Friday, January 10, 2014


Hi there, I'm Anila, muslim mother of two beautiful girls and I live with my family in Orlando, Florida. In this blog I plan to share things that are of interest to me and I might talk about my family and expand on recipes from my food blog.

I used to blog back in 2005/2006 regularly on my homeschooling blog, Orlando Muslim Mama. At that time my girls were around 4 and 2 and I was homeschooling both of them. That blog was my mommy/homeschooling blog. After 2007, we got a little busier and my posts became less frequent. Then in 2010 I enrolled them both at the local public school and they have been attending since then.

The transition to public school was a pretty easy one. Because of my eldest daughter's FCAT scores, she was placed in the gifted classes right away. My youngest is also in gifted classes now. They adapted to school quicker than I thought and made many friends already. I was a bit relieved as both of them were always on the shy, quiet side so I wasn't sure how it would be for them, but luckily all is going well and they really enjoy going to school.

Now that I have more time to myself, I realized that I really missed blogging. I decided to start up a fresh blog this time because I feel that I am no longer a mommy blogger. My old blog was more about homeschooling and my children, but now I no longer homeschool and my daughter's are at that age where they really don't want me to share all sorts of things about them across the internet. So, I figured I'd start up writing again, but this time just for me.

I've always wanted to find a way to record all of the recipes I have learned from my mother and my mother-in-law as well as ones I've picked up from here and there, so I started up a food blog and will maintain that as well this one.

On this blog I plan to share things I like, perhaps some reviews of books or things I use as well as some tutorials. I hope you follow me along for the journey. Thanks for reading.