Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Friday

Enjoying my box of Laduree -gifted from my wonderful family member Sajida- while reading my new book 'Secrets' by the author Freya North... Soo far, I'm liking the book, very interesting, although I'm still in the very first few chapters...

Hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend...
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I pretty much prefer not to fry my food as much as I can, since I am trying to stick to my healthy eating habit, so I bake my favorit side dish in the oven. Sweet potato fries is a healthier choice instead of having greasy fries as a comfort food to me, they are low in calories, tastier, sweet, healthier -recommended as a healthy food supplement even for diabetes-...

This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make, it can be served as a side dish or I sometimes eat it as a main dish and dip it with some Chinese/Thai sweet chillie sauce...

Here we go..

  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes,
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Rosemary if desired or any of your favorite herbs mix
  • 4-5 teaspoons Paprika Powder

  • Serves: 2

    Preparation Instructions:

    Line the baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray the paper with a little bit of olive oil spray; so the fries won't stick.

    Preheat oven 200/220C depending on how hot your oven. 

    Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into wedges.

    Put the wedges in a large bowl, add the oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and the rest of the herbs. Mix well to combine all the ingredients, until each and every wedge gets well coated with the olive oil and the rest of the ingredients.

    Arrange the wedges in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. First, bake the fries for 10-15 minutes, then toss them the other side to bake them evenly, and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

    Total baking time should take you approx 20-25 minutes...

    And Voila... Instead of dipping it with ketchup, I love using Chineses sweet chillie sauce as a dip...

    Enjoy =)
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    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    It's Time For A Good Time

    My friend Mahati and the balloons... =D 

    It's one of my best freind's birthday, and we decided to surprise her with a little picnic birthday gathering with our favorite mini cupcakes and some junk... She loved the surprise alot, but there was a teeny weeny problem ............... ; the weather decided to get windy all of a sudden!! I know that we should have checked the weather forecast beforehand... But other than that, it was perfectly funny and soo much fun at the same time, we laughed, froze, and baloons kept popping one at a time -LOOL-...

    Most of the balloons flew and others got popped, even this last one... None of them survived from the wind... =p

    Me and my favorite cuppy cake; Red Velvet... <3

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    Monday, February 20, 2012

    Pastels & Neons

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    Get The Party Started

    So, my blogoversary was on the 15th February 2012 -Here-  me and my beautiful girls wanted to do something fun to capture this special day! Last night, we celebrated it at my place; and I literally thank each and every one of them for everything they have done, had loads of fun I even slept with a big smile on my face, I love you girls soo soo much...

    Check out the pictures of our night..

    My lovely friends brought some beautiful hydrangea flowers, and they totally match my living room =D

    Thank you girls =D

    My beautiful girls goofing around heheh.. I love them soo much... <3

    The beautiful Amal from A Day In The Sandbox blog, I looove her accessories. The ring is from Forever21 and necklace from H&M.

    Dinner Time...

    The other half Maha from A Day In The Sandbox blog baked a yummy brownies pyramid and a mouth watering colorful choco marshmallow loaf... (Tislam yadich =D)

    Let the celebration begin...

    Me... =D

    My friend Maha's sparkly heels

    A BIG thank you to everyone who tweeted me and wished me all the best in my blog's journey! =D


    P.S: Here is what I wore:

    Debenhams Black and Blue Dress
    Mera Necklace
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    Please Fill Up My Cup

    Good afternoon my beautiful readers!

    Sneak Peek!

    Editting this coming post between running errands and cooking lunch for two!

    Happy Monday... <3
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    Saturday, February 18, 2012

    Sugar & Spice: One Year of Blogging

    I know I am 3 days late for this post, but I am excited to share with you guys that on the 15th of February 2012, it was the date where Sugar and Spice turned one, so Happy Belated Birthday to my Baby Blog... =D

    It's been a wonderful year for which I am grateful for, and I would like to thank all my lovely followers and readers for the continuous support, for all the time you spent leaving nice comments, for your visits, keeping in touch with me through emails and Twitter, etc... THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!

    This blog has been my diary for my personal stuff, photography, beauty, health, food, fashion, etc -Totally Random Stuff-. I am used to adding posts to it almost regularly, I feel like there is something wrong if I don't add a new post for more than one week. One day while I was typing one of my posts, my laptop out of nowhere shut itself down and I wasn't able to re-open it, I got really upset and paranoid which ruined my mood for a whole day -but eventually I took it to the laptop's shop and got it fixed the same day-, yes guys I am that attached to it. Especially when I have found so many amazing people through my past year of blogging, and I even had the pleasure of meeting some of you.

    The pictures below were taken in the garden in this beautiful weather, it's a teeny weeny birthday celebration with red velvet cupcakes...

    Once again, thanks for everything. Oh and one more thing, there will be an exciting post coming your way which I know that you Girls will love, so stay tuned my lovelies... I have a feeling that this year will be even better inshallah...

    Love you guys,


    P.S: Here is what I wore:

    What I wore:
    ASOS shirt
    River Island neon pink snood
    TopShop jeans
    Miss Selfridge flats
    Electric blue nails by GOSH, OH MY GOSH mini nail polish collection
    Versace for H&M bracelet

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    Friday, February 17, 2012

    New Year, New Blog Address

    Well hello my lovely readers, I know it's been almost a whole week since my last blog post. I apologize for that, but I am back with a new shorter blog address, but it still has to do with Sugar & Spice... Since we are still in the beginning of the year, one of my 2012 resolutions is to enhance and do some positive changes to my blog. By that, I have listed few subpoints to accomplish my objective, starting with shortening my blog address, which was a  huge burden on me. 

