You are beautiful
You are different
You are YOU!!!

People today tend to compare themselves to others because they want to be them or even possess what they have. We all have role models but there is difference between and idol and following someone else’s trend.

Begin by analyzing yourself in the mirror, admire your features as you look at yourself. DO NOT THINK ABOUT THE NEGATIVE BUT INSTEAD THINK ABOUT THE POSITIVE!!!

NEXT, Have you ever sat down to actually contemplate what makes you beautiful?
Take the moment to think about five things that makes you beautiful or even happy and if you cant that is a problem.
The problem is your not identifying the beauty within yourself and now it is time to get out of that shell.
That barrier that you have can be broken down! Do not build upon it but break it instead.
Look upon my 5 ways to be more creative blog post on how to branch out to be different and unique.

However this post is to make you more focused on yourself and who you are a s person.

Then, each day as you wake up place a post-it note of a motivational thought on your mirror, or somewhere you will always see the post-it.

Lastly, say “I am confident”, each day and night, even when you in the car going to work, or even taking public transportation.

Your confidence is the key to everything. It shapes who you are as a person, and that positivity needs to be shared throughout. That is what people will want to see.

Remember you came out into this world alone, now its time to make your own image of yourself. Make yourself your own role model.


Written by Nanayaa




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things that make me happy

Hey, everyone!

Within twenty-four years, here is one list with twenty four things that truly makes me happy. Enjoy!

  1. Jesus
  2. Green Tea
  3. Oreo Cookies
  4. Singing
  5. Dollar Tree
  6. Bubble Tea
  7. Frozen Yogurt
  8. Girls night
  9. Boarding on the airplane
  10. Writing
  11. Traveling
  12. Reading
  13. Saag Paneer with Naan bread
  14. Running
  15. Scrabble
  16. Road Trip
  17. Game Night
  18. Fresh Flowers
  19. Dancing
  20. The smell of fresh baked cookies
  21. A nap on a rainy afternoon
  22. Sweet scented candles
  23. Gardens
  24. Christmas Carols




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Imagine this; As you lay down on the grass with your eyes looking up, seeing the blue and white clouds as they move left and right in an indecisive order. You begin to make images in your head of what you see in the sky. Now that is creativity.

Have you ever heard of writer’s block? Well, there can be creator’s block. Here are some tips on how to be more creative:

1. Identify What You Enjoy

First, we need to identify what you enjoy, such as hobbies, favorite subjects, or even what you like to eat! Now use those as a starting foundation for thinking of ideas related to the topics.

2. Step Out the Box

Use these hobbies to branch out into different past-times you’ve never tried before. Take a risk. Do something challenging. Step out your comfort zone.

3. Research for Inspirations

Everyone is inspired by someone or something. Now it’s your turn. Take several inspirations from different websites, such as Pinterest, and apply them into your own work.

4. Go Out

Remaining in the same environment can limit your creativity, so going out can help you draw inspirations. Take pictures, to reminisce about the memories that you experienced, and create a collage about your favorite moments.

5. Personal Space

Everyone eventually needs “Me-time” to destress, reflect, and to recharge our batteries before we can continue onto the next level of our creativity.
Now to execute your image, the image that was created up in the sky is about to be produced.

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iced tea

Hey lovely people,

June is national iced tea month! Being that iced tea is a refreshing drink and that Summer begins in June, makes it all intentional. In my home we drink lots of water and iced tea during the summer time. Iced tea is the closest option to juice that I have in my home, so my sisters complain when they come over lol. There is no particular reason, I just prefer to keep sweets out of sight and out of mind!

In celebration to this special month, I ventured out in my own kitchen by experimenting on new iced tea recipes. Out of all the batches that I made, I truly enjoyed Peach and Passion fruit iced tea with a hint of strawberry and lemon.

Here is how you make it:

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 4 tea bags
  • 3 Strawberries
  • 1/2 Lemon


  • Boil 2 cups of hot water over the stove or in a kettle.
  • Pour boiling water in a heat proof pitcher and add the 4 tea bags. (Steep for 5 mins)
  • Once the water has cooled down; toss the tea bags, add the strawberries and squeeze the lemon inside.
  • Put the pitcher inside the fridge for about 1 hour.
  • Add honey or sugar to your linking and enjoy!

And there you have it, Peach and Passion fruit iced tea with a hint of strawberry and lemon. Cheers!

What is your favorite Iced tea flavor?




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Because, Waffles and weekends are great friends!

I had the pleasure to visit NY Bagel Cafe & Deli for on a Sunday morning for breakfast. Though I wanted to try everything on the menu, initially I went with a waffle and kept it simple; which was pretty good. Besides this waffle, their breakfast menu contains of other options such as chicken & waffle, pancakes and hearty breakfast platters.

Over all I had a great experience as a first time customer and I will be back!  Great service, comfy place and yummy food options on the menu. I give it a thumbs up!




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