Monday, May 19, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

summer fun in Spain.


                      many memories made, many little moments enjoyed , oh its good to be by the sea!

Monday, April 28, 2014

this weeks thrifting!

                                                             
Some Sundays when hubby is not working we drive out to one of the little villages around that is holding a brocante or vide grenier as its called in french and search for little treasures, this time it was all for the kids...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

3 links



1 .  A group of women I know in Algeria are creating a new support system for creative women and they need help to spread the word! Please visit Al Mubdiaat to find out more.    


 2. I just came across this colorful blog and I'm happily browsing through the photos thinking I should be             more brave with color and mismatching as well. ohdeardrea header


3. And finally I still love Pinterest and would love if any of you are on there to leave me your link in the              comment so I can browse through what you like as well, I'm going for my 3 hour long pregnancy glucose  test so I have plenty time to waste In Sha Allah.
Vala Hansen

                 
                                                   

Friday, April 18, 2014

leftover photos!

                   (the messy house photos are the house we are building in DZ, almost ready In Sha Allah)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

love in the kitchen



                                                     sometimes peeling potatoes is rewarding :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

a little update



                                                     A little baby on the way Alhamdulillah



                                     
 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

PARIS!



                                                                (our first ever flat in Paris )

We went on a little mini holiday, there's just something about Paris!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

what I ate wednesday!


                           Breakfast 9:30 - wholewheat toast w/peanut butter, apple and Toucha tea



                          Lunch 12:00 - green juice (spinach, ginger, pomegranate, lemon, banana, apple)




                                            Snack 15:00 - Zucchini cake! recipe from here

 
 
 
 
                                     Dinner 20:00 - leftovers, chicken , beans and oven potato

(idea from Anna Saccone)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

cleaning!



cleaning cleaning cleaning it never ends, sometimes I need some extra motivation and this month I decided to print out this schedule I found over here to change things up a bit, I like to follow different routines and try different things. My all time favourite cleaning products are Ecover but this month I'm going to try out some new "green" products. I've tried to make my own everyday solution and I like to sometimes add essential oils to washes or in the hoover etc to spice up the cleaning a bit...still have to force myself to get it done though most days. How do you all do it ? Follow routines or not? Have any favourite products or tools? ( If any of you are as motivated as this one your welcome to come over and help me.)

(oh and here is another little printout for the laundry room, if you have any links to share please do )

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

what I ate wednesday


                                               Breakfast 10:00 - warm water with lemon




                                 Lunch 12:00 -  Ratatouille, salad and tortilla with Camembert
                            




                                Snack 16:00 - organic muesli w/almond milk, half a pear, banana and a
                                spoon of peanut butter.



                               Dinner 20:00 - Moroccan meatballs with oven potatoes



(idea from Anna Saccone)

Friday, August 16, 2013

beautiful photo


                                  ( I saw this on pinterest but couldn't find the original source)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Eid Mubarak 2013


I did 4 sorts this year just to keep it simple, the hearts I did last year as well but the other 3 were my first time try. Both the chocolate and the balls are gluten free which is always a bonus. I'm trying new ones every year to slowly find delicious ones that last well. I'm not to bothered about how they look, rather what they taste like ;) These all turned out really delicious, the chocolate ones are a recipe I got from a friend in Iceland and you store them in the freezer which is great for Eid preparation , the almond and the jam one I got from a french cake book Ive got and they are both very soft and rich in flavour and the little balls I got from this video. I did them last minute mainly just for the kids but they turned out much softer and better than I expected. I'm now testing how long they last and how they last in a freezer. So far so good, I'm slowly getting my collection together I would love some recommendations if you know of nice recipes. I know there are tons of recipes online but I like to have tried and tested hints. We don't have a big family around were we live so this was more than enough for us but Inshallah Id like to do more. How many sorts do you do for Eid if that is a tradition in your home?





and these are the Eid outfits for my kids (my 4 year old girl, 6 years old boy and 7 year old girl)


                                                    Inshallah you all had a happy Eid!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

leftover photos!

