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Cooking with Aicha: My Take on Shawarma

The Shawarma Recipe that Will Entertain Your Guests With Thanksgiving coming around the corner, it’s nice to have easy and fun recipes that you can play around with. Shawarma is one of my favorite simple sandwiches to make when I have friends over. This holiday season, you can entertain your guests with what I like to call a “Shawarma Bar.”…
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How to Spend 72 Hours in Bloomington, IN

This post was sponsored by Visit Bloomington, but all experiences and opinions are my own!    VISIT Driving into Bloomington, IN is the definition of picture-perfect Fall. Miles before you even get into the City, trees line the road, changing colors to match the season. At 2:00pm on a Friday afternoon, I left work early, made a quick stop home to grab a…
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Lessons Learned from a Cold, Expensive Winter: How to Save on Your …

Keeping Warm Costs Money! The best part about having a house is having a house. The worst part? Paying house-bills! As the weather outside drops, my energy bills get higher. I learned a hard lesson last year when we first bought the house because…I like to be warm (that’s honestly an understatement). My perfect scenario is: thermostat on 80 degrees,…
Indianapolis, IN
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Getting Your Kids Ready for Flu Season!

Flu Season is Here Earlier this year I had the biggest scare of my life. A month after Fatima was born, Diari got the flu. I took her to the hospital and left Fatima home with my aunt who was visiting at the time. When we got to the hospital, the doctors ran a few tests and told me that Diari…
Indianapolis, IN
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Our Room & Board Dining Room Reveal!

Who’s Coming to Dinner? When you think of places to buy furniture for your home, which ones come to mind? One place you might not know about that you should add to your list is Room & Board. If you read my home inspo, sofa or nursery blog posts, you know that I when I bought my house, I decided…
Indianapolis, IN
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FALLin’ in Love with Your Closet

Fallin’ For FallIt’s time for my favorite time of year! I love the Fall! I love watching the leaves change color and doing all the fun things like apple orchards and pumpkin picking with the girls. But most importantly, I love dressing up in layers. Fall outfits are so easy to put together with just a few basic tricks.  When…
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My All-Access Guide to Disney with Toddlers

Disney is For Memories I decided early on that I wanted to wait to take Diari to Walt Disney World until she was old enough to really enjoy and remember it. I thought I would have to wait until she was four at least but that’s actually not the case. You can’t put an age on fun and memories. The…
Indianapolis, IN
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Investing in Expensive but Timeless Fashion Pieces

Investing in Big Girl Pieces When I was younger, I would look for cheap deals to fill my closet. I would collect $5, $10, $15 pieces thinking I’m saving money. What ended up happening is I would spend hundreds of dollars by the end of the year for clothes that wouldn’t even last that long. I finally took my mom’s…
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