Rachel Waldbueser with Lilly Rose Skin Studios offer services that many of us can't live without!!! Her studio is located in Cottleville, Missouri and her services include: Microblading, Shading, Lash Lift, Tinting, Waxing, Spray Tan, and much more. Rachel will be at the St. Louis Housewives Social Relaunch on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 6-9pm. She is offering the first 25 women with a ticket a FREE GIFT CERTIFICATE for services. Reach out to her at (636) 248-0996 to make an appointment and visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lillyroseskinstudio/
Tracy Curran with NuSkin will be at the Relaunch!!! NuSkin has been in business for 34 years and AP24 Whitening toothpaste has been around for 23 years. AP24 Whitening toothpaste comes in both Fluoride & Fluoride-Free varieties. Great thing is you just brush!!! No messy trays or strips. Brightens and whitens teeth while fighting plaque formation. Featuring a special formula that contains no harmful peroxides, AP-24 Whitening Toothpaste also helps remove stains and aids in the prevention of cavities.
~Safe for pregnant & nursing moms
~Safe for children 6+ (with fluoride)
~Removes stains and protects enamel!
~No bleach or peroxide
~No sensitivity or burning
~Vanilla mint flavor (mild & smooth)
~No animal testing .
Tracy will also be adding something AMAZING to the swag bags!!! Visit her website at https://tcurran.mynuskin.com or join her Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2131521310400216/
Urban Safety Solutions is a leading online distributor of non-lethal personal protection products, nanny cams, DVR hidden cameras and surveillance technology in St. Louis, MO and surrounding Midwest. We carry only the highest quality state of the art products that are all backed with a warranty against manufacture defects. We are also a member of the Better Business Bureau and have an A+ Rating. Visit their website at https://www.urbansafetysolutions.com.
If you have not heard of Paparazzi, YOU HAVE NOW!!!. Ashlee Ross, Paparazzi Consultant has beautiful jewelry for $5 + tax. That's right ONLY $5.00. She will be at our relaunch and will have the $5 bling on hand. People are welcome to order directly from her website prior to and after the event & receive shipping directly to their doorstep! All necklaces come with a free matching pair of earrings. For every 12 items purchased you will get 1 FREE ITEM. Everything is lead and nickel free! Contact Ashlee Ross at 314-707-8446 or visit her website at www.paparazziaccessories.com/221575
AND WE ARE COMING BACK. Get Ready!!! St. Louis Housewives in the City is relaunching!!! Why not relaunch at incredible venue for good food, drink specials, music and atmosphere... Rock & Brews St. Louis. Rock & Brews is located in the Chesterfield Valley. While it honors Rock & Roll past, present, and future, there is something for everyone. Rock & Brews offers Rock ‘n’ Roll lovers of all ages signature American comfort food with a twist. With more than 50 local and international craft beers comprising their tap list, it's a beer connoisseur’s dream come true. Rock & Brews even dedicate an entire bar to Missouri’s finest craft breweries. Rock & Brews love the community, so they use locally sourced ingredients in their kitchen and everything at Rock & Brews is created fresh. Come see how we are redefining the American restaurant.
Check out their website at: www.rockandbrews.com/st-louis/
Get your FREE TICKETS for the relaunch at EventBrite at:
The first 25 WOMEN in attendance will receive a FREE SWAG BAG!!
On May 19, we had our monthly Girls Night Out event, except this time, it was Girls Day at the Loading Dock. The Loading Dock is located in Grafton, IL and sits right on the Mississippi River and boasts a full food menu and delicious DRINKS!!
Our event was so much fun! We had two featured photographers, Alton Body Restoration Salon and Spa, Alton Maurices, Abigail's Apparel, The Fashion Lane, Scentsy, Rodan and Fields, Javita, Limelight, Fallon Fragrance, WH Farms, Chloe and Isabel, Pure Romance, Lipsense, Andersen Windows, Mary Kay, Doterra and LLR. Our businesses were on hand to discuss their products and services, had super fun giveaways and demos.
