Friday, November 30, 2012

The Winner of the JAWS Cleaning System Giveaway Is......

Laura C.
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Congratulations, Laura!  Laura won the JAWS Cleaning System giveaway here on the blog. It also happens to be her birthday today.  Happy Birthday! What a fun day.  Very exciting! 

There were 490 entries for this giveaway!  Thank you to everyone who entered. You can read the original post about these products/disclaimer and official winner announcement on Rafflecopter by clicking here.

Stay tuned for future giveaways here on Michigan Home Mommy Works along with feature mom business posts.

If you have a product or service that you would like for me to review here on the blog or maybe you would like to have your business showcased, please contact me at for details.  This is a great way to gain exposure to your business.

Have a blessed weekend everyone!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas with Mama Bee and Baby Bee Products

I trust you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!  We enjoyed a trip up north with wacky weather.  66 degrees Thanksgiving Day with no coats and the next day, SNOW!  It was definitely an adventure for all of us, but a wonderful time.

With Christmas just around the corner, I will be reviewing products with possible giveaways that you might be interested in.

Just recently, I got to review products by Burt's Bees.  Two products I got to try out was feet lotion from the Mama Bee line and the body wash from the Baby Bee line. 

Even though I do not have babies anymore, my girls do have sensitive skin and I am pretty picky about the types of skin products they use, especially, body washes for kids.  The Baby Bee shampoo and body wash works awesome with a beautiful honey scent.  Their skin is super smooth without irritation and we didn't have to worry about the miserable burning of the eyes.  I also love the fact that it's all natural and healthy for your skin.  To be honest, my skin is also very sensitive, (gee I wonder where the girls got that from?) Haha! I have been using this body wash too, and my skin is awesome without irritation!  Love it!

I also got to try out the Mama Bee peppermint foot and leg cream.  This is not only great during pregnancy, but for those tired and restless feet and legs.  I love this stuff on top of making my feet and legs super soft and smooth. Rosemary Leaf Extract is one of the main natural ingredients within the cream.  I highly recommend this also.  I was just recently on my feet all day in my favorite high heels and though high heels rock, let's be honest ladies, they can wreak havoc on our feet eventually.  This cream relieved my achy feet on top of making them smell pepperminty!

If you would be interested in purchasing one or more of these products, visit

Are you currently expecting?  Check this out:

TouchBack Plus Color System
Dyes and chemicals are a no-go zone during pregnancy, but nine months can be a long time to go without a touch-up! TheTouchBack Plus Color System is a perfect solution for moms-to-be who are refraining from their normal salon visits. The full range includes restorative sulfate-freeShampoos and Conditionersthat protect against the harmful effects of UV rays and prevent oxidation and fading. TheTouchBack Plus Color Shampoo deposits a layer of shiny color to both natural and color-treated hair, while the hydratingConditioner infuses hair with luminous, rich color. TheClear Shampoo maintains that salon-fresh, vibrant shade intensity, while also smoothing and repairing damaged strands and enhancing hair’s natural shine. TheClear Conditioner quenches parched strands and provides optimum fade protection.

TheTouchBack Plus Color range contains ($29.99, each sold separately)
· TouchBack Plus COLOR Shampoo
· TouchBack Plus COLOR Conditioner
· TouchBack Plus COLOR Leave-In Conditioner
· Availablein eight shades – Rich Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Ash Blonde, Golden Blonde, Light Auburn and Dark Auburn.
The first expecting mom to inquire me about this color system will receive a system free as a giveaway here on the blog. 

Contact me at with your desired shade and shipping address!  Or, if you know of an expectant mom that would be interested in this no-go zone color system, feel free to contact me to.  Only one system is up for grabs!  If I do not receive an email by the end of next week, I will open this up as a giveaway to the public!  Hurry!
Images courtesy of Burt'sBees and TouchBack Plus
Michigan Home Mommy Works received Baby Bee Shampoo and Body Wash, Mama Bee Leg and Foot Cream, and TouchBack Plus Color system for review in exchange for this post.  All opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

JAWS Non-Toxic Cleaning Products Line Review/Giveaway

Happy Tuesday Michigan moms and visiting readers!  Two more days until Thanksgiving, can you believe it?  Where does the time go?  Who has started their Christmas shopping?  I can honestly say that I started this past Saturday.  This is a HUGE milestone for me as I usually don't start until two weeks before or the week before Christmas.  It feels good to be ahead of the game.

