Girls’ Night In Recipe | Raspberry Acai Sangria Blanca

Spring is here and Summer is not far off so that means it is time for a crisp, refreshing drink to serve the ladies on a fun Girls’ Night In…perhaps poolside? You know that is where you can find me in the dry, hot Arizona desert I live in! This inspiration for this recipe is […]

Having A Special Date With My Son

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Tony’s Pizza, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #tonyspizzeria http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV. Yesterday I spent the day with my daughters. My daughters are I had various events at our local church through out the day so we ended up […]

Nutrish Natural Cat Food For My Very unNatural Cats

While you frequently hear and see pictures of our beloved pooch Sedona the Pit Bull, what you may not know is that our home is also shared by rather unique felines. Most people don’t even realize we have cats; mostly because they are never out and about when we have company over. They are two […]

DIY Teeth Whitening and Homemade Toothpaste

I love coffee. Red wine. Tea in all its glorious flavors. I even used to smoke {eek}. My teeth, well they just aren’t as white as they could be. Teeth whitening can be super expensive or worse, harsh on sensitive teeth. My teeth are extremely sensitive and are really picky about what tooth pastes and […]

What Is Simple Beauty?

You know me. I’m addicted to makeup and beauty products. I’m obsessed with skin care, fashion, and the latest hair trends. I dye my hair as often as most people change their underwear. What you may or may not know is that I struggle with my skin each and every day. My skin hates me. […]

Give The Gift of a Gentle Clean | Pampers Twitter Party & Giveaway

My kids are well out of diapers now {thank God} but I still remember the massive messes they made {in AND out of diapers}. To this day I still keep Pampers wipes around the house. They just get the job done, and they do it as gently as possible. A dear friend of mine just […]

10 Amazing Uses For Coconut Oil

So I was a bad blogger. A few days ago I told you I would talk more about the amazing awesomeness that is coconut oil the day after posting about oil pulling. Well that didn’t happen. Blogger life got in the way. Good news though; I am writing about it today! Coconut Oil has become […]

12 Easter Sunday Supper Recipes

It may be April 1st, but this isn’t a joke. Easter is sneaking up on us and it is time to dust off that old recipe binder and start planning the most epic Easter Sunday supper yet. We are hosting more family this Easter than we have ever fed, even on Thanksgiving; so serving up […]

Travel Bucket List: Gulf County Florida

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to finding family vacation destinations we like to keep it to places that really tick all the boxes that interest our family and Gulf County in Florida does just that. Gulf County is […]

Oil Pulling. What Is It And Why Am I Loving It?

The other day my bff asked me about oil pulling and it reminded me about writing this post. I have been oil pulling for a few months now and after a few awkward gross outs and gag reflexes I am now hooked. What is oil pulling you ask? Well in a nut shell it is […]

My Son Is The Next David Beckham Thanks To Walgreens

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its client. All health related suggestions and opinions expressed in this post are all my own. #HealthcareClinic #CollectiveBias My son has decided that he is going to be […]

Quick Tips On Finances From A Blogger Who Works From Home

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. Making the decision to work from home greatly impacted our household budget and our financial plans for the future. There were so many little and unknown changed that for a time I felt […]

A Healthy Snack For A Busy Mom

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Managing a household of three kids, leading a Girl Scout troop, working from home full time…heck I am busy. All. The. Time.It's never ending and I couldn't be any happier…but I could be healther.  Since begining my Health Revolution at the new year […]

{Super Yummy} Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe using Splenda

This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Last week I shared with all of you lovely readers […]

So You Want To Go To College

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. Going to college was one of the best life choices I made. While I didn't go to a traditional campus, I did attend online University to get {a few} degrees…and boy am I […]

The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger TAG

The amazingly awesome Heather from The Domestic Diva recently tagged me in a fun beauty tag she stumbled upon and I thought it sounded like a bit of fun. The funny thing about my friendship with Heather is that I don’t think she knows I was a mad blog stalker of hers when I first […]

Disney Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story

One of the many {many many many many} reasons I love Disney is the connection I can build with my own children just by sitting down and watching A Disney picture. Disney is special. It can be sweet. Emotional. Dramatic. Funny. Epic. I am a mom who would rather snuggle with my kids on the […]

A Sweet & Creamy Coffee Review

My love for coffee is something of an obvious obsession. For all my readers and social media followers it is a given that at any given time on any given day I am enjoying a nice cup of my favorite blend. I mean what is not to love about coffee? Heck, it’s even been proven […]

The Best Beauty Dupe Sources To Save You Big Money

As a self professed {and if you follow me on Instagram or YouTube blatantly obvious} makeup addict I have a passion for beauty. While my makeup, hair product, perfume, and skin care collection isn’t as large as some of the amazingly awesome beauty gurus out there it is much larger than the average mother of […]

10 Tips For Buying Your First Home

This post brought to you by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. While there are plenty of advantages to renting a home {mobility, low upkeep costs, etc} there is something about finally owning your own home that makes you feel like you have accomplished something. It's yours. But the path […]

10 Tips For Your Kid’s First Cell Phone and Lowest Price Unlimited Plans

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.   That dreaded day has come, the day that I realized my kids were older. Older and ready to be a tad bit more independent than […]

14 Pie Recipes for National Pi Day

March 14  is National Pi Day…and in my house it also means National PIE Day, and we love pie. Sweet, savory, deep dish, mini…and even square! Now if you don’t know, National Pi Day is celebration of the math thing Pi… 3.14…and well I hate math, have always hated math and honestly I would have […]

Little Kids, Big Messes | The Laundry Chronicles

This post is sponsored by P&G. Save on NEW Gain Flings and Tide Pods at Target. Text CLEAN to Target (827438) for mobile coupons*. *Message and data rates may apply. 1 message per request. http://m.target.com/spot/sms/coupon-alrts-terms for Terms, Conditions, and Privacy Policy. By texting the key word to us, you agree to receive an autodialed text […]

Spring Into Style With Carters.com

Spring is {finally} right around the corner and I am so excited to dress my kids up for our upcoming Spring vacations and their Spring Break from school. Carters has a great new selection of the absolute cutest clothes and accessories for Spring, a great sale going on right now..and I have a great giveaway […]

8 Tips For Starting A New Job

This post brought to you by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. I've had quite a few jobs in my young {hahaha} life. From restaurant and retail, to wholesale and call center work. I've had plenty of experience as a new employee and years of experience as a manager. Starting […]

Introducing: Trading Faces by Ulta

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Trading Faces for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Beauty. Beauty is subjective. It's personal. It's regional. Cultural. And perhaps most importantly it starts from within. Deep within, and beauty is a beautiful thing.  Now obviously I love my beauty products. I collect makeup […]

It’s Okay To Get Good And Dirty

This post brought to you by White Cloud. All opinions are 100% mine. Being a mom I sometimes have a hard time letting go of my massive clean-freak OCD when it comes to my kids and playing outside. One of the perks of living in the desert of Arizona is that we don't have dirt […]

Bringing Home Baby

Brought to you by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. Next month will be 9 years since bringing home my eldest from the hospital. It seems like only yesterday my husband and I were in a state of panic preparing to bring our first born into the world. I had just become […]