Tomboy noun /tom·boy/: a girl who behaves in a manner usually considered boyish
Is that such a bad thing? Growing up in Jersey, I learned to be “tough” at a very young age. We all did. The whole lot of us – athletes, musicians, bookworms, beauty queens, it didn’t matter. New Jerseyans get stereotyped, a LOT. From Godfather nods to the, ever so infamous, Jersey Shore gang but none of it ever truly hits the nail on the head. Jersey girls are much, much more than that but the bottom line is that we will never back down. We were born tough and, in a way, we are all tomboys.
As I am sure you are all aware, New Jersey and much of the East coast was recently torn to shreds during last month’s Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully, our “tough guy” (or girl) persona has made things that much easier on us despite the surrounding devastation. We are Jersey strong and we will rebuild. Now, as trivial as it may sound, in my home the act of building or fixing anything poses a slight problem. I’m lucky enough to have my very own, personal mechanic but that means that our garage is a disaster area in itself. Finding a screwdriver is comparable to going on a three-day scavenger hunt in the Amazon. When a tool is eventually found it is almost guaranteed to be covered in oil and grease thus making it near impossible to even consider bringing it indoors to use.
Not too long ago, I came across a company that solves everything. It’s stylish enough to meet the expectations of a Jersey girl, it’s pink so the guys will feel that it is “too girly” for them, and it’s tough enough to fix – or rebuild – anything. Tomboy Tools just solidifies the fact that it is more than okay to be dubbed a “tomboy.” After being founded in 2001, Tomboy Tools has continuously brought opportunities for women to learn, share ideas, and simply have fun. It gives women the tools, literally, to take on tackle every issue from basic home improvement projects and auto repairs to helping restore an entire community.
“Our tools offer something for everyone – whether you are a hobbyist, crafter, painter, gardener, antique dealer, junk aficionado, organizational goddess, or simply need to beautify and maintain your living space – inside or out – Tomboy Tools has products to fit every project need”
Aside from helping to build women’s confidence and allowing them to become their very own Mrs. Fix-It, Tomboy Tools also offers the opportunity for financial gain as well. By partnering with them and joining their already thriving team of direct sales consultants, women can share the greatness of Tomboy Tools and all that it entails while empowering other women, building and gaining confidence, and becoming financially independent.
Tomboy Tools is also a very generous company that is, in fact, Pink for a Purpose. Pink is oftentimes used in conjunction with breast cancer awareness and you can certainly add Tomboy Tools to the list of supporters. However, they go above and beyond the call for action by celebrating and supporting women of all walks of life. A portion of their sales goes directly to a number of charitable organization across the country to support them in their efforts to bring forth awareness and education; prevention and research; and access to treatment, shelter, and support services.
“From shelters to breast cancer research, to skills development and support services Tomboy Tools is committed to being part of the solution.”
Tomboy Tools granted me the opportunity to review their Tomboy Traveler Tool-Kit, and the timing could not have been better. From hurricane preparedness to the aftermath cleanup efforts this kit has all of the basics that you could need including:
- Wide Mouth Canvas Bag
- 13 oz. Magnetic Head Hammer
- 16’ Fractionalized Tape Measure
- Multi-Bit Ratchet Screwdriver
- Slip-Joint Pliers
- Mini Razor Scraper
- Torpedo Level
- Rubber Grip Gloves
- CE Certified Safety Glasses
- Sanding Block
- Carpenter’s Pencil
Much like this company, I, too, am adamant about making a difference. A big part about raising children is teaching them to, not only, be good people but to be of good moral character. You can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat those that can do nothing for them. While we were left without power, many have lost their homes completely. Opening our children’s eyes to such a disaster and allowing them the opportunity to help has bettered them, and us. New Jersey shaped who and what I am and, for that, I am darn proud. These days, getting down and dirty and being dubbed “tomboy” is more of an honor than it is an insult.
The Tomboy Tools definition…
Tomboy noun /tom·boy/: a girl who determines her own destiny
I will proudly hold that title if it means helping to restore the shore and put back together the shattered pieces of our neighborhoods. The boardwalk may be in shambles and it is true that the ocean has claimed an entire pier as its own but we are New Jersey and we are strong. We will rebuild, together – and with pink Tomboy Tools in hand.
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Also, keep up with them via social media on Facebook and Twitter for more chances to win! And if you are in a generous mood, yourself, you can speak with your local consultant to talk about hosting your very own Fundraiser Tool Party to benefit the American Red Cross: Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund or any charitable organization of your choice!