Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I was Nominated for a Award & Tagged Twice ... WOW!!!!

Assalamu alaikum Sisters,
I was nominated and tagged twice .. here's my first tag .. Thanks sisters!!!!
I was nominated by Mev from Middle Eastern Samurai..... Thank you!!

Rules
Thank the blogger who nominated you in your post!
List seven facts about yourself, that your followers may not know!
Then nominate fifteen blogs for the award!

Okay by facts
  1. I'm addicted to Gossip Girls right now and I'm watching the first 4 seasons on netflix right now ..lol
  2. I have 3 kids Boy/Girl Twins thats 7 and a older son whos turning 16 in 3 weeks( I feel old ..lol)
  3. I want to own my own 3d ultrasound business.. ( i went to sonography school already just a few more steps before it happens)
  4. My favorite candy is Canbury Fruit and Nut chocolate ..Yummy!!!
  5. I'm looking for a new house
  6. I love my zumba class ... so fun!!
  7. I love trying new things

I nominate...
Nad
Radhiana
sixthavenue


Part of the first tag.. But different Tag!!!..lol
Was tagged by Mev....

Rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Answer the questions.
3. Tag 11 other people.
4. Tell the people that you've tagged them.
5. Write down 11 Questions for the people you tagged.


01. How old are you?
33

02. Do you work or do you go to university currently? What are your plans for the near future?
Graduated from ultrasound school last year.. Plan to own my own ultrasounf business

03. What do you absolutely want to do this year?
MOVE!!! ..lol

                                        04. Any plans for summer vacation yet?
Couples beach trip and a big trip somewhere with the kids





05. Do you do sports? If so, what kind of sport?

No, But I go to the gym ..lol

06. How much money do you spend on cosmetics, clothing, books etc. every month?
Way to much

07. Do you have weird habits? If so, what kind of?
Not really but, I speak very loud..(hubby hates this...lol)

08. What's your favorite movie?
Gattaca

09. Do you get along fast with strangers? Is it easy for you to socialize?
Yes.. I will talk to anyone.. I'm a social butterfly


10. Do you play any games? If so, which ones could you recommend?
I love board games, but I love to play family fued on my phone... oh and hope can I forget Micheal Jacksons for the wii

11. What is the most embarrassing moment you remember?
I really dont get embrassed .. cause i really dont care what people think ..i'm just human 

Tagging  same bloggers from above.

My Questions the tagged people should answer:
  1. Favorite color?
  2. What do you like to eat for breakfast?
  3. What your favorite dessert?
  4. Do you drive? What kind of car do you have?
  5. Favorite name brand
  6. Favorite cartoon character?
  7. If you won a million dollars what would you do with it?
  8. Where would you go on your dream vacation?
  9. Favorite saying
  10. Suburns or City?
  11. How many shoes do you own?
OOTD and the other tag tomorrow promise ..lol

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Coming Soon.. Abaya Project, OOTD, Vlog, Giveaway..YAY!!!!

Salaam Sisters,

Hope everyone weekend is going well...

Sorry I wasnt around last week, I was super busy with the kids. This week is going to be busy again because I have family coming into town so I have lots to do before they get here.

I will start my abaya sewing project some time next week...  Zeba made a beautiful DIY ABAYA tutorial that I will be following. When you get a chance please check out and like her Facebook Page her collection will be out soon... cant wait!!!

I should have a OOTD tomorrow. I know I havent done one in while so I will be doing one for sure. I really enjoyed doing the the video I did last week so I really want to do another one, any sugestion!!!!.
and last but not least I will going to do a GIVEAWAY .. yup a muslimah that sell hijab pin offer me a few pins to give away there beautiful and unquie check them out Pink Bootz Accessories I cant wait!!!

Here's the video for the abaya

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What's in your bag tag video

ASA Sisters,
I finally made the "what's in your bag" video .. check it out and tell me what you think?
Subcribe  to my channel .. I promise I will be doing more videos Fashionable Muslimah stories channel

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Maxi Dress? or Maxi Skirt?...... That is the question...lol

Salaam Sisters,

So I finished my dress yesterday and I love the way it came out. The issue now is I'm not sure if I want to cut the bottom and hem it? or should make it a strapless maxi dress? I love love love the way the bottom came out and if I cut I will either have to re-dye it or just leave it with just a little purple. The other option is to leave it as a dress and wear it with a cardigan. I like the dress but I dont know if it makes me look bigger then I already am. I also like the way it look as a skirt but I would lose most of the purple.

