I recently had the pleasure of attending Army Wife Network‘s “Coupon Boot Camp Webinar”, supported in part by the Commissary Shopper. I have to admit while I was sitting through it, two days for a couple hours each day, I began to question what I was being taught compared to what I already knew. Pretty basic stuff. But it was an opportunity to educate myself and I took it all in, reaffirming mostly and taking in a few bits and pieces as well. (As an example, I had no idea you could use a manufacturer coupon and a BJ’s coupon on the same item … two coupons for one item; TOO cool!) But then yesterday…
One Thousand Posts – Let’s Celebrate!
It has been an amazing journey at ‘Our Letters to You’, a military family blog. I started writing in 2007 and now just a few short years later our team has written a thousand blog-posts! Blogs full of empowerment, support, education, fun and a bit of ‘been there done that’. One-thousand posts; This calls for a celebration!… Which is just what we are going to do. We have some great prizes thanks to some wonderful companies that support our military families. Two $250 Visa Cards from USAA One $100 Gift Card from SearsOne $100 Gift Card from Home DepotA beautiful pendent from USAA.com/Jewelry (valued at over $500)A $50 Visa Card from Dee Ramsay…
Military Family Support
I’ve been watching the news lately regarding President Obama’s call to support military-families. This support is needed! The military lifestyle affects more than the soldier, sailor, marine, or airman. I am certainly glad to see our leaders acknowledging the family! But, I also feel that government agencies aren’t the only forms, maybe even not the best forms, of support out there. The best support I have found through the years of military-living is from my family, my neighbors, other moms, other military families. People. I find support in people. Then there are other great /people/ run organizations. Like, MilitaryAvenue and all of the Partners that stand behind us! Other top…
Day 2 USAA Auto Circle Blogger Event
USAA Auto Circle Blogger Event Day 2 at the USAA Auto Circle Blogger Event for the military bloggers! They get to see and drive the USAA Preferred Vehicles! Do you have any questions that we can relay to USAA for you? Please leave a comment or forward questions to firstname.lastname@example.org! So many great bloggers there! Watch for your favorites as they write about this great event! Have you seen the list of military bloggers on the right side of Our Letters to You? It is an extensive list! If you twitter here is a list of bloggers (including MilitaryAvenue’s Dan) and USAA folks at the event gathering information to share…
USAA Auto Circle Blogger Event
USAA Auto Circle Blogger Event The military bloggers are at USAA including MilitaryAvenue! Be sure to follow on twitter.com at #USAABE! Some pictures to wet your appetite for all the fun and information coming fromUSAA! Who is there? From twitter.com (with hashmark #USAABE) : @MilitaryAvenue @mymilitarylife @BlueStarFamily @Beth_Wilson @michaelfkelly @JohnHancock61 @ArmyWifeNetwork @EnlistedSpouses @SMUSteffyLou @BudgetsAreSexy Photo Credits: MilitaryAvenue1- Entrance to USAA2- Meeting new friends and seeing old ones too3- USAA Media CenterbyColonel KonMonday, July 26, 2010Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Col K,Dan,military family,USAA
Would you like a bouquet?
Recently we traveled to Fort Riley and participated in the Army Wife Network (AWN) “Priceless Package”. When this event comes to your post, be FIRST in line to sign up for a seat. It is an unbelievable time of relaxing, laughing, learning and sharing. All attendees walk out of that room with a greater understanding of military pride. They are armed with battle buddies, recognize that normal is WONDERFUL and gripping a piece of normalcy and holding on to that with flexed fingers is all important. Like my Aunt used to say… “whatever doesn’t make you stronger kills ya.” She had a way with words! This time is a must…
The REAL “Priceless Packages” at Ft Riley
It is a tough time to be a military family! Period! No ifs; ands or buts! The military members’ multiple deployments to combat zones and the inherent dangers are too frequent with not enough time in between! The Guard and Reserve forces are being over tasked beyond their traditional roles and the active duty forces are seeing multiple deployments while continuing to PCS; do continuation and upgrade training; and respond to contingencies such as Haiti humanitarian relief! So seeing smiles and hearing young Army spouses laughing and giggling during last weeks Army Wife Network’s Field Exercise and their “Priceless Packages” was great! Star Henderson and Tara Crooks led a “seminar”…
Contests and Giveaways: Army Wife Network & Hero on My Arm
I recieved a personal note for two contests going on that I thought you may be interested in. The first is from Army Wife Network, a great-group of gals, here to enlighten and empower. I highly recommend them to any Army Wife out there! The second contest is from Hero On My Arm with Free Shipping and a Giveaway. How fun! Read on to learn more: From Army Wife Network: Do you HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO CREATE OUR AWN 10 MILER CADENCE? From now through May 31st (at midnight) ENTER the AWN CADENCE CONTEST! What we expect: An audio or a video demonstration of the cadence with written words. How…