Here’s to a Joyous 2018!

Thankyou 2017 for being so wonderful, full of adventures and happy times for our family! Alhamdullilah. Australia 🇦🇺 you have been AMAZING. Last year has taught me sooo much about myself. I have experimented alot! I have tried all the different experiences i could think of! I have tried new people and new relationships. I…

Our Boho-Modern Outdoor Space

I love rummaging through markets for unusual fabrics, and I can’t pass a vintage shop or thrift store without popping in. I love discovering dated, classic furniture pieces on neighborhood front yards waiting to be rescued and touched up for a new home. I get sad when I can’t bring those pieces home and revive…

The busy mother

Being a mother is a tough gig. But being a mother in a foreign land is impossibly hard at times. You are not just responsible for your kids, but every single aspect of ‘living ‘imaginable has to be done manually by you. Scrub the toilet, wash the car, fix the broken light, make lunches n…

Seared Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Do you want to serve up your family a restaurant worthy dish, prepared by you in under 30 mins? Well, 30 mins if you include setting up the table, checking and replying to a few msgs, cleaning up the sink of dirty dishes, yelling at the kids to pick up the strewn toys 37th time…

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday readers ! On Fridays, i like to wind down at home after a buzzing week of activities. And today I am so thankful that I havent got much going on, cause after a very busy and hectic past 5 or 6 weeks, i am just craving a major lazy time at home with…

Familia in Town!

Hello lovely people, I know I have done a disappearing act from the blog this month. But if you knew how many things I am juggling in life these days, you would totally understand. My parents are visiting us in Melbourne from Pakistan and most of my time is occupied arround them. They are only…

Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Rice

When I first heard about the Cauliflower Rice, I mocked, I rolled my eyes, I was pretty clear on this that i would never make them for myself. I mean how can you substitute good old rice with a vegetable and that too Cauliflower ( i was never a big fan of it). Behold how the…

Chicken Parmigiana Recipe !

Hello guys! Its been a while since I have shared any recipe on the blog. Specially since I love creating new recipes and doing food photos. But I guess in the past many months, I have mostly just been cooking classic recipes : lots of curries, rice and pasta dishes. Good old comfort food during…

Our Bohemian Modern Living Room!

Hi guys! Since a long time I have been meaning to share some detailed photos of our home, starting with the living room. But the obnoxious perfectionist in me always keeps throwing new ideas to implement and they look so good in my head that i hesitate to share it in its current state. But…

Imaginative Play. Spring Cleaning. Bits n pieces.

With the weather changed, the kids are playing outside a lot more which is always good. They hang around the front yard for a while in the mornings, where hamza rides his skooter and Azaan watches out for monsters (and bird potty). And when they get bored from that, i guide them to the backyard…

Grub Food Van :: Cafe in a greenhouse

Me and cafes are a thing. I am happy to just sit in a cafe and watch people come and go, observe what they order, figure out if they are on a daily ritual or a special retreat, how they interact with their friends and family, drink in the cafe surroundings and interiors, the sweet…

Spring Break in the Grampians

Last weekend, our family packed up the car and drove up to the Grampians to spend a few days among  countryside and nature. We went hiking, we saw waterfalls and some breathtaking views, we met some kangaroos, we did some BBQ, we roasted s’mores, we explored new towns. In short, we had a lovely time…