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 😉 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 😉

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 😉

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 😉 ) 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 🤣 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 🙂 ) 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 😂

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 😘

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 😦

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? 🙂 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! 😉

And on we go!


New Year, New Things: My 2021 Glow up Goals & Resolutions

*my own photo :)*

Hiya hiya, my beautiful jelly beans! I hope you are doin alright this lovely day 😉 And Welcome to the first post of 2021 here on Sunshine & Rain!! xD

Ahhh haha, it feels really great to be back. Not sure if anybody noticed, but I recently took a break from blogging this month (until now) so I could really take time to set some things up for the New Year, and take some much needed time for myself.

BUT. I AM BACK. AND I FREAKIN MISSED YOU.

So yeah like HAPPY 2021!

I thought that for my first post of this year, I should do a little reflection of the year passed, and some Goals for the year ahead. I’m calling my hopes for this year my goals and resolutions because some of these are things that I would just really like to do, but most of these are things that I am really going to commit to. Its a mix of both.

This new year, is for new things. I know that all the chaos of 2020 isn’t going to just magically disappear because the clock struck 12 on the night of December 31st, but this year is going to be what we make it. We make our life what it is and we have the power to live fully and joyfully. I left behind and lost many things this past year, things that absolutely shattered my heart, but I feel that its time to move on from that. Of course i’m not saying i’m going to just forget it all, but i’m going to use the struggles and hurt of this past year and the lessons it taught me for the better. I think we all should, don’t you? 🙂

The world we live in today is so crazy, but we have the power to keep our eyes not on the storm but on Jesus. All things happen for a reason, and God promises that all that happens is for the greater good. It’s for our good. People you love turn their backs and walk away and cause excruciating hurt, but I know that there is a reason God lets it happen. The world is complete madness but I know that God is still in control of everything. We lose what or even who we love and it shatters our hearts, but I know that there is a reason. This past year there was so much chaos, and I am positive that there is still more to come, but God’s hand has been in everything we have experienced so far if you can look back and see. All the heartbreak and fear and madness of this past year, brought so many more people back to God, and brought people to want to know God! There was a reason for everything you and I went through this year, and God isn’t finished with his work yet. You know why? Because we woke up this morning. We made it to this place that neither of us even imagined we would be.

That was something I realized just a few days ago, in the morning as I sat there eating my cereal and looking out the window, these words just came upon my heart and into my mind. It was what I like to call my beautiful realization.

The words were, “I am here.”

These words brought such beauty and I realized what they meant.

I made it here. I never thought I would ever go through this amount of hurt and I thought I would never be happy again and everything felt too hopeless. But guess what. I made it.

I am here.

I never thought i’d see the light at the end of the tunnel. I never thought I could make it through. In the middle of my chaos I always think that I am stuck forever and it’s hopeless. But guess what? I made it, and you did too.

In every season there is a restoration in Joy coming. There is a restoration in hope and strength.

I am here and I get to live this beautiful life today. And so do you.

I look back to my past self, just from a year ago and think “Oh how unprepared and oblivious to whats coming she is.”

But I also think “Oh how oblivious she is to what she’s gonna get through.” Past me never expected any of what came that year, but I got through it and I grew through it.

Just the fact that I am here, is incredible to me. This beautiful life is a gift, and look, we are still here living it.

We lose things all throughout life. Things that we hold so dearly that when we lose them we feel that we lose everything. But hon, in the end of each season there is always a promise of light. There is always a promise of restoration, and there is always a promise of something better.

What’s coming is better than whats gone.

God promises that he never once let go of us, and he knows our heart. Honey my realization was that when nobody else truly gets it. when nobody else truly understands, He does. Hon’ He knows. I promise, and He promises. He knows and feels your heartbreak. He knows your most painful memories, and your most joyful moments. He knows you hearts desires, and your most hopeful dreams that you so happily daydream about.

Honey he will fulfill the the greatest desires of you heart and even more, as long as you cling to him. You are His everything, and He wants to be your everything.

Heartbreak hurts but heartbreak brings growth. When there is a season of waiting, a season of hurt, a season of confusion, fear, a season filled with tears. That my friend. That means God is doing something extraordinary. God is doing something so big and unimaginable, that we wouldn’t believe Him if He told us right now. (Habbakkukk 1:5) So don’t be discouraged hon’, we are all fighting our own storm, and God is teaching us how to hear His voice through the pouring rain and crashing thunder and when everything feels lost and hopeless and you feel numb and you inside everything in you is just screaming….

there it is.

that gentle whisper. His voice that calls.

He is saying “I am here

He was always here.

He is teaching us to grow, and He is teaching us to see the purpose through our pain. When all feels lost, when all you feel is heartbreak, when all you feel is that you lost everything you loved, there He is.

The exact reason God is letting this happen is unknown, but I know and believe with all my heart that He is using it all to draw us back to him. He is calling out over, and over to you, He wants you to hear His voice.

This past year, really led alot of people to God (including myself) because when all hope feels lost He is our hope.

Yesterday, today, and forever, He is our hope. And as life goes on, into a new year, we must continue to cling to Him.

2020, was definitely not my year. It was strange, and confusing, and painful, and chaotic, but it was all for the greater good as I look back on it now. Last year taught me many things. I experienced growth. I went through some painful & scary changes. I met new people, and some people drifted away. I learned what it means to be grateful, and so much more, but overall I learned to hold onto God. He has been so good, and he has been faithful. He keeps his promises, and he loves.

I look back on 2020 and see so much change, so much hurt, but so much growth. This past year I have learned so much more about life, myself, God, the world, etc. This past year also revealed to me so many things, that I really need to change.

So, here are the things that I am really focusing on here in 2021.

  • Self Care & Working towards my Dream Body

This year I want to focus alot more on keeping my body naturally healthy, and beautiful. When I say “dream body” I don’t mean I want to be the skinniest girl in the room who eats 0 carbs and 0 sugar and works out every single day. Sadly, that’s what today’s society normally makes a dream body seem like. But I mean I want to be the healthiest I can be. I want to make good choices for my body, and take care of it because my body is a gift. All bodies are beautiful, and deserve the right care. Clearing my skin, drinking more water, keeping my nails & hair healthy, and being active, are just a few examples of things I want to focus on this year for my body. I was not so great at taking care of myself last year, and that needs to change.

  • Confidence & Self Love

I want to work hard this year at becoming more confident in who I am, and truly loving myself. This has always been such a big struggle in my life, and I dream of the day that I have mastered not caring of others opinions about me and still loving myself. Confidence is always hard, and as I look back on last year… sadly I cannot remember a single moment when I was truly confident. Confidence is not “they will like me”, Confidence is “i’ll be fine if they don’t.” I want to work at walking with my head held high because I know who I am and who I belong to. (and, that would be Jesus by the way, which leads to my next resolution 😉 )

  • Closer Relationship with Jesus

I want to be the closest with God I have ever been this year, and have the strongest faith I have ever had. I want to spend more time with God and really put in my commitment to being with Him. I want Him to be my guide, and comfort through it all. This year I want to seek and find Him in everything, and He was & He is my everything.

  • Finding Joy

Although difficult, the art of seeking and finding joy is quite beautiful. This year I want to train myself to see the light in all situations, even when it feels impossible. Positivity has never been something that I am truly great at, negativity often creeps in on me and just screws things up. I want to seek joy through the pain and find the positive side in all things. I want to seek joy in everything, and find the joy in everything, and I feel that this will really improve my life this year.

  • Being Genuine & Staying True

This year is a new chance to really stay true to my heart, and not be anything other than who I am made to be. I want to stand up for what I believe in no matter what others think. I want to use my voice for the better, and do what I can any chance I get. I want to be my own unique person and not have to change myself for others. I want to be genuine and pure in everything, and do what is right and good even if i’m afraid. All the time I have chances to speak up for something, but sometimes I just don’t. And that too should change.

  • Working Hard in my Education

Ahhh, school. The one thing that I never fail to struggle with. Haha, This year I want to put in my best effort into all my work. I want to learn all that I can, and no matter the struggle with it I want to stay committed and work hard. Last year was honestly a terrible school year for me. I was overwhelmed and ended up making some not so good decisions which brought guilt and even more stress & struggling that I couldn’t handle. So this year, schoolwork really needs to be something I put more dedication into.

  • Grow the Blog

Sunshine & Rain has really became a huge passion of mine this past year, and I want to continue to use that passion for good. This blog is my outlet into the world and this is how I can really spread things out there, so I want to make Sunshine & Rain the best it can be. This blog grew so much this past year in so many ways and I want that growth to continue! I want to spread light through my blog, and use it to make an impact on those around me. From remodeling the design to maybe even going self hosted/premium (which I actually have lots of questions about so feel free to shoot me a message and tell me anything about it because it would be greatly appreciated.) I want Sunshine & Rain to grow for the better. 😉

  • New Things & Practicing Bravery

This year I want to explore a little more, and be more open to trying new things. Last year I really held myself back from so many things and it actually started to drastically lower my self esteem. There are so many things that I wish I would have gone for, and didn’t because I was too afraid. Bravery is being afraid and showing up anyways. This year I want to pull up my big girl pants, put on my brave face, and do so much more.

After all, I haven’t seen everything yet, and perhaps, that is a beautiful thing. 🙂

– got that from a Morgan Harper Nicole quote, love ya Morgan xD

  • Being the Light

Kindness. Love. Compassion. I have always had a huge passion for all of these things, but sometimes I let my own emotions get in the way of showing these. I want to do better by showing anyone and everyone the light & love of Jesus, because we are called by Jesus to show these things. I love love, and I love loving people. And I really want to become better at showing that throughout daily life. Not just to the people in my home, or my close friends, but also to the people outside. Strangers need kindness and love and compassion too. 🙂

  • Finding my place

This is the year I want to work towards finding myself, and even creating who I am. I want to discover who I am made to be, and what I am able to do. I want to find where my heart belongs & where my soul fits. All of this will be a life long process, but this is where I officially start the journey.

All of these things I have talked about lead to my word of the year. I’ve never had a word of the year before, but this really summarizes everything i’m focusing on this year.

My 2021 word of the year, is Discovery.

Discovery.

I want to discover more about the world around me. I want to discover more through my faith & relationship with Jesus. I want to discover new people & friendships. I want to discover who I am destined to be by God. I want to discover my own unique voice and what i’ve been equipped with to make an impact. I want to continue to discover the lessons, and joy and beauty of life.

This year is going to be my year,

of Discovery.


