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Kicking … and taking names. Hello 2016

Happy Hump Day!  My schedule says we are back at work, but my body hasn't gotten the memo yet.  I shared my year in review with you and the reception made me feel like a rock star.  Now I want to share my 2016 with you. Buckle up, you know for safety, don't touch the radio but by all means do enjoy these jams. It's a new year but I'm the same Cutie, just turning up on these dreams.  I'm sharing them with you because you're my cuties; and you will keep me accountable.

Happy New Year : MimiCutelips 2015 Year in Review

Hey Cuties,

We are down to the last day of 2015, Happy New Year! I appreciate you for rocking with me. I hope I've shared something that connected with you one way or another.  I read all your comments and I try to reply to each of them. I don't take your time for granted, you could be anywhere in the world but I appreciate that you come here to chat with me. This year has been major in a rather low key kind of way. Sometimes it takes some reflecting to realize just how far you've come. That applies across the board in life, when we are in the thick of things it's hard to realize the how far we've come. 2015 was a year of preparation for me and let me tell you MIMICUTELIPS IS READY HONEY!

MimiCuteLips Tee Shop

Hey Cuties,

I've been sitting on this project and now I'm finally ready to share it with you. I'm a t-shirt and Chuck Taylor person to my core. If you've ever met me I probably had those two items on. I love to dress them up with a pencil skirt or chill it on out with a pair of jeans. I created a shop that incorporates two of my favorite things and some of my favorite sayings. I just wanted to create a few designs and then my creativity got the best of me. So I just ran with it and this is what I've come up with. ALL shirts are printed on American Apparel.

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.

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".

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.

Four years and counting – Blog Anniversary

HAPPY BLOG-VERSARY/BLOGGY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
(Tomorrow actually)
*tosses confetti* Life and Lips turns 4 years old 2/25/2014.
When I started this blog I had no vision in mind, shoot I still don't honestly. I just knew I wanted a place to be Mi. To talk about what I wanted to talk about, to share what I wanted to share and make it look pretty. Well I've accomplished that! I didn't have many followers, didn't know how I would get followers and didn't worry about it honestly. I just knew I was going to post even if I was the only one reading. Some days I still feel like I might be the only one reading. hahahaha

Organize Your Space: Do more with less!

One of my goals for 2014 is to get organized, I used to be a really organized person and I don't know what happened. Actually I do, life has been happening and I was all over the place.  For real my problem is I am a serial crafter and I have so many ideas in this head of mine that I frequently try and do everything I think of and go all out in doing so. Just like that super long run on sentence this is how busy my brain is. I used to make cards, that was my last big crafting addiction.  When I organized my space it was to accommodate my card making hobby.  I have tons of card stock, stickers, cut outs, glitters, paints you name it. Well then I moved on to shoes when I birthed From Mi To You in August of last year. Well you know that was a go big or go home type of deal too so now on top of my card stuff I've now added in shoes stuff.

Who knew #Xtreme13 would be so EXTREME!

At the start of the year my boyfriend named this year #Xtreme13. When he said it his thinking was a year for us to do things outside of our box, outside of our comfort zone and explore some unknown things. While we set out to do just that this year we didn’t know just how #Xtreme this year would be. We experienced a lot of death this year – His Grandmother (February), 3 of his boys (2 of them died together and the other just two days later - May), my Aunt (age 52 - July), and a few High School classmates.