Sibling Stories Part II

Growing up in Jordan, we really didn’t have much going on as teenagers. We didn’t have a movie theater, no malls, and our neighborhood wasn’t very welcoming for kids to play outside. Because of that, my sister Nari and I had to be very creative in the way we spent those hot summer days.

Sibling Stories Part I

I can’t think of anything better than having sisters. Sometimes I wonder how my life would have turned out without them and what kind of person I’d be today. I’m the youngest of three girls, and we’re all two years apart. We’ve always been close; they are the sincerest definition of a best friend.

Good Style Fashion Show Flower Party

I unintentionally went for a Downton Abbey inspired tea party. Since my theme for the Goodwill Good Style collection is based on plants and flowers, it was a no brainer to intentionally plan a floral themed party this year. Plus, I’m beyond ready for spring.

Simple Lessons Learned

I’ll be turning 30 this year and although nothing extremely drastic has happened in my life over the last few years, there have been several “ah ha” moments in my mid to late 20s. Moments where I find myself perhaps asking more questions than I have in the past because I either just didn’t know I should have or never had the confidence to.

Project & Goal Management

This post isn’t about setting resolutions or goals for the new year, but rather a few tips that have worked for me with overall organizational project management for school, home, and work goals.

Beware: Plate Watchers

We all know a Plate Watcher. It can be a mother, aunt, cousin, friend, or co-worker. It can be Thanksgiving dinner or simply lunch on a Monday. They watch your plate and question why you only had one cupcake and not two. Why you’re having salad and not pizza.
What? Are you being healthy now? 
Come on, one piece won’t kill you.
 Relax, it’s the weekend.

Outtakes: Style Photos

This used to be easy to do in high school.  

Although I generally enjoy sharing personal style posts on my blog, I’ve always had mixed feelings about it.  It took me about 3 years of blogging to finally reach a point where I felt comfortable posting my face on my blog.

Summer Snapshots

Although September 22nd really marks the end of one season and the beginning of another, Labor Day is like the unofficial ending of summer. As the pools begin to close their doors and we start to crave pumpkin flavored everything, I thought about the last few months and realized that although I didn’t do anything ‘major’ or go on a big trip, I had a great summer.

Being Kind to Yourself

This topic isn’t new but something that’s been weighing heavily on my mind lately. Simply put: we can be so mean to ourselves. By we, I’m including myself in this category.