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Kristina is a Air Force brat that married into the Marine Corp family 3 years ago and is a Texan at heart. Constant relocating is more of a hobby then a sacrifice and is pcs’ing from Okinawa to America soon. She loves to workout, craft, go to the beach, read and explore places with her little travel companion. After becoming a stay at home mom, she starting to research ways her family can save money without sacrificing the quality of life. Money saving research has become another hobby and she loves to tell about her finds. You can see more of her money saving tips, housewife life, and mommy tales at Phenomenal Housewives.

World War II WAVE to take Honor Flight to DC

Like many a Midwest girl of the 1930s, Betty Gunckel dreamed of following in the footsteps of her silver screen idol Claudette Colbert. "I always just dreamed of...

Catching the Happy Bug

A large part of being in the military family is spending important days alone. Instead of spending the months away from your loved one...

Are You Saving or Overspending at the Exchange?

If you ask anyone what a perk of being affiliated with the military is, most people love the shopping discounts. However, after being able...

Yard Sale Etiquette: A How To Guide

If you live in a military town, you're probably aware of at least 10-15 different online sites, to sell, swap, or freely give items...

Penny Pinching PCS

Moving across the world or country can be very expensive. If you choose to be reimbursed, the costs of temporary lodging, eating out, driving...

Secrets of Living on One Income

Modern society seems to ignore Betty Homemaker, and push for dual income families. More, new, upgrade, and latest model have bombarded me from the...

Saying Goodbye: Gearing Up for PCS Season

When I think about PCSing, that 90's song Graduation by Vitamin C comes to mind. You know the one - As we go on,...

Kids Clothing Swap: A How To Guide

I was introduced to the world of clothing swaps when I saw an event on my friends Facebook page. The rules were simple enough,...

Getting Ready to Move: Consider a PCS Purge

Have you ever noticed how much trash you have after you PCS? (This excludes the trash TMO actually moves) Our family always seems to...

Saving Money Military Style

Budget Being a one income family (of almost 4), means that a budget is essential. I find that when we budget, we have way more...