Support OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand #RunWithGlory

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

I’ve talked about our military experience before here on the blog.  When Terence and I first got married we were in the Air Force for a little over 5 years.  Those were probably some of the most trying years of our lives.  Not only were we newlyweds, but the month after we got married September 11th happened.  Our lives were forever changed.


I love supporting brands that support our military.  It’s a way I can show our troops we care.  BAND-AID® Brand recently launched OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, featuring patriotic and military-inspired designs.  Being a part of the military comes with sacrifices and stressful situations, but builds positive relationships and pride.  Some of the best, life-long friends we’ve ever made have been the ones we made while in the military.  Those years taught us a lot and we grew closer through good times and bad.


BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages are a staple in American households and have been involved in the U.S. Armed Forces since WWII when they provided first-aid products – but they understand that the needs of veteran communities go beyond just first aid.


BAND-AID® Brand has partnered with Team Red, White & Blue to help enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activities.

BAND-AID® Brand is donating 5% of the sale price of each box sold to Team Red, White & Blue, available at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid.

BAND-AID® Brand is the presenting sponsor of the Team Red, White & Blue Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay.  Now through November 9, runners will carry an American flag 3,800 miles across the country to raise awareness and funds in support of veteran communities in America.


BAND-AID® Brand will further support Team Red, White & Blue during the Relay by donating $1.00 for each consumer message encouraging Relay runners and thanking veterans, up to $25,000.

Visit HERE and share your encouraging messages or use #RunWithGlory on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Lufthansa Taste of America Dinner Party

Last week we attended a fancy dinner hosted by Lufthansa USA.  Lufthansa is kicking off their #TasteOfAmerica food truck journey across the country and will be hosting different events along the way.


We celebrated Lufthansa’s new regionally-inspired menus and had the opportunity to try the onboard experience on the ground at an exclusive dinner party in Irving.


We walked into a beautiful home and were immediately greeted with champagne accompanied by the music of a string band.  We mingled for a bit and then were all escorted out to the patio of the estate.































Everything looked so gorgeous!  The tablescape and atmosphere made for a perfect fall evening.

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We were all served a five-course dinner complete with wine pairing.  Everything was delicious!  If this is considered “airplane food” then sign me up honey!  It was like eating at a 5 star restaurant.  We were served exactly how you would be on the plane.  The menu is available to passengers in first class and business.

We started off with an appetizer & small entrée.

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For the main course I chose pumpkin ravioli and Terence got the beef dish.  Both were superb!

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After the main course we were served cheese platters and then dessert.

I chose the molten chocolate cake and OMG.  Sooooo good!  There was also an apple pie tart that looked amazing too!

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We had the best night out thanks to Lufthansa.  If you fly with them anytime soon I’m 100% convinced you will LOVE the new menu!  Thank you Lufthansa for the wonderful food, company, and treating us to such a fabulous night out!

Win With CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert #CrystalLightWM

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert are partnering to launch the Platinum Points Program to reward CRYSTAL LIGHT customers with fun Miranda Lambert gear.

The Platinum Points Program coincides with Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Tour Presented by CRYSTAL LIGHT.

Using the CRYSTAL LIGHT Platinum Points Program is easy! Purchase participating CRYSTAL LIGHT products at Walmart, snap a photo of your receipt with your Smartphone, and choose from a variety of Miranda Lambert rewards.

Here are a few of the fun things you can get below with your reward points:



I headed to Walmart, where they offer a variety of CRYSTAL LIGHT products at great prices and purchased a couple of the CRYSTAL LIGHT liquid bottles.  These are so great because you can just pop them in your bag and run.  I bought the Strawberry Lemonade and Mango Passionfruit.  Both are delish!


How to Sign Up for the CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert Platinum Points Program:

You can sign up to start earning reward points here using your email address or Facebook account.  Purchase participating CRYSTAL LIGHT products at Walmart and keep your receipt!!!

  • Go to in your mobile browser and log in

  • Click “Snap,” choose “Walmart,” and then click “Select/Take Photo”

  • Snap a clear photo of your receipt and click “Upload This Photo”

  • Redeem points for Miranda Lambert rewards

I’m a big fan of Miranda Lambert & I’m so excited about this program.  By signing up for Platinum Points, purchasing CRYSTAL LIGHT at Walmart, and scanning your receipts you’ll earn points to claim Miranda Lambert gear including an exclusive song download, t-shirts, and mugs. Platinum Program members can enter the Promo Code “mirandaic” to instantly get 30 free points. Members will also receive 10 points for each friend they refer who signs up.


It’s so easy to do!  Here’s my receipt.  I just copied it into my rewards account and I’m on my way to collecting points for fun Miranda Lambert gear!



CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert both promote a healthy lifestyle, making them a perfect team.  Have you SEEN Miranda Lambert lately?  She’s looking hot!  I try to drink a lot of water while I’m at work during the day.  Sometimes I get tired of drinking just plain water!  CRYSTAL LIGHT is the perfect way for me to add some flavor to my water without the extra calories.

Here’s a fun little recipe for you: The “Randarita,” a cocktail inspired by Miranda Lambert (find it here:

So, what are you waiting for sign up now!

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Use Promo Code “mirandaic” for 30 free Platinum Points upon signing up.

Pumpkin Patch 2014

We took Connor to the pumpkin patch today.  He’s going with his class next week too, but I wanted to take him as well.  It would have been perfect if it felt like fall….sigh…

It was like 85 degrees out today and I’m walking around trying to embrace the pumpkins.  I really was…but it’s hard when you are getting pit stains because it’s so HOT.

I want to wear my boots and my cardigans aka “muffin top shield”.  Here’s hoping I can embrace that fall feeling a little more in the coming weeks.

Regardless we had a great day together and I took a long nap & it ended with Fuzzy’s tacos and an episode of Shark Tank.  Score!

Here are some photos of our pumpkin patch visit:

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Friday PSA

It’s Friday…can I get a WHAT WHAT!!!

I’m not going to wish my life away, but darn it I’m glad it’s “holiday season”.  Which I consider October, November, & December.  Then after than comes January, February, and March AKA “The Great Depression” season.  I get so sad after all the craziness of the holidays is gone :-(



I got these adorable socks at Christmas in Cowtown last weekend and they are obviously my favorite. Duh.  They are from a company called SockSmith.  They have the CUTEST socks y’all.


Speaking of holidays.  I finally found a website that shows a countdown for the Starbucks red cup.  I wonder why they never do a green cup???   Whether or not this is accurate I have no idea???IMG_20141016_151500

I also picked up some metallic tattoo stickers at Christmas in Cowtown and these are so much fun!


I really love this bike (It was on Zulily today).  I want us to get into bike riding as a family, but good bikes are SO expensive!  I can just picture this bike with a basket in front riding it down the street and picking up stray kittens…