Howdy y'all, my name is Micaela "Mickey" Elizondo. I'm the founder and owner of Cool Beans Box. That's me in the photo above alongside my handsome husband, Noe, and beautiful daughter, Calista. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Noe was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. And Calista was born in Denton, Texas.
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!
Noe wins 1st Place in Beans, 2017 Big D BBQ Battle
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.
Calista and Buster at Galveston Beach, 2016
Calista definitely keeps us busy with school activities and everything that goes with being a teenager. The handsome fellow pictured with her above is our beloved cantankerous but lovable, Buster. He passed away on December 10, 2017, at the young age of 16 1/2 years old. He loved music, carrots, and bossing his little sister, Calista, around. He was and still is our Official Cool Beans Box Mascot and Motivational Barker, posthumously. We love and miss him every day.
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! We're all about offering great gifts from Texas.
Since shipping my first gift boxes in September of 2016, 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 Collections to view 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.
I hope this post provides some insight into CBB and the people behind it.
Micaela "Mickey" Elizondo