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Ramadan/Eid Decor & Gift’s Company Round Up + Huge Giveaway (Part 1)

Happy Wednesday all!

Today I’m super excited to bring to you part 1 of the huge Ramadan/Eid Giveaway with amazing companies here in the US, and on Friday I will be doing one for all the international reader’s (click here to enter).  This USA open giveaway will have four, yes FOUR winner’s so scroll down to enter. This giveaway could not have been possible without the amazing sponsor’s who have amazing product’s that are worth sharing and raving about, so here it goes.

Wafa Islamic Arts

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Photo credit Wafa Islamic Arts

Ouafae Taame, is the amazing artist behind Wafa Islamic Arts. Ouafae specializes in digital art, Islamic art and calligraphy, and was the former Senior Artist/Art director in Ubisoft. Looking at all the art Ouafae has created I feel like it’s such a breath of fresh air seeing such beautiful contemporary Islamic art that we want to display right away because it fit’s in with the modern aesthetic of most of our homes.

il_570xN.612222485_6nbi Wafa Islamic art Mohammad canvasWafa Islamic Art is giving one lucky winner this 20″ x 30″ Mohammad art print that will be perfect for any living room. Value for this print painting is $115. See more of Wafa Islamic Art’s painting on their Etsy page, and remember to follow them on their Facebook Fan page, here. FYI- the winner of this painting will be responsible for shipping (about $15).

The Dream Wreather

Eid wreath contemporaryI reviewed The Dream Wreather a few day’s ago, if you missed the review or would like to see more pictures click here.  Andrea of The Dream Wreather is participating in this giveaway by offering one lucky winner a $50 gift voucher to her shop! This way you can work with her to create  your own custom wreath with all the trimming’s and colors of your choice. You can also check out Andrea’s shop on Etsy here.

Allah to Z

Allah to Z Activity BookI recently also reviewed Allah to Z: Activity book and other products in this series. If you missed the blog post or would like to see what I’m loving about this series, then just click here to read.  Sam’n Iqbal, the author of this book is participating in this giveaway by offering one lucky winner their Allah to Z: Activity Book. As I stated in my review, this book is great and gives lot’s of fun activities to do with kids.

Muslamb StationersStudying dua eid mubarak magnets inshahAllah sticky notes

 I fell in love with Muslamb Stationer’s pencil set and sticky notes, and reviewed them here. They have cheeky fun stationery, and not only that how great is a reminder with this studying dua pencil set in bright colors? Muslamb Stationer’s are participating is this giveaway by offering one lucky winner a pencil set and sticky notes. You can check out more fun item’s in their Etsy shop, here.

Giveaway Info:

1. Four winner’s will be selected randomly to win one of the prizes mentioned above. If you have a preference for one of the items do leave a blog post comment below telling us which one and we will try to accommodate.

2. You can enter daily on the rafflecopter widget by twitting about the giveaway daily, and then remembering to mark that option on the widget once done each time.

3. All entries will be verified. Do read the giveaway “terms and conditions” on the widget as well.

4. Everyone get’s one easy entry–so remember to choose that one!

5. This giveaway is open only to resident’s with a USA mailing address.

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Good luck to everyone, and remember part 2 of this giveaway is open internationally–so enter here!

Umair’s Sweetheart,
Ayesha

*AnUblog was not compensated for this post. Only were provided the items for review and giveaway. All opinion’s are of AnUblog’s author’s. Anublog.com does not share opinion’s of brands/companies mentioned.

Modern Islamic Stationery Reveiw

Happy Friday everyone!

Abud-Darda (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who follows a path in quest of knowledge, Allah will make the path of Jannah easy to him. The angels lower their wings over the seeker of knowledge, being pleased with what he does. The inhabitants of the heavens and the earth and even the fish in the depth of the oceans seek forgiveness for him. The superiority of the learned man over the devout worshipper is like that of the full moon to the rest of the stars (i.e., in brightness). The learned are the heirs of the Prophets who bequeath neither dinar nor dirham but only that of knowledge; and he who acquires it, has in fact acquired an abundant portion.”[Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi] credit: Sunnah.com

Islamic stationery

Today I am featuring fun Islamic stationery, yes you heard right fun like Kate Spade fun! We all have seen those adorable pens, pencils, notepads, and sticky notes, etc. from popular brands that have fun designs, and we want to hoard just because of the cuteness. We’ll now I’m so excited because I can find such Islamic products that are fun to display and useful.

Islamic pencil set and sticky notes

Muslamb Stationers, is an Etsy shop specializing in letterpress & offset greeting cards, fill-in invitations & desk decor essentials such as notepads, sticky notes, bookends, stamps & pencils, the most popular of which are the “Hijabi Hard at Work” & “Study Dua” pencils. Since it’s founding, Muslamb Stationers products have appeared on various design blogs & magazines in the U.S., U.K, Canada, Malaysia and Turkey. They are located in Chicago, and offer a variety of product’s on their Etsy shop which you can check out here.

