ES6tLMQ0PXfdqC9-18bZz9xUQ9E The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife: 6/3/12 - 6/10/12

Saturday, June 9, 2012

FamilyFun - Free Magazine

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Friday, June 8, 2012

"Like" for a good cause!

I just wanted to quickly to let y'all know about a wonderful thing EatSmart Products has going on on their Facebook page this month. For June 2012, EatSmart Products will be donating 50cents for every new Facebook LIKE (in June) to their Charity of the Month, the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias. Please go and "Like" their page! Every person counts! For more information, click the links.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Quiznos 3 NEW Coupons

CLICK HERE to print coupon!
- Get Free Small Sub with purchase of any sub of equal or greater value and a large Fountain Drink. 
- $1 Off a Regular create your own steak or Chicken Sub or $2 Off a Large create your own steak or Chicken Sub 
- $1 Off a Regular create Sub or Large Salad, or $2 Off a Large Sub

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Printable Coupons from

I love coupons! I have done many many shopping trips with coupons and saved TONS of money! Here are some coupons for you to print! Have fun and print away!

Food & Beverage - 
Around the House -  Personal Essentials -  General Mills -  Health & Wellness -  Pet Lovers -  Babies & Kids - 

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Bloggers Wanted! Literary Addicts Kindle Fire Event!

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Mark of the Witch
The Marriage Bargain
Slow Boat to Purgatory
Descended by Blood (Vampire Born Trilogy, #1)
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SpaFinder Gift Card Giveaway

Sweepstakes winner will receive a $500 SpaFinder Gift Card! I could use that!! Could you?
Click HERE to enter!
Ends 6/15/2012!

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Fisher-Price Zen Collection Giveaway

Sweepstakes winner will receive the complete Fisher-Price Zen Collection. So super cute! Good luck!
Click HERE to enter!
Ends 6/15/2012

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Duraflame - Win a Fire Pit!

Just fill in your details HERE for your chance to win a brand new fire pit for your backyard and a supply of duraflame® Campfire Roasting Logs given away monthly this summer!

Ends 8-31-2012

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Spoonful of Comfort Review & Rafflecopter Giveaway

Spring is here and with it brings allergies! Well, at least for me! I have been suffering with allergies for almost a month now. I feel yucky! What do you really need when you aren't feeling very well? Chicken noodle soup of course! I just had the most wonderful chicken soup I've ever had from Spoonful of Comfort!

For review, I was sent 1 64 oz. Jar of Chicken Noodle SoupHalf Dozen Made From Scratch Rolls and Half Dozen Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. When I saw the package sitting on my doorstep, I was thrilled! I was so hungry and my 6 year old had just got home from kindergarten and was ready for lunch. I opened the box and loved the packaging! It's nice to open a box and not just see stuff thrown into it!

The noodle soup was packaged in cold packs so that it wouldn't go bad. In fact, half of the soup was frozen! I actually took comfort in that, knowing that nothing was bad. Everything looked yummy! We could not wait to get it warmed up. I poured the soup into a pot and heated it. It took no time at all! Super easy and convenient!

My little monkey (my 6 year old) ate it like he had never eaten before! The noodles were HUGE and very soft. The veggies were fantastic. Overall it had a great taste. Between us, we ate the whole thing! The rolls were also good. Reminded me of rolls my step mom makes! As for the cookies...only one made it to my mouth! I see why, they were delicious! They were a nice size and very soft. Soft cookies are my favorite! Plus, they tasted nothing like store bought cookies which was a nice change.

Spoonful of Comfort has many different gift baskets that you can send to people like, Thinking of You, Get Well, and Sympathy. For the quality of the products, I think the pricing is amazing!

Thanks to the very generous people at Spoonful of Comfort, one very lucky ready is going to win the same products I reviewed!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Father's Day Grilling Set Giveaway

Father. Daddy. Papa. Grill Master. It's synonymous! One lucky Dad will WIN this awesome set of personalized grilling tools! They are just what Dad needs to sling steaks and burgers with style this Father's Day and beyond! 

Ends June 18th! Better hurry and enter!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hurricane Season Reminder

June 1st marked the beginning of the 2012 hurricane season. Being a Coastie wife, I am always well aware of when the season starts. When we lived on the Gulf Coast, the bases would have hurricane meetings at the beginning of each season to go over what to do in case we had to evacuate. Since most people don't live on a military base, I thought I'd share a little information to help prepare yourselves for a hurricane.

I am no stranger to hurricanes. Back in 2008, we were evacuated from Grand Isle LA for hurricane Gustav, and had to stay gone through hurricane Ike as well. We were one for a little over a month. While living in Alabama, I believe we only went through one small tropical storm. Not long after moving here to the Cape, Irene struck.

