Younique Mascara Review

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I was given the chance to try out the Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes by my friend Jennifer, and I jumped at the chance. I've been seeing and hearing so many amazing reviews, I couldn't wait to try it out! Mascara is my thing, I have super tiny, thin lashes and feel totally naked without mascara on. 

It comes with two tubes, the transplanting gel, and the 3D fibers. 
First you use the gel, then the fiber (which are so crazy, its like little tiny fuzz!) and then another layer of the gel. 

 It took a little more time and steps than I'm used to, but the results were worth it!

The best part is they don't feel heavy at all, so light but full of volume AND length!

Younique has a Love It Guarantee which is great! I know how hard it can be to spend money on something you've never tried before, and aren't sure if you'll love, but with this guarantee you have nothing to lose if you decide it's not for you!

To check out this mascara and the other Younique products you can find Jennifer on Facebook here
and if you send her a message saying you're a WHMG reader she will add you to her VIP group for sales and special promotions. Which speaking of, there's free shipping with $50 purchase for the month of February!

*disclaimer: I was given this mascara free of cost in exchange for my honest review

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Woven by Love Retreat!

Monday, February 1, 2016

This past weekend I went to the Woven by Love Retreat with fellow adoptive momma friends, Trisha and Megan.
We left Friday afternoon and headed to Gull Lake Ministries in Kalamazoo. We were greeted with swag bags and snacks at registration and then checked out our accommodations for the weekend. We stayed in the Matthew condo and it was incredible!

this was Trisha's room, a little more impressive than me and Megan's!
Such pretty views of the lake!

We had our first break out session which was called "Conversations of Race, Adopting and Belonging" at 4:30 and then had dinner and our first main session with Renee Swope and also had a time of praise and worship.

After that we headed back to our condo for bedtime snacks and stories. 
They had put homemade chip dip in all the refrigerators with chips and candy for everyone to enjoy! 

Megan, Trisha and I headed to our rooms to find little necklaces had been put on our pillows with three interlocking circles to represent the adoption triad of an adoptive mom, the child and the birth mother. So sweet!
We put our robes on (oh yes we did!) and then headed to the living area for "bedtime stories", which is where we all got a chance to tell our stories and share about our adoption journeys. 

The next morning we had breakfast, and another main session and our second session breakout which was called "Five Factors of Healthy Adoptive Families" and then lunch. 

After lunch we all came together and heard a panel of three women telling their stories from the adoptive triad, which was so emotional and amazing!
Our last breakout was called "A place I didn't belong: Hope for Adoptive Moms". After that we had a break to redo our smeared make-up :) and then dinner,  and another main session to wrap up the second day. 

That night we had homemade brownies waiting for us when we got back! A few of us girls did some clay face masks and we headed to bed.

The next morning we had one last main session after breakfast, and we were on our way back home by 11.

It was such an amazing retreat, so awesome to be surrounded by so many other adoptive moms and be encouraged and inspired together! 

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Insta Friday

Friday, January 29, 2016

Grayden's first week of basketball camp!

all ready for our January date

We went to a shooting range, and had pizza. It was our first time shooting hand guns, which was a bit unsettling, but once I stopped jumping every time I shot went off, and doubled up on ear protection we had a good time. It was a unique experience I'm glad we did together! 

I was quite the sharp shooter, got that bullseye smack dab in the center!

A new Sunday night book study 

snow bunny

hip hip hooray for our first snow day!

this sweet little note was slipped under the salon door by Gray, made me smile!

checking out the fish at Meijer

just because he's cute!

playing in the snow with these little loves!

nap time with Posey

Grayden just loved riding the snowmobile with Grandpa, we could here him hooting and hollering across the lawn!

I received two surprising emails from iTunes one morning, they were receipts for purchases Sadler made on the iPad totaling $41! Thankfully iTunes refunded my money, and sent directions on how to properly prevent that from happening again!

The table I set up for my fave things party made a nice close up spot for Sadler to watch Strawberry Shortcake, without pants :)

MLK day

his first week at Lego Club!

reading Posey a story about The Green Lantern, in her size 2 pjs she picked out for her! :)

the only way to eat a cupcake!

Love this!

all ready to go on a shopping date with Aunt Lisa!

this boy isn't typically one to show his momma much lovin' with affection or affirmation, unless I beg, sadly, but he told me he liked my "pretty hairdo and earrings" one day, totally out of nowhere, so it had to be documented!

hmm...m&m's or mentos?! Tough choice!

Praising God for His protection over our sweet girl last Friday afternoon. Jovie got into my transplant meds and ate 4 anti-rejection pills while I was unloading the groceries. After a call to poison control center they told me to take her to the emergency room where we spent the next 4 hours monitoring her. She was totally fine the whole time and never had any unusual symptoms. I'm usually so careful with my meds, and make sure they are out of reach, but I was lazy and rushed that morning and left them on the counter. 
So thankful this scary and unfortunate event didn't turn tragic, and for that we give all glory to God.  

week 3 of basketball camp, he's made huge improvements! 

Our friends Rob and Amanda throw a fun themed party every year, it's always so fun shopping and getting dressed for them! This year the theme was: FIESTA!
It was a blast!

I found this gem of a dress at Goodwill. It looks like it was handmade, probably for a quincenera! 
It fit me like a glove and I loved it!  It even earned me the best dressed girl award! 

family fun at the aquatic center

how we roll in Meijer!

I joined a five day challenge to drink at least 64 oz of water a day, not my favorite thing to drink but it's been a fun challenge 

As much as I dread drinking water, I've been trying to focus on the millions of communities around the world, and even here in Michigan without access to clean drinking water, and would give anything to drink 64 oz of water a day!

love seeing the blankets for brenham come in!

A lunch time fave: spinach salad with feta, red onion, roasted pecans, dried cranberries and poppyseed dressing, and of course WATER! :)

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Blankets for Brenham

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hey Blog Friends!

 2016 is another Leap Year, and it's right around the corner, which means our sweet baby Brenham will be celebrating his 2nd (actually 8th!) birthday in Heaven on Feb 29. We are, once again, collecting (new) blankets in his memory to donate to the NICU and bless other babies born too soon, etc. 
If you'd like to donate you can send me an email at with "Blankets for Brenham" in the subject line and I'll reply back with shipping address, or if you're local we can make pick-up arrangements.

 Thank you for your love and support as we honor our precious son!

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Happy Birthday Robb

Monday, January 25, 2016

We love you so much and are so thankful for the opportunity to celebrate YOU!

Birthday lunch and ice cream cake with his family

Out for dinner at FireRock Grille to celebrate Robb and Lisa's birthdays with my parents and the kiddos!

Out celebrating as a family with mini golf and arcade games Friday night!

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