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Homemade Bleach Alternative

Hydrogen peroxide 1/2 cup
Vinegar 1/2 cup
1 cap tea tree oil

InshaAllah combine and then fill the rest of the container with water label and store it. I read this is also safe for color clothes
I also read you can clean the bath tub and  toilet with it. I have not tried it yet for cleaning but I did use it on my boys karate clothes mashaAllah it works well but I will blog about it later for cleaning inshaAllah!


Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry detergent!
MashaAllah this was great to use on the clothes. It smells good and easy to make. I wanted a borax free laundry detergent and was glad to run into one online
1 cup Dr Bronners castile soap, I used lavender 1 cup Baking Soda 1 cup washing soda .... I read that by putting baking soda in the oven on 350 it converts to washing powder, because the heat changes the chemical property to that of washing powder 1 cap of tea tree oil
Warm the water and then add the baking soda and washing soda until dissolved, put in container then add the tea tree oil and dr bronners!  
Pretty simple and my husband and I loved the smell.

Loving Your Spouse For Allah

By: Ameer Idris Rahim

Alhamdoo leellah ~ We thank Allah for the blessings of Islam & most of all we are thankful for the blessings of the most splendid person who taught us our Islam, Prophet Muhammed, the Messenger of Allah alayhe Salatoo wa Salam. The teachings of the Deen tells us that marriage fullfils half of the Religion/Way of life. So marriage is a matter of VERY serious importance.

So to be complete in the Deen one needs to get & stay married. Two, very different matters & the former naturally procededs the latter. But staying together can & will happen by the Grace of Allah if & when we know, HOW TO MAKE OUR MARRIAGE WORK.

Because marriage does not work if it is broken. Ane we know the Prophet alay he Salat Allah told us that " to break a woman is to divorce her". And we know that the dreadful "d" word is the shaytons #1 objective ... i.e. destroy the family- meaning break up marriages ... So this article of knowledge & information…

Homemaking Thoughts

I used to feel so trapped in the walls of my home. Kids running, hubby wanting, time is ticking and the day drags on oh ...so..... slow. I felt like I was not living. In the sense of , is this what my life really comes down to? I'm just changing diapers, cooking meals, and cleaning for the rest of my days? Wow... how depressing I thought.

I don't know what happened, I don't know at all, but I woke up one day and saw things differently. I think it was all those motivational blogs. I began to see my purpose in a new light.

I do more in my home than I imagined. Really, think about what we do in our home. We feed the hungry, not only their bellies but their minds. We love and nurture them, helping them to grow into loving individuals who will love and nurture their own children one day inshaAllah.

I have a purpose, and if I do these things well in my home, I have then helped add a person to society that will make it better beithnillah! WOW talk about a lot on my shoulders... …

A new book!!!

Okay can I scream dance and jump for joy?

I think I did mashaAllah alhamdulilah Allahu akbar!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay I had to get that out LOL. I should be sleeping but my children are.... and I was just editing the book for the last time before I officially share it with the public.
Ya Allah please let this be of some benefit for others and that they may grow, take better care of their loved ones, and seek to get closer to You ameen ameen

If you purchased the first book: Journey Of A Muslimah Homemaker: Spirituality In Homemaking ..I pray it was of benefit and alhamdulilah I have gotten some honest reviews about it. I took them in deeper consideration in this second book. Adding more to the book about my journey homemaking, it's also about the importance of prayer, patience, service and helping. 
As I tell people... alhamdulilah these are my thoughts and experiences, I pray there is some good people can get from it. I did not think two books would happen.. I just started the blog and …

R E S P E C T-- Respecting Your Husband

Alhamdulilah week two in our Sweet Sunnahs Of Marriage series has to do with respect. I am sure many of you have heard the song RESPECT and she says in the song "find out what it means to me." well let's talk about what it means to him

