Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween my beautiful people...

What are you doing this halloween? will you stay at home and watch scary movies or getting all dressed up and going out??

Whatever you do, stay safe and have a wonderful time...
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Correspondence between a Husband and Wife

Dear Sweetheart,

I can't send my salary this month, so I am sending you 100 kisses. You are my sweetheart.
Your husband

Wife's Response

Dearest sweetheart,

Thanks for your 100 kisses, I am sending the expenses details:

1. The Milk man agreed on 2 kisses for one month's milk.
2. The electricity man only agreed after 7 kisses.
3. Your house owner is coming every day and taking two or three kisses instead of the rent.
4. Supermarket owner did not accept kisses only, so I have given him some other items ...........
5. Other expenses 40 kisses

Please don't worry for me, I have a remaining balance of 35 kisses and I hope I can complete the month using this balance. Shall I plan same way for next months, Please Advise!!!

Your Sweet Heart
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Have a Happy Weekend

Days are passing soo fast, and it's the weekend already!!

Well this weekend will be full of expenditures since it's the end of the month, which means 'Ka-ching'; salary is in my account -wowhooo-. I have many things to do starting with; dying my hair, buying a gift for one of my friends -bridal shower-, grocery shopping, and saving the rest for my mini trip to Dubai next week and will shop till I drop there... =D

Hope you all have a great weekend...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Giuliana Rancic Fighting Breast Cancer

My favorite TV host Giuliana Rancic has announced that she is battling breast cancer. Speaking to The Today Show's Anne Curry on Monday morning, Rancic revealed she has an "early stage"  breast cancer.

Recently, she underwent double lumpectomy to treat her breast cancer, Bill said that the surgery lasted for two hours and appeared to be successful. 

She is a very strong woman and a great role model , she will get through it and we wish her a fast recovery and she will get her beautiful healthy baby that she always wanted in the right time.
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Little Things

There are sooo many things that makes us happy, like an expensive gift/ purchase or a chic dine out at a fancy restaurant. But we always tend to ignore the little things and overlook them. I love the little things more than expensive gifts -and honestly, I don't find them as little things-, because they tend to have a more sentimental value and stay as a lovely memory.. <3

Here are some of the little things that makes me extremly happy:
  • My mama's food,
  • My sister's food,
  • Unplanned outings -especially with my hubby-, they tend to be better than the planned ones,
  • Scented candles,
  • Changing my nail polish regularly,
  • Listen to the rain drops at night,
  • The Smell Of Fresh Cut Grass,
  • Flowers at home,
  • Loosing 1Kg ;p
  • Being taken care of while I'm sick,
  • Beginning of winter,
  • Reading blogs,
  • Looking through photographs on Flickr and Tumblr, so inspirational
  • When the plane lands safely,
  • Cooking and baking,
  • Looking at albums and reminiscing all the good memories

What are your little things that makes you happy??

I'd love to know =D
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Quote of The Day

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الأمير سلطان بن عبد العزيز

أعلن الديوان الملكي السعودي اليوم وفاة ولي العهد الأمير سلطان بن عبدالعزيز بنيويورك عن عمر يناهز 85 عاماً بعد معاناة طويلة مع المرض

رحمة الله على الأمير سلطان بن عبدالعزيز، وأدخله فسيح جناته صاحب العطاء والخير والكرم 

ربي إغفر له وأسكنه فسيح جناتك
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Day at Banyan Tree Spa

One month ago, I went through very rough days with work, and ever since that I have been wanting to go and treat myself to a decent luxury spa with a relaxing soothing massage. This morning, me and my girls got all ready for this day that we have been all waiting for it eagerly for too long. Our direction, Al Areen Palace & Spa located at Al-Sakheer area.

When we reached the Spa, each one of us been led to her own room to get pampered. And from here, my relaxation journey begins... My masseuse -her name is Leila- showed me a number of Incense sticks with different aromas for me to choose to fill the room with a lovely fragrant, and I chose something called 'Champaka'; this scent refreshes the mind and calms the spirit -as instructed in the lable of the Incense sticks-. As I went to the bathroom and changed to my massage robe, Leila prepared a lovely ginger and honey tea -My favorite drink- and soaked my feet with water and lemon. After that, my massage session starts, a relaxing 'Essence of Earth' treatment.

After the amazing massage, we have been led to another room -relaxing room- prepared for us with some healthy snacks and lemon tea. Such an excellent successful relaxing day. I loved it.

Here are some snap shots of our day...

 Me with the massage robe on...

 Incense sticks, I chose the third one...

The Bath Tub

Our healthy snack; some pineapple, carrots and cucumbers, and a yummy lemon tea.

Left: My friend Maha, wearing a lovely 'I Love Bahrain' T-shirt. Right: Me, Heavenly T-shirt from forever21.
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Have a Happy Weekend

What are you up to this weekend my lovely people??

Well, my weekend will certainly be a relaxing one, which I already started it earlier this morning with a lovely day at the spa, and I will be posting about it later. Until the end of my weekend, I will be mostly spending it with the family and catching up on some of the movies that I recently bought. And tonight I will be watching 'Friends with benifit' and as my dinner it is Fitness Cereal with dried fruit and banana.

Whatever you'll do, just stay safe and have a great one... xxx
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dinner By the Pool

Today, I went out with my girls for an early dinner at the Sofitel Hotel. We found a lovely place there by the pool, and I think it will be our new spot for this winter.

