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    How to thrive during your first year of marriage

    I cannot believe we’ve been married for 9 months. Even though husbae and I had been together for nearly 2 decades marriage is a different beast. You’ve got these new “forever” roles and now it’s time to define them. Problem is, some (most) couples wait until it’s too late to create those definitions. Now you’re 8 years into your marriage…
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    Here’s what your bridal shower should really look like [video]

    My bridal shower weekend happened nearly a year ago and I realized that I never shared with you all. It’s been a crazy year. Buying a house. Getting married. Moving! Renovating our house. So much has happened. I took a break from blogging and didn’t even realize it. So I’m rewinding to my bridal shower weekend. Still funny AF so…
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    Caring For Your Relaxed Hair, For Those Of Us Who Have Said Goodbye To #TeamNatural

    This post is sponsored by Head & Shoulders and SheKnows Media. There was an ear-piercing gasp when I told the Internet that I had gotten a relaxer and was no longer #TeamNatural. After they all realized that no real crimes had been committed and that just maybe my hair and scalp were just as healthy relaxed, or even healthier than before,…
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    10 Tips You Need To Read Before You Go Shopping For Your Wedding Dress (So That You Don’t Go Crazy!)

    Shopping for a wedding dress can be both wildly fun and seriously daunting on your soul (watch my first wedding dress shopping vlog here). I remember having major anxiety trying to shop for my wedding dress. From what style I wanted to wear to who to invite to help me make the decision (watch my second wedding dress shopping video here).…
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    What To Pack For A Trip To Ghana + What I forgot

    What to pack for a trip to Ghana was an ongoing and overwhelming thought for me. Even though we got a list of things to bring from Hayet I still felt super unprepared. So I made a list of things I packed (and the things I forgot) because if you should find yourself in Ghana I want you to be…
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    What I Wore In Ghana + Where To Buy It

    I’m just getting back from my trip to Ghana and there’s so much to unpack for you guys. #ContentForWeeks. From the culture to the food, to traveling with 16 very bold and fearless personalities–you could say that I am a bit overwhelmed. The trip was planned by my good girlfriend and fellow lifestyle blogger Hayet Rida. Over a year ago she…
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    Test Driving Tips for the Maven Car Sharing App

    When I first discovered the Maven car-sharing app I didn’t have my license so my husband drove the truck around. Now that I’m an adult and I’m out here riding and getting I have some tips and tricks for you in using the app. 
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    Why The Simply Be Relaunch Is A Big Deal For The US

    Before major retailers like Target and JCPenney started really paying attention to plus size women there was British retailer Simply Be. They recently unveiled their global rebrand just in time to debut their Spring 2018 line, which highlights athleisure, swim, prom, festival ready-to-wear styles, and accessories.
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    Couples Q&A: (Almost) Everything you ever wanted to know about us

    Here’s a glimpse of our great (ish) love story. Thank you to everyone that submitted their questions on our IG page. We tried to answer as many questions as we could. If you have any that weren’t answered, leave them in the comment box below and we’ll do another video (maybe). Enjoy!
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    My New Hair Care Regime Since I’ve Cut & Relaxed My Hair

    Today’s blog post is sponsored by Dove. In my last post, I talked about my hair journey and my decision to cut and relax my natural. It was something that I toyed with for half of 2016 and all of 2017. Now I’m one month into #TeamShortHairDontCare and #TeamRelaxed and I have absolutely no regrets. My hair is so much…
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