DIY · home

Cozy Kitchen Series Part 2: Demolition

For those of you who read the first entry in our Cozy Kitchen Series, Cozy Kitchen Series Part 1: Planning, things will take an exciting turn in the next posts because we will be putting all that meticulous planning into action. Depending on the type of kitchen renovation you’re envisioning, having a checklist or order of… Continue reading Cozy Kitchen Series Part 2: Demolition

Food · recipe

Mexican Rainbow Rice Bowls

It’s almost the end of September and I’m starting to panic because my due date for baby #2 is less than two months away. I have no name picked out and I’m nowhere near as ready or organized as I need to be. Luckily, I am finding some success with meal planning in the sense… Continue reading Mexican Rainbow Rice Bowls

DIY · home

Cozy Kitchen Series Part 1: Planning

This is the first post in a series we will be doing covering our DIY kitchen renovation project that took us around 3 months to complete (working the weekends and some evenings). In this post we will discuss everything planning-related from brainstorming and design to calculating the cost of the finished project. We will also… Continue reading Cozy Kitchen Series Part 1: Planning

Inspiration · photography

Inspirational Wallpaper: September

With labor day weekend behind us and work and a new school year ahead, let us remember to be kind and empathetic to everyone we encounter. It’s difficult to imagine sending my baby off to school, but if today was that day I think I would share these wise words: “To be yourself in a… Continue reading Inspirational Wallpaper: September

Crafts · DIY

DIY Eid Stocking Stuffers

Eid Al-Adha is less than two weeks away and I’ve been scrambling to get the house ready so that we can feel those celebratory vibes as summer comes to an end. I came up with the idea to make these Eid-themed stocking stuffers as both a way to fill with small gifts and eidiya (money), as… Continue reading DIY Eid Stocking Stuffers

Food · recipe

Simple Kafta Pita Pizzas

I’ve never been a picky eater and I enjoy many many foods but there will always be a special place in my heart for kafta pizza. For me, it conjures up memories of busy weeknights in high school filled with homework deadlines, violin lessons, and soccer practice. It was for those days, mom or dad… Continue reading Simple Kafta Pita Pizzas

Life · parenthood

Bed-share, don’t care

Bed-sharing. It’s one of those things that elicits strong reactions of admonition from family members, co-workers, and total strangers alike. “You let him sleep in your bed?! You need to fix that!” I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard this and while it’s natural to feel doubt about parenting choices, I… Continue reading Bed-share, don’t care