MY FIRST BLOGIVERSARY + A RECAP OF ALL THE POSTS

I can’t believe exactly one year ago I published my first blog post. 31 posts later and here I am today writing 32nd post with a happy heart and clear mind. I have come a long way and I am extremely grateful about the fact that I am doing something that is making me happy you know, just the feeling itself is surreal. When I started this blog, I didn’t even expect to cross 50 followers and now we are a family of 150+ but yes I knew that whatever I am going to publish, there will be someone out there who will read it and might get inspiration or motivation. I have achieved so much but the best part was coming out of my comfort zone, trying new things out. This blog is my happy place and never could have imagined that it would grow and evolve into what is today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to every single one of you reading this post. Your support truly means the world to me!
Collaborations are a part of blogging and I feel so honored to be able to work with such amazing brands which obviously I am gonna link down below, I will continue writing about the brands that I personally use and never give any false opinion just for the sake of free products which I guess is very common nowadays. I don’t like just reviewing, my first priority always is to write on important issues and one such example is mental health because it’s really important to spread awareness and I consider it as my duty and I really hope you guys love it too.
Most importantly blogging has been a learning experience for me and I have learned so many new things. I started with literally just an idea and didn’t know anything else but I know alot of things that I never knew I would be able to. I am grateful to Allah for blessing me with so much. As I said before, this blog is nothing without you all and your support so thank you and you can give me suggestions as well and leave me a feedback through email , would love to read it. Okay guys let me share my posts, tell me which one stands on top of the list? Like ranking maybe?

RECAP:

I am going to link all my previous blog posts that I guess will be a recap and it will sum up my whole year of blogging so please bear with me. Haha
My first post will always be special for me for so many reasons. I first posted the necessary Hello post just to introduce myself and what I am gonna do and then I published THE TIME IS NOW , It is all about why I started this journey and when is the right time to start doing what we love to do. Next I published PERFECTION IS A LIE because I really think it is. What do you think? Read to know what actually I meant. Next I published a review on GRATITUDE JOURNAL FOR MUSLIMS (ALHAMDULILLAH FOR SERIES) by Ayeina and I love it so much. I loved publishing a post about MOTHER’S DAY because my mother is the biggest inspiration in my life. I and my sister made a bunting for Ramadan so I published a post on that which is RAMADAN DECORATIONS and then a post which is dedicated to all of you LIVE EVERY MOMENT. I still struggle alot with organizing my routine and all but things I apply in my life to get organized are in this post ➡ 3 SIMPLE WAYS TO GET ORGANIZED

I reviewed pretty hijabs by Hidden Pearl ➡ HIDDEN PEARLS-HIJAB REVIEW and then I took a break from blog for one month and after that I published I AM BACK AFTER NOT SO LONG EID BREAK . Next is a post that is my favorite because it’s powerful and that is PAIN, NOT JUST A STRONG WORD and SUFFERING. A fun and light post ➡LET’S TALK ABOUT SUNDAYS. An important post on WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY and another review of HALAL GOODIES BOX. Published a post related to Autumn Season ➡ WHY I LOVE AUTUMN. Exciting part is I Got nominated for LIEBSTER AWARD as well. Feeling low? Read YOU’RE WORTH IT. Next I published posts at the end of year 2017 ➡ THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE THE YEAR ENDS and BEST OF 2017 which includes all the highlights of my year. My first post of year 2018 ➡ DECEMBER FAVORITES (I can’t wait to do this again). I behave nonchalantly sometimes but you know what ➡ BEING NONCHALANT IS COMPLETELY OKAY. Another review on all products that are chemical free and I am still using them on daily basis ➡ NAWAB-ALL THINGS ORGANIC

A light and fun post ➡ MY IDEAL WAY TO SPEND A CHILLY DAY. A review of my favorite beauty product ➡ GARNIER BB CREAM REVIEW and a post which is close to my heart ➡ 5 WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME. Another review ➡ ALI HUDA-NETFLIX FOR MUSLIM KIDS. I still have to complete this list though ➡ MY SPRING BUCKET LIST. First interview ➡ INTERVIEW WITH WRITER AND BLOGGER PAPATIA FEAUXZAR

And last but not the least,

GRATITUDE: THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS

I really hope you enjoyed reading this post and thankyou once again for being a part of my journey!

