My Favorite Things Christmas Round-Up ~ Norwex Review + Giveaway

WMW Favorite ThingsWe have tried to live as close as possible to a chemical free life in my home, but it’s hard sometimes.  Finding a product that is safe for my family and also effective in keeping my home clean has never been easy, but I was relatively happy with what I had been using. Until I found Norwex, that is!! Continue reading

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My Favorite Things Christmas Round-Up ~ Vanilla Extract Recipe

WMW Favorite ThingsOne of my favorite things to do around the holidays is to bake, and I happen to believe that a recipe is only ever as good as the quality of it’s ingredients!!  I have been making my own vanilla extract for years now and WOW, what a difference!  It has such a richer and more robust flavor than what you typically find in the store, and the best part is, you can customize it to your specific taste by choosing which type of bean to use. Continue reading

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My Favorite Things Christmas Round-Up ~ Uncorked Ventures Review

WMW Favorite ThingsIf you know me in real life, you know that I enjoy a good red wine!  Who am I kidding??  I enjoy just about any kind of red wine :)  I definitely appreciate a GOOD red wine, though, and love it when I find a company that I can trust to send nothing but the best at affordable prices. Continue reading

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My Favorite Things Christmas Round-Up ~ Emma’s Bowtique Review + Giveaway

WMW Favorite ThingsSing it with me………”I like big BOWS and I cannot lie!!” :) I’m so happy to be kicking off this year’s Christmas event by introducing you to Emma’s Bowtique!!  Full disclosure here, the shop owner happens to be a great friend of mine, but that has in no way swayed my opinion of her work, I promise!! ;)  She is quite well known in our area and people ask for her items by name because of the combination of quality and uniqueness that she has to offer. Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas ~ My Favorite Things Christmas Round-Up 2014

WMW Favorite Things“On the first day of Christmas What Mama Wants sent to me………” :)

I’m so excited to introduce you to my annual Christmas Round-Up that I call, ‘My Favorite Things!!’  I have hosted this round-up on my other blogs in years past, but this is the first time I’ll be sharing it with you on What Mama Wants and I’m super excited!! It’s 12 Days of Christmas at it’s best with gift ideas, recipes, giveaways, and MORE GIVEAWAYS!! Continue reading

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Michigan Apples Blogger Tour 2014 ~ Sietsema Orchards

Michigan Apples Logo

It’s ‘Pure Michigan Apple Month’ and I sure have been enjoying all that it has to offer!!  A couple weeks ago, I was invited to participate in a blogger tour hosted by the Michigan Apple Committee and we could not have asked for a more beautiful day.  It was quite windy, but I’ll take a sunny and colorful fall day with wind-blown hair over a cold and dreary one anytime!! :)
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Soup-er Sunday :: Pepper-Corn Chowder ~ Recipe + Link-Up

Pepper-Corn Chowder

Last week was a great start to this new weekly link-up!!  It takes time to get these things going, but we had some really great recipes shared here and I’m hoping for more of the same this week!!!  The recipe below is one of my favorite summer soups, because it tastes so super fresh!!  I hope you LOVE IT as much as my family and I do!! :) Continue reading

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Fall 2014 Spa Week ~ Review + Giveaway

SpaWeek_50treatmentsFall 2014 Spa Week is around the corner. This fall, Spa Week will take place from October 20th through October 26th. During Spa Week, select spa and salon treatments are offered at $50. These services include manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and even Botox treatments. Continue reading

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Wolverine Fashion Night Out ~ Amazing as Always

In October of last year, I attended the Wolverine 1000 Mile Fashion Night Out for the first time, so when I received the invite for this year’s event, I couldn’t RSVP fast enough!!!  If it was to be anything like the year before, it would be a night full of great people, great food and drinks, and AMAZING footwear.  Well, it was all of that and more!!!!! Continue reading

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Soup-er Sunday :: Chicken & Quinoa Noodle Soup ~ Recipe + Link-Up

Soup-er Sunday Recipe Link-UpI love making food in large batches in general, but there’s something about hovering over my big red pot in the fall and winter making my favorite soups and chili’s that I can never get enough of!!  You’ve been asking for a rundown of my go-to ‘red pot’ recipes, so(wait for it…………), the Soup-er Sunday Recipe Link-Up has been born!! :)  Each week I will feature one of my favorite red pot recipes and invite you to link-up to add your soup recipe posts as well!!  The more the merrier, so read and PIN my recipe, link up your own, and share this post so we can keep all of our bellies warm and our freezers full!!!! :) Continue reading

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