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  • And another ☝🏾. My precious babies. How did Harper grow up so fast! She looks 6! Slow down baby! #pictureday
  • TBT The outfit that started my love affair with @suakokobetty. This was 7 years ago! On Saturday I’ll be chatting momprenuership with Suakoko Betty owner @iamcharlenedunbar at the @craftsavvymarket. Event is free! Plus you can shop @supermomculture and 25 other handmade vendors. Time flies! I’m still desperately trying to fit back in it! My goal for 2020!
  • Fall school pics are in and Peyton made mama proud! Low key annoyed they cut off her beautiful puff. It’s good to see all my hard work taking pics for the blog have paid off in these school pics. picture day hack: stick to a tried and true hair style. I tried something diff once and Peyton looked like Kid from Kid n Play. I didn’t even order any. Don’t do it!
  • Getting ready for our first vendor sale at @craftsavvymarket in Atlanta this Saturday! I’ll have hoodies, tees, bags and a few new items 😆. Special discount st the event. Plus your girl will be sharing her story about her entrepreneurial journey!  Event is free! RSVP to enter to win $50! Follow @craftsavvymarket for details! PS. I lost my GAP folding skills. Judge your supermama 😂
  • Me busting into 2020! Amazing day at @cantuxcurlboxmasterclass19! So many gems from @myleik @meccagamble @thefinancebar @theamonyee today! These ladies didn’t come to play. Real talk from start to finish. I’ll share my takeaways on my stories later but @cantubeauty commitment to insuring we take action and holding us accountable is what I needed.  Time is up for going to events and not taking action.  I’m ready! 📷 @daynabolden. Hat from #targetstyle Jeans #fashionova
  • Some weekend project inspiration! Cleaned out my kitchen cabinets to get ready for the holidays.  Details on blog https://heytrina.com/kitchen-cabinet-drawer-organization/
  • We’re taking neon right into winter! I saw @funmiford with this coat on a few weeks ago and ordered it the next day.  Wouldn’t you know, it matches my @supermomculture hoodie perfectly! Consider this my winter uniform. Details and links are on the blog heytrina.com. Link to hoodie in my profile. 📷 @kaynjames
  • Nobody:
Me: Let me clean out all my kitchen cabinets along with everything else going on 😆. I actually enjoy decluttering (my spaces, not others). Swipe ->. My mind feels at peace when spaces are clean and organized.  Ever since @pinchofhelp did my master bathroom, I’ve been on a mission.  I’m not good like her but I stalk her IG daily for all her tips and before & afters.  My kitchen is (almost) ready for Thanksgiving! Please send positive vibes on the rest of the projects we have going on 🙏🏿. Details on the blog. Link in profile #heytrinashome #babyshopahome
  • Doing a mini extreme home makeover just in time for the holidays! Shout out to Mr for speaking my love language and getting ish done in the house (wife porn as @snackswithjack calls it 😆). This past wknd he knocked out our 20ft foyer and hung my new chandelier! It was like watching the Berlin Wall come down 🙌🏾. Also thankful that we didn’t have any incidents on this scaffold 😓. I was so happy when they picked it up cuz my nerves were so bad. We still have a lot more to do but we’re chipping away.  Make sure you watch my stories for updates.
  • Peyton as Cecilia from Decendants. Instead of a wig I used a clip in ponytail.  I may use it in the future for myself if I’m feeling feisty. She went to school as Run DMC because she was unsure if they could dress up or not.  Can your kids dress up at school?
  • What am I? If you don’t know ask your elementary & Jr high kids. #andioop #sksksksk #savetheturtles #halloweencostume
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Breaking Out of A Funk

January 16, 2018

I hope you all had a great Dr. Martin Luther King weekend.  I feel like I haven’t talked to you guys much since the New Year.  I planned on hitting the ground running for 2018 but that didn’t happen.  I don’t know what happened but I’ve been in a deep funk since Christmas.  I haven’t been wanting to get dressed or leave the house.  I did go to the gym only because I felt it was acceptable to look like I just rolled out of the bed.  I’ve managed to look presentable about 3 times since Christmas.  I haven’t taken pictures of me or the girls since before Christmas.  This was a feeling that I wasn’t used to.  I’m usually always ON.  I’m thinking that I was just burned out. This phase has encouraged me to change some of my plans for 2018.


Bomber jacket, Suakoko Betty | Tee, Walmart | Jeans, Target | Boots, Report (similar) | Hat, C+C

This “funk” has taught me that I need to start putting me first more often.  I’m sure we can all relate to being everything to everybody.  I was pretty good on asking for help but when the holidays came, no one was available to help.  I tried to do everything in addition to all the content I had to post.  I had no downtime.  Every waking minute was spent doing something for someone else.  I was tired.

In the words of our auntie Maxine Waters, I’m reclaiming my time.  I finally got my hair and nails done.  That did so much for my spirit you just don’t know.  I went out to an event this past Sunday with some of my blogging friends and didn’t have to rush to get home.  It felt good.

After this funk, I’ve decided that I’m going to focus more on content for us moms to help us reclaim our time. Have you ever felt like this?  What helped you come out of the “funk”.  Please share topics you would like to discuss on the blog in the comments.

  • MJ
    January 16, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Hey girl. So glad to see you back! I feel like the gray cloud on my end is finally lifting. You got this for 2018! Trina first.

  • Nakia Echols
    January 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    You are speaking to my soul right now! I’m so happy to see that you’ve broken out of it. The little things like getting your hair and nails done can do wonders. I know exactly what you feel like. You are my friend in my head!!! Stay strong, your post helped me realize I am not alone! One day we’ll have to meet up 🙂

  • Kay Taylor
    January 17, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    This article was exactly what I needed to hear at this very moment! I can echo a lot of what Nakia mentioned above. I have been in a funk during the holidays as well, I usually have my mom to help me with the many events, shopping, and hosting. She passed suddenly in September so I have been on autopilot since Thanksgiving! I knew I was in a funk because I too have not done much since the holidays and it’s usually the best time for me to share precious moments with my little one and other family members. I have felt really low, but I did manage to get a new haircut for the new year and it has done great things for my mood!

  • Mimi
    January 19, 2018 at 11:17 am

    It’s always a struggle. I’m learning to be easy on myself. This week I was just trying to get in a groove and make some things happen. I think the key is rolling with the punches knowing that some weeks we will kill it and others we’ll be lucky to make it out of bed.

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