The fat burning drink

The fat burning drink

Don’t you wish you have the formula to have the perfect body?? I mean yes I am happy with myself and I do generally feel happy with my body (until I go to a fitting room and realize I chose a few sizes smaller than what I really am!!

I just want to be as skinny as I think I am in my head….. I know I should work out, walk more, control eating….Which I’ve done and succeeded many times but then I get burned out and life just distracts me!

So as I was on my daily pinning spree on pinterest I spotted something that I can’t wait to try. They claim that it will make belly fat disappear faster than ever. Off course I read the article twice over with all the scientific mubo jumbo about what each ingredients’ health benefits and all that. Seems legit! The best part is that the 3 ingredient concoction is added to your daily coffee….So if noting comes out of it I would have just added some extra flavoring to my coffee….No harm in that!

 

I decided I’m going to give it a try. So come May 25 (a month from now)  I’ll do a follow up post with my finding!!!

Making life Memorable with weight loss!!

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Don’t save that Glitter!!!

Don’t save that Glitter!!!

In my big move from Kuwait to Canada I was faced with the extreme challenge of putting my life into boxes….. A lifetime of memories, accumulating and collecting was put to the test of ” attempt to sell”, “Give Away”, “Save” or “Pack”.

For every website, Pin, organizing list it was universal in its advice. Sound simple until you actually have to do it! This is in no way a post to help you in packing on the contrary it’s about how you should live leading up to the point of needing to pack.

I always took pride in my double closet in my home office/craft room filled with everything your heart desires when it comes to crafting materials. It was really a miniature craft store on its own from paints, card stock, colored  papers, paintbrushes, crafting tools, Styrofoam , felt, fabric, ribbons, wrapping papers, beads, an array of canvases, paint brushes, sketchbooks, floral supplies and most importantly GLITTER. 

In my mind there’s glitter and there’s GLITTER. To the normal person they really sound/look the same. Nope!! not for me. There was regular glitter that I let my girls use and splurge on and there’s GLITTER that was “special glitter” that the girls were only allowed to admire from afar and I was the only one that used it sparingly.

Then the day came that I opened my wonderfully organized and stocked up closet and I had to part with it AAAALLLLL….. The cost of shipping could not be justified in comparison to buying everything new was my husbands perspective, Logic says he’s right but then there’s my crafting logic screaming internally “Precious….its precious!”

I replayed in my head all the times we didn’t use the GLITTER while crafting and the life lesson hit me. Never save anything for that “special” day. Use it and abuse it because you never know where life takes you and you end up looking back like I did at all the missed chances to enjoy it.

 

 

So don’t forget use that GLITTER while Making Life Memorable before you have to give it away!!!

Music from the Past – The List

Music from the Past – The List

My daughter is only 10 but I see glimpses of what she’ll be like as a teenager….on the most part it seems manageable so it should be interesting to see what I have to say a few years from now!!!

The one thing that I do enjoy about her “grown-upness” is our conversations and her new love to my music….. Its moments when she says “Mama in your olden days” or “in your time”….seriously!!!! Me OLD???? I didn’t get THAT memo…UGH…make that double UGH!!!

Back to my happy place of I’m young, thin and tall!!! We started listening to some of my favorite songs….they reminded me of when I was carefree and had no responsibilities……

I decided to make a list of some of the songs in no particular order genre and the people each one reminds me of!! I’ve attached the youtube links for each song just for your entertainment

1. The Sign by Ace of Base.…….. Reminds me of Lesley
2. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? by Bryan Adams……… Reminds me of Salma
3. Hold on by Wilson Phillips.…… Reminds me of Mona
4. That’s what friends are for by Dionne Warwick ….Remind me of Wessan
5. Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle……Reminds me of Terri
6. The Message by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five ……Reminds me of
7. Kiss by Prince…..  Reminds me of Maha
8. 500 miles by the Proclaimers….. Reminds me of Hiba
9.  God Blessed Texas by  Little Texas  Reminds me of Richard

My Ultimate and tearjerkers
10. Que sera sera by Doris Day. and Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin…..My amazing Al-Hajjaj family!

I love Making life Memorable one song at a time!

Earth Day @Good Earth CoffeeHouse

Earth Day @Good Earth CoffeeHouse

There’s always a reason to just kick back and have an enjoyable cup of coffee (or tea, or whatever) in and atmosphere that relaxes you….Want to have that kid of relaxing experience day???