 Our Drinks

Calamari and Salad 

Fish and Chips 

Night View
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Show Off Your Nails

There are simple ways to show off your bold nail color by adding up some of your chuncky accessorise. I have picked up some nail polishes and the accessory that you can wear along with the color you have on to get the attention to your nails...
  • Chuncky Rings

  • Boyfriend Watch
  • Nail Accessory
  • Lots and lots of colorful bracelets
  • Bold clutches

Let me know what you think...  ;)
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Something New: Leather Boots

My new Massimo Dutti leather boots... Can't wait for winter to come and show these cute boots off =p
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Easy Choco Pastry

Here is my easy chocolate pastry recipe, where you will only need the following 4 ingredients; puff pastry, milk, chocolate bar or nutella, and caster or icing sugar.

First preheat oven to 200 c. I used 4 squares of frozen puff pastry sheets, cut each to half. Place 1 chocolate piece on the edge of the pastry, and Roll the dough tightly. Brush the top of each pastry with milk or egg -I used milk-.

Place pastry rolls on baking sheet, and add a sprinkle of icing sugar/any caster sugar you like and bake it in the oven for about 20 minutes or until you notice that the pastries are getting the color golden brown. 

And we are done, serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy... =D

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

I Can, I will

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House of H

Today I bumped into one of my favorite friends at Al Aali Mall at her kiosk, she is the owner of House of H store that is located in the second floor of Al Aali Mall. She sells very pretty accessories (Rings, necklaces, earrings, headbands, clutches, etc...) and many other cute stuff.

And this is what I got myself today from her Summer collection, a pair of beautiful hand earrings that I've been wanting something similar for soooo long..

This is their Facebook Link, check out their latest collection, very beautiful... =D
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Know Your Portion

I found this while I was browsing, and I think it's very useful for us to know the amount of portions and calories we are eating by these simple symbols...

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My Workout Playlist

I have listed down some of my favorite songs for my workout playlist, the total time is about approximately 70 minutes long. It's a little mix of new and old -some are from the beginning of the year 2000- songs.
  1. Niki Minaj - Super Bass
  2. David Guetta ft Niki Minaj, Flo Rida - Where them Girls at
  3. Kanye West ft Young Jeezy - Amazing (Beat Version)
  4. Pitbull ft Marc Anthony - Rain on Me
  5. Cher Lloyd - Swagger Jagger
  6. NORE ft Lil Wayne Pharrell - Finito
  7. Sean Paul - Gimme The Light
  8. Busta Rhymes ft Sean Paul - Make it Clap (Remix)
  9. 112 - Peached and Cream (Explicit)
  10. Rihanna - S&M
  11. Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  12. Akon - Chammak Challo
  13. LMFAO - Sexy and I know it
  14. Timbaland ft Pitbull - Pass At Me (Explicit Version)
  15. Nayer ft Pitbull - Suavemente Mohombi
  16. Don Omar - Taboo
  17. Pitbull - Pause
  18. Pitbull ft Sean Paul, T-Pain - Shake Senora
  19. Edward Maya - Desert Rain
  20. David Guetta ft Sia - Titanium
  21. Shakira ft Pitbull - Rabiosa
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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Current Craving

I am in love with Fashion Toast's hair color and length... She is one of my all time favorite fashion blogger that I follow, soo inspirational... 

Her hair is soo pretty -mashallah-, I can't ger over how pretty it is, I love it...

What do you guys think???
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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Spicy Tip

Add spices like ginger, cinnamon, cumin, tumeric, chili powder, mustard, Hot peppers, and cayenne to your meals. This will help boost your metabolism up to 25% and you can lose up to 50 calories by just eating it! It will also make you feel fuller faster, and will cause you to drink more water which is what most of us struggle with!

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

In the Mood for Chinese

One of my favorite dishes that my mom cook for us; Chinese Stir-Fry Chicken. My mama taught me this easy way on how to cook this dish in less than 30 minutes, but you should directly hop into the shower after you are done from cooking it. Well this dish is probably worth all that, it's satisfying and very delicious. ♥♥ 
What you'll need is the following:

The main ingredient, 1 Chicken breast -marinated- and cut into bite-size pieces. The vegetables ingredients; 1 small carrot, snow peas, 1 spring onion, 5 small mushrooms, half bell pepper... You can use any other type of vegetable like; broccoli florrets, cabbage, lettuce, baby corn, etc.

1 Garlic clove and an almond size ginger, minced or finely chopped.

Salt and pepper, 4 table spoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons any kind of sweet chilli sauce -the sauce is spicy, you can control the spiciness by reducing the amount of this sauce-, to give it a sweet kick I add 1 table spoon Honey, and ofcourse extra virgin olive oil.


At the beggining, I personally like to cook the vegetables seperately from the chicken. In a large deep pan, medium heat, I added the olive oil and all the vegetables, give it a little stir for about 7 minutes until tender.

 In a different large wok, I heated the olive oil, added the garlic and ginger stir until you smell the aroma. I drizzled the soy sauce, the sweet chilli sauce, and honey into the garlic and ginger, then I added the chicken and salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the chicken has browned from the sauce and is no longer pink, about 7 minutes.

 After the vegetables are a little bit softened, I combined the veggies into the chicken, cook for few minutes until all the ingredients are well-incorporated togather.

There you go, an easy home made chicken chinese stir-fry done in less than 30 minutes, can be cooked for lunch or dinner and serve it with either rice or noodles depends on your preference. BON APPETIT...

*PS: I made this dish for me only, since today I was alone at home, so the ingredients is for one person. You can double the ingredients if you want to do it for two.
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