Thanksgiving at home – a photo story

For those not familiar maybe, Thanksgiving in the US has become a holiday to celebrate family & together-ness and personally it’s one of my personal favorite American holidays… Our friends, Humayun & Talat have hosted us for a Thanksgiving party every year for the last 10 years and this year as we all stayed home…

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Celebrating the season even if you don’t do Christmas

Last week on my Instagram stories, I shared about a holiday pajamas tradition that has kind of happened with Anya. It started 4 years ago when Anya was very upset we didn’t celebrate Christmas and we were trying to tell her how we could still enjoy the season even if we don’t do Christmas as…

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The story of an Eid table

Another Eid spent in this pandemic quarantine life and I have to say this one was my favorite (of the two). Last Eid did not feel like one spent at home because a huge portion of our day ended up being spent in delivering the Eid boxes (you can see that one here), so this…

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A few favorite ideas from our Eid gatherings

How are things in your corner of the world? Are you going to be meeting up friends & family for Eid? Please do remember to be mindful and conscious of everyone’s safety, especially the more vulnerable around you (elder family members and those with health conditions have much higher chances of developing severe complications from…

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Eid Nostalgia + a photo story of our socially distant Eid day

(Sharing a photo story from our simple, at-home Eid ul Fitr along with these words written for this writing prompt initiated by Rimsha) That waking up on Eid mornings and instantly checking our mehndi to check the color – Papa’s crisp white shalwar kameez as he got back from Eid prayers; the smell of his…

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