I’m back again with my list of favourites for the month. Honestly, this whole month has kept me on my toes with online classes, back to back college assignments, and so much more. A hectic and tiring month indeed. But I must say that the pros never stop surprising me. Like always, this month too had its share of sweet surprises and special moments that brought big grins to my face. Sharing three of my favourite moments of the month with my blogging community.
Love you Savage Love
Savage Love… Did Somebody, Did Somebody, Break Your Heart… Ooohh! I cannot stop humming these line all day. The darling of all songs. This one tops my current playlist. How did I learn about this song? Well, my cousin sister sent it to me. I listened to it and fell totally in love with everything about it – the tune, lyrics, and the voice of the artists Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo. It’s mesmerizing and takes you on a road to catharsis. The musical notes and beats are also so familiar. No wonder this recent 2020 release that has taken all music lovers by storm has become a global pop smash.
Savage Love you rock. Heading for a long trip? Play it on repeat!
Surprise Birthday Party
Another special moment of the month was my lovely mom’s birthday fun. So, my mom shares her birthday with her twin sister on 25 Sept. Being the lockdown time, celebrating at her favourite restaurant was out of question. But both the families were eager to make it special for the twin ladies. Shhh… a surprise birthday party was naturally in the offing. Everyone pitched in, a two-tier cake was ordered, the room was decorated, celebratory dinner was arranged, and the families got together to raise a toast to them. To top it all, we also compiled a loooong video with virtual birthday wishes pouring in from the entire family and their circle of friends and colleagues. I’m sure the twins got emotional with this sweet surprise, as one couldn’t miss the sparkle in their eyes.
For a Greener Cause
I’m always into supporting causes that are close to my heart. And saving mother earth / nature or going green is definitely one of them. I try my best to prevent tree cutting, if it’s happening in my vicinity. Also, I do not miss a single reason to plant new trees. This month, I planted a sweet holy basil to support some cause (not mentioning the cause for personal reasons). It gives me immense happiness if I’m able to do my bit for nature in my own trivial way. My plant is slowly growing with daily watering and nurturing, making me understand the importance of loving those who matter to us. Loving and nurturing gives an entirely different meaning to our lives. Right?
On that note, I extend my deepest gratitude to all of you my loving blogging family for constantly supporting me at every single step of my journey.
So, moving on with my other blog awards, I would be expressing my gratitude for the Blogger Recognition Award today. It gives me immense pleasure to tell you that I have been nominated for this amazing award for the first time twice.
And for that I want to thank Kinya from 3am Thoughts for thinking of me for this award. She is a beautiful blogger who shares her opinions and thoughts and gives some honest reviews about life. Don’t forget to follow this lovely blogger by clicking here.
I also want to thank Yinda from Honey Side Up for nominating me for the award. She blogs about life and wellness, music, movies and much more. So be sure to check her blog here.
1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site 2. Do a post to show your award 3. Give a summary of how your blog started 4. Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers 5. Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award 6. Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post.
HOW MY BLOG STARTED
I started my blog a few months back during lockdown. I was bored with the same rut of eating, sleeping, watching TV and doing nothing. I felt this urge to indulge into something that would keep me busy and productive. One fine day, I got the idea of getting into blogging, thanks to my mom who’s a writer herself. I pondered over the thought and decided to give it a chance. Honestly, I didn’t know the ABC of blogging at that moment. But I was keen to experiment. With a lot of thinking and ideation, I came up with the name and lo, the blog was soon ready. I reluctantly posted my first story and slowly started getting some response. That motivated me to keep writing, and I did! Twice or even thrice a week. Over the time, things changed but my love of writing remained. Today, here I am, with 400+ followers!! I am very grateful for my lovely WordPress community that gave me a space to express my thoughts and views about the things I feel passionate about. Blogging has boosted my confidence and transformed me into this whole new person who is now strong, confident, and proud of herself. Thank you all!
Do you love yourself? Do you accept yourself? Sounds like an odd question doesn’t it?
