Mimi’s Journey to 40!

JOY – A state of happiness or bliss.

As I countdown the months, days, hours, minutes to the GRAND 40! I realized I have been so busy “living” that I haven’t really taken time to experience JOY; TRUE JOY! So, going forward I’ve decided to not just go through the motions, but actually take time to enjoy life fully and allow myself to live a LIFE OF JOY!

I can’t think of a better way to do that, than spend more time with people I love; and do more of the things that bring me joy.

Have you made time for the people you love, and things that make you happy?

I am open to hearing your “JOY” ideas! Drop them in the comments below.

40 Under Forty, Red Carpet Style

July 19, 40 of Southern Universities well accomplished Alumni were recognized at the Inaugural 40 Under Forty Awards ceremony; kicking off the Southern University National Alumni Conference. This signature recognition event, was held at the beautiful Manship Theater in downtown Baton Rouge.

A  sea of blue and gold cocktail attire filled the theater as family members and friends waited to celebrate each honoree as they took the stage to accept their award. I am happy to share, I was one of the 40 recognized for pushing the mission of Southern University A&M College.

The evening began with a special VIP Reception, and concluded with a “Night On The Town”. What a wonderful way to show appreciation to alumni who continue to support the mission of the university.

Find Out More About: Southern University A&M College

A little “PEACE” of Happiness

Quietly tucked away, deep in the woods of Eustace, Texas is what I call a little “PEACE” of happiness; or Cedar Cove Ranch. This 5-star resort is perfect for a getaway with friends and family, fishing, hiking or even a place to host your next big event.

I was recently there celebrating with my sister for her 42nd Birthday, and this was truly a #GirlsTrip to remember. When we drove through those wrought iron gates and made our way down that dirt road, the hustle and bustle of the outside world were all left behind. As we pulled up to The Grand Chateau , we were greeted by Steve, our on site tour guide and overall welcoming committee.


This was the perfect backdrop for Chaun Vaughn’s #DaisyDukesAndBoots photo shoot, and all other “instagram worthy” pics. Want to go camping, but don’t want to pitch that tent? This is a GLAMOROUS CAMPING (#Glamping )experience that anyone would enjoy. Don’t believe me? Check some of the pics out below, and make sure you book your stay with Cedar Cove Ranch…………Tell them Fashionably Mimi sent you.