About Army Wife 101

Army Wife 101 is a lifestyle blog for military spouses. Articles shared here are centered around military living, military discounts, travel, parenting, and much more.

The Founder

Krystel Spell

Email Me- Krystel@ArmyWife101.com

Krystel is the creator of Her Army Wife 101, a blog and lifestyle community for military spouses and their families. Her and her team also manage SoFluential (formally MSB New Media), a digital marketing agency that connects brands who want to reach the military market through their influencer network of military spouse bloggers. Army Wife 101’s sister is Retail Salute , a military deals and discount site for millennial military families.


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                         Staff Writer: Jackie Toops

A self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” Army wife Jackie Toops is a mother of two and enjoys writing, travel, art, languages, slow cooking and peaceful parenting. She studied Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. She is a contributing author for Wall Street International Magazine and has discussed her articles on-air with AFN Wiesbaden. She’s usually seen adventuring with her Canon, a coffee and two small children.

Contributor: Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner is a military spouse and stay at home mom of four amazing children. When she is not playing Uber driver to soccer practice, football, or school functions she is volunteering with her local PTA and organizing activities for local military spouses in her area. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, working out and playing with her fur-babies. She is also a notorious StarBucks addict and has a secret addiction to leggings, fuzzy slippers and Hallmark movies.

Who We Have Worked With

Army Wife 101 has worked with amazing brands. We love making the formal introduction and generating awareness throughout the military community.

  • Sears Outlet Ambassador
  • Contributed articles to SheKnows.com and Lifetime
  • Appearances on MSNBC, HLN , NY Times Radio
  • Commercial for Tylenol
  • Sponsored Campaigns and advertisements for dozens of major household brands.


 Voted 2012 Best Local Blog/Blogger in Fayetteville, NC which is home to the 2nd largest military base in the country Fort Bragg.

Army Wife 101 is based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina (45 minutes from Raleigh, NC).

Contact Info:

Email: Krystel@armywife101.com


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