We usually set standards that are too high for ourselves because the society expects us to be perfect. We tend to forget that everyone has flaws including the people we perceive to be perfect.
Self-love and self-acceptance are critical aspects of health and happiness. These are the attributes that shape our physical, mental, and emotional health. When we refuse to accept ourselves, we cut ourselves from the energy that sustains life. When we don’t accept ourselves the way we are, we are in essence, wearing out internally. And when we fight against ourselves, guess who loses? So, friends let’s understand that it’s important to accept the fact that we all have flaws. Making mistakes is a part of life, and not a bad thing that you should be avoiding completely. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s one of the best ways to learn and grow.
On, that note, I bring you some inspiring quotes on self-acceptance, that will change your perspective and make you love yourself even more.
Hey my lovely readers. How’s your weekend going? I know I haven’t been much active lately but as I mentioned earlier, it’s all because of my college assignments, projects etc. Anyways, my next award is the Liebster Award. So let’s begin with it.
This one’s the seventh for Chasing the Maximum Life! And I am extremely happy to have been nominated twice for the Liebster Award. I really don’t want to thank only the people who have nominated me but to everyone why reads my blog. It wouldn’t have been possible without your support.
I would like to thank Delicate and Brutal for nominating me for the award. She’s a lovely blogger who shares about her personal and medical experiences. I personally love her blog a lot. So, if you aren’t following her, visit her site here and give her a follow.
I would also like to thank Shreya from Blog with Shreya for nominating me for the award. I feel grateful that you thought of me for this award. She is a newbie but has some amazing content. So, don’t forget to follow her by clicking here.
What is The Liebster Award?
The Liebster Award is a recognition by bloggers to the other bloggers. It has been around since 2011. Its primary goal is to give recognition to other bloggers for their contribution to the community.
Liebster in German means – sweetest, kindest, endearing, beloved and so on. It’s a great initiative to support new blogs.
Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate 11 bloggers
Ask your nominees 11 questions
Notify your 11 nominees
Questions that Delicate and Brutal asked me:
What is your favourite book and why?
My favourite book is “Two States” by Chetan Bhagat because I enjoy reading romantic fictions and that’s a lovely one.
2. What is your favourite movie and why?
My favourite movie is Jab we Met because whenever it appears on TV, I go totally crazy and keep on repeating each dialogue along with the character. It makes me so happy.
3. What are you passionate about & why is this so important to you?
I am passionate about many things such as dance, blogging etc. and they are important to me because I just can’t live without those. They make me genuinely happy.
4. What is your favourite time of day and why?
My favourite time of the day is Night because that’s when I am finally free from all my college related work and all other things and I get to relax and binge-watch my favourite shows.
5. What is your favourite smell and why?
It’s melting chocolate because I really love it and it’s super sweet.
6. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I wanted something to keep me busy and productive during the lockdown. Also, because I wanted to experience something new.
7. What is your favourite piece of clothing and why?
Pyjamas are my favourite piece of clothing because I find them comfortable and for me comfort always comes first than style.
8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Bali or Mauritius because I love beaches a lot.
9. What is your favourite season and why?
My favourite season in Winter because I get to wear those cute, adorable, and cozy outfits.
10. What is one quality you love about yourself and why?
The one quality I love about myself is my honest because I believe being honest is the best empathy that one can showcase.
11. What advice would you like to give to your younger self?
I would like to tell my younger self to laugh at things that scare you or hurt you and that don’t worry about anything because at the end, everything would work out.
Questions that Blog with Shreya asked me:
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
Umm, my biggest inspiration is Art. Whether it’s visual or performing, I am truly inspired by it because I love to experience art. For e.g. Dance inspires me a lot.
2. What are the three things you can’t live without?
Music, Dance, My phone.
3. What would you do if you get a chance to become invisible for one day?
If I get a chance to become invisible for a day, I will go crazy and play pranks on everyone.
4. What is your favourite food?
I honestly love to eat everything but to answer your question, it’s Chicken.
5. What according to you, are the three qualities a person should possess and why?
According to me, three qualities a person should possess is honesty, and passion and a good listener because I would love to see that in a person and I think that these are some of the important qualities one should have.
