Today we are introducing you to Joanna Hartland Marks and Hannah Hartland McNair as our BethieLife Woman Crushes. These twin sisters are what you call double the beauty, warmth, humor and charisma. They are busy moms, wives, professionals and philanthropists. I have loved getting to know them better and am now part of their exclusive “ugly snapchat crew”! Welcome, Hannah and Joanna!
Photos/Assistance by Amber Fierman
Hannah and Joanna: Born and raised in Houston
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you like to have with you?
Joanna: Tinted moisturizer, mascara and Huggies baby wipes
Hannah: Face wash/Rodan Fields Face Serum, mascara, tinted face sunscreen
Joanna: My children for one because when you are pregnant you can only do so much with your style and then when chasing around toddlers you must be comfortable. Other than that, I would have to say Jacki O and Carrie Underwood inspire me when I get to dress up.
Hannah: Chasing 3 boys influences my personal style. Tennis shoes and workout attire are my go to.
Joanna: Fried chicken, especially from Grace’s.
Hannah: Eating ice cream and having a glass of wine with my husband after the kids are in bed.
Joanna: My favorite piece of advice was when my father said to always make sure you have good character because no one can take that from you. They can try to hurt or tear you down but if you continue to do what is right. Right will happen.
Hannah: You can’t go wrong by doing what’s right.
Joanna: I.W. Marks 🙂 , Tootsies, The Webster, Tony’s, One Fifth
Hannah: I.W. Marks, Dior, Tootsies, Tony’s, Killens Steak House, One Fifth
Joanna: Currently I am working on co-chairing the Women’s Fund luncheon with my 13-year old daughter and helping with any type of Harvey Relief projects. I continually have small projects in the community and love being involved with anything to help others.
Hannah: A lot.
Joanna: I spend my down time with my family which consists of lots of little ones running around, laughter and just so much fun!
Hannah: I love being a mom and part of a big family. One of my favorite things is when all the little cousins are playing together while I spend time with my siblings/siblings-in-law.
Joanna: Levy Park
Hannah: My husband’s grill
Joanna: I don’t shop much online for myself, but when I do it is Bergdorf, Ulta and Elyse Walker.
Hannah: I don’t really do online that much, but when I do it’s either finding kids shoes on HoustonTexans.com, Nike, Adidas or Under Armour.
Joanna: Take lots of baths, wash your makeup off every night, laugh often.
Hannah: Wash your face every night. I’m too tired to have an extensive beauty regime but I wish I didi have one.
Joanna: A great pair of jeans, a great blowout and a good martini on the weekend.
Hannah: I can live without anything, but Cal, the kids, and my family, but I should probably have clothes too.
Joanna: I am crazy afraid of roaches, like I have been on my desk calling downstairs for someone to come kill one that is in the next room.
Hannah: Roaches. I CANNOT HANDLE!!
Joanna: My favorite vacation spot is the beach with my family for our annual Hartland Beach Bash. It is something I look forward to all year. We have been to places such as Rosemary Beach (we outgrew), and Destin, Florida. My favorite vacation spot I have been to other than that was Bora Bora on my honeymoon.
Hannah: Family trips and Kiawah
Joanna: If I wasn’t doing what I am currently coins as my occupation I would be a stay-at-home mother and doing more philanthropic work in our community. But honestly, I would want to work for my boss doing any other business venture she might have. She is the most amazing person and boss I could ever dream of and if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be working outside the home.
Hannah: Obviously not what God had planned for me.
Joanna: I don’t get to see many movies, maybe 2-3 times a year, but my most recent favorite was the new Beauty and the Beast.
Hannah: 1st Grade readers and Captain Underpants
Joanna: Paralegal, Mother and Wife
Joanna and Hannah: We are over the age of 30.
Joanna: When cooking dinner I like to listen to loud music and dance around the kitchen using utensils as microphones or fake instruments. I usually end up chasing my kids around the house trying to get them to dance with me. I also don’t take myself seriously so I don’t mind wing quirky because it is just who I am.
Hannah: I don’t really think I’m that funny.
Beth: Hannah, I’ve been around you and you are super funny. Especially your “ugly” snapchats lol