Posts tagged ‘good times’

November 25, 2013

THE HEALTHY HOUSEWIVES WEEKEND WRAP UP

Healthy Housewives support the Margarita Ball Dallas!

Healthy Housewives support the Margarita Ball Dallas!

I wanted to share some deets and pics with you guys about our fun filled week last week. 🙂

A couple months ago Brittany Madrid from Barre Be Fit asked me if I wanted to pair up with her and Dish to throw a Healthy dinner party. I thought that was an AMAZING way to spread the health and fitness love to people who were interested in getting together. We love meeting new people and sharing our health and fitness tips with others, plus we get to learn a few things along the way too.

Healthy Housewives and Barre Be Fit

Healthy Housewives and Barre Be Fit

So last Thursday we threw our very first Healthy Dish dinner party at Dish Restaurant. We started the menu of with a lean green salad, the main course offered a vegan and a meateater choice, and for the sweet ending was fresh cut strawberries paired with champagne sorbet. It was light, refreshing, and perfect for the occasion.

Our HH approved menu

Our HH approved menu

Due to the wicked weather that night (and we Texans freak out if we hear severe thunderstorm), our turnout wasn’t as big as the RSVP list. But that was ok; we had a great time getting to know the people that came out for this. I met some new faces and ran into old friends. It was a pleasure running into Marqui Williams, she is a distributor for SunWarrior, a vegan protein powder supplement company. I met her at my women’s entrepreneur group. You guys should check her out. She ROCKS!

Marqui and I at the Healthy Dish event

Marqui and I at the Healthy Dish event

It was a fun event even though the weather was extremely chili. I don’t know about you but I am already looking forward to spring. I only like cold weather if I am skiing! Not much fun to be cold otherwise.

Then on Saturday, we went to a charity event called the Margarita Ball (a charity event for children). We had a HUGE group of good friends and some new faces ready to get down and dance. The event is held every November that collect toys and donations for children. Last year they collected 10,000 toys! That is so awesome that they do that. Their silent auctions is also one of the largest in Texas, they had over 600 items valued at $800,000! They also had a band on one floor, a DJ on another floor, and a casino. There were lots to do for sure that night. We had danced, socialized, and of course, LOTS OF PICTURES!

Dinner with friends before the ball.

Dinner with friends before the ball.

This is my one day a year where I get dressed up in a GORGEOUS gown. I went with a gold Nicole Miller dress. It was very old Hollywood. I was inspired to do my makeup and hair like Veronica Lake. I have to say that I did a very good job on myself. I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off because my hair/make up people were super busy that day. My advice for when you are in a pinch, look at youtube videos. That is what I did for my make up/hair.

My old Hollywood glam look the night of the ball

My old Hollywood glam look the night of the ball

The night was a hit! Can’t go wrong with meeting new friends, hanging with good friends, and donating to charity.

Then last night my client Madison Plott competed in the Miss Teen Oklahoma pageant. She placed 4th runner up! So proud of how hard she worked for this. Can’t wait for her next pageant! She is one determined little lady!

So proud of my client Madison! GORGEOUS!!

So proud of my client Madison! GORGEOUS!!

So what is next for us? A smell a healthy holiday party!

Thanks for reading and I hope you guys have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Marzia

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May 19, 2013

The Healthy Housewives Welcome Lacey Pruett!

The Health Housewives Welcome Lacey Pruett!

The Health Housewives Welcome Lacey Pruett!

Exciting News Everyone!

Last week we added a 6th and final housewife to our power house team. We are so honored to welcome Mrs. Texas Lacey Pruett to the Healthy Housewives!

Lacey first wrote in to us saying she why she should be our next Healthy Housewives of the month back during the Christmas holidays of 2012. It got my attention. I instantly felt her moving email that she wanted to help other women to lead a healthy lifestyle and it was important to her. She had been on her own health and fitness journey that had ups and downs that she was finally in a great place the past couple years to share her success with others. If you have been following us, you know that is what we are all about. I felt like she would be great role model to other women.

I contacted Lacey and we spoke over the phone. I fell in love with her Southern charm. She was even more charming than her email! I couldn’t wait to shoot her. I also found out that she was the current Mrs. Texas at the time of our shoot. I wanted her to showcase her personality and bring a little piece of who she is. I thought it was pretty neat to shoot her cover in her crown and sash.

Lacey's cover

Lacey’s cover

The day of her shoot she rocked the white bikini in January coming off the holidays. I was proud of her hard work. She met all the other Healthy Housewives that day. The team loved her instantly! We had so much fun on the set that even Danielle Hinson got to wear her crown!

Danielle stealing the crown!

Danielle stealing the crown!