 1. Boureks , hubby requested these every day in Ramadan. (what are your favourite fillings?)
 2. Iftar , Haricots Poulet with some oven potatoes and salad.
 3. Iftar again, chorba , bourek, chicken salad, pepper salad.
 4. A sweet surprise from hubby
 5. Playing on Instagram while waiting in a hot car.
 6. Ironing ( I seem to do more of that in Ramadan)
 7. Another Iftar bourek salad and Indian chicken with basmati rice and yogurt sauce.
 8. Started making Eid cakes, first 2 done.
 9. Another Iftar Chorba , bourek , chicken salad, pepper salad and yes Kisra (sort of)

Not sure if to do these leftover photos with explanaitions or not? ( I tried Ines ;)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

What I ate Wednesday (Ramadan)


I decided to copy Anna Saccone and do a "what I ate Wednesday post." We are still I Ramadan so it's a bit different from usually but I thought it would be fun.

1. Suhoor at 4:30 in the morning
2. Iftar at 21:15 breaking my fast with some dates and water
3. Dinner around 21:30
4. Some late night treats

If you have photos of your suhoor or iftar or just regular what I ate post feel free to leave the link in the comments. (and for those of you who follow me on Instagram sorry you've seen all theese before)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

leftover photos!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ramadan Mubarak


                                                  (masjid by my 4 year old daughter)

Inshallah you are all having a good Ramadan so far and may all your good deeds, fasts and duas be accepted Inshallah.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

 

                                                                                        


                                                                                                                    

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” 

Friday, July 5, 2013

this moment



joining Soulemama
{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. (Amanda Soule)

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Friday, June 21, 2013

what to make for Eid?


The great thing about blogging is that you can go back and see little details of what doesn't show on the family photos. These are the photos from last year (you can see the posts here and here) and Ive started to be on the lookout for some interesting recipes and ideas of how to celebrate Eid this year. I'm collecting ideas and inspiration on my pinterest board and Khadijah from Ramadan Joy started Global Iftar and Global Sweets and invited me along with lots of other women from all over the world to contribute. I tend to keep it simple and easy so probably not many posts from me but I'm curious to see how different families from different places celebrate Ramadan and Eid and I would love to hear what you plan to do Inshallah or have done in the past. Any links to ideas , blog posts, pins etc are welcome.

Monday, May 27, 2013

leftover photos!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

free printouts link



Just wanted to share this link to free coloring printouts from Made by Joel.  If you have restless kids and walls that need painting it might help :)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

                                                                          (sorry don't know the source but if anyone does please let me know)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

when you were little


did you used to play this game? I remember how complicated and never ending it seemed and now I can see that in my 4 year old daughter as she has been playing with it non stop for days. So far we made one for foods, animals, Islamic one and little funny tasks to do...any more ideas?

(and here is a little video that I had to google for as I couldn't remember how to fold them)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

maxi dress sewing.


        I took two of my dresses that I love and the fabric stash that I bought in Algeria last time.



                                                     simply cut around the dress


                                               and again in a different colour , sew together
                                                                             and....


easy peasy! I made belts for both of them just to have the option and next time Inshallah I will try to do the elastic in the middle or some details maybe on the neck line. Uff so far so good.

(now what should I try next, something from  ????? or ????? )

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

afternoon treat




Pönnukökur....

Monday, April 29, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Monday, April 22, 2013

AFTER WUDU OIL.


I mixed a little face oil for myself to apply after wudu (the washing before prayer).

50 ml Jojoba oil (I just added all the other oils to this bottle)
13 drops Geranium essential oil
13 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Camomile essential oil

I wanted to add Rose essential oil but didn't have any. I only use a tiny tiny amount each time. This might be a bit strong for some so if you are sensitive add less drops also if you are pregnant or feeding its better to wait before using some essential oils so read about it first.

I would love to hear about how you use your essential oils or if you have any blends to share.

(Thanks Nourished Mama for your recommendations.)




Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring (in a jar in my kitchen).



I know it's been over 5 months since my last post, almost half a year! I guess I'm not the best of bloggers, but somehow I always find my way back here.

Friday, November 9, 2012

arabic


joining soulemama

Monday, October 29, 2012