Home Sweet Home


Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.
Tad Williams

I was out of town for 2 weeks so to be back puts my home in a different perspective.  Upon walking in, I was surprised to see how itsy bitsy my house yet cozy and manageable.  Also being away from home and coming back makes me notice which areas are messy, and which areas are neat ~ I’ve been trying to declutter and organize drawers ~ a late spring cleaning if you will.

IMG_8784-2IMG_8826-2 IMG_8816-2 IMG_8756-2 IMG_8894-2 IMG_8732-2 IMG_8725-2 IMG_8806-2 IMG_8800-2 IMG_8797-2The clock was a DIY project my husband made –  he twisted wire to make Arabic Numbers for the clock, and adds a personalized touch to our home.  The cushion covers/wall hanging are handmade fabrics from Pakistan so if you look at the cushions carefully, you may see human error. I have a lot of artists in my family and the painting in the back is one my grandmother’s brother Mr. Wahab Jaffer made and he is a famous artist in Pakistan.

Hoping to savor my days at home, and to not get too attached to possessions, but to the things that matter.

“My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Paradise” (Quran 66:11).


About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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