New Blog

>> Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hi Everyone,

I've moved my blog over to Wordpress!  I would love if you would come check it out. My new blog includes makeup tutorials, tips and tricks as well as insight into my favorite monthly products. I will also unveil my YouTube channel within the next few weeks.

I sure would love to see you all at the new blog!


I'm on Instagram!

>> Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I have finally joined Instagram after the insistence of some friends. Check me out: sunshinerae811.


Hey Y'all

>> Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I am here and alive. It saddens me that my blog has been neglected, but that also means that life is busy and good things are happening. I am hoping to get back into regularly scheduled blog posts and even some vlogs!

Looking forward to catching up soon.


Christmas Traditions...

>> Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I was reading a blog the other day and the day's topic was family traditions at Christmas. Every family has them, sometimes there are several of them. Growing up we had 2 traditions that occured during the Christmas season.

1. The Pickle: the parent hides the pickle ornament in the tree and the children try to find the ornament. Whomever finds the pickle first gets a special present. This tradition started when my brother and I were younger. It seemed to always be a competition every year to see who would be the big winner. This is a tradition I definitely want to incorporate into Christmas years down the road when we have children.

2.  Going out to eat as a family Christmas Eve. We did this every year either following Christmas Eve service or prior to it. The whole family would dress up and go to a nice dinner.

Now that I am married and a small family of my own, we have crafted several traditions of our own. However, one I am quite fond of. Every Christmas night we take a ride around several neighborhoods and enjoy the Christmas lights. It just adds some Christmas cheer to close out the holiday evening.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!


Major FAIL...

>> Friday, October 7, 2011

 I took these pictures within 5 minutes of each other. I was starting the beginning of my photo wall, when this happened. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.


Do you Birch Box?

>> Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I was turned on to this AMAZING service/product called Birch Box. It's basically like a magazine subscription that comes to your home every single month, but it's a box filled with goodies such as hair products, makeup, perfume and more! The subscription is only $10 a month to try the latest beauty products on the market.

My first box should arrive October 10th! I will post an update as soon as my first box arrives.

Until then check out the website:


4 years?

>> Thursday, August 11, 2011

Yes, 4 years of marriage today! I am so lucky and blessed to be married to my best friend and such a wonderful man. He truly compliments me in every way. Things have not always been easy, but we make a great team.

We spent the day today having a picnic on the lake and walking trails, we then stopped at a local bakery and picked up some yummy sweets for tonight's dessert and we are now heading off to dinner.

I love you hubs! Thank you for making everyday with you special. I am looking forward to many more years of memories and love.