This is an image of hurricane Gustav

This is the tree in our front yard last year blowing from Irene

1. If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:
  • Secure your home and close storm shutters. Don’t forget to secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
  • Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed. Find out how to keep food safe during and after and emergency.
  • Turn off propane tanks.
  • Avoid using the phone, except for serious emergencies.
  • Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purpose such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other larger containers with water.

2. You should evacuate:
Click the above graphic to be taken to the "Pledge to Prepare."
  • If you are directed by local authorities to do so. Be sure to follow their instructions.
  • If you live in a mobile home or temporary structure. Such shelters are particularly hazardous during hurricane no matter how well fastened to the ground.
  • If you live in a high-rise building – hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations.
  • If you live on the coast, on a floodplain, near a river or on an island waterway.

3. If you are unable to evacuate, go to your wind-safe room. If you do not have one, follow these guidelines:
  • Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors.
  • Close all interior doors – secure and brace external doors.
  • Keep curtains and blinds closed. Do not be fooled if there is a lull; it could be the eye of the storm, meaning winds will pick up again.
  • Take refuge in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level.
  • Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object.
  • Avoid elevators.

Information courtesy of  Coast Guard Compass 

One thing that I do want to stress is that if you have to evacuate for a hurricane, plan to be gone for at least a month. It doesn't matter if it looks like it's going to be a weak storm, or if you think it's going to miss you. BE PREPARED! The weather is going to do what it wants to do. Weathermen can predict all they want, but remember, it's a PREDICTION! Anything can happen! As the Coast Guard says, "Semper Paratus!" Always ready!

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Carmex Celebrates 75 Year With A Giveaway!

Do you like Carmex? I know I do! I can't live without it. I have it scattered through my house and in the vehicles! Carmex is celebrating 75 years of business! As a way to thank their customers and fans for supporting them through nearly a century, they are hosting a promotion on Facebook: 75 years with 750,000 Carmex Fans . Their hope is to reach 750,000 Carmex Fans to celebrate their monumental anniversary. Once they unlock certain fan milestones they will be giving away great Carmex prizes as well as CASH. So go and enter now! You won't want to miss out on this one!

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Giveaway at Man Crates!

I just wanted to quickly let you guys know about a giveaway Man Crates has going on for Father's Day! Man Crates are an awesome gift for dads! A crate filled with goodies that will make any guy happy! You can head on over to the Man Crates Blog and enter, or enter right here on my site!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Fun Event 7/8

I just wanted to let you all know that I just signed up to be a part of the Summer Fun Event hosted by Mama to 4 Blessings and The Mommyhood Chronicles! It runs from 7/8 to 7/18. It should be a lot of fun! I can't wait!

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R.I.P. My Dear Cousin

This past Thursday night right as I was falling into sleep, I was awoken to my phone ringing. My phone hardly ever rings at 11:00 at night! When I saw that it was my mom calling, I knew right away that something was wrong. I answered and my mom was crying. She then told me that my cousin Trey had died. I sat up and said "what!?". It didn't sink in. She had very little details. All she knew was that he got into a car accident and didn't make it.

I cried a little after hanging up with my mom. She was so upset, I didn't want to cry talking to her. I went to sleep that night praying for my family. This is the first tragic loss our family had ever seen. I thought about his wife who has been battling cancer. I also thought about his little daughter and even younger son. I can't imagine losing either of my parents and I'm grown. So sad.

Trey was only 29 years old. Him and I were born in the same year but he was 6 months older than me. We grew up together. Always at my grandmama's for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Trick-or-treating was always a blast. The last time I saw him was about 4 years ago. His daughter was tiny and his son was still in his mama's belly. Now, I wish I would have known that was the last time I was going to see him.

He was a teacher. From what I hear, a very good teacher. His students loved him, some looked at him like a dad. He was an agriculture engineering and mechanics teacher at Goliad High School in Texas. He has lead many projects of restoring old vehicles, everybody's favorite was the General Lee from the "Dukes of Hazzard". 

From everything I heard of the story, it was something that never should have happened. There was a group of people celebrating the end of the school year, Trey being one of them. Trey and another girl got into his restored 1927 Ford to run to the store. He lost control of the vehicle and rolled it. It was an old car, so there were no seat belts. They were both thrown from the car. The girl was airlifted to the hospital. My mom said she had a punctured lung, a few broken ribs and a ruptured spleen. 

The funeral was yesterday. I, of course, could not go. Massachusetts is just too far. I thought about it all day. I knew all my family was together, so I couldn't call my mom to see how things were. She called me in the evening. It was heart wrenching to hear how badly his wife and my aunt were taking it. But, I know he is in a better place now, and we must all push forward.

There is good that came out of this tragic situation. My mom and aunt (his mom) hadn't talked to my other aunt in about 3 years due to sibling problems. Now, they have come back together, which makes me soooo happy! I hope it sticks!

