Hello folks and Happy Tuesday! I just want to get on here to give you all the direct info for our amazing vendors that were featured last week at our event! They are all very happy and eager to answer your questions or help you in any way they can regarding their businesses. Please reach out to them directly if you want to order anything or have questions for them!
We're so excited for our event tomorrow night y'all!! High 5 Anderson Lane is such a fun venue with ALL the things to do and then you have our amazing local boss babes representing their businesses on top of it all! Throw in a cocktail and some apps and you'll have very happy Thursday Ladies Night with your best girls! Not to mention all of the incredible giveaways our vendors are hosting at their tables and the free swag bag that you get if you're one of the first 35 ladies to attend! Some awesome giveaways are listed below. Check out the local vendors we will be featuring tomorrow evening below and there is still time to register your free ticket via Eventbrite to the event!
Bellagoodlife will be having so much fun things going on at her table tomorrow evening! At her table she’ll be offering:
~50% off first orders
~Free trail packs to the 1st 10 visitors
~Free Prize draw for 1 month of FREE food!
Elise Thurman, Liberty Mutual Insurance Agent is hosting a giveaway at her table to win a $25 gift card to Amazon! Stop by her table to enter into win!
The Lash Lounge is hosting a giveaway at their table of One full set of classic dramatic lashes, just in time for Spring Break! In the swag bags they're putting in Lash Lounge cosmetics bags + a complimentary brow threading service!! The first 35 ladies at the event get a free swag bag! Visit them at: https://www.thelashlounge.com/tx-austin-mueller/
Shop LC is giving Wine Bags, Shiny Silver Koozies and a pair of hoop earrings + 35% off VIP Cards for first time orders is all of our swag bags free to the first 35 attendees!! They are also hosting a giveaway at their table of this gorgeous multi-colored pendant!
Austin Eats Food Tours is giving away a tour for 2 at their table and they are giving a 10% discount code to everyone in attendance at the event this evening!! Visit them at: https://www.austineatsfoodtours.com/
We're also featuring Imperfect Foods, HelloFresh, Renewal by Anderson, Bizzy Lizzy Boutique, American Chiropractic and the Austin Diamond Room!
You can still get your free ticket here! Can't wait to see you ladies tonight!
We're excited to introduce this month's Leading Lady, Elise Thurman with Liberty Mutual Insurance. Elise will be a vendor at our event tomorrow and is excited to chat with you ladies about all of your insurance needs and she can answer any questions you may have! Please see her interview below and reach out to her directly if she can help you in any way!
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today. (how did you get the courage to open your own store, what motivated you, how many hours you put in, how you keep a positive outlook, etc)
I am an insurance agent so I get the honor of protecting what is most important to people through various insurance products. Prior to that I was a property manager for 12 years. I worked for national companies as well as ran my own company for 6 years. I had many situations dealing with insurance good and bad in my past career. Four years ago on a personal side my sister lost her husband and unfortunately he didn't have life insurance, he was only 49 and had no signs of being sick. Everyday that goes by, I wish I would have started in this industry sooner and been able to help my sister avoid what she had gone through financially after his passing. I look at every client I work with as I would my friends or family and treat them as that by always doing what is best for them. Even if I don't directly handle their needs, I make sure that I get them placed where they need to be.
Describe yourself in three words:
Honest, hard working and kind.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Taking the chance and making a career change to insurance I have been able to help and educate many people. I absolutely love waking up and getting to do what I do each day!
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To help as many families and businesses that I possibly can.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I couldn't think of anything than what I already do, I truly have my dream job!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
A work/life balance has always been a difficult one for me as both are equally important to me. Everything I do I go full force either supporting and loving my family or my work. Over the years I have learned to separate my time when I am with my family. I put my phone away and make sure my clients know what resources they have when I am not available.
What websites do you visit every day?
It's sad to say but Amazon & Instacart are regular sites for me, gotta love the convenience!
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
My favorite people are for sure my husband and my 3 teenage kids ( they actually still want to hang out with me so I will take that as long as it continues)! I love getting out on the motorcycle with my husband and checking out new places that we see along the road.
What is your goal for retirement?
Definitely somewhere with a beach! It's a total dream to have a little bungalow on the beach front and be able to wake up every morning to the waves and go to sleep to them every night
.Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Do it! Life is too short to not do something you are passionate about. However just know it takes a lot of hard work. I've learned it's so worth every 12 hour day in the beginning for the reward in the end.
Any final comments?
I almost feel a bit strange talking about myself through this interview because my personality is more of the quiet type but no one will ever work harder to help you with anything you need than me because I truly do love it and feel so blessed that I am able to do what I do.
