Trix Raney

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.

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...

Good-bye Cookies, Hello Santa Steak!

I’m gonna let you in on a very well kept secret. Come in close, did you know we run Christmas traditions?!? Like us! You, me, and Cathy down the street! We are the ones...

Shrinking Wish List :: Keepsake Ornament DIY

Growing up, we each made at least one Christmas ornament a year. Usually more, but at least one. It was always fun decorating the tree and seeing ornaments from the past. Then when we...

What to Pack :: Lunch Hack

School lunches! Whether you’re packing because you have to or because your picky eater just can’t handle school lunch, packing lunch can be a daunting task! How does one keep from packing PB&J every...

Gift Guide for a Tyrant

Gifts. Everyone wants to buy gifts for my kids. They want to shower them in love, that’s cool and all until they ask for gift ideas. Because this adorable angel is actually an...

I Have Birdseed in My Nose

A few years ago, I was scrolling through social media when I ran across this video of  mom Tiffany Jenkins. She was talking about how her kid had stuck something up his nose &...

Take My Strength

Raising tiny humans is not for the faint of heart. But we do our best to not only raise them, but to raise people I'm proud of. We work hard to teach emotional responsibility...

Dear Husband, You Did This

Look at you, over there buried under our three children. Because once you’re home, all they want to do is be in your shadow or in your lap. You sit there as if you...

Moms – From the Eyes of a Seven Year Old

Below are the words of my daughter, age 7. She asked if she could write a blog like I do. I had no idea what to expect, honestly, I didn't even know what her...