Baskin Robbins USO Veteran’s Day #Scoops4Troops #spon

This is a sponsored post by Baskin Robbins via MSB New Media. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

John 15:13 Veterans Day @ Baskin Robbins

Veterans Day November 11, such a meaningful day for us,  as Americans. We take the time to recognize the heroes among us. They are the men and women who served in our armed forces, the veterans of the United States of America military. 

We pay tribute to the men and woman who risked their lives, so that we can be free. The love the verse in the bible.

Greater Love Has no one than this; to lay down ones life for one’s friend. John 15:13 
 

On Veterans Day, Baskin-Robbins will donate 10 cents from every ice cream scoop sold in its U.S. locations to the United firstclasscamoicecreaminstagramService Organization (USO), in honor of U.S troops and veterans

This donation will help the USO fulfill its mission to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families at hundreds of places around the world and help ensure they have access to the programs and services they need.

With that, Baskin-Robbins is also celebrating military personnel all month long with its November Flavor of the Month, First Class Camouflage, which features a combination of Chocolate, Salty Caramel, and Cake-flavored ice cream, special Camouflage Waffle Cone and Waffle Bowl, decorated in green, tan and brown, they will be even be able to order First Class Camouflage Layered Sundae, which is made up of OREO® cookie pieces, caramel praline topping, hot fudge and topped off whipped cream

Baskin­Robbins is also committed to supporting veterans through a special veteran incentive program introduced in 2012 for U.S. military veterans seeking to open a Baskin­Robbins franchise in markets across the U.S.
oAs part of the program, the company waives the initial franchise fee of $25,000 for developing a new Baskin­Robbins location in select markets for qualified, honorably discharged U.S. veterans, making it easier for them to start their own business. 

What is the USO ? 

The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO Show) is a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services and live entertainment to United States troops and their families. Since 1941, it has worked in partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD), relying heavily on private contributions and on funds, goods, and services from various corporate and individual donors. Although congressionally chartered, it is not a government agency. The USO operates 160 centers worldwide. (Information from Wikipedia )

Did you know there is a USO in almost every airport?  It’s a room where they offer military personal, a place to relax and wait while waiting for their flight. A few years ago, we traveled from Corpus Christi, TX to Phoenix, AZ for the holidays. We were able to check out the USO in Houston, TX airport. Due to our four hour layover. The USO in Houston is beautiful, a refrigerator full of drinks, their was finger food, snacks for the kids, reclinable sofas. Not to mention a play area for the kids to play, with movies to watch, computers to access internet, and tv’s  to monitor flights. All around. Beautiful. We felt blessed and fortunate to be able to wait at the USO especially since we were traveling with our two kids at the time, our daughter and son of 1 years old. It made the time go by fast. All thanks to the USO and generous people who contribute to it. We thank you very much. 

#Scoops4Troops

My son Ashton playing with toys while we wait.

 

Are you or your family military ?

If so, have you visited a USO before?  

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Pollyanna get’s FIT.

Life in California has been so amazing ( besides of course deployments – those are NO fun). We are able to do so much more compared to our life in Texas. It’s just such a good change, for the best. The weather is amazing, not to mention the beach and we can actually go to the gym now, my hubby bought us gym memberships to LA Fitness. Which has been such an amazing, new outlook on life for me.

After getting my gallbladder removed, I wanted a new start for myself. Not only for myself, but for my family. There is nothing more, that I want in life then to see my kids grow up and be there every step of the way. I want to enjoy life with them and not have my ‘health’ be an issue. I want and need,  to be at my very best for my hubby and kids.  About a month ago I started to keep track of my ‘MACROS’ and working out on a daily basis. Since doing so, I’ve dropped a few lbs and slowly but surely gaining muscle – that I never knew i had 🙂 I feel amazing as far as health goes, not to mention, fitting into some jeans that I wasn’t able to before, is also pretty darn good. 

Pollyanna Gets Fit !

I was a bit scared to actually post this, just because of my insecurities. I figured if my pictures can motivate some my readers, then it makes it worth it. These photos are two week difference. I’m SO PROUD of myself, I still have a long way to go but these before and after photos just give me more motivation to keep on going! My hubby and munchkins need me to be  healthy and lastly I want to feel good about my self. I’m excited of what’s to come in the future. 

There are no special pills I’m taking or crazy diets, i’m just following a IIFYM ( if it fits your macros) and working out 5-6  days a week. Working out with weights ( to build muscle) and cardio (to get my body fat down). I have learned a lot from my husband, since he knows a lot about working out and eating right. I too, have been on YOUTUBE a lot, watching workout videos. Some of my favorite body builders – Kai Greene, Dana Linn Bailey, Victor Martinez.  

**I use My Fitness pal – iPhone app to keep track on my MACROS// NOT SURE WHAT IIFYM IS CLICK HERE **

I will be documenting my journey.. so stay tuned for recipes/tips/reviews.  

Pollyanna Gets Fit !

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Loving my new home decor by Pen & Paint

As many of you may know, we recently moved from Texas to San Diego, CA. One thing, I was super excited about moving was re-decorating OUR NEW home. I’m still so far from being done, but we all start somewhere – right? 

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Lindsay over at Pen & Paint sent me this beautiful “Ohana means family. We are forever Family.” {In Hawaiian culture, ʻohana means family}. I love this print so much. It means so much to me, our current home ; is truly amazing. My husband and I have had a tough 3-5 years. So, to be able to stand here today and say this; is a total blessing. This print is everything, our home stands for. I am completely in love with it. I also added two other photos of our Hawaii trip together with my new Pen & Paint Print. Thinking of getting white frames, what do you think? mehhhh… yay or nay? 

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Lindsay, has so many amazing prints to choose from. They come nicely packaged, with lots of love. I have ordered from Lindsay in the past and bought a ornament, around the christmas season. I was truly impressed by her talent, craftsmanship, and just so much love she put’s into her work. I truly admire her work, and enjoy looking at her life through photos on Instagram. Where she updates on sales, news, and so much more, be sure to check her out. I will be posting a updated look at my home soon, one I get new frames and more added on to my walls. So, be sure to stick around for some more house fun.

Here are a few favorite prints, I plan to buy very soon for the house. They are bright and happy, exactly what I want to fill the house with. Are they not the cutest? Pen+Paint Review and Giveaway

 

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Lindsay is giving away a $20 gift certificate to her shop, to one of my amazing readers.

Is she, not the most awesome person?

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