my cup runneth over


Week 9 has arrived and I’m still going strong with the Our Project 52 photo challenge. Three cheers for not giving up. I must say finding my perspective on each theme has been a lot of fun. Who knew right?

Week 9: In My Cup

Let me start by saying my cup runneth over. O-V-E-R! Lately I’ve felt a bit overwhelmed, I’m not sure why exactly. I love reaching for my dreams, attending events, creating great content for my blog and custom designing sneakers for From Mi To You. We’ve have a ton of snow days in the past two weeks and my children and Babe have been home more than usual and well they run my cup over, on to the counter and down into the floor.

my cup runneth over 2The bigger the mug the better.

In My Cup this week is a lot of reflection. I’m going to become an Auntie again within the next three weeks and I’ve been helping my niece and sister get ready to have a little person in their home. Yesterday we loss a special person in our lives. He was a Minister in the church I grew up in and my nieces God Father. Our families became close when I was in Elementary School and so he was like a God Father to my sister and I as well.  He was an amazing man, very active in the community, great father and just a positive spirit. He always had an encouraging word for everyone. He watched me grow up from a little girl to a teenager that sometimes raged against the machine a little bit. He and his wife would help ease the tension between my Mom and me during those years. As teenagers we are rarely on the same page as our parents.  I would later become a young adult that was trying to find her way in life. Making decisions that would both spring me forward and set me back. It warms my soul to know he saw me as an adult with great promise. He saw my life change for the better and got to know the family I created for myself. To see me as a Mom with a great mate. He would tell me “Mish I’m proud of you.” That means the world to me now more than ever.

my cup runneth over 3

This was the first tea set I ever purchased.

It’s nice to have someone invest in you as a person.  To always offer up an encouraging word when you didn’t even realize you needed it. To never judge your poor decisions but cause you to think about your life and what you want out of it. The last time I went to visit him he was full of smiles. We played Phase 10 and talked junk the entire time. I won, I kicked butt. It was just good old fashion fun, it took our mind away from the real situation at hand. I will treasure that final memory for a lifetime. 

my cup runneth over

Egg Mug {Target} & Yogi Bear {Jellystone Park, Luray, VA}

Camera: Nikon CoolPix L830

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my cup runneth over

See the previous weeks here: Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8



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. Andrea @

    I’m sorry for you and your family’s loss. It seems like he was a great guy. I’m glad you’re able to think about good times.

  2. Lynn

    Awww… sending you virtual hugs and send my condolences!

    Loving the cup collection & that shoe cup is the cutest… I’m going to jump in this photo-challenge b 4 its all overrrr! lol

  3. Daenel T @ Living Outside the Stacks

    First of all, I’m so sorry for your loss…

    Second, I celebrate the new life with you…

    Your mugs are absolutely adorable.

    I like your take on this week’s theme.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Daenel, it is the circle of life. Celebrating new life is always exciting.

      I love mugs, I buy them even though I’ve run out of room in the cabinets. I think they say so much about your personality.

  4. Tia

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It’s so nice to have beautiful memories of a loved one. Your tea set is so pretty. I love the butterflies.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Tia, memories are the absolute best. They make you smile and cry at the same time. lol

      I love tea parties and tea sets, I also love butterflies. When I could two in one I knew it was love. lol

  5. Chelley @ AisForAdelaide

    I hope things calm down for you. Finding a good balance, especially when life is in turmoil is so hard.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Chelley, I guess it is my season. I hope nothing but amazing things come from it. You know a little reward for my trouble. Having my blog allows me to write some of my thoughts and feelings down. To get rid of the clutter so to speak.

  6. Lauren

    This cup project looks pretty interesting. It seems like an effective way to reflect on the happenings in your life. I’m sorry for your loss.

  7. Mia Jones

    It is always a comfort to have fond memories of someone in life and in death. Your cup will always runneth over with those memories of him, indeed. Blessings.

  8. Bernetta

    I love these cups! This project 52 is created some really great pieces !

  9. LaShawn

    I’m so sorry for your loss! And i love the tea set. It is beautiful! I want a tea set, but I would only use it for coffee!

  10. Kara

    Sorry for your loss Mimi. I love even through trials and tribulations you still push through with Project 52 all these weeks! Absolutely loving your mug collection!

    Kara from

  11. Kasi

    What a fun, yet reflective challenge. I love your photos, and I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I can tell from your description of him, that he was a great man.

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  13. Adanna

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I missed this post but it’s so much reflection. I’m glad he was able to see you grow up and do positive things with your life. Best to you and your family!

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