Hump Day HOP ~ Google +

Hump Dayyyy HOP

Happy Hump Day!!  Today’s HOP will be over at Google +.  Add the link to you Google + account below and then share this post on all social media to get people clicking over to follow you!! :)

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3-D Fiber Lashes from Younique ~ Review + Giveaway

younique bannerHave you seen or heard about the latest in cosmetics??  Younique has taken skin care and make-up to the next level, and I for one am loving it!!

I had the opportunity to try the 3-D Fiber Lashes a month or so ago, and I cannot say enough about them!  They are easy to apply and even easier to remove, so you can wear them everyday and for any occasion.

10270864_10203374239255153_1654732008_oThe simple three-step process combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes.  The 3-D Fiber Lashes are water resistant, but as I said above, they wash off easily with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day.

The most powerful thing I can tell you here, is that I have spent a lot of my teenage and adult years searching for the ‘perfect’ mascara.  I have tried sooooooo many brands, so many techniques, and have spent different amounts of money on all of them.  With the 3-D Fiber Lashes, though, I just build upon my own lashes and I’m in control of just how glam I want to be :)

For everyday, I usually do just one quick coat of gel and fibers.  It’s fast and super easy, but the result is still far better than what I was getting with mascara.  When I want to accentuate my favorite feature, though, I take a little more time and build my lashes up a bit.  When I do that, I ALWAYS get stopped and complimented on how beautiful my eyes are!!

I’m sold on this brand and on these lashes in particular, but are you??  Younique has a ‘love it’ guarantee, so if you’d like to see just how amazing your eyes can be, click through the link above and order a set today!!  I am hosting a giveaway of my favorite lashes right now, too, and if you do place an order for any Younique product through the link above, you’ll get a bonus entry into the giveaway!!. Click through the rafflecopter link below, cross your fingers, and GOOD LUCK!!
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Monday’s Mantra

#MM#27not getting what you want

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Hump Day Hop ~ Twitter

Hump Dayyyy HOP
It’s time for another Hump Day HOP and today we’re going to share our Twitter accounts for new follows!! Follow the directions below and be sure to share this post after you link up so that others can follow you as well!!

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Z.A.C. (Zucchini Apple Carrot) Bread ~ Recipe

ZAC BreadIf your garden’s like mine, you have zucchini’s coming out your ears right now!!  My friends and I share a community garden(best idea ever, btw!!) and although it’s mainly tended to by the amazing people who’ve given up yard space for it, we all love it dearly. When we talked in early spring about what should be planted, we all agreed that we needed A LOT of zucchini.  I am known for an amazing gluten free Z-bread recipe and figured if there were extras, I’d just bake it up and fill my friends and families freezers for the winter :)  We came up with a better idea though!!

Last month, we planned a ‘Mama’s night IN’ and each came with a new recipe to make. We made zucchini cobbler, zucchini casserole, and a chocolate zucchini bread.  Of course, I came with a recipe, too, but even though I had my world famous g-free z-bread recipe at home, I came with a brand new one!!  It was a combination of things I’d seen online and I was eager to see how it all came together in real life. ;)  Lemme tell ya.  IT WAS AMAZING!!!!

This recipe will be just like all my others.  I will give you the directions, then the ingredients, and you can take it from there.  Although I have stated many times before that I use my hands for measuring more than I do actual measuring cups, this recipe and all others will give real measurements. You can decide whether or not you want to get hand-sy while baking :)  ENJOY this recipe and as always, let me know what you think after you try it out!!!

Preheat oven to 350*
Spray two bread pans with cooking spray
Blend butter, sugar, egg, orange juice, and vanilla together
Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg together
Fold dry ingredients into wet along with carrots, zucchini, and apples
Pour into pan
Bake until golden brown, appox. 1 hour, or until they pass the toothpick or fork test

1 cup shredded zucchini(peeled)
1 cup diced apples(peeled; we like fuji apples in this)
2 cups shredded carrots
3.25 cup whole wheat flour
pinch of salt
2.5 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 TBS cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of ground nutmeg
1 TBS vanilla
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
3 eggs(room temp)
2 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter(melted)


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Monday’s Mantra

#MM#28lift up someone else

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Facebook Fridays Linky Party

Welcome to The Ultimate Linky’s Facebook Party!

As you know, this summer I get to co-host this party every Friday along with Tammy from The Ultimate Linky where this party runs every month. Our goal is to grow this party so that there will be new people linking up every week so that you can continue to get new followers!

There are two linkies in this party!  You can do just one linky or you can do both linkies.  On the first linky, you will link up the URL of your Facebook page so that your page can be liked.  Please like other people’s pages from your personal profile.  On the second linky, link up the URL of a facebook status that you would like to receive a like or a comment.

Please follow me and Tammy from The Ultimate Linky on Facebook (links below), add the button to your sidebar or party page, and then link up and follow the directions for who to like!

Here is the button that you can add to your sidebar or party page.  We also appreciate any shares that you could give!  Thanks for your help in spreading the word! :)

The Ultimate Linky

You can also link up one facebook status that you would like to have a comment or a like on.   This is the same concept as above except you only have to do the two links above yours. I will make sure I comment/like the last link(s).  To find the the URL of a specific status, go to your page and click on the time under your name.  So in this picture, I would click on “24 minutes ago”.  This will bring up that status in its own window.  Copy the URL in the browser and paste it in the URL to find your facebook status

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Thankful Heart Thursday + Giveaway

Thankful Heart Thursday ShellIt’s Thursday and I am once again feeling very thankful for the place I am at in my life. Does that mean that everything is perfect and I only see rainbows when I look out my window??  Absolutely not!!  It means that through all of life’s ups and downs, I am blessed with the clarity to see the good above all else.

I was thinking about that very thing, in fact, as I looked into the faces of the littles at my Mom-N-Me Yoga class this morning.  Everything they do, they do with joy.  They get mad at each other, but are quick to forgive.  They get excited about the little things, the big things, and everything in between.  And, most of the time, they are extremely THANKFUL!!  M&M Yoga collage 2014SO, for today, I am thankful for the ability to be able to spend time each week with these great kids!  It really is a blessing to be able to teach yoga again after taking more than a year off.  I love my adult classes and the people in them, but I so appreciate being able to breathe in all that these littles have radiating from them!!

What is it that you’re thankful for today?!?!  I think it is OH so important to not only feel thankfulness, but to speak it as well.  So, tell me.  What is it that you’re thankful for today??  Comment below for your chance to win my monthly Thankful Heart Thursday giveaway(today’s entries will count toward August’s giveaway).  It really does pay to be thankful!! :)   


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Monday’s Mantra

#MM#29planting a tree

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Bloom Workshop ~ Sept 18th, 2014


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! Bloom tableAfter 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!!!!

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