Everyone enjoys a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day! 2MyHero military greeting cards have a very sweet treat for you and your military member on Friday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day ONLY! A recent request from a customer interested in military greeting cards for his son who is in USAF basic training influenced this special offer. […]
As January draws to a close, Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us. Up until this week, I’ve been writing this message on the packing slip included with each military greeting card order: “Happy 2020 and Happy new decade to you and your _________” Fill in the blank with Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Airman or Coastie […]
What do “empathy” and “sympathy” mean and how are they expressed? Do you struggle with what to write in a sympathy card? Read on for ideas.
2MyHero’s word for the year is TRUST. What does TRUST mean to you when you think about birth and death? Here are some of my reflections.
The word I chose for 2MyHero (and also means for me personally) for 2020 is TRUST.
I’m going to go out on a limb here, and guess that military greeting cards or more specifically military branch-specific Thank You notecards aren’t the first thing that pops into your head when looking for stocking stuffers for your Airman, Coastie, Marine, Sailor or Soldier. Am I right? There are all kinds of things that […]
With Father’s Day at hand, I felt that a true meat and potato recipe seemed appropriate for MRE Remix. And this recipe has all of dads’ favorites – beef, beans, bacon, cheese and potatoes. All in one hearty package. The potato becomes the carrier for all things dad loves. Every bite is full of hearty […]
Motivation comes in many forms. Experiences and influences without and within drive us to do what we do. Sure we want to look good, but we want more than that. We want purpose, intentionality, something meaningful behind what we do, buy, and experience. Even though this coffee drink looks amazing, there’s more to it than […]
Ok, I know that isn’t how the “dad” saying goes. I live with a dad who is constantly coming up with new twists on old phrases. It’s just kind of rubbed off on me. Seriously, though, this recipe is just the thing to bridge the civilian and military kitchens. It’s not quite simple enough that […]
Memorial Day can be very sad and yet for those of us with a melancholy temperament, it is also a time to savor the deep joy and memories of a loved one who served in one of the Armed Forces and whose life you treasure. It is time to pause and remember. There are wonderful […]
This post includes affiliate links – Portland companies. It seems fitting that since I have lived in Portland, Oregon most of my life that I have a thing for roses. If you’ve never been to Portland, we call it the city of roses. For over 100 years the city has hosted a Rose Festival complete […]
This post includes affiliate links. CHOCOLATE The best gift ever when it’s made by one of her kids. Truffles have always been a favorite of mine. I love receiving truffles, and I’ve made many varieties over the years – dark, milk, white; coated with nuts, cocoa powder, melted chocolate. You really can’t go wrong with […]
Last night I had the privilege to attend a modest, but touching ceremony. It was organized by The Community Military Appreciation Committee of Vancouver, Washington. CMAC hosts a stunning variety of events focused on supporting our military. They jumped in with Our Community Salutes as it fits perfectly with their “MOS”. “Our Community Salutes was […]
2MyHero receives orders from all across the United States. From the Northwest corner of Washington State to the Southwest shores of Florida and most states in between. If you’re curious, the only states we’ve not yet received orders from are Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Arkansas, Vermont, and Rhode Island. The highlight for me this week was […]
How many of you were big time fans of the Creamsicle ice cream bars as a kid? I was. I didn’t get them very often, which might be part of the reason they are such a fond memory. They were a very special treat, and as such I savored each one. A friend of mine […]
Coco Chanel didn’t really have much in common with the military. Probably nothing. But, this is one of my favorite quotes. It’s true of so many things. Not just retirement, but it is so true when it comes to relationships in particular. There’s something about retirement that makes a person a bit more intentional about […]
An order came in today that made me so happy. Not the order specifically, but the note from the customer who placed the order: Her words spoke specifically to why I create 2MyHero cards. Because there are moms (and dads, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors) out there who are so proud of their child’s decision […]
cam·ou·flage /ˈkaməˌflä(d)ZH/ verb hide or disguise the presence of (a person, animal, or object) by means of camouflage. MRE Crackers are pretty inconspicuous. They don’t have a strong flavor or a strong smell. They are themselves really just carriers or fillers. Which is exactly what makes them a great means to an end of adding […]
Every branch has its own individual customs and character. It’s almost like each one has a different temperament. Have you ever heard about or read about Hippocrates four blood types? Phlegmatic, Choleric, Sanguine and Melancholic. The Greek physician Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC) incorporated the four temperaments into his medical theories as part of the ancient […]
How do those three go together? Well, they don’t really. Not directly. But they are all linked to 2MyHero‘s recent posts on Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Personally, I’ve been chewing on this quote for a few days now. It is easy for me to look back on situations and realize how true this statement is. […]
This week on MRE Remix I combined several different MRE items into a really delicious treat. I usually taste whatever I make, but I don’t usually end up eating the whole thing. This one was so tasty, I ate the whole thing! Admittedly, I’ve been inspired recently watching last year’s run of the Great British […]
One of my favorite things about summer is fresh fruit. And the things you can do with fresh fruit besides just eat it straight up. I live in the Pacific Northwest, so I have access to amazing fruit in the summer. Strawberries kick off the season and apples bring it to a close in my […]