Monday, April 4, 2011

Our Banner...and a giveaway!

Alright...I was totally going to wait to do this post until I could actually get some shots of the banner hung up but....I find that I am WAY to excited to wait any longer!

I was just going to make my own  homemade banner ( with paint and kid's messy hand prints all inclusive) but then Meghan from Build A Sign contacted me just before I came back to the east coast and asked me to do a product review, and my answer was...heck yes! ( If you have read Goodnight Moon or Deployment Again then you have heard of Build A Sign before!)

So I made this:

Isn't it great? I'm super please with it! I know some of you may be wondering...."'s not very military , Jenn"  which...I know. Build A Sign has A LOT of patriotic options to choose from ( as well as being able to completely design your own from scratch!) but I'm kind of minimalist when it comes to design in the first place...add to that, we're not really that much of a "HOOYAH" type family. But I did want to make a sign. I mean...You can't have a 'Homecoming' without some sort of a sign! I think I'm gonna hang it up with some red, white, and blue ribbon and bows. It's gonna look cute, I'll be sure to take more pictures when it's actually hung!

I also got the opportunity to play with some of their other products, and I decided to make some of these:

Aren't they cute? They're clings, so you can put them anywhere: your car window, your house windows, a mirror....anything that has a glassy type surface! And, they're movable, so when you get tired you can take them off one surface and put them on another!! And of course...I get to give them away! I have 3 of each of the branches except for the Sailor one ( hehehe two local Navy wives grabbed them, so there is only one of those left to give!)

( LOL It was pointed out to me the that one I have for Soldier was spelled wrong!!! Wow, way to catch that Jenn! That's possibly the ONLY bummer about Build A spell check!!)

If you're interested...or if your know of a friend (or even a friend of a friend!) who would be interested, leave a comment! I'm thinking it'll probably be first come first serve, but if there is a large enough interest I may do a drawing...I'll keep you posted on that! I do ask that if your e-mail addy isn't connected to your profile and you're uncomfortable leaving that in a comment please e-mail me ( my address is linked to my profile!)

One more thought....Build A Sign has an awesome program for our Troops where you can make a sign for free! ( you have to pay for shipping and that's it!) It's a great program, and if you have a homecoming looming in the near future, I highly recommend checking them out! For even easier access, there is a small link located on my side bar, you'll see it!

Anyway...the count down to homecoming is fast coming to an end....and I CANNOT WAIT!! Ughhh...that man...thinking of being in the same room as him again ( let alone being able to look into his beautiful eyes, or touch him, or hear his sweet voice!)  literally gives me goosebumps!! I think I might just melt into a puddle right there on the pier...

( as a side note...if you're family and reading this, and have privileged information, please don't say specifics in your comments! just a reminder! :) )

8 thoughts:

annoyed army wife said...

What a great sign! I'm sure he's going to love it and will feel very loved by it. I'm so excited for you!

housewife said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little:P

Chantal said...

How cool!

(Don't want to burst your bubble, though, but did you notice Soldier was spelled wrong?)

Katrina said...

Awesome sign Jen... I love it. I can't wait to see the pictures of it hung up. He is a lucky guy and I know your a lucky girl. :)

Alaina said...

I am interested in the sailor one ... if you have any left

Undaunted ~ My Life One Day at a Time said...

It will be wonderful for you to be together again. :)

Ana said...

I'm so the same way about military stuff, haha. Which is why I'm not entering, but wanted to say, yay for homecoming! I hope it all goes smoothly for you (no last minute calls - how I hate those!).

Nana S. said...

We are excited for all of you and I am sure there is no sign that can express your joy as nice as they do look. Love to all.