T-shirt Tuesday! Kori Martz

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How Kori and I did not become friends from the day I stepped foot in this great state of Arizona is beyond me.  (Us Michiganders flock together, not to mention like minded people…)  I met her when I was working for a cosmetics brand and felt (like I did with her sister Kiley) that I had known her forever. We hit it off and no matter how much time passes between conversations or meetings, we pick up right where we left off.  I am always grateful for Kori’s friendship, smile and giving heart.  The world can always use more GOOD.

A little about Kori:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?: I love my striped shirt because it isn’t my usual black T-go-to. I love to surprise everyone when I wear something other than mono-chromatic clothing. What’s not to love?! It’s comfy and classy!

Tell me a little about yourself:  My name is Kori, I love life and denim. I have a passion for makeup and skincare. I’ve spent the past 10+ years working for the top makeup and skincare lines, but when Grandma needed help, I moved back to Michigan to give her full time care. I wouldn’t change this one-on-one time with her for anything.  I love chocolate, travel, animals, my puppy nieces; Neen and Knuck, and my family. I think living life fully is the only way to do it, so I am spending time with granny driving around our beautiful state of Michigan and making beautiful memories.

Live Your Happy.

T-shirt Tuesday! Strong Beautiful Woman t-shirts

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I am beyond grateful, excited and filled with happiness as I announce my Strong Beautiful Woman t-shirts available TODAY!  This #TshirtTuesday series has been truly inspirational.  Hearing and sharing the stories of these women lead me to create this shirt which helps remind all of us that we are uniquely US.  We are individuals but all possess qualities that make us a Strong Beautiful Woman.

I continue to share stories of these women because it is so important to empower one another!

Strong in body, strong in mind, strong in convictions.

Beautiful to your own standards and living a life true to yourself.

Woman.  Expressing your femininity and embracing all that goes along with that.

Strong Beautiful Woman

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T-shirt Tuesday! Monica Beal

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I met Monica when I started as a babysitter for her two children.  We hit it off and became friends!  Monica has the most beautiful voice.  Her singing is powerful and gives me chills.  Her newest song, “A Mother’s Love” is perfectly align with the recent Mother’s Day holiday.  You can hear all of her music at Monica Beal Music and facebook.

A little about Monica:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?: The piano is my first true love. I fell madly in love with it as a little girl and ever since its 88 black ‘n white keys have always given me unconditional love. Creating music at the piano is my therapy – it’s my ultimate bliss!

Tell me a little about yourself:  Aside from being a songwriter, I’m also a happy wife and mother of two energetic kids that seem to really enjoy keeping me on my toes! I’m currently working on new music that I’ll be releasing throughout the year and helping launch a MakerSpace at my children’s elementary school. I enjoy building relationships with like-minded individuals committed to supporting community initiatives in the areas of the arts and technology.

Emma’s Wedding in Paradise Valley

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T-shirt Tuesday! Renee Villegas

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I met Renee when I was asked to do makeup for a program that helps veteran soldiers get back in the work force.   I have since done Renee’s makeup for a military ball and I am so grateful she wanted to be a part of this T-shirt Tuesday series.

Most recently, Renee became a nationally registered EMT! Congratulations!  This strong beautiful woman is determined!

Thank you to all who have served and are currently serving this country of ours!

A little about Renee:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?:  I love this old faded t-shirt because it represents one of the most challenging times of my life, my first deployment to Iraq in support of the global war on terrorism. I left this country a young naive Soldier and returned changed with an even greater respect and love for life and my country. I was privileged to work with the greatest health care professionals that made miracles happen daily.

Tell me a little about yourself:  I am a wife, mother, and Soldier. I am currently in the Arizona National Guard and when I am not on active duty orders I work full-time as a Mortgage Loan Officer at USAA.

Shannon’s Wedding in Scottsdale

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Michelle’s Wedding

It was a great time doing Michelle, and her sister Raquel’s, makeup a couple weeks ago.  I have done Raquel’s makeup a couple times before and I was so grateful when I was suggested to Michelle on her wedding day.  I can’t wait to see the professional pictures!

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T-shirt Tuesday! Mirelle Inglefield

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I met Mirelle when I worked as the makeup artist for the December 2015 issue of Phoenix magazine.   Her creative sense and artful eye made for a fun shoot with great pictures!  Mirelle is a powerhouse of creativity balanced with a hard work ethic.  I loved doing Mirelle’s makeup and getting to know more about her!

A little about Mirelle:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?:  This is my favorite t-shirt because I’m sentimental. It’s shrunken, stretchy, worn, black and we have a history together. I rode the bus to Chris Town mall and bought it at a place like Charlotte Russe, back in 2001, when I first moved to Arizona. It was worn at my first job here, the AZ Humane Society, through a slew of art classes, art projects, various moves and now it’s become my sort-of “mess” shirt. I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of it.

Tell me a little about yourself:  Art, cats, cake, candy, cheese and my love Tim are my fuel, and they pretty much sum me up.

T-shirt Tuesday! Kate O’Neill

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I’ve known Kate for as long as we have been cousins- my entire life.  I am so grateful she moved to Arizona from Michigan so we can spend more time together and celebrate life’s milestones. All the laughs and good times are a great reminder of the importance of family.

Kate’s passion for a strong sense of community is inspiring.  We can all learn more about how to give back and support the local areas we live.

A little about Kate:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?:  This is my favorite t-shirt because I love David Bowie. It’s not even authentic. I got it a Target, which is kind of sacrilege, but it was Bowie so I couldn’t help myself. It has a growing number holes, so it has recently become my favorite workout shirt.

Tell me a little about yourself:  Listening to Bowie and channeling him while working out is so empowering. It allows me to embrace my creativity and rebellious nature. It also reminds me to not let myself to get pigeonholed in one profession, one discipline, or one way of thinking, which is essential when you work in systems change and community health.

Kimes Ranch Apparel Shoot

Over the weekend I was so excited to be a part of a shoot for Kimes Ranch Apparel.  We shot in Wickenburg, Arizona and the backdrop for this shoot was stunning!  Here’s a sneak peek and behind the scenes pictures of this beautiful shoot!

 

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