Page 1

Back To School

Back to school means back to a normal schedule. Bedtime, packed lunches, and school supplies. For most of us, we plan our shopping strategy. We try to maximize our savings by being thrifty. However, this does not imply that we are not able to provide the best quality for our child's needs. Don't feel overwhelmed. Of course, you plan to be prepared as you can be. Just focus on what is needed now. Then, we all know that the teacher sends home the supplies that they want the kids to have.

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2013

School Time. Whew! Relief at Last. Although I don't look forward to the school supply lists and shopping for the big day, I am grateful for the no-kid days that are before me. I love my kids, but I am not fond of those long summer days Here are some tips to help you along the way.. Shop without the little ones.. This avoids all the "I Wants" while you are shopping in the store. Shop on line to save time. We have comprised a few deals to help you along the way‌ Remember school is an adventure‌. Learn, Live & be Educated!

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2013

Is your food bill out of Control? The increasing prices of food have caused our wallets to take a hit. Depending on the size of your family, this can be a challenge keeping food in your home. The ever-changing economy has forced us to be creative with our money With a little time and planning, couponing can really help you take control of your food bill. I find that I hear from complaining about couponing from people like.. It takes too long, where do I find the coupons, they expire too fast, and my personal favorite, I don't have enough time. But the truth is your really can't afford not to have any of these excuses. These few suggestions can save you time and money. You might even find yourself feeding your family better.

Be a smart shopper Use couponing sites like

Make a list Collect the Sunday paper. Pull out the Red Plum, Smart shopper and P&G all of these have valuable savings. Look at the website for dates and products your looking for then just clip and save.

Take snacks and fill water bottles for on the go. Eating out can be expensive. Plan your meals for the week. This will help cut down on the bill and equal great saving in the long run.

Pic by Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

After School Activities can give your child skills for a lifetime. Taking time for your children are not only necessary but, can make a big difference in their learning process and social skills. Do you allow your kids to spend all of their leisure time parked in front of the television or playing video games, parents who encourage their children to participate in activities outside of the home are helping in their development. I have seen many parents who either home school or hold their children back from interacting with others. Unfortunately, this keeps them in a sheltered environment. Some tips to help get them out of your and their comfort zone include:

Find a sport or activity like dance that can not only give them exercise but help with their coordination. Also these days child obesity is off the chart. Physical Activity can create good habits for a lifetime. Creativity: the beautiful side of this activity is to be able to see your children grow beyond their imaginations. Just think you could have the net Van Gogh on your hands.

In this complex world, even children can feel stress. They are expected to do well in school and can often be subject to peer pressure. Activities that take place in a nopressure environment and are just for fun are a good way to relax and enjoy meeting new friends.

It amazed me how many people forget the importance of this lifelong skill. The joy of learning lifelong lessons about sportsmanship can give a understanding that it isn't always about winning, but about participating and giving your best effort.

Children are precious and a joy to watch grow and become a part of todays society. I hope that these tips help give you and your children confidence to try different activities.

Find your Local Activity Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

CARRIE CURRAN A Passion for Art, Children, and Business! About Carrie: A long established artist who created Carrie Curran Art Studios in 2011 with an objective of serving the community in all facets of art, creativity and design. Having instructed other artists and children for more than 15 years, Carrie takes special pride in the originality of her Studio, the first of it’s kind in the valley. The Studio: Carrie’s studio was the first to offer trained art instruction in the “sip and paint” arena. The Studio offers much more than this fun VanGogh Vino concept, including corporate events and team building for major Arizona and nationally based businesses including SRP, Pet Smart, Go Daddy and American Express. The Studio is perhaps the finest in all of Arizona for training of youth in fine art with personal instruction, Summer Camps and an organized/established After School program. Young artist instruction at the Studio is unparalleled with many students furthering their art education at reputable institutions and colleges. Private parties, to include birthdays and “Paint Your Pet” are just a few of the other, more popular, Studio activities. Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Testimonials: I was so reminded of Carrie, reading about merging the passions of art & business, which is what she beautifully does in her very successful & purely wonderful visual art education offerings. We are proud to have Carrie's leadership setting a fine example in the art education of our daughter! Thank you! Anne Driscoll “Thank you for making our event so successful! Certainly our best team builder hands down�. Suzanne Walden-Wells, Executive Director, Pet Smart. Van Gogh Vino Paint Nights Private Parties - Birthdays, Showers, Bachelorette,

