discount circus tix and more

As-Salaamu-Alaikum (peace be with you)

al-Hamdulilah! (Thanks and praise to God) I found this discount code while looking for discounts for Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey circus and it worked at ticket master. There were three codes listed for the circus they were “zxa”, “fun” and “circus”. I used the “zxa” code and reduced the price of floor seat matinee tix from $20 to 16.00!!! We are going on a Thursday at 10:30 am (YIKES) but GREAT PRICE.

For those keeping up with my summer clothes woes, (see previous entries), I found www.eshakti.com, I was really impressed with their selection of tunics. But what impressed me most is that every item is customizable so you can make the short sleeves long, the low cut shirt into a scoop neck and the hip length top longer to thigh length. The only drawback is you can’t change the color or material pattern but with so many colors to choose from you will surely find at least one item worth customizing. Average price was $34.00

Muslim Mom Summer Clothes

I need playclothes!  Playclothes are those items you changed into when you returned home from school as a child.  Your mom told you, “take off your school clothes and put on some play clothes.”  Clothes just for playing.  I need play clothes.

I find that that it is nearly impossible to dress by Islamic Muslim modesty standards and be really comfortable.  Most western summer clothes are not modest.  I spend hours at stores, and on-line looking for loose, summer-weight long sleeve tee shirts.  I found long sleeve t-shirts that were either too heavy or too thin and tight.  This is very frustrating.  So frustrating that I am now thinking of making my own.  To take a pair of regular t-shirts and sew them together so that the sleeves and hem line are both longer.  I know I must be getting desperate because I don’t even know how to sew!  Last year I bought nurses scrubs.  They were loose, comfortable and cool.  They clean up very easily and require no ironing!  I loved them, but they were all short sleeved.  Appropriate for my backyard play with the kids but this year I don’t have a private backyard. 

To be fair, I found tunics and kurtas of summerweight.  However I don’t particularly like playing in those items.  (And never would I do so in an abaya or jelbab.)  So nothing offered on any of the on-line Muslim clothing stores was really what I was looking for…. I did find one store that sold very cute Muslimah t-shirts that were long, light, pretty and loose.  But the store was in Malaysia and the shipping estimate alone was $40.00.  Too much for a shirt I plan to wear to the park and get dirty in!

I wonder what do other Muslim mom’s do for summer “playclothes”?  If you have any suggestions or know of any great websites please let me know.  Meanwhile I’ll probably still be out shopping and praying to find something suitable.