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What Being Kurdish Means to Me

Lifestyle | September 23, 2017

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Note: Before you read this post, I kindly ask that you refrain from political comments about the referendum. This is my personal blog where I can openly share my most intimate thoughts and experiences with my readers. What you choose to take away from this article is at your discretion but please respect that we all come from different walks of life that we should not judge or discriminate upon. Thank you xo! – Sazan
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I remember in 2nd grade a kid asked me, “Where are you from?” I said, “Kurdistan but I was born here in America.” She …

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My Second Trimester | BABY HENDRIX

Lifestyle | August 29, 2017

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It’s true what they say. The second trimester has left me feeling my absolute best. I’m 25 weeks and it’s so crazy to think that this little jelly bean is growing FAST inside of me. She weighs 1.5 pounds and is the size of an Oscars statue! It’s no wonder why she’s already my little prized possession.

I’ve got about 3 weeks left in this trimester and thought I would recap how things are going since my last post.

CRAVINGS

Cravings have totally chilled out (for the most part) since my first trimester. I still love spicy and sour foods, …

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Bless Box Gives Back | Big Box. Bigger Story.

Lifestyle | August 10, 2017

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Today’s post is going to be a lengthy one so grab a cup of coffee and possibly some tissues (lol).

When I started Bless Box in December 2016, I wanted it to be more than an amazing box of monthly goodies on your doorstep. Of course, that was part of the exciting vision, but it wasn’t the entire vision. I had another big dream for Bless – one that could impact and change lives. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my career so far, it’s the fact that big dreams require BIG work. In other words, I knew it …

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Gender Reveal! We’re Having A….

Lifestyle Maternity | July 19, 2017

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Spoiler alert: Do not scroll down to the end of this post just yet (please!)

I don’t know what was more exciting – finding out I was pregnant or finding out the gender of my sweet little baby Hendrix. If you watched my first trimester VLOG, then I’m sure you hated me by the end of it when I left you HANGING on the gender! (the good old cliff hanger move!)

When my doctor told me I could find out the sex of our child as early as 12 weeks (Thanks to a little non-invasive test called NIPT) I …

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My Visit to Instagram Headquarters

Lifestyle | July 12, 2017

Yesterday I took a little field trip down to the Instagram headquarters in Culver City. You’re probably wondering how in the world I was able to do this? My management team got us in touch with our contact over there who helped us set up a meeting to come in, explore, and sit with someone to get some Insta-tips. I’ve been looking forward to this visit for a while because I had tons of questions I wanted to ask them!

Facebook obviously owns Instagram so when we arrived into the Facebook building, the first thing that drew my attention was …

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My First Trimester | BABY HENDRIX

Lifestyle Maternity | July 7, 2017

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Thank you guys again for the incredible love and support last week when I announced Baby Hendrix is on the way! I told you guys that I was going to share more on my pregnancy and a first trimester update. I’m 17 weeks and feeling great so here’s a little flashback…

FIRST TRIMESTER

April 12, 2017. This is a date I will never forget. EVER. Stevie and I were not planning this so it caught me by complete surprise when I was late and decided to take a pregnancy test – just for fun. I was almost certain I was …

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Exciting News PART 2!! (I Think You Know)

Lifestyle Maternity | June 27, 2017

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If you caught yesterday’s surprise IG post, then you’ve probably already heard the news. It feels really surreal finally getting to share what I’m about to type. EXCITING NEWS PART 2.

If you read the part 1 post then you probably know the story of the new home and how that came about. There’s a second part to that story, of course. When we were house hunting all around Los Angeles and beyond, I WAS PREGNANT and didn’t even know it. In our new house, there’s a huge second closet in the master room that was converted into a …

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Bless Box Unboxing | Here Comes Summer!

Lifestyle | June 12, 2017

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Hey guys, hope you’re having a great weekend! Today I’m unboxing my most recent Bless Box 🙂 I dubbed this one, “Here Comes Summer!” as many of us are getting ready to enter a more relaxing season.;) This month, I included a cute pair of light-weight sunnies that I designed especially for my Bless babes. It comes in a variety of colors (as many of you have seen) and it’s perfect for any upcoming summer activities. P.S. Can you believe Bless Box has been on the ground for 6 months now?! I started this from scratch so it’s been one …

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25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Lifestyle | June 5, 2017

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Happy Monday! I figured I would jump start the week with a fun little survey sharing 25 things you don’t know about me. Anyone else agree with #20? lol

1. My blood type is (B-). (Did you know only 15% of the population is a negative blood type?)
2. I am terrified of crickets.
3. I’ve always wanted to go on an African safari.
4. I was a TERRIBLE math student.
5. My family and I raise our voices when we speak but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re yelling at eachother. (took Stevie a while to comprehend this lolol)
6. …

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Bless Box Unboxing | April Favorites

Lifestyle | May 5, 2017

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Hey guys! I can’t believe we just sent out our 5th Bless Box….that’s so crazy! Now that everybody has gotten their April box, I decided to give a little unboxing reveal for all my girls out there considering subscribing to the world Bless 🙂

This month was one of our best yet, packed to the brim with some of my absolute FAVORITE products that retailed for over $165. See what’s inside:

Products in this Box:

Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond Bar $3

Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Eyebrow Pencil $8

Maybelline Lasting Drama Oil-Free Gel Eyeliner $8

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip …

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