We are really looking forward to our next event on December 12 from 5-8pm at Aj-McMurphy’s. Located at: 914 Turnbury Drive, Greenville
We are really looking forward to our next event on December 12 at AJ McMurphy's from 5-8pm! This will be the first event for Housewives in the City Greenville, NC and we're expecting a great turnout.
They have great American food and some unique Irish creations that your sure to love, while you mingle, eat, drink, and do some holiday shopping with new and old friends
Click here for more info! Girls Night Out Holiday Sip & Shop Social at Aj McMurphys Irish Pub
Here’s a little preview of some of our special vendors.
The gorgeous and super fun Penny Pollard who is a Director with Pure Romance, will be joining us just in time for those Christmas stocking stuffers and holiday parties!
You can find her at:
Phone/Text: (252) 721-0440
I know you will ❤️ Penny as much as we do!
You may have heard about Trades of Hope but have not had an opportunity to meet Bethany Kenyon yet. We are so happy that she will be joining us.
"We are empowering women around the world out of poverty + creating an entrepreneurial opportunity for the modern American woman through socially selling ethically crafted accessories + home decor"
You can find Bethany online at:
And in person at our Girl's Night Out!! 🙌💝
Christy Moore Foreman with Scentsy will be joining our Holiday Social and we can't wait.
Scentsy carries a wide variety of home and personal fragrance products:
• Stylish Warmers + scented wax
• Essential oil diffusers + all-natural oils
• Scented cleaning + laundry products
• Bath + skincare products for the whole family
Come out and meet Christy-you will love her and Scentsy
We can't wait to meet you!
Laurie, Brittany and JT
Some of you may know (I did not until this year) that April is National Stress Awareness Month, and has been since 1992! The purpose is still spread public awareness of both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Yes, epidemic. After a little research while stress had hit an all time peak for me, I found some pretty interesting findings from Stress Management Society. “According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.” Yes, I know we aren’t in the UK, but imagine how similar these studies are to US adults. Stress is probably one of the greatest public health challenges of our time and is not only a significant factor linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety (duh) but is also linked to physical health issues like heart disease and insomnia.
So I turned to one of my favorite blogs/podcasts (The Confused Millennial by Rachel Ritlop) for some help. Lo and behold, I found exactly what I was looking for with a blog titled “10 Quick & Easy Ways To Cut Stress From Your Life ASAP” yes please! But instead of listing all 10 (I will leave the link to the full blog here,) here are the 5 things I decided to turn to to get out of my own little depressed funk I found myself in that was most definitely brought on by stress.
1. Run Your Fingers Through Your Hair
“The scalp has so many nerve endings and I’m going to assume most of us forget about on a daily basis. While it can be comfortable to throw your hair up in a messy bun or pony tail and forgetting about your scalp all day, try mixing things up this month! Take a minute or two each hour to get in there and really massage. If you can, close your eyes, breath deeply, and notice how you feel afterwards. It’s a great way to bring fresh energy into the cranium and is often an area we neglect!”
2. Ask For Help
“Sometimes we can’t do all the things by ourselves – as much as we’d like to. The truth is, people need people. We need community and support in order to reach our fullest potentials and reduce stress...Asking for help is a healthy habit and a sign of strength.”
Oxytocin! You never realize how important human touch is until you need it, like actually need it. “Oxytocin is a feel-good chemical in the brain that’s been known to strengthen positive traits like trust and generosity and reduce things like anxiety and depression.”
4. Incorporate Nature as Much as Possible
I know for me, being outside even just for a little bit tends to reset my mind. Get out there and take a walk, get on a boat, go for a bike ride. “If you can’t get outside every day consider ditching the fluorescent lights in your office and opt for natural light and crack a window! Another way of bringing nature is to spring for some house plants to re-oxygenate your space.”
5. Dance It Out
Dancing is the go to in my house when me or my one of my friends are feeling down or are overwhelmed by something out of our control. Pump some loud music and just get moving, you have no choice but to feel happy once you get into it. Kick the sitting habit!
I hope these tips help you like they did me. And maybe I encouraged you to take a look at The Confused Millennial blog!