We are SO excited for our upcoming event at High 5 on Anderson Lane and I wanted to tell y'all about some of the fun things you can do while there! Other than our event happening on the Feb. 27th from 5-8pm where you can shop from local vendors, network with women business owners and support our local community, there are so many fun activities you can do at this place! High 5 offers bowling, axe throwing, karaoke and virtual reality games as well as other arcade type games. They also have some seriously good food and drinks to try and have Happy Hour specials!
"High 5’s full-service restaurant and bar offers a variety of American classics with a gourmet twist. Our chef-curated menus are inspired by both regional and southern favorites. Whether you’re stopping in for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or a small plate between games, our craft food and specialty cocktails, wine and beer will be sure to delight everyone in your party." We hope you all can make it to our free networking event next week, Feb. 27th from 5-8pm and check out this amazing venue and all of the fun things to do! Get your free ticket on Eventbrite here and bring all of your girl friends! You can start the evening with some HH specials and shopping and end it with some karaoke and delicious food!
Hey everyone! Thanks so much to our venue The Brass Tap for hosting us and of course to our amazing vendors who were there sharing their businesses with us! Please check out these ladies below and reach out to them personally if they can help you at all with anything at all in regards to their businesses. Check out our Facebook page for more upcoming Girls Night Out events that we will be hosting!
Jessica Stefaniak with Arbonne
Suzanne Molt with Colorstreet
Nicole Graf with Rodan + Fields
We're getting so close and excited for our first event of 2020 ladies! We took a few months off at the end of last year to try and get our events back up to the level they were before and this one is going to be SO good! We've got complimentary henna tattoos for you ladies, yummy small bites of quiche, tostadas and mini pie's, protein balls, a featured giveaway of a mani/pedi that you're entered into win just by showing up! Not to mention all of the incredible giveaways our vendors are hosting at their tables and the free swag bag that you get if you're one of the first 35 ladies to attend! Some awesome giveaways are listed below! Register your free ticket here!
Yummy small bites courtesy of Bite Size Catering
Elise Thurman, Liberty Mutual Insurance Agent is hosting a giveaway at the sign in table! All are welcome and encouraged to enter, one lucky winner will receive a gift card for a mani and pedi!!
Our Arbonne rep Jessica is hosting a giveaway of a 10 Day Nutrition Jumpstart which includes a box of Digestion Plus, a box of energy Fizz sticks and a 10 day supply of Chocolate Protein! In the swag bags she's adding the super popular fizz sticks!
Visit her at: https://www.arbonne.com/pws/jessicastefaniak/
Hempferu is giving away their silver Entourage collection which includes a 250mg CBD tincture, 250 mg sample size salve and a package of candy ($93 value)! And in each swag bag you'll get a piece of their delicious candy!
Because Why Wellness is giving away a FASTer Way to Fat Loss book at her table and putting in some hair ties into the swag bags for those sweaty work outs!
Nicole Graf with Rodan + Fields is putting in Give it a Glow Mini-Facials into each swag bag! At her table she will be giving away a Nourish, Brighten, & Perfect Mini-Bouquet!
Visit her at: https://ladybug.myrandf.com/
I know I'm a little late to the party (per usual) but I wanted to get on here to actually write (type) my goals for 2020! It isn't only a new year but it is a new decade and I love that it feels like a fresh start is on the horizon. 2019 was in some ways the absolute best year of my life and in other ways to hardest and saddest year of my life. Below are some things I am really going to try to focus on this year, let me know what your goals for 2020 are in the comments!
**Be more present every day with the people who matter the most
**Stop doing things because I feel obligated to
**Practice way more self care
**Try to lessen my anxiety with yoga, meditation, nature, etc.
**Be the absolute BEST mother to Isla as I possibly can
**Show my daughter what it means to respect yourself and not to settle for anything less than amazing
**Only say yes to things I really want to do
I hope everyone's New Year has gotten off to a great start and I hope you can make it to some of our events this year! First one is coming up on Jan. 29th at The Brass Tap in the Domain! Free tickets are available here: https://brasstapsipnshop.eventbrite.com
Here at ATX HITC we love to feature and promote local women in business! Whether it's your main job, your side hustle or some monthly gig you are trying to spread the word about, we want to help! Please check out one of our favorite and repeat featured vendors, Suzanne Molt with Colorstreet!
My name is Suzanne Molt and I am a Color Street Independent Stylist
ColorStreet is a fun 100% Nail Polish Strip. It requires no dry time or tools. You can have a beautiful manicure in just minutes and get on with your busy life without waiting for your nails to dry. Something special, just for you!
