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Bless Box is HERE!!!

Lifestyle Style | December 13, 2016

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I am so excited! Today’s the first day you can get Bless Box! Starting now, you can get a little box of bless at
your doorstep every month, filled with amazing products handpicked by me! Visit BLESS BOX and enjoy!!

I revealed a brand that will be in my first box (when I did my FB live with Cosmo magazine) so I’ll just say it again – AVEDA goodies are in the first box (yes plural!!), and that’s just one of more favorite brands that will be in this box.

Before I go, I just want to take the time …

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Top Five Favorite Outfits from My Shoot with Elle!

Style | December 12, 2016

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I recently teamed up with Elle Magazine (pinch me) and Dove to shoot a few monochromatic outfits inspired by the holiday season. It was really fun getting to style my own outfits but not gonna lie, it was also a challenge! Today I thought it would be fun to share my top five favorite outfits from our collab.

Stevie and I dedicated an entire day to scouting for the perfect location to match each look, and let me tell you- LA during rush hour can make you sweat! Let’s just say it can get a little stinky after sitting in …

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How I Set My Holiday Table (Easy Tips!)

Style | December 11, 2016

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Hi guys! I can’t believe 2016 is already coming to a close… so much has happened! To slow it down for a second in the middle of all the holiday craziness, Stevie and I wanted to spend a cozy night in. We’ve been married almost two years now (wow!), and even though we always travel slash go home for the holidays, I still wanted to start our own little tradition. So, I decided to host an intimate dinner for two in our backyard.

My Holiday Table

Instead of our regular 5’o’clock dinner on the couch, I decided to spice it …

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Behind-the-Scenes of Blogging

Beauty Style | December 9, 2016

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Sometimes my day includes a million things: blog shoots, meetings, walking the dog, more blogging, running errands…I’m out of breath just thinking about it! When I know I have a long day ahead, I like to rely on my trusty routine. In other words, when I find a routine that works for me, I like to stick to it. Like my mama says, no need to fix what ain’t broke! And for my busy lifestyle, less is more- AKA- the easiest routine is the best routine!

Here are a couple of ways that I prep for a busy day ahead:

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Ready, Set, BLESS! | Introducing Bless Box…

Beauty Lifestyle Style | December 6, 2016

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One word to describe the past week. Life-changing. We are currently across the world visiting the beautiful Holy Land (for the first time!) and I am on cloud 9. Just a few days ago, I finally announced some exciting news on my Instagram. The launch of Bless Box!! The ultimate subscription box experience.

Bless Box is more than just a box – it’s an experience.

There are thousands of subscription box services out there, so why did I decide to jump in? I knew if I was going into this subscription box world I needed to take my time, …

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Tips for Decorating Your Holiday Bar Cart

Lifestyle Style | December 1, 2016

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As many of you know, Stevie and I partnered up with West Elm this past spring to give our living room a little makeover. One of my favorite items that our talented friend Sara helped us pick out was a simple brass bar cart with glass shelving. At the time I didn’t give it much thought, but as the seasons change, I’ve found myself being able to dress it up! It’s fun and something I enjoy doing.

Just like an outfit, you have to pick a theme/vibe for your cart. Since it’s the holiday season, I wanted to transition my …

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5 Easy Winter Haircare Tips (Start Now!)

Style | November 28, 2016

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Let’s face it. Winter can be one of the most brutal seasons for our hair. To help us get through the colder months and hashtags #badhairday, my hairdresser Lee Rittiner is sharing five easy winter haircare tips for healthy, beautiful hair this season.

1. Texture sprays are your BFF – To prevent your hair from flat-lining fast, amp it up with a dry texture spray. (I am currently OBSAZZED with Living Proof’s Dry Volume Blast. It is definitely worth trying if you want a personal recommendation on one.)

2. Find a Deep Conditioner – Cold and windy air can cause …

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Hello Wide Leg Pants | Outfit of the Day

Style | November 25, 2016

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Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! It’s not everyday you see a 5’2” girl walking the streets in wide leg pants. The truth is, being petite has always made it hard for me to shop for bottoms. If I saw these in a store I would have kept walking because I instantly would have assumed they weren’t for me. Funny story, I received these pants as a gift from GUESS and was seriously so surprised that they fit me perfectly when I tried them on for fun. Woo, woo!

I have a short torso so the only way for me …

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I Am Thankful For…

Style | November 22, 2016

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(Above: an oldie but goodie from our college days.)

Happy almost Thanksgiving! The hubby and I are currently in Austin, Texas enjoying some much needed quality time with his family. Last year, the Hendrix’s introduced me to FRIED TURKEY and I almost fell out of my chair (it was SO good ha!) I’m excited that this year I’ll get to introduce Stevie to some of my family’s traditions! Yep we’re heading to my mom’s house for Thanksgiving in Dallas on Thursday. Say what??? All yumminess aside, if someone asked me 3 years ago if Steve would ever get to experience …

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Holiday Dessert: Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Style | November 21, 2016

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Happy Monday everybody! I’m sure most of you are counting down the minutes until you get some well-deserved time off this week, so let me give you something sweet to look forward to as you’re kicking off the holidays 🙂

If you need a quick and delicious holiday dessert recipe, whether it’s for your family dinner or a holiday party, I’ve got a great one that won’t disappoint. My best friend (and photographer!) Jon Volk introduced me to this amazing pumpkin roll recipe- apparently his family makes it every year! We never had a pumpkin roll in my Kurdish Thanksgivings …

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