Blogmas Day #25: A white Christmas

Hello and good evening my lovely people, and Merry Christmas!!

Today I just wanted to pop in to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, instead of doing a big post today. But be expecting a post on Everything I got for Christmas tomorrow! xD

It has been such an amazing day for me, and I hope it’s been the same and more for you. Definitely let me know what you did to celebrate the holidays because I would love to hear about it! It actually snowed today and that made it so much more beautiful, and it was so nice to have a white Christmas this year.

Also, I can’t believe that this is our last day of Blogmas here on Sunshine & Rain, and I will definitely miss it so much. Thank you guys so much for all of your love and support through all 25 days of Blogmas, you guys are truly amazing.

Like I said I just wanted to pop in really quick so I wish you all a very Merry rest of your Christmas, and I will se you guys again very soon.

Have a wonderful night, and I wish you sweet dreams. *blows kisses* 😘

Happy Holidays, and Happy Birthday Jesus! 😊❀️

Blogmas Day #24: Christmas Eve Adventures

(1 DAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS. JUST ONE.)

Hello my lovely little jelly beans! I hope your day has been absolutely wonderful, and welcome to Blogmas Day #24! Ahhh oh my goodness I cannot believe that tomorrow is our last day of Blogmas here on Sunshine & Rain *sigh* But I am SO EXCITED that tomorrow is CHRISTMAS!! Guys like you don’t even know how excited I am. I could literally pee myself. I am definitely going to miss Blogmas, but it will also be a relief to not have to commit to posting every single day haha!

Well, today is going to be a rather short post. I am here just to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and to share with you what we did with some family this evening. 😊

Tonight we had my Aunt & Uncle (on my Moms side) over for some yummy dinner and brownies, and we all exchanged gifts! I am so stuffed with food, and opening gifts was so much fun. (I can’t wait to wake up and open more tomorrow xD)

I always enjoy spending time with my family, and tonight has been really great. 😊

Pictured at the top of this post was the pleasingly aesthetic wrapped package that my gift was in from my Aunt & Uncle, and I couldn’t not take a picture to appreciate the beauty of before tearing it apart haha!

Here is was I got from my Aunt & Uncle tonight! πŸ˜‰

Thank you so very much to Aunt Tiff & Uncle Nate for the lovely gifts ❀️ I love them so much!

And thank you guys for being so amazing and checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I shall hopefully return tomorrow with the last day of Blogmas, and I say hopefully because tomorrow is going to be super busy for us. So if I don’t post tomorrow, I will be sure to post the day after 😊

Guys, I am so excited for Christmas and I cannot believe that it’s already here. I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas Eve, and have a lovely day tomorrow. Have a beautiful rest of your night, and I wish you sweet dreams as you fall asleep tonight to rest before a big day tomorrow.

*blows kisses* Happy Holidays! 😘

Blogmas Day #23: A Day In my Life

Good evening lovely people, and Happy Wednesday! I hope that your day has been full of sunshine πŸ˜‰

I am very happy to welcome you to Blogmas Day #23! Guys we only have like, 2 days of Blogmas left after this! Which is kinda a relief but also sad 😦

Ahhh anyways, today I am sharing with you guys a simple day in my life! Haha this definitely wasn’t my usual daily routine at all, but I hope you guys like getting a little peek into my daily life! I did actually take all these photos yesterday, so this was yesterdays routine. I very much enjoyed putting this together, and I hope that you enjoy reading it too!

Let’s just jump right in now ;D

I usually wake up around 7, and I like to sit in my bed right after waking up to take some quiet time with Jesus, and to sit and read for awhile. It’s so cozy just staying there for awhile cuddled up in your blankies with a good book. I am now on the second book of The Overthrow series and OH. MY. CABBAGE. I am so in love with it.

As soon as I decided to get out of bed and start my day, I walked out into the dining room to see all the beautifully wrapped presents underneath the tree that my parents had put together while we were in bed last night! Ahhh, I wonder what we got *smirks*

I started to make my morning tea, and while it brewed & seeped I went outside to feed the chickens, and just give them all some good morning cuddles xD

This is Dino! He’s my chick xD

This is Miss Fuzzy, she loves cameras xD

Sweet Miss Polly

And Miss Turkey! (yep, we have a chicken named Turkey)

This is all 8 of the chicks in one photo, I will definitely have to do a full introduction in a future post!

I came back inside to sip on my Roobios tea, take my vitamins, and eat a delicious egg & spinach scramble that my Mama made for breakfast!

