Have you seen the celebrations already going on? Mardi Gras is tomorrow.
I swear this year is flying by fast.
Was it not just yesterday we celebrated Christmas and New Years?
Now we find ourselves getting ready for Mardi Gras.
Most understand Mardi Gras as a huge wild drunk street party.
However what most might overlook is that there is actually history
associated with that amazing wonderment that is Mardi Gras.
Did you Know
Did you know that the celebration of Mardi Gras is thousands of years old.
Many believe the holiday steams from Pagan celebrations of spring and fertility.
Like the majority of Pagan holidays as Christianity grew the powers that where decided to combine the celebrations of spring and fertility into one holiday aka Mardi Gras. It was meant to bring unity rather to further religious division.
How are Lent and Mardi Gras related
Lent is a religious celebration that is held between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.
Many refer it to a time of remembrance for the 40 days that Christ fasted in the dessert.
Those who take part Lent may do it in one of the following ways:
2. Giving up of a self indulgence or extravagance
3. Daily devotional
( in order to grow closer to god)
Mardi Gras is the day used to do the things that you may not necessarily be able to do during the Lent season. It is also known for being as a day to prepare for the beginning of your 40 day quest.
Mardi Gras and its Many Names
Mardi Gras is in fact celebrated worldwide.
Being so the holiday finds itself referred to by many names. You might hear the holiday be referred to as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. Other names are Pancake Tuesday, Pancake Day, Martes de Carnaval, Fastan, Martedi Grasso, and Karneval. All of which refer to the day that you mostly likely know it as Mardi Gras.
When the Spanish took over New Orleans they decided that change was in order for the citizens of New Orleans. One of the ways the Spanish asserted their power was by banning all Mardi Gras celebration. This ban was not lifted until the state of Louisiana joined the union in 1812.
However you chose to spend the day. I hope that it is riveting and sensational.
You could be like me and plan to have a nice quiet evening at a home accompanied with a few glasses of wine. Be kind and share how you chose to spend Mardi Gras. Remember we love hearing from you. Leave a comment below or use #ThavinMarcob.
Your different Social Media accounts can be hard to manage. Especially if you have different goals in mind for those individual pages. When you want to post on any of your accounts just keep in mind there is a difference between personal social media pages
and business social media pages. Today I have decided to dedicate this article to helping you discern what kind of content that should be posted on which.
Personal Social Media
Personal social media is a way to keep in touch with family and friends who you may not see in everyday life. Here would be the place you share your triumphs, your heartache, and your failures. Your personal page is a place for your friends and family to show their support for you as well as a place for you to vent. It is the place where they can congratulate you on your personal successes and console you on intimate hardships you face.
Your Personal Social Media pages are perfect for:
1. Family Photos
Go ahead and share all the selfies you want. Your friends/family will love to see them.
2. Your Real Name
Your are not trying to plug your brand. Go ahead and use your birth name.
3. Personal Conversations
This is also the place to talk about your nieces milestones and your family vacations. Share your everyday life with those closest to you, even if they happen to be oceans away.
Your friends and family support you in all that you do. So of course they would want the opportunity to know that you are starting a new business. Share this new and exciting adventure with them. Even if you don't feel comfortable divulging a ton of information with them. At least include your company name in your bio.
Its a great way to let them know your starting a new adventure without them feeling pressure to purchase anything from you.
Business Social Media
Your business social media is about networking and growing your brand awareness.
This is the page you use to promote your business as well as connect with others in business.
Hopefully as you grow your accounts you will be able to connect not only with others in business, but also with those who share the same goals. This is accomplished by being professional. Being professional is highly determined by the type of business your in. If you blogging about your kids and your family. Then yes you will end up using family photos, but if you are in retail. Then your pictures should be product based.
Keep them in line with your brand image. You are projecting towards consumers and fellow business.
2. Your Company Name
Utilizing your company name helps in two ways. First it gives your media page a professional feel. Second it also allows every post you make to be associated with your brand.
(The more people see your brand the more comfortable they become with you)
3. Professional Conversations
By keeping your conversations professional you allow others to witness how you interact with other professionals and with customers. This is a helpful and easy way for you to develop and grow trust with your consumers.
Every once in a while it is OK to share a little bit of your personal life on your business page. This enables you to more closely interact with those interested in your band and yourself. Go ahead and share your hobbies/interests. I love sharing my passion for hiking. While hiking dose not pertain to my brand in really any way. I still chose to share it because it helps possible consumers and other business to develop a mind set of who I am as a person. You should try to weave pieces of yourself into your business, but make sure that your business and personal life do not become one.
I started by pulling out the ugly. Anything that was bought, but never worn. Mostly because right after you lost the receipt you realize you have made a terrible mistake. Also any piece of clothing that you would not proudly wear out in public. Or any piece of clothing that was heavy in a tend that now must be forgotten. All of those items must go. Say good riddance and toss it into your box.
Now we all do it. When that shining moment rained down on you and you find yourself with that perfect piece of clothing that magically hugs your body just the way you want it to. In fact you love it so much that you purchased it in multiple colors. So that you can wear it multiple times a week in different fashions. While it is fun to have possession of these perfectly styled pieces. I find that I only really ever wear the original piece. So go ahead and toss the duplicates.
Ann Lowe was an amazing fashion designer.
Ann learned the majority of her sewing skills from her grandmother as well as her mother.
In 1917 Ann registered for classes in the segregated school of
S.T. Taylor Design.
Due to the segregation Ann spent the majority of this time alone in classrooms.
After graduation she opened her first store in Tampa Florida.
Once Ann was able to save enough money in Florida, She decided to closed up shop and move New York for new opportunities.
While in New York she opened her second successful shop.
Although this second store was eventually lost to past due taxes, Ann did however did manage to open a third store right there in New York. She catered to a very elite group of clients. You may in fact have even seen her work. Ann designed and created Jacqueline Kennedys wedding dress.
On July 17,1888 Miriam Benjamin was granted paten number 382,289. For her design and creation of the
Gong & Single Chair.
This design is still used today. In fact you have probably used it and never realized the history of this particular design.
The Gong and Single Chair
was a chair that was designed with a button. Its purposed was for hotel use.
It allowed customers to push the button to get the attention of the staff. A way for customers to Single the staff that they needed additional assistance.
Is it starting to sound familiar? It is the same thing you use while flying to get the attention of the flight attendant.
.Miriam was born a free woman and taught in a school within the segregated municipal school system.
I would love to hear your favorite heart healthy recipes.
Here is mine
1/2 cup oats
(Follow the directed cooking directions)
Once done cooking
Add 1 tablespoons Maple Syrup
( I like mine really sweet so I use 2 Tablespoons)
Top your oatmeal with
Almond Slices and Dried Cranberries
Then simply enjoy!
(* I do not know how heart healthy this recipe is. Therefore I can not guarantee its heart healthy nutrition value.)
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