Mother’s Day Gift Ideas! <3

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas! <3

Hey guys! In today’s blog post I will be listing a few cute gift ideas for Mother’s Day!!

First of all, our moms do so much for us and they deserve everything. My mom is so pure, loving and caring. Finding the perfect gift can be difficult but here are a few gift ides I think you guys can find really helpful to get your mom this upcoming Mother’s Day!

Let’s get into it!

1. I love writing my mom hand written letters, they are so much more meaningful if they are original and come from the heart. I always appreciate an original letter, i’m sure our moms will too!

2. Sweet treats are a favorite in my household. My mom loves it when we get her Sprinkles cupcakes or boxes of chocolates!

3. When I was much younger, my dad and I would go out and create customized flower bouquets for my mom, she always loved them. Get your mom some flowers!! Ask her what are her favorite, she will love them!

4. Go to the mall, about a week or two before mother’s day, keep an eye out for anything she checks out or tries on. Maybe you can make a list and go back and get the items she really wants!

– example : maybe she really loved this coach bag but she decided to get it later, take a photo of it or place it on hold!

5. Gifting framed photos of her and you (maybe with the whole family) would be a very lovely and thoughtful gift.

6. If your mom is a bookworm or loves to write, get her a new notebook or book that you know she will love.

7. Does your mom love coffee in the morning? Get her a mug that says “I love you, mom” “#1 Mom” they are pretty cheesy but my mom loves them, haha.

8. Get her jewelry! If your mom likes to wear jewelry this might be the perfect gift! It is an expensive gift but a very good one. Get her some nice pair of earrings or a pretty bracelet or necklace, she will love it.

Every gift will vary, depending on who your mom is. Mother’s Day isn’t about finding the perfect gift, but about expressing how much we love our Mothers.

Don’t forget to tell your mom you love her, she will love that. We need to say it more often.

Thanks for reading! ❤

xoxo, Banya.

 

My plans for the future…so far

My plans for the future…so far

In today’s post, I am going to be talking about the things I want to do in my future, what I want for a career, and how I see myself in ten years.

Hope you love it!!

Ever since I was much younger, I have had trouble being independent and I have never adjusted well to depending on others or trusting many people. I have fallen in love with expressing myself and my inner thoughts through my writing. I love the fact that I could share my thoughts with other people but it has always been troubling for me to share these things. I get nervous and embarrassed at times. Never, not once, has someone judged my writing or my ideas but it always seemed like a fantasy or something that I was not truly worthy of. But throughout the years, I have finally come to a realization that this is not the case. I can be whatever it is I want to be. And that makes me extremely happy and I think about it often. I can do whatever I want to do, no one can tell me no, no one can hold me back. 

So what is it that I want to do in the future? Well I have so many things in mind, but I think I am certain that this is what I want to devote my life to, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I still sometimes think about it and have second thoughts but it is something that I have thought about for a very long time.

I want to be a writer in the fashion industry. I want to be involved, I want to have an opinion. I want to have the power to change the way people look at fashion. I want to work with Refinery29, I want to meet big designers, I want to create my own brand, I want to style fashion shows and style red carpet looks. I want to be involved with the fashion industry.

Ever since I was much younger, I have always fallen in love with fashion. I played with barbie dolls until the 9th grade. Yes you heard that right. I would make my dolls clothes, I would sew and hot glue things. I was a very crafty child, hehe.

Although, I do understand that I have so much to learn, I feel ready for the fashion world. I want to go out there and get my hands dirty. I want to work and be involved. Fashion is always changing but my aspirations for working in the fashion industry have always remained and will forever exist.

I want to study outside of California. I want to make close relationships with people from around the world. I want to start my own business. And I know I probably sound like a crazy 15 year old with dreams that may seem a little out of reach. But I see it, I really do. I can see myself in 10-12 years, living it up in LA and NYC.

I want to be an editor for a big fashion magazine. I want to be a stylist. I want to create and observe the work of others. I want to travel the world and observe the culture and traditions.

I want to live in Los Angeles, I don’t want to stay in the same place for too long, but I also don’t want to be too far away from home. I have always dreamt about living in New York City but it’s too far and too out of my budget. Whenever I visit Los Angeles, it feels right. I feel like it can be my home. California will always be my home and many even say that California is where we get trends and style from.

I definitely want to spend some time traveling and maybe even have a long visit to New York City to observe the fashion and the lifestyle that amazes me so much. I want to see some real snow. I want to experience new things I have never experienced before.