Don’t worry I shall return super soon, I’ve got a lot more coming so be sure to Subscribe so that you don’t miss out ;D Okay bye loves xD

The lovely gifts I received this Christmas:

Hiya hiya beautiful people! I hope you are having a wonderful day, and welcome back to the blog! xD

Ahhh, it’s good to be back. (even though ive only been gone for, what? 4 days?)

Welp, anyways I needed to make this post sooner or later because I would like to post a Christmas related post sometime before new years xD So, here I am with everything I got for Christmas this year! Christmas was actually pretty great this year, and I had such an amazing time. From getting to spend time and stuff your face with dessert with family, to ripping open some lovely gifts, it was altogether a beautiful Christmas!

I adore every gift that I received, and I am very excited to be sharing it all with you guys! (and isn’t it always just so fun to see what others got and to display what you got? xD)

So, let’s just make like bunnies and hop right in shall we?

  • Record Player & Record Vinyls

I actually used a very pleasingly aesthetic picture of my record player as the image at the very top of this post! Ahhh I got so excited when I opened this, and you can guarantee I’ve been blasting music all week.

I got a white Crosley record player, and oh my gosh it’s so prettyyy!! It also has built in bluetooth speakers that connect to my phone and this thing can get amazingly loud! (ahh i am so in love with this thing)

Ahhh, for those of you who don’t already know, Switchfoot is my absolute favorite band. Like you don’t even know my love for them. Native Tongue is by far one of my favorite albums, and I was so happy to get this vinyl!! (yep this definitely gets blasted. yep.) I really hope to get more Switchfoot vinyls soon!

I got one more vinyl record, and this one is Lecrae’s newest album, Restoration. I love this album and for some reason there is something really great about blasting Lecrae from a record player xD

  • Work Boots

Oh gosh these boots are a new obsession. These are literally SO ADORABLE, and I was so happy to get these since I have wanted some nice boots that can be both casual & dressy!

I actually wore these on Christmas day and gurl, I felt fabulous 😂

adorable amiright??
  • Lots of yummy stuff

I got a bunch of sweet treats & snacks, which I mean who wouldn’t love food for Christmas? Ha, #Bonus

I got some chocolate chip Bobo’s Bites (which are delicious)

Here you will find Lara bars (yum), Chewy candies, (yum), peppermint gum, (yum) Hershey’s kisses, (yum) and some wittle tiny off brand Sour Patch Kids xD (YUM)

I also got a bunch of these different flavored Organic suckers,

And some mini Dark chocolate & peanut butter cups!

  • A Lap Desk

YAS ahhh, I wanted one of these so badly! I read and write alot in bed and this thing is so useful for both of those. (and look it even has a wittle holder for a tablet or phone)

  • A mini Recording/Podcast studio

This thing is actually so cool! Me and my Dad (and i mean my dad mostly) have messed around and experimented with this a bit, and I actually think it’s great having my own little studio! I can do music and voice recordings with this, and hey, maybe even a future podcast…….

  • AHHH YES. BOOKS.

I read all of these books awhile ago from my library and OH MY GOODNESS, they were so good I had to have them on my shelf! I am so happy to have these as my own now, and I cannot wait to re-read and enjoy all 4 of these. (definitely still have a bunch more books on my wishlist though xD)

My gosh, all of these are so beautiful I could cry. *sniff sniff*

  • A couple Funko Pops

Ahhh yes, I love my PoPs. These are the newest additions to my collection! Lovely Edward Scissorhands (#Love) and Cavity Sam from the game of Operation xD Oh my gosh it’s so adorable and I love that game so much! He even has wittle tushy at the back 🤣

  • Flamingo Razor

My goodness this thing is just goregeous!! I have wanted a nice new razor for awhile now, and I am so glad to finally have one. The lavender color with the rose gold oh my gosh, it’s just so freaking pretty. I haven’t actually used this one yet, so maybe I could do a full review on it once I try it? xD

  • Vans Skate Shoes

I love these so much!! I have wanted to get some nice Vans for skating (and because they are just beautiful shoes) and I am so happy to have some yellow ones too! Unfortunately, they didn’t have the ones I originally wanted in my size, so these were my next option and I am in love with them! I hope to get more Vans soon in some more pretty colors! xD

  • Accessories

I got some gorgeous hair clips, and jewelry this Christmas! These hair clips are my new obsession (i have alot of new obsessions every day okay) they are literally so adorable! The one on the left I got from my brother, and the on in the middle from my Mom and Dad!

I also got a super cute necklace set from my sister (on the right) I get the one that says big sis, and she has a smaller one that fits inside the heart that says lil sis!

I also got this gorgeous bracelet from my parents, and I absolutely adore it! #ChooseHappy

  • Artsy Fartsy Stuff

I got some really nice artsy & stationary related things this year! First I got some really great Pilot Juice pens which are actually two different sizes! One is a 0.5, and the other is a 0.38. Both of these are amazing for bullet journaling!

Next my cousins got me a super cute bullet journal! The pattern is soooo pretty!

These Brush pens are amazing! There were 36 different colors and all of them are very pretty! They are actually also Dual brush pens so one side is a brush tip for calligraphy, and the other side is a super thin tip for writing! (hey how about a full review on these too? xD)

And lastly in this category of artsy fartsy things, I got a big pack of Dry-erase markers! I use these alot for my calendar and mini dry erase board so I was very happy to receive these!

  • Facial Roller & Lip Balm

This Rose Quartz facial roller is actually so cool!! This benefits the skin in a bunch of different ways, but my personal favorite benefit is it helps get rid of dark circles ;D It’s so pretty, and it feels so soothing on the skin.

Haha I got this lip balm as well as a couple others that aren’t pictured, but this one is hilarious. Yep, it’s called chicken poop, But don’t worry, it even says it contains no poop. This lip balm is actually really great in keeping my lips moist, even though the name is a bit strange xD

  • Bracelet kits, Camera film, & Erasers

Ahhh, haha these kits are sure to last quite a long time xD I had a Rainbow loom kit a long time ago and then got rid of it, and I almost instantly regretted it! So I asked for another, and here I am with 3 big ole kits. xD

Of course I loved receiving some more instax film for my camera, I was starting to run out so thankfully I got some more!

(OOH I just remembered another thing I got but forgot to take a picture of! I got a sweatpants & fuzzy jacket set from my Nanna & Papaw and oooooo I am totally in love. Comfy clothes are amazing.)

And lastly, in my stocking I found 3 erasers from my lovely Father. He decided to pitch in a little more. 🤣

Welp, haha that is everything I got for Christmas 2020 y’all! Thanks a bunch for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain, and if you enjoyed this post, you should totally Subscribe to the blog because I mean why not? xD

This was a very fun post to put together, and I cannot wait to return with another post very soon!

Until then, I am sending much love to all of you beautiful jelly beans. Have a wonderful day loves! *blows kisses* 😘


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 #23: A Day In my Life

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

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 😉

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. 😉 *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 😉

*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! 😉

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! 😉

  • 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. 😉 Happy Holidays! *blows kisses*

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

(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. 😉

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. 😉

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 😉

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 😀

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 😉 *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. 😉

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

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 😉 *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 😉

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. 😉

  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)

*pinterest*

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. 😉

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 😉

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

*pinterest*

  • 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. 🙂
  • 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! 😁

Blogmas Day #10: A Christmasy Song Cover by Moi ;)

*pinterest*

Hiya hiya and good evening lovely people! I hope your day has been wonderful, and welcome to Day #10 of Blogmas here on Sunshine & Rain! xD Wow guys a 10 day streak?! (ALSO. 15 FREAKIN DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS GUYS. I CANT BELIEVE IT.)

Today I am so excited to be doing the long awaited Christmas song cover by moi! Well… it was long awaited by me atleast. xD I am doing my second song cover on this blog, and this time I am doing Noel by Chris Tomlin & Lauren Daigle! (not to mention my phone has decided to have an attitude with me recently so it took a million tries before I got a nice recording)

Welp, you can click the link right down below to be taken to the video! This is a pretty short thing to post about but, thanks alot for checking out the latest on the blog as always! Make sure you subscribe to the blog so that you don’t miss out on any of the upcoming content! Have a beautiful day lovely, and I will see you again tomorrow 😉 *blows kisses*

Enjoy, and definitely let me know if you have any requests for some more Christmas song covers 😉

Noel – Chris Tomlin & Lauren Daigle: Song cover by Hailey Madison


Blogmas Day #9: Acts of Kindness to Spread Holiday Cheer (12/9/20)

Hiya hiya beautiful gummy bears! I hope you are having a wonderful day, and welcome to Day #9 of Blogmas 2020! xD (AHHHHHH. 16 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS GUYS.) Can’t believe that tomorrow we will have a 10 day streak on Sunshine & Rain!

Today I am making a big list of Acts of Kindness to do, that will spread the love and cheer of the Holidays. I wanted to post this because in yesterdays post I talked about how one simple act of kindness can change someones entire perspective. So, what better time to give examples than now? Simple and random acts of kindness truly can change a life, and I think that’s absolutely amazing. Not only should we all practice these over the Holidays, but in every day life.

Alrighty, here we go! Just a big ole’ list of some sweet things to do 😊

  • Pay for the order of the person behind you
  • Make love filled Christmas cards and hide them anywhere for someone to find
  • Buy a gift and leave it at a neighbors doorstep
  • Bake cookies and put them in the mailbox with a note for the mailman to find
  • Write little loving notes and hide them anywhere for a stranger to find and re-hide
  • Shovel the neighbors driveway
  • Give a stranger a heartfelt compliment
  • Leave a bin of goodies with a note out on your front porch for the delivery men to grab a snack
  • Give someone a random hug
  • Look at someone, and just smile
  • Leave a kind note & tip for the waiter/waitress that served you
  • Take someones shopping cart for them
  • Help someone with a chore
  • Give someone homeless a donation of money or buy them a meal
  • Sit and talk with the quiet kid
  • Give someone a flower randomly
  • Tie scarves, gloves, coats, and blankets around poles for people in need to take
  • Leave a sweet comment on someones post
  • Make someone laugh
  • Introduce yourself to someone new
  • Stand up for somebody
  • Make a list for someone of all the things you love about them
  • Take some time to tell the store/restaurant manager to rant on how great the employee who served you was
  • Leave unused coupons for someone to find
  • Purposely drop a penny on the ground
  • Give someone a random phone call
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter, donate toys, food, and blankets, and give some cuddles ❤
  • Teach someone something new
  • Leave a gift card at a gas station for someone to find
  • Make encouraging letters to send into nursing homes, and hospitals
  • Help to pick up something that somebody dropped
  • Sing a song for someone
  • Babysit without payment

I will definitely be doing as many of these as I can not only through the Holidays, but all the time. You definitely should too 😊

Thanks a bunch for being the amazing person you are and checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I hope you enjoyed, and if you did, be sure to subscribe to the blog to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the future content! xD

Have a day as beautiful as you, and I am sending much love 😉 See you tomorrow! *blows kisses*

Life is worth living.

