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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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    December 01, 2023

    14 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

    Military Life

    Planning multiple events or military parties over the holidays can be stressful. But with a bit of forethought and these tips, you can successfully plan multiple parties and give your guests an amazin...

    December 01, 2023

    20 Strategies for Stress-Free Holiday Travel

    Travel Tips

    Whether it's by plane, train, or automobile, holidays plus travel often equals stress. These strategies will help you navigate holiday travel with ease!

    November 29, 2023

    9 Ways to Simplify the Holiday Season

    Military Life

    Simplify the holiday season with these ideas, from focusing on family traditions to reducing gift-giving. Enjoy the simple pleasures of the season!

    November 24, 2023

    10 Decorating Hacks for Your New Home

    PCS Moves

    Discover 10 decorating hacks to turn your new house into a home. Don't let the overwhelm set in; start decorating and loving your new space today!

    November 20, 2023

    Smart Tips for Your Military Family's Holiday Travel

    Travel Tips

    As you plan your military family's travel over the upcoming holidays, make the most of these benefits and discounts!

    November 20, 2023

    Friendsgiving: The Best Part of Thanksgiving!

    Military Life

    Is your military family far from home? Or would you rather celebrate the holidays with friends? Learn how to create your best Friendsgiving ever.

    November 17, 2023

    Spring Home Buying: How to Prep Now

    Home Buying

    It might be months away, but spring will be here in flash. Here's how military buyers can prepare to buy a home before PCS season.

    November 16, 2023

    How to Throw a Fabulous Holiday Party...So You Enjoy It, Too!

    Military Life

    Every host goes through the push and pull of whether or not to plan a get-together over the holidays. Use these time and money saving techniques to lessen the anxiety provoked from entertaining over t...

    November 13, 2023

    Simple and Inexpensive Thanksgiving Tablescaping Ideas

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Creativity in short supply? Use these easy and budget-friendly tips to create your own unique Thanksgiving table decor.

    November 10, 2023

    13 Easy Ways to Prep for Holiday Guests

    Military Life

    Learn how to make your guests feel at home during the holidays with these 13 easy tips. Use this checklist to create a cozy and welcoming space for your loved ones.

    November 01, 2023

    3 Ways to Convince Your Landlord to Let You Upgrade

    Home Maintenance

    Want to make some changes or upgrades to the house you're renting? Convince your landlord to let you DIY!

    October 27, 2023

    Dear Future Tenant, Here's What I Need from You

    Property Management

    Learn what landlords expect from potential military tenants. From taking care of the property to being upfront about pets, learn how to do your part in creating a positive and respectful landlord/tena...