Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mom's coupon organizer

Mom's Build-It-Yourself Coupon Organizer
Mom affiliate for

Okay Michigan business moms, you have probably heard of extreme couponing and dreamed of making this a reality in your grocery shopping adventures right? I know I have but I don't know that I have the time to go all out like some of those amazing moms out there, but I do take the time to save as much money as possible.  I am hoping that is admirable in itself, maybe a little? Oh well, either way those coupons can add up and become an overwhelming problem (paper clutter, ugh) if not organized properly.

I am excited to have come across a wonderful site called, Mom Saves.  It's your coupon organizer HDQ.  Upon researching this mom site, I couldn't help but sign up Michigan Home Mommy Works as an affiliate. (All monies earned from these products will go towards constant improvement of Michigan Home Mommy Works.)  The coupon organizer button is on the right hand side of the Michigan Home Mommy Works homepage under "organized mom."

What is unique about the coupon organizer is that you can build it yourself.  Nice, right?  This idea allows you to build it around your intentions for "maximum savings." (  You can also  create a "completely personalized coupon organizer."  Basically, you build it out of items you already have in your home.  Or, you can order already made coupon binder kits to get you started.  I totally love the concept. The coupon kit is downloadable and can be printed right at home.  I think this is ideal for the busy Michigan business mom.  As busy as life can become, it's always nice to stay organized in all areas of life, especially when it comes to coupons and grocery shopping.

Coming Soon: Mom's Online Coupon Classes at

*If you are a Michigan business mom interested in doing a review on one of the products from, contact me at   It's a chance to keep the item you decide to review or even giveaway to another business mom in Michigan.  Your review will be published here on Michigan Home Mommy Works.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Attend the Garden Party: Michigan Vendor/Craft Show

If you are a Michigan mom who adores craft shows or you are currently looking for vendor opportunities for your handmade business items, this vendor/craft show may be of interest to you.  Here are the details:


Vendor/ Craft Show

When? May 12, 2012
What Time? 10 am – 2 pm
Where?  Hosted by Williams Lake Nazarene Church
2840 Airport Rd.
Waterford, MI
*(248) 673-5911

If you are a vendor, please contact Diane Hausker at

*If you would like to see your upcoming event or Michigan mom business opportunity listed, please contact me at for more details.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Michigan Home Mom Consultant Network

cartoon Pictures, Images and Photos

Michigan Home Mommy Works would like to extend an invitation to all of you personal consultants out there whether it's scentsy, Mary Kay, Avon, etc., you can list your consultant business here on Michigan Home Mommy Works and even get a featured page as well.

In the future I would like to develop some sort of consultant network for Michigan moms in this particular business.  If you would like to set up future home parties and even online parties, Michigan Home Mommy Works will be an avenue for you to advertise your products all the while networking and bringing others onto your team.  I have been contemplating this idea for a few days.  I am anticipating that this opportunity will be in phase three of the website launch.  If this is most definitely something you would like to see as a consultant on Michigan Home Mommy Works, please feel free to contact me at

***REMINDER: Remember, the deadline for referrals is Friday, March 9, 2012 @ 9:00 p.m.  I will be announcing the winner of the Target Gift Card on Monday, March 12, 2012, @ 10:00 a.m.  You only need to refer 3 Michigan business moms to Michigan Home Mommy Works and the fb page.  But remember to have them email me with your first and last name and have them become a fan on fb in order to qualify. =)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A special thanks to four Michigan mom home-based businesses.........

Michigan Home Mommy Works is a fairly new blog/website designed specifically for Michigan moms with home-based businesses.  As stated in the header, the blog/website is going through a transition which will greatly benefit moms in Michigan that indeed run home-based businesses.  In the next one to three months Michigan Home Mommy Works will be launched into the second phase.  I am very excited about this transition and praying it comes together quickly yet smoothly.  My goal for this blog/website is for the appearance to be fresh but with a fun professional look for business moms alike.  By phase three it will not only be a blogging platform it will also have a professional website feel where I can also showcase my services along with showcasing your services.  Nice trade off don't you think?

Along with phase two of Michigan Home Mommy Works, I will be able to display a logo button great for grabbing and adding to your business website etc.  Just a little added perk for the upcoming transition.

