Infertility · Motherhood · veteran

I had no idea I could love the way I do…

They should’ve warned me that I would love my husband so much more once he became the father of my miracle baby boys. That I wouldn’t remember what the old love had felt like. That we’d have challenges, and arguments for sure. Especially not agreeing on how to do things for our sons. That I’d… Continue reading I had no idea I could love the way I do…

Beauty · Fashion · Military · Motherhood · veteran

My nail art after retirement

      Most of the people who knew me in the Air Force, knew that I was very conservative with my nails.  To stay within “Air Force standards”, my nails were a very boring pink and white acrylics.  Now don’t get me wrong, pink and white is very pretty, but not when you’ve had… Continue reading My nail art after retirement

Food · Motherhood · My Recipes · veteran

Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Magic’s Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe 1 cup butter (I use unsalted butter) 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 3/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) Cinnamon & sugar for rolling Baking instructions: In your mixing bowl, cream together butter,… Continue reading Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Military · veteran

Military, Suicide, and My Confession

For 22 years of my Air Force career, I heard about suicide and attended every “mandatory” suicide prevention briefing.  But for the last 6 years of my career I worked hand in hand with an officer who was my commander, my immediate supervisor, and someone I called my friend.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m here to tell you…I… Continue reading Military, Suicide, and My Confession

Military · veteran

Filing for Veteran’s Administration (VA) Disability Compensation

Filing for Veteran’s Administration (VA) disability compensation  *Disclosure: these opinions and personal experiences are my own and I do not work for the Veterans Administration. Where should I start? After retiring from the Air Force I still ran into a challenge; filing for VA disability compensation.  So I thought I would share my experience in… Continue reading Filing for Veteran’s Administration (VA) Disability Compensation

Beauty · Fashion · Military · Sports · veteran

The fashion style of a 22-year veteran

The fashion style of a 22-year veteran. I retired from the Air Force earlier this year (April 2016). The one thing that I did not plan on doing after retirement was starting another job.  I happen to land a pretty decent gig, that I couldn’t pass up.  Why not start another retirement right? Well to say… Continue reading The fashion style of a 22-year veteran

Military · veteran

What should you do with your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) when you separate from the Uniformed Services?

I just retired from the USAF this past April (2016).  But before I separated I was faced with a decision regarding my Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account. Because I was choosing to retire/separate, that eliminates me from continuing to contribute to your TSP.  Decisions? I decided to make a full withdrawal before I separated from… Continue reading What should you do with your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) when you separate from the Uniformed Services?