Thanks to everyone who made our October Ladies Night Out Event at Carolina Ale House a success! Our featured business for the evening was Sugar and Spice Southern Charms. Sarah Baltzegar provided a beautiful array of jewelry and charms! I was even able to score a bracelet with a snap of my beloved Clemson Tigers! For more information on purchasing jewelry and charms visit www.sugarandspicesnaps.com
In 2017, Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP launched the POP of Positivity Tour to encourage fans to celebrate positivity and “Crush It” by bringing the BOOM and inspiring others around the country to do the same.
The POP of Positivity Tour is free and open to the public and will take place in five U.S. cities in 2017 and online. In each city, women, children and men of all ages are invited to step inside a life-sized bag of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP and video record what they want to “crush” for themselves and their communities, sharing that commitment in real time using the #crushit hashtag on their favorite social channels. Fans participating online are encouraged to upload their statements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, joining inspirational voices from across the country.
As part of its mission, Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP is partnering with the nonprofit, I AM THAT GIRL, a global community that supports, celebrates and inspires fulfillment of the highest potential in every girl. Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP is supporting I AM THAT GIRL chapters in each of its tour cities and around the country to create healthy conversations and mentorship programs to address the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of girls everywhere.
~ excerpt from Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP press release/media brief
GETTING TO KNOW ANGIE
Describe yourself in three words:
Energetic, Optimistic, Grounded
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.
My husband was a teacher and I was a nurse with 2 small children and no college fund. My husband found a kettle corn popper and we decided to create a family business selling popcorn. We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to teach our children the value of work by selling popcorn on the weekends and during the summer. We sold popcorn at baseball games, farmers markets, festivals and practically anywhere people would allow us to.
We eventually connected with the Minnesota Vikings by giving them 120 bags for their training camp. The organization then asked us to become the official kettle corn of the Vikings. This created a broader audience for our business. We made a lot of mistakes along the way, but corrected them as quickly as possible with our buyers and fans.
Our mission is to live out loud and unapologetically. Our goal is to celebrate people for who they are, their autonomy, their own sense of empowerment and not having to apologize for who they are. We decided to represent this in our packaging as we did in the internal culture of our business. In 2012, we launched the bright yellow packaging and it quickly became the number one SKU on the shelf. The bright yellow packaging celebrates feminine and food at the same time.
How do you want to impact the world?
The company reflects my personal beliefs. I want to represent and normalize women in leadership, women living their own lives, women living with all of their self-doubt and imperfections. My goal is to inspire younger women and the next generations to accept themselves so they feel they can grow and live their own lives.
What gave you the courage to keep going during the hard times?
Dan and I had a partner in each other so we could tag team.
Externally we had people to validate what we were doing and how much they loved the product.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
That we were able to build this business and our children are healthy, happy and well. We sacrificed sleep and found time to spend with the children to ensure they didn’t get less of us.
We pulled back the lens and looked over our whole life...before we were married our life was ours and when we had the children, they were the priority. It was 18 years of dedication and sacrifice over the whole spectrum of life and it was well worth it. We made the short-term sacrifice.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To deepen relationships through the business with our retail partners and relationships with consumers through our national Crush It Campaign. We want to expose the purpose behind the brand which is the message of empowerment and representing something positive.
What are your hobbies?
I love to garden, travel and read.
Where are your favorite places to visit?
Siesta Key, FL (to visit family and be by the water) and Italy
Do you have any advice for women who would like to start their own company?
Don’t get discouraged. It’s easy to feel like the grind drains your energy and is exhausting. But, as you walk through the day, find one thing that was a little victory and then you hold on to that.
NEW FLAVORS LAUNCHED IN 2017
POP ON OVER AND CONNECT WITH ANGIE'S
Hello Augusta! Thank you for supporting our launch event in February hosted at Carolina Ale House!
I wanted to share the links to our amazing vendors, photographer and host restaurant. This way, you can still support them even if you weren't able to attend the event!
HUGE thank you to our host restaurant...Carolina Ale House
We look forward to seeing you at our next Girl's Night Out at Tin Lizzy's on March 23!!
The BIG game is here and it's time to CELEBRATE! As an event planner, I love to celebrate everything and the Super Bowl is no exception. Since I've made some goals of eating healthier for me and my family it lead me on a search for healthy recipes for the big game. Our typical go to for the game would be wings, fries, and some sort of dip/chips.
I was able to find some healthier recipes for these that I plan on giving a try this year. Let's just hope they are a hit with the family! (That's the part that makes me nervous).
Skinny Buffalo Chicken Bites
Serves: 10 Servings
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, hot sauce and cream cheese; mix well. Stir in cheddar cheese and green onions and set aside.
3. Using 3 separate bowls, set out the flour, eggs and crushed cereal. Scoop out chicken mixture and make 1½-inch balls, first rolling in flour, then dipping in egg and last coating with cereal. Repeat this until you have about 30 balls.
4. Place balls on sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden.
5. Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing and enjoy!
SWEET AND SPICY SWEET POTATO FRIES
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN FAJITA & QUINOA SOUP
**Recipes from www.eatyourselfskinnu.com
The last few minutes of the National Championship game gives me chills every time I watch it.
I'm a proud alum and let's just say that I will be wearing orange and reliving every Clemson memory for a while.
Running down the hill.
Stepshows in Tillman Hall.
Ice Cream from the Ag building (now known as 55 Exchange).
Pledging Delta Sigma Theta.
Those hard accounting classes.
Tiger paws lining the streets.
Homecoming floats on Bowman field.
Making life long friends.
And some to be left nameless :-)
Clemson was more than just a place of higher education. It was an experience.
There is something in those hills!
Let the light inside of you always be brighter than the light that is shining on you!
- Dabo Sweeney 2017
Hello! I'm Latasha Anderson, wife to an amazing man, mother to two amazing children, proud Clemson alum, wedding and event planner at Events by Anderson, Chief Creative Officer at the Events by Anderson Gift Boutique, wanna be runner and blogger.
Everything I do leads back to my 3 L's...my Lord, my Love and my Legacy!
I can't wait to get to know all the women of Augusta and the surrounding areas.
I'm on the hunt for a location and vendors for our first Girl's Night Out event, so be sure to follow our Facebook to keep up to date as we grow!
Southern Girl. Wife. Mom. Proud Clemson Alum. Seafood Lover celebrating life's milestones as an event planner. Led by my faith to empower and inspire women.
I'm the voice behind the postings. However, Augusta Housewives is not about me, it is about US...a community of women from different backgrounds and different experiences who are connecting and sharing life together! So, I welcome you all to OUR page; celebrating women, local businesses, fun events and networking opportunities!