Follow me on my Instagram too because it might be possible that I will do a live this weekend. Lotsa love🌟

Loveandlight.x.

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Gratitude: The Secret To Happiness!

Life sometimes can feel like a burden. Waking up early in the morning, doing same boring tasks each day, having bad days, not able to do what you want to do, all these things contribute towards feeling tired & bored. We need motivation, inspiration to feel good but we neglect the things around us. We ignore little things which are actually making us feel good everyday & they push us to do same boring tasks with hope that future is bright you know. We begin the day thinking about good times & we go to sleep thinking about the same thing but we never do any kind of effort actually to make our thinking better. We chase things that are not meant for us or the things we can’t have in our lives no matter how much we want them to be a part of ourselves, we can’t because that’s how it is- that’s how it’s written. Deep down we know that those things are not for us but still we don’t stop chasing them, you know why? The real reason behind all this is lack of gratitude. We don’t appreciate tiny things & then we end up chasing things that are not made for us. Sometimes we want to be happy but things don’t go as we like them to be and we feel like giving up but you know what we lack at that particular time? Gratitude. Yes gratitude is associated with happiness in a huge manner. If you will look at everything with that perspective, trust me you will be more happy everyday and it will be the real happiness. Try to live your life by filling gratitude in every way and that will lead to a positive lifestyle. Sadness will be replaced by happiness and confusion with clarity.

“Being grateful makes you happier.”

There’s so much to focus upon in our surroundings that can help us to be more thankful and less complaining. There are so many people with any home, job and even family and they don’t even have access to things that you have access to. They want to live a life like you do and YOU run after things that are not meant for you, that will destroy you but all you do is ignore that and keep on running. Sit down mate and think about what you are doing for yourself. Think about good times and if you can’t focus on positive things, pray to Allah and be thankful. This will make you a better person. Chase your dreams but don’t run after things that are not made for you but in order to live a luxurious life you run after them. Try to live in the moment and spread kindness like confetti!🌻

There’s a reason why I am writing specifically about gratitude because I feel really thankful to Allah and the reason is this is the month I decided to do what i wanted to do for a long time but couldn’t decide you know but now that it’s been a year, it really feels surreal. I am so happy that I am doing what I love doing other than studies and that is blogging. I made an account on wordpress 2 years ago and didn’t publish a single post because I wasn’t sure about it and then in April, 2017 I finally published my first blog post & now this one’s 31st post that I am going to publish…….phew I have come a long way. Hahaha. I just wanted to thank all of you, thank you for being with me on this journey and thankyou for always interacting on my posts and showing love, you know who you are. Thankyou so much, your support means alot. This couldn’t have been possible without you all. It’s been an amazing journey so far with fantastic experiences, collaborations and opportunities and also this whole journey has been a learning experience in a better way. The best part about all of this is that I feel happy and that I guess is the real achievement. Let’s end this post on a positive note and also my blogiversary will be on 13th and I will come back with a new post on that day so stay tuned!💗✨

“Do not wait. The time will never be ‘Just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found AS YOU GO ALONG.”

Follow me on my Instagram to know more about this journey.

What are you grateful for? Also I am thinking of doing a Q/A so if you have any question, comment it down⬇

Love and light.x.

Interview With Writer And Blogger Papatia Feauxzar!

I wanted to interview an author who’s not just famous but is also an inspiration. She’s a true symbol of hardwork and determination. She’s none other than Papatia Feauxzar. Papatia is an accountant working from home but also a writer and blogger. I am so happy that my first interview for this blog is with her. Her book “The Ducktrinors” will be out tomorrow so let’s see what she has to say about that and also she’s Amazon’s best selling author.

