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    Moving Tip: Use Gallon Bags

    Idea Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/193303008980398883/Use gallon bags to keep drawer items together in the kitchen, bedrooms or bathrooms.When you unpack after your PCS you simply dump items in their new spot & nothing gets lost.   Been-there, done-that:  What is a tip you would share with other military-families? Join Us    byUnknownonSunday, February 23, 2014Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Leanne,pcs,tips

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    Online Vocational Training Scholarship for Veterans

    There are so many opportunities afforded to our military veterans after all they have sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. However, sometimes we just don’t know what is out there. There are 15,000 job openings in the commercial-food service industry for service technicians and Vet2Tech wants to provide scholarships to Veterans for the online vocational training that is required. Head to Vet2Tech Scholarship Challenge! to learn more (including how to apply for this scholarship opportunity: http://vet2tech.org/nonprofit-attacks-high-veteran-unemployment-rate-provides-funding-for-vocational-training/ Hurry for this one though.  Applications are due Friday, January 31st.  Share this opportunity on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest (you can use the handy tool bar on the left if you aren’t mobile)…

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    Apple Chips for your Next Care Package

    Are you looking for something new to put in your next care package?  How about a slice of home?  A reminder of autumn? The taste of crispy apples.  But how do you get it overseas without it turning bad, mushy, yucky?  Enter the power of the dehydrator! To make these yourself you will need: Apples – 4 or 5 per batch An Apple Peeler / Corer  (Here is an example over at Amazon) A Food Dehydrator (An example at Amazon) Wash and core your apples, but leave the peals on for some yummy added fiber.  If you use a corer similar to mine you can simply push the peeler-arm back and it won’t…

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    Wrapping up Month Of The Military Child: Brat Town Bugle

    Today is the last day of Month of the Military Child; but isn’t it something we should celebrate all year long? We highlighted some great resources throughout April on our Facebook page.  We shared Tips on Relocation, YMCA’s Operation Kid Comfort Program, and most importantly a reminder that YOU are the ultimate resource for your military child PLUS so much more.  (Scroll through Facebook.com/MilitaryAvenue to see them all.) One more resource I want to share is Operation We Are Here‘s Brat Town Bugle ™.  The Brat Town Bugle is a wonderful way for your child, children, whole family to showcase what is happening at home.  It could be a monthly project to…

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    Month of the Military Child

    Some articles related to our military children you might find of interest: Military Children Express Sacrifices Through Art, Writing Military Child Month Salutes Children’s Contributions Learning to Save is Key to Financial Responsibility Children Need Routine Environment During Moves, Official Says Helping Children Solve Problems Find more in our Reading Room We are sharing a “Resource of a Day” related to our youngest military-heroes, our military children, on our Facebook page throughout the month of April: http://www.facebook.com/MilitaryAvenue  (Just a few examples:  MilitaryKidsConnect, Military Youth on the Move, The National Military Family Association toolkit.) Find more resources on our ‘Ways to Support Military Children‘ board and lots of great images of…

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    Starting Seeds in Milk Jugs

    I’ve got the itch as anyone who follows my Gardening Pinterest Board very well knows. It’s the beginning of March and I want to be outside, in the dirt, enjoying the sunshine, hard work and noises and smells of Spring. But it isn’t that time in NE Ohio.  Instead the forecast still includes snow, the temperatures are still in the 30s and getting the rototiller out is no where in site.  Sigh… That is why I LOVE starting seeds this time of year.  I get my hands dirty.  I get to watch my plants start.  I get to dream about what my garden will look like this year. A good…

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    Simple Homemade Valentines

    Just a quick post to give you two easy ideas for Homemade Valentine’s Day cards.  Supplies needed: Card Stock Hole Punch (for the helicopter themed card) Tape Some colorful markers Parachute men, Propeller type toys, other small toy that comes in bulk that you can make a fun spin with words.  (Army men = marching in to wish you a Happy Valentines Day; small toy boats = Swam from shore to shore to wish you a Happy Valentines Day.  This is a great time to use your imagination to make it personal.) How about you, do you make your own cards?  Have you seen a card you loved?  Post a link…

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    Super Bowl Sunday: It’s all about the food

    The Super Bowl is this Sunday and I admit, the first thing it brings to mind is food for me.  Clearly the 49ers or Ravens are not in my top 10 teams.  Don’t judge.We will be enjoying Chili, Source: militaryblog.militaryavenue.com via MilitaryAvenue.com on Pinterest Buffalo Chicken Dip, Source: spicedblog.com via MilitaryAvenue.com on Pinterest Salsa, Source: militaryblog.militaryavenue.com via MilitaryAvenue.com on Pinterestand some crunch veggies and dip.  But there are some other great ideas too that I thought you would enjoy!  Be sure to watch our new Celebrations, Gatherings and more – Military Family Style Pinterest Board for more fun ideas  Source: pizzazzerie.com via MilitaryAvenue.com on Pinterest Source: facebook.com via MilitaryAvenue.com on…

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    Valentines Care Package Ideas

    It is that time of year. Time to pull out the USPS Flat Rate Shipping box, decorate it with hearts, smooches and words of endearment and fill it with love. What will you put in your Valentines Care Package?  It is nice to have some economical ideas.  Items he can use but show that you love him.  Things that are small and easy to store that remind him of you.  Love that is shared in a note, a kiss, a smell.  If this sounds up your alley here are some great ideas for your very own Valentines Package: A homemade card or two from the kids would be great.  Leave…

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    The Christmas Tree – Military Family Style

    O Christmas TreeO Christmas TreeHow Lovely are Your branchesIsn’t it amazing how many different styles of Christmas trees there are? The Country Christmas Tree The Patriotic Christmas TreeSource: Uploaded by user via MilitaryAvenue.com on Pinterest The Family Christmas tree filled with handmade ornaments and other special memories   The ‘Ammuntion Tree’!Source: twitpic.com via MilitaryAvenue.com on PinterestEven the Camouflage Christmas TreeSource: treeclassics.com via MilitaryAvenue.com on PinterestWe have one Camouflage Christmas Tree to give away from TreeClassics.com! I think it would be perfect for a Family Readiness Group or Military Spouse Group to display.  It would be lovely in an office or in an armory.  It would look splendid in a home or perhaps the home away from…