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Warm Up With DIY Soy Candles

Winter came a little too late to many parts of North America this year. But when it came, it came with a big bang…and lots of snow. While some people were super excited, others were…well…not so much!  One thing I personally love about winter is the cozy atmosphere you can create inside the home. With … Read more

Paint a Watercolor Wall Art for your Home

Since my trip to Australia this summer, I have been experimenting with watercolor painting. I am still a work-in-progress, but that’s alright! With every mistake I make, I learn something new. Although I may not be well-skilled, I certainly enjoy it. Its perfectly imperfect impression allows every brush stroke to look beautiful and worthwhile.  And so, … Read more

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Tips For Celebrating Ramadan In Style

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 of this time indoors. Here’s what she has to say…

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Decor by Jomana, found at ModernEid.com

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5 Tips to Create Your Very Own Moroccan Escape at Home

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 have been a love of mine ever since.  So, I enlisted my friends over at Sakina Design, the dynamic and creative duo of Jontie and Pik, who agreed to share their expertise with all of us about how we can create our own Moroccan getaway no matter where we live…

Morocco has a certain allure to it. From its beautiful beaches and breath-taking deserts, to it’s friendly people and delicious cuisine. As a result, it’s a favorite vacation destination, an exotic retreat from our modern hectic lives.

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San Diego Farmers Markets | My Halal Kitchen

Two San Diego Area Farmers Markets and Vintage Shops Nearby

During my trip to San Diego last May, I shared many of my culinary and shopping adventures by tweeting and posting updates to the MHK Facebook page . There was a great response and interest from readers and I was thrilled to know that many of you shop at farmers markets, many in California. What a great place for fresh, local and organic food.

I was also surprised to learn how many of you shared my love of vintage pieces, which I believe is a great way to have unique, inspiring pieces of home decor and furniture without being wasteful. One person’s junk can truly be someone else’s treasure, especially when one has a vision for old pieces recycled as new. Lots of older pieces are also incredibly sturdy and have character not often found in cookie-cutter items mass-manufactured with synthetic, perhaps toxic materials.

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