Military Spouse Wellness Summit – Invest in Yourself #MSWS15

Military Spouse Wellness SummitWhen Art was recalled to active duty, both in 2001 and again in 2004, there were large chunks of time when I felt like a single mom.  We had two young children.  The Air Force base where Art was stationed was only about 40 minutes away, but he went on a lot of deployments. Honestly, even when he was home he was so tired that he really couldn’t be much help.

I think it was during that time that I sort of lost myself.  My whole life was wrapped up in taking care of the house, kids and pets (not to mention church).  I never took time for me.  My physical, mental and spiritual well-being all suffered.  I wish the Military Spouse Wellness Summit had been around back then.

Are you a military spouse who needs some support in finding your own well-being?

InDependent, The Army Wife Network, and The USAA Educational Foundation bring you the first-ever Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest in Yourself 2015!!!

These amazing companies have put together a group of ten health, nutrition, fitness, and financial experts who are all eager to help you thrive as a military spouse. EVERY REGISTERED participant receives a 1-year membership to Thrive Market (Retail Value $49) and a chance to win tons of PRIZES by MetLife Dental, MSB New Media, SpouseBox, Elva Publishing, QALO rings, Lucy Activewear, and many more.

The Summit begins Monday, October 19 and ends Friday, October 23 with a bonus day Saturday when we announce our big-prize winner!

Listen online! Join us while on a walk enjoying the fall weather or tearing it up on the treadmill at the gym. The recordings will available during the week of the event (Oct. 19-24).

Registration is now open!! Won’t you join me?

Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket Review #amerigiftbaskets

fields of lavender spa gift basketI don’t know about you, but life around here has been SO STRESSFUL!!  I apologize that there hasn’t been a blog post for TWO WEEKS!!! Unfortunately, life got in the way.  Nothing I can talk about on the blog, but life is definitely improving.  I just need a vacation, or at least a way to relax and decompress.  You know what I mean?

I was thrilled when the people at AmeriGiftBaskets sent me their Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket to review.  I mean what could be better than lavender for relaxation?

Check out the unboxing:

The Fields of Lavender Spa gift basket was so much fun to open!!  Here’s what was inside:

White slat basket
Tazo Passion tea
Lavender shower gel
Soothing lavender body lotion
Luxurious lavender bath bar
Lavender bath soak
Lacey’s toffee cookies

Bud and I loved the Tazo passion tea.  There were a few chamomile packets included in the basket also.  Chamomile is also very relaxing, and a great tea for right before bed time.

I kept the lavender shower gel, body lotion, and bath bar for myself.  The lotion is smooth and creamy with just enough lavender scent without being overpowering.  I have been using all three products daily for about two weeks. I feel so pampered and spoiled after every shower!!

The basket itself was so beautiful that I re-gifted it to my mom, along with the lavender bath soak and the Lacey’s cookies.  She thought it was a great surprise gift!

I highly recommend the Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket for anyone who needs a little pampering.  It would be a great gift for your mom, wife, sister, caregiver or even to spoil yourself!!

The Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket retails for $64.99 at

I received a complimentary gift basket for the purpose of review from All opinions are 100$ my own.