Year: 2015

Events

Fire & Rescue Special Ops – Howard County, MD

Hey Cuties,

Your girl was out trying to be a firemen at the Howard County Department Fire & Rescue in Maryland. Spoiler Alert: I'm not cut out for the job. I've always had respect for the fire department but I have even more respect for them now. Do you know they do so much more than just putting out fires? Don't get me wrong putting out fires is no walk in the park. They also help trapped animals, work medical emergencies, accident scenes, water rescue, hazardous materials, collapse rescue, mass casualty emergency response and more.
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SOAR Retreat Lifting Women Higher

Hey Cuties,

I have some really exciting news to share with you. I'm talking a warm destination, beautiful views, powerful women and my birthday. Sounds amazing right? I, MimiCuteLips, Lifestyle Correspondent will be attending the SOAR Retreat put on by non-other than Mr. Steve Harvey. Are you bubbling over with excitement yet? This Retreat is all about Lifting Women Higher and I have new heights to reach.
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Orange is the New Black Uzo Aduba aka Crazy Eyes – Huff Post Live

Hey Cuties,

How was the weekend? Mine was pretty good; I got a little R&R. You know as much as a three year old and ten year old will allow. We went to a Princess birthday party on Saturday. My daughter wore her tiara and glitter tutu for two days. I told her to put on her pajamas and she did, but she put the tutu over them and still had on her crown. We officially have glitter everywhere. Sunday I took the kids to #TheBeachDC which is a "beach" exhibit at the National Building Museum in DC. I will share that with you later this week.
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The Biggest Comeback

Hey Cuties,

I worked The Biggest Comeback Event over the weekend, I'm talking 32 hours in two days. Add in 8 hours of sleep and that was me. I was a bit exhausted but I loved every minute of it. In a former life I did meeting planning and I absolutely loved it. It's been years since I've had a chance to do an event but I never lost my mojo.  I picked up right where I left off and it felt good. I think I might be on to something folks. Remember THIS.

This event was a very intense two day event filled with amazing speakers. Some of the speakers were in the room and others were online. You could attend in person or watch the entire event via a live stream. They had all options available okay. I was working so I couldn't sit in on all the speakers but three of them in particular left a lasting impression on me.

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Where is my purpose?

Hey Cuties,

I struggled all last week y'all. I wasn't moved to write, I didn't know what I wanted to talk about, and I was just not feeling it.  I’m constantly stressing over not knowing my purpose. I have amazing women around me and they are doing big things. This is by no means a competition but they are walking in their purpose. I'm jealous, not of their success because a victory for them is a victory for me. I'm jealous because they have figured out their purpose. I watched this awesome Periscope by Julian of Bold and Fearless all about Finding Your Purpose. The content was amazing, I took notes and I was still not feeling Bold and Fearless. WHAT IN THE WORLD!
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The Classic BLACK Man

Hey Cuties,
Today I'm challenging you to open your eyes to something that might not be familiar. After you open your eyes, open your hearts! When I turn on the news I see headline after headline that reads like a constant attack on our black men. Just know that you can't paint everyone with the same broad stroke.  Last week I saw an image on IG and I had to repost it; I don't repost much but when something captures my attention I have to share. I reached out to Marquelle Turner, the gentlemen who posted the image and he was so gracious to share more with me. He and I did a Q&A below and included some of the beautiful images these stylish black men captured in that photo shoot.
Food

Big Apple, Good Eats & Cute Fits

What up Cuties?

What's good with you? I've been enjoying vacation with the family. By enjoying I mean listening to the kids fight more than usual. Listening to them tell me they are hungry 100 times a day instead of their normal 50. Oh and my favorite where are we going today question; you know the usual. I kicked off our "family" vacation with a trip to New York without the family. Makes sense right? A couple weeks back I mentioned I was going to travel alone for the first time. Well that sort of kind of still happened.
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Hey Girl, how you doin? My name is Charlie last name Wilson.

Happy Friday Cuties!

This has been a slow week on the blog. I've snapped out of my funk but I lost my writing mojo.  I'm on the train headed to NYC to enjoy some R&R.  Who am I kidding, I will be in the streets all hours or the night shopping and hanging with my Blogger Boo's.  That is resting to me, I will eat my heart out and share all the fat snacks with you on the blog next week. To catch me in the moment make sure you follow me on Twitter & Instagram.
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Snapping out of your funk

Hey Cuties,

I've been in a bit of a funk as of late and I'm not 100% sure why. I had been trying to get my fat eating habits together and I was doing pretty well. I was drinking 64 ounces of water a day and using the bathroom like Sea biscuit. For lunch I was getting my very addictive Grilled Chicken Cesar Salad from Chopt. Then all hell broke loose in the office yesterday. I declared myself an emotional eater and took my emotional behind to Five Guys. It is only 2 blocks from my office, block one no problem, block 2 torrential down pour. I had on my cute pencil skirt and did not even care about the rain. My attitude was all the way funky. hahaha Shout out to the little bacon cheeseburger, Cajun fries and vanilla root beer soda that made me feel better. #FatSnacks