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Home Free Episode 3: The Elimination (Video Included)

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Week three was a doosey! We came in as the under dogs and knew that we had to work hard to come out on top. This weeks house was pretty bad,but comparatively, not as much of an eye sore as the previous two houses.

  
We are tasked with building an under stair storage unit and art installation for the master bedroom. The theme for this house was urban farmhouse. Our interpretation of this was an industrial farmhouse.  The inspiration behind my gallery wall art installation was the shift from the Farming to Industrial Age. At the top you see the older rusty tools of the trade and as the gallery wall moves down you see a star with bright lights and things becoming shiny and new. The final board says “Time” which is a very literal and almost ironic display of showing how time changes things. I was overall very happy with the piece and felt like our story and execution were strong.

We worked long and hard but at the end the judges felt like it was our time to go. We were so bummed out that we were no longer going to get the opportunity to compete for a dream home. When Mike tells us that we are going to meet the deserving family we are atleast happy that we can see them.     

Then he pulls out our family portrait and says we are the deserving family. It was an involuntary reaction to cry. And then I just kept crying!

 When they brought out my family I just lost it! Siddiq was at a loss for words. Believe it or not he hasn’t even watched the show! He said he lived it, no need to watch it lol. He is so not an, in front of the camera person,  that it was a miracle in- and-of itself that he decided to take the chance to go on the show in the first place.

Let me tell you, we feel so blessed right now. We have received so much positive feedback that it warms my heart. It’s not everyday that you get to see the hands that crafted your house and know the love and hard work that went into it. Overall this experience was one of the hardest and stressful things that I have ever done. In the end, we are so happy that we took this leap of faith.  See the full reaction below:

 *Full episode HERE

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  1. AsSalaamu’Alaikum…I am so happy for you all! This is a great show maa shaa Allaah. I love yall represented the Ummah so well. May Allaah continue to bless you with the best of this life and the next..I am still emotional after watching, haha!

  2. May Allah bless your efforts and continue to give you good things in this life and especially in the hereafter. Your creativity will be rewarded

  3. Mashallah, the house is beautiful and even looks like it suits you and your family (Blue Team!) May Allah continue to bless you and your family and put more and more Barakah into your home!!!

    1. Thank you for the encouraging words. I never thought of it being a blue house for a blue team! That just made my day :)

  4. Both of you have done so well as much as I’ve seen. After watching this clip I’ve been a bit emotional.

  5. OMG! As Salaam Walaikum ! I want to wake my kids up to tell them the news!!!! We watched you guys on a couple of episodes. Congrats!!!!! I am so happy for you (per our housing conversations)

  6. *tears* seriously I love this. I never saw an episode and this makes me feel good that deserving people get things like this. Y’all got me crying this Saturday

    1. Kita you and me both! I was crying on and off the screen! This was definitely a feel good show with an awesome ending

  7. Aidah, I can’t stop smiling and CRYING!!! I’m sooo incredibly happy for you. May you always be blest in this life and the next. Love and prayers to your family!

    1. I know right! I would have never thought in a million years that this would be my life. You will love the episodes!

  8. Man! That was beautiful and exactly what I want to do for people with The Knighten Project. I’ve never seen this show before, but what’s funny is I saw a clip of the show Saturday and saw you on it… but didn’t know what it was. And then I click on brown blog love and whalaa! Amazing, just like your story. Congrats and enjoy your new house! God is good!

    1. God is good! It’s a new show so a lot of people haven’t seen it yet but I’m glad you were able to put it together. Would love to hear more about the Knighten Project?

  9. I’m sitting here with tears running and smiling! What a blessing and an amazing surprise. Congratulations to you and your family. Well deserved and beautiful.

    1. I can picture you running and smiling! It is such a blessing that I don’t even know how it came my way. Thank you for the kind words :)

  10. Assalamualaikum. I am from Malaysia and I just watched your episode today (not sure whether it is a repeat) via my local cable provider. This is the first reality tv show that i have seen with american muslim couple on it. I was in tears when i saw Siddiq reaction when he discovered the house was his. Alhamdullah a gift from Allah for both of you. Do you still keep in touch with the rest of the couples?

    1. Walaikum Salam, thank you so much for your kind words. This was a blessing for me and my family. We do still keep in touch with the couple!

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