Saturday, April 30, 2011

Blog Hop Etiquette

Stalk Hop FridayBlog hops are a wonderful way to make new Bloggie Friends and gain new Followers for your blog (or Twitter, Facebook, whichever your linking to on the particular hop - my hop links up 6-ways)!

If you plan on participating in a blog hop, there are a few guidelines every hopper should stick to.

1. Make sure you are linking up and commenting on the Most Recent Hop Post!
Not a post that is several weeks, or months old... My "Stalk Hop Friday" posts are numbered, so when I get a comment in my email box its easy to tell if it was left on the current Stalk Hop post or a older one. Just the other day someone left a comment on my very first Stalk Hop post which was on Jan. 21... I get comments on older posts every week, why would someone do that? My posts all have dates on them? I would understand if I didn't have dates on my post (some bloggers don't), but it's quite obvious that its an older post. I'm wondering how they ended up at that post.....???? I just went through and closed all my old linkys, maybe that will give people the hint...

2. When linking to your blog, write a post stating your hoping.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Stalk Hop Friday" #15 Follow Linky

Stalk Hop Friday
Welcome to
"Stalk Hop Friday"!


Blog hops are a great way to gain new followers! This hop follows in EVERY way! "Stalk Me" and I will return the favor!


* * * * THE RULES * * * *
Link directly to your Blog post about "Stalk Hop Friday" or Friday Follow! It's a lot easier for others to leave a comment and follow you back if they have a specific post to comment on.
*Grab the Badge to put in your post, help make this hop big!!

STALK Follow ME!
Then Link-Up 6 ways!
Follow me in every way you choose, let me know you did via comment and I'll return the favor!
Link-up your Blog Post, Facebook, Twitter, Feed, Blog Frog and Networked Blogs below!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky
Easter Egg Hunt


"Cheese" (That is a smile, encase you couldn't tell)


Leave a link to your WW post on the Linky below!
Don't just leave a link and run, its rude. Leave a comment as well!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

When to let kids walk to school Alone?

When did your kids begin walking to school alone, or when do you plan on letting them?
I don't think there is a set age when kids should walk to school alone. It depends on a lot of factors, such as; the kids maturity level, what route the kid walks (busy streets?), the neighborhood you live in.

We live on a Military Base and the only somewhat busy street (w/speed limit of 30) my daughter has to cross has a crossing guard. She will be 8 next month, but she is not as mature as a typical 8 year old.
I am considering letting her walk by herself when she starts 3rd grade in August.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Stalk Hop Friday" #14 Follow Linky

Stalk Hop Friday
Welcome to
"Stalk Hop Friday"!


Blog hops are a great way to gain new followers! This hop follows in EVERY way! "Stalk Me" and I will return the favor!

* * * * THE RULES * * * *
Link directly to your Blog post about "Stalk Hop Friday" or Friday Follow! It's a lot easier for others to leave a comment and follow you back if they have a specific post to comment on.
*Grab the Badge to put in your post, help make this hop big!!

STALK Follow ME!
Then Link-Up 6 ways!
Follow me in every way you choose, let me know you did via comment and I'll return the favor!
Link-up your Blog Post, Facebook, Twitter, Feed, Blog Frog and Networked Blogs below!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Notice the changes in my header logo?

I was just going to tell you, but let's see how observant you all are, LOL! How many changes can you find in my header logo and what are they?

The Looming Deployment...

I hate this time. I know our days together are numbered. It's down to the weeks. I try not to let myself get bummed, I try to focus on the positives, not that there are many. He will be getting paid more. In the evenings after the kids are in bed I can do whatever I want around the house, weather I want to sit on the computer all evening or watch whatever I want on TV. I don't mind the time to myself sometimes. It's the single parenting that's that hardest part about deployments...
He will be gone for 7 months. This will be our 8th deployment. Hubby has been in for 9 years and 4 months. There are people who out-rank him, who have been in much longer and haven't done near as many deployments as he has. It's just been the luck of the draw for us... Wherever we go for our next duty station he will be getting a job where he is Non-Deploy-able! That means 3 years with NO DEPLOYMENTS!!! A very much deserved/earned break! This will be the last deployment for a while! I can at least look forward to that.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Stalk Hop Friday" #13 Follow Linky

Stalk Hop Friday
Welcome to
"Stalk Hop Friday"!


Blog hops are a great way to gain new followers! This hop follows in EVERY way! "Stalk Me" and I will return the favor!

* * * * THE RULES * * * *
Link directly to your Blog post about "Stalk Hop Friday" or Friday Follow! It's a lot easier for others to leave a comment and follow you back if they have a specific post to comment on.
*Grab the Badge to put in your post, help make this hop big!!