Corporate Events Kids: After School Classes Birthday Parties Holiday Break Classes Summer Camp Family Days

(480) 478-8121 Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Publisher’s Letter

Ultimate Woman International

Back to your Routine. Now that the summer is over, we find ourselves going back to the normal routine. You know school, working longer hours and dinners with the family. This issue has some great recipes, valuable information and great services. Are you looking for afterschool activities? Do you or your child like art? Look no further. Are you looking for a way to save money? Look no further. We are also looking for interns and hiring. Oh and don’t forget Phoenix Fashion Week! We are happy to feature some of the best people in their industries . All women feel that they are an Ultimate Woman and therefore expect the best. We offer voices from all over. I hope that you will find all of the articles and information valuable. This is for all Ultimate Woman.

Brittany Ann Parrish

Editor L. Simone ………………………………... IT Support Henry Mickens ………………………………... Publisher / Marketing Brittany Parrish ………………………………….. Contributing Writers: Ann P, Nikki DiNezza Photography: Cedric Jones Photography ………………………………… Located in Peoria, Arizona

All Rights Reserved



Consigning Women, bag something fabulous


12 Fabulous food Recipes Women In Business



Save Money with Couponing



On the Cover

Whitney Evenchik I

am the founder of Whit

by Designz.

Why this name? This

As a socially conscious Entrepreneur, I am

was my father’s name; he was

known as a driven, passionate, motivated, and

such a huge inspiration in my

a persistent business woman. My passions re-

life, and wonderful father, that

side in design, entertainment, and business. I

the only way to really celebrate

have specifically chosen to be a forward think-

him was naming the shoe brand

ing investor who is connected to technology

after him. When you purchase

through a mobile app company. I work with as

a pair of Harvey Burtons a per-

well as nature through a natural spring water

centage of that will be given to a

company to help find viable supply solutions re-

Charity of choice.

lated to the needed water resources for the very dry Arizona.


Whit By Designz


unique in many avenues. I am 15 years of experience in the Corporate

in the process of combining

world has given me a solid foundation to branch

Shoes, Art and sports. Please

out into other areas and do more with my artistic

stay tuned and follow my blog,

ability. Besides technology and nature, the en-

on the steps and processes for

tertainment side thru writing has evolved quickly

starting a shoe line. Whit By

and I’m in the process of developing several

Designz logo has been thrown

projects‌ I have written a suspense thriller with

around Las Vegas, Los Angeles

a Hitchcock flare and am also currently in the

and surrounding areas.

process of writing a comedy sitcom based on the corporate world I originally started in. I must admit however, my real artistic focus is a shoe line, Harvey Burton Shoes. Ultimate Woman International September / October 2014

Check out

some the pics we

posted on where the logo landed the past couple of months. Cities to be on watch next is San Diego, Phoenix, NYC. Keep your eyes peeled for the logo we might be planning a scavenger hunt. Stay tuned for more details on that. :)

In addition,

I am the creator and de-

signer for Whit by Designz. When I first thought of this idea, I thought I was nuts, however, I have surrounded myself with positive thinkers like me and realizing hey... this could really be something BIG!! I'm not going to give too much information but it goes something like this. I am creating a shoe line, that will be incorporating shoes, art, and of course sports. I love sports! I play basketball when I have some downtime, right now my downtime is working overtime to making this concept come to life. I will say the deadline and goal is geared around the Super Bowl here in Arizona. Stay tuned for more. Follow my blog as I will take you step by step the journey of this crazy rollercoaster ride Whit by Designz has brought me on. I'm along for the ride, Are you?? Make it a Fashionable DAY!

Whit By Designz Website: Twitter: @whitbydesignz Facebook: https:// WhitByDesign Photo by Cedric Jones Photography

Ultimate Woman International September / October 2014

Women in Business

Do Women and Men Invest Differently? Several years ago, a book titled Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus was quite popular. As the title suggests, the book argues that men and women are vastly different from each other, particularly in their emotional needs and in the way they communicate. While not everyone agrees with the notion that men and women might as well be from different planets, most of us would probably concur that the two genders frequently behave differently — and this divergence in behavior may also show up in the way that we invest.

