Monday, June 3, 2019

FREE PRINTABLE WATERCOLOR EID CARDS!

Welcome back lovelies! I feel like I keep saying this each year, but oh my, Ramadan just sped by and we are on he verge of another beautiful day of Eid ul Fitr. Since I'm in the process of releasing a gigantic watercolor collection on my blog's digital graphics shop, I'm making lots of small watercolor presents on the side for you all to enjoy in the meantime (just like this).

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This hand=painted bright, summery floral wreath pays ode to the blazing hot summer we had this year for Ramadan as well as many other countries all close to the equator who had a daily battle against the searing sun. It is now time to bring the fun and games out and get your family all excited for a beautiful, generous feast and lots of prayers thanking Allaah for making us amongst those  who were able to live through another amazing Ramadan. It is time to give Zakat-Ul-Fitr and welcome people with loving smiles. It is time to thank Allaah for giving us all the opportunity to be grateful for what we have whether those are new dresses, food on the table or a roof over our head and to pray for those not as fortunate as us to be granted the same. Don't let the end of Ramadan be the end of your gratitude towards Him. 
   Those on whom Allaah has mercy are those who are merciful towards His creation. So print out these pretty, happy cards and tuck them in along with a thoughtful gift to your loved ones or you could temporarily put them in your favorite picture frame ready to greet guests in the entryway. If you're looking for more Eid printables, there are lots on the blog, including party favors and gorgeous envelopes (head to the end for the link)

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Free Printable Eid Cards and Envelopes by Craft A Doodle Doo #free #eid #ramadan #printables #freebie #download #eidcards #eidprintables #decorations #graphics #watercolors #eiddecor #decor


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Monday, May 27, 2019

FREE ISLAMIC WALL ART PRINTS : DU'AS FOR DEPRESSION AND HARDSHIPS

Hey there lovelies! As we are progressing into the last blessed and precious ten days of Ramadan, I wanted to share something that I'm sure will help each one of my Muslim brothers and sisters out there of every age group. Each one of us is tested with difficulties and sorrow in some form or the other and this elevates our position in the eyes of Allaah as long as we remain patient and steadfast in His trust while working towards a solution. Remember, the virtue of patience never means that you rely on Allaah and be stagnant. Allaah said to trust Him and also tie your camel :D So what can you do in the meanwhile as you are struggling, in the spiritual sense?

Well one of the best things you can do is memorize supplications from the Quran and Hadith specially meant to ward off worries and difficulties and keep your heart at rest, because if the heart is uneasy, you won't be able to work towards figuring out solutions as your mind feels clouded with all the negativity you are going through. 

This goes for mothers, children, any human in an abusive or oppressed situation, those bearing the loss of loved ones, those under an unjust ruler, those who have been slandered, those who are childless, those suffering mental trauma, those battling poverty; I see each one of you and I pray each one of you comes out from this dark place closer to Allaah than before and stronger than ever!

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All of these dua's are for similar circumstances so you can read any or all three of them. The best action would be to memorize them and even teach it to others; imagine the immense reward you will receive, InshaAllaah! Besides that, if you've memorized them, they're easier to recall on the go wherever you are to immediately remind yourself that Allaah is very close to you and you are never alone in your sorrow. 
     Make sure you hang them up in a place where you're sure to come across the regularly, in the entry way perhaps or over your work desk or maybe by your beside. Since the whole family comes together for Iftar this time of the year, you can even have the Du'a in your dining area so everyone can read it right before the Maghrib Adhaan is called out since this a time when a fasting person's supplications are accepted. (If you want to know other such times, click here)

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Also, don't limit yourself please. If you're unable to print them out, you can still save them on your phone or even as your wallpaper so that you read them frequently Remember, du'as need to be consistent and sincere :) Don't let anything set you back from taking little moments in your day to bring yourself closer to God. You are both creating time for self-care through this as well as pleasing your Creator.
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If you would also like to share these on social media, please feel free to do so but make sure you tag me or link back so people can visit the link and download. If you're printed these out and hung them up, also let me know so that I can check it out <3 I especially used hand-painted watercolors and florals in bright, calming hues because colors also affect your mood and so looking at happy colors makes us happy \(*_*)/ If you've seen the behind-the-scenes on my Instagram stories, you can see the entire process of painting these watercolor prints and follow along on my future painting adventures.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

FREE RAMADAN PRINTABLES : CHECKLISTS, DAILY REMINDERS AND MORE!

