Year: 2014

Roseola who? What is Roseola?

Friday evening my 2 year old daughter came home with a fever, I'm talking 100.2, 99.8, 101.6, 103.1, 102.9 and 104.2. These are all the readings I got from the time she got home at 5 until she went to sleep. My children are really healthy and don't get anything more than a runny nose. So I was really worried about whatever her body was trying to fight off. I rotated Motrin & Tylenol all night long and she would finally drift off to sleep at 11pm. Although she was burning up to the touch she was still Nori. Fussing with and at her brother, running around, jumping on the sofa and making demands.  I was all set to cancel my Saturday and stay home with her but she was still her normal self so I packed her meds in my purse and we ran errands. The show did go on...

CuteLips Gets Colored: The Color Run

A week ago my niece and I participated in The Color Run. They say it's the #happiest5k and they were not joking. WHO KNEW! Having someone toss powered color on you while you run 3.1 miles would be so much fun, liberating even. I've run in water, I've run in the mud, and I've even run at night but this was by far the most fun. So much so I've signed up to do the run again in September.
I've not hung out with my niece since she was a little girl, by little I mean 2. Today was a first and she and I totally had a blast. Check out our experience in pictures.
The Color Run
Waiting for the run to start.

CuteLips: INHMD 2014 DMV Edition

Saturday, May 17th was International National Hair Meet-up Day. Events around the world would take place on this day and simply celebrate us. Brown girls of all shades who embrace their natural hair. We do have some vanilla girls that are taking care of their daughter's natural hair as well. On this day we come together to educate, share, shop, laugh and have a grand ole time in the name of nappiness.
INHMD

Saving some Boobies!

Everyone loves boobies, we rub boobies in my family and they have saved lives. This weekend my family and I participated in the Race for the Cure. It's our annual tradition; it started as something I did with my Babe and his family because my Mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor. As of 2012 my mother was officially a breast cancer survivor too. I've blogged about our experience with HERE! Now we do it together with both sides of our family. We walk in honor of our mother's, the many women and men too that are currently battling breast cancer, those that have lost their battle and those that will be diagnosed. A year or so ago Susan G. Komen changed the Breast Cancer walk to the Saturday before Mother's Day. On this day I used to host my annual Tea Party now we do the walk together.

Blogger Week & Race for Hope oh my!

One of my New Year's resolutions was to get out, well a sista has been doing just that. I kicked last Friday off with the Blogger Week Networking Mixer. The event took place in Washington, DC. Blogger Week™ 2014 is a multicultural festival of bloggers, journalists and social media mavens hosted by Black Bloggers Connect I arrived and to my surprise my cousin was also there. hahaha Had no idea. We went in and mixed and mingled. I met some virtual friends in person for the first time and made some new friends. I went in with no expectations but I was pleasantly surprise that everyone was social. They were friendly and they had no issues sparking up some chatter with a stranger. LOVE THAT! Perhaps it's the blogger in us all.
Business

Does your child love the skin they are in?

You ever had an "ah ha moment" (c) Oprah and you get really excited and the wheels in your head rotate at an excessive pace? Well, that happened to me on Friday and I had to blog about it. I think I've found my purpose and I'm ready to share it with the world!

Backstory: My friends and family would always tell me oh you are so good at {insert something here} you should start a business. My reply was two parts, yet the same all the time. "I'm afraid I will no longer enjoy it if I did it for a business." "I have so many passions I don't know how to focus on one".

Fitness

Is this what camping is like?

I had the bright idea to go camping for Spring Break, sounds good right? Yeah well I've never been camping; I'm not an outdoors kind of gal. I scream at the sight of spiders, ants, bugs, crickets and snakes. I don't know what I was thinking. Either way I booked us a cabin at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Luray, VA. I thought I was doing something by getting us a cabin and not using a tent or an RV. Not that we even own either of those things. I looked at the pictures online and the cabin looked pretty good to me.
what is camping like 1a Wait! You mean to tell me there is NO bathroom in this cabin-

Once we arrived I was shocked to see there was no bathroom. We are staying here three nights and there is no bathroom? What do you mean!

Crafty Collaborative Giveaway

Spring is coming spring is coming! On the east coast we've had one snow storm after the another and now we are doing every kind of dance we can to usher in Spring. Good bye snow, salt trucks and icy conditions and hello warm days with light jackets, flowers in bloom and flip flops. Okay flip flops might be too soon but you see where I'm going with this. The one thing we know is everybody loves something free. In this case you could win six something's for free. Even better right? Myself and some awesome crafters and have teamed up for a collaborative giveaway. We are totally giving away all this goodness in the name of spring.