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Meet Mary Jo!

Aloha friends!

I’m glad you stopped in to chat for a while! I’m Mary Jo, and I have some exciting things to share with you! Grab a cup of coffee and a sweet roll and sit a spell.

Let me share with you why I do what I do and who I am.

I am a lover of Jesus, a wife, a mom, and an overall “let’s get it done” type of gal! Crafting and creating beautiful things for my home and for other people is a joy, and I could do it all day! And seeing those smiles of others as they create their masterpiece—is priceless!

Mary Jo Markel, Chalk Couture Independent Designer

I am the wife of 25+ years to a wonderful man and mom to four beautiful children who are learning their ways in this world. I also nanny two beautiful girls who keep me young and make me laugh! I am a registered nurse by profession, specializing in Intensive care and trauma—but I always joke- which would I rather do? Life and death or crafting—somehow, the crafting and chalking win every single time! Then there’s the little cake side gig I have- it’s mainly for fun, but I am a cupcake snob, I have been told.

“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” ― C. S. Lewis

Chalk Couture

Being a Premier Founding Designer with Chalk Couture has brought so much beauty and education into my world. I am reaching out to show others how awesome a career in direct sales is changing lives by being a friend and mentor. Now that’s some real fun! Who wouldn’t want to show someone else how awesome this journey can be?

I started with direct sales over 20 years ago when we decided I should stay home with our children, and I have not regretted one moment since! I have always achieved at high levels and have traveled to many places that I would have never gone if it weren’t for earning those FREE trips! I have been mentored by some of the most amazing men and women in our industry, and now I am able to share some of their wisdom with others… you see, direct sales is an amazing circle, never-ending and always growing! Because of this encouragement from so many of my mentors, I have now achieved my certification with John Maxwell Team as a mentor, trainer, coach, and speaker.  This is living the dream and making a dream come true! What better way to lead than through service to your team?

Chalk Couture is an exciting new and fun product I am happy to represent! The products are crisp and fresh in our little crafting world! My true love in the product line is our chalk paste! I love the bright and cheerful colors, the ease of using the paste, and the fact that I cannot make a mistake no matter how hard I try!  If I mess up, it wipes right off with water!! For this mom, that’s a super huge plus! And because of the paste, it makes crafting with ALL ages a breeze! From toddlers to the elderly, I can share a smile and encourage someone every day!

I invite you into my chalky world where I pride myself in being a hot mess mama with some organized chaos in the background.  Here, we can be real, have fun and get to know each other! Some days in our jammies and some days dressed for a gala event! We are all real people here. And who knows, you might want to learn more about being a hot mess mama living in the beautiful chaos of life that I call Chalk Couture! 

Let’s talk! Want to know more? Have questions? Then let’s chat. Leave your information so we can connect.

I also do keep some stock- including retired transfers- and you can shop my stash by clicking here!