A Step Inside My Thoughts...
My baby is leaving :(

My boyfriend will be leaving for his deployment very soon. I’ve looked up ideas to send him care packages while he’s gone. Different ideas for each month, holidays, and his birthday. Got a lot of ideas… Hopefully I can compile them and send him great packages over the next couple of months. I’ll ask my brother what should be in them since he just got back from his tour a few months ago. A few things that I know for sure that will be in his care packages are carmex (them lips be chap!! Lol), cream for his eczema (my prescription since someone refuses to go to the doctor, smh) and jolly ranchers.

He knows that I’m really artsy, crafty, cheesy. He laughs at me and says he doesn’t want stuff like that but every solider I know that has been deployed loves care packages and they love it more when their loved ones take time out to make them special. I want each package to be different every month so I’ll be brainstorming. I also was reading on this blog that I found from Pinterest that it’s best to began preparing for your “spouses” homecoming right when they leave. Saves on the frustrations and stress of waiting a few weeks before he comes home to get things done. Well I can’t think of anything specific for his homecoming at the moment beside his welcome home sign. I told him that I’d be waiting for him with a neon yellow sign. He told me that I better not have a big crazy sign. He knows me better than that lol. Well… One of my friends bought these nice signs for her home by Military Signs by Heather (Facebook). She’s going to make me a nice custom sign for him. I know he’ll love it. After that… I’m just trying to do the grown up and go on our vacation lol.

Anywho… I’m really going to miss the guy while he’s gone. Off my thugness some tears came out last time we were together that got to him. I wasn’t trying to cry the stupid tears came out of nowhere!! Such a girl lol. He told me to stop crying because he didn’t want to see me with any tears. I sucked it up and put on my thug face lol. I asked him if he was going to miss me. He told me to look up in the sky. I asked what’s that gonna do?? He says “just look up.” I did and he says “you see how big the sky is?” I was like yea, ok?? He says “that’s how much I love you, of course I’m going to miss you. I miss you now and I’m not even gone yet.” I had to hold in my girly tears lol. I smiled. He then hugs me tight and says “we’re going to make it through this, we just have to be strong for each other” *sigh* almost the whole first year of our relationship we’ll apart. I just hope that we do survive this deployment because it is going to be a challenge. I pray for his health, safety, and sanity while he is deployed. I pray that he returns to me and his family safe. I pray that he’s stationed in Georgia when he returns!! Lol

Prospect Two…

Ok as I have said before, Two is in the military training for deployment in April. If he texts me it can be a few hours between his next response. I do like that he makes the effort to text me everyday to check on me and every night when he gets in he’ll FaceTime me no matter how tired he is. I just find it funny how he can be in another state with a more hardcore, tiring job and still makes sure that he’s in contact with me. Tonight we talked for like two hours about everything. Feels like I’ve known him forever. You can be 10 minutes away and the person you’re talking to will barely send you a text saying hello. I like that Two is already concern with my well being mentally and physically. Can’t wait until he gets to Atlanta next week We’ll see where this goes :)

Hello Tumblr fam… It’s def been a while!!! Well today I made jar cakes for my brother in Afghanistan 🇺🇸. 

I’ll fill you guys in on how I did this in case you have a deployed solider 😊

What you’ll need…. Box of your soldiers fav cake, 8oz mason jars with lids (I got mine from food depot for $7. They also sell them at Publix.) 

Step 1: Boiling the jars and lids (I boiled them for about 20mins)

Step 2: while you’re boiling the jars and lids mix the cake according to the directions on the box.

Step 3: Once the jars are heated, use tongs to remove them from the water. Continue to boil the tops.

Step 4: Dry the jars and spray inside with cooking spray.

Step 5: Fill the jars halfway with cake mix. (remember the cake will rise while baking)

Step 6: Place all of the jars on a cookie sheet and bake for 20mins. (of course you should insert a toothpick to make sure it’s fully baked) 

Step 7: Remove the jars from the oven. (BE SURE NOT TO PLACE THEM ON THE COLD COUNTER! The glass will shatter. )
One by one take the lids out of the boiling water and screw them on to the jarred cake. (I used a dish towel to protect my hands while screwing the tops)
After a few minutes you will hear the jar pop. This means that the cake is sealed. 

Step 8: Mail off to your solider… He’ll love you more than he already does!! 😊…. Make sure you include a spoon for him to eat with.

Hello Tumblr fam… It’s def been a while!!! Well today I made jar cakes for my brother in Afghanistan 🇺🇸.

I’ll fill you guys in on how I did this in case you have a deployed solider 😊

What you’ll need…. Box of your soldiers fav cake, 8oz mason jars with lids (I got mine from food depot for $7. They also sell them at Publix.)

Step 1: Boiling the jars and lids (I boiled them for about 20mins)

Step 2: while you’re boiling the jars and lids mix the cake according to the directions on the box.

Step 3: Once the jars are heated, use tongs to remove them from the water. Continue to boil the tops.

Step 4: Dry the jars and spray inside with cooking spray.

Step 5: Fill the jars halfway with cake mix. (remember the cake will rise while baking)

Step 6: Place all of the jars on a cookie sheet and bake for 20mins. (of course you should insert a toothpick to make sure it’s fully baked)

Step 7: Remove the jars from the oven. (BE SURE NOT TO PLACE THEM ON THE COLD COUNTER! The glass will shatter. )
One by one take the lids out of the boiling water and screw them on to the jarred cake. (I used a dish towel to protect my hands while screwing the tops)
After a few minutes you will hear the jar pop. This means that the cake is sealed.

Step 8: Mail off to your solider… He’ll love you more than he already does!! 😊…. Make sure you include a spoon for him to eat with.