Check out this Q&A with the owners of EcoClean by Design. They will be at our January 30th event.
What is your business?
EcoClean by Design is a female owned and operated, eco-friendly, commercial cleaning company. We provide personalized cleaning services and offer custom cleaning products, made with essential oils of choice. Our trustworthy staff is fully trained and vetted. We provide consistent, hassle free services and offer complimentary estimates.
How long have you had EcoClean by Design?
We have 35 years of combined experience in the cleaning industry, however Eco Clean by Design was established in 2017.
What has been your biggest challenge as a business owner?
The work/life balance is always a challenge. We are fortunate in that we have a fabulous working relationship as business owners and our staff is always flexible. We all work well together to ensure the job is done and done well.
Do you have employees?
We currently have a team of 7, but are growing and looking to hire.
What has been your greatest successes in business?
Our greatest success has been overcoming hurdles and maintaining a positive outlook. We have a great team and wonderful clients. We are so excited to see what the future holds for EcoClean by Design!
What have you learned as a business owner?
We have learned to never give up, keep moving forward, and don’t allow the past to stunt your growth. Rejections are simply an opportunity to grow and learn.
What are your goals?
EcoClean by Design is growing. We have aspirations of being the “go to” cleaning company for business owners within a 60 mile radius of Wilmington,De. We have dreams of one day being voted “Best of Delaware”.
Tell us about yourselves.
We (Kristen and Jennifer) have been lifelong friends since the age of 4. We have shared many life events and are now running a business together. We hope to create a legacy to pass on to our children.
Check out where we will be holding our GNO event on January 30!
(From The Greene Turtle Website)
"In 1981, college buddies Steve Pappas and Tommy Dickerson bought an Ocean City English-style pub, The Greene Turtle, and transformed it into a beloved sports bar.
In 1986, with the help of another college buddy, Billy Packo, owners Pappas and Dickerson opened a Greene Turtle in Baltimore’s popular Fells Point neighborhood.
Following success in Baltimore, Pappas and Dickerson opened a third location in Laurel, MD in 1990, with the help of Mike Sanford.
Additional Greene Turtle locations popped up in 1998 in Edgewater, MD and West Ocean City, MD.
The men decided to take things to the next level in 2002, and franchise. Pappas and Dickerson’s business decision resulted in nearly 30 locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic area,
By 2010, the Greene Turtle was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the fastest-growing sports bar franchise in the nation and around 30 locations across the Mid-Atlantic.
2016 marked our 40th anniversary, and we’re not slowing down any time soon."
Click here to check out the menu. Remember that you are responsible for your own food and drink and please tip your servers graciously!
Cheryl Moran has been helping us get ready for our GNO. Check her out in January's edition of "Delaware Today Magazine"!
CHERYL MORAN OF THE GREEN TURTLE IN DOVER RECOMMENDS THEIR SIGNATURE CRAB DIP.// PHOTO BY DENY HOWETH
Josh A. Jackson will be photographing our ladies on Wednesday. Get to know this sweet guy before he snaps your photo!
My name Joshua Jackson. I am 28 years old I have a beautiful wife and a fun-loving one year old daughter. I inherited a heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Hcm) and had heart surgery this past summer. With the surgery i had to look into new hobbies/careers so I discovered the love for photography which is how Big Hearted photography began.
Make sure you smile big when Josh comes around! Our photos could be used on the national Housewives in the City sites!
NAME: Mary Zober
BUSINESS: Unbelievable Beauty 1 with Mary Z
Mary is a busy mom, grandmother, and dog mom who teaches Business to 8th graders by day and works her own businesses at nights and on the weekends. She is married to Bill, the love of her life.
Mary will be at our January 30th event with her SeneGence International products. SeneGence started with LipSense® Long-Lasting Liquid Lip Color as its premier product in April 1999. Initially, only six lip colors, a moisturizing lip gloss and a lip color remover were offered. SeneGence now has a complete line of long-lasting cosmetic colors and anti-aging skincare products as well as accessories and boutique items (SeneGence International website).
Mary started her business in October 2017. She is proud of her accomplishments and for not quitting, even when things got tough both professionally and personally. As a business owner, she now realizes that she can do anything she sets her mind to -- a characteristic of a true inspirational woman! Mary loves working with a supportive team of women and likes helping other women find their true selves through her products. She also enjoys helping women find financial freedom as entrepreneurs.
Come meet Mary and see her amazing products for yourself on January 30th!
One part of our mission at Delaware Housewives in the City is to support our community. This month we will be working with Code Purple - Kent County.