STALK Follow ME!
Then Link-Up 6 ways!
Follow me in every way you choose, let me know you did via comment and I'll return the favor!
Link-up your Blog Post, Facebook, Twitter, Feed, Blog Frog and Networked Blogs below!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky
Camo Paint

A few weeks ago my daughter participated in a large event on base where kids ages 7-13 got to pretend to be Marine's for the day, it was a "mock deployment" she had a blast!

Camo Paint is not easy to wash off...


Leave a link to your WW post on the Linky below!
Don't just leave a link and run, its rude. Leave a comment as well!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I feel so guilty.... (where are the posts about "me"?)

I haven't posted anything "real" in a while. I have been so busy lately with the other stuff I haven't had time to write a "real" post. Meaning all my post lately have been either weekly meme's, giveaways, or reviews... I'm not one of those bloggers and this is not typically one of those blogs either. Hence the title.

In fact, those kind of bloggers bug me.

For example, based on the title of my blog, you expect to see posts about me (Mrs. Marine), my family and my military life.
Yes, I do, do reviews and other stuff, but primarily I enjoy blogging about my life and kids. If I ever were to change and just do reviews, I would change the title of my blog.

It bugs me when I visit a blog with a title "Mommies Kids" (totally just made that up for the example) and all the post are reviews.... Might as well call the blog "Mommies Reviews"... I feel a blog title should reflect the content.

Why did you start blogging? What type of blogger are you?

Thursday, April 07, 2011

"Stalk Hop Friday" #12 Follow Linky

Stalk Hop Friday

Welcome to
"Stalk Hop Friday"!

Blog hops are a great way to gain new followers! This hop follows in EVERY way! "Stalk Me" and I will return the favor!


* * * * THE RULES * * * *
Link directly to your Blog post about "Stalk Hop Friday" or Friday Follow! It's a lot easier for others to leave a comment and follow you back if they have a specific post to comment on.
*Grab the Badge to put in your post, help make this hop big!!

STALK Follow ME!
Then Link-Up 6 ways!
Follow me in every way you choose, let me know you did via comment and I'll return the favor!
Link-up your Blog Post, Facebook, Twitter, Feed, Blog Frog and Networked Blogs below!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky
Candy from Germany!

Several months ago some wonderful relatives of my Husbands who live in Germany sent us a box full of sweets!!!

Most of them I had never tried or heard of before! I love chocolate!

The two items in the picture below I am sure look familiar, only with a different language.


Leave a link to your WW post on the Linky below!
Don't just leave a link and run, its rude. Leave a comment as well!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

It's My Birthday!

Happy Birthday in Hawaiian ~
Hau`oli la Hanau (pronounced how-oh-lay la ha-now)

I was born at 1:25 AM on a Thursday in 1979.

Orangeballon Pictures

Friday, April 01, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011 ~Comment Game~
4 Year Blogoversary & a Giveaway!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011I'm starting April with a BANG!!!
Today begins the week long Ultimate Blog Party @ 5 Minutes for Mom!
Today is also my blogs 4 year Blogoversary!
Wednesday April 5th is my 32 Birthday!
and, last but certainly not least
April 9-11 is the BlogMania Giveaway Extravaganza!!! (click the button to learn more and see my Sponsors)
Learning Fun For Your Tiny Troops
Welcome, thanks for visiting! I will try to keep this brief, I know you are all "Hopping" and don't have time to read an essay! I only hope to intrigue you enough to make you bookmark my blog and come back for more! :) I've been married to my Marine for 9 years and soon to be 8 deployments! We are currently at our 3rd duty station in Hawaii! Two kids, Daughter almost 8, Son almost 4! Both of my children have Asperger Syndrome (click the tab above for more info).

My weekly Blog Hop, with 6 ways to Link-up!
Follow Stalk Me everywhere, I Follow back!
Stalk Hop Friday
I also participate in Wordless Wednesday's!
For the Book Lovers, I also have a Blogging Book Club (blog):
Novel Bloggers
Check out my current Giveaway from Sprinkle Me Pretty Etsy Shop

Crazy Question Comment Game:
I will ask a question. The first person that comments, please answer my question. Then write a question of your own for the next person to answer. It can be any kind of question or even fill in the blank sentence. The crazier the question the better! This is a family friendly blog, so please keep it clean.
Then the next commenter will answer the question from the previous comment and write a new question, and so on and so on. (if someone forgets to leave a question answer mine).
My Question: How much does a typical Fairy weigh?