Natural Curls: Day to Night Transition

Oh hi! I hope you all are doing great, and really enjoying some spring weather! Also, GUESS WHAT?! I started a YouTube channel! Go Check it out! I currently have two videos up! YouTube: YouTube.com/MaryamIshtiaq1 If you didn’t get a chance to read my previous blog post Loose Curls: Day to Night Transition, please check it out! I am so happy to be sharing my second post from the photo-shoot I did with Rasmin! (You can see more of Rasmin at The...

Flavor God

Flavor God: Shrimp ‘n’ Gravy

Hello Bumble Bees, Happy Spring! So glad the weather is a lot warmer than it was a few weeks ago. Can you believe it’s still snowing in some states? I don’t think I’ve ever been so thankful for Georgia’s bipolar weather til now, because I’d hate to still be in a snowpocalypse. PHEW! Anyway, I am sorry I’ve been so blah lately. School kicked in full gear, so I am trying to keep my balance between not dropping out, and...

French Toast

Cinnamon French Toast Crunch

French Toast is one of those things that I really have a love hate relationship with. When other people are having it, I really want it, but I’m never inclined to order it on my own. However, there’s a specific french toast I’m in love with from a place called Blue Moon in Baltimore. They have this awesome version of french toast that’s made with Captain Crunch and I miss it terribly. Since Maryam was coming up to New York,...

Loose Curls

Loose Curls: Day to Night Transition

Hi beautiful people! I’ve been working on something for you guys over the past few weeks, and it’s been taking forever to put together. I know many of you have been waiting patiently, for me to share the details behind all the videos I’ve been posting lately! So, today I am sharing the first bit of it… Meet the team: Rasmin and I met through Instagram. She is a blogger as well as a photographer, and we had been following...

Ring Metals

The Base: Ring Metals and Anatomy

Welcome back to part 2 of our engagement ring series. When it comes to ring shopping, it’s hard to get a handle of what you’re looking for when you don’t really even know what you’re looking at. So this post is going to be a general post on the primary metals used for rings and the anatomy of a ring.   All That Glitters Ain’t Gold When it comes to buying an engagement ring you’ll be seeing 3 primary metals:...

The Setup: Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

When I started shopping for Maryam’s engagement ring, I thought I was going to be in pretty good shape. I worked at a jewelry store throughout college Christmas’s, so I figured I’d know exactly what I was up against… I was wrong. See the issue with ring shopping is two-fold. For starters, you need to know the jewelry. Second, you need to be able take what she likes and add a bit of your personality to it. It took me...

Breakfast, This AM

Happy Monday my loves! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I don’t know about you – but I am dreading these last two weeks of midterms, before spring break. I need a vacation (and warmer weather)! I can’t complain that much though. I have so many trips planned this year, and I can’t wait to share it all with you! BUT, this post is not about my trips, or how much I’ve been dreading school. This post is about...

Green & Gorgeous Organics: Dry Shampoo

Who doesn’t love a good hair day?! Especially when you’ve had absolutely NO time to wash your hair (busy or by choice). As previously mentioned in my blog post Muddy Organic Hair Mask, I usually go about 3 days without washing my hair. If I wash it too much, my hair starts drying out. So, I use dry shampoo for the days I don’t wash my hair.  Prior to me switching up my hair routine, I used Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo by TRESemmé....

Pita Pockets

Shredded Chicken Pita Pockets

When I was a little kid, I used to love pita bread. My mom would stuff it with leftovers and hand it to us, and we’d eat it up like it was brand new. But as I got older, I stopped loving the pita so much, and I’m not sure why. I recently jumped back into the world of pita (especially given my new found love of hummus) and I haven’t looked back. Those little pockets can hold pretty much...

Lean Chicken & Soy Sauce Pasta

Hello beauties! Lord, I have been so busy and couldn’t find the time to do a blog post. But, I am extremely lucky! Nabeel (fiance) has been holding the fort down for me. We make such an awesome team! If you haven’t tried any of his recipes, I suggest that you try his Spinach & Pesto Pasta on our blog! It’s so delicious! Nabeel and I are pasta fanatics. Because when we are meal prepping for the week, pasta is...