Coffee Rings

Hi!

Has any one ever heard a quote about how the greatest things happen by accident? Me neither. But sometimes, it’s true, just google viagra history *inserts pharmacology plug shamelessly*.

Which is what led to this ring art which was just a little fun thing I did a while back.

I can imagine there are a lot of things that coffee stain rings can create, art being one of them but here are happy animals created by ‘accident’.

Watch riveting gif like videos of each of them to see the process. I was going through bored panda when i stumbled upon christmas themed ones.

*inserts terrible bear pun*

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Ring Bear

"Just keep swimming"

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Ring fish

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Ring Snail

Have happy accidents!

Love,

Haneefah

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Amethyst

Hiiiiiiii!

How you doin’ :}

I had to make a little getaway to Abuja over a month ago and wanted to make a fresh/ new outfit for the trip. So, during a trip to the market where I usually get my fabrics from, I saw this material! It reminded me of amethyst, purple jewel look, I wanted to use it to make lingerie initially (don’t ask me), I still have the material in fuscia pink, so I can lingerie that. Who will like to see a lingerie tutorial?!

I loved the color, the feel of it and because it looked like fluid when it moved, I could only imagine how it will look in a circle skirt! So, that is what I made. When I first wore the skirt, I wore it with another silk beige shirt for a complete evening look.

You would think because I have an habit of rolling my shirt, I’d just stick to 3/4 sleeves? No, when I have to pray, I’d like to have the option of covering my arms. I also prefer a slim fitted sleeve for a more contemporary look. Kids, cover your arms.

There was minimal styling, you could complete it with a black bag. I hardly carry more than two bags in a year, except I have a super luxury one I need to use for certain events.

Also, make up is annoying. nuff said.

Outfit details

 

Have a lovely week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

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DIY: Faux Leather Tote Bag

Hi everyone!

Taking the blogging thing seriously again, aren’t I?

I love tote bags, they are roomy and easy to just grab and put stuff inside. I painted a dessert themed one on youtube here. And you can easily make one from scratch, it doesn’t take that much time too! It is important to use quality materials to increase their durability and final look.

The finishing is also important incase you suddenly had a light bulb moment and can sell these in form of an SME. Here is the final product I sewed, also accessorised it with a silk scarf I was gifted from Modanisa, Turkey.

You’ll need:

  • Leather (Or any material you would like to use, fabrics as well)
  • Tape rule/ Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

The denim in the picture below was just making a cameo, I was supposed to use it in binding the edge of the tote but I was afraid of what will happen to my sewing machine because I had other things to make that had deadlines that day. Lol, so, ignore it.

Procedure

Cut the leather in uniform rectangle. I used 20” to 15” dimensions here.

At the lower corners, make a perfect square (3cm) cut out.

Sew all three sides together as shown before (excluding cut out).

To make the bottom part, open it up and align the part not sewn together diagonally, as shown below. Sew it together.

Sew up the edge to make it neat and attach a thin strap to the handle. I used contrasting threads to make it a little bit more interesting.

Don’t carry this to a crowded Nigerian market, at least not with your valuables in it. You’re welcome

Is this something you’d like to try? Do share your thoughts.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Rainbow Stacked Pancake

I hope you are all having a colourful week so far?!

If you’re not, then you can add cheeriness to your table, plate, mouth with this colourful fruits platter going on here. There are different ways of incorporating colours to dishes with colour, such as this perfect breakfast example.

If you have a stomach like mine, Then I recommend the consumption of this edifice by one VERY hungry person or just two normal hungry people because this is a long pancake stack.

I have fruits layered in between pancakes with cream cheese filling.

You need (all colour of rainbow fruits that you can eat with pancakes), I used Strawberries, an orange, banana, it’s yellow, go with it, green apples and blueberries.

Creem cheese was beat together with granulated sugar, I think you can use powdered sugar if you want as well. Put in whipped heavy cream for extra fluffiness and you’re good to go!

You can easily remove the cream cheese filling if you want a healthier version, for the fitfams. It will also blend right in for a rainbow breakfast themed party, you know, for those who like rainbows and mornings.

Can’t wait to try rainbow vegetables next, it just really occurred to me right now, I doubt there will be stacking involved. I mean, what can I stack? Eggs?!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Love,

Haneefah.

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Lotus Eid Promo (Ram winners)

I don’t think rams are the most photogenic animals but the recipients of the gifts sure have wide smiles on their faces. Remember when Lotus was giving away Rams for Eid, 20 of them! Here are pictures of some of the winners and their ‘meat’, lol. And all the names.

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Congratulations to all the winners! You can also keep in touch with Lotus capital via the side bar to keep up to date!

