Hi Ladies! We are so excited to see you guys Wednesday at Tapped650! We had such a great time over the summer at Tapped and we are so looking forward to being back at this awesome location for our our holiday event!
If you guys haven't been to Tapped yet then you are really missing out! Jennifer is so nice and helpful and they have so many craft beers. They also have some pretty delicious wines and speaking of wine... ALL wine will be $1 off!!
We have planned some awesome shopping for you guys too! We hope to help you get all your items checked off of your Christmas list! Here are some of the businesses that we will have with us Wednesday.
Beauty Counter- Allison Taylor
Beauty Counter's mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone.
Check out her social media links to Join the Clean Revolution!
Facebook- Allison Taylor.
Any questions, you can call/text her at 704-964-5220 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
TrueGoalz of Greenville- Heather Gibbs and Tammy Wilikins
TruGoalz of Greenville is a devoted nutrition and wellness team that encourages people to live healthier lives by offering a wide variety of health and wellness productions online. We put our focus on sharing innovative products to support weight loss, increase energy, natural beauty, blood chemistry, and much more. Our mission is to help support a healthy lifestyle and give individuals the opportunity to make money through our culture and business opportunities. It’s pretty clear we are the best direct selling company to work for. When you’re ready to take control of your health and change your life and potentially other people's lives, TruGoalz of Greenville will have your back.
Mary Kay- Shannon Carter
Shannon will tailor her service to fit your needs and preferences. That means you decide how Beauty Comes to You.™
Lastly, Jada Sanchez from Moment of Magic to our group! Moment of Magic will be our December non-profit organization!A Moment of Magic is an organization that allows college students to visit medically vulnerable children dressed as well known movie characters in hopes of spreading the magic of happiness!
How can you help? You can purchase these adorable shirts to donate money to Moment of Magic!
We can't wait to see you guys and celebrate the holidays and friendships we have made through Housewives in the City this year!
Christmas may be one of my favorite times of year! I love lights, decorations, and all the community events that happen during this holiday. Here are some things you can't miss this holiday season!
November 30th @ 8:00-10:00 AM- 3rd Annual PJ Run at Fleet Feet, Greenville
December 3rd @ 7:00-9:00 PM- National Lampoons Christmas Trivia at Uptown Brewing Company
December 4th @ 5:00-7:00 PM- Housewives in the City Jingle and Mingle Holiday Social at Tapped650
December 7th @ 5:00-7:00 PM- Jaycees Christmas Parade
My FAVORITE time of the year is quickly approaching! I love the holidays and whats not to love! Food, friends, Christmas trees and lights, and gifts! I love to buy gifts for people! I consider myself an excellent gift giver because I love finding the perfect gifts for people in my life! It makes me so happy!
We at Housewives in the City are passionate about supporting local businesses and I always try to buy my gifts from these local businesses that we support! This holiday season let me help you with your shopping!
I have carefully selected some of my favorite products from some of my favorite local businesses. For your convenience, there is a "Shop" button for every vendor. Take a look and see if you can check some items off of your shopping list and support these small businesses at the same time! These vendors have other products available too so don't forget to check out their entire inventory.
Scroll through slideshows from each of our Gift Guide vendors!
Margeaux Priestly is a womens’ accessories brand that features bold and colorful statement hair pieces such as handmade hair turbans and headbands. Margeaux Priestly pieces are unique and support you in outwardly expressing your inner fashionista!
Don't you just love these?? These are my absolute favorite but Margeaux Priestly has so much more to offer! Plus they will be Buy One, Get One 25% Off for us Housewives in the CIty!
Click the shop now below to shop her entire store!
ANGIE GLINSKY PHOTOGRAPHY
Angie Glinsky Photography serves Eastern NC. Angie and her team specialize in Fine Art Portraits, Children, Tweens, Seniors, Specials Events, Wedding and Real Estate Photography.