This past month or so many of you may have noticed that I have already featured four Michigan mom home-based businesses.  This was phase one launch of the blog/website.  I just want to say a very special thank you to four of the following Michigan mom home-based businesses for allowing me to showcase their passions:

*Heavenly Stream Studios and Music Academy
*Denise Cantrell Photography
*Exposure Photographic Studio
*The Complete Dancer

I am currently accepting business info to feature on the homepage along with a business listing for free.  If you would like to wait until phase two of the launch, my price package will be made available at that time.  The mom businesses listed above will be re-featured on phase two of the website launch as a special thanks for supporting Michigan Home Mommy Works and the newness it brings to all Michigan mom businesses.  Contact me at with questions and/or your business info.

*Contest reminder: I am still accepting referrals for the blog/website.  The first mom to refer three Michigan business moms to the website and fb page (they must become a fb fan in order to qualify), will earn a $25 Target Gift Card, purchased and held by me.  Just have the referral email me at the address mentioned above stating who referred them.  Deadline for the contest is Friday, March 9, 2012.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Online recipe exchange with Michigan Home Mommy Works

To pass the time during the Michigan Home Mommy Works website transition (twiddling thumbs and whistling), I thought I would take this time to talk about recipe exchanges.  Busy moms love recipe exchanges right?  I know I do so in planning the next launch of Michigan Home Mommy Works I opted to add a "Recipe Exchange" tab where Michigan business moms can submit a recipe idea to share with other moms.  I haven't yet decided how the recipe exchange will exactly work whether I will have a submission form or just simply submit through email.  Whatever the decision, no worries it will be a simple task for all Michigan business moms to enjoy.  I will also be adding a "Pinterest" button on the page so that you can even share with others in that particular community.  I am even considering recipe contests and featuring the most voted recipe.  Sound like fun?

Speaking of "featuring" if you haven't had a chance to submit your business info with picture/logo/banner, etc., please feel free to do so that I may feature your Michigan mom business with a sidebar business listing.  You will want to take advantage of this "Free" opportunity during phase 1 of the website launch.   All I am requesting at this time is a $15 donation towards improvement of the website.  I am anticipating that after phase 2 of Michigan Home Mommy Works has been launched my pricing package will be made available.  If you know of a Michigan mom with a home-based business that would like their business listed, feel free to send them my way. 

Thanks for your support!


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Friday, February 17, 2012

Michigan Home Mommy Works Contest Changes

In a previous post I mentioned that I am doing a contest for referring Michigan business moms to Michigan Home Mommy Works website and Facebook page.  Instead of referring 5 Michigan business moms to the website and fb page it is now refer 3 and win a $20 Target Gift card.  Okay moms, you know you love Target and just cannot resist a chance to win an extra $20 towards anything you need at Target, or maybe something just for yourself.

Here are the details:
And that's it!  I thought I would change it to make it a little easier since phase 2 of the website has not been launched.  Deadline for the contest is Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.  Winner will be announced on Monday, March 12th at 10:00 a.m.

*To qualify for the contest you and the person you refer must be a mom residing in Michigan with a home-based business.
*Gift card will be mailed to home addresses only, no P.O boxes etc., or if you are local to me, we can meet for coffee and I can hand deliver your gift card.
*The Target gift card will be purchased by me with my own money.  I will also hold it until the end of the contest.



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Friday, February 10, 2012

Michigan Home Mommy Work's very first contest

How many Michigan business moms out there like the store Target? Okay, let me rephrase that. How many moms out there LOVE Target? Target rocks, right? As soon as you enter the building do you tend to feel happy and in the spending mood? I must confess. I never leave Target with just the items on my list. I somehow always find ways to spend a little bit more. Hey, can you blame me? Ha! Their deals are beyond awesome at times. Wouldn't you agree?

I thought it would be fun to have my very first contest for all Michigan mom home-based businesses out there. I have been planning this for a couple of weeks trying to decide what the prize will be. I just couldn't resist the idea of a Target Gift Card.  I was originally going to wait for this particular contest until the second launch of Michigan Home Mommy Works, but I just couldn't wait.  No worries, I have more contests and giveaways up my sleeve for the next launch.  Here are the contest rules:
  1. Spread the word about Michigan Home Mommy Works as much as possible.  Be creative.
  2. Start referring Michigan mom home-based businesses to my site and fb page.
  3. Tell your referral to email me at and tell them to mention who referred them to me.  (This is how I will keep tally)
  4. The first mom to refer 5 people to the Michigan Home Mommy Works fb page will be the winner of a $25 Gift Certificate to Target.
  5. Deadline for the contest referrals will be: Friday, March 2, 2012.
  6. Winner will be announced on: Monday, March 5th.
*Contest participants must be a business mom residing in Michigan only.

