The mama queen
Hello! I'm Raina

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Walmart Home Updates for Less

Walmart has a bunch of new home products all at that unbeatable Walmart price that we know and love! And if you know me, you know that I LOVE candles. They are literally what I constantly purchase for my home. Let me tell you, Walmart has definitely stepped it up with their candles. I mean look at the packaging?! I like to reuse the candle jars once I'm done with the candle too so the packaging is super important to me.  Walmart also has a bunch of cute living room throw pillows! One of them is under $10. Can you believe it? And if you're still in the 2020 organizing phase (I am), they also ...

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Tips for Packing for a Family

When it comes to packing for my family of 5, huge luggages and multiple carry-ons are definitely required. We haven't really taken any big international (or even national) trips yet, just a lot of local weekend getaways plus week long trips to Vegas. It's amazing how much I still need to pack for even just a weekend getaway though! With 3 little ones who are prone to spill on their clothes and get them dirty, I always have to pack at least 2 extra outfits for each kid just in case. I've learned my lesson from the past when I had to end up buying clothes because I didn't pack enough extra ...

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Femme Luxe Looks

One of my favorite clothing brands is Femme Luxe. They have such stylish clothing that are not only super trendy but also so affordable plus the quality is amazing! You definitely get your money's worth. They have a huge variety of pieces on their website, from fancy date nights to casual loungewear. Here are some of my recent looks wearing pieces I got from Femme Luxe. These black joggers are currently one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. It's become a closet staple actually. It's so versatile and can be dressed up or down. Faux leather is actually super in this season. For this look, I ...

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Easter Themed Crafts 2021

Easter 2020 Family Photo Easter 2021 is right around the corner and what better way to get your kids excited by doing some Easter themed crafts?! I love to have them make the crafts a couple weeks before so I can use them as home decor :) For last year's craft ideas (that are currently blowing up on Pinterest, click here). Side note: It's so crazy to reflect back on our family photo last Easter. It's insane to realize that the pandemic is still going on but I am just super thankful it's on the road to getting better! I mean, a year is a LOOONG time! Courtesty of It's Always ...

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My PM Routine for Better Sleep

These little changes that I did this past week has improved my sleep tremendously. I always have a hard time falling asleep because of going 100 mph during the day because #momlife so I made it a priority to give myself time for self care every night.  Do all your chores/cleaning before it's time to unwind. Get it all out of the way so the rest of the time is used to relaxation. Bubble Bath OR warm shower if you don't have a tub. I just started taking a bubble bath this past week and it's been AAAAAMAZING! I got this Dr. Teal's soak which smells like a spa and the Stress Relief Candle ...

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Blogging Update

I'm super excited to announce that I was recently chosen to be a paid writer for Zulily's blog! :) They reached out to me a couple months ago to see if I was interested then after one Zoom interview, a few e-mails and one final Zoom meeting later, I was in!  I've been inconsistent on the blog the past year because well, pandemic, but I've been meaning to post more here so this will definitely be the push and motivation I needed. Not to  mention, it's also my 5th year anniversary since starting my blog. Time flies! I remember after giving birth to Scarlett how I wished to be able to work from ...

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My Whole 30 Experience

WOW I still can't believe I was able to complete Whole 30! I honestly didn't think I could give up my sugary coffee because that was my daily little piece of joy lol. I'm going to answer the questions I've been getting in this posts and hope that it helps. I know a few of you mentioned you are planning to do Whole 30.  What did you learn?  Your taste buds will change! I never realized how much I was so used to sweet coffee so the first time I finally had my creamer in my coffee, it tasted so different! I honestly couldn't finish the cup. I took like 5 sips to see if it would taste any better. ...

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Whole 30 Half Way Point

Omg you guys, it's Day 15 of Whole 30 and I can hardly believe it! Never in my life did I think I would give up sugar (with the exception of fruits) for a whole freakin' month. I mean, my daily Starbucks?! Lol. Any way, I received some questions regarding my Whole 30 experience so I thought it would be fun to do a whole blog post on it :)   What is Whole 30? Eat this for 30 days: meat, seafood, and eggs; vegetables and fruit; natural fats; and herbs, spices, and seasonings... foods with a simple or recognizable list of ingredients, or no ingredients at all because they’re whole and ...

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