MashaAllah marriage is a wonderful union between two people and in order for that marriage to work and grow, we should respect each other. Our husbands are the head and leaders of the family. They deserve respect and order. SOME of us respect our bosses at work more than our husbands, astagfirllah. The blessings in respecting our husband is not only pleasing to Allah but you are making your marriage better. He wants, loves, and appreciates a woman that will respect him and value the man he is (all that is good) and will help him grow into more.
1.) Trust- this has a lot to do with respect. Trust that your husband is making good decisions and always pray Allah guides your husband to make the best decisions. When we act as though we know mor…

A Mother's Thoughts

The whole house is sleeping this early Friday morning and I cant sleep. Using the time to think, blog and catch up. I also watch the children sleep. I thank Allah for all of them. I thank Allah for blessing me with 5 children to care for. God knows I dont feel like the best wife and mom a lot of times but I do know I strive to get better. I watch them crawl, walk, and run.. i'm seeing them grow into their own. 
As mothers we are constantly praying that Allah guides us to raise peaceful, loving, and God conscious children. Some people may not think we do much of anything because we "stay" at home, but the lives we take care of and help to mold, are an important part of society. Life lessons, relationship matters and schooling are being done in the home and this is no easy task. Every day  it is important to ask Allah to guide us in managing our homes and taking care of our children.

I know at the end of the day when they are sleeping, they were fed, taught, loved and it …

Whole Wheat No Yeast Bread

Recipe:

3 cups flour 
1/2 tsp salt 
3 tbs baking powder 
1 tbs olive oil 
2 cups water 
add honey or sugar in the raw to desired taste.




 Combine dry and then liquid. Add baking powder last and mix all together . Optional instead of water 2 cups almond milk and 1 cup almond pulp also add flaxseed and wheat germ. There is no rise time so alhamdulilah you can put it in a loaf pan then in the oven on 350 or breadmaker on bake setting. For the panera bread style bread bowl mold to a ball put an x on it and put on parchment paper



We don't use yeast all the time...pretty rare but it is just for our family not to use often. I have not seen many really no yeast bread recipes and through a lot of trial and error and success, this recipes works for me alhamdulilah
It smells great in the oven!! You may want to double the recipe to get a big loaf



Motivational Homemaking: Homemaking Binder

Alhamdulilah time to get things more in order with a homemaking binder. A lot of free printables from ihearorganizing.com mashaAllah my twin sister introduced it to me and I love the bright happy and colorful menu planners, weekly schedules etc. Also did I mention its free? Need a little inspiration to get organized? I must admit having these printables are a motivation mashaAllah.

You can also find free printables at Organized Home's website mashaAllah. On my trip I am focusing on what tools I need to get more organized. InshaAllah I want to start fresh when I get back to new york.

Well Bismillah.... here we go!

The Loving Helpmate

Week 1: The Muslimah Wife Is A Loving Helpmate On my trip to Baltimore I decided to reflect on my marriage, my role as a mom and having been married 6 years, I took a trip through memory lane. Looking to see what improvements may need to be made and how far I have come.  Alhamdulilah  my husband honestly told me how far I have come and while I still have some ways to go, he has seen so much good mashaAllah! 
I remember in the beginning of our marriage we were not on the same page. For awhile it was do me...do you.. and I'm already there, you need to catch up kind of thing. My husband constantly wanted to be in unison and for awhile I was not getting it. I asked myself  "Am I being a good help mate?" I ask you to ask yourself the same question. SubhanAllah sometimes we think we are helping but we are really hurting.  
To be a better helpmate we can use kind words to encourage our husbands. Wake up and gently remind them of the day goals, say encouraging words to get them …

Sweet Sunnahs Of Marriage

Alhamdulilah after some time away from blogging, I'm back to introduce a 4 week renewal of marriage with the Sweet Sunnahs Of Marriage Month

The next few weeks us Domestic Darlings will be working on marriage with prayers that Allah guides us to continue all the positive and new lessons we learned during the weeks of October. 


Join us this inshaAllah as we learn more about helping, loving, appreciating and respecting that special man in our life.
Each week will be a different topic and tip to put into practice inshaAllah