Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Well less than a month of no posts, phew not bad !
It was a somehow strange month, I fell sick right after the kiddo's B-day and stayed sick ( flew and coughing) for nearly the whole Eid vacation, then back to school routine came to us, and I had a rootcanal, then my mom fell and hurt her ankle, got into ER the next week and stayed in for the night then her uncle passed away..!
talk about being busy..

We are all well now 7amdillah, except for my great uncle may he rest in peace( Allah yir7amu) , it was a sad news but we felt that inshallah he will be in a better place since he was very sick and old. He was a great guy , his youngest is my age and I was always at their house playing while we were growing, I haven't seen him in many years, and I regret that, but I will always love him and remember how good he was with me and my mom.

So the whole family are in Jeddah now for the funeral, I stayed back for the schools and to check on my grandfather from time to time. Today I took the kiddo to Ikea, and guess what we ended up with sitting in our living room for the moment..

We always liked and wanted that , but it was very pricey.. Look how low it got now in the as-is section ..

I know, still pricey, and there is no room for it in her room currently, but it was too good a deal to ignore, and she is a girly girl who needs such a piece, so we will find a way to squeese it in inshallah :P

I talked sometime ago about the project I was working on, it's still not finished, but I will share a glimse with you, since i don't really know when it will finish, I am going to start working on the kiddo's room now..I hope she is settled on the theme now..!

So till next time, take care :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eid and Birthday

The last few days were fun filled mashalla, first it was Eid and we went with the whole family to Holiday Inn resort at the beach, like the last few years the kids had lots of fun times playing in the sand and running aroung all day mashallah.
Plus we had a good time taking pictures of them ;)

We got sick during that time, coughing and sore throat, but in general still enjoyed our Eid vacation.

My little princess turned seven on wednesday, I can't believe how time flies by so fast, it was just like yesterday they put her in my arms for the first time. I thank Allah for his gift, she is a precious one mashallah, even when she drives me crazy lol

the cake a made ( well decorated is more accurate )

We celebrated this year with the family in the resort, it was fun , missing my cousin's wife and good friend though, wish she comes back safely inshalla. And the kiddo had an early celebration with her dad and step mom two days before. So it was a nice birthday for her :)

Everyone is back at home now, I still feel a bit sick, trying to just relax for now, then I will resume my project inshallah and have a trip or two to Ikea , I got a gift card from my uncle , I wonder what can I get now lol.
Have a nice weekend.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Playing time..

We gather at my grandparent house almost every Friday, my uncles, cousins and kids. And the kids always like playing together with what toys they have , under the stairs.
It was a very crowded areas, like a storage space for what is good and what is not. And as a result the toys and games always end up in the dining area where they can find enough space for their wild imagination.

So my dear talented mom , mashallah, decided to make them a good playing area. It's a shame I don't have a before picture but imagine this one with lots of rubbish. And now take a look at this great space..

She wanted to paint it all and draw things there, but I got her some wall stickers for now. she hung a small swing , and put all the kiddo's old toys there for them to play.

*edited: more pics of the blackboard stickers:

Plus some touch lights she stuck to the ceiling to make the area more lit. And she is still adding to it , it's not really done yet.

The kids haven't seen the whole transformation yet, but my girl loves it.. I love it ! it feels like a tree house, under the stairs lol

And speaking of time.. I got me a new clock.. I adore it..! mashallah I just love it so much. I might wanna paint it white, but just a thought, this color looks good too.

We are going to the beach inshallah for a few days, I'll come with pictures soon , Have a nice Eid vacation and Happy Eid to all.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Lighting my night..

Ok so I thought of clever titles but I couldn't find any lol..
I did it again, long time without posting, but I had good reasons, my net was off. I had some trouble with my connections and went netless for a long time, I also went nuts because of that :P

Anyways , back to the title, I wanted something to introduce the new floor lamp I got. I fell in love with it straight away and got it without thinking, I even got a hanging one similar to it for the living room, but it's not installed yet

What do you think? what sold it to me was the lace-like little cuts, and the crystals, or crystal-like thingies.
I know my english is incredible lol.

and in case I didn't show my other lamp, here it is ( I got it from Jeddah )

So now I have the right mood to sit and watch TV late at night and just relax.

We went to Jeddah in the weekend to attend my friend's wedding. She's more like a sister and her wedding was very nice mashallah, different from all our weddings, it started in the late afternoon and we stayed there till only 8 at night. She had it on a moving boat in a closed area with windows all over and a DJ. Lovely wedding mashallah she looked gorgeous, I wish her all the happiness in the world.

My other friend will come to visit inshallah in a few days, I feel excited to see her and show her my new place, I feel like a kid :P
The sad news is that my childhood friend has discovered her husband has cancer, they are in Canada now and he started his treatment, I pray for them all the time, strength for her and health for him, may Allah help them and be with them.

I am working on a project now, but it's a relatively big one and I am getting slow with age :P so inshallah pictures soon.
Have a nice weekend ;)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Making life a bit easier

We live on the second floor, but we have an elevator. I know second floor isn't very high to need one, but I am being lazy and enjoy my rides in it. But lately it has been out of service , and we are using the stairs - like normal people - which is hard on the knees going up and down with a school bag! (ok I am lazy and spoiled :P )

So my mom god bless her, came up with this very nice plan to easily move the bag - or grocery or anything else - up and down..
I introduce.... Ummm ok I don't know what is it called lol so I'll show you the pictures.!

