Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Beautiful Dalila's Kaftans

 SubhanAllah, I was so excited to receive this beautiful outfit from Dalila's Kaftans mashaAllah!!! I truly underestimated how gorgeous it would look in person.

But once I opened the package, I was pleasantly surprised to review this three piece beauty! As soon as my children saw it, they were in love mashaAllah. I felt like a princess mashaAllah.
The color really stood out, it fit really nice and felt just right on me. I'm totally impressed mashaAllah alhamdulilah.

I would definitely love to try other outfits from the Dalila's Kaftans website
My husband loved it and mashaAllah when he saw me he said "Long live the princess!" lol alhamdulilah.

This outfit makes a perfect outfit for when you're going out celebrating, a night out with your husband, Eid, and any fabulous dressy social event.

You haven't heard of Dalila's Kaftans? You have to check her out inshaAllah!!

Dalila's Kaftans is a multi-award winning designer, retailer, and wholesaler of clothing and accessories based in London, United Kingdom and she ships worldwide!!!! That's a great blessing mashaAllah. Please do support this awesome store.

Created by a beautiful, kind and gifted woman who understands through experience the challenges of body change, a brand that is made for ladies of all shapes, all ages and all cultures.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Medicinal Homemaking

Alhamdulilah I have been taking my herbalist and aromatherapy classes.
Its been such a blessing to teach the child healthy alternatives to take care of yourself.
We have been making medicinal oils that have been really working for us, by His permission always!

One of the blessings in homemaking is that we are constantly learning and teaching our children. Pursuing knowledge should never stop because we have children... It should increase! How can our children learn and be passed down great traditions if we are not learning them first?
The children have been getting to know herbs and there benefits.

MashaAllah this is something we are doing as a family. He has blessed us with edible medicinal plants in our backyard alhamdulilah!

Our 6 yr old, made eucalyptus oil with me alhamdulilah and it was not only a learning experience but bonding too :)

Its part of our service to properly take care of our families alhamdulilah..  Sometimes that includes staying up long night with coughs, fevers, and dealing with cuts, bruises etc. He has truly given us many ways to give our family ease when they are not well!

 Our food is important... When cooking, dhikring.. Having positive thoughts and energy is important habit to have when making and serving food. You want to put love into it and His remembrance... Remember that we are nourishing bellies because He has blessed us to.  Feeding those in our care, food made with love and care.
 When cooking, we must remember that we are making sure our family is getting the best we can provide.

Homemaking is so much more than just clean, cook.. repeat. Its really about serving and getting close to our Creator and being in a state of gratitude! The higher purpose, and doing it all in the best healthy happy halal way.

Focusing on Him in Our Daily Homemaking

As salamu alaykum!

I feel so motivated and inspired to be back on the blog. Allah is so great and so merciful! We should constantly keep Him in the focus of our daily homemaking! InshaAllah here are a few ways we can do that!

1.) Read His Book
The Quran is full of motivation, inspiration and His message for how he wants us to live. Take time to read His words daily to maintain that connection and find the ease He says you will have with His remembrance.

2.) Read The Prophet's Sunnah
He salAllahu alayhi wa salam is beloved to Allah. What did he do in his life that we can implement in our daily lives, to help keep our hearts and minds on Allah. Fasting, making the night prayer... Praying for our families, communities, and remember a virtuous quality in homemaking is being in constant prayer, so the night time prayer is a peaceful time to focus on Him.

3.) Dhikr as you work-
Make more effort to include more words, praising and glorifying Him! It can't hurt to add more SubhanAllah's Alhamdulilah's  in your daily speech... Remembering all glory and praise belongs to Him! He has truly blessed you. Food to eat, clothes on your back, screaming baby holding your leg yes... All worth praising Him about!

4.) When you speak and act consider what Allah would want -
Will He be pleased with what you're saying and doing? Our words and actions should be what He will be pleased with. This will help us in our daily conversations and dealings of the house. He doesn't want us to argue, use foul language, and neglect our blessings.

5.) Remember You are serving!
Yes yes yes!!! service is an awesome thing! You are being used to help His creation! You can't tell me that its not a big deal! How are you serving ? Our life is about service! We are nurturing, teaching, leading by example, by His permission healing (hearts and boo-boos) , feeding, and it's all amazing! Alhamdulilah you 're here with a purpose! He has entrusted you with precious gifts. Take care of them and do all you can gain more blessings daily. Remember there will be a day where we all wish we could have done more!