Spring 2021 Clothing Haul

Hiya hiya and happy Monday my lovely little jelly beans! Thanks a bunch for clicking on this post, and I hope you have been having a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜‰ Today has definitely been a beautiful one for me! Mondays are normally a day to relax and take time for myself or just for random things that need to get done, since Mondays are a day off of school for us. So yep yep, so far today has been a great one!

Anyways, I am very happy to be back with another post for y’all, and hey, this time its a fashion themed one! *YAY*

I recently took a trip last week to do some Spring clothing shopping with my Mama, and I found SOoOOoOOOOOoo much that I couldn’t not have in my Spring/Summer 2021 wardrobe! Every piece featured in this post I got from Plato’s closet, which is now my absolute favorite clothing store because gosh they are amazing. Everything was a pretty great price, (everything I got ranged between just $4-$10!) and I got quite a bit in just this one trip! I will hopefully be going back for another trip very soon, but I thought it’d be lots of fun to share this adorable clothing haul with you guys!

I am so happy with what I got, and I am getting so antsy for Spring/Summer because I am so excited to wear these pieces.

Have you gone shopping yet for the warm seasons ahead? What’s your favorite clothing store? ;D (alrighty here we go! I will give information on each piece of clothing like brand, cost, etc.)

Pacsun wildflower vintage t-shirt: $6.00

this shirt is so cute, i love how vintage it looks!

H&M Pink comfy dress: $8.00

this dress is very comfy. it can be simply worn around the house, or dressed up for going out!

(brand unknown) pink striped cropped t-shirt: $6.00

i have no clue where this shirt came from but it is adorable!

Fifth Sun cropped yellow avocado t-shirt: $7.00

yes. i love avocados.

American Eagle basic soft white t-shirt: $6.00

American Apparel orange/brown jumper dress: $8.00

ahhh I love this outfit!! Goes great with my yellow vans, and tan dress boots!

American Eagle soft grey cropped t-shirt: $7.00

this is my favorite basic t-shirt, I love it so much!

American Eagle summery striped off shoulder crop top: $8.00

this shirt is absolutely adorable, american eagle is just amazing

American Eagle striped off shoulder flowy top: $7.00

can’t wait to wear this, especially this summer!

American Eagle creamy orange t-shirt: $7.00

this is actually a very flattering shirt! (sounds weird but its true haha!)

American Eagle blue striped flowy shorts: $10.00

told you american eagle was amazing

(brand unknown) Nasa logo graphic cropped t-shirt: $7.00

love it!

(These next pairs of shorts were both modeled in many other outfit combos)

i am literally in love with these shorts, definitely my favorite shorts i own!! super comfy & cute

American Eagel ‘paper bag’ jean shorts with bow tie front: $10.00

American Eagel jean frayed shorts: $10.00

American Eagle burgundy striped cropped t-shirt: $4.00

this is also another very flattering shirt, im in love!

Ahhh fashion posts are so much fun! Did you enjoy? Let me know, and if you did, be sure to subscribe to the blog by email so you don’t miss out on any upcoming content here on Sunshine & Rain!

Thanks for checking out the latest here on my little spot on the web, and I can’t wait to talk with y’all! Until next time my loves, have a day as beautiful as you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh and by the way…. be on the lookout for a very exciting announcement post here soon…..xD

Igniting Inspiration Week 18 (2/21/21)

Hello there and good Sunday morning to you lovely people! I am very excited to be bringing to you Igniting Inspiration Week 18! I always love putting together these posts as a good close to the week past, and a celebration for the new week ahead. This past week has been a beautiful one for me, and there were some pretty special moments. I’d like to try something new on this series and share with you guys a little bit of how my week has been ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week seemed to strangely go by pretty quickly. Before I knew it I realized that the next day was Friday and the weekend was almost here again! Quite a bit happened, as always there were highs and there were lows, but I am grateful beyond anything for another beautiful week God gave me the opportunity to experience and live out.

I had a great Valentines Day! Haha it was really great, even though nothing really big and special happened, and this year I had 4 different Valentines you could say! 1. Was my Daddy (he’s the main one every year, he got me a sweet card and wrote in it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) 2. I mean Jesus, of course 3. My Doggo, Tank, because I asked him… i mean i think he said yes… and 4. Was my bestie, Livy! We agreed to be Gal-entines because we’re lonely ๐Ÿคฃ So yeah, overall Valentines Day was great.

