Finally!!! Here it is .. the news that I said I would share with you guys soon.. We are moving to Canada. That is also one of the reasons why things are a bit slow here right now. We have been trying to figure out the move and all the hoopla that goes with it. transferring, packing, moving, trashing, cleaning and everything. My husband’s got a work assignment in Edmonton,CA for a one year and we are super excited to take on this adventure. I have never been to Canada before but I’ve heard its very beautiful. I do plan to continue blogging from there. You guys are in for more of travel posts as we plan to explore this country in the limited time that we have. Yes! all those national parks, mountain ranges, hikes, camps and more.Continue Reading
Hey guys here are some fun watercolor florals free downloads for you guys. You could use them as desktop wallpapers or art prints or find more creative solutions to use them. Here are a few ideas I posted to lemon thistle a while ago.
Print 1, Print2, Print3, Print4, Print5, Print6, Print 7
Note: all the prints are for personal use only and should not be used for resale or commercial purposes.
Just tried this cinnamon brown shade new hair color from wella over the weekend and I’am loving it! It’s always been difficult to choose a hair color which would go well with my dark hair. But I really like this one. I read somewhere that you should always match the hair color to the color hues found in your eyes. But I really don’t know how much of that is true. A lot of websites give you shade options depending on the type of skin you have too.
Experimenting with my hair is something I’ve always been open to. Some how I just feel if something goes wrong you could re-color it or even chop it off. And if that goes wrong too, you know its gonna grow back, right?. I mean I would anytime choose coloring my hair purple as opposed to getting a tattoo. That is bit scary to me since I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of commitment as yet. Maybe someday I will. But seriously for those of you who really want to get new hair color or highlights or streaks with a bit bolder color choices, go ahead and do it. And to all my friends who have asked me this before, yes it does dry out your hair a bit but if you condition them properly, you are good to go. Just use the right shampoos, conditioners and serums out there which are specially made to take care of colored hair.
Until next time…
I just love beautifully decorated cakes specially the themed ones like this one. I have tried my hand at decorating with fondant before but have not been that successful. The closest I have come to decorating was this mother’s day cake. I have to admit though that I love decorating baked goods more than baking them Ha! I don’t usually bake a lot but love to make cakes for friends and family. One such special occasion was my very good friend’s birthday.
Last week when we went shopping and she was looking for a kate spade scalloped purse which unfortunately she did not find in the stores. Kate Spade is one of our favorite brands and we love the colors they use. That’s when I decided I would love to make a cake with that theme for her upcoming birthday. So I decided to give my fondant decorating skills another try to make this DIY kate spade themed cake. I was happy with the way it turned out. I still have a long (I mean like really long) way to go but I’m getting there.
Hey guys I’m super stoked and excited to be sharing my DIY project on one of my favorite blog, Designlovefest today!
The inspiration for this DIY Taco Stand came from a dinner party I hosted recently. Tacos was one of the items I was serving and just did not have anything to serve it on. At the time I managed by putting a tooth-pick through to hold them together. I know a lot of times all the ingredients are kept on the table and people just pick and make their own tacos. However, I just wanted to serve the stacked tacos as there were other dishes on the table too and I kind of wanted everything to look neat and less messy.
It is a super easy and very functional project. Head on over to designlovefest for all the info and a step by step tutorial.
Hello ya’ll ! I’m back after a break of almost a month. Just wanted to step back and come up with some new ideas to share on the blog. Also we are moving to a different city pretty soon so was busy with all things that go with that (more on this later). But today I’m sharing a Mushroom Garlic Pasta recipe(one of my favorites) with ya! I LOVE making this in summer with fresh farm mushrooms and sweet juicy cherry tomatoes. I’m a sucker for Italian recipes and can have pasta dishes all day, everyday. How I wish that could be possible but carbs are not that kind to me and neither does the metabolism help in any way. So I’m constantly looking for substitutes and recipes which are a healthier versions of my guilty pleasures.
I have visited New York a number of times now but I still remember my first visit and how I fell in LOVE with this city. Although the reasons for travel have been many including friends, work or even a travel pit stop or change of flights. I remember this one time when I had two days to myself just to wander around. There was no agenda, no meetings or anything and it was just me strolling the streets with my camera and clicking away. Most of the times I prefer doing non touristy things (unless it’s something very famous and worth seeing) and explore the streets of the city. So, I decided to do a little experiment and capture the city of New York in Black and White. Why, you ask? well follow along and I’ll tell you!
I did not have a blog at the time so I haven’t posted these pics before. But just the other day I was going through my photo archives when I came across them. And thought I had to share them with you guys and tell y’all about my experience.
New York is an extremely busy city with all sorts of noises, traffic, people, buildings, graffiti, street artist, restaurants, billboards etc. Sometimes when there is so much going it’s easy to miss the finer details. As humans scientifically too, we are biased towards certain colors or our eyes get attracted to certain colors and unintentionally we may miss out on our other surroundings. This happens to me a lot, I’m attracted to pinks, reds and yellows and all shades of these colors before I even notice anything else. There is an exercise you could do with your phones to find out what you are attracted to. Just choose a random street and click lots of pictures of what you think are most attractive. Come home and print them out. You will definitely find a pattern. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong in being attracted to certain colors. That’s how we all are wired I guess. But when you remove the color and start seeing things in monochrome, that’s when the eyes are not biased and you start noticing shapes and structures, contrasts and brightness. I wanted to see this beautiful city with a completely new outlook. And did I succeed? you bet!