Some of the remaining questions were same that I answered in the first nomination, so that’s why I am only answering a few here.
Hey my lovely readers. What’s going on? Hope you guys are fine. So, before beginning this post today, I want to inform you guys that I would only be doing my pending awards and tags posts in this week and not any original posts! Phew. I have to catch up on the college projects and assignment front and won’t be left with much time to focus on writing anything new. I hope you all understand.
Anyways let’s begin with today’s award post,
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring. It always feels great to be nominated for the awards but this being my seventh nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award, I am so happy and excited.
First, I want to thank Khushi from Paracosm and Stuff from the bottom of my heart for nominating me for this award. She is a new blogger but writes amazing posts. I really appreciate her a lot. If you aren’t following her, then go and follow her immediately. Click here to visit her blog.
Secondly, I also want to thank Divine Royalty for nominating me for the award. I really enjoy reading his blog posts as they are always inspiring and amazing. So, if you need a little inspiration in your life, go and follow him on his blog. Click here to visit his blog.
Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions given to you.
Nominate 11 other bloggers and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your blog post
Questions for Me from Paracosm and Stuff:
How would you describe your blog?
I would describe it as a lifestyle blog where I share some of the best fashion tips techniques, some life inspiration. I also give a little peek to my lovely readers at the end of every month by sharing some of my favourite things. Not only that, I also give my views opinions on various topics about life and much more.
2. What is your perfect day?
My perfect day would be waking up late in the morning, having my breakfast while watching T.V. Then after lunch, going out for shopping with my family and returning home back in the evening. And finally, after that long tiring day, I would just lay down on my bed and binge-watch Netflix while having dinner. Last but not the least, I will go to sleep.
3. Three random facts about yourself.
I just listed some of the random facts about myself in one of my blog posts. You can check it by clicking here.
4. Which book, movie, show, or quote had an impact on you?
Well, I watch a lot of movies and one of the movies that I watched recently which had an impact on me was Forrest Gump and Ruins.
5. What is the best advice you have for a new blogger?
The best advice I would like to give to a new blogger is that write about things that you are really passionate about, be consistent and don’t forget to comment and like other bloggers post as what you give is what you would receive.
6. Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself graduated and working in a professional atmosphere with future goals in my mind.
7. Money or Knowledge?
Haha, that’s a tough choice, but to answer your question it would be Knowledge.
8. Do you have a pet? If not, then would you like to have one?
I don’t really have a pet but yeah, I would love to have one.
9. One embarrassing memory.
Umm, I don’t think I have had any embarrassing stories worth remembering.
10. Favourite thing about school life.
There are many but one of them was having lunch with my friends during the recess time near the stage area.
11. How do you deal with stress?
I deal with stress by listening to my fav music or sometimes even by binge-watching.
Questions to me from Divine Royalty:
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in the month of May. It’s been about 4 months now.
2. How did you feel when you launched your site?
Well, I was quite nervous because it was something new for me and I really had no idea if people would love my blog or no. I was also excited because I was able to learn and experience a new thing.
3.What was your first post about?
My first blog post was an inspirational post. I shared some of the best life quotes in it. You can check it here “Stay Safe, Stay Inspired”.
4. Did you after some time changed it? Why?
No, I don’t think I have changed any of my blog posts.
5.How do you contribute through blogging to make the world a better place?
I try my best to contribute through blogging to make the world a better place with my posts. If a single reader is getting inspired by post, then I think I am doing the right thing.
6.How do you find inspiration to write?
Well, that’s an easy question because for me my lovely readers are my inspiration and they motivate me to write better.
7.Who motivates you when you feel like quitting?
When I feel like quitting, music is something that really motivates me and lifts me up.
8.How do you handle negative comments?
I usually don’t pay of attention it but if it is really something that I don’t like at all, I take is positively and try to be better at that.
9.Your favourite time spent?
During the day.
10.Your favourite people to spent time with?
