This week has been busy getting ready for my Payton Erins 8th Birthday. This year we kept it more simple. Unicorn Pool Party for my sassy girl. We kept it every simple this year since the girls are getting a trip to the keys in August to celebrate all of their birthdays. Mom life at its finest !
The Best Broccoli Soup ever!
Everything you will need
1 tablespoon butter
½ onion, chopped
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups chicken stock
1 ½ cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets
1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
2 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Step 1 Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Step 2 Whisk 1/4 cup melted butter and flour together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cook until flour loses it's granular texture, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk if necessary to keep the flour from burning, 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 3 Gradually pour milk into flour mixture while whisking constantly. Stir chicken stock into milk mixture. Bring to a simmer; cook until flour taste is gone and mixture is thickened, about 20 minutes. Add broccoli, carrots, sauteed onion, and celery; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
Step 4 Stir Cheddar cheese into vegetable mixture until cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Jaxhousewives relaunch party on June 10th. We had an amazing night at Moxie! We welcomed over 50 local women to socialize, mingle, and amazing featured business owners like Jessica Johnson with Color Street, Coral Cribb and Chelsea Wimsatt with Thrive by level and Debbie Givens with Mary Kary. We cannot wait to do it again next month at our July 11th Ladies Night Out.Check our these images captured by Malinda Medlock of MKM Photo and Design
Erica over at Moxie was amazing in helping us make sure the event ran smoothly . We love to keep it local here at Jax Housewives. I love also love to spotlight our amazing featured businesses as well as a special thanks to those who provided swag for our bags.
Jessica Johnson Color Street—inspired by New York’s “City That Never Sleeps” nonstop energy and wildly colorful fusion of cultures—offers a vast array of colors and nail art designs, direct to Independent Stylists and ultimately to clients. Y'all make sure to show Jessica some love.
Debbie Givens What a fun adventure! Refresh and revitalize your skin for a younger, healthy look! My skin never felt so soft and smooth! Go bold or subtle on your lips, vibrant or smokey to enhance your beautiful eyes. Have fun trying new looks with the Mirror App! Shop day or night. You can order online, by email or phone. Let's get together for a facial party or one-on-one consultation. MARY KAY has changed my life!! It can change yours too!
Thrive by Level
Coral Cribbs and Chelsea Wimsatt Le-Vel was created and envisioned with a greater purpose, a premium plan. This plan is not to create a product, or a product line, but to build a global brand, a new icon. A brand that encompasses ultra premium products: premium product lines. The new brand, for the better lifestyle, premium-seeking consumers.
The largest and most successful companies in the world are extremely good at one thing. They build brands, not products. They are so good at this one focus, they can literally put their logo on anything and it is passionately accepted worldwide. As the Le-Vel vision is birthed with THRIVE, it will continue on with all of our brands and future premium products. Le-Vel will be a global giant; our logo will be on many different products, wherever you go, our logo will go with you. The quality, passion and efficacy with one product line, will flawlessly continue on to all product lines, because the true focus, our passion will always remain at its inception, The Brand: Le-Vel.
To build the Premium Lifestyle Company, we knew we had to look further than just a product, we had to envision a larger purpose, a deeper reason for what we were doing. We had to create the one and only Premium Lifestyle Brand.
Special thanks to Lora Richeson, Frenchy Wellness Spa, Tousel and Tease Beauty Parlor, Jessie Linstrom , Bellas Chic Boutique and Therapy Threads Boutique for providing swag for our ladies.
If you are interested interested in being one of our featured business please reach out to Hilarie!!
We spent the night in the ER this week with Payton to remove a popcorn kernel from her ear. She let little sister Emma Grace put a kernel in her ear. Of course mom wasn't told for a few days until started really causing pain. My crazy girl didn't like the doctor very much that night. He was able to get behind the kernel to move pull it out and she got alittle upset pushing the tool into her ear kernel so what we thought was going to be a quick trip turned into a long evening and being sedated to remove the tool. She was fighter even being sedated this momma and her girl had a very long sad night. We are lucky going very well and will not be putting anything in our ears ! Thank you to our amazing doctors and nurses for being so patient with us!!
Hello! I’m Hilarie!
I am a wife, mother, an assistant, and now a blogger! I am so exciting to relaunch Jacksonville Housewives in the city.
I love the beach, coffee, marketing and meeting new friends. I cannot wait to meet y’all!