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My friends are ridiculously interesting women

My friends are ridiculously interesting women …

I am so privileged to have the most amazing group of female friends and family. I originally posted this a couple of years ago now, but when I was browsing back through my old posts, I decided they are STILL amazing and so I thought I would  post it again!

MumptyStyle Friends

I think you are very much influenced by the people you spend the most time with, so although I try not to be judgmental of anyone and the decisions they make, I’m also aware my time is precious to me and so I choose to spend it with people I admire and love.

So … my gorgeous, clever and insanely talented friends include (in no particular order):

Burlesque performers and showgirls, who sweat nervous bullets before they go on stage and then rock that stage like they were born to be there!

Ms Tittle Tattle
Ms Tittle Tattle – photo by Mareea Vegas

A woman who had an idea one night; created a Facebook group based on that idea and is now the proud overseer of a 43,000-strong group and an accompanying, wildly-successful blog. Her greatest achievement in that regard?  Creating an ahurutanga – a safe environment where no one feels judged.
A woman who, with four young children, creates cakes like this (see below) out of her home kitchen!  (She also has a double degree and is a trained architect.)

MumptyStyle Olaf Cake Cancer survivors.
♥ Nurses.
Mentors who help women develop confidence and a positive body image through dance and just generally being sassy!
♥ Amazing mothers who put the hugest amount of time, effort and love into growing beautiful humans – the most important job in the world.
Book editors/proofreaders.
Earthquake survivors.
 Business woman who moonlight as sexy pinup and alternative models!

MumptyStyle Ruby Spice
Ruby Spice by Lutece Photography

Internationally acclaimed body painter and makeup artists.
♥ Women who write for a living (my dream job!)
Women following their passion and doing what they love to do.
Widows who are brave and strong and are doing an incredible job of bringing up their children alone.
 Makeup artists and hairdressers – again, they make women feel beautiful.
 My sisters … because they are amazing.
 My Mum … because she is incredible and inspirational and wonderful.
 My daughter – because she is my world and makes my life SO special.
Grandmothers who give tirelessly of their time and love – not just to their own family, but to others as well.
 Photographers who create gorgeous images that make other women realise their own beauty.

MumptyStyle Monique Sweet
Women who volunteer their time at hospitals and schools to help those less fortunate than themselves.
♥ Teachers.
♥ Business women.

So to all of you, and I hope you recognise yourself in there somewhere …

MumptyStyle I Heart You
Image via runningwithspoons.com

My friends are awesome …


Pinup December announcements

I have two very exciting announcements to make …

MumptyStyle Excited
Heheeee!  This image is PERFECT for me right now because I AM just so excited about these announcements!  Okay … get on with it Mumpty!

Firstly … I am running a special feature on MumptyStyle for the entire month of December – called “Pinup December” (bet you can’t work out how I came up with that title!)

Essentially, for each day of December, MumptyStyle will feature a beautiful local (and international) pinup or burlesque performer, and my goodness, I am blown away by the incredible women that have agreed to participate!

As well as sharing their favourite image with us, these beautiful ladies are going to share what has made them proud this year; a special achievement, a win, overcoming an obstacle – whatever has made them happy in 2014.

Also … I’ve asked each of them to nominate a charity and in the New Year, I will make a random draw, and donate $50 to the charity of that lady’s choice.

So as these ladies turn up on MumptyStyle, please share, like their Facebook pages and follow them on Instagram.  Let’s share the pinup/alt/burlesque love this silly season!

The second very exciting announcement is that the incredible Flo Foxworthy, costumier to the stars, is offering my readers a discount code of 15% until the end of the year … just enter the code mumpty at checkout.  Wahooooo!  Enjoy ladies – I can just see all the sparkly numbers winging their way to your Santa Sack now!!!

I CANNOT wait for December to start now!  And thanks to my good friend Miss Monique Sweet, who brainstormed this little idea with me.  She’s the best!

Love …