After being rained out the first time,The Mixed Up Blog's special events contributor, Aurora and her family were excited to check out the Los Angeles Zoo's new interactive Giraffe Feedings which officially debuted in February as part of the Zoo's yearlong 50th anniversary "ZooLAbration." What's it like to stand face-to-face with a giraffe? Check out Aurora's son, Roarke, doing just that. Mom said Roarke thought it looked like a scene out of the movie Jurassic Park and he loved it. Roarke learned that "standing 16-20 feet tall, giraffes have always been a favorite as they tower over our...Read more
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With my grandmother's health declining, I was unable to attend this year's NAIAS in Detroit which is one of the best ways to start the new year. Never wanting to miss a great opportunity, I sent my husband in my stead to join the thousands of media, auto and tech industry folks. Day 1 of the show had him face to face with Ford executives, designers and he was like a kid in a candy store. He would text me throughout the day as he explored Cobo with a huge grin on his face. Here's his blog post: Innovation and...Read more
As an entrepreneur, blogger, and busy mom of four, I'm constantly on the go and often times meeting other's needs supersedes my own personal needs. One of the areas that has needed some love and attention is my lingerie drawer. Recently I've lost a few inches on my waistline and evidently my bra size had also changed. For years I've been wearing Victoria's Secret and enjoyed the in-store experience (when they had my size in stock). Leaving the VS store with their signature pink and black bag containing a new bra and candy flavored lipgloss always felt like a decadent...Read more