FARMINGTON VALLEY Mommy Mixer!!!
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Mom's from all over Central Connecticut can meet up for an evening filled with music, socializing, and refreshments. Check out the latest from some of your favorite local and national vendors. Meet a few of our distinguished guests!
SOMA Movement Studio
112 South Main St
Unionville CT 06085
Saturday, November 5, 2016
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
New Moms. Experienced Moms.
Soon to be Moms. Well....moms!
Jackie Coyne is a professor emeritus of early childhood education at Tunxis Community College and former coordinator of the Tunxis Early Childhood Education program in addition to being a certified Yoga Instructor. Jackie firmly believes that yoga is for everyone and provides gentle classes for calming the mind, strengthening the body, and nourishing the spirit for people of all ages including adults and children. Jackie will be leading an open discussion during the Mommy Mixer combining her academic background in child education and development with her passion for mindfulness. She will speak about how to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s life and be available to answer any questions you may have about the topic. Click here to read more about Jackie.
Angelina is the publisher of Momford County, the go-to resource for parents (especially moms) looking for fun things to do in Hartford County! Each week Momford shares with you the not-to-miss events happening across the entire county! Never hear “Mom, I’m bored” again and help bring out that inner rock-star of a mom hidden inside of you! Have you visited the Momford website and want to get involved? Be sure to find Angelina at the Mommy Mixer as Momford is looking for a Farmington/Unionville Ambassador (among other cities/towns) for her website. Momford Ambassadors help uncover all of their local city/town's happenings and help spread the word of the site where they live/work. Looking for a Parent Time Out or a Kids Night In? Angelina does that too! Uncovering the Womom = Woman + Mom in all of us!
Sarah is the managing editor of Hula Frog - West Hartford a service highlighting kid friendly offerings and events throughout central Connecticut. Hulafrog connects parents to local events and businesses in their community as well as to each other. Why shouldn’t your family spend less time looking for things to do, and more time doing them, all while connecting with others in your community.
Catherine Gibson is an author, children's television show host, and advocate for children with disabilities. She seeks to raise awareness for children with disabilities and has transformed the lives of countless courageous children across the country. She does this through her children's books, on her children’s TV show The Cathy Gibson Show, and in her positive and uplifting talks to children and adults. Readers and audiences are consistently moved by her heartfelt and genuine presentations that are based on personal experiences with real people. The lion’s share of the profits of her books is donated to children’s causes through the foundation, For Children With Love, which she founded solely for the purpose of supporting charities for disabled kids. Visit her website for more information!
Brittany is a passionate photographer focused on capturing all of life's greats moments. Her love for photography started at a young age but and truly blossomed after becoming a wife and step-mother. Her photography interests include everything from landscapes and nature, to maternity and college graduates. Please visit Brittany's website for more information about this fabulous, up and coming photographer.
Deborah Ann Davis
Deborah Ann Davis is the author of Fairly Safe and Fairly Certain from her Love of Fairs series. Her upcoming workbook for teens, Girl's Guide to Good Guy: The Power of Being Patient and Picky, will be available in 2017. Deborah's mission is to help the multitude of teenage girls who get stuck in a negative loop because they’re afraid to be alone, afraid of being unpopular, and afraid they’ll never find a good guy. This how-to manual challenges them to live life more fully, to become comfortable being single, and to choose to be Patient and Picky until a healthy relationship presents itself. You can find out more at www.DeborahAnnDavis.com.
Lisa Brilliant Alexander
As a busy mother of three, Lisa knows firsthand that building a lifestyle business is a lot of work, but so worth it. Lisa’s marketing and business development company, My Brilliant LifeStyle, was designed to help other women create more flexibility and freedom in their life through business ownership. As a coach Lisa provides her clients the know-how they need to succeed along with the support, motivation and resources to make their dreams a reality.
Ally is a choreographer, artist, dance instructor & lucky Mama of two gorgeous little ladies, Veda & Novali. Ally loves teaching dance and dance fitness to people of all ages. Ally is also the founder and creative director of Visceral Movement, which is a company of professional dancers focused on enlivening the Arts in the Farmington Valley & neighboring communities.