1) For those who are unfamiliar, can you tell us about you and your books?

I’m a tiny African and American Muslim woman originally from Ivory Coast with big dreams (. Papatia Feauxzar is my pen name as I have mixed feelings about being known. I believe it comes with problems I rather opt out of. That said, every now then, I don’t mind showing my face before going back into hiding. So simply said, I like staying a mystery and let my works speak for themselves because there is a subtle underlying issue I try to get across for those who pick up on those tidbits. Finally, my name embodies my African, French, and American heritage. A lot of thoughts went into picking the name. Thus, it’s not exotic as people might think.
I write in many genres; children, YA, Contemporary Women Fiction, Romance—my expertise, and non-fiction.
You can read more here

2) What inspires you to write?

My inspirations come from reading the stories of the early righteous, my personal experiences, and the deen pretty much.

3) When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

Writing has always been a passion that I decided to explore deeper after my son came in the picture. It allows me to be home with him. I have been writing since my early teen years but a lot of my works are lost, burnt, or with friends continents away with whom I have lost contact years ago. So in all, I have been writing over 15 years and listening to my djeli (storyteller) elders for over thirty years. They are oral storytellers and I’m one with a pen alhamdullilah.

4) What kind of books have fortified you as a writer?

Many books have; Islamic books, African books, secular books, romance books, sci-fi books, school books, thriller books pretty much. I don’t discrimate to be honest. I read all types of books and blend all the types to come up with a unique story. A diversified story usually strikes a cord with adventure-seeking readers alhamdullilah.

5) Do you feel there is more of a sense of community with self publishing then there is with traditional publishing? How important do you think interacting with your fans has been?

Djarabi Kitabs Publishing is a traditional publisher. Our business model is keen on supporting the authors within our publishing house and the oustanding ones we spot outside who are often self-published. They also, in turn, help us when they can. The experience has been genuine and supportive so far alhamdullilah.

6) When do you find time to write? Does this differ from when you first started writing your first novel?

Anytime I spot an opportunity of free time, I jump on it. I disregard my excuses and get to penning the stories in my head masha’Allah. The truth is we will always be tired, busy, etc. Make time. Don’t find time. Make time.
Yea, definitely. In the early years of my professional writing career, I used to have a desk job and a nanny. During down time, I will hone my craft and write the stories that came to me. Now, I have to find time time at the edges of the day when the baby is asleep or playing for a quick minute. I really have to shedule my writing around him and still be there for him at all times alhamdullilah.

7) The main character in The Ducktrinors series revolves around strength. What is that thing which inspired you to write a strong character like Hanifa?

I actually had a vivid dream in which I was Hanifa and Sylas was a bully trying to make people follow him and bow to him. I stood up for myself and many people lauded my boldness. Upon waking up, I decided to write the short story. Later, I expanded it alhamdullilah and now we have two books in the series subhannallah.

8) What’s the best book you have read recently? And who is your favorite author?

The best book I’ve read recently is by The Lei Crime Series: Violence in Vegas by Julie C. Gilbert . I don’t have a favorite author. I’m weird that way. But if I had to name one at the expense of coming off corny, it would be Allah subhanallahu wa ta ala because He’s the Greatest Author and Storyteller there is!

9) Can you tell us anything about your upcoming projects?

I’m working on two children’s books and the third book in The Ducktrinors series alhamdullilah. Duas requested (.

10) Finally, any advice for new writers?

Take help given to you by strangers at face value. Opportunities don’t knock twice. They disappear fast. Please check my blog Between Sisters, SVP! for additional and compelling writing and publishing tips. Thank you for the interview.

Thankyou for your time Papatia, really looking forward to tomorrow. Wish you good luck.

I really hope you guys enjoyed this interview.

Love & light.x.

My Spring Bucket List!

Spring is right around the corner – no really, it’s here. Signs of spring’s arrival have been popping up for a couple of weeks – warmer weather, flowers blossoming. I love spring season because it gives positive vibes and really want to enjoy it this time and for that particular reason I made a to-do-list in order to keep this whole thing interesting (I don’t usually make lists but this time I made it) and I really hope I will be able to enjoy this season as much as I can.
Without any further delay let me share with you all my bucket list for spring season…..

