Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sticky Situations

I was on the phone with my husband last night, a daily ritual for us, and he had gotten himself into a sticky situation.  Apparently classification stickers are the stickiest stickers ever created.  

A bit of background now that I have y'all thoroughly confused.  My husband found a drawer full of old computer hard drives and decided to take them back to his apartment to see what kind of fun secrets they held.  Turns out they weren't to terribly old.  The oldest document he found was from the year 2000.  After wiping the hard drives clean, he wanted to take the classification stickers off. This is how he learned that classification stickers are the stickiest stickers ever created.  For those of you who may not know, classification stickers are what tell people whether a piece of equipment is used for unclassified, secret, or top secret work.  

After finally peeling the stickers off, he was left with the sticky residue all over these hard drives.  Being the tactical housewife that I am, I suggested a sure fire way to get rid of the stickiness...Peanut Butter!  After a few moments of my husband thinking I am a complete nut job, he tried it out.  A thin layer of peanut butter over the sticky residue, let it sit for a minute or so, and wipe clean.  Voila, no more sticky residue.  

This got me thinking about other unconventional fixes for common household problems.  Besides the peanut butter, I could only think of one other that I have been using since childhood.  Hairspray to keep stains from setting.  So, if y'all would be so kind as to comment with other remedies you have found to work, I will compile a list for a future post so we can all enjoy these quick fixes to some of our most common sticky situations. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013


I recently decided that I wanted to start a few blogs to help other people in similar situations as myself.  This one is dedicated to my life as a military spouse and stay at home mom.  I have been a military spouse, specifically an Army wife, for the past 4 years and a stay at home mom for 2 years.  My son and I live in rural NY while my husband is stationed in Texas.  

I am a horse trainer and riding instructor, and I hope to open my own equine facility in the near future.  We purchased a plot of land a few years ago and I am working on turning it into a nice little homestead.  At the moment we have horses, but there will be additions soon enough.

Our son is currently 4 and in Pre-K, we are trying for our second child but it is taking longer than I had hoped.  Apparently it is difficult to get pregnant when you and your spouse are in different states...who knew?!

Well, I guess that's it for my introduction.  I will keep this blog updated with tidbits of my daily life as well as recipes, tips, and tricks to be a better military spouse and stay at home mom.  If anyone has any questions or suggestions, feel free to ask.  If I don't know the answer, I will be more than happy to look it up for you.  Enjoy and I hope everyone is having a great start to 2013!