My favourite people with whom I love to spend my time are my family and my best friends.
11.Your favourite place?
My favourite place is Goa.
MY NOMINEES ARE…….
For this blogger award, I have decided that I won’t be nominating anyone because I think every single blogger out there deserves recognition for their amazing work and their creativity and nominating just 11 of them won’t be possible. If you’re reading this post and feel as though this may be something you want to participate in, please consider yourself nominated. I would love to read your answers.
My Questions :
What’s your goal for your blog?
Do you have a TV show that you’re binging on right now?
Are you a night owl or an early bird?
What do you do when you’re really stressed out about something?
If you had never started blogging, how different do you think your life would be?
If the story of your blog were to be turned into a movie, who would be cast as you?
Tell me about some of your blog struggles.
Money or Free Time? Why?
If you had to give a title to the current chapter of your life based on a movie, what would it be?
What type of blog do you prefer the most?
Give a shout out to three of your favourite bloggers.
I am thrilled to let you know that I have been nominated for this Small Joys Tag twice. So, first I would like to thank Tia from Tall Blonde Tales for nominating me for the tag. Words aren’t enough to describe her. Tia is simply an amazing lifestyle blogger and a kind person. She is herself a joy to me. Having her as my blogging friend is truly a joy for me. Go and visit her blog here.
I would also like to thank Noorien from Gowriteandexplore for thinking about me as one of your nominees for this wonderful tag. I really appreciate it a lot. Noorien is a lovely blogging friend to have and a phenomenal blogger too. You can check the link to her blog here.
Rules and Regulations of this Tag:
Thank the blogger who tagged you
List 15 of your small joys (they can be as weird, random, and silly as you want to make them)
Tag 5 blogger friends who bring you joy (and feel free to say why they bring you joy!) Have fun with it!
Evin is a lovely person as well as an amazing blogger too. Her posts are creative and fun to read.
That’s it. I know I was only meant to tag 5 blogging friends who bring me joy, but all my blogging friends bring me immense pleasure so I couldn’t settle on just five. But as I said, all my blogging friends bring me joy, so of you want to take this tag, just go for it. I would love to read about your 15 little joys of life.
I would just like to say that I really enjoyed participating in this tag as I think It is the little joys of life that matter the most but unfortunately, we often fail to recognize just how important they are in making us happy. We are so occupied trying to achieve the bigger things in life, it isn’t tough for us to lose focus of the simpler things around.
The word “myth” may bring to your mind silly adolescent misconceptions such as – a watermelon growing in your stomach if you eat the seeds, perhaps or if you sneeze with your eyes open your eyeballs will pop out. But when it comes to the subject fashion, I think that women still subscribe to certain myths about how to dress that we simply think are false.
Though these may be bit less dramatic than growing a large fruit in your stomach, they’re still important to us because we dress ourselves every single day and so letting go of falsehoods about certain colours or accessories can make a difference.
Scroll to find out if you’re holding on to these fashion myths and see why I think it’s time to let them go once and for all.
#Myth 1: Mixing Prints is a No-No
We all have heard the ‘you can’t wear more than one print’ warnings, but no one ever explained it Why? Let me tell you people that sometimes in life, you must take risks. So, bust this myth now and looks for prints with complementary shades and rock that killer mixing. Just remember to take color into account.
#Myth 2: Keep Gold and Silver separate
We are in a time where fashion and style are so limitless that mixing silver and gold has now developed into an incredible trend. So, don’t be afraid to mix up gold and silver bangles or rings together because if the style matches, there’s no reason to not wear them together to build up a dual metallic look.
#Myth 3: Sequins are too Dressy for the day
Sparkle doesn’t have to be OTT, yet so many people reserve it exclusively for evening wear. I absolutely find no logic behind it. You can easily wear sequins during the day too. Just try to make the look more casual and always wear it with a tee. It can be your statement piece without being too much if you make sure to balance it out.