“Spring a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.”

1) Plant Flowers

I would really like to plant some flowers because I love them like who doesn’t?
I love seeing things grow and what better time to start planting than spring so yeah I have a plan for that. Let’s see how it turns out to be.

2) Go Hiking with My Squad

Me and my friends are planning to go on a hiking trip and I cannot wait to go and enjoy with my squad. Spring season is the best because weather is moderate and also you feel fresh by just seeing some flowers around you. If you live in Islamabad then you would most probably know about Hiking trails that are famous for hiking. Not a big fan of hiking but I guess with friends you enjoy alot so yes looking forward to some fun.

3) Read More Books

I love reading books as you all know and I just made a list of some new books that I will be reading in coming days because I still have to buy them. Any book suggestions?

4) Exercise Everyday

This is the thing that I am really struggling with lately because I am not a morning person and waking up early in the morning is very difficult for me and that’s the major reason I am unable to do it on daily basis but I am trying guys and will get there slowly.

5) Try a New Recipe Every Month

I also like trying new things so I cannot wait to try new recipes. Cooking is not a passion for me but I really enjoy it when it comes to cooking good food so yeah and oh I still have to search new recipes.

6) Wear Spring Colors

Spring is all about bright and vibrant colors and I cannot wait to buy new clothes and shoes and be extra this season. Lol
Which is your favorite color?

7) Smile, Laugh & Relax

And this is actually very important just to complete everything on time and to feel happy about what I do you know. It’s all about taking out time for yourself. Whether it’s a haircut, 8 hours sleep a day, cooking just for yourself, reading books or like anything which makes you relax. So yes i have to focus on this and will have to take time out for myself.

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Donot forget to follow me on Instagram because I will be sharing stuff about spring 🌻

What is on your bucket list this season? Tell me in the comments below.

Love & Light. xoxo.

Ali Huda – Netflix For Muslim Kids + a special offer for you all

Ali Huda is a popular streaming app for Muslim kids similar to Netflix. It is a subscription based website designed specially for Children and it got thumbs up from many users. Plus point is that there are no ads and it is available for both iPhone and Android users. It can be watched from anywhere in the world and appropriate for children age 2-12.

No need to worry now:

Another thing is that content on Ali Huda is safe, you don’t have to worry about what your kids are watching because learning about concepts of Islam are presented in great ways.
You can also save the video to watch later when you don’t have wifi.

Helpful in Learning:

This app is really helpful in learning like:

– Moral and ethical values
– Stories of Prophets
– Duas and good habits
– To read Quran
– Basic Arabic

Channel continues to add new content, and for every age group so it is something really good about this app. They have several programs such as stories of the Prophets, cooking competition for kids and “Science made cool”

Also they donate 10% of the profits they earn through subscriptions to the UK based charity Orphans in need which is I think the BEST part about them.

SUBSCRIPTION + SPECIAL OFFER

Ali Huda TV is $7.95/month and $79.50/Year. It offers you a free trial for a week and you can cancel anytime.
Wait…..I have a special offer for all my lovely readers. You can get 50% off the first month of subscription by using my code. It’s huge and trust me you will love it.

Here’s the link to sign up➡Click Here

Do let me know if you use my code.

Love & light.x.

5 Women Who Inspire Me!

On International Women’s Day last year, I wasn’t able to share anything because I didn’t start blogging at that time. Now that i’ve an opportunity, I wanted to write about women who inspire me everyday.
Today we celebrate women. Their power, their resilience, their feminine beauty and so much more. Everyday I come across women who drive me forward towards achieving my dreams and to believe in myself. A woman doesn’t have to be ‘well known’ to be making a difference. Near and far, there are female heroes who have touched my life and changed me with their stories.
Today I am going to share with you 5 women that show me life is all about following your passion. Women that show me each day you are a step closer to your dreams. Women that define strength. Women that show me you don’t get lucky in life without the hard work.