Val Marshall is co-President of the Farmington Garden Club. The Farmington Garden Club was founded in 1941 to ‘study and promote interest in horticulture’ and ‘to beautify and serve Farmington’ and meets monthly. Typical programs include speakers on diverse topics. Over the last year or so, programs have included topics like Pruning, Where Do Baby Orchids Come From, Learning to Make Versatile Cut Flower Arrangements, and many others. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings, which usually begin with a social period. For more information please see our Facebook page.
Agnes Chodkiewicz is a certified ThetaHealer®. The ThetaHealing technique is a meditation technique and spiritual philosophy - not specific to one religion but accepting them all - with the purpose of getting closer to the Creator. It is a training method for your mind, body and spirit that allows you to clear limiting beliefs and live life with positive thoughts, developing virtues in all that we do. Through meditation and prayer, the ThetaHealing Technique creates a positive lifestyle. Agnes is also a certified Quantum Healing Practitioner and will be available for 10 minute consultations during the Mommy Mixer.
Michelle is the Chief Marketing Officer of Beauty Entourage. Michelle studied Creative Writing and Literature at SUNY Purchase. After graduating, Michelle worked as a freelance writer for several different companies eventually finding Beauty Entourage which brought all her passions together. By combining her love of fashion, art, make up and the written word, Michelle stepped into the role of Marketing and quickly moved up into the position of Chief Marketing Officer.
Jean Stender is a Registered Nurse and the owner and weight loss coach at Living Healthy Weight Loss Center. Living Healthy Weight Loss Center uses the Ideal Protein protocol to assist men and women aged 19-82 to lose 8-12 lbs. every month. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol containing 2 key components – weight loss, and a healthier lifestyle education to assist you in maintaining your results after dieting. Jean has had success using this protocol herself, and became so passionate about it she opened her own clinic to help others improve their health. Visit Jean’s website for more information!
Joe Ward is the owner of Skyward Photography, a full service photography and digital editing company. With close to 20 years experience, Joe has photographed some of the more striking landscapes and cultures from around the world. Joe's extensive knowledge and experience with panoramic photography helped him be accepted as a Trusted Google Maps Photographer and begin helping businesses market themselves using virtual imagery. In a short time, Joe has become a leading Google contributor and is known for creating the sharpest and most innovative tours across all of Google. Visit Skyward Photography and Joe Ward's website or facebook page!
GIVEAWAYS AND DOOR PRIZES
Each Mommy Mixer Guest receives a card with a list of all our wonderful distinguished guests, crafters, and vendors. Each time you visit a guest or vendor, they will stamp your card. The first 50 Mommy Mixer guests to get 10 stamps on your card earns a swag bag filled with samples, discounts, and vouchers worth over $120!
Swag Bags for 50 Mommy Mixer Guests
SOMA Movement Studio will be giving our out a gift basket with nice mind-body fitness accessories, some naughty gourmet treats, and a gift certificate for an unlimited month of classes at SOMA Movement Studio. Take as many Pilates, GYROTONIC, Hip Hop, Yoga, Burlesque, Barre, and Somatics classes as you like and get a head start on your New Year's resolution!
SOMA Movement Studio
FVPT is giving out a gift certificate for three wellness sessions. Each wellness session consists of a 45 minute massage, Somatics, or bodywork session followed by a 45 minute infrared sauna session. Worth $345!
Farmington Valley Physical Therapy
Enter HulaFrog's giveaway drawing for a chance to win four tickets to Edaville in Carver, MA. Don’t know if you’re familiar with Edaville, but it’s great for young families - Thomas the Tank Engine, Dino Land, and over 90 rides and attractions. They have great seasonal happenings there for the holidays as well. Link to their website is here: http://www.edaville.com/
Check out L'OCCITANE en Provence's table for a chance to win a gift basket with over $150 of their high quality skincare, beauty, and fragrance products created based on Mediterranean art de vivre and traditional Provencal techniques.