I am confident that the fashion industry will lead me to many places, this is what I see my future as.

I write because I love expressing my inner thoughts. Typing is so much easier than talking, and I have so much to say, I want to share my ideas with the world.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s blog post. I poured my heart and soul into this. Comment below your future plans, I wanna hear them. Check out my social medias! ❤

xoxo,

banya.

favorite quotes from “the sun and her flowers” pt.1

Hey everyone! In today’s blog post, i’ll be writing about some of favorite quotes from one of my favorite books, “the sun and her flowers,” a poetry book written by one of my favorite authors, Rupi Kaur.

This is part 1 of a series, hope you guys enjoy it!!

Let’s get into it!

 

Page 21.

“it isn’t what we left behind/that breaks me/it’s what we could’ve built/had we stayed.”

Page 26.

“i could be anything/in the world/but i wanted to be his.”

Page 28.

“you break women in like shoes.”

Page 41.

“you’re everywhere/except right here/and it hurts.”

Page 52.

“i tried to find it/but there was no answer/at the end of the last conversation.”

Page 53.

“you ask/if we can still be friends/i explain how a honeybee does not dream of kissing/the mouth of a flower/and then settle for its leaves.”

Page 54.

“why is it/that when a story ends/we begin to feel all of it.”

That is all for todays blog post, I hope you all enjoyed it. I really am loving this book and I really hope you guys check it out!

Let me know if you guys are liking this new series, maybe I could do the same for other poetry books I have read!

Thanks again for tuning in for today’s blog post! ❤

xoxo, banya.

 

favorite binge-worthy netflix shows

favorite binge-worthy netflix shows

Welcome back to the blog! In today’s post i’ll be sharing some of my all time favorite Netflix tv-shows I love to watch!!

  1. Grey’s Anatomy: this show is super entertaining, I have seen the entire series 3 times. It has long episodes and several seasons, perfect for binge-watching. This show is about a doctor named Meredith Grey and her life and the drama that occurs inside and outside of the hospital walls.
  2. Friends: probably my favorite show of all time. As you can probably guess, yes, this show is about a group of friends. It tells the story of their relationships and their lives, living in New York City. Long episodes and seasons, also perfect for binge-watching.
  3. Gossip Girl: this show is always interesting, something crazy is always happening. There is a person who is blackmailing and exposing people, making their New York Lives crazy. This shows has long episodes and long seasons.
  4. The Carrie Diaries: Also based in a  location near Manhattan, there is a girl named Carrie with a troubling younger sister and a few close friends, there is drama, love and fashion. Carrie gets caught up with her friends, boyfriend and trying to work for a fashion magazine.
  5. The Crown: this show is really amazing, if you’re the historical type, this show tells the life story of Queen Elizabeth, how she juggled life with being the Queen, how she became Queen and marriage issues. The problems she had in her marriage and certain obstacles she had during her early years of reign. Very inspiring and eye-opening.

 

Thank you guys so much for tuning into today’s blog post, sorry for it being so short, I have been busy! More posts coming your way soon! Hope you guys enjoy these shows, let me know your opinions on them, make sure to follow my twitter and instagram through the icons above or below the page! ❤

 

xoxo, banya.

Stop comparing and start living

Stop comparing and start living

We shouldn’t be comparing ourselves to other people, we should be growing as ourselves, reaching our own achievements and goals. Competition and comparison is simply a trap, we are stuck on a continuous loop (sometimes). We want to be like that one person in our lives, and while it’s great to have role models and people to look up to, but we shouldn’t be wanting to become that person, we want to learn from them and use them as inspiration.

Truth is, comparison simply stunts your own growth and leads you to believe that your achievements are not worth or better than your own failures, which isn’t true. Social media plays a huge role in this, we look at celebrities and we choose to believe that we are all meant to be just like them. We need to be ourselves, we shouldn’t want to be somebody else.

I get it, i’ve been there.

Instead of wasting your time and energy comparing yourself to other people and putting yourself down, try doing these things:

  1. Set some of your own goals, something to improve on. Something that would make you your best version of yourself.

 

  1. Get off of the internet, all it is doing is making you feel bad about yourself. It is an addiction of self-hate. Go out into nature and the world, talk to people and put your energy into something productive.
  2. Unfollow people on social media. These instagram celebrities are the main cause for your self-doubt, go follow accounts that make you happy and laugh.

 

Now here are some wonderful quotes that will put you in the right mindset.

“To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.” – Sven Goran Eriksson

“How to be successful: Focus on your own shit.”

