Military Monday Linky AND Army Wives Giveaway!

Welcome to the Military Monday Family Blogger Carnival – March 14, 2011!

Exciting news! This week’s carnival will feature an amazing contest, sponsored by Lifetime!

I’m proud to have joined the LifetimeMoms affiliate network and want to celebrate with you!

Army Wives is back! Watch the exciting new season Sundays at its new time, 9/8c on Lifetime.

One lucky winner will receive from Lifetime: an Army Wives gym bag, Gaiam yoga mat/bag, padlock, dog tag, water canteen, tank top, terry cloth sweat towel, messenger cap, yoga ball and jump rope (ARV $200).

Anyone with a US Shipping Address may enter 1-2 times and bloggers may earn an extra entry.


Open Entry 1: Leave a comment on this post (using the regular comment system, please, not the “facebook comments”), letting me know why you enjoy Army Wives on Lifetime!

Open Entry 2: Please visit ANY of the links in the linky below and leave a substantive comment on that blogger’s post. Come back here and let me know on which post you commented.

Extra THIRD Entry for Bloggers: Leave your link in the linky below. Make sure to (A) link back to this post AND (B) leave a comment below that you linked up for your entry to count for the giveaway. If you are having trouble with the linky, please comment with your link and I will add it for you!

Extra FOURTH Entry: If you’ve already commented, please share the post (on Twitter or any publicly available social site) and let me know where you shared in a separate comment. Sample Tweet: @ArmyWivesLives has a great linky 4 MilBloggers & a giveaway from @ArmyWives –

Carnival links may be anything that is related to the military family experience. You can post a homecoming photo, share an experience, make a list of resources. It can be ANYTHING military family-related–just try to make it substantive (ie Don’t just post my button and say, “hi”…this is an opportunity to get to know each other and our writing).

Contest ends 11:59 PM EST 3/20. Winner drawn at random from qualifying comments. Prize will ship from the sponsor to US addresses only. Leave a separate comment for each of your entries! We reserve the right to change the rules by altering them on this post, without additional notice.

*** More about the Military Mondays Blog Carnival ***

  • In the “Link Title” field, please place the title of your post, plus the name of your blog and/or your name. (e.g. “Grow Where You Are Planted @Army Wives’ Lives”)
  • In the “URL” field, please place the direct “permalink” to the specific post, not to your main page of your blog. (e.g. “” NOT “”)
  • Your post must be relevant to the military family experience. I also retain the right to delete links to any posts that contain hate speech, plans to commit illegal acts, or anything that violates the spirit of this carnival or U.S. law.

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Want to share more of the FABULOUSNESS that is you? I accept guest posts and post interviews!

Want to share the carnival? Please feel free to grab the code for the button if you are interested:

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Without further ado, let’s get to the posts–I hope you’ll participate and visit these wonderful Military Family Bloggers–and feel free to check out previous editions for more great Military Family Posts!

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  1. Trooppetrie says:

    Twittered it, this is a cool give away. And it has nothing to do with the fact that i am addicted to Life time

  2. Trooppetrie says:

    of course I linked up, this is one of my favorite link ups because I feel like I have something in common with everyone else who links up

  3. Amanda says:

    I went & read Troop Petrie’s Blog & ageed that is an amazing company that offers a free Homecoming sign to deployed soldier’s families- worth going to look at there website.

  4. I guess I am slow, because I can never find the button to click on to add my linky! This is all I am seeing, so please check me out regardless of my internet incapabilities~!

  5. Trooppetrie says:

    I did comment on number 2′s post, I think I need to read the book she is reading

  6. Mrs. K says:

    I’m excited about this giveaway! My entry is a vlog- hope that’s okay. :)

  7. Mrs. K says:

    …and I also commented on #3′s ‘PCS Planning’. That one definitely caught my eye as I need all the help I can get in that department! hehe

  8. Mrs. K says:

    I tweeted this, too ;)

  9. I commented on the Hawaiian foods linky … gosh I want mac salad and shave ice now! LOL

  10. Army Wives Gym Bag + Goodies ($200 ARV) | Army Wives’ Lives…

    One lucky winner will receive from Lifetime: an Army Wives gym bag, Gaiam yoga mat/bag, padlock, dog tag, water canteen, tank top, terry cloth sweat towel, messenger cap, yoga ball and jump rope (ARV $200). Multiple entries allowed. The primary entry i…

  11. visited Troom Petrie was a very good post one built with pride

  12. visit Don’t compare yourself! Love your Body! @Deployment Divas…love her blog & it is the truth! Visit the Flip Cam Giveaway & it was a great site. Thanks!

  13. This is such a cool giveway. Definitly glad it was linked on Twitter.

  14. Naomi says:

    I was a military brat!

  15. Lori Hart says:

    I love Army Wives. I especialy like how Roland fits in with the other military spouses. Love him!

  16. jessica morel says:

    I like the show because it lets the public in on the sacrifices that are made daily by our military families.