These are three of my favorite photos by Angie! Can you imagine gifting someone a photo session with Angie Glinsky? This is a wonderful and unique gift idea and would be perfect for that person on your list that loves to be in front of the camera! Not to mention that Angie is giving you Housewives 25% off all sessions booked during November 29th and December 24th. Session can be for later date.
This is seriously a great deal!
Follow this link to view Angie's online portfolio. www.angieglinskyphotography.zenfolio.com and click the shop now button below to contact and book with her through facebook.
TruGoalz of Greenville is a devoted nutrition and wellness team that encourages people to live healthier lives by offering a wide variety of health and wellness productions online. They focus on sharing innovative products to support weight loss, increase energy, natural beauty, blood chemistry, and much more. Their mission is to help support a healthy lifestyle and give individuals the opportunity to make money through their culture and business opportunities. When you’re ready to take control of your health and change your life and potentially other people's lives, TruGoalz of Greenville will have your back!
I am excited about these TrueGoalz products! Heather and Tammy are so knowledgable and eager to help ladies look and feel their best, and live a healthier lifestyle. They have an inspiring testimony for how TrueGoalz has changed their lives. You guys should talk to these ladies if you have been feeling week, tired, and in a rut lately. The holidays can be draining and stressful so don't forget to treat yourself and take care of your health! Click the button below to connect with them on Facebook and to shop their inventory.
Neoria is a comprehensive, age-fighting line that combines the best of science and nature to deliver proven results, transforming how you look on the outside and feel on the inside.Neora has transformed the anti-aging industry with our streamlined product offering, clinically tested to deliver proven results. We focus on cutting through the clutter of age-fighting options to bring you multifunctional skincare products and novel nutritionals that address all your age-fighting needs and fit easily into your lifestyle, so you can look better, feel better and live better.
I have loved and used Neoria products for a few months now. I can definitely see and feel a difference with my skin. These are some of my favorite products and anyone would be thrilled to receive these as a gift! The day and night cream aren't heavy and have improved the texture of my skin. Fine lines and wrinkles have disappeared and my skins feels so soft! The hydrogel eye patches work miracles for tired eyes, making you look well rested in 20 minutes. The Sleep Chews are my absolute favorite. They taste so good and help me fall asleep quickly and wake feeling well rested!
Judy Wooden is my go-to Neoria expert. Let her help you look, feel, and live your best life! Click the Shop Now button below to shop Judy's Neoria store.
Scentsy offers stylish, innovative and customizable products designed to Warm the Heart, Enliven the Senses and Inspire the Soul. The Scentsy Diffuser instantly fills the air with world-class fragrant all-natural and essential oils, while Scentsy’s flagship product line of scented, wax Scentsy Bars heated in handcrafted warmers provides a safe, personalized alternative to traditional candles. Additional product lines include on-the-go fragrances, laundry care, inventive cleaning solutions and luxurious personal care products for women, men and kids — all infused with exclusive Scentsy fragrance.
Everyone knows and loves Scentsy and who wouldn't love to have a new warmer or refill brick as a gift? I picked out some of my favorite for you ladies. That moose warmer is perfect for the holiday season but can be used year 'round. I think that the Scentsy Whiff Box is one of the best gifts!
With Whiff Box, you’ll get five to eight sample and full-size fragrance items from categories like Scentsy Bars, Body, Clean, Laundry and other products to help you take fragrance on the go. Every month's assortment is different, and brimming with fun surprises, but you can always expect to find a “sniff preview” of the next Scent of the Month. And, Whiff Box will always cost you less than buying its contents individually.
Chrissy Foreman is my go-to Scentsy Lady! She can help you select a gift for everyone on your list! Click on the Shop Now button below to shop Chrissy's store!
An iconic brand isn't built in a day. For more than 50 years, Mary Kay has empowered women while changing the world of business. As a leader in skincare innovation worldwide, Mary Kay Inc. continued its commitment to advance skin science
I have loved all Mary Kay products that I have ever tried! They have high quality make up and skincare and you can tell from using their products. Some of my favorite Mary Kay products are their lipsticks and glosses, makeup brushes, and perfumes. Shannon Carter has been my Mary Kay go to person!