Code Purple is a statewide movement that helps people who are homeless find a place of refuge or shelter when winter weather conditions become too dangerous for individuals or families to remain outside. Typically, the weather and wind chill must fall below 32 degrees. Code Purple sites are staffed by trained volunteers and usually are located at Houses of Worship (churches) and targeted shelters that provide a safe, warm and short-term shelter which can last up to 24-hrs. (Code Purple website)
Please plan on bringing a donation for Code Purple - Kent County to our January 30th event. For every donation you bring, you will receive an extra entry into our raffle that evening.
- bottled water
- individual snacks
- iced tea mix
- paper products
Thank you for your anticipated generosity!
*This is NOT a sponsored post. These are truly just a few of my favorite things.
As we get older, life can get -- mundane. I mean, why were we so excited to grow up??? To pay bills and go to work and to battle traffic and to do laundry? Don't get me wrong: I love my life. But sometimes we need a little "fun" incorporated into our daily routines. That's where these websites come in. When I get tired of putting away dishes or reconciling my bank account, I head to these sites for a little pick-me-up.
A former-student-turned-friend got me hooked on this website (thanks Karly). I now check out JANE almost every day for new deals. It is full of cute, funky, fun things for relatively cheap. Before the holidays, I ordered an Elf Kisses kit for my son to assemble and give to his teachers. The kit came with 20 little bags, 20 personalized stickers to label the bags, and 200+ mini stickers that fit on the bottom of Hershey Kisses. All I had to do was buy the kisses and have my kids put together the bags. They came out SO cute.
I know I could've printed those myself but, honestly, I am not that clever and not that patient. It was way cooler to pay $5 and get them in the mail.
I ordered a few other items from Jane.com for Christmas -- and everything was really great. The shipping didn't take too long (they all come from different retailers) and the website tracked everything for me.
It's fun to see what new things they have available. Check it out. And feel free to buy me that cute leopard print sweatshirt...
Anyone who knows me, knows I love my RocksBox. I should get paid by them for all of the free advertising I do...but alas, I don't. One of many subscription services, RocksBox is really a great deal. They send you three pieces of medium-priced jewelry (think Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, House of Harlow, Perry Street) in each shipment. The cost per month is $19 but you can get as many boxes as you like because whenever you send one box back, another comes in a few days. There have been times when they missed the mark or the jewelry wasn't right for me, and I sent it back immediately. Four days later I got another box. I have also kept pieces for months. There is no deadline to returning the jewelry...they just send little passive-aggressive emails about "are you ready to refresh your set yet?"
They now allow you to see what's in your set before they send it -- and you can swap out pieces before they mail them to you. If your stylist picks something you don't like, you get to pick what you want from a list of choices. You also have a Wish List you can curate. If you like the jewelry, you can buy it at a reduced price with your monthly "shine credit". I've gotten quite a few decent pieces for reasonable prices.
Since starting in 2014, I have never had anything that has been broken or tarnished. Everything is in excellent condition, packaged perfectly, and shipped quickly. Right now I am loving this Ava Rose necklace and trying to decide if I am going to keep it. But until then....I'll just keep borrowing it! That's the beauty of RocksBox!
If you enjoy reading on your Kindle, check out Book Bub. I stumbled across this site a few years ago and have gotten so many books for really, really cheap. Each day they highlight new deals. Sometimes the books are .99, $1.99, or $2.99 -- and sometimes they have free ones. You put in the genres you enjoy and they send you the deals. My secret? If I am not sure if I am going to like it or if I am not ready to read a new book, I click on it anyway. From there it takes me to the Amazon website where I can download a sample. This way I can remember the book and I can check it out before I buy it. I know, I know....$3 for a book is a bargain, but I still can't make myself spend that money if I am not going to like it or read it.
Needless to say, I have tons of SAMPLES waiting for me on my "bookshelf". Through this website, I have found so many books that I would never have discovered on my own.
What are your favorite "fun" websites to escape reality for a bit? Give me some more reasons to procrastinate and share them below!
Hi. My name is Kelley Cole and I am the new Social Media and Event Coordinator for Delaware Housewives in the City. I am a mom to two amazing kids. My daughter (P) is 12 and my son (T) is 8. My husband works for a local education association and also serves on Dover's City Council. I was a high school English teacher for 16 years before leaving the classroom to work part-time as a trainer for an educational software company. I make sure I reserve time to play tennis, read chick lit, travel, and enjoy the small things in life (like wine and chocolate).