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This summer has absolutely FLOWN by, and I’m already planning ahead for the fall. I am adding things to my calendar that will help grow my blog, keep me inspired, and teach me new things while my little ladybug is at school each day. One of the first events that I’ll attend after school starts back up is the September 18th Bloom Workshop in Rockford, MI. Here’s a little bit of info from the girls behind this amazing event!!!
Bloom | The Workshop is for creative women who want to learn about blogging, photography, interior design and styling.
Our goal is to share our knowledge on how all of the above work together, inspire and ultimately bring us joy each day. Our mission is to help fuel women’s creative passions while helping them feel confident about their small business or blog, giving them tips and tricks we’ve learned along our journey, and provide a day of networking with like-minded creatives.
From blogging to business, photography, design and everything in between, Bloom was designed with creatively inclined gals in mind. Attendees can expect to learn the basics of running a successful business or blog, navigate the ins and outs of social media, and hone your design and photography skills to take your brand and business to the next level. With special sessions on the specifics of design, styling and photography, a styled photo shoot to practice the skills you just learned, and a question and answer session with a panel of experts, Ashley and Michaela created this workshop for you.
For the morning coffee drinker who is obsessed with reading blogs, but has yet to click “publish” on her own blog, this is for you. For the girl who wants to take her blog to the next level and learn the ins and outs of social media, Bloom was created for you. For the photography-loving girls who want to learn how to take and edit beautiful photos, or the girls who grew up playing house and now desires to really dive into decorating her own place, for the gal who loves weddings and wants to break into the world of styling, or for the new girl in town who just wants to meet other creative and passionate friends, Bloom was created with you in mind. We promise you’ll leave inspired, fueled and ready to create the life you long to live.
Catered breakfast & lunch, $450 value swag bag and headshots are included for each attendee.
Sounds great, right?!?! I could not be more excited to be a part of this great day!! The information…….priceless, the experience……top notch, and the location……well, it’s to die for!!! In addition to everything you’ve read above, the Bloom Workshop has put together an experienced panel of women for an invaluable Q&A session to end the day. This is where you can ask the experts what they have really done to create their success and growth in their businesses.
This event is selling out fast, but there are still tickets available for friends of What Mama Wants!! You can click through the link above to search the site for even more info, or click HERE to get registered and secure your place at this amazing table! After you register, MAKE SURE to come back here and comment that you did so! I want to make sure to meet you at the event in person since it’s so rare that we get to do that!! I look forward to seeing you there and hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer until then!!!!
Preheat oven to 350*. Start by whisking the milk into the flour until smooth. Whisk in the egg, cream cheese, and cottage cheese(it will be kind of lumpy at this stage). Stir in the cheddar cheese, sugar , and pepper.
Pour this mixture into a 9″ pie plate(sprayed lightly with cooking spray). Bake for 45 to 50 mins or until puffed and golden and knife or toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Garnish with freshly chopped tomatoes and chives. Serve immediately.
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup fat- free or skim milk
4 eggs(lightly beaten)
2 oz. reduced fat cream cheese(cut into small cubes)
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon sugar
ground black pepper
fresh chopped tomatoes
fresh chopped chives
I absolutely LOVE having my house smell wonderful when I walk in the door!! Candles are great, but I’ve never liked having to worry about forgetting to extinguish them OR the fact that most send up a stream of smoke when they’re blown out. Enter SCENTSY!!
I’ve been a fan for a while now, and have to say that I’ll most likely be a lifer I love the fact that there are a million and one scents that are easily changeable from day to day. I love that they burn(or melt, really) clean so there is no smoke sent up into the air in my home. And I especially love that the wax melts but doesn’t get hot. My daughter’s old enough to know not to play with hot things, but we often have friends over who are not. It’s comforting to know there will be no burnt little fingers in my home!I was first introduced to Scentsy by a friend and have since gotten to know and love my very own ‘Scentsy Lady’, Alyssa Thomas. Her bio is here if you’d like to read it(I always like to get to know the people behind the brands I love!), but long story short, she is a loving wife and mother who was passionate about a brand and decided to turn that passion into a way to provide a little bit extra for her family. You Mamas know what that feels like!!
So what does our home smell like today?? That depends on which room you’re in. I like to melt my bars just one or maybe two squares at a time so that I can have a different scent in different areas of the home. In my master bedroom/bath I am melting Awakening, on the main level, Kahiko Hula, and in Lexi’s bedroom/bath, Happy Go Lucky. Yep, you wish you were here!!
I like to say hi to my Scentsy Lady every couple months, but for those of you who live further away, you can enter into the customer loyalty program. There you can not only select which bars you’d like shipped to you, but you can earn points for your shipments as well. Those points can then be redeemed for half-priced items, and that’s definitely a good thing!!
Right now, there are some really great specials happening. They’ve got the Bring Back my Bar promotion that has brought back some of the most popular scents from months past. If you click over to that page, you’ll see some amazing scents and also a great deal that saves you $15 off the total price of 12 bars!! Now, I could definitely order 12 bars and keep them all for myself, but if you’re just looking for a few, split the special with a few friends and you’ll all save some money!! There’s also the Christmas in July sale where you’ll find some super cute holiday warmers at up to 75% off that you could put away to use as gifts or in your own home a few months from now.
Whatever you chose from Scentsy, I just know you’re gonna love it as much as I do!! After you order, come back here and comment with what you snagged!! I’m always looking for new recommendations from friends!! Click HERE to browse and/or order
Oh I almost forgot to mention the best part!! My Scentsy Lady and I are feeling generous so we’re offering a giveaway of TWO Scentsy Bars to one of my loyal readers!! Click below to get entered and enjoy your AMAZING smelling home!!
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Happy Thursday, everyone!! Today’s post won’t take you long to read at all, but I’m hoping you’ll take a second to comment below when you’re finished. I am so very thankful, today, for the opportunity to go to the park and swing with my daughter.
It was fun when she was younger to push her on the swings, but I think I’m loving these times even more!! Now, when we swing, we can swing side by side. We feel the breeze. We laugh and talk. We just enjoy our time together.
So, for today, even though it may seem like something so small, I am thankful for time on the swings with my daughter. I’m thankful for the talks and laughs we have on the swings, and I’m thankful that as my baby girl grows up, we are seeming to get closer and closer.
I encourage you today to think of something really small that you are thankful for and comment below with what it is. We all know that sometimes it’s the little things that occupy the most space in our heart, so lets share that thankfulness and encourage others to do the same.