Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dream Fulfiiled

this is where i had been
for past few days

this cottage was our home

 for few days

i had dreamt of

staying in a place like this ,long time back
now i know how it feels
when dreams are fulfilled ;-)

linking this one to
The Weekly Story 59 hosted by Colours Dekor.
thats all guys,take care and happy blogging.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Weekly Story 57 - glimpse of my home

I got several decor items from Delhi ,
decked up my home this week
sharing pics with you all
First pic is of the handpainted Ganehsa on Canvas
have stuck the decor strings with help of Blue tac in between the pics
Second pic is of the corner table kept near the window
Third pic is of the corner shelf kept at the entrance
have stuck golden beaded strings on the adjacent wall
Fourth pic is of the kitchen entrance ,
bandhanwar on top is from Ahmedabad,gift from my mother
side string i got from Chandni Chowk
Fifth pic is of the entrance

pot is from deepawali mela delhi,and the decor on the entrance door from delhi.
lemon and  green chili hanging is gift from my sis,.:-)
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The Weekly Story 57 hosted by Colours Dekor.
thats all friends ,take care and happy blogging,..;

Friday, November 11, 2011

this moment

this moment - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember

Friday, October 21, 2011

Festive Decor for Deepawali

I know its insane to do such things when theres no time
specially when i am so busy cleaning,packing and doing other chores
but still i managed to do this festive decor with whatever i had

just to feel festive and good,..
For the deepawali decor

handpainted diyas
dupatta
flowers
ganesha idol
tea lights
For the diyas

i painted the diyas with golden acrylic acolour
then decked it up with silver glitter pen
and pink paint glue pen
left them for drying overnight
For the deepawali hamper for friends

kept some candles,chocolate and handpainted diyas  in a basket ;-)
Thats all guys wish all the readers of Notyet100hub Subh Deepawali 2011

Linking this to
In the Spotlight of Spooks and Sparkles hosted by Colours Dekor.
A bit of India in my home hosted by The Key Bunch.
Thats all guys,will catch up with you all once i am back from India
take care and happy blogging.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Festive week- The Weekly Story 53

Last week was spent in preparation for Karwa Chauth
decked home with this simple rangoli
prepared this thali for Karwa Chauth
and applied mehendi too .

Went for Sai Babas pooja at friends place

sharing pictures of decor

Linking this post to
The Weekly Story 53 hosted by Colours Dekor.
In the Spotlight - of Spooks and Sparkles hosted by Colours Dekor.
September Carnival - A bit of India in my home hosted by The Key Bunch.
Thats all friends,wish you all happy week ahead,..:-)
take care and Happy Blogging.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Books i read,..Weekly Story 52

After a long time i managed to read some books :-) and they all were good

Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Morgan - i just love cupcakes so if you guys love cupcakes,do read this one ,this book is about Issy Randall whose childhood is spent in her Grandpas bakery ,stuck in a dull city job she decides to open her own cafe ,this one is how about she opens her own cupcake cafe with help of her friends and ya theres some recipes too which would leave you drooling or maybe inspire you to bake your own cupcakes,..;-)
Queen of Dreams by Chitra Divakurani this one is about Rakhi who is divorcee and single  mother staying in newyork and about her mother who can interpret dream .Rakhi longs for her mothers love who is in her own world of dreams.Rakhi comes to know about her mothers life through her journals after her death,and how her journals bring new hope in her life when september 11 attacks happen.This one is about food too ,theres a chai shop owned by Rakhi and her friend which in some time gets converted into a snacks bar by Rakhis father,this one is about finding love in unexpected situations and about lifes blessings,.
Sill reading Your roots are showing by Elise Chidley ,...
Thats all friends ,take care and Happy Blogging
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The Weekly Story 52 hosted by Colours Dekor.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Navratri Rangoli

Today is eight day of Navratri
decked up the entrance

 with this simple rangoli
how i did
for the rangoli have used rangoli sieve
arranged rose petals all around
and some tea lights .
for the side
in a glass bowl have kept floating lotus
and sides flowers are kept
this is how it looked all together

For Phalahar Navratri recipes check this post
wish all the readers Happy Navratri
Linking this post to
The weekly story 51 hosted by Colours Dekor.
take care and happy blogging,

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My zone,my spce,..for in the spotlight

When Patricia came up with the theme of  In the Zone i truly luved it,..
so todays post gonna be of my spcae,..;-)
this is where i blog ,thats my bedside table

More than blogging i luv bloghopping ie reading my favourite blogs on my ipad
this one is my favourite space specially when my son is sleeping and i have done all the chores

for reading books this is my favourite corner

this is the photo box which i made to click snaps,..