In fact, various studies and anecdotal evidence suggests these differences in the way that men and women invest: Men tend to trade more often than women. Men seem to buy and sell investments more frequently than women. This difference could result in an advantage for women investors. For one thing, if women do trade less, they may incur fewer commission charges, fees and other expenses, all of which can eat into investment returns. Also, by holding investments longer, women may be able to take better advantage of market rallies. During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, for example, men were more likely than women to sell shares of stock at market lows, which led to bigger losses among male traders — Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, for example, men were more likely than women to sell shares of stock at market lows, which led to bigger losses among male traders — and fewer gains when some of the stock values began to rise again, according to a study by Vanguard, a mutual fund company.

Men tend to invest more aggressively than women. Perhaps not surprisingly, men seem to be more willing to take risks with their investments. This trait can be both positive and negative. On the positive side, risk is associated with reward, so the more aggressive the investment, the greater the potential for growth. On the negative side, taking too much risk pretty much speaks for itself. Ideally, all investors — men and women — should stick with investments that fit their individual risk tolerance.


omen are more likely to look at the “big picture.” Although both men and women investors want information, women seem to take a more “holistic” approach — that is, instead of focusing strictly on performance statistics, they tend to delve deeper into their investments’ background, competitive environment and other factors. This quest for additional knowledge may help explain why all-female investment clubs have achieved greater returns than all-male clubs, according to a study by the National Association of Investors Corp., which represents thousands of investment clubs across the country.

Men may be more optimistic about the financial markets. Some studies show that men are more optimistic about key economic indicators and future stock market performance. Optimism can be a valuable asset when it comes to investing; if you have confidence in the future, you’re more likely to invest for it, and to continue investing. On the other hand, false optimism may lead to over-confidence, which can have negative results for investors.


Neither men nor women have a monopoly on positive investment behaviors; each gender can probably learn something from the other. Ultimately, of course, it’s your decision-making, not your x-or y chromosomes, that will determine your ability to make progress toward your long-term goals — so educate yourself about your choices, and get the help you need from a financial professional, as you invest through the years.

Shanna Tingom Financial Advisor Phone (480) 813-2577 "Contact Shanna for a no-cost, noobligation retirement or education funding plan, a $1000 value!

Facebook page: Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Everyone wants to understand Barter or a different way of doing things especially in this economy.

Trade that Works! Meet Ana Hawk, CEO/ Founder of and http:// she started INSTANT BARTER 2 years ago and has already been named a Global Leader in the Industry, the #8 Entrepreneur over 40 in the US, and recently one of the MOST ADMIRED BUSINESS LEADERS by the PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL. This is quite an accomplishment for a 2 yr. old company started with no liquid or paper currency. Hawk says, “We are born knowing how to trade we have to learn the paper system. Barter is a powerful tool in business and you can have a lifestyle and run your company like it was the 70-80s in the heyday of business in any economy. Barter started civilization and it is that old. We at INSTANT BARTER are just making it very easy to use. We are in 8 countries with over 100 MILL in products and services and growing on a daily basis.” “We have good problems to have!” Hawk says. “We are the fastest growing, most progressive most proactive barter organization in the world. We are a very different model. There are 1,066 barter organizations in the world. INSTANT BARTER is the only one set up the way it is. We are “TRADE THAT WORKS!” We simply see everything as currency. The true definition of currency is something that you and I agree has value and we trade. INSTANT BARTER accepts ALL currencies, no matter what no matter from where. We help you move your excess or future income to have the things you need in business or your personal life now. We help you be proactive in your health and live your life by finding you the things you can use and making them into the things you need.” “ We teach people to get out of the mentality of lack and start living their lives just by using the excess of future income.” Hawk says. “Business is all about perception, cooperation, cross promotion and word of mouth advertising”. To learn more either download the free phone app INSTANT BARTER LLC on any device or contact her through the website See what she can do to help you and your business achieve greatness now!

Ana Hawk


Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Is Network Marketing Right for You? The kids are back in school, giving parents everywhere some much needed down time. What will you do with your new-found free time? Kick back and find a hobby, try to earn some extra cash, or both?

Network marketing can be a fantastic way to earn a little (or a lot!) of extra money. Oftentimes, parents get into this type of business in hopes of being able to stay home with their children.

Unfortunately, this industry is riddled with folks trying to peddle products and their business for the wrong reason. Many leave network marketing frustrated and no better off than when they started- that’s why I started Choosing A HomeBased Career . I have seen too many friends try network marketing and leave emptyhanded, so I set out to de-mystify the industry.

