Getting Theo was one of the biggest decision that Sahir and I ever made. Getting married? Easy. Buying a house. Peasy. Getting Theo – thoroughly terrified. I was most skeptical because I had heard so many stories of people who had a puppy for a while and then gave them back or away within a short amount of time. I wanted to be sure that if we were getting a pup, this would not be the case for us. If we were getting a dog this furry friend would be in our lives for years to come. Would it be hard? Sure. But I figured that we could do it, what I didn’t expect was this…View Post
There comes a point in every millennial’s life when they realize how the time has flown by and just how old they really are. For me, it’s when I realized how old the starts of my favorite Disney Channel Original Movies are today. Disney Channel movies were the highlight of my Friday nights growing up and my friends and I would wait all month for the premier. Remember Zenon, you know, girl of the 21st century? She is 33 years old now. Do you know what that means? It means that it’s been two decades since Zenon first made our hearts go boom boom.
The nostalgia of DCOMs triggered a deep dive into what other Disney channel gems we’ve been missing out over the years. I turned to my Insta-fam to help me populate a list of the top Disney Channel Original Movies and boy did they deliver. Here is the final list…View Post
The holiday season has come and gone and yet I’m still getting texts from friends saying thank you for the holiday card. Holiday card traditions came into play in the early 19th century and have since been regarded as a social obligation. Holiday cards were the one time a year that long-distance relatives can see pictures of their cute grandchildren and get an update on their lives. But in the age of social media and constant updates with print prices high and mail times delayed- what is even the point? Here’s why…View Post
Sahir and I bought a house 4 years ago in a very convenient area that was up & coming. The value has certainly paid off, but we are slowly trying to make this house everything…View Post
Documentaries are one of the Easter egg gems when it comes to Netflix. While you may not be looking for it, once you find a good one, you get sucked into the vortex. If you…View Post
There comes a time in every adult’s life when they get irrevocable obsessed with HGTV, Home Depot, and interior design blogs on Pinterest. It’s usually about the time when you are considering getting your own apartment, buying a condo, or even putting down roots in a house. It’s about the same time when you thought $120k was a realistic budget to have an open floor plan and a farmhouse sink. I mean, how the heck can a part-time hamster trainer and a freelance copywriter afford a 950k beachhouse with a sauna on House Hunters?! Sahir and I found ourselves in one of the many HGTV predicaments a couple of months ago and had to make a decision…View Post
Remember when you were a teenager and Disney Channel had that movie out “Smart House” and the idea of having a high-tech home was all you ever wanted? Yeah, me too. Being in our home for three years has made us hit a bit of a turning point. We aren’t sure if we should “love it or list it” – honestly. This was a 3-5 year home and as we get closer to that milestone we need to prepare for the future. So what do we do?View Post
At the end of a crazy day, all we want to do is climb into our beds and fall asleep while dreaming of Nutella waffles, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. We all know that herbal tea, avoiding your phone and tallying livestock are well known sleep-aids, but you can do more. I’m personally exhausted after a long day of work, blogging, cooking, exercising, and in general, being a functioning adult – so I need all the help that I can get to fall asleep faster and better. I’ve tried the following things and trust me, they work. Here are some things that you can do immediately to ensure a more comfortable bedroom environment and…View Post
Our little furball turns one! In honor of Theo’s first birthday, we’re doing another PUPdate video! Click on the video above to see Theo in all of his 1 year glory and learn about some new tricks that he’s learned how to do (and some he still hasn’t caught onto), what the hardest part of being a dog owner is, what we use to groom Theo at home, and even what our experience at the dog park is like. Our 6 Month Pupdate with Theo has over 20k views on YouTube, so safe to say Theo isn’t just a star in our world – but clearly that’s what people want to see over my hair tutorials…View Post
I’ve always been interested in interiors, but it wasn’t until I discovered HGTV that I noticed how much investing in your home can change your life.
You know when you watch House Hunters and every single person says “I want an Open Floorplan” and you silently beat your head on your wood table thinking “duh! everyone does!” Well, the flip side of having an extremely open floor plan (I mean kitchen, dining, and living room altogether.) is that you get very little wall space and…