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Take Action Today-Essence Fest 2019 I See You!

FABulites, I hope you had an amazing weekend! Mine was pretty good but seeing all the amazing pictures and post coming out of the New Orleans Essence Festival took my weekend to the next level!  Businesses were thriving, celebrities were in full effect, and the Black Girl Magic was highly visible all around the city as over half a million beautiful patrons gathered for this extraordinary affair. For the second year in a row I was unable to attend Essence Fest but rest assured I was fully there in spirit as I stayed glued to my phone all weekend making sure I didn't miss anything. While of course I did have someone cover the event for me, this was the wakeup call I needed to make sure this never happens again and that I take action today to secure the things I want tomorrow. I know I'm not in this alone, that's why today on the Frugal Flirty N Fab we'll be discussing the actions we need to take today to secure a spot for ourselves, our blogs, our brands, and our magic at  next years festival, let's get into it!

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Can we discuss how and why I seem to be the Queen of trying to get things done at the last possible minute. Sometimes this technique works in my favor but then there are times like the 2018 Essence Festival where this method was a total and utter fail. I failed to plan accordingly, failed to makes sure my t's were crossed and failed terribly at making sure I was a part of the festival scene. Can someone key in Lauryn Hill's Hurt so Bad here!

While the lessons I've learned are tough ones, today I am already making sure this doesn't happen again and that I am beyond prepared foe Essence Fest 2019. Today I reserved my hotel, sent out several emails about both my Blog and Brand being a part of the event as well as researched several flight options. Once I have the actual dates then I can even make my presence more secure. Essence Festival 2019, Im not playing with you! Doing things this way gives me nearly a year to make sure I have the right sponsors in place,  attend those events that align with my brand and  who knows, maybe even find myself hosting an event or being a part of a panel, Yes I'm Claiming It! Essence Festival 2019 I see you!

Did you attend this weekend's Essence Festival? What steps are you taking today to secure your spot at next years festival?


For the Perfect Outdoor Clean Trust Mean Green!

*This post is sponsored but the content and opinions provided are all my own*

FABulites, It's the most perfect time of year again, You guess it, it's summer time and I plan on enjoying every minute of it! This summer I have beach days, family BBQ's, outdoor movie night and more planned but there's no way I could ever pull off any of it without the fabness of my favorite cleaning product for outdoor clean, Mean Green!

Mean Green provides the perfect strength you'll need outside of the house this summer. Perfect for everything from pressure cleaning your decks and driveways to getting your boat ready for the water to making sure your auto is tailgate ready. There's nothing that can't be cleaned with Mean Green!

Auto, Boats, Decks, Cleaning products,

Mean Green in the number one cleaner in America and that's because people know and trust that Mean Green is a product they can trust and believe in. It lives up to this expectation by providing more quality cleaning ingredients in it's products than most other brands. The don't call it Mean Green for nothing! Did you know that Mean Green can even be used to kill bugs? Yep you read that right, you can thank me for this tip later! Spray a little Mean Green on bugs such as ants, bees, centipedes, spiders, and more and watch Mean Green work it's magic!

Thank you for allowing me to share with you why this Mama chooses Mean Green for all my outside the house cleaning needs. Do you have a special Mean Green Hack you'd like to share with the Frugal Flirty N Fab readers? What's your favorite thing to clean with Mean Green?


The Price of Being a Blogger-When Speaking Your Truth Comes at a Price!

Hi FABulites and Happy Bring on the Weekend! It's been a rough week around theses parts but somehow, someway it looks like I managed to survive it! I didn't really mention it but a couple weeks ago I received a post congratulating me for my 10 year Blogging Anniversary and I could hardly believe it.  What the post didn't tell you is that blogging for that many years definitely comes at a price. 

 Blogging definitely has its privileges but man oh man there are some rough days. When I first started blogging it was honestly for all the wrong reasons. I first started because I was obsessed with clothes and thought it would be a great way to get free merchandise. Boy oh boy was I both na├»ve and wrong. I mean I did get free clothes but what I didn't expect was the responsibility that comes along with it. After blogging for only a short time I was receiving mail from other women saying I inspired them, helped them through rough patches and even made them interested in being Bloggers. Then as time went on I realize I had a platform and deemed it my responsibility to be somewhat of a voice for the voiceless.

Sometimes people don't exactly want to hear your voice or see your growth. I think that's the case with Driveshop who I worked with for years. I received this message from them after requesting a vehicle for one of my posts.

"Thank you for following up with DriveShop about your vehicle request. As our program has changed, you no longer meet the requirements of our current clients therefor we cannot complete your vehicle request. We thank you for your support over the years and we look forward to working with you again in the future." 

Best of luck on your trip and all future road trip!

So the message states I no longer meet the requirements that their clients are looking for but I take it as a message that they are not interested in my current voice or platform. They have really great clients such as Mazda and I believe Mitsubishi so why wouldn't I be a good fit. Here I am a Business Woman running my own business and inspiring others along the way, Blogger, Mom, Wife and more with goals to boot so why wouldn't I be their target market? At first I saw this as something telling me I might need to make some changes in the way I say things or how they come across. Then the more I thought about it I realized that this coming after 10 years of being in the blogging game just let's me know I'm right on track and ready to elevate even higher. Thanks for the reassurance DriveShop!

Have you ever felt like your voice was trying to be silenced? Have you ever had to deal with being rejected because you spoke out on issues that were important to you and your community? Can't wait to read your thoughts below in the comments sections and as always FABulites, enjoy your weekend!