I also have exciting news! Maybe I’d be able to document it. I’ll fill you in later.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Eid Ram 3 Ways

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

I think I still have residual energy. There’s some sort of adrenaline that ‘working’ women of all the cooking and cleaning of Eid day have. I hope you are enjoying your holidays properly. I’m sure the person reading this got at least an Eid Mubarak greeting yesterday, so amma skip that.

This is a quick post about all the other things you can do with Ram meat (allow me) with that doesn’t only involved cooking and frying and then step it down with garri, which is what I am doing now. It has become some sort of after-eid lunch tradition. I hope no one is constipated. I learnt the hard way not to over eat, getting a hang of that these past few years. The temptation is really great to be honest, I sometimes used to get sick after all the stuffing.

Al hamdulilah.

So, enough of the rambling, I will just jump right into the post! I love simplifying recipes and all of the recipes are very simple to cook and prepare, you can style it up anyhow you want and have fun while at it.

BEEF-DODO.

It is kind of coined from Gizdodo, that dish that is made with gizzard and fried plantain. Substitute the gizzard for beef and you have the cousin, beef-dodo, or ram-dodo, whichever one your heart sing towards.

You’ll need:

  • Beef
  • Just ripe plantain (no soft ones please)
  • Onion
  • Scotch bonnets/ chilli peppers
  • Green pepper
  • Tomato (optional because i rarely use it, can be used to tone down the hotness of the meal)
  • Maggi
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • vegetable oil (for frying).

First, Fry your plantain to make almighty dodo, you can even grill (if you are a health junkie, sorry, lol, eid and the day after is cheat day).

Also, Cook your beef to taste, season with the garlic, ginger, maggi, salt and onions. After it is cooked, strain the beef and fry that one too! Lightly tho, it shouldn’t fry all through, just to make it a little crispy on the outside.

While all that is preparing themselves, you should have blended the scotch bonnets and onions (because you’re a magician and have super powers while cooking). Pour it on the fire, not directly! In a pot, put it on to cook, that should reduce some moisture, then take it off fire.

Right, put about 2/3 tbsp pf vegetable oil in a frying pan, add the pepper (and tomato, if you sing that way) mixture let to fry for about 10 seconds, pour in the dodo (fried plantain) and the cooked beef. Add maggi to taste. Stir it all together.

Just before you take it off the fire, cut in tiny pieces of green and red pepper to garnish.

BEEF AND POTATO SKEWERS

This one is so easy, you can do it while sleeping. Okay, maybe I’m stretching it.

You’ll need:

  • Beef
  • Blended pepper, tomato, onions.
  • Sweet (green, red, yellow) peppers.
  • Onions
  • Irish Potato
  • Vegetable oil

Get you some wooden skewers, soak it in water for a very long time (so that it won’t turn to ash by the time you’re popping it in an oven or on a grill.

Cook and fry beef in pepper/tomato sauce and seasonings. Or use bbq sauce if you like, go crazy. Per boil the potatoes, arrange the rest of the pepper and potatoes on the skewers. Add oil while grilling. You could sprinkle garlic salt over all of them because, tasty blessings.

Enjoy!

BEEF ORANGE STIRFRY

I wanted to use pineapple to be honest, but orange was available, I used it and it was amazing! I’ve loved the surprising incorporation of dried fruits into savoury meals. You could try it, amazing!

 

You’ll need:

  • Beef (Yes, its ram meat extravaganza) (Boiled)
  • Onions
  • Sweet (green, red, yellow) peppers
  • Orange, peeled, separated and cut in half
  • String beans
  • Carrots (sliced thinly)
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Maggi
  • Vegetable oil

The most amazing thing about stirfrys is that, you can basically make stirfry them anyhow, and they’d still come out nice.

So, in the spirit of just going with the flow,

Put in 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil in a frying pan, pour in the rest of the ingredients (diced), meat and veggies first, spices after, except the oranges, they come in last, because they are fruit and should be treated like egg specially.

Stir and stir and stir till they all cook properly. Add little water when its drying out. After its cooked, put in the orange slices in half and just turn over once.

Serve with pasta or rice (or eat it straight away, I can’t tell you what to do, you’re your own boss).

I hope you enjoyed reading this! Let me know if you would love to try it out or you have made similar dishes!

Enjoy the rest of your week,

Love,

Haneefah

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Lotus Eid Promo!

Salam alaikum (peace be on you) guys!!

I had the most lovely week ever! I think I called it from the beginning of the week when I put up this blog post.

So, the very lovely people over at Lotus Capital Limited have a Eid giveaway promo! And it involves winning a ram, if you are chosen. If it is written. If it is destined. If it i… Okay, lets just continue.

