Events

These blog post are about events I’ve attended in various cities and states.

Dreams Came True in 2014

2014 is coming to a close and like many of you I'm reflecting on my year. I did a lot of cool things, I went a lot of cool places, I forced myself outside of my comfort zone and it all paid off. Sometimes the payoff didn't come until down the road and other times the payoff was simply personal growth. Either way I was receptive to it.

Earlier this year I attended the Newsbabes Bash event last minute and I had the time of my life. I went alone and met almost all of my favorite news reporters. They were all really nice and it was for a great cause; Jim Vance was my favorite for sure. Full story HERE

James Young DIY Network – Food Pantry Makeover

I had the pleasure of interviewing James Young, host of 8 seasons of DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen. James is partnering with Walmart to Makeover 75 local Food Pantries Nationwide for the Holidays. They will award $1.5 million in grants across 75 local food pantries from Dec. 2nd to Dec. 12th.  Today, 49 million Americans including more than 12 million children struggle with hunger at some point during the year.  Did you read that? More than 12 million children will struggle with hunger. As a Mother of two this breaks my heart even more. I'm so thankful that I'm able to provide for my babies but many people aren't in a position to do the same.

NYC, Motown the Musical & 60

October kicks of a heavy birthday season in my immediate family. This year we've had three monumental birthdays in a month's time. Can you see my money blowing in the wind? I turned 35 in October and my family gave me the best surprise birthday party ever. A month later my first born turned 10 and we gave him a Minecraft birthday party. Three days later my Mommy turned 60. Well we had to "turn up" just the same for her. My sister and I decided to whisk Mommy away to NYC for two days and see Motown on Broadway. Mommy loves the oldies and so do I.

DIY Minecraft Party

Hello DIY Minecraft Party, all my now 10 year old son talks about is Minecraft. He would watch Minecraft How To Videos on YouTube for hours if we allowed him. I must admit I've never played the game and until I decided to make it the theme for his 10th birthday party, I didn't know much about the game. It's like the digital version of Lego's but it has more of a Nintendo pixel like design.

Since I was unfamiliar with the game I had research to do in order to pull this off. I also consulted my son on my findings to make sure I was accurately representing. His image is on the line apparently and I'm bucking for Best Mom ever. This is what I came up with.

How do you surprise the nosiest person in the world?

You send an email to her sister, cousin and BFF's about a party idea you have three months before her 35th birthday. You loop her Babe into the plans, and seek out a co-worker to assist in the work place. You have secret meetings to plan, decorate, and god knows what else while she has no idea. When you hear she might think something is going on you text one another everything she said so everyone can throw her off. The extremes they had to go to just to keep this secret was nothing short of amazing. On Saturday, October 18, 2014 my family and friends did what I didn't think anyone could do. They surprised me with an amazing 35th birthday party. They represented my brand, they celebrated me, they included all of my favorite things and a lot of my favorite people. I'm forever thankful. 

MimiCuteLips35th1 SHOCKED!

Capitol Bacon Festival #CBF2014

Now this is what dreams are made of; bacon, bacon, bacon, BACON! My bestie Bri sent me a link to the Capitol Bacon Festival asking me if I was down. Um heck yeah, bacon makes everything better. I've never been to a bacon festival and I didn't know what to expect but we had a blast. One block away from here is the Vegan Fest, for whatever reason that makes me giggle like a school girl. Perfect timing right? Totally!
The National's baseball team had a home game, and the Vegan Fest and the Capitol Bacon Fest were also on the same block. The limited parking was extra limited. I rode around several times but finally lucked up on this cute couple coming out. GLO-RAY! The lady got out and gave me their parking ticket which was good for 2 more hours. PRAISE BREAK! I gave them gracious thanks and waited for them to pull out of the parking spot. I didn't ask but I bet they were coming from the Vegan Fest. hahahahaha

Smirnoff ICE #LadieswithGame Tailgate

Are you ready for some football? Football season is here, the men have cleaned up the man caves, and the ladies are making their favorite meals and leaving them alone. Well that happens in some homes, in others the ladies love football just as much as the men. Yes, SOME WOMEN LOVE FOOTBALL. Intro Ladies with Game Tailgate.
Ladies with game tailgate
Smirnoff ICE sponsored "Ladies with Game Tailgate" presented by Popsugar and hosted by Keshia Knight-Pulliam (Also known as Rudy Huxtable from the Cosby Show)

The Naturalista Hair Show Recap #iAmN

This weekend the Naturalista Hair Show took over Silver Spring, MD for two days. They had speaking panels, vendors, a pop up salon, fashion show and my favorite hands on classes.  There were hairstyles for days all up in there. Color, not colored, long, short, loc, twist, two strands, TWAs, you name it I saw it. When I arrived there was a line of folks, I checked in and got a program and this cute VIP Box.