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Women Who Inspire | We can Shop + Empower

Women Who Inspire | We can Shop + Empower

Lately - a whole new world has opened to me. The world of female entrepreneurs - and it is THRILLING. 

Women are working hard to create the lives they want for themselves and for their families. They are taking on health and wellness and using their gifts to brighten their corners of the world - and it is SO energizing. 

Here are some amazing women who are making a difference. 

This gift giving season I want to use my dollars to empower other women, don't you? 


Bravelets – “When I heard the news I held back tears, and tried to sound calm. I knew that I needed to be brave for my Mom. She was trying to be brave for me and my sister, as she didn’t want us to worry. We were trying to be brave for her. Out of this process, Bravelets™ was born.”

Boss lady: Stephanie Hansen



Stella & Dot -Sold exclusively through our Independent Stylists, our globally-inspired line is designed in-house by our award-winning teams in NYC and Sausalito, California.

Boss lady: Stephanie Pena

Honey + Teal - Jewelry that's light as a feather and heavy on style. 

Boss lady: Heather Marks 


Fibrous ATX -  Handwoven goods for the body and home. Made in Austin, Texas

Boss lady: Ellen Bruxvoort


Gloss Beauty - Award winning Professional Hair and Makeup Artist and Owner of Gloss Beauty Boutique, Mindy Orsak Fuller began her beauty career following in the footsteps of both her grandmothers' with a fierce passion for the creative work and artistic nature of the business.

Boss lady: Mindy Orsak Fuller


Jentri Quinn Makeup + SkinMakeup, makeup classes, beauty services.

Boss lady: Jentri Quinn

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The Courage to Become: Stories of Hope for Navigating Love, Marriage and Motherhood. 

By: Catia Hernandez Holm

A book tailored perfectly to women in early marriage and motherhood. "Catia's writing inspires you to honor yourself, to move through fear, to have faith, to be honest about who you are, and to find pride in your own vulnerability. As you read each page, you will find a kindred spirit in Catia, as she helps you to believe that even though you may be stumbling along, we are worthy of the lives we seek and not only are we enough - we are plenty. "

Health + Wellness

Acu-Fit Austin – Ancient Pathways to Human Performance. Acupuncture, Nutrition, Yoga, Hormonal Testing, Body Work.

Boss lady: Tricia Mercer

Oily Por Vida – “We are committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of our essential oils.”

Boss lady: Annie Holand Miller / Enroller #10218025

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Juice Plus -  I help people take control of their health by educating them about the power of whole foods!!

Boss lady: Debbie Swantson

Transformational HealingMassage therapy for the body, mind and soul

Boss lady: Misty Odom

Fit4Mom Sunset Valley- Fitness Community. “Our Village is YOUR place to... Support. Connect. Empower. Make a difference. Motherhood can be lonely. Isolating and tough. We are right there with you mama.Our Village Sunset Valley is unique in a sense that we really are BEST friends. We help each other move, when someone is sick, we get together daily! We are watching our kids grow up together. We are a sisterhood. We host luncheons and birthday parties and Moms Night Out. We are your one stop shop for your MOM VILLAGE. We hope you join us!”

Boss lady: Rachel Lily Campbell  

*I can vouch for all three of these amazing ladies, their amazing community and their amazing workouts! 

*I can vouch for all three of these amazing ladies, their amazing community and their amazing workouts! 

Dala Thomas - Nutritional guides and workout programs for sustainable health. 

Boss lady: Dala Thoms



Pink Texas Designs - "Pink Texas Designs is ready to get our design on for you. Whether it's logo or web design, ads or creative marketing materials, you've come to the right place to find beautiful custom design that exactly suits your brand's needs."

Boss lady: Anastasia Perez

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The Write Girl Handwriting– Distinctive handwriting for all of life's special occasions from addressing invitations to special projects.

Boss lady: Karen Featherston

For Baby

Rockease -  ROCKEASE® is the first compact, portable, and easy-to-use device that converts any standard four-legged chair into a rocking chair for use as a travel rocker or at home rocker.

Boss lady: Jenna Zielbauer


It’s More Than Milk – Breastfeeding support for modern parents. Naya's goal is to empower families experiencing breastfeeding difficulty with knowledge and support.

