Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Ramadan Kareem.

Today is the first day of Ramadan the month in which  Muslims from all over the world will fast from sunrise to sunset.  We have breakfast in the morning called (Suhoor) which is just before sunrise and  just after sunset we break the fast with dates and Milk followed by a meal (Iftar) Within our community we usually have meals in the Mosque or at home with family and friends (Its beautiful)
Almost every Muslim will try to give up bad habits and re-frame from doing anything that is unpleasing to God.  During  Ramadan you will find that Muslims spend more time in the mosque praying and reading the Quran, most will try to complete the Quran at least once during this month.
Fasting is intended to teach Muslims self-discipline, restraint and generosity. At the end of Ramadan our community have a huge celebration this is called Eid-ul-fitr, the festival of breaking fasts.
We also have a very interesting programme Rtv,  this was hugely successful last year and had many views on YouTube the programme has three categories which are Knowledge, Inspire and Spotlight Rtv  check it out.

For all of my Muslim readers have a beautiful month, make it beneficial xx

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

How do you store yours?

I don't know about you but when the suns out I always find myself having a clear out. I’m in the process of clearing out my closet and selling all of my unwanted items on EBay.
 what I’ve noticed whilst clearing out is how much money I’ve spent/wasted on  ON TREND pieces that will never see the light of day again if left in closet any longer. 
I feel Its better to have few items of good quality than loads of items that you only wear for a season or two.  
I've made a conscious decision to purchase classic pieces in neutral colours, things that ill be able to wear for years to come. Long gone are the days of spending money on something that is ON TREND and looks great on the runway but isn't really practical for my lifestyle. 
I also think that if things are stored and packed away properly, in a way that is easy to see and access you'll wear them more often and find that you buy less.
I currently have a built in wardrobe which holds all of my closes (But not shoes!!) and a chest of draws for my folded items, I removed  the wardrobe doors and replaced them with  a raw sink curtain as I think this gives the room a much softer look. I would love to have a rail with all of my favourite pieces on but that look just doesn't suite the room.  
I know that Ill never have a closet as beautiful as theses but you can take ideas and get inspiration on different ways to store and organise your wardrobe. Hopefully once this is all done ill be able to show you what I've  done with the small space I have.
How do you store you clothes shoes and accessories

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Coffee table decor


I love walking into a living room/lounge and casting my eyes on a beautifully decorated coffee table or book case. Decorating furniture with books and accessories  is something that I have admired for quite a while now I think its a wonderful way to display things without them looking cluttered. I often find myself adding arrange and re-arranging again!! my favourite knickknacks & trinkets I have gained over the years and  collected form my travels.
I think  we have become so caught up with this hole minimalistic look the Less is More approach that rooms can start to become a little bland and boring with not much character. you can find out so much about a person form the books they read and the ornaments they display through out their home.
Above are a few photos of the many ways you can decorate tables making them look fresh and interesting.
How do you display your knickknacks trinkets and favourite books?