#FREEBIESWednesday: 25$+ credit for clothes at Schoola

If you are like me and enjoy thrifting and getting FREE stuff (who doesn’t?) while also helping a good cause, then do not hesitate and order your free stuff at schoola.com. I just ordered a few items myself today:

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5 items for 0.00$ – FREE!!!

***SHIPPING IS ALSO FREE***

What You Need to Do

      1. Use my link

here

      . In order to get

the 15$ credit 

      from my referral, you need to

sign up

    with a new account (top right corner).

2. In order to receive an additional 10$ credit, you need to create a personal collection. Just press on the pink link and then just filter the brands you want, size, color, etc. and press save.

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4. Use this coupon code for an additional 50% discount when you check out. Make sure you use all your credits (25$).

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NOTE: The credit will not be applied to items with tags (new), but it will work with items labelled as in good condition.

I still suggest purchasing brand items with tags, as they are still at budget-friendly prices.

Brand items include Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Jessica Simpson, Old Navy, Banana Republic, BCBG, Zara, Nike, etc.

About Schoola

Schoola is an online thrift store that raises funds for schools around America. All items are donated by people like us. They offer quality clothing (even branded items!) at up to 70% off retail with 40% of proceeds benefiting kids.

Your welcome,

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Moving: New PCS Orders means ROADTRIP

That’s it! WE ARE MOVING! TO… 

SAN DIEGO, CA

I was really happy when I found out that we were going to PCS to San Diego, mostly because we vacationed there when we were dating. I really liked our experience there and I think we would fit right in.

YES, I am THAT new 20s military spouse that is learning her way one step at a time through the military lifestyle. It’s only been 2 months after all. Luckily, there are a lot of helpful websites/blogs (military.com & militaryspouse.com) and support groups/services offered to military families to guide them through their first (or more) PCS.

In a couple weeks, B and I will be PCS’ing for the first time since we got married. PCS stands for Permanent Change of Station. It’s basically moving from one duty station to another. I’ve know a couple of military families that were lucky enough to stay in the same place for years (it’s possible, but not the norm), the reality is that most are hit with last minute “Pack your things, you’re moving”! Nothing is usually permanent.

We have been looking at all our options for transportation from Norfolk to San Diego and we have decided to take our own vehicle and go on road trip! Yes — many have called us crazies. It’s a 38 hours drive after all (if all goes well!).

The main reason why we chose to DRIVE to the West: Discovering new places, we love traveling after all! I have been to the U.S. several times when I was younger, but mostly on the East coast. This is a great way for us to see more of America. We are really looking forward to seeing iconic wonders of the U.S. It is also our first BIG trip together since I became a MRS.

Yes, I know, it’s not a “vacation”. We are PCS’ing, but I have heard many military families driving to their next duty station.  We will stop several times during our trip — mainly because B will be doing most of the driving. I am not an experienced driver (only got my license in January 2015).

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Driving to the West coast means we will need to plan where we will be staying and what we will eat. It’s also ALL about BUDGETING. My sister drove from Louisiana to Virginia to come our wedding and she suggested many budget-friendly Bed and Breakfast places, so I will look into that. She also said that it’s very difficult to find good places to eat when you are on the road, since most exits only have fast food joints. I really want to avoid fast food. I know, I know it could save us a few bucks, but at the expense of our health.

Do you know any budget friendly restaurants and/or Bed & Breakfast places we could stay?

We are planning to stop in several states including NC, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas & Arizona.

Thanks for your input everyone!

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The Cost of Immigrating to the U.S

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B and I have been together for over 5 years now. However, prior to us getting married, we were in a long distance relationship. I lived in Canada and he lived across the border. After a little over a year of dating, B proposed to me and (of course) I said YES! We only started the immigration process after I graduated from college. Boy, we didn’t realize how long and costly it would be!

Since I was his fiancé, we went through the K-1 Fiancé visa process. Once granted, we had 90 days to marry upon my entry in the United States, which we did fulfill. Afterwards, we needed to file for adjustment of status to permanent resident and file to get a temporary green card while we we waiting.

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