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Sunshine Rising was created by Sunshine Urbaniak, a  graphic designer, a photographer, a fine art painter, a foodie, a gardener, and a cozy homebody. No matter what she ventures to do, her creativity leads the way. Whether it’s graphic design, photography, painting, cooking, gardening, or interior design, the common thread is creativity.

And now, Sunshine Rising—an inspirational living blog— a destination for all things positive. Things that you can read, eat, explore and expand from—to inspire you to live a better life—in every way possible. Read about the joys and struggles of life—from overcoming fears, becoming a happier parent, or connecting with your life purpose. Cook up something new and inspiring with our delicious recipes for all skill levels. Expand your spirit to reach higher and your soul to dig a little deeper. This website is here for you. Use it. Learn from it. Grow with it.

I’m sure you know, it takes time to build a blog site. Thank you for your patience as it’s being built.

Wife, Mother, Designer, Photographer, Foodie, Gardener, Homebody

SUNOGRAPHY

A quick introduction to Sunshine’s macro flower photography. She sees her photographs as pieces of art, abstract art made by nature. Just like a painting, every flower is an original piece at that moment in time, and she tries to capture it in all its splendor.

In 2011 seven of her photographs were chosen to be a part of The Bellagio Hotel and Casino $70 million guest room remodel. Her photographs are in the guest hallways on floors 4-28. A year later, the new Spa Tower also features her photographs in its guest hallways as well. Click here to read more about the renovation details.

See her work at www.sunography.net

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Kids and Art

Kids and Art

"Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else." – Sydney Gurewitz Clemens I love this quote, but I would word it a little differently so it’s more universal; something like: “Art has the...

Embracing The Shadow Season

Embracing The Shadow Season

For many, fall means pumpkins, the changing of leaves, cooler air, and cozy sweaters. It’s that magical time of year when we transition from warm summer days to the dark, cold winter nights. Those three months when the Earth slowly falls into a long...

Stop Arguing for Your Limitations

Stop Arguing for Your Limitations

We all want what we want for different reasons, but deep down, we all just want to be happy. To feel bliss and joy every day—no resistance, no struggle. We want what we want to flow into our lives with ease and grace, and that’s how it should be. Did...

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Stuffed Shells with Italian Sausage

Stuffed Shells with Italian Sausage

© Sunshine UrbaniakStuffed shells is a classic Italian dish and comfort food. We wanted to take it up a notch by adding Italian sausage. Adding the meat makes it more filling and adds texture to the cheese filling. The fresh parsely and basil...

Veggie Burrito with Lime Crema

Veggie Burrito with Lime Crema

© Sunshine UrbaniakYou won't miss the meat in this veggie burrito! By adding layer upon layer of richly flavored ingredients, this burrito is truly delicious and very filling. It begins with the two toppings: pico de gallo and lime crema. By making...

Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo

Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo

© Sunshine UrbaniakI make a lot of burritos at my house. My kids love them and they're the perfect quick meal during soccer season—ok, well any season! My breakfast burrito may not be super quick but it's well worth the 30 minutes or so...

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Clever Accent Walls

Clever Accent Walls

© BRIO Interior DesignThe idea of an accent wall may sound like an exciting way to add pop to a room, and it’s certainly easier than painting all of the walls but don’t break open that can of paint just yet. Your room needs to meet certain...

Planting a Shade Garden

Planting a Shade Garden

Shade gardens can be stunning if planted properly and come with some advantages, like slower growth and longer-lasting flowers. Of course, there’s also challenges like soil that’s too wet, encouraging root rot or slugs, or soil that’s too dry, unable...

Five Tips for Designing Small Spaces

Five Tips for Designing Small Spaces

Don’t let IKEA have all the fun—you too can design a small space spectacularly!  If you asked 10 interior designers how to design for small spaces you’d probably get a lot of different ideas, because each space has its own story to tell. What works in...

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