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.

Saving some Boobies!

Everyone loves boobies, we rub boobies in my family and they have saved lives. This weekend my family and I participated in the Race for the Cure. It's our annual tradition; it started as something I did with my Babe and his family because my Mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor. As of 2012 my mother was officially a breast cancer survivor too. I've blogged about our experience with HERE! Now we do it together with both sides of our family. We walk in honor of our mother's, the many women and men too that are currently battling breast cancer, those that have lost their battle and those that will be diagnosed. A year or so ago Susan G. Komen changed the Breast Cancer walk to the Saturday before Mother's Day. On this day I used to host my annual Tea Party now we do the walk together.

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.

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

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.

Xtreme13: Feather Weight Strong Man – Marine Corps Marathon

Sunday, October 27, 2013, arrived; the alarm clock went off at 4 AM. We weren’t ready so we hit snooze until it was 4:15 AM. The alarm clock went off again and this time IT WAS SHOWTIME!!! Today was the day my Babe was going to run his very first marathon. Now for those of you in the cheap seats (I am a former member), a marathon is a set distance; the exact distance of 26.2 miles. DAMN, THAT’S A LOT.

Xtreme13: Roc Race, Mud Factor, Spartan Race & Electric Run

#Xtreme13 is still going on, we can't quit now we still have a few months left in the year. This is the Race addition, some wet, some muddy, some just running but all of them a lot of fun. First up is the Roc Race: This race was supposed to be Wipe Out Style, it was advertised to be big fun. They had a great idea, but they failed to execute it properly. This was their first year out the gate and well, they didn't have many obstacles. My Babe did this Race with two of his motorcycle friends. Nori and I came along to cheer them on and take pictures. This was a 5K of fun so they say.
Roc Race, Mud Factor, Spartan Race & Electric Run
Nori is helping Da-Da stretch before the race

2nd Annual Mother’s Day Tea

It is that time of year, the time that we honor our Mothers, Grandmother's, God Mother's and Mother figures. It is MOTHER'S DAY! It is my annual tradition to host a Tea Party. Last Year's Tea was a blast, while it was my first it turned out rather nicely. This year I had, even more, ideas on how to improve upon my tea party. There were a few things I wanted to incorporate this year but I had a lot going (I was taking swimming lesson) on and I didn't get to all the tiny details.  All of my guests enjoyed the setup and had a really good time. I can't wait to make it even better next year.

You Are Invited To A Tea Party

Three Mother's Days in a row I have attended a tea with my mother and sister. Over those years I got the tea party itch and wanted to host a tea of my own.  In 2006 I purchased my own tea set and let me tell you it is a beauty. The theme of my set is butterflies, but they are so tiny I won't actually use them. From then I began to shop around for all of the perfect accessories to coordinate nicely with my set. As luck would have it I found the perfect bowl and plate from Target. I found other random accessories from Home Goods, Michael's and any other spots that had something butterfly-esque.