Spring Style Lookbook with Charlotte Russe!

Hey beauties! I’m so excited to tell you that Charlotte Russe has officially expanded their plus-size range. We teamed up to show you a few outfits highlighting their awesome clothes in a way that could express my Spring style!

CHARRUSSE1For this first outfit I paired this beautiful cardigan/kimono from Charlotte Russe with a pair of their light wash destroyed jeans. Under the cardi I wore a simple navy tank from Abercrombie & Fitch, and for shoes I chose a brown pair of booties from ShoeDazzle! For accessories I kept things simple & silver, pairing a long necklace with several midi rings from Forever 21.

Cardigan: Charlotte Russe (1X)
Jeans: Charlotte Russe (16)
Shoes: ShoeDazzle

CHARRUSSE2My next outfit was a bit more classic, in my opinion. This striped dress from Charlotte Russe was admittedly a bit loose in my bust area (I got a 1X if you’re curious) but I loved the style so much that I had to make it work. My tights are from Spanx, and the shoes are Target. My necklace is a simple, dainty one that I got from Forever 21.

Dress: Charlotte Russe (1X)
Tights: Spanx

I hope you beauties will check out the new Charlotte Russe Plus expansion! What’s on your must-have list?

Too Faced Natural Matte Palette

Hey pretty loves!

Those of you who’ve followed my YouTube and blog for awhile will know I am a lover of matte shadows, but I’ve struggled with finding an all-matte palette I truly enjoy. The Naked Basics palettes were a total miss for me (though I love the other Naked palettes by UD) and I didn’t think the color scheme of the Tartlette palette would work for my personal tastes. Cue Too Faced’s response to the matte shadow craze, the Natural Matte Palette.

This beauty comes complete with nine matte colors that are pigmented, creamy and play well together. Primarily the shadows lean on the warmer side of things. You can watch my review in action, or join me after the jump for product photos & more!

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Get $15 Back on Your $20 Purchase at Sephora!

Hey my loves!

Today I uploaded a MASSIVE Sephora haul. Easily the biggest makeup haul I’ve ever done on my channel!


One of the things I mentioned in the video was this ridiculously awesome Swagbucks promotion, where you can get a $15 gift card back on your $20 purchase from Sephora. Uh, yeah. Seriously. The promotion is available here through January 1st! Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit the Sephora Offer Page and click on “Continue”.
  2. From the promo page, click to the offer enrollment page. This will require you to enter a Visa credit card number and your email address.
  3. Go to a Sephora store, spend twenty dollars using the Visa card with which you registered.
  4. After you make your purchase, Swagbucks will receive feedback that you participated, and they’ll credit your account with 1,500 Swag Bucks.

SwagBucks is COMPLETELY safe and legitimate and I used this promotion myself previously. Worked seamlessly! Thanks to Visa and Swagbucks for this awesome deal. What will you be picking up?


Your Loey


One of the things I thought about before YouTube: numbers.

800 friends on Facebook seemed like a pretty normal number to me. I never looked at someone else and thought, ugh, I wish I had as many friends as they did. I never rolled my eyes at those with less than me. That was just the amount of people I knew that I wanted to remain in contact with, and it had no meaning other than that.

One of the things I think about now that YouTube is my creative outlet and full-time job: numbers.

As we inch closer and closer to that 100,000 mark, I find myself checking my YouTube stats a bit too frequently. Crazy thoughts begin to run through my mind: why didn’t I gain as many subscribers as yesterday? What if I did and I just lost a ton of subscribers? Did I say something offensive? Why did that video’s views skyrocket in the last 24 hours, did someone make a response video saying what a horrible role model I am? Did my personal information leak? Oh God, should I take down that video where I said that character from American Horror Story was loveable? 20 people disliked that video.

Cue racing heart here. Cue me shyly retreating to my bedroom, leaving my phone and computer until I feel brave enough to check those numbers again here. Cue feelings that I am small, inadequate and foolish here.

Numbers aren’t on my mind in a positive way most of the time, I’m ashamed to say. I’m humbled and honored to know there are so many people watching my videos, but it often gets drowned out by my anxiety over the numbers. As our little friendship circle has grown, I’ve felt like I can reach less and less of you, and that scares me. There isn’t enough time in the day to respond to every comment anymore. Often times I don’t catch the negative/nasty comments until it’s too late and the user has started an absolute war in the comment section. I do read as many as I can, and I try to respond – especially to those of you who are kind. Most of the time, every last one of you is. But there are now and then, people that come along and try everything in their power to ruin my day. Words still hurt, even when it’s a single negative out of the thousands of positives.

