HUSTLING MAY! WORK IT! WORK IT!

Let’s do this again. Since I didn’t do too well last month, I brought forward last month’s goal and some new ones too. I hope to utilize my every single minute to slash the goals that are not time bound so that I don’t have to see the Icon again next month! It’s time to hustle!
This month’s goals are: 
1. SIX PACKS – Do the 5 mins abs workout daily for 2 weeks and 10mins for the remaining 2 weeks    *thanks Blogilates
2. BLOG – 4 posts FUNKYRIFFIC and 4 posts Skolah Jahit Nawal 🙂
3. SWIMMING – 5 laps freestyle, 4 laps breaststroke, 2 laps backstrokes, 2 laps butterfly, 7 flip-turns, 4 laps of this new freestyle drill (3 times a week)
4. 365 days of sketching – Themes per week: In the Kitchen, Under The Bed and Flowers. Don’t forget to follow my Instagram —> nadewas with the hashtag #nawalsketch365. 
5. FUNKY WALLET -2 hours a day till completion!
6. LEARN HAIRSTYLING – Just 5 hairstyles this month towards 50 hairstyles goals. Did 10, this month 5 so 35 more styles to go!
7. 100 PROJECT THREADBANGER – Do 10 projects this month 🙂
8. FASHION LABEL – Sketch some Eid outfit.
9. DO PHOTOGRAPHY – Practice the tips from the ABM photo ideas book
10. MEMORIZE THE YAASIN – 13 verses to memorize this month.
I think I should set up the reward system to get these goals going! What do you think? What are you going to do this month? Would love to hear from you guys!! Love, **nawal**

APRIL 2015 RECAP

April was a tad challenging for me. I’m beginning to sync my rhythm to new tasks, schedules, work and myriad adjustments. Honestly, I didn’t achieve all goals set for the month. Getting myself back on track seems easy saying than doing. Despite these failures which I looked at it as mere setbacks, *wink* *wink* I managed to get my body pumping and prepping to be THE swimmer of the year *cough* *cough* and not to forget learned 10 new hairstyles for the Kiddos! yiipee yay!

Here’s the UTMOST HONEST breakdown:

1. SIX PACKS – Do the 5 mins ab workout daily for 1 month.  I DID ONLY 1 TIME! 1 TIME! I STOPPED. ABS WIGGLED. NOT GOOD! NOT GOOD! MUST INJECT MORE DETERMINATION!!
2. CROCHET – Basic crochet. MANAGED TO JUST LOOKED AT THE YARNS.
3. SWIMMING – 4 laps freestyle, 3 laps breaststroke, 2 laps backstrokes, 1 lap butterfly, 5 flip-turns, 3 laps freestyle stroke drill (3 times a week) – SUCCEED! PUSHED MYSELF TO DO EXTRA FLIP TURNS! TIME TO LEVEL UP!
4. 365 days of sketching – GOT MYSELF A SKETCHBOOK WITH NO SKETCHES…YET.
5. FUNKY WALLET -2 hours a day till completion! STILL NOT DONE YET!
6. LEARN HAIRSTYLING –  Learning 10 styles. SUCCEED! I’M GETTING THE HANG OF THIS! 
7. BLOGGING GOALS – coming up with a schedule and topics. For now let’s target 4 posts a month shall we? JUST ONE POST! WELL..GOOD START!
8. 100 PROJECT THREADBANGER – Do 4 projects this month 🙂 NO PROJECTS BUT I’VE COMPILED A LIST AND ARRANGED THE PROJECTS BY SEQUENCE.
9. 50 AMERICAN STATES – Record our voices and play it in the car every morning. WE DIDN’T RECORD BUT WE SURELY SANG IN THE CAR.
10. HOW TO SERIES – Design buatsendiri.com – COMING SOON. 

To sum it up, change is never easy, but it’s not impossible either. I realized that abdominal training was so dreadful, but that’s gonna give so much benefit to me in future. Sometimes I wonder, have my determination waned? Can you imagine..I’ve stopped doing my goals breakdown for a year and a half and now..I’m getting back to it? Although it’s pretty slow but I guess I’m moving forward. I hope I’ll achieve more goals in May!  I know I can!  

The KEY is to just keep on going, not aiming for perfection, but learn as much and share as much as I can.

I’ll do better in May. Insyaallah! **nawal**

WHAT SHOULD I DO IN APRIL?

Well hellooooo beautiful people?? Happy April to you! It is the special month for me indeed. Besides turning THREE TWO, loads of things will keep me busy busy busy this month. Gee.. A lot has happened, but to cut things short, I could drive in the US now! weehoo!, became a substitute teacher at my stepdaughter’s school, translating UMMI season 2 scripts, revived my tailoring and alteration business and best of all I have all the time to do the things that I really love!!  CREATING AND DESIGNING! (The perks of being a homemaker at the moment) —-> yeah right what a myth!

