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Apr 162014
 

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Goats and more

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Apr 152014
 

Mariam Sobh Hijab Fashion and Hijab Style Blog

 

For the last few years I’ve had a work schedule that usually encompassed working weekends. Because of that I was never able to travel that often to see my family and I really started to feel the effect after my oldest started school last year.

It’s hard to have a family life that is consistent when they barely see me during the week, and then they are in school on my days off.

Thankfully, things have switched and now I have a Mon-Fri work week.

There are positives and negatives to this new schedule. I used to be able to make doctors appointments and run errands on Thursday and Friday, but now I’m on the air. However, in all honesty, that’s not really a big deal.

What I love about my new schedule, is being able to spend two full days on the weekend to hang out with my kids, and visit my parents and brothers.

This weekend was the first time we went to Urbana (it’s about 2.5 hours from Chicago) since Thanksgiving break last November. So it really has been quite awhile.

We decided to indulge my mom in her obsession with a local farm that is all about goats. OK well maybe she isn’t obsessed, but she always wants to go, and I suppose no one else wants to because they’re still in college and have lots of homework. I don’t miss those days at all!

The farm is a beautiful place where you feel that you are away from all the noise of the town, even though it’s not that far removed. They raise goats for their milk and they also make tons of variations of goat cheese. In addition they make soap with the goats milk.
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They also have some crops I believe, but I’m not sure what exactly.

My kids ordered delicious pancakes and goat milk hot chocolate.

I was impressed at how clean the place was, despite the fact that animals are just around the corner.

I came here once before a few years ago, and it was a lot smaller. Now it’s so popular that they have an actual indoor dining room.

If you’re ever in the area, you should pay them a visit, particularly when they have their Saturday morning breakfast.

And if you can’t make it out there, I believe they sell some of their products in Illinois and possibly the Midwest, I know I’ve seen the cheese at some gourmet shops in Chicago.

You can find out more about Prairie Fruits Farm here.

 

We recently put out a question on our Facebook page and asked readers what they used to make homemade facials.

Here are some of their tips:

Oatmeal and honey

Honey and sugar

Lemon and honey

liquid gold honey

Yes, that sweet liquid gold appears to be a popular ingredient!

Here is a great recipe that Arige shared:

  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed oatmeal

    Sometimes I will add a few drops of almond oil to it Combine all the ingredients above and mix well in a small mixing bowl. Apply a thick coat to your face with clean finger tips. Let it settle for 15 minutes. When the time is up, gently rinse your face with warm water and ensure the entire mask comes off.

This sounds like a great recipe to try! What do you use?

**Bonus tip: You can use coconut oil or olive oil to remove makeup and dirt. Just make sure to use a warm damp towel to remove the oil so it doesn’t clog your skin!

Apr 102014
 

health and wellness

 

The biggest downfall for me is not taking a homemade lunch to work. There are no food places near me to eat lunch, and because I’m on air for several hours at a time, I can’t leave my studio to get food. Either I starve myself and feel worse, or I run to the vending machine for a quick snack.

Read the whole article over at Aquila Style!

Apr 092014
 

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She is the winner of the Tuleen Giveaway.

Please contact us as soon as possible to claim your prize!

 

 

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