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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Out with the sick in with the new

My whole house has been sick but everyone is feeling much better now. It has been super busy for me and I need to find more time in a day. I am a bit behind on this and have a new product to announce...

Introducing LEARNING available in our Facebook shop Now!!!

Simply pick your fabric and lining and we will create you an amazing cover (soft, slip-on your plain hard cover) for your e-reader! Add a FREE personalized heart embroidery and you are in style! Great remedy for all the boring hard shell e-reader cover out there!
7 X10 3/4 inches
Custom size? Email me eve@militaryhandbag.com


Every Monday we try and have a new product for an ever growing community of our fans :)
Hope you enjoy and dont forget to find me on Facebook. There is a button to the right ----->

My cards came in the other day. They turned out super cute :)


Thanks for stoping by and have a good one.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

I know I posted this already but I want everyone to be able to be apart of this sale :)

At militaryhandbag.com on Facebook we are really close to reaching 5000 fans. WOW! As a thank you to you, we will host a 5 hour long sale when we reach 5000 fans. The coupon code will give you $10 off every $65 and over order. Only for 5 hours! Stay tune! Also among the people who participate to the sale, we will draw a winner for $50 gift certificate! Spread the word now :) Thanks!!!

Sorry I have been so absent on here but the husbands deployment got moved up (surprise, surprise!) and we have been super busy with things. I think it's time for a silly picture. I need silly right now :)

My oldest trying to make us laugh because the rest of us are sick


Some more of my personal bags/accessories (better pictures this time)




One more thing before I get off here I am an admin on a military support group on Facebook now so if you want to add it click here! http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Stand-by-My-Marine/372514030069  Hope y'all are having a great day! Don't for get to add me on Facbook and militaryhandbag.com on FB too!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome to Unveiling Monday!

Introducing CALM available in our Facebook shop Now!!!

CALM, our Pacifier Clip, is a must have item for all military moms! 

We are so proud to introduce CALM, featuring an amazing and unique heart shaped clip offered in pink for your little princess and silver for your little prince! FREE EMBROIDERY!!!

The clip is approximately 9 inches long by 1 inch wide. The high quality grosgrain loop will attach to the end of any pacifier but if you need a MAM adapter, email us.

Remember: 2 points (accumulate points this week for our amazing FRIDAY GIVEAWAY!) if you adopt CALM this week :)


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Had fun at Mike's Farm

If you live in Jacksonville you have to go to Mike's Farm. During Christmas and Halloween they have super hayrides for the occasions. Their restaurant is great as well! It's a family style buffet. They have a small petting zoo and alway have a nice spot for the kids with some neat outside toys. I highly recommend going if you are in town or live here!

Here is their website: http://www.mikesfarm.com/

A picture of my boys taking a break from the fun :)


Friday, March 18, 2011

Sale Sale and more Sale!

On Militaryhandbag.com We are really close to reaching 5000 fans. WOW! As a thank you to you, we will host a 5 hour long sale when we reach 5000 fans. The coupon code will give you $10 off every $65 and over order. Only for 5 hours! Stay tune! Also among the people who participate to the sale, we will draw a winner for $50 gift certificate! Spread the word now :) Thanks!!!

So I guess I am going to get my blues bag made yay! I am super excited about this! What are your plans for the weekend??? Add me on Facebook!!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrera-for-Militaryhandbagcom/113442098731474


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New feels good!

The giveaway was a success! We have five soon to be owners of our super key chains! I will post pictures of them as soon as I get them :) I will do a give away again when I hit 100 fans on my FB. Look for it and add my page too! We now have pet items like collars and leashes! Yay!




My next purchase is going to be one of these amazing things...who doesn't like to decorate everything in their life?


Lastly, I am working on finding some cheap Marine Dress Blues for my next handbag as well. I will let you you in on all the details and pictures when it come together!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Give away!!!!

I am having a give away on my Facebook come like my page for your chance for a military key chain!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I am following suit in the many footsteps before me and although there are words on this entry from now on I am going to post a site that I feel is worth you time to check out. On Wednesday there will be a link to the site/sites and nothing else. Even if you do not agree with all the information available to you no one is above learning. Feel free to leave comments!