#Myth 4: You should wear a dress to look Feminine
Why limiting your style? A top and a pair of pants can still look as sophisticated. If you’re in the market for a more feminine wardrobe, look for form-fitting, colorful outfits with stylish, playful designs. You don’t need that girly makeover that includes accessories such as a pair of ballet or a headband.
#Myth 5: Newer means Better
Just because the shops are lined with shiny brand-new collections, doesn’t mean that these are better than the clothes already in your wardrobe. Trends will come and go, so don’t go crazy spending loads of money on one particular new style. Shop for fit, not for trend and nail the classics that you’ll be wearing for years.
Hey my dear readers. How are you guys? Well, I am really excited and happy as this is my first Beautiful Blogger Award post and I have been nominated twice for the lovely award. Thank you so much for all you support and love. It truly means a lot.
Next, I want to thank Janis from Momshie Diaries for nominating me for this Beautiful Blogger Award. It truly means a lot to me. I feel so happy to receive this award from you. She is an amazing blogger who writes about life and many other things. Do check her site here.
1. Link to the blogger who has nominated you.
2. List 7 random facts about you.
3. Nominate 7 creative, beautiful bloggers and let them know about the nomination.
7 Random facts about me:
I love binge watching. My favourite genre is Rom Com.
Dance makes my heart happy.
My all-time favourite place to travel is Goa.
I am left-handed.
The app that I use the most is Instagram.
I have seen every episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S five times over.
I am obsessed with blogging.
I really want to choose all my lovely readers as I think all of them deserve this award because all are beautiful are by their heart and creative by their minds. But now it´s because I had to choose just 7 nominees. So, my nominees are:
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
The best thing about music is that it is spirited, soulful and therapeutic. Yes, be it any feeling or frame of mind, you have song for it. Let’s face it, sad times call for sad playlists. Parties call for an upbeat playlist.
Not feeling great? Hear your fav number and turn that feeling around. Feeling low? Switch on the gadget and rise above the way you’re feeling. Excited about something? Tune in to that special song and sink into the rhythm. Music is like magic; it changes you from within. For me, music is happiness, music is therapy, music is life. I can immerse myself in my selective and preferred numbers for hours at stretch. Most of the time, I listen to music depending on my mood.
Having said that, I have managed to create a playlist based on different moods specially for you. Take a dive right in when you’re in that mood and add life to your moments.
Song: “Can’t Stop the Feeling” — Justin Timberlake
Song: “The Heart Wants What It Wants” — Selena Gomez
It is indeed a great Honour to be recognized by others in what you do.
First I want to Thank Francochuks’ Blog for finding my humble blog so interesting that you chose me as one of your nominees for the Liebster Award. Francochuks’ Blog is a blog related to health and beauty. I recommend all of you to visit the blog if you are conscious about your health and want it to be better. You will really love it. The link to the blog is here.
Secondly, I want to thank Chelsea from House of Upbeat for nominating me for the Liebster award. It truly means a lot to me. Guys please go and check her blog immediately because she is an amazing blogger. She helps people discover the importance of self-peace, self-worth, self-awareness, and self-love. I am sure you will love her blog a lot. The link to her blog is here.
And third, a huge thank you goes to Tia from Tall Blonde Tales for nominating me for the Liebster Award as well as The Sunshine Blogger Award. I appreciate it so much. She is truly an amazing blogger and I consider myself lucky to have met her online. She is a wonderful blogger and an amazing friend one could wish for. So, without wasting any time, immediately go and check out her blog by clicking here.
Liebster Award Rules:
1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Answer the questions given to you.
3. Nominate other 11 Bloggers of your choice.
4. Ask your Nominees 10/11 questions.
5. Notify your Nominees once you have uploaded the post.
Rules for Sunshine Blogger Award:
Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
Questions from Francochuks’ Blog:
What is your favourite thing to blog about?
Umm, my favourite thing to blog about is Fashion and all those daily life things.
Why do you like blogging?
I like blogging because it gives me a platform to express myself well and helps me connect with many other lovely bloggers.
What is the best book you have read?
I usually don’t read a lot of books but one them that I have read which I really enjoyed was “2 States – The story of my marriage” by Chetan Bhagat.
