Sunday, February 24, 2013

My week in pictures.....

Warning! Photos overload........lolz.
The week has gone ..the work at office was very hectic and so i was looking forward to my weekend badly...but still lil do i get the me time ..

Few of my lovely week pics..

my kiddo annual day function at his day care center...his best buddies for ever..he's been with them since one and half year old and now he's going to be six...(yes, my kids in day care since one year, it was a very sad decision but i had no choice being working mom and no one at home to take care of....but looking back i feel that was a right move...)

My two babies...the lil one's is my sis's son and he is so naughty..isn't it obvious from the pic..he he ..

was craving some potato and veggies had an quick idea to roast them.. lil olive oil, paprika, pepper powder, oregano and salt is all you need to make this yummy side dish. Mix them all together and microwave (540W) and grill at combi mode ...ready in 15 mins..

dish ready just out of it as such or with hot chapati's..i prefer as such... 

went to the amusement park set up near a local was a fun time sitting in the rides although at the end, hubby and me were a bit dizzy but out kid was insisting to have more, but we were not in our right senses to have had to refuse him...(we could not let him alone, he is too young and too mischievous to rely on him to be quiet on the rides),,lolz..

 view taken from giant wheel..god knows how i managed to get these pics clicked as i was screaming the most while riding.. 

see..not a tiny bity of fear while sitting on the rides..his mamma was screaming on top of her voice...

tried a new marinade for the chicken this time, not the usual tandoori one, was bored of the same tandoori marinade..the chicken turned out delicious . This marinade is prepared by grinding coriander leaf, paprika, barbeque sauce (i had some left over so used it), salt, vinegar, pepper powder, cinnamon and lil oil. Marinate overnight and then use the microwave (540W) and grill combi for 15 mins turning in between once. It's so yummy and gets ready so fast...

Rice pulav to go with the chicken...and this is the best way i can get my kid have his veggies..i add them all in the pulav (i used french beans, carrot, cabbage, potato and soya granules this time). this is also an amazing quick dish, all goes in the cooker with water, salt, coriander powder, biryani masala and just one whistle is all you need..

went to the local exhibition set up near by....i like these bangles to go with my casuals and jeans...paid 100 Rs / 2 $ (i tried to negotiate but the sales man was not budging..since i liked it..i could not just pass it. i know its bit pricey for this but i had been looking for this design and could not get what i wanted anywhere else...i like the mix of the metals just had to buy..

another buy on a was on a sale for rs 50 only for took it.. 

the neck piece is from shoppers stop. had visited the mall this week and they were running a sale..i picked it up assuming this would be also for some percent off too..but during checkout, the sales person said this one was a fresh collection and so no offer..was reluctant to pass of and finally bought for rs 299 / approx 5 $

This is what me and my hubby won during the kids annual day fest...there was some entertainment programme for the parents too. few couples were called and asked to do a task and we were the winners...yippee.....

finally, i got some time to clean my masala storage rack...i love this in my kitchen as it has all the masalas together what i require on daily basis  but it was getting a bit dirty by frequent use...and as usual was putting off cleaning time for working mothers to get in to all these u see..but finally i managed...its looking new now..

got some new curtains for my living room.... had been long wanting to have these soft light curtains but they were a bit pricey..Guess what, the Home Stop was running a sale of 50% off, and these were up for half the price...had to grab it...(sale price: 700 Rs each, MRP: 1400 Rs each)...

ain't they the morning, the rays come  straight through them..and its so bright in the living happy they were on sale..

come visit me next week with new pics of the week....

hope you had a great weekend too... :) 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Giveaway hosted by Indian Vanity Case

One of my Fav beauty blogger, Cynthia Z from Indian Vanity Case is hosting a give away on her blog. 

Just click the link to enter the giveaway and win an amazing Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette!

Its so amazing! i have also participated in this giveaway..
i have never won anything before and so much looking forward to this .. i am not a cosmetics person but i love the shades and def want to try one..

This giveaway ends on 05/05  and that's my b'day.....That would be the best gift i can have...keeping my finger crossed till then...
so guys hurry up and follow the instructions to be fulfilled for this giveaway..who knows, u can be the lucky one...

if u win, share the prize with me bcoz i said u abt it , right? he he ..just kidding..

also do not forget to chk out her site..its amazing ..i happened to get know by chance but iam already hooked on to it..very simple and sweet here to go to the blog..

keep coming back for more..

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thrift finds: Series 1

Few weeks (probably good 1-2 months back),  i had gone shopping nothing particular in mind and ended up buying these items from a local shopping place nearby and at an amazingly low price...i definitely love what i got...(I am not an impulsive or an expensive shopper...i cannot and don't like to spend on expensive stuff....Thrift finds always cheers me up!)