FYI! In order to qualify, you must have the referral mention your first and last name in their email to me and I must see evidence on MHMW's fb page.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. 
Ready...Set....GO!  Good luck =)

Michigan Home Mommy Works

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Complete Dancer: Dance.Fitness.Technique

Introducing Joie Vawter of The Complete Dancer

Joie Vawter is a Michigan Mom that loves to do her own thing.  She has been an entrepreneur since she was 19 years old and is still pursuing her dreams.  She has always wanted to own her own dance studio from the time she was little and this past spring her dream started to look like a reality.  Then in July 2011, it did become a reality, she opened the doors of her one room studio on July 6, 2011.  She homeschools her kiddos so they have been very much in on this new journey with Joie and her husband Jeff.  Joie is committed to give people and her dancers the best value for their money and her time without sacrificing proper technique, ever.  Joie is very passionate about dance, it is the language of her soul.  She loves to share her passion with others for dance and dance fitness.  That is why she not only offers dance, she offers alternative dance fitness classes as well...Think Pilates, Barre Workout, Belly Dancing or Hoop Dance.  Her favorite form of dance by far however, is Ballroom & Latin Dancing.  Her studio offers Ballroom & Latin dancing not only to adults but to our youth as well!  She is very connected in the community and loves to do community events such as; Parades, National Dance Day where she offers free classes to the community, Workshops, Dance Parties, Flash Mobs, Classes at the City of Novi, Choreograph for Brooksie Way Events, Free Community Performances, Warm-up participants of Hydrocephalus Walk, and Fine Arts. Joie also offers free seminars to the community on Health & Wellness and she is open to the high-functioning Special Needs children in her community.  She believes a healthy lifestyle through dance is important for everyone no matter their age. She works with little ones as young as three years of age through one's golden years.  She does also offer a Mommy & Me class for moms with babies.

"TCD is where Dance & Fitness become One" - Joie Vawter

The Complete Dancer is a green studio.  We communicate mostly through verbal communication, email, or our website.  We also make our own all natural cleaning products, simply using; water, vinegar, rubbing alcohol & tea tree oil.  We also re-use costumes when possible to reduce our material consumption.  TCD has a costume buy back policy to entice our members to participate in re-using costumes.

"We are trying to create a love of dance & fitness with proper technique." -Joie Vawter

About the Complete Dancer

"Welcome to The Complete Dancer, we are so excited you are considering our studio.  Thank-you!
The Complete Dancer is aimed to bring dance and fitness together as one,  making it a way of life.
We offer dance and fitness classes of various  styles.  We hope to provide a fun way and place to spend your time  meeting new goals in dance and fitness for your "me" time, to fulfill  your dream of performing, competing, or making new friends that share  your interests. We hope to bring joy to your life in a cost effective  and comprehensive way no matter your age, fitness or dance level.   We love to highlight our Ballroom & Latin dance classes for kids & adults.  We hope to foster a love of Ballet in our dancers and a love of being fit in our fitness members too!  Ages 3 through the Golden Years are Welcome!"

"Dance is walking with an attitude & purpose." -Joie Vawter


Dance Styles:
Ballroom & Latin
Line Dance
Creative Movement
Alternative Fitness Styles:
Belly Dance
Core Rhythms
Pole Fitness

Pre-school (3s & 4s)
Kids           (5 - 17)
Performance Troupe
Competition Troupe

Contact Info

If you would like to contact Joie regarding tours and other info relevant to the studio, here is her contact info below.  Joie is hardworking and dedicated to her business.   I know Joie personally and she is a devoted and loving mother.  It is evident that she takes pride in the Complete Dancer.  I have heard nothing but great things regarding this Michigan mom business.  It is a pleasure to showcase this business to all Michigan families alike.