All of these would make the women in your life very happy. Mary Kay also has many products geared toward men Shannon can help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Click Shop Now below to connect with Shannon and to shop her products.
STELLA & DOT
Stella & Dot is a company for women and ran by women! "When women support each other, incredible things happen."
Stella & Dot has the best jewelry, bags, and accessories and Andrea Williams is my favorite Stella & Dot girl! I have been eyeing these products and they are definitely on my Christmas list! How cute are those earrings? Any lady on your list would love something from Stella & Dot. Click Shop Below to connect to Andrea's website to shop her Stella and Dot collection.
Greenville, North Carolina's premiere selection of craft beers for both on & off premise consumption. Enjoy local artisan foods in an inviting and family friendly environment. Featuring 20 draft beers for flights, pints, & growlers with 200 plus cans, bottles, bombers and more!
Tapped has a wide variety of rotating taps & bottles/cans for purchase, super friendly staff, and plenty of events to keep you entertained. This is one of my favorite places to stop in a grab a beer in Greenville. The bottomless mimosa bar is delicious and a great deal at only $10! Stop in for a beer and buy a 6 pack, bottle of wine, or gift card for that craft beer lover on your list.
Click Shop Now to connect to Tapped on facebook.
Hearty American to unique signature Irish creations, sandwiches, fresh salads and homemade soups, pasta dishes...From our family to yours!
This is a great place with good food, delicious drinks, friendly staff, and a great atmosphere. This is one of our favorite places to eat and hang out at in Greenville. We love hosting our Girls Night Out Socials here. Stop by for some traditional Irish food. The sell gift cards so don't forget your Irish loving friends! Click the Shop Now button below to connect to their Facebook page.
This holiday season, Housewives in the City will be focused on promoting local businesses in Greenville, NC.
We will also be supporting one of the busiest shopping days of the year: "Small Business Saturday" on November 30th.
You might be asking, "How are we going to help local businesses in Greenville?"
We will be publishing an exclusive "Shop Local Holiday Guide" for our Greenville area readers. This guide will promote the best local businesses and their holiday offerings in the Greenville area.
Since the majority of our followers are women, we know that this will help make their holiday shopping fun and easy while growing your business at the same time.
This guide will be permanently posted on our blog and promoted to thousands more on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We will also have copies available at our events.
What Does Our Shop Local Holiday Guide Include?
1. Our $99 Basic Shop Local Holiday Guide Package includes the following:
Want something more than just our basic guide package? Enhance your basic listing with any one of our additional marketing opportunities:
Our Shop Local Holiday Guide is the perfect way to build your business and get those extra holiday sales. We plan to debut the guide on November 30th so all materials must be submitted no later than November 27th, Only select local businesses will be accepted.
Do you want to be featured in our Greenville, NC Shop Local Holiday Guide?
Click Here to let us know!
Laurie and Nikki
Social Media + Event Coordinators
Hi Ladies! Tuesday is approaching quickly and we are so excited to see all of you guys again! This month we will be hosting our Girls Night Out Social at AJ McMurphy's! I love this place so much! The food, atmosphere, and staff blows us away every time!
Check out these specials that they will have for us Tuesday night.
1/2 price bottles of wine
$3.00 domestic beers.
Our featured non-profit this month is "Luggage for Kids."
Did you know that when a child in in foster care, the heartbreaking reality is that their belongings are often carried with them in black trash bags.
Their mission is to collect gently used suitcases to provide for these children. Come out to meet these ladies and bring your gently used suitcases for them!
Also if you bring a suitcase you will get an extra raffle ticket.
Please stop by and show your support to these amazing ladies!
Check out their facebook page for more information.
We will also have Shannon Carter joining us from Mary Kay. Shannon is an advanced color consultant! She is an expert in all things skin care and makeup! We all know and love Mary Kay products and Christmas is right around the corner! Come get a head start on your Christmas shopping and let Shannon help you find the perfect gift for your friends and family!