Hey guys, I bet this won’t be the Blogmas post you were expecting, but Welcome to Blogmas Day #8 here on Sunshine & Rain.

I am not going to fully label this as Blogmas, because today is going to be a different topic. It’s not holiday related, but it’s something I really need to say. I have to say this.

A few weeks ago, my cousin committed suicide.

I wish I could’ve known the hurt he was feeling. The pain or frustration or stress that pushed him so far, that made him end his own life. A decision that cannot be taken back.

I didn’t know him well, but when I found out about what happened I was in complete shock, and a wave of sadness and grief came over me.

I would have done anything to stop it.

19 is too young to die.

I wish I would have known it was gonna happen. I couldn’t and still can’t stop asking myself, “God knew it was going to happen so why didn’t he send someone to stop it? Why didn’t he send me?”

Because I would be there in a heartbeat.

The unfortunate thing is, those are questions that we don’t have the answer to. I ask myself over and over why God sees what’s going to happen and doesn’t send someone to stop it. But God works in mysterious ways, and what happened happened for a reason.

My heart still hurts so much. Because a precious life came to an end way too early, and he wasn’t the only one.

Every 40 seconds, someone takes their own life.

There is so much more ahead for all of these people, so much that they won’t get to see. God has a purpose and a perfect plan for everyone. He gave us each the lives we have for a reason.

I wish I could save them all. How I wish I could.

Every day, so many people make the decision to end their own life. And that breaks my heart to pieces. That’s the thing about me, I love people too much to let anyone do something like that.

I am so sick and tired of sitting around going about my own life, when there is someone out there hurting so badly right now. Multiple people. And I want to do something.

I can’t save everyone, which hurts so much, but I am not going to stop trying to save anyone I can. And I need others to stand up with me. Guys, we need to save these people.

Our tongues hold the power of life and death. That one rude comment you give, could be the one last thing that pushes someone to the point of death tonight.

But that one single compliment you give. That one random act of kindness like holding the door open or paying for their meal in the drivethrough. That could change their whole perspective. That could save their lives.

Please make someone feel like they matter, because they do matter and are loved more than they know. We should be training ourselves to treat every single person like they could be thinking about ending their own life that day. Because ya’know what?

They could.

And please, if you are hurting I am reaching out to tell you that you have to keep going. Jesus loves you more than you know and he has so many promises for you. Life will bring struggles and life will bring pain and hurt, but there is so much more ahead for you. Life will also bring memories, and smiles, and joy, and beauty. The pain you have been feeling cannot compare to the joy that is coming. Romans 8:18 promises that. Keep pushing through.

You are beautiful no matter what anyone says or thinks.

You are loved beyond measure, and you are not forgotten.

Dear, I don’t know what exactly you’re facing or who you are, but please don’t do it. Please darling. Don’t give up. If you keep going, in the end you will look back and be so happy because it will be so worth it!

Please talk to me. I know what it feels like to have no motivation anymore. To feel empty, not understood by anyone at all, unseen, frustrated, stressed, unworthy, unheard, like you don’t matter to anyone. I know what grief is. Grief so deep it makes you want to puke. I know what hurt is. I know what its like to feel completely hopeless.

I deal with these things on a daily basis. But I am not going to give in, and I will not give up. You have just got to wipe your tears, and keep climbing this mountain like the strong person you are. I will keep going because there is an assignment on my life that I meant to live out and fulfill. You have that too. My life will be beautiful, and so will yours.

This is a safe place to talk, please send me an email on my contact page if you want someone to talk to. I don’t want you to feel alone, and I definitely don’t want to you to make the choice of ending your life when you have a promise of an entire beautiful life ahead of you.

Or if you’d feel more comfortable, you can speak with a Suicide prevention counselor anytime 24/7, by calling this number right here: 800-273-8255

Please don’t keep in your pain for yourself, please tell someone and get help.

Hon’, please, trust me. I know. It’s so, so hard. Life is tough, but so are you. You have to keep going. There is so much more that lies ahead, I promise there is.

The darkness of the night will end, and the sun will rise again.

Suicide is not the answer. I know how hopeless it feels. Like you need an escape, and have nowhere to turn. But Death is not the answer.

Jesus is your answer.

I have only been here for a handful of years, but I still know that life is worth living, and life is beautiful.

It makes me ache inside knowing that right this minute, someone is about to give up for good. And there may be no one there to stop it.

God promises that he will never forget you. He promises to always recklessly love you. Darling, he loves you so much. He holds you every day, and he watches over you through your journey.

You are not unloved. You are not forgotten. You are not useless. You are not weak. You are not pointless. Life is not pointless. Life, is beautiful.

There is so much more to come for you. So much more.

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives, haven’t happened yet. So many smiles and laughs and overwhelmingly joyful days that are still to come.

So hon’, please don’t do it.

No matter how painful, and frustrating.

No matter how stressful, or hopeless feeling,

No matter how dark.

There is still a promise from God that will forever remain.

Your life will be beautiful.

You have been created and put on this earth to do something that no other person has ever done before.

There is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Keep going hon.

It’s a promise from God

Life is worth living.


Blogmas Day #7: My Favorite Things About Christmas Time (12/7/20)

Hiya hiya and good evening my beautiful people! I hope you are having a wonderful December 7th, and welcome to Day #7 of Blogmas 2020 here on Sunshine & Rain! (ONLY 18 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. xD) Guys, I am so very happy to be back for the 7th day in a row, and so proud to still be going strong haha!

Today I am talking about my favorite things about Christmas time! (as you probably already seen) Ahhh, Christmas time altogether is just my favorite, and writing about these things makes me even more excited. xD You will definitely have to let me know what your favorite things about this time of year are!

Alrighty, lets just make like a bunny and hop right in. Enjoy! ; D

*photo credits to pinterest*

The true meaning of Christmas

Of course the true meaning of Christmas is the most beautiful of all. Jesus came down and our salvation was a gift, he brought the gift of good news that we would be able to live eternal life because he would one day die for our own sins. Christmas is all about gifts, but we shouldn’t forget the most important gift of all. ❤

Watching the snow fall

I love watching the snow fall out the window either early in the morning, or dark at night. Its such a beautiful thing to watch the snow flurries fall and the street lights shining through, while the Christmas lights twinkle on the house roofs.

Making a Christmas list

I feel like this is always one of everyones favorite parts of Christmastime xD I feel like most of these are self explanatory

Ripping open presents on Christmas morning

Definitely such a great time opening presents early on Christmas morning! Just the whole feel of the morning makes me happy 🙂

Cuddling up warm and cozy

I guarantee that during the winter you will find me curled up in my 7 layer burrito blanket 99.9% of the time. Seriously love being warm and cozy.

Warm drinks

You can’t have Christmas without hot chocolate! You should definitely check out the DIY (paleo friendly) Frothy Hot Chocolate recipe that I posted just recently! xD

Putting up the tree & Decorating

Always a favorite thing of mine. Decorating the tree, and setting up some decor around the house with my family is just great 😉 Really brings on more of the Christmastime vibe!

Baking sugar cookies

Awhile ago we invited my Aunt & Uncle over to bake sugar cookies around Christmas! They were so much fun to frost and decorate, and definitely amazing to eat ; D

Christmas dinner with family

Spending time and eating a big yummy dinner with my family is always a blast. Stuffing yourself with food and then laughing until you feel like you might burst xD

Pretty Lights & Christmas decor

I love driving around with my family to see all the pretty lights and Christmas decor outside people’s houses. It’s like a big light show : D

Jamming to Christmas music

Again, pretty self explanatory. Who doesn’t love FREAKIN CHRISTMAS MUSIC xD

Christmas sweaters

Ugly Christmas sweaters. Yes. Just yes.

Making cards & putting together gifts

I always enjoy making Christmas cards, and putting together mini packages of gifts for my friends. Love seeing their faces light up when they open them 😊

The sweet smells of the Holidays

I absolutely LOVE HOLIDAY SMELLS. Like the scent of vanilla, peppermint, and cinnamon filling the air, such a beautiful feeling it gives.

Watching Christmas movies

A Christmas Story, The Grinch, Elf, Home Alone, ahhhhhh, just yes.

Trying desperately but failing at trying to get even a wink of sleep on the night before Christmas because of the overwhelming excitement for the morning *phew*

Self explanatory. Anyone else feel me on this one?

Alright guys, sadly I must say goodbye now. But don’t worry because there is so much more to come to the blog! Especially for the next 18 days ; D Thanks for being the amazing person you are and checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! If you enjoyed, you should definitely subscribe to the blog to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the upcoming content!

Once again thank you guys so much, I am sending tons of holiday cheer and love! *blows kisses* Have a beautiful day lovely 😉


Igniting Inspiration Week #15 (also Blogmas Day #6)

Hiya hiya lovely people! I hope you are having an amazing Sunday, and welcome to Blogmas Day #6 on Sunshine & Rain! (AGHHHHH. 19 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. xD) I am so happy that we are still going strong in this 6 day streak of Blogmas.

Anyways, today we are back with Week #15 of Igniting Inspiration! As always, I have gathered a few quotes, and hilarious MEMES, for some encouragement and laughs to kick off the new week ahead! I am very excited to see what this week holds, because it’s a week that has never been seen before. 😉

Alrighty, please enjoy these wonderful quotes and MEMES that I hope will bring some light into your life! : D

I really love this. Such a beautiful way to look at things. To be excited about anything and everything, even the small things in daily life, and the promise and hope of things that are coming in the future.
Gosh, this one speaks for itself.
So true actually. Sometimes it has to go dark to be able to see the true light. Or sometimes we have to lose everything to find out what we really want.
Again, this one speaks for itself.
I absolutely adore this one. Real love is patient. Real love is kind. Real love hopes. Real love trusts. Real love always protects. Real love does not boast, or envy. It is not easily angered, or rude, or self seeking. And so many other things. But overall, real love never fails.

Let me know which of these beautiful quotes spoke to you the most! I absolutely love them all, and the way they speak to the heart is amazing.

