summer playlist

Hello and welcome (back) to Sparks of Ara! How have y’all been doing? I just got a job (literally yesterday haha) so I’m excited for that! And I changed the blog design a bit, if you’re on the reader be sure to check out the website to see! Anyways, I’ll be sharing some of my current favorite songs that I’ve been listening to on repeat the past few weeks! There’s quite a mix of different genres and stuff so hopefully you enjoy them! I’ll also mark the songs with explicit lyrics with an asterisk (*) if anyone doesn’t want to listen to them or wants to find an alternative. (I know spotify does that with some songs!)

also- I’m still experimenting with the graphic design stuff, so sorry if it doesn’t look amazing… sorry for any typos too haha…

…and pretty much anything from Evermore or Folklore by Taylor Swift, but I didn’t want to just repeatedly list Taylor Swift, so I’ll just leave it at that haha.

That ended up much longer than I thought it would be, so I hope you enjoyed if you made it this far! As you can probably tell I have quite a mix of music taste, haha! Do you listen to any of these songs? What are your favorite songs? I’ll be sure to check them out!

Here’s my Spotify if anyone wants to check it out (I’ll also follow back haha): https://open.spotify.com/user/mynameisbel

~ Arabella xx

well, it’s been a while… but I’m back!

Heyyy there! (ayy I’m still at it with the cringy intros) Welcome (back) to Sparks of Ara! You may not remember me (who does?) since I haven’t posted on here in almost 6 months… and looking back at the most recent posts I’m cringing so hard… I have definitely changed quite a bit since my last post, so I guess I’ll recap where I’ve been, what’s changed, and what’s up for the blog! Which will hopefully start up again! I’m also very sorry for unexpectedly leaving with no notice (that seems to be a trend for me)

So, let’s start with me? (not the most exciting or wanted topic but that’s okay) (also there may be a bit of self loathing on here but I’ll try not to because I don’t think anyone will want to read that lol) (and I have a thing with parenthesis and saying “and”) I’ve just finished my freshman year of high school, which is exciting! It went by really quickly, which I definitely wasn’t expecting given covid. Speaking of covid, I’m vaccinated now, which is very exciting because that means I’ve been able to go out a bit more now! (not that I have much to do with or without covid) …and I’m starting to ramble…

I’m going to try to be more transparent and honest on here! A lot of the content I had before wasn’t “me”, I was just trying to create what I thought others wanted so I’d be more liked, which is why I got burnt out easily. Here’s some types of stuff you can expect from me: (most of it’s similar to what I had before, there’s no huge changes here)

  • lifestyle (which is what I’ve always been doing)
  • a bit of fashion (?)
  • wellness/mental health/self care (since mental health is very important and I want to encourage y’all to focus on yourselves!!)
  • books (I love reading but don’t read much, so we’ll see where that leads)
  • lgbtq+ stuff (I’m excited for this, hopefully y’all are too)
  • pretty much a whole bunch of different categories that can be meshed into the word “lifestyle”

A bit more about me/what I’ve been up to…

  • I cut and dyed my hair… several times! I dyed it pink and then purple (which its currently at) and I’d say its around my shoulders! I love changing things up, and given my impulsive-ness it was really fun doing that!
  • I shared the blog with some irl friends (not my proudest moment, but I don’t think any of them are reading this) (if you are, HI, please let me know that you’re reading this haha it’d make me really happy)
  • I finally figured out that I’m an INFP
  • …and maybe an enneagram type 4 (though I could be a 6 or 9 I’m not 100% sure)

I feel like I’m oversharing even though I’m… not… anyways, I’ve been listening to a lot of music lately, so be sure to look out for a “playlist” type post lol. I’m planning on posting once or twice a week (really depends on the week haha but more likely once a week because I’m that type of person)

Anyways if you’ve read this far, thank you so much for reading! I promise I’ll be more consistent and start interacting with your posts too! I want to catch up with you all too, let me know how you’ve been doing in the comments!

Once again thank you so much if you’ve read this far! xx

~ arabella

(also ps; sorry for the lack of photos in this post,,, I promise the next post will be much more put together and I’ll be back with tons of fun content for y’all this summer!! but I wanted to get this post out sooner rather then later haha)

I’M BACK | FT. WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO LATELY

Hello everyone! After a few months of on and off blogging, I am finally back! I will be sharing what I have been up to during this time as well as what’s to come! And feel free to chat with me- I am excited to catch up with you all!

First off, I am officially a high schooler! I feel so old being almost 15 but at tbe same time, I can’t wait for the future! In just 3 years, I will be able to vote and soon after, in college. Wow!

So that is part of the reason why I haven’t been posting, even though school does not seem to take up as much of my time as it used to.

I have been really interested in starting a business, so maybe in a year or two I will be able to actually start one! I would love to be to sell some photography, designs, or other items on etsy! Any one here on etsy or have a small business? I would love to hear your stories!

Also, thank you so much for 200 followers! It means so much to me!

I might be updating the design of my blog soon, so look out for that! I like the current one so likely nothing too major.

I am planning on posting twice a week, maybe Tuesday and Friday, probably around noon EST, so that any UK or international followers can get the posts that same day. It may change, but I am planning on posting at least once a week.

I will be posting lifestyle, fashion, and inspiration posts on my blog, similar to the past.

Thank you all so much for reading! I cannot wait to start up blogging again for real!

~ Arabella đź’™