L'OCCITANE en Provence
L'OCCITANE en Provence
Ready for mini facials and hand care demos! L'Occitane is an international retailer of body, face, fragrances and home products based in Manosque, France. The company was founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan with the purpose to create a company that celebrates and preserves the traditions of his native Provence. The company name means "the Occitan woman [in Provence]".
Farmington Valley Physical Therapy
FVPT is the official sponsor this Mommy Mixer! FVPT is a physical therapy clinic that combines evidence-based rehabilitation with common sense and a holistic approach. They offer traditional physical therapy and modalities for clients of all ages. With over 30 years of experience treating clients for scoliosis, postural syndromes including text neck, orthopedic and sports injuries and more. This event would not have been possible without the generous support of FVPT.
Beauty Entourage creates personalized beauty teams that travel on site for your special occasion event. Their artists provide hair and make up services for the modern girl and specialize in group bookings! At the mixer, they will be offering discounted products and classes, along with some fun, interactive make up demos!
Jolie Boutique Consignment carries a wide selection of the finest ready-to-wear designer clothing, shoes, handbags, and jewelry. Brands we carry range from Ann Taylor & Banana Republic to Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Gucci. Our family-owned boutique is at the top of the list for consignors and shoppers alike in the Farmington Valley. Jolie Boutique will be bringing their finest merchandise for a luxury consignment handbag, jewelry, and accessory trunk show!
Young Living Essential Oils
Young Living is the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions. The company was formed in 1994 and developed the ground breaking Seed to Seal® process. With the largest and most technologically advanced essential oil distillery in North America with complete ownership of every step of the growing process, Young Living provides the purest and most potent essential oils available today. Kate was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils and other wellness products in the fall of 2015. After spending years suffering from unknown ailments and declining health, she decided to take control of her wellness. Young Living is an integral part of her and her family’s journey to renewed health and wellness. Kate Hamilton Moser is an authorized distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. She wants everyone to experience the transformation to wellness and all of the opportunities this transformation provides for a healthier, happier life.
LulaRoe is a misses' women's clothing line that is taking the mommy, girls, and women's fashion world by storm! The line is made up of comfy, very wearable clothes — various tee shirt styles, leggings, tunics, and dresses — in a bold colors and patterns in a wide size range. Cute and very wearable styles. Fun colors and prints that are constantly changing at a reasonable price point. Supporting other women in their entrepreneurial endeavors and check out Amy Duquette DiPippo's LuLaRoe Pop-Up Boutique at the Mommy Mixer!
Cure, located in Unionville Center, is an American-fusion restaurant priding itself on fresh unique twists on classic American and World cuisine. They will be providing a gourmet popcorn bar with multiple flavors of their show-stopping yummy home-made popcorn. Cure believes in good food, good drink, small business and supporting local however they can. They source ingredients from local farms, bakeries, breweries, vineyards, and artisans whenever possible. Every dish and drink reflects the pride and support they have for this industry. They believe in reflecting our environment by changing with the seasons. They believe in innovation. Creativity. FUN. Check out their website!
J & J Apothecary
J & J Apothecary specializes in organic and natural skin care products that are created with plant-based products straight from the Earth. All ingredients are responsibly sourced and contain no animal by products. Each product is created in small batches to ensure that we provide a high quality product each time. 100% natural: no fillers, additives, or preservatives!
Culteavo is a boutique local tea shop and cafe located in Unionville, CT. They offer about 100 varieties of artisan loose-leaf tea. Culteavo has a wide selection including black teas, green teas, oolong teas, white teas, pu-erh teas, herbal infusions, and specialty tea drinks. Culteavo aims to make the experience with tea approachable to both connoisseurs and newcomers alike. Culteavo will be serving tea and product samples during the Mommy Mixer.
BEAUTYCOUNTER offers high quality, safer, and environmentally friendly skin care, makeup, and bath & body product.
Touchstone Crystal is a member of the Swarovski Group, & can trace its rich legacy and source or our outstanding Crystal to Swarovski. A product line for the everyday women with looks for every women at every price.