  17. clenna says:

    I like to watch how the wives adjust to being an army wife.
    clenna at aol dot com

  18. Nancy says:

    Because I used to BE an Army Wife :)

  19. Brittaniew says:

    I enjoy army wives, because I can relate to alot of stuff the Army Wives go through. Roxy and I have the same story!

  20. Tiffany says:

    I have been watching Army Wives since the first season. My husband enlisted not long after, and it was nice to have an idea of what to expect. Now that I am an actual army wife, I have a better understanding of what being an army wife entails. And sometimes I’m able to relate to what the wives on the show are going thru. When that happens, my husband looks at me and says,.now don’t you start crying! But how could I not? I do live the life and I can say, I’ve been there and done that! The joys of being an army wife!!

  21. Syah H. says:

    I fell in love with Army Wives before I ever even met my Hubby. I was touched by the strength & love that these families displayed. Now I can relate to some of what they experience. And I can proudly know I am one of those strong women now. A strong & proud Army wife. <3

  22. Syah H. says:

    I entered the Flip Cam giveaway (#4) on Military Duty Stations Blog. Excellent & informative blog….they also have a great FB page. :)

  23. Jackie V says:

    I love Army Wives because I love the friendships between them all. The crazy life and all that comes with it. :)

  24. Sammi says:

    everyone I’ve met who’ve watched the show loves it – it’s smart and serious without being a drag

  25. Jay says:

    I don’t have cable so haven’t watched but would love to win for my sis in law that is a great Army wife.

  26. Rebecca says:

    Army Wives is one of the most enjoyable shows on Television!

  27. Melissa Mueller says:

    I enjoy, “Army Wives” on Lifetime because as an Army Wife of 15 years I can relate to so many of the emotions that are being played out on the screen. Army life can be very lonely yet the bonds we make with other Army Wives is unbreakable!

  28. Hanna says:

    I like the show because it is entertaining

    giveawaychu at gmail dot com

  29. Stephanie says:

    I love Army Wives because A lot of the scenarios that are played out…I can relate to.

  30. Daniel M says:

    fun show, great prize!

  31. Jill Myrick says:

    We have been watching Army Wives every since the ver beginning and love it.
    It is by far my favorite show and I am always so glad to see it’s return every year.
    For me it’s the fact that I have learned the characters and somehow feel as if I know each of them. I love that it is centered around real everyday situations most of which I can fully relate to.

    For me, I hope that Army Wives will be around for many years to come.


  32. Claudia M says:

    i enjoy it because we spend 20 years in the Army ourselfs and i can relate :)

  33. Amber D. says:

    I love Army Wives because you can feel the emotions behind the families they have. It makes it more real for me.

  34. CMC says:

    I enjoy watching Army Wives on Lifetime because it gives a realistic look at what military families endure.

  35. debi jackson says:

    i like army wives because they are so realistic

  36. jenny says:

    i love it because i watch with my mom! we’re so attached to the characters.

  37. monte says:

    Great giveway love to win Army Wives prizes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. navynavy says:

    They have sassy stuff to say

  39. Becky says:

    I like the story lines..but I must know WHO dies???

  40. Amy Delong says:

    love the show,we are a military family so i can relate

  41. SHARON JOHNSON says:

    This would be a great for me to flash at the gym!

  42. Aaron B from IL says:

    I actually don’t watch Army Wives on Lifetime, but my sister loves the show so I’d like to win this for her. She is also working hard to lose some weight and I think she would like some of these items to help her on her journey.

  43. Shannon says:

    I love Army Wives because I started watching it in 2008 when my now husband was going through his first deployment. I realized it was a tv drama, but really enjoyed the stories that played out and the emotions the show evoked. I’m appreciative to Lifetime for showing a military related program.

  44. Shannon says:

    I commented on “That Army Wife Life” and her post describing her meal plan for the week :)

  45. Shannon says:

    I posted my blog link in the hop and wrote about the giveaway with a link back :)

  46. Shannon says:

    I tweeted about it (@shannonstinson)

  47. Nancy says:

    I enjoy Army Wives because it shows a group of very different friends who face the challenges of family life in the Army together.

  48. Nancy says:

    I commented on Linky #7″ Hawaiian Foods You May or May Not Want to Try. I learned a lot!

  49. Shannon Wieneke says:

    I enjoy the Army Wives on tv because its a really entertaining show. Keeps your interest the whole way through. shannonforpeace(at)

  50. R Hicks says:

    I like to watch it because it gives me a different perspective on the real lives of women married to spouses in the military

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  51. Shannon Wieneke says:

    tweet:!/shannonforpeace/status/49642115600351232 shannonforpeace(at)

  52. Sand says:

    I like Army Wives because each of the women is very different and their friendship is strong.

  53. tina reynolds says:

    I like the relativeness of the characters and the heart in the storyline it just comes alive and draws you in

  54. DanV says:

    I enjoy Army Wives on Lifetime because of the great stories