I'm so confused what to do!!!!... what do you think? I really really need your help on this one. I'm going to make my "what in my purse" tag video tomorrow ..look out for it


 THE SKIRT LOOK..it's not hemmed yet I just pinned it up but here's an idea of what it would look like



THE DRESS LOOK



Saturday, January 21, 2012

What I did so far.. Almost done

ASA Sister,

Yesterday I was able to work on the skirt for about 2 hours .. this is super easy to make but I did have a few issues with the closer, it was a little of a headache but I was still able to fix it .. I actually use hook and eye closer, not the best option but it works.

Here what I did so far.. I still have to sew the hem and I think I'm going to dye the bottom just to give it another look... Tell me what you think!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Starting the sewing project .. Fabric

Jummah Mubarak Sisters,

What's your plans for the weekend.... As usual mines is super busy .. Today I dont have much planned, so I'm able to sew my skirt YAY!!!! .. Tomorrow I have a meet and greet to go to at a sushi resturant... yum!! and Sunday is football with the boys.

Last night I went to Joann's and brought the fabric and thread. I wanted a real flowy fabric. I've notice when doing a sewing project it all about the material and prints. I'm not a print type of person so I got a nice solid grey color. I think it's a rayon blend but not 100% sure.
After wrapping it around my waist in the middle of the store ...lol I got 2.5 yards.

Here's pic of the fabric and supplies and me wrapping it around my waist once I got home. I'll takes pics as I go and post them. I hope it comes out well. Wish me luck!!!

Oh I forgot to mention .. I saw a cool tag on youtube that I'm going to do .. It's the  "what's in you purse tag" .. I may do it tonight if Ifinish the skirt.



Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Sewing project... Join me !!!!!

Salaam Sisters,

So I still have the sewing fever and really want to sew something else. I was going to wait for the sister online to finish making the tutorial for the Abaya but she is super busy with a new line. I really cant wait for the line to come out, cause I seen a few of her sketches,  and they are FABULOUS.

While I wait for the Abaya tutorial, I decided to make a cute maxi skirt that I saw online. I LOVE LOVE maxi skirts and this one is  easy, cheap, and super cute... If you will like to join me, please let me know!!!


I'm going to buy the fabric today... The actually tutorial is a dress but i'm going to make the skirt part of it . I will also attach the sash. here's the link  maxi skirt by asmallsnippet... isnt it adorable???

Things you need:
-Fabric.. enough to wrap around your waist 1 and a half times
-Thread
-Elastic Thread (make sure it elastic thread and not cord)


Here's a pic.. What you think??

Sunday, January 15, 2012

OOTD Everyday look... Starting a diet... henna

ASA Sisters,

Here's my OOTD this is my everyday look... After examing the pic I realize my pants can be looser, but it one the few jeans that can still fit me. Starting tomorrow I will be on a serious diet( anyone know of any good ones) cause I literally have about 3 pair of jeans that I can fit, which is so sad cause I own about 20 pair of jean if not more..SMH!!! I cant believe how much weight I gain in 6 months.

Anywhoo.. bring on the questions cant wait to start my 20 question video!!!!

here my outfit & henna






Hijab... Jannah Gifts
Cardigan... Target
Shirt... old Navy
Jeans... 7 for all man kind
Boot... Uggs
Bag.. LV
Accesories.. Forever 21
Henna... henna Artiste

Saturday, January 14, 2012

20 Questions Video Blog... Asks me Questions!!!

Salaam Sisters,

Hope your weekend is going well ... Today I went to a beautiful Muslimah event and I had a great time meeting lots of new muslimah and hang with ones i knew already. The speakers were great and the vendors had lots of beautiful items. There was a henna artist there and I got my very first henna tattoo done, here's a pic of it with some of the paste still on it. I will take a pic of it tomorrow when all the paste is off  as well.

