About

Hi my name is Krystel and I am creator of the popular military lifestyle blog and community Army Wife 101  and my everyday lifestyle blog  IAmKrystelNicole.com  . I am also the Brand Outreach Coordinator at MSB New Media a digital publishing and new media marketing agency that targets the military and military spouse community.

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Additionally,  I am a wife and mother of two who shares my everyday life along with content on everything from military life, military discounts , products reviews, travel, recipes and news to videos of me dancing around my home while my children are in school. I believe it is my random thoughts and my mostly no holds barred content that keeps readers entertained and coming back for more. 

I created Army Wife 101 to to answer military spouses questions about military life , but also to share my life and as experiences as the wife of a service member.

While I share my fair share of military life articles I make every effort to make AW101 a place where spouses can come when having a hard day and have a good laugh or find something funny or relatable to read.

“Blogging has gotten way too serious! I don’t want to sound like an infomercial so I make it no secret that I write in a casual conversational tone. I am definitely not a professional writer”! However, I am honest and very candid.

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Five Facts About Krystel

1. Has had a long lasting affair with french fries since I was two.

2. Determined to perform on Broadway one day, even if I have to lip sing.

3. Obsessed with “90’s” television and eighties nostalgic toys.

4. Hated living in Hawaii

5.I am a native “Long Guy-lander”

As a blogger I have had amazing opportunities to work with some great brands. I have served as a Sears Outlet Mom Brand and Lifelock Ambassador, an About One Mom Panelist and am also a contributor and vlogger for  Lifetime Moms . I am a new contributor to Sheknows.com and write for their military column. I also have appeared on “The Ed Show” on MSNBC and in the Associated Press along with various other news outlets. I’ve worked with MommyPR and Zyrtec in which I interviewed actress and singer Queen Latifah and  interviewed Condola Rashad of the Lifetime remake of Steel Magnolias. I’ve also interviewed the cast of Army Wives for HLN  (Headline News) .

Krystel chats with military spouses at her #ArmyWife101Live event. Image Credit: Eleven Twelve Photography.

Krystel chats with military spouses at her #ArmyWife101Live event. Image Credit: Eleven Twelve Photography.

Watch the Behind The Scenes Blogger Feature Headline News (HLN) Did On Me

In addition I have  also had the opportunity to interview Deborah Mullen wife of Admiral Mike Mullen who is (former) Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of the US and speak at ABC News Contributor Tory Johnson’s Spark and Hustle Conference. I am an occasional contributor on the show”Raising America” on HLN TV. You can usually catch me on their “Whatchya Bloggin” segments!

I love Twitter parties and have hosted some for various brands such as Sweet ‘N Low ,Rubbermaid, Simple Stencil ,Military Handbag ,the National Pasta Association and most recently Chevrolet. In addition I’ve created military geared campaigns for Career Step,Dove ,Wahl, Netgear, Chevrolet and more. You can see more brands I have worked with here: http://msbnewmedia.com/

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

I currently live on the outskirts of Fort Bragg, North Carolina with my hubby, a fifteen year old daughter and a nine year old son.

You can learn more about my Press at : http://armywife101.com/press

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Yes I am a military lifestyle blogger and I support my troops but this is my full time business ,so please be mindful of that when asking me to post for free!

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