Touchstone by Swarovski
Norwex is a company whose mission is to radically reduce chemicals in our homes. Norwex specializes in high quality microfiber that allows you to clean 90% of your home using only water. This reduces the time you spend cleaning, saves you money, saves your health and the environment. Using Norwex greatly reduces the number of paper towels you consume, and cleaners that you use resulting in a safer home for you and your family thats better for the environment. Some jobs do require a little more than water, and for those Norwex has biodegradable, and highly concentrated cleaners that are very effective. Come and visit, consultant Kate Riquier will show you how you can turn your home into a safe haven!
Pure Haven Essentials offers organic and gluten free home cleaners, spa products, first aid, and hair products.
Pure Haven Essentials
The Gentle Giraffe is a company out of central Connecticut that specializes in plush handmade baby gifts. We make custom products such as sensory blankets, burp cloths, bibs, washcloths, hot and cold rice bags (zooboos), silicone teethers and pacifier clips. We offer gift sets as well as individual items. All our products are made of soft cozy fabrics which are machine washable. Most of our business is local but we can ship to anywhere you’d like. To see a sneak peek of our products you can find us on Etsy, Facebook search at The Gentle Giraffe orInstagram @the_gentlegiraffe. If you have a theme in mind and you don’t see it we will with you to create it!
The Gentle Giraffe
The Bread and Breakfast specializes in making treats you can eat for the most important meal of the day, but will still crave as a midnight snack. Between jumbo muffins and a variety of quick bread loaves, all products are made with fresh and local ingredients. Most of the flavors in my collection are twists on the classics, including lots of fruits, nuts and chocolates. Customers can look at The Bread and Breakfast website to find a link to the Etsy shop as well as the Bread and Breakfast blog, which is updated weekly with new recipes and foodie finds in Connecticut. You can also check out Bread and Breakfast's Facebook Page.
The Bread and Breakfast
Zentangle is a method of creating abstract art through structured patterns. It is a meditative art form that combines mindfulness with creativity. IndyTangle's products are all hand-made and incorporate their own Zentangle-inspired art which include bookmarks, jewelry boxes, notecards, magnets, ornaments, embellished sea shells, small gift bags, signs, frames and more. These are one-of-a-kind, unique gifts that cannot be purchased in a store and are made with care and attention to detail. I am also a Certified Zentangle Teacher and teach this art method. Read more about IndyTangle's products and classes on the IndyTangle Facebook Page.
Thank you to these local organizations and clubs for help getting the word out about the community based social event. You contribution is greatly appreciated!
Out and About Mom was founded by longtime friends Shawna and Mandy when they were just a couple of first-time moms doing the best they can to navigate the tricky path of new parenthood in Connecticut. Then one day, Mandy gets an idea: what if we could help inspire new moms across our state to get out and get exploring with their little ones? And so, Out and About Mom was born. For more than four years Out and About Mom been trekking back and forth across this state (and sometimes over the border!), cameras at the ready, documenting our adventures with our growing families and sharing our best tips, tricks and “momsense” with parents and caregivers all over Connecticut. We’ve been on more than 300 outings! Check out the Out and about Mom website!
Out and About Mom
Holistic Moms Network - West Hartford/Farmington Valley Chapter
HMN - WeHa/Farmington Valley is a diverse group of holistic moms and we welcome all area moms (and dads) with an interest in holistic health and green living. Their goal is to develop a thriving local community of holistic parents with a wide range of interests. Join them for a meeting, get connected to other like-minded moms and dads, and enjoy the support of our community! To learn more about the Holistic Moms Network community, please visit their website or email them at HMNHartfordCT@gmail.com. Their chapter meets monthly in the West Hartford/Farmington Valley Area, alternating between West Hartford and Simsbury locations for 2016-2017.
Gallery Salon focuses on creating and following the trends in hair, fashion and wellness by working and educating with internationally renowned leaders in the hair and spa industry. We use and offer our valued clients only the best in professional hair and skin care products. We are committed to helping you achieve results that will renew your spirit and exceed your own individual passion for beauty. Gallery Salon could has generously contributed to Mommy Mixer Swag Bags! Visit their website to learn how Gallery Salon can help you keep looking your best!
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