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The first ever Military Spouse Wellness Summit

msws_header2Hey guys! For all my fellow military spouses out there, I’m super excited to announce that and the Army Wife Network have put together the first ever Military Spouse Wellness Summit and its totally free!!! All week long (October 19-23) you’ll hear about how to manage your finances, build mental and physical health, build healthy relationships, and how to get and stay healthy.

And little ol’ me is one of the “experts” you’ll be hearing from! I’m talking about how to start cleaning up your diet without losing your sanity in the process. You can listen to my talk on Day 3 of the event and I’ll be on the event Facebook page answering all your questions!

If you’re a military spouse and you want to invest in your own personal wellness, you can register for the event here. By pre-registering you will automatically receive a free one-year membership to Thrive Market (a site I personally use and love) and a 1-week free healthy coaching from F.A.T. You’ll also be entered to win the giveaways. Who doesn’t like free stuff right?

In vibrant health,


Our Wedding Story

Our Wedding Story |
I know that tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and that as a food blogger I’m supposed to post a margarita recipe or some tacos or some other Cinco de Mayo themed recipe. But there’s another day that means much more to me than Cinco de Mayo, and that’s cuatro de mayo. No, the fourth of May is not special to me because it’s Star Wars Day, although I do love Star Wars. May fourth is special to me because it’s the day that I married my very best friend three years ago.

So because it’s my anniversary, instead of sharing a recipe with you this week, I thought I’d share a little about our love story…

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Holidays in the Army and a Real Food Thanksgiving Round Up

A round up of all the best dishes for your real food Thanksgiving dinner | #glutenfree #paleo

Besides Christmas, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Growing up we always had Thanksgiving at my house and I loved being in the kitchen helping my mom make the most delicious meal. I don’t know why but we would always bust out the fancy Christmas dishes for Thanksgiving dinner which made setting the table that much more fun. When I was in college I was fortunate enough to get a week off for Thanksgiving so I was always able to go home to spend the week with my family. Once I married my husband who had just joined the army, however, things changed.

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Be Careful What You Wish For {Army Wife Problems}

Be Careful What You Wish For {Army Wife Problems} My thoughts on the guilt felt over wishing your spouse would just leave again already and the need to take advantage of the limited time you have together | Vibrant Life Army Wife

During our short time in the army so far, my husband has been gone for about a third of it. Granted he has never been gone for too long at one time, and I feel very fortunate for that, but regardless, his consistent absence has strengthened even further my already very prevalent independence.

You see, I very much like being alone. I am quite fond of having complete control over my time, not having to let anyone know where I am or what I am doing. I enjoy having the ability to control the remote and watch whatever trashy TV show or sappy girl movie I want. I revel in the serenity that comes from the silence of an empty house, empty minus my pups of course. And I absolutely love being able to cook whatever I want without having to worry about whether or not my husband will like it as well.

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