1) My mother

My first inspirational lady has to be my mother. In her roles as a wife, mother of five and a friend, she redefines happiness, love, courage and patience. I am inspired by her in every aspect like her ability to forgive those who have hurt her, make herself better and love the life she’s been given. She’s the true symbol of strength. She taught me to follow my dreams, never give up and always smile. I am truly truly blessed to have her in my life. She understands me like no one and she is the one whom I look up to each and every day.

“People will always complain. Do something for your happiness first & everything else will be alright.”

2) Muniba Mazari

Next up on this list is my favorite and one and the only, Muniba Mazari known as Pakistan’s IRON LADY. She went through spinal injury and is now wheel chair bound but that didn’t stop her from achieving her dreams and now she’s a role model to every women out there.
Her words touch me very deeply. Her honesty is what makes you listen to her story. She’s been through so much and still she is able to smile big. All the things she’s been through made her what she is today. If you ever feel like giving up, just listen to any of her talks and trust me you would feel so blessed. I feel so inspired by what she is doing to make people smile. I really look up to her. I want to be as kind as her because this world just needs kindness, nothing else.

“While we women are busy playing our predefined roles in daily lives as mothers, sisters, daughters and wives, we somehow forget to love ourselves, we forget our worth and we don’t realize that there’s so much more we can do for ourselves and for people around us.” – Muniba Mazari

3) Yasmin Mogahed

A gifted and powerful speaker. She is raising young Muslims to self awareness in an amazing way. She is a great Author. Her writings always inspire me so much. She is a source of learning to me actually and I really look up to her.

“I tell you to keep going, not because it’s easy. Not because it doesn’t hurt. I tell you to keep going because there’s no other way. To stop is to die. Life is in motion. In growth. In change. Life is in seeking and in finding. Life is in redemption. Each moment is a new birth. A new chance to come back, to get it right.” – Yasmin Mogahed

4) Colleen Hoover

I love what she writes but most importantly I love the message her books spread. She writes about strong women in a very unique manner. Her stories are related to real life issues and that is what I think makes them so powerful. She is a strong woman and an inspiration to many including me.

5) Deepika Padukone

I love her not because she’s an actress but because she is a fighter and survivor. She was diagnosed with depression but what inspires me about all this is that she didn’t give up. She fought not only for herself but for every person dealing with mental illness. She made her own foundation ” The Live, Love, Laugh Foundation” to help people overcome depression. She gave a message that mental illness needs to be focused more. Her ability to fight back and never give up is what makes her a STRONG woman. It’s not that she was diagnosed with depression, it’s about the awareness she is spreading everyday through her foundation, social media and interviews.

“Never lose focus of what you want for yourself. People will try and pull you down. There might be things in your life which will deter your confidence. There might be days when you want to breakdown, there could be days when you feel like giving up. It’s extremely important to be emotionally strong and be focused. Do it your own way. And don’t be afraid of making mistakes.” – Deepika Padukone

Each and every one of them has been a spark, the inspiration and the motivation I needed to get through a tough time. In a world full of competition, I feel like we should do the opposite; to lift up others, celebrate their greatness and to be happy to just stand amongst them…….rather than aiming to be above. Acceptance is what we all need to focus more on.
Thank you to all the amazing women who read and support this blog, to the women who are part of my life in any way, I really hope I am not missing someone. Shine bright today and know that you are my heroes!

Love and Light.x.

My Ideal Way To Spend A Chilly Day!

Weather here is completely dry. As much as I love raining there’s no sign of it happening soon. Anyways i am going to share with you all what is my ideal way to spend a chilly day. Also winter season is my favorite.

Sleeping

I prefer staying home rather than going out on a cold day.
First of all I love sleeping, wait let’s just not go there because I can sleep for 12 hours straight and if I plan to sleep on a cold day then the whole day will be just for sleeping. Haha.

