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    Dawn M. Smith

    Dawn is a real estate and military life writer who has a serious HGTV habit. When she is not writing, her teen daughter, Army husband, and golden retriever keep her busy through chauffeur duties, travel planning, and long dog walks. Dawn is pleased to share her experiences with MilitaryByOwner readers who are hoping to simplify military family journeys of all kinds. Follow Dawn on Pinterest for more ideas and resources and visit her site at Dawn M. Smith Custom Content Creation.
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    August 05, 2020

    9 Ideas for Family Fun When You Can't Travel

    Military Life

    Travel restrictions may be keeping you close to home right now. Are you searching for more family fun? Here are 9 new ways to kill a few hours of time at home, or nearby.

    August 04, 2020

    10 Military Spouse Blogs We Think You'll Love

    Military Life

    Are you following these military spouse blogs? Get information and support for military life, deployment, organizing your move, travel, and much more!

    July 29, 2020

    Creative Gifts to Welcome New Military Neighbors

    Military Life PCS Moves

    As you watch moving vans roll into your neighborhood during this PCS season, greet your new neighbors with a creative gift!

    July 27, 2020

    Homes for Sale and Rent in Alexandria, Virginia 22315

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    Take a look at homes for sale or rent in the popular zip code 22315 in Alexandria, Virginia.

    July 20, 2020

    A Spotlight On Alexandria, Virginia (22315 Zip Code)

    PCS Moves Army Posts

    Military families sing the praises of the neighborhoods found in the Alexandria 22315 zip code for many reasons including commutes, schools, and amenities.

    July 15, 2020

    Should Renters Have a Pet Resume?

    Military Life Renting a Home

    Military renters move often, so we need an upper hand to find a rental house that accepts animals. A pet resume might be the tool that wins the contract.

    July 08, 2020

    Make Summer Home Maintenance Simple with These Tips

    Home Maintenance Property Management

    Breaking down summer maintenance items into hour, day, or weekend blocks of time eases the strain of trying to work a month’s worth of work into a week.

    June 29, 2020

    4 Farmers Markets and Fresh Food Stands Near NAS Pensacola

    Travel Tips Navy Bases

    Summer is synonymous with fresh food markets across the country. In Florida, there’s an extra bounty of produce and local seafood near NAS Pensacola.

    June 24, 2020

    How to Stay Organized While Unpacking Your New Home

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Moving into a new home and feeling stressed? Try these tips to determine your priorities and add organizational techniques to the move-in chaos.

    June 17, 2020

    Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal Before Your Home Sale

    PCS Moves Selling a Home

    If you’re ready to start adding necessary curb appeal improvements for your home sale, this guide will give you some direction on where to start.

    June 08, 2020

    Enjoy Outdoor Living with Homes For Sale and Rent Near NAS Pensacola

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

    Homes for sale and rent Near Pensacola NAS with outdoor amenities such as a pool, patio, or water front property.

    May 22, 2020

    6 Cheap and Easy Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

    Selling a Home

    Increase your home’s value by formulating a plan to complete inexpensive and easy home improvement projects before you sell.