There is nothing better than escaping the monotony of life to find a quiet place to slow down and enjoy moments with the ones you love. In America this doesn’t happen as often. We opt for quick escapes through entertainment or hobbies. But truly getting away and with the intention to make the most of the moments at hand is hard to come by.
Well, maybe it’s not for you. Maybe you schedule your getaways a year in advance and save and plan and organize. That’s not me. I decided I need some R&R at 4 o'clock on a Friday morning before one of my Girls Night Outs. Coordinating events, running a blog and all the social media marketing that goes along with that is a bit intense.
So I hopped on the web and searched “suites in Corpus Christi, Tx”. I was pleased to find this sweet little condo vacation place called Multi-Resorts Puerta Vista on the North Padre Island. It had everything I wanted from a water view, multiple bedrooms, a kitchen, and a pool. I picked 3 nights between 2 events I had to attend and went back to bed.
Slept like a baby.
Just knowing that I could sit back and relax for a few days with my kids and mom was enough to lullaby me back to sleep.
Our stay there was exactly what I wanted. I was still going to have to work a bit but my goal was to do that only in the morning and late night and hang with the family in between.
We were welcomed at check-in easily and our room even had flowers in it ( I am a suck for fresh flowers, swoon!!) After my kids took a quick dip into the pool we headed over to a local steakhouse favorite that was recommended by some friends- Texas Flame Steakhouse (see my review here).
The best part of dinner was the cheesecake. If you know me you know I don’t do dairy (other than cheese) and I am not a dessert person (unless it's wedding cake or a piece of dark chocolate.) So that is saying a lot.
The next day the beach beckoned us even though the winds were high it was quite warm. Sun burns, sandy hair and seashells made the day memorable. All the boys tried to boogie board on the waves and enjoyed themselves greatly. My daughter dove straight into the water. Unconcerned about the waves crashing or the temperature or the wind.
She came up crying and fighting and wanting to dive in for more.
She is fearless.
That evening we hit a Padre Island local favorite, Skuttlebutts. There menu was enormous with sushi, burgers, oysters, steak and peanut butter and banana sandwiches with honey dipping sauce.
I bet you can guess what my kids choose :)
What a fun restaurant to take the kids to enjoy live music and a shark hanging from the ceiling. Happy hour had the best prices on sushi and my mom choose a Lemon Drop Martini that was superb. (read my review here)
The next day was windy again and with our sun burns we decided just a walk around Port Aranas would do with a game board and popcorn movie night to close out our stay.
Spending time with my kids and enjoying them playing card games and shooting popcorn in each others mouths is my kind of vacation. Some people like to hit all the hot spots and be super busy. But that's me at home. That’s my line of work. So sitting and doing nothing, watching the waves and thinking about life or nothing or shoes is my perfect getaway.
What do you like to do when you get away?
Disclaimer: I was compensated in some manner for my reviews but all opinions are my own.
Happy Spring Housewives readers!
I hope you were able to make it out to my Girls Night Out this month at Silo Elevated in Alamo Heights. If so, then you know that everyone had a great time eating calamari and drinking their martini’s. Erica R. was the winner of the $20 Silo gift card and make sure to check out the live video of all the vendors here.
After a week of school being out for Spring Break, many of the guests were excited to have a girls night out. Others were just excited to enjoy an evening after work with friends.
My favorite part about the GNOs are meeting my readers and the peeps that follow me on social media. Having that face-2-face time is so valuable and reminds me that we all need more community. I was able to connect to my Leading Lady Melissa and Nisi helped me out with Swag bags from Mental Health who is launching a new app to the public here.
Childsafe came out and brought there Cardboard Kids campaign in order to bring awareness of child abuse. If you picked some "kids" be sure to set them out on April 6th in support of these efforts.
Everyone was loving shopping with LuLaRoe, Lipsense and getting some henna tattoos from Kittie. If you weren't able to get a business card or if you missed the event all together and you want a recap here is the vendor line up we had.
A special thanks to our photographers Tyeshia Barnes and Ronald Gordon. Ronald was even gracious enough put together a video of our enjoyable evening.
