A Clutter Free and Clean Home for Ramadan-Part- 2

This is part 2 of my goal of having a clutter free and cleaner home for Ramadan insha Allah. Alhamdulillah I was able to complete part 1 on Sunday. I ended up doing all of the cleaning on Wednesday as some of us were under the weather until Tuesday and I wanted to take care of them.   I had…

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How to Display Kids Art Work in Your Home

  If you have kids over 2.5 years then you must have accrued quite a number of art work of all types, from paper to play-dough. I have two kids and we love doing all kinds of arts and crafts. Between my ETSY shop and our passion for crafts, we have lots of artwork and crafts. Some are finished and…

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A Clutter Free and Cleaner Home for Ramadan- Part 1

We are only 4 weeks away from Ramadan and I want to spend more time enjoying benefits of Ramadan and less time clearing clutter and cleaning my home. “To be is to do” is my latest favorite quote. I want to be calm and stress free during Ramadan so I do need to plan and work accordingly. We live in…

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How to Replace Paper Towels with Cloth Towels

I started replacing paper products in my home about 10 years ago and never went back. Over the years it had made a big difference in reducing waste while saving money. It feels really great to be able to leave fewer carbon footprints on earth. Switching to cloth towels from paper towels is not as daunting as it sounds. You…

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How to Turn Wide Leg Pants into Straight Leg Pants

I prefer straight legs pants and had a pair of khakis that had really wide legs. The hem of the legs were right but the width was not. So here is what I did to turn my wide legged khakis into straight legged khakis. It saved me a trip to the Loft ;). Here is what you will need- 2…

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Grateful Friday- for Things that Come in Pairs

This Friday, I am grateful for All the things that Allah(swt) has given me in pairs in my body, from organs to muscles and everything else that I am not even aware of but using them regularly. Only one of these things would be an enormous blessing already. But, Allah(swt) sure knows how to make things extra easier and more…

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Winter Clothes- Sorting and Storing for Next Year

Yesterday I started sorting and storing my winter clothes for next year. We are getting more¬†warmer days in the Bay area lately so I decided it’s about time for Spring clothes to see the daylight. I store my un-seasonal clothes in a 18 gallon plastic flat lid tote. I bought mine from Target. Each of my family members gets 1…

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How to Know if You Have Too Much Stuff

We all have stuff. Some of these stuff bring joy and comfort in our lives and some bring frustration and stress. These stuff mostly includes clothes, books, toys, kitchen utensil, school supplies etc. It varies greatly, depending on our habits and hobbies we carry in our lives. So how do you know if you have too much stuff? If you…

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Grateful on Friday

I thought every Friday I’d post something that I am thankful for and today I am going start with this lavender plant that I have on my kitchen window sill. I was at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and saw two carts full of dried up plants that were about to be discarded. I wanted to buy one of…

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Adding Islamic Touch to Your Fireplace Mantel

I love adding the right mix of Islamic accessories to my home. I like to display them everywhere, from sticking a hadith or a dua on my fridge to decorating the fireplace mantel in the living room. You don’t need to own a house to call it a home. We have always been renting and made wonderful memories in all…

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