2716 E. Mulberry St
1358 W Swallow , Suite 2
Karen's Lippy Lips
consultant # 2011807
Kelly Klein Allee Keylee Snyder www.marykay.com/kellyalle www.marykay.com/keyleed 970-310-4373 970-646-3188
Dr Kim Bruno
Dr. Kim's Functional Health and Nutrition
313 W. Drake Rd, Ste 210
Fort Collins ,CO
So, booking my Valentine's Date Night with my hubby and thought it might be fun to highlight our favorite hang outs for date nights this month! I have a call out to our local girlfriends to share theirs as well so watch for some fun posts on local restaurants, bars and hangouts for the perfect night on the town with your SO!
In the heart of the Sweetheart City is this amazing 1920's - themed restaurant that is well known for their quality cuts of meat and handcrafted cocktails. They have a wonderful wine selection as well as some of the best crème brulee in the area! Wonderful atmosphere for just you and your SO or a fun group of friends! They also have the special Roosevelt room in the back for large, private parties. The service is amazing and attentive- a definite must-try! We frequent this one for just about any special occasion! I highly recommend the horseradish encrusted filet!. But, we honestly have never been disappointed with our meal or wine selection at the 4th Street Chophouse!
In old town is an awesome and swanky place called Ace Gillete's! Tasty hand-crafted cocktails, delicious and beautiful appetizers, and live jazz makes this true speak easy the perfect date night or night out with friends!
A sea change is a transformation or seemingly magical change. Tis the season of change here for Fort Collins Housewives. As we close out a fabulous 2017 and prepare for 2018, I can not wait to see what this next year has in store for the continued growth and excitement that comes along with Fort Collins Housewives. This inclusive community continues to grow and flourish throughout our community and I love watching the relationships and connections turn into partnerships and friendships.
I am a connector personality and love watching how strangers have become friends, family and business partners. It fuels energy and excitement inside of me to see such connections being made. This is exactly what I have had the privilege of watching occur in our community since we first launched in 2016. It is exciting to think about the growth businesses and individuals have made and will continue to make. "If you build it they will come" and we are not done building.
In 2018, I am going to get to experience this is a different capacity. I brought Fort Collins Housewives to life here in 2016 and am so happy that I did. However, with changes in my personal life and family I have come to a point where I needed to evaluate my commitments. This decision was not made lightly and I am filled with such a mix of emotions as I prepare to transition Fort Collins Housewives to a couple of amazing women. I will remain involved as an attendee and look forward to supporting this in a new capacity. This community is just getting started so watch out Fort Collins- the sea change in 2018 is going to knock your socks off!
I was honored to get a chance to connect with and learn more about the fabulous Quinn Morgan! She is the owner and idea behind Wink the Lash Lounge and Salon, Fort Collins newest Lash Boutique.
Stop in to say Hi and get your brows waxed, lash extensions, lash lifts and more! Even enjoy some HOT TEA from Golden Poppy a local store in town.
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today. (how did you get the courage to open your own store, what motivated you, how many hours you put in, how you keep a positive outlook, etc)
Wink The Lash Lounge is an upscale eyelash and brow salon. I decided to open Wink when I realized the lack of comfortable eyelash extension and waxing bars. Eyelash extensions and eyelash lifts can sometimes be as or more expensive than getting your hair done. So, why didn't other lash salon environments reflect that? Upon realizing I may have found a hole in the market, I began to write a business plan. I was in a job where I was under appreciated and under paid and decided to take control of my life and my future. Opening a business can be stressful and scary! Surrounding myself with a positive, loving, encouraging support system is how I keep motivated and confident!
Describe yourself in three words:
Driven , compassionate , loud
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
My greatest professional achievement thus far is opening Wink!
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
My goals for the next six months are to have a full schedule of clients daily and to add 2 more girls to my staff.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Honestly, the only job I would ever want is being a business owner. I have worked in every job industry there is. The beauty industry and owning a salon is where I belong!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I try my hardest to balance work and personal life. I currently have one day off a week which is Sunday. I make sure to do everything I can that day to fill my gas tank back up. Hiking, skiing, biking are some of the things I do to prepare myself for another busy work week.
What websites do you visit every day?
Everyday I visit www.acuityscheduling.com and www.winkthelashlounge.com!
