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Happy 1st Birthday: From Mi To You

August 11, 2013 From Mi To You was born. I didn’t see it coming but I was determined to ride it out and see where it would take me. I had no idea we would accomplish so much in such a short amount of time.

From Mi To You 16.16.13 – First Junk Chuck

THANK YOU to my Babe {Self-titled Creative Director} and our babies Nasir and Nori. They have been cheering me on every step of the way. They promote From Mi To You, they encourage me to keep going and keep trying.  They allow me time to design and let me test out ideas on them. They understand what it takes to run a business and they love me just the same.

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9.28.13 – First boy design

Shout out to my friends, family, co-workers, friends of friends, fellow parents at Hapmudo (Martial Arts studio), my Babe’s friends, my childhood friends and new friends. These people have shared our post, purchase our shoes for themselves, their children, god children, grandchildren, mother, sister, daughters, brothers, nephews, husbands etc. They tell others about our products, they’ve been ambassadors of From Mi To You without being asked. I love you to the moon and back for that.

To all of our supporters/friends/followers on FB, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. You helped us get to this place and we appreciate you!

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11.13.13 – Our official website went live, we built it in a week
Here are some fun facts and a little history of From Mi To You.

We’ve been a part of many birthdays {Majority have been 1st birthdays}, a wedding, 1st day of school, a lot of baby showers and even more everyday style. We are proud to have a hand in such monumental days in one’s life.

To date we’ve designed a shoe for one recording artist and one celebrity baby. Did you know that?

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3.15.14 We designed this shoe for Christian Denise, she is a new recording artist. These shoes can be seen in the video of her new single (If I Ain’t) Got You.
Kerry Washington was the keynote speaker at this year’s BlogHer Conference. The sweetest part of this story is that when she arrived she was gifted with this pair of custom From Mi To You Chucks for her new baby girl.
 From Mi To You 5 Kerry Washington 7.13.14 We designed these for Kerry Washington’s baby girl.
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This is the selfie Kerry took while at the BlogHer conference.
4 months in we had our first news feature. It featured an infant shoe we made into a Christmas ornament. {12.16.13}
So we started selling ornaments.
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6 months {2.25.14} in we had a full product feature on Fox 5.
Following this we had two online print magazine features.

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3.18.14: Kokoa Magazine interviewed From Mi To You to talk about life as a small business owner. You can read the full article HERE!
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6.1.14: Domicile Magazine featured From Mi To You in its Back 2 School section of their summer edition. You can see the feature HERE!
6.21.13: We sold our first shoe, we would sell two additional pair of shoes before the business would officially start. My BFF Chrissy was my very first customer. She has remained our most frequent customer. Love her!
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 This is our first bridal shoe 8.24.13
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We started selling key chains 2.16.14
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5.2.14 We sold our first dude design.
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Photo credit: Mareta Creations
7.22.14: We created our first splatter paint shoe, this was also our 100th shoe!
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Our story in color…
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This has been a great opportunity to show my children they can be the Captain of their own ship. They know mommy owns a business and they are learning about entrepreneurship. What a great gift to give to them.

From Mi To You 15 Cheers to our first year!

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Photo Credit: Footprint Fotos

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Yvette Sandy

    Beautiful sis! Congratulations on all that you do!

  2. Bijee

    Awww this is SOOOO INSPIRATIONAL! I dont even know you but I am super proud of you! For so many reasons.. taking the first step off the cliffe to start your own business takes courage! Then to model that courage to your children. And to make the necessary steps to balance it! YOU ARE AWESOME in my book! Congrats on a first year of business and cheers to many more!!! I am gonna have to check you out and order us some shoes!!!!! You go girl!

  3. Carin Kilby Clark

    Congrats on so many wonderful accomplishments in just your first year! You are going to do many more amazing things and I’m so proud to be a witness to your journey!! Happy biz birthday *cheers* to many more outstanding years of biz awesomeness! xoxo

    • Mimicutelips

      Thanks for your support Carin, for listening to me talk about my ideas, my creativity and anything else I couldn’t stop talking about. I am looking forward to an even more exciting 2nd year.

  4. Leslie

    Congratulations! I’m dragging my feet on starting my little side project. I hope your having a great day!

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