December 31, 2012

Happy New Year + Peyton's 2012 Fashions

Happy New Year!  *Raises glass*.  I thank God for another year!  I am very excited for 2013!  Something about the beginning of the year makes you feel like you get a new start!  

I shared some of my favorite outfits from 2012 with you last week (HERE).  Here are my fave looks from Peyton in 2012!  My baby is growing too fast!

December 28, 2012

Mama's Fave Outfits of 2012

Boy does time fly!  Can't believe we are headed into 2013!  I want to thank you guys for all your support throughout the year!  I am sure 2013 will rock as well!  I thought I would be cool to go through some old post and pick out some of my favorite outfits that I wore last year.  I had a few "Why did I wear that" but for the most part I think I kept it together!   

December 27, 2012

Potty Training Update + Dora Panties

Since Christmas is behind us I thought I would update you guys on Potty Training.  After complaining and stressing out (HERE) Peyton must have felt sorry for me! She did a complete turn around!

December 26, 2012

Christmas Scenes

I hope you guys had a very Merry Christmas!  I ran myself into the ground before Christmas.  I was so beat that I wore sweat pants on Christmas day!  Between helping my mom cook and clean and playing with Peyton there was just no time to get myself together!  Mister said he thought it was cool that I chilled all day.... If you say so Mister...LOL!

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

We hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and love!

December 24, 2012

Peyton the Holiday Diva

Last Tuesday Peyton's school held their Christmas program.  Peyton's class was singing Jesus Loves Me!  So you know I went into pageant mom mode!

December 22, 2012

The Peytons' Festive Fashions

Peyton has been Christmas spirit rocking Holiday clothing!  Sunday Peyton wore this to the Carol's Daughter Ugly Sweater Party (HERE).

December 21, 2012

One Dollar Holla

Christmas doesn't stop me from buying clothes for Peyton.  While cruising Walmart I stopped in the kids clothing section and found a rack that had everything for $1!  I pretty much got one of everything in Peyton's size!

Ugly Sweater Party at Carols Daughter

So many fabulous events going on for the holidays!  Sunday P and I grabbed some ugly (at least mine was) shirts and headed to Carol's Daughter Lenox Mall store for Lexi with the Curls Ugly Sweater Party!

December 20, 2012

Holiday Shop the Aisle Recap

This past Saturday, Atlanta had an EPIC Holiday Shop the Aisle traveling to 3 different Walmart with 7 fashion and beauty bloggers!
The Seven Shop the Aisle Bloggers:  Arkeedah of It’s ArkeedahLexi of Lexi with the Curls, Danielle of The Style and Beauty DoctorTarika of The Pursuit of NappinessKela of Naturally Kela, Eboni of The Fashionista Next Door, and Me!  What a wonderful group of ladies!  It was like BFFs rolling around the city laughing and talking about hair!  

My New Verizon Windows Phone!

I am super excited to be going another round with Verizon as an ambassador!  Since I started the program my personal phone has been switched over to Verizon!  *Knocks on wood*  I am happy to say that I have not had to call customer service one time since I made the switch!  This time around I was pumped to receive the new HTC Windows phone on Verizon!

December 19, 2012

JustFab Shoe Party!

I am always raving about my Just Fab shoes!  So I was super excited when my girl Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor included me for her Just Fab Holiday Party in Atlanta at Tee and Quotes.

December 18, 2012

Me-Ality: Find Your Fit

If you are anything like me, I am sure you have walked by this huge machine in the mall that looks like an airport security scanner.  I finally know what it is!

Shorts in the Winter

Last week I decided to pull out my Vegan shorts to attend the Motions Holiday Meetup!  After taking pictures I realized that my shirt was all bunched up.  I thought I would mention that before yall started talking about me : ).

December 17, 2012

All Mama Wants for Christmas

Hard to believe Christmas is next week!  For Christmas I don't expect gifts.  I make a list but it is more of what I want buy for myself.

Weekend Style: Bowling + Bows

I want to send thoughts and prayers for the community of Newton, CT.  My stomach has been in knots since this tragedy happened.  My heart aches for all that have been affected!  I am sure we all held our kids a little tighter this weekend!

Sunday, Mister and I took Peyton to a bowling birthday party.  I didn't know that lil two year olds could even bowl!  Too much cuteness!

December 16, 2012

Oscar de la Renta Children Holiday Outfits

We know Oscar de la Renta knows how to dress a woman, and he did not disappoint with his children's line.  One day, Peyton will have a few Oscars of her own.  We are totally swooning over his fabulous holiday threads for the little boys and girls!  Here are some of my top picks!

December 14, 2012

Motions Holiday Hair Party!

