Author Archives : Aaria Baid

Fresh Corn Summer Salad Snack


Hello! I’ve been thinking lately about..snacks. I’m a big fan of snacking and I bet you are too. However, the only catch is, I really like yummy snacks. And most of what’s yummy, doesn’t really classify as ‘easy’ and ‘quick to make’ all the time. I mean, some people call a piece of toast or biscuits as a ‘good’ snack…

Mini Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes


Hello! Weekends are for baking sweet treats. It’s funny though, these mini coffee chocolate cupcakes all started with me wanting to have a nice cup of coffee and a chocolate cake. However, since I’d just drank tea, I decided a coffee right after it might be too much. That still left the cake part, though. And when I started making…

Be Your Own Best Friend


Hello! I am starting a series of essays, which you will see here on Surely Simple- in the Positive Living Column. I think it’s extremely important to focus on positivity. Today I’m talking about a topic which is of the most prime importance. Be your own best friend.  Now, you may be wondering, why is this even important? Well, I’m…

A Brush Lettering Giveaway! (CLOSED)


     Hello! I’m excited to have a little giveaway on Surely Simple! If you’ve been reading along, you might have noticed some brush lettering tutorials here recently. If not, check them out here: pt 1, pt 2 and pt 3. Well, this got me thinking about learning more about brush lettering- and Jo of Zuer Designs (check out her…

Nutty Chocolate Truffles


I think that chocolate is probably the most universal food item there is. I mean, since they discovered the cocoa bean (or cacao, whichever one you prefer) people have just been gaga over chocolate. Am I right? So, when one has to make an easy dessert- the answer to that is always one where chocolate is the main ingredient! That’s…

Singapore Snapshots part 1


Baby blue skies and water. Cable cars and greenery. A great time just taking photos and enjoying the view. Singapore Snapshots part 1 First view of the cable cars. Cable cars! Fun, fun, fun. Heights and views. Colourful stairs at Mount Faber Dreamy.   Lush green. I like tourist spots when they are not crowded. This view is stunning! An…

11 Décor rules of thumb


Hello everyone! You might have noticed, there’s not a lot going around here on the blog. Well, that’s debatable, because I am working on a lot of projects right now- blog related and also I’m practically renovating my home studio from scratch! Hence, I thought I’d share some tips that have now become some unspoken guidelines in my mind. This…

Digitalize Your Brush Lettering Using Free Programs pt 3


Digitalize Your Brush Lettering Using Free Programs by Jo Cheung Digitalising your lettering has many benefits. It allows you to resize it as large as you want without losing its quality, as well as give you the option to correct jagged lines and smooth out a curve. Often times, tutorials that show you how to digitalise your lettering or turn…