Ranya Tabari Idilby is a 1st gen Palestinian-American woman who breaks down stereotypes many Americans have about Muslims. She considers herself a typical American and concerned mother, who is raising 2 kids in NYC with her husband. Ranya’s father was an engineer; he met her mother b/c his company was building a road near her house (no arranged marriage). Ranya immigrated as a young girl to McLean, VA (Fairfax County). She became a naturalized citizen at age 21. None of the women in her family has ever worn a headscarf (not that there’s anything wrong w/ that). She co-authored The Faith Club with two of her Christian and Jewish friends/neighbors/fellow moms.
I’ve been using this Guess bag (purchased at a VERY LOW price from Filene’s Basement going-out-of-business sale back in November 2011) and matching wallet (from DSW) for the past few months. I keep getting compliments on the bag, even from stylish people I meet! It’s cute AND roomy (great for commuter gals like me). The pillow is a rare find from from Target; I got it back in September.
I bought this storage bench this past weekend from SuperTarget ($59.99) in suburban Indy. This one is dark brown, but it also comes in black. There is a smaller version ($49.99), but since I had enough space in my apt. bedroom, I got the bigger one. My mom thought it was a GREAT deal, too! It fits a LOT of DVDs (as you can see in pic below). And for or those who love comfort, it’s also nice to sit on.