These blog post are about events I’ve attended in various cities and states. They can be community based events to very high profile events such as Essence Festival, The White House, Fashion Week and more. MimiCuteLips is active in her community and will travel for a greater experience. Some events may also include media trips.

Disney Cinderella Special Screening

My girl and I were invited to a Special Screening of Cinderella on Saturday.  I told Nori about the event in advance and she was really excited. All she knows is she watches Disney Jr. all the time. The invitation encouraged the children to dress up as their favorite Disney character.  If you know me, then you know my creative  wheels were in full motion.

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Tots to Teens Expo 2015, April 25th

I'm a Mom to a ten year old son and a three year old daughter. I am always looking for fun activities that slide in a bit of education. That seven year age gap is genius in some situations and a bit problematic in others. I struggle to find activities that both of the kids will enjoy. I struck gold with the Tots to Teens Expo. Finally an event that will cater to my big and little, it's educational and free JACK POT!!!

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Issa Rae – The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Last week I attended the booking signing event of Issa Rae of the YouTube series Awkward Black Girl. The event took place at the Martin Luther King, Jr library in Washington, DC. I've walked past this library a million times but this was the first time I had actually gone inside. It was a packed house, so packed they had to put extra chairs out and even then people were still standing.  Issa's new book is titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.  This is about her life whereas the Awkward Black Girl series is only a piece of her life.


Washington Car Show Media Day {Ladies Edition}

Do ladies know cars? Heck yeah we do. Shout out to Chevrolet for supporting the ladies. They collaborated with to bring lady influence-rs {bloggers} to Washington, D.C. for the 2015 Auto Show Media Day. I'm talking real girl power.  Cars are traditionally seen as a man's thing but in 2015 women are taking charge. We make up 85% of the buying? Who runs the world? GIRLS!

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So what shut up! Skinny girls exercise

One of my goals for 2015 was to get back in shape. Whenever I mention exercise or working out I get dismissive expressions followed by rude commentary along the lines of "I wish I had your problem", "Whatever!", "What are you exercising for?" SO I DON'T DIE YOUR RUDENESS! Just because your struggle isn't my struggle doesn't mean it isn't a struggle.

Dreams Came True in 2014

2014 is coming to a close and like many of you I'm reflecting on my year. I did a lot of cool things, I went a lot of cool places, I forced myself outside of my comfort zone and it all paid off. Sometimes the payoff didn't come until down the road and other times the payoff was simply personal growth. Either way I was receptive to it.

Earlier this year I attended the Newsbabes Bash event last minute and I had the time of my life. I went alone and met almost all of my favorite news reporters. They were all really nice and it was for a great cause; Jim Vance was my favorite for sure. Full story HERE

James Young DIY Network – Food Pantry Makeover

I had the pleasure of interviewing James Young, host of 8 seasons of DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen. James is partnering with Walmart to Makeover 75 local Food Pantries Nationwide for the Holidays. They will award $1.5 million in grants across 75 local food pantries from Dec. 2nd to Dec. 12th.  Today, 49 million Americans including more than 12 million children struggle with hunger at some point during the year.  Did you read that? More than 12 million children will struggle with hunger. As a Mother of two this breaks my heart even more. I'm so thankful that I'm able to provide for my babies but many people aren't in a position to do the same.