I found myself growing particularly bitter during the last month, when the negative comments began flowing in faster than they ever had before. There was so many people telling me that I was worthless, awful, fat, ugly and wrong that I began to wonder, is it me? Should I not have worn those holy jeans in that video? Should I not have talked about being active for two hours a day, though at the time I was? Am I really so horrible after all? Should I not be preaching body positivity, self-love, beauty tips and fashion advice to all of these women?

Actually, I’m proud to say that the last thought has never crossed my mind. You, my lovebugs, are what continue to bring me back to a place of clarity. I remember that you are the reason I have a platform to speak on in the beginning, and for that I’m truly grateful. While the negative comments don’t get any easier, I realize that you are the ones I should be focusing on, not neglecting because my feelings are hurt. Without you, I wouldn’t be who I am now, and I truly mean that. Thank you for your support. Whether you’ve liked a video, commented something thoughtful and kind or simply subscribed. Those numbers mean more to me than any other ever will.

Recently my plus-size swimwear lookbook has gotten a bit of press. San Francisco Globe wrote a small piece on it, as did the lovely Chie Davis from Upworthy. Without your endless love and support, these kinds of things wouldn’t happen for our channel, and I’ll never forget how this feels. Thank you. Love you.

Your Loey



It was in my own personal hell that I found an angel. A kindred soul that both admired and adored me, a warm guiding light that took my hand, offered to show me a way out.

I’d always imagined myself as spirited. I thrived on change; the excitement of self-reinvention thrilled me more than I care to explain. The moment life was settled or comfortable, I was ready to move on. I sprinted from the familiar; there was no warmth for me in an easy life. I loved the unknown. I loved the aliens of people that I met along the way that both inspired and horrified me.

It was much more than a place or a feeling, it was them: those creatures I encountered that would be friends or enemies.  I’d been hurt, and though I had too many scars to count, curiosity always got the best of me. I loved them. Their stories, their spirits, they consumed my life. Yet, once I knew them, really knew them, I would kiss them goodbye and find the next one.

I later learned that this habit classified me as a flake. It wasn’t that I didn’t care. I just never wanted to be caught. I couldn’t allow anyone to feel like they knew who I was. I like mysteries the best you see, and there’s nothing more delicious than a well-kept secret. I longed to be that secret, an unsolved enigma that perplexed and frustrated others; that they would always remember but never understand.

It’s a narcissistic trait and not a particularly healthy one, but it’s who I am.

It went hand in hand with the perpetual longing I felt for a sense of freedom. I was never happier than when I had the wind in my hair and the sun in my eyes.  It was a fleeting feeling, a drug more addictive than any narcotic. And once it was gone, I relentlessly searched for it again. In places, in people, through acts I’m not proud of just to feel that high once more. Just to feel alive.

It wasn’t until every bridge was burned that I turned to see the wreck I’d single-handedly created. And once the smoke cleared from my eyes I realized, despite the fact that I’d surrounded myself with people, I was alone. I destroyed everything I touched and I loved every moment of it. In that moment, I shattered.

When I was found it was by someone I had known once before. He became my summer; warm, kind, understanding. He looked at the world in a different way; he had the most beautiful mind. I was a child, lost and abandoned, and he led me home.  It wasn’t until he was certain I didn’t need him anymore that he kissed my hand and walked away, just as I had so many times before.

In all the years I had gone through my life this way, I’d always been the one to leave. Never before had I felt so alone, so unwanted. I told him everything. I shared my entire heart. He knew me unlike anyone else before him. I hated him, yet I loved him just as I had the others. He taught me everything he could in such a short span of time, and for that I’m eternally grateful. And when I left the security of his sunlight, I realized that, although I had only moments before been in darkness, the morning was coming. A new beginning with the people I loved so dearly, that I surely couldn’t live without.

Sometimes people are meant to long for each other but never be together. We do not walk down a singular path but parallel ones that will never cross again. And sometimes we may stray off our own paths, try to reconnect with those we used to know. Sometimes you may end up taking that walk together, as family, friends or lovers. Sometimes it’s not meant to be, and we have to get back on our own trail before it’s too late and we lose it forever.

It was in that darkness that I found myself. I am stronger and wilder than I ever dreamed. I have demons I never knew existed. I am homeless. I am broken. I still love the strangers I encounter in the seasons of my life and I love the ones I’ve decided to keep forever. I am both happy and miserable at the same time. I am fucking crazy. And I am finally free.