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Since I live in beautiful Fort Collins, CO my favorite thing to do it ride bikes around town and up small mountains. I also love to hike Horsetooth Mountain! When I need to really relax with friends and family I enjoy all the local breweries or Coppermuse Distillery.
What is your goal for retirement?
For retirement, I would love to live on a small (or large) ranch with a mountain view here in Colorado. I love mountains and animals - perfect!
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
My advice for women who want to start their own company is to crunch the numbers and make sure you have enough money to support the company for a couple years and enough money to support your employees. It's rare to start making the big bucks immediately, so its crucial to have the means to keep the business on its feet.
Any final comments?
If you always wanted to open your own business - do it! There is no better time than now. Just be sure to do your research and look closely at your budget and be sure it's realistic.
We had our Holiday Bash on Nov. 29th at The Summit in Windsor and it was a fantastic evening! Great connections were made by all who attended and we collected some awesome donations for 96.1 KISS FM's 15th annual KISSMAS WISHES. If you have not experienced one of our events yet I want you to ask yourself, why? The energy at these events is infectious! Attendees are looking to connect with others and build relationships. It is ALL INCLUSIVE and you feel that way when you are at the event. New in town or new to networking? Come on out. These events will welcome you with open arms! This was our last event for the year but keep your eyes peeled as the 2018 calendar begins to book up!!
We had an awesome line up of businesses at this event! Thank you to the businesses, photographer, attendees and the host venue, The Summit Windsor for a fabulous evening! Below you will find all the businesses who were present. They would love to connect with you! Check out the great photos captured by Flash House Photography, here!
It is sneaking up upon us again!! The holidays are just around the corner. We are thrilled to be publishing our second annual Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide! Before you jump online and start browsing your favorite go to sites to shop at, consider starting local. When you shop local you are supporting your neighbors and the community.
Boutiques, Shops and Accessories
STELLA & DOT
Stella & Dot is a jewelry and accessory company founded in our CEO, Jessica Herrin’s living room with a simple mission to help women be their own boss, on their own terms. CCO, Blythe Harris joined in 2007 and together they named the company Stella & Dot after their grandmothers. Stella & Dot offers gorgeous jewelry and accessories spotted in all the major fashion magazines and on numerous celebrities. Over half our line is under $50, perfect for everyone on your list, but we also offer a fine jewelry and handbag collection, perfect for that special someone on your list!
Stella & Dot Independent Stylist
VIP Facebook Group
Mystique Lingerie is a specialty boutique located in Fort Collins, CO. Our boutique is stocked with the largest selection of lingerie in Northern Colorado from sizes small-2X as wells as lotions, potions, and some fun accessories.
2601 South Lemay Ave Suite #15
Fort Collins, Colorado
Bath and Garden Center
Bath Garden Center is a locally owned business since 1965. During the holidays we transform into a winter wonderland! We have fresh cut Christmas trees, handmade fresh wreaths, poinsettias, greens and other Christmas plants. Our boutique is filled with thousands of ornaments, women’s clothing, lotions, jewelry, home décor, and unique gift items you won’t find anywhere else. Get in the holiday spirit and find gifts for everyone on your list! Browse the gift catalog on our website.
2000 E Prospect Rd,
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Beauty and Skin Care
SeneGence Beauty and Skin Care
Look beautiful all day long with LipSense by SeneGence. LipSense is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Available in over 50 colors, LipSense shades can also be combined to create hundreds of custom color possibilities. In addition to this flagship product, SeneGence takes unique product formulations to a new level with their revolutionary lines of skin care and cosmetics, based on the SenePlex® anti-aging complex of ingredients and the latest in technologies.
Products that help rather than harm your skin. Products that are tested for results. 100% satisfaction guarantee! Contact Ashley McNeal with Kisses, Not Messes to try it for free – no pressure, no gimmicks, the results speak for themselves.
Free gift with purchase when you mention Housewives in the City.
Kisses, Not Messes
Independent SeneGence Distributor
Join her Facebook Group, here
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa of Fort Collins offers professional Massage, Facial and Hair Removal services tailored to your individual needs. We are open seven days a week with extended hours so you can look and feel your best affordably.
