Events

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.
Parenting

I am thankful for

The four of us celebrated Thanksgiving at home and in our pajamas for the first time. We are always on the go and hardly have time to just lay around and do nothing. This year we did just that and I'm thankful for it. Now I'm what I call a new age gal, I don't do the old school cooking and such. I can only make a couple of things from scratch and I don't own a sifter or a rolling pin.
Events

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.
DIY

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.

Kids

First Time Mom – 10th Anniversary

I was 24, I was a girls girls. I was out partying five days a week. I'm talking life of the party, if the doors were open I was there. I had a job I liked, I made pretty good money, and I had a little car and a new apartment. Life was moving fast... I had been single for the first time in my adult life for two years. I was living it up and all about making up for lost time. I met this little cutie pie and I started spending a lot of my time with him. Little by little I was spending less time being the footloose and fancy free party girl and getting to know this cutie. As life would have it this cutie pie and I would collaborate on one of my greatest projects to date. On, Wednesday, November 17, 2004 we would welcome our son, Nasir Robinson to the world. I was a first time mom, now what?
DIY

Easy DIY Superhero Cape

Last weekend I took full advantage of our first cold weekend in the DC area. We turned on the heat, laid around the house and I finished up a few of many craft projects I've started and abandoned. Story of my life.

One of my first projects was to finish the kids Superhero Capes. (Easy DIY Superhero Cape) My children are typical and think they can fly and save the world. Well you can't walk around with all of these super powers and have no cape to show for it. So here we are.
Events

How do you surprise the nosiest person in the world?

You send an email to her sister, cousin and BFF's about a party idea you have three months before her 35th birthday. You loop her Babe into the plans and seek out a co-worker to assist in the workplace. You have secret meetings to plan, decorate, and god knows what else while she has no idea. When you hear she might think something is going on you text one another everything she said so everyone can throw her off. The extremes they had to go to just to keep this secret was nothing short of amazing. On Saturday, October 18, 2014, my family and friends did what I didn't think anyone could do. They surprised me with an amazing 35th birthday party. They represented my brand, they celebrated me, they included all of my favorite things and a lot of my favorite people. I'm forever thankful. 

MimiCuteLips 35th birthday SHOCKED!