The ladies showed up in white and we had an amazing evening making new friends, chowing down on free appetizers courtesy of The Rustic you've ever had and creating fun memories at the Party People Photobooth!
Local businesses like Jadestone Real Estate ran cool giveaways for a Stand up Paddle on the River Tour and showcased the value of their businesses to guests.
See all of our amazing featured businesses below!
Support local business and shop, connect, follow them on Instagram, like their Facebook page and help them grow!
Ana Jenkinson of Grapefruit Medley
Angelica Meza, The Wellness Room 210-901-8636
Jessica Valentin, Monat
Madeleine Ebling, Camp Gladiator San Antonio
Amanda Burns, The Rambling Rose Online Boutique
Christian Mueller, Club Pilates Dominion
Ashley Hillyer, Jadestone Real Estate 210-872-9100
Anna Linfoot Rosedale, Jadestone Real Estate
Axelle Parker, Le Petit Medspa
Janessa Sullivan, Double Side Toffee
Cindy Lemmon, Edward Jones
Lorie Smith, Edward Jones
Carol Jones, VIC Cosmetics
Tabitha Radkevich, doTERRA Essential Oils
SPECIAL THANKS TO...
Kelly Jo Photo for the gorgeous capture of our event!
Party People Photobooth for their services and giving all the ladies fun memories to keep!
The Rustic for the complimentary apps, beautiful space and stellar service!
Once you're in your thirties, date nights can get a little boring. Dinner and a movie? Done it a thousand times, We like to get creative with our kid free evenings and when we were invited to throw some hatchet followed by the letters BYOB, say no more.
Stumpy's Hatchet House has everything you need for a fun night out. It's only $27 to rent a booth for an hour or $40 for two hours. Considering you get to bring your own booze, which they put on ice for you (nice touch!), this ends up being a very affordable date night. The booth has two targets and two hatchets. Sign a waiver in case you do something stupid and chop off a toe and then one of the coaches will teach you different ways to throw the axe, how to stay safe and have fun. Most importantly, don't be an axehole. Fortunately, fun is the easy part.. There is a scoreboard and various games to play once you feel comfortable throwing an axe and a bell to ring when you hit the bulls eye
Bobby, the owner, is down to earth and you can tell he truly loves helping people have a good time. All of the instructors are cool and happy to serve, but I must say we particularly had a blast getting to know Q. Ask for him, he's one of the best throwers and is great at helping you adjust your throw.
There is a snack bar, but you're free to bring in your own food as well. They also have a private party room and is a great choice for your next birthday or corporate party. Or a my boyfriend just cheated on me and I need to throw an axe at his face party. They do those too.
FYI, I rang the bell three times. ;)
We welcomed Spring with a fun night at Kona Grill La Cantera sipping on Saké Sangria and munching on Kona's legendary apps.
Ladies lined up to get their swag bag tickets and meet our local featured businesses. Their first stop was Julia Artega, owner and designer behind Canela Jewelry. Her jewelry was so popular because of the trendy unique designs and affordable options. Julia's joyful smile and savvy business spirit drew us all in and my husband even picked out a few pieces for my upcoming birthday. Follow her on Instagram @canela.satx to place orders ands see all the pieces she has!
Ashley Hillyer, owner of Jadestone Real Estate and Melanie Anderson chatted with guests about making smart home purchases and gave tips for selling their next home. Jadestone employs over thirty eight licensed realtors in the greater San Antonio area and recently served the community by coming together to donate nearly 40k to local charity, SAMMinistries. They are the go to company to help you buy or sell your next home! Follow Ashley on Instagram @theashtangaagent and Melanie @mel_anderson92
As a business owner myself, I know the importance of making wise financial decisions especially when thinking long term goals like buying a new home or creating a robust retirement fund. Cindy Lemmon of Edward Jones knows how to help you do just that. As a women she understands how intimidating or confusing it can be to have those financial wellness conversations. What her customers appreciate about her is their ability to trust her with precious decisions and information as well as her commitment to helping them accomplish their goals. Contact her at 210-641-1490 to start your financial wellness journey today!
Guests had a wonderful time shopping Beaux Tresor, a local boutique's pop up shop owned by Kat Thompson. She featured high quality fiesta wear, gorgeous jewelry and durable vegan leather handbags. You can find her brick and mortar shop at 555 W. Bitters Road #124, San Antonio TX 78216
Stan Goodson of Apple Pest Control helped ladies understand why a regular pest control service is helpful at keeping unwanted guests out of your home. Apple has been serving the greater San Antonio area for over 35 years, is family owned and endorsed by Dave Ramsey. They have the highest rating by Angie's List, no contracts and a flexible schedule. The time of year has arrived for scorpions, spiders and roaches to start creeping in, so give them a call for your next service at 210-695-8946 and tell them I sent you for a $20 discount off your Initial Service!
Denise Davis and Adela Denise entertained guests with their exciting intimacy product line by Pure Romance. Pure Romance carries an array of products to help keep the spark alive in the bedroom!
Contact them at email@example.com to book a party or purchase products today!
