May 31, 2011

Mama Getting Her DIY On!

I know Peyton's Birthday is a Month away but I an like to get started early so I don't get overwhelmed. 

Here are some things I am working on for the Party.

Cupcake Toppers.  Here is my inspiration.

The colors for the Party are similar but a different pattern.

Banner:  Thank God for Blogs!  I found this one here.  Looks pretty simple.

I think I am going to go with this invitation below. Its from Etsy and the colors will be changed.
Have you done any DIY for your kids Birthday? 

May 30, 2011

Memorial Weekend Style & Contest Winner!

Happy Memorial Day as we remember the soldiers that paid the ultimate price for our country!

The Winner for the Hot Mama Survival pack is......
debbielynne!  Congrats!

Please contact me with your info.

The weekend is not not over but Peyton was getting her Fashion on!

Saturday morning we started at the pool.

Peyton is sporting a Baby Gap floral bikini that was $13.

After having a ball in the pool she lounged in this Gap cover up that we got at a consignment store for $2. 

Sunday we headed down to the Atlanta Jazz Fest to meet up with Mimi from Lipgloss and Binky.

She is rocking a Maxi dress from H&M that was $5!!!  Shoes are from Payless.  Too bad she lost one at the fest.

Maxi dresses are still going strong this summer! Better get you one!

Where have you seen cute Maxi dresses for Ladies this season?

May 27, 2011

Wax On... Wax Off!

It's Memorial weekend and the pools will be open!  So it's time for Mama to get that pocketbook in order!

Mine has really been out of commission since I got preg!  TMI....  I was so happen the nurse hooked me up before my C-Section!

Anywho... I found these on the clearance rack in Publix.  They are normally about $8.

I had a Pole Dancing Party Class that weekend so I grabbed them. 

Two strips are stuck together so you rub them b/w your hands for like 20 secs and pull them apart.

I started with the top.  Rubbed the strip a little bit and braced my self and pulled!  Not too bad!

Then I got bold and went down under!  I had my foot on my ottoman and everything!  So I braced and ripped pulled!  I'm an idiot b/c I hit my hand on the counter!  Turned blue and everything!  Needless to say I didn't feel any pain down there!

Bottom line, I love these!  I went back and got all the ones left.  I will be waxing all summer!  If your brave girl I recommend these. 

What do you do to maintain your Pocketbook for the summer?

May 26, 2011

Baby Must Haves!

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway!!! 

One of the reasons I started this blog is because people were either asking me what do I use or I was telling them how much I loved a certain product.  I have a couple of girlfriends that are preggers or just delivered so I want to make sure I post more about baby products.

These are my opions, no sponsors yet

Here are some of my Top Baby Must Haves!

Itzbeen Timer:  I read so many great reviews on this product before having P.  I don't know what I would have done with out it.  Every time baby would eat I would hit the bottle button.  Diaper changed... hit the button.  So when you are delusional from only getting 30 mins of sleep for a week, you don't know how long its been since baby ate, when you pumped, or when you changed a diaper.  This is a solution!

Snap and Go Stroller: This stroller is light and easy to use.  This is great for traveling, you don't have to worry about the airline tearing up your big stroller.

Boppy Pillow:   I never would have thought I would use this so much!  Of course I used it breastfeeding.  Peyton actually like to sleep propped up in and when she started siting up we used this.

Bumbo Chair:  These are a little pricey but I think they are worth it.  Once your baby has neck control this starts them to getting used to sitting up.  Use it as a high chair for feedings. I recommend buying the tray also.  You can stack toys on it for baby to play with.  Warning:  Once they start crawling its a wrap for the chair.  Peyton gets in and out of the chair.  Try Craigdlist or EBay to get one for a reasonable price.

Bouncer:  We still use this even though her legs are almost touching the floor.  This is the only thing P can't get out of.  Don't break the bank on bouncer, they all serve the same purpose. At first I really wanted that space ship looking one at BRU with the arm that would move baby in different directions.