Here are my top three tips to ensure your success in network marketing. Choose a company whose products you are truly passionate about. Don’t jump onboard with Herbalife just because your friend told you to- if you’re going to be a representative of a company you need to passionately stand behind their products. Try the company’s products yourself first. Align yourself with a company that still offers a real opportunity to their new reps. Generally speaking, the longer a company has been around, the more saturated their market (and recruiting potential) is. Look at the company’s products- are they unique? Avon and Mary Kay offer a few good products, but nearly every type of product they offer can be purchased with ease in numerous stores or online. For women who are interested in Avon or Mary Kay, I would highly recommend looking at Nerium International instead. For more tips and advice on how to succeed in network marketing, please visit my website at .

Examples of Network Marketing companies: Avon, Mary Kay, Juice Plus Herbalife, Scentsy Nerium International Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Ultimate Woman International Featuring .. Brittany Ann Parrish

Share the Spotlight! With a Video blog Brittany interviews women business owners and people who want to share their experiences and provide services or resources with you. We have a dedicated Youtube channel, where Brittany Ann gets valuable information that helps women with their daily lives. So look for Brittany out in the community, and be sure to check out our website and Youtube channel for the latest business videos. Follow Brittany at.. and

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Ultimate Woman


We are looking for Interns! We are a Woman’s Digital Magazine and More. We are International. We are located here in Peoria, Arizona.

The Fields of Internships available are: Copy Editors Graphic Artists Social Media Manager Writers Adverting Sales Manager (Paid) Although this is not a paying Internship positions expect for the Advertising Sales Manager They receive 20% Commission. This is a great opportunity to learn the field of your study. These positions are universal in the career of your choice. You will be able to increase your portfolio, while building meaningful business relationships. Ultimate Woman International works with Women businesses, and organizations all over the Country. It is for this reason that we are able to provide relevant and interesting content. As we grow our staff will grow. Our goal is to obtain financial support to offer pay to our Interns. If you are Interested in interviewing for a position please contact Brittany Parrish at 480-255-6459 Interns will receive a written letter of recommendation at the end of their Internship . Please visit the site Like us on

Loving Hands Companion Care

How many times have wished you could have some help, or you have a loved one that needs some of the services listed? I am here to help. I will pick up where help is needed. Sometimes we all need a little help or just some company.

Services Include: Assistance with daily living Personal Care Light House Keeping Meal Preparation (I’m a great Cook)

Run Errands Dr. Appointments Grocery Shop Companionship Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Ms. Deborah Petros Serving Sun City and Surrounding Areas up to 10 Miles

602-435-8916 Bonded LFM0031181

Bark and Purr Pet Grooming has been in business for over 20 years. We specialize in hard to handle dogs. Our staff has over 40 years experience combined. We pride ourselves on having a gentle loving approach. We treat your pet like our family. Testimonial: I have been coming to Bark and Purr for 8 years. The staff is friendly, professional and treats my dogs like their own. I travel a little distance but, it is totally worth it. I can’t imagine going anywhere else. Thank you for taking such good care of my little loved ones. Ms. Parrish..

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014



HEALTHY HABITS! Our Results Oriented Process Combines:

Shifting Behaviors & Patterns Hypnosis, Nutritional Support

Julie Holbrook

CALL For your


Counselor &

FREE Consultation





Certified Nutritional

Chandler/ Gilbert Location 941 E Drexel Dr. Lindsay & Queen Creek Roads

“Let us create your stunning portfolio”

Cedric Jones PORTRAITS



COMMERCIAL Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

BBQ Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch (Left) Prep Time: 20 minutes


Cook Time: 10 minutes

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Brush grill grates lightly with canola or vegetable oil then place chicken on grill and cook rotating once halfway through cooking and brushing both sides with BBQ sauce during last minute or two of grilling (mine only took about 4 minutes per side, but grill time it will vary based on thickness of chicken and temp of grill). Transfer chicken to a plate, cover with foil and let rest 5 - 10 minutes then slice into small strips.