Let's get real.
Life keeps rolling on here and I am holding on by the edges these days.
Next Tuesday is the next San Antonio Housewives Girls Night Out at Silo Elevated and I am finalizing vendors, inviting businesses and outlining table set-ups at the venue. So much work but when the day comes it is always a blast and I am thankful for all the new people i get to meet and build business with.
I recently added Fibi & Clo to my work load which is exciting and exhausting all at the same time. Visit my boutique for prices and email me if you would like to join my team.
Watch my video below to see the revel of my new side hustle Fibi & Clo along with entering a giveaway for my 500 like THANK YOU to Local Coffee.
Did you know child abuse is a HUGE problem. Not only here in San Antonio but everywhere in the nation.
Here are five facts about child abuse that may surprise you.
Their mission is to "restore hope and healing through expert treatment to children and their families who have been traumatized by abuse. "
As awareness has grown about the prevalence of child abuse, the need for services has also increased. Last year ChildSafe served over 3,400 individuals. ChildSafe experienced a 33% increase in the number of individuals served through counseling; a 37% increase in counseling sessions performed; a 6% increase in the number of new children served; a 9% increase in forensic interviews conducted over the previous year; and a 14% increase in the number of individuals trained.
In the first six months of this fiscal year, ChildSafe has already experienced a 17% increase in forensic interviews; a 47% increase in the number of counseling sessions; and, 23% increase in number of clients receiving counseling services.
These facts are staggering to say the least. But that's the exact reason why I wanted to partner with them this month for our Girls Night Out event. Come out to our Free event to make a Cardboard Kid and learn other ways you can help with advocacy for the children effected by child abuse in our community.
We will have a table set up to make your own Cardboard Kids. So on April 6th you can put it out anywhere you know children will be. That could be in front of your house or the library, the grocery store or a park. Kids are everywhere in San Antonio and kids seeing these cardboard cutouts could spur them to find their voice to share what is going on in their home. Or it could encourage you to share your own experience of child abuse.
Secrets are only strong when they remain secret.
Join us on March 21st for our FREE Girls Night Out of shopping, mingling and learning more about Childsafe San Antonio and their #cardboardkids.
I’m excited to announce the Leading Lady this month is military spouse and mastermind of creatively organizing clutter, Melissa Rogers
Melissa ventured out in December of 2016 to be an entrepreneur of her childhood passion, ORGANIZING! Starting Modified by Melissa business has put her on a new journey in life and she has jumped in with both feet.
She has creatively mastered the art of organizing while also enjoy many things in San Antonio. After a hard day of creativity you may find her enjoying a cucumber martini's at Lion and the Rose restaurant, visiting Wine 101 in old town Helotes or hanging out on the Riverwalk.
If you hang out on Pinterest or Facebook very much you may find Melissa there pinning and posting about her organizing methods as well as chatting with other entrepreneurial women about business and networking to gain exposure.
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.
I am the creator and owner of a professional organizing business called Modified by Melissa. I'm successful through the chances I allowed myself to take and the connections I've been lucky enough to be exposed to. My motivation is my LOVE for organizing and helping others and my desire to create opportunities for myself. As a military spouse, it can be tricky trying to keep your own identity and after battling to keep mine for a few years, I wanted an easier way. As a business owner, I am in control of my success or failure and I choose to succeed. I believe that all things happen for a reason and try to keep an open mind to all of my experiences.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Starting my own organizing business
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To grow my business and gain more exposure; to help simplify systems and increase function for my clients; to be better known as an expert in my community for organizing
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I've been a teacher, an education counselor, a manager, and now an entrepreneur. I'm not sure what else I'd like to attempt, I just know that I'm open to life's opportunities.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I create my own schedule; I cherish moments spent with friends and family
What is your goal for retirement?
I hope that I continue to love my job so much that I won't want to retire!
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Take that chance! Put yourself out there and utilize all of the FREE resources out there. Talk and share with others on a path similar to yours.
Modified by Melissa
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