Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fasting In The Month of Ramadhan

2014 Ramadhan has come pretty quick and now seen as though I am typing this blog and there's literally 3/4 final days of Ramadhan it's fair to say that it has passed by ever so quickly which I was definitely not expecting at the very start when Ramadhan was commencing. So this year Ramadhan is in the summer holidays and along with the incredible heatwave England is currently going through surprisingly the fasts are going pretty fluently and is bearable which is a good thing. I love Ramadhan so just a month before or so I was ever so excited and couldn't hold my excitement in. The feeling of Ramadhan is just something truly indescribable and the peacefully and the contented atmosphere is just so beautiful and something which I love and awe. 

My favourite thing about Ramadhan? Well there's so much about Ramadhan which I love and one of them being is prayer, just praying the Qura'an in this blessed month makes me feel really happy for some reason and not only that but also praying with my family members just creates such a peacefully atmosphere and a happy & loving mood. 

So this Ramadhan my goal was to pray and basically dedicate everything to God and reflect on my character and pause for a minute (or should I say a month) and just all in all change myself for the better because there's always some room for improvement, right? Hence in this month I have spent a lot of my time helping around the house, with family and just enjoying Ramadhan before it leaves. It makes me sad to think that this holy month is nearing an end and the thought just makes me teary but I pray that I get to experience Ramadhan again next year IA.

Here's a few pictures of what I have had for Iftar time (when the fast is broken and sunset). I have been indulging in treats here and there but I have also been eating a heck of a lot of watermelon because its so tasty in season and doesn't make me feel stuffed. 

I hope the last few days of Ramadhan go by well and I pray for the people of Palestine, Gaza & Syria and hope people all around the world are enjoying life and have no grief, alhamdulillah we are so fortunate to have friends, food and a loving family and also knowing that at sunset we are certain to know that food for us is definite and available yet unfortunately there are still poor, helpless people in the corners of the world who will never know when they will next eat food or shelter, so be considerate of others and remember everyone in your duaa's :)

I really enjoyed typing this post, it brings a smile onto my face just to think and share about something positive.
Lots of love,

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

DIY Personalised Gem Mug

Hello my lovelies! 
Hope your having a great day during this extremely hot summer month. As you may or may not already know that I will be moving soon later on in the month, so with a new bedroom comes a heck of a lot of DIY accessories to jam up and gives some character to the new space I'll soon be having. 

This time I came up with a 'Personalised DIY Gem Mug'. This is a great and easy way to make any room in the house feel cosy and comfy I believe. So here's how you'll be making the DIY and it really takes less then 5 minutes and nothing fancy is required. 

So you will be starting off with a plain mug which you can find at any crafts shop such a hobbycraft or even the pound shop I think, or you can start with a pre- letter cup just like I have. You want to start by painting the initial of your first name of the very center of the mug on the front side and then similarly repeat the same process on the back of the mug so the initial is visible. 

Then you just want to let that dry and then choose any sort of embelishment, I chose silver gems which I purchased from Amazon but they are also easily available at any craft shop. If your feeling a tad bit more adventurous you can also opt for some cute little pom poms, colourful bows basically anything that would add a bit of glam to the mug. 

Start by sticking the embellishments onto the mug with a strong glue, I actually used paint which I already had and created little dots where I would've like the gem to stay.Work your way around the mug and then leave the embellishments to stick so they are nice and firm once the glue has dried. 

And there it is! Your very own personalised DIY mug, which you can locate on your dressing table or place near a feature wall. This also makes a great gift, you can alter the initial to whoever you are making the gift for and prehaps stash the mug with a variety of chocolates and whatever you wish! The choices are endless. I store my makeup brushes in the mug and it gives a very classy and elegant feel.

Hope you enjoyed reading!

Monday, 7 July 2014

I'll Meet You in Paris- Wattpad Edition

Hello blog reader! I hope your doing well :)

This blog features what I have recently been loving to do in my summer break and that is... Wattpad!! Wohoo! :D I love reading books on Wattpad because no.1 who doesn't love a bit of romance or even thriller and no.2 they're are truly some awesome authors or 'authors to be' out there.  
So many months ago I decided to create my own story on Wwattpad and due to all the exams and stuff I've sucked at it TBH and so I thought now's the time to put a bit more effort into it and I've become ADDICTED (Yikes!)

So my story is 'I'll Meet you in Paris' It's a romance, lovey dovey story but is about a teenage girl, Ashley who possibly finds love on the interent?... sounds a tad bit creepy but i assure you it's a good laugh, with ther bestie 'James' who's chracter is inspired by Stiles from Teen Wolf (Yayyy) Like who doesn't like Dylan O'brien? He's so amazing.

So here's a glimpse of my profile.

This is the cover of my story. It obviously has to have Dylan O' brien on the cover, he's sooo cute! So far 4 chapters have been published and I've planned more to come, especially in the holidays.

Dylan..(Casually stating his first name) Dylan O'brien stars as James whom is Ashleys' bestie.

Jake, the stranger Ashley meets online is played by the gorgeous Ryan Guzman. 

Finally Ashley's character is played by the beautiful Lucy Hale.

It would be incredible if you could check out my story, it's my very first and so far you guys have liked it. Be sure to vote it and comment your thoughts and share.
Also I would just like to put it out there that... all the characters are completely fictional and I have come up with them through my imagination, I have put my very own twist to make the story special and different from anything you have ever come across. This story is not inspired or affiliated with me. 

Thanks for reading! 

Love Summaya :)