Hey there! I’m Amnah, a Muslim mom blogger from the San Francisco Bay Area.
While you’re clicking around, you’ll find crafts and projects for kids and moms alike, sweet and savory recipes, and random ramblings about raising three little girls. This Little Life of Mine is anything but perfect.
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Ever since Jenin was a baby, I’ve always loved the Carter’s brand. From the onesie sets to the PJs, and everything in between, I’ve always been a fan of their line. I’ve turned to Carter’s for great clothes for all of my girls and have even picked up some gender neutral items for Baby #4. When I was offered the chance to check out Carter’s spring line, I was all in. I knew I would be getting great quality, adorable pieces, and affordable prices. With the Carter’s Baby and Kid sale going on now until March 4, I saved up to 50% on most pieces. Add their awesome 20% off coupon and I scored big time! The Spring sale is … Continue reading
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No, no, Baby isn’t here just yet. Nine more weeks! Even though this is my fourth (and like I tell my husband, my last) pregnancy, I’m just as excited about all things baby. It never gets old! There isn’t anything more special or sweet than the newness of a new little one joining a family. Minted has some of the most gorgeous baby shower invitations and birth announcements I’ve seen to help you welcome your sweet new bundle in style. Good-bye cutesy and cheesy, hello modern and fresh! I had the hardest time picking my favorites to share with you. There are dozens and dozens of chic designed invitations and announcements with even more customizations, making it nearly impossible to … Continue reading
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Come over and check out what I’ve been working on over at DisneyBaby. 20 Simple and Awesome Paper Lantern Hacks and Re-Designs 11 Delightful and Festive DIY Cake Toppers 11 Affordable and Useful Baby Shower Crafts For Guests to Make 16 Awesome Map Decor Ideas For the Nursery 10 Delicious and Fun Birthday Cake Alternatives 11 Simple and Unique Paper Plate Birthday Party Backdrops Go ahead and Pin or share all the ideas you love.
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A long time ago, I used to think Islamic art was tacky. I’m taking about the gaudy gold frames with overly ornate gold designs surrounding the gold words of the Qur’an. Sometimes there was sequins involved. Lots of it. In horrible colors. The whole thing would just be a mess. If Islamic art looked like this for adults, I knew it would be hopeless to find something suitable for children. I barely found items for myself. I even resorted to making my own using decals and scrapbook paper. For the life of me, I can’t remember how I stumbled across Waafia on Etsy many years ago. All I know, is that it’s been happily ever after since then. I instantly … Continue reading
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Still in the market for Eid decorations? Then check out Lantern Court for party supplies to make this Eid a festive one! Order soon to get them in time for Eid! This adorable garden flag is a great way for announcing Eid. Your guests will love the warm Eid welcome and look forward to the fun decorations you have inside your home. I would really make this garden banner work for me by also using it inside my home. It would make a lovely backdrop for a Eid dinner/dessert table. Use the colors as inspiration to decorate your home for the Eid. You can even hang it on your front door. Use it as you like! Best of all, it’s … Continue reading
Growing up I remember saving up my money for a Highlights subscription. If you’re unfamiliar with Highlights, it’s a children’s magazine that features stories, games, crafts, recipes, puzzles, and loads of other fun things. I remember the anticipation I felt each month awaiting the arrival of the magazine. Once I had it in my hands, I would immerse myself in it for hours. Each day I would soak up everything between the covers until the next issue arrived and I memorized it from beginning to end. All those years ago, I remember wishing that there was something that represented Islam inside. It covered Christmas and Hanukkah crafts, but never Ramadan and Eid. There was a section where reader submitted art … Continue reading
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I’m a sucker for sentimental items and great packaging. I found The Olive Tree Soap Company through Facebook and was instantly drawn for two reasons, reading “olive tree soap” reminded me of my dear, late grandmother and the packaging is gorgeous! Though I haven’t had the chance to personally review the products myself, I am pleased to offer them here to my readers as an amazing prize for the Eid Extravaganza Giveaway! So here to speak on her company’s behalf is Sobia Hussain. ———————- I am the owner and artisan behind The Olive Tree Soap Company. All of my products are handcrafted by me. My collection of products include luxury soaps, natural deodorants, lotion sticks, lip balms, organic argan oil … Continue reading
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Do you decorate for Eid? If not, you should. Seriously. Eid must be celebrated and there are no proper celebrations with out festive decorations. There are so many wonderful companies out there offering awesome Eid party supplies and decorations, that you simply have no excuse for not decorating. One company that I’ve worked with before and am pleased to work with again is Eid Creations. Since working with them, they’ve expanded their product line which is good news for everyone involved. I had the opportunity to test out the new Eid paper lantern set. I really liked the mix of patterns and colors. The different sizes made the set look more visually interesting. The itty bitty paper lanterns were super … Continue reading
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My daughters love stories. I can’t imagine a child out there that doesn’t. Library day is their favorite day of the month. A chance to load up on a stack of books as tall as themselves. And of course they have their favorites from their personal library, the ones with bent and torn heavily loved covers and pages, but still they crave more and more stories. During long car rides to visit my parents, the girls like to play a story game. One of us begins a story and then stops to let someone else pick up where we left off. Sometimes we create really great stories with nice morals. Other times it’s complete gibberish. Either way, the girls get … Continue reading
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I’m kind of obsessed with wall art. I typically have more things to display than I have wall space. More often than not, my absolute favorites always find an immediate place on my walls while the others sit around until inspiration strikes and I find the perfect location. Majority of the pieces hanging on my walls have a special meaning to me. They’re either items I’ve collected during my travels, something sentimental, or perhaps it’s just a unique piece I really, really love! One of my current favorites is a photo canvas I received from Easy Canvas Prints a couple of years ago. It featured an image of the Dome of the Rock that I took while vacationing in Palestine. … Continue reading
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