After I finished eating I went ahead and started working on my chores for the day. I had to clean my room, vacuum, and do some laundry. While I worked I jammed with my headphones and came back every once and awhile to sip on my tea xD

After chores were finished I went ahead and picked my outfit for the day, threw my hair up in a bun, and hopped in the shower.

The lovely OTD ❀

After I finish showering I like to do some skin care, and make myself feel pretty πŸ˜‰

I start by cleansing my face and neck with witch hazel & a cotton ball

I then use babyganics lotion (which is actually amazing) to moisturize and soften my skin, and it gives it a great hydrated glow

And of course you can’t forget to moisturize your lips! My lips get super dry and cracked especially in the winter, so lip balm is basically my best friend. This EOS chapstick is my favorite I have ever used. It hydrates my lips so well, and actually brings a really glossy look.

On the days I don’t wear any mascara (which is actually more often than when I do wear it) I like to just curl my lashes. I don’t know what it is but even just curling your lashes is so pretty and so fun.

Feelin’ cute and ready for the day! xp

I then put on my glasses because I’m in love with them and they’re really cute (and because why not?) and then sipped on the last bit of my tea.

Lunch was ready at this point so I had some yummy Salmon with green beans (but i’m sure you already picked up on that part) While I ate I watched an episode of Little House on the Prairie with my siblings.

ooh and I also had a delicious piece of chocolate afterwards.

Cuddles with Tanky Roo are an essential part of my day ❀

I also found him laying like this later in the day. He’s a weirdo. But it’s okay because he’s my weirdo.

That evening we were actually having company over, so I spent awhile cleaning up my bedroom and some of the house. (as well as editing some photos for this post)

Later in the evening, I started my adventures in shadow photography. You can actually check out my whole post on it right here: Blogmas Day #22: beauty through the shadows

Before our friends showed up, we ate at dinner of meatloaf, potatos, and broccoli which was amazing.

Company showed up around 6, and stayed until about 9 pm. The rest of the night I spent playing Scattergories, Clue Junior, Uno, and singing with the girls. The whole night was hilarious and the game of Scattergories had us all cracking up.

My night ended with getting into comfy clothes, cuddling back in bed with a book for awhile, and then going to sleep.


Ahhh welp, thanks for being the amazing person you are and checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I hope that you enjoyed this post, and if so, then you should totally subscribe to the blog because why not? ;D

I shall return tomorrow loves, and until them, I wish you sweet dreams through the night. πŸ˜‰ *blows kisses* Happy Holidays! 😘

Blogmas Day #22: beauty through the shadows

(3 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS GUYS. 3. FREAKIN. DAYS.)

*oh, and btw all the images displayed in this post are my own. please do not use without permission. thank you ;)*

Hiya hiya my beautiful, and lovely beans! Happy Tuesday evening, and I hope that you have had a wonderful day. Welp, I would like to welcome you to Blogmas Day #22 here on Sunshine & Rain! (like wut. we’ve already done 22 DAYS?!)

I cannot believe how far we have come with blogmas, and how SO VERY CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS WE ARE!!

For Blogmas Day #22, I wanted to share a mini photoshoot I did today, with simply some shadows on my bedroom wall. I sat on my bed when I realized a beautiful patch of sunshine pouring in from my window onto the wall. The tree branches left shadows that danced, and swayed, and almost made it glitter with light.

I then picked up some flowers, and let the creativity spill onto the wall.

I adore all of these and will most likely do another photoshoot whenever I see the sunlight peeking in to say hello another day.

Just stopping in the moment to capture some beautiful photos in the sunlight, brought me so much happiness. Stopping in the moment in general just to take in the beauty of it, brings me so much happiness. Because once a moment is gone, it’s gone. It doesn’t come back. It is your own choice and responsibility, to enjoy the moments you are given. I think that is so important, and we cannot just let these things pass us by. Every moment is so important, in so many different ways.

This one special moment practically made me glow inside, as bright as the sun that was shining so beautifully on the wall. All was quiet in the house, and all I heard was my soft breathing while I watched the shadows dance. It was quite calming, and filled my heart with genuine peace and joy.

Just that one glimmer of light on the wall, made me stop, and slow down to appreciate the beauty of life.

I couldn’t let this moment go forever without capturing a few pieces of it.

I call it beauty through the shadows.

I shall return tomorrow loves, until then, I wish you sweet dreams tonight, and lots of happies. *blows kisses* Happy Holidays! 😘

(also, shadow photography is so much fun. like seriously, I had an amazing time.)