Monday, I watched 10 Cloverfield Lane with my sister and parents. That’s actually all I remember from Monday, but it was a great movie and I am very excited about the fact that there’s supposed to be another Cloverfield movie being made.

(I don’t remember anything from Tuesday, I need to get better at remembering to write these things down)

On Wednesday night I joined a youth group get-together, which I am so happy I decided to attend. It was only my second time visiting this youth group, and the whole night was really great. (we are exploring other churches right now, which I haven’t said anything about on here before, but we have been looking for a new place to call home ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I met a couple of new people who I hope are becoming good friends of mine now, we played some great games, had a wonderful short sermon, and we basically just cracked up and goofed around the whole time. It was nice meeting some new people, I haven’t gotten the chance to meet some new friends in such a long time. I actually can’t wait for the next youth get-together, I really enjoyed it!

Thursday, I decided to pull up my big girl pants and save and set free what looked like a baby stink bug. (i am normally terrified of bugs and i’m trying so hard to get over it) I managed to catch it into a cup, cover it, and release it outside. I think that should count as a brave moment this week ๐Ÿ˜‚

Friday, ahhh I think this day was the highlight of my week, even though it was a mix of highs and lows. The day started off smoothly, but later started going downhill from there. I got pretty upset and worked up over many things and let my emotions take over which effected other people too. I eventually lost any motivation to finish what needed done that day and lost all hope of it still turning out as a good day. It got really bad. But, I guess my sweet Mama understood that I was just upset and didn’t mean to make anyone else’s day harder. I really needed a break and just something to enjoy, and that’s what she gave me. She took me out to go Spring clothing shopping at Plato’s Closet, which she had talked about doing sometime before. We were there for awhile, but she didn’t seem to mind. We found some really great things and I am very happy with my new additions to my Spring 2021 wardrobe! (be on the lookout this week for a clothing haul post!) It was alot of fun taking a shopping trip like that, I haven’t gone clothes shopping in awhile. Afterwards Mama took me out to eat at Rusty Taco, where I got some delcious BBQ brisket nachos. (my fave) I had an amazing time with my Mama and I made sure to thank her for taking me out, because I had a terrible attitude that day and really didn’t deserve it. While we were driving to Plato’s Closet earlier that evening, there was the most beautiful sunset I have surely ever seen. The sun was glowing golden orange setting low on the horizon, the clouds covering the top to where just to golden bottom was shining through, and the sky splashed with pinks, and blues, and oranges, and yellows. It really reminded me that no matter how difficult or even hopelessly terrible a day or something may seem, the sun with always shine again. There is still happiness and joy and hope to be found. Just that small act of kindess from my Mama, made the entire day wonderful. Ain’t nobody got a greater, more lovely Mama than me. Love you Mama ๐Ÿ˜˜

And Saturday, in the morning had a beautiful try-on fashion show for my sister with all the new clothes I got! I am quite excited to start wearing all my adorable clothes, if only this freezing snowy weather would go away now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Wow I very much enjoy sharing even those small moments from my week! I hope you enjoyed reading about it, what were some special moments from your week? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to hear all about it! Welp here we have come to the middle where I share some of my favorite quotes with you! These quotes of encouragement really spoke to my heart this week, and I hope they do the same for you! Please enjoy xD

*disclaimer: none of the images/quotes displayed below are my own. all credits to Pinterest*

Which little bit of encouragement was your favorite? I find all of those so inspiring and uplifting, and discovering all those simple quotes make me so very happy.

Now, I guess you could say this is the grand finale haha! I know you guys love the MEMEs as much as I do, Igniting Inspiration thrives off of them! xD I cracked up when I found these, and my goal is to make you laugh too! I guess the laughs add a little extra spark of joy to these posts, and hopefully to your whole week!

