FOUR | Blogiversary Musings

On August 10, 2010 I wrote my first blog post. I never imagined after clumsily navigating my way through Blogger  that I would be here 4 years later. NEVER. Four years is a long time. Let’s put that into perspective. I was 31, I’m now 35. Addison was 3 months, she’s now 4. Adrian was 4, he’s now 8. We were in our starter home, we’re in our forever home. I was uncomfortable not working in a traditional/corporate environment, now someone would have to literally drag me kicking and screaming into an office.


Was pretty sure like a lot of things I attempted at that time in my life I would have eventually let it fall off and move on to the next thing. Truth be told, since that day I’ve started and finished as well as started and left things hanging but this space has been important to me and I appreciate the world that it has exposed me to and the people that it has allowed me to connect with.

The community is my largest achievement to date. I have found and created friendships that will last long after this domain no longer exists and I’ve compiled all of my blogging years into a keepsake. These women have made tremendous positive effects on my life and I am thankful.


This space is not what it was 4 years ago. To be honest, I’m not the same person I was four years ago and honestly I hope you’re not. The focus here has changed with my family’s needs, and my personal journey and focus… It’s life. We bob and weave or shake and move. I’ve done a little of both and I will continue to share my triumphs and defeats here.

While there may be more sponsored posts or a change in the format a bit, I will continue to be me in this space. With that I understand that some people won’t follow with the change and I’m fine with that but in the true essence of Mimi this space will continue to evolve as I will. Just like life, people will stick with you or they’ll move on. Heard the saying there is a season for everything? I believe that.

I don’t have a definite answer on how much longer I’ll be blogging but for now I don’t see an end in sight…or until I have to renew my domain. In that case you’ll at least have me until January!

THANK YOU, to all of you who have been here since day one,   those who are visiting for the first time, and those of you that will continue to come by here and embrace and encourage good change.

There. My 2014 Blog State of the Union is done! Here is 2011, and 2012. This time last year was a lot of drama with us moving into the house so this will have to suffice for 2013

How long have you been coming ’round here….or lurking? I see you lurkers, Google tells me you’re there. Say hi!

Seriously, thank you for reading and following. I appreciate it.



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    Dee Dee (@MissFoodieFab)
    August 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    4 year and you are stillllll alive in the blog world. Whoop whoop! Also, can you make that quote pinnable please and thank you. I love it!

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      August 11, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      It is pinnable. Hover over it. The pin it button will appear in the upper left hand corner.

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    August 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    You were one of the first bloggers I had the pleasure of knowing when I started blogging….wait 4 years….good gawd…anywhoo congrats to you and wishing you many more years of continued success.

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    August 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Has it really been 4 years? WOW! Congrats and I can’t wait to see what the next four years brings!

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    August 12, 2014 at 1:00 am

    One of my first and favorite bloggers that I felt some type of connection to! You have always kept it real, and that is evident through your words. You’ve grown a lot and I have enjoyed being able to watch your family grow and overcome and just make the most out of life. You’ve always been an inspiration to me and I wish you and yours many more years of success! Happy Blogiversary! 🙂

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    Baby Shopaholic
    August 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Congrats of 4yrs! Crazy that we met through blogging! Cheers, to many more years!

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    August 12, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I’m so glad you dropped me a comment to let me know you came by my blog! And happy anniversary to you. Isn’t it crazy wonderful how much can change in four years?! It’s so wonderful to meet you!

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    August 12, 2014 at 10:28 am

    congrats on making it to 4 years.

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    Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files
    August 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Congrats on 4 years so glad we met! 🙂

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    Cam | Bibs and Baubles
    August 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    It’s been a pleasure to be on this journey with you. Looking forward to sharing more adventures! Happy 4 years, girlie! Cheers!

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    August 12, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Congrats on 4 years!!! I enjoy reading the blog, my hubbie is always saying” you act like you know MiMi”!!! I’m like bae, thats my blog frined! LOL:) Anyways I have been following you for about 2 years now and just not too long ago started commenting, I like the evolving of the blog, your brand, your post sponsored or not and most of your realness! Here’s too many more blogiversaries and lets just bypass January for the renewal of the domain!!

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      August 16, 2014 at 8:55 am

      I’m telling you the virtual friendships are real!! When I get back down to your side of town in the next few months you’re going to have to come have a sip with me!

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    Mimi Green
    August 13, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Congrats on 4 years.

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      August 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Thanks Mimi!

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    K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    August 16, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Happy 4th blog anniversary! Looking forward to another 4 years of Lipgloss & Binky.

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      August 16, 2014 at 8:51 am

      I don’t know if I have another 4, but I would say at least through 2015!

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    August 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Congrats on it being 4 years! Can’t believe how time has been passing us by! I love how blogs change and evolve with the people writing it. I find that I am not in the same frame of mind when I first started blogging (and that’s okay with me). Like you said, we grow as people, and in 4 years, we would (or at least should) expect to see the changes.

    Anywho, congrats on your 4 year blog anniversary, and I wish you many more (one year at a time) 🙂

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    August 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Congrats on the big 4! I just recently started blogging and I must say that you and a few others definitely inspire me! I really enjoy your blog! Congrats again!

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      August 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you Kristen!! I appreciate you reading. Headed to check you out now!

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    August 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Congratulations Mimi! That’s a big achievement and I can’t wait to see how you’ll be moving and shaking things forward. Wishing you much more success!!

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