Blogmas Day #21: Sunday Morning – Lecrae (dance)

(OH MY GOSH GUYS. 4 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS)

Hiya hiya my beautiful beans! Ahhhh, I am very gald to have returned guys. (i mean, even though I was just here yesterday and multiple days before that) Well I hope you have had a great day, and welcome to Day #21 of Blogmas!

Today I am very excited to be showing you, well, an dance haha! For our Christmas service at church, the dance team wanted to perform for it. We decided not to do a Christmas song this year like we have done before, but instead did a song that related more to the craziness of this year. It basically is saying that even though things have been messed up, and stressful, we should thank God that every day we get another day to wake up, and another chance to have a good day.

The choreography was filmed at the service and I am pretty proud of how we did. I was also so happy to have a dance teacher who was an amazing choreographer, and such a lovely, sweet lady. The choreo turned out so well as it always has, and although we are not professional dancers, I think we were great.

This coming year, I really want to pursue dance (i’m thinking more high energy dancing like hip hop which I will talk more about in another post) because I literally love it so much. It makes me feel so good and excited, and ahhhh I love it. just love it. xD

Haha we were quite nervous so in this one our energy levels were a little low, and it wasn’t quite in sync sometimes, but it was still so much fun and we did really well.

Anyways, I thought it would be really cool to share this with you guys! You can find the link for the video down below, and I am the one in the green sweater by the way ; D

Here’s the link for the video: Sunday Morning – Lecrae (Dance)

Welp, I guess that’s all for Blogmas Day #21! So thanks a bunch for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I love you guys so much, and appreciate all the love and support you’ve been giving back! If you enjoyed this post, you should totally Subscribe to the blog because I mean why not? xD

I can’t wait to see you guys again, which will be tomorrow, and I am sending much love until then! *blows kisses* Happy Holidays y’all! 😘

Blogmas Day #20: Igniting Inspiration Week #17

(guys. 5 FREAKIN DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. WUT.)

Good Sunday evening peoples, I hope you have had a quite lovely day. I’d like to welcome you to Blogmas Day #20 as well as Igniting Inspiration Week #17 here on Sunshine & Rain! Ahhh I cannot believe we’re going on strong to a 20 day streak on Blogmas! Thank you so much for all your love and support you guys have sent, and I am very glad that you all seem to very much enjoy all these posts so far!

Well, today I have gathered some beautifully encouraging quotes as well as some hilarious MEMES to bring some sunshine and smiles to you life! I always love making the weekly Igniting Inspiration posts and I am so happy to be back with it once again to celebrate the new week ahead!

These quotes truly spoke to my heart, and I love that feeling when you find one like that and it really hits deep. These sweet quotes brought me so much light and hope this evening, and I hope they do the same for you. We all could use some sort of encouragement, and I’d love to hear about which of these quotes was your favorite!

Please enjoy πŸ˜‰

*quote and meme credits to pinterest*

Beautiful aren’t they? They all spoke to me in different ways but all kinda came together into one big bubble of encouragement for me ya’know haha?

Ahhh, and as always I challenge you to go through these MEMES displayed and try your hardest not to laugh! If you get through it, comment #NotAGiggle! Now if you’re more like me and can’t keep in a laugh for the life of you, comment #…lotsagiggles xD

Welp, before this post officially ends I’d really like to say thanks for checking out the latest on the blog guys, you’re truly the best! If you liked this post then be sure to Subscribe to Sunshine & Rain so that you don’t miss out on and upcoming content! I am sending lot’s of love, and I shall return tomorrow! *blows kisses* Happy Holidays! πŸ˜‰

Now enjoy!

oh gosh. the adorableness tho. i can’t even.

okay goodbye loves xD ❀


Blogmas Day #19: Easy & Affordable Last Minute Gift Ideas

(6 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. OH MY CHEESEPUFFS WE ARE SO CLOSE!! xD)

Hiya hiya and good evening my beautiful beans, I hope you have had a wonderful day and welcome to Day #19 of Blogmas here on Sunshine & Rain!

Today I have put together a list of some great Easy & Affordable Last Minute Gift Ideas that would be great for basically anyone! These are actually so easy to do, but are still super amazing and thoughtful gifts to give.

So please enjoy, and take inspiration for anyone on your list this year! πŸ˜‰

  • A bunch of yummy treats & snacks

Anyone will love a basket with some candies and small goodies in it! Places like Dollar tree has plenty of snacks for just a dollar each, and it’s super easy to throw a treat basket together!

