Trip to the Farm!

Today, my dream came true. Noora got introduced to a farm. We tagged onto a local Muslim Montessori school’s field trip and had the time of our lives. It was amazing to be back on a farm. I don’t think I’ve been on a farm to pick vegetables since elementary school. Granted, they actually didn’t […]

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Ma’salaama Eid-ul-Fitr, Marhaba Dhul Hijjah

I finally took the Ramadan/Eid ul Fitr decorations down today…I couldn’t figure out if I really wanted to since Eid ul Adha is just a little over a month away, but I do want my daughter to be able to tell when it is a holiday season and when it’s not…plus I want to something […]

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Eid Mubarak to you!

To borrow a quote… ليس العيد لمن لبس الجديد إنما العيد لمن طاعته تزيد “Eid is not for the one dressed in a new garment, rather Eid is for the one whose righteous actions increase.” Eid Mubarak to you!!!

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Ramadan Decorating Phase 3

And then there was light… …and now we are ready! Lights, Camera, Action! Ramadan Mubarak!

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Ramadan Decorating Phase 2

What kind of Ramadan decorating would I be doing without lanterns? Lanterns are central to the Ramadan spirit and they were present in almost every room of our house this year…with the addition of a bonus celestial space in our kitchen (not pictured, couldn’t get a good enough picture of it!)…I also made a suncatcher-type […]

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Ramadan Banner Tutorial

So, a couple of you out there have asked me to blog this tutorial on my Ramadan decorations. I’m so flattered. This post is for you. But first, I must give due respect. I was inspired by the eye-candy-licious BarakahLife Ramadan Joy Creative Companion Blog and chamomiles&smiles 🙂 blog post on Ramadan decorations in making […]

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Nursing Slip!

I finished my nursing slip today…AND I even put tucks in it (pattern was too big under the arm). In general, the pattern was a bit challenging. It required gathering and a whole bunch of fantastic work that I wasn’t prepared for. It’s a historical nightgown pattern that we made into a nursing slip for […]

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Ramadan Decorating Phase 1

Me, scrapbook paper, and my handy dandy X-acto knife. See you on the other side of my extreme home makeover: Ramadan edition.

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I sewed once upon a time…and I’m about to sew once again

I have sewed a pillow, a backpack, half of pants, and a duster in my 26 years of life. The first three items were sewn when I was an overgrown teenager in a kid’s sewing class at G Street Fabrics. The duster was made during my college years at my best friend’s house who is […]

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Holiday Decorating Frenzy

I started working on a blanket for Noora’s Eid gift, but then I saw the most beautiful post on a centerpiece for Eid…and decided that the house must be decorated ASAP in time for Ramadan. It shouldn’t be too much of a challenge with only a week left, right? After all, I was charged with […]

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Back in Business

With my handy-dandy Creative Comfort Wrist Support Wrap, I’m finally back in business…the business of making Noora a blanket. She has turned into a blanket-hoarder and has fits when she doesn’t have a blanket in her crib or when she’s laying down. Even in this hot 100-degree summer, she’s trying to snuggle up under my […]

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Feminine Football Motif Set

My sister-in-law is expecting…did I tell you? Well, the pressure is on to crochet something for her little one…but that’s no fun with my carpel tunnel. So I have to work up something quick and fast. The baby shower is today. Yes, sometimes I procrastinate. But it really wasn’t my intention. I’d been looking for […]

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Unplugged

We unplugged our TVs and sent back the cable boxes. I think there’s going to be a lot more crafting around here. Just sayin’…

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No More Couponing at Target

After our last couponing adventure’s success, we tried our hand at Safeway and Target today. Yeah, we tried it and utterly failed. There will be no more couponing at Target. I have discovered that those coupons entrap you by making you buy things you normally wouldn’t get. The idea of the sale has finally registered. […]

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Couponing Adventures Take II

I am very happy today. Though I spent the whole week cutting out coupons (—>I let them pile up), I am very happy to report that we went shopping yesterday and saved 32% on our groceries! We also managed to stay around $50 in our total, and I am planning to never pay more than […]

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Visiting my LYS

I took a leap out of my comfort zone this week and read some fiction. I’m not much into the fiction scene for my own reading, but I needed a break from my depressing non-fiction. I just finished Debbie Macomber’s The Shop on Blossom Street…and I loved it! I had only planned to read the […]

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Ribbed Cardigan Complete!

Okay, I didn’t make my deadline, but it’s finally complete. And it only took me one month. After making rows and taking out rows, Noora’s Petite Purple Cardigan is finally ready to be shown to the world. And shown to the world it was. It was featured on Linda Permann (the designer’s) blog, as well […]

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Couponing Adventures

If you watch TLC, I’m sure by now you’ve seen the commercials for a new TV series, called Extreme Couponing. It comes on right before the hoarding shows. If you haven’t, where have you been? I remember cutting out coupons with my grandma when I was little–it seemed to be the most time-consuming, boring thing. […]

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Noora’s Ribbed Cardigan

I know it’s been kind of quiet…you were due for two more sneak peeks by now, right? Apologies–I’ve been working on a sweater for Noora. It’s a spring/summer sweater designed by my favorite crochet designer, Linda Permann. I’m altering it to be 3/4-length sleeves because Noora dislikes having her arms covered, but it’s still chilly […]

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Spring Sneak-Peek #1

Hello again! I’m back from my “vacation”…with your first sneak peek into Noora’s spring/summer hat collection. Here’s number 1… a 100% nylon cloché embellished with roses, leaves, and a floral edging, with thoughts of fresh air in mind for warm, sunny days. Inspired by Noora’s love for her Daddy’s kufis, I made this girly-girl version […]

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