Hurricane Harvey Donations

My heart breaks for all of the people and animals who are being affected by Hurricane Harvey. What is happening is so tragic. Animals are stranded, pets are being abandoned or are stranded as well, people have lost their homes or loved ones, and they’re all just trying to survive. The animals matter just as much as the people. Below is a list of organizations you can donate to that are doing everything they can to provide for these animals and families. Anything helps – $5, nonperishable food, anything!

If there’s ever a time for a nation to come together, despite everyone’s differences, it’s now. 

Donations: 

+ SPCA of Texas 

+ Houston SPCA

+ Gofundme/HurricaneHarvey

+ Youcaring/jjwatt

+ Animal Defense League of Texas

+ Austin Pets Alive

+ GlobalGiving

Relief Organizations:

+ Texas Diaper Bank

+ American Red Cross

+ Salvation Army

It’s truly amazing to see the amount of money people have already donated, not to mention all the people who are in Texas now trying to save as many lives as possible. It just shows that it doesn’t matter what color skin you have, what you believe in, or if you have fur instead of skin, every single life matters!

Please help out as much as you can, it will count.

xx, Aubrianna

 

My Favorites on Netflix

Hello from high in the sky. I’m currently flying back home to Minnesota for the weekend. I’m excited to be home.

Anything new with you?

I actually have quite a few things that are new with me- I am almost completely moved into my new apartment and I started my final year of school! Technically it’s like a half year because my spring semester only consists of one class, so that’s really nothing. The only reason I’m not taking that one class in the fall is because I’m not allowed to take that class until I’ve finished the classes I’m taking now *eye roll*. I’m definitely ready to graduate, I feel like I’ve been in school for so long.

Okay, so back to my new apartment. Everything is coming together so well. I just need to add some decorations and my window curtains to finish it all up. But I am facing a major dilemma- I have nowhere to put my shoes. We downsized in closets, therefore there’s no room for my shoes. So I need some advice/tips on what I should do with them. ANY sort of advice is greatly appreciated. & no, I don’t want them under my bed or out in the open. Doing that makes me feel like my space is cluttered, and I do NOT work well with a cluttered apartment.

Got a bit off topic there, oops!

Now onto this blog post!

I’m a big TV show and movie lover, so I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites TV shows I’ve watched on Netflix or cable.

+ Sons of Anarchy – Not ashamed to admit that I’ve watched this show three times. I LOVE SOA. I also love me some Charlie Hunnam, too (a.k.a Jax Teller). This show consists of a lot of violence, passion, and everything in between.

+ Game of Thrones – Within the past couple of years, GOT has become very popular. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, you should. Every season is so good and so intense. There are so many different stories going on at once but they all connect with one another. GOT is very unpredictable in the best and worst ways possible. You grow to really love and seriously hate certain characters.

+ Billions – Ever wondered what it’s like to live like a Billionaire? This show is about a guy who owns his own hedge fund called Axe Capital. His name is Bobby Axelrod, and he’s a straight boss. Booby is always kicking ass at what he does, but sometimes he breaks the law. Him breaking the law gets him on someone’s radar that will go to any length to put Bobby in handcuffs.

+ Suits – Mike has a photogenic memory and is basically a genius. Harvey is a pro at what he does & he always gets the job done. The two of them together are unstoppable. Donna is my idol and Louis is always making me laugh with his ridiculousness.

+ Vikings – I have this obsession with medieval times and Norse Gods. I find those topics to be so intriguing. Vikings is based during the medieval ages and they believe in Norse Gods. The show has a lot of violence that consist of wars, over powering kings, and taking over land. If you love a lot of action and don’t mind watching violent scenes, this is the perfect show for you!

+ Bitten – I also have a love for anything that has to do with mystical creatures. Not sure what I’m referring to? Werewolves, wizards, witches, vampires, ect! Bitten has a strong female lead who is the ultimate badass and she’s also a werewolf. I know, sounds super Syfy-ish but that’s what I like. It may not be your cup of tea and that’s okay, but don’t knock it until you try it!

