the future of America. We believe this is one of the best ways we can honor those who died defending our country.

Below are just a few of the prints you can purchase for a cause. I want to create things that really have been speaking to me as I deal with long distance. I want to encourage those in the same boat as me. I want to spread happiness in any way that I can.

By purchasing a print from me, you can feel like you, too, are making a difference in someone else’s life.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE MY CHARITY PRINTS.

Military Talk: What I’ve Learned In One Year of Military Life

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Wow! I really cannot believe my love has been in the US Air Force for one year!! I can still remember the day he left like it happened yesterday. That day I was filled with so many questions. Will we last? What am I going to do if I can’t talk to him? Is this going to be too hard for me? 

I’m here to tell my younger self, that yes you CAN do it! Being long distance is tough. It requires a whole lot of effort, and a whole lot of trust.

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Freebie Friday: Handlettered Printable

adventure-being-pintHappy Friday, lovelies! Another week finished, another Freebie Friday! Today’s printable is available in 5×7 or 8×10. You can grab this print below by clicking one of the links. This print was designed using my iPad Pro + Apple Pencil. I’m obsessed with banners and flowers lately!

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Freebie Friday: Handlettered Printable

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Hello lovelies! It’s Friday which means I have another freebie for you. I created this ombre design by using my iPad Pro. I am loving what the iPad has allowed for my creativity. This design is perfect for Valentine’s Day decor, parties, etc.

I hope this print reminds you to spread love and not hate.

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Long Distance Valentine’s Cards

valentines-pintValentine’s is a tricky holiday to be apart from your significant other. It’s a day filled with post after post of cute things your friends have received. It’s post after post of reasons why so-and-so love each other. There’s probably someone getting engaged.

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Freebie Friday: Handlettered Printable

goodbyes-are-not-forever-pintHappy Friday, lovelies! We have survived another week. At the beginning of last year I tried keeping up with my Freebie Fridays but after the New Year Motivation wore off, it kept going to the back burner. But this year I am determined to make printables more often. I think they are a great way to fill your home with unique art, for less.

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Military Talk: Our Christmas Holiday, 2016

holiday-vacay-pintThis past Christmas was our 3rd Christmas spent together. But this year was definitely the most difficult. He had just gotten home on December 23rd, and it was a constant struggle finding time for just ourselves. We were able to celebrate Christmas and his birthday (NYE) together and that was really important for me. He wasn’t able to come home in time for my birthday (Dec. 14) but being able to spend time with him for 11 days definitely made up for that.

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