This past Sunday I got to hang out with Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor and Lexi from Lexi with the Curls to talk about Holiday hair sponsored by Motions!  The event was held at Twist, one of my fave spots for drinks and tapas in Atlanta!  We talked about the new products available from Motions, shared hair stories and how we plan to do our hair for the holidays!

December 13, 2012

Potty (NOT) Training

I am not about this potty training life!  I was fooling myself to think that Peyton was going to be easy to potty train.  When we first brought home a potty she went a few times and was happy about it.  She knows all words to the Potty Dance Song and we even had a Potty Dance Party (HERE) at the house with other kids.  Boy was I wrong!

December 12, 2012

Holiday Hair Updo's

I think I am getting in the holiday spirit!  Like I said earlier this week, I have a few holiday parties and events this weekend.  This holiday season I will be rocking the natural!  I am pretty lazy with the hair so an high bun is usually my go to look.  I found some inspiration to change up the bun a little bit for the festivities!  

Digital Sisterhood + #DSMonth Twitter Chat Tonight!

December is Digital Sisterhood Month!  What is Digital Sisterhood?  Digital Sisterhood celebrates women in social media created by my girl Ananda Leeke.  Digital Sisterhood encourages women to celebrate their connections, have conversations, share information, network and build their communities.  Tonight I will be participating in a #DSMonth twitter chat tonight at 9pm est.

Tonight, December 12 follow #DSMonth for a chat about The Creativity of Beauty, Fashion and Style Twitter Chat with myself and Julia Coney of All About The PrettyLiz Fassbender of The Capital Area Fashion & Beauty BloggersAlison Gary of Wardrobe OxygenMattie James of Mattieologie and Style Bloggers of ColorMarie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

Make sure to Follow @digitalsisterhd, myself (@BabyShopa) and all the wonderful co-host and use the Twitter hashtag #dsmonth on HootSuiteTweetChat,TweetDeck, or Tweetgrid to follow the conversation.  See you at the party!

December 11, 2012

Holiday Glam Looks

Who is ready to Partay!!!  I am trying to get all the way in the Holiday spirit!  I'm at about 30%.  I am sure that will change because I have a busy weekend with holiday parties!  Last week I shared some of my picks for more Casual Holiday Outfits (HERE) and now it's time to SHUT it DOWN!

December 10, 2012

Shop the Aisle: Atlanta Holiday Edition

This Saturday, December 15th, Shop the Aisle is back for special Holiday edition in Atlanta!  More Bloggers and More Walmarts!!!
Shop the Aisle Blogger Style will be hitting up three Atlanta area Walmarts'!  Please join us at one of the three locations to talk natural hair, free gifts and awesome giveaways!  Space is limited so make sure you RSVP HERE or visit  Can't wait to see you!

Cirque du Soleil TOTEM

I never went to see the a circus as a kid.  My first circus experience was just a few years ago!  Sounds so sad doesn't it (I did go on the Bozo Show!). Well, I'm ok now because I got to see a Cirque Du Soleil show in Atlanta!  

December 9, 2012

Weekend Style: Mixing Patterns

These weekends are not long enough!  I hope you guys had a good one!  I am creeping into the Holiday spirit after having an fun dinner Saturday with my girlfriends and our families!  I had to take Peyton's pictures indoors because the dark caught us on Sunday.

December 7, 2012

Rocking the Color of the Year

I think Pantone picked the color of the year after I wore this Laundry by Shelli Segal dress on Saturday!  He he!  In case you haven't heard the 2013 color of the year is Emerald!  Well... this dress may be Evergreen but same difference to me!

December 6, 2012

Neiman Marcus + Target Holiday 24 Haul

The day has finally come!  December 1st marked the day Neiman Marcus and Target came together to bring  the world fabulous gifts from 24 top designers!  

Partner with Touchstone Crystal for Holiday Hurricane Rebound

Touchstone Crystal Division of Swarovski has launched a Holiday Hurricane Rebound campaign to support its mompreneurs
Before being contacted by Touchstone Crystal, I was unfamiliar with the brand.  I was surprised to see the beautiful designs at reasonable prices!  Each product in the Touchstone Crystal line is made with Swarovski Crystal and follows its strict quality guidelines.

Touchstone Crystal's traditional method of marketing is working with individual entrepreneurs that host in-home parties to generate sales.  A lot of the East Coast Entrepreneurs have been effected hurricane Sandy!  Some of these small business owners and their customers are without power, heat and homes!

