Falling For Fall Tag

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If you’re new here on my blog, I’m Shabria. And if you’re one of my day one readers, thank you for coming back for a new blog post.

So, today’s blog post is going to be a tag. If you don’t know what a ‘tag’ is, it’s basically like an questions and answers. So, I was looking for some fall related questions and I found a few tags I want to post on my blog, woop woop for new blog content. Here’s the tag and it’s called ‘Falling for Fall’, I hope you enjoy the tag.

  1. What is your favorite Fall scent? My favorite Fall scent is anything cinnamon, I love that scent so much.
  2. Do you prefer apple stuff or pumpkin stuff? I prefer apple stuff, I’m not about that pumpkin stuff life LOL.
  3. What is one thing that you look forward to every single Fall? I look forward to the weather not being so hot because I live in the desert and I hate being hot.
  4. How do you like to spend the more chilly/cloudy days in the Fall? Umm, I like spending it in my bedroom, wrap myself around my fuzzy blanket sipping on hot apple cider and watching either youtube videos or Hulu or Netflix or just read a book on my kindle. 
  5. Which one do you prefer: Halloween or Thanksgiving? 100% hands down, Thanksgiving. because I love food LOL. 
  6. What is one way you do to embrace the Fall season? I embrace the Fall season by lighting a few fall scented candles and setting up my Fall home decor in my bedroom. 
  7. What photos would you like to get this Fall season? I would like to get some leaves and baking photos. 
  8. Favorite childhood memory from this season? Umm, besides piling up leaves and jumping in them? Yeah, that’s it LOL.
  9. What is your favorite trend (fashion/makeup/etc) so far this season? Child, I’m the wrong one catching up with these trends LOL, I’m just basic girl who loves wearing over-sized sweaters and sweatshirts with leggings.   
  10. Describe what the Fall weather really looks like where you live. Well, so far in Las Vegas, Nevada, the weather is slowly cooler down to the low 70s, we’re now in the high 60s which I’m so excited right now! 

 

And that’s the Falling for Fall tag! Here are the questions, so you can do yours on your blog, just copy and paste.

  1. What is your favorite Fall scent?
  2. Do you prefer apple stuff or pumpkin stuff?
  3. What is one thing that you look forward to every single Fall?
  4. How do you like to spend the more chilly/cloudy days in the Fall?
  5. Which one do you prefer: Halloween or Thanksgiving? 
  6. What is one way you do to embrace the Fall season? 
  7. What photos would you like to get this Fall season?
  8. Favorite childhood memory from this season? 
  9. What is your favorite trend (fashion/makeup/etc) so far this season? 
  10. Describe what the Fall weather really looks like where you live. 

 

 

Thank you for reading and I’ll write to you in the next blog post.

xo Shabria

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My Favorite Fall & Halloween (Non Scary) Movies to Watch

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If you’re new on my blog, I’m Shabria. And if you’re one of my day one readers, thank you for reading another blog post from me.

On today’s blog post, I want to share with you my favorite fall and Halloween movies to watch during the fall season and on Halloween Eve and Day. I really don’t like watching horror movies because I’m a scaredy cat (LOL), and I’m okay with that. I’m going to share my favorite fall/Halloween movies, I really hope you enjoy!

Casper

Hocus Pocus

The Nightmare before Christmas

Beetlejuice

The Addams Family

Addams Family Values

Halloweentown (1-3)

Frankenweenie

Edward Scissorhands

Monster House

Corpse Bride

ParaNorman

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Hotel Transylvania (1 & 2)

The Craft

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

So, that’s my favorite fall and Halloween movies to watch. What are my favorite fall or Halloween movies to watch during this fall and Halloween season, please comment below.

Thank you so much for reading my blog post, XO Shabria

How I Deal With My Learning Disability on a Daily Basis

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If you’re new here on my blog, I’m Shabria thank you for stopping by and reading. And if you’re one of my day one readers, thank you for coming back for another blog post.

