6 Historic American Treasures To Visit In San Diego

As a California native, I was excited to find out that my husband was assigned to San Diego and looked forward to sharing its rich history and wealth of historically significant landmarks with our children. In the few years that we have been stationed in San Diego, we have experienced many of the city’s highlights, […]

Coronado: San Diego's Crown Jewel

I recently had the pleasure of taking an entire day to explore San Diego’s crown jewel, the Island of Coronado. Being that we are stationed in San Diego, I have crossed the Coronado bridge many times. Our family’s favorite military beach is located on the island and it is home to a handful of military […]

The Rosie Network's San Diego Veteran & Military Entrepreneur Awards 2019

This past week I had the pleasure of attending the third annual San Diego Veteran and Military Entrepreneur Awards Luncheon as a finalist. The awards were presented by the Rosie Network and focused on celebrating the Veteran and Military Spouse owned business community in San Diego, in addition to the individuals and companies that champion […]

Frozen II: Into The Unknown

Frozen II Premier & Wrap Party Years ago, I set out on an unknown path by transferring to The Savannah College of Art and Design. I had previously been studying American Studies and while close to graduating, I realized that I was not fulfilling a part of my soul, my creative side- therefore I was […]

We Will Never Forget: 18 Years After 9/11

I will never forget that day, 18 years ago- September 11, 2001. I was a middle school girl when I watched the towers fall. I now find myself a millennial mother of two toddlers who are innocent to the darkness of terror, yet find themselves having inherited the weight of the residual aftershocks of that […]

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

The month of May serves as national military appreciation month, however today May the 4th, 2019 also serves at National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day. This is an American observance that is held annually on the first Saturday in May and serves as a way to honor the EOD technicians of our armed forces that […]

Thriving Despite Adversity

Using Art To Enliven and Revive My American Spirit Just four months after welcoming our first child, a son, my husband and I found out that we were expecting our second child. Being that my first pregnancy was high risk due to my own aggressive chronic health and cardiac conditions, I was extremely anxious at […]

Month Of The Military Child: Honoring Those Born Of Service

“Military brat”, either you are one, or you know one. This term of endearment is a badge of honor to be worn by the resilient children whose lives have been shaped by the specific trials of being part of a military family. They are wildflowers in the wind that bloom where they are planted and […]

The Rosie Network

The Rosie Network focuses on connecting military family-owned businesses with consumers. In a world that is overly consumed with corporate giants sometimes the little guys need help being seen and heard. That is why I was so excited to become a verified member of The Rosie Network and part of the ever-growing Rosie’s List. This […]

Protector First, Warrior Always: Navy Special Operations Foundation

It is my great honor to partner with the Navy Special Operations Foundation in 2019 as part of our shared mission of service to serve the American Patriot community. The non-profit foundation was formed by both active duty, and veteran service members, and their resilient spouses in memory of United States Navy Senior Chief Explosive […]

Tech Support: The EOD Warrior Foundation

It is with great honor that I proudly announce that The Patriot Belle supports the EOD Warrior Foundation. The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to our brave EOD Warriors and their families. What is EOD you ask? EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and focuses on […]