This “Holiday Hurricane Rebound” campaign will allow individuals from anywhere in the country to partner with a specific Touchstone Crystal small business owner on the East Coast whose circumstances have been effected by the storm to the degree that her or his ability to generate income in their community via traditional means is seriously challenged. Participants will have a chance to connect with a Touchstone Crystal entrepreneur directly, online or via telephone, and set up an online jewelry sales party during the holiday season. In addition to initiating this campaign and working to help secure party partners and facilitate the parties, Touchstone Crystal will make double jewelry credit awards available to remote hosts who choose to sign up for this program.
Are you interested in hosting Touchstone Crystal party to help these ladies?  For more information on the “Holiday Hurricane Rebound” campaign by Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, visit

December 5, 2012

Tristin + Tyler Interview Carmelo Anthony!!!

Now I'm JELLO!  The Super Eco twins Tristin and Tyler are at it again!  Not only are they the flyest twin boys on the Planet but they got to go behind the scenes of Carmelo Anthony's Kids Foot Locker commercial shoot!

Our Kenya Doll Super Star Experience with Family Dollar

I was super excited that Peyton and I were invited to celebrate the launch of the new Kenya Doll with Family Dollar!  The first Kenya dolls debuted in 1992.  I am about to tell on myself but I never got to enjoy Kenya because I was a teen at that time : ).  Now she is Bizzack with mad style and a crew!  Now available at Family Dollar Stores!

December 4, 2012

Holiday Party Outfits: Casual

The Holiday party are in full swing!  Big question we all have is what to wear?  It's pretty easy to find a fabulous party dress and some baaaad shoes and head out to a party.  What do you wear for the casual parties or out with the girls?  I put together a few looks that I think will be a hit this Holiday Season!

Bling it out for the Holidays!  You can't miss with a sequin blazer!You will see me in an outfit like this!

December 3, 2012

Tom Ford, Welcome to Atlanta!

Last week Tom Ford's full beauty and cosmetics line landed at Neiman Marcus in Atlanta!!!  Makeup by the sexiest man in Fashion... Say no more!  I have heard so much about the Tom Ford beauty line, especially the lipsticks but I have never been able to try it.  My wait is now over!  Tom Ford's full beauty line debuted at Neiman Marcus Atlanta last Tuesday and I was flattered to be able to preview it on its inaugural day!

Weekend Style: Top Knot & Moto Boots

How the weekends just fly by!  I hope you guys had a great one.  We had a busy Friday and Saturday!  A doll party on Friday night with Peyton, shopping at the Neiman Marcus + Target collab on Saturday,  a little shoe shopping and attended a event honoring Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx (details on these events to come).  I even missed a few events!  By Sunday I was beat down!  Peyton rocked her top knot and new motorcycle boots for dinner at Grandma's house.

November 30, 2012

My Black Friday.... on Thursday!

After over-stuffing my face a few time with food on Thanksgiving day, I prepared my Black Friday shopping plans.  I didn't have much that I was looking for but Walmart and Target had what I really wanted.  Walmart sales started at 8 and Target started at 9pm!  

November 29, 2012

Family Photos by Creative Soul

As promised, here are more pictures from our recent photo shoot with Creative Soul!  I am still bugging out about how awesome these pictures are!  

November 28, 2012

CurlBox Black Friday Sale

I actually started my Black Friday shopping on Thursday night (more to come on that).  So my Friday was pretty open so Peyton and I set out to the first CurlBox Black Friday Warehouse Sale!  This event was EPIC!  

Just in case you are not familiar with CurlBox, it is a monthly box subscription that comes filled goodies to try for curly hair.  Each box comes with 5-7 hand picked products monthly!  Most products are full size so you can't loose!  If you love trying new products or just a product junkie like myself, this is a awesome and cost effective way to do so at $20 a month!  Now back to the Black Friday Sale....

With CurlBox owner, the fabulous Myleik and I.  If you live in Atlanta and did not go, you missed out big time! Please don't get jello! : )

November 27, 2012

Mamanista Must Haves: imPress Nails

I can't say enough about my imPress nails from Kiss Cosmetics!  imPress has saved my nail game! I am notorious for not having my nails done when it is time to go out.  This press-on manicure set makes it easy for me to do my nails in a hurry!

November 26, 2012

Weekend Style: Team Camo

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Ours was great!  Why are holidays so exhausting   I am beyond beat down!  I am so thankful for my nephews that came to Atlanta from San Diego, CA.  It's probably been 10 years since I last saw them!  They are still little boys my head.  Anyway, it was wonderful to have them in town!

Check out what my partner in crime wore for Black Friday.

Monday Mingle Thanksgiving Style

I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!  Besides gaining 20+ pounds, my holiday was pretty awesome!  I was eating like I was in a contest!  I wanted to share my cute shirt from Gap that I rocked on Thanksgiving day.
Blouse, Gap/ J Brand Jeans / Jessica Simpson Boots, OLD!

