MORNING…

I have posted about my morning me time before so here is my morning tea in a new cup and plate.. I love the colour combination of lavender with brinjal purple for the plate.They are not a set but I made them into one.

This is what you should look out for ” the magic of everyday “the pleasure you find in the everyday , little things that seem so insignificant as you just pick up a cup and have your morning or evening tea and just finish off .. off course all of you will not be as interesting in the type of cups or other kitchen crockery used but I am sure when you have a coffee or tea you have it because you love the beverage so why not enjoy every bit of it.. try to make time in the morning for this little act of tea /coffee drinking and see the magic it brings into your day.

Morning time is normally very hurried and rushed but these 5 minutes that you spend with yourself , is a feel good factor in your day. TRY IT TRUST ME.

This is what I had for breakfast .. Muesli in  a plain white bowl but to make it look pretty I used a polka dot plate, which is not necessary but never the less made my breakfast look a little special for me..

How did you spend your morning today..?

what did you have ?? Pls write to me it will be great hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

VIEW FROM THE WINDOW…

If you have read my earlier posts you will know that I love the rains.. This is one season that makes me awake and makes me feel at peace with myself.

I get great pleasure in doing things that I would normally not feel like doing when its hot and humid inside and outside.

Yesterday was one such day.. It was pouring outside and when the weather is such and the lights in the house is naturally low and cozy , I have my urges to do something creative.

This is how it looks from outside my sons room which is also our computer room and so when he is out I get the computer all to myself and that’s how  it was yesterday.

HERE IS HOW IT WAS LOOKING FROM THE WINDOW .

 

There is a lovely garden just next to my apartment complex , and I will say that’s the only patch of greenery that we see around in our city , which is a concrete jungle with highrise buildings everywhere.

Can you see the hills further away in the 1st picture , well they were the reason we chose this flat.They are very very far but just looking at them makes me happy.

In such a weather you know what I love to do.. I love to do something creative…So yesterday I got out all my scrap-booking supplies and my afternoon was well spent cutting and sticking the various lovely pictures I have downloaded for my  SIMPLE PLEASURES  scrapbook

DO YOU LIKE TO DO SOMETHING CREATIVE WHEN YOU ARE INSPIRED EITHER BY THE WEATHER OR MY SOMEONE WHO YOU WATCH OR READ ABOUT.?

 

 

 

MORNING ME TIME…

My idea of a morning cuppa

something to read on my ipad and one book and my morning cup of tea with milk

If I miss out on this daily routine , I feel that the morning is incomplete, I need to have this little time for myself before I start my day.It rejuvenates me and gets me ready for the day.

What is your idea of a perfect me time and when do you get it??

SNIPPETS OF THE BUSY WEEK…

As I mentioned in my earlier post , there was a function in the family and there where lots of guests staying over at our home.

Lots of cooking , awesome food was on the menu and so a lot of hectic schedule and running about.

This is the table you see set up at my sister in laws place.. I did not click pictures of the party at my house as I was busy cooking and serving but I did click pictures at my sister in laws house..which will give you an idea of type of table that is set when we have guest over.

                             KALWA CHE TONAK

                                       TEESRYO SUKHA

                          CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

 

THE MENU WAS A COMPLETE MENU WITH VEG AND NON VEG DISHES IN EQUAL QUANTITIES. I THINK THE VEG HAD OUTNUMBERED THE NOT-VEG

BUSY DAYS AHEAD…

Next few days are going to be very busy with celebrations in the family , my sister in laws eldest daughter is getting engaged and hence the first child on my husbands side is getting married. Its always the first one who is very special so there is lot of planning , shopping and cooking going on.. 

We have guests from outstation visiting and staying over for a couple of days and then about 10 coming for lunch the day they leave for their home town.

In India food plays a very important part in the hospitality department and hence you have to be particular about what is to be cooked and served.

I have to plan two different set of meals the first one where I will have about 5 people over will be a total fishy meal and the other one which has about 15 people will be a complete vegeterian menu . so, it will be interesting to cook those meals .. I will be putting in the menus after the guest have gone back ..

We can share and also talk about some other menus.

