Spotlight Saturday – Maha from Be-you-tiful

Spotlight Saturday – Maha from Be-you-tiful

Hi there, everyone! Happy Saturday to all of you(: ❤ How has your week been going? Mine has been pretty full; I’ve been doing lots of behind-the-scenes work, and I’m also enjoying spending time with my family while I’m off from school! We took off this week to celebrate Samuel’s birthday, which I’ll be writing about soon:) But for today, I have a very lovely interview to share with you! I had so much fun writing it, and I know that you guys will love reading it, too. ❤ I hope you enjoy!


Spotlight Saturday #15

Hey everyone! Thank you for coming by this week’s spotlight(: For this Saturday, I had the wonderful chance to interview a very sweet blogger whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for most of the time I’ve had this blog! She writes all about fashion, her travels, and other inspiration … please welcome Maha from Be-you-tiful!

Hello everyone! Hope all of you are having an amazing day! So honored to be featured on your Spotlight Saturday series and be interviewed by a wonderful blogger like you! This is such a great idea and thank you very much for this opportunity! Can’t wait to get started 🙂

I’m excited for this, too! Alright, so the first thing I’d like to know is, what is your blog Be-you-tiful all about? What gave you the idea for it, and what are you wanting to accomplish by writing posts on it?

I named my blog Be-you-tiful because I’m a girl who believes in always being yourself which is where I got the idea from. I always follow this principle throughout my life and the quote “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

I always try every year to become a better version of myself. I’m an avid learner and a creative thinker and I’m always on the run to coming out of my comfort zone, and learning new things in life as much as I can. My goal in life right now is to accomplish my dreams, leverage my skills and showcase all my talents as much as possible.

For the past few years, I’ve been discovering myself and who I really am and have realized that I have so many hidden talents that I wasn’t even aware of! I’ve been working on many hobbies such as nature photography, drawing, dancing, nail art, poetry and hopefully more in the future haha 🙂

By writing posts, I would really like to connect with everyone and create many innovative ideas/tips to portray to the world and inspire many people out there!

That is so beautiful, girl!! I love your yearly motto; it’s fantastic! Inspirational blogs/bloggers are honestly my favorite, because not only do they encourage everyone they meet, but they’re also constantly motivating themselves to do the best they can. ❤ Pursuing our passions is something I find so beautiful; I’m happy that you’re doing that with yours! The next thing I’d like to ask you is, what are three favorite posts of yours and why do you like them?

Aw, thank you so much Maggie! That really means a lot to me and am glad I can be an inspiration to every out there!

Well, I would say that my 3 fave posts would be the India & Spain Trip Part 2: Madrid post. I believe many of you enjoyed that post and I actually loved writing about it since Madrid is such a beautiful place which brought back some memories. I was glad I was able to share my pics and experience with you all! Ahh, there so many that I love haha!

I enjoy doing my OOTD posts especially the pink dress for my birthday because everything worked out perfectly and was able to match my purse and accessories with my dress so well!

Last but not least, a third one would be my nature photography: summer flowers! This was one of my fave because I’m so glad I got the chance to come across these amazing flowers and be able to take quick photo of them! These flowers are just so beautiful which made me really happy and gave me positive vibes. 

You’re welcome!! xx ooh those posts are fantastic! Good choices! I enjoyed all of those(: My next question for you is: can you share a few blogging tips you’ve learned with us? What are some lessons you’ve learned, and maybe something new bloggers should know?

Thanks girl! Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

Some blogging tips would be to just write about topics that interest you or that you have a passion for since that would really reflect in your posts. Blogging is such a great way to brush up your skills especially writing which would definitely help in the future. Be genuine and honest and really try to express your thoughts since a lot of bloggers can all relate to each other.

Engage and be encouraging to one another because one small act of kindness can really impact someone and make their lives much brighter!

Write posts that would inspire other bloggers and that everyone can learn from. Everyone is unique and has their own style of writing. Instead of competing and comparing yourselves with others, compete with yourselves to grow as an individual. Blogging is not about how much followers you have or how many likes you got on your post (even thought it def feels great lol)

Prove to everyone out there that you are one of a kind and utilize all the strengths and improve on the weaknesses to be a better version of yourself each day! Most importantly, just always be yourself and love yourself which will definitely make you and your blog beautiful 🙂

Use your blogging skills to learn new topics out there, explore who you really are, work hard to achieve your goals, and be an inspiration to everyone!

Aww that is all fantastic advice!! ❤ You’re such a huge inspiration to bloggers – especially me! So, I’d like to know: when you’re not blogging, what can one find you usually doing? For example, what are things you do most (if not every) day?

Aw thanks girl, it really means a lot to me!

I love listening to music whether its Pop, Hip Pop, or even Bollywood. Love dancing to rhythm of the music and enjoying myself, especially in times of stress. I enjoy watching tv shows, shopping on weekends, spending time with family (movie night) and just working on my hobbies, as you know like drawing, photography, DIY nail art, etc. I love reading but haven’t gotten the time to read a good novel due to the hectic schedule of grad school.

