IMG_1308_Facetune_13-08-2018-16-51-35I honestly don’t know why I haven’t posted in forever, or what is my hold up, its been like, idk, its like, kind of hard to explain. To be honest I haven’t felt good enough to be giving advice, I almost for awhile felt like who am I to be telling people about trivial things they haven’t even asked me about. I used to be pretty confident in doing this sort of thing, but my life was sort of spiraling after I lost my job in Jan. I felt like I was running from everyone and everything. When I think about how far I’ve come since jan it sort of brings tears to my eyes. My old life feels sort of like a distant memory. My old job the people I used to see on a regular bases it was almost like poof they are gone. Almost like a life I imagined. After all that dust and emotion settled I was frozen in fear and paralyzed in self doubt. Instead of making the most of my time I sat in my fear  in the black hole my mind created. I was so ashamed of myself, that I was literally doing NOTHING with my life, someone who tries there hardest to make the most out of things, I had no one to blame but myself. I’ve had a pretty privileged life. Ive had more opportunities than most and here I was doing NOTHING! It was crippling. I was completely STUCK in this cycle for no reason whatsoever. Somehow Ive been able to chip away at my dark space, and things got better, a lot better. I got a new job, grew closer to many friends, made new friends, and things slowly got better. everyday isn’t perfect, but things for the most part are good. I still have bad days but I’m not in that hole feeling hopeless anymore. I’m ready to start creating again with a little more clarity, and a lot more focus. I’m rebranding a little, a new layout is coming, new logo and graphics, color scheme and videossss! TorriSunshine is going to focus on FASHION, TRAVEL, BEAUTY, MENTAL HEALTH, AND MEDIA(MOVIES,MUSIC,BOOKS) I am so excited and cant wait to come back bigger and better!

I dont know if its the old school Taylor Swift I’m jamming out too or what but DAMN that felt good.

I still love you!

TorriSunshine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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IMG_3507Hey so its been AWHILE!

This is not a typical blogpost, this is like a diary entry, life update. If this sort of thing is not your cup of tea I suggest waiting till next weeks post to read further!

Last time we talked I had a grown-up JOB like, I had a cubical!  Then BOOM my job came to a close, due to Anheuser-Busch ENDING my program! It definitely was a shock at first. Let me tell you, I was rrreeaallll comfortable at my job, I had that s-word down pat, down to a science, I also had a lot of freedom, and a lot of creativity. I was so fortunate to work for a company that almost ALWAYS said YES to my crazy idea’s! I learned so so much having a big girl job,

I learned how important follow through is, sometimes you just have to do what needs to be done and its on YOU to figure it out.

I learned how to pull things off, I guess you could call that resourcefulness.

Not to take things so personal, people aren’t always going to LOVE you, or what you have to say. AND THATS OKAY!

Also people aren’t always going to do what they say, (heres where your follow through skills come in handy)

You are going to have bad work days no matter how great you are, they are inevitable don’t let them crumble you.

I also learned that I am far more capable then I ever thought possible.

My wholesaler kept me on WELL after the program ended, and I cannot say enough about how positive my experience has been working for them over the past 3 years. I always knew this wasn’t my FOREVER job, I’ve ALWAYS had my side hustles, and ultimate goals; I just didn’t know this one had an expiration date, that was different than the one in my head. I took it A LOT harder then I ever thought I would. I was SO emotional in my last weeks knowing all the people I wouldn’t get to see every week, and things that were about to change so drastically for me. Saying goodbye over and over to all my accounts and coworkers, it was truly the end of an era. Life as I knew it, my whole day to day POOF, GONE, just like that. I know this sound ssssoooo dramatic when I’m writing it out like this, but for me it was. Don’t get me wrong I also had this feeling of excitement and new opportunity is around the corner vibe too, but the loss of people in my life was very big and hard to out weigh. As a people lover myself, I honestly have struggled a little in my head.FullSizeRender 4

With that being said I knew it was time to pull it together and figure it out. I decided to take my skills and knowledge, and open my own company! I’m happy to announce, Sunshine Consulting & Events as a full service events, marketing, and media company! EEEEKKKK (let the knee shaking ensue) I’m nervous about this only in the way of starting a new chapter, I am COMPLETELY CONFIDENT in my services and skills, maybe too confident haha, JK! Really I’ve been in this industry for 10 years! I am still going to keep up with my blogging and I REALLY REALLY want to make videos, I plan of making my youtube channel a thing this year too! Working for myself has ALWAYS BEEN my end goal and dream, I think this whole thing was the necessary push I needed!