If you missed it or missed speaking to a business, all of the information, as well as photos can be found below. Also, make sure to like our Facebook page to see more from this amazing day. Next month, we head to Syberg's on Market for more girls night out fun!!
Loading Dock Event:
Your Name: Nikki Amsbury
Business website: www.senegence.com/NikkiA / www.facebook.com/groups/GetYourGlossOn
Your Name: Stacie Williams
Business website: https://swilliams73.scentsy.us
Name: Fallon Rae Fragrance
Phone: (636) 466-2933
Name: Lindsay Myers
Business: Pure Romance by Lindsay
Phone: (618) 792-4930
Business Page: www.PartiesByLindsay.com
Name: Lara Krieg
Business: Pure Romance by Lara Krieg
Phone: (314) 620-9550
Business Page: www.PureRomance.com/LaraKrieg
Name: Pamela Melching
Phone: 618 458 7278
Business Page: www.gojavita.com
Name: Brianna Pohlman
Business Page: https://limelightbyalcone.com/bap
Name: Katie Shanks
Business Page: https://www.limelightbyalcone.com/katieshanks
Name: Julie Oplt
Business: Mary Kay
Name Lori Miller
Phone number 217-204-5996
Business page Maurices.com
Alton Body Restoration Salon and Spa
Address: 325 Market St, Alton, IL 62002
Phone: (618) 463-2222
Ladies--where are you? We want to meet you and see you!
What a quick few months... We celebrated our March and April Girl's Night Out back to back...with strong lines of storms both nights. The Budweiser Brewhouse at Ball Park Village is always a favorite with their view right out onto Busch Stadium. Classic american fare food that is reasonably priced and exceptionally delicious. Our second (April) event was featured at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood and with beer brewed right there, it doesn't get any better!!
We featured to fabulous women from the business world. The first is Erin Croley with Chloe and Isabel. Chloe and Isabel is a fabulous jewelry collection that I personally absolutely adore!! You can make purchases online, of course, but with so many deals to be had, your best bet is working with Erin via a party or meeting her at one of our upcoming events. She can be contacted:
Online boutique: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/erincroley
Our second woman on a mission was Lindsay Myers, with Pure Romance. Pure Romance is a product that spans from bath and body to intimate and personal. Lindsay is so easy going, down to earth, that you will feel comfortable talking about any and all products. I personally love the Amber/Vanilla body dew and look forward to exploring all the products she has to offer at our May GNO!! Lindsay can be reached via:
phone: (618) 792-4930
They say…it takes a village to raise a family. I have two marvelous, wonderful, smart, funny, beautiful children and I am not the best mom in the world, but I am their mom. I don’t do everything right, or remember every date, for homework, play dates, whatever, every time. My parenting technique is more yelling and semi rhetorical questions. I don’t know that it’s wrong and I don’t know that it’s right, but what it is, is mine. I don’t get to go out with my husband on date nights very often because I don’t know anyone to babysit or have a “full” time sitter and I can’t always afford the night out and the sitter at the same time. My kids don’t spend the night at their grandparent’s house, unless we are there, because distance is an issue.
My husband and I settled about 40 minutes from where my parents used to live, but when my dad died that all changed. My mom lives in town part time and part time with her new partner. She’s wonderful when she can help, but she’s not the hands on, stay around each week, routine type of Nana and that’s okay. It works for her and mostly for us. She has her own life and I have to respect that, even though I wish she was like my grandma and was always there and always okay with us being there- though she mellowed with time.
My in-laws live over 2 hours away and are involved as often as possible. They come down or we go up at least once a month. During the summer, we meet in the middle and the kids will go up for a day or two alone. They are wonderful, just too far.
Simply put, my kids are not used being away from us. What I wouldn’t give to have a village. Stressed, tired, overworked, one mom away from crying…that’s where I live my life…but it’s mine and I wouldn’t change it.
When I was little I remember going to my grandma’s all the time or with cousins, friends of the family, etc. I also remember being home a lot. My parents definitely had a village, but my husband and I just don’t. That’s just how it is and that’s okay, because there are no other options.
We have a small army. Him and me. A little bit of help when they can and that’s enough.
