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Carmina Ahmed

Member since: Jun 01, 2016
Published articles: 59

2 Cheap & Easy Diy Christmas Gifts

Image by Savvy NanaWe’re all looking for inexpensive Christmas gifts for office mates, teachers, and even friends and neighbors. As a rule I find food gifts are easy and always welcome especially...

Articles > Home & Garden > DIY May 07, 2018
5 Must Do Things in Kotor Montenegro

Kotor Montenegró is arguably one of Europe’s hidden gems. This picturesque town nestled at the foot of Mt. Lovcen is the end point of the Bay of Kotor. It is a fairly new port of call for cruise ships...

Articles > Travel & Tourism > Destinations May 07, 2018
5 Must Do Things in Taormina

Taormina is one of my favorite towns in Sicily. Situated 700 feet above sea level this cliff top town offers superb views of the Bay of Naxos and on a clear day glimpses of Mt. Etna, Europe’s largest...

Articles > Travel & Tourism > Destinations May 07, 2018
6 Great Road Trip Games and Activities for Kids – Free Printable

Many folks are going to find themselves on the road this coming Holiday Season. It’s that time of year when many pack up the kids and make that long trip to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving or...

Articles > Hobbies > Crafts May 04, 2018
A Day at the Beach with Kids on Oahu

A day at the beach when I was growing up in New York City was a big deal. It included everyone in the family, meaning a caravan of multiple cars heading to Jones Beach. Food preparation started the...

Articles > Travel & Tourism > Destinations May 07, 2018
Americ’s Most Haunted Hotels

My cousin recently told me that the only thing his 7 year old daughter wanted for her birthday was to stay at a haunted hotel great for horror planning party. Ever the indulgent father and avid fan of...

Articles > Travel & Tourism > Destinations May 04, 2018
Aviator Chick Hat – Free Pattern

I love making aviator hats. I just think they’re so cute. They make great photo props for infants, toddlers, older kids, and even adults. I’ve made them for girls and boys. I made a slate colored one...

Articles > Hobbies > Crafts May 04, 2018
Bananas in Syrup – Minatamis Na Sabang Saging

Minatamis na Saging or Bananas in Syrup is a traditional Filipino dessert, snack, or merienda. The name literally means "sweetened bananas". It is really easy to prepare using Saba or Cardaba bananas...

Articles > Food & Beverage > Desserts Nov 08, 2016
Bodrum, Turkey – 6 Things to Do in Bodrum City

Bodrum is a seaside city in Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula which stretches from the country’s southwest coast to the Aegean Sea. Bodrum City features two bays with views of Bodrum Castle.Bodrum City serves...

Articles > Travel & Tourism > Destinations May 07, 2018
Cascaron – Bitsu-Bitsu (Dough Balls) Recipe

Cascaron, deep fried bread dough, is a popular merienda (snack to the planner event) option in the Philippines. Filipinos love fried food. I love anything fried! Cascaron or "Bitsu-Bitsu", deep fried...

Articles > Food & Beverage > Desserts Nov 10, 2016
Crocheted Thomas the Train Inspired Hat with Ear Flaps – Free Pattern

My daughter recently saw a hat like this for sale on Etsy for $36+. She didn’t want to pay so much for it but wanted one for her 2 year old son who is really into Thomas the Tank Engine right now. She...

Articles > Hobbies > Crafts May 07, 2018
Day Trip to Stonehenge

Stonehenge is arguably the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world. Anybody who’d caught an episode of "Ancient Aliens" or a similar show has seen images of this ancient stone circle.The ring...

Articles > Travel & Tourism > Destinations May 07, 2018
Diy Baby Super Hero Costume

Image from Popsugar.comI saw this on Pinterest and just had to have it for my newborn grandson, until I saw the price. It’s available by special order on for at whopping cost of $46. In my...

Articles > Hobbies > Crafts May 04, 2018
Diy Christmas Chalkboard Sign – Free Template

Wow! I can’t believe it’s that time of year again! The holidays are just around the corner and there’s still so much to do. Of course there is! With baking, shopping, and wrapping, there never seems...

Articles > Hobbies > Crafts May 07, 2018
Diy Fall Wreaths

Now that summer’s done and we’ve put away all our summer stuff my daughters and I have turned our attention to fall.We’ve been busy making wreaths and other fall themed decor. I love the rich autumn...

Articles > Hobbies > Crafts May 07, 2018
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Author Bio

Hi! I’m Carmina, also known as Nana. I love DIY projects, parties, crocheting, and traveling. I hope that you enjoy my posts and find them useful! If you have any ideas or suggestions I’d love to hear from you!