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…….


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 #24: Christmas Eve Adventures


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

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

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

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

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

Here is was I got from my Aunt & Uncle tonight! 😉

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

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

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

*blows kisses* Happy Holidays! 😘

Blogmas Day #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*

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*




*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.


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.

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)

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
  • 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!

Thanks to the lovely Allie for providing a few of these MEMES 😂❤️

Haha did you make it? Let me know down in the comments! I can totally tell you that I cracked up at all of these. 🙌🏻🤣

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Ahhhh, this is always the sad part in every post. ‘Tis the time where I must say farewell, and bid you all good day.

But hey, don’t be so glum! (Okay I’m done with the weird accent thingy) There is so much more planned for future content here on Sunshine & Rain, so if you’d like to see more, be sure to Subscribe by email to make sure you don’t miss out!

Thanks a bunch for checking out the latest post in Igniting Inspiration! I’ll see ya again very soon lovely, keep smiling ; )