After her shoot, she contacted me to see how she can be more involved with the Healthy Housewives. We needed more bloggers to spread health & fitness. So I asked her to be a weekly blogger. I was very impressed with her blogging skills. The girl knew how to write! Here is an example of one of her blogs. https://thehealthyhousewives.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/an-app-a-day/

After blogging for a few months, meeting up for a lunch, and a few phone calls later, I found out Lacey was a host for CBS’s Home & Lifestyle TV. WOW! She was great on camera too! I asked her to be the host of the Healthy Housewives TV show called the Healthy Dish. She said “Why yes of course!” So now she reports the deets on all things healthy and fun! Watch her hosting Lilly Ghalichi’s swimgerie runway show here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhYzh-yXo20

Lacey hosting the Healthy Dish for HH TV

Lacey hosting the Healthy Dish for HH TV

With all her hard work from blogging to hosting the Healthy Dish, it was only natural to ask her to become a part of the team. I felt like she was a part of the team since day 1. She went over and beyond my expectations with everything she does for our brand. I am honored to have women like her on my team that want to help other women succeed in life. I am excited for our journey with Lacey to spread the HH love to the world!

We shot her headshot and bio for the website last week and she should be up soon. I can’t wait for you guys to get to know Lacey like we do! Check back here to read her bio: www.HealthyHousewives.com

So what is next up for the Healthy Housewives? A retreat to Rosewood Mayakoba in Mexico next month! We are going to bond, brainstorm, have fun, and relax. This place looks awesome and I can’t wait to go! Check it out: http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/mayakoba/ We will take lots of pics!

Paradise here we come!

Paradise here we come!

So if you guys have been following us awhile, please introduce yourself to Lacey and say hi!

Thank you,

Marzia Prince

December 15, 2012

1st Annual Healthy Holiday Party!

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Happy Holidays Housewives!

The holiday season is in full effect and that means time for holiday parties! The past few years, I have thrown holiday parties and have grown to love the hosting part. There is so much preparation that goes on behind the scenes from buying the food, decorations, and table settings that it could be overwhelming. Having a plan surely helps. It takes a few parties to get it down, but once you do, you will throw a great party and enjoy the process!

This year we had our 1st annual healthy holiday party at our beauty expert’s, Shelly Mac, home. So Shelly and I were the host this year. We were using her house and my party planning expertise. We had so much fun planning that the party was absolutely perfect!

Shelly Mac as a sexy santa host!

Shelly Mac as a sexy santa host!

An experience host knows that the most memorable dinners have more in common than just good food and great company. I love a fancy table setting with fresh flowers, candles, and nice tableware. This presentation makes a statement when your guests sit down to eat. Hearing your guests compliment the table makes all the hard work and effort worth it.

Our holiday table setting

Our holiday table setting

Shelly and I greeted our guest at the door and welcomed them with a glass a wine as we made our final preparations to the food. To make the party more special we decided each Healthy Housewife would be in charge of a part of the menu. I love when guest take part of a party! It makes it more fun for everyone. Our menu looked like this:

Brooke- (appetizers) Veggie Christmas tree with a few different dips

Marzia- (main meal) Vegan meatloaf with gravy and wine selection

Danielle-(side dish) Sweet potato casserole

Shelly-(side dish) Acorn squash

Kathy- (dessert) Pumpkin  chia pudding

Sandy-(dessert) Santa berries

Also, Shelly came up with a great cocktail to toast to. It’s called a pointsetta. It is champagne with some cranberry juice. We used POMS cranberry cherry juice. Our bubbly drink had the right taste of sweetness. I brought a few different types of wine as well for the dinner part. I brought an old favorite called the Chocolate Shop. (A friend introduced it to me last Christmas.) It a sweet red wine with a taste of chocolate. Also, I couldn’t help myself and I bought a wine because the label had “Housewife” in it. Why not! We also had a couple white wine selections as well. We got all these selections at our local Krogers.

Christmas Cocktails

After our guest had a cocktail in their hand we brought out some fun little party outfits for the kitchen. I had bought some elf and santa hat headbands with matching aprons. We are a fun group and we rocked our kitchen outfits!

Kathy Hamilton and Shelly Mac in thier Christmas kitchen wear

Kathy Hamilton and Shelly Mac in thier Christmas kitchen wear

We all had a great time preparing our healthy feast and enjoying each others company. We love to joke around and catch up with each other’s busy lives. The holiday party was flawless as we wrapped up the party with a gift exchange.

The gift table

The gift table

When the party was over, all the housewives pitched in to help each other clean up. We said our goodbye’s and it was time to turn in. I am really blessed to have met a great group of women who are positive role models for many women out there. We are a tight knit group who are eager to change the world for the better and share the same vision. I am grateful that these type of women exsist in today’s world!

The BEST group of women hands down!

The BEST group of women hands down!

The 2012 healthy holiday party was a HUGE success. Looking forward to our next adventure together. Love these ladies!

My next blog will have all our recipes and the images.

Marzia