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Weekend Wrap-Up

Disclaimer: This post has a ton of photos. You’ve been warned.

This was one of those whirlwind weekends. Seems like I ran non stop the entire weekend. I’m hooking up with Bon Bon Rose Girls for Monday Mingle. I wore:



                        Gray Shirt: Sears Sweater: Thrifted Pants: Gap Shoes: Gap

*yes, my ankles are ashy…and?*

Saturday IMG_9658

Blazer: Thrifted Orange Sweater: Thrifted Gray Shirt: Thrifted

Jeans: Marshalls Shoes: Sole Society Scarf: Etsy

Friday kicked off everything with dinner at Tin Lizzy’s with the Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine crew. For those of you new here I am a beauty contributor for the online magazine…Go subscribe. It was great to get together and meet everyone because we mostly operate via email and never get to see one another.


Kelli and I

Kelli, Alisha a.k.a.the Editor and the cold..waiting to eat

Food was great. Can't you tell

  My son had his first basketball game so we got up early to head out to the gym. If you follow me on Twitter you may have caught my tweet that I feel bad for him because this is his first year playing and you can surely tell his lack of skills compared to those who played last year.. He is trying really hard and that’s all I want him to do.

Getting a pep talk from dad.

Got home from the game, checked the Twitter and saw a tweet from one of my favorite fashion bloggers Eboni over at Fashionista Next Door that she was at the outlet not far from my house. Seeing I needed to get some Christmas shopping done, I tweeted back that I would meet her down there. I got a bonus, because she was shopping with another one of of my fashion blog reads Prissy, over at Rush Our Fashion. We hung out for a bit and shopped.

Prissy and I

Eboni & I

 I had to head home to meet my husband so we could head down to the Botanical Gardens to meet two of our favorite families for Garden of Lights. We all had scooped up a Groupon a few weeks ago to take the children to see the lights. The children had a great time. It was a bit chilly but not unbearable. The children had a ball. That’s all that matters.


Botanical Gardens

This was beautiful.

So pretty in real life


Picture does this no justice. This was beautiful

The Group

FAMU..McGuinn Hall...3rd floor..#wedidthat Now we're Mamas

Awww..look at the dads! They rock!


We left there and headed out to Flip for some dinner. This place has the best food..not to mention a Krispy Kreme milkshake. I know this picture is blurry but I just love what a great dad he is.

My husband is all kinds of awesome #thatisall

Sunday I cooked some beef stew in the crockpot and laid around. I got a call from a friend of mine named Niki. She lives in New York and is a hair stylist to the stars. I never get to see her because she is bi coastal so whenever her work leads her here I stop what I’m doing to see her. She was here working with Brandy for a taping of The Game. I didn’t know Brandy was going to be a new addition to the Game *shrugs* She was doing hair so no photo ops.

How was your weekend? Did you see an old friend, or eat out, or have a drink, or go shopping? Was it low key, and relaxing? I’m nosy. I want to know.


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    December 5, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Looks like a great weekend! You look beautiful!!!

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      December 5, 2011 at 9:47 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you’re back..Missed you

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    December 5, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Sigh. You always have such fun weekends!

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      December 5, 2011 at 9:46 am

      ….but I’m exhausted after its all over!

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    December 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

    You had a great weekend I had nothing that exciting going on. Just did some parties and went to one plus son was sick this weekend that’s about it over here oh and trying to network which is a lot of work. Happy Monday

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      December 5, 2011 at 9:46 am

      Networking is work, but its fun! Hope he’s feeling better.

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    Legally Chocolat
    December 5, 2011 at 8:28 am

    The highlight of my weekend was going grocery shopping with the boyfriend last night. I spend the rest of my weekend in hiding with my hair wrapped and pajama clad. I was sooootired, but hopefully fun times are in my near future. Glad u had a great weekend!

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      December 5, 2011 at 9:46 am

      So I totally forgot to include I did grocery shop and my husband went. Nothing better than grocery shopping with male company! I need one of those kinds of weekends. I don’t see it in my crystal ball any time soon.

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    December 5, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Looks like you had a great time all weekend, and you looked FAB doing it! My weekend was much less exciting. I went to hobby lobby, intending to get supplies for Izzys birthday party, but that wa honestly mostly a fail. They had nothing I needed. And EVERYBODY and they mama was in there, lines were super long. never going on a weekend again!

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      December 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

      So, why did I not know they were closed on Sundays. I can’t believe its time for Izzy to have another birthday. That year went by way to fast.

