About

Hello and Salam,

I’m Amnah.  Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m a pure Cali girl.  Mother to three little girls. Wife to a hubby that came to this country over 10 years ago from Jenin, Palestine that has built himself up and makes me proud of him everyday.  As a Muslim American Mom, I hope my blog will banish stereotypes and misconceptions.

Little Life of Mine Family pic

I love to bake though not every batch of cookies or cake is a success.  I’ll sew any pattern I find online that seems manageable for me - the more straight lines, the better!  I enjoy crafting with my kids even though sometimes my girls don’t enjoy crafting with me.  I’m embarrassed when someone refers to me as a “photographer” because I feel like I have sooooo much to learn, but I do get a good kick out a of a great pic I’ve taken.  Living in a rental house, I do my best to make it feel more like a home with random home projects here and there.  I love entertaining and will jump at any chance for a party.

Here on my blog, you’ll find all sorts of ramblings about this little life of mine.

Glad to have you here. Do sit and stay a while.

Follow me on Twitter: LLifeOfMine

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E-mail me: LittleLifeOfMine(at)Hotmail(dot)com

25 Responses to About

  1. Romona Harrison says:

    As Salaamu Alaikum,

    I just want to send you greetings and say how glad I am to see an Islamic Blog.
    I’ll be glad to follow you. I’m waiting for you to be up and running.

  2. Nuha says:

    Hi Amnah! I’m here from your sister’s blog, and I’m really excited to discover more muslim (and palestinian!!) blogs! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store :)

    xoxo

    • Amnah says:

      Salams Nuha! Just checked out your blog and I absolutely love it! Yay for new blog friends. I’m so glad you’ve come over from Iman’s blog. That reminds me to thank her for the shout out. I hope you find something of benefit here. Do sit and stay awhile…

  3. A wonderful blog. Masha Allah!! :)

  4. Syahida says:

    Salam Amnah…love to see all your pics. May I know what camera are you using? TQ

    • Amnah says:

      Glad you enjoyed the pictures. I own a Canon Rebel XSi. I shot all of the pictures with my kit lens (the lens that came with my camera). The Canon Rebel line is very user friendly.

  5. Pervisha says:

    Dear Amina, I love your Blog. Sincerely. All the very best. :)

  6. shhaeda says:

    great blog mashallah! can i follow u?

  7. Kerry says:

    Your family is beautiful! :D

  8. Rubahb says:

    Salam Amnah,

    i absolutely love your blog. it gives great inspiration to take on tasks and projects that i would normally steer away from. Like crafty eid projects and simply baking with my 5 year old girl.

    I love how you incorporate eid traiditions and create wonderful memories with your kids. Mashallah, what you are doing is amazing.

    i love the idea of the gingerbread house in xmas but i wanted to adapt it to eid. I was wondering if you could do a post on your take of a Kaba gingerbread house – if you don’t think its too tacky???? :)

    • Amnah says:

      Thank you for your kind words :-) I’m glad that you enjoy my blog so much. I think a gingerbread Kaa’ba or mosque would be a fun idea. I didn’t get a chance to try any new crafts or recipes for this Eid since I was out of town. InshaAllah I will attempt something in the future as it seems like something my kids would enjoy.

  9. Shauntee' says:

    Amnah,
    You’re “little life” is an amazing one! I stumbled on your blog while looking for ideas for my sons Monster party at the end of next month. You’re not only extremely charming but hilarious too. I was literally LOL-ing in my living room. I can tell how much you truly love what you do and for that I LOVE this blog. I’m in Berkeley, it’s so nice to have inspiration just over the bridge :) Good luck and blessings to you and your family. And much love to your new edition!

    Shauntee’ from across the Bay (pronounced Shawn-tay) :)

  10. Mehmudah says:

    Assalamualykum.

    what a lovely blog you have here! I have two little girls too and I can relate!

    Will be around!

    -Mehmudah

    Ps: How can I subscribe by email to this site?

  11. Dena Warner says:

    AS a Muslim I want to tell you about this international,for the whole family,Charity site called muslimtoysanddolls.com It has the widest selection of Eid decor,Islamic Decor,Childrens books,and Islamic dolls and handmade Islamic doll clothes with hijab and beautiful Islamic jewelry and it is helping fellow brothers and sisters in need. Kindly share this with your readers and thank you. I have shopped there several times and am very happy with this site and you can suggest a charity and they will contribute.JAK

  12. Raop V. Macaludos says:

    Assalamu Alaikum…

    I am happy I was redirected to your site…

    Sister, may I ask permission to use your picture herein appearing on this page http://littlelifeofmine.com/2011/01/hajj.html and if given favorable response, we will be using said picture in our Hajj Guidelines booklet which will be distributed free of charge.

    Hoping for your favorable response. May ALLAH )SWT) reward us for our good deeds.

    Your brother in Islam,
    Raop V. Macaludos
    Manila, Philippines

  13. Farhana says:

    As-salaamu’alaykum sis
    Absolutely LOVE your blog, tabarak’Allah.
    Will be visiting often, insha’Allah :)

  14. Halima Hanif says:

    As Salaamu Alaikum Amnah,

    I’m SOOO excited to start reading your blog! I still can’t believe I didn’t know about it all this time!! Better late than never, I guess!! Expect a lot of comments from me – you know I like to talk! Lol!

  15. lisa says:

    I somehow stumbled onto your website while researching about Ramadan. I would like to ask for you assistance, I am a room mom to my daughters 3rd grade class. For the holiday celebrations we are doing them based on celebrations around the world, so we can learn and share with the children cerebration that are different from there own,

    We need to do a brief overview and history, a craft, and have a snack so I am trying to find out what the best ones to do are, and learn as I go along. Any info or feedback would be great.

    Thanks
    Lisa

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  17. azurachan says:

    Assalam… Amnah. My name is Azura. I’m from Sarawak, Malaysia.
    I’m glad I found your blog. Your blog really inspires me to be a crafty mother. :-)
    Hope we can keep in touch, and exchanged cultures.

  18. Saliha says:

    I love your project ideas…. I am a pre k teacher at a muslim school here in USA and I do lots of crafts including something to send home to parents as an eid gift ….I was thinking to ask you if u have any ideas or suggestion in this matter I would like have some help with eid ul Adha

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  20. Seema says:

    Dear Amnah, I came across your blog and loved reading it. Very refreshing and down to earth. I was feeling very low today, but I’ve to tell you, your writing cheered me up, lifted my spirits, got some practical ideas like working out daily ( yoga works for me) which I’m going to start today. Thank you, and best wishes to you and family, dear.

  21. Saida says:

    I found your blog, and I’m happy I did… Can’t wait for more to come :)

  22. JenB says:

    Hi! Is there a way to follow your blog on Bloglovin?

  23. Kate says:

    As a birth worker, I really appreciate you sharing your homebirth story. Brava!

  24. Hayfa says:

    Hello Amnah,

    I coincidently came across your blog via Pinterest while I was looking for Ramadan ideas for kids to put on my new blog. I must stay your blog is AMAZING!! I’m a British Muslim mom and I have started blogging recently about my Muslim lifestyle and discovered my dream blog here! Your blog is so much different than many other blogs I came across because of its simplicity, very good photography and nice sincere humbleness I saw in the posts I read so far.

    I followed you on all social media. I hope you don’t think of me as a stalker when you see me everywhere haha.

    Good luck to you.

    xxx
    Hayfa

  25. Reba Ali says:

    Salaam sister, I love your products
    How soon will I receive my order if I choose to do in the next couple of days? I live in the UK

    Thank you

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