The Girl Behind the Blog

Hi! Welcome to Be the Sunshinee! My name is Marisa + I’m just an average 23-year-old gal trying to make my way through this crazy messy life.


I currently reside in Texas with my sweet babygirl Bella Bear (my pup). I work full-time as an x-ray tech in the Air Force and I run this positivity + lifestyle blog on the side! I am currently in online school to pursue my Bachelors in psychology with plans of pursing my Masters in counseling. I am the ultimate Criminal Minds fan, a Christmas queen fanatic, and lover of carbs (any and all kinds). Sunflowers are my thing and my heart is happiest at the beach or with my family. Or at the beach with my family.

I am utterly passionate about practicing positivity and daily gratitude + how these two things give you the ability to live your happiest life.

After spending most of my teen years in a constant state of unknown unhappiness– always feeling lost and unworthy–  I decided one day that enough was enough and that was the day my life changed forever.

If you want to read my full story in detail click HERE.   

My goal with this blog is to create a community of encouraging + empowering individuals who are inspired to inspire others. 

My blog posts and Instagram captions/stories are a true reflection of who I am. I believe in keeping it real, raw, relatable, and authentic. (Tell me you’ve never heard that before!) But forreal.

I am a self proclaimed positivity enthusiast who loves to share her passions for home, happiness, lifestyle, affordable fashion, family, travel, + daily gratitude.


Want to get to know me on a more personal level?!





-Spread kindness, love, & gratitude like wildfire.
























-Spread kindness, love & gratitude like wildfire.