• Fall porch loading... I want to add some hay stacks, lanterns & maybe more pumpkins but then I’m like, nah looks good enough. If you watched my stories you know i have a long list of projects I’m trying to get done before Thanksgiving. Get ready for the home content.  Some of my projects include but not limited to is transforming Harper’s room into a big girl room, mini master bedroom makeover, new kitchen lights, powder room update and possible a guest bathroom renovation. Oh, I also gotta clean up before my family arrives. My head hurts thinking about it but I’m going to do the best I can.  #teamdoingthemost #heytrinashome
  • Tonight is the season finale of @davidmakesman and I’m on the edge of my seat.  Another important women in David’s life is his gifted class teacher Dr. Woods-Trap. She sees the potential in David and continues to guide him as much as she can at school, his safe haven. Teachers, coaches and mentors  play in important role in our children’s lives.  Peyton has a teacher that looks like her this year and Harper thinks her teachers are family members. I think most of us have a teacher that stands out whether it be elementary or college. I still remember the first teacher that I felt really cared about me.  Sometimes that’s all it takes. 
Make sure you tune in to David Makes Man or catch up on @owntv 9/8c #davidmakesman #ad
  • It was all good just a week ago. I brought in my birthday in Aruba for my friends wedding last week.  It’s been hard to get back to reality. I realized I’m in desperate need of a time management makeover but I don’t have the time 😩. Now that I’ve started @supermomculture, trying to balance that, life and blog hasn’t been easy.  If you have some time management hacks, please share 😘
  • Let me introduce you to the new learning playground, @tumblesjohnscreek. Harper celebrated her birthday there a couple of weeks ago. Tumbles has Indoor zipline, rock wall, play ground & STEM classes and more! They are the unicorn of indoor playgrounds! Sharing details from our experience on the blog.  They also have a Halloween parents night out.  Details on the blog or visit 
  • Thank you @toyotausa for having me at the Culture of Gratitude Brunch celebrating women. Grateful to be in the room with so many awesome Black Women. So inspiring! #toyota #a3cfestival #a3c
  • Is there someone outside of your parents that you were able to confide or look up to when you were growing up? One of my favorite characters on @davidmakesman on @owntv is Mx. Elijah. People like Mx. Elijah, who are unapologetically themselves, can be instrumental as part of the village in a young persons life. Mx. Elijah is one of those people that you can confide in without being judged. My older sisters and my niece have been there for me like Mx. Elijah. They constantly look out for me and are there for me when I need them. It definitely takes a village.  Learn more about Mx. Elijah character on @davidmakesman on Wednesday 9/8c on #OWNTV #davidmakesman #ad
  • Thanking God for another year! These last 6 months have been rough but I thank God for keeping me covered. Celebrate with my by taking advantage of the @supermomculture hoodie sale! Ends tonight. #libraseason
  • Felt cute, might delete later (jokes). Lol 😂 I’ve been wanting to use that caption. Hello from #Aruba 👋🏾. Having a ball celebrating my friend nuptials. This is one lit wedding celebration (watch stories). Service isn’t great so trying to post when I can. Glad I was able to wear this @suakokobetty ensemble one more time before it gets cold. My bow tube top was on the clearance sale at Zara this past spring.
  • Your girls got a birthday coming up (10/8)! I’ll be celebrating in a tropical location this wknd for my friends wedding. I won’t need a hoodie but you guys will 😆. My birthday gift to you is a sale on @supermomculture hoodies! Link in profile.  I’m wearing a medium in the hoodie (unisex sizes)! ♎️ #supermomculture Wearing @thelipbar Hot Mama
  • My little fire chief wanted to inform you, along with @nfpadotorg, that #nationalfirepreventionweek is coming Oct 6-13. #NFPA has made it easy to teach kids on all levels about fire safety. Click link in profile for free games, videos and printables to help your kids learn more about fire safety.  You may learn something yourself. I know I did.  Have you discuss a fire safety plan with your kids? #ad
  • When you become a mother, you want the best for your kids.  Watching @davidmakesman on @OWNTV reminds me that no matter how challenging motherhood is, we never give up.  The character Gloria, who is a mother of two boys, is faced challenges trying to raise them on her own. No matter how hard it gets, she continues to work hard and fight for her kids to have a better life.  My mom was a "Gloria", never giving up when faced with challenges while she was trying to break a cycle.  I think we all know or maybe are a "Gloria" and can relate to her story very well! Tune in to the powerful series #DavidMakesMan on OWN on Wednesdays at 9/8c #AD
Mama Solutions Mamanista Shapewear Vedette

Vedette Shapewear Review: Before + After

July 9, 2012

There is no secret that I am a huge fan of shapewear!  Even before I became a mom.  I figure why limit myself to what I can and can not wear if all I need is little under garment to make the difference!

I was selected by Vedette Shapewear to be one of the first Moms to review a few pieces for the V-Shape series!  Lawd knows they picked the right person!  Check me out as I go from Flab to Fab!