Okey dokey, ready for the grand finale? Welp, before that I am going to bid my farewells right here and let you enjoy the wonderful MEMES xD

So thank you so much for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I hope you enjoyed, and if you did, be sure to subscribe to the blog to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the future content! Once again, thank you so much, and I love you guys lots 😉 *blows kisses*

As usual, I challenge you to go through all of these MEMES and try not to laugh! If you accomplish that, then comment down below #NotAGiggle! And if you’re more like me, and can’t hold in a laugh for the life of you, then comment down below #…lotsagiggles xD

Got it? Okay then, here we go! Enjoy 😉

*cracks up laughing*

okay, goodbye 😂


Blogmas Day #5: Part 2 of Adorable Oversized Sweaters & Jackets for Winter

*CHECK OUT PART 1 OF ADORABLE SWEATERS FIRST ; D*

Good Saturday morning to all my beautiful people! I hope you are having a wonderful day so far, and Welcome to Blogmas Day #5 here on Sunshine & Rain! (20 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS GUYS.) Ahh, I am actually so proud for keeping even just a 5 day streak on here xD

Anyways, Today I have brought Part 2 of Adorable Oversized Sweaters & Jackets for Winter! Yesterday I made Part 1, which you should totally check out first by clicking the link I have left at the very top of the post.

Again I have gathered some absolutely adorable sweaters, jackets, and cardigans that will be really hard to resist adding to your winter 2020 wardrobe… None of these have an exact price range, but some of them can be a little pricey, or surprisingly affordable! No matter the price though, I think their cuteness would be totally worth it ; D

Like I said in Part 1, looking at adorable sweaters make me so excited and just brings some beautiful winter vibes. So definitely use these for some inspo, or hey even maybe buy one of them… *smirks*

Alrighty, here we go! Click on the images to be taken to the original link! xD

*none of the photos displayed are mine*

Maravilla sweater by Lost + Wander $68.60

Sienna oversized cardigan by TOBI $74 (50% off!)

Winter blues pullover sweater (knitting pattern) on Etsy $5

Casual knit sweater by VIVIMARKS $34.99

Orange hand knit cardigan by MISSGUIDED $47

Reversible chunky knit sweater by Sunkissedcoconut $50

Rainbow cake chunky sweater by Sunkissedcoconut $50

Chunky knit sweater (knitting pattern) on Etsy $5

Rainbow striped knit sweater by Rebels Market $42.75

Winter magic pullover sweater (knitting pattern) on Esty $6

Aren’t all of these SO FREAKING ADORABLE?! I seriously would love to have them all. Let me know which are your favorites!

Welp, I guess that’s it for Blogmas Day #5! So thank you so much for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I really hope that you enjoyed, and if you did, be sure to Subscribe to the blog so that you don’t miss out on any of the future content!

Alrighty lovely people, I love ya lots! And I will see you again tomorrow *blows kisses* Have a day as beautiful as you are ; D (I mean if it’s even possible for any day to be close to being as beautiful as you 😁 )

Blogmas Day #4: Part 1 of Adorable Oversized Sweaters & Jackets for Winter

Hiya hiya, and good evening lovely people! Welcome to Day #4 of Blogmas 2020 here on Sunshine & Rain! (GUYS. 21 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. *screams excitedly*)

Today, I have brought to a you a handful of absolutely adorable sweaters, jackets, and cardigans for this winter! Since there are sooooo many to choose from, and putting posts like this together does take awhile, I am going to break this into 2 parts. So today, and tomorrow will be posts on some supa cute and comfy sweaters! That way I can provide more ; D

These have so specific price range, but some of them can either be pretty pricey, or be surprisingly affordable! (No matter how expensive, I think with how adorable they are, they’d still be worth the money ; D) Looking at sweaters and just cute outfits in general gets me SO EXCITED FOR WINTER.

So, without further ado, go on and take a peek at some of these adorable pieces that will be so hard not to add to your winter wardrobe xD

*Click the images to be taken to the original link. None of the images displayed are my own*

Flaunt It Sweater by yllw $42

Button down cardigan by Sunkissedconconut $46

Knitted Front runched sweater by LE3NO $19.45

Oversized Trucker Jacket by boohoo $27.20 (60% off!)

Mustard Gold sweater from TRADESY $55

Waffle knit autumn sweater by Sunkissedcoconut $45

Tunic sweater by Impressions $34.30

Oversized loose sweater by Local Scenes $37.99 (48% off!)

Thank you so much for being the amazing person you are and checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! If you enjoyed, be sure to subscribe to the blog to make sure you don’t miss any of the upcoming content! (And be on the lookout tomorrow for part 2 of the adorable sweaters collection xD)

I will see you tomorrow lovely. Have a day, or evening and beautiful as you are 😉

Blogmas Day #3: Christmas 2020 Teen Girl Gift Inspo (12/3/20)

Good evening my lovely people, and welcome to Day #3 of Blogmas here on Sunshine & Rain! (Guys, I seriously can’t believe there’s only 22 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS.) I know it’s only day 3 of Blogmas but I am proud to STILL BE GOING STRONG!

Today I am super excited to bring you a BIG OLE’ post full of some Teen Girl (or young womens) Gift Inspo for this Christmas! This is also partially my own Christmas wishlist this year, but I have also added in a few other things that any teen girl would enjoy. ; D You can use this as inspo for your fellow girlfriends out there, your own wishlist, or even as inspo for all those Moms of teen girls out there! Most of these gift ideas are actually pretty trendy right now, and I as a teen girl think they are absolutely adorable!

Alright, we’re gonna go rapid fire just spurting a bunch of random ideas out there because I am running out of time aaaaaaand I don’t really feel like organizing these into categories, so enjoy. 😁

  • Lap Desk for Reading/Writing
I would definitely love to have a nice lap desk for reading or writing in the coziness of my bed!
  • Back rest pillow for bed
  • Vintage typewriter
  • Cute Beanie
  • Instax camera & camera film
  • Cute mugs w/ some herbal tea
  • Comfy sweater or chunky knit cardigan
  • Some nice panties
  • Brio Magazine Subscription
Definitely love receiving my new Brio mag every couple months!
  • Essential oils diffuser w/ natural oils
  • New lip balm
  • Bullet journal or any notebooks
I myself just absolutely love having any notebooks at all, so many ways to fill them! ❤
  • Natural cosmetics
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Vans skate shoes
  • Salt lamp or desk lamp
  • Fairy lights
  • A reading light (clip on)
  • Some nice pens
  • A big fat blanket
A big warm chunky knit blanket. um. yes please.
  • Headphones
  • Mini backpack
  • A nice wallet
Any girl could use a nice wallet
  • Cute Water bottle
  • Yoga mat
  • Throw pillows
  • Portable phone charger
  • Lightbox or Letterboard
  • Henna Tattoo kit
  • Cute nail polish
  • Dry erase calendar
  • Jewelry box
  • Heatable plushie
  • Metal travel straw
  • Record player & record vinyls
  • Portable bluetooth speaker
  • Scrunchies & extra hair ties
  • Comfy slippers
  • Rainbow loom rubber band bracelet kit
Oh yes. I actually love these things.

Did you get any good ideas from this list? Let me know!

Welp, thanks a bunch for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I really enjoyed putting this post together for Blogmas Day #3, and I hope you enjoyed reading it! If you did enjoy, be sure to subscribe to the blog to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the upcoming content xD

Love you guys lots! I’ll see you again tomorrow 😉 *blows kisses*

Blogmas Day #2: DIY (Paleo friendly) Frothy Hot Chocolate + A selfie shoot for your entertainment (12/2/20)

Hiya hiya, my beauts! I hope you have had a day that’s as wonderful as you are ; D And Welcome to 2020 Blogmas Day#2! xD I am actually already loving Blogmas so much, and I have recently been brainstorming some pretty great post ides for then next 23 days xD I hope that you guys are enjoying it too!

Anyways, today I have decided to do a DIY (Paleo friendly) Frothy Hot Chocolate! Ahhhh, guys. This is literally so delicious, I had to share it! And once again, it’s paleo friendly so that means I can have it without trouble xD So, hello to all of my paleo friends out there because this one is mainly for you ;D

My Mom actually made us all a cup of it this morning with breakfast and ohhhhhh my gosh guys. It is AMAZING. It gets so frothy on top and it’s just beautiful. This is actually so much healthier than normal hot chocolate from the store and in my opinion…. it actually tastes soooo much better than packaged hot chocolate. This recipe is suuuuuuper easy to make, and a perfect drink to warm your tummy on chilly winter days 😋 Alright guys, here we go! Definitely let me know if you try this out, and lemme know what you thought! xD

(Oh, and I have also included a somewhat random but gorgeous selfie shoot at the end for your entertainment because why not. You’re welcome.)

DIY (Paleo friendly) Frothy Hot Chocolate

Estimated time: 5-10 mins

Serves: 3 people

Ingredients:

13.5 ounce can of coconut milk + enough water to equal 3 cups of total liquid

3 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup

2 tablespoons of gelatin

2 tablespoons of cacao powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

(steps below)

Step 1: Heat coconut milk and water on stove. Once hot, pour into blender.

Step 2: Add in remaining ingredients and blend until it’s well incorporated

Step 3: Pour into a mug and enjoy! Yep, that’s it! Top it off with some marshmallows to add some more froth to the top!

We absolutely love these amazing vanilla marshmallows! (pictured below) They are so much cleaner than your usual marshmallow, and sooooo delicious! You should definitely check them out, and I have left another picture down below of the ingredients list that you can take a peek at xD

Welp, there ya have it folks! A super easy and delicious DIY (Paleo friendly) Frothy Hot Chocolate!

But, wait. It’s not quite over yet. I am going to say goodbye for now right here, but please enjoy this wonderful selfie shoot I just happened to take today 😜

Thank you so much for checking out the latest post in Blogmas, let me know if you enjoyed! There is still so much more to come here on Sunshine & Rain (especially for the next 23 days. WOW. 23 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS GUYS.) so be sure to subscribe to the blog to make sure you don’t miss out! Love you guys lots. *blows kisses* See ya again tomorrow!

Okey dokey, enjoy the selfie shoot in 3, 2….1…GO! (hehe, i feel pretty cute today.)

Oh, she so bootiful.

Blogmas Day #1: The First Snow (12/1/20)

Hello beautiful people! Ahhh, and hello December.

