I love freshly ground coffee and since I do it myself without any type of grinder attachment to a coffee maker, it does take an extra few minutes and effort to get out the separate grinder, grind the coffee beans (which is loud, especially in the morning) and then deal with measuring and pouring the coffee, plus cleaning up the ... Read More »
It’s amazing what doing a lot of things yourself in your house can do to your psyche. First of...
Are you looking for something to do around the house and garden this weekend? Or, simply just don...
The following post comes to us all the way from Doha, Qatar where our friend and partner in creating...
The following is a guest post by Hafsa Taher of Hafsa Creates. On her blog she’s got some cut...
Photo courtesy of Ingrid Ascencio – Amway Independent Business Owner Recently I found a new se...
I just posted an article about how to force winter branches, which is probably the less common type ...
I absolutely love bringing color indoors all year long, but in the winter it seems like more of a ne...
Saima Nasim runs the beautiful design blog, Azzure. Have you seen it? It caught my attention because of her gorgeous photos and smart suggestions for interior design and simple home crafts. In this post Saima offers her tips for home interior design during our favorite time of year… Read More »
I am so delighted to bring you this article by Jomana Siddiqui, founder of modernEID.com who creates some of the most beautifully designed ‘Eid decor for the home, something I’ve been in search of for years now. I asked Jomana to give us some of her best tips on how to celebrate Ramadan in style and bring the beauty and spirit ... Read More »
I asked Creative Designer Kung Pik Liu over at Sakina Design to share something special with us this Ramadan to make our homes feel festive, bright and beautiful. To that end, she has indeed come up with a craft you’ll definitely want to make, especially since she provides a colorful downloadable printout for us, too. Sakina Design’s Ramadan Lantern can ... Read More »
I think I know why retired people garden. It’s not just because they have more time than the rest of the population; it’s because they finally get to enjoy a place of peace in this world. Don’t get me wrong, gardening does take time and work and effort- it’s a labor of love and way to connect with the Earth. ... Read More »
Lately I’ve been quite reminisce about my trip to Tangiers, Morocco in the mid-90′s. It was my first time in Africa and I’d never been to a place as exotic and strikingly different from the U.S. or Europe. The flavors, colors and scents were ones I felt instantly comfortable with and the intricate designs and deep-colored decor using uniquely Moroccan textiles ... Read More »
In my quest to seek out ethically-sound businesses that also put out a quality halal product, I have come across a small handful I would recommend, mainly because the owners behind them are forthcoming about the origins of their ingredients and how they ensure what we’re buying is not mingled with any inhumane treatment of people, animal, or environment. Eco-halal, ... Read More »
I. Love. Spring. Although it doesn’t feel like it these days, with warm and balmy weather one day and fall-like windy weather the next, if I don’t think about it hard enough I find myself wondering which season we’re in at the moment. Read More »
A couple of weeks ago when my husband was away for a few days, I had some time on my hands to work on a few projects on my ‘someday’ list. Since moving recently, I really wanted to bring color to my new spaces, whether it was the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or my office. I wanted to really love every ... Read More »
I don’t have many copper pots in my kitchen- in fact, I have just two and they are some of the best I own. They heat foods fast and cook them well, which is probably why they’ve been in gourmet kitchens for centuries. My small copper saucepan needs some TLC- see the difference between the top half and the bottom ... Read More »