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Reflections (Blog)

Inspiration, Creation, Reflection

“We Carry Within Us The Wonders We Seek Around Us” – Sir Thomas Browne

        Have you ever felt like something was missing? Like you haven’t done enough with your life. Or that life did not turn out the way you expected it to? From our very early years, people ask us, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Many of us end…
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Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity) & Beneficial Knowledge

Most of us would love to have a positive impact on this life, and a legacy that would continue once we are long gone. Lately, I have been thinking about this, and the ways my life has left imprints in this world. What is our purpose in this life? Raising good kids, enjoying them, and…
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My Daughter Expressing Her Emotions Through Art… Again :)

It’s hilarious how young children express themselves. Trying to figure out what my kids are thinking is not an easy task. Even as a psychologist I do not have the ability to read their minds (although many people assume I can :)). Recently, I have been struggling to get my youngest daughter to “behave” appropriately…
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Some thoughts on our move…

Moving is never easy, especially if you have young kids running around the house. Although we are very used to moving by now, this time it has been only one year since our last move. It feels just like yesterday we were unpacking our boxes.  Yet, this time around, the move is not as stressful.…
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Where to from here?

With the completion of my Interior Design Course, I am pondering about what the next step should be. Currently, I am putting it to work on our new rental home in Houston. It will be the perfect real life practice. I plan on incorporating several Islamic pieces into the design, ranging from modern Islamic artwork for…
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Comparing Two Great End Tables

I have recently been searching for new end tables and came across really cool ones from wayfair.com. The only thing is that they were a bit expensive for me. Spending too much money on delicate furniture is a horrible design plan if young kids are constantly running around the house. In this post I compare…
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Life without Television: 2 weeks and counting…

Yes, you read the title correctly. We are living with a non-functional TV box at the moment. To make a long story short, imagine your 3-year-old toddler pouring the entire juice box onto the TV box. In addition, living in a small town such as El Paso, TX, means your TV company is out of…
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Unit 6 Finally Graded!

All thanks to the mercy of Allah, I passed my final interior design course project with flying colors. It was not easy. The journey was long and filled with moments of tears and excitement. Juggling family life and studying challenged me on so many levels. I always tell my kids learning is a never-ending process.…
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As Ramadan nears, lets count our blessings …اللهم بلغنا رمضان

As Ramadan nears, I am counting my blessings …اللهم بلغنا رمضان The year has passed so quickly. It seems just like yesterday that we were fasting, and traveling to visit the family overseas. This year was filled with countless blessings and new beginnings. We moved from Houston, TX to El Paso, TX. I recall everyone…
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What Are Your Priorities In Life?

The other day I was talking with my sister-in-law, and she was telling me how much she enjoys my blog & the work that I am doing. What caught my attention is her saying that she is just barely surviving the day with her kids. Dearest Wadad, you are a wonderful person; do not underestimate…
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