What are some of your baby must haves and why???  I would like to put together a big list that can help new moms with info from REAL moms : )

**** Sorry for my lack of comments on your blogs, something is up with Google not letting me leave comments (HATERS)!  I have been reading!!! 

May 25, 2011

Confessions of a Shopaholic!

First....Don't forget to enter Hot Mama Giveaway!  Ends on Thursday!

How much is too much???  My closet has gotten out of control. 

Yeah, there is more under those shopping bags!  A few new boxes stacked up and to the right....

Can you believe I also share this closet with Mister!!!  You don't even notice his section when you walk in.  He is not allowed to go past his section.  I think he needs to get the boot because I could use the space!

Not to many on the top, those are ones I plan to get to that have only be worn once or new....
I finally went thru clothes and shoes.  I have not done this for almost 2 years!  Being pregnant and not knowing what I would be able to wear in when makes it difficult to purge.

I found several pairs of shoes that were never worn or only worn once!

These are one of may favorite pair!!!  These are linen with a painted silver bottom! I don't think it would be cool to touture myself trying to rock them.

I have several more that I can part with.  I used to wear 7, now I am a 7.5!  Not too bad!

So if you wear a 7 and see something you really like... Holla at cha gurl!  I plan on putting them up on Ebay soon.  BTW,  Ebay is a great place to sell gently worn shoes!  Because I don't spend too much on them I can almost make the money back to buy new ones.

All proceeds will go to The Peyton Renee 1st Birthday Fund!

May 24, 2011

Party of the Year and Instant Summer Wardrobe!

Peyton's first Birthday is fast approaching! I am already stressing!

Last weekend I took Peyton to Addison's (Lipgloss and Binky) 1st Birthday Party! Mama is a photographer and check out these amazing pictures.

Awesome Right!  Go to Lipgloss and Binky to view more photos.
There are so many details for a kids party!
So I have come up with a theme: Butterflies!!! Not sure why but that's what it's going to be.  Mama also has 5 Butterfly tattoos... don't tell! I just thought it would be cute.  Here is an inspiration board I found on the web.

What do you think???  I need some ideas!
Don't forget to go to So Family to find out what you need to Instantly update your summer wardrobe.

May 23, 2011

Weekend Style!

This weekend Peyton tried out mixing patterns.

Tank was $2 from Old Navy during one of those weekend deals.  Short were $1.12 from Target.

Are you brave enough to mix patterns?

May 20, 2011

The IT List

After your done reading The IT List, make sure enter the Hot Mama Kit Giveaway!


Happy Friday everyone! I am ready for another weekend... 
take some time to check out these amazing links!
  • a spot of whimsy features Jess LC's new handbag line... you will fall in love with these bags!  Be sure to check them out! (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)
  • good clean fun never disappoints with tasty and simple recipes.  These Oreo cheesecake bars look SO good! (find good clean fun on twitter!)
  • fancy red boots is wearing a simple but adorable outfit that I now deem to be my "uniform" this summer!  (find fancy red boots on twitter!)
  • alisha of alisha and brandon is looking fabulous in this striped maxi dress (stripes seem to be the theme today!)... a maxi dress is such a great summer staple. (find alisha on twitter!)
  • along abbey road has a great makeup video tutorial featuring her favorite MAC products - be sure to check out her tips and favorites!
  • rose a la mode is looking particularly happy in this great outfit... check out the great deal she got on this top! (find rose a la mode on twitter!)
  • the capital barbie is loving lime lately - what a fun color for summer! This scarf is a certain favorite. (find the capital barbie on twitter!)
  • the stylish housewife is sporting a perfectly layered look!  What a great look for spring and it's inconsistent temps. (find the stylish housewife on twitter!)
  • baby shopaholic goes out on the town with some girlfriends - check out the fun beetle ring she is wearing.  How fun! (find baby shopaholic on twitter!)
  • infashuation brings some in-your-face color to you with this amazing outfit. I am loving the bold accessories and bright yellow! (find infashuation on twitter!)
  • lady M's maxi skirt looks so comfortable and stylish. If you need a simple look for summer - take notes! (find lady M on twitter!)
  • good tots pulls together sweet and simple summer maternity outfits for all those summer pregnancies!
  • thought and musing looks dashing with a simple bow in her hair. Plus, check out her adorable blazer!
  • good life for less is loving the color navy lately... inspired by the lovely Kate Middleton, of course! (find good life for less on twitter!)
the IT list is produced weekly by jill of good life for less - for information on how you can be involved, click here!

