My #FreshStepCats Follow Up

This post brought to you by Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Litter. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Butterfly Mom. Remember last month when I talked to you about my crazy #freshstepcats and their stinky, heavy kitty litter box? Well I promised you a follow up post and you know me, I […]

Baked French Toast Recipe and #CascadeShiningReviews

A few weeks ago I wrote about a dinner party I had where I got to showcase the wonder of Cascade. I shared a few fun recipes, and even told a few anecdotes about my ancient dishwasher. Well, my dishwasher is still old (as old as I am) but is still a cleaning powerhouse thanks to […]

Halloween Safety Tips

I love October. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it’s the candy, maybe its the ghoulish decorations, maybe its the joy I get watching my kids dress up as their favorite character parading around the neighborhood begging for cavity inducing goodies. Last year was epic. My kids scored enough candy to supply my husband […]

Talking Stinky Laundry, the Best Fabric Softener, and How To #FastDrySaveTime

Is there anything worse than stinky kids laundry? Yup, stinky dog laundry. Yeah. I thought life with three kids was bad enough. I mean seriously, the smells that come out of their laundry baskets are the things horror movies are made of. Then we adopted our latest dog, Misty. For a small little thing she has […]

What to do in #Tucson | Disney On Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate!

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when Disney On Ice comes to Tucson. This year is going to be epic with Disney On Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate! I can’t tell you how excited I am for this show…oh and my kids..yeah they are excited too. He he he I love being […]

A Look at Managing Finances with the #MilitaryMoneyApp

Y’all know we are a military family, with a proud family lineage serving in all of the military branches. I was raised military, and can tell you a few tales about growing up on and off base and the financial struggles my parents faced..and a few my husband and I face today. Financial troubles are […]

My Crazy #FreshStepCats

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Litter for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The pitter patter of little paws across out tile floors is one of my favorite sounds. I love to watch as our cats chase and play with one-another, and even better when […]

A Super Special Reading Party

Most days my kids are fighting over what TV show to watch or what Wii game to play. When they are not fighting, they are usually sleeping…and every now and then I can hear them sleep-bickering. Seriously. I found myself getting frustrated at the lack of bonding lately, something needed to be done. What can […]

#HealthyHydration And A DIY Water Crock

This #ad has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Fall is coming, at least that is what everyone keeps talking about. Here in Arizona it is still steaming hot. Fall seems like something of a dream. So while everyone is out raking leaves and salting the roads before […]

Cascade Means Powerful Clean | #CascadeShiningReviews and a #Giveaway

A sink full of dirty dishes soaking overnight so that my dishwasher doesn’t go on strike is a normal sight in my kitchen. Mind you, my dishwasher and I share the same birth year; so I give my dishwasher the same courtesy I give my aging body. Time and patience. And just like my body, […]

Skincare In Your Thirties

It’s no secret that I am a Johnson & Johnson fan, and part of the joy of being a professional blogger is the boxes of goodies they send me to use and rave about, because I have yet to be disappointed in any of their products. That is why I am a #Moms4JNJConsumer Healthy Essentials blogger. […]

Show Your Rock Side And #AmpUpYourStyle

Obviously I am a girl who likes to rock my rocker side on occasion. My short hair just screams for some rebellious style and between the funky colors and the anything but normal daily style I love to wear it takes a special brand of hair care products to give my hair and my hair […]

A Mom’s Back To School Survival With #MammaChiaMagic PLUS A #GIVEAWAY

Like Janie Hoffman; the founder or Mamma Chia; I too believe that there are several components to a healthy and joy-filled life. No one thing holds all the answers, but every now and then something comes along that makes the question a little less difficult to ask. I’m a mom of three active school age […]

A New Day For Data For The Family

This post brought to you by Sprint. All opinions are 100% mine. As our family grows and grows up it is becoming increasingly apparent that cell phones are taking over as our basic line of communication. Now while I am not exactly saying that is a good thing, it is just simply a fact of […]