So I was thinking of posting a video... I've been wanting to do this for a while but didnt know what to record.. I was trying to get my sister to do a sister tag but she doesnt have a web cam so that hard since we are in two different states. So the next thing I could think of was a 20 questions video which I think will be super fun to do.... Post a question you will like me to answer and I will answer it.  I cant wait to get started. I'm hoping to have the video up by next week sometime. Ask me anything!!!!

My henna
dont pay attention to my pj's ..lol

Friday, January 13, 2012

Finally Finished my Dress( really shirt)

ASA Sister,

Jummah Mubarak... Do you have any plans this weekend? As for me I will be super busy all weekend. Today I have to take my daughter to the Dr. so she can get a physical to play Lacrosse. She starts practice next week and we are all super excited, cause this will be the first real sport she will be playing. Tomorrow I will be going to a Muslimah Event with the Muslimah Consultation Group this is suppose to be a really big event for Muslimah in ATL, I'm so excited. Sunday My boys have a football game. busy busy busy but I love it!!!

I finally finish my sewing project( well I finished wednesday but didnt take pics until today) that start out as a dress but turned out to be a shirt at the end. I actually like how it came out for my first real sewing project and it something I would wear. I think the leather trim I used gave a little edge, I also rounded the bottom just to give it another look...

Here's what it look like, what you think?





Monday, January 9, 2012

Sewing project progress

Salaam, Sister,

Ive been having so much fun with the project. I'm really enjoying it...

This is what I've done so far
- Put the pattern together
- Cut out the fabric
- Sew the bais on the neck and sleeve
- and sew the back and front together

here pics ... oh BTW  a sister that sews online said she is going to do a tutorial on making a Abaya, so that would be my next project... Maybe I can get a few sister to do that project with me inshallah




Friday, January 6, 2012

Getting started with my sewing Project

Salaam Sisters,

I will be get starting my sewing project tonight .. I will take pictures as I go and share with you. I'm still hoping to get a sewing buddy but if not, I sure this still will be a cool adventure for me. I'm so excited!!!. I just hope it come out well...lol If you are interested in joing me let me know.
Also if their's any sisters out there that sew but this project is not for you but there something else you will like to sew( that somewhat easy ) I will love to join you on you sewing project.

Lata sisters

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sewing Project.... Would you join me????

Salaam Sisters,

I decided that I want to start a sewing project today. After looking through a few easy project online I decided to do a ANDA DRESS from the Burda Style website http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/anda . I decided on this dress cause

 #1 It looks easy and as you know I just started sewing so I only know the basics.
 #2 Cause I thought it will be a super cute modest shirt dress to wear with jeans
 #3 It's a cheap pattern(3.50usd) that I can download at home.
 #4 It work well with cotton material that not expensive.

 I would love love love it if a few  sister can join me on this sewing adventure. I'm going to download the pattern and buy the fabric today but I will wait a few days to start it, just to see if I can get a sister or two to join me.

I will post picture of the material and everything you need for the project tonight... I think this will be really fun.

Here's the link for the pattern again... http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/anda    the instruction is in the link
You need:
- Pattern
- 2-3 yards of fabric.. (im getting 2.5)
- bais tape
- Elastic(optional)
Almost all material work with this pattern, once you look at the pattern and see the pictures of the other dresses on the site you can get an idea of what kind you want to use .. I'm going to use cotton blend cause there a sale on it at joann's.

Pictures of the dress http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/anda/finished_projects?page=4 ...


 
Oh and I will follow the picture tutorial from this site as well http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/08/frock-by-friday-monday.html
 Let me know if you will like to join me on this sewing adventure

Pics of my material and Supplies


So I choose a burn Orange color cause i thought it would be pretty for the fall and winter the material is a blended cotton and it was only 1.99usd a yard .. I got 2.5 yards. I got black bais tape for a different color instead of burn orange. I hope it comes out good. I paid under 15.00 for all the supplies. I cant wait to start.

Monday, January 2, 2012

I won the Jilbab YAY!!!

Salaam Siters,

So if you been following, last month some time I went to a Hijab exchange and there was a fashion contest to win a Silk Route Jilbab/Abaya and I won it .. I was so excited and it arrived a few days ago .. It a super comfy, mordern jilbab that you can throw on and go.... Love it!!! What you think?