21 Free Things to Do This Summer with Kids

Peyton’s last day of 1st grade is next Thursday.  That means I will be home around the clock with two kids for 8 weeks!  I can’t say that I’m overjoyed, but not having to wake up at 6 am every morning softens the blow.  Because of the way my bank account is set up, Peyton will not be attending any camps.  She will still be on the gymnastics team and that will take up a good part of her time.  Outside of gymnastics, it’s going to be Camp Baby Shopaholic.  I’ve been working on a list of things we can do this summer that free or doesn’t cost much.  After putting the list together, I’m pretty excited about the summer.
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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, aunties, sisters and friends out there.  Motherhood is not an easy job but it is the most rewarding.  We all deserved to be honored Mother’s Day and beyond.
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Weight Loss Journey Update

This post is sponsored by Poise.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Since it Mother’s Day weekend I thought I would update you on my weight loss progress since most of us moms (women in general) struggle with trying to lose weight.  It’s been a while since my last breakdown update.  The last time I shared about my weight loss struggle I was battle the thoughts of giving up.  I’m glad I didn’t.  Here are a few before and progress photos.  I’m not going to use the term after because I’m not done.  This is a lifestyle for me and always will be.  In addition to the progress photos, I also wanted to share what has been helping me on this journey.

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3 Shapewear Items You Should Own

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the included shapewear as compensation. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Great outfits start with a great foundation. I’m a firm believer that every woman should own good bras and good shapewear. I started wearing shapewear in my late twenties and haven’t looked back. If it wasn’t for my shapewear, I wouldn’t be able to wear half of the outfits you’ve seen me in on this blog. These small miracle workers do a great job of holding me in and smoothing me out. I wanted to share with you a few shapewear pieces from Kohl’s that you should add to your collection.

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African Print Love + Atlanta Event

Happy Friyay!  Spring is my time to have fun with prints.  My favorite kind of prints to wear is African prints.  If you been kicking it with the Baby Shopaholic for a while you know my go-to designer for African prints is Suakoko Betty.  I am still a Stan for all her fabulous pieces.  I’ve added a few new pieces to my collection for the spring and summer.  I’m also hosting an event with Lexi with the Curls featuring four of top African print designers.  Keep reading for details on the event and how you can save money on your next African print designs.
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