November 24, 2012

Christmas Angel World Premiere on GMC Tonight!

Do you watch Holiday Movies to get your family in the Christmas spirit?  CHRISTMAS ANGEL premieres on GMC TV on Nov. 24th
Christmas Angelstarring Della Reese Tamera Mowry, Teri Polo and Kevin Sorbo, premieres on GMC TV November 24th. 

Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a bustling local bakery run by her good friend Daphne, the mother of Olivia’s best friend and classmate.  Olivia has a heart of gold that shines through in her good intentions- and her imagination.  During the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, a mysterious lady quietly moves into the house next door.  The house has been uninhabited since the owner, Dr. Nathan Davis, left town abruptly.  When some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes suddenly begin to come true, Olivia is convinced that the town’s newcomer is an angel- and she is determined to prove it.

Mister and I watched the movie last night.  Christmas Angel was such a sweet holiday family movie.  I think school age children would love this movie.  Instead of just focusing on getting toys, Olivia (pictured above) wants to help other families make their Christmas wishes come true. 

Make sure you watch it tonight on GMC!  Christmas Angel premiers tonight, November 24 at 7pm est and then again at 9pm and 11pm tonight and Sunday.  

*Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post.  I received an advance copy of the movie and options expressed are my own.

November 23, 2012

Kohl's Toy Shopping Tools + $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

Since the holiday is about to begin I thought I would bring you guys some more giveaways!  Kohl's just informed me that they have a new online shopping tool to help make shopping a little easier for the children in your life.   You can select the child's age and it will pull up all the toys and gifts that would be appropriate for that child.  Head over to Kohl's to check out the toys for the kids in your life!

To add to this great toy shopping tool, Kohl's has been generous to offer one Baby Shopaholic reader a $50 gift card to Kohl's    Just in time for Christmas!  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.  Giveaway ends on December 7 at 12am EST.  Open to US mailing addresses only.  Good Luck!

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November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving + Tips For Shopping Black Friday!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  We are still here so we have a lot to be thankful for!  I am so ready to get my grub on today and shopping on tonight!

I get butterflies in my tummy just thinking about Black Friday!  I know some folks fear it but it really not that bad!  

November 21, 2012

Cox Conserve Hero Awards at WSB-TV

Last Wednesday, I was invited to celebrate Cox Conserves Hero at WSB-TV in Atlanta.  Cox Conserves Hero created by Cox Enterprises, honors environmental volunteers and donates to local nonprofits on their behalf.  

November 20, 2012

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

It's here!  It's here! *Jumping up and down*  The Little Style File teamed up with theBon Bon Rose Girls and Chic + Cheap Nursery to bring us the Ultimate Gift Guide for the holidays!

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This guide is ridiculously awesome!  They broke down the gifts by age and gender, for Mom, Dad and Family.  There is even a special section with a few of their favorite mom bloggers *clears throat* sharing what is on their Holiday wish list.  Everything on the gift guide is clickable!  No searching for where to buy.  These ladies have done an outstanding job!  Happy Shopping!  

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post. 

Shtty Mom in HOTLANTA

Do yall remember me telling you about the hill-larious Shtty Mom book?  This is the best non-parenting book eva!  Oh, and Shtty Moms is on the New York Times Best Seller list!  #ShttyMomsRock!  I was honored that the writers of Shtty Mom asked if I would be a co-host at one of their Atlanta book signing!  

November 19, 2012

Here is a Treat - Free Cards!

Who doesn't love a Treat!  I was just introduced to Treat!  Treat is a cool way to make personalized cards and have them sent directly from Treat!  I am about to be a card making fool!  The hardest part about sending cards is going to the store to pick one up... then you gotta find stamps, of course you're out!  Now you gotta get to the post office with a toddler on hand and the line is long... So I end up just calling or sending a text!  Treat is a great solution to all this drama!  They even have a reminder services so you don't miss a birthday or anniversary.  Treat is offering one free card for Monday 11/19 & Tuesday 11/20!  Details below. 
Treat is Shutterfly’s exciting new greeting card brand that makes it easy for people to create and send one-of-a-kind greeting cards. Treat cards are perfect for holidays, birthdays, congrats, thank yous and every occasion in between. It’s crazy fun. It’s super easy. And it’s totally personal.
Super cute huh?  Treat is offering one FREE Treat card good only on Monday 11/19 & Tuesday 11/20!  Enter TREATBLOGR to take advantage of this opportunity!  Click HERE or head to  I would love to hear what you think about Treat!  I thought Treat was a great idea and really wanted to share it with you guys.  

*Disclosure:  I received complimentary cards from Treat.  Thoughts and opinions are my own. 
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