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  • Hung out with LEGO Santa for a bit this morning at #legolandatlanta at Phipps Plaza. This year I’m trying to be more intentional about getting the girls out to do Holiday activities even though mama tired. What activities do you do with your kids during the holidays.  Looking for ideas.
  • Cold & Flu season has hit our home! #VicksPartner After all the guests left from Thanksgiving, someone forgot to take their cold with them.  Poor Harper has been coughing like crazy and then Peyton started. Luckily I had the new @Vicks_US Children's Cough & Congestion medicine on deck.  Vicks Children's medicine provided fast relief and is free of artificial dyes and flavors, high fructose corn syrup and alcohol. Mr. was like " This stuff is good, she hasn't coughed all day". Stock up now because that cold train is never late!  Link in profile to learn more.  Use as directed and keep out of reach of children. #vickschildrens
  • I remember when I used to make holiday gift guides for everyone on your lists.  Now, I need y’all to tell me what to buy for gifts.  I haven’t purchased one gift yet. I’m struggling what to buy Peyton and Mr. Please leave ideas in the comments. Bonus points if it’s BOB. Don’t forget to order your @greentopgifts Clarence Claus paper and gifts! 📷 @kaynjames
  • Holiday table & dining room reveal all in one. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around these parts with my #DollarTree table. Details on my dining room coming soon. Link in profile. I’ve also teamed up with some amazing lifestyle & home bloggers of color for more holiday inspiration! @heytrinasmall
@unlikelymartha
@carmeon.hamilton
@decoratingcents
@homeonpoplarcreek
@hwthblog
@liveprettyonapenny
@madebycarli
@polishedplayhouse
@sgardnerstyle
@shedoesabunch
@simplicityfordesigns
@skoopehome
@thekatrinablair 
@themonalisaa 
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  • Do y’all remember when Peyton used to do outfit posts every week (for years)?! Harper looks like Peyton here. Or maybe it’s because this is Peyton’s old coat that I got from @byaracely 😆. Harper put this whole look together, i just to button her up.  This baby has style. Outfit details on the blog heytrina.com & link in profile.
  • Just when I thought I had my house together and could rest, we got another surprise issue.  While we take are of that issue here’s Harper’s updated big girl room.  She graduated from new toddler bed (that she never slept in) to a shinny new daybed. I wanted to maximize her play space and a daybed was the best option. There’s also a trundle underneath so it was perfect while we hosted guests during Thanksgiving. #toddlerroomdecor #bohodecor
  • It’s Cyber Monday! This is the last day of @supermomculture sale! All tees including Superdad tees are $20 and FREE shipping! Save on hats & hoodies too! Even the bling Supermom hoodies but those are almost gone. Thank you guys for your support of #supermomculture 🦸🏾‍♀️😘
  • It’s small business Saturday! Let’s invest in our faves or a new small business today.  If you can, support a small BOB by pledging to spend at least $40 between now and Monday.  You can snag this cute #mommyandme blanket scarf on sale at @unlikelymarket. 📷 @kaynjames
  • So the dads have been begging for a Superdad hoodie (Mr especially). So I decided to let them live a little.  Limited time only! Grab them during our #blackfriday sale that ends at midnight. Mr is wearing XL. No discount code required.  Price will update in the cart.  #supermomculture
  • Check out this awesome commission by @sheisthisdesigns! I can’t wait to have it printed! Take advantage of @sheisthisdesigns Black Friday sale using code BLK30 on prints excluding custom art.
  • Black Friday sale is live!!!! Limited edition hoodies are in stock but quantities are limited. Link in profile or supermomculture.com
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Mommy & Me in Suakoko Betty

May 19, 2016

Would you believe me if I told you I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted kids?  I was never a “kid” kinda woman.  I was still on the fence about kids even after I hit 30.  Maybe it was because I saw how my mom struggled and thought it wasn’t worth it.  Maybe it was because I heard  were so many horror stories of being a teen mom I was turned off.  Or was I just scared.  Would I be a good mom?  Would I be able to provide for them.  Fast forward ten years, I don’t know what my life would be like without my girls.  I’m so excited that I can include my baby dolls in what I’m passionate about.  I’m also grateful that brands like Suakoko Betty and Creative Soul Photography  help me capture beautiful moments with my girls.

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Dresses by Suakoko Betty

Creative Soul has done it again!  I think you can feel the love and bond with my girls just by looking at these pictures.  I wanted to do African print looks for this shoot to celebrate being strong brown girls,plus I love Suakoko Betty!  Designer Charleene of Suakoko Betty killed it with these looks!  She doesn’t usually do girls clothes but after asking for the last 4 years since we met, she finally said yes.  You can shop Suakoko Betty HERE.

Did you know at a young age that for sure wanted kids? Or were you like me, a little scared of motherhood?

  • Chaton
    May 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Gorgeous ladies!

  • Mimi
    May 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Like you I didn’t consider myself the motherly type so I am surprised at how well I fell into the role. I didn’t want children but once I had one I knew I had to have two. Children are indeed the greatest blessings.

    You and your babies look amazing. I hope to see these blown up in your foyer!

  • Tiffani
    May 20, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Beautiful!! I love the ankara fabrics!!!

  • Toia
    May 20, 2016 at 9:36 am

    You ladies look fab! I first learned about Suakoko Betty at this year’s Texture on the Runway show. Loved the pieces she created so I was excited when I saw the title of this post.

    Growing up, I wanted 2 kids… then just one… then none. LOL! As I got older, the world got worse and I knew how hard it’d be to raise a child. I was like #teamnobabies! Never thought I was good with kids. AND I found a man who also didn’t want kids LOL. But surprise, surprise! We have our little man and we ADORE him! I hope to able to include him in my passions as you have done with your girls. 😉

  • Mel
    May 20, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Love the girls dresses. I too wanted know children and now I’m a mommy of 4. Lol. Where did you get Peyton’s shoes?

  • Krissy
    May 20, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I always knew. I’v e always been motherly. I really want one more but only God can decide if that will happen for me.

  • Raquel
    May 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Absolutely love these photos!! Killed it! Harper is unbothered as usual but yall still slayed!!

  • Lauren
    May 20, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    I always said “I don’t believe in kids or marriage (for myself)” and here I am married with two girls of my own! God has a sense of humor & his plans are perfect! I wouldn’t have my life any other way!

  • Shilene
    May 21, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I wasn’t sure if I wanted children as I didn’t think I would be a good enough mom. I saw all my mom did for us and I didn’t think I had it in me. But I’m a wonderful mother of 3 beautiful children, hoping to have one more.

    You three look gorgeous 💖

  • Shalyce
    May 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Aracely
    May 31, 2016 at 9:57 am

    These photos look amazing! You and the girls look so beautiful and loving the prints on the dresses!

  • Jean
    June 1, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I was like you , I wasn’t the motherly type either and now I have my Harper, age 2 and I l❤️ her to life!

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