So on today’s blog post, I want to share with you how I deal with my learning disability as a adult on a day to day basis. To anyone who’s curious what I’m diagnosed with, I have APD (auditory processing disorder) it means I have poor listening skills, poor reading comprehension, and miscommunication with family, teachers, and others and I also have dyscalculia (difficulty with mathematics). I was tested young when I was in elementary school, I think I was in the first grade.

To be honest, how I deal with my learning disability as a adult isn’t terrible but I do struggle at times. Like, let’s take shopping for instance I really love shopping but I really do get nervous when I have to count my money in public. In my wallet, I have both cash and loose change, I use my cash more than my loose change when I’m paying. If any cashiers asks me if I have any change, I lie. I know that’s bad but I really don’t like counting money in public, because impatient customers makes me very nervous. And also, I have a hard time figuring out sale prices on top of my head. Yes, I’m also terrible at mental math as well. When my favorite store has sale going on, I struggle with the sale prices mentally, so I have to fake it like I know the price when clearly I don’t (LOL). After, when I’m done embarrassing myself in public with my dyscalculia, I go straight home and my home is my comfort zone and that’s where I can count all of my money in private. I do like shopping online at times.

With my APD, at times I do struggle with remembering what my family told or said to me, I always ask them to please repeat themselves for me and they do but I sometimes feel like it does frustrates them like it frustrates me too. Not just my family but also when go to classes for my disability and my parents have to go with me because I’m really terrible on remembering or passing the message to my parents. So, I would audio record or write down to help me remember or remind myself. When I’m at home, I like to watch tv or Netflix/Hulu Plus with the subtitles on the screen because I like to read them (LOL) and I sometimes have a hard time hearing the tv.

To anyone wants to know if I work, I work from home as a freelance writer, proof-reader/editor, and selling handmade bracelets and gently used clothes. I make money as I go, it’s not a lot but I’m really content with it. I really do want to work and make more money with a bi-weekly paycheck but with my dyscalculia and APD, it might get really difficult for me. My dream careers are becoming a photographer, young/new adult author and florist. I use take a few online classes or courses to advance my education. I live with my parents and my twenty-three year old sister, I’m not in relationship or marriage, and I don’t have any kids either. Letting you guys know, I really do want to be more independent for myself because I do want to show my parents, that I’m going to be okay and they don’t have to worry about me. Even though, I’m saying that I know that my parents will always worry about me; even when I say don’t worry about me.

So, that’s what how I deal my learning disability on a daily basis. If you have learning disability, there’s a support group on Facebook. It’s called ‘ Adults with Learning Disabilities Support Group’. I’m really glad that I have a platform to talk about my learning disability and spread awareness. I always thought that I was alone but now, I’m not and now you’re not either.

Thank you for taking the time to read, I really do appreciate it. If you want to click on that ‘follow’ button to be the first one to read my blog posts in the future, please do so.

Thank you for reading, xo Shabria

My Advice for HS Students with Learning Disabilities

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If you’re new on my blog, I’m Shabria and thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. And if you’re day one reader, thank you for coming back for another blog post, really do appreciate it.

So, on today’s blog post I wanted to give my advice and tips to both middle and high school students who are struggling with their learning disability and how to overcome it. To the ones that may not know this, I do have a learning disability, I have dyscalculia, it’s difficulty with numbers (i.e. basic math, mental math, counting money in public/figuring out sale prices), and I have a hard time comprehending tasks/instructions without thoroughly explaining it me to my understanding (I later found out that I’m a visual learner). I also have an speech implement, where I mispronounced words sometimes.

For 7 years, when I was school I struggled with my learning disability and what I went through, so I wanted to share my advice for any preteen and/or teenager who’s struggling academically.

Advice #1: Please ask for help. If you’re way behind with your schoolwork, ask or tell your teacher that you don’t understand the assignment or homework instead of not doing anything about it. Either ask in class or after class or school.

