July 31, 2013

Washing My Indique Hair with EDEN Bodyworks

I've had my Indique extensions in for almost a month, even though it feels like I just got them.  I was way over due for a wash.  To be honest, I was scared!  What will the curls look like?  Will they stay in or wash out?  Will it get crazy frizzy or tangle up?  With everything going on with my mom and getting ready for BlogHer I didn't have the time to go to my stylist to have her do it.  So I said... F it (not really) and did it myself.  

July 30, 2013

Verizon Retreat for Moms #VZWA

Last week before heading to BlogHer, I had the honor of hosting an Exclusive Retreat for Moms at Spa Sydell Midtown for Verizon Wireless!  This event was designed to help busy moms like you learn about gadgets that will help simplify your life as well as being treated like the queens we are!
Top, F21/ Skirt c/o Suakoko Betty/ Necklace, Tiffany/ Bracelets, Madison Maine/ Anais heels c/o JustFab

July 29, 2013

Mommy + Me in Sequins Photo Shoot

Hey Dolls!  I missed y'all!  Sorry for last week!  I will be making up for it this week!  I hope I don't get on your nerves with all the post headed your way! LOL!  Anyway, I am back from BlogHer in Chicago.  It was amazeballs!  Because cause going to BlogHer is so simple and easy, I also hosted a baby shower for my niece on Saturday afternoon in the mist of all of it.  I don't even know how I'm typing right now!  

Before I get into all the BlogHer related post I wanted to share with you the 3rd look from Peyton's and I recent photo shoot with Kimberly Murray Photography.  Kimberly challenged me to put together a fun and funky look.  You can't get anymore fun and funky than a mother and daughter duo rocking sequins!  
Peyton: Shirt, Target/ Skirt, Giavonna's Closet/ Headband, Payless/  Jordans c/o Kids Footlocker
Trina: Pants, ?/ Shirt, F21/ Shoes, JustFab

July 26, 2013

Gone Blogging

Hey Guys! So sorry for the lack of posts this week.  I planned to have some post set up for this week but it just didn't happen. I'm in Chicago for BlogHer and going nonstop! 
Follow me on twitter and instagram @BabyShopa to keep up with me throughout the weekend.  Get ready for some fun posts once I return home. 


July 24, 2013

Shoes I'm Taking to #BlogHer13

In less than 24hrs I will be on a flight to Chicago for BlogHer!  I have a million and a half things to do!  One thing that will get my attention before for heading to BlogHer is what shoes I will wearing.  JustFab will be holding my feet down down during the conference!

July 22, 2013

Mommy + Me Prints Photo Shoot

I wanted to share Part II of the fabulous Mommy and Me photo shoot that we had with Kimberly Murray Photography. You can see Part I HERE.  Our second look was prints, ethnic ones to be exact.
Mommy: Dress c/o Suakoko Betty/ Shoes, Max Studio/ Necklace c/o Lydali
Peyton: Jumpsuit c/o Isossy Children/ Sandals c/o The Children's Place/ Headband, Target (came with a shirt)

Weekend Style: Nerd Glasses

I hope you guys had a great weekend.  My mother is back in the hospital.  She is doing better again but I'm making sure they don't let her go until all her issues are addressed.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

On another note, Peyton has been killing me with these white nerd glasses. She's been wearing them all weekend like she needs them to see.  Folks have been getting a kick out of Peyton sporting these glasses in public.  I didn't have time to get Peyton all dolled up like I wanted to this weekend so her casual look went great with her glasses.
 Shirt, FabKids/ Denim Short, PS Aeropostale/ Belt, Walmart/ Sandals, Target/ Glasses, Dollar Tree

July 19, 2013

Turbo Starring Ryan Reynolds Now Playing

Last Saturday, my bestie and I took our girls for a pre-screening for the movie Turbo.  This Dreamworks film is about a garden snail that dreams to be the fastest snail ever!
Do you see my little Lex cracking that little hip in a maxi dress!  WERK!  Showing Peyton some new moves! 

Fall Tea Collection for Boys, Girls + Babies

I get so excited when clothing lines reveal there fall collections.  Especially in Peyton's size!  One of my favorite clothing brands for kids, Tea Collection, just revealed their Fall 2013 collection.  It's pretty incredible!  Tea Collection fall line is inspired by China's street style and Pop art.  Check out some looks I put together from Tea Collection's new arrivals.