  • Candles or Essential oils

Sweet smells are always something to be loved

  • A special handmade painting/drawing

A handmade craft is always special, and I love being able to sit and take the time to make something special for someone, even if it’s small it’s really special. I’m actually doing some crafty things myself this Christmas xD

  • A cozy blanket

I mean who wouldn’t love a soft blanket to snuggle with?

  • Jewelry

Nice jewelry and any accessories are easy to find, and will absolutely be loved!

  • Gift cards

What’s an easier last minute gift than a gift card? If you aren’t sure what to buy for a specific person, let them use the cash and buy whatever they choose! Sure takes a load off ;D

  • Beanie & Scarves

You can find some absolutely adorable beanies & scarves, and it’s always nice to be able to bundle up!

  • Cozy socks

Soft and warm socks are a must have. Just yes.

  • Blue light glasses

Blue light glasses are actually something i’d like to have, and you can find so many cool & cute patterns! These are great for anyone who works with screens often.

  • A fun family game

Family games are a great idea! Scattergories, Clue, Life, etc. Absolutely such a fun thing to give!

  • Movie night in a box

Just throw a couple movies, drinks, a blanket, popcorn, and candies in a basket and boom! An entire movie night in one kit!

  • Back scratcher & Scalp massager

Ahhhh, these things are heavenly. The scalp massager feels absolutely amazing, and I’m sure that anyone would love it.

  • Water bottle

Nice water bottles to travel with are definitely a must have!

  • Mug with tea & hot chocolate packets

Another yummy gift of treats to put together!

  • Notebooks & Planners

A 2021 planner surely has to be something EVERYONE wants this year amiright? A nice planner or notebook, or journal to write thoughts in is a great gift!

  • Headphones or a bluetooth speaker

My headphones, and bluetooth speaker are my techno best friends. (next to my phone though) and you can find some great ones that are pretty inexpensive! My headphones are by the brand Mkay on Amazon for about $30 and they are INSANE.

  • Homemade sweets

Bake a batch of cookies, or a pie, and wrap it up for someone else to enjoy. Always a nice thing to give.

  • A kind handwritten card

What’s sweeter than a heartfelt letter or note simply stating what they mean to you? You can even make a list of “All the reasons I love you”, and that’s surely a great gift for anyone.

  • Something to stay warm

A heated stuffie, heated blankie, a warm jacket, anything to stay cozy during these cold days will be an amazing gift.

  • Printed pictures

Printed pictures hold the memory of a moment, and that’s a beautiful thing. You can even make a mini scrapbook full of memories!

  • A Good book or Magazine Subscription

I love my Brio magazine, but of course there are soooo many different mags out there. A good book or devotional is also a great gift for anyone.

Welp, that’s it for today’s Blogmas post, and I shall return tomorrow my loves. I hope you enjoyed the latest here on Sunshine & Rain, and if you did, please be sure to Subscribe to the blog so you never miss out on any future posts!

See ya again very soon my loves, have a wonderful evening. πŸ˜‰ Happy Holidays! *blows kisses*

Blogmas Day #18: A Quite Festive Doggo (12/18/20)

Hellooo everybodee! Dis is Tank, and ahhh its good to bee back. It haz definitely bin quite a while since I last talked to you guyz on here, so I am very happee to bee here again.

Anywayz, I just wunna pop in to send sum happee Holidayz wishes to all of you frum me! Hailey and I took sum fotos today, and I think I look super ready for Christmas. Wut abowt you? ;P

I also wanted to chek in on you guyz to see how you are dooing! I’d luv to hear abowt your planz for the Holidayz this year! I cant wait to see wut I get for Christmas, and I will definitely show my gifts off soon!

Welp Hailey duznt actually quite know that I am on her computer, so let’s just keep dis between you and me ;D Goodbyee peoplz! I will see you again soon

Oh, and alzo bee sure to subscribe to Haileyz blog so that you don’t miss out on my (and her) future posts

I wish to you many belly rubs, and lotz of Holiday happeez

– Tanky Roo

Blogmas Day #17: “They got REESES!?” One Happy Delivery Guy β€

(8 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS GUYS. SOOOO CLOSE! xD)

Hiya hiya my beautiful jelly beans! I hope you are having an amazing day, and welcome to Day #17 of Blogmas here on Sunshine & Rain!

Today I wanted to share something pretty special with y’all. We caught something absolutely amazing and really funny on our front porch camera yesterday, and it made me so happy.