Sometimes you just have to figure it out, and things are usually not on your time, or exactly how you thought they would look like, or be. I will say I’m proud of myself, I’ve risen to the occasion and I’m ready for it.

This has taken a lot to admit, and it was surprisingly not easy to be so open about, which is strange for me, Im usually an open book. The reason I haven’t posted is because it was hard to say and admit that its really over and done. Thats so absolute, and I’m sentimental lol Like I’ve gotten happy tears and sad tears in my eyes while writing this. hahaha WOW get it together Torri. Growing up so strange and weird.

Anyways I hope your Valentines day was great! Mine was pretty good! I’m actually headed out for a 30a girls weekend trip with Matts mom tomorrow for her BIRTHDAY!!! I’m stoked! Up late doing laundry like the procrastinator I am. Next post will be like a REAL blog post I have sssooo much to post about. For some reason I have been out of town A LOT! Tons of travel content coming your way, starting next week!!!

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IMG_2520Okay so Its been awhile, and I have very good reasons, but honestly there is no excuse! I’m sorry! Basically, Im going through a HUGE, knee shaking, scary, adult transition! I’ll speak more when I can! For now, MERRY FREAKIN CHRISTMAS!!!!!! I have my Christmas music on, and I am ready to SPREAD THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT ALL OVERRRR THIS BIOTCH!!!!

I obviously LOVE the holidays and getting festive, but this year, due to many personal things, I’ve had a hard time jumping into the spirit. Which made my already last minute Christmas shopping tendencies even worse! Don’t fret, I have pulled through, and have compiled a list of 10 sure fire Christmas gifts! Not only will everyone love these , but they will still arrive before Christmas!!! IMG_3007

  1. What do you MEME? ($30.00) This trendy game is so so so so so funny and so much funnnn!!! Its like Cards Against Humanity but with pictures instead of a fill-in-the-blank situation! Seriously this game is perfect for couples too, because its something BOTH people can enjoy together! Thats what you call a win-win, thats what you call two birds with one stone, hahahah need I go on? For real though, its a crowd pleaser!!!! CLICK HERE to order!FullSizeRender 5
  2. Instagramable Slippers! ($30.00-$14.99) Who doesn’t want some super cute fuzzy slippers! These are one of those gifts that you wouldn’t buy yourself but you want! The are cozy, cute, and festive! I have two pairs of Muk Luks that I got last year for Christmas and I LIVE in them!!!!! TBH, I once ventured to CVS in them to grab myself some Nutella in them and was only a little embarrassed because they were so cute lollll I’m going to link a few pairs, that I love!(I have these >) HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!

     