July 18, 2013

Lacoste #ReadyForFall Pin Party $1000+ in Prizes

Who's ready for another fabulous pin party?!? The ladies from BonBon Rose Girls and The Little Style File, along with the uber stylish guest pinners Glamamom, The Stylish Housewife and Baby Shopaholic are bringing you a fashion filled party with prizes from Lacoste! We can't wait to pour over fall fashion at our #ReadyForFall party!

Prizes: We will be giving away over $1000.00 in prizes including 3 pairs of Lacoste Berdine sneakers, 1 $250 Lacoste gift card and 2 $100. Lacoste gift cards.

lacoste pin party

Participating in our Pinterest party is easy as pie!

To join: Create your own #ReadyForFall Pinterest board and pin during the party using the #ReadyForFall tag. Please repin at least 10 pins from our #ReadyForFall board, two of which must include the Lacoste Berdine sneakers in both colors (black/gray and brown/green) available at Nordstrom.

To be eligible for prizes: You must FOLLOW our sponsor, Lacoste, on Pinterest and come back and leave the link to your #ReadyForFall Board using the Rafflecopter widget below ONCE THE PARTY STARTS!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please also follow the hosts Bon Bon Rose Girls and The Little Style File, sponsor Lacoste and guest pinners Glamamom, The Stylish Housewife and Baby Shopaholic. We'll be tweeting during the party too! Join us by using the hashtag #ReadyForFall!

If you haven't signed up for Pinterest yet:

CLICK HERE. Winners will be randomly selected at the end of the party (10 pm EST) and notified by email as well as announced on Facebook and Twitter. Prizes are non-transferable. If you have questions about participating, please don't hesitate to contact us! We're pumped about partying with you!

Disclosure: We were compensated for our participation, but the opinions expressed are our own.

July 17, 2013

5 Ways to Wear Denim Shorts

I'm so bad at re-wearing items in my closet.  Besides the basics, it's hard for me to re-purpose items.  Eboni at Fashionista Next Door asked me if I would do a guest post on 5 ways to wear an item.  I took on the challenge!
Check me out in my grown woman BoHo look in denim shorts.  Head over to Fashionista Next Door to check out the 4 other ways I rock denim shorts.  Let me know which look is your fave!

Colorful Mommy + Me Photo Shoot

I am beyond excited to share a recent Mommy & Me photo shoot with Kimberly Murray Photography. Kimberly contacted me with a task beyond just taking pictures with Peyton.  Kimberly challenged me to flex my styling muscle in coordinating our outfits with out being too matchy.  For family photo shoots, folks typically pick one color and everyone wears it.  She gave me a few themes and I ran with them.  The first one was summer brights.

July 16, 2013

EDEN Bodyworks + #BlogHer13 + #Giveaway

I'm happy to announce that I will be heading to Chicago for BlogHer next week! *Throws glitter*. I attended BlogHer in NYC last year and had a ball!  You can check out my recaps HERE of the shenanigans that went on while I was there.  With the assistance of EDEN BodyWorks, I am ready to take on  BlogHer in my hometown Chicago, blogger style!  To celebrate, EDEN BodyWorks is giving away one full size collection of the new Coconut Shea line!

Little Buckets by Bucketfeet

Remember me telling you about how much I loved my Bucketfeet shoes that I received in a gift bag (HERE)?  I pretty much still wear them daily.  To the point that everyone around me says... "You must really love those shoes".  I do!  What could be better than me having a pair of Bucketfeet shoes?.... Peyton having a pair!  Bucketfeet just launched a kids collection last week!

July 15, 2013

Style Challenge with Bonbon Rose Girls

Today I'm teaming up with Kristin from Bon Bon Rose Girls and Laura from Walking in Memphis in Heels for a blogger style challenge.  Kristin gave Laura and I the challenge of working it in Neon.
Sweater, Old Navy (old)/ Denim shorts, Old Navy/ Bag, Marc Jacobs/ Pumps, 9 West on sale/ Necklace c/o Brighthouse Baubles

Weekend Style: Boho Baby

This weekend was emotionally draining.  There was a lot going on with the Trayvon trial and the passing of Corey Monteith (RIP).  I hope everyone will be able to find peace and comfort to move forward.