How do you motivate yourself during tough times?
I usually listen to my favourite songs and it truly motivates me a lot.
In the event of an emergency home evacuation, what is the first item you grab?
In the event of an emergency home evacuation, the first item I would grab would be back up cell phone batteries and chargers or maybe basic things such as medicines.
What is your biggest fear and how did you overcome it?
My biggest fear is getting hurt. I guess with time you learn to be strong and not let these things affect you.
Currently, my blog is something that makes me feel proud of myself.
What is the skill you would like to learn and why?
The skill that I would like to learn would be Digital Media Production. I feel we have reached a place where technology has become the most important thing. Everyone has a device in their pockets with which they can shoot HD videos, and much more. And this has made digital media more accessible.
Who do you admire most in your life?
I admire my family the most in my life.
Questions from House of Upbeat:
What or who inspires you to be your best?
Umm there are many people in my life who uplift me and inspire to be my best and they are my family, my best friend (Madhura) etc.
How best would you describe yourself?
I would best describe myself as a person who is sweet and caring. She loved to dance a lot and blogging makes her genuinely happy.
If you’re given an opportunity to be the President of Nigeria for a year, what great impact will you make?
If I were given an opportunity to be the President of Nigeria for a year, I would try my best to solve all the issues that people are facing and many other things.
If you have an opportunity to stop Covid-19 now, at the expense of your health, would you do so, and why?
Wow. Yes, I would step forward and stop COVID-19 because I just want to meet all friends now and go to college soon. I am really missing those physical lectures. Also, because I don’t want anyone else to die because of it.
Who is or are your role models and why?
My parents are my role models because they inspire me a lot. If we are talking about blogging, then I may have to say that Pooja from Lifesfinewhine is my role model because she is so consistent and helps every blogger and is truly an inspiration for many bloggers.
If you can turn back the hands of time, to go back to a particular period of your life and make amends, which period would that be and how would you make amends?
No, I don’t think that I would like to go back to a particular period of my life and make amends.
If you’re opportuned to be an opposite gender for a year, what difference would you make in favour of that gender?
Haha. That’s a tough one. Umm if I were a boy, I don’t know.I don’t think I’ll make any differences.
Questions from Tall Blonde Tales for both awards:
Would you rather curl up inside with a book, or go for a picnic in the park?
I would go for a picnic in the park.
What skill have you picked up/practiced the most during lockdown?
The skill that I have picked up the most during lockdown is writing.
If you could have any animal for a pet, what would it be and why?
If I could have any animal for a pet, it would be a kitten because they are too adorable.
Favourite item of stationery and why?
Umm my favourite item of stationary is a highlighter because they are helpful in marking important points and help in understanding the content properly.
What would your dream birthday cake look/taste like?
Wow. That’s an interesting question. I really love those tall drip cakes topped with flowers, macaroons, and chocolates and much more. So here is an example of what my dream birthday cake will look like.
What’s one thing/person that always brings a smile to your face?
The one thing that brings a smile to my face is food and there isn’t one person who brings a smile to my face , there are many people actually and some of them are my sister, my best friend and all my lovely blogging friends.
When you’re sick, feeling really upset or just down, how do you make yourself feel better?
I just go to sleep and that makes me feel a lot better.
If you could live in a fictional world (i.e. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc), what would it be and why?
If I could live in a fictional world, it would be Wonderland from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland because I feel it’s a magical place and I would love to meet those talking animals.
What’s a movie that you were really looking forward to seeing this year but couldn’t because of COVID?
Umm no I don’t think I was looking forward to seeing any such movie. I got to watch a lot of movies instead as all those films were all streamed online. So, I didn’t miss any film.
What is your favourite part of blogging?
My favourite part of blogging is connecting and talking to all the other lovely bloggers.
Would you rather be the writer, director, or leading actor in a movie? Why?
Ahh! That’s a tough choice. I think I would be a director in a movie because I love to work behind the scenes more and also because he is the person who manages most of the things like, choosing cast members, and much more.