Hello everyone! A hearty Ramadan Mubarak to everyone celebrating Ramadan this year all over the world. I hope that wherever you are, your worship, prayer and charity is accepted and rewarded and may all your hardships ease, Ameen.

Today, I have something for you all that I've been working on for a while. This is especially helpful for reverts (people who have just entered into the fold of Islam) and young children who are more inclined to learning when they have a clear guideline and something they can refer back to as many times as they want. Think of them as Ramadan flashcards :D

For those who aren't Muslims and are unaware about the month of Ramadan, this is a when Muslims all over the world fast for a complete month for several reasons. One of the main reasons is to empathize with the poor and understand what poverty feels like by abstaining from food and drink. Other reasons are spreading peace and charity to the needy (which is obligatory) and focusing more on worshiping God to attain reward. This is also the month where the reward for good deeds are multiplied so avoiding everything that is bad and enjoining love and forgiveness becomes a priority for every Muslim who wants to make the best use of this holy month.


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Within this Ramadan package, you'll find six set of printables:

1. Daily Dhikrs (or "tasbeeh", words to praise, thank and remember God (Allaah) by)

2. Ramadan Checklist (a quick list of daily reminders to help you get the most reward out of Ramadan)

3. Steps to maintain focus in your Salah (prayer) : this is especially useful for taraweeh when our mind commonly get distracted (the night prayer)

4. Circumstances when your dua's have the most chance of getting accepted (locations and times)

5. Etiquette of making du'a (Ensure you are making du'as the right way)

Saturday, March 2, 2019

FREE KITCHEN ORGANIZATION PRINTABLES - TROPICAL THEMED!

Have you been loving how the humble monstera leaf just blew up in the design world this past year? I still haven't jumped off that ship! I absolutely adore those trendy tropical leafyvibes and even more so a kitchen that can channel some beautiful warm natural touches. If you love those kind of kitchens with lots of plants, wood and a burst of fresh daylight while you're cooking, you would love these new printables I made! They are absolutely delightful to someone who loves organization and ensure everything is on hand and in sight during kitchen rush hour. After all, a happy kitchen makes a happy chef!

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Monday, February 11, 2019

FREE MAKEUP WALL ART PRINTS!

I'm a makeup lover through and through. That being said, a lot of makeup lovers also love other forms of art due to that artistic streak running through their veins. If I have a pretty makeup vanity to spend myself dolling up, I just feel a whole lot better during the process and not just the end result. On that note, what do you all prefer? The final result or the process of sitting down and getting ready? If the process is as a big deal to you as me, then you will love this new makeup themed wall art I designed especially for your vanity area just to give you that extra boost of confidence and prep you for the rest of the day!

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The prints all have the cutest quotes on them that will just make you smile, especially with navy, peach and gold accents in the design. Just print any one on high quality photo paper, frame and adore it as you go about your day.

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PS: It is a zip folder so make sure you have a software like Winzip or 7zip to extract the files. If you still have any trouble downloading, drop me an email at miraclespyer19(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll gladly email them right over to you.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY INSPIRED: SPICY CHIPOTLE CHICKEN PASTA

I'm a huge proponent of eating frequently at The Cheesecake Factory; they can just get every dish down top-notch and get five-stars every time I've had the food, not to forget their most beloved food mascot: the amazing cheesecakes. That being said, I feel like their spicy chicken chipotle pasta is a bit of an underdog when it comes to the hype. I don't hear a lot of people talking about it but it is just as amazing if not more delicious than the other pastas they have on offering. It has the most sumptuous honey-glazed chicken mixed in with asparagus, crispy tortilla sticks and a sweet, smokey, spicy lip-smacking chipotle sauce. If you haven't happen to catch this on the blog before, I love tangy dishes, especialy those which have a bit of spicy and sweet.

