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ACTIVITIES TO RELIVE AND REWIRE YOUR MIND AND SOUL

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Going through mental or physical stress is now very common because of our lifestyle...the amount of pressure we have to fulfill each and every desire of ours..to achieve something materialistic has made our life more robotic and we have become like a human machines who work..work and work all the time .If we are physically not working we have wired our brain in such manner that its working all the time.In such an exerting environment its so much necessary for us to relive and rewire our brain to boost its productivity...for healthy mind and healthy body.


A research conducted by a group of scientist shows how going outside and connecting with nature is good for our health and brain.Exploring the nature around us..connecting with the creations of god can help boost our mental and physical health,reduce the level of stress and make us more thankful to god for making us a part of his gorgeous creation.



Few easy ways in which we can connect with nature are very simple and can be easily ad…

ACTIVITIES TO RELIVE AND REWIRE YOUR MIND AND SOUL

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Going through mental or physical stress is now very common because of our lifestyle...the amount of pressure we have to fulfill each and every desire of ours..to achieve something materialistic has made our life more robotic and we have become like a human machines who work..work and work all the time .If we are physically not working we have wired our brain in such manner that its working all the time.In such an exerting environment its so much necessary for us to relive and rewire our brain to boost its productivity...for healthy mind and healthy body.


A research conducted by a group of scientist shows how going outside and connecting with nature is good for our health and brain.Exploring the nature around us..connecting with the creations of god can help boost our mental and physical health,reduce the level of stress and make us more thankful to god for making us a part of his gorgeous creation.



Few easy ways in which we can connect with nature are very simple and can be easily ad…

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE FOR TIFFIN BOX

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Being a mom of a picky eater child,I am always trying to make healthy eating the priority of my child along with the taste.When i first introduced Areeb to cake he loved it a lot. That time only i decided that i will make it healthy and tasty for him at the same time.
I tried many ways of making whole wheat cake but some other the other thing was lacking and the worst issue that was coming up was my cake used to get hard.It was not moist and soft and felt like chewing on a hard crunchy cookie. So after many failed attempts and many flaws i came up with this perfect recipe which is moist and soft,it doesn't crumble and the sweetness is also apt. Areeb actually loves eating this and i also don't regret making it as its super healthy for kids in their growing up stage.
So lets get to the recipe-
Preparation Time-20 minutes Baking time- 40 minutes
Ingredients
Whole Wheat Flour-2 1/4 cup (sifted) Cocoa Powder-3/4 cup Baking powder-4 teaspoons Sugar-2 1/4 cup (You can use Brown Sug…

INTERVIEW WITH ZEHRA NISHAT from @zahranishat

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It feels so good when you get to connect with someone who is so just like you in many ways.My guest for today's interview is someone i feel super connected....we have never met..never seen each other in person still it feels we know each other from ages. An amazing..charismatic and wonderful lady Zehra Nishat from @zahranishat.

SO,lets find out more about  Zehra.





1--Tell us about yourself.


To be honest, I always believe in making the most of every moment in life. Giving your best shot and putting your best foot forward. When I was a kid , I was pampered to the core by my family and friends were life . Got married and blessed with a husband who is takes care of me like a kid.



2--How is your experience so far in the world of blogging?


 I have been in blogging since two years now and trust me it’s not a piece of cake. I give my soul to it because it’s my passion now. But what I have known so far , it’s a give and take system, no matter how genuine and raw you are.


3-How will you des…

MAYBELLINE'S NEWEST LAUNCHES

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Maybelline as you all know is an amazing drugstore makeup brand which has got amazing quality products in super affordable prices.I have used lots of their products and still am using like their MAYBELLINE FACE STUDIO PRIMER..MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE+PORELESS FOUNDATION..FIT ME CONCEALER  and their latest range is MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY which is improved version of the earlier launched supertsay range which was later discontinued due to some issues..Well I never tested or used that earlier range but I have tried the new range.I have tried its SUPERSTAY SUPERSTAY 24 HOURS FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION and i was highly impressed with its coverage and stay time the only thing that i don't like is its transferable and becomes oily.

Recently Maybelline launched a new concealer in the same range SUPERSTAY and I got lucky that influenster decided to send it to me for testing as i had praised maybelline a lot on their site.So they had sent me MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY CONCEALER and MAYBELLINE SUPERST…

INTERVIEW WITH AYNA TANZEEM FROM @THEURBANFUN

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"What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." —Miuccia Prada

My today's guest is a fashion enthusiast...makeup loving...happy go lucky mommy to her fourteen month old.She is an amazing and humble human...She is an inspiration for all girls and ladies for modest fashion..her blog teaches how to be fashionable in a modest way.If you are not following her you are missing alot...One and only Ayna Tanzeem from @theurbanfun.