Alrighty, I am going to bid my farewells right here so you can go ahead and try your hardest not to laugh at these (i DARE you not to laugh mwahaha)

Well, thank you so much for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I hope that you enjoyed this post, and if you aren’t already then be sure to Subscribe to the blog by email so that you don’t miss out on any future posts! YOU GUYS WE ARE NOW AT OVER 200 FOLLOWERS! Ahh, i can’t believe how much this blog has been growing recently, even though 200 can seem pretty small, I appreciate all of you more than words can say. I am sending much love to all of you, have an amazing day my lovely little Jelly Beans! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And on we go!

How I Naturally Care For My Hair: I only wash my hair once a week?!

*struggles to find good hair pictures*

Hey gurly! I’m back with another one of my rantings of randomness which I still do hope you enjoy, but there isn’t actually a whole lot of an intro to give so I am just going to start haha!

I know what you’re probably thinking. I only wash my hair once a week? Ew. Gross. But actually, it’s not gross at all! Sometimes I even go 2 weeks and only wash my hair once. I promise I still bathe every day, I still stay clean without washing my hair. No, it is not because I am too lazy to wash my hair, it goes far beyond that. But today I am explaining the ‘why’ to why I don’t wash wash my hair every day like most girls do.

Some people literally think I am the grossest person in the world for not washing my hair every day, but one thing that some don’t realize is that just because your hair is oily does not mean your hair is dirty! Oil, is not dirt. In fact, your body’s oils that release from your scalp is actually your body’s natural treatment to help your hair grow, keep it strong, repair, and keep it healthy! If you are always constantly washing away these oils and replacing it with chemicals in a shampoo, or cheap and artificial treatments in a plastic bottle, your hair is not going to be healthy or the best looking at all. Your body’s natural oils really benefit your hair in soooo many ways if you let it soak into your hair and let it do what it’s supposed to do! The more you wash these oils out, the quicker you hair is going to get oily, so that leads to more washing, which leads to quicker oils, to more washing, to more oils, to more washing, to more oils and it just goes on forever.

The reason you hair gets super oily even after just a couple days after you have been washing it so frequently, is because your body knows that your hair needs those oils to stay healthy. So your body is basically saying “MAYDAY, MAYDAY. WE NEED MORE OILS!” It starts to over produce because your hair isn’t getting enough of those oils. After that, out of habit you may just wash your hair again and again just starting the whooooole process over.

The good thing is, you can re-train your hair not to over-produce or get as oily so quickly. And you can train yourself not to wash your hair out too often either.

The results I have gotten from only washing my hair once every 1-2 weeks is amazing! Of course, at first it does feel kinda gross with super oily hair but after I wash it my hair feels so much softer, stronger, and it looks so nice and healthy! If you don’t like the idea of just walking around places with your greasy hair down (It doesn’t really bother me anymore, ill walk around with my hair down and pretty greasy all the time and don’t really care haha), just throw your hair up in a messy bun, high or low ponytail, braid it back, and you really can’t tell you hair’s oily at all! Besides, I don’t think someone is going to walk up to you and go “Ewwwww your hair is gross!” The thing is, it’s not gross. It’s healthy.

Now i’m not saying to immediately jump right in and just go an entire month without washing your hair! (You can still just rinse the excess oils from your hair with warm water without completely washing it all out) You can totally jump right in if you feel like that’s what you want to do but you’ll probably want to ease into it slowly. Pick one or two specific days out of your week to wash your hair, and ONLY wash your hair on those days. Still of course take a shower every day, but put your hair up on the days you aren’t supposed to wash it. (It also is so much easier sometimes to just throw you hair up and jump in rather than have to work to wash your hair sometimes) Don’t wash your hair more than once on those picked out days either. After going a few weeks of this, you can slowly but surely ease down into it more until you have a steady routine for washing your hair! And gurl, after you finally wash your hair after having it greasy for so long its just aghhhhh it’s amazing! It looks so much nicer, healthier, and cleaner, and it feels great!

If you want, you could even just go shampoo-free for awhile at first instead of skipping washing your hair entirely. You basically still wash your hair (still not so often though) but only use water to rinse it! No shampoo. I have seen a lot of people do this and have loved it so much! Wouldn’t you rather be able to proudly say that you have happy, strong, naturally healthy hair? Than to say you use a bottle from the store with dangerous chemicals in it to treat your hair? I think we can agree on the first one my friend.