Facebook page;
Twitter; TheCompleteDncr

Peace ♥ Dance,
Joie & Staff

The Complete Dancer
45053 W. Pontiac Tr.
Novi, MI 48390

Image courtesy of The Complete Dancer

If you would like to see your business listed on Michigan Home Mommy Works, contact Lindsey, at 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Exposure Photographic Studio

Introducing Tracie Seeley

Michigan Home Mommy Works welcomes Tracie Seeley of Exposure Photographic Studio. Tracie, is a wife and mother who displays innovative skills and talent as a business owner and photographer.

Exposure Photographic Studio, is a free standing studio located in Woodhaven, MI.  Tracie has been in operation for three years and continues to market her work towards her target audience.

About Exposure Photographic Studio

Exposure Photographic Studio's mission is "to provide customers with a warm and enjoyable experience as well as top-of-the-line images; capturing life moments in art, for present and future generations to enjoy."  *Michigan Home Mommy Work's goal is to spread the news about this truly captivating experience to all potential clients.

"Photography is not just a job for me, it is my passion. I started with photography when I was 12 years old and it's still my creative outlet. I take my camera almost everywhere when I'm with my kids. Capturing their character, carefree nature, happiness and pure joy of life is what keeps me fascinated." ~Tracie Seeley


Tracie of Exposure Photographic Studio, specializes in High School Senior Photography as she loves to capture inner and outer beauty through a "boutique-like experience."  Tracie also books a variety of other themed sessions but her passion is the high school seniors crowd.

"I love taking photographs, but even more I love creating keepsakes for you and your family to cherish." ~Tracie Seeley

Contact Info

Tracie Seeley
Exposure Photographic Studio

Facebook Page:!/ExposurePhotographicStudio

*Image courtesy of Exposure Photographic Studio.

*If you would like to have your Michigan mom home-based business listed on Michigan Home Mommy Works, contact for details.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Take advantage of momAgenda products!

Michigan Home Mommy Works just recently joined on as an affiliate for What is momAgenda? Excellent question! I can't wait to share it with you.

momAgenda - get organized with style

momAgenda products are a business mom's dream! Here is a list of products as seen on their website:

and much more, including free printables and momAgenda rewards!

momAgenda is currently having an awesome sale that you will most definitely want to take advantage of especially for Valentine's Day whether as a gift for another business mom or maybe even for yourself. A busy Michigan home-based business mom deserves to splurge once in a while. You will be sold when you see the variety of designs available. Basically, it's eye candy for moms alike.

Take 10% off all orders of $65+ at momAgenda! Code: MOM10OFF65. Offer Expires 2.29

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Curious? If you haven't taken a quick little peek already from one of the momAgenda products above, what are you waiting for? Click here to view all of momAgenda's products. I was surprised to learn that mom celebrities like that of Kimberly Williams Paisley are on board momAgenda products too. Very posh!

Stay tuned as Michigan Home Mommy Works is planning a future giveaway with one of these cute momAgenda products. A Michigan mom home-based business will be the lucky winner. You don't miss it! TBA

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Denise Cantrell Photography

Michigan Home Mommy Works welcomes Denise Cantrell of Denise Cantrell Photography. Not only is Denise a mom of 3 precious boys, she is also an on location photographer in the state of Michigan. On occasion she uses her photography skills in an in-home studio in Wood Haven, MI.

Denise has been in the photography business for a little over a year and is currently finding her niche within the business so-to-speak.

"I love what I do and It gives me the flexibility to do my most important job which is being a mother." ~Denise Cantrell

Denise Cantrell Photography has produced results that are quite stunning as you can see from the photographs within the Michigan Home Mommy Works "feature post." At this time, she mainly captures the beauty of pregnancy and newborns. Denise would like to expand her sessions to infants and toddlers up to 18 months of age. You can also see her talents performed through family sessions, high school senior portraits, boudoir, and children's photography.

You can most certainly see through evidence of her photos that Denise of Denise Cantrell Photography thoroughly enjoys her Michigan mom home-based business and takes great pride in her work.

"I have made some great friends and clients along my journey." ~Denise Cantrell

If you would like to capture some stunning beauty through professional photography and would like to book Denise Cantrell Photography for your next session here are her contact details along with website info:

Denise Cantrell Photography


Michigan mom home-based business website: (under construction)

Facebook page
Images courtesy of Denise Cantrell Photography

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