The world needs who you are and what you have to offer. No one got to where they are by an easy road of constant wins. But every successful woman has a fire inside of her that will not burn out even through winds, rain and darness. And she has a dream that guides her fire. And determination to keep it all going. because of her desire to see this thing through until the very end. Giving up may cross her mind, but she will not let it take up residence in her heart. Cheers to a Successful 2020! Cheers to YOU!
Cheers to the past that made you who you are.
Cheers to the failures that taught you to do it better.
Cheers to the negative voices you learned to not listen to.
Cheers to the bullies you learned to shrug off.
Cheers to the woman you used to be.
Cheers to the tribe who supports your every move.
Cheers to the moments that brought you to the this very place.
Cheers to the fire that won’t let you quit.
CHEERS TO 2020 - that it will be a succesful year of growth!
Cheers to you, a successful woman.
Well, Thanksgiving was last week, so that means that we have officially entered the season where Ugly Sweaters are not only acceptable they are often a requirement for a party! So it may very well be something you seek out to buy this time of year!
Instead of rushing around vintage stores looking for those oldie sweaters that our parents made us wear for real or heading to Target to get the same one that everyone else will get ... shop online at the UglyChristmasSweater.com for a huge selection of funny, cute and even some that would be only be appropriate for an Adult party.
I am in LOVE with this Grinch sweater....I would argue that it is NOT ugly but it is festive and perfect to wear to all Christmas parties.
It just wouldn’t be the holiday season without a good ‘ol fashioned ugly sweater party. Whether you’re rocking a sweater or vest that’s been sitting in the back of your Grandma’s closet for 50 years or a pattern that feature your fave pop-culture reference in ugly sweaterized form, the ugly sweater has far surpassed ugly to become cute and trendy! When looking for your next holiday party outfit or christmas photo top, you will have tons of "ugly sweaters" to choose from at UglySweaters.com
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
I am very grateful for all the people in my life, my health, the opportunities that found their way to me over the past year, the lessons learned and all the moments (good and bad) that led me to where I am today.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
I know, I know...we haven't even celebrated Halloween yet and I am talking about Christmas. But fact is....only 2 months away! And I love this. time of year and I soak up all the beautiful decor as long as I can. Plus I am not a last minute shopper. If you are like me and like to get your present buying over with so you can sit back and enjoy the holidays then you will want to make sure you attend our next two Girl's Night Out socials because you can support some fabulous local women businesses while taking items off your gift list!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
November 14th at Whiskey Park:
"It's Fall Y'all" Friendsgiving Social
December 3rd at Decorum Apartments
2nd Annual Holiday Sip & Shop Social
After the initial back-to-school chaos, we can now breathe and have some family fun as we approach the holidays. In South Florida, we don't really have a drastic change in the weather nor do the leaves have a huge color difference I personally love bucket lists. Bucket lists are a great reminder to slow down, and take time to just enjoy some quality time with the kids.
I’ve got 15 awesome ideas for you to enjoy the fall season (even in Florida) with loads of family fun!
Decorate the house with fall decor
Bake an apple pie together from scratch
Create a thankful jar
Have a family picnic
Make pine cone bird feeders
Build a scarecrow
Make Blessing Mix and give to friends
Eat caramel apples
Pick out new fall candles
Donate food to a local food bank
Visit a farmer’s market
Go for a walk in the woods
Plan Thanksgiving dinner (each family member picks two items)!
Fall is a wonderful time to take a moment with the kids to reflect on the year so far. Talk about what made it special. What else you’d still like to do. And what things each member is thankful for. It can just be a chat while walking or a serious toast at Thanksgiving. 2019 is almost over, enjoy the last two months making fun memories!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MANDY CARTER
Mandy manages the South Florida and SWFL Communities of Housewives In the City as well serving as the South Fl & Midwest Regional Manager. She is mother of two who loves to travel, shop and try new cocktails. In addition to planning events and blogging for Housewives In The City, Mandy Carter is a published writer, working model, freelance event producer & marketer at itsmandymichelle.com as well as a family travel columnist & blogger at Acupful.com.
On this night...18 years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00 am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.
Never forget. 🇺🇸
Happy Mother’s Day to all my mom friends and family BUT a special wish to the absolute BEST MOM & MIMI - Cindy Young - who is and always has been my number one fan and biggest support system. I’m beyond lucky to have a woman in my life as caring as her to show me the greatest example of how to do the most important job in the world. I’m thankful to have a great mom and to get to be a great mom to my little cuties. #Momlife is a great life!
HI, I AM MANDY!
I am obsessed with traveling, could eat tacos everyday, can sip wine or shoot whiskey, trying new restaurants gets me excited and my children fill the days with joy, laughter and challenges!
I share fun things to do in and around the Southwest Florida area plus host monthly "Girl's Night Out" events at local businesses and cannot wait to meet all of you! I also do the same thing for the Fort Lauderdale Community!
Aside from Housewives In The City I am a freelance writer, Columnist for Lee Family News , Family Travel Blogger + Influencer and Publisher for a SWFL Church.