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Our New Adventure – Breaking the Silence

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Are you a planner type of person? The kind who tries to map out their life plans for the next year and next 3-5 years? I have a tendency to do that. So when something unexpected comes up and throws off some of my plans, it can take me a while to mentally and emotionally adjust. I don’t mean something small, like the weather taking a turn for the worse and cancelling your weekend plans. I mean BIG unexpected things that pretty much change your whole life and flip it upside down.

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Got Moisture? – How to Deal with Dry Skin

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Do you suffer from dry skin? Do you live in a dry climate? Maybe both? Girl, I feel you.

When it comes to my scalp, lips and legs, I have to make sure I keep up with regular moisturizing all year round, but winter-time just makes everything drier! Add on top of that that I moved to Egypt, and my skin might as well be part of the desert…

I’m not as young as I used to be, and I’m starting to recognize how important it is to hydrate and take care of my skin. Over the last year I’ve been experimenting and trying out new products to see what worked and what didn’t. Overall, I’m super happy with a handful of beauties that have hydrated my world!

I will break this post into different areas of the body and the products I use to target the dry skin in that area. If you can’t find these products near you, you can order any of these products online simply by clicking on the image. Yes, these are affiliate links and anything I make helps run this blog as best I can for you!

Ready to feel moisturized? Grab your hand lotion and lets dive into silky smoothness!

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Lifestyle

10 Signs You Have Baby Fever

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Several months before our wedding, my baby fever began. Maybe it was because of all my adorable nieces and nephews being born and growing into adorable toddlers. Maybe it was because of that song “first comes love, then comes marriage…“.

Whatever it was, once it started, while it ebbs and flows, it never really went away. I still get baby fever.

Having kids is obviously a huge decision, and one that we have decided to take very carefully due to our lifestyle. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t daydream once in a while!

So while we still are not sure when we will start planning to grow our family, I decided to indulge and create a list of 10 signs of baby fever for those who have not yet had a baby, but want to! Do you have any of these signs? Let’s find out!

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Being Real in 2017

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As 2016 was coming to a close, I was rattling my brain about what to write to commemorate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. I had a few ideas, I saw many other travel bloggers who posted their end of year posts, but I really wanted to mark a new chapter in the journey of this blog. There have been many things on my mind and on my heart about the direction I want to go not just with this blog, but with life in general, and how I want this tool, this blog, to reflect it.

Before I get ahead of myself, I do want to reflect back on 2016 and celebrate the moments, accomplishments and count our blessings.

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How I Actually Afford to Travel

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Like you, I have read many articles with the over-confident titles: “10 Ways You can Travel for FREE!”, because who doesn’t want to travel around at no cost? But each time I read them I think, sure, I could get a job working in the Arctic saving polar bears, or do manual labor on an organic farm, and buy ALL the air miles-collecting credit cards…but do I actually want to?

The short answer: no. I have a different lifestyle in mind. Now, I don’t mind travelling cheaply! That I’m all over. To me, it’s a lot more doable, and there are plenty of options.

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25 Life Lessons – Turning 25

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The day has arrived. Today I turn 25. I feel a step closer to fully embodying an “adult”. I graduated, got married, began my career, am managing my finances, and continue to pursue my passion of travelling as well as others, such as this blog.

At first I was resisting this chapter of life, being so fond of my early twenties, but now, I am very excited for this next phase of life. I now have the courage, discipline, confidence and experience I need for the goals and dreams I have for the next coming years. As I bid a fond farewell to this past chapter, and before I officially begin this next one, I would like to share 25 life lessons I learned throughout my early 20’s.

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Health & BeautyLifestyle

June Beauty & Health Favourites

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Have you ever been so excited about stuff that you couldn’t wait to share it with others? Not just friends and family but everyone? I’ve been feeling that a lot lately. I enjoy taking care of my skin and health overall, and when I find something that makes life easier, healthier and happier, than I can’t resist sharing it.

Clicking on the product pictures or links will take  you to where you can purchase and order them yourselves! Some of these links are affiliate links, which help run this website with the newest and best features to keep bringing  you the best content I can! I only recommend things I use myself and love!

Alright! Let’s start with beauty and make up products!

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Lifestyle

Should You Get Lasik Surgery? – My Story

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I got lasers shot into my eyeballs! And I’m going to tell you all about it.

I had lasik surgery on April 30th. It was something I had been thinking about for at least 5 years, and seriously considering it for the last 2 or 3 years. It’s a bit crazy how I ended up finally saying ‘yes, I’ll do it’ and taking the plunge!

Basically, I just went to an eye clinic (here in Egypt) because I thought there was something wrong with my right eye. One doctor checked, said everything was normal with my vision (or as normal as it could be with near-sightedness) but I wasn’t convinced so they took me a specialist.

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How Travelling Helps Me Be a Better Person

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Travelling is an experience that always has an impact on the traveller, and as far as I can tell, it’s usually for the better. I look back now and I can’t imagine what kind of person I would be if I had not moved about as a child, and then gone out to see the world. Would I be as independent? Self-motivated? Culturally conscious? Adventurous?

Here are the ways I, personally, feel I have become a better version of myself through travelling, and why I recommend it to anyone willing to try it.

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Don’t Fear – Go Anyways

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Last weekend Wayne and I went to Khan El Khalili, the famous bazaar in central Cairo. If you haven’t heard of it, imagine a large flee market made up of little shops that line the narrow, maze-like alleys between old buildings from another era. It’s really something.We went with friends of ours and their 9 year old daughter, Jess. Because we went fairly early in the day, many shops were still closed and the bazaar was fairly quiet. Sometimes we would walk a small alley and there would be nothing open. As you walk down these alleys, it feels almost eerie.

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