Author Archives : Aaria Baid

Photo Diaries | Birds Flying


I photographed this flight of pigeons while on holiday in Rajasthan, India. It was even more beautiful to watch- I managed to snap these and hopefully they reflect the beauty of the moment. I always think that you should carry around a camera especially when you’re on holiday- it’s on those special days, which aren’t your regular routine- that you…

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…