Year: 2010

My 12 Days before Christmas

12/13/10: On the 12th day before Christmas my true love gave to me... FRIENDSHIP!
For some reason today I've been exceptionally emotional, which so isn't my thing. I chatted with my Godson's mother and wow. We've been friends for over 15 years.  We've grown together, apart, individually, and together again. We went from walking to the bus stop together every day in HS, to getting married around the same time, to moving around with our spouses, to now being settled in life and motherhood. We've evolved so much as individuals but have never lost our friendship. We are friends for life and that won't ever change. Friends are the sisters God forgot to give us.

Seasons of Love

The holiday time is upon us and like clock work there is a commercial on TV that plays Seasons of Love. I totally love this song. It takes me to another place and I get all gay over it.  I had my Babe download the musical RENT on my Zune (mp3 player) just so I could sing along and cry with such excitement like the maniac that I am. I could just listen to this song over and over again. So I had to share it with yall. Listen to this YouTube clip compliments of OfficialSeanMatthews

2010 Year In Review

MimiCuteLips is a girl of many faces. My hairstyle changes depending on the direction of the wind, sun, cloud, sale, pump, purse, earring, WHATEVER! So here is my Year (Hair) in Review.
Perm w/ long bang piece Jan. 1, 2010

What you won’t do for love…

I spoke with a girlfriend today and our discussion turned to relationships. We began to discuss what we (people) want vs. what you (people) accept. What makes us happy? How do we get our wants out of life without settling? This logic expands across a variety of subjects but ours was concentrated on relationships.
Are we settling if we put our wants on hold for someone else; or are we compromising? How does one determine what is a compromise and what is giving up on what you want?
Our discussion gave me pause and sent my mind racing all over the place.  Nobody is perfect but do you settle for 8 out of 10? If so which 8 out of 10 do you go for? Do you marry 8 out of 10, or do you search for 9 out of 10 and hope you are lucky enough to find that 10 out of 10? In life we (people) tend to have this “grass is greener” type of mentality. As we get older we learn to realize that all that glitters isn’t exactly gold.

DIY Costume “MimiMouse”

Hey Cuties,

I don't typically dress up for Halloween but this year my niece (5 years old) was having a Birthday Halloween Party. She requested everyone come dressed in costumes. I knew right away I wanted to go as Minnie Mouse but this also means I need a Mickey Mouse. We will get to that part later. In July of this year, we took our son to Disney World. You know, where the magic happens. While there I got some ears for myself and my son. You can't go without getting the ears.

The Vintage Pearl

I've been meaning to write this particular blog for some time but realized I hadn't taken the pictures that I needed to do it justice. I've finally gotten my act together and so here it is. One day back in March/April I was reading one of my favorite mommy blogs Mom2y6pack and she mentioned another mommy blog that makes jewelry. TheVintagePearl was the name and the blog was very cute but the jewelry was even better. I browsed the entire site and immediately thought this was the answer to my mom's Mother's Day gift. I love anything customized/personalized and my mom has been wanting something like this for some time. My first order was a necklace for my mother. It was two hollow circles one slightly larger than the other. On the big outer ring was mine and my sisters first name. On the inner hollow circle were the names of my niece and my son. I was pumped up about my order yet nervous at the same time. I hadn't thought of a plan b gift if this didn't work out. Rest assure I received it a few weeks later and it was a beauty. It came in a little small draw string mesh bag with a tiny silver cleaning cloth. The package was really cute and simply most importantly it was gift ready. LOVE IT!

How do you love?

Yesterday as I was walking to the Metro (Subway) I got to thinking about life and love. Random I know but that's how this brain of mine works. In my thinking I put love in two categories. a.) you are in love with your significant other and loving and affectionate.
b.) you show your love by being a great provider and parent.
I then thought of the couples I know and placed them into one of the above categories; of course this is based on my own opinion using what I know about them and how they interact with one another. Naturally I know more about some more than others, but that's what made my thoughts even more interesting. Either way I was really intrigued by this thinking and sought out some opinions and thoughts from others.

Girl, where did you get those?

Anyone that knows me knows I like funky and different things. Either I make them, stumble upon them or simply seek them out. Well one night I was OEF'ing (read browsing the inter webs) on Fotki natural hair albums. I came across this girl with some hot earrings on; picture after picture I saw bold, creative, and funky styles. I had to know where she got them from. She told me a place called Nappy Rutz. Oh word! Nappy Rutz creates Nappy Inspired T-shirts and handmade earrings designed with a Natural woman in mind! Sounds like me huh? I know! Too bad my napps are currently held hostage by these micros. Nevertheless here are the two pair of earrings I ordered.