Sunday, February 27, 2011


It feels late night has become my blogging time. Don't check the post timing, I promise I'll go to bed soon after sharing my recent favorites with you!

- Yowayowa, a girl who levitates | The talent behind this blog just amazed me. I'm serious, you will be stunned!

- Camera on H's table | Japanese deliciousness

- Sleep Elevations | Very beautiful photography by Maia Flore

- GQ Hosts | Everything you need to know to entertain at home with style and ease.

- And three favorite blogs from my "read everyday" list : My Little World(s) | Roost | guusje's appeltaart

Good night. xo


Saturday, February 26, 2011


Today was the day of walking in the rain with a friend, having wet shoes with a friend, sharing a sandwich and drinking Americano with a friend. And talking a lot with a friend. Now I am home, tired and happy. With many goals and dreams to think about. 
I miss my love so much and also my beloved sister and my baby nephew; so so much ... There are moments in my life, when I am happy but a little sadness having a place in my heart, that I cordially wish life was perfect. But it's not, and I know it. I love this imperfect life tonight. Good night. xo


Thursday, February 24, 2011


Okay friends, I am here tonight (or maybe very early morning, because it's 3 am) for sharing some photos with you from the second roll of Film Swap collaboration with Julie. This roll contains the most perfect shots, in our opinions. Julie and I both seem to believe in magic! 

Really off to bed! Oh and there are many more photos to come, meanwhile check my sweet lady's blog.  

Good night, morning... whatever! xo


Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I get up. Take a bath. Wash my hair with my favorite shampoo and treat it with some special cream mask. wrap my body in my newly washed and well scented towel. Moisturize with Victoria's Secret lotion and enjoy smelling like Amber Romance!

On an ordinary day like today; I brew tea with cardamon. And drink it while reading my favorite blogs from all over the world. 

Then at about noon I may prepare a meal. Roasted chicken with saffron, it could be. And carrot and potato on the side dish. Tomato and broccoli salad with balsamic and salt on another. 

Now it's time to grab my little notebook and take notes of my ideas for a very exciting project.

Wish you a very nice day, my dears! xo
 p.s. Thank you very much for the wonderful comments on my illustration of Tess' story. Oh and a question : Do you like to have a copy? Please let me know. 


Sunday, February 20, 2011

READ WITH ME : Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Today is the day that every member of Read With Me La Porte Rouge Book Club will post about the first book we read : Tess of the D'Urbervilles; an English classic by Thomas Hardy. 

After reading the book I decided to express my idea in an illustration. Because it wasn't only "Tess". For me, this is an icon of history's woman of my mind :
The woman who carries all her pain on her shoulders for years. And transfer it to her next generation. The woman who is like a tree. Still and soundless. She accepts all the traumas that society does to her and never try to get over it. All the emotional and physical harms that happen for the ignorance of societies, for she's not aware. Because she is not educated to take a step for her liberty. 

The story of Tess is written in 19th century. But there are still many women all over the world who have the same lives.


Friday, February 18, 2011


Is it bad that I am more into photos than words these days? You know, I currently think way too much and I think in a writing style. I mean I think like I am writing. And in Persian. So when I am here to post, my brain feels so exhausted that it's hard to find the correct words, particularly in English. 
But I want my thoughts in written words, I really do. So maybe I need to set up a private space in Persian to keep record of my thoughts and feelings so when I am here my mind would be free and relieved to talk about "simple happy" things of my life; not the complicated dark ones. Yes, that's totally the solution. 

And thanks for listening. 


Tuesday, February 15, 2011


You, my dear friends who were concerned about me having troubles in the past few days, don't worry; I'm okay. You're so good, thank you! xo


Sunday, February 13, 2011


Hello dear friends!
Today I am a guest blogger over Wayside Violet. Jessica has a "lovely week" to Valentine's day. And everyday a blogger makes a post with the theme of Valentine. Very nice stuff waiting there for you!
And ...I designed these free printable gift tags for my post, so all you have to do is to check my post there which I have put the download's link and enjoy the free tags.

I hope you will have a very happy Valentine's day! xo


Monday, February 7, 2011


Hello and happy Monday! 

These film photos are taken a few months ago in our old house. They make me miss that house. And the biggest reason is sunshine. I adore sunshine, like a vital thing in my life. It fills me with pure happiness when comes in through the window. But in this new house I miss it. We have plenty of light but no direct ray of sunshine. But you know... it's okay. As long as light is, I can live!


Saturday, February 5, 2011


I have a folder in my Bookmarks called "to post". Whenever I see an interesting page/shop/profile/etc I bookmark it to share later with you on my blog. And it's been awhile that I haven't shared many. So now it's time. Hope you enjoy :

- Starving Artist Ink | Yesterday I found this wonderful blog and fell in love right away. Erin writes a beautiful and honest blog which I think would be inspiring for anyone. I am also going to try this activity she has shared.

- Faith TeArt | Realistic paintings of everyday objects.

- All is full of love | I know it's February but I am sure it's not late to have a beautiful calendar.

- 101 in 1001 | You might have heard about this "101 in 1001" lists.  But this one sounds so inspiring to me. 

- Icon_ology | A big source of photographs. Never ending! 

- Interactive Sound Posters | A brilliantly designed campaign for a sound production company.

- Paul Barbera | Nice lifestyle photos.

Enough? Okay, See you soon! xo


Thursday, February 3, 2011


Hello friends.
Tonight I am here to share a little recipe with you. (Dear friends who had asked for it, here it is!) 
I found the original recipe by way of Martha Stewart's website. Unfortunately I don't have the link but I bet you can find it if you search  "Raspberry Marble Cheesecake" or something like that. But it's not important because  my recipe might be a whole different thing! ;)
Anyway! I baked this heavenly delicious cheesecake many times, and every time, I tried to change amount of ingredients. I don't know why I do this, but I think the result will always have a little surprise for you. 

What you need : 

- 1 cup finely ground crackers/biscuits. I've used Petit beurre or a kind of Digestive biscuits. (If you live in Iran, you should definitely use biscuit e madar! It's great.)
- 50 grams melted butter

- 1 cup sugar. You can increase this amount but I like it this way. 
- 500 grams cream cheese. (I use Hochland)
- 1 cup creamy yogurt
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions : 

- Preheat oven to 160°C. 
- Place the paper liners onto the muffin tins. 
- Stir together ground biscuits and melted butter. Place 1 tablespoon crust mixture into bottom of each lined cup and press it firmly. (You can use a drinking glass to press the crumbs down) Bake for about 5 minutes. Leave to cool. 
- Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. With mixer on low speed, add sugar in a steady stream. Add vanilla; mix until well combined. Add Creamy yogurt and mix. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined. 
- Fill the cups with the mixture. Bake until filling is set. 20-25 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate, in tins, at least 4 hours. 

Enjoy it with a hot cup of hazelnut flavored coffee! xoxo


P.S. Some readers think that I am Egyptian. Maybe because of the previous post, which I wish I were more clear about. But anyway, I am one proud Iranian girl, people. And my heart is with anyone who speaks for freedom.