*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by hhgregg. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

My hero, hands down, is my better half - my husband. After 9 years in the US Army (and many more to come), he has proven over and over what it means to be a hero. He's an amazing father to our children, a great leader and an inspiration to me everyday. 
People often ask me 'How do you do it? How do you keep it together while he is gone all the time?' ..and though it's not an easy life for me at times, I've started to realize that HE is the one that they should be in awe of, not me! I couldn't imagine leaving him and our kids for long periods of time. What strength that must take. He works his butt off to provide for our family and never complains. He has served 12 months in Afghanistan and so many TDYs that I've lost count.  He is always prepared to better himself and his career in any way possible, and on top of all of that... jumping out of perfectly good airplanes is just another day at the office for him.

So, while I appreciate those that acknowledge the difficult lifestyle we live and how it's not always easy keeping it together alone.. he is the one who is the hero. He's the biggest blessing in my life and I don't tell him often enough how much I truly love him and how happy I am to have my own real-life hero by my side in this crazy, beautiful life.♥

Who is your hero? Let the world know by entering the #MaytagSalutes sweepstakes! All the details are below:

Maytag Salutes Sweepstakes

From 5/1 through 5/31, hhgregg and Maytag brand are giving away $45,000 in Maytag brand appliances. 

Say what? 

Every day, they’ll randomly select one winner to receive one of the following Maytag brand prizes:
·         30” Stainless Steel Smoothtop Electric or Gas Range

At the end of the sweepstakes, they’ll award the following grand prizes:
·         A Maytag brand Kitchen Suite featuring a refrigerator, oven range, dishwasher and a microwave

Visit http://hhgre.gg/1GFCM6Z for a full prize list.

Users can enter up to four times a day through the following methods:
Facebook page: http://hhgre.gg/1DPpnGd   
Bonus Video Share: http://hhgre.gg/1OFzMP6
(Users can share our video on Twitter using #MaytagSalutes and #sweeps to earn one entry per day into the grand prize and daily prize sweepstake)

Non-winning daily entries do not roll over, so the more you enter, the better your chances! What better way to honor your hero by entering them in this amazing sweepstakes?!

Be sure to enter “DAWN” in the sweepstakes entry form unique code box to let them know I sent you!

Nominate a Hero
From 5/1 to 5/18, people can nominate their personal hero on Twitter or Instagram with a photo of their hero using #HHGhero and #entry. From there, they’ll reach out to them and will direct them to provide more information about their hero through an entry form.
Everyone can vote for their favorite hero at http://hhgre.gg/1zpdnPs until 5/22. The top seven heroes will receive a Maytag brand appliance of their choice and a $100 hhgregg gift card. They’ll also highlight these heroes during the final week of the campaign.