1-Tell us something about yourself. 

   I’m Ayna Tanzeem, from India currently living in Saudi Arabia. I have been married for 4 years now and blessed with a daughter who’s 14 months old. I started Instagram/micro blogging simply because I wanted to explore more options.  


2-What were you as a child?Meant what did you use to do for fun,your favorite food...favorite toy..favorite games.

Well, to begin with I was born and raised in a joint family of 23 members!!
Hahah...I k…

INTERVIEW WITH SADDAF from AMMIAURAMMAR

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In an era where there is so much competition.....everyone is busy competing on every level no matter what the field is its hard to find beautiful and pure souls..But I am lucky that I found one amazing friend on Instagram.
She is an amazing lady..wonderful mom..gorgeous human and a very very supportive friend..she is always ready to help everyone..she strongly believes in her deen and follows the path of Allah with all righteousness...
I feel myself lucky that I came across her Insta Page.Her page is full of lots of info for new mom's..young women's...household..social talks..and recently she started painting also..The best part of her Insta page is its all organic..her growth is totally organic..result  of her hard efforts and its worth praising thousand times...

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO MY FIRST GUEST SADDAF NOUMAN from @ammiaurammar.



1-Tell us about yourself.

My name is Saddaf and I am from Karachi and based in Dubai, UAE for the last three years. I am a stay-at-home mom of a…

EID SPECIAL KIMAMI SEWAIN

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As EID is just few days away I decided to share one of the most delicious sewiyan recipe with you all.This sewaiyan is an amazing traditional dessert.The recipe which I am going to share is the recipe of my grand mom in law..passed on to me by my mother in law.
There are many different ways in which this sewaiyan is made..even at my mom's place its made in a different way.
But this recipe is the one which I love making as it is super easy and comes out perfect all the time.

So lets get started with the recipe-

KIMAMI SEWAIYAN

For making this KIMAMI SEWAIYAN we will use banarsi sewain...the one which we used for making SHEER KHURMA.

PREP TIME-15-20 MINS
COOKING TIME-1 TO 1 1/2 HOURS

INGREDIENTS-

 SEWAIYAN- 3 CUPS
 MILK- 3 CUPS
 SUGAR- 6 CUPS
 CASHEWS-1/4 CUP
 ALMONDS-1/4 CUP
 RAISIN- 1/4 CUP
 GHEE- 1/2 CUP
 GREEN CARDAMOM-5 OR 6
 KEWRA- FEW DROPS

METHOD-

TAKE A BIG PAN ADD GHEE TO IT.ONCE GHEE IS WARMED ADD GREEN CARDAMOM TO IT AND WHEN IT BECOMES FRAGRANT ADD SEWIAYAN TO IT.

ROAS…

FAVORITE RED LIPSTICK

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               "PUT ON A RED LIPSTICK AND WATCH YOUR CONFIDENCE RISE 3 INCHES"




I have been a big big fan of red color whole of my life and when lipstick's are concerned ..I love buying red lipstick a lot.How a simple swipe of red lipstick can make a simple look from flat to fab.Sometimes only red lipstick is all you need to give you confidence and make you conquer the world.

In today's post I am gonna share my five favorite red lipstick which are affordable too.

So the first lipstick that I am gonna write about is  

FACES CANADA ULTIMATE PRO MATTE LIP CRAYON in shade RED FANTASY 


It is a long lasting,matte finish and waterproof lip crayon with the stay as long as 15 hours.The color is deep red you can call it a dupe of MAC's ruby woo..Its super duper pigmented and doesn't dry out your lips keeps them hydrated.I really love this shade of red very good for evening time wear...with a nice smokey makeup or a nude makeup too...or simply swipe this red lipstick without …

HOME MADE NON TOXIC PLAY DOUGH

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As the summer breaks begin..begins the hunt for ways and ideas to keep your kids busy,occupied and engaged with something creative and entertaining.

Areeb's vacation started in may and since then I am trying to keep him engaged in something or the other creative.We have made many different creative items using Popsicle sticks,waste cans,paint and play dough.
And when talking about play dough how can I forget to mention that I have tried almost three different ways of making play dough at home.I always try to give Areeb homemade play dough as they are non toxic,free of chemicals and safe to play with and the best part is they can be easily made at home..so if you find one play dough batch coming to end you can make a new one fast and easily.
Here today I am going to share with you all a very easy and simple recipe of play dough which comes out perfect..soft and it stays good for long long times.
So lets begin making the play dough
MATERIALS
1/2 CUP SALT 1/2 CUP WATER 1 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOU…

LUCKNOWI SHEER KHURMA

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As the EID celebration has come to an end...I still decided to share my famous SHEER KHURMA's recipe...as many people in personal have asked me that you please share the recipe...