Welcome to Day #1 of Blogmas 2020 my loves! This is actually my very first year of Blogmas (YAY xD) and I am so excited for it! If you aren’t familiar with what I mean by Blogmas, it’s actually a huge thing that many bloggers do when the Holidays come around! Blogmas starts on December 1st, and goes all the way up to Christmas day! Yep, I will be posting every single day for the next 24 days. (wow. that’s alot.)

I am very much looking forward to this, because I feel like it really builds up the anticipation for Christmas, and it will definitely be good practice for me with being a more consistent blogger! I have quite a few post ideas related (and non related) to the holidays, that I am so excited to put together!

So, here we are with Day #1 of Blogmas! GUYS. You don’t even know how excited I am for Christmas. Like, ITS ONLY 24 DAYS AWAY!! Christmas is absolutely, fo sho, 101% my favorite holiday EVER. Actually, imma go put a countdown on my blog right now…xD

Ahhh, I am in love with this time of year in general. Even daydreaming about it makes me feel warm and cozy inside. Warm drinks, sledding down big hills, cuddling up in blankets, putting up decorations and lights, playing Christmas music, buying and crafting gifts, and watching the snow fall out the window.

Actually, yesterday into today was our first snow fall of the season, (what perfect timing, am I right?) that I caught some beautiful photos of this morning. Last night I fell asleep watching out my window as the snow covered the earth like a white blanket, the trees swayed, and the lights on the roof twinkled in the dark. It gave me such a happy and peaceful feeling as I lay wrapped in my cozy blanket burrito. In that moment, everything just felt okay.

And I glowed inside as I realized it all proclaimed one thing:

Christmas time is here.


Igniting Inspiration Week #14

…like the new logo? ; D

Hello lovely, and good Sunday Morning! (atleast from where I live ; D)

*sighs* It’s really good to be back. I have once again returned from another unexpected blogging hiatus, and I must say that I really missed this. Life has just been very different for me lately, and it was really nice to just take a step away from blogging and take a breathe before I came back to it. I have recently been working on a big bumble-jumble of a post about my life recently, so that should be up soon! I apologize for once again not letting y’all know about my short disappearances before hand, but I am so happy to be back now! xD

With my return, I have brought Week #14 of Igniting Inspiration which I am so excited for! For Week #13 of Igniting Inspiration, I decided to try some new things and change it up a bit. Well, for Week #14 I am once again changing things up. xD (Don’t worry it’s a good change ;D)

As much as I loved doing a short little devo last time, I found it pretty difficult to randomly come up with something to talk about in a devo. I basically had an inspiration burnout (which was bad because ya’know this series is all about inspiration) and decided that I would change things again.

Now, every week I’m usually used to sharing 15-20 different aesthetic quotes, but I have decided that I’m gonna cut it down to 5-10 quotes a week. 1. Because searching for that many quotes on Pinterest actually takes a long time. 2. Using that many quotes a week I am bound to completely run out someday, seriously. And 3. I would like to focus more on certain things instead of just throwing a bunch of quotes out there.

Last time, I also said I wanted to start sharing inspiration and encouragement through my own words and heart. That’s why I tried to start doing a devo every week, but it unfortunately didn’t work out for me. So, this week (and hopefully here on out) we are going to be focusing on just a handful of encouraging quotes, and I would like to give my input on each of them. I want to start sharing what they each mean to me, and why they speak to my heart!

Oh, and yes, we are absolutely still keeping the MEMES, those will never change xD

So, Welcome my dear friends to Week #14 Of Igniting Inspiration, in which I am featuring a handful of encouraging (and pleasingly aesthetic) quotes, and some hilarious MEMES to kick off the new week ahead! I am very excited to see what this week holds, because I have never seen it before. 😊

Alrighty guys, away we go! xD

This one I have found to actually be one of my favorite quotes ever. It’s such a comforting and quite amazing thought that one day, we will find what we have been searching for. Or, we may even find something bigger, and more beautiful than what we ever imagined we could have. That thought brings me so much hope.
This one I actually feel like is so very true! Sometimes it’s nice to find a little reminder like that. How so beautiful you really are, you are just so used to yourself you don’t actually realize your beauty. ❤
Such a great reminder when you’re facing something fierce. Just keep fighting that battle. Just keep pushing through the raging storm. Keep climbing that mountain because there is promise from God that something absolutely beautiful beyond imagination, waits on the other side. It will all be so worth it.
This relates to the quote above quite alot. One day, everything that you are fighting against or that mountain you are climbing, will all be apart of your story. Your testimony. Your testimony has power, and when shared with others, it can change lives. I think it’s actually amazing, telling the story of how your life was changed, and that changes another life. ❤
What an amazing thing. Sometimes we have to be broken down, before we can build up. There is beauty in the ashes. There is beauty in shattered hearts. There is beauty in the broken, because that’s what makes us who we are. It’s what helps us to grow and figure out who we are meant to be, so that we can start building again, and healing, and turning into something beautiful.
This one also relates to the quote above. There cannot be any rainbows without rain. The rain is what makes us grow, and that’s what makes it beautiful. There cannot be beauty without any broken. The flowers wouldn’t be here if they didn’t go through the rain. In the end, there will be beauty and joy and happiness waiting. You just gotta push through.
Ahhh, I love this one so much. Just such an encouragement that you can be who you want to be, without letting other things or people affect that. You really can be the best version of you imaginable, and that thought makes me so happy. I really love thinking about who I am gonna be in the next 5 years or so. I like to imagine how I will have grown and changed, because I know there will always be change ahead. You really can be the best you, you’ve just gotta work towards it.

Haha it feels so different giving a smaller amount of quotes than what I’m used to, but I really enjoyed giving my input on those ones!

Tis’ the time where I must bid my farewells before this officially ends. *sigh* But don’t worry! There is much more coming to Sunshine & Rain so be sure to subscribe to the blog to make sure you don’t miss out! (Subscribing also makes you an official member of the #GummyBearFam 😉)

So before this post ends, thanks a bunch my loves for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I hope that you enjoyed Week #14 of Igniting Inspiration, and I can’t wait to chat with you guys!

Now, for the grand finale we have the MEMES! xD

Please enjoy these wonderful MEMES, and as always, I challenge you to go through all of them without laughing! If you accomplish that, then comment down below #NotAGiggle! And if you’re more like me, and can’t hold in a laugh for the life of you (no shame), then comment down below #…lotsagiggles! 😂

Okay, ready. Set. Here we go! xD (bye-bye lovely person 😊 *waves*)


AGHHH. I seriously missed y’all so much, you’re the freakin’ BEST HUMANS EVER! ight, byeeeee *smiles big*

Bullet Journal Spread: November 2020

Hewwo lovely people!

*sigh* hehe…. well I’m not sure if you noticed, but I have been gone for the past two weeks. My life recently has been very strange, and I sorta took an accidental but purposeful blogging hiatus!

I’m sorry for missing a couple of weeks, especially of the Igniting Inspiration series which I know you guys seem to love so much! I have the next post for that series ready to be put up this week. ; ) I am also working on a big long bumble-jumble post talking about everything happening in life lately, that should be up very soon!

So, hello again! I promise I will give a warning before hand next time. *cough – we both know that’s unlikely – cough*

SO. ANYWAYS.

THE PAST IS BEHIND US,

AND I AM BACK.

*takes a moment to bop to playlist*

Today, I’m popping in to showcase my November 2020 Bullet Journal spread! I am actually very happy with how this months spread turned out, and this is my first time sharing my spreads, so i’m very excited! Every month I typically have the same theme. I like to keep it boho/hippie/retro with crystals, doodles, plants, and just a cute and cozy layout! Whatever I feel makes me happy that month, I use in my spread!

Welp, not much else to say, so please enjoy, and I will pop back in very soon loves! ; )


Your Vote Matters: Choose With Your Heart

Today is November 3rd, 2020. Today is Election Day.

I need you to know that your vote matters. Your vote is helping to determine how this country is going to be run for the next 4 years.

This is a very anxious time for everybody. I feel like I’ve been really quiet about this, but I think we all know that life this year has been insane. I mean absolutely insane.

In all the years that I have been here on this earth, 2020 has by far been the most strange, terrifying, stressful, and painful year I have experienced. I am sure that many people have also felt that way.

Nobody has been able to control which way this year goes at all, and it’s been so stressful.

But this is your chance you use your voice for the better.

Your vote, has power. Your vote is completely your choice and yours only. That’s the whole purpose of a vote, to give people a choice.

As true as that is, I just want to tell you, that you should vote with your heart. Many people have already voted by now, but if you haven’t, I strongly encourage you to go do it.

When you do vote, you should vote for what you believe in, not for who you like.

It’s okay not to like somebody. Nobody is perfect. But if that person can really give something good to this country, then vote for that. Please, don’t vote just out of emotions.

Stand up, and use your voice to vote for what this country needs.

I was pretty hesitant about sharing this at first, but I am going to share who we are voting for this year. I mean, I am not old enough to personally go and vote yet, but this would be my choice.

This year, we are voting for President Trump.

There are many different reasons why we are voting for him, and we are voting with our hearts. President Trump has been a pretty phenomenal leader for this country. He clearly loves God, and wants all of the good for this country and it’s people. He stands up against things that we don’t believe in, such as the killing of children in the womb, (Please check out my post on Abortion Here) and many other things.

Trump clearly cares about the country, and I feel that he has done amazingly in working towards keeping our beautiful country the way it should be.

I would say that I’m not telling you who you should vote for, but actually, I am.

If you want to work further towards keeping our country great, then I encourage you to vote for Trump. I’m not just some young girl proclaiming this because my parents and friends are, if I had the ability to vote right now, he would absolutely be my choice.

Once again, it’s okay not to like somebody. But please dear, don’t vote for someone else just because you have a higher opinion of them.

Trump has done many amazing things for this country, and I know he will continue to as well. Just look up Trump Administration Accomplishments, and you’ll see multiple things he has done for the benefit of the US just since his election!

I wanted to keep this short, but overall say the same thing.

Vote with your heart.

Vote for what is right, pure, and good.

Vote for what will keep this country safe, and beautiful.

Vote for what you choose hon’

But please. Be sure you make the right choice.


❤ whenever a heart stops beating, many hearts break.

Stop.

Please just take a look at this.

You may have other things to be doing, but please. Just look.

Did you know that every day, roughly 3,000 babies are killed in the US?

In the whole world, approximately 125,000 babies are killed every day.

And not by accident.

Just this year alone, there have already been over 34,372,000 abortions performed worldwide, and those are just the numbers I’m looking at, at this moment. The numbers I’m watching are skyrocketing higher by the second…… and my heart hurts.

thirty four million, three hundred seventy two thousand.

