Taking Stock |1

by inbetweenroses

(Picture source: in my studio)

Making: buntings of all sorts. If you’re feeling celebratory in the inside, make it known to the rest of the world. With the air filled with mercy and glory this Ramadan, I had felt obliged to lighten up our little dwelling. Our porch adorned with twinkling, gold string lights and beautified with pots of hydrangeas and marigolds. Our main entranced adorned with a banner or a bunting with warm greetings, be it Ramadan Kareem or Eid Mubarak. Find my (free) favourites in the link below:

1. Printable Ramadan Banner & Stars by Sakina Design
2. Eid Mubarak Garland by Sweet Fajr
3. Eid Mubarak Bunting Flags by in my studio
4. Eid Party Printables by Paper Couture Dubai

Reading: Between Clay & Dust by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. An interesting read that follows the life of a matured wrestler, alongside, a matured tawaif (prostitute/performer). It plays around the themes of honour, pride and redemption. It gives a look into Indo/Pak and the regions’ rich culture in performance arts. However, if you’re seeking action, adventure and lustful love, you won’t find it here. Unfortunately, the novel is not so memorable, although it is certainly rich in emotions and symbolism. Definitely, a quiet summer read.

Wanting: to explore the world. Stricken with ye ol’ wanderlust, I’ve been desperately wanting to go visit another country. After falling in love with Makkah & Medina, Saudi Arabia during my Umrah trip this December, I have been greatly wanting to see more of the world. I’ve been wanting to immerse myself into a new culture, meeting different people, seeing new sights, and feeling its history. However, with fall term calling my name, ever-growing student loans and time constraints, this might prove to be difficult.

Playing: Bollywood wedding songs. ‘Tis wedding season and with that comes all the heat-warming melodies I grew up withHence, with these songs stuck in my head, you’d have me playing them over, and over again.

Watching: The Good Wife on Netflix. Although, I’m a little deterred from continuing the show upon discovering the Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and Will Garnder (Josh Charles) are no longer attached to the show. We shall see!

Feeling: grateful. Alhamdulillah. Lately, I’ve witnessed many miracles of sorts and cannot begin to express my gratitude to Allah (swt). With gratefulness comes many other feelings of graciousness and contentment, and it’s all greatness from there.

{Taking Stock inspired by Pip from Meet Me at Mikes}