Jaws cleaner review, non-toxic cleaning products 

This past week, I got to try out some pretty cool cleaning products called JAWS Cleaning System.  JAWS is simply an acronym for: Just Add Water System! I had a whole lot of fun using them too, haha.  Wait, who has fun trying out new cleaning products?  Apparently, I do.  I guess I was excited because I am always looking for Eco-friendly cleaning alternatives to better the health of my family.  Honestly, I think I finally found something that works for my household and I think you may like them too.

"We created and market JAWS® (Just Add Water™ System): a patented, truly ground-breaking cleaning system designed to reduce the environmental impact of packaging used in conventional spray cleaning products by conserving the resources required to produce and ship them."~JAWS

What makes JAWS cleaning products unique?

Well, as you can see in the pic, they come in standard cleaning bottles, but and here is the unique part, the bottles come empty with cartridges and all you have to do is add water.  I received three bottles:
  1. Bathroom cleaner/deodorizer
  2. Glass Cleaner
  3. Multi-Purpose Cleaner
"The refillable, reusable, remarkable way to clean. Just fill our reusable spray bottle with H2O, pop in a super-concentrated cleaning cartridge and you’ve got Eco-friendly cleaning power wherever you need it. It’s an innovative, easy-to-use, non-toxic* and effective system that reduces plastic in landfills, conserves resources and saves you cash. In fact, when you finish your Just Add Water™ starter kit and buy cartridge refills, you can make 2 full bottles of cleaner for less than $2.00 each." ~JAWS

JAWS Reusable cleaning bottles, non-toxic cleaners 

After filling the bottles to the fill line, you basically just stick the individual cartridges into the bottle and insert the sprayer stem into it.  Upon first spray, the cartridge releases the cleaner into the bottles and presto!  The scents are not overwhelming and leave a very fresh and clean smell without harsh chemicals.  Oh, and they clean thoroughly.  For the multi-purpose cleaner, when spraying on grease and hard stains, just let sit for a few minutes and wipe away. 

The set only costs $20.  And since the bottles are reusable (love that), cartridges are only about $2.00 like mentioned in the JAWS statement above. This amazing product can be purchased at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Hiller's, and other local retailers.

SALE: JAWS is a BOGO at all area Hiller’s stores, now through Nov. 25. ( cleaner line is regularly $4.99 a bottle (with one refill included).

Check out this video to see how JAWS works:

So what do you think?  Don't these look awesome?  I honestly don't think you will be disappointed.  Can't beat non-toxic cleaners that actually work.  If you would like to enter to win a set of JAWS cleaning products, feel free to enter the giveaway below.  There will only be one winner chosen through Rafflecopter.  U.S residents only.  Ready, Set, ENTER!
Images courtesy of JAWS
Michigan Home Mommy Works received a set of JAWS cleaning products in exchange for this review.  All opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

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And the Winner of the Book: Launch Out into the Deep is:

Susan Dean
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Susan won our recent book giveaway, congratulations!  She will be receiving a copy of the award winning book: Launch Out Into the Deep by Acacia Slaton Beumer.
This particular book is great for church home group studies or personal studies.  I am currently reading the book and love it!
If you would like to submit a product for Michigan Home Mommy Works to review, please contact me at for details!  
Michigan Home Mommy Works received a copy of Launch Out Into the Deep by Acacia Slaton Beumer in exchange for recent review/giveaway.  All opinions expressed in the review were honest and my own.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Michigan Mom Business Inclusion Into Christmas Guide 2012

I have decided to shelve the Christmas guide until next year.  It will be available in September of 2013.  Inclusion for the first 10 will be free and $5 after that.  This decision was made because I was a little late bringing this idea forward and decided it would be better for next year.  The guide will be made available for craft fairs, etc.  Updates will be made available next year as it draws closer.  Thank you for those who inquired about this opportunity! Can't wait to make it a reality next year.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Launch Out Into the Deep Book Review/Giveaway

Are you ready for an awesome book review and giveaway?  As a Christian mom, I am always looking for books that minister and exhort.  I was just recently introduced to an amazing book: Launch Out Into the Deep by Acacia Slaton Beumer. Here are the topics this book covers:

  • Life's Lessons
  • Fame is Not Always What it Seems
  • Living Water
  • Are you Ready?
  • The Secret Shame: Confessions from Men
  • A Word Spoken in Due Season
  • God Has a Plan
  • I Still Believe: The Cinderella Story
  • Stand
  • Single, Lonely, and Brokenhearted
  • Cries From the Heart
  • Keep Hope Alive
and much more.

The cover of Launch Out Into the Deep will most definitely grab your attention as you can see in the title pic. If you are currently going through struggles and trials, you are not alone.  God desires to pull us closer to Him when enduring these trials.  I am so beyond blessed by the author; Acacia.  It is obvious that she hears from the Lord and has gone through pits and valleys in order to bring forth her ministry.