Boss lady: Naya Weber

Birth 360 - Mental health, birth and postpartum care. "Our hope is to validate and normalize the transformative experience of birth and new parenthood. We believe wholeheartedly in the healing power of relationships and empathic support and feel emotional preparedness is a critical component in the sacred space of birth and postpartum."

Boss lady: Alexis Edwards

Sincerely Sarah Photography

Sincerely Sarah Photography

Yummy Goodies

Guiltless Goodies –  “Our 7 seed blend! For years, Chef Lindsey Crouch, has been helping her clients find alternate ways to enjoy food without the negative health consequences associated with processed carbs. Chef Lindsey knows how to use whole foods from the earth like seeds, vegetables, natural spices and other whole foods and ingredients in the right combinations to make real food taste delicious. You simply don't need grains, processed carbs or extra starches in your life. There is a better way to live!”

Boss lady: Lindsey Crouch



For Your Home

Almond Brook Crafts - Your Friendly Purveyor of Woodturned Goods.

Boss lady: Melania 


Barn White - Great shop for all occasions. Specializing in home decor and gift registries.

Boss ladies: Leslie Ewers + Page Moore

Greyden Candle Company – Hand Poured. All Natural Soy. Mason Jar Candles

Boss lady: Shannon Contreras

Little Red Writing Wood – “Since 2015 I have been creating unique personalized handmade wooden signs. I LOVE the process of designing and personalizing each sign to tailor your ideas! “

Boss lady: Megan Miller

Land of Z- Wallpaper and art. “As a kid, I grew up on theatre sets and sound stages with a career as a child actress and singer, both in theater and television. This provided imaginary worlds for me to play, learn and discover. From New York to Los Angeles, museums, art galleries, stage sets and science museums were my learning labs, inspiring a career in the visual arts.”

Boss lady: Kathryn Zaremba

Hullabaloo Company: “Whether you are celebrating a birth or birthday or something in between, Hullabaloo Company is your premiere source for yard sign rentals in the Rio Grande Valley.  Let’s make a Fuss, y’all!"

Boss lady: Tracy Barbee Bullion



Dot Rocks Austin PropertiesYour friendly neighborhood Realtor

Boss lady: Dot Aikman

Etiqutte, Image and Modeling Consulting“Our curriculum helps instill these positive values and life long skills as we focus on confidence building principles.  We nurture your inner beauty because that's what makes you unique and we embrace that."

Boss lady: Miriam Contreras

Tammy Trippel Interior Designs -  “I love working with my clients on both residential and light commercial projects. I find that each project reflects the personality and taste of each client and that keeps me interested and engaged in project as no two are alike!”

Boss lady: Tammy Trippel

Heavenly Day Events“Initially, engagement is thrilling and even euphoric, but at some point, that turns to stress when the planning stage begins. Our goal, as Austin based wedding planners, is to help you navigate that roller coaster. In short, Heavenly Day wants nothing more than to save you time and money by introducing you to resources you may not even know that you don’t have. Our creativity explores every option for fulfilling your vision despite many challenges. If you'll let us do the hard part, we are certain you will have no regrets.”

Boss lady: Amber Ford Anderson

For Outings

The Hive – Coworking + Coffee + Child Supervision + Beer & Wine = The Hive. Where you can be productive, or just be.

Boss lady: Shelly Pace Weiser

Happy shopping, sister!!! 

This is a place where there's plenty of hope and grace to go around. Here I am with my family. Aren't they precious?! Let's get serious - we got really fancy for this photo - but usually we are in shorts and t-shirts (hello, Austin weather!) 

Sincerely Sarah Photography

Sincerely Sarah Photography

Have you bought my latest book, The Courage to Become: Stories of Hope for Navigating Love, Marriage and Motherhood? Been meaning to  - now's your chance! You'll love it! But don't take my word for it - here are some customer reviews.

AND IT'S RATED 5 OF 5 STARS ON AMAZON (I'm yelling in excitement!!!) 

Know someone is the seasons of early marriage and motherhood? This is a perfect gift.

Help them feel supported and loved.

Amazon Barnes & Noble 

iTunes + Audible (I narrated the audio book myself) 

 Book People (shop local!) - Kindle. 

Feature Photo credit:

The Courage to Become | Naya Weber

The Courage to Become | Naya Weber

The Courage to Become | Angela Fry

The Courage to Become | Angela Fry