  3. Girl Gang Sweaters for your Girl Gang!!! ($30.00) First of all I LOVE SHIPWRECK LIMITED! They have the CUTEST/TRENDIEST, and the classic staples you NEED in your life! Now I unfortunately for you scooped up the last of the Heather Grey sweaters, for my Girl Gang, but they still have the Navy up for grabs! When I laid my eyes on them I KNEW they would be the PERFECT Christmas presents for some of my BIFFS! Also so funny but the HOTTIE in these pictures is actually my good friend Katie!!!!! hehe how perfect is that!!!!!!! CLICK HERE FOR THE SWEATER!FullSizeRender 6FullSizeRender 8FullSizeRender 7
  4. Cute Keyboard Cover. ($12.00-$8.00) Again this falls under the category, things you want for yourself, but never buy! This is perfect for someone who works from there computer a lot! Also they will totally think of you every time they get on the computer haha! Its really a gift of aesthetics, and those are the best kind, because whats better than a good aesthetic!!!!!! Click HERE and HERE for some cute options!FullSizeRender 10FullSizeRender 11FullSizeRender 13FullSizeRender 9
  5. Wireless Headphones! Okay so this is perfect for again is someone works on the computer a lot, especially from home! I saw these on Urban Outfitters and KNEW someone who would appreciate these while they work! I would recommend pairing these with a cute Keyboard cover, and BOMB you have the perfect gift completed! I mean they are sssooo cute AND on sale!!! Click HERE for the headphones!FullSizeRender 12FullSizeRender 14
  6. Glossier: Bombdotcom Trio! ($30.00) If you haven’t heard of Glossier, you are welcome! My BFF Tori introduced me, and no, I am not speaking in the third person! My BIFF’s and I are extra cute and have the same name! Anyway, not only are Glossier’s products ADORABLE, from the packaging to the media, they are phenomenal!!!! A Trio set is literally the perfect gift that your BFF will LOVE! 3 Flavors I recommend, Mint, Rose, Coconut! Try Glossier! I guarantee you will fall in love!!!! CLICK HERE FOR THE TRIO!!FullSizeRender 16FullSizeRender 17FullSizeRender 15
  7. Lush Bath Bombs: ($9.00-$5.00) AHHH LUSSSHHH talk about a game changer brand!!!!! My eyes LIGHT UP whenever I see anything Lush! In case you didn’t know, Lush is a handmade cosmetic brand that uses the best, freshest ingredients, and they are MAGICALLLL!!! The Bathbombs make PERFECT GIFTS! They are inexpensive, and are the perfect finishing touch to any gift. These really bring the WOW factor!!!FullSizeRender 25
  8. Kylie Lip Kit! ($29.00) I know her RIDICULOUSLY priced brushes are getting a bad wrap, (for good reason) but, what girl that you know, hasn’t wanted to at least TRY a Kylie Lip Kit??? Probably few are far between! This is why these make the perfect gifts, and are a sure crowd pleaser!! Good quality, good packing, and the cool factor! CLICK HERE FOR THE LIP KITS!FullSizeRender 27
  9. Essential Oil Difuser: ($20.00) This is a gift that just keeps on giving! I’ve heard nothing but great things about these babies! Your whole house, or room, will smell beautiful, the air will be cleaner, and its something useful, and fun because you can sort of play around with it! This is a gift that will probably be used often, if the person is into this sort of thing! CLICK HERE FOR THE OIL DIFUSER FullSizeRender 29
  10. Air Purifier: ($53.00) These vary in price, but I found a good one! For your holistic friend, we all have at least one, hey maybe YOU are that friend! hahah! Honestly these are just good for everyone! Especially if you live in an apartment! These eliminate allergies and do so much more for you! This is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving! I can think of a few people off the top of my head who would LOVE this! CLICK HERE FOR THE AIR PURIFIERFullSizeRender 30FullSizeRender 31      Okay, from board games, to makeup, to air purifiers, I think I got you covered this year!!! I have had to tell all my friends to not read this because there gifts are all up over this page!!!!!!! I’m finally excited about Christmas! Tomorrow Matt and I have a whole Christmas-y day planned! Christmas music, Christmas cookies, gingerbread houses, and Christmas movies are all on the agenda!!! What do you do, that puts you in the Christmas spirit? I cant wait to watch Elf and The Grinch tomorrow! Those are our FAVORITE Christmas movies!!!!!!! OHH AND LISTEN TO THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS ALBUM OF ALL TIME! NSYNC Christmas!!!  Okay I LOVE YOU BYYYYEEE

“MERRY CHRISTMAS, MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS”IMG_3006 3

IMG_2626Have you ever stumbled across something, and wanted everyone to know about it? I am one of those people, who obnoxiously tells everyone when they have found a good thing! These things I seriously cannot keep to myself any longer!!! So here we go 5 things you NEED in your life right now!!!

