Food · recipe

Potato Kibbeh (faux Lebanese steak tartare/kibbeh nayeh)

Oh pregnancy cravings. You always have a way of being exactly what I’m not supposed to have. While we don’t eat a lot of red meat in our diet, I repeatedly craved kibbeh nayeh (a Lebanese dish made of fresh raw meat, bulgur, and spices) during my first pregnancy and now find myself craving it… Continue reading Potato Kibbeh (faux Lebanese steak tartare/kibbeh nayeh)

Inspiration

Inspirational Wallpaper: July

No explanation is really needed for this dreamy summer wallpaper but Rumi’s words are always spot on. Have a lovely and blessed July! Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about. Rumi… Continue reading Inspirational Wallpaper: July

Baby · parenthood

Reflections on a year of cloth-diapering

Our little hobbit turned one yesterday (where did the time go?!) and we have been reflecting all week on the year that has passed. It certainly wasn’t easy. There were so many things we had to learn and many more sleepless nights but we loved every minute of our first year as parents. One of… Continue reading Reflections on a year of cloth-diapering

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Inspirational Wallpaper: June

When we think of June we think of bright sunny days and life in full bloom, which is precisely what we were looking for in this choosing this month’s wallpaper. We hope it gives you nothing but warm summer vibes like it does for us. We wish everyone a happy, fun-filled June. Tree in Bloom… Continue reading Inspirational Wallpaper: June

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Ramadan Decor: Moon-Phase Garland

The month of Ramadan is set to begin this week and I have been brainstorming countless ways to make it more special and festive for our family. Decorating is obviously one really fun way to do this (especially if you have young children) but it seems the selection of Ramadan decor out there is a… Continue reading Ramadan Decor: Moon-Phase Garland

DIY · garden · home

Build your Own Garden Fence

If you read our previous blog post on how to build a raised garden bed on a budget, then you might be wondering how we have kept our harvest safe from unwanted visitors. Initially we went with a cheap fence made of galvanized poultry netting but after many missing tomatoes and half-bitten squash we decided that the next… Continue reading Build your Own Garden Fence

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Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed

Spring is finally in the air here in Michigan and we are getting closer and closer to planting season, one of our favorite times of the year. Gardening for us is just so fun and fulfilling because it connects us to the beauty of nurturing and growth. If this is the year you decided to try your… Continue reading Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed