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Hi there! My name is Shania Ahmed, and I run this blog! Here, I share baking recipe’s, DIYs, book reviews and more helpful posts on this blog! This blog was created in July 2016, and I really hope you all enjoy it! Here are some helpful links that can take you to where you want to go on my blog, and all of my Social Media!

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Melt n’ Pour – Soapmaking

Ever tried soapmaking? Here it is:

Hey Guys! I am here w/ my new addiction. Soapmaking is actually pretty cool. I recently went to my nearest craft store, and they explained to me what soapmaking is. There are 2 ways to make soap. The first is called Melt and Pour. This is the one I will be sharing w/ you guys today. It is super easy, you just melt, stir, and pour. The other one is called cold-process soap. This is where you make soap from scratch. With lye and oils and stuff. Anyways, it takes a long time to make soap(precisley 4-6 weeks) and its dangerous so I ditched the idea.

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Today, I will be giving you step-by-step instructions on melt-n-pour soap so maybe you will give it a try!(hopefully)

Items:

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(I made that :P)

Silicone Mold: We are using a Silicone Mold so that popping out the soap will be easier. You can usually find these under the baking section
Soap Base: We need to melt our soap base, so choose one that is either clear or white. And get lots of it.
Essential Oils: You want your soap to smell good right?
Soap Colorant: For color(duh)

  1. Cut your soap base into small 1″ pieces. This helps it melt evenly. I am using a goats milk soap base, so it is moisturizing!

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2. Melt your soap. Microwave it in 15 second intervals so that the soap doesn’t burn. Stir in between. It should look like above.

3. Add your color and fragrance. Use 3 drops of color and lots of fragrance. Once it hardens, the soap doesn’t smell that much anymore.

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4. Pour your soap into the molds. After, make sure to clean your cup fast, or else the soap will block up the drain.

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3. Now you should wait for 40-45 minutes. After, press gently on the bottom of the mold to release. In some of them, I added rosehip oil and dried rose petals to exfoliate the skin.

Finished Soaps:

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And that’s basic soapmaking! I really hope you guys try it, personally soapmaking was a really fun experience for me! Comment below if you guys will ever try it! Bye!

//Shania

Blogger Mall – Shania

Hey Guys!!

Hi everyone! How’s life? As you all know, I do have a Blogger Mall here at Life As Shania. I have had a couple of new shops, so I would like to advertise all of them here! They’re all amazing!

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Designs by S – This shop is owned by me! I do literally all graphic designs, and ordering is really easy!

Shoppe of Headers – This shop is owned by Farah! Farah does amazing graphic designs, and go and check out her examples there too!

Custom Design – This shop is owned by Mahriya! Mahriya is also an amazing graphic designer, and does FULL blog re-vamps! She has got plenty of examples, so that you can see her awesome skills!

Cute Printables – This shop is owned by Evelynn! Evelynn makes great printables, and for free! Go and check them out!

A Little Design Shop – This is our newest edition to the Blogger Mall, owned by Skye. She is an amazing graphic designer, and she also does FULL blog re-vamps!!

All of these shops are great, to go and head on over! If you would like to open up your own shop, go to my Leasing page, right over here!

//Shania Ahmed

Apologies

Hey Guys,

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I’d like to bring up an issue that I left awhile ago. A few weeks/months back, I posted something I never should have posted. I posted a rant, exploiting and saying things I never should have said. Maybe they were lies, maybe they were the truth. It doesn’t matter. I realized I hurt that person, and I never should have done that. She didn’t deserve it. So all those things you heard, I don’t know if they were true. If they were, maybe they are not true now. All I am asking is to give Blogtastic417 a chance. Go and follow her blog. I am making peace, and I hoping to have no more enemies anymore.

https://blogtastic417.wordpress.com

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FPOB Collab!! | Mass Collab

God. I am literally so angry at WordPress for NOT POSTING THIS AT ALL yesterday, I swear wp you are getting on my nerves right now. Anyways, super sorry, I saw everyone’s post and realized mine didn’t post at all!

Hey Guys!

