Rosy Warmth


I’ve been reading lots of chapter books lately. Classics and New books and books on book lists and books full of imagination, books that are nonfiction, books that have awarded Newberry Medals and more. When I haven’t read a good book in a while, I start to get fidgety. Books ground me and I love sitting on my table with a good book.

I would love to do chapter book reviews, but there are just so many other things capturing my time. Books that I have really enjoyed lately are Sarah Plain and Tall as well as its sequels. Did you know there were sequels? (Skylark , Caleb’s Story) I just learned they were.

The books are quick reads. I can eat a bowl of oatmeal while I finish a few chapters and am whisked to another world.

In a recent beautiful book I read, I lived on Butterfly Hilla poignant tale about an immigrant girl – I related deeply — the character writes about how her grandmother doesn’t turn on the lights from afternoon all the way until it gets dark. That way she gets to truly enjoy the sun setting outside her window.

Have you tried that? If you don’t turn on the lights until it gets truly dark, you will notice how the colors of your home will change. The walls will get a rosy warmth. The kitchen will get darker, then brighter, then dark again. The bonus if you have little children is that I feel they are ready for bed sooner because they have witnessed the sky settle in for the night.

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Love the transformation of pink to blue!IMG_9366

Microwave a sweet potato for 2 minute intervals 2 times and you have a quick and nutritious snack! I didn’t edit these pictures – notice how the sky made everything pink around them…



Have they not looked at the sky above them – how We structured it and adorned it and [how] it has no rifts?

(Quran 50:6)


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), an an infant (August 2017) 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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