I love music, as well! All of your hobbies/daily activities sound awesome(: I’ve really enjoyed getting to interview you, Maha! Thank you for doing this with me. Is there anything else you’d like to tell my readers before we go?

Thank you very much girl for this wonderful opportunity! I also had a great time participating in this lovely interview and so grateful for being part of your Spotlight Series! Def a nice experience 🙂 Thank you to all the people who took the time to read this and if you would like to know more about me, feel free to stop by my blog, take a look at my About Me section, and explore my posts if you’re interested 🙂 Thanks once again Maggie and love you all ❤


This interview was so much fun to write! Special thanks to Maha for doing it for me (: She was fantastic! I highly recommend that you guys go follow Be-you-tiful. It is one of my all-time favorite blogs! And let us know in the comments below:

Are YOU following Be-you-tiful?

See you guys next week!

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Spotlight Saturday – Apoorva from Elle Online

Spotlight Saturday – Apoorva from Elle Online

Hello all! I hope that you’re having a nice weekend(: I think I’ve got a record going with these interviews!! Three weeks in a row! ❤ Getting to know you guys more is such a fun experience. I know you’ll love this interview; the blogger I’m featuring today is awesome!!

My words are in italics, and hers are in bold.

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Hi there, everyone! Thank you for coming by this week’s Spotlight Saturday. Today, I’m getting to interview a very sweet blogging friend whom I’ve loved talking to ever since I came across her blog! Please welcome Apoorva from Elle Online!

Hello everyone! I’m really happy to be part of this week’s Spotlight Saturday series! Thank you Maggie! I’ve always been reading her spotlight Saturday series, and I never knew I would be interviewed once!! It’s such fun and amazing to interact with Maggie and she’s been one of my bestest blogging buddies ever!

Aww you are so sweet, Apoorva! ❤ I’m happy that I get to interview you today. So first, I’d love for you to tell us some about yourself. What are your hobbies and interests?

Thank you Maggie! My interests are in fashion, beauty, travel, photography, nature, adventure!

My hobbies include drawing designs that just come in my mind! Traveling, reading books or novels, blogging, playing throw ball, cycling, collecting Barbie dolls and many more!

I’m a light hearted, always into fun kinda person! I am actually shy-natured, but I’m overcoming it after I started blogging because it urges it to be myself and make amazing friends like you, Maggie! I love to play pranks and enjoy with my bestie in school or with my sis at home! I love animals!

Since I was like 4 or 5 years old I’ve been in the company of kittens and cats! Most of my childhood pics contain one or two cats at least! I also owned a dog once!! But now I don’t! I really miss him (he’s still alive, but he’s not with my family any more!) Now I guess that’s enough about me, or else I’ll take the whole time, just blabbing! Carry on Maggie…

That all sounds so awesome! Thank you for telling us more about yourself. (Aww kittens are the best!!) My next question for you is, why did you decide to start your blog Elle Online?

your welcome!! Ah, now that’s one long story!!! I did want to do a post on it and I will soon I guess!

Back in my hols, I was reading many books everyday, and for once I hooked up on the book that my favorite you tuber; Zoella had written! And there started my journey of wanting to start blogging! It’s a book in which the main character: Penny starts a blog of her own. The book itself is named after her blog: Girl Online and yess, that’s why I’ve named it Elle online!!!

I enjoyed the whole 3 book series and in every page I’ve just indulged in the book as if I were Penny!! I really loved Zoe’s book and I wish she writes more! After I read the book I was like, ‘yes, I wanna have my own blog and write what I want and make amazing friends!’ Blogging has made me feel less shy and made me want to open out to people!!!

I’m so glad that you’re having fun with blogging! The story behind your blog is awesome; I love where you got the name for it. 😀 My next question is: What do you love to write blog posts about?

Thank you! I love to write blog posts about beauty, fashion, travel, about an experience that I’ve had, something new that has happened to me, and about books that I currently am obsessed with! I like to include all sorts of topics that catch my eye!

You’re welcome! Ahh I love all those types of posts(: Travel diaries have always been my favorite! Next, I would love to know: do you have any blogging tips for my readers?

Yes they are amazing!

The tips that I have learnt and gained as I started blogging is that we bloggers are like people who undergo many challenges. Sometimes it’s through frustration, jealousy, loss of readers, lack of followers and it goes on. It’s always better to feel concerned with what you have, and with what you have learnt! Doesn’t matter if you have 10 followers, at least there are 10 amazing people reading your posts, right?

As participants in the daily blogging challenges, we’ve gotta be sportive! Don’t care if your friend’s header image is better, or if her content seems better. You are unique, build your own path! And always appreciate the goodness in other blogger’s post too! That’s just what most blogger’s go through everyday, so I wanted to highlight this tip. I remember, Maggie you did a post highlighting this topic and I found it amazing! You guys should read that post, go check it out!!

Aww thanks, girl! And you have some awesome tips! It’s so important to be content with however many followers we have, whether big or small amounts. ❤ I have had so much fun interviewing you, Apoorva! Thank you for doing this with me! Do you have anything else you’d like to say to my readers before we go?