Yay! Today I have for you the most awesomest post ever!! It is a Mass Collab with a ton of other people! This collab is literally amazing, and I was so excited to host it!I love doing collabs, and doing this one w/ so many people made it even more exciting! To check out all of the posts, search up FBOP Collab on WP search.

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This collab’s theme was Your Favorite Part Of Blogging!Here’s mine!

My favorite part about blogging is meeting other people. I love emailing and chatting people from all over the world and hanging out on massive group chats. I always have someone online whether its 3 in the morning or 1 in the afternoon.(usually) I like to talk about where they live, and what they usually do at home, and it is really interesting learning about their life. That’s why I always love it when someone shares a picture or two of their home or town. I find it really interesting! I love interacting with them, and that is my favorite part of blogging!

Hope you enjoyed! Had a great time! Make sure to go and follow the other people who did this collab:

Train of Thought, Vivian, Evelynn, Joce, Elm, Amethyst, Flawed_Silence, Closet Readers, The Stylish Dreamer, Emma, My Crazy Obsession with Books, Farah, Lucia, Pixey, Brookie,  and Midnight Ranter! You guys are amazing and awesome!

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Collab W/ Lui Maria!

**Before we start, this was supposed to be posted a little earlier, my post for some reason didn’t publish**

Hey Guys!!!

I’m back! I have had a really bad fever for a couple of days now, but now I really feel better! Anyways, today I am super excited because Lui and I decided to do a collab together! We both had 5 questions, so let’s get started!  To visit Lui’s blog, click here.

1.Who is your blogging inspiration?

A ton of bloggers are my blogging inspiration, some of them are big shot bloggers, and some of them are from our blogging community, so here are some of them:

Mahriya-My Bookish Life
Farah Edz-The Girl With Coffe
Marianne- Design Your Own Blog
Sasha-The Stylish Dreamer

2.What’s your favorite part of blogging?

My favorite part of blogging is definitely meeting new bloggers. I love to see the way they write, and how they organize things. I also love writing a meaningful most time to time, like my I Am a Muslim post that posted last week. Blogging is really fun, meeting people around the world.

3.What’s our advice for new bloggers?

My advice to new bloggers is comment and discover new bloggers! This way you can support other blogs while they support you!

4.What’s your favorite downtime activity?

My favorite downtime activity right now is sewing. I have just gotten obsessed with sewing pillows, doll clothes, etc.

5.How do you balance your online and offline life?

(sighs) This is really hard. Some days I will constantly be online and never go outside, or some days I will never use a laptop. I usually try to schedule posts and such so that I never miss anything!

Anyways, those are the questions! Hope you guys enjoyed! Bye!

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I Am A Muslim

I turn on the T.V. I see people cursing in front of Mosque’s and I think “What did I ever do to make these people angry?”
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I am a Muslim.

I go to Sunday School, I pray, and I believe in 1 god. But really, all Muslims are normal people. I also want the newest iPhone, I like pizza, and I drink water. Like a ton of other people. So really, why do look at the news and see a report on people hating Muslims?

Most people don’t care about religion. If they worship one, they don’t talk about. What’s to know? If you’re Christian, no one cares. If you’re Catholic, no one cares. But when I get up and say I am a Muslim, I get scared looks exchanged between best friends. I get immature boys giggling among themselves whispering that I’m a terrorist.

Cause guess what?

I’m not.

I’m not a terrorist. Those terrorists that bombed NYC, or killed thousands of people were not Muslims. They claim they are. If you read the Quran, you will know, those people aren’t Muslims. Anyone who kills a person and never asks for forgiveness is not a Muslim. And guess what? They killed more than 1. They killed more than 2. In reality, they are non- religious.

What if you switch the positions? What if, let’s say these people were a made-up popular religion called Plorasism? If it doesn’t specifically say in their holy book that killing people doesn’t make them Plora’s, it’s still not right to shun them out. It’s not right to make stereotypes of people when 1/1000 of their people made a mistake. It’s not right.

Each day before my parents became citizens a couple of weeks ago, I worried. At school, I was worried. I was a citizen, but what if they get deported? What if something bad happens to them? But yet, my worry hasn’t gone away. I worry about relatives, my aunt stuck in a separate country, and other families.

