The latest Leg Up winner has your holidays wrapped up! On November 13, Sara announced that the newest featured entrepreneur would be Ashley Edmonds, founder of lilywrap, an easy-to-use gift wrap alternative that saves time…and trees!
These reusable wrappings mimic the look and feel of traditional wrapping paper—bow and all—and are available in a variety of colors and patterns. A patent-pending stretchy fabric wrap is offered in three sizes, so no matter the gift shape, your present is covered.
“I love giving gifts, but can’t stand wrapping them,” Sara said. “My friends and family laugh at my ‘creative’ gift wrapping. Thanks to lilywrap, I don’t have to worry about the wrapping! And because they’re reusable, it’s like giving a gift, inside a gift.”
You can learn all about Ashley and lilywrap on Spanx.com!
With Thanksgiving only a few days away, we caught up with a holiday-prepping Sara Blakely to get all the juicy details on her favorite Turkey Day recipe: Thanksgiving Corn and Oysters.
“My mom, [grandmother] Nannie and I have been making this every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember,” Sara says. “It never tastes as good as when the three of us make it together!”
2 cans creamed corn
2 cans fresh oysters
Your favorite hot sauce to taste “We are wimpy and only do several shakes! You might want more!”
1 package of Ritz crackers…2 sleeves, crushed
2 sticks of butter “I know, but you just eat a little…besides that’s what SPANX are for!”
Brown the crackers in the butter
Rinse and drain the oysters. Place on paper towels to dry out. Cut in 1/2 or 3rds depending on size.
Layer crackers that have been finely crushed and sautéed into butter-greased pan, then oysters
1 layer crackers pressed into butter greased pan, then oysters, then creamed corn.
Finish with crackers on top.
Bake at 350 until hot and bubbly (about 45 minutes)
Get your SPANX on and enjoy as many helpings as you’d like…we won’t tell!
This week, our fabulous leaders will be attending the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in DC. The annual event brings some of the world’s preeminent figures in business, government, philanthropy, education and the arts together for a series of inspiring discussions.
Sara will be speaking along with Warren Buffett, Tory Burch, Glenn Close, Chelsea Clinton, Arianna Huffington, Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg and more. These inspiring leaders will share their insights, their wisdom and their tactics with attendees.
Tune in to our Facebook page and Instagram for full coverage of the 3-day conference, including key moments from Sara’s speech and a very special behind-the-scenes photo diary.
On Monday, June 10, Sara took the Spanx-ters to the movies for a special screening of The Heat. The female buddy cop movie, which stars Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, doesn’t hit theaters until June 28, but in celebration of a SPANX shout-out in the film, the entire team was able to enjoy a sneak peek.
The movie was hysterical and the Spanx-ters laughed from start to finish. You can check out the preview—and the SPANX shout-out—here.
And what did Sara think of the film? “The Heat was hilarious,” she said. “It was so exciting to see SPANX share the screen with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The movie—especially that scene—had us laughing hysterically!”
On Valentine’s Day, Sara and 70 of her friends and Spanx-ters joined the fight against violence toward women by attending the One Billion Rising rally. Sara joined speakers like Bishop Barbara King, Reverend Dr. Bernice King and Laura Turner Seydel on the steps of the Atlanta Capitol Building. After her inspiring speech (which you can watch here), Sara led the charge to nearby Woodruff Park where a crowd of a thousand gathered to perform a flash mob.
Stay tuned for more pictures from the event!