Boost In Confidence

Did you catch the picture I posted of Maysoon climbing out of her crib?  Well it caught the eye of the uber talented Michelle Moore, the guest judge over at i heart faces.


Third place! I was crazy excited and just couldn’t believe it.  While I was taking the pictures I didn’t even have the (anything but a face) challenge in mind.  I simply wanted to capture my baby girl in her last true moments as a baby.  However, she had no intention of posing one last time for me in her crib. Almost as if there was a magnetic pull in her feet pulling her to the ground, she would immediately climb out.  So instead I decided to capture her at her current self.  A fearless girl that is growing up before my eyes much too quickly. 

That being said, I thought it would be fun to just participate along with the challenge for the sake of being part of an incredible online photography community.  There were hundreds and hundreds of amazing entries.  I really didn’t think I had a chance, but I adored the image so didn’t really mind.

When I found out I placed in the top 10 I was ecstatic!

Remember the 30 Day Photo Challenge I was posting here? Well…

Shahirah thinks I’m an inspiration! Crazy! Me? Have you checked our her blog?  She’s the inspiration!

I was hesitant about participating in this challenge because I was rather nervous about disclosing some personal thoughts and feelings that I haven’t blogged about here before.  But I realized that this is my blog and it is about me, so why not?  I’m glad I went ahead and went for it.  I felt relieved once I completed it because I finally felt like I could be myself on my own blog.

This new boost of confidence is exhilarating. Being myself and having this new courage is pretty darn cool.


  • Esra says:

    Whoop whoop! Congratulations 🙂

  • HijabiMommy says:

    Awesome!!! Congratulations! You really are an inspiration…with all those projects and those amazing photos!

  • Mona Z says:

    That is freaking awesome!! Congrats, Amnah, you deserve it. You are a great photographer, blogger and all around cool lady.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Mona Z

    Assalamo elikum
    I have recently started following your blog and its awesome!! Congratulations on wining also!!

    Jazak ALlah khairun for all the wonderfu tips, recipes etc etc.
    I am planing my daughter's six year old party and would be thinking of making those chocolate covered mashmallows and lazy bakers cookies from your recipe section. They look great , I have question, can we make the marshmallow ones in advance, say a day before(I want to keep the party day free for otehre chores), if yes should refrigerate them or not? Any cheap ideas for goody bags, I have to make 30 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Mabrouk!! Well deserved.I checked out Shahirah's blog.She is friends with one of my favorite bloggers,Aimie @ The Knot.I quess this blogging world is small after all.

  • Amnah says:

    @Esra – Thank you!

    @HijabiMommy – Thank you!

    @Mona – Thank you! I feel the same way about you!

    @UmmOsman – Thank you! So glad to have you here. Yes, you can definitely make the dipped marshmallows the day before. That is exactly what I did and stored them in an airtight container in the pantry.
    As for favors I have a few ideas. If you e-mail me I can share them with you as I know I'll totally ramble here in the comments. littlelifeofmine(at)hotmail(dot)com. Going with a certain theme? Let me know so I can try to give you some specific ideas.

    @Sarah – Thank you! Yes, I also love Aimie. She's such an amazing writer and has incredible style. Blogging has certainly made this world much smaller.

  • Em Maliks Kitchen says:

    Awesomeness!!!! Mabrook habebty wallah u deserve it , ur an inspiration lally itinspirayn welly 3omro ma itinspirayn. (just made that an Arabic verb) anyways soooo happy for u!

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