Breast Cancer

What you need to know about Breast Cancer, BRCA Testing & BREVAGenplus®

Hey Cuties, I hope your October is going well, we are half way into it now. I'm counting down to my 36th birthday, four days to go.  I'm counting down to the SOAR Retreat, leaving tomorrow morning.  I'm working on our Halloween costumes and everything. I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Russell Stankiewicz, MD about breast cancer, what we need to know, what we need to do and I wanted to share that with you. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and my mother and mother-in-law are both survivors. This is a big deal in our family and for our own health.

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.

Event Recap: Runway Moms for a Cause – Tigerlily Foundation

Hey Cuties, The weather has skipped spring and gone straight to summer in the D.C. area. The social scene is really popping and you just can't do them all.  I had an amazing time at L~Shandi's 3rd Annual Runway Moms for a Cause {RMFC} Black Tie event in Crystal City, VA. All proceeds for this event when to the Tigerlily Foundation. Moms rocked some beautiful apparel and accessories by Studio D'Maxsi & Evelyn Brooks Designs and the lively Paul Wharton hosted the event.

Runway Moms for a Cause: Fashion & Charity

The 3rd Annual Runaway Moms for a Cause {RMFC} is taking place Friday, May 8th @ 7PM. This fashionable {Black Tie Event} philanthropic event will be held at the Westin in Crystal City, VA. This event is for philanthropists to have a say in issues that are sometimes overlooked. It's Mother's Day Weekend why not come out and support Moms and give to charity.

Newsbabes Bash

NewsBabes Bash for Breast Cancer

Sometimes you just have to act on impulse... that is exactly what I did. I was sitting at my desk on Thursday morning and I came across the 6th Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer advertisement. On it was a lot of amazing women in media, Dr. Jill Biden was the speaker and it was in support of Breast Cancer. Well yall already know my Mom is a breast cancer survivor as I've shared her story HERE. My business From Mi To You has been featured on Fox 5 twice now. How incredible is it to see the Vice President's wife speak on a topic that is also near and dear to her heart.
I check the website to see if they had tickets available and they did. JACKPOT! I told my Babe I wanted to go but I wouldn't do it until he told me "well you should go" for some reason I just needed to hear those words. Then everything simply fell into place.

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.

Cancer changes things…

I don’t typically blog about my personal life but I felt led to do so… On January 20th my life was forever changed… my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. During the car ride back home, I put on my brave face and tried not to act differently; when in reality our lives were forever changed. Changed because this is something we need to fight aggressively. Changed because this will always be a concern with my mom; changed because my sister and I need to be sure to get breast exams much earlier as we might be a little more susceptible to breast cancer.