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filters, impressions, and suffering

December 17, 2014


Since my last post…

  • Ali returned from L.A., flew to D.C., came home to inform me that I have brittle hair and need to do something about it, and then left for Boston.



  • The Takeaway: Pantene isn’t cutting it anymore – my hair is in a bad place. And my husband still needs to learn to filter.



At Tao, one of our favorite restaurants in NYC.


  • Maya had a holiday party with 3 of her friends. I put together cute holiday gift bags (if I do say so myself) complete with matching earmuffs, matching T-shirts, holiday pens, erasers, and more. It’s been 5 days and Maya’s gift bag is still sitting in the living room, mostly untouched. And when I dropped Maya at school this morning we spied a pair of the aforementioned earmuffs abandoned and headed for the lost and found.


  • The Takeaway: My gift bags clearly made a huge impression. On me.



Apparently the dim lighting at Tao camouflages my brittle hair.


  •  Since nobody else wanted to venture out into the cold to hit the grocery store this weekend (I needed help carrying the bags), I took a stand and decided not to go at all. Thus our fridge is currently empty except for one banana, ketchup, mustard, jam, M&Ms, and frozen fish sticks. (And milk of course. We always have milk as you know.)


  •  The Takeaway: I’m very much regretting my “stand” and will continue to regret it as dinner approaches.
  •  The Takeaway 2: I inevitably suffer when I try to make others suffer.



Lucky Maya has no brittle hair.


Ali is returning from Boston tonight, to a home with no food, a daughter who has no appreciation, and to a wife who has brittle hair.

I almost feel sorry for him.

24 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2014 8:27 am

    Honestly Ameena your hair always looks so good so fabulous and so sleek. When I was ill I lost all my hair and my mum became so sad. Now I have very fine baby hair and my mum gets happy when she brushes it:)

    • December 17, 2014 5:23 pm

      I’m so glad that you are feeling better and that your hair is back!

      And just know that I only post the good pictures Maha…trust me, my hair can be temperamental!

  2. December 17, 2014 8:52 am

    You look lovely and your family is adorable.
    I’m constantly behind the boys too, to not let things go to the lost and found..seriously, I don’t understand these kids.
    That gift basket idea sound good though.

    • December 17, 2014 5:24 pm

      I don’t understand either…I rarely lost things when I was a kid because I know that it wouldn’t be an easy task to get my parents to replace them!

  3. Heather C permalink
    December 17, 2014 9:35 am

    I think you get major points for putting the gift bags together. I usually take the lazy route and hand each kid a Barnes & Noble gift card and call it good.

    Your hair always looks amazing! I recently bought this Frederic Fekkai hair masque you use once a week because my hair was starting to look like something you would scour a pot with and the masque seems to be helping. Winter plus hair that has to be blown dry, curled, flat ironed, etc is rough.

    • December 17, 2014 5:24 pm

      Hmmm….I might need to venture into the world of Frederic. I’ve never tried his products. Lately I’m using Argan oil because Frizz Ease just wasn’t cutting it!

  4. December 17, 2014 9:36 am

    Ugh! The dreaded grocery shopping. And it’s a lot less simple for you than it is for me. As for your hair it’s lovely!!!! It could just be time for a shampoo switch but I agree. Ali has no tact!!

    • December 17, 2014 5:25 pm

      Thanks for the compliment Cece! I’m going to switch it up, see what happens!

  5. December 17, 2014 11:56 am

    poor Ali, must be hard traveling! but hey there are some fish chips with ketchup (thats some protein and vegetables right)

    • December 17, 2014 5:25 pm

      Didn’t someone important once declare ketchup a vegetable, when evaluating school lunches? Lol. So funny.

  6. December 17, 2014 2:09 pm

    Rahua shampoo but your hair looks shiny. I need to see in person in Jan.

    • December 17, 2014 5:26 pm

      Name the date and place and I’ll see you there Lauren!

  7. December 17, 2014 11:14 pm

    I’ve been dealing with really oily hair. Now that my body knows it’s not having any more babies the hormones are settling in. And I have oily everything. When my body is having babies, the oil is really tapered off. I hate the oil. I need to find some Shampoo that will help but so far no luck.

    Ameena, I love your blog. You crack me up, you are so talented at entertaining on this blog. It’s so clever, so clever. I hope you have the Merriest Christmas. Love,

    Shauna xo

    • December 18, 2014 2:32 pm

      My hair is so, so dry. As is my skin! So we have the opposite problem. 🙂

      Happy Holidays Shauna!

      PS: I always love reading your comments!

  8. December 18, 2014 8:58 am

    can I have your hair, please? I don’t know what Ali is talking about..

    • December 18, 2014 2:33 pm

      My hair is a constant battle Archana. I can tell from your picture that yours is WAY better than mine!!

      But thanks for the nice comment. 🙂

  9. December 18, 2014 4:15 pm

    I’m pretty certain he feels lucky and needs no sympathy 😉

    • December 19, 2014 5:27 am

      I’m pretty sure he doesn’t feel lucky…. 🙂

      Hope all is well with you!!

  10. December 23, 2014 7:00 am

    Grocery shopping used to be so fun…now it’s just another frustrating task to find time to do over the weekend, haha! But hopefully with the holidays here, it’ll be easier to find the time OR at least you have an excuse to eat out every night 😉

    • December 25, 2014 12:45 pm

      The holidays are almost over and I am looking forward to calmer stores, and streets!!


  11. Jessie E. permalink
    December 23, 2014 4:31 pm

    Well, I think your hair looks amazing! Your pictures are just as lovely as always 🙂 Also, I would be glad to have any leftover cute earmuffs or any part of the gift bag 😉 Your posts always make me laugh! I hope you have a wonderful holiday, Ameena!

    • December 25, 2014 12:47 pm

      Thank you Jessie! I appreciate your kind words and your comment! Happy Holidays!!


  12. nadia permalink
    December 24, 2014 2:03 pm

    A, so classic as always…..truly lmao at the fridge stuff….me and shaz both! can’t wait to hear about your current adventure….post away! missing you guys, love the baskets for maya and friends, so cute! can’t wait to talk, xo

    • December 25, 2014 12:45 pm

      Missing you Nadia! Hope you are having a great Christmas with your cousin!


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