That’s 34 million lives that have been ended before they have barely began.

34 million babies that will never get to see the birds and planets, and stars high in the sky.

34 million babies that will never get to laugh, or make somebody else laugh.

34 million babies that will never get to be somebody’s best friend.

34 million babies that will never get to feel the sunshine, or the ocean waters on their skin.

34 million babies that will never get to fulfill their purpose from God here on this earth, or share their talents.

34 million people, that nobody will ever get to meet.

34 million babies, who will never have their own beautiful and amazingly unique identity.

34 million.

I am in no way using this post to bash anyone, or to guilt them, or offend them. I just ask that you hear what I have to say, because honestly I have kept this in for too long and I can’t hold it anymore.

I just don’t know if you understand the hurt I feel.

It completely breaks my heart and its putting me in tears as I write this, knowing that at this very second, somewhere out there, a baby’s life is being taken away.

Abortion is a real, and terrible thing. Many people have chosen to take the route of abortion, out of many better ones that they sadly did not take.

A baby, is alive. A baby, is precious. A baby, is a human being.

Please spare about 45 minutes of your time to watch this video.

*I wouldn’t recommend watching this if you are under the age of 13, due to sensitive topics and graphic images. If you are younger, I would strongly suggest watching this with a parent’s permission*

This video, absolutely shattered my heart. I bawled as I sat there in my bed watching every bit of it.

This really shows the ugly and evil of abortion. None of it is good.

But it also shows, that anybody’s mindset can be changed, and lives can be saved.

Now don’t get me wrong, I completely understand and am all for human rights, but the thing is, does the mother really have the right to end a life that’s not hers? The answer is no, no she does not.

No matter what the media and other people out there tell you, it is nowhere near okay to kill a child. They encourage us over and over proclaiming that “it’s a woman’s body, so it’s a woman’s right!” But actually, its not. That child has it’s very own body and an entire life set before it, and I can promise you that no woman has the right or authority to take that away!

Guys, the cold truth is that this world and our society is so, so messed up and twisted.

But I am absolutely sure that no matter how stubborn, anybody’s mind can be changed on the idea of abortion.

I did some research on abortion.

The word abortion comes from the word abort, which means “to bring to a premature end because of a problem or fault.”

To abort something, is to end it because of a problem.

When you abort a baby, you are bringing its life to an end because of certain difficulties.

When did it become okay to end a life because of a difficult situation?

That baby should not be a burden. That child should be so very precious, because a life is being carried inside of a mother. To me that is just a beautiful thing!

Think of your best friend. Your favorite person. The person you love the most in this world!

If their parents would have gone with the route of abortion, then that person wouldn’t be here. You never would have met. And they never would have got to have the life they do.

I don’t know about you, but thinking about that makes me hurt so bad.

I then researched on the word “Terminate.” One definition of terminate, is actually “to assassinate.”

Do you see what I’m getting at here?

The Pro Choice world says that a baby inside the womb is not alive, or a person. But, when they use the word “terminate” when talking about abortion, they are using the term assassination. Assassination, is to kill or murder.

So, answer me this. How can you kill something that’s not alive?

If you are aborting or terminating a baby, you are assassinating it.

It is plain MURDER because A BABY IS ALIVE.

I have complete respect over women’s rights, I really do.

But this is different. That is not a woman’s bodily rights, because that baby is not her body. It is a living human inside of her body, and it is not her right to take the life of another human, no matter what the Pro Choice world says.

A woman’s bodily rights, would be the right over what she chooses to eat, what she chooses to wear, what she chooses to put on her skin, what she chooses to do with her hair, etc. And us women do have those rights. But, we do not have the right to kill a living being just because it is inside of our body.

If women were and truly are meant to have the right and ability to choose between pregnancy or not, wouldn’t the woman be able to choose whether she conceived in the first place? God made us women the way we are so that we could have children! Not so that we can just kill them whenever we want to. Children are a blessing, and a gift! Whenever there is a child inside of a mother, God wants so badly for that child to live.

No matter whether it was through rape, or not, that child is still alive and created by God. God made that child for a purpose, and this world needs what that baby has. That baby will grow up to make their family proud, and that baby will be such an amazing person.

I truly do hurt for the women who went through trafficking, and became mothers who didn’t want to be. But listen, you should not let fear get to you so badly that you take a life that isn’t yours.

I know that I’m only a young teenager, and you may be thinking that I’m way too young or dumb to understand. And, actually I probably won’t ever understand exactly what it feels like to have a living being inside you that you didn’t plan on. But I can tell you that if I did go through something like that, I would definitely be scared. I would be Terrified. I would be confused, and angry, and upset, and many other things I can’t explain. Hopefully I never do have to go through something like that, but I’m going to trust Jesus. And you should too. Trust him when he says that it’ll be okay, and he will pull you through. Trust Jesus, and let those babies live the life they are meant to!

There are plenty of couples out there who would absolutely love to adopt if you cannot take care of the baby! Just please, don’t let your baby die. Don’t stop your baby from being able to live a beautiful life.

Did you know that a baby’s heart starts beating at 3 weeks? If something has a heart beat, it’s surely alive.

Even before that, that baby is still a living being.

It makes me so sad seeing that people are actually being encouraged to kill their child, just because they have a disability or may be different from other kids. Why would you take away your baby’s life, just because it won’t look the same as others lives?

Like Ray Comfort said in the video, if someone punches a pregnant woman in the stomach, and kills the child, they are charged with murder.

How is aborting that baby any different from that? And saying that “aborting is different because it was a choice” is not an excuse. If the baby dies from abortion, it is not considered murder. Yet if the baby is killed any other way, it is murder. That baby is being murdered either way.

I am not trying to shame anyone with this post. I am not spitting hatred at anyone who supports abortion, has chosen to take that route before, or just may be planning on taking that route here soon.

I am doing this out of love. I am standing up for Pro Life with my own voice, for those 34 million babies never got to have a voice.

I am doing this to tell you, that if you support abortion or have chosen abortion before, God forgives you. He will forgive you over, and over, and over. You know why?

Because he loves you. Even after everything, he loves you.

And he loves that child inside of the mothers womb.

He has a plan and a purpose for that child that he holds so dearly to his heart.

He knew every bit of who you were going to be before you were born. He chose and designed the color of your eyes, your fingerprint, the sound of your laugh, your entire personality, and everything else.

He designed every specific detail of your identity and life.

And he designed every specific detail of that child’s identity too.

Please, if you need help I would gladly talk with you. My goal is to change perspectives, and lead right back to Jesus.

I have still so much to say about this, but i’m sure i’ll build up more to put into another post.

So please, if you aren’t already, stand up with me and fight for good. Don’t let those children die. Please choose Pro Life! Be the voice that 34 million people never had.

I just want you to know, that if you are about to make that choice and take the route of abortion, i’m praying for you. I’m praying over your life, and that child’s life inside of you. God has a plan for you, and a plan for your baby.

He loves you, and that baby, beyond measure.

Let it live the beautiful life it was always destined to.

OXYGEN

There I stood. At the edge of a cliff.

At the edge of the very world.

The wind blowing through my hair, through my white silk dress. Almost lifting my bare feet from the ground.

The unknown was below.

I heard sounds of water crashing, but below the cold mist I could see nothing but darkness.

I stood there, afraid. I wanted to leap, I was curious.

I wanted to experience something different in life.

I wanted to feel free and brave, but I just couldn’t. I couldn’t jump.

Then you walked up.

Slowly you walked, and stood right next to me, staring blankly into the deep darkness and unknown things that lurk below.

Then you looked up, straight into my eyes. And you smiled.

I smiled too.

We just stood, and listened to the terrifying sounds of the wind and waves.

Then you said you would jump with me.

You told me you’d jump, and stay right by my side through the dark.

I trusted you.

You made me happy.

Suddenly the curiosity grew, and the fear didn’t exist anymore.

We counted to 3

And we jumped.

We laughed and shouted as we leaped, and flew through the sky.

It felt as if I was floating. The adrenaline rushing through me.

Little did I know what was down there.

We both crashed into the waves, and we fell deep into the waters.

I opened my eyes.

You were right in front of me, nose just inches away from mine. Staring deep into my eyes, smiling that big smile of yours.

I giggled, and managed not to choke.

My heart fluttered, and jumped.

You grabbed me by the hand, and pulled me deeper to swim. Deeper, deeper.

Then, we danced.

Danced in the ocean. Swaying in the current, and twirling me. We shared something that felt electric.

We just kept moving with the waters. Your fingers linked in mine. It just felt right.

Then there was a noise.

You turned your head up to the surface of the waters, and the sunlight glinted off of your bright eyes.

I looked up too, but saw nothing.

Then the noise. It called again.

I couldn’t hear what it was, but you heard it clearly.

Without hesitation, your hands slipped from mine and you started to swim back up.

I reached back out for your hand and grasped it, pulling you back.

You looked at me. No smile. No glare. Just a blank expression.

You shook free from my grasp and continued to swim. I tried to call out to you, but I gagged on the water.

I tried to follow you, but I couldn’t. I tried kicking and pushing but nothing worked. Something was holding me down in the water.

I kicked and screamed to you, but you didn’t hear me.

I kept swimming and pushing upward, but made it nowhere. You had just touched the surface, before I was dragged back down.

Something had a hold on me, and it was dragging me further and further down into the water. I cried and called out to you, over and over, but the saltwater filled my lungs.

I was running out of breath.

Running out of time.

It felt like there was a weight, pushing me deeper and deeper, drowning me.

Darkness overtook me, and I couldn’t fight the storm that raged in the water.

And I couldn’t stop the storm that raged inside me.

I just couldn’t swim anymore.

I let it pull me down deeper into the dark. I let myself sink, and the water took my voice away.

I kept trying to call out, but I couldn’t. My hair and dress floated through the water as I kept going deeper. My last bubbles of breath escaped, as I looked at the glimmer of the sunshine one last time.

Now here I lay at the ocean floor

where nothing happens

And darkness covers everything

I can’t see the light anymore

And I can’t breathe, but I’m still living.

I just exist.

I’m invisible, and nobody sees me through the dark of the sea.

Nobody can hear me, because I’m forever silent through the crashing of waves.

My voice is gone.

My hope.

My happiness.

I’m forever waiting until the day, when someone else just may take the jump

and dive deeper

to rescue me from this storm

where I may taste oxygen again.