Advice #2: Get organized. If you have a hard time staying focus in class, then this is very important. Buy a weekly planner and write down your school assignments and highlight the very important tasks to get them done.

Advice #3: Write down your goals. I remember when I was in school and I still do this as an adult, if you want accomplish your goals in during your school year; write them down on sticky notes or in your notebook. And after when you accomplishment them, you check them off and congratulate yourself.

Advice #4: Ignore people who make fun of your learning disability. Now, this is a little hard to do but you really have to. They don’t know your struggles and what you go through, academically. While you’re working on your academic weakness, they’re probably struggling as well but they don’t want to admit it or they’re skipping class or school. I remember my former classmates who made fun of my learning disability, didn’t even graduated with me because they waited to the last minute to get their class credits or trying to be cool and not care about their academics.

Advice #5: Figure out what you’re really good at while you’re in school. If you don’t know right now, it’s okay because you have plenty of time to figure out.

Advice #6: Don’t be ashamed of your learning disability. Letting you know that you can accomplish amazing things in your life, always believe in yourself and have self confidence.

So, those are all of my advice/tips for you. I really hope you take these tips into consideration. Thank you so much for reading xo.

What I’ve Learned Reading KendraBlogs Blog Post.

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IF you’re new on my blog, I’m Shabria and thank you so much for stopping by. And if you’re my day one reader, thank you for your support and reading another blog post.

So, I’m subscribed to another blogger named Kendra and her blog is called KendraBlogs, she writes about how to grow your blog, blogging strategies and tips. Kendra wrote a blog called ‘8 Ways to Overcome Blogger Burnout’, which all bloggers suffer after with their blogs including me. That blog post Kendra wrote did really helped me out alot and I want to share what I’ve learned after reading Kendra’s blog post.

#1: Planning, strategizing, and scheduling out blog posts – To avoid being overwhelmed and staying on track with your blog is the best way to plan and schedule. You want to figure what you want to accomplish with your blog on a monthly basis, creating a long-term strategies for blog growth, income and etc, and scheduling tasks to keep you consistent.

#2: Block out time for specific tasks – This is very similar to scheduling your time, you really need to stay focused on one task at a time by blocking out chucks of time for each task. For example,  from 9:00am to 10:30am, you focus on writing your blog content and from, 11:00am to 12:15pm, focus on creating your blog thumbnail image and scheduling and planning out your blog week.

#3: Avoid the Pinterest black hole – Pinterest is a great marketing tool for bloggers to gain more blog traffic and growth IF you stay focus and don’t procrastinate by repinning pins all day (it’s okay, don’t be ashamed). Kendra recommend Tailwind as ‘Pinterest Approved Scheduler.’ Tailwind schedules out your pins and give you ‘optimal time’ to pin based on specific Pinterest profile.

#4: Take breaks & time for yourself – If you’re feeling overwhelm or your blog to-do list is so long, relax and take some time to destress yourself.

#5: Just start – Basically, stop procrastinating and just start working on your blog. Even if you’re not in the mood to do anything.

#6: Make an list of accomplishments: If you’re feeling defeated or lost with your blog, which is very normal for bloggers. But, before you give up with your blog, write down your blogger wins and accomplishments that you made so far.

#7: Remember the big picture and your why – When you get uninspired or an blogger burnout, remember why you started your blog in the first place and why is it your passion. Your blogging journey/story is way different from your favorite huge following beauty, fashion, or lifestyle blogger’s story.

#8: Get inspired: If you’re lacking inspiration or motivation for your next blog post, just browse around on other blogs that you love reading, google ‘blog posts for ______ bloggers’, or engage with other bloggers in your blogging niche.

So, that’s what I’ve learned from KendraBlogs ‘8 Ways to Overcome Blogger Burnout’, thank you Kendra for your blogger tips (if she’s reading this blog post, that would be so cool). I will leave her social media links, if you want to check her out. Thank you so much for reading my blog post and I’ll write for you next time.

