Category: Lifestyle

March 8, 2018

Family Day and a Fashion Show!

My full time career is in online merchandising and I’m super passionate about all things fashion, so when I was invited to the National Charity League Fashion Show, of course I jumped at the opportunity! What a great chance to support a philanthropic organization that promotes leadership and strong relationships between mother and daughter! On top of that, […]... Read More


December 20, 2017

My 2018 Bucket List

Why I’m Making a Bucket List Let’s face it. New Year’s resolutions are hard to stick to. And sometimes they’re a little lackluster. 🙅🏻‍♀️ Exercise more. 🙅🏻‍♀️ Lose weight. 🙅🏻‍♀️ Eat more healthily. These are the most common New Year’s resolutions. Not very inspiring, are they? I’m all for goal-setting. But I want a list […]... Read More


  1. Wan Smith says:

    Great article and it has a special spark in it when we all talk about 2018 and would definitely make a resolution for it. So good attempt, I love it!

  2. Great book, bought it for a 40 birthday present and want one myself. Very detailed and will really encourage you to complete your bucket list

July 25, 2017

Why I Joined Maskcara Beauty

Why Maskcara? “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to join a direct marketing sales team. Perhaps it’s my blog, or perhaps it’s my over-ambitious personality, but sometimes I think I’m wearing a sign that says, “Approach me about your business opportunity.” And quite honestly, I take every single attempt at recruitment […]... Read More


  1. Lysandra Bailen says:

    Yay! I love this post! Yp u did a wonderful job describing this opportunity. I am beyond happy this resonated with You! We are going to have so much fun!

  2. Tamika Jones says:

    If kit go on sale let me no thanks

June 13, 2017

The Exhausted Mom’s Solution to Sleep Training

Our Experience With Sleep Training I thought about turning this into a how-to article for sleep training. But instead, I chose to share my experience for those of you who are wrestling with the idea of doing it yourself. I’m sure you’ve heard it before. A well rested baby is a happy baby. And a […]... Read More


  1. Pragati says:

    I’m feeling so inspired to try this myself!!! I’ve read the book but I’m so afraid of letting him cry. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  2. Princess Nwabuoku says:

    Thanks for sharing your story, it will definitely come in handy when I get to that stage of my life. I’ve bookmarked this article 💕💕💕💕

February 14, 2017

4 Things No One Told Me About Breastfeeding

Let me preface by telling you that my husband and I were both formula-fed. And believe it or not, we were awesome, healthy, non-colicky kids. That being said, we are both health nuts. And for us, it was never a question. Our baby would be breastfed. I distinctly remember a comparison being made between formula-fed […]... Read More


Covered Goods: Product Review

What I Love About Covered Goods It’s a multi-use nursing cover … that also happens to be a car seat cover, shopping cart barrier, and scarf, too. Not everyone is comfortable breastfeeding in public. And if you’ve read my post, 4 Things No One Told Me About Breastfeeding, then you know I’ve struggled with nursing. But today, […]... Read More


February 10, 2017

The Veggie Bullet: Product Review

If you’re looking for recipes to make using your Veggie Bullet, be sure to visit my Veggie Bullet Recipe Page. Are you ready to amp up your kitchen game, my friends? From the maker of NutriBullet comes a 3-in-1 tool that will change the way you look at food prep! I am a huge advocate of anything that […]... Read More


  1. Cindy Anderson says:

    Entering contest

November 30, 2016

Our Baby Boy Has Arrived.

Our sweet boy entered this world 3 weeks earlier than we anticipated. And in 3 short days, he has stolen our hearts. When we found out we were pregnant in April, we were anticipating a Christmas baby. How fitting! Our little bundle of joy would make the perfect gift. But he was much too anxious […]... Read More


  1. DaLyn says:

    He is PERFECT Raquel! Congrats — beautiful family.

November 23, 2016

My PinkBlush Maternity Shoot

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living My baby you’ll be.” As Thanksgiving approaches, I can’t think of a more fitting time to reflect on life’s blessings and acknowledge everything that I am grateful for. Just last year, my husband and I were celebrating one month of marriage. […]... Read More


  1. Hayden says:

    Do you mind sharing what size robe you bought? I’ve found most things I order from Pink Blush run smaller than expected so I would love to know what size you are wearing before I order my own beautiful robe! thank you!

    • Raquel Roldan says:

      Hi Hayden! Absolutely. I ordered a size Small and am 5’5″ and was about 165 lbs. at 37 weeks gestation (which is when I gave birth). I would say in this particular style, order your pre-preganancy size! Congratulations on your new arrival!

September 8, 2016

Maui Guide: Where to Eat & Relax

If you’re thinking about going to Hawaii, go! If you’re debating opening up a credit card that pays you back in travel miles, do it! And if you’re looking for tips for your upcoming trip to Maui, read on!   Why Maui? Maui is said to offer the best of both worlds — adventure and wildlife, and […]... Read More


  1. Anissa says:

    LOVE this post. Fueling my wanderlust!

  2. Melanie says:

    It was really interesting to read your tips and the places you went while in Maui. I can’t say that is my first choice of a place to travel to (I really want to go to Ireland) but I like the vibe you describe Maui to have. I’m actually more interested to visit one day. 🙂 I’m glad you were able to make the trip back for a second visit!

