Vegetable Soup, with NO Broth

Usually soups are made with vegetable, beef or chicken broth or stock. In today’s recipe that I am sharing with you, I add no broth or stock. I only add 2 spices and salt, because–you know–as they say salt is not considered a spice, it’s a mineral. Anyways, they are: curry powder, cumin, and salt […]

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If You Have a Single-Serve Coffee Maker at Home, You Might Find this Useful

Whether it’s Nespresso, Keurig, DeLonghi, etc. If you have one at home or at work, just turn it on and run only water through. If it came out clear, then you are already doing the right thing. However, if it came out with some coffee residue, then you might find this post helpful. When we […]

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Mujadara: Garlic Fried Rice and Lentils

With Crispy Onions. Mujadara is a Middle Eastern dish that is simply made of garlic, lentils, rice, and crispy onions–as the title of this post suggests. Very little spices are added, they include: curry powder, cumin, and salt. Mujadara is usually done differently, without the garlic part. But once upon a time, when I first […]

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10 Ways to Get Yourself Inspired and Motivated

We all have our bad days, and we don’t feel inspired and motivated all the time. It’s normal, it’s the way life is. But what shouldn’t happen is to feel down and stay down. You could waste days of your life, that can become months and years, if you don’t find motivation and inspiration to […]

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8 Beautiful Bedding Color Scheme Ideas

Today I am sharing with you a few bedding color scheme ideas from one Instagram account, one person, and most likely one home. If you are someone who likes to change up your bedding every other while, mix and match with cushions and throw blankets, this post is for you. All photos are via @oh.eight.oh.nine […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies, Soft and Chewy

Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best snacks for people of all ages. Here I am sharing with you a recipe that is easy to make, and yields 32 cookies. Yes, 32. If you find it a lot at a time, you can simply freeze them for up to 3 months. So make this recipe once, […]

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2 Inspirational Movies You Must Watch

I love watching a movie that has meaning, one that has a story line to it. A movie that inspires you, motivates you, gives you hope, and makes you realize that hard work really does bring success. A movie that touches your heart. A movie that shows you that faith is beautiful, and that strong […]

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My Favorite Cinnamon Roll Recipe

It sure is better than Cinnabon. My favorite cinnamon roll recipe is adapted from Gimme Delicious. It does really taste better than Cinnabon. You may want to try it and see for yourself. So again, this recipe is adapted from Gimme Delicious. I use, somehow, different measurements, and I use a different recipe for the […]

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9 Uses for Google Home as a Mother

Fathers might also find this useful. This post is not sponsored.  When it comes to planning and getting organized, I regularly use an old-fashioned planner. I like to write down a to-do list, reminders, day to day notes, etc., because it’s just the way I am. In other words, when it comes to notes […]

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DIY Kitchen Granite Countertop Cleaner

At no cost, really, the ingredients to make this homemade spray cleaner are most likely already in your house. For the past 2 years, and ever since I made it the first time, I have not bought any countertop cleaner. It cleans very well and gives the granite a clean shine. All you need is […]

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3 Stunning Kitchen Design Ideas

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and I do believe that this is true. It usually is the place where we gather to eat, socialize and cook. It sometimes acts as a family room more than the living room itself. We socialize while we cook together, and we make memories while […]

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Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Mmmm Cookies! Who doesn’t love cookies? But these cookies are not the regular flour butter sugar chocolate chip cookies, well they do include chocolate, but with none of the previous mentioned ingredients. Yes I said it, there are no flour, no butter, no sugars or even oils included in the recipe. I might have actually […]

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A Quick and Easy Dessert: No-bake Nescafe Cake

  It’s not literally a cake, but that’s what they call it in the Middle East. It’s basically biscuits dipped in Nescafe, layered and topped with whipped cream on each double layer. That’s all, really. Some people add evaporated milk to the recipe, but I just skip that part. I make the whipped cream using […]

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5 Places to Take Your Toddlers / Children in Amman, Jordan

As a mother living in Jordan, I have always been looking for places to take my toddler to. I asked around and did my research, and when I found a place that I liked, I made sure to take my child there. Are you living in Amman as well? Are you trying to find a […]

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Recycling in Amman, Jordan

Living in a place where recycling isn’t a task for its citizens, it then becomes a choice. After realizing that it makes a big difference on our environment, it was the right time to take this decision. I decided to recycle in our home, and it was one of the best decisions I made. Our […]

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8 Reasons to Love Winter

As the winter season is approaching, you would hear everyone around dreading the fact that it’s getting cold outside. However, I’m loving it! How can you not love the coziness that winter brings? Everyone gathers together at home, sipping on their hot drinks while it’s raining outside, snowing or just plain cloudy weather. The warmth […]

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PLANNER 2017

But this one isn’t the digital printable one, it’s an actual print. I designed a different cover for it, and I also added something new: the back cover is written in Arabic (مفكرة ٢٠١٧), which means planner 2017. Another special feature I added to this agenda is that it includes quotes in Arabic. Remember the […]

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10 favorite posters on etsy

Nowadays, posters with words written on them are in style, they add a little coziness to your home–especially if they were about faith. Here are some of my favorite ones, mos of these quotes are verses from the Holy Quran–enlarge image by clicking on it. Want more? Search “Islamic Poster” on etsy.com

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Celebrations Leading to Grief

The other day, I was visiting a relative of mine in the ICU. After I checked on her and made sure she was fine, I went to sit in the waiting hall. I didn’t know what to do, so I took out my notebook and started adding more to a story that I had been […]

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Don’t Worry

I want to post this short message to many people out there, especially those who give up easily. Always have trust in Allah. No matter what is going on in your life, keep looking at the bright side. Things don’t just happen for a reason, everything happens for the best. As well as, remember that […]

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