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 friends! I just want to thank the ladies who came out to our July Girls Night Out at The Brass Tap to support our local vendors! We hope y'all had a great time and made some wonderful connections with local ladies in your area. If you missed the event or didn't get a chance to chat with a vendor that you wanted to, please have a look below at our featured vendors and reach out to them directly with any questions regarding their business! We hope to see you at our August event on the 29th at Z'Tejas in downtown Austin!
Peggy Bolton Burch w/ NuSkin
Barbara King w/ Colorstreet
Elizabeth Raup w/ It Works!
Candace Heibel w/ Zilis
Becky O'Brien w/ Premier Designs Jewelry
Peter & Melinda Fay w/ Cruise Planners
A special thanks to our amazing photographer Vannah Lee!
Hi friends! We are still very much in the thick of summer and this heat! I recently found this delicious and light fruity salad that I just had to try. It is just as tasty as it is beautiful and if you love berries, then you will want to eat this all day long! I can't take credit for the recipe but wanted to share it incase you have any BBQ's coming out that you need to bring or make a side dish for, this will not disappoint! I am linking the recipe from The Slow Roasted Italian HERE but you can also see below for convenience. I did not use the exact creamer they specified, rather I used an organic, no sugar added, french vanilla.
Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad
This simple recipe Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad recipe comes together with just 5 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into your favorite berries to create the most amazing fruit salad ever! Your family will go nuts over it.
prep time: 15 MINS cook time: total time: 15 mins
1 pound strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
1 (9 ounce) container blueberries, washed and dried (remove stems)
1 (9 ounce container) raspberries, rinsed and dried
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup Simply Pure Vanilla Coffee Creamer or any creamer
1. Prepare berries and lay them on paper towels to dry while you prepare the cheesecake mixture.
2. In a medium tall bowl, using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese until it becomes smooth. It may bind up in the beaters, but continue as is and it will loosen up.
3. With mixer running slowly add creamer to the cream cheese. Add it about a tablespoon at a time and then mix until it becomes a smooth mixture and all of the creamer has combined into the cream cheese. Continue until all of the creamer has been added to the cream cheese. Whip until smooth.
4. Combine berries in a large bowl. Gently fold in cheesecake mixture until completely combined.
5. Chill until ready to serve or serve immediately.
DONNA'S NOTES 1. Do not pour all of the creamer into the cream cheese at once. It will get clumpy and no matter how long you beat it, it will stay that way. Trust me on this one. 2. If you have to substitute cream for the creamer, powdered sugar and vanilla would be the best swap. 1/2 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Managing With Only a Carry-On for Your Next Business Trip
Traveling for business already involves a number of challenges, and it’s even more difficult when your packing space is limited to a single carry-on.
Even the little things add up. You don’t want to forget about these when packing. An accessory subscription is perfect for purchasing all your toiletries and makeup in one place. Fortunately, we’ve put together some similar, effective packing tips to help you make the most of your luggage space.
Wear Any Bulky Clothes
If you’re packing anything that’s likely to take up a lot of space in your suitcase, consider wearing it on the plane instead. You’ll end up with more room in your suitcase, and you won’t have to deal with wrinkles on whatever you decide to wear.
Bring Neutral Colors
The easiest way to pack light for a business trip is to pack clothes that are easy to match with each other and wear for different events throughout the day. Vivid and striking colors are less likely to pair well than classic neutrals like gray, navy, and black. However, since summer is in full bloom, try a summer subscription box to get all your vibrant summer accessories.
With a color-coordinated wardrobe in your suitcase, you should also be able to make it through the entire business trip on a single pair of dress shoes. If you end up needing more, check out these tips for efficiently packing multiple pairs of shoes.
Take Two Carry-Ons
Depending on your airline, you may be able to bring two carry-on items rather than one—most allow for a carry-on suitcase plus a backpack or other small bag. This gives you even more space to work with as you try to fit those last-minute items into your luggage.
Leave Your Laptop Behind
You might be in the habit of taking your laptop with you wherever you go, but many hotels offer computers, and you can get much of the same work done on a tablet anyway. Tablets take up significantly less space than most laptops, and they’re just as effective for any tasks you need to take care of.
Use Hotel Toiletries
If things like shampoo and conditioner are taking up a large amount of space in your luggage, consider leaving them at home and simply using what’s available at your hotel. You can even call ahead or check their website to see what you’ll have access to in your room.
Packing for a business trip can be stressful, especially when you have a lot to take with you and limited space. These simple tips will help you maximize your luggage while bringing everything you need to feel confident and comfortable at your destination.
Hi friends! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and if you joined in our event last month at High 5 in Lakeway, I hope you had a blast and met some awesome local ladies!! We had quite a few amazing vendors who are wanting to get the word out about their businesses so if you were unable to attend or want to reach out to any of them, please see them all featured below and reach out to them personally if you have any questions or want more information! Thanks to all who came out and we hope to see you this month on the 24th at The Brass Tap in the Domain!
A very special thanks to our photographer Priscilla Choi of Priscilla Choi Photography!
Happy Friday and last day of May everyone! I hope to those who made it to our May event at Z'Tejas in the Arboretum had a wonderful time, I love that venue and their food is just so delicious! Thank you to all of the ladies who came out to support our community and our lovely vendors! Below is a list of the vendors so if they can help you with anything or if you have any questions for them, please reach out to them directly.
Hey y'all! I wanted to get on here and list a few of my absolute favorite baby must haves that I've loved having this past month! Some of these were friend recs, some from people I follow on Instagram and some I just researched and can't live without! Obviously every baby is different and I can't predict if yours will love the items as much as my baby does but I can stand the fact that they've worked wonders in my house for sleeping and when my baby is fussy!
I will make another list next month but so far these have been by far the best purchases and things we've used very often! Below are some cute pics of the babe! <3
Hey everyone! I wanted to get on here and list a few concerts coming up in Austin that y'all might want to check out!
June 23rd: 21 Pilots at the Frank Erwin Center: Get tickets here
June 25th: Rob Thomas at The Moody Theater: Get tickets here
August 1st: Sublime at Stubb's BBQ: Get tickets here
September 2nd: Fleetwood Mac at Red River St.: Get tickets here
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!!