life military wife PCS

Closer and Closer

As we get closer and closer to this move becoming a reality…the more and more I find myself becoming truly excited about all the new experiences my little family is going to have.

A pcs overseas might have been the best non-planned thing that’s happened to us lately!

pcs overseas preparation

My in-laws took their last trip to South Carolina to visit us this past week and surprised my husband with a few early birthday gifts: travel books covering Great Britain and Europe.Β  Perfect!Β  The overboard planner in myself was thrilled to get my hands on these.Β  πŸ™‚

In addition to getting to spend time with them, they helped us out immensely by watching the girls so that we could run a few errands that needed to be done before the packers/movers arrive (we’re about a month or so out from that).

So what was the biggest errand?Β  A trip to Ikea of course!

Our closest Ikea is a little over two hours away in Charlotte, NC so it’s not too far away…but just far away enough to be a pain.Β  With our girls staying the day with my in-laws, we were able to take the car seats out and prep to haul some purchases back with us!

Though we didn’t buy any seats, we did try a few out to see what we might be interested in buying from one of the London Ikeas once we find a house rentals/know what kind of space we are working with.Β  Some of the things we did buy were two Minnen beds (for the girls), two mattresses, two Raskog carts (I’m thinking they will be used for craft, kitchen or bathroom storage), a Trofast system to hide the girls’ toys in our future family room, and a few odds and ends.Β  And I’m going to admit that I hope our future house has enough room to fit this couch (it’s a new couch that Ikea recently started carrying…it’s got a slipcover that can be washed!).

Everything was left in its box so it will be easy to get packed up with all of our other household goods.Β  We’ve also been told that it should take 2-3 months before our things will arrive in England (I’m going to keep reminding myself what an amazing experience this will be so that I don’t worry about things like not having my stuff for 3 months, ha!).

And of course in the middle of the craziness of a move, I have to take a few moments to just remember that things will work out, to not stress (or at least try not stress 100% of the time), and just enjoy the moment


A walk around the neighborhood with the girls.





eat food

Simple Tuna Melt Sandwich

Guess what’s right around the corner?Β  Earth Day! I figured what better way to celebrate than to share a simple and family friendly recipe that we enjoy in our house:Β  A simple tuna melt!Β  The best part is that…

life military wife PCS

Have I Mentioned That I’m Stressed?

So you might have heard; the Air Force gave my husband pcs orders to England. And I’m stressed. But at least the kids aren’t. She’s on spring break without a care in the world.Β  And I’m just wishing to…

sew vintage patterns

Picture Day – Simplicity 1598

Today is picture day at school and I found that out last Friday. I had one decision to quickly make = run to the store and buy a nice outfit or use some of the fabric that I’ve got…

life military wife PCS

We’re Moving

All my bags are packed and I’m ready to go… Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth, lol!Β  I mean, I’m ready to leave Sumter, SC buuuut totally didn’t see what was coming.Β  My husband got orders last…


Mealtime Madness

Our two pugs, Tater and Bruce, are the four legged members of our family…our first babies.Β  πŸ™‚ The pugs’ morning routine = bathroom break and then breakfast.Β  That’s why they look like they are anxiously waiting for something, lol!…


Meet Blanche

Meet Blanche… Blanche is a Singer Featherweight machine and was made on February 15th, 1938!Β  Which means she just turned 78 and is in fabulous condition and sews beautifully! And if this is the Blanche that popped into your…