I made a short video of the footage we caught which you can click the link to view it down below!

Click here to see the video!

Ahhh, the delivery man had no clue there was a camera catching all of this haha! He got so excited over the basket we left outside full of yummy treats (which I displayed a photo of at the top of this post). It fills me with joy seeing the delivery men/women’s faces light up when they see the treats we left.

Just 2 days ago, another delivery man was just beginning to walk away from the house, he seen me standing by the window and waved me down to hold up the M&M’s he grabbed, and give me a thumbs up with a great big smile.

This guy we caught on video seemed especially excited. LOL his reaction xD! We stood in the middle of Kohls as we watched the footage from my Mom’s phone and we started to crack up! This really shows how easily you can make someone that happy, and I hope that we made his day a little brighter. πŸ˜‰

I encourage you guys to make your own goody baskets for the Holiday’s, and any other time to spread so kindness and love to our fellow delivery workers. We filled our basket up with Oreos, pop corn, Tootsie rolls, Reeses, Pop Tarts, drinks, kit kats, M&M’s, cookies, and much more for them to grab what they’d like. (We also left a note at the top explaining to them what it was of course)

I will never forget his wonderful gasps of surprise, and his excitement in “They got REESES?!”

Make someone a little happier today. πŸ˜‰

Blogmas Day #16: Adorable Mini Mug Haul & A Hilarious Christmas Shopping Storytime

(DEAR MAMA OR DADDY, IF YOU ARE READING THIS POST, STOP NOW. I’M SERIOUS. xD)

Hiya hiya my little beans!! I hope you have had a lovely day, and welcome to Day #16 of Blogmas here on Sunshine & Rain!

(OOH, ALSO. 9 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED.)

Ahhh, today has been a very great day for me. We went out Christmas shopping for several hours today which was amazing and hilarious xD We went to multiple stores like Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree, Marshalls, & Kohls, and oh my gosh it was so much fun to go out and shop. After all of that we went to Chipotle and got some delicious burrito bowls to eat for dinner, which made the day 10 times more amazing.

Anyways, today I am going to be sharing some photos of some ADORABLE MUGS that I got for myself at Marshalls (after all that gift shopping I figured I should treat mahself xD), as well as a short but hilarious story of how my sister and I managed to hide a giant gift from my Mother who was in the store with us πŸ˜‚. This was absolutely hilarious, and I think it’d be amazing to write about and look back on later.

Alrighty let’s start with storytime, so gather round’ my bootiful little beans.

Okay so Hobby Lobby was our first stop. I still needed to find my Mama, and Daddy a gift for Christmas so that’s what I started looking for.

After awhile of looking, I remembered something my Mama mentioning something that she really loved a long time ago.

And guess what it was.

A.

GIANT.

PAINTING.

OF.

CHICKENS.

which i shall display in the picture below

Isn’t it adorable?! xD I seriously can’t wait to see her face when she opens it Christmas morning.

She is in love with our 8 wittle baby chickens out back, and just chickens in general.

Okay, so, when I found it I was immediately like BINGO, and I was especially happy because it was $40 on a 40% sale, so it ended up being a great deal.

After deciding to get it I was searching and found this hilarious sign from The Office (a show which both of my parents love) and knew I had to get it for my Daddy.

He’s been talking recently about needing decorations for his office so I knew it would be great!

Now, the only hard part was, how was I going to get Mama’s sign to the cash register, pay for it, and hide this giant THING so that she couldn’t see it?

(I didn’t have to worry much about Daddy’s gift thankfully since he wasn’t there)

Well, me and my sister had to get creative.

We ended up asking the cashier to double bag the sign so it wasn’t as see-through, and we had to squeeze it inside the cart, and take off both of our coats to cover it up.

It looked real suspicious.

It looked like we were dumbies trying so hard at a very much failing robbery with our coats very obviously covering a huge sign walking through the store 🀣

We got so many weird looks from people and we trying so hard not to look suspicious, but it made it even worse when we had worried looks on our faces while watching behind and around us the whole time making sure our Mom wasn’t around xD

Well thankfully, in the end we did survive and nobody actually thought we were stealing, and we ended up escaping safely without my Mom seeing what was inside.

Both signs are currently hiding away in my room, soon to be shoved away into my closet until Christmas morning.

The end. 🀣

Well that probably wasn’t the most entertaining story ever, but I thought it was beautiful.

OKAY. SO. After our trip to Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree to get some special treats for my close friends, we wen’t into Marshalls

and oh my.

that is always a mistake.

