I’m still going with my Year of Firsts resolution. Every day I try and do something new, to keep me fresh and alive. Let’s dive back into it!
Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve ever had a Tropical flavoured Starburst.
First time seeing and buying Eid cards in a store. It felt nice to be included.
I’ve never had Guava tea before. I think the aroma was more guava-like than the flavour, but I’m not complaining.
This is the first time I’ve seen this ad. I’ve heard and read about CoolSculpting before and never really thought much of it. I did give a funny look at this poster when seeing the top lady and definitely laughed out loud by the “Don’t try this at home” disclaimer in small print.
This was my first time baking cinnamon rolls. Is there anything better than warm pastries? Because they were so warm out of the oven, the icing just melted and looks funny. Please disregard the old pan, it’s been through a lot, but it’s the best.
This is the first time I’ve used one of those apps to filter me into someone else, in this instance a pirate. The filter suggestions were… interesting.
This is my first lazy attempt at making energy/fat balls. Tastier than they look, I promise.
Many will try, but no one will ever make a peanut butter cup like Reese’s. Gave these Trader Joe’s version a try, they weren’t bad.
Usually, when we make Muhamar/Musakhan we go with a flatbread option, but this time we tried to make them into rolls to stay on the lighter side for Ramadan. Yummy.
First time having this variety of Icelandic water.
Found these at the Dollar Tree. They were tasty but oh so salty.
This is the first time I tried braiding my hair since my haircut. Having short hair is quite the adjustment.
I used to play around with copying Arabic calligraphy I found online all the time. I’ve been seriously out of practice. I tried giving this block type for the first time. It’s not quite what I want it to be. I should really practice more.
Don’t laugh at me. I took an old pic of my grandparents and followed this Photoshop tutorial. The photo actually looks a lot better than what it once was, but I’m not sure the techniques used in the tutorial were exactly what this photo needed. I’m trying to learn.
We were gifted a container of cookies and this was the only cookie with pistachios in it. It’s certainly not the first time I’ve had a cookie stuffed with pistachios, but it is the first time I’ve been gifted a cookie with pistachios. I wish there were more.
First time giving myself a flower crown. Everyone does it and it’s not really my thing, but I wanted to see what it looked like.
Usually, when making a salad I go for chicken, sometimes fish and occasionally steak. But this recipe for a ground beef based salad was pleasantly delightful even if it looks like a mess.
More sweets as gifts. This is a combination or twist of ma’amoul and harisa. So sweet.
This is the first time I’ve fasted all of Ramadan in the summer season. I had to stop a few years ago because I was having blackouts while summer fasting. It’s still a struggle but I’m getting better.
Eid is upon us and if you’re interested, you can support my adventures or gift me some new items to try and add to my Year of Firsts.
Peace and Pistachios,