Anya is ELEVEN (mashallah)

Celebrating our beti at home. A simple low-key birthday at home that turned into more because I’ve been telling Anya however much I want to keep her birthdays low key Allah finds ways to make her feel extra special always. mashallah :):) My Anya, I hope you always find happiness in small things, in books…

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On turning 10: a covid birthday party

Sharing this little drive by celebration for this special birthday. Part 1 with how the day of her actual birthday went is in that earlier post along with some feelings and thoughts I was having in the moment (sigh). With the strict isolation we’ve had to do for almost a full year now, I really…

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from the archives: tips on small space entertaining + dining room update

Okay, this post should show how much I had still to be shared from AGES ago but I’m not going to overthink that too much right now. For those that don’t know, this used to be our dining area in our old house (this one about that little house of ours / this about this…

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A friendsgiving + how I’ve learned to host big gatherings

It took me a while but I think I have finally figured out what works for me in entertaining and hosting big gatherings. It was a bit of a journey to find my own style because while I don’t particularly enjoy cooking (unlike a lot of our south asian hostesses who are such amazing cooks),…

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A few ideas for reducing waste at our gatherings

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