REMEMBER THE ALAMO & GO SPURS GO! Howdy y'all, my name is Micaela "Mickey" Elizondo and I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Hence the Alamo and Spurs reference. I'm the founder and owner of Cool Beans Box. That's me in the photo above alongside my handsome husband, Noe. He was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. This photo was taken earlier this year at a Luau Party event held at the NYLO Hotel in Irving, Texas. It was super fun!
We met each other many moons ago back in college. I thought I'd use this post to share a little about us and how Cool Beans Box began delivering the COOL BEANS of Texas straight to your door!
We have lived in the DFW metroplex since 1997 and currently reside in the Las Colinas area of Irving. Most of our extracurricular activities revolve around family and work. Noe enjoys barbecuing. Here he's pictured with his first place Pot of Beans trophy which he won at the 2017 Big D BBQ Battle in Dallas, Texas. COOL BEANS indeed! We both enjoy watching football. GO COWBOYS! And fortunately we never have to call for computer tech support as Noe is our resident help desk.
Funny story, when I first introduced Noe to my parents he proceeded to share his love for the Los Angeles Lakers. YIKES! Cue the uncomfortable silence in a room full of San Antonio Spurs fans. We've been married for over 18 years now. Our daughter, Calista, who's pictured here with her daddy is the center of our world and she definitely keeps us busy with all of her interests and school activities. From ice skating classes to volleyball to Girl Scouts meetings, there's always somewhere to be.
The handsome fellow pictured below is our cantankerous but lovable 16 year old pug, Buster. He loves music, carrots, and bossing his little sister, Calista, around. We consider him our Official Cool Beans Box Mascot and Motivational Barker. He's definitely very good at his job.
With the support of Noe, Calista and Buster, I took the leap into business ownership and founded Cool Beans Box (CBB) in the Summer of 2016. I started CBB with the goal of celebrating Texas, its talented makers: artisans, small business owners with an extra focus on women-owned shops. And the way I set out to do this was by creating gift boxes filled with hand-crafted, artisan-made goods to highlight and showcase the awesome work of the makers. Because Texas Maker Rock!
Since shipping my first gift boxes in September of last year, I've been very fortunate to have worked with some very talented makers from across The Great State of Texas. I'd encourage you to view our Build a Cool Beans Box gallery to see just a few of the makers we currently collaborate with to offer some really great Texas made products. And know that we are continually building our partnership list.
As a small business owner, I'm definitely learning something new on a regular basis. From the important of establishing a strong social media presence, to establishing healthy and fruitful collaborations, to running a business in Texas, and the list go on and on. I continue to work towards our mission of ensuring our gift boxes are filled with the best artisan-made goods from across The Lone Star State. Every box that you receive is truly Thoughtfully Sourced. Proudly Delivered.
At Cool Beans Box, we are continually creating different themed gift boxes. Don't hesitate to contact us with your recommendations and suggestions. I hope this post provides some insight into CBB and the people behind it.
Micaela "Mickey" Elizondo