We cannot make the way it is made in EID..

So i thought lets write it down....

Kyunki EID to or bhi aani hai in sha allah and kabhi kabhi yunhi meetha khaane ka mann karta hai and its one most of the easiest dessert that can be made very very easily.

I make this SHEER KHURMA using BANARSI SEWAIYAN......so let me first explain what is banarsi sewaiyan. Banarsi sewaiyan are very very thin and fine quality of sewaiyan and once cooked nicely it kind of feelS like melt in the mouth type of texture.

We get these from INDIA...especially LUCKNOW and are also available in KANPUR..bhai thats what i know..but i think its called banarsi so BANARAS mein to zaroor milti hogi..

You can make it using other type of sewaiyan also..using banarsi is not mandatory..ye to bus hum logon ki zubaan pe uska flavour chadh gaya ha…

ALTBALAJI THE TEST CASE

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I am usually not a very big fan of web series...because of the bold contents and the language used in them..but there are few which actually are worth watching and potray the reality of the world.

ALTBALAJI's THE TEST CASE is one such series...that i started watching on the insistence of my husband...he told me you will love watching it as it has amazing content...and i started watching it with zero interest and as the story progressed i got glued to my laptop and completed it in one go...
Ekta Kapoor has actually proved that apart from making out of the world drama's like NAAGIN..KAWACH and saas bahu sagas like KYUNKI SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI...KAHANI GHAR GHAR KI...etc..she is actually capable of making some amazing sensible contents...
Lets talk about the series and then i will tell you guys what i felt about it..
THE TEST CASE is a 2017 hindi web series...which star's NIMRAT KAUR..ANOOP SONI...RAHUL BOSE..in the pivotal roles and JUHI CHAWLA in gu…

RICE FLOUR PHIRNI RECIPE

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During RAMADAN there is a tradition in our MASJID....that everyone visits the masjid for iftar and brings one or two dishes to share with everyone...
During one  RAMADAN i was thinking what to take to masjid....and was thinking of making some dessert...then i thought lets take RICE FLOUR PHIRNI..as it is super easy and sure shot recipe...with the best results confirmed..
So here is presenting the recipe of RICE FLOUR PHIRNI..

INGREDIENTS-

9 CUPS WHOLE MILK
5 TABLESPOON RICE FLOUR
1/2 CUP SUGAR
2 TBSPN OF ALMONDS
2 TBSPN OF CASHEWS
FEW DROPS OF KEWRA WATER
2 TBSPN OF GHEE
5 GREEN CARDAMOM
FEW DROPS OF YELLOW FOOD COLOR

TO DECORATE-

SLICED ALMONDS & CASHEWS

METHOD

IN A BIG POT BRING MILK TO BOIL...AND WHILE MILK BOILS TAKE 2 TBSPN GHEE IN A PAN ADD GREEN CARDAMOM AND ROAST RICE FLOUR TILL IT TURNS LIGHT GOLDEN AND BECOMES FRAGRANT.
ONCE MILK COMES TO BOIL ADD SUGAR AND ONCE SUGAR DISSOLVES ADD RICE FLOUR..KEEP STIRRING CONTINUOUSLY SO THAT NO LUMPS ARE FORMED AND THEN LET IT COOK O…

EID KI RAUNAK

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Going up on the terrace at maghrib after breaking fast on the last day of Ramadan and anxiously searching for moon...the moon which was very hard to spot in such a big sky as it was of the size of a very very thin nail...

This is how our EID festivities used to begin during our childhood days...

I still remember that excitement of just breaking the fast with dates and water and rushing upstairs with my family to look for moon and then standing their minutely searching the sky for moon...and then asking all the neighbors who like us were also on their terrace's to look for moon..

"CHAAND DIKHA KYA?...KYA LGTA HAI KAL EID HOGI?"





And then we would wait for the announcement from the MARKAZI CHAAND COMMITTEE..about the sighting of the moon...Once the moon sighting was declared we would begin the preparation with lots of zor and shor....

Ek taraf pateela chadh jata tha jispe pakta tha kimami siwain ka sheera.....which needs to be cooked alot to attain the desired consistency.…