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DIY Dollar Bill Bouquet

Dollar Bill Boquet Craft by Kiran Ansari| My Halal Kitchen

Kiran Ansari, owner of Up A Notch Gifts, knows how to put celebratory items together either on a small scale or a grand one. In this post she shares with us a great way to uniquely present a gift of money, whether it’s dollars, euros, dinars or whatever the currency. At Eid time, it’s always an ‘Eidee’, anyway! Many people ... Read More »

Start Eco-Friendly Kitchen Compost Bins

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This Ramadan is a great time to get eco-friendly or rev up your already environmentally-consciousness mindset by saving all fruit and vegetable scraps, eggs shells, tea bags, and coffee grounds…to make compost.  You can get a small bucket with a tight-fitting lid and keep the scraps somewhere that makes it easy for you to move to your compost bin. If ... Read More »

Revive the Ramadan Spirit With This Colorful Decor

Ramadan Banner by Sobia Hussain | My Halal Kitchen

When a dear friend visits, we clean up every corner of the home, making it warm and welcoming for our guest. We do everything it takes to make them feel comfortable and at home. Ramadan is also a guest to us, visiting us once a year with it’s grace and bountiful blessings. After a busy year of hustle and bustle, ... Read More »

Spa Day at Home: It’s Time For a Little R & R With These Great DIY Skincare Recipes!

DIY Spa

Sobia Hussain, owner of The Olive Tree Soap Company, wows us again with these wonderful recipes you will want to make at home just because she makes them so simple and appealing to make.   Our skin goes through a lot of wear and tear from the many things we do throughout the day. Exposure to the sun, wind and ... Read More »

Four of My Favorite Gardening Shows on YouTube

alys fowler garden show

During the whole “Chiberia” we had throughout the winter, we watched A LOT of tv. Okay, a lot of YouTube. After watching every movie and documentary I’ve ever thought I needed to see, I finally turned to thinking Spring and about my garden. I’ve always had some sort of small garden, whether it was on our balcony or in a ... Read More »

Spring Into The Season With A DIY Infinity Scarf

Infinity Scarf

By Sobia Hussain for My Halal Kitchen Spring is finally here! Was it just me or did this winter feel exceptionally longer?  Either way, I’m looking forward to the new season and warmer weather.  Although the temperatures are gradually rising, we still get those chilly days requiring some added warmth.  So, for this tutorial, I decided to show you how ... Read More »

Bust Kiddie Boredom with Shrinky Dink Keychains

Single Keychain with key

By Sobia Hussain  In a fast-paced environment, it’s nice to slow down sometimes and enjoy the little things with your family. And what better way to do that than crafting together? Take out a little time in your afternoon and try making these creative keychains with the mysteriously (yet fascinating) shrinkable Shrinky Dinks! I remember being inspired by these as ... Read More »

Take Away the Winter Blues with These Café Planters

Cafe Planter Display by Sobia Hussain of The Olive Tree Soap Company

This wonderful winter craft is brought to us by Sobia Hussain of The Olive Tree Soap Company. Remember this amazing giveaway she offered recently? Well, we are so fortunate to be on the receiving end of her crafty ideas, which she’s agreed to contribute every month. Read on below to learn the first of many ways to help make the ... Read More »

Printable Spice Labels

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It’s always a good move to get things organized in the kitchen and what better time to do it than in the drudgery of winter? If you’re anything like me and love to collect odd shaped bottles and tins and containers of exotic spices and even the more commonly used ones, it can be nice but get messy quickly. Very ... Read More »

An Easy Way to Protect Your Floors & Walls

It’s amazing what doing a lot of things yourself in your house can do to your psyche. First of all, it makes you feel really accountable for caring for the things in your home that you worked very hard to purchase and that now you want to protect and keep looking nice. Though I haven’t posted it yet, we put in some ... Read More »