Hey guys. I know I haven’t updated the blog in awhile, but I found this little piece that I wrote a few months back, when I was in a kind of dark, dismal place. I really liked it so I thought I would share it with you tonight. Before anyone asks NO, this is not about Tyler, and we are 100% fine. I love you all.

xoxo, your Loey

Spring. (Photoset)

Hi my beauties. I plan on sharing more photos from my trip back home soon, but for now, I wanted to show you photos that my best friend Hannah and I took at the Georgia Botanical Gardens this past weekend. We drank coffee, laughed, talked and took the most lovely adventure through the gardens. Hope y’all enjoy!

This photo was SO stinkin’ hard to get. I swear we have like, thirty failed attempts for this. But finally the lighting was perfect, our hair was magnificent and the heart was centered. I feel like this belongs on Tumblr.

Forever Grace face.

There’s an inside joke within our circle of friends that I’m secretly Sleeping Beauty. Partially due to my long blonde hair, partially due to the fact that I actually am a princess, but mostly because I really, REALLY like sleep. Like a lot. Hannah took this photo and I’m just in love with it, I think it looks so Sleeping Beauty-esque and ethereal!

Full disclosure: Hannah took this. Isn’t that just beautiful? These flowers are gorgeous, can’t think of their name to save my life, but I’m in love.

As we were leaving the botanical gardens, we spotted this magnificent little meadow right behind a parking lot. How random and perfect is this abandoned log?

Thank you all, as always, for reading my ramblings. Love you.

♡Your Loey

Weekly Roundup: Caturday Vol. 4

The happiest of Caturdays to you, my beauties! Hope y’all had a marvelous week. Mine was jampacked, so let’s jump straight in.

Best day this week?

– Oh, can’t I have two?! It’s my weekly roundup, so I say yes. 😉 This week was a little intense, emotionally. Wednesday was by far the worst. So at the last minute Tyler and I decided to grab a pizza with one of our friends, Cruz. She’s a sweetheart and never fails to make me laugh, so of course it turned my mood around. Plus, who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza now and then?!

Friday we wound up going out with her and a few other friends for drinks (I drank fake mixed drinks all night because I’m like 12 wtf) and then we did a bit of shopping around. There were a lot of laughs and memories made that night. I love that I finally feel like I have a mini family out here, a support system I’m completely comfortable with.

Worst moment this week?

– Two years ago this May, my sweet Jake passed away. He was a HUGE part of my life. I’ve been taking it a little harder than usual, and it just so happened that Wednesday it hit me in the worst way. All I could do was cry for a couple hours and wish that he was here to hug me and tell me everything was going to be alright.

What did you accomplish?

– I filmed. I edited. I planned for our trip home at the end of this month. I video-gamed (South Park: The Stick of Truth is my crack). I honestly wasn’t very productive this week… unfortunately.

What’s the plan for next week?

– Tyler has a field, so I’ll be all by my lonesome until next Friday! I plan on deep-cleaning the apartment and getting it ready for our new puppy, Maka. She’ll be coming back from Georgia with us and I want to have everything perfect for her! I also need to film and upload so that I don’t have to while we’re back home. It’s not necessarily going to be exciting and will definitely be a bit lonely, but hopefully I’ll be about 100% more productive than I was this week!

That was it for this week! What were you up to, pretty baby?! Let me know in the comments below or on your own blog, and I’ll chit chat with you later.

♡Your Loey

Weekly Roundup: Caturday Vol. 3

Oh, I want to be a good blogger. I do. In case you haven’t noticed, my blog isn’t monetized. I love YouTube, and if I start listing off all the reasons why I’ll never finish this post. But YouTube, while it is intensely fun, has also proven to be an actual part-time job for me. There’s a level of perfectionism I aim for in my videos. I want my blog to be a place I can just come to talk. I’m trying very hard to get back on schedule with these posts… and I appreciate your patience! Onto this week’s roundup.

Best day this week?

– Ironically, Saturday (which I wouldn’t have been able to include had I posted this on the day it was supposed to go up… haha). This week was sort of quiet for the most part, lots of work, getting projects moving and planning my trip home this month. Saturday was absolutely incredible. I hit 5,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel (!!!), Tyler and I had a lovely morning coffee date and that evening we went to a get-together at a local sports bar. One of the boys in Ty’s platoon leaves the Army on Monday, so we were seeing him off in the best way possible… by watching him get right trashed. 😛 I was horrified when the bill came, however! They charged an arm and a leg for shots (we’re talking like $7.00, I’m not joking). If you’re in the Manhattan area, steer clear of Willie’s! Service sucked, everything was SUPER pricey and the place wasn’t very well kept up with.

