Weekly Photo Challenge : Broken

Petra in Jordan..Amazing place!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Broken.”



Weekly Photo Challenge : Enveloped

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Enveloped.”


With every gasp of air

Sweat comes down to my neck

like a sword piercing through my heart

finding needle to my vein

enveloped my feelings of fear..

alone in this room

tears fell down on my cheeks

not of loneliness but of pain..

i know this too, will pass..

It did!



Homemade cookies: try out#3 Nutty Cookies


I’ve experimented cookies made of “gluten-free “flour and almond meal. Not that I am allergic to it but to know the difference between… all-purpose flour ,gluten-free  flour and almond meal.

IMG_1113Or.. joining the so-called fad and crazy diet? :-)

What is gluten? Gluten is the Protein content found in wheat flour. I know, we need protein in our diet  and there’s always a benefit and downsides of it.

Did I succeed?  Well, not sure yet but it seems the texture of all-purpose flour is better but in taste it seems, the same. Maybe I need more try outs before I can really know the difference.DSC_8174nutty

Anyhow, yesterday I made a nutty cookies, I used pistachio,almond and sesame seeds. I also topped it with strawberry jam.


Ladies, am I making another fifty cookies challenge ? NOPE! just making it in my free time!



Homemade Cookies: Try out #2 Almond Cookies (Gluten Free)

made of almond meal and gluten free flour

made of almond meal
and gluten free flour

Homemade Cookies try out #1-Peanut butter oatmeal cookies


Weekly photo Challenge : intricate

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.”

Sometimes when I’m alone, I spent my time doing colourful painting, anything that will lighten my mood :-) For me as an amateur painter, I consider this “intricate” as complicated as my thoughts :-)








Mixed Generation for DIY cut out shirt Challenge

Summer is just around the corner..time to accept the DIY cut out shirt challenge!

What happens when a mixed generation collides? hahaha mixed generations? well..ages from 10-62 yrs old :-)

Just look at the pictures and let me know what you think?

cut out shirt20

thinking and trying! seriously :-)

cutting out old shirts - family bonding time!

cutting out old shirts – family bonding time!







challenging oneself

challenging oneself

cut out with loom bands

cut out with loom bands


Is it only for the young ones?

cut out jeans?

cut out jeans?

cut out jeans are not only for the teens, true or false? well, beautybeyondfifty thinks otherwise!


See the young and the crazy young alike adult hehehehe :-)


Well, ladies as I always say..ENJOY have fun!



Weekly photo Challenge: motion

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”

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Where is the bike lane?

When laziness comes there’s no excuses for a bulging tummy :-) yay! So I pushed myself to get up early morning to do stretching and hopefully get my butt into my routine exercise, not even my gold gym membership helps! no motivation? or just plain laziness? Call it whatever you like but there’s something that got my attention lately.

The  bike rental station in Al Rawdha walkway

Flex bike

Flex bike

I googled the website http://jeddah.flexxbike.com/faqs.html

It is a solar-powered station where one can rent the bike, it says one hour is free and the succeeding per hour is 10 SR.

There will be four stations and the bike can be returned to any stations.


It seems a great idea to pump one’s body into active mood but I wonder where is the bike lane? The walkway is full of walkers and joggers enthusiast, to have bikers on the same place would be a menace if not disastrous.If you live in Jeddah for many years, you know what I am talking about.


I went out early for a walk and few people were also getting ready for morning exercise :-) Oh yes! Ladies are fully covered with abaya while walking. The walkway is the safest place for a lady to walk alone and hoping no bikers will be allowed in the area.

There’s even a box of cold water , no seller around ,just a small money box..if your honest you can slip in a riyal for a bottle :-) and tissue box for free!

Sad thing, there are people who can’t be bothered to throw their empty bottles into the trash can (there are thrash can everywhere) all you have to do is walk to the bin ! (you’re here anyway for that purpose) WALK!

So now,you know what i am talking about..we need DISCIPLINE..AWARENESS..RESPONSIBILITY!

I hope the bikers, will find their lane ..although as of this writing I haven’t seen a biker yet :-) thanks goodness!

Ladies, let me know if you find the bikers lane :-)



Weekly Photo Challenge – afloat

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Afloat.”

bubble in a glass of water

pearl drop1


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