Upon reading the book, it instantly ministered to me.  Some topics are meant for whatever an individual is going through.  I honestly had a hard time putting the book down.  Not only is it an excellent resource for Christians on a personal level, it is designed as a group study.  The end of each chapter contains discussion questions where you refer to scriptures and share your heart.

I also love all of the poems that are laced througout  Launch Out Into the Deep.  They are so beautiful yet they are deep and meaningful.

Launch Out into the Deep, award winning book, is now available in audio and ebook!  The book contains a family approved seal for ages 12+ by, a mom's choice award honoring excellence, and a Silver Reader's Favorite seal.

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I highly recommend Launch Out into the Deep, especially, if you are facing trials in your life right now.  God is faithful.

Thank you to Acacia, for allowing me to review this amazing book here on my blog.  It has been a blessing!

This giveaway has been changed from a private giveaway to a public giveaway through Rafflecopter.  It will be a short giveaway and only run 3 days with only one entry option worth 25 points. U.S. residents only. Happy commenting!

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Michigan Home Mommy Works received a copy of Launch Out into the Deep with audio to review in exchange for this post.  All opinions expressed here are my own.

Images and video courtesy of Acacia Staton Beumer

The Winner of the HeadCoolie Giveaway is....

Gigi Sweeps
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Congratulations!  Gigi won the HeadCoolie, a holistic approach for headaches, fevers, etc.  Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway.  It was Michigan Home Mommy Work's biggest yet with 455 entries.
Stay tuned for future reviews and giveaways here on the blog.  My passion is to share with you anything that is beneficial to a stress free life while running a business.  Happy Thursday everyone!
Michigan Home Mommy Works received a HeadCoolie in exchange for the previous review and giveaway.  All original opinions expressed were honest and my own. 
To read the original review, click here.  (For some reason the picture images in the post are not functioning properly, sorry about that.)

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Meet Michelle Kreager

Good afternoon everyone.  I am super delighted to introduce to you a Michigan mom with an excellent and unique business.  Meet:

Michelle Kreager

Michelle is the mother of a 1 year old little girl and another on the way this month.  Congrats, to you and your family Michelle, on the upcoming new addition to your family. 
Michelle is an ACE certified group fitness instructor.  She currently possesses pre and post natal certificates and has been active in group exercise classes for over 10 years.  Are you a mom looking to achieve particular fitness goals?  Michelle can help.  She understands the physical and psychological benefits of exercise and desires to help other moms achieve their fitness goals.

After the birth of her daughter in 2010, Michelle participated in Baby Boot Camp South Bend until moving to Farmington Hills, MI.  She saw that there was a need for Baby Boot Camp in the area and decided to open her own franchise.

"I love teaching classes." ~Michelle Kreager

For class directions and announcements, you can follow Michelle's Facebook page.  Click here.

Interested in signing up for a class?  When you sign up for Baby Boot Camp classes, your first class is free.  Click here to sign up now and take advantage of this fabulous offer.

A big thank you to Michelle for allowing me to showcase her Michigan mom business here on Michigan Home Mommy Works.  It has been a pleasure.  Again, congrats to her and her growing family.  What a blessing!

If you would like to have your Michigan mom business featured here on Michigan Home Mommy Works, please contact me at: for more details.

Logo image courtesy of Baby Boot Camp

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cinch Door Seal DIY Event

Are you a fan of DIY home improvement products?  There is a FREE local event coming up that you may be interested in if you are local to the Madison Heights area.
Learn how to get your house ready for winter and save money on your heating bill with a free hands-on DIY weatherization clinic.  Bring photos of your doors and windows and an overall dimension of your attic space.  There will be information on insulation (blown and roll and the differences), caulking (and caulk guns) and an aluminum door seal by Cinch Door Seal. 

Where? Home Depot, 660 W. 12 Mile Rd., in Madison Heights, Michigan.
What Time? Noon to 4 p.m.
When? November 17th and December 8th

If you are interested in this event and product, please contact me at for more details.  Michigan Home Mommy Works is all about supporting appropriate local businesses.  Take advantage of this opportunity.

Many blessings!
Michigan Home Mommy Works received a set of Cinch Door Sealers in exchange for this event post.  All opinions, if any, expressed here are my own.

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Sad Santa Childrens Book Review

Giveaway now closed! Congrats to Erica Willard who will be receiving a free copy of Sad Santa by Tad Carpenter!
Good afternoon Michigan moms and visitors. Happy Monday! I trust you all had a wonderful weekend.

With Christmas approaching, I will be having some fun reviews and giveaways for everyone to take advantage of. Remember the sweet books to review post from last week? Today, I will be reviewing the first book. Sad Santa, by Tad Carpenter.

