Mobile Device Hijack! Help from Norton by Symantec


. Disclosure: This sponsored Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. All opinions are my own. Last year while on vacation in Florida, I forgot my iPhone in the mall bathroom. When I … [Read more...]

Disney’s The Pirate Fairy Kids Activities

Pirate Fairy Box Art

. I just love the worlds of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. The characters are certainly a part of my childhood and its really cool that the tradition continues with Ellie and Ronin. We've watched the current Tinker Belle movies a ton and Disney's The Pirate Fairy (which came out on BlueRay Combo Pack … [Read more...]

Origami Owl Online Fundraiser


. A couple of months ago, Origami Owl Independant Designer Jamie Bertucci found me via Twitter. She contacted me about my fundraising for the Overnight Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention because she is passionate about the cause. Nine years ago Jamie lost her Dad to … [Read more...]

MinaDream Crochet Easter Basket Giveaway!

easter basket feature

. Spring is such a beautiful time of rebirth and renewal. I just love the season, particulary when the sun starts shining here in the Pacific Northwest and we can get out more for some Vitamin D. As for Easter, we're honestly not religious around here, but we love the family traditions that … [Read more...]

Social Media Butterflies: Suicide Prevention Fundraiser


. Right now I'm in the middle of a very important project. I'm raising funds for suicide prevention. For the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to be more specific. I'm sure you've heard me talking about it, but if you haven't, a couple months ago I created some original art that I … [Read more...]

Lee Jeans and Moss Mills Clutch

Fashionista Event

. Today over 100 bloggers are kicking off the 2014 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years  and ModlyChic. It's all Fashion! Only FASHION! And is the Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, a grand prize valued at $1,200 (see … [Read more...]

Dress & Bow of the Month Clubs Lillybelle’s Closet, SassyBug

Example of Dress & Bow of the Month Clubs for February 2014

. Giveaway is now CLOSED, but please check out Lillybelle's Closet and SassyBug Boutique below for beautiful girls fashion and accessories. Today over 100 bloggers are kicking off the 2014 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years  and ModlyChic. Its all … [Read more...]

“Butterfly Blogger” T-Shirts for Suicide Prevention

butterfly shirt

. A couple of weeks ago I drew this original art I call "Blogger Butterfly" to apply for a scholarship/trip to the blogging conference #SoFabCon14. They asked for creativity and I gave it to them. If you take a look it says "BLOGGER" in the body of the butterfly and then within the wings I have … [Read more...]

Preview: Huge Fashionista Giveaway Event!

Fashionista Event

. I'm so excited to share I've joined up with over 100 bloggers for the 2014 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event! hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years  and ModlyChic. All Fashion! Only FASHION! Its the Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, a grand prize … [Read more...]

Frozen Digital Download Out 2/25 {Activity Sheets}

Frozen BlueRay

. You know how much I love Disney's Frozen. I have seen it 3 times in the theater, Ellie 4 times, and Ronin and John 2 times. And yes, we are still anxiously awaiting the at-home movie release. We are SO close! Frozen will be available for Digital HD and Digital 3D download beginning this … [Read more...]

{Review} Bellapulse Skin Care System #BeaSkinPro #ad


. Back in December, just after my 40th birthday, I started using the Bellapulse Exfoliating Skin Care System. It comes with a lot of bells and whistles that I've never seen in at-home cleaning. Basically you use an electronic sonic handle attached to cleansing brushes and massaging accessories to … [Read more...]

{Review} Dyson DC59 Upright Cordless Vacuum #ad

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. That feeling when your house is a mess, you're weighed down and stressed, and even depressed. Yep. That's me. Having a cluttered and dirty home can really affect my mental health. Seriously. Have you ever done some spring cleaning, maybe moved your furniture around, and you feel like a new … [Read more...]

Once Upon a Time: Depression #DayofLight


. Once upon a time, there was a 20-something girl with a family history of mental illness. But she didn't know that at the time. It was something that wasn't talked about. Something that lurked in the darkness. When she started struggling herself, she didn't know what it was. She felt confused, … [Read more...]

Bring Depression Out of the Darkness #DayofLight


. On Wednesday February 5th bloggers from all over the country are collaborating to flood social media with personal stories about living with depression, and accurate information on managing and living with the mental illness. #DayOfLight was created to shine a light on depression, and share … [Read more...]

Frozen Sing-Along in Theaters Jan. 31st

Disney Frozen

. I'm a bit of a Frozen animated film fanatic. We've seen it twice in 3D and I already have plans to see it again next week with Ellie, my sister-in-law and nephew. And its so cool. Starting this Friday, more than 2,000 theaters nationwide are staged to showcase the all-new sing-along version of … [Read more...]

The Butterfly Blogger Life Cycle

butterfly blogger

. I burst from my cocoon, a butterfly. Dazzling and passionate. An explosion of colors. Rapid wing beats moving me in every direction possible, yet not knowing the terrain. Ready to soar, but not truly knowing the way. In truth, I wasn't a full-fledged butterfly. I had not taken the complete … [Read more...]

Managing Family Medication Refills #WalgreensRX, #shop, #cbias

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. I talk a lot about the practical issues of dealing with mental illness on this blog, but I don't think I've ever specifically talked about the challenge (and truly it is a challenge) of staying on top of taking my meds regularly and keeping up with medications refills. I take three different … [Read more...]