Who says a homemaker just watch soap operas and sit around at home doing nothing? There’s a lot more to it and that would be in another post though. Having 2 instant kiddos has taught me a lot of things and really challenge my time management skills, creativity and patience. Again..I’ll elaborate more in another post.*wink**wink**

Coming back to April’s things to do. Oh yes… on top of sewing a Mexican costume for Tatyana, planning Aryannah’s Rainbow themed birthday party and my work, I won’t neglect pursuing my #40things To Do in 2015 goals. 10 things to pursue this month and they are:

The breakdown and my resources:

1. SIX PACKS – Do the 5 mins ab workout daily for 1 month  *thanks Blogilates
2. CROCHET – Basic crochet
3. SWIMMING – 4 laps freestyle, 3 laps breaststroke, 2 laps backstrokes, 1 lap butterfly, 5 flip-turns, 3 laps freestyle stroke drill (3 times a week)
4. 365 days of sketching – Themes per week: In the Kitchen, Under The Bed, Vito’s Junks and Flowers. Don’t forget to follow my Instagram —> nadewas with the hashtag #nawalsketch365. For more inspiration to kick start your very own sketching challenge, check out Sketch-A-Day.
5. FUNKY WALLET -2 hours a day till completion!
6. LEARN HAIRSTYLING – I personally loooveeee Cute Girls Hairstyle for their wonderful easy tutorials. Learning 10 styles this month via CGH. Easy peasy.
7. BLOGGING GOALS – coming up with a schedule and topics. For now let’s target 4 posts a month shall we?
8. 100 PROJECT THREADBANGER – Do 4 projects this month 🙂
9. 50 AMERICAN STATES – Record our voices and play it in the car every morning. That way the girls will learn it by hard!
10. HOW TO SERIES – Design buatsendiri.com

I’m keeping my goals simpler and simpler by the year. Hey! It’s just a bucket list…of which I’m dedicating my life to completing it. Let’s hope for the best! Progress is the key, being idle kills.

Have a great start for another month ahead! ❤ Nawal

PICKING UP THE PIECES : THINGS TO DO IN AUGUST!

Garden of The Gods, Colorado Springs CO

I must say….Colorado Springs is a beautiful beautiful place to live in right here in America. No traffic jams, surprise visits by the reindeers at least twice a week, home of the United States Olympic Committee and loads of garage sales! (well , it’s summer so that’s pretty normal). Yes. I am currently in the USA (finally) back in my husband’s arms after 2 years waiting for my green card.

I’m in the USA now so what’s next?

I must not lie…I miss broadcasting and the hectic busy-ness of producing Bella talkshow. However, on the bright side, this is my chance to pursue the things that I’ve always wanted to do! DESIGNING and have my own lifestyle brand!

Yeap that and back to blogging! Gosh it feels sooo good just sinking my hands in this keyboard. Thank you everyone who have been supporting me and always asked me about my snoozed blog! Snooze no more. It’s now time to share my August’s goals! Good luck

This month I’ll be focusing more on sewing. Partly because I’ll be launching my sewing blog anytime soon and also I need to fulfill 50,000 hours of sewing before I can truly master the art. Apart from that, other goals such as home goals, driving and health are among the life organization goals that I need to put more attention to. This month I’ll be coming up with at least 2 samples of my hijab and turban for my FUNKYRIFFIC line of which I am super duper excited to share with everyone but for now….let’s just keep the ball rollin’ yah! **nawal**

THINGS TO DO IN MAY! GET MORE $$$ PERHAPS?

Assalamualaikum. Let’s do some reality check shall we? It’s May. That means 243 more days to go till the year ends! Ramadhan is in 70 days or less. I have 40 things to do this year and so far I’ve done only 2!!! I’m still in Malaysia and not USA. Here I am, chilling, ready for the next adventure and more things to do! Life has handed me a lemon so I gotta open a fruit stall!

This month I’ll be participating in a bazaar called SOUQ @ Villa 16 where Funkyriffic Shop together with Skolah Jahit Nawal will sell arts and crafts and give sewing lessons to kids repectively.

Besides getting myself and my two brands prepared for the event, I’ve lined up some goals for me to achieve and I have broken it into smaller parts so that I don’t get too overwhelmed!

Without delaying more time, I’m off to create some magic! Stay put for more goals updates and OHHH!! don’t forget to LIKE Funkyriffic at Facebook ya!!! This month’s giveaway is awesome! Something about getting a new outfit! whooppsss that’s too much info already! Talk soon! **nawal**