All of that aside, it was really fun to get to see everyone. Afterwards we went to our friends’ place, played Call of Duty and watched the snow fall. Those friends have the CUTEST son in the history of man… he was busy until bedtime showing me his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection and telling me how to properly kill aliens in Extinction mode on COD.

Worst moment this week?

– I’ve been experiencing a LOT of anxiety here recently. I’ve been a touch snappy and on edge. I can’t pinpoint an exact moment that sucked worse than the others, but I just know I’ve been a little irritable lately. Tyler is a freaking Godsend and he knows me all too well. One of those days I was just kinda down in the dumps, he looked at me and said, “I want to reorganize this weekend.”

I THRIVE on change and organization, so this excited me way too much. After I finish this blog post I think we’re actually moving around the bedroom a bit. Can’t wait to show y’all!

What did you accomplish?

– Well, I got back in some photos from a local photographer I recently worked with, so I’m editing those here and there and getting them ready to put up on the blog (and also in my modeling portfolio). I answered a TON of freaking business emails that I’d just had piling up in my inbox for ages. I’m also puppy proofing the house for our now three-month-old husky puppy that we’ll be getting in the middle of this month, that took up a huge chunk of time this week. I did laundry, and that’s always an accomplishment.

What’s the plan for next week?

– Tyler has a few appointments next week, so I’ll be going with him to those. I have a lot of new products, things I’ve bought and also things I’ve received for PR purposes that I need to start testing so I can get videos up on them. We’re also looking at houses next week (EEEEEK). And I need to do something with the copious amount of raw spinach I have in the refrigerator, so it’s going to be an interesting week for salad.

I want to know what you did this week! Leave me comments below or copy and paste the questions into your own blog. Until next time, pretty loves.

♡Your Loey

The Curvy Diaries: Winter to Spring Lookbook

Hello my little snow puffs. As I’m typing this, it’s snowing and thundering and all sorts of grey outside. D: So it’s hard to imagine this Winter EVER transitioning to Spring, but today I uploaded my Winter to Spring lookbook! I’m very comfortable in my dark jeans and boots, so I kept a lot of the basics the same throughout all three outfits.

I love this top from the Bethany Mota line for Aeropostale. I got it on MASSIVE clearance (less than five dollars!) and didn’t really realize why it was so marked down until I got it home… there is a giant hole in the back of the arm area! I was so disappointed when I saw it and it’s extremely obvious, especially since the top is full lace. I’m probably never going to wear it out of the house, but I did think I’d get my use out of it for this lookbook (and if I can find another one, I’m totally snatching it up). My jeggings are American Eagle and my boots are from Payless. The top is such a standout piece that I kept the accessories simple, a gold roman numeral bracelet  from the Jamie Brooke Gallery and a vintage gold ring. This is the most wintery/dark outfit in the lookbook, but since the top is sheer, full lace, I think it’s also young and playful.
I LIVE in that button-down on chilly, rainy spring days! The colors are so bright and fun… not to mention it’s the softest, coziest flannel ever. It’s from Old Navy and I left the top two and bottom two buttons undone for a more casual look. I paired it with a pearl necklace from Forever21 (that you can’t really see in these pictures… sahrry.) to give it a ladylike touch, then wore the same jeggings and boots from my first outfit. This outfit is perfect for those chilly Spring mornings that turn into warm afternoons, because you can always wear a cute top underneath and just tie the flannel around your waist come lunchtime.

Alright, not going to lie, I’ve worn this outfit like, three times in the last month alone. I love this open knit grey sweater from Hollister, especially paired with my favorite mint green polka dot scarf from Forever21. With my dark blue jeggings and riding boots, it’s a cozy, cutesy outfit I can wear now and later on in the warmer months. It’s so cheerful and bright!

Which outfit was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you beauties for being so patient with me while I’m getting back on the bandwagon of writing blog posts! It’s been a busy last two months, it’s going to be an even busier next two months… looks like this year is getting off on the right foot! 🙂 Love all of you to pieces.

♡Your Loey

Military Spouse Tag

Hi friends! So as I was sipping my morning coffee and looking through the blogs I follow, I stumbled across a post on my lovely friend Kristen’s blog, CameraKristen. I wasn’t planning on writing a post today since I have another beauty post going up tomorrow, but this looked like so much fun! I don’t talk frequently about Tyler or our marriage. Not from lack of wanting to (the man makes me so damn proud!) but because he’s really quite shy. So I’m going to answer a couple of questions for y’all about him & our marriage! Here we go!

