Hey Cuties, I had another uber busy weekend, while it was a great I'm exhausted, I'm looking forward to hibernating a bit in the winter. Our temps went from three days of a sunny 80 to a windy 65. On Saturday I headed downtown to the National Museum of Natural History and I had to fight the throngs of people and the wind that was forcing me to walk in the opposite direction. Skinny girl problems, I know. Did I mention that I drove around for a full twenty minutes looking for parking? If you've never been here, welcome to DC. Where our parking sucks and when you do find a spot we will charge you two arms, two legs, one lung and half a fingernail. Seriously.
Hey Cuties, Friday has rolled back around again and this one is the birthday edition. On Tuesday, I made my 37th solar return, I know you're all like but you look so young; you couldn't possibly be 37. I know right, girl I moisturize and stuff plus this pretty brown is golden honey. I had a chilled-out day planned and I was looking forward to it. There won't be another turn up until 40. Babe took the day off and joined me, we decided on pizza and a movie.
Hey Cuties, We are about two weeks out from Halloween. I've not even started on my daughter's costume yet. #Fail My son is at the age where a costume is no longer a thing. I'm okay with that. Although he isn't dressing up in costumes he still enjoys the thrill of Halloween. Our favorite friends over at Six Flags invited us for a complimentary day of Halloween fun at Fright Fest last weekend. Thrills by Day was all about kid-friendly fun and at six in the evening, things got freaky. By freaky, I mean Fright by Night took over and I was afraid. Full Disclosure: I don't like to be scared, my kids already know don't jump out on me. I'm not responsible for my reaction.
Hey Cuties, Last week I attended the Washington Automotive Press Association - WAPA Rally, in Kent Island, Maryland. For those of you familiar with the Maryland area, it right across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. I've hung out with some of the folks at WAPA during the Auto Show Media Day event each year in DC. This event was a first for me so I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew they would have tons of cars and we would get to drive them. However, I didn't know what that looked like or how it would be executed.
Hey Cuties, We are now ten days into October and the world has been painted pink. October is a month of many things, for example, eight more days until my birthday #1018. Among-st all of the other causes Breast Cancer Awareness is the most popular. The NFL rocks their pink in support as well, you know because real men wear pink. MimiCuteLips boldly and proudly supports the efforts to finding the cure. My mother and mother-in-law are both breast cancer survivors. Last year I shared information on BRCA testing and how and why one would consider it. I shared my Mom's Cancer diagnosis story back in 2011 and I gave you the truth and raw emotion that came with her diagnosis. This will help you understand why I ride so damn hard for this woman.
Hey Cuties, I am still talking Key West on this #FatSnacks Friday because Key West was so lit. I've recapped what we did on our Cousin's Trip, I shared our incredible dessert experience in Key West and now *drum roll* the incredible hella fat and delicious eats from Key West. Sit back, loosen your buckle, untie the drawstring on those sweat pants and prepare to salivate. You should probably eat while you read so you feel better about what you are going to see. I'm only telling you because I care.
Hey Cuties, I came back from Key West on a Monday and that Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending Luvvi Ajayi's Book Signing event at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture Museum. It is the latest edition to the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC. I was really looking forward to this event because Luvvi had another book signing event while I was still in Key West and I was mad I missed it.
Hey Cuties, I had a nice five-day vacation with my sister and cousins in Key West, Florida. This was our 2nd Cousin's Trip; we had our first Cousin's Trip in Williamsburg, VA back in 2004. Yes, it took us 12 years to get together again. I come from a family of girls, I am one of twelve grand-kids and of that twelve, nine of us are girls. Of that nine, seven of us make up the core grand-kids. By that I mean we are all 35+ and we grew up like sisters. The others are just as important but they are much younger. Can you imagine the hand me down rotation in a family of girls? Items frequently entered and exited a home twice.
Hey Cuties, I went all the way to the southernmost point to bring you some #FatSnacks. You already know there are levels to this here food game. I plays no games and I'm always thrilled to share my findings/eatings with you my crew. We kept driving past this place while in Key West and had to see what it is about. It did not disappoint. There is nothing obscene in this post but do feel free to tuck your granny panties in. Better Than Sex is a dessert and cocktail type of establishment. They also have another location in Orlando, Florida.
Hey Cuties, I'm back home from Key West & Miami; I still have unpacking to do and pictures to sort and so we will dish on that later in the week. Instead, I have a story to share with you; one day I'm on social media like always and I come across a dope story about a little boy. When you see stories, they are just that stories. You don't know the person, and you don't have a connection to the story; you just read maybe share and you keep it pushing. Well, this time, was different. I knew this kid, I knew his parents and have known them for some time.