Throwback Thursday: Unaizah Edition

While looking for something to post for this weeks throwback, I ran across this photo I took when I lived in Qassim. I hadn’t thought about my life in Qassim for a long time, but something about this photo brought back so many memories. Suddenly I remembered the crosswalks to get from the mall where…

MINISO mini-haul

Salaam everyone!   As you probably already know, the VAT has increased in Saudi Arabia from 5% to 15%.This will be a financial burden to some families here. A lot of people took this as an opportunity to go on shopping sprees before the increase happened, myself included. (Although I wasn’t as extreme as my…

Areej

Salaam everyone!   Hope you are all doing well during this pandemic. I don’t have a lot going on personally, but I did want to write a post to say congratulations to my sister-in-law, Areej. She recently graduated from King Saud University! She worked very hard, and had an incredibly stressful senior year because of…

Office Parties

  After nearly 5 (!!!!!!) years in Saudi, I have come to appreciate many things about the culture. The food, the music, the traditional dress… and the attention to detail regarding parties and gatherings. If I am being honest, I didn’t always appreciate this.  My sisters-in-law used to drive me insane with how carefully and…

That one time I was almost kicked out of a mosque

Okay guys, I got a story for you. Now, y’all probably know by this point that I LOVE Bahrain. I like that it’s just small and comfortable. You’re never far from the sea. It’s just comfortable, honestly. The malls are nice, the food is delicious, the people are pleasant… I could go on and on….

Newest vlogs

During this pandemic, I have been staying home literally all the time. I haven’t been to work since December since I had maternity leave. After my maternity leave, I didn’t return to work because of the COVID outbreak. I’m basically a stay at home mom these days.  With that being said, I have more time…

100 Days in Appalachia plus Eid

Salaam everyone! I hope you had a fantastic Eid.  My husband had to work on the first day of Eid, so we delayed our family Eid dinner. One thing we weren’t able to delay, however, was opening gifts. The girls woke up when daddy came home from work and were so excited that we opened…

Emptiness

Today I don’t have much to say honestly.  There isn’t a lot going on due to COVID. I recently went to an secret funeral for a friends sister, so that’s that. We all live in the same housing complex so it was easy to sneak over and give my condolences. She’s shattered, even more so…

Thai Wonderlust

When I was 22, I had the privilege of spending a month in Thailand. It was an experience that I thought I’d remember forever, and I will, just not as vividly as I would like. I remember some of the big things I did- went to Phuket Phantasea, saw elephants, went kayaking in caves, was…

The Black Seed

Being that I now live in Middle East, I have access to a whole world of spices and cuisines I may not have been able to find back home. The great thing about Saudi Arabia is that it is a giant melting pot for so many different cultures, so tons of foods and spices are…

Ramadan Ready

I’m one of those really cheesy and annoying people that gets super hyped up over holiday stuff, including Ramadan. Especially Ramadan. Like, as soon as it’s Ramadan I break out all my best Ramadan decor, wear traditional dresses, light up my lanterns, etc. Since I have had children, my excitement has tripled. This year, however,…