150 E Harmony Rd Unit 2C
Fort Collins, Colorado
NoCOMomma Designs is simply handmade. Our goal is to bring beauty and humor into our customers’ lives with our one of a kind creations and designs. We make home décor, custom clothing for women and children, and baby items. Check out our designs on Facebook or on Esty.
Use the code HOUSEWIVES17 to receive 15% of your total purchase through Etsy or mention that you saw us in the holiday shopping guide! Cheers to the holiday season!
7056 Meade Street
Wellington, CO 80549
Britton Custom Designs
Welcome to Britton Custom Designs! We offer hand-made items including custom nail art signs on wood canvases.
Health and Wellness
doTERRA with Rocio Young
Are you looking for something more natural, less toxic, and more effective for supporting your overall wellness? Look no further. dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are the most pure, most tested, and highest quality oils in the world. From the planting of seeds to the delivery of essential oils at your doorstep, dōTERRA ensures that every measure is taken to bring you responsibly sourced, thoroughly tested, high quality essential oil products. By partnering with world-renowned medical facilities, clinics, and universities, dōTERRA continually provides users with safe and effective ways to use essential oils as a counterpart to modern medicine.
With essential oils, you have options for everyday needs. Essential oils can be used for hundreds of reasons, including self care, cleaning, emotional support, mood, and as a parallel to medicine. Now you have options for caring for yourself and your loved ones of all ages, safely.
Contact Rocio to get help along your journey and to have ongoing support and access to various resources. Monthly specials are available.
Need more energy to survive this holiday season? How about more mental clarity and focus to crush your 4th quarter goals at work? Want to drop fat instead of gain the typical holiday pounds this year?
If you’re nodding your head YAS!! You need to email Stephanie Arnold, your local NoCo Independent Pruver with the amazing company Prüvit, for a trial pack of pure therapeutic exogenous ketones today!
Mention this Housewives Holiday Guide to save $5 on a 5 or 10 day trial.
Personal Safety and Education
Damsel in Defense
As a Damsel in Defense pro I get to make new friends everywhere I go. I love helping equip, empower and educate as well as help my team grow and learn so that they feel successful. My in home parties are interactive. I bring my friend "BOB" and we learn how to use a stun gun, pepper spray or kubaton on him. We talk about situational awareness. I enjoy one on one consults. We can talk about your concerns, what you feel comfortable with and how to help you achieve your goal of being prepared not scared. I also share safety with Scouting/Moms/Realtors/Direct Sellers Groups, tailoring it to what you are looking for. I love learning and continue to improve my skills to share with those around me. I have several certifications through the national rifle association as well as local law enforcement. Separate from Damsel, I enjoy teaching people how to use a firearm. 90% of my students have never touched a firearm or are afraid of them. By the time we are done, they are confident in their new skill and knowledge. I would love to get together and chat!
Independent Damsel Pro
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
Food and Beverage
Rebel Popcorn is a totally new, gourmet concept in popcorn. There are NO rules!
All of our popcorn starts out with our signature blend of natural, top-quality popcorn. From there the rules break down very quickly, with spectacular results.
2601 S Lemay Ave #2,
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Craft Beer Cellar Fort Collins
For the BEER LOVER in your life. We are a craft beer bottle shop, whose primary focus has always been the best beer that we can get our hands on. We spend our lives in search of beers made in breweries just down the street or on the other side of the world, that are well-crafted and good examples of either their style or what we think excellent beer should be, keeping in mind that "style" is not everything. We are not snobs, we are beer geeks! We are students of our trade and take great pride in learning everything we can about beer; how it's made, what the ingredients are, what we should drink it from, what food a beer pairs well or can be made with. We like to tinker with draft systems, tap faucets and kegs, and have been known to brew some pretty ridiculous beer, ourselves. We are your local beer bottle shop and in many states, draft bar for growler fills or in-store draft service. Many stores offer limited food service as well as an extensive selection of books, glassware and homebrew supplies. We are good beer, good people, and good times!