No last minute trips this weekend.  I was able to hang with Peyton all weekend.  My bestie's little girl had on a maxi dress this weekend and it reminded me that Peyton had one that I purchased early spring.  We decided to add a floppy for a bohemian look.
Maxi Dress, H&M (Similar)/ Hat, Baby Gap (similar)/ Sandals, Old Navy (similar)/ Sunnies c/o Fantas Eyes

July 14, 2013

No One Wins

I didn't intend to post about the Trayvon Martin case.  The verdict came in last night.  Not Guilty. The case was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt for the jury.  We have to accept it, learn from it and move on. What I won't accept are racist comments or insensitivity to the issue.  Especially from Mommy Bloggers with a platform.  Please don't post messages with racist undertones & snark in b/w your sponsored tweets during an event like this trial.  People are hurt!  Moms (of all races) are looking at their sons (kids) like they could be a Trayvon Martin.  Bottom line, a child that was walking home from the store ended up dead. No one wins.
Sending prayers to the family.

July 13, 2013

"Early Bird" Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale has started!  I plan to make it into Nordstrom this weekend so I can touch, feel and smell the items!

July 12, 2013

Grown + Sexy in Laundry for #WWDMagic

Laundry by Shelli Segal will be showing at WWDMagic Market Week in Las Vegas and I want to go to see what they have up their sleeve!  WWDMagic is the premier fashion market where over 2000 new and established designers show buyers from across the world their new threads.  I have been infatuated with Laundry by Shelli Segal since my college years!  Laundry by Shelli Segal's contemporary and feminine designs always make me look and feel good.  Now in my mid-thirties, Laundry still shuts it down giving me the "Grown and Sexy" look.
Laundry by Shelli Segal Dress/ Shoes, BCBG/ Clutch, Gucci/ Bangle, Kate Spade

July 11, 2013

SuperPeyton Party Designs by PJ Tuttles

Today is Mister's Birthday!  Yes, his birthday is in the shadows of Peyton's.  Poor thing!  But we will #TurnUp tonight!

I'm still recouping from my crazy 4th of July week. Trying to play catch up! Peyton's 3rd Birthday party was a smash hit!  Big thanks to PJ Tuttles for making the SuperPeyton Party off the chain!  Why a Superhero theme you ask?  That was Peyton's idea.  She doesn't want to be a princess anymore, she is SuperPeyton!  I have no clue where this came from.  Lucky for me, PJ Tuttles has the cutest Superhero theme party decor!  I wanted to share some of the decor from the party.

Moms Trying to do it All: Tia + Tamera

Are you a mommy trying to do it all?  *Raises Hand*

The struggle is real!  After becoming a mom I didn't know how hard it would be to work full-time, take care of Peyton, Mister & my mother as well as trying to pursue my dreams.  I'm dedicated to my job. I'm blessed to have a career that I enjoy and pays the bills.  I want to spend as much time with Peyton as possible because I work all day.

But what about doing what I love?  I pay a big price to do what I love and to have this outlet.  I run on a few hours of sleep trying to blog after Peyton goes to bed.  I'm  not able to hang out with my besties as much as I would love too because I have to save the few times that I get out of the house for hosting gigs.  Between my mom going in and out of the hospital recently and just everyday life, it has been a struggle.  Sometimes I wonder when my breaking point coming.  Don't mind me if I have a nervous breakdown : ).

Twins, Tia & Tamera what to have it all!  Season three of “Tia & Tamera” follows these new moms trying to do it all.

July 10, 2013

All You Magazine at Publix #LifeforLess

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You, but all my opinions are my own. #lifeforless #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

I want to introduce you to a great money saving magazine, All YouAll You is the magazine that pays for itself and is now available at my favorite grocery store, Publix.  This magazine is out to help you save time and money!  Before being contacted to do this post, I was already a reader of All You.  I was amazed at the money saving tips and all the usable coupons that were in were included in All You.  Peyton and I took a trip to Publix and put some of All You magazines tips to the test. 

July 9, 2013

Mother Knows Best: Atlantan Mag Feature

I'm beyond flattered and blessed for Peyton and I to grace the pages of the current issue of the luxury magazine Atlantan!  The interview in which they call "Mother Knows Best", I share my fave spots in Atlanta for kids, moms and ladies night!  
Photo taken by Creative Soul Photography

July 8, 2013

Versona Accessories Opens New ATL Store

My favorite accessories store, Versona just opened a new location in the Atlanta area!  The new location is in Alpharetta near North Point Mall next to Crate + Barrel.  I'm in big trouble because this new location happens to be a few minutes from my house!   Check out some of the goodies I spotted on my first trip to Versona.

