Make-it-in-this-World Chutzpah Celebrated with Creation of Unique Women’s Product, Combining Faith with Humor, and Pointing to the Power of God in Persevering

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Applying tongue-in-cheek humor to a commonly-used and typically male-specific phrase Crystal Anzalone and Joni LeRette-Flores, two women with Iowa roots, have created a funny, functional and fabulous product for all women—which combines humor with a powerful message of perseverance. Guaranteed to bring laughter while simultaneously imparting encouragement.

Head-in-the-Clouds, an outreach devoted to encouraging women, recently launched a sassy, upscale encouragement gift just for women. Appropriately titled…are you sitting down?...Port-A-Balls(tm), the product is designed to combine humor with an inspirational message to persevere.

For every woman -- whether facing peculiar life challenges, in the process of overcoming adversity, who just received a long-sought promotion, or who exacts courage to take the next step in her day, Port-A-Balls(tm) is a to-be-given (or to-be-kept for ones self) portable reminder that every woman can find the chutzpah to succeed.

What happens when two women with Iowa roots parallel their lives, combine their faith, talents and humor to overcome adversity, then seek to encourage women everywhere with what they’ve learned? Necessity being the mother of invention, these co-creators developed a product conceived in humor and birthed through the process of overcoming. Port-A-Balls(tm) imagery brings a chuckle, while the accompanying mini book provides inspiration as the authors relay God’s never-going-to-let-you-go care through difficult circumstances.

Sometimes life circumstances leave us not knowing what to say, wanting to encourage, but not knowing how. Extending a Port-A-Balls(tm) gift says it all. It is ideal for the woman who is going through a difficult time (health, divorce, career loss) or as a “way to go” congratulatory remembrance for the woman who has succeeded in a new venture (whether it be in the workplace or on the home front).

Port-A-Balls(tm) does not deprecate men. Rather, it applies tongue-in-cheek humor using the stereotypically male-based bravado phrase “you’ve got balls”. Port-A-Balls(tm) commemorates the valor of women who choose to persevere in order to succeed. Tastefully designed imagery, Port-A-Balls(tm) is a beautiful scented sachet made of shimmering bronze fabric enclosed in a delicate, gold gift box. Port-A-Balls(tm) serves as a portable reminder of the courage it takes to live day-to-day and to overcome adversity. This trademarked, sassy, and sophisticated gift is guaranteed to evoke laughter…and laughter IS the best medicine. Each Port-A-Balls box comes complete with a pop-out scroll, recognizing recipients as inductees into the "Secret Society of Women with Balls Institute"— this introduction alone will bring a chuckle or two (if not an all out laugh 'til it hurts episode).

If you know a woman (and who doesn’t?) who:

  • Has recently achieved a long-sought promotion, overcoming the odds in doing so
  • Has experienced days when it didn’t seem she was going to make it, often wondering where the next paycheck might come from,
  • Has the blues and could use an encouraging laugh,
  • Is experiencing adversities that seem unbearable and the struggles in decision-making burdensome,
  • Feels like she is always drawing the short end of the stick, and the temptation to quit is on every day’s agenda

Port-A-Balls™ is just what the doctor ordered. Victory takes chutzpah and Port-A-Balls(tm) was created to serve as a fragrant reminder of the God-inspired courage that is there for the asking (and the taking).

Through their own stories of perseverance (included with the purchase of each Port-A-Balls(tm) gift), the co-creators share their personal experience in the power of the God Who sees, knows and cares. It is these co-creators’ fervent desire that their product, combining humor and faith in such a unique way, will infuse all women with hope in the Power to keep going.

Port-A-Balls(tm) gifts are available for $20, plus shipping and handling. Personal delivery and/or presentation of a Port-A-Balls(tm) gift is also available in the local Omaha, Nebraska Metro area.

Co-creators Crystal Anzalone and Joni LeRette-Flores may be contacted by writing to P. O. Box 540306, Omaha, NE 68154, by telephoning (402) 492-8259 (Crystal) or (712) 388-0565, or by emailing.


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