Big Hat, No Cattle

We love a good simile and metaphor down here in the South. We truly have comparing down to an art here in the South. There is nothing quite like a southern saying. We will make up the most creative, lovingly harsh sayings. Let’s explore one of my favorite southern clever sayings.  Here in Texas, weContinue reading “Big Hat, No Cattle”

A Nod to Culture

July 22nd is National Hammock Day! The hammock is a wonderful, relaxing contribution from my Central American culture. Hammocks originate in the indigenous cultures of North, Central, and Latin America and can be traced back about 1,000 years ago. Growing up, we specifically had twine and cord hammocks in our home, made in the motherland,Continue reading “A Nod to Culture”

Stocking Up

Hurricane season just officially started on June 1 and will end on November 30. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, I have experienced a handful of tropical storms and hurricanes in my lifetime.  I have vivid memories of storm clouds rolling in, parents picking up their kids early at school to avoid flooding, and emptyContinue reading “Stocking Up”

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. We honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  And yet, the next big sale that you don’t want to miss is everywhere. It seems that every meaningful holiday and observance is hijacked by businesses who would rather make aContinue reading “Memorial Day”

Marketing Birthdays

I have always had a complex relationship with my birthday. I am turning twenty-seven in a few days. My mind goes in and out of many languages and accents and I just made the connection that numbers that I can very easily slip in to a conversation are the age I first became more comfortableContinue reading “Marketing Birthdays”

The Power of Family

While it’s not a public holiday, International Family Day celebrates the importance of families and cultures around the world. The theme set by the United Nations General Assembly for 2022 is “Families and Urbanization” in order to raise awareness about the importance of family-friendly urban policies. I found this theme very interesting as it highlightsContinue reading “The Power of Family”