Sunday, 24 July 2016

What's In My Hospital Bag - Checklist!

For Mum-to-be:

- Towel

- At least 5 Briefs

- 2 Nursing Bras

- 1 Nursing Singlet

- Maternity Pads

- Nursing Pads

- Belly Belt

- 1 set of comfy pj's

- Going home outfit

- Jilbab/scarf

- Toiletry Bag (travel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toner, toothbrush & toothpaste, lucas paw paw, Lasinoh, hair brush, hair ties, pins, deodrant, hand sanitiser etc)

- 1 pair Socks

- 1 Pair thongs/flip flops

- wash bags for spolied clothes

- make-up bag (optional)

- Camera

- Phone Charger

 

For Baby:

- Newborn nappies

- Dummy

- Bottle

- 2 wondersuits

- 1 short sleeve onesie

- 1 pair socks

- mittens

- nappy rash cream

- wipes

- Beanie

- Going home outfit

- Wrap/blanket


Don't forget to watch my youtube video 'What's in my hospital bag 2016' in case I have forgotten to add something here also keep in mind that I haven't added anything for hubby in my hospital bag considering the hospital I will be labouring at doesn't allow him to stay overnight so there's no need to add anything for him.

Hope this list helps you out beautiful ladies!

xx
Sara

Thursday, 2 June 2016

DOWNLOAD My Ramadan Checklist

My dearest online family, Ramadan is so near and I always sit and wonder... 'am I doing enough?'. I guess we never really are. There is so much to learn about our beautiful religion.. ISLAM & we truly need to find time within our busy days to learn as much as we can!


That being said, last month I had an idea to help motivate myself during Ramadan to keep track of my 'duties' (Quran recitation, Dhkir, Dua etc). So being the overly organised 'me' I wanted to create a checklist for myself to print out and keep with me to encourage me to do these 'duties' & tick them off throughout the day for the entire month of Ramadan & hopefully this will help me to continue doing these beautiful tasks after Ramadan also.


After I began creating the checklist I realised I didn't really know EXACTLY what I should include in it to help me maximise my Good deeds during this holy month so I turned to my local Islamic community. I spoke to some beautiful women within the Islamic centre where I have been learning to read Quran the past few months & they helped me to ensure the checklist was at its full potential. After I finished the checklist I realised there may be so many other girls who may want to make use & take advantage of this checklist during this beautiful month. So I straight away had the idea to share it with you all. However, I wanted to ensure the checklist was proofread first so I forwarded the checklist to a knowledgeable Sheikh in the community who worked with me to make a few adjustments & we finally came up with the final 'Ramadan Checklist'.


Go ahead and download & PRINT the checklist by clicking >>HERE<< & in return all I ask is for your DUA on this beautiful month for me & my family, Inshallah.


I truly hope this is a form of Sadiqa Jariya for me & for all who share inshallah. 


Love you all for the sake of Allah (swt) & Happy Ramadan!!

Saturday, 14 May 2016

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

RECIPE | Garlic Prawn & Cherry Tomato Spaghetti


Ingredients

• 500g peeled raw prawns 
• 1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)
• 3/4 cup milk
• 1 cup chopped parsley
• 3 cloves garlic (crushed) 
• 1/2 cup chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
• 1 punnet cherry tomatoes (halved)
• half packet of long spaghetti 

Method:

1. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions. Once done, rinse with cold water & set aside. 

2. Add 1tbsp Virgin oil + garlic to pan on medium-high heat. Put the prawns in for 3 minutes or until they've turned a pinky red colour. Pull them out of the pan onto a plate with tongs. 

3. Add the stock into the pan for 2-3 minutes or until reduced. Stir together the milk and butter then pour them over the stock and let them reduce for around 6-7 minutes. (Keep in mind you could use thickened cream instead of the milk & butter but that's what I had and it tasted even nicer) 

4. Add the tomatoes & parsley - stir gently 

5. Put the prawns back into the sauce 

6. Pour boiling water over the spaghetti until warm then slowly add them into the sauce and fold through gently until fully combined. 

7. Garnish with fresh coriander or parsley. 

Sahtan!

Instagram: @sara_why

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

RECIPE | Roasted Pumpkin & Beetroot Salad!


Such a simple salad perfect for the spring season with all its gorgeous colours. Here it goes:

Ingredients:

• Pumpkin (peeled & roasted) 
• beetroot (cubed)
• kalamata olives (halved)
• feta cheese (crumbed)
• sundried tomatoes (slices)
• rocket leaves 
• halved almond (toasted)

DRESSING:
• 1tbsp balsalmic vinegar
• half a lemon
• 1tbsp olive oil

METHOD: 

Lay the rocket out and place all the veggies on top. Put the feta delicately over the veggies and top with toasted almonds. Drizzle with the dressing and viola! DONE. 

Don't mix the salad! It's best served as is and also try to serve the almond warm over the top. 

Enjoy!

Instagram: @sara_why 

Thursday, 30 July 2015

RECIPE | Thai Prawn Fried Rice


Ingredients: 

• 300g raw prawns
• 100g snow peas
• 1 can baby corn
• 1 can bean sprouts/shoots
• 2 tbsp Sweet chilli sauce 
• 2 tbsp Fish sauce 
• 1/4 cup fresh corriander (chopped)
• 1 lemongrass stick - white soft part only (finely chopped)
• 2 garlics (finely chopped)
• 1 1/2 cups Jasmine rice (cooked)

OPTIONAL: 1 red chilli (to garnish) - sliced

Method:

1. Cooked prawns in a large pan/wok with 1tbsp of olive oil until pink. 

2. Remove prawns to a plate and add another 1 tbsp of oil to the pan. Add garlic, lemongrass & snows peas and cook for 2 minutes or until peas are soft. 

3. Add the rice and stir until rice is well coated with the oil. 

4. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined and corn in warm. 

5. Garnish with red chilli 

Done! 

My husband and I absolutely loved this dish and I'm sure you will too. If you're not a fan of spicy foods then leave out the red chilli. Otherwise enjoy your new favourite Thai dish in the comfort of your own home! 

x
Sara

Thursday, 23 July 2015

ORGANISATION - Pantry

Organise Pantry [✔️] .

Finally had the opportunity to organise my pantry this morning.



So here are my top tips for pantry organisation

🔸Section off your pantry according to product type (i.e. Sauces, snacks, baking, herbs/spices, breakfast stuff etc)

🔸Label EVERyTHING! You may think you know what it is but just label it (looks pretty anyway☺️) - I may as well carry my DYMO labeller in my handbag.. That's how much I use it!

🔸If you purchase something with little product and big packaging just pour the product into a jar (reject shop) a size that will suit the amount of product and label what it is. This will help you save so much space. NOTE: don't forget to write the expiry date to!


🔸Always keep a stepping stool in your pantry for handy access. You never know when you need that bad boy! Especially when you're in a rush.

🔸If you have a walk in pantry like mine with plenty of room, use it to store your bigger cast iron pots & electrical appliances i.e. Rice cooker, food processor, juicer etc - it helps save space in your kitchen cupboards! 



🔸Keep a book stand in your pantry with your favourite recipe of the week & make it your GOAL to make that recipe. Every Time you open your pantry it will remind you to make it!



🔸Buy pantry steppers (as seen in my third shelf) - these are a definite 'must-have' to ensure you can see all your jars and you won't end up with triples of each sauce. 


🔸 Don't over crowd shelves. Keep them minimal with products in order to be able to see everything on each shelf. 

Here are some extra snaps of my pantry including my 'snack/junk' shelf, baking shelf, breakfast shelf etc. 





Hope this post will help some of you
Love you all,
Sara🌸