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Making it through a screen-free week

As part of NextGen MilSpouse’s Make 2016 Your Bitch Challenge week nine was having a week of no screen evenings. Full disclosure: I wrote the article and took it on as a personal challenge since I may have a problem with FOMO and screen addiction. So James and I started our no screen week and here’s what we did…

I participated in the NextGen MilSpouse weekly podcast to talk about going screen-free. Let's just say this: the struggle was real. Listen now: http://bit.ly/1LLY5Kr

I participated in the NextGen MilSpouse weekly podcast to talk about going screen-free. Let’s just say this: the struggle was real. Listen now: http://bit.ly/1LLY5Kr

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Tips for Being Productive When You Work from Home

I have worked on and off from home for a few years. The first time I was telecommuting to a job across the country, the second I had flexibility at my job and worked from home to avoid traffic a few days a week, and for the last 7 months or so I’ve been doing freelance work, so my home is my office. I’ve talked about it a bit here when I reference my lack of writing on the blog – but it’s easy to get distracted at home. You’ve got your TV, chores, errands, bed…and I will admit that I am by no means an expert on this nor mastered the art of working from home – it’s a constant work in progress. But there are some things that help me be productive, so here we go!

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Making our perfect breakfast table

When we moved into our new house there was one element that I was really excited about: our breakfast nook. The only thing missing was the perfect table. Instead of looking for a brand new one we decided to look for an antique table to paint/refurbish. The hunt took us to a lot of antique stores in the area (and there are are a lot), we saw refurbished furniture, furniture that should have stayed in the 70s, and furniture that was just overpriced or too big. But we finally found the perfect table.

Refurbishing breakfast nook table More Than a Military Spouse

The table in our nook before painting. Photo by Jessica Hall

Refurbishing furniture More than a military spouse

Another view of the table. Photo by Jessica Hall

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Music Monday: “Home” by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

This is one of my favorite songs hands down. It is fun to dance to and super catchy, but the message is simple “Home is wherever I am with you.” I find this so true in my life moving all the time. Anytime we are together it’s home. So while the age-old question “where are you from?” is difficult to answer, I know that when I’m with the hubby that that is home.

 

What do you think of this song? Any other personal favorite songs that describe your relationship?