Events

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.

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

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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.

NYC, Motown the Musical & 60

October kicks of a heavy birthday season in my immediate family. This year we've had three monumental birthdays in a month's time. Can you see my money blowing in the wind? I turned 35 in October and my family gave me the best surprise birthday party ever. A month later my first born turned 10 and we gave him a Minecraft birthday party. Three days later my Mommy turned 60. Well we had to "turn up" just the same for her. My sister and I decided to whisk Mommy away to NYC for two days and see Motown on Broadway. Mommy loves the oldies and so do I.
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DIY Minecraft Party

Hello DIY Minecraft Party, all my now 10 year old son talks about is Minecraft. He would watch Minecraft How To Videos on YouTube for hours if we allowed him. I must admit I've never played the game and until I decided to make it the theme for his 10th birthday party, I didn't know much about the game. It's like the digital version of Lego's but it has more of a Nintendo pixel like design.

Since I was unfamiliar with the game I had research to do in order to pull this off. I also consulted my son on my findings to make sure I was accurately representing. His image is on the line apparently and I'm bucking for Best Mom ever. This is what I came up with.

Capitol Bacon Festival #CBF2014

Now this is what dreams are made of; bacon, bacon, bacon, BACON! My bestie Bri sent me a link to the Capitol Bacon Festival asking me if I was down. Um heck yeah, bacon makes everything better. I've never been to a bacon festival and I didn't know what to expect but we had a blast. One block away from here is the Vegan Fest, for whatever reason that makes me giggle like a school girl. Perfect timing right? Totally!
The National's baseball team had a home game, and the Vegan Fest and the Capitol Bacon Fest were also on the same block. The limited parking was extra limited. I rode around several times but finally lucked up on this cute couple coming out. GLO-RAY! The lady got out and gave me their parking ticket which was good for 2 more hours. PRAISE BREAK! I gave them gracious thanks and waited for them to pull out of the parking spot. I didn't ask but I bet they were coming from the Vegan Fest. hahahahaha

Smirnoff ICE #LadieswithGame Tailgate

Hey Cuties,
Are you ready for some football? Football season is here, the men have cleaned up the man caves, and the ladies are making their favorite meals and leaving them alone. Well that happens in some homes, in others the ladies love football just as much as the men. Yes, SOME WOMEN LOVE FOOTBALL. Intro Ladies with Game Tailgate.

The Naturalista Hair Show Recap #iAmN

This weekend the Naturalista Hair Show took over Silver Spring, MD for two days. They had speaking panels, vendors, a pop up salon, fashion show and my favorite hands on classes.  There were hairstyles for days all up in there. Color, not colored, long, short, loc, twist, two strands, TWAs, you name it I saw it. When I arrived there was a line of folks, I checked in and got a program and this cute VIP Box.

I popped my Cherry #BlogHer14 Style!

My BFF and I impulsively planned to go to BlogHer in October of last year. In five minutes we had purchased our conference tickets, booked a flight and hotel. Done! We were all set, with nine months to wait. hahahahaha Finally the time had come and we were excited. The kickoff party was on Thursday it was a Selfiebration and the first full day of conference was on Friday. The big day was on Saturday, Arianna Huffington and Kerry Washington were both speaking. MAJOR! To top that off Rev. Run of RUN-DMC was hosting the close out party. WHAT!!! Now let's break down the trip as it really played out, it was a total adventure. I'm going to skip the part where we were supposed to fly from L.A. to San Jose only we missed our crop duster but managed to get on a flight to San Fran at no additional cost. SCORE!