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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5 simple ways to celebrate and document your Eid at home

This year as all of us are going to be staying home for Eid (even if lockdowns are easing down it doesn’t mean infections aren’t happening – so taking precautions for the vulnerable and those in healthcare is still as important), it’s for sure going to feel very different. For us, those routine things that…

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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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Pakistani and proud

Happy birthday beloved Pakistan. Last year this time we were back home & it felt so special. It’s hard to find the words to express my feelings; that drive through the streets of Islamabad in the evening, the ‘milli naghmay’, the firecrackers, the festivity in the air.. Growing up, this was our favorite part of…

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IN PHOTOS : A weekend getaway to the Columbia River Gorge

It was close to sunset when we left our place but made for some beautiful views of Mt Rainier on the way. Arriving after dark and Anya’s excitement at staying in a ‘hotel’ Skamania Lodge on the border of WA and OR states where we were staying. I bought a last minute Groupon for this…

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