Dudes I literally get lost in that place, they have SO MUCH CUTE STUFF FOR SO CHEAP!!

I forgot how much I loved that place and oh my gosh, I would seriously buy out the whole store if I could.

I ended up finding some SUPER CUTE mugs on display right as we walked in, and that my friends was where the trouble began.

I told myself I would limit myself to 2 cute mugs, but we all know how that turns out….

After I had picked out 2 I found another entire aisle FULL of mugs. And at that point I was screwed.

I mean how could you only pick out 2 mugs out of sooooo many cute mugs 😍

I ended up grabbing 5 mugs….but put back 1 in the end because I thought I’d save myself an extra $4 πŸ˜‚

So there I was after already spending quite a bit on gifts for friends and family, using almost all of my leftover cash to buy myself some adorable mugs xD

And how can you buy some adorably adorable mugs without taking awhile to display them on your blog?

That is exactly what I am here to do πŸ˜‹

Mug #1

I was immediately in love after finding this one, ahhhh it’s just so pretty! I have lately been loving anything stars, and constellations, and galaxies, so I couldn’t resist getting this one. The colors are just so beautiful!

Mug #2

I absolutely love this one. This is one of my favorite bible verses, and the mug is so pretty!!

Mug #3

This one definitely has to be my top favorite out of all of them!! I am in love with yellows, and honeybees and I could never not buy this one. Not to mention the mug is actually SO BIG!

Mug #4

AHHH this one is gorgeous! It looks so unique, yet so simple, and I just love it.

Welp guys, that’s it for today’s post! Thank you so much for being the bootiful human you are, and checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I really hope that you enjoyed, and if you did, make sure you Subscribe to the blog so that you don’t miss out on any upcoming content!

Have a wonderful day, and I love you guys lots! I shall return tomorrow πŸ˜‰ *blows kisses* Happy Holidays! xD

Blogmas Day #15: DIY (gluten free) Baked Oatmeal (12/15/20)

(ONLY 10 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS GUYS. I COULD LITERALLY PEE MYSELF RIGHT NOW.)

Good evening MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BEANS!! (see isn’t calling you my beans adorable?!) I hope your day has been wonderful, and welcome to Blogmas Day #15! Ahhh, a 15 day streak on the blog makes me so satisfied xD

I am so excited today to be sharing with y’all a super delicious recipe for (gluten free) Baked Oatmeal! OH MY CABBAGES GUYS. Baked oatmeal will literally change your life if you’ve never had it. I myself love oatmeal in general and this recipe makes it 10 times more delicious.

My sweet Mama actually made this for us yesterday morning, and this morning for breakfast and it definitely gave my day a great start. This is an amazing breakfast recipe for the holidays, and I can never seem to eat enough of this beautiful stuff.

Totally let me know if you try this recipe, and let me know how you like it! xD

Estimated time: 35 mins

Serves: 8 people

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3 cups of gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup of milk or non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen fruit (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees & spray 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray
  • Whisk eggs, applesauce, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Stir in oats & milk. At this point, if you are adding any fruit, gently fold it in so that it doesn’t get mashed.
  • Spread in pan & bake for 28-34 minutes until oatmeal is browned and not jiggly in the middle.
  • Now, enjoy! ; D

Ahhhh, this stuff is literally so delicious. We added in blueberries but you can add in any fruit you’d like!

This post was a bit shorter than usual, but I still hope you all enjoyed because I sure enjoyed putting it together πŸ˜‰

Thank you for being the lovely person you are and checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! If you liked this post then be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you don’t miss out on any future content!

I love you guys and appreciate all of you so much. Have a wonderful rest of your day, and I shall return tomorrow ; D Happy Holidays! *blows kisses*

Blogmas Day #14: Comfy Clothes & A Mini Library Haul (12/14/20)

my supa cute & comfy otd today, which wasn’t actually even a set! I just found a pair of my favorite sweats and put it with a random shirt (and of course fuzzy socks) and bada-bing, bada-boom! Feeling so ready for winter xD

Hiya hiya wonderful people! I hope your day has been great and welcome to Blogmas Day #14! (AHHHHH. 10 FULL DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS GUYS CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!)

Today has been a pretty nice day for me! As I will be showing in today’s post, I wore a super comfy outfit today (which I displayed above, not an essential part of the post but you guys really seem to love my OTD posts ; D) and took a beautiful trip to the library ; D I love the library so much and I get SO EXCITED discovering and picking out some new books to read! I actually didn’t get as much as I usually do on our usual library trips, but I thought it would be alot of fun to share what I am going to be reading here soon xD

(sorry there are no descriptions of what the books are about…..i kinda got lazy and didn’t feel like writing them all hehe…)

anyways off we go!