Eid Mubarak magnets and InshahAllah sticky notesThey were kind enough to send me some items for review, and also they will be participating in the huge Ramadan & Eid giveaway so some lucky person will win some of this fun Islamic stationery. Muslamb stationery comes in bright colors, and their pencil’s have “studying dua” on them–how great is that. The sticky notes are as great as any in the market but what makes them better is they have “InshahAllah” and other Islamic reminder’s written on them. I was also sent small magnet’s that say “Eid Mubarak” on them- how cute. I love magnet’s and will be sticking these on my refrigerator right away. All these items were packaged very nicely, are of quality and are made in the US.

20140714-155642.jpg6 #2 pencils in shades of purple and pink. Print reads: “Rabbi Zidni ‘Ilman War Zuqni Fahman” Meaning: “O Allah advance me in knowledge and true understanding.” And below are other cute product’s that I’m loving!

Hijabi hard at work pencilSalat door signThe stationery items will make great gift items for children (and children at heart like myself) for Ramadan, Eid, just because presents or even as small prizes for kids in Sunday school competitions. To order your own, check out Muslamb Stationers on Etsy. Also join their Facebook fanpage here, and twitter for updates.

Umair’s Sweetheart,
Ayesha

*AnUblog was not compensated for this post. Only were provided the items for review and giveaway. All opinion’s are of AnUblog’s author’s. Anublog.com does not share opinion’s of brands/companies mentioned.

Purple & Floral HOOTD + Giveaway

Purple maxi & floral top

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Scarf/hijab – Pearldaisy hoojab | Faux leather jacket – Target | Floral top – Jane.com find | Belt – BCBG MaxAzria | Maxi skirt – Piperline | Emerald ring – c/o of Rica Jewels California | Bag – Phillip Lim x Target | Shoes – H&M

Happy Monday everyone! This past weekend I spent the day with a few girls from my class to spend time away from books and do all things shopping. We rented a zipcar and drove to Premier Outlets of Chicago– we literally spent the whole day there. Frankly, I do shop regularly, therefore I did think wisely about the purchases I was making, and I didn’t want to get drawn into all the amazing deals. I always have a wishlist on my phone, and from there I focus on what I am truly looking for. My purchases will make an appearance on the blog– soon enough.  Emerald ringLook at that gorgeous statement emerald ring I’m wearing! It is today’s giveaway and such a stunner in person. I was even surprised at how much it sparkles due to the beautiful stones surrounding the emerald. It is set in sterling silver with some bronze, and it is about one inch in length. It can be worn by itself or paired with other rings. I was sent this ring by Rica Jewels California from Etsy, whose seller Daniela is sweet to work with and has lots of lovely pieces in her Etsy shop. The bonus to her shop is that a portion of the proceeds go to their Child Fund Sponsored child, Luz. Feel good by shopping away!

HOOTD and Chicago skylineAnd now for the giveaway! It is open worldwide (except Cananda), the winner will receive one emerald ring, just like the one I’m wearing below. You can tweet about the giveaway everyday till it ends for additional entries (remember to mark it on the widget) Read terms on the Rafflecopter widget below for more information, and how to enter. This will be AnUblog’s last giveaway for a while so don’t miss out!

Emerald ring

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I design with a lot of passion and hopefully, people can wear and feel my pieces and understand how life is truly a blessing. I believe every piece has a positive message on it.” -Daniela, Rica Jewels California

Good luck on the giveaway!

Umair’s Sweetheart,

Ayesha

*All opinions expressed are of Ayesha from AnUblog. The ring was provided for free for review & giveaway.

Wear it Wednesday | Leopard Print & Blue + Giveaway

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Leopard ScarfEven though it’s April it’s still quite chilly here in Chicago, as you can tell by the picture above. While the temperature is way better than negative degrees, the husband and I want it to be sunny everyday. I think this is one of my first HOOTD photo shoot for this year outdoors! Kinda crazy to realize that but I’m sure I’ll be able to do more of these HOOTD post’s now with the weather warming up.

Love necklaceThis HOOTD of the day started around the high-low black dress (a key piece), and the sparkly love necklace I’m wearing (related to the giveaway today). After deciding on the first two pieces I wanted to add a pop of color that is where the bright blue pants came in, and lastly when deciding on a scarf I went with leopard as it’s now considered a neutral and the print I’m wearing actually has hints of blue in it. I love how easy it is to pull a look together once you have one or two pieces to start off from and then just build the rest of the outfit around it.

Coat and treesThe sparkly love necklace I’m wearing in this HOOTD, was sent to me by a wonderful Etsy seller, Annika Lofberg. Annika owns the shop Glamorous Sparkle and specializes in pretty handmade bracelets, necklaces, and earrings that can be customized for a special occasion. She uses Czech glass beads in many of her creations, and because she is amazing she is offering one lucky AnUblog reader a bracelet of their choice from her Etsy shop. Yes, ANY bracelet you like from her shop. A few of my favorites here, here and here. Enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter widget below, read terms on widget, open worldwide! Additional entries can be earned everyday by tweeting about the giveaway until the giveaway ends (just remember to fill the widget).