“Another woman’s beauty is not the absence of your own beauty.”

Blogger to blogger tips #1

Blogger to blogger tips #1

I have always been a very great creative writer and I have always loved to write stories, so I decided to try out blogging, and I absolutely love it. It is so much fun and gives me something to focus on. I do get bored quite often, so then I write some stories or blogs. Blogs aren’t for everyone, and that’s okay. Also I’m not saying that I am a blog expert or whatnot, it’s just something I enjoy to do and around school I have several classmates and close friends compliment me on my blog, even a few of my teachers. I am still trying to et my blog out there in the open, wanting to share this with everyone I know and beyond, so here are some tips that I hope will help you guys too!!

Blogger Tip #1 –

Dont stress! You don’t want to write a blogpost because you have to, this isn’t a school-graded assignment, it’s meant to be something you enjoy and help you express yourself and ideas. If you simply feel too overwhelmed or stressed out, take a few days off. Decide to write a blog another day. What I like to do is have one day where I write several blogs, like on the weekend, I like to write blogs when school isn’t in the way, the weekend is the perfect opportunity to write some backup or pre-planned blog posts.

Blogger Tip #2 –

Fresh out of ideas? That’s okay, and I may have something that may help you never run out of ideas. Simply search on the internet, “blog post ideas,” and boom! You’ve got your next blog post. You can write about recent/past trips or experiences, personal stories, monthly favorites, wish lists, reviews etc. You can even ask your audience (followers/subscribers) for blog ideas!!! I always keep a small journal filled with backup ideas for future posts. It makes blogging so much easier for me!

Blogger Tip #3 –

Don’t write to impress the audience, yes it is good to understand our audience but you should be writing for you, not them. Ignore the fact that other people will be reading your content; just focus on your thoughts, ideas, opinions and figure out how to put those into words. Write it and they will come. Writing for yourself is so much easier than writing off of a prompt. I love writing about trips and my own personal opinions, and I love writing about my own ideas.

Blogger Tip #4 –

Be consistent! Try to post as often as possible, many blogger (including myself) tend to forget about consistency. It’s much easier to lose your audience than build our audience, posting more/writing more will definitely help bring in more people to see your content.

Blogger Tip #5 –

Explore social media! Social media can really help beginning bloggers reach out to their community and attract more readers and catch the attention of a larger audience. Using social media platforms like instagram, twitter and/or Facebook is really great to share information towards your blog and even share some of your life with you audience. I use Facebook for family and instagram for the public to reach out and attract a larger audience.

Thank you so guys so much for reading this blog post, this blog post is going to be number 1 of a series of blogger tips. I hope you guys enjoyed it, make sure to check out my instagram and twitter through the icons above or below the page! Thanks again!

xoxo, Banya.

Im proud to be a woman.

Im proud to be a woman.

Today, we celebrate the women of the today and the women before us.

Being a woman, especially at my age and with my ethnicity, is both rewarding and difficult for me. I look around me and I see both love and hate. Society has always viewed women negatively. Still today, many struggle with acknowledging women for the amazing human beings that they are. I’m only 15 years old, and yet I am aware of everything that is going on in this world, even politics. High school boys aren’t the greatest example for gentlemen, for they’re still quite immature. It has always been difficult to grow up in this society, where stereotypes are unrealistic and where women are treated like trash and objects. We are unique, different from each other, we are people, we are your mothers, we are your sisters, and without us, none of you would be here today.

 

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

-Michelle Obama

“I want every girl on the planet to have the same kind of opportunities thatI’ve had, and that my daughters are having, to fulfill their potential and pursue their dreams.”

-Michelle Obama

“Your place in the world and the younger women who will come after you is determined on how you utilized your power.

-Geena Rocero

“Think women want freedom. They want to be empowered. The want hope. They want love; they want all the things that I want, and I’m not afraid to say those things and act on them.”

-Rihanna

“Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.”

-Frida Kahlo

“This is something we can practice every day – women sticking up for other women, choosing to protect and celebrate each other instead of competing or criticizing one another.”

-Amal Clooney

 

Women are beautiful. We stick together, we love each other. We are powerful and strong, we are worthy, we are people, we are equal, we are human. We won’t rest until we get what we deserve, equality. The future is female, the time is now. Wether you are a woman, or a man, or neither, respect us. Respect yourselves.

Thanks for tuning in for this week’s blog post, stay tuned for more, check out the instagram through the icon above! ❤

xoxo, Banya