commitment is key to self-purification

As promised we’re set to sail on mobilizing good habits. Habit one? Commitment. Let’s go! If your schedule is anything like mine, peace is harder to come by than a reasonably priced avocado. But existential peace has a prerequisite. Peace relies on purification of the mind and soul.  And purification is built on a series…

two easy to grow plants that survived winter

Of all the skills passed down from my mother to me, plant-care isn’t one of them. In fact, it has taken me years to come to terms with this truth. I do not have a green thumb. Needless to say, I hesitantly purchase plants. At the behest of my husband, until I was able to…

make good habits hard to kill

Ever heard the phrase, ‘bad habits die hard’? Well no more! I’m here to offer you an alternate perspective: Make good habits harder to get rid of. How? Well… Based on the recent launch of our Peace & Purity Project, here in good habits we’ll map out individual habits that we believe can: improve YOU:…

Peace & Purification Project

Welcome to the Peace & Purification Project! Here, you and I both, are on the road to self-improvement through simple projects that establish A) Peace and B) Purification. Now these might include practical, spiritual, mental or even social objectives. But the goal is to simplify realistic methods to cleanse ourselves and establish a sense of…

Simple Crust Recipe

Okay, so I’m big on baking. And my family looooohhhuuuvess French Silk Pie. Since most store bought pie crusts use lard, which is a derivative of pork, and pretty much illegal in our faith, we go for homemade. But then we hit a road block because I am not big on baking pie crust. So I’ve (please don’t…

Back Tracking Conundrum

So it’s been a while? Eeks! What, I wonder was up with me the past year, I have only the slightest clue. Well, I’ll be honest. I went on a mental journey. Upon spilling a senseless amount of banter, it had hit me. What, if any, is the point of complaining? And yes, I have…

For the Love of Coffee

The sun does not rise in my neck-of-the-woods until my senses have been rallied by a good cup of joe. And so help me God, if I’m put into rushing through a swig of that warm-goodness… Okay I’ll just have another cup ;). But seriously, coffee or, in my house it’s nemesis, tea, is like…

Let’s Play Ball..On Offense

‘Tis the season to be elected. Far from emulating a jolly mood, though, the 2016 presidential election has hijacked America. And Muslims have become a popular, if not the sound bite, of the media. And I have to hand it to Mr. Khidr and Mrs. Ghazala Khan. Swooping in and making magic. With just a…

mango! mango! read all about it!

Making ice cream couldn’t get easier than this. I mean really. And spooning a slice of summer in the midst of a depressing, snowed-in, February weekend. Only God could’ve allowed this miracle to occur. Mango kulfi is, by far one of the most requested desserts on my family’s suga-high list. I’m not much of a sucker for ice cold cream, but this treat…

latest and greatest costco find

Often times I find my pantry, anything but consolable. It heaves with pathetic angst about having been untamed and untouched for so long. Despite our daily incursion into this little closet of nibbles, most things in my pantry are left untouched. And thrown out soon thereafter. So what is the dilemma? What’s causing me to ignore all…

5 pants that give MOD-esty an edge

Loose. Relaxed. Censored. Flowing. Fabulous. In an era where “skinny” is meant for a latte and a pair pants, I beg to differ. One, I love whole milk. Two, and more importantly, I feel loose-fit clothing is not only hot, it’s the best way to give others around you a heads up. About the fact that a…

5 ways to spruce up a room and score some reward too

There are days when I walk into my living room and say, ughh I need to go shopping. I land at a local store, snatch a pretty lil’ must-have, when it hits me. This horrid feeling that I’m about to spend money on something I probably (okay definitely) don’t need. That same pocket change could probably help a family of four in…