+ Gossip Girl – Basically every girl has seen GG, but I had to throw in there because it’s too good not to! It’s full of drama, spoiled teenagers, scandal, and suspense. I get so wrapped up into GG, I start to think I’m living their lives while I watch the show. LOL, in my dreams. XOXO

+ Beauty and the Beast – No, this isn’t the animated movie. This is a TV show on Netflix! He’s the beast and she’s the one who falls in love with the beast. It’s a love story with a whole lot of action!

+ How to Get Away with Murder – This is another very popular TV show on cable. I just got into it last year and got caught up on Netflix, and it was well worth the hours I spent watching it! There’s always so much going on, so many people dying, and so many lies. You never know what to believe, but that’s what keeps it so interesting!

+ 13 Reasons Why – This TV show is a Netflix Original and there’s only one season. I finished the season in four days. I would come home from work and watch it until I went to bed, it was that good to me. I loved this show, I felt my high school self could relate to it. It’s a very controversial TV show, but it’s also very eyeopening and moving.

There you have it- some of my favorite TV shows! If you were to ask me which is my absolute favorite, I would say Sons of Anarchy!!

Have a great week and we’ll talk soon! I’m thinking a fashion post needs to happen soon. Thoughts?

xx, Aubrianna

 

Delightful Moments – Renaissance Festivities

So I did something really fun on Sunday..

I went to the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, CO!

You guys, I live for things like this. Like seriously, it’s a fairytale land for me. If you watched my first YouTube video then you’d know that I love the medieval time/middle ages. I’m obsessed with Norse Gods, Vikings (the tv show on the History channel), Game of Thrones, you name it.

So you can imagine that I really enjoy going to Renaissance Festivals! The food, the shops, the jewelry, the costumes, how they refer to guys as “Lords”, and the uniqueness of everything is just something I throughly enjoy being around. Plus, it’s a different world than ours, which is intriguing to me. That’s also why I enjoy music festivals so much, they are so different from your everyday life. Everything from the clothes you wear, what you eat, where you sleep, the energy you’re surrounded by, the people you encounter, and the atmosphere you’re in. It’s new, it’s exciting, and when you experience it once, you crave it again and again!

When you’re at any type of festival, it’s like everyone is judgment free because everyone is in their own little world enjoying their surroundings and not worrying about anyone else.

My mom was sending me videos today of a 14 year old girl who was speaking at Mayo. She was blind and she was incredibly inspirational.

During her speech she said a few things that really resonated with me:

“Accepting yourself is a big step in accepting others.”

Accept people for who they really are and accept their differences.”

“Be happy with yourself and where you are in life.”

Each of those phrases all hold a different meaning, but are still so powerful on their own.

When you try to truly think about what it means to accept others, a lot of things come into your head. Like accepting that person who just honked at you on the road. You’re accepting that maybe they’re just having a bad day and they don’t know how to express their frustration. Accepting someone who has different political or religious views than you. Accepting someone who has a disability. Accepting a significant other for having an attitude every now and then because they’re frustrated about something that has nothing to do with you (guilty, sorry babe). Accepting someone who looks different than you. And the list could go on.

When you accept someone, you aren’t judging them, you aren’t talking bad about them, you aren’t making fun of them, you aren’t giving them a hard time, and you aren’t questioning their decisions in a negative way.

Accepting yourself helps you to accept others. That hits home for me. I am no way saying that I haven’t judged someone or that I haven’t talked bad about someone. And when I heard the girl say “accepting yourself is a big step in accepting others” I was like that’s me. I will 100% be the one to admit that I struggle really hard with accepting where I am in life. I struggle with the way I look, who I am, and where I’m trying to go. It’s like if I can figure out a way to accept myself on top of learning to love myself and my life, I’ll be able to do the same towards others- accept them, love them, and appreciate them. Am I making sense because it’s making sense to me in my head?

Anyways, I just wanted share those inspiring words from her because if they resonated with me, I’m guessing they’ll resonate with someone else, too.

Kindness is everything nowadays. 

Show kindness to the people you love. Show kindness to animals. Show kindness to this place we call home. Show kindness to complete strangers.

xx, Aubrianna

Here are some old pictures from the Renaissance Festival in MN!