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

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Mom Blog Monday Blog Hop!

The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom

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All Past Reviews/Giveaways

Here is a list of all my past giveaways:

1. Licks and Giggles                              101. Piczzle
2. Mr. Furry Fur Fur DVD                    102. Sweet Arts Design
3. MagnaPods                                       103. Academy J
4.                             104. Tubular Greetings
5. Save Your World                              105. Creations Elin
6. Hana Professionals Flat Iron              106. Aroma Home
7.                                   107. Apericots
8. Green Mountain Coffee                     108. Gourmet Gift Baskets
9. Shushybye                                        109. First Fitness              
10. EvoraKids                                      110. For All Time Clocks
11. Penny & Rio                                   111. Pillow Pets
12. EcoUsable                                      112. Calabasas Candy Co.
13. Ecover                                            113. Shabby Apple
14. Sodastream                                     114. Powermat
15. Mom's Best Naturals                       115. Creativity for Kids
16. Boogie Wipes                                 116. Little Pink Tools
17. Tropical Traditions                          117. Proactiv
18. Sew Amore                                    118. Jenulence
19. There Was Once A Potato              119. Agoo Leggings
20. Sun Sauce                                      120. Untangled Living
21. Ferozasjewelery                             121. Super Sipperz
22. The Cream Perfume Company        122. Jumbies
23. ybf Skincare                                   123. ShaToBu
24. Orglamix                                        124. Agoo Leggings
25. Our Princess In Pigtails Designs      125. GIANTmicrobes
26. Joe-Joe Nut & Biscuit Bill               126. Wet Giggles
27. A Lucky Horse Shoe                      127. Carmex
28. The Storia Project                          128. Myself Belts
29. Turn Me On Art                             129. Kimochis
30. Wag's Creations                             130. Gear Tie
31. Pagan Cellar Jewelry                      131. Enjoy Lighting
32. Princessipal                                    132. Foul Mouth Shirts
33. Mineral Basics                                134. The ellie
34. Kiss Kiss i luv this                           135. TULLE
35. ToweLocs                                      136. Feeding America
36. What's It Like, Living Green?          137. Baby Rock Apparel
37. Krysha's Creations                         138. Glass With A Twist
38. NayArts                                         139. Name Frame
39. Sarah's Treasures                           140. me4kidz
40. Stick Figure Stickers                       141. 191 Unlimited
41. Earring Holder Gallery                    142. Warmly Yours
42. e.l.f.                                                143. Imagination Box Co.
43. Tropical Traditions                          144. Zippo Candle Lighter
44. Eden Fantasys                                145. Zippo Hand Warmer
45. UPrinting                                        146. sibu Beauty
46. Sunglass Warehouse                       147. Spoonful of Comfort
47. The All Natural Face                      148. Crazy for Bargains
48. Scentsy                                          149. Ouch Pouch
49. Guy and Eva                                  150. EatSmart
50. USCG                                           151. Pagan Cellar Jewelry
51. Overall Beauty                               152. Potty Cover
52. Brittany Chavers Studio                 153. Love Mode
53. Crazy Dog T-Shirts                       154. Del Sol
54. RPCM Cool Vest                         155. Fogless Shower Mirror
55. Essential Swimwear                       156. Burger King
56. Silly Mama Quilts                          157. Cariloha
57. NOVICA                                     158. Small Concepts
58. Ban T-Shirts                                 159. Headline Shirts
59. RoadKill T-Shirts                         160. Zaggora
60. NachoMamaTees                         161. Travalo
61. Sanuk                                           162. KLUTCHclub
62. Vapur                                           163. Ruffles with Love
63. Zero Water                                   164. Cleava
64. Scrubz                                          165. John Paul Pet
65. Zehn Naturals                               166. 3D Laser Gifts
66.                           167. Dream Essentials
67. Yoplait Whips!                             168. Golden Earth
68. Coco Bonbons                             169. Nature's Sleep
69. Walmart                                       170. TheraPearl
70. Neutrogena                                  171. TerraCycle
71. Bad Idea T-Shirts                        172. Bra Tree
72. SafetyTat                                     173. Marie Dean
73. Hatley
74. DownEast Basics
75. Sand Gone
76. Kidorable
77. Balloonatics
78. Penny & Rio
79. Kikkerland
80. Kerasal
82. Sundog Co.
83. StaphAseptic
84. Flat Iron Experts
85. Bluegala
86. Herbal Water
87. SafeTPet
88. Timmy Time
89. Blush Accessories
90. Wholesale Costume Club
91. Costumes4Less
92. Habibi
93. Little Twig
94. Wanchai Ferry & Macaroni Grill
95. Kidz Gear
96. Peaceable Kingdom Press
97. Chasing Treasures
98. Tatutina
99. American Kids Bedding
100. Pillsbury

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