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!
As you are all well aware, tomorrow is the 4th of July! A day most of us will have off to spend time with our families and friends. I figured a good "Talk About it Tuesday" post would be to let y'all know all the activities going on in the area!
Red, Wine & Brew @ Wichita Falls Brewing Company (6pm)
4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show in Burkburnett (6:30pm)
4th in the Falls @ Wichita Falls MPEC (4pm) -
Old Fashion Fourth of July Celebration & Parade @ The Kell House Museum (8:15am) -
Fourth of July Beach Yoga @ Balance Studio WF (10am) -
$15 tickets all day @ Castaway Cove Waterpark (11am-8pm)
There are so many fun options to take part in around Wichita Falls! Remember, have fun tomorrow and be SAFE! See you next week!
Have you ever just felt like you are the literal definition of "hot mess express"? I swear that has been my life lately. I have been so busy that I don't even have time to sit down for more than 5 minutes before I have to be back up again. Kids have started a new daycare (we finally gave up on the nanny venture due to inconsistency), husband is switching shift times at work next month, it is hot as crap in Texas right now, I work full time and manage two other business ventures on the side (this being one of them).
Although it seems like everything is just piled on, I am working on finding that balance in life. Oh yeah, and I have health and fitness goals that I want to achieve, but am scraping for time at the gym. With all of this being said, it is OKAY TO BE A MESS!! I have been slowly learning to embrace the craziness, take life by the handle bars, and just ride. I am so thankful for my wonderful husband putting up with me these past few months, he truly is a saint.
Just remember, you are doing a GREAT job at this thing we call life. We will all find our balance and continue to do what we love to do! Keep up the good work and have a great week y'all. Talk about it Tuesdays will be back next week with a new post!
This year has already been off to an amazing start! Thank you to everyone who made it out for our re-launch/March GNO at the wonderful Half Pint Taproom and Restoration Hall! We had some amazing vendors there for y'all and their information is below!
Primp and Blow - https://www.facebook.com/wfprimpandblow
County Roads Boutique - https://countyroadsboutique.com
Origami Owl with Vianey Calabres - www.vianey.origamiowl.com
Pure Romance by Kristen Cleaveland - pureromance.com/kristencleveland
We are gearing up for our April GNO at Frank and Joe's Coffee House on April 17th (Click HERE for tickets) and our May GNO at Stick's Place on May 14th (Click HERE for tickets)! Be sure to invite your girlfriends, we can't wait to see you! Want to get involved/showcase your business? Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out some photos from our March GNO!
As the holidays have passed, and we are finally settling into our new year routines, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself! My name is Jordan, and I am your new social media and events coordinator for Housewives in the City Wichita Falls!
I have lived in WF a little over one year now and absolutely love the community here. My husband and I are originally from Vermont (I met him because I worked at a hotel with his mother in college - talk about fate!) and he is in the Air Force stationed here at Sheppard AFB. We have two beautiful little boys, Cohen (18 months) and Caden (4 months). Our life is not only crazy fun with two under two, but we also have four dogs!
I have a degree in Event Management and also have my own wedding planning business that I brought to Texas with me from North Carolina where we were previously stationed with the Air Force. I cannot WAIT to kick off 2018 at our first GNO on March 5th at Half Pint Taproom and Restoration Hall! It is a new taproom and event venue in WF with amazing brick oven pizza and 36 beers on tap. You won't want to miss this event! See you soon!
Photo Credit: A. Brooke Photography (https://www.facebook.com/abrookephotography16/)
Hello Ladies! We had our July Girl’s Night Out last week, and it was so much fun! I wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out and for those who couldn’t make we hope to see you at our next event!
I wanted to share the links to our fabulous vendors, that way you can still shop from them just in case you missed out on a product/service, or if you would like more information from them. So, here are the Ladies We Love this month!
I also want to take a second to personally thank the lovely people at Highlander Public House for allowing us to be apart of their amazing venue and of course the very talented S. Ainsworth Photography for capturing some amazing photos of our fun night out!
For information on upcoming events check out our Facebook page! If you'd like vendor/advertising information please email wichitafalls@Housewivesinthecity.com
There are some people in life who make friendships effortless. They are those people who feed your soul without trying to. These people are “your person” and I’ve come to the conclusion that you will only have a handful of these types of friends in a lifetime.
Sometimes these people end up in different parts of the world as we grow, follow dreams, careers, and grow families. It isn’t fair to have to leave or watch them go with the uncertainty of when you will laugh over a bottle of wine again. However, I am here to tell you that those friendships will never dissipate.
You will drive across the country to see them for less than 24 hours or maybe they will pass through your town on a move. Before you see them, you will realize how much you haven’t spoken to them over the past year and wonder how much has changed since then. But then you’ll see them and you will pick up right where you left off like nothing every changed.
