Hi I'm Krystel

Welcome to Army Wife 101!

For my readers don’t be confused I know you know who I am but many don’t and because I am participating in the “Military Spouse Appreciation Day Blog Hop” via Riding The Roller Coaster and Household 6 Diva , I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to introduce myself again.

Hubby returning from Iraq July of 2010

I am a thirty year old mom, wife and blogger who resides here in Spring Lake, NC right outside the gates of Fort Bragg , NC. I have been a military wife my entire married life but an Army Wife for the past six years . Four weeks ago hubby ETS’ed out of the Army and is now  part of the North Carolina National Guard and applying to be Active Guard which would put us right back on Active Duty Again LOL!

My beautiful family

Three years ago when I begin Army Wife 101 I was bored and chose this name not ever thinking about whether I would or would not be an Army Wife at some point in the future. That being said the Army life will always be a part of my life so I don’t mind the name so much. Even though this is the case I blog about any and everything there is to talk about from my travels, to who pissed me off ,  favorite tv shows , giveaways and so much more.

I begin blogging as a space for me to get whatever crazy thought are in my head at the moment out. Fortunately for my readers I also created the Randomnista as another of my rambling spots. I am down to earth and known for being blunt with compassion. I make lots of videos and talk about food alot!

I love love love cooking when time permit and I like massive feast lol!

I am obsessed with French Fries and old tv shows and my life usually consists of me laying in the bed blogging , hanging with my kids and cracking  jokes with my husband.

Blogging has made my life alittle more interesting since I have gotten invited to quite a few really big events and have gotten to do some amazing things. Other then that I am just a simple Long Island girl planted here in good ole Fort Bragg , NC where no matter what I do I can’t seem to get away from the military, but that’s okay I love this life and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

I won’t bore you with any more details but here are some pictures from fun and important moments of my life as well as things I enjoy doing.

First Easter Back In NC
Interviewing Toyota Mother's of Invention at Women in The World Summit NYC
Obsessed with these cupcakes from Back In The Day Bakery Savannah GA
Me Scared As Hell on The Ed Show on MSNBC
Interviewing Queen Latifah ...One of the best moments of my life!
Easily one of the best moments of my life

That’s my life, me and my family in so many words and pictures!

Want to continue chatting with me? Find me on Facebook and Twitter.

I definitely want to chat with you so please leave a comment and I will surely make my way over to your virtual home to say hello!

Thanks for stopping by

Hooah and Smooches







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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of SoFluential.com a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

20 Comments on Military Spouse Appreciation Day Blog Hop: Hi I’m Army Wife 101

  1. Hi Krystel! First off, thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.. I have been a reader of your blog for a long time and it is great to officially meet you! I absolutely love your sense of humor and I even used your posts about living in Hawaii to persuade my husband not to add that to our list of PCS “places we’d like to go”.. I don’t do bugs.. Or traffic.. Or heat.. Hahaha! He doesn’t like rice and loves Applebee’s, so he was definitely willing to skip over Hawaii on the list.

    Thank you again for stopping by! Nice to meet you!

    • Hey Brea! OMG how awesome is that ! I am so glad to hear that you like me lol :D
      We would get along great then for all the above reasons. Your blog is awesome as well and trust and believe you have a new (alittle crazy though) reader and customer :D

    • After over a year of applying he finally got a phone interview 2 days ago and now we wait to see if he got that job. Absolutley hate the entire process.

  2. Hello Krystel! I loved reading your post and looking over your blog! I am really glad I came across it! I love your Army Wife tutorials and homecoming outfits!! The homecoming outfits are so important to me! I am actually that girl who spends a month in advance of his homecoming planning it and coordinating with my boys. Corny I know but its fun for me. We also always wear Red white and blue. Just one of our rituals. No pajama pants here!!! I look forward to many more blog posts from you!

  3. Your blog seems SO awesome! I can’t believe all the amazing things you’ve been able to do (especially meeting Queen Latifah AWESOME)! Happy MilSpouse Appreciation Day!

  4. It is so nice to meet you. How have I not come across your blog before? It seems you have a lot of amazing things going on. That is great!

    I will be following from now on. :)

    Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

  5. So happy to have found your blog! I subscribed on feedburner. I so would love to meet Queen Latifah- She’s awesome.

    Nice to meet you through the Military Spouse Appreciation blog hop! I’m now following you. I hope you can visit my blog when you get a chance: http://www.athometake2.blogspot.com.

    Please stop by to check out my Weekend Blog Walk. I also co-host a Mom’s Monday Mingle and Favorite Product Friday.

  6. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day! :) My husband is also in the National Guard (Air) & you live pretty close to me! Well, same state anyway :) It’s nice to meet you!

  7. Oh goodness I just love you! By the way: Next time I am back east I will be stopping by to help your family chow down! That looks like an amazing feast that I could only dream of replicating for a major holiday!
    I enjoy reading you all the time and hope you had a FABULOUS MSA day :D

  8. Great blog! Can’t wait to get to know you more. You interviewed Queen Latifah? How did you get to do that?? I’ll have to read more of your blog and find out!!

  9. Hi! I am here via the blog hop! I love your blog! :) My husband and I have been at Fort Bragg for the last year and our getting ready to leave in 2 weeks. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

  10. Finally catching up on the blog hop! Happy Belated Military Spouse Appreciation Day! I love this entry, it was a good snapshot into your blog/life! You have a gorgeous family and a blog that I hope mine can be like someday (: We just PCSed to NC, it is definitely different from Jersey!

  11. I I am catching up on the BlogHop! I love your header and your pictures! You are one amazing lady!!! Most of my family is from New York so we get to go visit NY a lot! Happy Belated Military Spouses Day and Mother’s Day!!! You deserve it =) Amanda

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