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Thursday, May 24

{Featured Lovely+Giveaway}
Meet Michelle of Heartfelt Balance, Handmade Life

I was born and raised in Florida.  
I lived in Tallahassee, 
where I attended Florida State 
to earn my degree in 

I met my hubby on a cruise. 
Six years later, I moved to Ohio.  
I've been in Ohio for 12 years now and
my hubby and I will be celebrating our 
10 year anniversary 
this year.

I have a wonderful husband 
who is a carpenter.  
I have two kids--
an 8 year old boy and 
a 5 year old girl.  

Logan, my 8 year old 
is into anything LEGO 
and has recently found out that he 
loves swimming.  

Jaycee is my funky little diva.  
She is one of the most active people I've ever met.  
It is sometimes a challenge keeping her busy!
a Mish-Mash of mommy stuff.  
I float back and forth between different topics.  

Sometimes I focus on cooking and recipes.  
Sometimes I focus on crafts.  
Sometimes I might write heartfelt mommy thoughts 
or show you a little bit of the local fun. 

I've recently started doing a "Daily Fashion Post", 
where I create an outfit of the day.  
Since I earned my degree in fashion, 
I miss the clothes!  
It's a way for me to feel like I'm still involved.
I've recently started selling mark. cosmetics.  
It's another way I can stay in touch with the beauty/fashion world.  
It's been a lot of fun so far.  
I can't wait to see where it takes me!

Courtney here:
I "met" Michelle via the MayDay Follow Fest!
I really like her daily outfit posts 
and was happy to hear that she started a mark. business.  
They have such trendy and affordable cosmetics!  
Michelle recently mentioned that she is growing out her gray…
and I have to say…I'm super impressed by her choice!  
I hope that when my hair starts turning that I will look as stunning as she does!  
Doesn't she look amazing!?

You can connect more with Michelle here: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.

Don't leave yet!  
Michelle is generously giving away some mark. goodies 
to one lovely Baxtron{Life} reader!

Enter via the Rafflecopter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 24, 2012

    Thank you so much for the feature, Courtney!  You rock!

  2. Erin PatrickMay 24, 2012

    Courtney,  Michelle does look awesome!  And her family is beautiful too.  I'm going to enter her giveaway!  Thanks for featuring her!

  3. Hi Michelle, such a fun post, and I use to live in Tallahassee too!

  4. I personally know Michelle and she is a SUPER lady! I just went to a mark party (previously sold via Avon) and the products are great and shipping is VERY fast! Enter the giveaway!! :)

  5. Caroline ShieldsMay 24, 2012

    hi there!

  6. Carla KaramMay 24, 2012

    Michelle... so awesome to meet you!  I too have a Logan (who at  one time in his life loved all that was legos), now he''s so much fun at 21{and} Courtney... great pick!!  

  7. Debbie ClauerMay 24, 2012

    Hello !!  

  8. Hello.  Thanks fo much for this awesome giveaway.  Gale

  9. Awesome Giveaway.  Great to connect to your site!  
    Anna McMullen 
    thethriftygeek@live .com 

  10. Kristina TorrejonMay 24, 2012

    Love your hair Michelle! Nice to meet you! :) 

  11. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 24, 2012

    Thanks Kristina!!  Nice to "meet you" as well!

  12. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 24, 2012

    HI Audra!  Good Luck in the Giveaway!

  13. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 24, 2012

    Hi Debbie!  Thanks for stopping by and reading my story!

  14. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 24, 2012

    Thanks for entering, Gale!

  15. ok ok I like the make up!!!! I wear the mascara like every day now and NO eyeliner on the bottom!  hahaha I laugh in the mirror every time! Thanks

  16. Laura JacobsonMay 24, 2012

    Hi Michelle!  :)

  17. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  18. Laura @ Our ReflectionMay 25, 2012

    Hey Michelle! Awesome giveaway. :)

  19. Rachel ShearerMay 25, 2012

    Oh my gosh, thank you so so much for this!!! 

  20. Tara KramarskyMay 25, 2012

    Hi Michelle!  You're adorable :)

  21. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 25, 2012

    Awww!  You're so sweet, Kerri!  I love having you as a friend!

  22. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 25, 2012

    Thanks for stopping by, Erin!  And thanks!!!

  23. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 25, 2012

    I LOOOOOOVED Tallahassee.  Lived there 9 years.  It's about time for me to go back for a football game!!  Have a good weekend, Debbie!

  24. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 25, 2012

    Thanks for entering "Delph99".  Yes. .. .. . .remember, no eyeliner on bottom!  ;)

  25. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 25, 2012

    Hi Laura!  Have a great weekend!  And good luck if you entered the giveaway!

  26. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 25, 2012

    Good Luck, Tiana!!

  27. Kelly BrownMay 28, 2012

    Hi Michelle! 

  28. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 29, 2012

     Most welcome, Laura!  Thanks for entering.  Have a great week!

  29. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 29, 2012

     Thanks for entering, Rachel! Have a great week!

  30. HeartfeltbalancehandmadelifeMay 29, 2012

     You're sweet!  Thanks for entering the giveaway~  Have a great week!


Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I don't always have time to respond to each one, but I do read them! XO