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Husband Shares Our Love Story

Relationships | February 14, 2017

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It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re celebrating LOVE today. I’ve almost been married for two years and sometimes I have to pinch myself. I am truly blessed with the best husband.

“Love thrives where love is rooted in commitment. Embrace a deeper sense of responsibility for and accountability to your loved ones, and you’ll be cultivating fertile soil where lasting love can take root. Love requires commitment, and commitment requires abandoning our exit strategy.”

I read that this morning and thought, “Wow so good. Stevie and I have come a long way from our good old college days..”

College days? Well, …

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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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Heartbreak Sucks | This is what I learned..

Relationships | November 3, 2016

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Many of you have been following my blog for years and have seen countless lovey dovey #StevieandSazan posts time and time again. Before my “happily ever after”, there was a season of heartbreak I went through in a previous relationship. I love focusing on the happy things with you guys, but I feel like some of my babes out there need this post right now more than anything.

Coping with a break up is probably one of the worst feelings we have to overcome. It’s hard to picture my life without Steve, and I can’t imagine what life would look …

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Fall Date Night Outfit Under $100

Relationships Style | October 10, 2016

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Do you remember when you were a little kid and your mom would pack up the mini van and head to the mall for the yearly back-to-school-shopping trip? Man I miss those days! I feel like I’m coming up on those days again but in a whole new way…so crazy! (disclaimer: I am not pregnant lol)

This outfit brings back nostalgia because I got the look from JCPenney! That seriously used to be my favorite department store growing up. Even though times and styles have changed, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the affordability. And I’ll forever be a …

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27 Things I’ve Learned About Myself

Lifestyle Relationships | October 3, 2016

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Thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes yesterday! I had the most relaxing day ever. I’m in Texas visiting family for a few more days and thought I would share a fun little birthday post. I came up with 27 things I’ve learned about myself over the years. Don’t judge me for #20.

1. Honesty is the best policy – I used to think telling a little white lie here and there was okay, but the older I’m getting the more I’ve learned that honesty is the best policy. I kept Steve a secret from my parents for years …

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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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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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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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