Saturday, December 20, 2008

After all this absence...

I present to you , princess's room number 4...:P ( god I got tired of making new rooms and leaving them behind... mashallah 4 rooms in 5 years !!) for a reminder here are room's number 1 , 2 and 3..

First I'll show u a couple of before pictures of the room that used to be for the last 7 months, our living room, the pictures of course are after the room has been emptied and cleaned, because for the last month it has been used only by my little girl and her growing stuff...

I used the time when my kid was traveling with her dad to redo the room, we bought many stuff and did a lot of cleaning, painting, sewing, sorting out and assembling ikea furniture..
It was both fun and tiring, since we had a limited time for working, and started to be so cold ...
But over all we all loved the final result... how about u be the judge?

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Happy Eid..

Wishing everyone every where a very happy Eid al Udha ..

And wishing for my little princess a happy vacation with her dad.. Mommy misses you already my love.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bad Bad bad feeling...

7amdillah, I've been sick for a few days, I know , that is not an excuse for my long absence, and no I am not thinking of closing the blog.. It is still my outlet to the world.

I thought I had a cold but the doctor is thinking it might be allergy, although I never had those before in my life.. But it sure is a bad feeling.. Lots and lots of sneezing, head hurting every where possible and not possible and a huge feeling of general irritation.. and above all this I am having another womanly symptom to make me even more in pain..!
What to say but al 7amdulillah..

So in a happier note, Ikea has opened finally here, woooooopi, on the first and second day of it's opening we were there :) it wasn't announced that it's gonna open that day so it wasn't crowded.. And I managed to spend a lot of money on things for the upcoming princess's room which will take place in the current living room.. Since we don't really sit there anymore.
More on that later inshalah.

while we were there my little princess found herself a new furry friend.. She loved it so much that she insisted in carrying him all the time while we were shopping until we found her a kid's size trolley.. So cute mashallah :) please ignore the waste basket..:P

Our dear friend in Aramco camp had a thanksgiving lunch one day, and invited us all, it was my first thanksgiving lunch ever and I tasted some yummy traditional thanksgiving food.. It was a very nice day, mashallah as usual she outdid herself in everything, food and hospitality.. And the company was really fun. I am thankful for good friends.. and yummy food hehehe.

So hope to get back with better things to share inshallah, maybe when I start with remodeling the rooms.. till then, aaaaaaatchoooooooooo !!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I love those lyrics...

This is a song I had in my collection for a while, listened to many times before, but only today did I really listen to the words.. I love them..
The song is called " I know him so well " ..

Nothing is so good it lasts eternally
Perfect situations must go wrong
But this has never yet prevented me
Wanting far too much for far too long.
Looking back I could have played it differently
Won a few more moments who can tell
But it took time to understand the man
Now at least I know I know him well

Wasn't it good?
Wasn't he fine?
Isn't it madness
He can't be mine?

But in the end he needs
A little bit more than me --
More security
He needs his fantasy
And freedom
I know him so well.

No one in your life is with you constantly
No one is completely on your side
And though I move my world to be with him
Still the gap between us is too wide.

Looking back I could
Have played it

Learned about the man
Before I fell

I was just a little
Careless maybe

But I was
Ever so much
Younger then
Now at least
I know him well

He won't be mine?
Didn't I know
How it would go?
If I knew from the start
Why am I falling apart?

It took time to understand him
I know him so well

Happy birthday my little princess...

You are my blessing.. I love you so much.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The party....

We started the party after maghrib and the little ones were coming slowly but surely since then , and once they were here they were taken to the dressing room, had their hair done, make up put on and some nail polish too by my friend's daughter who was really my fairy that night helping me with each part of the party, and their maid...

then their picture was taken on the same throne, and they all looked so adorable mashallah.. even the baby princess ...
some of the pictures..

The tea party then started, we served tea(apple juice) in small glass cup and saucer, but i think they were still young to enjoy it lol or they were really hungry..
snacks, nuggets, burgers and donuts were served too.. and all the time music from Disney princesses movies were playing.. the kids felt special and had a nice meal..