Stephen Hawking once said, "We live in a bewildering world." As a mom, teacher, friend, life-long learner, no truer words have been uttered. It seems just as I think I have something figured out, or have hit mastery level, the world comes back up and says, "Haha, sucker, nope!"
As a wife and mother of two, 2.5 years apart, I completely underestimated how much pressure one child would put on my marriage, let alone two. I love my family, deeply. I love the man I married, the lives that we created, but I would be lying if I said I would do it all again in a heartbeat...it might take two, or three.
My husband and I are not the young, full of energy, excited kids we once were- who had an optimistic and unrealistic view of the future. We are now exhausted parents, barreling toward middle age, trying to raise responsible adults with zero sights set to the future, except to survive each day, week, month.
Last weekend, our exhaustion and frustration of parenting, being tired, having dealt with 3 weeks of the flu, caught up with us in an EPIC way. It was a very unpleasant conversation, argument, that lead to tears, hateful hard words, and both of us in our separate corners licking our wounds to keep them fresh. While licking these wounds and passing one another in silence through the day, play acting in front of the kids all day so they didn't pick up on the situation, it occurred to me, I have mastered much of anything. In fact, I am not sure that I ever will. '
What this EPIC battle lead to, after the wounds started to heal were that we needed time to focus on us, our relationship, who we are together and separate. We need to take time to go out, just the two of us and enjoy our food. We need to discuss our parenting expectations and not expect the other to be a mind reader. We need to not take each other for granted and remember that we are on an exciting, bewildering ride, but we are together.
It's time to push down the safety bar, throw our arms in the air, and enjoy the ride. Life is more than survival and it's time to refocus on all the good it has to offer.
Spring is coming. Oh my, it's March and spring is on the horizon! Here's a few of my favorite things about spring!!
1. Warmer weather: I hate the in between, I like the coolness of the mornings and warmth of the afternoon during spring; but, not the wishy washy of the time before spring settles in...
2. Spring means baseball season and I love going down to the stadium to catch a game!
3. The fresh growth: when plants begin to bloom and trees begin to blossom, it's so refreshing to watch the world come to color again!
4. Easter: I love easter and spending time with the family, letting the kids hunt for eggs!
5. Spring takes us closer to summer and I LOOOOOOOVVVVEEE summer, so bring on spring! I need all the vitamin D in my life...
Is it weird that even though I mentioned two seasons, referenced another, my favorite, my all time favorite, is fall!!!
What about you?
Last night we kicked off our 2018 Girls Night Out season! We had some fabulous businesses being spotlighted. If you missed it and would like to shop any of these lovely ladies, you will find information about them below!! From boutiques, to the ever comfortable LLR, lips that won't quit, nail designs galore and a little romance, our event had it all!
Thanks to Blueberry Hill and the Elivs room for hosting us!!
Pink Cactus Boutique: Tiffany Ferguson: Pinkcactusboutiqueonline.com
LulaRoe: Charity Keller: email@example.com
Lipsense: Jodi Huffman: (636)234.1994: Limitlesslipstick@gmail.com
Color Street: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pure Romance: Bobbi Essinger: www.pureromance.com/BobbiEssinger
Nearing out 14th Valentine's Day together, I have to tell you, I am not sure what else we can do that we haven't already done.
Flowers: check, got them, but I don't ever prefer to have them because as lovely as they are, I am not in one place long enough to enjoy them, and after a week..well....
Candy: um yes, ALL THE CANDY!! But, alas, I am trying to cut back on the sweets at this point, so this is a no go.
Cards: I do so love cards. I have a drawer and a tub full. So, this is always a win.
Gift Certificates: these are good; I can always use these.
Concert tickets: This is good, but a little expensive.
A getaway: Also good, but lining up sitters, time, schedules is a little more difficult than I want sometimes.
Clothes/Sexy stuff: I prefer to buy my own.
Dinner Out: a favorite, but finding a sitter is hard.
Sometimes, just an hour together, after the kids go to bed is just enough, perfect.
What are your favorites or least favorites?
Hey, girl, hey!