As a Muslim mother, I’m always on the look-out for ways in which I can keep Islamic values alive at home. Whether it’s through community events, family traditions, or Islamic products, I try to ensure that my kids have as much exposure to Islamic teachings as possible. Today I am talking about how My Salah Mat helps me with this goal and why it has proven to be an amazing product for me. (more…)
I can’t believe we are less than a week away from Ramadan! This year I really wanted to decorate a corner of my house that celebrates this blessed month. With a little kids at home, I think it’s very important to visually mark such religious occasions. Follow me on Instagram for more on this topic.
As always, I kept my décor very simple. I also unintentionally ended up keeping in line with my Black & White & Pink living room colour scheme. I guess I just gravitate towards those colours. I’m so happy with how it turned out, because it’s all nice and coordinated with my living room now. It’s also drawing from the beautiful spring weather that we have right now.
The best part about it though was how easy and simple it was! (more…)
The last time we decorated and did a little get together for my daughter’s birthday was on her 1st birthday. Now that she was turning 5 (still asking myself where all these years went!), I decided to do something special to make it memorable. And I’m so glad I did!
I love party planning but I’m guilty of also being very last minute! It’s just so hard to make time for it with work and everything else you have to do in the evenings and on the weekends. I started planning for this little birthday on the Wednesday of my one-week March Break, and hosted the little birthday family get-together on Saturday (3 days later). (more…)
It’s no secret that I love my bedroom. It truly is the comfiest space in my house and I wish I could spend more time in here! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I recently got an Endy mattress for it. It’s 100% made in Canada and amazing quality. The mattress has made this bed even more comfortable and I look forward to resting here after a crazy day.
I often get asked how I take care of my upholstered bed. While fabric beds and tufted headboards have their visual appeal, they are not as easy to clean as wooden or other solid surfaces. Keeping fabric looking great requires some care and attention. And if you have chosen a light-coloured fabric like me, any dirty spots and discoloration can become the focal point of your beautiful headboard. We obviously don’t want that!
I am including some tips below on how to take care of upholstered furniture. It takes a mixture of easy protection and some cleaning to maintain. But it’s definitely worth the effort! (more…)
Audiobooks & podcasts are definitely my main source of on-going “life” education. I listen to them while cleaning or doing the dishes and definitely on the train to work. I find it helps me get the most value out of my time while doing the somewhat boring & repetitive tasks.
While audiobooks are great for light fiction or for learning about non-fiction topics in depth, podcasts are more conversational and less formal, which makes them easier and more fun to listen to.
As promised on Instagram, I am sharing my current Top 5 favourite podcasts. Of course they’re all free! You can listen to them on the Podcasts app on iPhone or on the podcats website, iTunes website, or even Soundcloud in some cases.
This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Kitchen Stuff Plus. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hi all! I’m so excited to be sharing my kitchen organization project with you all and inspire you to organize yours.
The Kitchen Stuff Plus Organization Event is currently on, which means almost all organization items are on sale. Everything that I got from the store for my kitchen can be found on one page here. You can use my discount code “inspiredaccountant-10” until Feb 11th, 2018 to get an additional 10% off your purchase on-line and in-store. Don’t miss this opportunity to get things under control in your kitchen 😉
Let me tell you – it’s one of those projects that are super tiring but so rewarding! I had thoroughly organized my kitchen in mid-2016 and had now reached a point where, except for some everyday-use items, I had to forage for items in my cabinets every time I needed them. This year, a major goal of mine is to get all organized on the “inside.” I feel like I always pay attention to my house decor and furniture, but I tend to ignore the mess behind closed closet and pantry doors. Very naughty, I know haha! So when Kitchen Stuff Plus reached out to me during their organization event (happening now till Feb 11th), the timing couldn’t have been better! I’m loving the idea of starting the new year with an organized kitchen! (more…)
As you all know, I was talking about my holiday dinner and tablescape on Instagram since the beginning of November. I really wanted to do something a little special with my dining area and invite my family over during the Christmas holidays for a memorable get-together. I love decorating little spaces and creating vignettes so I take any excuse to do that!
But when December finally rolled around, so did this crazy cold weather we’ve had in Toronto along with all sorts of viruses. My daughter, my husband and I were all down with colds and fevers on and off for what seemed like three weeks. I ended up calling my guests and telling them that I had to postpone the dinner which was originally planned for Christmas day. I’m sure they were glad to hear it because who wants to come over and eat at a house full of sick people anyway, haha!
My party ended up being more like a New Year’s Eve get-together, which was perfect. We had such a great time, and can I just say – my dining table really stole the spotlight 😛 (more…)
Continued from Part 3 of 4 – My Crazy Maternity Leave
To Work or not to Work – that is the question
Before I knew it, I was in Month 11 of my insane year of maternity leave and was due to go back to work soon. I had a lot of questions and important decisions to make and still wasn’t emotionally stable. Do I even want to go back? What about my little girl? She still has so many appointments. How can I possibly leave her with strangers at daycare? How would she ever adjust over there? Would she eat? Would she nap? Would they ever understand her needs? Would she spend all day crying? And how can I go back to a work environment which is known to be so demanding? Would I spend my days struggling at work? Would I ever reach the end of the tunnel? I felt so clueless and had no real answers to any of these questions.
The daycare part was hands down the toughest to think about and find a solution for. The last time I went to work, I was pretty much single. Now I had a family – a baby to dress and feed in the morning before catching my train and somehow making it to work on time. I used to hardly reach my office for 9am, so this new daily routine seemed impossible. (more…)