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The love necklace Annika sent to me was beautifully packaged, and is well made. At first the size of the pendent through me off, however once I wore it I actually liked the size because most times when I wear dainty necklaces they get hidden with my head scarf, and if you have been admiring those trendy necklaces with large font’s but are wondering how it will look on you then I think a pendent that is about 2″ will be a better alternative.

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Scarf/Hijab – Phillip Lim x Target | High-Low top – Forever 21 | Pants – Target | Shoes & Coat – Steve Madden | Love Necklace – c/o Glamorous Sparkle | Crescent Necklace – old | Bag – Rebecca Minkoff MAB

Live What You Love

Live What You “Love”- mantra for my life! Alhamdulillah (All thanks to God)

Thank you for visiting and good luck on the giveaway!

March on Women | Spring Home Decor + Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Today I’m featuring some of my picks for updating your home for Spring with beautiful pieces from talented female Etsy sellers, and a giveaway from one of them for an original painting.

Now that it’s finally Spring (or at least I’m pretending it is here in Chicago), I’ve been on the hunt for unique items for my home that can quickly brighten up my space without much hassle. Changing up artwork, throw pillows, small decorative items can easily accomplish this without major renovations, so here are some of my unique finds from Etsy, you can click on each item to find out more information.

Top row || Agate coasters | Pastel rose topiary (enter code springwhimsy15 for 15% off -ends 4/30) | Burlap monogram wreath

Middle row || Colorful tulip bowls | Spring printable art | Original bird drawing

Last row || Inspirational painting | Spring shower curtain | Flower throw pillow

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Win this original 5 x 7 painting by Rachel Bingaman

Win this original 5″ x 7″ painting by Rachel Bingaman

Today’s giveaway is hosted by Rachel Bingaman, a full-time professional artist. Her paintings focus on abstract realism and contemporary landscapes. Her original oil paintings are award-winning and internationally collected and can be found in private collections all over the world.

You can find more on Rachel and her art on her Etsy page, her Facebook page, and her blog.

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Title: Fields of Lilac
Size: 5″ x 7″ (12.7cm x 17.78cm)
Materials: Professional Grade Oil Paints, Impasto Medium, Canvas Panel
Certificate of Authenticity Included

Rachel is giving away {1} original painting from her Etsy shop, Fields of Lilac, to upgrade your wall or home decor for Spring. Just follow the directions on the rafflecopter widget below (everyone gets one easy entry). Giveaway starts 3.25.14 and ends on 4.7.14 (read terms on widget). Additionally, you can tweet about the giveaway everyday for additional entries until the giveaway ends.

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Have a great day, stay empowered, & good luck on the giveaway!

Umair’s Sweetheart,

Ayesha

*Giveaway painting is being sponsored by Rachel Bingaman. All opinions are my own.

March on Women | Date Night HOOTD + Giveaway!

Happy Monday everyone!

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Today AnUblog is hosting their first giveaway to celebrate Women’s History Month, thus the title “March on Women” being used throughout the month. Stay tuned for more details on the giveaway below.

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Friday night and at times Saturday is date night. Date nights are hardly planned ahead of time and mostly we go with whatever is the mood that day. The plan was to check out Sarah Jessica Parker’s appearance at Nordstrom, however that quickly changed once realizing there was madness at Nordstrom due to the appearance. We decided to check out the Beauty event at Nordstrom that was happening later in the night, and then headed over to Bandera for dinner–surprisingly good!

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HOOTD || Hijab – random (old) | Top – Nordstrom rack (old) | Pants & Shoes – Asos | Coat- Ann Taylor | Statement necklace – Charming Charlie | Henna-inspired necklace – c/o Eternal Girl Shop on Etsy | Bracelet – Forever 21

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Isn’t this such a lovely necklace with the personalized A&U? It was sent by Eternal Girl shop on Etsy. Julia Toussaint, is the designer behind this piece, and her specialty is henna inspired hand drawn jewelry and greeting cards. The necklace featured on this post has an antique gold/vintage feel, it’s delicate, but very well made that looks even better up close. We’re excited to promote Eternal Girl shop and this giveaway, as she is a female entrepreneur and this month is about empowering women to succeed in their endeavors.

Julia is giving away one gift card to her shop so that you can choose a piece from her shop or have one custom made! In order to enter the giveaway just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below (everyone gets at least one easy entry, and chance for additional). Good luck!

Prize: 1 – $10 gift card to Eternal Girl shop on Etsy
Giveaway ends 3.23.14 open worldwide (except Canada)
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You can find more on Julia and her beautiful henna inspired pieces on her blog. And also follow her on social media fan pages Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Have a wonderful week! Stay empowered!

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