At first the title alone kind of threw me as it didn't sound like a very cheery or welcoming children's book, but after reading it, I can honestly say it is very cute and teaches a little lesson on happiness.

Here is the book in a nutshell:

On December 26th, after all the presents have been delivered to all the children, Santa becomes sad because his job his finished for the year. He finds happiness in bringing joy to children all over the world. A vacation to the beach couldn't even cheer Santa up. All he could think about was his workshop and Mrs. Claus's cookies. Santa just doesn't feel needed anymore until he receives a letter from a little boy with gift requests for his family. Santa gets a spring back into his step and his joy returns in knowing that he is needed all over the world whether it is Christmas time or not.

The illustrations are colorful and inviting for a child of any age. Whether you teach your children that Santa really comes to your home or not, it's still a fun little Christmas book that I think families can enjoy. My family just pretends that Santa, his reindeer, and sleigh arrives to our house at Christmas. We don't teach our children that this is real, it's just something we strongly believe, but we still have fun with it.

I am doing a private giveaway with this one. It's fairly simple:

The first person that emails me with their mailing info to, will receive this book for their family. Enjoy! ~Now Closed!

Michigan Home Mommy Works received a copy of Sad Santa for review in exchange for this post, however; all opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Image courtesy of author Tad Carpenter

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thanksgiving Goodness! What's Your Recipe?

Happy Friday! I thought I would kick off the weekend by visiting our "Recipe Exchange." It's been a while. What super yummy Thanksgiving recipes do you have planned this year? I am always searching out fun ideas, especially for the kids.

I am a fan of Taste of Home. They have the most scrumptious ideas in my opinion. Here are some new ones I am hoping to try from their site. I can already smell the goodness of any recipe at this point, yummm!

Thanksgiving Recipes To Try


Side Dishes
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes
Stuffing Recipes
Turkey Recipes
Thanksgiving Desserts
Thanksgiving Pies
If you have a unique Thanksgiving recipe you would like to share, please feel free to post below with ingredients or link to the recipe.

Have a blessed weekend everyone!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Headache Relief with HeadCoolie: Review/Giveaway

Good morning Michigan moms and fellow readers!  Just recently, my hubby and I got to review an interesting heachache relief product that I think you will also be interested in.  This product is great for those stressful busy days that cause unwanted headaches and stress pressure.

The HeadCoolie offers a holistic approach and is user friendly.  What other relief does the HeadCoolie offer besides headache relief?
  •  Migraines
  • Fights fevers
  • Cooling relief on hot days
  • Cooling comfort for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts.
Just the other day, my hubby had a major headache.  Interesting enough, the HeadCoolie showed up on the same day.  So, what was I to do?  Hubby agreed to try the HeadCoolie and was somewhat impressed with the results.  The next day I had a slight stress pressure headache, and that helped relieve it as well.

The pros of the HeadCoolie is that it does relieve symptoms.  The only con that I would say is if you can get past a brief brain freeze, it's all good. haha!  I think it's all in how you wear it and if it's worn properly.  Oh, and kids can use it too!

The HeadCoolie as you can see in the pics can be blue or pink.  It has an adjustable Velcro strap for the inserts.  Basically, you freeze the inserts and place it into the Velcro area and close up tight.  It then begins the relieving process.  No wet mess and basically, a more comfortable solution with absolutely no side effects.  It is also lightweight and washable.

If you would be interested in a holistic heachache relief product such as the HeadCoolie, I am conducting a giveaway for 1 winner here through Rafflecopter. Winner will be selected randomly! U.S. residents only.

Have fun!

Michigan Home Mommy Works received a HeadCoolie for review in exchange for this review post and giveaway.  All opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Images Courtesy of HeadCoolie Media

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sweet Books to Review

Good afternoon Michigan moms and visiting readers.  Now that the election is over, it's time to move forward and with gusto, right?  I am just thankful that the Lord is in control. (My two cents)

I have 2 sweet books that I will be reviewing in the days ahead.  I will post an honest review on each of them with "possible" giveaways.  These books were submitted individually by the authors for Michigan Home Mommy Works to review.  I am very excited!

The two sweet books I will be reviewing are as follows:
  1. Sad Santa by Tad Carpenter
  2. Launch Out Into The Deep (Award Winning Christian Book. Family Approved) by Acacia Slaton Beumer
Sweet, right? Also, stay tuned for an upcoming product review.  My hubby has been reviewing it for me, that has been fun, haha.  We also have a big giveaway from Walls Gifts and More in the works.  I will keep you posted on that as well.

Have a blessed day everyone!

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