Madeline Ebling represented Camp Gladiator San Antonio and brought some serious energy to our Ladies Night Out! She has been helping people get fit with CG for five years and is incredibly passionate about helping people commit to their health and find a community to stay active with. She will be at our April event offering an amazing deal so be sure to stop by her table! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Doris of AdaOni Events is passionate about helping brides plan the perfect wedding for their special day. She offers a full event service for more than just brides though. You can find her on Instagram @ao_events or call her at (512) 910-8985
Every year St. Patrick's Day comes around and with it comes nasty green drinks made with dye, corn syrup and other ingredients that don't love on your body.
Try this simple recipe that both you and your kids will love, without any guilt.
Put it in a fancy glass if you need to.
2 cups of milk (whatever kind is your fave)
1 cup of ice
1-2 scoops of Spirulina powder
1/2 -1 dropper of liquid stevia (or whatever sweetener you fancy)
1/3 cup chocolate chips (I prefer sugar free chips sweetened with stevia)
1-2 drops of doTerra peppermint oil
1 scoop of collagen or vanilla protein powder to enhance protein content (I prefer Vital Farms collagen or doTerra's Vanilla Trim Shake powder)
1 cup of spinach for added fiber and veggie power
1 tsp MCT oil to boost fat burning power
These are approximate "measurements: cause I'm more of a throw it all in there and see what happens kind of chef unless I'm baking, so add more or less of any ingredient you love or tolerate.
Blend all the ingredients together at once and serve!
Top with real whip cream and sprinkle a little spirulina powder for fun!
Be like the Irish and make your own luck. Join us April 9th 5:30pm at The Rustic to make new friends, network and shop while sipping on delicious hand crafted cocktails. Did I mention the complimentary apps?!
The relaunch of the San Antonio Housewives in the City Ladies Night Out event was a smash hit!
We are only two weeks away from our next event "Spring Fling" Sip and Shop at Kona Grill of La Cantera.
Women were eager for the event to start, creating a line to get in and lasted an hour and half into the event. The first 50 women received Swag Bags sponsored by Athleta full of amazing goodies, including the cutest little earrings made by artist Maggie of Margrít Co. She donates 15% of her sales to Down With Business, a fund that benefits individuals with down syndrome. You can find her amazing handmade jewelry here!
Everyone who attended was able to enter in a chance to win a gorgeous black and gold doTerra backpack filled with Rosé, spa gifts and a $150 Recovery Day package to CryoFit of Leon Springs!
The featured businesses were busy connecting and sharing with the guests from the very start of the event! San Antonio is home to so many talented entrepreneurs and we were so fortunate to have some of them there representing the businesses they have built.
Every good business owner knows that networking and getting to know people in your city is crucial to a successful thriving business. These #bossbabes had a fabulous time growing their business and finding ways to serve their community even more. As a business owner myself, it was thrilling to watch their excitement as they met new people and listen their success stories after the event.
February's Featured Businesses:
Ashley Hillyer and Samantha De Le Garza of Jadestone Realty
Audria Acosta of Elite Chiropractic Rehab
Tiffanie Shield of Ruby Ribbon
Miriam Salas of TruVision Health
Mila Spencer of The Nod Boutique
Cindy Lemmon of Edward Jones
Krystal Tipton of Pure Romance
Katie Daley of doTerra Essential Oils
If you're looking for wonderful local services please check them out!
Throughout the evening, several guests approached me and raved about the time they were having. Guests loved the featured Galentine's Day cocktail specially created by Whiskey Cake for the event. They went home with cute jewelry and clothes from The Nod Boutique's Pop Up Shop, learned about the best alternative to a bra at the Ruby Ribbon table and and geared up for Valentine's Day at the Pure Romance station.
Many ladies took advantage of a fantastic deal given by Audria to get their first chiropractic adjustment for only $25! Cindy Lemmon helped educate women about the important of being financially savvy and future focused. Miriam Salas helped teach people about supplements and wellness.
Ashley and Samantha had a blast meeting new potential home buyers and helping people enter in their giveaway for the coolest basket of goodies I have ever seen! Ladies had the chance to inhale the aroma of the best essential oils and learn about natural ways to achieve wellness with Katie Daley of doTerra essential oils.
Guests stopped by to meet our special charity guest, Isabel of Gabriella's Smile Foundation. Isabel helps create awareness about the horrible disease that tragically ended her daughter's life too short. She has done a beautiful job of turning a loss into a way for the community to come together during their annual Cupcake 5k. You can learn more about ways to get involved at their website Strongerthandipg.org.
One of the highlights of the evening was playing with the crazy fun selfie booth sponsored by The Party People PhotoBooth. The ladies had a blast taking selfies, making gifs and more with the high quality LED ring lit camera and backdrop. My husband and I even got in on the action! If you're hosting an event like a wedding, you will be so happy you made this investment!
San Antonio Housewives is so grateful for the talented services of Esther at Pendo Photography and the many moments she captured of the evening. Please consider her talent the next time you're in the market for a photographer.
