Honestly, moving every 3 years doesn't bother me. Moving across the country doesn't even bother me (I'm actually pretty pumped about it - yay for minimal humidity). What does bother me is that I feel like I won't really be able to make wherever we end up living our "home."
Honestly, it would be stupid not to live in base housing (even though we all know how much I love Lincoln Military Housing). See, The Sailor's actual paycheck really isn't all that great even though he's closer to being at the top of the enlisted career ladder than he is to being at the bottom and, you know, it's thanks to people like him that the US gets to live comfortably free like we've become accustomed to. But he (and by he I now mean we) also gets money towards housing (among other things). Depending where he's stationed the housing allowance is different and if you live off base they basically add that amount to your pay so then you can pay your landlord. It is actually possible to make a little extra if you find a really good deal on an apartment.
But, if you live on base, you just don't ever see the money. It goes from the Navy to Lincoln Military Housing. What's awesome about that is it isn't even just one bill you don't have to think about every month, you also don't have to worry about any utilities. Yeah - it's all included. That means when we're in the gross heat of the summer we don't have to worry about our electric bill going through the roof. Sign me up!
But there are also stupid rules. Like I'm not really supposed to paint. Argh. I love decorating. And since we've basically ditched all our belongings it would totally be a clean slate for me to have a blast and a half decorating! But, I really want the ease of living on base. Not to mention I would just feel safer on base, especially when The Sailor gets deployed.
So, I've been coming up with ideas to make statements with my decorating without doing anything permanent to the walls and today, I stumbled upon this amazing tutorial to make your own headboard!
Do you have any ideas on how to make a statement in your home decor while keeping stupid white walls? If so, please, please, please let me know - I need all the help I can get!
Until next time...