Total Time: 30 minutes Yield: 4 - 5 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (I sliced mine in half through the thickness before grilling) Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, homemade or store bought 1 large head (18 oz) Romaine lettuce, chopped 3 medium Roma tomatoes 1 - 2 avocados, diced 1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen corn (thawed and drained if frozen) 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained 2 green onions, chopped 1 - 1 1/2 cups cheese (I used half cheddar half Monterey jack, a Mexican blend would be fine too) Corn tortilla strips* Dressing 1/2 cup mayonnaise (could sub light mayo for a healthier opt) 1/3 cup sour cream (could sub plain Greek yogurt for a healthier opt) 1/3 cup milk 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp buttermilk ranch seasoning mix 1/3 cup cilantro (about a handful) 1 clove garlic, minced Juice of 1 lime 2 - 3 pinches cayenne pepper (optional)

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Layer all remaining ingredients into large salad bowls, beginning with salad (then from there the order doesn't matter). Serve topped with Cilantro Lime Ranch. For the dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and process until cilantro is finely chopped. *I made homemade corn tortilla strips by slicing 6 6-inch corn tortillas into strips (and each strip into halves), then I fried in about 1-inch of hot canola oil in a skillet (vegetable oil works too), rotating once halfway through with metal tongs, until they just began to turn golden. Then transferred to a plate lined with paper towels and immediately sprinkled with salt. Store bought is fine too if you don't want to make them. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014


For the pasta:

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

Prepare pasta according to directions listed on package, then drain and once noodles are cool enough to handle, align on parchment or wax paper, side by side. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1 Tbsp tomato paste

For the cheese filling:

1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion 3 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil (or 2 tsp dry) While pasta is boiling, drain steamed or frozen spinach in paper towels, pressing Salt and freshly ground black pepper out some of the excess moisture (I would12 lasagna noodles n't drain all of it, I think a little will keep the 1 (10 oz) package fresh spinach, noodles moist), then chop spinach. In a steamed (or frozen, thawed) mixing bowl stir together, spinach, ricotta, egg, parsley and season with salt and 15 oz ricotta cheese pepper to taste. Mix in 1 1/2 cups of the 1 large egg mozzarella, the asiago and Romano 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (or 2 tsp cheese. dry) 10 oz mozzarella, shredded, divided (2 1/2 cups)

To assemble lasagna roll ups:

Spread 1/4 cup (barely heaping) of the cheese mixture evenly along length of the 3 oz finely asiago cheese (scant 1 cup) noodles. Roll noodles up jelly roll style to 2 oz finely shredded Romano or parme- opposite end. Pour about 1 cup of the san cheese (2/3 cup) marinara sauce into the bottom of a 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Place lasagna roll ups Directions, For the marinara sauce: in baking dish then cover tops with reHeat olive oil in a medium saucepan over maining marinara sauce and sprinkle with medium heat. Once hot, add onion and remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake sautĂŠ until tender about 3 minutes. Add in preheated oven 20 - 28 minutes, until garlic and sautĂŠ 30 seconds longer. Add cooked through. crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and Prep Time: 30 minutes basil and season with salt and pepper to Cook Time: 20 minutes taste. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occa- Yield: 12 lasagna roll ups, Serves 8 sionally. Then remove from burner, cover Recipe Source: Cooking Classy with lid and set aside. Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Ingredients 6 ounces rice vermicelli noodles 2-3 teaspoons curry powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon honey or sugar

red pepper flakes, to taste 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large egg 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ginger, minced 1 small onion, sliced 1 cup cabbage, shredded 2 carrots, peeled and sliced into small thin strips 1 tablespoon sesame oil Soak the rice vermicelli noodles according to package instructions. Drain well and set aside in a colander. In a small bowl, whisk together about 3 tablespoons of water with the curry powder, turmeric, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, and red pepper flakes for the sauce. Set aside. In a large wok or pan, heat vegetable oil and scramble the egg and cook the shrimp until pink, set both aside. Add a little more oil then toss in garlic and ginger; cook until fragrant for about 2 minutes. Add in half the sauce, stirring quickly and cook until the sauce starts to heat, then stir in sliced onion, cabbage and carrots and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in the rice vermicelli noodles, remaining sauce and shrimp. Quickly toss together the noodles until all ingredients are well combined. Turn off heat then stir in sesame oil and serve. Total Time: 30 minutes Yield: makes 4-6 servings Recipe Source:

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

1/2 teaspoon vinegar

Bag something fabulous

Consigning Women

10712 W. Bell Rd Sun city, AZ

623-933– 0034

Ultimate Woman International September/ October 2014

Mention this ad for $5 OFF $25 or more..

Profile for  Ultimate Woman International

September October 2014 issue  

A must read issue filled with Fabulous Women in business. Whitney is on the move with Whit by Designz, Recipes that will WOW you, Informatio...

September October 2014 issue  

A must read issue filled with Fabulous Women in business. Whitney is on the move with Whit by Designz, Recipes that will WOW you, Informatio...