July 31, 2014

The Diet Diaries: Best Pants Ever + Falling Off

I got some good news and some bad news.  The good news is that I have fell in love with Lululemon!  I attended a blogger brunch at the Lululemon yoga studio in Westside Provisions with a few Atlanta area bloggers. Keep reading for the bad news...
Pants and top c/o Lululemon | Jacket, H+M | Shoes, JustFab (old)

July 30, 2014

Shoe Carnival takes us Back to School + Sale

In less than two weeks, Peyton will be starting pre-k! *insert Home Alone face* Where did the time go?  I’m a little sad but excited for my baby. Peyton’s ready for more challenges.  My favorite part of heading back to school is the shopping!  Our friends at Shoe Carnival are here to help us save some money on back to school shoes with a buy one, get one half off sale going on now!  Watch Peyton werk in her new Skechers Lites Gemz that we picked up on the buy one, get one half off sale.

July 29, 2014

Cool Back to School Accessories for Boys+Girls

Remember when you were heading back to school and you would see all the cute Lisa Frank note books, pencils and book bags but your  mom never got them for you.  Were you the only one with plain yellow #2 pencils when other kids had cool ones with designs and characters on them?  Let's not do that to our children.  I picked out a hand full of cute accessories for boys and girl that may help get them a little more excited about going back to school and stand out from the crowd.

July 28, 2014

Jump Jump

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  Ours was action packed (as usual).  Peyton had another professional photo shoot on Saturday and I thought it would be great idea to go to an MC Hammer concert outside that evening.  Between sweating and dancing, I was drained on Sunday.  One piece of clothing I wanted to wear this summer was a jumper.  Since I look more like Humpty Dumpty in a jumpsuit, I figure I'll just live through Peyton.

July 25, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: Peplum

Happy Mamanista Friday!  The weekend couldn't come soon enough.  Unfortunately, I have an action packed weekend, so I'm looking forward to next weekend already.  This week for Mamanista Fridays, Mama Fashion Files and I are wearing peplum.  

July 24, 2014

Tomboy Chic in #CartersFallStyle + Giveaway

Peyton starts school in just a few weeks!  In addition to making sure Peyton's writing is on point before starting pre-k, I also want to make sure style is too.  Carter's has all the latest trends for back to school ready to go for 40% off (ends August 5th)!  In addition to Peyton looking totes adorbs in her tomboy chic looks, keep reading to enter to win a $50 gift card to carters and an additional 20% off coupon!  

July 23, 2014

Shoe Shopping Spree with Shoe Carnival

The summer has flown by and August is almost here. You know what that means? It’s time for kids to head back to school. Peyton will be starting pre-k in August and I can’t believe I will have a school age child on my hands. All she talks about is going to pre-k and doing everything by herself, like getting dressed for school. Even though I may shed a tear on the first day of school, I get excited about back to school shopping. Peyton and I headed to Shoe Carnival this weekend to pick up some new kicks for school.

July 22, 2014

Summer Beauty Routine

We are half-way through summer!  It has went by so fast! During the summer, we are kicking it outdoors in the hot sun so we have to take extra care of our skin.  I made a few changes from my old routine and trying out some new products for the summer. 

July 21, 2014

Early 60's Birthday Party

I hope you all had a great weekend.  I'm switching things up a bit today.  Instead of Peyton doing her thang, you're getting the whole Baby Shopaholic family today.  Mister's big birthday party was almost 2 weeks ago and I'm still tired.  The party started out with a Mad Men theme but I was afraid it would get to corny and went with an early 60's theme instead. 

July 18, 2014

Mamanista Fridays Link-Up: The Vest

I'm so ready for the weekend.  The last couple of weeks have been crazy busy.  I plan to catch up on some rest and get back on my diet.  Enough of my whining.  This week, Mama Fashion Files and I are wearing vests.  I wore this outfit to the Beyonce and Jay Z concert in Atlanta on Tuesday.

July 17, 2014

The Diet Diaries: Prepare or Prepare to Fail

I figured out the secret to weight loss success!  The secret is to PREPARE!  It’s that simple.  Well, preparing is not that simple but if you do it you will lose weight.  I never realized how important being prepared is when you are trying to lose weight.  It makes all the difference.

July 16, 2014

Summertime LBD

Last night I went to the Beyonce and Jay Z concert.  It was more than I could have ever dreamed of!  I'll share more about the concert soon.  Right now I can barely keep my eyes open but I wanted to share a LBD (little black dress) I wore to the Adorn Media Group roof top launch party last Saturday.

July 15, 2014

Low-Cal Strawberry Amaretto Freeze #SweetNLowStars

This week I made my Sweet’N Low Strawberry Amaretto Freeze as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SweetNLowStars.

