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

Food · recipe

Summer Spring Rolls

  I don't know about the rest of you but we have been having a HOT summer here in Michigan. It's already unbearable with 90% humidity some days but add pregnancy to the equation and it's a totally different ballgame. As a family we love having fresh, homemade food at the ready but when it's… Continue reading Summer Spring Rolls

Inspiration · photography

Inspirational Wallpaper: August

As summer slowly winds down, we are making sure to relish those sun-filled moments of peace and carefree joy. It might be a busy time with school starting around the corner but take a pause to delight in the warmth, sounds, and smells of August. Your heart will thank you for it. Be Still

DIY · do it yourself · home

DIY Squeaky Bed Fix

A squeaky bed can be a real nuisance. When my wife was studying for her PhD qualifying examinations this past winter, she would stay up really late while the baby and I would sleep together much earlier. When she would finally join us at 2 or 3 in the morning, she always woke us up… Continue reading DIY Squeaky Bed Fix