Thursday, November 14, 2013

Inspiring me lately.

Hey beautiful people, here is the November edition of things that have been inspiring me. Enjoy!



Clay pottery. I have to try this.


Adorable whimsical little bird.



Two ways to style printed silk pants in colder weather.

Crafts for Kids


Love this adorable craft party painting plushies. Such a great idea.


Adorable little leather pouches for kids.



Family picture walls.


Elsie’s adorable Kitchen.



This cozy winter inspired Ruche Lookbook.


These words from a piece by Matt Walsh

Of course not all women can be at home full time. It’s one thing to acknowledge that; it’s quite another to paint it as the ideal. To call it the ideal, is to claim that children IDEALLY would spend LESS time around their mothers. This is madness. Pure madness. It isn’t ideal, and it isn’t neutral. The more time a mother can spend raising her kids, the better. The better for them, the better for their souls, the better for the community, the better for humanity. Period.’

Go here to read the full piece.


How to raise creative kids by my favorite blogger.


‘Because she had a natural sense of modesty about her that has been stripped away by today's culture and we need to bring it back. .. We need to teach girls that modesty isn't about covering up our bodies because they're bad. Modesty isn't about hiding ourselves, it is about revealing our dignity. We were made beautiful in his image and likeness. So the question I'd to ask is this, how will you use your beauty?’ - Designer, actress and Christian Jessica Rey.


Love these words from this beautiful video that has been going around on the truth about bikinis and why to dress modestly.


Lessons every woman can learn from Jane Eyre to live well.


Love the introduction of this beautiful new magazine aimed at Muslim women, called Identity.

‘It is obvious that this magazine is for Muslim women, but I don’t want it to be like anything out there that’s targeted towards us. As in, I don’t want t to be the typical mélange of hijab styles, marriage tips, and generic Islamic advice. We have plenty of that out there, Alhamdullilah. I want Identity to be able to really speak to people and listen when they respond. I want it to be a dialogue. a complex dialogue. I want it to be about things relevant to us, large and small. Whether that is soul-searching, places we want to go, people we want to meet, clothes we want to wear, or who we are and who we want to be, identity is an attempt at reflecting every intricate layer within us. We are far more than what other people see in us – our religion, our headscarves or lack thereof. We are daughters, students, professionals, mothers, wives, and most importantly, human beings. We are even beyond both of those lists of definitions and what we simplify ourselves to be. Which is why I could never pinpoint to you exactly what Identity is all about. Because how do you simplify the life of a diasporic Muslim woman? You cant.’

Baby/Kid Fashion


Loving faux fur vests. (Left) from RUUM (Center) from Little Maven by Tory Spelling at JC Penney (Right) from Mini Boden sold at Nordstrom


Loving the new lines at JCPenney for kids specially Joe Fresh and Baker by Ted Baker. Definitely a must check out.

Being Muslim in America


Love this effort by a library system in Milwaukee to to fight myths against American Muslims.


Winnie Datwa, the amazing Egyptian-American fashion blogger.

Another Pakistan

11_ Girls, credit Saad Sarfraz Sheikh

this quick tour of Lahore from Vogue India.


This amazing product line out of Pakistan. Read the story behind this brand here.


An Indian-American’s writes about his trip to Pakistan.

None of the pictures are mine and clicking on them will take you to the source links.

Hope you are inspired and thanks for reading.

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