 

IMG_8032Milk Cooling Water Stick: This thing is sssoooo coollll lol LITERALLY! Well, and figuratively! This is the BEST wake me up and I look forward to it every morning. You apply the stick to your eyelids, it deputes soothes and cools. I keep my stick in the fridge to grab and apply each morning. This leaves me with the coolest sensation and THE ONLY way to wake up in the morning!!

CLICK HERE FOR THE MILK COOLING WATER STICK

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Cream Bronzer: Talk about a game changer!!!! I have always used just powder when it comes to bronzer! You know it was my comfort zone, it was nice, I lived there for a long time. As I  watched while the rest of the world applied what looks to me like face paint, and then blended themselves into Kardashians,  I still sat there applying my powder, dreaming of achieving that Kardashian level contour!!!! I finally made the switch, I’ve been using a bronzing stick by the brand MILK and let me tell you!!!! THERE IS NNNOOOO LOOKING BACK! It blends sssooo much better, it looks 9374965498 times more natural!!! Kim who? Kylie who? hahahahahahah jk jk BUT SERIOUSLY GAME CHANGERRRRR! (The one I’m using is by MILK)

CLICK HERE FOR THE MILK CREME BRONZER

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IMG_2631IMG_2630Taylor Swifts new CD: OMG OMG OMG OMG SHE DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!! Honestly my hopes for this album were LOW! I did not love “Look What You Made Me Do”, to be honest I HATED it at first, and then it slowly grew on me. Definitely didn’t love “Gorgeous” either. I assumed this was the end of my Taylor Swift era, BUT THEN, I decided to grab the CD magazine, at Target one night, when I was also grabbing everything else in the world that I didn’t need! And GUUUYYYSSS!!!!!! It’s so so so GGOOODDD!!! Like I have been carrying this CD around with me everywhere I go lolllll! So many bangers! Go get it! And, I really really love the magazine its so pretty, and so much attention to detail, such a cool idea! I have to mention “Don’t Blame Me” IS THE BEST SONG ON THE ALBUM!!! REPEATREPEATREPEAT!!!!!!!!! “Getaway Car” also on REPEAT!!!! Like I said though, so many good songs!!!!IMG_2632IMG_2634

MoviePass App: Personally I am a HUGE movie person, I probably go to the movies more than anyone I know. MoviePass was made for people like me! You pay $10 a month and get to see 1 movie a day, everyday, if you want!! Thats right you could go see a movie in the movie theater EVERY SINGLE DAY, for $10 a month!!!!!!!!! You download the app hook your card info up, they send you a card in the mail; it looks similar to a debt card, and thats what you use. This is the best thing that has happened to me in foreverrrr!!IMG_2673IMG_2676.JPG

IMG_2677The Morning Breath: This is the media you never knew you needed in your life, and it is EVERYTHINGGGG!!!!!! If you have an Instagram chances are you follow  THE FUNNIEST ACCOUNT @girlwithnojob Claudia Ostry, co-host of TMB, is the girl behind Girl with no job! Claudia, and her adorably perfect, small, frail, red headed, haven’t had a carb in 3 years, sister Jackie O host TMB Monday-Friday every morning at 10am cst, and it is PURE GOLD. I literally laugh out loud, there are times I have had TEARS in my eyes and it puts me in the BEST mood the whole day!!! They are both hystericalllll the chemistry of the sisters (or should I say STEENS) is untouchable. They cover everything from celebrity gossip, to global hard hitting new stories, with “The fast five stories you need to hear before you wakeup and smell your morning breath” I don’t even watch a lot of the shows they talk about but it doesn’t matter to me because whatever comes out of there mouth makes me laugh to my core!!!! The Morning Breath or “The most prestigious morning show” as we “Breathers” (and anyone with ears says) is available for consumption via Facebook live, podcast, Instagram live, or youtube! FB Live is my favorite way to consume, so I can really get the full effect! Ever since TMB came into my life the tone of my days has been lighter, and just better! PLEASE do yourself a favor, brighten your day, and become a Breather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IMG_2679IMG_2678FullSizeRender

