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Toss out the boxed mixes, this Classic Yellow Cake is all you need to create the perfect cupcakes or birthday cake!

From the Kitchen


Classic Homemade Yellow Cake

Toss out the boxed mixes, this Classic Yellow Cake is all you need to create the perfect cupcakes or birthday cake!

Blondies by The Foodie Army Wife


Classic homemade blondies are a simple treat to make…what is hard is keeping them from disappearing!

Ham and Potato Gratin from The Foodie Army Wife

Ham & Potato Gratin

Ham and Potato Gratin is a cheesy dish that is served up from your crockpot. As a kid, I grew up eating scalloped potatoes and ham. This is a similar dish, but the cheese gives it just a bit more flavor!

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Travel & Dining


An Impromptu Date Night at Bravo!

The other day I headed to check the mail in my post office box. I normally check it about once a week but it had been closer to a week and a half or more since I had had the chance to get over there. It’s just been that kind of January – you know […]

A Road Trip to Florence, Alabama

A Road Trip to Florence, Alabama

The other day my dear friend, C.A. and I went on a day trip to Florence, Alabama. We arrived in the late morning and our first stop of course, was for coffee at the nearby Rivertown Coffee Company. Rivertown is a quaint little coffee shop where you can get some delicious coffee and food. C.A. […]

Tips for Making PCSing an Adventure

Tips for Making PCSing an Adventure

Most people know that PCS season can be a stressful one. For those who do not know, a PCS is a Permanent Change of Station. It means that you have received that little piece of paper that changes your whole life. Your family is going to pack up, load up and move to a whole […]

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Home, Garden & Life


Oh Chena!

So this morning I was on the phone, on hold for about 45 minutes, waiting for an appointment clerk so that I could make an appointment for something. While on the phone, I let Chena out in the back yard. Then, as I sat there, listening to the mind-numbing recording that played over and over […]


Celebrity Look Alike?

Over the years I have been told that I look like a few different celebrities – depending upon my hairstyle at the time and such. But today I got a new one!


Christmas Traditions | #OperationInTouch

Here we are on the verge of another holiday – I’m thinking back on Christmas Traditions of years past. Over the years we have had many Christmases in many places. Our first Christmas as a family was in Virginia. My husband was “lucky” enough to have gotten assigned to “CQ” duty that night. He spent […]

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