"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique" – A Walt Disney Quote

Holiday Cheer on Canvas

Holidays are just fabulous and especially the ones around Christmas. Streets, malls, offices, homes are just filled with high spirits. Families coming together, buying gifts, wrapping them with beautiful paper, aromas of all spices and cranberries mixing together and everything lovely and exotic. Oh yeah, I just love it.

With Christmas just two days away, we have our Christmas tree lighted and presents wrapped for the kids and dinner done early, hubby and I thought we’l attack a project we had been meaning to do together for the longest of the time.

Ok, think of all beautiful colors on a white canvas. A 64 Crayon Crayola box, pick out the most vibrant colors, stick them on the canvas and melt them with a heat gun. Voila.

It’s like bringing a variety of personalities together in a space and creating an interesting chemistry and letting it flow.

All of you peeps, Happy Holidays and Spread the Cheer !!

Green is for “Go”……Go Green !!

There are so many extraordinary ways to come together and work to make a difference to the Planet Earth. Infact, if you look up; this Earth Day there were more than a 100 million acts and each one of these acts was an inspiration to ordinary individuals to spur action against climate change and Earth’s crises.

My mini contribution was to take my family to the Chattahoochee Nature Center for their “Earth Day Kids Fest with Captain Planet Foundation” event. It was not a direct contribution to the nature; but just being for such awareness raising fun events , I think it brought us nature loving people one step closer to realizing – How with all our busy lives and routines, we just take our Mother Earth for granted and fall short in giving back the love it gives us.

My 3 year old son enjoyed the visit a lot. He learnt a few fun projects to help the planet. Along with him, we did too.  There were many interactive booths and exhibits from local groups and environmental organizations.

There was one indoor exhibit, that I know he loved a lot. It was a theme relating to water conservation. There was a nice demonstration of how clouds provide with rain water and how rain water falls into this metal basin, representing a river and finally accumulates into bigger water bodies; and how dams help control how much water accumulates. Additionally, they try to demonstrate how a faucet left open carelessly wastes such an important resource and necessity t mankind. Being a 3 year old, I’m not sure how much he retained; but he just loved exploring how the rain water sprinkled down everytime he pulled the lever and flows down the metal basin into a bucket that was kept at the exhibit. Then he tried to pull the second lever that activated the dam concept and stopped the water from flowing down. I thought it was a very nice and simple exhibit explaining such a key concept.

Another couple of interactive booths that my son enjoyed thoroughly were – Recycling CD’s into crafts. He chose to recycle a CD by making a pretty turtle out of it. The other one was making a bird feeder at another interactive booth; where together my son and the nice lady made cuts into the plastic bottles, and inserted spoons for the birds to sit on and the seeds to falls on. They poured seeds into the bottle and then tied a string to the mouth of the bottle and closed the cap. The bird feeder was ready to be hung on the tree.

I think it was a super idea to get up on a Saturday morning and venture out to the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Kudos to all the organizers for such a fun event and raising awareness. What made it even more fun was a school bus ride from a school parking lot to the center. My son was so excited to sit in the school bus and look outside; he sang “wheels on the bus go round and round” and made other kids sing with him….I think it was a Splendid morning !!

Go Green !!

Of cupcakes and cravings

Spring themed cupcakes was my part of the task for a friend’s baby shower who is expecting a girl. In my mind I said ” Think Pink. Ladybugs. Flowers. Petals. Elegant. Eye-catching.” I absolutely enjoyed every minute of making and decorating these darlings. The cupcake liners, the edible flowers and ladybugs are all from Michael’s. I took a few pictures to capture the memories; certainly, there’s nothing better than sharing a smile and a lovely cupcake with a friend.

A very humor filled poetry that I found on cupcakes, that I could not resist sharing here; It so brought out the true sentiments in me as I write this post. Hope that we all have many such cupcake rich days !!

I miss my cupcake, where has it gone
i wish it were here, at the wave of my wand
we’ve been through a lot, we were together til the end
i was even there to help him, when my friends ate his friends.
im the one who gave him life, he was created by my hands
i dressed him up in sprinkles , it was the cupcakes latest trend
where could he be hiding, i cant find him at all
but wait i see a sprinkle trail, leading down the hall
i followed it with joy, cause i thought i finaly found him
what i found was a murder, what a ghastly aweful sin
i began to look for the killer, but just couldnt find him
i turned and saw a mirror, there were crums upon my chin….

From my eyes to yours

Ola Amigos !!

I haven’t posted on this blog for ages, partly I have to admit because our lovely camera got stolen… and ever since then I just have not had the heart…. and again, sometimes one just gets so consumed by the details of the routine of everyday life; it has just been hard to keep up…

So I thought today, I will just start with sharing some of the interesting stuff I came across in the past couple of days:

As I was browsing to make or buy favors for a Spring Themed Baby Shower I am planning with a couple other friends, Favor Ideas is a really neat site to go to. Look at these really nice 3-D Spring Flowers Favor Boxes. They are so pretty, I know I would so like to receive one of these and then I would store them forever as one of my little treasures…I do keep most of the favors I have received at various baby showers, birthday parties – they are just too precious to throw away – the host/ hostess have spent way too much time perfecting and selecting favors, so it is only fair.

Maybe I will give it a try to make one of these or some thing else Spring inspired, let’s see…perhaps with the help of a good friend.

Another nice websites that I was always check out is of course, our beloved Martha Stewart’s. Look at these beautiful Flower Power favors here. You could never go wrong with these, would you?

This I thought was a very interesting Family Photo Idea (via Gabrielle)

If any of you are planning a Tea Party, do take a look at at these lovely Morello Cherry Chocolate and Cognac Teacakes, via my favorite food blogger Meeta Khurana

Finally, I will sign of today by saying that I’m really excited about an Art class I will be attending tomorrow afternoon. It is my friend’s first class and gig and I’m sure it will be a fun Saturday afternoon. Here’s the link for her Abstract Art Workshop. If I make anything good, I’ll post it right here tomorrow.

Cheers…Be Good & Stay Good !!

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