We will see you guys Tuesday night!
I saw these super cute cupcakes on Pinterest last week and wanted to make my own. Im not one for following directions so I only used the picture as my inspiration and made a few changes. I love to cook and bake but I always give recipes my own twist. Typically it all turns out delicious in the end but sometimes "my own twist" doesn't work out so well.
So how did these turn out?? Read on to find out what I did and see the finished product!
First stop was my local Food Lion to shop for ingredients. I had a general plan of what to buy but I also wanted to see what they had that I could try out. I already had a box of white cake mix at home which was great value brand (I love smart shopping and generic products). Here is what I left with.
Food Lion brand Pretzel Sticks
Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing
Cake Mate Decorator Icing
Betty Crocker Neon Gel Food Color
Cake Mate Decorator Tips
I was really excited to try the aerosol cupcake icing and the decorator tips. Especially the decorating tips because they screw right into the tip of the icing tube. I usually make my own colors of icing using white icing and food color and load it into an icing gun gadget that I have to do the decorating. This looked so much easier!
First I mixed the cake according to the directions on the back of the box. I decided to make one change. I wanted my cake to be orange like a pumpkin. I prefer to use gel coloring but liquid food color works fine too. I used 1 tablespoon of the neon orange color. This make the cupcakes perfectly pumpkin orange!
As you can see my cupcake pan is well loved and used!
The box said to fill the cupcake liners half full but I like my cupcakes to be big so I filled these 2/3 full. The box also said to bake them for 18-21 minutes. I always start with the least amount of time as to not overcook them.
I shouted at my Alexa to set a timer for 18 minutes! Has anyone else discovered the amazingness of using the Echo in the kitchen?? I use the timer feature all the time!
I even managed to cook dinner and do the dishes in the 18 minutes. I ended up having to add another 5 minutes to the timer. It took 23 minutes to perfectly cook them.
Look how perfect these turned out! Now the hardest part of baking... waiting on them to cook so that I can ice them! I stuck them in the fridge and sat down to eat my dinner!
20 mins later they were perfect for icing! Time to finally try out the aerosol icing! The can came with 4 different tips. I decided to try star tip and leaf tip. The icing was easy to use and came out nicely. I used my knife to smooth the icing down on a few of my cupcakes.
I really couldn't decide what I liked better; star tip, leaf tip, and smoothed icing (pictured in that order).
Next I used the green decorating icing to create the vine. I choose the #3 tip for lettering. As I squeezed and moved the tip across the cupcake the line swirled naturally! So easy!
Then I decided to get brave and try to use the leaf time to make some leaves. This proved to be more difficult! Last step was adding a pretzel stick for the stem.
Here are all three decorated. I think I like the cupcakes that I smoothed out with a knife best. What do you guys think? Is this a pinterest win or pinterest fail?
Hi guys! I just wanted to do a quick recap post for our very successful Girls Night Out fundraiser event! I know I am late getting to this but better late than never!
If you were at this event you already know how much fun we had! If you had to miss it then let me recap the night for you!
We loved hosting at AJ McMurphys! The drinks and food were delicious! The staff were so friendly and helpful. We cannot wait to come back for another Girls Night Out!
Check out AJ McMurphys on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajmcmurphys/
This Girls Night Out was really special because we partnered with Robinson Jewelers to raise money for the Humane Society of Eastern NC!
Robinson Jewelers had the cutest "Cause for Paws" bracelets for sale and the proceeds went to the Humane Society. Thanks to you wonderful ladies (and gentlemen) we sold every one of them! We were able to raise $500 for the Humane society from bracelet sales alone!
As always, the SWAG and prizes were amazing! Robinson Jewelers gave away 5 pairs of pearl stud earrings and a beautiful diamond necklace. Congrats to all our lucky winners!