The first one I tried was the Aimee by Vedette.  The Aimee is listed under Medium control and has a built in bra.  I struggled to get it on and had to get a little assistance from Mister!  But the results were worth the struggle!  I was surprised on how comfortable it was!  I love that it can be worn as a top.  The Aimee is super sexy with a skirt or jeans.  I would make sure to add a jacket.  
Do yall see this itty bitty waist???!!!!  Yall can’t tell me nothing!
Here is what the whole piece looks like.
Did I tell yall I have a condition?  I suffer from severe muffin top syndrome!  It is a condition in which your waist takes the from of a “Muffin” over your jeans!  I have this condition in several of my jeans!  It got worse after having Peyton.  I keep saying I am going to work out and lose 5 pounds to cure it.  Hasn’t happened yet.  That is why I don’t wear tight shirts!  
Because I love yall, I just put it all out there!  Here are my Vedette the Before and After!  

Picture on the left may or may not be me is just SAD!  The picture on the right is the new me!  Looks like I lost 10 lbs!  I mean, you can see for yourself.  My boobs are higher, longer waist, and no muffin!

I am wearing the Francesca from the Sensuale Collection!  Isn’t it gorge!  This body suit is in firm control category, which means it has the most support.  Let just say Mister and I had a small wrestling match to get it on and off but well worth it…*wink*
To my fellow moms, no need to hold ourselves back from wearing belts, tucking in our shirts and wearing fitted dresses because we are still holding on to that pooch!  Vedette is a quick fix to solve these now minor issues!   
What do you think of my results?  Do you wear shapewear?  Guess what???  Vedette well be giving a shapewear item to a few lucky Baby Shopaholic readers!  Yes I said a FEW!  Click HERE for Giveaway 

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given two pieces of shapewear from Vedette to try.  Opinions are my own. 

  • LA Lynn's
    July 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Wooohooo to the giveaway… Can’t wait to hear more about it!!!! LOL @ Muffin Top!!!!! Welp, you rocked that shape wear; my biggest threat is not being able to breath in them. Thanks for such an awesome review!

  • Rose's Daughter
    July 9, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Lol to the muffin top! My main problem with shapewear has always been getting it on and off!!

  • Rhonda
    July 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I have highly severe muffin top and the condition has worsened! Great review! I had never heard of Vedette! Need that giveaway soon!

  • Style & Poise
    July 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Oh I may need to invest in one of those….lol!


  • Mrs HoneyBun
    July 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Now this Is the shape wear I need right now!

  • CurlyHead
    July 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Looks good! I rock Spanx here and there and some other control camis but this is def worth a try!

  • Mama Violet
    July 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I want one of those!

  • ari
    July 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    WOW! That definitely made a difference (even though you always look fab anyway)! I will for sure be entering that giveaway!

  • Mrs. Collins
    July 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Where do I sign up!!!

  • Chicago Mom (Heather)
    July 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I LOVE shapewear too!! That looks like a great line!

  • Erica
    July 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Hey amiga! Im in ATL …finally! So lets have a playdate soon 🙂

    BTW if you like shapewear …check out Leonisa.com….great colombian made shapers!

  • Amber
    July 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Looks great! Those snaps at the bottom though? I bet they are a pain to unsnap when you gotta pee! LOL

  • pinkpantiesandleopardlipstick
    July 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I’ll take one of everything thanks! LOL

  • Aisha G of HartlynKids
    July 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I can’t wait for the giveaway and will be stalking around. I am what people consider thin and I still FIRMLY believe in shapewear and think every woman should have some!

  • Jennifer of JennySue Makeup
    July 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    you are the bomb for posting before and after pics- because that truly shows the magic!!! these pieces look amazing on you girl- work that new tight figure!! great review, I’m all about the giveaway when that happens:)

  • Sunshine
    July 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

    All I can say is wow!


  • Christian Holman
    July 10, 2012 at 2:25 am

    This shapewear is amazing! I can’t wait to buy the Aimee because you look great in it:) You are HAUTE!!!!

    Christian H.

  • Dr. Reginia
    July 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I’m sold. I need something to contain my muffin top as well. Well fitting undies are a must.

  • Spoiled Diva
    July 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Great review and thanks for being so candid. I’m def a shapewear gal!

  • BernettaStyle
    July 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Hey Trina!
    I wear shapewear too! And yes it does make all the difference. You look great girly. I actually used to sell “the famous body magic!” YOu look great.

  • Lady G
    July 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    See, a REAL person, showing REAL results! Thanks!

  • Krystal Clayton
    July 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Great review!! I suffer from muffin top also and I’m a petite 125lb. I had this issue before I had my son and now I leave a lot of items on the rack because of the way they fit. Thanks for being real!! I’m looking forward to the giveaway.

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    July 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    girlllll you look fierce.

    Xo Megan

  • Tiffany C.
    July 11, 2012 at 12:06 am

    WOWZA! I never wear shapewear, but this is amazing. I need to start!!!

  • cheapdanny
    July 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I bought myself a black one a few months back and now, i don’t go out without it!


  • skyrobinson
    July 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    This looks like something I could definitely use.

  • Inez
    July 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Great results!

  • Jill
    July 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Wow Girl! WERK!!! You look stunning!

  • melifaif
    July 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    LOL about the wrestling match. Bet that was fun! 😉 You look great. Before and after. But, this momma needs this in the worst way!!!

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