  3. ashley says:

    lovely photos, this is exactly what i’m looking for for our upcoming trip. would you mind sharing which air b&b you stayed at? even just a private email? 😉

August 25, 2016

My All-Natural, Vegan Skincare Regimen

All-Natural Skincare Revealed We officially have 4 weeks left of summer. And I am trying so hard to keep my Hawaii tan game going strong! PS: In case you missed it on social, I went on the most amazing babymoon trip this past week. I am working on a post where I will reveal all of my favorite […]... Read More


April 19, 2016

Sun Basket Meal Delivery: Healthy Cooking Made Easy

Why Meal Delivery? If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I like to keep it simple. I focus on easy, nourishing recipes and convenient time-saving techniques. But sometimes, life gets in the way of meal planning. You might not make it to the grocery store, haven’t planned out your meals, or you’re just downright busy! And that’s why meal […]... Read More


  1. Glasses Shop says:

    Great post, thanks so much for the sharing

April 16, 2016

This Week’s Obsessions: 3 Things You Need in Your Life

  So I have this dilemma. Sometimes I come across something AMAZING (I mean, life changing) and I think to myself, “My Pretty Pretty Pineapple crew would love this!” But then I think, “Well, it’s not really a recipe and it isn’t substantial enough for a whole blog post.” But nonetheless, I don’t want you […]... Read More


  1. Katie says:

    I would love to hear about how you care for your hair! It always looks so beautiful!

April 2, 2016

Homemade Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub Calling all fitness enthusiasts! Girls on a budget! Anyone who loves homemade organic products! Holler, because your skin is about to thank you! Sometimes I feel like I live in my gym clothes. And while I definitely prioritize skin care (and actually have some really great tips that I’ll share in a […]... Read More


  1. Cailee says:

    This is amazing! I love homemade scrubs! I used to make them all the time last spring and summer! I’d use raw honey, coconut sugar, cinnamon, oats, etc.!! So fun! Thanks for the recipe girlie!
    xoxo Cailee!

    • Raquel Roldan says:

      So glad you like it, Cailee! Yours sounds amazing! Love the honey and oat combo. That will be next on my list 🙂

February 18, 2016

Through Her Eyes: Why Having a Supportive Partner is Good For Your Health

Being a Supportive Partner 101 It seems that one of the biggest things my clients and friends struggle with is finding the right balance between their health & fitness goals and their personal relationships. Sometimes their goals don’t align with those of their partner, and they find themselves having to choose between the two. This shouldn’t have […]... Read More


February 13, 2016

Through His Eyes: Nutrition, Fitness, and More!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner… I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you to my Valentine, through his eyes! My husband, Tysson, is a professional athlete, personal trainer, and high school basketball coach. He’s also my best friend and business partner. Tysson and I spent 5 long years apart while he pursued […]... Read More


January 21, 2016

How To: Eat Healthy While Traveling (and what to order, too!)

I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Rules How many times have you went on vacation or traveled for work, and then returned feeling weighed down, tired, bloated, and unhappy? (Huge hand raise over here!) Travel is often the culprit for weight gain, poor skin, and a weakened immune system. But it doesn’t have to be that way! I […]... Read More


December 30, 2015

NEW: Dollar a Day Meal Plan

Affordable & Easy Meal Plans You’ve asked, and I’ve listened! The one thing that everyone wants is an affordable meal plan with a variety of options. For just $30/month, you’ll have access to a wide array of healthy recipes, every day of the week. Each week, I’ll send you 21 unique meal ideas, a list of […]... Read More


December 24, 2015

Do You Struggle With Food Sensitivities or Digestive Problems?

My Food Sensitivity Test For the past couple of years, I have been dealing with some weird digestive issues and seem to get an upset stomach every time I eat out. Don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t stop me from eating at Italian restaurants, Sushi, Mexican, Thai, etc. But, nonetheless, being sick after every excursion […]... Read More


December 18, 2015

Essentially Obsessed: 8 Essential Oils Beyond Aromatherapy

The Obsession Discovering an underlying obsession is a little bit like finding out you have a hidden talent. It’s exciting, revealing, and can spark passion and curiosity. I recently discovered that I am obsessed with essential oils. The Benefits of Essential Oils When I think of health and wellness, it encompasses so much more than […]... Read More


December 7, 2015

Healthy Travel Tips & Essentials

Think about the times that you are most challenged with your health and wellness. For me, it is when I travel, or when I’m stressed. I travel a lot for work and was frustrated to find myself gaining weight and losing progress during these trips. I had about 5 trips planned during the 3 months before my wedding, […]... Read More


December 6, 2015

What does it mean to be healthy?

A lot of people throw around the word “healthy” these days. Healthy food. Healthy lifestyle. Healthy diet. But what does it really mean to be healthy? When we talk about your journey toward health and becoming a healthier person, I don’t mean that we’re working on your six-pack. Having a six-pack is nice and all, but […]... Read More


December 4, 2015

The Truth About Protein: Will It Make Me Fat?

I’ve always supplemented my diet with protein shakes, so it still surprises me when people ask me things like, “Will protein shakes make me fat?” or “Why do you drink protein shakes?” I personally choose to supplement my diet with protein shakes for three reasons: (1) because I like the way they taste, (2) because it’s a highly efficient option when IR... Read More


November 26, 2015

Our Healthy Thanksgiving

This year is special because we are celebrating our first holiday season as a married couple. My parents hosted Thanksgiving dinner and Tysson’s family joined. We all contributed to the feast, so of course I had to bring some healthy (and some indulgent) dishes to promote the Pretty Pretty Pineapple way! Throughout all of the cooking, I learned an […]... Read More