One Dollar Outfits!

For some reason I never go over to the Walmart clearance rack.  I found these shirts for $1 when I did.

Black long sleeve T-Shirt.

Black ruched turtle neck.

Green sweatshirt.

Nothing too special but I am going to put them away for the fall.  I am scared Peyton won't fit them but I will gamble on a few dollars.

Oh yeah, we got this too : ) 

This was also $1. Looks great on P! Great for the summer.

Why don't people wear hats more often?  I love hats!  I try to wear one whenever I can.  Will you be rocking a hat this summer?

May 19, 2011

One Hundred Giveaway!!!

I am so happy that I have reached 100 followers!!!  I know that is not a lot but I am pumped about it!

To show my appreciation for all my Fabulous followers, I put together this Hot Mama Survival Pack!

These are items I love and use when getting ready for a Mama's Night Out!

Here is what it includes:
ELF liquid eyeliner in brown
ELF Eye shade combo
Leopard Cocktail Ring (see picture below)
Broadway Nails Stickers
Kiss New York Mascara in Black (the best ever!)
Red Lip gloss (HOT)
2 Lash Cards (thanks to Fashion Meets Food for turning me on!)

Giveaway will end at 11:59 pm on May Thursday May 26. 

To Enter: Follow Baby Shopaholic publicly and leave a comment that you are a follower. 

Extra entries: Make sure to leave a comment for each one:
1. Like Baby Shopaholic on Facebook (button on the right)
2. Follow me on Twitter @babyshopa
3. Tweet "I want the Hot Mama Survival Pack from @babyshopa"

So you can have up to four entries!

May 18, 2011

Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers: I Heart My....

Today we have the fabulous Natalie from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers telling us what she Hearts!

Hello blogger friends, I am Natalie from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers. I am so excited to be guest blogging today for Trina. She is one stylish mommy and her daughter Peyton is the cutest thing I have seen. I always look forward to reading her blog and checking out all the fabulous things she finds!!

Today I am here to share things that "I Heart."


This baby was worth every penny. I carry it everyday and it is extra large so I can throw all my baby stuff in it. Best part is it is easy to clean. I have had a love affair with Louis Vuitton Bags for a long time now, but this is by far my favorite one I have purchased.


This necklace holds special meaning to me because it was my "push gift" when I had my son, Sterling. I am not going to lie, I may have picked this out and ordered it for myself. My hubby is clueless about things like this! I got it with my son's initials and I wear it everyday. It reminds me of what a special blessing he is. This is me wearing it, last weekend when I was in Miami. I seriously rarely ever take it off!

These are the best jeans ever. I bought two pairs so I always have an extra pair to wear in case one is dirty. They suck you in all the right places and are so flattering. They sit a little higher up, which I like to suck in my muffin top! Best jeans ever!

So, there you have it, a few of the things I heart! Thanks for having me Trina!


Thanks Natalie!  Love it all!  I gotta get a Neverfull!!!

May 17, 2011

Mama's Night Out!

Friday I went out with my girl Meredith and my Niece.

One of the highlights of the night we were sitting a table away from "Big Poppa" you know... Kim's married ex-boyfriend from the Real Houswives of Atlanta!  I don't know where the "Big" came from because I hoovered over him....

I am wearing an Alice and Olivia sequin dress from Neimans.

I am carrying a Gucci clutch with Gold bamboo.  What do you think about the Lady Bug?

Rockin Jeffrey Campbell metallic heels.  These are not technically cheap shoes like I normally rock, this were about $150.  Jeffrey Campbell make the most comfortable heels!

I am trying to get more Mommy time!  I feel it is important to stay connected with friends and get out and let your hair down!  How often do you do you have a Mama's night out?
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