With this new small business, I have been learning all about Social Media and it’s power to connect people to share and learn with each other. I’ve been participating in vendor events from Fort Worth, Waco, San Antonio to Austin. I have learned so much about myself and the inner strength it has taken to travel outside of my comfort zone(believe it or not I am an introvert), it has been scary at times, but it has been very rewarding. I am having fun and embracing this new phase in my life.
With Gods grace, I am accepting myself and all my quirky vulnerabilities and moving forward to the future without hesitation!! Through my networking efforts I am trying to create a forum which empowers women to feel beautiful. I have spent to much time feeling “less than” and I’ve recently realized I’m nothing unique. We all have our vulnerabilities and I want to help other women realize that and embrace their own beauty!!
#BeColorful #BeBrilliant #BeColorStreet
My shopping link is:
Hi friends! I hope you had a chance to make it to our event last week because there were some amazing giveaways to be had! In fact, if you brought a donation for our charity partner Austin Smiles, then our co-sponsor Austin Plastic Surgery Institute gave you a double entry into their amazing giveaways! Below is some info on the prizes they are giving to two lucky winners! You can also contact them directly if either of these services sound like something you are interested in.
Diva is vaginal rejuvenation laser that is so great for women that have had children, in menopause or post menopause, or received cancer treatments.
It addresses lubrication, stimulates collagen, incontinence – true game changer!
Halo Face Treatment:
Treats pigmentation, redness, stimulates collagen, improves skin texture
Value - $1550.00
Austin Smiles – The Austin Plastic Surgery Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization creating smiles and improving lives in Latin America and providing support to cleft patients at the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Austin Smiles has worked to improve the lives of over 5,000 patients, collaborating with our medical partners abroad to provide excellent continuum in cleft care.
Cleft lip and cleft palate are collectively known as orofacial clefts. These birth defects cause the child’s mouth and/or oral cavity to form improperly, leaving a visibly conspicuous gap between the mouth and the nose (cleft lip) and/or a gap in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate). In many cases, both conditions are present, effectively creating a continuous gap through the child’s face and into his or her palate. Untreated cleft lip/palate has many consequences including negative effects on speech, hearing, appearance, and physical and psychological well-being. Children can have problems with their ears and sinuses. Cleft can interfere with the development of the jaw with surgery often being needed to correctly align the jaw.
Oral clefts are among the most widely known and common craniofacial abnormalities. Approximately
one in 700 children worldwide is born with a cleft lip and/or palate. And cleft does not discriminate –
while there are identified causes in poor prenatal care, in many cases, factors causing a cleft abnormality cannot be identified.
Because many Latin American countries have limited access to adequate medical resources, and their
residents lack sufficient income to afford necessary medical treatment, Austin Smiles has worked in
these regions for over 30 years. We give people the access to day-to-day interactions without facial
deformities – access that many of us might take for granted.
Everyone who experiences these incredibly positive transformations—the families and friends of
children whose clefts were successfully repaired, as well as many of the children themselves once they become adults—is compelled to donate their time, money and/or resources to the cause of treatment outreach. Once people understand the miracles treatment provides for children born with orofacial cleft, they feel compelled to help. It’s simply a no-brainer.
In a typical one-week mission, Austin Smiles will change the lives of 60 children. To date, we have
completed many thousands of reconstructive surgeries on the nearly 4,000 children we have reached in Latin America. It is incredibly powerful and gratifying to reunite on subsequent visits with happy, healthy and attractive young adults whom we first met as infants with severe orofacial deformities.
Austin Smiles also works closely with the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Medical Social Worker at the
Craniofacial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas to provide program and financial support for patients and their families by : serving as a resource of information for anyone affected by cleft lip/palate and referring anyone needing assistance to the appropriate person or entity offering financial assistance on a case-by-case basis to patients in need, sponsoring cleft patients to attend “Camp Amigo,” a weekend overnight camp where participants enjoy outdoor activities, team-building exercises, and socializing with other young Texans affected by cleft lip and/or palate. And coordinating and funding social events throughout the year to bring fun and fellowship to patients and families.
Hi all! My name is Kacey and I am a realtor, a wife and a dog mom of 3 dachshunds in the wonderful city of Austin! I'm also a yoga & food lover, pretty good cook, wanna be crafter, hot tea drinker, movie watcher and most importantly I am the gal behind Austin Housewives in the City! I hope to see you at one of our Girl's Night Out events soon!!