    To make it much easier for me and for you my lovely followers and readers, I have made a little tweak to my blog address... So, instead of the previous long address , I am soo excited to inform you that this is my new short and easy blog address:

    Honestly, now I feel so happy and relieved with this mini change... Hope you guys are enjoying your weekend, have fun and be safe...
    P.S: I will also be sharing new exciting post soon for you guys, so stay tuned... =D

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    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Happy Valentine's Day

    Some of the gifts that I got for my hubby...

    This year I didn't buy my hubby an expensive gift like I always do! I thought this year I should get him something that has a sentimental value and he would appreciate the idea of it... So I decided to buy him something that he was searching for -for almost 2 months-, and yes, I found it easily for him and will give it to him as a valentine gift; which I know he will be surprised and happy about it. But that's not the only thing I got, I also bought a lot of other things which are affordable that he likes, I gathered them all together nicely with some heart shaped milk chocolate and a cute card. I will give it to him once he reach home after I cook his favorite lunch -Oh and ofcourse I will shower and look good directly after cooking, hahah-...

    Incase you are wondering why is there's a not clear picture of a starring cat with a 100 Qatari Riyal in his head doing here!! Hahahha, well it's my mother's cat... This is my mom's way of saying happy v-day to me and my sister via BBM... Such a cute mother, I love you mamaaa and miss you soo much <3

    Happy Valentine's Day to all of you my lovely readers... May your life be filled with lots of love, health, and happiness!

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    Friday, February 10, 2012


    Hi my lovies, so I was youtubing for some ideas on how to adapt positive thinking and gain better habits, and I came across this video about "Validation". It is one of the most important emotional skills, which is validating someone's feelings. And when we validate that someone, we help them feel heard, acknowledged, understood and accepted.

    It is a must watch video, a little bit long, but has an amazing effect. I am thinking of doing it from time to time... =)

    Please check it out till the end, and let me know what you guys think of this video? 

    Hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend and spreading some love everywhere you go... <3
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    Thursday, February 09, 2012

    Social Media Awards

    Me and my lovely friend Mahati were invited to the annual Social Media Awards ceremony that was held yesterday at Sofitel Hotel in Zallaq. This event is patronized by his Excellency Shaikh Fawaz Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa; the President of the Information Affairs Authority (IAA).

    In this lovely event, we got the opportunity to see and meet some of the great people here in Bahrain all under one roof. The event started with a few speeches given by his Excellency Sh. Fawaz Al Khalifa followed by Suhail Algosaibi's speech. After the speech, the presenters have announced the winners of the most effective users of the social media who have contributed positively in this field and they were honored by Shaikh Fawaz Al Khalifa. The bloggers that I follow and I am absolutely in love with are The Makeup Manual , Suhail Al Gosaibi and Rshrsho's Sofa have been awarded last night at the SMA for the "Bloggers" category and I am very happy and proud of them... <3 

    My drink...

     His Excellency Shaikh Fawaz Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa giving his speech

     Suhail Algosaibi's speech

    Shaikh Khalid Al Khalifa giving his speech after being honored with two awards, well deserved... =D

    And here is what we're wearing:

    I was wearing:
    Balenciaga dress
    Forever 21 coat
    Aldo nude pumps -which are not shown in the pictures-
    Chanel Bag


    Mahati was wearing:
    Tory Burch Dress
    Marks & Spencer stockings
    River Island trench coat
    H&M Booties
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    Monday, February 06, 2012

    Weekend Randoms

    Good afternoon loves!!

    I took this past weekend off of blogging and texting -It was really difficult being away from these two-, but I had a wonderful weekend and thought of sharing it with you guys. Since we had this short holiday, me and my hubby stayed a couple of nights at The Ritz Carlton Hotel and Sofitel for a change... It was like our teeny weeny getaway, so here are some random photos of our little trip...

    The Ritz Carlton Hotel

    My hubby, flipping the menu to choose what to eat for lunch; Room service food is always perfect... <3

     Mozzarella cheese sticks for our starter, It was DELICIOUS <3

    For my main course it was penne pasta with chicken and mushroom, my hubby had a burger with fries, both were sooooo gooood!!!

    Beautiful Flamingos, couldn't take a better shot of them, cause it was early in the morning and most of them were asleep...

    The beach

     I only took a picture of What I wore on the first day at the Ritz:
    Zara Swan dress
    Miss Selfridge elastic black belt with a gold shell

    Time to sleep

    Our 2nd destination was to Sofitel...

    Some of my stuff

    Our beautiful prestige bedroom

    The balcony overlooking the beautiful view of the pool and beach

    Their products were from L'OCCTTANE, the scent was lemony citrussy and very refreshing

    Sofitel has this Moroccan designs that I really love 

     Macaroons, from the Macaroons shop they have in the lobby

     And ofcourse my favorite; Moroccan tea <3

     That day, the sky was filled with soo many tiny clouds, I had to take a picture of that. Very beautiful..
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