Igniting Inspiration Week #13 Unbroken Promises: He Will Prosper You

Good Sunday morning, lovely! (Or just Happy Sunday to others in different time zones ; D)

*sighs* Here we go.

Okay so this week, Igniting Inspiration is going to be a bit different.

(don’t worry, it’s a good different.)

Every week for the past 12 weeks, I have always looked forward to the Saturday morning when I can sit at the kitchen table eating pancakes for breakfast, and gather some beautiful quotes, and hilarious MEMES to bring sunshine to the lives of others! And it makes me so very happy seeing how much you all seem to love it, and look forward to it just as much as I do!

But recently I’ve been thinking, and I want to change up what I am doing with Igniting Inspiration. I absolutely love spreading happiness, and hope, and joy to others through amazing (and wonderfully aesthetic) quotes, but I have felt as if it wasn’t truly coming from my own heart, as if I was always just using somebody else’s words. Of course, I am a huge quote person and I love when you find that one quote that literally hits you right in the heart, but when I am showing light to others, I also want it to be through my very own heart, and words.

So, here we are.

You may or may not have noticed that this past week, I haven’t posted anything. Week #13 of Igniting Inspiration was supposed to be last Sunday, but I decided to take a break and reflect on the past 12 weeks of the series before I just jumped right into the next. (Life also got a little crazy, so a break for some time to myself and not having to worry about posting was really nice.) It got me thinking how I really wanted to change the series just a bit!

So, this week I am going to switch it up, and if I find I love it, then I will probably continue doing it this way for the rest of the time!

For Week #13 of Igniting Inspiration, I am going to be spreading encouragement and love from my very own heart through a short Bible study, on one specific topic. This weeks topic is going to be Unbroken Promises: He Will Prosper You. I plan on doing this topic as a series, and for the next few weeks I will do the topic of the unbroken promises of God!

I really felt like I needed to write about this, because I have personally been struggling with doubt, and have had real anxiety about what my future holds recently. To be completely honest I really get scared about these things, and it hurts not knowing the answer to many questions. But I have found great comfort in seeing the promises that God has for me, that he will never break.

As I am digging into these promises, I want to share them with you all, and bada-bing bada-boom! We have our own little group. 😊

I am no preacher. Just a girl who is discovering Jesus, and who wants you to discover him with her.

Oh, did you think I am just gonna completely forget about the quotes, and the MEMES?! Uh-uh, nooooooo sir! Haha, my love for quotes and MEMES shall never fade, so at the end of the post, I will still continue to include some lovely quotes, and hilarious MEMES! xD

(Srsly, what would Igniting Inspiration even BE without the MEMES amiright??)

Let’s go ahead and dive into this weeks promise! And don’t forget to stay till the end for some encouraging quotes, and the amazing MEMES for some laughs to kick off this new week! xD

Alright imma keep the Devo short and sweet for ya, so here we go! 😉

Unbroken Promises: He will Prosper You

Alright, who here has ever worried crazy about their future? … Mkay, anyone here ever felt afraid that their future won’t go as you have planned now? Anyone just been so scared about what they really want but may never get?

No, it’s okay! Be completely honest. Because I am standing right there with you sista.

I have definitely felt really weird about these things before, and still seem to do it all the time! I mean, I already have so many hopes and dreams and things about what my future may look like, and thinking about that makes us feel really good, doesn’t it? We start thinking “Oh God is definitely going to give me a happy life, and all of these amazing things and I will be happy no matter what!”

But then we start to doubt. We feel afraid of the thought that life isn’t going to have everything we want, and dream of. And that’s because it isn’t.

Life won’t have everything we want, and that really does suck but there is another promise God has given us in place of that. Actually, quite a few promises he has given us in place of that!

Just take a look right here at Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

In this verse, God is promising us that he has plans for us and he knows exactly what those plans are! He knows every itty bitty detail about what our future will look like, and he is in control of all of it! Our future will most likely look so very different from what we expect it to be, but we just have to remember that God is in all of it, and he does everything for our good. One of my favorite quotes is, “God wrecks your plans when he sees that your plans are about to wreck you.” And it is so true! God’s plans for us are always for our good, because that’s just how much he loves us.

When God tells us no to something we really want, we get pretty upset don’t we? I mean God promises us great things doesn’t he? Well, yes! He absolutely does! But the thing is, God promises us great and amazing things, but he never promises we will get exactly what we want. When God tells us no, or takes something away from us that we loved so much, he is using everything to guide us in the right direction! God’s “no” is not a rejection, its a redirection. So I can guarantee, it’s a very good thing whenever God tells us no. Sometimes, it’s a very good thing not getting what we wanted, because God still promises us something great. Greater than anything we ever dreamed of! We just have to realize, that we can’t have exactly what we want, and have Gods even better and amazing plans at the same time.

In all the years that I have lived, never once did a single thing go exactly as I thought it would.

And every single time, no matter how tough it was to get through the big and small, it all turned out great, and I was okay.

God also says in this verse, that he has plans to prosper, and not to harm us.

Lets look into the word prosper

Prosper, means to succeed, to bloom, flourish, to fly, thrive, grow, to live, to shoot up, to flower, do well, blossom, booming, to spread, to expand, advance, make a mark, to impact, go places, and to make good!

Does anybody else see what I am seeing? God is saying that he promises that we will succeed, we will bloom through it all, we will flourish, and fly, and thrive, and shoot up, and spread, and that we will make a mark in the world!

I really do believe, that God does want us to have a happy life. Even though our lives may seem to completely turn around, I think that no matter what God will give us happiness. I believe that God loves to see us when we are happy!

He promises us that we will flourish, and thrive, and bloom, and fly! I find that very comforting. God is saying that everything he does, is not to harm or to hurt or punish us! His decisions for our future our perfect in every way, and he does it all for our good. He promises us hope, and a beautiful future!

He promises that what he has for us, is perfect. Far better than what we may see as perfect, and we will be so grateful at some points that we actually didn’t get what we wanted but got what God wanted!

God knows so much better than we do. Sometimes I forget that simple fact but it’s so very true.

God has ruled over everything. The heavens and the earth, from the beginning of time. He has reigned over it for all eternity! So I think that in all the time he has watched this earth, compared to the very few years I’ve been here, then I think he must have seen a whooooole lot more than I can ever imagine! And, he has.

So, that concludes to say, that there is nothing that God hasn’t seen, heard, or felt. God watched it all, and he is in complete control no matter how crazy it may feel, I promise you that God has never let go of that steering wheel of life! Every single thing that happens, happens for a reason. It all happens for the greater good.

If you just trust him with all your heart and stand strong in your faith, and just let go of everything that has hurt you and hand it all to God, he will give you everything you are destined for. Everything that happens to you, is all meant to lead you back to him, and to make you stronger, and to prepare you for whats ahead.

There are so, so, so many things ahead, that you and I can’t even imagine right now. God is full of surprises, and I definitely believe God fits some humor in there too haha! We don’t know what tomorrow holds, it’s just something we can never comprehend. But we can trust that God has a perfectly perfect plan beyond our understanding, and it’s all going to work out. There are many things ahead, that even though I have no clue what they could be, I can’t wait to figure that out.

So hon’, Gods got this, okay? No matter how hurt you are, no matter how scared, no matter how doubtful you are, God is going to pull you through the fire. He is going to stand right next to you through it all. He is going to watch you bloom, and you will be happy, and joyous, you will fly, flourish, and thrive. And he loves you. He will never stop.

And that’s a promise.


Now, we are going to get onto the beautiful quotes for some extra encouragement and smiles! Lemme know which of the quotes is your favorite! ; D

Now, for the moment you have most likely been impatiently waiting for, I present to you…The lovely MEMES!

I challenge you to get through all of these without laughing! If you accomplish that, then comment down below #NotAGiggle!

And if you’re more like me, and can’t keep in a laugh for the life of you, then comment down below #…lotsagiggles! xD

So, I am going to bid my farewells now, and let you move onto the MEMES and end it right there! (So it’ll be more dramatic 😉)

Thank you so much for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! Be sure to Subscribe to the blog as well, to become apart of the #GummyBearFam! (Yep I changed it! I figured I should change it from #ChickenNuggetFam considering we now have our own Chickens as pets, and ya’know, I wouldn’t want to offend them 😝 I also have respect for my fellow Vegan and Vegetarian friends out there, so I figured that Gummy Bears would be a really cute name for you guys! 😁

So, have an amazing Sunday lovely! You deserve it! I can’t wait to chat with you all super soon, and until then, please enjoy these lovely MEMES. 😊

Okay, ready? Set…GO!!

(This is basically the grand finale of the post xD)

I DIED OF CUTENESS. I JUST CANT.
literally me tho.


See! I told you! Super dramatic 😉

Igniting Inspiration Week #12: Quotes of the Week to Ignite the Fire in Your Heart

Hello beautiful people! It’s Hailey here, and I am back with Week #12 of the Igniting Inspiration series! As usual, I have a collection of some encouraging quotes, and MEMES for some good laughs to kick off the new week!

I’m so excited to see what this new week holds, and we can never know because it holds things we’ve never seen before! Isn’t that amazing? What are you excited for this week?

Alrighty, please enjoy these quotes full of inspiration and encouragement! Also be sure to stay till the end for some laughs! ; D

*images displayed are not my own unless listed otherwise*

Beautiful quotes right? I love when you have that one quote that speaks directly to your heart, did any of these do that for you?

Haha okay now here we go onto the lovely MEMES! As always, I challenge you to go through all of these and try your hardest not to laugh, and if you accomplish that, comment down below #NotAGiggle! Andddd if you are like me, and crack up at everything, then comment down below #…lotsagiggles! 😂

Got it? Okay, here we go!

Did you laugh? xD

Haha, thanks so much for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain, and be sure to subscribe to the blog to make sure you don’t miss out on any amazing future content!

Can’t wait to chat loves, have a beautiful Sunday, and a beautiful week ❤️ ; )

Igniting Inspiration Week #11: Quotes of the Week to Ignite the Fire in Your Heart

Happy Sunday lovely! How are you today? What did you have for breakfast? What are your plans for the day? I’d love to hear all about it!

As you can see, we are back with Week #11 of the Igniting Inspiration series! As always, I have gotten together some beautiful and inspiring quotes, as well as some hilarious MEMES for some laughs to kick off this new week! I am very excited to see what this week holds, because we really can never know!

Okey dokey, you may go read! ; D And don’t forget to stay til the end for some laughs!

