November 17, 2013


((delicious apples))

Sunshine Stowaways now has a tumblr! It is so much fun to find interesting, inspirational, and perfect photos to blog. The tumblr is an extension of this blog. It is for cool photos, GIFs, and quotes I find from other tumblrs or from around the web, whereas this blog will still share more personal thoughts and photographs.

And now to images from life these days...

((how precious is this?!))

((at the local farm))

((bright pumpkins))

((the most amazing french toast stack complete with fruit and nutella))

((best friend farm animals))

birthday dinner party

After this dinner party went well, my sister and I decided that we would host my dad's birthday dinner. We made an Italian feast complete with stuffed shells, gnocchi, and a charcuterie platter. My dad had such a fun time and it was nice to be able to host the fun celebration. Here are a few photos of the dinner. Happy Birthday Dad! We love you!

Check out additional photos and the recipe for the stuffed shells on my sister's blog, Land of the Brie.

natural beauty

When I buy new beauty products, I try to buy natural. That tends to mean spending more money, so instead of forking over a ton of dough I gravitate towards Burt's Bees or Yes to Carrots. Their products are inexpensive, but still use just as many natural ingredients as the expensive brands. Plus, they can be found at any local grocery store or drugstore... very convenient! I feel good about putting these products on my skin and there are so many options to choose from. Here are a few of my favorites from each brand as well as some products I want to try.

1. Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes - 99.1% Natural
2. Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub - 100% Natural
3. Soothingly Sensitive Aloe & Buttermilk Body Lotion - 99% Natural
4. Rosewater Toner - 100% Natural
5. Ultra Moisturizing Lip Treatment - 100% Natural
6. Beeswax and Banana Hand Creme - 100% Natural
7. Coconut Foot Creme - 99.4% Natural
8. Orange Essence Facial Cleanser - 100% Natural

1. Yes to Grapefruit CC Cream - 95% Natural
2. Yes to Blueberries Ultra Hydrating Body Wash - 95% Natural
3. Yes to Carrots Softening Facial Mask - 98% Natural
4. Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser - 98% Natural
5. Yes to Carrots Color Balm - 99% Natural
6. Yes to Carrots Anti-Frizz Serum - 99% Natural
7. Yes to Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub - 99% Natural
8. Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Facial Towelettes - 99% Natural
9. Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment - 95% Natural

Do you all have a favorite Burt's Bees or Yes to Carrots product? Both lines have great deals and savings for the upcoming holidays!

Is there another natural beauty product line you all can't live without? I'd love to know!