Thank you so much, Maggie !!! I’ve also enjoyed a lot since you started interviewing me!!! You’re the best!! I want to say thank you to all of the amazing people who have been reading it! I hope I made a smile appear on your face, and check out my blog if you wish so and want to see more of me!! And Maggie, I’d really wanna thank you for interviewing me, it was so much fun and it will always be fun to talk to you!! That’s all I have to say! Bye guys!!!! Love ❤️ Xxxx

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Thank you so much for checking out this interview! I loved getting to chat with Apoorva(: and you should definitely check out her blog! She writes about her travels, her thoughts, and lots of other things she’s interested in!

Happy Saturday, guys!

Spotlight Saturday – Christ, Crafts & Cuisine

Spotlight Saturday – Christ, Crafts & Cuisine

Hello there, guys! I hope that you’re all having a fantastic weekend. 💜 Wonder of wonders, I managed to have two Spotlight Saturday interviews to share with y’all two weeks in a row! *brain explodes* That’s pretty amazing, and it was only possible because of the beautiful ladies I had the opportunity to interview. ❤ Last week, it was Shannon from Kittyp0p, and this week, it’s … well I’ll let you find out in the rest of the post below!

Have fun reading 😀

My words are in italics, and hers are in bold.

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Spotlight Saturday #13

Hi guys!! Thanks so much for coming by this week’s spotlight(: Today I would like to introduce you to one of the sweetest bloggers I know on WordPress! She loves writing about the Lord, DIYs she’s done, recipes she makes … haha actually, that’s all in the name of her blog! 😂 Please welcome the lovely writer behind Christ, Crafts & Cuisine!

Thank you, thank you! I am so honored to be here! Thanks so much Maggie for your kind words and this opportunity, you rock! I want to give a big “HELLO!” to all of you fabulous readers out there! I hope you find this just as exciting as I do!

You’re very welcome! Ahh yes I’m excited as well 😀 My first question for you is, why did you decide to start your blog, CC&C?

I decided to start this blog because it seemed like a really fun idea! I loved the idea of posting things and people responding and getting inspired. I really enjoy sharing my passions with so many people as well. I hope that through this all I may have the honor of inspiring people to live a life dedicated to following God, eating “healthier” alternatives, and getting creative 🙂

That’s wonderful! I have loved blogging for years (I made my first blog in 2010!), and I’ve always had fun with it. 🙂 I love seeing your posts pop up in my Reader! They always inspire me. xx My next question for you is, what are three posts that you really enjoyed writing, and what are they about?

You have been blogging for a long time, that is awesome! I am so glad you like them!

As for my top three posts that I enjoyed writing:

Living With Actions– This post is about an amazing youth service I had gone to and an important life lesson I learned

Revelation on Worship– This post is about a mind-blowing revelation God gave me, concerning true worship, and how it all came about.

Vegan Cookies– This post is a yummy cookie recipe, plus I got creative and slightly strange and wrote a really fun introduction!

Overall though, I enjoy writing all of my posts!

Hehe yes, I am quite the experienced blogger! Ooh those all sound like amazing posts. The Revelation on Worship one has such a beautiful and powerful message! ❤ Next, I’d like to know, what are your favorite things to do when you’re not blogging?

Thank you so much 😊 My favorite things to do when I’m not blogging are: Baking-of course, walking, watching YouTube videos, singing using the StarMaker app, taking pictures, searching Pinterest-only for a few minutes 😉,and hanging out with family and friends!

You’re welcome! Aww that’s all amazing! xx I’ll have to look up StarMaker; never heard of that before:) My next question for you is, do you have any advice for new bloggers? And what have you learned during your time of blogging?

Oh yes, it’s an awesome app! My number one advice for new bloggers would be to not stress yourself out. Unless you plan to make blogging your career, do what you can, when you can. That is something I am still learning 😂 

A great thing I have learned from blogging is that there are many other Christians, particularly my age, going through the same things that I am going through. For example, you Maggie! It’s so good to know that I am not the only one. 

Awesome advice! Stressing myself out with blogging is something I’m guilty of too often 😂 I’m still learning, even after all these years! And I agree, it’s so comforting to know that we’re not alone in whatever we’re going through. 💖 My next question is, what inspires you to blog?

Oh, I am pretty sure we all are guilty of that one!! It really is. I would say my followers are a big inspiration.

I love when they respond to my posts and interact with me. Just knowing that people are interested in what I am saying is so inspiring. It gives me that boost to keep going, which is definitely needed at times 😊

Followers are a huge encouragement to me, too! Having a community of blogging friends is so much fun. 😊💕 Thank you so much for allowing me to interview you, girl! This has been so much fun. xx Do you have anything else you’d like to say before we go?

Yes, it is! All I have left to say is: This was so fun! Also, thank you so much for thinking of me 😊 I am so thankful for the opportunity to be introduced to some fantastic followers, on a wonderful blog and not to mention the amazing, God-loving young lady behind it all. Thanks, Maggie ❤️

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Thank you all so much for reading, guys! It would be a big blessing to both of us if you could go by her blog for yourself. She’s always coming up with unique, interesting post ideas – I’m sure that you’ll find something you like there!

So, are you following CC&C? Let me know
in the comments below!

Happy Saturday, guys! I’ll see you next week. ❤