Like our driver said -he drilled the holes, it was too far for me - it's like bringing water from the well :P

And can you tell the kiddo loves it??

A bit hard on the hands, but easy on the knees and back.. Thanks mom we love you :X

Did I mention I love tin boxes? or buckets or containers in general? I found something that I really loved some time ago in a container store, but I didn't buy it till a couple of days ago..

Now i have what i really needed for a long time; a place to put my laundry detergent.. :P don't we all need one?but seriously I need to work on decorating my laundry area. pics when done inshallah.
And speaking of needs.. I need this beauty.. in pink please.!

I've seen it before on the net, never in real life before, and I will not rest till I find where it is sold and how much is it and do they stock the pink ones?! I saw this one in Ikea showroom, maybe I should ask them first..

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nothing new is done ..

And yet I don't feel like staying a long time away from posting like I did before.
I have no news, nothing much to share, life is a bit of the same everyday, waking up early, getting ready for school, sleeping again, then attempting to find something to do ( actually I have lots to do but I don't have the motivation ) start lunch , welcome the kiddo, eat, study, try to find her something to do ( same case as above :P ) eat dinner, get ready for bed and sleep.. she at 8 me at 9 thirty.. most days at least.

So as you can see we have a somehow slow routine. In between I might go out to get something or to go to the dentist, and weekends are spent with mom maybe going out to dinner once.
Not that I am complaining 7amdilla it's a good life, but I just wish I had more energy to achieve more decorating or crafting around the house.

Plus the gym I so want to go to.. Inshalla soon.
Anyways I have a few things on my mind that i want to maybe start this week, wish me luck.

Oh yah, I managed to fix my bedroom curtain, no pic though since I already had 3 of those on previous posts lol , you can imagine the outcome, it's longer now with pink polka dot fabric at the hem. and I like it better :)

Since I have to have a pic on my posts I will leave you with some inspirations from the net..

Those are probably going to be my next projects inshallah ;)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ball of roses

I've seen them all over the net, and liked the look very much, I even thought of making me one since it is very easy to make, but I never did.
So when I saw these in my favorite gifts and party shop ( meshwar) I just had to get one.. or two ;)

They were  25 ryals each, fake roses but looks very real, they had many colors but I chose the pink ones and hung one on each side of the living room curtain.

Love the look..:)
Mom came to stay the night on Thursday, and she had an idea about my new look for the bedroom, she thought the blue on the bed cover made the curtain fabric look very pale, so she suggested I flip the cover over to the polka dot pink side , which I tried, and I think it made the curtains seem fresher, But I love the blue side..so what do you think?

Blue side:

Or pink side:

tell me your thoughts. ( and ignore the messy look on the second pic, and the fact that I can't get a realistic looking pic in this room :P )

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Come have teacupcake with me :D

Last night I had my dear friend angel eyes visiting , we watched a scary movie, ( haunting in connecticut) and enjoyed a bit of conversation and a cup of teacupcake.. Ok so that is what they call it, I got it from Virgin while I was in Cairo, and I was just waiting for the right time till I can try it.. And yesterday it was that day.

It's a silicone cupcake mold that comes in the form of a tea cup, it's so cute and girly, and comes in a set of four in a box.

We haven't made cupcakes in a long time, so we enjoyed this process the kiddo and I , while really admiring the pink color and the sweet smell of strawberry. And yes I used a ready cake mix for my cupcakes :P

While I was in the guest mood, i used my new serving plates, filled them with crackers and salty treats, I felt happy playing house with my dear friend.. lol .

Can you spot the clock I hanged on the wall behind the seat? it was from my old craft room and I just used an already there nail to hang it from. I might change it's place in the near future but this will be good for now.

I love having my home, and people to visit me again :D 7amdilla
Have a nice weekend.

P.s : the movie was a bit weird, I didn't like it much :P

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I love my bedroom

The best thing I love about it , is that it's mine..
I know you would think the whole house is mine..! and you are right ( hehehe ) but still there is something very special about having your own bed to sleep on , alone.. your own pillows and cover.. your own choice for colors.

When I first thought about decorating my bedroom I chose the colors pink and orange. I thought a lot about that choice, since it is my bedroom and crafting room I wanted the colors to be both relaxing and energizing.
I found a good start in Ikea, the curtain fabric. which I loved against the pink walls. But when I started accessorizing the room, that's when I questioned my choices.

You see , some time ago I used to love bold , dark shocking colors. I used orange and yellow and turquoise on my walls before, and despite the shock on people's faces ( or because of it :P ) I always thought that those are the best color choices. But somehow, I ended up feeling a great love for pastel , soft colors, with lots of whites..

And that made me rethink the bedroom...!
It was kept nearly last in decorating since I had priorities. But now I just had to do something about the orange..!
I am officially back to my cottagy theme that I carried in the living area. and more of my pinks , girly floral stuff.. Yaaay I feel much better :D

The curtains ( which are just up there to check my likings to them ) had a history, I got them while I was married and used them as a sofa covers in my craft room. They are originally duvet covers from BHS on discount. They are a bit short so I am thinking between cutting them till the window bottom, or adding to them so they would reach the floors.

The duvet cover is actually two different bed sheets I got some time ago, one blue floral, the other is pink polka dots ( my favorite.. yumm ) I just sewed them together and used my old Ikea "duvet" ( or is it comforter?? I dunno )

So the room is far from done, but so far I am enjoying it more. Even the kiddo thinks so .. So what do you think? ;)