When you’re born raised in Cajun Country, and come from a family who loves to cook, Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Gumbo becomes a staple holiday tradition. This year, I decided to share my Turkey and Sausage Gumbo recipe with y’all to bring a little Cajun love to your table. My family takes a lot of pride in […]
Jeremy and I will be celebrating ten years of marriage this July. We have a very energetic (almost) four year old son, and now, we spend our days working side by side. I’m not going to lie and say that this always a dream situation. I think I can speak for most husband and wife teams when I say that owning a business together creates very unique challenges. While you work well together as a couple, you have to learn to work together as professionals, and that can be hard on many levels. Despite that, the change has been good for us. Yes, the financial side of things is still a bit scary but the improvement to our quality of life has, so far, outweighed the risk.
Last year, we interviewed Nadine McCoy, of Organized Impressions, about tips for staying organized. This year, we wanted to taker her advice to the next level, so I decided to invite Nadine into the office to try to take control over the paper that plagues me. Nadine warns not to get caught up in the trap of thinking anyone is really “naturally neat.” She says, “Staying organized is a skill that can be learned, just like any other. Anyone can do it. “The first step was a consultation. I wanted to replace my bulky old desk, and lighten up the room, but had no idea […]
The hassle of managing passwords is a side effect if the digital revolution that I could do without. Password problems have long been on my mind, and yesterday’s “catastrophic security breach”of internet security due to a bug called Heartbleed is just the kick in the butt I needed to tighten up my passwords. Read on for a tip that will help keep your passwords strong, secure, and memorable.
There’s a lot of talk in New Orleans about the growing technology industry. Last year (2013) marked the very 1st NOLA Tech Week (nolatechweek.org), and there are more tech jobs in the city than can currently be filled. Despite this, Louisiana recently received the title of “Worst State in the Nation for Women,” and our […]
On good days, I love running my small business. For the most part, I stay motivated by the freedom and sense of accomplishment that working for myself affords. But on bad days – days when I’m over worked, or I missed out on a big project, or when a client seems extra demanding – the […]
The multitude of tasks involved in running a small business is overwhelming to say the least. Between sales, admin, networking, and keeping up with websites and social media, it’s surprising that more entrepreneurs don’t walk around looking like Pig-Pen. I know how important it is to stay organized, but when I get overwhelmed, office tidiness […]
When Catherine Markel decided to open Faubourg Wines on the St. Claude Corridor, she knew there would be opposition. Controversy over the New Orleans neighborhood’s gentrification is an ongoing subject, and some residents worried that the shop wouldn’t fit in. But the store/bar has quickly become a welcome addition, and feels at home in the […]
Last night’s Culture Collision brought together over 60 cultural organizations that work and thrive in the city. Speaking to so many people who have real and obvious passion for what they’re doing brought me to new levels of NOLA sappiness.
Click the picture for a list of some of the stand outs from the event:
If you live in New Orleans, you’ve probably felt post Mardi Gras blues at one time or another. Perhaps Ash Wednesday guilt is an inevitable side-effect of the historically Catholic holiday. In recent years, I’ve found myself feeling guilty, not just about my over indulgence in King Cake and Abita Mardi Gras Boch, but about […]