Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Y'know how when bloggers get all ambitious and motivated and try to start a second blog, they suddenly realize that they can't keep up with the first one? And you, as readers, think I can barely stay on top of this one and now she's adding another blog? How will I ever keep up? It's sort of like that around here.

I would like to think that I am not defined by the events in my life. But the truth is, I absolutely am. I am defined by the loss of a son, the life I live in the south now, the deployments we have endured. And to say that M&M will not become an "Army Wife" blog is just wishful thinking. I am defined by how we will get through this third deployment and that will color every post I write from now until the end. Therefore, the result is an Army Wife blog. I didn't start M&M with that intention. Being married to a Soldier was just part of a bigger life, so I feel like it's dishonest to continue posting under this blog. I get aggravated when I begin following a blogger who describes their blog as a smattering of life's little moments and then it turns into a blog about one aspect of their life. Every post is about their new husband, new baby, new job, new deployment. I will read the first 4 or 5 posts, but after that, I'm out because that's not what I signed up for. So, I'm giving you all an out...a chance to duck out of something that you did not sign up for.

Magnolias & Mimosas is going on hiatus until February 2012. My blogging will continue over at 400 Wake-ups until Neal returns home next year. My smattering of life's little moments are defined by the distance, both physical and emotional, from my husband and my blogging can't help but reflect that. You have all been such faithful and dedicated readers of Magnolias & Mimosas that in the interest of complete disclosure, you should have a chance to bow out of this Army Wife's blog. When he returns, life as I once knew it will return. Being married to a Soldier will once again just be a part of who we are as a couple and the life that we lead in the deep south. So, until then, au revoir or come find me at 400 Wake-ups.

And thank you to everyone who has been so devoted to this blog. My passion for writing has not changed, only the location where I share it.
xoxo and Cheers!


  1. I got worried for a second that you were done blogging AT ALL until your husband came home! I check here everyday to see if you have posted about what you are going through with this deployment. As a new Marine wife going through her first (and his first) deployment, I just devoured your posts and found comfort that even a seasoned veteran still struggled with it all! I will be heading over to your other blog PRONTO! I look forward to ALL your "Army wife" posts.

    Although I will admit, I wont be following for the next 2 weeks as my hubby will be home for his R&R!!! YAY!

  2. Already following over there, lady!

  3. I am heading over there right now! I love the last image in this post! And love you girl! See you at the new blog! oxoxo

  4. I'll be there in a minute! We follow because a) you are a good writer, and b) you have an interesting life. Right now that's as the Army wife of a deployed soldier. Why would we not want to tag along?

    There will still be the occasional glass of champagne on Friday.... won't there? xo

  5. I will follow!

    Not sure why you are doing a whole different blog, but if it makes sense to YOU, then that's all that matters! I know my blog has evolved many, many times over 4 years - with no apology or announcement given. We change, our blogs change with us, lol!

  6. Already following! :) For the record, you could write about drying paint and it would be interesting, so who needs an out? I'm looking forward to reading about your year whether the name of the blog is Magnolias and Mimosas or 400 Wake-ups, I'm with you! <3

  7. You are an ridiculously considerate blogger, and I am so very impressed. =) And now I am following you're other one.

  8. Looking forward to each new post on 400 Wake Ups!


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