Sunday, March 6, 2011

Amazing truths and getting off my tush

So the last two weeks have been long and heartbreaking (read last post to catch up) I have decided from this point on I am going to do a few things more often (or less often) Such as:

To me this is the most important one. It's not that I don't because I smile often but smiling is my favorite. I just need to relax a little more and remember to smile until my face hurts.

When the husband is away for deployment or training I do not sleep very well. Since he is in the infantry he is gone a lot...therefore I am up late a lot. Late night TV and snacks become a routine. I do not like this or the extra pounds this habit has given me. New routine = eat light meals and exercise often! Sounds easy enough right? We will see!

I recently got back into contact with a friend I made here a while back. It was nice to catch up. Although I love my kids and pets, I need some serious adult time. Don't get me wrong running around after my two year old while he is squirting toothpaste everywhere can be entertaining but mama needs to let daddy take the reins once in awhile. After all, he has only begged me a hundred times to go out with some friends. I am one lucky gal. Kodak moment...


That is an old picture when our oldest was just a wee-bug :)

I love my personal handbags so much I just want everyone to have one. You can't tell me this isn't the best Marine Corps bag ever!


Sorry for the blurry picture still working on my I Phone picture taking skills. Side note: the owner of militaryhandbag.com (Eve Baum) made a very special fallen hero bag for the mother of Cpl John Taylor. It means a lot to me that she did this! I have a picture of the stitching on the back side of the bag


Off to do motherly things....


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Talking to myself...

I catch it just about five minutes after it starts. Once again I am talking to myself. I think I do it because I am alone so often. Well, not alone I have the kids and dogs but you get my point. The adult interaction has a minimal presence in my life at the moment. And then the thoughts of John flood in...

John is my husbands best friend. I struggled with that last sentence because it was the first time I had to question how to write it. I could have said was his best friend. I decided on is because they didn't have a falling out, John was killed in Afghanistan on February 22, 2011. My husband and John played football together in high school and were also Sea Cadets. When my husband went off into the Marine Corps, John soon did the same. He wanted to be a Marine so bad that is all he thought about. Cpl John Taylor served his country with honor and loved the Marine Corps. Remembering one of the first times I met him, he was young and excited about going off to boot camp. He finished at the top of his class in boot camp and once he hit the fleet he never stopped. He volunteered for deployments which put his time at home scarce. When my husband and I had our first born he was the first person (other than my husband) to hold him. I had an emergency c-section so I wasn't able to hold him for a few hours. I could go on for hours with stories to make you laugh and cry(mostly from laughing so hard). He was a brother to us, as if he was born into our families. When he was a boot (a term that is given to Marines that have not had their first deployment yet) I would check him out of SOI (School of Infantry) as his sister so he could get away from school on the weekends. From the moment I met him he had a place in my heart with his infectious laughter and over protective "big brother" personality.
 John's family, God Bless them, is going through a pain right now I couldn't even begin to fathom. I know John wouldn't want us to be sad. If he were here he would undoubtedly be dancing around spouting off something funny to stop me from being sad. He wouldn't want us to feel so helpless. He would want us to celebrate everything he was and stood for.

I'm going to miss that smile
I'm going to miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
Id do it all again

So play it sweet in heaven 
Cause thats right where you want to be
I'm not cryin cause I feel so sorry for you
I am cryin for me

-Toby Keith "Cryin For Me"

John and his father Mark


A night after too much Chinese take out and video games


Cpl John Taylor returning home


You will be missed Johnathan Wesley Taylor. Life will never be the same without you. Thank you for touching our lives and letting us be apart of your amazing journey. We love you Butters!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Tell me about it...

Or tell me about you to be more specific. I want to know it all. Leave me a comment <3

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”

New beginings...

I am new to blogging so I figured I would just start out with a picture of my personal bag. Hope you enjoy! Add me on FB http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrera-for-Militaryhandbagcom/113442098731474 and of course visit the main site to get your bag now :)