Cooking/Eating

Secondly I love food so probably I will cook a delicious dish for me—maybe two and that includes Pasta for sure.

Reading/watching

After eating I would read a book by my favorite author while sitting near a heater and scent of candle making the environment cozy and then after that maybe I will watch a movie based on that book because I love to read books first and then watch.

Catch up with friends

Then more likely I would catch up with my friends by inviting them to my home (see not going outside) and family of course. You may not talk to your friends on daily basis because of busy schedules and all but when you do, you feel like they all matter to you so much and you feel blessed. They are idiots just like you so talking and laughing with them is the best therapy.

Me time

Then i would just drink a cup of tea while sitting in a quiet place concentrating on beauty that is NATURE. I would want to do skincare/haircare routine because it’s really stress releasing thing.

Anyhow this is my ideal way, staying inside and doing what I love to do most and yes I will sleep if i’ll not find anything better to do. As simple as that. Hahaha.

Hope you enjoyed reading.

What is your ideal way to spend a chilly day?

Love & light.x.

Being Nonchalant is completely Okay!

There are so many misconceptions or you can say people judge just because you don’t show a certain type of response to whatever they say. There’s a misconception that being nonchalant is rude or that they don’t have a heart. I choose to act nonchalantly whenever I like, it depends on the situation & it saves you from alot of things. I can do alot of things easily & being nonchalant is one of them. Not like I am pro at it or I can give classes on how to be nonchalant, haha no but this is a serious matter because people still don’t get it. If you ever catch me caring know that it’s genuine. When I get to know that worrying or obsessing over something doesn’t help at all & that it always makes the matter worse that is when I decided to not overthink & take tension about little things, more like it turned me into a nonchalant person & I am not planning to change. It’s you know naturally in me not that I pretend or fake things out. Life gets more easier when you trust Allah & don’t let tiniest of things bother you. Being nonchalant doesn’t mean you are emotionless. It’s more like you don’t want everyone to know what you are going through or you just don’t care much about the negativity in your life. Maybe sometimes a person acts uninterested or differently but it’s not like that person doesn’t care. My friend yesterday talked about this & said, ” I am a nonchalant person but I do care!
I don’t get it when someone says oh it seems like you don’t have a heart because you don’t cry when someone in your family is sick or you are the person who doesn’t care about what’s going around her, whether somebody is dying or not it’s none of your business. You are fucking emotionless & this made my life so difficult. I was depressed for almost 6 months” Nobody has a right to judge because you seriously are making things worse & you are contributing nothing to the society except hate.

You know what people don’t get is I am very sensitive about little things & this just hit me hard every time I think about that because hey I do not fucking pretend like you do or I don’t fake things out. I always try to act normal in critical situations because I am so good at hiding emotions & I donot want to cry in front of people or tell them look I care because I seriously donot want to do that. I cry when nobody is watching, I like to pray when nobody is watching & I fuckin’ care about these little things. I am not a careless person just because I didn’t say out loud that I CARE doesn’t mean I donot care, I literally do. Sometimes showing nonchalant behavior is good you know just to ignore all the negativity that surrounds you. You show zero response to the people talking about the things that don’t interest & then they are like why you do that. Haha. It makes me laugh so hard sometimes because things gets interesting when people don’t know what you are up to.

If you want to worry less than you have to act nonchalantly. I do act nonchalantly sometimes and no I am not planning to change that because trust me life gets easier when you do that, when you ignore the things that no more interest you, when you do exactly what you want to do & when you don’t try to overthink about that particular thing…….. Being nonchalant makes life easy!
One point to be kept in mind is that nonchalant people do care & they also have feelings & emotions, they are just better at hiding them. Next time somebody judges on this, tell them you don’t care because hey you are not like them, you are special.

The less you give a damn the happier you will be.

Love & light.x

December Favorites!

