happy 1st birthday As Always, Ara!!

Monday marked a very special day here at As Always, Ara. It’s been one year since I launched As Always, Ara as a fashion + lifestyle blog and became an influencer on Instagram!! One year. Whew, what a journey it’s been. When I sat down to write this daunting, milestone

this just in – interning at KFDX 3 News

This week marks the sixth week of my internship at KFDX 3 News and the end of my internship altogether… I’m sad my last two days are this week because it’s the end of one of the best opportunities I’ve ever had to work in news broadcasting. I would definitely

you wanna be on top?

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been binge-watching America’s Next Top Model on Hulu the past two weeks (I’m totally obsessed with their photoshoots) and this shoot pictured above by my mom has me feeling on top! I’ve been so inspired by ANTM on so many levels – free modeling tips,

summer wear sweaters

If you’re from Texas you probably haven’t left your house for anything other than your obligations. It’s too hot! While we’ve been setting record highs for the heat this past week (last Thursday my city was ranked the hottest city in America with it’s 113 degree temp. – yikes!!) you

smile for the camera, baby

Hey friends, it’s been a minute since my last blog! I wrapped up my summer 1 class with an ‘A’ and started my summer internship at KFDX 3 news station in Wichita Falls, TX this past week. Between summer 1 and 2 I took a much needed school break and

cool for the summer

Just wondering how it’s already like a week into June? I’m not okay with how fast summer is already flying by! With the beginning of June came the beginning of my online summer class and while I currently have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into, there seems to be

Thrive-ing!

You guys, the past 7 days I’ve been Thriving!! I’ve been feeling full of energy (no mid-day crash), happy, healthy and less hungry throughout the day! I’ve actually been obtaining the necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics, antioxidants, and amino acids that our body needs to function the last 7 days,

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