1. How did you and your spouse meet?

We had a mutual friend who introduced us. Crush at first sight for me… not so much for him! Oh, he was such a bad boy with his long hair and piercings, and I was the straight A, totally sheltered daughter of two teachers. We became friends when I got into high school the next fall, we talked a lot in the mornings before school. By the time he asked me to be his girlfriend, I was smitten.

2. How old were you when you two met?

I was in eighth grade, which would have put him in tenth. 13 and 15… we were babies!

3. How long have you been together?

This is… tricky to answer honestly while not giving away too much information. So Tyler and I dated in high school for a year and a half. Life kind of got in the way, as it does, and we broke up in February his senior year. In April he enlisted. I was furious, heartbroken and terrified. It was one of those situations where we weren’t seeing anyone else, we were talking every single day but we weren’t really putting labels on each other. We continued like this on and off for four years. So my Freshman year of college, I’m dating this other guy, my first real “adult” relationship. And Tyler is dating this other girl, and we were kind of at this awkward point of trying to salvage what little bit of friendship we had left. But one day I just… I don’t know. I woke up and everything had changed. There was no huge life event that led me to feeling like this, but I just woke up and realized that if things stayed the way they were, we would end up on completely different paths, in completely different lives. He would eventually have a dog, a home, kids, a life with someone else. And I knew I didn’t want that to be someone else, I wanted it to be me.

It was a really complicated situation but we figured everything out and wound up getting back together in April of 2012. So, easy answer to this question… we’ve been on and off for seven years. But if you want an actual amount of time for how long we’ve been officially “together”, the combined time would be right around three years.

4. Where are you and your spouse originally from?

I’m from Georgia. He’s from Florida! Though we were both a bit nomadic in our upbringings, moving all over the place. Eventually we both wound up in Georgia for the majority of our teenage years.

5. How did you feel about him joining the military?

Oh lord. When it happened I was 16. And I was so freaked out. I was utterly terrified and I REALLY didn’t want to date someone in the military. For a long time I was really bitter, I barely spoke to him. And I’ll kind of delve more into this on the last question, but over time I started seeing this wild, crazy, rebellious boy turn into a man. That was when I began to feel a bit better about the situation and I started to understand exactly what the military was doing for him.

6. Where did your spouse go to Basic Training?

Fort Bragg.

7. Has your spouse ever been deployed?

Yes he has! For a year in Iraq. I’m still very grateful that was one of those times we were more or less “on” again, because we talked for the majority of it. That would have been my senior year of high school, so about three years ago. It was rough.

8. Ever been to his promotion ceremony?

Not yet… HOWEVER he just went through WLC and he’s going to IO school in March, then hopefully going to the promotion board right after. So hopefully I’ll be going to his E5 promotion ceremony VERY soon!

9. How long have you been a military wife?

A little over a year! I only announced it very recently to the public, on our one year anniversary. We have been married since December 28, 2012.

10. Did you marry him before or after he joined?

After, of course. We were extremely young when he enlisted.

This was the night he proposed! I’d been crying like crazy and I have NO idea why he’s mean mugging the camera… hahaha.

11. How did your husband propose?

Oh God. It was this running joke between our friends. Tyler literally asked me to marry him six times before I said yes (IN MY DEFENSE, four of them were when he was very, very drunk. Hahahaha). On the fifth one I genuinely didn’t think he was being serious. We were at this little restaurant in Oklahoma with two of our friends (that would later be our roommates) and he was acting so freaking fidgety. I didn’t really think much of it at the time, but after the meal, without ANY WARNING WHATSOEVER, he got down on one knee and presented this little plastic spider ring he’d purchased from one of those toy machines inside. And he asked me to marry him and I did the worst thing possible… I laughed. It seriously makes me cringe now, he told me he was going to give me the real ring a second later. And I completely thought he was joking. To say that he was devastated would be an understatement. When I realized he had been serious I was crushed! We had a long talk after that, a really serious one. Actually, later that evening, he proposed for the sixth and final time. It was beautiful and the words he said will forever give me chills. We both cried. A lot.  We’re a mess.

