Tuttie the Tutts is back with a giveaway

Tuttie the Tutts is back with a giveaway


As Salaamu Aalaykum!

I’m Tuttie from the blog formerly known as Trying to Take over the World! I’ve since left blogger and changed my blog name to Tuttiedom as in the kingdom of Tuttie.  Very humble, I know. It’s been 3-4 years since my break from blogging due to health issues but I am BACK! Alhamdulillah. I’m back and I have a giveaway for you! I’ve joined a program and they will be covering Ascent to Felicity: A Manual on Islamic Creed and Hanafi Jurisprudence.

I’m now a mother of 3 with another on the way sometime at the end of November, insha’Allah. My Ramadan Battle Plan was downloaded over 8,700+ times in 100 countries. Allahu Akbar. So that’s my announcement. :) Tomorrow I’ll be back to my draw for 21 day challenge. :)

Wa Aalaykum As Salaam!


P.S.  Click here for a chance to enter and win 1 Ascent to Felicity: A Manual on Islamic Creed and Hanafi Jurisprudence.

Update: Congrats to Maryam, selected by our giveaway service as the winner of Ascent to Felicity book! Everyone else, thanks for entering. We’ll have another giveaway soon.

Day 5: Sharks!

they were all very tempting but I had to opt for the shark. I’m having a new found love for that misunderstood creature.

For this drawing challenge, you need to pick one of the following topics and draw it. Bigfoot, Your Boss, Shark, Skull, Pelican, Evil space villain, or a horse. Then throughout the course of your day redraw it as many times as you can in one day. read more

This is how it turned out:

Day 5 Sharks Tuttiedom

Day 4 challenge: Draw a hand

Day 4 challenge is to draw a hand. I made many attempts but all came out funny and mishapened.  This one turned out ok and I added a slice of cake to complete it. If you want to participate you can start any time go here.

Day 4 Challenge Draw Hands-tuttiedom

Awkward Turtle

Packed and ready to go camping in 2 hrs

I missed 2 days of the draw for 21 day challenge as I took off for an impromptu camping trip with the family. Due to hubs work schedule he didn’t tell me about it just in case it fell through. So on Saturday at 2PM he asked me if I wanted to go camping and we needed to be on the road by 4PM. I did double time but you best believe I was ready to go. I. LOVE. ROADTRIPS!

What I packed:

  1. 1 set of spare clothing for each of the kids and myself. Hubs is finicky so he packed his own stuff.
  2. We are back to cloth diapering, however, not knowing the situation I opted for 6 disposables.
  3. Dry snacks, cherries, loaf of bread and a jar of Nutella that we didn’t even use.
  4. My current reading book (Choose Yourself by James Altucher) I need a book wherever I go.
  5. A notebook + Pens.
  6. 2 kindles loaded with games just in case we got stuck in traffic or a kid got sick and needed a distraction. (Not needed, Alhamdulillah)
  7. 2 plain bed sheets just in case.
  8. Prayer rug.
  9. Calendula mother tincture for cuts and bruises.

What Hubs packed:

  1. He said he would handle the bedding (2 pillows + 2 large sleeping bags)
  2. His clothes
  3. A bunch of stuff for no reason other than he likes to over pack. It ended up being a GIANT duffel bag the size of a person.

I no longer stress about his over packing because he ends up carrying it all so why get upset? If it added to my workload then yeah I would put my foot down but in our house if you want it, you are responsible for it and must lug it around and account for it.

What the family provided us:

  1. Food
  2. Tent
  3. Fun

There were more than 100 people there mostly under 30 and all immediate family members. Shockingly that was a small sampling of hubs family from his mother’s side. I think it was 3-5ish maternal uncles, 2 maternal aunts their numerous now adult children and their kids. It added up very quickly but it also meant my 3 kiddos had a bunch of other cousins to play with and they had so much fun. Alhamdulillah. At this point I’m 6 months pregnant and didn’t participate in all the activities but I still loved being included. When we got there we realized they really meant camping! There were no bathrooms or cabins but designated areas for porta potties. Still had a lot of fun there were story telling around the campfire and smores.

I hope hubs decides to attend again because I loved the feeling of community and family and a bunch of Muslims praying in the woods. Allahu Akbar.  Although we’ve been married for 7+ years and they’ve always treated me well, it was awesome to so intimately integrated in to such a large family.

Although in the future I think I would feel more comfortable owning our own tents  as I kept being afraid one of the kids would tear it up.  I will definitely keep my eyes open for any deals. Another activity I wanted to partake in was kayaking but we didn’t have kayaks, can’t swim and neither can the kids. Which reminds me, besides swimming lessons for the kids, we need life vests.

Interestingly when we got back Sunday night the free app of the day on Amazon was Camping Checklist. lol. Alhamdulillah. We’ll be using it next time. insha’Allah.

Tuttiedom Camping Checklist 1

Day 3 challenge: Draw what you see

Day 3 Challenge is to draw what you see, I saw a purple little riding hood, a lucha libre mask, “I Have Issues” trucker hat, a big toe, cornucopia, green alien with red eyes, the red eyes are also a swedish fish and Patrick the starfish from Spongebob square pants.

If you want to participate you can start any time go here.


Day 2: Drawing the Line

Today’s #draw21days challenge is called drawing the line. Basically create a sketch from one singular line from beginning to end. It was actually very, very hard! I mean drawing doesn’t come easy for me and having to do it in one shot is even harder! If you want to participate you can start any time go here.

Must draw in one single line.

  1. A smiling face
  2. a hand holding a soda bottle
  3. a man riding a unicycle
  4. a running dog.

Day 2 Drawing The Line - Tuttiedom

Day 1 Challenge: The Cat’s Chow

In Honor of Shark Week

OMG Book Igloos exist!

I have a thing for books as I find them comforting and fascinating with all the new worlds they open. Even though artist Miler Lagos’ Book Igloo is a few years old, I just saw it on facebook and my heart skipped a beat. THIS IS AWESOME! Can I have one please?! PLEASE?!

I actually ENJOY reading all the books I own so I definitely would not make them from my collection. That wound be torture. To have a nice place to read a book and nothing to read. I want to know how many books it took to make it and then go to the libraries in my area to see if I could purchase some of the books they are destroying. Seriously. I need to make this happen!

This one is made from hundreds of books taken from the library of a defunct US Navy base. The Colombian artist arranged the books in a neat dome to explore the dynamics between nature, culture, and material possessions.


I just want to escape adulthood, come find me in my book igloo.

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