the diy coffee table that saved me $$$

Even if I was a millionaire, there’s one thing I wouldn’t forego. And that’s DIY projects for the home. Yes, the luxury of pointing and paying is very tempting. But to see a piece in my home that I know I created with my own hands? It’s an exhilarating sensation. What’s more, once you’ve passed…

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…

How the KonMari Method falls in-step with the ideal Muslim lifestyle.

Picture this. A spacious closet. Seeing your entire wardrobe in drawer in one glance. A clutter free corner in every corner. Having only what you want and need and nothing more. That’s the fantasy played by the infamous KonMari Method. If you’ve just joined in on the latest and greatest home organization hoo haa, this is what…

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…

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…

Reduced-fat Home Designs

If there’s one kind of labor I’m willing to be in it’s the labor of love towards my home. Not to say I’m ungrateful for my kids, but goodness sake I’d rather fluff up a pillow than scream in it. Over the years my near obsession with home decor has led to one inclination: the less the better. And…