Please. Join me in taking a stand. It’s not right to this to us. To anyone. To all those people who protested on the 21st, and all those people who supported from their homes, or work, you are amazing. And the others? Join them. Take a stand. Don’t sit there making stereotypes of people. Don’t say Muslims are terrorists. Don’t say that women should be cooking and cleaning.

I am a Muslim. And I am proud to be one.

I’m So Sorry

Hey guys,

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I have had just the worst week ever. I had horrible stomach pains that won’t go away, I have school stress, and money stress since my dad lost his job, and to top it all off, my laptop broke. Probably the worst week since……never. Anyways, lets not do that anymore, I just wanted to say I am super sorry I won’t be able to post often. I still have to figure out this computer situation, I may get a new one, I’m not sure. I seriously wanted to start off this new year on the right foot, and blog a ton for you guys, but hey, my path isn’t straight, it’s just got a curve and I’ve got to see what lies behind it. I may post 1 a week, hopefully. I just wanted to let you know, and that I am super sorry.

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The 2016/2017 Tag!!!

Hey guys!

I’m back with another tag! Yay! This one I got nominated by Mahriya @ My Bookish Life, so thank you so much Mahriya! I love tags, and I can’t wait to do this one! Again, thanks, Mahriya. Let’s just get on started!!P.S: Thanks to David for creating this tag!

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Rules:

1.Mention the creator of the TAG.
2.Use the image that you find in this article.Here you go:

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3.Mention the blogger who has chosen you.
4.Answer the questions.
5.Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog. 

1.Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

Crazy, Unexpected, Not awesome

2. Write the name of 2 people that have characterized your 2016.

Ayushi(Yass #Queen), and Mehrsa (Also a queen)

3. Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

Definitely Mendocino, it was amazing! Go and check out the Glass Beach

4. Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.

Obv. a panini from Corner Bakery Cafè (Cause I’m so basic)

5. Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016?

Definitely the election. The election was a huge surprise, and it will totally change the next 4-8 years.

6. Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you want to link a photo.

I didn’t really make a super expensive purchase, the most expensive was probably my school supplies 😂🤣

7. Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.

-Earn Money and give it to charity on Eid

 

8. Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

I want to visit Europe(All of it) and Africa, but those are never going to happen, so a realistic one is Miami, Florida!I’m actually going there for Spring Break!

9. Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.

Sushi(I’ve never ever had it before 😱😲😳) Oh, and lasagna

There you go!! I really hoped you guys enjoyed this tag, it was super fun and awesome!! Once again, thank you Mahriya for nominating me!! You are amazing! Thanks, and bye!

Nominations:

  1. FarahEdz from The Girl with Coffe
  2. Sasha Strong from The Stylish Dreamer
  3. Lui Maria from Lui Maria
  4. Evelynn from Evelynn and Natalia’s DIY Corner
  5. Brookie from Brookie Soars
  6. Salma Aida from Life As A Typical Girl
  7. The Happiest Pixel from The Happiest Pixel
  8. Smiling Dreamer from The Smiling Dreamer Blog
  9. Emma from Book Emma
  10. And You!

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Parent’s Be Like ….. | NYCelebration Day 7

Hey Guys! Sad, today is our last day of our NYCelebration 😦 But, let’s make this last one a memorable one.

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Now, everyday, when I walk into my house, my parents and I have this type of conversation.

Mom: ||Pours Tea||

Shania:|| Eats Cereal|

Dad: || Comes downstairs scratching his butt ||

Mom: “Hey Shania, did you know that Drake is now a singer or something? I thought he was going to stick to acting!!”

Shania: || rolls eyes|| “Mom, Drake stopped acting in 2007!!!”

Mom: “Well you don’t have to be rude! Also, you know T. Swift stopped dating Joe Jonas!!??”

Shania: “Mom, that happened in 2008!!”

Dad: “You know, there’s been a World War III?!”

Shania & Mom:  Wait, WHAT?!!

Anyways, that was me trying to be funny. I swear, it hurts. Anyways, hope you guys enjoyed this post, see you soon! Bye!

XOXO,
Shania