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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 »

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

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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

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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 »

Forcing Winter Bulbs: Amaryllis and Paperwhites

I just posted an article about how to force winter branches, which is probably the less common type of winter forcing of plants that is done in comparison to forcing bulbs, mainly because success rates are higher (i.e. branches can be damaged when cut or improper storage and hydration of the branches may result in blossoms falling off) but also ... Read More »

How to Force Winter Branches

I absolutely love bringing color indoors all year long, but in the winter it seems like more of a necessity than anything- to lift up the darkness outside (and how early it comes) and bring in a natural pop of color. It’s also fun to go out looking for branches to bring indoors and be surprised by the type of ... Read More »

White Linens

White Linens | My Halal Kitchen- Cleaning

When I was younger and had my first apartment kitchen during college, I happily chose vibrant colored dish towels to decorate my adorable little space.  Lots of red, orange and yellow (wish I had some photos of those, they were so cute). Read More »