December 24, 2012

A New Home

It's been a while since I've blogged. Anyone notice? I've been really busy because I was moving! I'm now all moved into our new place and really happy about it Alhamdulillah. I had been wanting/needing to move out of our old apartment for a while. We'd out grown it and it was really getting cramped. Alhamdulillah we all really love the new place. There's still a few things that need to be done/bought for it to be complete but nothing very necessary.

Moving was such a huge pain though. This was my first real, big move as a grown up and it's really a lot of work. I also was sick/ still sick through it all and that made it even harder but Alhamdulillah we did it! Also, it inspired a lot of de-cluttering and organizing. In between packing, I was watching a lot of OrganizedLikeJen on Youtube. I'd sit in awe of how everything was so neat and in it's place. I'm now proud to say my place is organized and I plan on it staying that way. I still need to do the pantry as I just put stuff anywhere just to get unpacked, but I'll go in probably tomorrow and figure out the best way to store everything.

One of best things about our new place is that it has a garden area outside, so the kids can play out there and we can sit and have tea/ meals outside as well. I'm super excited to have people over now too, I never wanted people to come over before because it was so cramped. Now I can't wait to have company!  I'm also very happy and thankful that I have a master bedroom/our own bathroom with a tub, (hello relaxing baths) and my very own walk in closet! I've never had one before and it's so great and I keep stealing glances in there and all it's organized glory. We really did need a second bathroom, I mean we are 6 people! Alhamdulillah. Zayneb is so happy to have her own room now, she really loves it, mashaAllah.

I'm really so thankful and happy, I feel blessed.

December 5, 2012

Misc.

Blogger/Google/Picasa have informed me that my photo storage is full. It only took almost 8 years of blogging!. I'm now using Photobucket and I hope it's showing up everywhere. I remember someone once said  it was blocked where they were.

Anyhow, this post is just a random jumble of images of late.

This here is a mug I made in a workshop at the same place I go to Zumba. They were making Christmas designs and I decided to go for the Zumba logo. I'm just using it for make up brushes though cause I'm not fully confident of that paint staying on through many washes.
What happened here was we were eating at KFC and it was an outdoor table. About 8-10 cats swarmed around us and waited for food. It was hilarious and fun.
My current manicure, it's Wet n' Wild Megalast in I Need A Refresh-Mint. It's a little more green in real life but I wouldn't call it mint, more of a Tiffany's blue. I love the brush on this, flat and wide and curved. If you've tried it, you know what I mean.
This is on a pajama top I got as a gift and it's a very cozy, comfy pair of PJ's, but this picture/wording cracks me up so bad.  The look on the T-Rex is one of "I don't know why it says Crocodile either"

This is a T-shirt I re-did specifically for my Zumba Pink Party. I realize it's a little gaudy/tacky but it's just for fun. I cut the neckline and hems off and stretched them out. Then I made some cuts on the sleeves and backs and lined the openings with a contrasting color fabric, holding it in place with little studs.

I'm now proudly down 8 kilos. I really love the feeling of my jeans being loose on me. I sewed elastic in one pair and another I want to do the same. I don't want to buy new stuff because I fully intend to get smaller so I'll just wait.

I'm going to be moving soon and it's a lot of work but also exciting. Lots of sorting, purging and organizing on my mind. If you like organizing you need to look at this Youtube channel Organizedlikejen She's like, crazy organized and I want to be like her when I grow up.

That's all for now, write me a comment will ya?

December 1, 2012

Out For Sushi

I'm becoming addicted to sushi. I really love it and have been wanting some for a while. Pretty food is also nice so, you have to take pictures!



Captive  decor fishies, not on the menu.


Virgin Mojito, a very refreshing accompaniment to seafood.



Salad with cabbage, crab, salmon and sesame seeds.



Miso soup


The sushi! A memorable meal.


I love how sushi never makes you feel gross or overly full. Satisfied but never that heavy feeling.  
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