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Long story short, my friend originally ordered this from The Cheesecake Factory first whilst we all ordered something else. On a side note, their Baja Chicken Tacos and Bistro Shrimp are delectable too. However, following tasting this dish from my friend, I was hooked.
The home-made version can easily be called a copycat recipe-except that I didn't really have Penne pasta on hand which is what is used in the original dish as well as any asparagus. If you can get those two ingredients right, then it's pretty much a copycat recipe. I had elbow macaroni available and green beans instead of asparagus so that is what I used.


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The Cheescake Factory inspired: Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta

Serves: 4-6 people
Total time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

300g Pasta of choice (Penne is best but I had elbow macaroni available)

For the chicken marinade:
1. 450g chicken fillet in bite sized chunks
2. 1 tbsp distilled vinegar/lemon juice
3. 2 tbsp smoked chipotle seasoning
4. 1 tbsp honey
5. Salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce:
1. 3 tbsp unsalted butter
2. 1 small onion chopped
3. 1-2 bellpeppers chopped (in a mix of different colors for vibrancy)
4. Mixed frozen vegetables (the original dish calls for steaming asparagus separately and just peas for added veggies)
5. 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
6. 1/5th cup chipotle sauce
7. 2 tbsp smoked chipotle seasoning
7. 2 cups heavy cream (or substitute with half and half to make a lighter version)
8. 3 tbsp honey (or more depending on how sweet you'd like to go)
9. Whole Milk (optional)
10. Salt (to taste)
11. 150-200 g parmesan cheese + additional grated for garnish
12. Parsley flakes, dried for garnish
13. Crispy Tortilla chips, for garnish


Directions:

1. Begin by cooking your pasta according to the directions on the package and keeping aside.
2. In a separate bowl, mix in the chicken chunks with the rest of the marinade ingredients and let sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the veggies.
3. Add the butter to a non-stick sauce pan and toss in the chicken chunks flipping as needed till the surface is golden brown and cooked through.
4. Take out the chicken and keep aside. Do not clean the pan as the crusty bits from cooking the chicken give a ton of flavor. Add any additional butter if needed, otherwise toss in the bell peppers and onion, frying till translucent.
5. Add in the garlic next and fry it till it turns golden and becomes fragrant. Add the rest of the mixed vegetables until they slightly soften and then re-add the chicken back in the pan.
6. Next, mix in the two tablespoons of chipotle seasoning and the chipotle sauce and coat thoroughly. You might want to add slightly more or less depending on the heat you'd like. We love the heat to be moderately high but not too much.
7. Add in the whipped cream and bring to a boil. This is also when the sauce thickens. Add in the parmesan cheese next and keep an eye on how thick you want the sauce to go. If you find the sauce to be too thick, add in a dash of the milk to thin it down. Personally, I love the consistency of the sauce from The Cheesecake Factory. It isn't too thick that weighs your palate down but on the thinner yet still very creamy side.
     The sauce will thicken a lot more once the heat has been turned off which is something else to keep in mind when adding the milk.
8. Sprinkle on the salt according to taste and give it a final mix.

Mix in the pasta with the sauce. For plating, spoon in the creamy pasta on to the dish. Grate some extra parmesan on top and add in the crispy tortilla sticks right in the center. My tortilla chips were pre-seasoned from the package as well which made the experience so much more flavor and the crunch twice as satisfying. Finish with a sprinkling of parsley flakes and serve immediately.

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Honestly, I cannot even begin to describe the sheer, mesmerizing delight the flavors of this dish bring to me. They are so addictive which is why I'm happy I now have a homemade version and my wallet does not have to cry because The Cheesecake Factory is not exactly the most budget-friendly place to begin with :)
I also love that you can change up the protein and use the same marinade for shrimp or fish and it would still be delicious. I think I might give a try with honey-glazed shrimps next time because I adore shrimp pasta.

The Cheesecake Factory's Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta recipe #restaurant #style #delicious #Pasta #chicken #chipotle #best #copycat

The Cheesecake Factory's Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta recipe #restaurant #style #delicious #Pasta #chicken #chipotle #best #copycat

It is seriously ridiculous how tasty a little bit of sweet, spicy and smokey can combine to make something so irresistible. Remember though, portion sizes are very important :D

If you loved this recipe, you might love heading over to try other scrumptious cuisines I have recipes for on the blog. 



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