Friday, 23 June 2017

60 Reasons I Love You Mama!

Mama it is your momentous birthday today and I wanted to take this opportunity to express how much you mean to us. You always had a special place in my heart but after losing papa in 2012, I realized how utterly irreplaceable and precious you are. Every minute spent with you is priceless. We want to let you know today that you are the reason our world is so bright and cheerful. You taught us how to be strong and Thank Allah even in the worst of times. We may not say this as much as we should, but as years pass by, we realize you were right, even when we thought you were wrong. Whatever you did in life was mostly because of us. You adapted your whole life for us. We owe more than words can express to you: respect, love, gratitude, time and so much more.

1. You are by far the bravest woman we have seen. You were so daring when the whole world was against us right after papa’s passing. When our security guard wanted to go on a leave, you said you may go but leave your gun with me in case someone barges in. 

2. You are the most beautiful, ‘man of our house’. 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Quench Your Thirst This Iftar With Frothy Lassi

There is nothing more satisfying at Iftar time than a yummy glass of home-made Lassi. It is revitalizing, energizing and gives you that perfect kick to complete the rest of your day. It's also super easy to make. Here's how: 

Serving time:
Less than 5 minutes including clean-up.

Makes 4-5 glasses

  • Nestle Yogurt: 3-4 Table spoons
  • Sugar: 3 Table spoons
  • Ice Cubes: 5-6 
  • Milk: 2.5 glasses
  • Cream (optional): 2 Table spoons

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Happy Birthday Waliya!

My little Bheni and Manie! Today is your birthday and I thought it’s the perfect time to let you know that I love you from the bottom of my heart and:

· How lucky I am to be blessed with a sweetheart sister like you
· How proud I am of your maturity and your entrepreneurship skills
· How I love your fun-loving attitude towards life
· How I love your generosity
· How I admire your make up and clothing sense

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Coin Collection - My Latest Love!

I have been fascinated with stamp collection since childhood. This hobby brought me even closer to my Nani jaan who has been my mentor and taught me everything about it. She was really excited to see my passion for postage stamps as she could hand over her (and her grandpops) priceless albums to me. So basically I have inherited this hobby from my ancestors. Here is a link of my blog post where I discussed stamp collection hobby and shared a few pages from mine. Check out my coolest stamp albums guys! I swear, they can cheer me up like nothing else in the world. 

Over the years because of traveling so much, I had coins just lying around with me. Recently, I decided to order a coin collection album and put all these spare coins in it. I was over the moon to receive this album through Ali Express (mobile app version as prices are cheaper there). Now my coins have nicely settled in their new home and they look so much brighter and happier now. Here's a little picture tour of my brand new coin album. 

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Swat Travel Journal

Good afternoon! By now you probably know about my love for travel journals. Last September, my husband and I booked a weekend escape in Serena hotel Swat to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. It was a short trip and I didn't want to put in too much energy or time into making a proper travel journal for it. So I decided to make a really quick and easy one. I used an old 4x6 sized photo album. I quickly jotted down a few main details, pasted photos and wrappers, doodled a little and it was good to go. The best part of this travel journal was that it was literally done and dusted in half a day. I realise most of my travel journals have taken up a lot of time and I have gone into details but this time I just wanted to keep it as short and to-the-point as possible. A lot of my friends have told me that they would love to document their holidays but its too much hard work for them so they can't be bothered. Well, if you are one of those, this journal was not like that at all. Anyone can make it, its that simple. Here is a photo tour of our Swat tour: