About us

Come share our journey. I’ll show you what works for us as a military family, what doesn’t, what’s inconvenient and what’s easier than I thought it would be. You can take what you like, and leave what you don’t. But if we all start somewhere, together we can make a difference and leave less waste for the following generation!
Feel free to contact me at GreenMilitarywife@hotmail.com, or leave a comment here. Ask a question, share your opinion, tell us what you’ve learned, what you hope to try. Let’s get a discussion going and make a change.

Be kind to one another.



30 responses to “About us

  1. An A-Z Flash Fiction would be beyond interesting!
    We’re all so alike, us humans. I follow your blog and a young single parent in New Zealand– you both post much more than me. (Inspires me to post!) But I feel connected, somehow, in some way to these people I’ve never met who live on all corners of the earth.

    I spend all my time writing and cooking, and swimming and tap dancing. I know once we have a baby my life will change drastically and I’m trying to get as much of this book written as I can before I get pregnant.
    And yes, the military has lots of support systems, blah, blah, blah, but I’ve found being a military wife to be quite lonely. I’m either much older than the other wives, not as materialistic, or childless. I guess I’m still just trying to find my niche, you know?
    I enjoy writing but when it comes to getting published I’m overwhelmed and clueless. If only we were paid to write blogs, huh?

  2. Hi Jen, In answer to ‘How would you sell it?’ I used to make my living writing features and shorts for magazines and newspapers. Wrote mostly about culture, visual art and music. Got out of it. The blog was set up to get me back into writing and develop a portfolio of recent writing on other topics. Selling has always been the hardest part!

  3. I sometimes wonder how you feel being a navy wife. Is he a marine? Does your husband do a tour of duty often? Has he been to Afghanistan? and what about you? Other than being his wife, cooking, blogging and developing an environmental awareness, what are your activities?
    I love you Cook Me a Story category and have thought I could have tried to do an A-Z Food Flash Fiction. Ha ha ha!

  4. Jen: I was wondering when you would start writing to the public. Your life adventures are spectaular. Tap into your own exprience in the military to guide you through being a military spouse. Here’s a tip from a gal that has done this her whole life; in one form or another: GET INVOLVED!!!! Don’t sit at home! Once you are out and about you will meet your group of “battle buddies.” Your battle buddies will get you through whatever and you will make life long friends.

    • I’m finding that to be true—though you know how hard it is for me to get out there and make myself vulnerable. I have to MAKE myself. It is sooo good to hear from you! I started a new facebook account. I tried to pull you up under AndresCarrin Perez but it doesn’t show. You sent a request to my old account. I don’t use that one as much.
      Thanks for the advice. As usual, you’re right. 🙂 You’ve taught me so much. I still think about things you said.
      I put you in one of my crock pot blogs. It was under a picture. Can’t remember if I posted it yet. I’ll have to look. It said, “Like my friend Carrrin used to say…” I figured no one would catch it but Heidi or Spencer, but they never read my crock pot recipes! ha! 🙂

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Green Anthropology the other day! It always makes me happy to see others like me trying to make a difference. To start making an effort no matter how big or small is the first step- even if we don’t get it quite right! Open dialogue is the next step, so head back whenever you want and we can chat it up.

    Holly @ Green Anthropology

    • I’ll be back Holly! Your blog is so informative. I can learn a lot from you. It makes me happy to know we’re all out there like little ants just chipping away. 🙂

  6. I just found this site. Please visit http://www.stmarysearthkeepers.com – and thank you for all that you do.

    Alex Kearns

    • Thank you so much Alex! I just found your page in the back of the St. Marys magazine from the Welcome Center and I was showing my husband. We look forward to getting involved! Thank you so much for stopping by. 🙂

  7. hi jennifer….before everyone gets busy, I would like to greet you a very merry christmas!!! Enjoy the holidays!!!

  8. I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. if you’ve been a recipient in the past, please consider this nomination validation of your continued awesomness. http://sustainableutopia.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/versatile-blogger-nominee/

  9. Greetings! So happy to stumble across your blog. I feel a kindered spirit, for sure. I’m also a Navy wife – a little older and sophisticated that many of the others that I observe. My husband and I are vegetarians (slowly … slowly working toward veganism) and also try to do as much whole foods cooking and raw food meals as we can. We’re very interested in environmentalism and are often educating ourselves on how the food and earth we love cross paths. We also love Thomas Friedman books! I look forward to reading more of your blog – and maybe one day I’ll have enough time and motivation to start one of my own! Are you stationed in the south? That’s what I’ve gleaned from you posts. We’re in Great Lakes – it’s a shame we’re not closer!

  10. Love your pics here of you and the man you love! Cute!

  11. Thanks jrliggettsblog! You know I appreciate that. He’s so much fun. He accepts me warts and all. 🙂

  12. Your blog is one of my favorites so I nominated you for a Sunshine Blog Award. Check it out at http://denlyn3.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/the-sunshine-blog-award/

  13. I’m getting spoiled here! 🙂

  14. Jennifer, I have always enjoyed your blog and comments. I am sending you the Versatile Blog Award.
    About the Versatile Blogger’s Award
    The Versatile Blogger’s Award is a way bloggers can support each other and recognize versatile, interesting and helpful blogs. There are a few rules you are expected to follow when you accept the award.

    Thank the person who nominates you and link back to them in your posts.
    Share seven things about yourself.
    Pass the award on to fifteen more bloggers that you enjoy.
    Contact the people you have nominated.

  15. thecircleofit

    what a creative blog idea….so impressed with your commitment….we need to learn from you….waste less and live more!

  16. Hey there. I’ve been reading you quietly and thought I’d throw a little appreciation your way. We’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award: http://mysisterspantry.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/versatile-bloggers-us-awww-shucks/.

  17. @thecircleoffit—thank you for your comment. That was very kind! Together, we can make a difference!

    @Little Sis–A big thank you for the nomination. I appreciate the shout out!

  18. Happy new year!!!! May you have a great year ahead!!

  19. You too! Happy New Year Nors!

  20. Hi Jennifer, thanks so much for introducing yourself with your track back on our Milk Tea post. Actually, there are many tea companies that use paper sleeves, but you’re correct that foil is the “norm” for keeping the tea dry. (there’s always the solution of just not keeping tea in your cupboard for a zillion years…) Anyway, if you haven’t visited us before, we write about recycling and environmental issues a great deal. Here’s a recycling example you might enjoy: http://raxacollective.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/what-goes-around-comes-around/
    If you’re a facebook user please visit the RAXA Collective page.We post complementary items to our blog on it. See you there!
    p.s. One member of our collective is an “airforce brat”, so we relate to all your tips about military moves etc! Keep up the good work!

  21. Raxa–will do! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  22. There is nothing like a crock-pot!

  23. Jennifer,
    I just love your blog posts. If i had known that you could make such varied foods, i would have got you working in the kitchen a lot more during our time in 1999-2000.
    The bent and dent store made me smile. It is amazing how much food is wasted just due to tins/cans being dented, just as a precaution so that none of the lining of the tin has cracked and the food be exposed to the metal.
    I want to see you write a piece on profiteroles, after all, i taught you well 🙂

  24. I would love to nominate your incredible blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. I hope you accept.

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