241st Marine Corps Birthday Ball

241st Marine Corps Birthday Ball | Why Hello Lovely

Over the weekend, we celebrated the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Every year, the Marine Corps hosts their annual birthday ball and this year’s was amazing! I attended my first ball back in 2014 when we were stationed in North Carolina so I was super upset when Zack attended last year inRead more

8 Ways To Make Friends When You Move Someplace New

8 Ways To Make Friends When You Move Someplace New | Why Hello Lovely

Zack and I have officially been in California for a little over a month now. It’s been a huge adjustment this past month, but we’re finally in a place now where we’re a bit more settled. Zack’s slowly in the process of transitioning to a new platoon which means he’ll be officially back at workRead more

We Have Orders!

We finally have orders, my friends!  But first, let me give a little backstory. We already had a bit of a plan in place for when he returns home.  I know it’s not realistic to make plans in the military, but we did.  First, we ideally wanted to stay on the east coast, preferably NorthRead more

6 Foolproof Tips For Getting Through A Deployment

6 Foolproof Tips For Getting Through A Deployment | Why Hello Lovely

This post is sponsored by Martinsburg College. I received compensation for this post through my relationship with the Quality Blue Community.  All opinions are my own. Military life is hard.  Deployments and separations are a typical aspect of this lifestyle and it’s always a challenge.  It can be hard to go about my everyday lifeRead more

Home Of The Free, Because Of The Brave

Home Of The Free, Because Of The Brave | Why Hello Lovely

Today’s post is going to be short and simple!  I just want to wish a very happy Veteran’s Day to all those who have served and are currently serving this amazing country.  And of course a special shout out to my husband, best friend, and favorite Marine. Growing up with a great-grandfather who was aRead more

Surviving The Holidays During A Deployment

Surviving The Holidays During A Deployment | Why Hello Lovely

This post is sponsored on behalf of Lincoln Military Housing, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. With Zack being over 7,000 miles away on the other side of the world,  I know this holiday season will be the most difficult holiday season of my life. And what makes it worse is that I don’t have the support ofRead more

6 Ways To Support Our Veterans

This post is sponsored by UV Vodka.  All opinions are my own. My great-grandfather was in the Navy throughout WWII (along with other family members) so growing up, my grandmother always made the military and this country an important aspect of our lives.  Now, I’m married to a very amazing marine and dedicate even more of myRead more

I Do It Because I Have To

I Do It Because I Have To | Keating & Co.

When people find out Zack is stationed overseas, their first reaction (aside from “wow, that sucks”) is “I don’t know how you do it.” I get it constantly.  And honestly, I had no idea how other people did it either.  I looked at other military spouses who have gone through a dozen deployments and thought they hadRead more

Currently | 1 Month Check-In

Currently: 1 Week Check-In | Keating & Co.

Well, as of tomorrow, I’ve officially survived month 1 of this 11-12 month separation.  I feel like I just wrote my week 1 check-in and now here I am with my 1 month check-in.  My 1 week check-in was filled with so many different emotions with anger and sadness being at the top of that list.  It was aRead more