These are all of the books I got, like I said I actually usually get alot more, but I am SO EXCITED to read these πŸ˜€

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk: I thought this one sounded so sweet and like such an interesting read! (Oh, do you guys think I should do any book reviews in the future??)

The Siren by Kiera Cass: OH MY GOSH I cannot wait to read this!! I have read the entire Selection series by the same author and it is by far one of my favorite book series of all time! Kiera is such an amazing author, and I cannot wait to read another book of hers.

One time by Sharon Creech: Ahhh, as soon as I picked this one up I knew I had to read it. It sounds like such a cute book, and I really hope that this one lives up to and even beyond my expectations!

Bloom & Hatch by Kenneth Oppel: These 2 are a pair (in a 3 book series) and as soon as I found these I was immediately intrigued! These sound like such an interesting series, and I am hoping to eventually get the 3rd book in the series once I am finished with these.

Super Puzzletastic Mysteries by Chris Grabenstein: (the final book I got) This is supposedly a book filled 20 different mystery stories by a bunch of different authors mashed into one! I have always loved little mysteries and I am very excited to read this book.

As I have said before (many, many times) I am so very excited to read all of these! I am going to pick one to start reading tonight xD Either that or i’ll do what I usually do and start reading 3 of them all at once…..

Anyways, thank you so much for being the beautiful person you are and checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! There is still so much more to come to the blog, so if you enjoyed, make sure you are Subscribed to the blog so that you don’t miss out on any of the upcoming content! (By doing that you will also become apart of the wonderful Jelly Bean Fam! And yes….I changed it again… It’s cute though so I like it don’t you? xD I GET TO CALL YOU MY LITTLE BEANS!!)

Have an amazing rest of your day loves, I will see you again tomorrow πŸ˜‰ *blows kisses*

Blogmas Day #13: Igniting Inspiration Week #16

(GUYS. 11 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!! xD)

Hiya hiya and good Sunday evening beautiful people! I hope your day today has been wonderful, and welcome to Blogmas Day #13 which is also Week #16 of Igniting Inspiration! I am so happy to be back once again and to still be going strong with the Blogmas streak ; D

Today as usual for the weekly Igniting Inspiration post I have gathered some beautiful (not to mention pleasingly aesthetic) quotes, and some hilarious MEMES to bring some encouragement and laughs to your day, and to kick off the new week ahead! I always love making these posts every Sunday, and cannot wait for the new week ahead, because it’s a week that I have never seen before. πŸ˜‰

Alrighty, we are gonna start right here! Please enjoy these beautifully empowering quotes, and I hope they bring some light into your life πŸ˜‰

I would definitely love to hear which of these quotes spoke to your heart the most, I can definitely say they all spoke to mine!

You should know the drill by now if you are a consistent reader of this blog ; D

It is time for the lovely MEMES.

As always, I challenge you to go through all of the MEMES displayed and try not to laugh! If you accomplish that, comment down below #NotAGiggle! But if you’re more like me and can never keep in a laugh for the life of you, then comment down below #…lotsagiggles xD

I also must bid my farewells before this post officially ends, so you can get on with cracking up xD

So thank you so much for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! If you enjoyed (and I sure hope you did) make sure you are subscribed to the blog so that you don’t miss out on any of the future content! I love you guys so very much, and I appreciate all of your love and support of the blog! Can’t wait to continue this Blogmas series tomorrow, so have a lovely evening πŸ˜‰ *blows kisses* Enjoy the MEMES 😘

*busts out laughing*

otay goodbye now 🀣


Blogmas Day #12: A Christmasy Q & A for you beautiful people (12/12/20)

(12 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS GUYS. WE ARE ALREADY HALF WAY THERE!! xD)

Hiya hiya my beauts! It’s yo girl here, and welcome to Blogmas Day #12 here on Sunshine & Rain! xD Oh and I hope you have had a wonderful day πŸ˜‰

Today I have brought to you lovely people a (somewhat) Christmasy Q & A! Yep, I ask questions and you give your answers down in the comments, because I would absolutely love to use this to get to know you guys better! also because I am working on gaining back post inspiration but we won’t really mention that

I love talking and engaging in conversation with all of my lovely people out there, so I thought this would be a great way to do that.