and this is the  shelf where i keep my idea books,journal ,planner and other knick knacks
thats all friends,linking this post to
In the spotlight - in the zone hosted by Colours dekor.
wish you all happy festival,..,see you all soon,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Book i read - A Disobedient Girl

A disobedient girl  written by Ru Freeman is

story of Latha and Biso who are the protagonist of the books,while Biso runs away from her husband  with her childrensfor a better life in the hills ,Latha is struggling to carve a niche for herself in the rich mans house where she works as a servant,Latha longs for simple things like soap,lime juice which she is deprived but still somehow she manages to fulfil her wishes,What happens when Biso boards the train changes her life and her childrens too,story is set in coastal town of Srilanka and Colombo .I had read about Sambol before but while reading this book i got inspired to prepare to some for myself too inspired by Latha who feeds her children rice,onion sambol and dried fish most of the time and thats what she packes in banana leaves when she flees from her home.
Thats all friends
take care and happy blogging ;-)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ipad Cover from Denim

This weekend i recycled my old denim
and stitched this for my ipad

did some embroidery
some beads
some colour
and this was ready
Linking this post to
The Weekly Story 47  at Colours Dekor.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ganesha on Canvas with Acrylic

Remember Ganesha which i did in April
it was my dream to complete the series
of Ganesha with musical instruments
I am so happy that i completed the series today

have placed them in one corner of the wall

Thats all friends,wish all Happy Ganesha Chaturthi
another set of Ganesha Paintings blogged here
linking this post to The Weekly Story  46 hosted by Colours Dekor
take care and Happy Festival

Monday, August 29, 2011

DIY - Cupcake Box

This weekend i had to gift cupcakes to my friend

for the cupcake box
cardboard box(i recycled which i had at home )
aluminium foil
cardboard strips
silver straw for decoration
transparent sheet to cover

how i did
place two cardboard strips to create partition
line with aluminium foil
place the silver straw
place the cupcakes in the space created by the partition
cover with transparent sheet.


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The Weekly Story 46 hosted by Patricia of Colours Dekor

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Shelf stories at our home ;-)

The theme for In the Spotlight is Shelf Stories hosted by Patricia of Colours Dekor .
I am sharing two of my favourite shelves :-)

this one i have kept at the entrance
Big Ganesha is from Delhi
Wooden ganesha from Bali
middle rack has Dwarkadhish statue
gifted by my mom :-)
i keep changing the arrangement
festival time this shelf looks like this
silver Ganesha Lakshmi are gifted by my mom
bronze one is gift from my sister in law
black statue of Ganesha i got from Bintan

and this one is my pantry shelve which i recently got
i guess you all know about my luv for cooking ;-)

this one was on my mind since a preety long time
inspired from the kitchens i see in blogosphere
i wanted one for my pantry too ;-)

Thats all guys,..:-)
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Weekly wrap up 45 - Book i read

Book i read this week

The Marraige Bureau for Rich People - by Farhad Zama
The story is set in coastal town  Visakhapatnam which is major sea port on the south east coast of India.The main characters are Mr Ali. who owns the marraige bureau ,his son Farhan who works for various NGOs and Aruna who works as assistant at the marraige bureau.Book starts with the opening of the Marraige Bureau,in the midst Farhad takes us to attend Muslim wedding and the book ends with Hindu wedding with vivid description of clothes,food and custom.While reading the book i felt as if i am attending the wedding;-)
this one is light one perfect for weekend read,.;-)
linking this to Weekly wrap up 45 at Colours Dekor
thats all guys ,take care ,see you all soon,.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weekly story 44

Last week read these two awesome books

The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafaq - story is set in Istanbul ,and each chapter starts with a ingredient like cinnamon,cardamom,truly luved this book,vivid description of food,culture ,lifestyle .Story has two main characters Asya and Armanoush,while Asya is born and brought up in Istanbul ,Armanoush is Armenian American.What happens when they meet ,how their belief change this is what the book is about,..
Recipe for Life by Nicky Pellegrino - " I think cooking is the most intimate thing you can do for someone ,'he said softly .'I make something for you with my hands and hen you put it inside your body.What could be more intimate thant that ?' Quote from the book :-)
this one is again about women and for women,if you guys luv food specially italian then you have to read this book,while reading this book i felt as if i was in Villa Rosa at Triento.
some of the quotes which were really inspiring from the book Recipes for Life
-Your time is limited so dont waste it living someone else's life .
-The thing about working a lot is that you never have a chance to worry about things that have happened or   things that are going to happen.It forces you to live in the moment.
- " Do you ever get a sense of detachment from your own life ? So often i do something like put my keys in the door and can't quiet believe it's my door and my life."
Sharing with you all some clicks of Visual art from Esplanade



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