Then the party kid opened her gifts and went oohing and aahing over them, they all were a hit with her, thanks everyone ..

Cake time was cute, the fairy helper decorated the cake with smarties and i put some colorful sprinkles and Disney princesses cake topper..

we sang happy birthday , and she blew the candles twice.. Then cut the cake and the kids obviously were too full to eat any and they all went to play for a while..

After that we played a few games, pass the poisonous apple which is played like the game hot potatoes with everyone sleeping when they end up with the apple and then waken up by a hershy kiss.. it was blast we played it twice.. and also we played the musical magic carpets, and pin the right sticker next to the right princess.. many prizes were gives and they all laughed and had fun.. but boy are kids loud mashallah!!!

After that we distributed the goody bags and hung the pinata which I got for the first time ever, I always watched them play with it in the movies and that was my first to really have one.. Each kid had a turn hitting it then we all pulled the strings together and the candy flew everywhere and kids went crazy collecting as much as they can.. again very fun..

The kids then had some quiet -does this word really ever describe kids??- time playing with their goody bags and eating their candies untill it was time to say good bye and go home..

7amdillah it was a very nice party which I hope everyone enjoyed as much as we did..
next year inshallah we will go to chili's..! lol

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Busy busy busy bee...!

Well it was a very busy two weeks.. I was planning my little girl 5th birthday party in a princesses tea party theme.. And if you know me well you know that I believe in taking care of the little details even before the major big things when it comes to party planning.. I keep having plans and ideas in my head and they keep multiplying by the minute and I end up needing a vacation after each party I plan lol
But I honestly enjoy planning parties, maybe that should be my thing.. And I didn't give my baby a party last year with everything I've been going through so this year it was a big thing.. ( next party will probably be when she turns 20!! )

So I will share the details with u in two posts.. one for the before the party and the next for the party itself.. And as for after the party.. Well just imagine a sick lady who can't move well and constantly taking pills of brufen..!

First I had to pick up a place, we don't have many suitable places to rent as a party room for the theme I need, so my friend suggested I use her house since everyone who is coming with their princesses are already her friends before they were mine too. So I thankfully accepted and started planning..
The invitations: I had the idea of a rolled message sent by a doves carrier like they used to do in the past.. so I got me six of those and they were ready to deliver the invites to the magical ball ..

The decorations: well it had to look like a castle, but with not much trouble , so I used lengths of sparkly pink tulle for a lot of the things around the house.. such as back of chairs, table tops and in the castle intrance I did around the room's real arched door..

Every little girl was to be given a goody bag ( I sewed those with striped pink fabric and filled them with everything i could find princess related - Disney princesses that is- but forgot to take pictures.. ouch)
A tiara and a wound, which I got from a discount store and changed a bit to suit my taste more

the boys had a sword and a crown..
For the table I got a golden plastic cover, Disney princesses plates and napkins and pink everything else..

For a napkin ring I finally used some of my stamping supplies and made cute little crowns stamped in gold with the initials of each little princess...

I bought many white feather boas and used those to decorate, over the dining table and the grooming table, where I put brushes, makeup and nail polish for the little princesses to get all dressed up before the tea party..

And for sure no princess can do without a throne.. I did one using an old chair, some gold and pink fabric and a back that I cut from a foam board and decorated with feathers.. Each little princess had her picture taken on the throne individually for the coming thank you cards I'm gonna send them inshallah one of those days..

And finally the party outfit... My little girl wanted to be princess jasmine which she loves so much, and we couldn't find any thing good in the stores so my mom made her one.. We used pink instead of the blue to go well with the color theme of the whole party, it was adorable, mom mashallah did a great job and our princess looked gorgeous mashallah...

Don't you think?
The pictures in the party aren't that good since the lighting isn't bright and I lost my battery charger of my camera.. so I did the best I can with photoshop...

Next post inshallah will be all about the party itself, so stay tuned..

Monday, November 03, 2008

Nothing to share....