Welp, I guess we can go ahead and start. There’s quite a few but I like learning about people and their personalities! (i promise i’m not just some creeper 🀣) Can’t wait to hear your answers. πŸ˜‰

  1. Favorite song/artist at the moment?
  2. 3 top things on your Christmas wishlist this year?
  3. Books you have loved recently/any recommendations? (I would love to discover some new books to read ;D)
  4. Favorite bloggers/blogger recommendations? (I also love discovering new bloggers!)
  5. 3 happy moments from this week?
  6. One thing you love most about Christmastime/Winter?
  7. Your favorite catchphrase/things to say? (Mine is OH MY CHEESEPUFFS or SWEET CABBAGES. Yeah. There’s alot more)
  8. What are you wearing as you read this? xD (YAS gurl, show off that OTD)
  9. A dream that you had this week or recently? (Yeah i’m weird, I like hearing stories about dreams)
  10. Something you are proud of having accomplished this year?
  11. Something you enjoy doing in your free time?
  12. 3 future dreams you have?
  13. How long have you been blogging? (if you have a blog)
  14. Something or multiple things you love about yourself? (Hey never a bad time to practice self love)
  15. Honest thoughts on my blog? Future posts you’d like to see from me?

Have a day as beautiful as you are (if that’s even possible ;D) and I shall see you again tomorrow! *blows kisses* Happy Holidays! (yep, i’m saying that now.)


Blogmas Day #11: Happy Moments (12/11/20)

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Hey loves! I hope you have had a wonderful day, and welcome to Day #11 of Blogmas here on Sunshine & Rain! (GUYS. 14 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. JUST 2 WEEKS! xD)

Today I would like to take some time to sit an reflect on some Happy Moments from today, and this past week. Today has been a different day than it usually is, and I think it’d be nice to write about the highlights of the beautiful day that I was given before it comes to an end, and another day begins. πŸ˜‰

Happy Moments for me are really special, and I am very grateful to have had quite a few this. Writing about them makes me even happier, and reflecting on them makes me feel well rested and brings me comfort at the end of the day seeing all the good things I experienced.

I often have trouble being grateful and finding happiness in daily life, even in the little things, so this really helps me. Talk to me in the comments about your own happy moments from this week, because I would love to hear about them πŸ˜‰

Here are my recent Happy Moments from this week, big and small.

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  • 2 days ago I woke up to sunshine peeking through my window and pouring onto my blankets. I stretched, closed my eyes, and then layed out in the pool of sunshine for awhile. It felt really nice. πŸ™‚
  • Hanging out with my sweet little chicks in the backyard
  • This morning I took a break from schoolwork, and walked in my room to find Tanky baby (my doggo) laying in my bed enjoying a pool of sunshine too.
  • Enjoyed a piece of dark chocolate after lunch yesterday
  • Kept up my blogging streak up to 10 days in a row, today marks 11! xD
  • Facetimed an amazing human being that goes by the name of Livy while she taught me Tik Tok dances, and we talked about weird dreams we had, recipes for delicious broccoli, and Christmas.
  • Had a phone call with another lovely friend called Rea, who is also an amazing human being. We talked about doggos, and a bunch of other things that I can’t remember.
  • Got hit upside the head with a baseball bat by inspiration for writings
  • Looking out the car window at night while the trees and streetlights blur by, and my
  • headphones blast while I’m deep in thought.
  • Getting Chick-fil-a for dinner. Got some delicious waffle fries, chicken nuggets, and chick-fil-a sauce to top it off.
  • Laughed at some hilarious MEMES
  • Having some nice extra free time after finishing school and chores today
  • Went school supplies shopping and got some cute stuff
  • Watched The Grinch (Jim Carrey version) with my family
  • Getting a good nights sleep in my cozy bed after long days
  • Got some lovely comments and support from lovely people (I mean you guys; D)
  • Made some yummy hot chocolate for me and my siblings this morning for breakfast, and ate granola and frozen fruit with it.
  • Ate chicken salad for dinner last night
  • And ate pizza at some point this week
  • Caring for myself in the mornings
  • Being overwhelmed with excitement for a bunch of things

Those are my happy moments, and ahhh, I feel very happy looking back at them. 😊

Thank you for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! Haha, I hope you enjoyed my random ramblings about my life this week. And if you did enjoy, it would be amazing if you subscribed to the blog so that you don’t miss out on any upcoming content!

I love you guys lots, and I will see you again super soon! (by that I mean tomorrow ; D) *blows kisses* Bye-bye! 😁