122 S Mason Street
Fort Collins, Colorado
Wow!! I am incredibly honored to be connected to such an amazing group of entreprenuers, women, moms, businesses and individuals. We just celebrated our ONE YEAR anniversary on Tuesday, October 24th at Old Chicago- Harmony location. It was a fabulous evening filled with wonderful businesses, great connections, delicious pizza and mouth watering cake! If you were unable to make it- WE MISSED YOU! Make sure to RSVP and come connect with us on Nov. 29th at The Summit for our Holiday Bash! RSVP: thesummitlno.eventbrite.com Thank you to everyone for supporting Fort Collins-Housewivesin in the City over the past year. I have truly enjoyed working with each and every business, meeting so many fabulous women, business owners, entrepreneurs and more! It has also been such an honor to watch relationships grow and thrive knowing that they first started at one of our events! WOW! Check out these awesome photos, by the talented Becky with Macaya Photography, capturing the evening
Thank you to all our wonderful businesses we had a chance to work with and feature for our October event and celebration. Below is where you can find that business you connected with or maybe wanted to connect with but did not have a chance. Check them out, show them some love and see why they are our October Edition: Locals We Love.
Complimentary chair massages, eye brow waxing, crawler and growler giveaways and so much more! September's Ladies Night Out at Maxline Brewing was such a great time. The venue and the businesses truly made the event welcoming and engaging for all the attendees and even customers. These monthly events hosted at various venues throughout Fort Collins and Northern Colorado are focused on building an inclusive network of entrepreneurs, business owners and locals. If you have not been to one yet, what are you waiting for?? Every event is so unique and individualized, which makes them so much fun!
I wanted to share with you all the businesses that were spotlighted throughout this event. If you are in need of their services or products, don't hesitate to contact them. They would love to connect with you. So, here are the Locals We Love: September Edition.
This event was just as energizing as the rest. The weather held out and many enjoyed the wonderful patio (and patio heaters) that Maxline has to offer. Brittany Ferrans Photography was able to capture amazing photos that help share the energy present at the event. We also had awesome skin care, nutrition supplements, ability to give back to the community, make up, and facial and massage services. Check out the photos Brittany Ferrans captured and make sure to visit all the businesses below.
The Fort Collins community is a unique and friendly cohabitation of many strong and like-minded, yet unique, individuals, and I love meeting each and every one here. These monthly events hosted at various venues throughout Fort Collins and Northern Colorado are focused on building an inclusive network of entrepreneurs, business owners and locals. If you have not been to one yet, what are you waiting for?? Every event is so unique and individualized, which makes them so much fun!
I wanted to share with you all the businesses that were spotlighted throughout this event. If you are in need of their services or products, don't hesitate to contact them. They would love to connect with you. So, here are the Locals We Love: August Edition.
This event was just as fabulous as the rest. The rain shortly before the event brought in beautiful weather and many enjoyed the wonderful patio that Intersect has to offer. Christina Gressianu Photographer captured fantastic photos and Amanda kept our mouths watering with her delightful cupcakes. We also had awesome clothes, great skin care, and bombshell lips. Check out the photos Christina Gressianu captured and make sure to visit all the businesses below.
Every month I LOVE meeting the new faces that attend our events as much as I LOVE seeing familiar faces that return month after month. Watching this organization grow over the past 11 months has been a true testament to the community that is Fort Collins. These monthly events that are hosted at various venues throughout Fort Collins and Northern Colorado are focused on building an inclusive network of entrepreneurs, business owners and locals. If you have not been to one yet, what are you waiting for?? Come on out and join us next month at Intersect Brewing. RSVP, here. Every event is so unique and individualized which makes them so much fun! Each event is similar yet so different and July's was exactly that. What a fabulous evening filled with building connections, shopping, and enjoying delicious pizza. appetizers and beer tasters from Old Chicago- Harmony location.
I wanted to share with you all the businesses that were spotlighted throughout this event. If you are in need of their services or products, don't hesitate to contact them. They would love to connect with you. So, here are the Locals We Love: July Edition.
A HUGE shout out to each of our businesses- your energy and excitement truly helped fuel the event. Thank you Old Chicago for your hospitality, service, and space. Macaya Photography and Design your photos truly captured the joy and connecting that was done at this event.
Hi! We are Lisa and Kim and are great friends in this adventure called life! We are both married moms of 3, boss babes blessed with businesses we run from home, missionaries of health and wellness, lovers of Colorado and entertainers that love the social aspects of life! We are Women’s Women with a passion for supporting others in reaching goals and dreams. We are so excited to be a part of this amazing group and look forward to connecting with you!
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