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Sailor Girlfriend is still going

September 9, 2018
I cannot believe it's been nearly 3 years since my last post! I got pregnant again towards the end of 2015 and chasing a toddler while handling a pregnancy was tough. Life got really busy! Now, I have 2 toddlers running around the house. 

When I started this website, I was a girlfriend of a Navy sailor and I'm just reviewing all of my blog entries. I had no idea I had documented so much of my journey from being his girlfriend > fiancĂ© > wife > wife with babies, on here! What a joy to find the entries. We are a veteran's family, still tight as a unit. 

All of the pictures and crafts that I shared on this website were taken by me from either my digital camera or phone. If there is any question that you might have, let me know. I also put many of my craft pictures for my wedding on Pinterest as you'll find them linked on the Wedding Planning page. 
 

Diaper Cake for Baby Girls

November 3, 2015
I made a diaper cake for the 2nd time and this time it is for a baby girl. I wanted to send a small congratulations gift to my friend in California after she just gave birth. Here is how it looks like.

 Contents include: a pair of Espirit pink baby shoes (6-12 months), 3 bibs from Juicy Couture, 4 receiving blankets and 16 Size 1 Swaddler diapers. 

Unfortunately, when my friend received this package, everything was unraveled so I suggest that you bind everything tightly and put a lot of bubble ...
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Finding motivation

October 26, 2015
I've been feeling down in the dumps lately. It's only late October and usually I don't start feeling down until November, every single year! 

If I am in school, I usually have a hard time finding motivation to study. If I am at work, I have the feeling that I want to quit. If I am lonely, I would feel extra lonely. And it happens usually in November. I've noticed this pattern about myself since I was in my early 20s. I don't know if it's the weather change or if the holidays are coming up and ...
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I am so impressed with my BaubleBar earrings order

June 7, 2015
I ordered from Bauble Bar for the first time online and when my order came earlier this week, I was so blown away! From the minute I opened the box, I was excited! They really take their time with their presentation! With the color of the boxes to how my order slip is inside a perfectly straight envelope, the details are delightful! Here is how the box looked once I opened it. 


After I removed the yellow envelope, there was a nice black bag for my earrings. This presentation is just for one pa...
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Free bibs after entering Pampers points religiously

June 7, 2015
Ever since my baby was born, I have been using Pampers Swaddlers diapers because I like how they have a color indicator when the diaper is soiled. I've also been religiously entering my codes from the diapers to earn points and get rewards. Usually I would use a small percentage of my points to enter sweepstakes. I've never won. After 16 months, I've earned enough to redeem a package of 3 bibs for my baby! Here is the picture below. 


I was so excited when it came in the mail! They were of musl...
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Syringoma Removal Tips using Wart & Mole Vanish

May 14, 2015
I started removing syringomas twice a year on my face 2 years ago. I've had syringomas since I was in my early 20s so it's been over a decade now. I used to wear make up a lot so I would cover them up but not really paid any attention to how they've really grown (in numbers and in size) over the years. I think that is something we girls often do; is that we focus so much more on the facade, our make up, that we forget about how to really take care of our own real skin. 

  (Syringomas I targete...
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David's Bridal Wedding Gown Preservation Kit Review

April 8, 2015
Finally after two years from my wedding day, I've decided it's time to finally wash and preserve my wedding gown! I know it's gross that I didn't get it dry-cleaned right after my wedding, but it wasn't that dirty and I didn't want to pay hundreds of dollars of getting it dry-cleaned when I can do that with David's Bridal for cheaper (plus get it preserved at the same time)! 

Usually, I would go online and check out David's Bridal website to see if there are any special. The kits are available...
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Every time I use a breast pump, I get a clogged duct

January 24, 2015
Now I remember why I stopped pumping milk into a bottle to feed my son. Every time I use a breast pump, I get a clogged duct hours later. It's just not made for me. After I gave birth to my son, I would pump every 3-4 hours so that I could keep my supply up and my husband can participate in feeding him too. Around 5 weeks, I got mastitis and had to go to the hospital because I had a 103 degree fever. 

Ever since the mastitis incident, they encouraged me to directly nurse my son so that it will...
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My son is 11 months old with 6 teeth and I am still breastfeeding

January 14, 2015
I can't believe I have been able to breastfeed my son for this long. It is the best gift. The benefits of his own mother's milk is undeniable. Because it has antibodies (unlike formula), my son's immune system is great and he hasn't gotten really sick yet! Knock on wood! Also, because mother's milk is organic, it's easy on his stomach and easily digestible. I can list about 10 more benefits but then this will really drag on. Today I am celebrating 11 months of being able to breastfeed my son....
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View of downtown Charlotte from our Hyatt Place City Center hotel room

January 13, 2015
Last month, we stayed at the Hyatt Place City Center in downtown Charlotte, NC for a night and it was a really great hotel. I was really impressed with its location and the rooftop restaurant in the building. This seems to be a higher end Hyatt Place, very comparable to a Hyatt Regency. I recommend staying here if you're looking for a place to stay with luxury in downtown Charlotte. It is also less than a mile from the Bank of America Stadium where the Carolina Panthers play football. The vie...
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About the Publisher of Sailor Girlfriend.


Born and raised in San Diego, the publisher is a wife of a Navy veteran and has a passion for sharing knowledge and ideas to help other girlfriends, fiances and wives. She started this blog when she was still just a girlfriend of her sweet navy sailor. After dating for 1 year and 4 months, the sailor proposed to her and they got married 7 months later. He got out of the military 3 months after they wed, when his contract ended. Her husband served in the navy for 10 years.




 

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