My Mom has always taught me to look at the ingredients on a box, or a bottle before you just go ahead and buy it. This not only goes for hair treatment, but for food, drinks, nail polishes, cosmetics, toilet paper, candy, and basically everything else. My Mom’s rule is, if you find a word in the ingredients and you can’t pronounce it, it is probably dangerous and unhealthy. It’s most likely poison. If it’s a suuuuuuuper long ingredients list that seem oddly long for something even just like a small bottle of body lotion, it’s most likely pretty unhealthy. The shorter ingredients list, the better. I would much rather live a happy, healthy, and strong life, than live an unhealthy life full of putting poisons or things with no beneficial purpose or nutrients on my skin, hair,and in my body. (Be prepared for an entire post on this in the future) The bottle may look pretty, and say a bunch of things and list ways it will benefit you to lure you in. But if you look at those ingredients, it can get pretty ugly.

Now i’m not saying you need to stop using hair treatments forever, you can totally find so many healthy and completely natural hair treatments that are totally great to use and will probably benefit your hair even more! Our own body’s are gifts from God. It is our job to watch what goes into them, and on them. I proudly stand up for my own health and proudly say that I take care of myself. I love my hair, and I want it to be the healthiest, and best looking it can be.

So, if you would like, I challenge you to take advantage of quarantine (because there isn’t really anyone to see your oily hair anyways if that bothers you) and go ahead a take this week as a time to start a better hair care routine! Throw out bottles with harsh chemicals in them, and find some better healthy things to use on your beautiful hair.

If you have any questions, I would happily answer them for you! I hope that you enjoyed this post, and that it helped you as well! Til next time my Chicken Nuggets! ; )

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Haloooo again! This is sort of a delayed post, considering New years resolutions usually start at the beginning of the year but it’s only about a month late so I think we’re still good! *thumbs up and nods* If you don’t know what New years resolutions are, they are bigger and more specific goals you set for yourself and commit yourself to accomplishing throughout the year. They aren’t just random goals that you’d like to accomplish, but they are goals that you are putting out there and saying “I will commit myself to this, work hard at it, and I will accomplish it.” It’s things that you want to do to help yourself become a better person, or better at some things in certain areas. So, I will be sharing a short list of things that I am going to work my hardest at accomplishing this year!

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This is something I feel like lots of people struggle with, including me, and it’s something I am going to work hard on. When I say mental health, i’m talking about fear, stress, anxiety, low self confidence, and esteem. I definitely have trouble with all of these daily. I’m so tired of looking at myself so negatively. I have found that taking time for myself and only myself is very good for this. It can be things like stepping away from life for just a short amount of time every day to sit down with a cup of tea, essential oils diffuser going, curling up under some soft blankets, and relaxing with a book……aaaaahhh. Even thinking about it relaxes you a little, doesn’t it?

Now when I say physical health, I mean eating healthy, exercise, staying hydrated, and taking care of your own beautiful body. Taking time away from life to take time for yourself to exercise, give yourself a nice mani-pedi, making a healthy and yummy snack can all count as physical health, as well as mental health! That’s because it’s taking time for you and ONLY you, to make sure that your body is getting the treatment it deserves. We should respect our bodies, appreciate them, and take care of them. If you struggle with self confidence, self esteem, and speaking positively about yourself, then taking care of your body can actually help sooooo much with that! Trust me, taking care of your body makes you feel really good. So not only am I trying to do this more, but I encourage you guys to try and do the same!

2. God time. Prayer and Faith:

I want to spend more time this year with Jesus, God, the Lord my Father, by reading my bible daily, praying more often, and trusting him throughout life. I worry alot, like ALOT alot, and I find it hard to find peace through it all. But you can find peace by having faith, and trust in God. I always find myself stressing and worrying over the future, things that haven’t even happened yet, and stressing over the past, which most of the time are things that already happened a long time ago. It’s really hard now to worry, and hard to let go of the past. But you’ve gotta stand up and say “No. I’m moving forward.” I want to have more faith and trust in God that he will lead me, guide me, help me, and get me where I need to go in life.

Thank you so much for checking out this post! Today’s post was a little bit shorter than usual, but I feel like I got everything out that I needed too. : ) I enjoyed typing this up, and creating it so you guys could see what I have decided to work harder at this year! Comment some of your 2020 resolutions, I’d love to hear about them! Ciao,