Okay, who else has started watching Marie Kondo's series on Netflix about tidying up their house and life? I watched the first episode, and I seriously felt like my husband and I are JUST like that couple in so many ways! It's time to get it together and purge all these things that do not bring us joy anymore. I am going to start this process, and I'll make sure to document as I go so that I can share it with y'all!
I'd love to hear from anyone who may have done a purge like this, and how it impacted you and your life. We can even chat about it Tuesday at GNO, I cannot wait to see y'all! Get those tickets!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-night-out-at-chilis-grill-bar-tickets-53256700224?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1P-5DCJovb63oD8WV6LY1DmHRJ1-fk29wDw6U-USgav7LoQaIkycV0Cd0
Here we are again, in a new year! As we get older, they seem to go by faster and faster. This makes me sad and excited at the same time. There are so many things I look forward to in the new year, but setting my own goals is one that I need to make more of a priority. I want to make REALISTIC goals - not just the usual eat healthy and get back in shape (which I have been saying I want to do since I had kids almost three years ago).
First goal: BLOG MORE!! I should be blogging so much more for y'all, and one of my goals is to make sure that I do. I want to keep you up to date on city happenings, ladies we love, local charities, and maybe some really awesome life hacks that I feel more people should know about.
Second goal: More family time. I have most weekends with my husband and kids, but sometimes I put the cleaning and errands before my quality time with them when I'm not working and they aren't at daycare or work. There is a really awesome nature center here in Wichita Falls, and I think I'm going to have us become members so that we can go and learn new, exciting things more frequently.
Third goal: Be HAPPY! Sometimes I feel like I have fallen into the same old routine, and the days just pass by with no changes. I need to start doing more things that make ME happy, and I need to take my ME time. This will help me tremendously when it comes to my productivity and my relationships.
What are some of your goals this year? Let's SLAY 2019 together!!
Hope to see everyone at our next GNO at Chili's on January 15th from 5:30-8:30! Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-night-out-at-chilis-grill-bar-tickets-53256700224?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2Oe0SQtN9A8RIdu7pMEqOXSurVBSp357TNpPMpXxEWzmvpmxYbfuM6d2o
Over the last few months, you may have seen a trend in our Swag Bags. I want to give a personal shout out to Abner's Nutrition because they have been generous enough each month to donate Swag Bags for GNO! Not only have they been reusable nags (hello, who shops at Aldi like I do?!), but they have had various product samples from their store.
If you are needing a boost in your nutrition and overall health/wellness, Abner's is locally owned and operated, and their staff is ready to serve you! Head on over and give their Facebook page some love, then stop in store to see what they have to offer. Be one of the first 50 in the door for GNO this month and you'll get one of their Swag Bags!
THANK YOU Abner's Nutrition for all your support in HITC Wichita Falls!!
Don't forget to get your tickets to next week's GNO at Highlander Public House!
As the summer rolls towards the end, we all want to do things to make the most of our time. Today was one of those days. We decided to go to Castaway Cove for a few hours to beat the heat and tucker out the kiddos. My husband is TDY this week, so a girlfriend of mine offered to go with us, since there is no way I could handle these two crazies on my own there.
My toddler loves water, as well as my baby. Overall it was a super relaxing Sunday, and a great way to prepare for fall to come upon us. What activities will you be doing to end the summer?
As y'all saw in my last post, my baby turned TWO this past week. This is a huge milestone as he all of a sudden seems to ask more questions, puts more sentences together and can let us know what he wants and needs (for the most part). We decided instead of a big gift, to bring him to a place where we knew he would have a great time. After some research, we decided on the the OKC Zoo and it was a BLAST! It wasn't crowded at all, there were plenty of indoor stops along each section to cool off, the animals were awesome and looked very healthy and loved. His favorite part was definitely the Tigers and the Sea Lion presentation. He jumped and clapped, soaking in every moment until passing out in the car 5 minutes into the ride out of the parking lot. This zoo has tons to offer and I highly recommend visiting - especially with it only being 2 hours from Wichita Falls.
We had an exciting day today as our baby boy got to hit a milestone in his little and exciting life. He will be two years old this Friday (let me go grab my bottle of wine and cry!), and it was time for his baby curls to get a trim. We took him to Kids Hair Safari in Wichita Falls and cannot rave enough! What an awesome space and atmosphere for kiddos to get their first haircut. He got to sit in a cool truck that spins and wear a cool cape. What more could a kiddo ask for? Check them out y’all!
If you haven't seen the event already, be sure to register for next month's GNO at Wichita Falls Brewing Company (https://www.facebook.com/events/2032769423401548/)! This is one of the city's newest establishments, and it is VERY welcomed by this community!
We are blessed again this month as Abner's Nutrition (http://www.abnersnutrition.com/) will be sponsoring our SWAG Bags. Our vendor line-up will begin to be announced soon, so keep your eyes peeled. Can't wait to see you there!
Want to get involved? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I just want to give a huge shout out to our July GNO venue, Horseshoe Bend Cellars Vineyard and Winery (
This was the first time they have ever hosted an event like this, and this was our first time hosting there! We certainly had some kinks, but those who stayed really enjoyed the evening and we can’t wait to plan future events out there!
Shout out to our awesome vendors:
Goulash Boutique - http://www.goulashboutique.com/
Glow on the Go - http://www.glowonthegowf.com/
Rustic Rose - http://www.rusticrosetx.com/
Younique by Leslie - https://www.youniqueproducts.com/willis1981
Abner’s Nutrition -
Debbie June’s Cakery - https://www.facebook.com/pg/debbiejunescakery/
Tiered Cake Creations by Gidget - https://www.facebook.com/tieredcakecreationsbygidget/
Donated Spa Prize by Tiegh with BeautyCounter - http://beautycounter.com/tieghhenderson
Keep your eyes open for next month’s GNO release! Thank you again for your continued support!
Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve this life - especially when it comes to being a mom. Since I am still fairly new to this area, many of you would not know that my husband and I were always that couple that said we would be fine if we never had any kids. We enjoyed the double income, no kids lifestyle for sure, and let's be honest, some days we miss it! Being able to just decide we are going to go away for the weekend, or even just go out for a date night. Now there are a lot more puzzle pieces to organize before we can do any of those things.
Some days I feel selfish for feeling like I want a break, but I have to remind myself that I really am superwoman. Along with working full time and running two businesses, my energy levels are extremely low some days and I wish I could just escape. However it's nights like tonight that remind me that I was meant for this. One baby is already in bed (always has been amazing with bedtime routine), the other is watching his cartoons and ready for bed soon, and my husband is resting on the couch since he caught the summer crud/cold. I definitely have not felt 100% for the past week, but most would never know it since I keep myself going, being mom there aren't really any breaks. Is it weird that I wouldn't change it for the world though?
Goodnight all and I hope you are having a great week!
I am originally from the mountainous state of Vermont (no that is not in Canada!) - my passion is event planning and spending time with my little family consisting of my husband, two little boys and four fur children.
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