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Travel Vlog: Catalina Island Anniversary Getaway

Lifestyle Travel | May 7, 2016

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Stevie surprised me this past Monday with a two day getaway to Catalina Island for our one year anniversary. It was such a fun trip – I enjoyed waking up on both mornings and not having an agenda or crazy itinerary. Those trips are always my favorite. 🙂

This was a trip I never want forget, Stevie was so thoughtful in planning the entire getaway without me finding out! I hope you’ll check out the VLOG from my channel below if you haven’t already!

CHEERS!!!

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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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What I Told My Husband Last Night..

Relationships | March 10, 2016

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Last night I was laying in bed getting ready to turn out the lights, when I felt it on my heart to tell my husband a few reasons why I love him. I’m convinced that when this happens God is telling me, “Hey Saz, I know you’re busy and all but it’s time to check into reality girl..”  This isn’t the first time I’ve done this or the last time, but it’s been a while since we’ve had a cozy ‘pillow talk’ conversation.

When all of my married friends told us, “After you get married, you’re in for a real …

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Happy Valentine’s Day! | AYTS Collab

Relationships Style | February 14, 2016

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I want to wish you all a day filled with love and sweetness.  In the spirit of it all, Stevie and I were inspired to share our love in collaboration with our favorite page for all things love called AreYouThatSomebodyyy. I partnered up with the creator who happens to be very close to me. Can you guess? 😉 She’s actually my big sister and someone who I’ve always gone to for relationship advice. Sayran is the type of person who gets excited for the small moments and sees beauty in the most unique places. I’m so …

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Valentine’s Day 2016 Gifts For Him!

Lifestyle Relationships | February 12, 2016

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Valentine’s Day 2016 gifts for Every Man

I’m definitely a gift-giver who loves to surprise my man with something special on Valentine’s Day. You may ask, what are the rules when it comes to gift-giving? I think it’s important to communicate expectations with your Valentine so that you’re both on the same page. I’ve always been a fan of giving more than receiving so I’ve always done a little something-something extra for Stevie!

When Stevie and I met we were both pretty broke (if we’re being honest here) but we always made the most of it. I remember in college …

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Valentine’s Day | How Me and My Hubby EXPRESS Our Love

Relationships Style | February 1, 2016

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Hi guys! As many of you know, Stevie and I have been happily married for almost a year now (I know, crazy!). Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we wanted to do something special for our first one as Mr. and Mrs! Stevie and I travel so much together, which is amazing, but we wanted to make sure we got a proper date night in before we hit the road. Sometimes people get caught up thinking that you absolutely have to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th, but that’s a total misconception. Some people work, travel, or are just plain …

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1 Year Ago Today I got Engaged!

Relationships | December 23, 2015

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I can’t believe it was one year ago today when my sweet husband proposed to me. Time flies!!!! It feels like it was only yesterday. I never got the chance to share our engagement story so I knew today would be the perfect day.

Last year I spent time with Stevie’s family in Austin before going home for the holidays. He drove me to Dallas on the 22nd and mentioned he was going to stay with a friend that night before making the drive back to Austin. The next morning I got a call from him saying we should grab …

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Christmas Came Early for My Hubby

Lifestyle Relationships Style | December 21, 2015

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’Tis the season to give to others and perhaps surprise your husband with a little love before Christmas? I love that Stevie’s not picky when it comes to receiving gifts. Let’s face it – we all have that friend or family member who you’re totally afraid to shop for. When I was Christmas shopping online and browsing gifts for loved ones, I saw this festive men’s sweater at Old Navy and knew it had Stevie written all over it. He mentioned to me recently that he needed more Christmas gear for our holiday travels we have coming up. I knew …

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Kurdish Dolma Recipe (Thanksgiving)

Food Lifestyle | November 25, 2015

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Today I’m sharing my Kurdish Dolma recipe from my latest Youtube video. Watch the video first and then read the recipe after. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
-Onions, Eggplant, Squash/zucchini, green beans, tomato, Fresh grape leaves (mention cabbage but not today)
– Beef
– Uncooked white rice
– 2 jars Tomato paste,
– Fresh Garlic, olive oil
– Salt, Yaprax spices,
– Fresh and dried herbs – Dill, Cilantro
– Lemon Juice

Step 1:  Prepare + carve the vegetables. (Beating the onion loosens the skin and separates the layers) Cut the onions, eggplants, and squash into large chunks or in half, and hollow …

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Our First Holiday Card As Mr. and Mrs.

Lifestyle Relationships | November 23, 2015

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Can you guys believe the holidays are already here?! Talk about a whirlwind of a year. Stevie and I got married and we’ve shared SO many special memories together. We thought the only way to end this year would be to commemorate our first year of marriage with a cute holiday card to send to all of our friends and family.
We decided to team up with Shutterfly to share the experience of creating our very first holiday card together with you! We really got into the spirit of the season, because let’s be real, LA doesn’t exactly say “Christmas” …

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