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Four of My Favorite Gardening Shows on YouTube

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

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 »

Weekend Garden Project: Tulip Planting

Think Spring Now

Are you looking for something to do around the house and garden this weekend? Or, simply just don’t know what you can do to plan ahead? Well, planning for the spring garden is a great thing to do right now. Bulbs of all sorts can be planted right now- I chose these beautiful pink tulips to plant so that next ... Read More »

Teaching Kids About Eid ul Adha

Eid_sheep_craft_Kidsandsheepcraft

The following post comes to us all the way from Doha, Qatar where our friend and partner in creating the Sweet Dawah™  Kit line of products at her company, Silver Envelope, Raana Smith lives. Photo Courtesy of Silver Envelope As we move in to the last 10 days leading up to Eid al-Adha, we notice a flurry of things going ... Read More »

How to Make Your Own Eid Cards + a Giveaway

HafsaCreates Kit -patterned paper

The following is a guest post by Hafsa Taher of Hafsa Creates.  On her blog she’s got some cute ideas for crafts that you can do with the kids to keep them artfully busy, especially during the cold and rainy days we can most likely expect this Fall across the country. In the article below, she talks about how you ... Read More »

A Whole Box of Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies Giveaway!

Photo courtesy of Ingrid Ascencio – Amway Independent Business Owner Recently I found a new set of green cleaning products I thought you all should know about. At first I was skeptical about how green they really were and how well they would really clean, not to mention the diversity of products in the line up of the brand that would be offered. ... Read More »