A Simple Summer Scrapbook With The #CanonPixma

School has started and summer is winding down to an end. We had one heck of a busy summer and I am pretty sure you did too, and if you are anything like me you took a ton of pictures of your kids and your summer activities. That’s one reason why I love my new […]

A Day In My Life | Diabetes, #BalanceRewards, and Healthy Choices

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias It’s no secret that my struggle with Diabetes is real. Since getting diagnosed two years ago I have had to learn and educate myself, and also start making healthy choices to improve not only the quality of […]

#ThatsMyKid Sporting New Awesome Back To School Style

Now that all three of my kids are in school it has become increasingly apparent that this year is THE year style and fashion play a big role in their back to school journey. Each and every one of my kids have a unique look and fashion taste all of their own, and I let […]

Be #ReadyForAnything With Angel Soft®

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. As a busy mom on the go, I can’t tell you how many times I have had to stoop to using fast food leftover napkins for my kids when we are running errands, or watched in horror as my son used his shirt […]

Clip Beauty Bargains With #WalgreensPaperless

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. You know this girl loves her makeup and beauty products, and she loves saving money even more. That is why I love shopping my favorite drugstore beauty products at Walgreens. With Walgreens paperless coupons I can save even more […]

Quick Lunchbox Tips From #MyGoodLife To Yours

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I don’t know about your kids, but mine are already back to school and it seems like this year has been one for the books when it comes to getting their lunches ready every morning. Now that my […]

A Fresh Summer With Frozen Follow-Up

This post brought to you by American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine. A few weeks ago I talked about some of my favorite frozen food items from my local grocery store and how I use them to save me time, money, and sanity in the summer. Its […]

Keeping Kids Active and Healthy for #BackToSchool with #HorizonB2S

Back to school season is in full swing in our home. I have spent more time on school supply lists, lunch menu planning, and the latest back-to-school fashion trends that I need to have my head examined because I can barely concentrate on the little things. Like breathing and sleeping. While all that seems to […]

Life With Dogs | Introducing Our Newest Addition

It’s no secret that I love my pitbull. She get’s her own hashtag on social media, has her own bio page on the blog, and even gets her own videos on the vlog channel. She is a precious member of our family and our only regret has been her being the only canine in our […]

Enjoying A Family Day With Bar-S

This post brought to you by Bar-S Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. On the weekends we like to slow things down a bit and enjoy time as a family. This past weekend was no exception. Saturday was the eleventh anniversary of my father’s passing so we invited my mother over for dinner and family […]

Talking #BackToSchool With Teacher’s Gifts and Master Lock

Tomorrow is the big day, the day all three of my children return to school. This is the first year that all of my children will be off to school as my youngest, my baby boy; will be in Kindergarten. It is going to be a very emotional day. Count on that one. With back […]

Fall In Love With #CartersFallStyle With A $50 #Giveaway

Chances are you or someone else in your family has worn something by Carter’s at least once. I know I did, and I have fond memories of my kids in Carter’s as well. Shoot, I am making memories this very year because my son, my youngest; is starting Kindergarten and his first day of school […]

Keeping Our Summer Fresh With Frozen

This post brought to you by American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, feeding my kids in the summer is a huge challenge. Each has their own taste and their own preferences and sometimes I just dont have […]

Designer Listerine Bottles and My Purple Master Bathroom

This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine. So here is kind of a funny story, or at least mildly interesting. My favorite color is pink, my husband’s is blue. When it came to picking up a color for our master bathroom we decided on purple because that is the color […]

L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation Review

Two weeks ago I reviewed the new L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara, and made a confession that I am not the biggest L’Oreal fan (with the exception of the Infallible Eyeshadows…those are AMAZING!!). Ulta had a 40% L’Oreal products sale so I wanted to give the Magic Nude Liquid Powder foundation a try after seeing Nicole […]