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Marriage Question: When Are You Having Kids?

Relationships | September 15, 2016

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One question you guys often ask (especially lately!) is when Stevie and I will have kids. By the looks of this photo it must be time, right? Not so fast….

Girl Talk (Boys skip this part): When we were in New York last week something felt different. I noticed I was a few days late – but that’s normal when I travel. What I couldn’t understand was why I started spotting. That never happens to me. I somehow convinced myself I was pregnant and told Steve the news. Stevie looked at me like God knows how many times when I’ve …

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A Positive Attitude at Work: 8 Tips for Success

Lifestyle Relationships | August 30, 2016

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Today I’m going to share some tips for maintaining a positive attitude in the workplace. I know it can be tough (especially if you’re under a lot of pressure) but keeping the workplace vibe upbeat and positive can make a huge difference in the success of your business, and your life.

As you guys know, I started this blog on my own. I was the only employee for several years before Steve came on as my partner. At first, it was hard letting go of certain responsibilities when I was used to doing it all myself. Not to mention, working …

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Went to Canada to Surprise a Follower on Her Wedding Day

Lifestyle Relationships Travel | August 17, 2016

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You read the title right. Several months ago, I got an email from a man named Jordan. He told me that his wifey-to-be (Rachel) was a HUGE supporter of mine. He then went on to personally invite Stevie and I to their August 2016 wedding in Canada. Never in a million years did he think we would even see the email! My first reaction was, “OMG. This is so sweet!” My second thought was, “Why do I have this strong feeling in my heart that I need to be there?” It took us just a few minutes after reading it …

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Sunday Funday: 100 Funny & Random Questions to Ask Your Husband

Relationships | August 7, 2016

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Happy Sunday! If you’re sitting around today, I found this funny (and totally random) questions game that I will totally be playing with my husband. Number 15 made me laugh.

You can ask him these questions and also give your answer or take turns asking each other questions. Feel free to only pick out your faves if you’d like. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday strengthening your relationship with conversation and laughter…

What’s something you always wanted to do as a child but never got to do it?
If you were in a witness protection program, what would be your …

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Fun Relationship Exercise Worth Trying!

Relationships | June 12, 2016

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We’re living in a world where it’s easier to quit on relationships instead of practicing new and exciting ways to strengthen them. Why is that? Maybe the solution is putting our phones down for an hour to actually discuss what’s going on. Maybe it’s taking the time on a busy day to simply stop, look your man in the eyes and say – I Love You babe. Maybe it’s both. In a fast-paced technology driven world I too forget to sometimes stop and smell the roses. Before I got married, Stevie and I decided to participate in a pre-marital program …

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Dating Apps: Love at First Swipe?

Lifestyle Relationships | May 18, 2016

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Did you ever think you’d see the day when riding in cars with strangers, having dinner delivered to your doorstep, and the best one – finding Mr. Right through a little swipe on a dating app would be an actual thing? I’ve personally always wished that dating could revert back to the innocent old days of sitting in a booth talking about silly things and eating ice cream. Unfortunately that’s not the nature of first dates anymore. Dating apps are taking over the single world. Read more..

Think about it.  Do you remember when chatting with strangers online was considered …

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5 Big Reasons I Married Sazan | Guest Post

Relationships | May 6, 2016

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Hey everyone.. it’s ya boi Steveasy aka Sazan’s hubby Stevie. I’m the writer for this guest post on her blog today celebrating my wife and our 1 year anniversary coming up. She told me she has a surprise of her own for me on Sunday (our actual anniversary date) so I’m looking forward to that. Today I’m keeping it 100 so I’ll refrain from being too goofy…. Or at least I’ll try 😉

When Saz told me that I would be writing a blog post for her site I have to say that I wasn’t exactly thrilled. Writing is definitely …

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People Who Inspire | My Interview about Faith and Love!

Lifestyle Relationships | May 5, 2016

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I sat down with one of my best friends Shae Wilbur to celebrate the launch of her new series People Who Inspire. I felt inspired myself when she asked little ‘ole me to candidly open up about the two things that drive my life- Faith and Love. The two actually go hand-in-hand. 😉

My one year wedding anniversary is in three days and I can’t help but think back to last year this time. Watch the interview from Shae’s channel below and keep reading for more.. xo

The truth is I grew up in a very traditional Kurdish household …

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My Wedding Playlist (and Giveaway Kickoff)

Relationships | May 4, 2016

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IT’S ANNIVERSARY WEEK!!! Get ready for #StevieandSazan non-stop blog posts. It’s our one year so we’re celebrating big right now in Catalina Island. Our actual anniversary date isn’t until this coming Sunday May 8th, but I thought why not start the party with our wedding playlist and a cute little giveaway. 😉 As some of you may know, Stevie and I didn’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen since our wedding was so small and intimate, but I still wanted to give a special gift to my closest girls! That’s where Love Ophelia came into play! They have the most beautiful collection …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About My Wedding (Some May Shock)

Relationships | March 31, 2016

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It’s wedding season (and almost my 1 year anniversary!) so today I felt inspired to share 10 things you didn’t know about my wedding day. For any future brides-to-be out there, sometimes the not-so-perfect things play into that perfect day.

Here’s what you didn’t see in our breathtaking wedding photos. The weather forecast projecting RAIN, the pounds of double-sided tape holding up my dress, a bloated belly, a very sore you-know-what from my Brazilian wax experience, and my personal favorite – a COLD SORE flare up on my upper lip the morning of the wedding. Yep, this totally happened to …

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