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. 

Weekend Style: Leopard

It's Monday already!  Hope you had a great weekend.  Our weekend was spent preparing for family that is coming to town for Thanksgiving.  Why is getting ready for guest so much work?  Or is it because I have neglected my house?  We did manage to make it to church on Sunday.

Sheex Performance Sheets Review & Giveaway $200 Value!

Holidays are coming!  Time to start thinking about gifts or what you want to buy for yourself!  Sheex should be added to the list!  While attending BlogHer in NYC, I met the Sheex Team!

November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving Outfits

Alright Ladies!  Holiday season is officially starting!  We have to constantly think about what we are going to wear for all the holiday parties.  Thanksgiving is next week so I went searching for some inspiration for outfits.   No one wants to wear a skirt, tight pants or anything fussy with all the eating that is going to go down.  Here are some looks that I am digging.
via CWonder

November 16, 2012

Shop the Aisle Birmingham Recap

I had a blast hosting Shop the Aisle Blogger Style at Walmart in Birmingham, AL on Sunday!  I was able to meet some Alabama naturalistas and transitioners during the event.  I was able to share my experience using the natural hair products that are now available at Walmarts around the country.

November 15, 2012

Hanes Toddler Products Review

For the first year or so, you don't really think about toddlers undergarments.  Peyton can no longer wear onesies in the winter and she needs little panties (she is still potty training, more on that later).  I had to do a fist pump when Hanes contacted me about their toddler products. 

November 14, 2012

Fabrik Holiday Style with My Style Vita

Last week I took a chance and took Peyton holiday fashion event at Fabrik Boutique in Midtown Atlanta hosted by my bloggy friend Jessica from My Style Vita.  With the holiday event gearing up there are so many fabulous events going on!  I hate leaving my baby doll so I put limits on how many nights a week I am away from her.  Jessica was such a sweet heart and suggested that I bring her.  Peyton is not a quite child and doesn't sit still!  Peyton is full of personality so I figured she would fit right in the grown folks fashion scene.  

November 13, 2012

My Top Beauty Must Haves on Style Blazer!!!

Whoa! (in my Joey Lawrence voice) I am featured on the super fashion site Style Blazer today!  

I am sharing my top 7 beauty products and why I love them!  Show a girl some love and check it out.  Let me know if you use any of the same beauty products!  Thanks dolls!

November 12, 2012

Girls Night at Bebe Stores with The Fashionista Next Door

Last Thursday night, one of my bloggy besties, Eboni from Fashionista Next Door, hosted a fabulous event at Bebe sponsored by Lucky Magazine!  Even though traffic was CRAY in ATL on Thursday, I knew the night was going to be awesome when I was invited by Eboni to join her in a limo to the event!  That's how we roll! LOL! Not really! But that was fun!

Weekend Style: Peplums

Happy Veteran's Day!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  This was the first Saturday Peyton and I were able to chill out.  I am looking forward to more Saturdays like this!  

November 9, 2012

Fashion Show Featuring Gap for CBWW

I wanted to share a few photos taken by N² Photography at the Mommy and Kids Fashion show featuring Gap with Hooked by Ima hats.  The fashion show took place during the Center for Black Women's Wellness Family Health and Beauty Expo.  

November 8, 2012

Naomi Cross Album Release

Sunday evening I was excited to support one of my girlfriends, Naomi Cross for her first album release event!  Her contemporary gospel album, Unfailing Love is now available!!!  I am so proud of her.  Her powerful sultry voice and creative lyrics brings the messages to life! 
Naomi Cross and I

November 7, 2012

Tiny Prints Holiday Cards + Giveaway!

It's time to start thinking about Holiday Cards!  Since we just had our photo shoot with Creative Soul, I am super excited about ordering my Tiny Prints Christmas cards this year!  

Here are a few of my top picks for Christmas Cards from Tiny Prints this year.

November 6, 2012

Shop the Aisle Blogger Style Birmingham

Shop the Aisle Blogger Style is heading to Birmingham, Alabama this Sunday, November 11 at 1pm! 
I will be your host at the Birmingham Shop the Aisle at Walmart.  Join me to discuss natural hair and the wonderful hair products that are now available at Walmart!  If you live in near Birmingham (it's only 2hrs from Atlanta - IJS) please come and chat with me and learn about new products!  You will leave with some great products to try!  Make sure you register HERE.  You can follow the conversation on twitter and instagram #ShoptheAisle.

November 5, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Mommy & Kids CBWW Fashion Show

Here are a few behind the scenes pictures from the Mommy and Kids Fashion show featuring Gap and Hooked by Ima knit hats.

Weekend Style: New Hat + Black Eye

I hope everyone had a good weekend!  I know a lot of people are trying to recover from Sandy!  You guys are in my prayers!

This weekend was the CBWW Expo!  The Mommy and Kids fashion show featuring Gap and Hooked by Ima went down this Saturday!  It was the cutest thing ever!  I can't wait to share details with you!  To say I am exhausted is an understatement.  Please pray that Peyton sleeps through the night a few days so I can try and catch up!

Speaking of my dah-ling Peyton, last week she had a sty, this week she sporting a new accessory on here other eye!

November 2, 2012

Pink Ladies: Our Halloween Costumes

Happy Friday!  I have been running like a mad women getting ready for the Kids Fashion Show for the CBWW that is this Saturday!  I pray these kids don't get scared and refuse to walk!  Even if they don't they are going to look super cute : ).  I wanted to share some pics from Halloween.  Peyton was a Pink Lady (from Grease if you don't remember).

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