Happy 3rd Birthday Peyton

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July weekend!

My baby doll turned 3 years old on Sunday!  I can't believe how fast time flies!  Peyton celebrated with friends at her SuperPeyton Party at a indoor play facility.  I didn't get pictures of Peyton before the party started so these were taken after hours of play after the party was over and it wasn't easy.  And for some reason the pics of her fit are blurry : ( of course for her birthday, ugh!

July 5, 2013

Style Me Friday: Maxi Dress + New Hair

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July!  My week has been super crazy!  I'm currently blogging from Chicago.  My first cousin George passed away last week and I had to come to Chicago for the funeral : (.  I will back in Atlanta in time for Peyton's Birthday party.  Y'all know last minute plane tickets are crazy expensive so I did not bring Peyton with me.  I miss her so much but she is having fun with Daddy! Sorry to be a Debbi Downer on a Friday.  Before leaving for the airport I did squeeze in a few pictures for this weeks Style Me Friday with Fashionista Next Door.  This weeks look features a maxi dress. 

July 3, 2013

FabKid 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!  I'm sorry but Peyton is shutting it down on this post!  Baby Girl is showing Fashion Bloggers how it is really done!  With no direction but a "Be Still" and "We can get ice cream if you do good" Peyton werked it!  Check out Peyton in her 4th of July look from FabKids.
 Shirt + Top c/o FabKids/ Shoes, JCP/ Bandanna, Walmart/ Aviators c/o LMA

July 2, 2013

Lounging with MVL

My school teacher bun has been in full effect this past week! I rocked my bun and loungy-esq outfit to my friend Katrice from My Vicarious Life event that took place at the beautiful Quest Women Spa + Fitness center in Alpharetta, GA.  Quest Spa is gorgeous and down the street from my house!
Blouse, Bevello/ Pants, JCP/ Bag, LV/ Earrings, Versona/ Necklace, F21/Bracelets, Madison Maine/ Shoes c/o JustFab

He has 533 Kids! Check out Delivery Man

Can you imagine finding out you have fathered 533 kids!  Well Vince Vaugn's character in Delivery Man did!
I'm excited to be debuting the Delivery Man movie trailer starring Vince Vaughn along with 532 other Mom Bloggers today!  Can you imagine having 533 baby mama's? LOL!

In the film, Vince Vaughn plays an affable underachiever looking for his purpose in life, when he finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them want to meet their biological father.

Check out the full trailer. 

I can't wait to check out the full movie to see how all this unfolds!  Looks like Vince will try his best to make the most of the situation.  Delivery Man will be released November 22nd Starring Vince Vaughn.

What would you do if you found out you or your significant other fathered 533 kids? How would you handle it?  Would you come forward?  That is CRAY!

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*This is not a sponsored post.  I am a member of the Disney Moms.

July 1, 2013

Google Reader is Over...Follow Me on Bloglovin

Today Google is shutting down Google Reader!  That is how I used to read all your fabulous blogs!  Don't fret!  You can switch you reader feed to Bloglovin very easily!  I did mine a while back. 
To keep up with Baby Shopaholic click HERE to follow me on Bloglovin!  You can also sign up for emails on right column.  Let's keep this party going!

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Faves From the BET Awards Red Carpet

Did you guys watch the BET Awards last night?  I thought it was really good.  Hands down, Charlie Wilson took over the show!  I think him, Justin Timberlake, Snoop and Pharrell should do an album.  I was dancing in front of the TV like I was in the club.  Dressing for the BET Awards can be tricky.  Do you dress like the Grammys? The club? or Hip Hop?  These ladies got it right in my book.

photo via Huffington Post
Gabby Douglas looked stunning in this Sheri Hill lace dress!  It's tough for ladies with a body as athletic as hers to find a perfect dress.  Gabby found hers!

Weekend Style: Party Casual

Happy July!  I hope you guys had a great weekend.  Last weekend Peyton and I celebrated my blogging buddy, Charee Lenee's son 1st birthday!  Seems like she was just pregnant!  Please excuse the pics, I took them with my phone long after the party.
Shirt, Baby Gap/ Denim shorts c/o PS Aeropostle/ Sandals, JCP
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