Author Archives : Aaria Baid

Pomegranate Layer Cake with Butter Cream Frosting


Let’s talk about cakes. And not just any cakes, but layer cakes, in particular. I love, love layers on a cake. There’s something so enticing about the fluffy cake mixed with different layers of chocolate, vanilla, whichever flavour really-just mingling so well. That’s what brought on this pomegranate layer cake with butter cream frosting. And for a personal touch, I…

Brush Lettering Tips + Practice Part 2 (with Videos!)


Brush Lettering Tips + Practice | Part 2 by Jo Cheung Now that you have all your tools ready, you probably want to begin writing. You may find it difficult to get adjusted to the brush nib of a brush pen in the beginning. Don’t worry! I have a few handy tips and practice exercises that can help you use…

Tidbits of Tequila, Mexico


I always feel that, to get a good understanding of a place- you have to photograph everything. It’s not always about the beautiful parts of the place, as important as those might be. To get a real feel of the ground you’re standing on, when you travel and visit different places- it’s always a good thing to photograph real life…

Getting started with Brush Lettering Part 1


I have an exciting piece of news! Jo of Zuer Designs will be writing a mini series for Surely Simple – all about lettering. You will get to learn a lot about the basics, finding inspiration and lots of helpful tips! Stay tuned! She is a lettering artist from New Zealand, you can find more about her here.   Getting…

Fruity Citrus Floral Vases: 3 Ways


Now you may be wondering, what is that title?! Well, it’s exactly what this post is all about – stating the obvious. While planning for parties and whenever friends come over for brunch/lunch/teatime/dinner..I never seem to get one thing right. Flowers. First of all, I forget to buy ’em in time, and then when I do, I just plop them…

Farm Trip pt. 2


Second part of the farm trip this weekend! I visited a farm which specialises in seed production- and they have amazing varieties of plants and flowers. Like for example, they were growing five types of ladyfingers, ten types of tomatoes and four types of sunflowers! Unfortunately, the crops that were growing were not in season..so they were at the beginning…

Farm Trip pt. 1


Pictures from this weekend. I along with family and friends, visited a farm , which specialises in seed production and natural farming. It was a really beautiful and serene place. Here are some pictures I took there: Farm Trip pt. 1 Green. Treetops. Glimpses of the farm. Fields of flowers. This plant is used for extracting sunflower oil. Yellow. Pristine. Cherry…

Glittery Phrase Bunting


Hello! Today is special, because there are birthday celebrations all around at home. To mark the occasion, I whipped up this very simple glittery phrase bunting to use just for the occasion. I didn’t want to write ‘happy birthday’ because that limits the use all year round (if I want to!) so I settled for a phrase- You Da Best.…

Restyle it! DIY Hexagon Jewelry Holder


Another Restyle it! post. I’m totally getting into restyling things now! This post is no different..you know, how people on the net are forever doing Ikea hacks? Well, this one is an Ikea hack..Ikea packaging, that is. Confused? Don’t be. Read on. So I recently purchased two wall clocks from Ikea and they came in these pretty adorable hexagon shaped…