Hello to everyone ❤️ I haven't shared this yet, as it is something deeply personal to me and I struggled with the symptoms for quite some time before I finally sought help in 2010. See, while I was active duty I was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which is otherwise known as PTSD. I still… Continue reading A Pinup’s Struggles with PTSD
If you have a job where you have to uproot yourself every few years, I have a few bits of advice to pass along. See, I may have anxiety about our move but I feel like I am also as prepared as I can get. Months Before About 10 months before our estimated date of… Continue reading A Pinup Has Moving Advice
Moving... It's a natural part of military life. Every few years, you put your life into boxes and hope for the best. Well this month it's our first ever big move with the entire family. The last few weeks have been filled with boxes, sorting, donations, and cranky kids. And frankly, this mama is tired.… Continue reading A Pinup is Moving
As many of the world watched with bated breath, I desperately waited for answers. You see, during the horrors of Sunday in Las Vegas...it was Monday morning in Germany and I was terrified for my family and friends who live there. With no response to my questions of whether or not they were okay I… Continue reading A Pinup is Heartbroken
Recently, I entered in my first online Pinup Competition with The Pinup Registry. Fear, anxiety, and trepidation raced through me as I hit the send button on my application. Followed instantly with the thought of "WHY DID I DO THIS?!" Why did I even open myself up to be potentially hurt? I have recently been… Continue reading A Pinup Says a Heartfelt Thank You!
We did it! We got through the first week of school! Now for those of you who do not know, I recently had my oldest come into my life in a permanent sort of way. It has been a whirlwind few weeks. Prepping for him to arrive, getting him settled, and then getting him into… Continue reading A Pinup and the First EVER First Day of School
Ecstatic, Scared, Anxious, Overwhelmed Emotions completely flood through my system, each one a surge of adrenaline and a shock to my system. Something that I have been hoping, praying...begging for is finally happening. My son is coming home. After seven years of torment and pain, I will finally get a chance to raise my son.… Continue reading A Pinup’s Tangled Emotions
Independence Day! That day of celebration, fireworks, and food! This year was more laid back as you can imagine with three little ones in tow, but we still managed to have fun all the same. I also wanted to be very festive while staying within my beloved 50s look. So I broke out all of… Continue reading A Pinup on the Fourth of July!
Kintsugi or kintsukuroi is a beautiful Japanese practice of taking and repairing broken ceramics with a special lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. This act shows us that even broken, something can turn out even more beautiful in the end. The same goes for people. Even the most broken of people can find the strength… Continue reading A Pinup’s Musings on Being Broken
As you may know, not only am I a veteran but I am also married to a service member. This means goodbyes have become an all too frequent part of my life. What makes this "See Ya Later" even more bittersweet is the simple fact that I feel like we had just realized how wonderful… Continue reading A Pinup’s Thoughts on Saying Goodbye