XO Shabria

KendraBlogs social media links:

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Her Twitter

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My Favorite Fall Scented Candles

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If you’re new reading on my blog, I’m Shabria. And if you’re one of my day 1 reader, virtual hugs for coming right back for a new blog post.

On today’s blog post, I want to share with you my favorite fall scented candles from Bath and Body Works or from other stores that carry really affordable candles. Oh, letting you know that I don’t have the candles with me so I can take a picture of them because I finished them and I didn’t saved them, yeah that’s my fault LOL.

From Target:

Cozy Nights, Autumn Harvest, Cozy Flannel, and Fall Day in the brand Signature Soy. The prices for both 5 oz and 10 oz are between $5-$10. There are a few candles that I love in the Dollar Spot section but sadly I forgot the names of them. The candles cost between $3 or $5.

From Walmart:

Vanilla Spice, Warm Apple Pie, and Apple Pumpkin in the brand MainStays. For the size 3 oz, they’re about $3.33. And Crisp Fall Leaves, Chilled Pomegranate Wine, Apple Cookie Crunch, and Spiced Pumpkin Pie in the brand Better Homes and Gardens, they come in both 13 and 18 oz and they cost between $4.44 to $5.97.

From Michaels (yes, Michaels has candles):

Cinnamon Pecan Buns, Salted Caramel, and Sugared Cinnamon in the brand Ashland. They costed about $3.33.

From Bath and Body Works:

Marshmallow Fireside, Mahogany Teakwood, Apple Cinnamon Cider, Caramel Apple, Hot Cocoa and Cream, and Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow. Sometimes, I would get them in the 3 wick or the single wick for $24.50 or $14.50.

So, those are my favorite fall scented candles, they’re very affordable and smell really good. What are your favorite fall scented candle? Please share in the comments and thank you so much for reading xo.

How To Save Up For Christmas | 14-week Money Saving Challenge 2018

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If you’re new reading on my blog, I’m Shabria. And if you’re my day 1 reader, thank you for coming right back for a new post *virtual hugs and kisses*.

So, on today’s post I’m going to help you get started on your money saving challenge for Christmas shopping. Yes, ladies and gentlemen Christmas is literally around the corner and you probably didn’t get started on saving for Christmas shopping, haven’t you? Yeah, you haven’t (LOL), so I’m going to help you to get started (you’re very welcome). Now, if you haven’t started yet, now it’s the perfect time to get started. And I’m just letting you know, that I’m not financial adviser or anything. I’m just someone who has this money saving method and wanted to share.

So, first step is to get an envelope to put your cash in of course. You make a cash envelope if you want it to be super cute, there’s plenty of videos on making a stylish cash envelope on Youtube and I’ll give you the link. And you label the envelope ‘Christmas Shopping’ or ‘Black Friday Shopping’, so it will be easier to remind you. Then, think about on how much you’re planning on saving in your cash envelope. Are you saving $25, $50, $75, or $100 each paycheck or from your side hustle job? Once you figured out on how much you want to save up, keep a tab on it each paycheck on the back of the envelope, week after week until Black Friday shopping. If you want an example, I found two examples that you can do.

Example #1:

Week 1: $50

Week 2: $50

Week 3: $50

Week 4: $50

Week 5: $50

Week 6: $50

Week 7: $50

Week 8: $50

Week 9: $50

Week 10: $50

Week 11: $50

Week 12: $50

Week 13: $50

Week 14: $50

Total: $700

Example #2:

Week 1: $100

Week 2: $100

Week 3: $100

Week 4: $100

Week 5: $100

Week 6: $100

Week 7: $100

Week 8: $100

Week 9: $100

Week 10: $100

Week 11: $100

Week 12: $100

Week 13: $100

Week 14: $100

Total: $1,400

You got the idea of it, right? Even if you have bills to pay or whatever, just split your money and put it your cash envelope. I hope this blog post helped you out a bit with your money saving challenge for Christmas. Thank you so much for reading my blog post and take care xo.