Check out Robinson Jewelers on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robinsonjewelers/
Our favorite Scentsy consultant, Christy Moore Foreman, joined us to share her amazing products! I was happy to find out that Scentsy sells essential oils and defusers! Let me tell you how cute they are! We hope that you all stopped by to meet Christy and got to see all the wonderful things she had for us! If you missed her check out her website.
We hope you ladies enjoyed the night as much as we did! We can't wait to see you all again at our next Girls Night Out at Uptown Brewing on October 10th!
Here is a link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/516013912479284/
As with all our Girls Night Out events, tickets are free but you do need to reserve them on Eventbrite So don't forget to get your tickets ahead of time!
Love all these wonderful pictures? Think Lia Biscardi with ScapePhotographyUS.
She is amazing! Check out her work! https://www.facebook.com/scapephotographyus/
We are busy working on last minute preparations for tomorrow night's event and we are so excited to share what we have planned for you guys! You definitely DO NOT want to miss this Girls Night Out!
We are so excited to partner with the Humane Society of Eastern NC for this event! We are raising funds for the HSEC and also hoping to help some of these adorable pets find their forever homes! Take a look at all these precious babies!
HSEC cares for homeless and neglected pets until they find their forever home! The HSEC's mission is to serve as a safe haven for homeless and neglected pets and to act as a resource to the community.
"By educating the public about issues pertaining to animals, we feel that we can work towards the elimination of over breeding of dogs and cats and teach owners to be responsible pet owners. At the same time, we hope to facilitate adoption of pets to good homes so that we can allow more unwanted animals to find a temporary home with us."
Join us tomorrow to help this wonderful organization that does so much for the animals in our community!
Check them out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HSECarolina/
I want to give a huge shout out to our sponsor Robinson Jewelers! They have very graciously donated SWAG BAGS for the first 25 people!
They will be selling the cutest "paws for a cause" bracelets for $25 and will be donating all the proceeds to the Humane Society of Eastern NC! Buy a bracelet and you will be entered for a chance to win a pair of pearl earrings or a diamond necklace!
They will also have some of their beautiful jewelry for sale at the event!
Robinsons the only same family owned and operated jewelry store in Greenville, North Carolina. They are also nominated for the 'best jewelry store' in Greenville, NC by the Daily Reflector!
Check them out on facebook:
I am Super Happy to announce that our favorite Scentsy Consultant, Christy Moore Foreman, will be joining us tomorrow nigh! Check out these super cool Lion King Scentsy Buddies!
If you have never tried or need a refill on the best smelling fragrances around then this is your chance!
"Fragrance shapes your story. It captures moments like pages in a journal, and we offer 95 scents to set those memories free! Explore our fragrances and share your story, your way"
Come out and say hi to Christy!
We absolutely cannot wait to see all of you guys share everything we have planned for tomorrow night!
Ladies, thank you so much to everyone who came out to our Girl’s Night Out event at Tapped! We had a blast getting to know everyone and we hope you enjoyed networking, shopping, sipping, and the Have Y’all Eat Yet food truck. We are so excited to grow our events in Greenville and have even bigger events in the future.
Of course, we want to give a huge shout out to all our lovely vendors and sponsors who made our event so special! We hope you enjoyed meeting them - reach out to them for more information on their products and businesses!
Abby Trusnovec joined us with her featured product, LipSense – the original long-lasting lip color – as well as a full line of anti-aging, plant-based and natural cosmetics, skincare, and hair care that really work! SeneGence believes in giving women the opportunity to build a business as large as they dream, to make as much money as they deserve by selling products that truly work through a global network opportunity, all from the comfort of their own homes and within their own communities. Want to learn more about starting your own business, earning money from home, having fun, making friends, and getting involved in something bigger than yourself?
Reach out to Abby to find out more!
Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/trusbeautyvips
Online Catalog: https://seneweb.senegence.com/media/5721/usa-bb-may2019-digital.pdf
We loved that Ravien Velez brought her beautiful jewelry from Paparazzi! Paparazzi is truly a unique company and they believe that trendy accessories can be available, and affordable, to women everywhere. The best part is that every piece is just $5.00! Cute and affordable… How can you beat that?