Okay Okay Okay!!!! Now that I have got all that off my chest and out into the universe I feel ssssoooo much better!!! Please try 1 some or all of these things, they will make you happier person I promise!!!!!! Let me know is there is something I NEED to know about in the comments below!!!!!!! Okay Happy Thanksgiving, hope this work week flys by and you drink all the wine GOBBLE GOBBLE! LOVE YOU BBYYYYEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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“PA-PA-PARA-PARA-PARADISE every time you close your eyes”

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Sorry, I couldn’t resist it! Matt and I are going to be moving to California in one year and I could not be more excited!! However, I love Pensacola, it’s been great. People refer to it as a “little big town”. We have a pretty happening downtown, pro-hockey, pro-baseball, BEAUTIFUL beaches, TONS of hidden gems, and a yummy food scene. Pensacola has given me a lot: education, the love of my life, and my first BIG GIRL job! I wanted to devote a section of my blog to hidden gems/the best things Pensacola has to offer. That way, not only will it be beneficial to anyone who reads and wants to make a little trip over, but I will be able to look back at this and feel all the feels… Oh bitter sweet nostalgia, how I love you.IMG_9566IMG_9620-2IMG_9573

Paradise Inn is probably one of my favorite places on earth, hands down! It has the charm, the quirks and the charisma. That’s right, charisma! Paradise Inn is a one stop shop! I’m all about the the little things in life and Paradise Inn is all about the details, so we are a perfect match! Everything from the art work that is painted on the cinder-block building to the hand painted tip jars. I swear the Eagles wrote a song about this place. You can eat, sleep and drink there. They have live music almost every day in the summer and even during most winter months, too. (They also give a hefty Locals Discount on Sundays, but we’ll get into that later!) It’s one of those places that where you cannot wipe the smile off your face. Palm trees everywhere, your toes are in the sand, good music, good food. Your soul is happy!

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Let’s go on THE Paradise experience, because this place is just that! (Every single thing on Pensacola Beach is in biking distance) So you pull up on your bike, park it along side about 30 other beach cruisers, grab a $ 2 dollar Rolling Rock ($2 all day everyday! hhaaayyy), trek through the white sand, as you hear the live band to the left of you, find a seat at one of the many colorful picnic tables, or beach chairs, watch the waves roll in and relax because you are in PARADISE! Literally and figuratively, lol!

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The food is great (fresh seafood) the fish sandwich is my personal fav! Don’t forget the fried green beans, or the tuna dip! So yumm!! You can hop in the water or jump off the long dock! The dock is up for grabs as well, if you have a boat or even better, a friend with a boat! lol! I like to sit in the beach chairs, watch the boats roll in, and order some food and drinks from a server who WILL come up and serve you in a beach chair! Does it get any better than that? Sometimes jump in the water, you can definitely still hear the live tunes from the ocean! IMG_9575IMG_9614IMG_9589IMG_9615

You really don’t have to EVER leave, because they have hotel rooms there! I know it’s like, “What? Is this place real?” It is! All the rooms are re-done and all have their own charm. To be honest, this is not a resort, but they are so cute to me. They all have quirky decor and furniture. It feels magical! Like you are in a bubble of relaxation, and time has slowed down. After everything winds down, if you did want to go to another bar, you’d just walk about 50 feet to the right, and there you have 3 other beach bars for the late night! Because trust me, you will not want to leave during the day.

PRO TIP: Every Sunday they give Local Discounts! During the winter, rooms are $60 for locals on Sunday! The summer, $100, still not a bad deal!

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I hope you make it out to Paradise Inn if you ever come to Pensacola. So you can relax and get a little piece of a place that is so special. It will stick with you, I promise.

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I’m going to leave you with a pic of my ADORABLE friend Katie, on her first time at Paradise Inn!IMG_1947

I love you, bye!