Until next time -Brittany
Do you find that, once Halloween is over, you find yourself thinking about Christmas? I start thinking about Christmas right after Halloween. It doesn’t matter that my family is thinking about Thanksgiving right after Halloween. As I attempt to avoid eating too much leftover Halloween candy, I begin to anticipate decorating the house, putting up the tree, baking cookies, shopping, and wrapping presents. Here’s my list of top ten signs you’re obsessed with Christmas:
4. You start surfing the channels, attempting to find Christmas movies much sooner then most people. The Hallmark Channel suddenly becomes your favorite channel. “Love Actually,” “Christmas Vacation.” “Home Alone,” are all on Netflix if you didn’t already know. (You’re Welcome.)
5. You started a holiday count down in October. You quickly become the ‘go-to person’ when a friend is curious about how many days remain until Christmas.
6. Buddy the Elf is your spirit animal.
10. Once Thanksgiving is over and everyone else is starting to feel the pressure of the Holidays you are sitting back and singing Christmas music out loud and spreading the Christmas Cheer.
Blake Shelton is not just any 42-year-old country music singer, “Sexiest Man Alive 2017
Blake is one of several music singers who have gone into the Alcohol business. In March 2017 Blake launched his own Vodka Brand called Smithworks. The vodka is made from corn grown right in Blake’s home state of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. It is bottled in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It’s an American made vodka that is distilled three times then filtered through charcoal for a nice smooth taste.
Smithworks vodka is perfect on the rocks or added to a mixed drink. There is a recipe created to Honor Blake Shelton called a “sip my country ale” which is a takeoff of one of his songs “Kiss My Country Ass”. The ingredients for the drink are simple in a mason jar you add lime wedge 2 parts of Smithworks vodka and 5 parts of ginger ale. Its something you can sip while hanging with friends on your front porch just like in the heartland.
Smithworks vodka is currently sold in 5 states, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Blake was quoted as saying “I grew up in Ada, Oklahoma and was raised on the values of hard work, humility and an appreciation for the simple things that make up a good life. As part of the Smithworks family, I’ve been involved in the development of the brand and I’m excited for everyone to finally taste what we’ve been crafting. At its core, Smithworks celebrates that moments in life are better spent with good people and great drinks.”
For more information on Smithworks vodka you can visit their office site.
The Holidays are approaching, and many people start to feel the stress of it all. Sometimes its hard to get a handle on it all. For some reason this is the time that we are supposed to be enjoying time and laughing with family and friends. Some people have a hard time with managing it all and keeping everything under control. This is a very busy time for most people with all the parties, shopping, cooking, cleaning, and entertaining.
With some preparation you can avoid some of the stresses of the holidays and end up enjoying them instead.
To eliminate some of the stress during the holidays.
Don’t let the holidays become something you dread. This is a time for family and friends to celebrate and be happy. Learn to recognize your holiday triggers such as personal demands, financial pressures with peace and joy.
Greenville, North Carolina are you READY?
We are doing a launch of Housewives in the city in Greenville. With so many of us leading busy lives what better way than to reward ourselves. Our first event coming up is November 15th at Tidebreakers 1920 Smythewyck Dr, Greenville, North Carolina 27858 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. https://www.facebook.com/tiebreakersnc/ Must be 21 and older to attend.
We will be hosting an event once a month for networking for our busy lives. Along with networking with other women in the area you can enjoy some food and shopping. It’s a time when we can leave work behind, leave the kids at home with dad or a sitter and just be an adult. No more kiddy talks just adult conversations. Our events are free for attending and usually last about 3 hours. Think of this as a Stop, Sip and Shop.
We will have vendors at our events where we can support each other by shopping local and getting to know each other on professional levels. If you own a local business, have a direct marketing business a or have a service you offer and would like to be a vendor at one of our events please contact us. We would love to have you at one of our events.
Stay tuned for more updates and as we will be listing our event dates and vendors.
Hi, I'm Laurie!
Hi 👋 My name is Laurie and I am a Social Media Marketing Manager based in New Bern, NC. I am married to the man of my dreams, a mom and in love with my adorable grandson, Noah. I love checking out new local restaurants, festivals and events while searching for great places to host monthly Girls Night Out. You can usually find me checking out all things live music, the best hospitality in town and working on my campaign to bring Bonefish Grill to New Bern-it's going to happen!!