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Home Improvement Adventure

Wow, can you believe it? This month flew by in a flash! Life is full of surprises and while my husband J is off on his incredible all-expenses-paid “work trip” (aka deployment), I’ve been using this time to transform our house into a haven of organization and tidiness. Little did I know that a simple desire to spruce things up would lead to an unforgettable home improvement adventure!


One thing led to another, and before I knew it, I found myself with a gallon of paint in my hands.


Luckily, it was the same color as our walls, just waiting for a little touch-up to bring back their vibrant glory. With enthusiasm and a paintbrush in hand, I was ready to create magic!

However, a minor hiccup occurred when the paint I bought from Lowes didn’t match perfectly.


As a result, one of the walls ended up a tad darker than the rest, creating an unintentional yet intriguing contrast. It was a moment that sparked a series of unexpected events and kept me on my toes!


But fear not, my fellow enthusiasts of all things colorful! I’ve got good news to share.


Finally, I managed to acquire the correct paint, and I can’t wait to finish what I started over a month ago. Mixed-matched walls may have their own unique charm, but I’m all for a cohesive and creative home that truly reflects my style.

As I eagerly await the completion of my home improvement project, I find solace in knowing that this month will be a bit slower for me than the rest of J’s deployment.


It’s the perfect opportunity to embrace my inner happy hermit, finding joy in the simple pleasures of a cozy and well-organized home.


So, here’s to the whirlwind month that was, filled with unexpected twists, mismatched walls, and a resolve to turn every setback into an opportunity for creativity and laughter.

As the month draws to a close, I can’t wait to welcome the next chapter of adventures and share the progress of deployment life with all of you.

Until then, stay inspired, stay positive, and keep chasing those dreams, one paint stroke at a time!

See you next month, my dear readers!




Editor’s Note: We are so excited that Meagan is sharing her voice with us. If you haven’t read her winning essay that brought her to us, you can find it HERE!



  • Meagan Childers

    Meagan is a military spouse of six years, stationed in the Washington DC area who works for a travel company. Her love for travel and exploring new cultures takes her to different destinations, with the beach being a favorite spot for its perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. She believes that travel is an essential part of personal growth and development, and takes every opportunity to broaden her horizons. As a military spouse, she applies adaptability and flexibility to both personal and professional endeavors. By combining her passion for travel with her milspouse experience, she aims to inspire others to explore the world and create unforgettable adventures.


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