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To get the opportunity to win the ram, you need to invest a minimum of N20,000 in either the Lotus Halal Investment Fund  or the Lotus Halal Fixed Income Fund from now till September 6, 2016. At the end of the promo period, a draw will be conducted to pick 20 investors who get to win a ram each. The rams will be delivered to the winners at any address within Nigeria.

Its a win-win if you ask me.

The Lotus Halal Investment Fund is a shari’ah compliant fund investing in a diversified portfolio of equity, real estate and fixed income securities. The aim of the Fund is to achieve capital appreciation over the medium to long term.

On the other hand, the Lotus Halal Fixed Income Fund does not invest in the stock market. The fund is designed for investors with a low risk appetite and who are looking for competitive returns in the short to medium term. The Fund invests in Shari’ah-compliant fixed income instruments such as profit sharing transactions and Islamic bonds. The Halal Fixed Income Fund is an excellent investment vehicle for savers who need to set aside funds for their children’s school fees, deposit to buy a house or car, start a business and other personal needs.

Investing in a fund allows investors to focus on their jobs/businesses while a professional fund manager manages their investments on their behalf. This is especially helpful if you do not have the time, expertise or the resources to build and monitor your own investment portfolio.

We are happy to answer any questions from the public and can be reached via invest@lotuscapitallimited.com or on 01-2914624/ 08077099553/ 08077 099 551. Investors can also come to our office at 1b, Udi Street, Osborne Foreshore Estate, Ikoyi or log on to our website at www.lotuscapitallimited.com for more information.

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Mono-Cream

Hi!

I hope you had an amazing weekend, I’m just looking forward to week ahead and the good it has in stock! I’m going to be in Lagos Thursday for a leadership and entrepreneurship summit in Lekki, in sha Allah (God willing), there will be more details on my twitter shortly.

So, while I was in Lagos, about two months ago, shortly after my Istanbul Fashion week trip, I talked about it here.

I had a mini photoshoot with Roqeebah O of theroqeebah.com. She was a very pleasant person to work with as I am probably the worst subject to photograph as I have zero patience. We met up at Rele Gallery where my art was in an exhibition.

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And that was me with random things in the picture. Guess who had a shoot that day too?

Yup, hijarbie!

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Heading out that day, I decided to go with a monotone look and have the super amazing gold patterned hijab with tassels do the major work. The shirt is a UK size 24 by the way, because I wanted to go for a oversized chic look, paired with the cream pleated palazzos.

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And a nice simple barely dare heeled sandal to complete the look.

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We later went out for coffee and had more photo shoots there while I was exploring my Samsung phone I just recently unboxed.

But first, I had to take a picture of my carrot cake and coffee first.

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Shirt: Marks and Spencer

Pants: Al Marwah, Turkey

Hijab: Muslima wear, Turkey. Shop this hijab here

 

Have a great week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

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MID Hijab Giveaway

Salam alaikum (Peace be onto you) guys!

I hope you’re doing well and that Ramadan which is basically almost over (sadly) has been very beneficial for you.

MID sent me some printed viscose hijabs to give away to my readers/ followers! I’ve gone through so many ways to give them away, I just decided to come to the blog and finish it up here.

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So, In sha Allah, the first five people to comment on this post gets the hijabs sent to them in time for Eid in sha Allah. Four of the hijab to be given away are in the image above. Comment with your location and a sweet message to anyone that would be reading it.

You can also partake in the current promo MID is running now and you stand a chance to win a full Eid outfit!

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Good luck ladies!

Love, 

Haneefah

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WHAT WILL YOU DO DIFFERENTLY THIS RAMADAN?

Ramadan is a great time to reflect on our deeds.

It is a time when good deeds are more pronounced and wrongdoing is minimized. In this blessed month Muslims try to improve on many key areas of their lives such as sincerity, prayers, charity and kindness. Often, some Muslims overlook the issue of sustenance. Nowadays haram sustenance has become widespread and it manifests in corruption, kickbacks, speculation, lotteries and riba to mention a few.

As the holy month comes to a close, it is important for Muslims to reconsider their source of livelihood and make attempts to avoid haram.

To this end, Lotus Capital has established a fixed income fund, which is graded halal by its Shar’iah advisers. The fund can serve as a good starting point for Muslims who are trying to safeguard their investment earnings from haram.

You can learn more about the Fund by sending an email to invest@lotuscapitallimited.com or dialing 01-2914624/0807 709 9551.

May Allah accept our good deeds this Ramadan and multiply our rewards, Ameen.

Lotus Capital Halal Fund

Love,

Haneefah.

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