Military Spouse of The Year


Something crazy happened. I was nominated for Military Spouse of the Year. It’s an honor, and it’s humbling, and it’s exciting, so naturally I have to share it with you!

msm_article_howtovoteWhat is Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY)? 

It’s an award that recognizes military spouses’ important contributions and unwavering commitment to the military community and our country. It was founded by Military Spouse magazine in 2008 to honor military spouses of all ranks and from all branches of service. More than a million military spouses support and maintain the home front while our service members defend this great nation.

Can you believe that? More than a million military spouses in this great nation. I’m so proud to be one of them.

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Matt’s been deployed three times in the last five years. It’s always so humbling to hear people tell me that I’m strong because to me, it’s just doing life. But I see why people see military spouses are brave. They really are. Being in this community simply makes me proud. Having the ability to call my friend and tell her about how I broke down in tears because I couldn’t figure out how to get our new air conditioner working because I couldn’t call my husband, keeps me together. Having the opportunity to celebrate milestones like being halfway through deployment with more than 50 other women who are going through the same exact thing, keeps me from feeling alone. And getting to see my husband for the first time after 6 or 7 or 8 long months brings me the most joy.

I know I’m not the only one proud of being part of this beautiful community, in fact there are many nominees for MSOY. That’s no surprise because military spouses are some of the most giving, resilient, and brave people I know.

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You have the opportunity to vote for MSOY! Every American gets one vote! This is my shameless plug to humbly ask you to take the time to vote for me! I think by now you know how passionate I am about military families, and it would be an honor to represent them as Military Spouse of the Year.

Here’s the deal:

You can watch a quick video about me here:

YouTube video

And you can vote for me here: VOTE or type in my name in the search box: Chelsea Coulston

Voting is for a 24 hour period only, so hurry! It begins at 12 AM EST on January 21st (so it’s LIVE NOW).


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  1. Army Brat here, Congratulations! I voted and am going to share this post on my facebook page… Good luck!

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  3. First of all congratulations!! Secondly this is crazy how I found your blog, here we are in NC looking for places where to live now that we will be station in a couple of months on Fort Bragg and looking through Pinterest on how to decorate an appartment and boom here I found you!! This is so wonderful to know a military is on Pinterest with tips on how to decorate everytime we move, very happy I foud your blog and very proud of you.