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Sometimes, half the battle is just showing up.



Sometimes just saying yes and showing up is what it’s all about.

I have reached the fun, “CHECK PLEASE!” point of pregnancy.  I’m ready to be done.  I have a tiny reprieve from nausea which has been replaced by what I’m gently referring to as “pregnancy narcolepsy.”  I feel asleep the other day for three hours with my laptop firmly in my lap, and hadn’t planned on a nap.

I’m working on trying to say YES to as much as possible, which, yesterday included a fun formal/ball gown give away event in down town Jacksonville, NC at the USO.   I think I get extra points for sporting yoga pants, flip flops and a t-shirt in a room full of beauty queens and sequins!  Talk about a technique to light a fire!  Everyone keeps joking about lack of sleep once Baby G arrives, but I’m ready for less bathroom breaks at three am, no upset tummy or splitting headaches not to mention, it’s easy to be happy about waking up in the middle of the night when there’s a cute fella involved! 😉

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/hundreds-swarm-designer-dress-giveaway-1.210582?tc=cr  a link to the Jacksonville Daily News article

I hope this event makes its way through the bases again next year. It was a blast to see so many ladies finding a FREE dress of their dreams!  Stay posted and if/when I hear more, I’ll certainly update the post so folks know all the details!

Hope you have a great ball/formal season!  I’ll be doing lunges and squats forever not to mention MANY miles with the stroller and wee man!

Presents on the way to you!




Sorry folks, I know I promised last month to start some awesome blog and email contests with radtacular prizes (okay, not Oprah’s favorite things awesome, but loverly, I swear)- and life and the daily work to-do avalanche triage got in the way as usual so I’m just now getting around to kicking things into gear!  More news to follow but, of course, check back to see what’s brewing!  😉  And as usual, I’m here to help with all of your housing needs.  Buying (buyer representation for free), selling, renting, property management, or if i CAN”T help you where you’re located, a free service I provide (red carpet if I do say so myself) is finding an aswesome agent who rocks and is a local expert.  So kick back, enjoy a sip of something nice and stay posted for some rocking goodies! 🙂

Lots of fun client freebies, contests, and giveaways around the corner!


Lots of fun client freebies, contests, and giveaways around the corner!

Freebies to make your Spring and Summer even more enjoyable, check back often for an update on how to enter! Looking for ideas on a nice big price for maybe the end of summer! 😉

Vist http://www.JasonGruner.com for free access to lots of amazing homes in every price range- or I can help you with a rental!

May 4, 2013 Jacksonville’s Jamboree



A fun free all day event in Jacksonville in the Commons area at Richard Ray Park located just off of Western Boulevard near the light for Carolina Ale House and Cheddars.

Sporting events range from baseball to cornhole and start at 9am and run until about noon when events start to take the main stage.  2 Mar Div Band starts at noon, and other events include a talent show and more.  Three more afternoon bands and tons to do.

Check out the link for more information on events and sponsors.

Sounds Fun!

This evening is National Night Out!


Looking for something fun to do this evening?  National Night out will be in full swing from 5-9:30 this evening at the Riverwalk Park.  Fireworks, live music, food, 200+ vendors, Miss North Carolina, face painting, a bike give away (must be present to win) and more.    We’re sponsors, so, please stop by and enjoy an evening on us!


I’d write more about this fun event as well as would love to give you regular bloggity blog blog visitors something interesting to read since I have been neglecting this forum as of late. . .however, even with the sassy reading glasses, I have an eyelid twitch and the fumes from highlighters (alright, they are fume free but work with me here) have my head swimming. . . so, more later, I promise!  Plotting fantastical new adventures and projects to tackle in the next few months, and good stories always seem to happen when you kick off a new chapter in life.  🙂 TTFN.

D.E.F.Y. Camp FREE for DOD Youth


Do you know a DoD youth between 9 and 12 years of age?
Want to add some fun to their summer?
Want them to meet new friends?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, this is the camp for your child!
D.E.F.Y. Camp Dates August 2-12
Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) is a self-esteem building program that provides kids with the tools they need to resist drugs, gangs, and alcohol. The camp is FREE, space is limited, so register your child today.

Applications are available online at www.hq.navy.mil/defy, or at the Health Promotion office, Bldg 302, between the hours of 0800-1630. For more information call 451-2865.