The mama queen
Hello! I'm Raina

Current Fashion Faves

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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Botox at 33

Not gonna lie, I always had a negative connotation of botox because of all the celebrities I saw on TV as a kid who can barely move their face. It just didn't look natural. So I actually told myself that I would never in my life get botox (lol oops) but things changed as I started getting older and reading more about the benefits of botox. You can actually control how much botox you want and it's a great preventative for fine lines and wrinkles! I've seen people with amazing skin that have gotten botox and I was sold. Most of my wrinkles are in my forehead area and crow's feet (the ...

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Scarlett is 6 Years Old!

My sweet (and super sassy) firstborn is 6 years old and it's so hard to believe! It's been a whirlwind of a year, especially for her so I wanted to still throw her a birthday party under the given circumstances. She really wanted a unicorn party with her friends but we had to opt for a drive by. It was so successful and I'm super thankful for all of our family and friends who made Scarlett feel so special on her special day! Before the party, we had a fun little diy photoshoot at home with all the balloons I put together for the balloon arch. I'm a little late with her birthday post but ...

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