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    Mrs. Pancakes
    December 5, 2011 at 9:01 am

    What a fun weekend! You are so chic Mimi!

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      December 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

      Awww, thank you 🙂

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    Jasmine Hardaway
    December 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Reading your blog is like my morning coffee 🙂
    Sounds like you had a great weekend enjoying family and friends! I can’t wait to take Winston to do fun Christmas stuff like that:-) I also enjoyed my weekend with family. The baby’s christening was yesterday and it was a blessed occasion. Oh, I must send you a picture of his christening invitation, I used one of the pictures you took of him.

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      December 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

      I have to come and see him. I bet he is a big boy now. Yes, Christmas is so much better when you have children. It’s like you get to relive the magic all over again.

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    December 5, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Looks like fun! I attended the christmas parade that my daughter was in with the cheerleading squad and then I was in bed the whole weeked.

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      December 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

      In bed the whole weekend..Love it!

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    December 5, 2011 at 9:58 am

    You had a busy, fun filled weekend! We had a low key weekend since I had two papers due this weekend, no fun! 🙁

    You look great!

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      December 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      I remember those days of writing papers. I was so glad to be finished last year. So glad. Hang in there!

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    December 5, 2011 at 11:06 am

    WOW! Sounds like a very exciting weekend. Mine was very low key. We went to see Santa and the rest was pretty much a blur. lol

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    Sha Boogie
    December 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I love a busy fun filled weekend! & you looked good doing it!

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    December 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Fab times, for real! I’m telling you, whenever I make it down to the A, you’ll be the first person I call for a tour guide! This weekend was the baby’s birthday party. We had a great time. I just took my sister and grandma to the airport, so now I’m just trying to find where I misplaced my sanity. LOL

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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    December 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Dang girl, you get around! 😉 I didn’t do a thing all weekend just the same old, same old with the kids and no husband. Oh the life I lead…

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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    December 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Your weekend is totally laughing at my weekend. We didn’t do anything!! It was the most laid back weekend we’ve had in a while. Mostly because we are ALL just getting over a funky cold. I’m always exhausted after reading everything you manage to squeeze into a weekend. It’s an art, girl!

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    December 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Such a beautiful post, beautiful people and family..loved it.

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    December 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Love all the pics. You always look too cute 🙂 I also love seeing daddy/daughter pics. They make me smile 🙂

    My weekend was nice. Sat I hung out at my parents. My niece Deja and 3 of my nephews were over there. When it was time to leave Jas wasn’t having any parts of that so she had a sleepover with her big cousins. Yesterday we went to church and I guess I needed the message because it up a lot in perspective for me. Later on we went to go visit a friend and his new almost 2 week old son. That baby itch was in full effect for me yesterday. I couldn’t stop snuggling him lol

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    December 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I swear you wear me out just reading about your weekends!! *lol* Love ’em! I am totally cheesing from ear to ear at that shot of the three families. I love to see whole families interacting!

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      December 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

      Don’t you just love young, brown families!!

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    Mama Violet
    December 5, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    What a fun weekend! The botanical gardens pictures are so pretty. I love all the sparkle!

    I attended makeup and martinis with a gal pal. It was so nice to be out baby free, talking girl stuff and cackling about nonsense.

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    December 5, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I covet both your style and hair, Mimi! This weekend I’ve been so busy helping a friend out with her business that I have no time for myself or blogging. *side eye* to myself:) Anywho, I’d like that orange sweater shipped to me overnight, please and thanks!

    Hugs and Mocha,

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      December 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks! That sweater is Christian Dior. I got it from the Goodwill for $2.74 #winning!

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    Baby Shopaholic
    December 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Fab as always! Love that Dad picture! Love flip burger! I went there after thanksgiving.

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    December 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Your weekend was action packed!! I love the pictures and the fashions. My weekend was low key for the most part – did enjoy some holiday home décor with the little people.

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    December 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

    WOW! another memorable photos you have Mimi, I think your to busy enough in preparing this coming Christmas. Right? Advance Merry Christmas to everyone. Love your photos!

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    December 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Great choices with the sweaters! Such great, unconventional colors.

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    The Fashionista Next Door
    December 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I am so glad you came and met us!! I wish you could have stayed longer. Okay, so is Garden of Lights still going on??? I wanna go!

    I am gonna go subscribe to Atlanta Tastemakers right now!!!

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