I know it sounds strange, but I really have nothing to share with the world.. The last month had me in a roller coaster of emotions and mood swings.. nothing new or important causing that change.. Just life i guess..

And now I'm in a very good mood 7amdillah since I can't remember when.. But still nothing to share.. I prefer to keep my reasons for myself.. but hey don't let your mind play games it's not a secret.. Again it's just life I guess :)

So I got a few new toys to play with , some stamps and papers and punches, haven't opened them yet but when I do inshallah I will share projects in pictures..
These days I am busy typing a few pages for a teacher friend who keeps bringing me more each day, maybe that's why I don't feel like typing here, my hands are hurting lol

So hope everyone is having a great time.. I'm missing some people hope to see u soon :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hi, remember me..?

I'm the absent blogger.. :P
ok so I know that I've been doing that a lot lately, disappear for a long time and then come back with either a sad post or one that is filled with pictures..
This is the picture filled post time.. Even though I feel like making it a sad post.. But I will get over it.

So, we attended our friend's twin second birthday in fuds, mashallah they are so cute and the small kids had a fun time running around and harassing no kidding they were adorable

Some pics..

birthday boys..

some of the guests having fun


and down

Do you like my new living room? I love it..

And hope it is really my living room .. This was in a new furniture shop in Dhahran mall, they have some nice things but this room... God I just fell in love.. inshallah one day..

Friday, October 17, 2008

I wonder why...

I wonder why I am feeling lost..
I wonder why I can't find my way..
I wonder why my life seems to be running so fast..
And yet I find it hard to finish each day..

I wonder why I am confused..
I wonder why everything hurts me..
I wonder when I'll be ok..
I wonder if I'll ever be..

I wonder how I'll change myself..
I wonder , will I have the strength..

I wonder this I wonder that..
But one thing I don't have to wonder about..

Allah is with me in every step I take..
Even if I was standing in my place ,
he will show me the decisions I have to make..

Al 7amdulillah..

Thursday, October 16, 2008

First day of kg3 and some ice cream..

Well to keep up with the tradition of taking a picture for the first day of school here are two from this year

my little one is in kg3 now and she was excited in her first day.. (in front of her school)

Until she discovered her teacher won't be there for her this year. She is having a new class and a new teacher and that freaked her out and she started crying.. Only for a while though because her new teacher seems very kind and good mashallah..

So we went to Macdonald's one day with my friend and her kids and they enjoyed some happy meals and playing , and then some ice cream ..

I enjoyed some of my kid's ice cream too lol
And can you believe how festive a glass of diet Pepsi can get? our waiter was in a good mood that day at Friday's I think , yummy yummy..

Anyways, sorry I've been absent a lot from my blog, but I am feeling so lost those days and hope to find my way soon inshallah, wish me luck .

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

long time no see..

It's been very long since I last posted anything, many things happened in that time, first of all I would like to wish everyone a Happy Eid.. very late I know.. It was a somehow hectic time for me, it being the first eid as a single person again.. It was a nice eid 7amdillah , I didn't feel bad or depressed but was hit with a wave of sadness in a couple of occasions.. Other than that all was good.

So since it was my first year in 7 years that I spend eid night in my house, I decided to make the most of it and decorate the way I always wanted to do, I wanted to have a place in the house dedicated for eid gifts, for my little girl to feel excited about like I used to be when they did that while I was a kid myself, so mom had an idea of getting this metal thing from the garden and I decorated it with golden strings and green silk flowers.

and here with the eid kids instead of the gifts.. After all they are gifts from Allah..

and some didn't want to sit there..

way before that we had a surprise birthday party for my friend's daughter who turned 14 mashallah, it was a very nice night and we really did our best to make it as fast and as surprising as possible, all under a froggy theme which she loves.. I'll leave you with the pictures... ( just forgive the bad lightings I lost my camera's charger and using my Mobile's camera )

Gifts and party favors.. One of the gifts was real frogs

The little frog on the cake is a candle

My gift basket, filled with froggies small and big..