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2018 RAMADAN-EID ~ HOME DECOR SHOPPING GUIDE!

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2018 RAMADAN-EID ~ HOME DECOR SHOPPING GUIDE!

I am so excited to share my first Ramadan and Eid shopping guide - Home Decor! As a working mom of two, (plus mompreneur), I've experienced how hard it is to shop for Ramadan and Eid home decor, food, plus gifts for friends and family. I end up spending more time shopping or worrying about shopping than getting spiritual! I am not a crafty mom and find it easier to spend my time carefully choosing a few special pieces to decorate our home with. It's great to have choices! It took me a while to finalize this list because I kept...

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RAMADAN COUNTDOWN 2018~

The Ramadan countdown begins! We are soon entering the most Blessed Month, Ramadan, in a few weeks!  It sucks when we feel we miss not only the spiritual aspect of Ramadan due to work and/or mom obligations, but also the fun of celebrating with our kids, family and friends.

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THAT TIME I WAS A FINALIST ON A SEWING REALITY SHOW...

Last September, on an online design community I'm a part of, our admin shared an opportunity to submit an application for a new sewing competition reality TV show. It was minimal commitment with new contestants every episode and filming over two days only. That I should apply hadn't crossed my mind at all, until our group admin told me I should apply. But, I had a baby only two months before and hadn't stepped foot in my sewing studio. I don't feel my sewing skills are good enough for TV!  And, I've never considered myself the TV personality type. "You should still apply!"...

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BLACK PANTHER COSTUME ENVY

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BLACK PANTHER COSTUME ENVY

One element relevant to Y.F.T. in Marvel's new Black Panther movie is the stunning costume design throughout the movie. Specifically, the traditional thobes that graced the Black Panther and Wakanda King, T'Challa. (FYI there are NO spoilers here - but if you haven't seen the movie yet, wakanda person are you??) Too bad not all the set pictures are available online  (you'll have to see the movie to catch the details). The scenes where T'Challa isn't in the Black Panther superhero costume definitely caught my eye. Costume designer, Ruth Carter, who worked on notable films like Malcolm X (for which she...

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2013 - An Original

2013 - An Original

The first official photoshoot of YFT, by the amazing Raqeebah Zaman Photography. I use 'official photoshoot' lightly, as it was only my second thobe I made for Yaqub and I simply envisioned photos of him in it at the World's Fair Marina. I had no thought then that I would be pursuing this as a business! When I saw the finished photos I knew they were special. The whole vibe of this photoshoot conveyed a style that speaks for a new generation of young Muslims. All of a sudden my simple idea became a concept and a business.   Location:...

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