We have been looking for different I dinner option but still keeping it healthy. Who doesnt love grilled chicken in a balsamic glazed, grilled shrimp seasoned simple salt, pepper and garlic. My all time favorite part of this dish was the butternut squash and sweet potato seasoned with cinnamon salt, pepper, and brown sugar, topped with feta and tomatoes. The best part of this meal all three of my girls who dislike all healthy options lately loved this meal. If y'all are looking for something different this is the meal for you!
This week was all about the Bride and Groom. My little sister is getting married September 7 of this year. So we figured why not throw a party and try to help them stock the bar. The party was kept every simple set up. We served BBQ pork and chicken basic BBQ sides; potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and Mac n cheese. It turned out to be an amazing evening. My sister and soon to be brother in law will now have plenty of items for her bar. Cant say I'm not ready for this wedding to be over and have my life back little bit :)
We had our July Girls Night out here in Jacksonville on the 11th at Southern Kitchen and Bar at Jacksonville Beach. Here's a highlight of the awesome businesses that worked with us. Make sure to check their website links below.
The Stretch Lab is revolutionizing one-on-one assisted stretching and flexibility training classes. In your 25 or 50 minute one-on-one session, you will work with one of our trained flexologists who will guide you through a series of stretches custom designed for your specific needs.In our innovative group sessions – no matter what your range of motion or fitness level is, we have a solution for you. Our group stretches are Flexologist led and will help to increase your flexibility and improve your range of motion. Everyone who attended was given the option to be stretched or book an appointment for a free stretch!
Lora Richeson also joined us with Paparazzi Accessories Jewelry. Every piece of her amazing jewelry is $5.
Our Beautiful amazing photographer was Nikki Wadsworth owner of Seanikk Views joined us for the evening. Nikki, the girl behind the camera and hopefully your plus one through all of your life changing moments! My brand is a reflection of who I am. A lover of the outdoors, chasing great adventure with my family and camera. I want to find the beauty of the world we live in and capture those special moments with you. Seanikk Views is not a job it is my passion that I hold a lot of pride in and I can't wait to watch it flourish into something beautiful.
We also partnered with Shara Mondy is the founder amazing nonprofit Suited 4 Success . The mission of Suited 4 Success is to empower men and women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, and professional attire.
Special thanks to Lauren at Southern Kitchen for having us out. Also a hung thanks to Tousel and Tease Beauty Parlor and Chicken Salad Chick for our amazing swag. Mark your calendars we will be back August 19th at Atlantic Beach Brewing Company. If you are interested in providing swag or being a featured business please reach out to Hilarie
Let freedom ring, y’all. It’s that time of the year where we celebrate our country.The holiday is one of our absolute favorites because there are just so many ways to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. This 4th is the first my husband and I were kiddo free. We decided to spend the day with ours friends Coral and Chip. How can you be upset sitting on the beach and then enjoying amazing seafood dinner!
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!!
Summer in our home is off to a great start. My beach babes are loving the beach days. We have spent the last weekend enjoying Bulter beach here is St. Augustine. Nothing can replace the smell of salt and sand between your toes. Our Beach days look alot like a tent with lounge chairs, cooler full of drinks, bag full of snacks and of course sand toys to play for hours. Emma Grace loves making Sand Angels or lounging in the sand, Payton is always on the boogy board riding the waves with big sister Sophia. You can find Mom in her lounge chair at the edge of the water ! Here is to more Summer adventures.
1. If you can't love yourself how can anyone else love you
4. My girls
5. Dear Hilarie what took you so long to see how beautiful you are?!
6. Dear Hilarie keep loving yourself! Fight for what you deserve and don’t settle for anything but the best!
7. Getting my nails and hair done .
8. I was uncomfortable in my own skin
9. I am enough. I deserve the best!
10. I fight depression and anxiety daily
11. I have three beautiful girls who light my life
12. I cant lie to save my life
13. You are enough, your dreams matter, authenticity is magnetic and your totally got this . I start loving me for me
14. Fighting Depression and Anxiety daily
15, Im raising three strong self loving girls into women
16. My real smile
17. Knowing I have little ones watching my every move.
18. How amazing I feel now knowing I AM Enough
19. Helping others self love
20.Yoga pants all the time
21 My girls they show me I am doing it
22. I overcame my depression and fought for myself
23. I am real always :)
24. Living my life with my family
25. Watching my girls
26. I finally realized I don’t need to be skinny or have the most expensive things in life to be happy. I just had to love myself for me. So I believe I am beautiful because I am real I love me for me thick curves and all.
27. What have you accepted about you I get to decide what my future looks like.
28. Happiness comes from within no one can take it from you!
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!