Hi everyone. Hope you guys are doing good & hope that you all had amazing holidays. I was not able to post here consistently because of finals (not a great start to new year) but holidays just started and I wanted to post the list of my favorites at the end of every month but due to some reasons I couldn’t do that and now i thought no matter what I am going to post a list of my favorite things so without any delay, let me show you guys what are those things(Mmmm more about beauty products)Haha

  • Huda beauty-mini pink edition

I wanted to buy huda beauty matte lip glosses for a while and finally I bought it from cheapdeals.store
I like different shades of pink so I ordered mini pink edition & currently I am obsessed with the ‘gossip gurl’ one. It had 4 shades including gossip gurl, trophy wife, icon & socialite. Being a university student you have to wear lipsticks often & I would highly recommend this if you don’t want to look extra. The shades are beautiful & I like the matte feel of these lipglosses. They are not very long lasting but still better than many. If you want me to review them then let me know.

  • Maybelline’s Mascara & pencil

Now who doesn’t love this mascara by Maybelline? Maybelline products are my favorite & this is one of them. This gives a good volume to lashes & has a great effect.

“A little bit mascara, a lotta bit of confidence”

Mac compact powder

This one really surprised me. It is 5 in 1 like it has 5 different shades for every skin type or you can say it depends which you want to apply. I really like the BB one though.

Seven cool highlighter

This is the first time I am using this highlighter & it’s very good. It blends flawlessly into the skin. Plus point is that it gives a natural glow without looking cakey.

So that’s all about the things I bought. I will be posting another post shortly so don’t forget to sign up.

Ending this post on this motivational note, “Do something everyday that brings you closer to your goals”

Love & light.x.

Best of 2017!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to end this year by sharing all the important highlights of this year with you all. This year was better than 2016 in so many ways. So without any delay here are all the important moments of this year.

Best part of January was holidays after finals & if you know me, you must be aware of the fact that how much I love holidays. View from my Mamu’s house in Murree.👌 Then next semester started with a bang & by that i mean party, it wasn’t that good but oh-well.

Then organized a surprise birthday party for friend. It was so much fun🎉

Hung out with friends & had a burger (I prefer pasta over burgers but it was good) & oh fries-my favorite.

Then in March, it was my best friend’s birthday. I love her so much🎉❤

Then went on a uni trip to beautiful Abbottabad. It was a lovely lovely day!💛

Another part which I’m so proud of is that I started blogging in this year(omg) & it’s been just few months & I’m so overwhelmed by the response🙏

May is my birthday month. I don’t like celebrating my birthday but I had an amazing time with my squad🎈 I turned 20. Omg what.


Then my article got published in Farah Magazine. You can read it Here

Had an amazing Ramadan✨

Summer holidays were fun & I slept alot, eat alot, read alot & did everything like alot. Lol. Look at that breathtaking view from my house in hometown (Murree)☁

Then I had an absolutely fun Eid in Murree at Mamu’s place. Look at my mehndi you guys💛

A fun day out with my cousins!✨ Chair lift, cable car scene plus we had gol gappas(everyone’s favorite) & dhabay ki coffee☕

Celebrated Baqra Eid with family❤

Blog got nominated for Leibster Award.

Attented Book expo in university. I wanted to buy all the amazing books but didn’t have enough money. Lol

Ended this semester while friend gave birthday treat to all of us( free food is what I live for. Haha) & oh yeah, fries before guys😂 & oh-yeah Pizzzzaaa for life 🍕 A day to remember!

And finally my sister turned 15( Masha Allah).
So this is all about 2017. I’ll be back in 2018 with some fun posts but you can join me on Instagram because i’ll be posting about what i’m doing on insta stories.

As this is the end of year, I just want to say that spread kindness in whatever way you can but please be kind to others & to yourself. Enjoy every moment & donot let others define happiness for you & most importantly don’t compare yourself to other people. I hope you have a wonderful 2018 full of fun, happiness, laughter & love & that you achieve whatever you want. I want to thank each & everyone of you for showing me so much love. Thank you for reading my posts & being a part of my Blogging fam, thank you for appreciating my work & thank you for being YOU. 

Here’s wishing you all a very happy new year!

Love & light.x.🌟