Trix started her life in Georgia after living in Myrtle Beach, Tahoe City, and Nashville, her (now) husband wrangled her into a life of Bayou living here in Baton Rouge. She’s the mother of six; a vivacious 9 year old, a curly haired 6 year old, their hurricane of a youngest 4 year old, and 3 sweet babes taken far too soon. She’s well versed in potty humor & innuendos while perfecting the art of sarcasm on the daily. When she’s not busy living the home school life, complete with yoga pants & coffee she is running her business Rane or Shine Designs.

911, What’s Your Emergency?

Today was a scary day. As any normal day, I was home with my three kids (ages: 8, 5, 3) and our ginormous dog. We'd been out and about most of the morning, done...

The Un-King Cake Tour

*We've updated our list for 2022!* Even with Mardi Gras on full roll, tasting ALL the King Cake alternatives has become a fun endeavor! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! We've all heard...

Loss Mama: I’m So Sorry You’re Here

Welcome to the club. No one wants to be here. No one ever longs to join. It will make you sick to your stomach. You will spend months in a fog. You’ll wish you...

We’re Beside You, Chrissy Teigan

When I first read Chrissy was having serious pregnancy troubles, my stomach dropped. Because in that moment I wished and prayed for her and baby Jack. But that moment also held the most painful and...

Halloween Movie Binge List

If you're anything like my family, Movie Night is an excuse to roll out a snack dinner or charcuterie board, pop some pop corn and snuggle in! But figuring out which movie to watch...

DIY Game Boards :: Boredom Buster

Remember that post I wrote about our family being board game fiends? Well, my eight year old decided to take that obsession a step further. Blame quarantine, or all those "summer vibes" but she...

Family Game Night :: 13 Must Own Board Games

Disclosure :: we included affiliate links below, but trust us - all of our board game recommendations will lead to endless fun for your family! Family Game Night :: 13 Must Own Board Games Who doesn't...

Please Don’t Touch :: A Boy’s Story

My son has curly locks. Like delicious curly. When he was younger they were golden and unruly! Now that he’s gotten older, the Italian in him has over shadowed the Irish and his hair...

Shop Local: Easter Edition

Easter is literally around the corner. Amazon (while we love them) has ship dates that are months out. And let’s face it, in the midst of quarantine we’re all taking a closer look at...

Creative Schooling :: Crisis Mode Momming

With school closure, many of you have found yourselves in a position you never imagined. Maybe you DID imagine, but the thought terrified you so much you never looked back. But now many of...

Camping in Space {Our First Experience Gift}

I'm all about making the most of my kids' passions. I know that our current obsession with space could last a lifetime, or it could be outgrown by the time we turn nine. But...

My Wedding Dress {Earning Its Keep}

  There are three types of married women: My wedding dress is cleaned, preserved, boxed, and stored so my daughter can one day wear it in her wedding—if she wants. SOLD. I knew I...