“We know that wearing a new look, and feeling confident in your appearance, builds amazing self-worth. Our passion is inspiring dreams, empowering talents, and reaching goals by sharing our products and the excitement of Paparazzi. We see it happen every day.”
If you are interested in checking out her beautiful jewelry then check out her page at www.1queenofaccessories.com.
We also were so excited to have Misty Taylor with Magnolia and Vine. If you aren’t familiar with this unique company then definitely check them out! Magnolia and Vine has designed their exclusive jewelry and accessories to be fully interchangeable. Customize the pieces according to personality and style, attaching favorite Snaps, Accents, and accessories. There are hundreds of options and endless possibilities, and changing things up is oh-so easy. Pearls one day, peridot the next.
Visit Misty’s website to learn more about this amazing line! www.mymagnoliaandvine.com/3993
Shout out to Tina Manning from Color Street for providing the awesome Swag Bags and one of our amazingly cute giveaways! Color Street is 100% real nail polish strips that requires no dry time, smudges, or streaks. Lasts up to 10 days. Not to mention that the colors and patterns are super cute!
Check out their products: https://www.mycolorstreet.com/22370/products/clearnailart
We had another amazing giveaway donated by Tapped! A lucky lady won a koozie, sticker, and gift card to use at Tapped!
Be on the lookout for more Housewives in the City events in Greenville!
Hi friends! My name is Abby and I am a SeneGence Independent Distributor!
You may have heard of LipSense - well SeneGence is the company that founded LipSense, but we are SO much more than lips! We have a full line of makeup products (think tinted moisturizer and foundation, concealer, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, eye liner, and everything in between!) plus an entire line of skincare and anti-aging products, haircare, and even perfume.
SeneGence has not only improved, but completely CHANGED, my life.
That’s because the products actually WORK. They do what they say they are going to do. They are long-lasting, smudge-proof, waterproof, budge-proof, and honestly life-proof. I can rest assured knowing that the fabulous face of makeup I put on at 6 AM is going to look just as good all day until I take it off at 9 PM. The products have improved my skin and hair so much in such a short amount of time. I feel more confident in my own, naked skin and bare face than I ever have in my entire life. I love being able to look gorgeous wearing a full face of makeup, but also feel beautiful not wearing a stitch of anything on my face. I have never found another brand that has made me feel this way.
Not to mention how this BUSINESS has changed my life! Before SeneGence, I worked full-time as a teacher in a job that I was not passionate about. I was working for a paycheck, wishing for the day I could quit, hoping one day I could be a stay-at-home mom without having to stress about our finances. Well, thanks to SeneGence, I am! I have resigned from teaching and I am able to work my business full time, from the comfort of my own home, on my own terms, deciding my own hours, making as much money as I want. SeneGence has been such a blessing in my life, for myself, for self-confidence, and for my family.
Through this business, I have decided to get outside of my comfort zone and do things I wouldn’t have normally done - like sign up for a vendor event! I found Housewives in the City and contacted Laurie right away. I had never done an event before, and I was incredibly nervous, but she made me feel so welcome from our first conversation! My first event with HITC was absolutely amazing! I had so much fun meeting and interacting with women I might have never met if it weren't for these events. I am so grateful I found HITC and I plan on being at every Eastern NC event I possibly can! They have set the standards high, so I might never be able to do an event with any other company again. ;)
Thank you Housewives in the City, Laurie, and Brittany, for hosting such incredible events! I am so glad I get to be a part of this community!
Hi, I'm Laurie!
Hi 👋 My name is Laurie and I am a Social Media Marketing Manager based in New Bern, NC. I am married to the man of my dreams, a mom and in love with my adorable grandson, Noah. I love checking out new local restaurants, festivals and events while searching for great places to host monthly Girls Night Out. You can usually find me checking out all things live music, the best hospitality in town and working on my campaign to bring Bonefish Grill to New Bern-it's going to happen!!