I may be on journey to loose a few several pounds but I won’t be giving up my “mommy” drinks for nobody.  I conveniently forget that the most delicious cocktails are packed with sugar.  My so-called solution is drink water all day and save my calories for cocktails.  That sounded like a plan but I was still consuming way too much sugar.  I knew there was a better way.  I created my first guilt-free, low carb drink using Sweet’NLow.

July 14, 2014

Flipping Out

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Mister's big birthday party was awesome!  I can't wait to share details from the early 60's themed party.  Now that I have both Peyton's and Mister's birthdays behind me, I tried my best to chill out the rest of the weekend.  Peyton got a chance to wear her new flip-up shades from LoveMyAlannah.

July 11, 2014

Mamanista Fridays Link-up: Maxi Dress

Happy Mamanista Friday!  Today is Mister's Birthday!  His big party is tonight!  I feel like I've planned a second wedding.  I know it's going to be fabulous and can't wait for it all to go down.  I will share dets next week.  This week for Mamanista Friday, Mama Fashion Files and I are wearing maxi dresses.

July 10, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Starts Today for Early Access

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is the best sales of the year!  Why? Because Nordstrom marks down NEW items for fall before fall even starts!  Where else can you get new released leather boots for 30% to 40% off before fall?  If you are a Nordstrom cardholder you can shop the sale NOW!  The sale opens up to everyone on July 18th.  My strategy is to go for the good stuff like boots, coats and handbags.  That is the stuff you have a hard time getting a deal on during the fall and winter season.  Below, I listed some of the items I can't wait to get my paws on.

July 9, 2014

Peyton's 1st Modeling Gig

Peyton is totally winning this week.  She turned 4 on Monday and then we received our printed copy of the Isossy Children lookbook she modeled for a few weeks ago.  When I tell you Peyton came to the shoot ready to WERK, that is exactly what she did, WERK.  I know you guys are like, duh, she takes pictures all the time.  You're right, but I take her pictures, not a studio full of strangers and lights with someone else telling her what to do.  That didn't even phase her.  She sat for hair and makeup like a pro.  I was so proud of her.  I kept getting choked up and shed a few tears as I watched my baby doll do her thing for Creative Soul Photography.  Check out some of my favorite pictures from the Isossy Children lookbook by Creative Soul Photography.

July 8, 2014

LookMazing's Who Wore It Best: Crop Top

I’m excited to have been selected to compete in LookMazing‘s Who Wore It Best Contest! LookMazing is a fashion and beauty focused social shopping site that connects content creators (bloggers) with shoppers.  I'm so glad I've been working out and eating right because when I said yes to be in the contest, I had no idea of what I item I would be styling.  Of course it would be a crop top.

July 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Peyton!

I officially have a big girl on my hand.  My sweet baby doll, Peyton is 4 years old today *sheds one thug tear*.  If you want time to fly, have a baby!  Feels like I just brought her home from the hospital.

$500 Summer #Giveaway

I teamed up with some great bloggers to bring you the ultimate summer giveaway!  In addition to finding some new blogs to follow you can enter to win $500 gift card! 

July 4, 2014

Mamanista Fridays Link-up: Red White Blue

Happy 4 of July!  I hope everyone has great day celebrating and eating well.  I think I'm going to take a L for today.  I'll get back on track right away.  Since it's Independence day, Mama Fashion Files and I are wearing Red, White and Blue for Mamanista Fridays.

July 2, 2014

Mini Independence Day Looks

I can't believe the 4th of July is FRIDAY!  Ahhh!  Peyton's birthday party is this Sunday and I'm running around like a mad women!  I meant to post July 4th inspiration looks sooner but my crazy life got in the way.  I hope you are still inspired just the same.  I haven't even figured out what Peyton is going to wear for the 4th but these items are giving me some ideas!

Take Flight with #FordATL

Last weekend, Ford hosted a Take Flight with Ford party at a private airport hanger in Atlanta.  Ford pulled out all the stop.  Upon my arrival, I test drove one a Ford Escape a few miles then into the party into the airplane hanger and was greeted by these sexy stewardess. 

July 1, 2014

The Diet Diaries: A Change is Gonna Come

There is so much I want to share with you guys!  I'm down 5 pounds *does the MC Hammer* and then the *cabbage patch*.  I can't believe it! I'm so happy I stuck with it after being in a dark place (here) two weeks ago.  I guess I just had to make it over that hump.  Losing weight is so not easy!  I'm over here crying about losing 20 pounds when some folks goal is to lose 100 pounds or more.  At the end of the day, it's not easy to lose 5 pounds or a hundred.  We can all do it if we make up our minds to  Just Do It.  Today I'm showing you what my progress looks like after three weeks of eating right and working out. Nothing major but these pics motivate me to keep going.
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