Well head on over to Good Earth CoffeeHouse one of my favorite coffee places in Summerside!!! Be sure to bring your travel mug and enjoy a free drink in celebration of  #Earthday Good Earth Summerside:  936 91 St SW, Edmonton

Sometimes it’s about Making Life Memorable with every sip of java!

Snow to Sun

Snow to Sun

Weather in every Country is super unique and it creates a new appreciation to nature. I’ve never lived anywhere that snowed….let alone continuously cold for long periods of time. I’m now living in Canada that is teaching a new appreciation to both Snow and Sun.

 

It almost sounds unreal when I say I came from +50 C to -40 C…. hard to really wrap your head around it. As one of my friends said (and I repeat continuously)  “There’s no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing”. I find now with a good coat and boots I can last about 5 minutes outdoors….LOL!!! I actually made myself laugh as I wrote that……

 

 

 

 

Again its what you make out of it…. snow angels snow men and all

 

 

 

 

And then when it all melts you have a gorgeous clear sky…..

 

 

Your kids get super excited and run up a brown hill that will soon be green…..

 

 

 

………and scream AAAAAALLLL the way down.

 

 

 

It’s all about taking those lemons life gave you and making Lemonade… So Making Life  Memorable is in the palm of your hands!!

Unicorn Lover

Unicorn Lover

Zeenah (officially 7 now) is beyond obsessed with Unicorns…..I think she counts unicorns in her sleep!!

Before we move to Canada (December 2016 ) she was so distraught about not being able to celebrate her birthday with her closest friends…I could totally relate to her as its such a big change mixed with so many emotions. I couldn’t bare the thought of her never forgiving me of depriving her with one last big bash. I tried to ignore it as much as I can but as the departure date was getting closer I decided to do something…..

So what did I come up with…..A “fake” birthday off course!!!  As my house was chaos of boxes half unpacked and couldn’t bare the thought of planning a full fledged birthday I decided to actually give in and have it somewhere….. it was a mix of Unicorn and Spa.

 

I booked a full Spa birthday at Sparkle Nail Spa in Discovery Mall. It was a full day of pampering Zeenah’s closest friends followed by lunch at Chillis and obviously her Cake.

The girls were all pampered from head to toe! Nailpolish, hair, makeup and fancy tattoo art. I found the cutest thing when they all were attempting to carry Zeenah…..and she loved every moment of attention.

 

 

No birthday is ever complete without a family group picture….this in particular I love because you can see my mommy in the background!!! 

 

She made sure I made a Unicorn topper and decorated with Rainbow Meringues……

I think I did good in Making Life Memorable twice over for that matter when it comes to her 7th Birthday!!!! Stay tuned for a post about her “Real” birthday with her New friends.

Things I love

Things I love

There’s one thing that always makes me feel complete and that’s my hair…..I am done with ponytails and buns ever since I bought this one piece of equipment….by far this is my favorite curler ever.

Something quick and easy to complete any look and that’s the Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret

It’s one of those things that has made me wonder how I ever survived without it!!! This helps Making life Memorable with the perfect curls….

Lunchbox and Schedules

Lunchbox and Schedules

I always like to make sure that my kids eat healthy and have a variety of foods so to avoid getting bored of the same packed lunches. When you have a busy schedule like our households planning comes a long way.

The first thing is to figure out a system and lists is the way to go!!! Yest at times life kinda gets in the way and your find yourself limited because you haven’t had time to go to the grocery store. That’s when you may resort to making unhealthy choices because lets face it “It’s Easy!” To avoid that I kinda have some sort of “Go To” choice that may not be completely healthy but its not junky.

My “Go To”, now remember 2 kids mean 2 different taste buds, so my quick fix that i make sure I never run out of in the house is…….. Turkey sandwich (bread for J and lettuce wrap for Zee) pickles on the side, no one likes a soggy sandwich! Cheese cubes, cucumber and apple slices. What’s your “Go To”?? Share in the comment section!

Maybe one day I’ll be fancy enough to make one of those fast videos of me prepping a lunch box  after all its also pushing my boundaries and  Making Life Memorable along the way!!

 

Olympian Distance Challenge

Olympian Distance Challenge

There’s nothing more important than to help your child learn the act of selflessness …. Jennah is participating in a distance challenge where she will swim as much as she can for 2 hours!! This is to help raise funds for the Alberta Diabetes Foundation and the Olympian Swim Club.

Zeenah will also be participating but on a smaller scope off course!!

Check out Jennah’s donation site CLICK HERE

Please help Jennah reach her goal by donating for a good cause!!! She’s Making Life Memorable one stroke at a time!!!