Ahhh, I am a huge quote person. I love it when you find that one quote that speaks directly to your heart. ❤

Nowww, to close out this post, we have the lovely MEMES! Oh my goodness I cracked up at all of these, so of course i’ve already lost the usual try not to laugh challenge, but you can still do it! As always, if you are able to go through all of these MEMES and not laugh, then simply comment down below #NotAGiggle! (Yep, I changed it! xD) And if you’re like me, and can’t keep in a giggle for the life of you, then comment down below #…lotsagiggles xD This weeks MEMES had a sort of animal theme, and I thought these were hilarious!

Alrighty, simple enough right? Okay, here we go!

How girls take pictures:

Hahaha, that’s it for today loves! Thanks for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain, and I really hope you enjoyed! I know I definitely enjoyed putting it all together, and I can’t wait til I see y’all again! Have a beautiful Sunday, and an even more beautiful week. ; D

My Autumn & Winter 2020 Bucket List + Adorable Photoshoot/Autumn Aesthetics

Hiya hiya loves! Happy FRIDAY AND AHHHHHH. CAN YOU BELIEVE ITS AUTUMN?! (normally i would say “fall” but i use “autumn” because i feel like i love it so much more) Tis’ the season to finally whip out the sweatpants, crunch on the leaves, and sip some delicious apple cider by the fire!

To be honest guys, Autumn is my favorite season. Like EVER. I absolutely love this season so much, and as badly as a will miss the lovely summer days, I am so very excited for what this new season has in store!

Today I am here with my Autumn & Winter 2020 Bucket list, along with an adorable photoshoot with me and one of my dearest friends, Allie! You remember her right? xD You can totally check out her blog right here, @AllieGoWithTheWaves and I promise you you’ll love it!

We had SO MUCH FUN this past week hanging out over at her house, getting some delicious starbiesss, and taking an adorable photoshoot at a local nature trail! I’m also including some really cute Autumn aesthetics just to bring in the whole vibe of it!

Anyways, Haha you may be wondering why am I doing a Winter Bucket list too? Well, I actually make only two separate bucket lists a year, by combining my Bucket list for Spring & Summer, and for Autumn & Winter! I love putting them together because it gives me a beautiful overview of the upcoming seasons!

Okey dokey, feel free to use my Autumn/Winter bucket list as inspiration for your own! And enjoy the season aesthetics, and photoshoot! ; D

Hailey’s Autumn & Winter 2020 Bucket List + Adorable Photoshoot

I absolutely love this one!! Aghhh, I loved taking all of our pictures at a gorgeous nature trail!
  • Drink Apple Cider
  • Jump in a pile of leaves
  • Curl up in a warm blanket burrito
  • Read lots of books in bed
  • Go thrifting/Autumn & Winter Wardrobe shopping
  • CONFIDENTLY rock my ADORABLE wardrobe
  • Make gluten free treats
  • Have an amazing Halloween costume
  • Stargaze with a blanket
  • Climb a tree
Awww my heart melts every time I see this one! It’s by far my favorite!
  • Learn some cute hairstyles
  • Collect and press pretty leaves
  • Wear cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks, and everything else that’s soft
  • Take aesthetic and supa cute pictures
  • Eat pumpkin pie
I am in LOVE with this picture!! Thanks to the lovely lady in the back which is Allies sweet Mama, who kindly took most of the pictures, and drove us there ; D
  • Cuddle with Tanky Baby
  • Take a trip somewhere
  • Go to a bonfire & make s’mores
  • Learn some new hairstyles
  • Go to the library/book store
  • Drink hot cocoa
  • Dance in the rain & listen to thunder rumble at night
  • Skateboard in the sunset
  • Wear my adorable beanie
  • Take a road trip
Yep. We love our shoe pictures xD
  • Watch the stars from the car window
  • Basically thrive in sweatpants
  • Attend a Fall Festival
  • Build an EPIC blanket and pillow fort and make it my cozy hideout
  • Create new morning & nighttime routines
SO AESTHETIC!
  • Go on morning walks
  • Take a bike ride down a trail
  • Go on a hay ride
  • Make a Thanksgiving treat
  • Eat kettle corn
Oh my goodness I captured this at the perfect moment! The way her hair flows is just so pretty ; D
  • Go sledding
  • Make a mini snowman
  • Whip out the mini tree, ornaments, lights, and holiday decor
  • Family/friends game night
  • Take a warm bath
Oh my goodness isn’t this girl just pure beautiful?? ❤
  • Create a Christmas wishlist
  • Watch Christmas movies
  • Wear my adorable beanie
  • Take a drive around to see Christmas lights
  • Go to a Christmas event
Soooo cuuuuute!
  • Make Christmas cookies
  • Create my awesome annual Christmas playlist
  • Make a Christmas countdown (gosh everything is holiday related)
  • Sit by the window and watch snow fall
  • DIY a snow globe from a jar/bottle
Ahhhh I love this one! I didn’t even know Allie took it and I love it haha!
  • Light some lovely candles
  • Fill an Operation Christmas Child shoe box
  • Make a wreath (and soooooo many other crafty things)
  • Have an seriously EPIC snowball fight (more like snowball WAR)
  • Make sure my friend Aiden, and my sister Eliyah have amazing birthdays
  • Have tons of fun with bullet journaling
Again, we just love our shoe pics.

And there ya have it! That is my complete Autumn & Winter Bucket List, along with our quite adorable photoshoot. xD

But wait, don’t go yet! I still have some supa cute Autumn Aesthetics to share with you guys! Dudes, Pinterest is like my second home, and just a disclaimer that is where all of these photos came from! Alrighty, enjoy haha!

*sighs heavily* Those are my favorite Autumn aesthetics, it just gives me such a happy vibe looking at it! Welp, thanks a bunch as always for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I’d love it if you dropped me a comment and let me know how you enjoyed this post, because you guys have no idea how much I love talking with you!

I will see you super soon guys, I can’t wait to see you again! Let me know down below, do you prefer sweaters, or hoodies? Do you love leggings, or sweatpants more? What are 5 (or more) things that you are super excited for this season? Have an amazing day lovely, happy Autumn! ; D ❤

Igniting Inspiration Week #10: Quotes of the Week to Ignite the Fire in Your Heart

Good Sunday Morning Lovely! I hope that your day is full of sunshine! ❤️ Ahhh it’s really great to be back.

So how are you today? What did you have for breakfast? Something you’re grateful for this week/today?

Once again, I am back with week #10 of the Igniting Inspiration series! I have gathered a handful of encouraging and inspirational quotes, along with some hilarious MEMES for some laughs to kick off the new week! I’m so excited for this new week. It’s a fresh start and it holds many things that I’ve never seen before! 😊

Alrighty, I hope these bring some light and love to your new week! And be sure to stay til the end for some laughs! 😝

*photos displayed are not my own unless listed otherwise*

Aren’t those beautiful? ❤️ I love it when there’s that one quote that absolutely speaks to your heart. Let me know if there’s anything I can pray for that’s happening in your life right now!

Okey dokey! Up next we have the amazing MEMES! Haha, as always I challenge you to go through all of these MEMES and try your hardest not to laugh! If you accomplish that, comment down below #Didn’tLaugh! And if you’re like me, and can’t keep in a giggle, then comment down below #TotallyFailedAtThidChallenge 😂 Don’t worry though dudes, there’s no shame in that.

Okay, are you ready? Alrighty, here we go!!

LOL IM DEAD. IM SORRY I JUST CANT. 🤣 Did you laugh? Let me know down in the comments!

You guys, I literally had so much fun putting these all together! I really hope that you enjoyed this post, and if you did, be sure to subscribe to the blog to make sure you don’t miss out on any future content! Because I can tell you for sure there is a lot planned to soon come here on Sunshine & Rain!

Thanks a bunch for checking out the latest on the blog! I can’t wait to chat with you guys, and I hope you have an amazing day! Keep smiling my girly, it looks good on you 😉

hearts shake

was it all fake?

just imagined in my head

just a made up, senseless dream

that kept me awake in bed.

got the wind knocked out of me

when i was punched by reality

it was never a real thing

but you should know everything

i said was true

now im left wondering

how about you?

i didn’t trust my heart

it told me things

that i always ended up chasing

just racing til my body hurt.

it told me things i thought were lies

just made to seem and look fine

but now i see these things it tells me

make me who i am destined to be.

a heart is meant for breaking

so when it heals

it beautifully scars over

and it’s stronger in the quaking.

hearts can feel good

but hearts can also break

and hearts can shatter

and hearts can feel fake

and sometimes hearts make decisions

that you do and don’t want to make

but no matter what it does

your heart makes you who you are.

my heart aches

and my heart breaks

but my heart brought me to this

and my heart makes my life what it is.

be careful what you love

be careful what you let yourself fall for

because i can guarantee

you’ll be on your knees

begging for mercy and sleep

when that dangerous thing that beats in

your chest begins to take over the rest.

hearts are meant for breaking

and hearts can seem to be faking

and a heart can take you somewhere

that you don’t want to be

but a heart takes you places altogether

that you otherwise would never have seen.

a breaking heart is necessary

for who i am becoming.

a heart enjoys the good times

but can also rip you apart at the seams

and hearts can be joyful

and filled with love

or they can be empty

and feel they never get enough.

im just trying to say

hearts are meant for breaking

to be stronger in the quaking.

just be careful, ok?

because hearts can shake things.


Igniting Inspiration Week #9: Quotes of the Week to Ignite the Fire in Your Heart

Good Sunday morning y’all! I hope that your day is full of sunshine. ❤️ Today I am back with Week #9 of the Igniting Inspiration series! Like every week, I am going to be providing a handful of encouraging quotes, and some hilarious MEMES for some laughs to kick off the new week!

I absolutely love talking with you guys so I’d love to chat with you about this past week! What was something you did this week? Something you’ve been loving? Something you were extra grateful for? A special moment from this week? xD

Alright guys, here we go! Be sure to stay till the end for extra laughs!

*Once again, none of these images are my own unless listed otherwise*

I loved those so very much, how about you? ❤️ That feeling you have when you just happen to come across a quote or a bible verse and it speaks directly to your heart, Ahhh there’s nothing like it!

Okey dokey guys! You should know what time it is!

Haha I challenge you guys to go through all of these MEMES without laughing! If you accomplish that, then comment #DidntLaugh! And, if you can’t keep a single giggle in like me, then comment #TotallyFailedAtThisChallenge.

Don’t worry though pal *pats on the back*, I’m standing right there with ya. 😂

Ready? Set? GO!