13 challenges to get your life together before the new year

there are only 13 days left in 2021… which is crazy. if you’re anything like me, you really want to get your life together & get organized before the new year.

i’m challenging all of you guys to complete one of these little challenges every single day (starting tomorrow) before 2022. i’ll be doing it along with you guys and posting updates on my instagram (if you don’t already follow my instagram, make sure you go do that! i post lots of little life updates & mini blog posts as well as products and things i love).

bonus: i also made a couple freebies to help you guys with this challenge!! i made a checklist for each of the items that you can print off and check off each item on your own. last year i made a list of journal prompts to reflect on 2020 & set goals for 2021 and i also updated those prompts for this year. both freebies will be at the end of the post ❀

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I’ve been blogging for over 4 years (which is CRAZY… my brand & style has come a longg way from the beginning lol) but I feel like I still have soo much to learn about creating content. It can feel overwhelming because there are so many different resources out there – but I don’t want to spend money or time on something that won’t actually work. Recently I’ve been wanting to take a step forward with my blog because I feel like I’ve almost been in a plateau for the last year/few months.

That’s where LadyBossBlogger comes in! I had heard about their courses before so when I had the opportunity to collaborate with them and take the Grow Christian Blog course I was really excited! To be honest, in the back of my mind, I thought “maybe this will be like the other stuff about blogging I’ve heard over and over… be patient, connect with other blogs, etc”. That’s where I was wrong. I learned so many new things that I had never heard before that I can’t wait to share with you guys!


30+ SUMMER BUCKET LIST IDEAS (& a freebie) β˜€

welcome or welcome back to christina raquel!! i hope you enjoy this post ❀

most of my blog content & posts have been focused on summer lately which i lovveee and this post is no exception! today i’m going to be sharing over 30 fun ideas for things to do this summer. you can use this as a list for yourself or create your own bucket list (ps i made a freebie for that so wait until the end of the post πŸ‘€)

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JUNE PHOTO DUMP + MY CURRENT FAVORITES (playlist, glowy summer makeup, and books)

hello and welcome to or welcome back to christina raquel ❀ i hope you’re having a wonderful day!

the fact that it’s already july blows my mind (insert mindblown emoji). 2021 is halfway over?? what?? but anyways, june was a great month (SUMMER) and i can’t wait to show you guys some of my favorite photos from this month. these monthly photo dumps have kind of become a thing and i honestly love them so much.

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hello & welcome to or welcome back to christina raquel!! i hope you’re all having an amazing day <33

recently I’ve been doing a TON of reading (like 10 books a week) and i’ve been loving it. without having school i’ve had so much more time and it’s been so nice to just relax with a book. even if you don’t like to read, these books are so good and you will for sure fall in love with at least one. today i’m sharing some of my favorite books that have lots of summery vibes and are perfect to read in the summertime!


REBRAND: introducing christina raquel

hello & welcome to christina raquel ❀ i hope you enjoy this post and don’t forget to leave a comment below and share with your friends if you like it!

as you may have noticed, a lot has changed around here. first of all, i redesigned the blog and it has a whole new look/feel to it (i’m obsessed) and changed the url/blog name. this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while but just hadn’t gotten to.

when I started blogging on this blog over almost 4 years ago, the main focus was photography… hence the name “christina and camera”. since then the focus of this blog has shifted over to lifestyle/health/wellness and i wanted the name to reflect that! since I don’t share much photography content on here anymore I decided the name was a little misleading.

nothing is really changing except the blog design (which was due for a change anyway) and site name! I’ll still be sharing the same content as usual πŸ™‚

make sure you follow our pinterest and instagram accounts for even more fun content & i’ll see you guys next week for a new post!

xo christina


heyooo & welcome back to the blog! summer is fully underway here and I’m loving the sunny weather and no schoolwork πŸ™‚ today i wanted to share some inspiration for summer with some cute pinterest pictures. most of these pictures are from my pinterest board “summer vibes” and if you want you can check out my pinterest! anyways… let’s get into the post and CHECK OUT THE SUMMER VIBES!!!!

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Well… looks like I took an unintended break for the month of May from blogging! May was a very busy month for me but now that school is over for the summer I’m hoping that I’ll be able to keep up with posting at least once a week.

i planned on doing a photo dump for april but I obviously didn’t get to it so I’m going to combine photo dumps for april and may in this post πŸ™‚

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happy monday besties!! today we’re going to be talking all about the difference between energy givers and energy drainers and how to apply this concept to your life. there’s also a freebie at the end of the post so make sure you check that out :))



having a positive outlook on life can be hard especially when times are hard & stressful but positivity is so important! in this post (part of the glow up weekly series, which you can check out here) I’ll share some of my tips for staying positive & simple ways you can be positive in your everyday life. let me know what you think in the comments below after reading the post!! <33