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Home for the Holidays with African Pride + $2500 #Giveaway

November 10, 2014
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is in a few weeks and Christmas is around the corner.  This is time of year to focus on family. We hustle and grind all year without spending time with family.  The holidays are a time when we can slow down and take time to focus on spending quality time with our loved ones. 

Being home for the holidays is very important to my family and me.   Before I had my own family, I made sure that every holiday I would return to Chicago to be with my mom and sisters.  Holidays just aren’t the same without.  Now that I have my own immediate family, we are keeping with that tradition of going Home for the Holidays.  It’s just Mister, Peyton and I on a daily basis, working and going to school.  I want Peyton to know there is more to life than just going through the motions.  Family is important.  When we return to Chicago or host in our home, we hug, kiss and love on one another.  We share old stories, some that I’m not proud of, but we still get a good laugh out of them.  Of course we eat…boy do we eat! 
In Peyton’s four years of holidays, being with family is all she knows.  I want her to know for sure that she has a loving family and someone will always be there for her.  I truly believe that “Home” in Home for the Holidays really means “Family” for the Holidays.
African Pride recognizes how important family is during holiday season. This is why African Pride is hosting their “Home for the Holidays” contest for a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500 just in time for the holidays. Between now and 11/29/2014, contestants will upload their favorite family holiday photo and share in a few words (short essay) what “Home for theHolidays” means to them.  Entries will be judged both on the photo and the essay and winners will be chosen by a Strength of Nature panel of judges on 11/30/2014 . The Grand Prize winner will receive $2500 cash to use to be with their family this holiday or any other way they choose. Four top prize winners will receive $250 Visa Gift Cards and 3 additional winners will be chosen each week to receive $100 in African Pride products.  Click HERE to enter.  Even if you don’t win, you still need to make sure your hair is on point!  Head to Sally Beauty Supply to find a great selection of African Pride products.
In addition to the awesome giveaway that African Pride is hosting, I will be giving one Baby Shopaholic reader a 3 month supply of African Pride products.  Winner will have to be over 18 years old and have a US shipping address.  Giveaway will end at 11:59 on November 29th.  So you have lots of chances to win!  Use the widget below to enter. 
So tell us, what does “Home for the Holidays” mean to you?
*This post is sponsored by African Pride. Thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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  • Ago Prime
    November 10, 2014 at 10:12 am


  • Mama Fashion Files
    November 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I love this photo of you guys perfect for a holiday card. I love spending time with my family during the holidays it gives us time to reflect on the past year and beyond and also remind one another how much we love each other! So fun.

  • Shenise
    November 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Love the family photo. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, fun, food and Discounts. IG:adorbsmw

  • Kim S.
    November 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    “Home for the Holidays” to me means spending quality time with my family.

  • Vivacious Ramsey
    November 10, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Home for the Holidays is having uninterrupted family time during the holiday season plus coming home to the things you once new and loved before you moved away from your home town or away from other family members…livivua

  • Carissa G
    November 11, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Home for the Holidays pretty much means the same for me! Spending time with family and friends…everything is filled with so much love and laughter…and the sharing of memories! Its personally my favorite time of the year because it reminds you of how much love you have for everyone!!

  • mgrawheat
    November 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    The holidays are a great time to remember and enjoy family no matter what it (family) looks like, but more importantly remember to invite those in that have no family to make memories with you. And no matter how embarrassing those stories are we love them 🙂

  • Juwania Hayes
    November 14, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Home for the Holidays, for me is time with family, and friends enjoying the festive season, and reflecting on the year, and expecting the next year to be far better.

  • brenda
    November 15, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Being With Family and friends mostly , sharing caring and placing smile on your loved ones face.

  • Renae
    November 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Cute family photo!