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Sending Holiday Cheer Overseas

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This post has been sponsored by American Greetings. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It is crazy to think that 9 months of this year was spent during a deployment. Ever since Scott got back from Iraq, we have been attached at the hip! While he was gone we missed many holidays, birthdays, and weddings. That’s the nature of the military – your spouse being away during quality family time. There are thousands of soldiers who are currently deployed and will not be able to be home during this holiday season. Since I know what it’s like having a deployed soldier, I also have an idea of what goodies to send during a deployment. I’m sure any deployed soldier would agree with me; pretty much anything beats the same old food they serve up at the dining hall.

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Let Me Tell You About Frank

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m partnering with Folgers® at Walmart through the Share A Cup & A Story campaign, to create personal connections with Veterans and honor their service to our country.

In honor of this upcoming Veterans Day, I invited my neighbor Frank over for a cup of Folgers® Classic Roast from Walmart while we chatted about his military background and his service to our country. In all honestly, I never knew much about the military until I became a military spouse. What I’ve learned is that the military community has the strongest support system I’ve ever seen. Thankfully for me and my husband Scott, our neighbor Frank looks out for us both in terms of careers and simply being a good neighbor.

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