Lastly, we are so thankful to Whiskey Cake for hosting our event and taking good care of our ladies. Whiskey Cake was specifically chosen because of their phenomenal menu, hospitality and local culture that always leaves their patrons delighted. If you missed our event and haven't enjoyed the tastes of Whiskey Cake,, please be sure to give them a try!
Big hugs to YOU for joining our event and making it so special. As the host, my hope was to create a special evening that felt valuable to everyone who was there.
Please join us at our next event March 12th 5:30pm at Kona Grill La Cantera.
We will be "Flinging into Spring" with free apps, new businesses, classy cocktails, cool giveaways and more! Bring your friends and register for your FREE ticket HERE!
Be sure to find me at the event and introduce yourself! I would love to know who you are!
Connect with me on Insta and Facebook because I like to hang out there.
If you would like to be considered as a featured business for my next event email email@example.com
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I truly believe one of the most challenging skills when you run your own business (or two) is to have the discipline to step back and carve out time to work ON your business (not just in it).
I'm talking about GOAL SETTING. It's not a trendy hastag. It's ESSENTIAL to achieving financial success.
This requires you to intentionally ignore the never ending to dos, notifications, demands and that nagging voice that whispers to cross one more thing off your list.
Yet, less than 10% (give or take depending on what research you source from) of business owners actually write their goals down. And of those 10%, maybe 3% write down CLEAR and VIVID goals. Here's the kicker, in a Harvard Business study they found that of the 3% of graduates from their MBA who had their goals written down, ended up earning TEN TIMES as much as the other 97% put together, just ten years after graduation. Why the heck would you skip this crucial business step?
Every January, I lead a webinar where I coach others through a reflection of the previous year. We take inventory of win/challenges and the lessons learned. Then we look ahead and become very clear on what we desire more of, set goals and determine the habits and actions needed to accomplish them. Admittedly, it's easy to lead a call, but I still have to set aside my own time to practice what I preach. So I use an amazing guide to support this process called The Beautiful Life Blueprint by Ange Peters of Hol:Fit. You can download this yourself here!
Tips for making the most out of this sacred practice:
So dear business owners, entrepreneurs and side hustlers, WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS.
Make them visible where you can see them everyday. Share them with a like minded soul who will support you, be ecstatic when you crush them and hold you accountable when you feel like giving up.
May your 2019 be a year full of intentional living, more joy and MORE MONEY!
Introducing Cassidy holdsworth...
My name is Cassidy Lynn Holdsworth, Owner of Essential Principles, Inc.
I have a successful health and wellness business and am SOOOO darn excited to be the new Social Media and Event Director for the San Antonio Chapter of Housewives in the City.
I am a born and raised San Antonian and absolutely adore my city.
Friends, we have an amazing city. Our downtown is gorgeous, food is top notch and the people are the salt of the earth.
I'm a doTERRA Diamond, Certified Holistic Health Coach and yoga enthusiast! I enjoy staying active, eating at the best local spots, traveling for business and teaching others about natural solutions. What I'm most passionate about is empowering women to find their purpose and pursue their dreams. I spend a lot of my time in personal and professional development, have spent good money (worth every red cent) on business coaches and work hard to make sure that the people who come into my life are better because of it. Because for me, my village constantly inspires me and I am fired up to do the same for them. And I'm committed to do the same for you.
I have been married for ten years to Adam, the love of my life. We spend our days raising three little humans to make a positive impact on the world someday. We love the outdoors, fishing, lake life, eating really good food and playing family games.
I'm thrilled to have another avenue to create community among our city, elevate other business owners and network with awesome the ladies of San Antonio.
Stay tuned for my first event in January coming soon!
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So I learned something new this year already! Words are life changing...literally! So let me explain.
About a week ago exactly I invited my coworker to lunch for her birthday. We are also good friends so of course had to talk about her dating life. She said it was horrible and took herself off the dating site she was on because it wasn't helping. I asked if I could see it since it still saved and she said she would like me to critique it for her (she know how honest I am hehee).
I take a look and read thoroughly and told her "I know why you're single still!" She said what is it!? I basically with her permission revised her profile in an honest way of course and made it public and voila!!! She was flooded with emails and now had choices!! It was so cute to see her face light up days later. Weekend goes by and I see her this Monday and she says, "OMG I have to tell you about my weekend!". I could hardly wait till lunch to here this!
After much hated anticipation I caught her in the hallway and said, "I want to know did you meet someone!?" She said, "YES and we both got off the dating site!!" What?!??! "Wait", I say, "is this from the dating site I happened to change, just curious?" haha she laughs and says, "yes, thank you we already met in person and he is more head over heels for me that I'm so giddy and I love the feeling!" I smiled and hugged her of course but in the back of my mind I'm thinking is this guy really dating me?! haha and then I shrug and say no way she is beautiful inside AND out she just didn't know how to talk about herself! I can't wait to see where and how far this goes! Stay tuned! #Goals #singlelife #HITC #LadiesNightOut #LNO #cupid #relationships #dating #work
-Cupid E ;-)
P.S. I am an awesome cupid btw!
HI! I'm Cassidy!