That is how you know you found your person.
You will spend time catching up and reminiscing on memories that hold a spot in your heart that you cherish. You will hug their children tighter and spoil them rotten like any surrogate aunt would.
You will soak in every minute you get with them, and as your time together comes to an end you will be reminded how much you miss them. How much you miss your shopping trips, play dates, going out to lunch, and just having conversation over coffee in the morning with someone who totally gets it.
You will have to say your good-byes again and this time it might not have as many tears as the first time you said good-bye but it won’t hurt any less. Even though you may not know exactly when you will see them again for that morning cup of coffee, you will know that when you do see them again you both will pick up right from where you left off and nothing will have changed because they are your person and you are theirs.
We all had a great time celebrating the beauty of Texas while raising money for an amazing non-profit at the very first Summer Soiree at the River Bend Nature Center!
The River Bend Nature Center is a local non-profit that focuses on connecting people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation examples.
This amazing non-profit spend $0.91 of every dollar on maintaining their 20 acre environmental education facility. Our nature center saw 35,000 people last year and has been rated as a top tourist site on TripAdvisor for Wichita Falls.
Not only are they connecting our community with nature but they are also working closely with children all around Texoma! The RBNC works with children in 32 schools from 13 different counties they also feature camps throughout the year which are sure to bring a smile to your kid’s face! You can check out their upcoming camps here.
The RBNC is a treasure to be cherished, that is why I wanted to host this event for them. I wanted to give back to them for bringing so much to our community. Through our Summer Soiree we were able to reach 12,000 locals through our Facebook event page alone. Our ticket sales will help feed over 100 live exhibits for 1 week, send a child to camp for 1 week, and provide a 1 hour traveling animal presentation. This does not include the raffle proceeds that will also directly benefit their facility.
This event came together beautifully with the help of many sponsors and businesses in the community. Through their support we were able to collect over $1,500 worth of raffles! Special thank you to: John Lee Stoiloff – Farmers Agency and Texoma Community Credit Union for sponsoring our event. Without these sponsorships this event would not have been possible. Our drink sponsors Dulce Vida Tequila, American Born Whiskey, Falls Distributing, and Fisher59 for being so generous! I also need to thank Gypsy Kit Catering for their lovely culinary skills and Century Tents and Events for helping us enhance the natural beauty of their venue at the River Bend Nature Center through their event rentals.
I hope all of our attendees enjoyed themselves and I hope to grow this event into one that Wichita Falls embraces in the years to come. I hope to see you at our 2018 Summer Soiree!
I didn’t have a nuclear family or what one might consider a “normal” upbringing, but many of us didn’t. When I was a young child my Dad and Mom decided to end their marriage and in the process my Dad received full custody of my older sister and I. It isn’t common for a man to receive custody of his 2 daughters in a divorce but I didn’t know any different at the age of 3.
Most women can say that they have fond memories of their mother as they were there for every little thing as they grew up. My mother wasn’t, but my Dad was.
When I was 5 I saw an infomercial for the topsy-tail, it was a tool you used to make a fun new style of ponytail! I wanted one so bad.
What did my dad do?
He recorded the commercial on the VCR and watched it over and over until he could do the topsy-tail on my hair without the tool. He learned to paint nails and how to style hair in so many different ways he could probably teach many moms a thing or two in little girl’s hairstyles.
When I needed to go shopping for my first bra… my Mom wasn’t there, but my Dad was and he did his best even though he was clearly out of his element.
My Dad didn’t know what he was doing most of the time but he did the best with the information he had in those moments.
He supported me when I wanted to play soccer, twirl batons competitively, and play field hockey. He never missed one of my high school plays, or one of my swim meets. He saw me win and he saw me fail. He was always there to cheer me on.
He was there when I got my first broken heart, I was 16. I will never forget him telling me that “sometimes loving someone isn’t about loving everything about that person but simply being able to deal with the things you do not like about them”. It is something I still hold on to today in my own marriage. He taught me that we are not perfect and we all make mistakes. And when loved ones make mistakes we forgive them because that is what we do when we love someone.
He taught me the importance of working and working hard. He is still the hardest worker I know and I hope to one day be half as successful as he has been. He taught me self-worth and independence.
My Dad was there when I became a wife. He was there for the delivery of my boys who made me a mother. He saw me walk the stage to get my Bachelor’s degree.
My Dad is everything to me, he made me into the person I am today. No, he isn’t perfect but he doesn’t have to be for me to know how much he loves us. His love is unfailing. That is why on Mother’s Day I celebrate him. He was there for me when my mother couldn’t be and if you ask me, he did an amazing job.
So this Mother’s Day while we celebrate those who brought us into the world, be sure to recognize those men who are doing the best they can to be both a mother and a father.
Happy Mother’s Day Dad!
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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