We had the good fortune of connecting with Courtney Faga and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Courtney, what do you attribute your success to?
My mother and I run our business together and I think this is the reason we have such major success — the perspective of two generations! Whenever the two of us can agree on something exactly it had turned into a best seller. It can be difficult at times to come to the end result, but all of the debating is worth it. 

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My mother and I have been embroidering since I was a little girl. I loved crafting with her. Embroidering was such a unique craft as everything can be so personalized. I loved creating gifts with names on it as a kid for all of my friends. As our craft continued to grow, so many of our friends and family encouraged us to begin a business. It seemed like the right decision for us. It was difficult to transition from a hobby to a business but over the last four years we seemed to have learned so much and grown exponentially more than I thought we ever would. Learning what type of products would sell well and more importantly — how to sell them was such a challenge. We have grown into business women together and I wouldn’t change any of our journey.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There are so many fun things to do in Houston but my favorite place to bring every visitor is to the Original Lupe Tortillas on Stratford. The food is incredible and the staff has always been wonderful. One of my most favorite memories in Houston was a walking food tour we took around downtown. There was so many unique dishes to try!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My entire family has been extremely supportive of my mother and I’s business. We could not achieve our success without the help given by my father and brothers.

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