What is this Housewives thing all about? What is this THING you're doing?
The short answer is bringing together Rockwall County and surrounding areas finest for networking, shopping, socializing, and fun.
The longer answer can be found below in these FAQS.
WHAT IS Rockwall County Housewives in The City?
First, let me just say: no, we’re not a TV show… but we do have a catchy name and a lot of fun!!! Housewives in the City is a network of female bloggers and event coordinators in over 45 cities in the country (and growing quickly). We seek to connect women in our communities by hosting Girls Night Out (#GNO) events. Additionally, we support local! Local businesses, local professionals, and local charities! We are all about forging relationships with the people in our communities!
Rockwall County Housewives in the City is our fine, fantastic and fabulous Rockwall County chapter! During our Girls Night Out (#GNO) events, you’ll be able to connect with other incredible women in your community. Additionally, we’ll ask local businesses, business owners, entrepreneurs, and other professionals to “set up shop”. You’ll be able to directly interact, network with, sample, and ask questions of all our vendors. My goal is to connect the best of our city to the best ladies in town!
DO I HAVE TO BE A HOUSEWIFE TO ATTEND THE EVENTS?
This is my most commonly asked question! And the answer is NO! It’s just our name! Rockwall County Housewives seeks to connect women of all ages, professions, and backgrounds. Our events are for ALL women to get out, have fun, meet new people, and network with other women in their community.
HOW MUCH ARE THE EVENTS TO ATTEND?
Our events are FREE for guests! Come one, come all! You definitely do not want to miss out! We always have a great time, fabulous vendors, giveaways, eats, and drinks!
WHERE ARE THEY HELD?
Our event location varies by month! Follow us on Facebook at Rockwall County Housewives in the City, Insta, and Twitter at #rockwallwives to keep up to date on all future events!
HOW DO I HOST A GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT MY RESTAURANT?
If you are a restaurant, bar, hotel or other similar venue and would like to be featured on our Blog, Facebook, Insta, and Twitter by being an amazing host of one of our events, email us at email@example.com
HOW DO I BECOME A VENDOR?
If you want your products/business to be highlighted at our event and on our Blog, Facebook, Insta, and Twitter by becoming a vendor, sponsor or other participant email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ANY MORE QUESTIONS?
Anything else pressing on your mind? Questions? Need more information? Want to become involved? Feel free to email, Facebook, Insta, and/or Tweet me!
I’m so excited to meet each and every one of you!
"We really found home here in Royse City, we've fallen in love with this community and the down-home people."
Growing up in the freezing winters of Minnesota, Jennifer always wanted to live in Texas. When she was offered a position with American Airlines, based in Dallas, she jumped on it!! She worked her way up the corporate ladder there, and in her 16 years at American, she met her husband of 25 years, Nicolas. Together, they have two children, Noea, a college student at UCCS in Colorado, and Jaxon, a sophomore at Royse City High School.
Jennifer and her sister always talked about having a business together. They wanted a family-operation that supported their community and envisioned a meeting and dining location and a social gathering place. After many years of talking about it, they decided to take the plunge, both walking away from the security of their long term career jobs.
For one year, they worked service industry jobs focusing on reintroducing themselves into the restaurant industry. They experienced God opening many doors, and even closing a few that eventually led them to Historic Main Street in Royse City. "We really found home here in Royse City, we've fallen in love with this community and the down-home people."
Royse City has welcomed them with open arms, and the residents have really helped make their dream come true. The Well Lounge gives back to the community by offering Live Music EVERY Friday and Saturday night, they support our First Responders by having a donation “Coffee Jogger”, where patrons can drop in money. When a uniformed First Responder comes into The Well for anything, they help pay for their order with the donations. They also have Bow-Wow Bingo night, where they partner with the Lions Club, and all the bingo proceeds help the Royse City Animal Shelter.
Jennifer has served on Royse City's Heritage Board for four years, and also volunteers at the First United Methodist Food Pantry, "Our Daily Bread". She feels that God lead her to this little town called Royse City, where her family continues to be enriched by so many treasured customers and friends. "I can't wait to see its continued growth and development into an urban place, we plan to call home well into our retirement!"
Describe yourself in three words:
Committed, Blessed & Appreciative
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
The continued growth and success of The Well Coffee Lounge, we will celebrate our 10 year anniversary in 2018.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To expand our business by offering beer and wine. This will provide a new venue for evening social gatherings and events in Rockwall County.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I would love to own my own lakeside resort; complete with cabins, supper club, and recreational facilities
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I stick to a weekly schedule that includes family time/time at home and days off to share with family and friends.
What websites do you visit every day?
I don't spend a lot of time online, but I ALWAYS check Facebook
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
I love to gather with friends at our many local craft breweries and restaurants. I shop local, and enjoy all of our many boutiques and salons.
What is your goal for retirement?
Work a little, play a lot
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Always start with a well-constructed business plan, have a servant's heart and pray for guidance & wisdom.
Any final comments?
What I have loved most about owning our little coffee haven, is the neighbors I have met in our wonderful community who I now consider friends...all over a cup of Java!
How do our readers connect with you online?
Business Facebook Page: @WellCoffeeLounge
The Well Coffee Lounge
103 E Main St, Royse City, TX 75189
I am Dawn McKee!! Wife, mom, sister, daughter and friend.
I have spent my ENTIRE “adult” life (I married my High School sweetheart 8 mos after graduating High School), married and working in the dental field. I have worked EVERY position allowed by law, in the dental office. It’s all I knew! I always thought I would retire from the dental field one day. Thus, the inspiration for my one and only tattoo...a tooth!!
I always dreamed of making a living doing what I was good at, but I had 2 problems with that. First, figuring out exactly what I was good at (besides sucking spit) and second, how to make money while I was figuring out how to make money doing something else!!
I mean these are real problems, girls!!
I knew I enjoyed introducing people to each other, I knew I liked to have parties, I knew I liked to cook, and I LOVED local business’. What do I do with that? I’m still trying to figure that out myself, but I'm getting close!!
While searching for the answers, I found The Housewives in the City blog page and they were looking to launch other cities. To my surprise, Dallas wasn’t on the list. I reached out to the founder of the company and we spoke and discovered it was a PERFECT fit!!
I decided to do Rockwall County because I live JUST on the county line. The county line is literally almost in my backyard. I MIGHT, I said MIGHT be able to throw a ball across the county line, and because I am integrated in the Rockwall County community through the Chambers of Commerce in Rockwall AND Royse City, and I belong to The Professional Women's Alliance of Rockwall County, and several other networking groups.
Rockwall County includes several small cities: Rockwall, Rowlett, Heath, Fate, McClendon-Chisholm and Royse City. We have GREAT local businesses!! "Mom and Pop" restaurants, tons of boutiques, breweries, coffee houses, and the women are fabulous!!
In addition to "socializing" and "networking", I am a wife to my husband of 25+ years, and we have two AMAZING sons!! My oldest, Grant, is in college at Stephen F. Austin State University (Axe 'Em Jacks!) and my baby, not baby, Grayson, is going into 5th grade.
I am SUPER excited to be launching the Rockwall County Housewives in the City and hope to see you ALL at my monthly GNO events in and around Rockwall County.
My name is Dawn McKee. I live in Royse City, Tx with my husband, Billy; 2 boys, Grant (away at college) and Grayson, who is almost 11; and our 13 year old Labrador, Jewel. I've never passed an Estate Sale I didn't break for, and I HAVE to have my morning coffee...ALL DAY!!