As we wrap up a very eventful and exciting 2016, I would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has been a part of the Black Moms Blog community. We have had the best collaborations, guest bloggers, and beautiful photos shared with us. With only more fun ideas and future meet ups in 2017, I only hope that you all will continue to grow with us. Today I am sharing my favorite things in 2016 as well as giving away a brand new ErgoBaby Adapt Carrier. Read through the full post to get the deets on how to win.

Our Favorite Framing Company
This year my family moved from a trio to a duo. My daughter and I moved into our own apartment and to make it feel like home, we were gifted with beautiful frames from Wall Threads to decorate the walls. I also have to express amazing gratitude to one of our favorite and very talented photographers, Vincent Christie of TruColor Creative.


Best ABC Book of 2016
There were so many great book collaborations this year, this was a hard one to choose from. Our favorite book of 2016 was definitely Miles & Mia A-Z. This adorable alphabet book used Black images and unusually innovative words to help children remember their ABC’s besides the ordinary “A is for Apple” we are so used to seeing.


Most Stylish Mommy Bag
Our Nena and Co Convertible Day Bag is probably my favorite bag. EVER. This Bohemian chic bag works perfect for my style and lifestyle. With the ability to wear it three different ways, I use this bag all the time.


Cutest T-Shirt Line
I couldn’t leave Coco’Pie Clothing off of this list. My daughter had two Coco’Pie shirts and at one point, she chose to wear her shirt everyday. The message “There’s Power In These Puffs” resonated with me so well, having a little brown girl and helping her to understand that she was beautiful in the skin that she’s in.


Our Favorite Collectible Item
Growing up on American Girl, I was so excited to receive Melody for my daughter. While Kamryn was a little young to really understand why Melanie is such an important doll, I have managed to keep her in tact- minus the shoes of course!


The Best Learning Game
Our Osmo Coding Kit has definitely been a favorite in our household. It takes education to the future, teaching children how to code and preparing them for a career or developing their interest in the tech space. I was surprised at how quickly Kamryn picked up on how to use Osmo.


My Favorite “Me” Gift
My Lull Mattress was definitely a treat. I receive so many items for my little one, that sometimes I am left out of the equation. I have a great review coming up in the next week about how amazingly comfortable this bed is.


Best Baby Carrier
To wrap up our favorite things of 2016, I have to include the ErgoBaby Adapt Carrier. This baby carrier is comfortable, stylish, and requires no infant insert.

We are giving away a new one!

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UPDATE: Giveaway closed. Congrats to Somer Hill on winning!

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With love,