12. Where did you get married?

This one might be a bit long winded. We did a courthouse wedding for the time being, simply because at the time there was a LOT going on. My parents were getting divorced after being married for 23 years and everything was really, really messy. Honestly… I didn’t even tell them (or the world) that I was engaged for the longest time. I was legally married when I finally did. But it felt wrong to be like, “Hey, sorry about all the crap going on for you, sorry your whole world is falling apart, but look at me going through the happiest experience of my life!” I don’t know. It just didn’t feel right and I really, REALLY wanted to be married to Tyler. That was the one thing I knew, 1000000%. So we did it quietly with two friends there as witnesses and it was lovely. I’m still really excited to have a wedding one day, not having one isn’t an option for me. But I’ll remember that day forever.

13. How old were you two when you got married?

19 & 21.

14. Did he wear his uniform on his wedding day?

No, but he is planning to for our actual wedding. 😀

15. Where is your spouse currently stationed?

Fort Riley, Kansas.

16. Do you live on base?

Nope! Just off of it.

17. How long were you married when you had to go through your first separation?

Not even a full month. It was AWFUL. I had just moved to Kansas, we were living with two roommates and something really freaking crappy happened. We all stopped being friends and Tyler and I literally packed up all of our stuff that I had JUST moved there a week before and moved to the first apartment we could find. He left I think a week after we moved in. I was all alone in this new place, I didn’t know my way around and my two best friends weren’t my friends anymore. It was absolutely miserable.

18. What is your favorite base so far?

I’m guessing Fort Riley! We haven’t moved around yet, but I am seriously excited to start. Is that weird? I thrive on change and constant reinvention, so moving is one of my favorite things to do.

19. Do you think your spouse looks good in his uniform?

Can you seriously look at him and tell me he doesn’t? He’s always a hottie but I love the fact that I get to see him in that uniform every morning.

20. Do you think military life is more advanced than civilian life?

No? I think it’s a lot stricter. There’s an amount of discipline that comes with it for both my husband and I. I can’t be wild and crazy and make an ass out of myself because that makes him look bad. And he obviously has to behave as well. If you meant “advanced” as in faster-paced, I would totally agree with that. It’s matured me in a way I cannot begin to describe, and I know it’s DEFINITELY matured him.

21. Do you like the benefits you receive as a military dependent?

Definitely! No complaints here.

22. Do you have a lot of military wife friends?

Not a lot, no. It’s a little hard. I’m really young and a lot of them don’t take me seriously, even the ones that are only two years older than me. I don’t know how to explain it, I just feel like sometimes they talk to me like I’m a child. And in some ways, I am. I said before that military life has matured me, and it certainly has. But I’m still 20. I’m still a little crazy, a little impulsive and a little too loud. I’m NOT generalizing other military wives as being frigid or looking down on younger wives, I’ve met some people I’m really grateful to know and call my friends. (Talking to you, Kristen, Melissa and Sarah!) But I wouldn’t say I have a lot of them. I’m honestly more of a friend mother hen to my husband’s friends. I have soldiers over probably every night of the week. My guest room is their second bedroom, I frequently cook for them and play video games with them. I’m unimaginably grateful for that and my boys are the absolute loves of my life. I do really want more military wife friends though… submit your applications! 😉

23. What is the hardest part of the military life?

Being so far away from my family. Being in a place I, even after one year, don’t really know or like. Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to look back at this in a few years and remember it so fondly. But I miss being in Georgia and I miss my family and my friends. It’s also incredibly difficult in times like this where Tyler has month-long trainings back to back. People frequently tell me to suck it up, it’s only a month, but when they’re one right after another it’s really difficult.

24. Do you own military wife stuff?

I actually don’t! I’d like to, though. I own a lot of just Army themed stuff. And Air Force, as my dad was in the Air Force.

25. Do you support your spouse as a member of the military?

I feel like I might get a little emotional on this one. There are no words to express how proud I am of Tyler. How proud I am of what he does, of his enthusiasm and passion for both the work he does and actually being in the Army. But there’s a lot more to it than that. It’s really, REALLY hard to explain this and I hope no one takes me the wrong way, because it’s coming from an honest and very loving place. But if Tyler had not joined the Army, I’m certain we would not have wound up together. He is a very, very different person from who he was and when I look back at dating him in high school it feels like I was with an entirely different man. And I know that people just change and grow but in the town that we were from, not a lot of people get out. It’s one of those places where our teachers went to school there, along with our moms and dads. I NEVER wanted to stay there. And neither did he. The Army for him started as a way out and a job, but it has evolved into so, so much more. I love him being in the military. I will support him no matter what he chooses to do, but yes, I wholeheartedly support him as a member of the Army.

I’m not quite sure who to tag so if you’d like to do this, I’d love to see your answers!

♡Your Loey