First find: A lovely large soft black bag. 
It cost me only Rs 500 (on sale). The actual shop cost was around 900 rs. It was a clearance sale and i am already liking this bag. i have started using it as my office bag and stuff it with lot many things. I carry every day to office along with all other ladies stuffs..

The inside is quite spacious which i why i chose it..
i am always attracted to large bags.

The ruffles line in front is quite catchy and attractive..
it does not belong to any particular brand, just a small time brand but its sturdy (i am telling this because i had been using this for over a month now with all the stuff packed and it still very strong..)

Second find, a Mason jar

I had seen these jars in so may blogs and its utilities..i had always wanted these..i got these for only Rs 100 (i actually do not know for how much price they come for here, but the price i felt was quite cheap and reasonable and moreover i wanted to own one since long!). I use them to keep my oreo biscuits and they remain fresh and crispy for a longer time now..i place them on my dining table to be visible for my son and he can get his hand on them whenever he feels like...

Third find: A Vov brand nail paint in baby pink..i love this color (i know most girls do..).i got this for Rs 50. This is the price they come bargain in this. while looking for other stuff , i chanced upon this and ended up buying it..

i am not a big nails keeper and no hand model. Moreover i never have had any fancy manicures and pedicure done but i like keeping my nails and hands pretty now and then as i am working and sometimes i feel it cuts a very good presentation...i work on computers so whenever i sit and type, i like it, what i see on my fingers..quite elegant hands makes u feel good!

have decided to take care of them more often!

That's it for today...i have many other stuff too.. will post sometime later..

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beauty Tip_How to revive your dried Gel Liner

Hello back to blogging again after a short break..i enjoy blogging and have so many things to blog but i find it very difficult to take time out for after i get back from work. even week offs are busy for a mom..

so here i have sneaked in a teeny weeny time and sharing with you one awesome tip i came across while reading though few blogs..(I love READING blogs!)

How to revive a dried up gel eyeliner..i know gel eyeliners are amazing but expensive..also they have the tendency to get dried up easily and you dont even feel like throwing it away after paying so much for it..i myself use a L'oreal Gel eyeliner and no doubt its good but definitely over priced so i cant even think what would i do if it ever dries up..Thank God, i chanced upon this very inexpensive idea or may be we can call it a home remedy..

You need:

Dried up gel eyeliner
Vaseline (yep! that why i called a hom remedy..almost all Indian homes have a vaseline small bottle /lip balm throughout the year)

Sharing the pics and u can easily get the idea... (courtesy blogger sunaa:

Fantabulous! isn't it..Now i really don't have to worry if ever it happens! Thanks sunaa..

A detailed step by step guide.. 

Luv..i will share more keep visiting.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I am inspired by....

I love reading blogs specially on home organisation, family and recipes ..and so many things they have to share..i always start with reading my fav blogs and end up getting linked to more wonderful new blogs...i have a long list of blogs i like to read and do and follow thinsg mentinoned in there..

One of my favorite blogger is Veronica and you will find her blog here. She is an avid blogger and her blog is all about thrift finds, organizing and many of her inspiring D.I.Y projects. I have to read her blog daily just in case i miss any updates...she is an amazing blogger. 

she gets herself so many  things from thrift stores and gets them transformed in to an wonderful new look saving herself a lot of money..she has inspired me in many ways as a homemaker and how saving every dime is important and also showing ways how you can do it..

For an Indian, buying from thrift stores / second hand items is still considered a taboo or is for the low class .... To get an Indian upper income class or an elite class to purchase a second hand or a thrift seems to be completely unthinkable...even many times me and my hubby were hesitant to get used items thinking it would look unglamorous and less appealing, but reading through veronica's blog, i was quite surprised how you can transform a trash worthy thing in to something of a praise worthy home decor.. she is one gifted lady..

i have posted few of my fav pics from her blog to give you an idea what she writes about..( i really got to learn many things as a home maker form her and i definitely want to share her blog and all wonderful blogs in here in one place for me and for all you other Indian homemakers...)

Thrift find which was going in to trash

A praise worthy transformation

Another thrift find..i too need it for my home! i love it so much

Such a beautiful bedroom decor..wish we had such spacious houses here..

Another organizing idea! i am so much inspired..

Beautiful dressers, i wish i had in my hoe..but small spaces cannot afford that..someday def i am going to have one such thing..and that too thrifted..

DIY project..working on earrings display shelf from a trashed photo inspiring i know how to spend my free times..

The earring display shelf...turned out so good..

Few more DIY pics for the coming valentines.. you can chk these out at her blog..

Closet organisation ideas for kids...i am in for it..i wish i had one of these..aren't they worth drooling over..again i wish i had ample of space in my house to arrange things this way..

Toys organizer from a cold drink rack box..who would have thought of this? looking pretty displayed on wall..

Some thrift finds for home decor..

Do keep coming back, i will be sharing all the inspiring blog and their idea with you...i will be trying too and you will find me blogging about it too..

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