A Tour of Karachi on the Super Savari Express

Karachiites! Have you ever wanted to explore Karachi and learn about its history? Not particularly interested in hearing your entire “khandan’s” (aka, family) version of that history either? Check out my article in the Arab News about my experience with the Super Savari Express‘s (SSE) guided city bus tour. I took this tour earlier this […]

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Holiday Hostess Gifts

The holiday season is usually jam packed with parties, and the Saudi Winter season is no different. While it’s always a good idea to take a small gift, sometimes you want to show your gratitude by giving the hostess a different kind of gift for the season. Not that there’s anything wrong with flowers or […]

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A Day Trip to Al-Ahsa

In Saudi, I sometimes forget to be the explorer. It can be tough trying to get around, but I realize that it’s important to not miss out on the opportunities that are also available here. We won’t live in Saudi forever! I’m happy though that I have a few friends who are adventurous and like […]

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My IKEA Hemnes Nightstand Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I’ve been dying to incorporate something blush pink into my home for a couple of months now – it’s kind of my color of the season 🙂 I thought about painting our guest room pink, but hubs wasn’t really on board with that idea… So, when I found out that Annie Sloan carries a beautiful soft pink chalk paint […]

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How to Style a Fall and Winter Table

This week, I was so honored to have been invited to speak at the Dhahran Women’s Group about my blog and my styling process! It was my first speaking gig, which I was super nervous about, but the crowd was so amazing that I felt right at home. I’m just so happy that someone thinks I’m worth […]

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My Yard: A Decorating Update

I’ve spent a lot of time working on my yard. I’m lucky that it’s a large and open space, so I really wanted to make sure that I took full advantage of that. Since landscaping really isn’t my thing, I decided to focus on what I’m good at – decorating and maximizing the functionality of the space […]

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Get Inspired: Styling Your Rental Kitchen

Sometimes I feel like a rental kitchen is one of those spaces that really sucks the creativity out of you. You’re pretty much stuck with some of the things that your landlord “picked out” – especially for you…. But after doing a little research, it turns out that there are quite a few easy, temporary, and […]

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Styling Interiors With Desert Designs

I recently was tasked with helping style a room at the famous Eastern Province favorite, Desert Designs. Most people in Dhahran who like buying furniture know and love this store, but if you don’t, you have to visit. You can also check out the post I wrote about them! So this styling project was an experiment to see if it […]

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Bali

I wasn’t really a beach person before, but Bali… definitely made me into one. I could actually sit on the beach all day and not feel like I needed to be somewhere else. I mean, I was also on vacation, but I’ve never understood or experienced this concept. In Bali, everything runs on “Bali time” a.k.a. […]

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Guest Post: Eid Entertaining

Eid is all about entertaining! You’re either going to big events, having a big event, or entertaining a steady stream of people that come by the house over the holidays. Personally, I’ve always struggled to figure out how to manage these kinds of occasions… It’s hard to find the perfect menu AND create that beautiful tablescape that I’m always striving for… So… I […]

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