Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey Everyone!

Hope you’re all doing well!

I am very thankful to the beautiful and very sweet Nicky from The Shimmer Within Her for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I absolutely love the layout and design of her blog. More importantly, I love the fact that all of her posts are very inspirational and she is truly successful at cheering me up with her lovely posts. If you haven’t already then please make sure to check out and subscribe to her blog !

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Here are the rules:

1.Thank the person that nominated you

2. Answer the 11 questions from your nominator

3. Nominate 11 bloggers

4. Give them 11 questions to answer

Here are the questions that she asked along with my answers:

  1. What’s the last thing you do every night, before going to sleep?

I usually perform my skincare routine and read a few pages of either a book or magazine that I have in my room. I then say a quick prayer and then just go to sleep after turning of the lights.

2. Think of an adjective to describe yourself that starts with the same letter as your name?

This is a hard one because my name starts with a y. After doing a quick Google search I think the word yeasty can somewhat describe me. According to AdjectivesStarting this word means very creative and marked by spirited enjoyment.

3. How many blog posts have you published so far?

I have posted 10 posts so far and this will be my 11th post 🙂

4. What’s the title of the next post that you’re going to publish?

I am not quite sure right now 😊

5. If you had to choose one color to wear for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Blue just because its my favorite color and there are many different shades of this color.

6. What was the last lie you told?

I recently took an online course and the final exam was quite challenging and although I did pass I scored lower than I usually do on tests. When my parents asked me how I did I totally downplayed it and said: “it was fine”. I am definitely not proud of the fact that I lied.

7. Name one nice thing about yourself?

I am a fairly compassionate person.

8. When we meet for the fist time, what will be the first thing I notice about you?

Currently, I cut my hair into a short voluminous Bob style so my hair may well be the first thing that you notice about me?

9. What do you like to do when it rains?

I get really excited when it rains because I live in drought stricken California. I just enjoy watching it rain if I have time other than that I usually just go about my normal life when it rains.

10. If you had to change your blog name what would it be?

Hopefully I won’t have to change my blog name but if I have to then I may change it to Yasmin’s Corner because I really do view this humble blog as my home on the internet 🙂

11. Name one nice thing that you will do for yourself today?

This morning I went for a walk in the morning and this is a routine that I have had on and off for many years and I hope to maintain this routine for as long as I can.

There are so many wonderful bloggers out there that are all worthy of such nominations. I would like to nominate the first 11 bloggers that followed my blog as a thank you for supporting me from the beginning of my blogging journey! 

I proudly nominate:

stylishablog

Live Breathe Beauty

Rhio Amber

Becoming Rivera

Rationalizing the Universe

dandadiary

from Libby, with love xoxo

Angela’s Avon

Earthbound Pair

Fashion Academicus

20 Something

To all my nominees feel free to do this post if you’re interested but no pressure if you’re not interested or if this doesn’t fit into your blog niche or category 🙂

Here are my 11 questions:

  1. Do you have a specific morning routine and if you do what is it?
  2. Do you prefer hot summer weather or cold winter weather?
  3. What is your favorite type of food to eat?
  4. What is or would be your dream job?
  5. What is your favorite book?
  6. Favorite sport to watch and/or play?
  7. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
  8. What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing to ever happen to you?
  9. Do you have a favorite celebrity?
  10. What is your favorite app?
  11. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Once again, thank you to the lovely Nicky from The Shimmer Within Her for nominating me and I hope you all enjoyed this post!

With Love,

Yasmin

Lovely Blog Award

Hey Everyone! Hope you are all doing well 🙂

Today I would like to give a huge thank you to the beautiful and very sweet Tookii for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I love reading all of her posts and I really admire her for starting her own blog at such a young age. Her blog is fun and interesting for people of all ages so make sure to follow her if you haven’t already done so!

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The Rules:

Thank the person that nominated you and give a link to their blog.

List the rules

Display the award on your post of the award

List seven facts about yourself

Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know that you have nominated them for this award.  

Seven Facts About Me:

  1. I don’t really have a favorite color. I like many different colors depending on what the colored object is. For example, I don’t really like to wear white or yellow but I love white roses and sunflowers :).
  2. I don’t like any foods especially desserts with coconut inside them even though I know coconuts are really healthy. Ironically though lately (once a week) I have been loving to massage my hair with coconut oil at night and showering it off the next morning.
  3. I don’t drink coffee. I love the smell of it but I feel like the two or three times that I did drink a cup the next day it made me break out. Instead, I love green tea.
  4. I am an introvert.
  5. I am bilingual. I can speak and understand both English and Farsi. In the past few years I have learned how to read very basic Farsi.
  6. I haven’t traveled anywhere outside of the United States but I definitely would love to do so in the future 🙂
  7. I prefer my moms homemade cooking to any restaurant cuisine. I may be slightly biased but I honestly think that my moms cooking is just the best!

My Nominees: 

Stylishable Blog

Rhio Amber

Becoming Rivera

Life With Ktkinnes

The Cake Faces

Claudia Marie Fit

Glam It Up Online

Jessica Jade

The Chic Community

Mary in Manhattan

Fearfully Wonderfully Me

Reviews by Brandi

Dajana Erd

Fresh Perspectives

Pixie’s Big World

 

Once again, thank you so much to the beautiful Tookii for nominating me 🙂 I hope you all enjoyed this post!!!

With Love,

Yasmin

 

A Bit About Me

Hey Everyone! Hope you’re all doing well!

I just wanted to create this post to help you guys know a bit more about me and hopefully this will help you to understand where I’m coming from, or my perspective, when you read some of my future posts!

I was born, raised, and currently live in southern California. My parents are originally from Afghanistan and they immigrated to the United States almost thirty years ago.

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I live at home with my parents and two younger brothers. I am very blessed to have two very kind and supportive parents. Also, I have been blessed with a kind extended family as well that all love me despite all of my imperfections.

In June 2017 I graduated from the University of California Irvine with a Bachelors degree in Psychology

I was actually born with a rare disability called möbius (moebius) syndrome. Without going into too much detail this condition causes many people, including myself, to have difficulty making facial expressions and moving their eyes.

The way that this disability has impacted my life the most is that it has severely affected my speech. Basically, it is very difficult for others to understand me when I speak. In fact, this is why I’m so passionate about blogging. I truly feel that I can best express myself through my writing and I hope that I can positively impact the lives of others through this blog 🙂

I am definitely an introvert however, I still love people and I love communicating with them through writing and the online world.

I am interested in many different topics ranging from physical and mental health to skincare and spirituality and I hope to be able to blog about many of these topics.

If you like my posts please make sure to subscribe to the blog ! I hope that you will join me and support me on my blogging journey!

-With Love,
Yasmin

By the way, all of this has been posted on the about page on the blog but I also wanted to create it as a separate post so that you guys can easily access it and get to know more about me!