Celebrating My Blogoversary Week with the Ultimate Blog Party!! #UBP13

Celebrating My Blogoversary Week with the Ultimate Blog Party!! #UBP13

By: Erin


Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Until the other day, I had never heard of the Ultimate Blog Party, or #UBP13 When I started seeing it here and there across twitter and facebook, I didn’t think much of it. I thought, Oh I don’t have time for that as I have so much going on already. I think I saw that hashtag one too many times because here I am writing up my own party post! LOL I thought it would be appropriate, to participate and be part of the party seeing that on April 10th, my blog will be having its 1st birthday or “blogoversary” as I’ve learned it’s called. So why not take part in a week-long party to celebrate this?

I’m not entirely sure what it all entails or what I’m getting my self into with this, but why not?

I’m hoping this will introduce me to other bloggers and new friends, so  if this is your first time stopping by, welcome!!! I am so glad you stopped by. If you have been here before, well then I’m glad you came back to visit me again. That makes me happy too. 🙂

My name is Erin and I’m a California girl, born and raised who has always had a love for horses, hence how the word “Horse” made it into my blog name. 😉 I adore horses and I love to travel all around LA, the OC, and Southern California finding fun things to get into and involved with. Tada! Put those two together and you have what has become “Horsing Around In LA”

I tend to blog about my adventures around LA and anywhere else life takes me, horses, photography, anything involving Disney, causes that are near and dear to my heart,  as well as product reviews and giveaways from time to time, and anything else that my heart desires. I’ll stop now and just leave you with a few photos that should sum up a little bit about me and things I love.

Lets rock this party and roll on out!


My logo that I worked so very hard on with my friend Rocio who helped me bring my idea to reality with her mad skills. Thanks girl! 🙂


Yeah, I kinda sorta like horses if you haven’t noticed?

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“Go Red For Women” starts February 1st! Mimi’s Cafe Giftcard Giveaway

“Go Red For Women” starts February 1st! Mimi’s Cafe Giftcard Giveaway

Mimi's Goes Red

It’s that time of year again, American Heart Month! For the entire month of February, Mimi’s Cafe will be celebrating with  Go Red For Women!

Bring your loved ones to Mimi’s Cafe to help raise awareness during this special month by participating in the American Heart Association’s mission to turn America red. Mimi’s Cafe is in its second year of supporting Go Red for Women and this year, they want to shout louder and stand  even stronger in the fight against heart disease: the NUMBER ONE killer of women.

Starting February 1st, Mimi’s will recognize guests who show their support by:

*Wear red on February 1st and you will receive  a FREE cup of signature soup.

  *Donate a $1 and you will receive a red heart-shaped tribute card to inscribe and post on a giant in-restaurant red dress display.

*Donate $5 and you will receive a limited-edition sparkle red dress lapel pin       

*As a thank you for every donation, donors will receive up to $30 in Mimi’s savings.  

 *Every Tuesday throughout the month, Mimi’s will thank warm-hearted guests that donate with a warm cup of FREE soup.

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Mimi’s Power of Pink: Rooted in Hope + 2 $25 Gift Certificates Giveaway


As I am sure everyone is well aware of by now, that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mimi’s Cafe and the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) are teaming up this month to create and spread awareness for breast cancer. This past Monday, on October 1st, I was honored to partake in the kickoff of this years campaign at a pink ribbon tying ceremony at Mimi’s Cafe. Most of us know someone who has been affected by this terrible disease: whether it be a mother, sister, wife, cousin, aunt, friend, or perhaps you yourself are a survivor or are currently fighting breast cancer. I am teaming up with Mimi’s Cafe to help kickoff and support their Power of Pink campaign.

Every Mimi’s Cafe across the nation had their pink ribbon tying ceremony at the exact same time.

Toast to Mimi’s Power of Pink campaign.

Mimi’s introduces two new drinks during the month of October – Sparkling Pink Passion Mimosa and Pink Passion Sparkler. I got to try these out, and boy are they delicious! I love anything with passion fruit in it, so these drinks did not dissapoint. It also makes me feel good knowing that a portion of the proceeds from these drinks will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ribbon Tying of the PINK ribbon on the Giving Tree of Life.

Here’s what’s happening at Mimi’s Cafe during the month of October and what YOU can do to help:

Each Mimi’s Cafe will have a Giving Tree like the one seen above. Guests who donate $1 dollar will get to place a leaf on the tree with their name and recieve coupons to use on their next visit. There are some awesome deals with these coupons, such as buy one lunch or dinner entree and get one free and a $10 off $30 coupon. That’s a pretty nice deal if you ask me! Guests who donate $5 will also receive a pink ribbon pin (see below as I could not resist donanting to such an amazing organization). Guests not able to visit a Mimi’s Cafe can donate via an online donation and will be able to place a digital leaf on the digital Giving Tree. Guests can also purchase the two drinks mentioned above as a portion of the proceeds from those drinks will also be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Loving all the PINK!!!



Pink Strawberry Muffins!! YUM! 🙂

Guests who donate $5 will also receive this pink ribbon pin.

Giveaway Time

There are many ways to support breast cancer research when you visit Mimi’s Cafe during the month of October. To get you excited to go visit Mimi’s, two Horsing Around In LA readers will win a $25 Mimi’s Cafe gift card. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is open until October 16, 2012 at 12:01 AM, EST. Good luck! Enter Here!! Good Luck! 😉

Disclosure: I was invited by Mimi’s Cafe to attend the Power of Pink ceremony and was provided with lunch and a $25 gift certificate. All thoughts and opinions are my own.