 

TEA…

RAIN .. brings along with it lots of cups of tea.I feel like having an unlimited supply of tea when it rains, it makes me feel warm and cozy as I have said earlier Rainy season is the most favorite season of all for me.. I love it when it rains 

HERE ARE SOME SNAPSHOTS OF MY RAINY DAY WITH TEA…

 

THIS IS HOW MY KITCHEN WAS YESTERDAY WHEN I CAME TO MAKE MY EVENING TEA

 

 

 

SMALL ROOMS…

I Love interiors and In India with space being at a premium our apartment homes especially in place like Mumbai I live are really very tiny..
Our needs are the same , but with space being less we have to do a lot of compromises , secondly once done its difficult to change the furniture or the arrangement as again the space is just enough for what you plan to put in your room
Hence my hobby is going through various interior sites which are a eye candy for me.. I love looking at the pictures and hoping I can decorate my place in that way.. I know I cannot but visually and mentally I am transported into that room and place instantly.
Let me share with you some pictures which are taken from the BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS site and which inspire me to think about decorating and make me feel good ..
(I am in no way connected with the site its just my personal liking that I am sharing with you)

HERE ARE SOME SMALL BEDROOMS WHICH I LOVE AND GET TRULY INSPIRED.

SUCH A BEAUTY .. LOVE THE CURTAINS THAT MATCH THE PILLOW CASES

COMPACT BUT COZY.

Bedroom Editing

MORE OF A BOY OR MAN’S ROOM

 

One Color, Endless Possibilities

BRIGHT .. THEME..But personally I would have used a light blue or green shade for the curtains and the covers to reduce the brightness of the room and give it a mellower effect.

 

Vibrant and Fun

Pops of Pattern

LOVE THE ABOVE COLOUR COMBINATIONS PERFECT FOR MY TASTE.

DEVELOPING VALUES IN YOUR CHILD….

We as parents are responsible to build up a strong foundation of values in our children, It is always good to start as early as possible so that they become traits , they become habits.

VALUES can be taught by practicing them regularly , teach them by example.. you are their role model they are constantly observing you, observing your reactions to situations, your interaction with people and that what helps them build up their personality,

while teaching them to do certain things we teach ourselves too, Its not that we are perfect and as we go along life we feel that we have to have some qualities which are good to have in us but we lack in those , so why not make a fresh beginning with your child , try to follow what you want to teach them even if you do have not ever practiced it but always wanted to do so..

Here are  my few .. You can always add in yours in the comments section for others to read the best ones I will put it here along with your name giving you credit to my list.. so please do contribute.

1. HONESTY: According to me a number one quality that is very essential for building good relationships and living a fruitful life. When                        you gain trust you are always loved and respected.

2.   JOY: Teach your child to find joy in what he does and not necessarily in what he wants to do.. its not always that you get to where                 you want to , Its not always that in-spite of working hard on a thing you do not achieve what you deserve but that should not                 stop you from enjoying it find joy as it is inevitable for that moment , work hard again and try to achieve what you have not but               don’t waste the today thinking of the past.

3. POSITIVE ATTITUDE: Life is your attitude , how you look at things and they way you react to it..being positive helps in your success                                         as well as your failure.    

4. LOVE OTHERS: Teach kids to love others, look at things with warmth and care, think from the other persons perspective.

5.   FAITH: Teach him to have faith in himself, his parents and god . 

These are some of the things I can think about please add yours..

 

FOR FRIENDS…

TRY DOING THIS FOR YOUR FRIENDS..

NEVER TAKE ACTION WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY..

It might spoil something that is precious , something that is worthwhile,  take a little time, go home, think over it think from the other persons perspective and then take action ,

It so happens that you might overreact in a certain situation and  then when repent it later so its best that you give a thought before you react

NEVER MISS THE MAGIC OF THE MOMENTS YOU SPEND TOGETHER THEY MAKE MEMORIES  make the most of those..

moments come and go, years roll by , times change and with that people so don’t let this moment go waste enjoy the things you like to do together it’s not that you might feel the same way many years later , as time goes by situations , circumstances change and so do people , the things that you used to enjoy seem childish seem foolish and so also the pleasure of enjoying them so make the most of what you enjoy now.

QUICK EGG PARATHA…

A quick tiffiin recipe which I cooked yesterday.. this is such a quick  and filling dish which you can make with leftover rotis and pack your kids lunch box or even have it for breakfast

I am going to write the ingredients and method together so that you can easily  make it as you read the recipe

BEAT 4 EGGS ( one for the each roti)

Add salt, pepper, chopped onions ,green chillies,and finely chopped coriander leaves.

Heat a tawa or pan add 2 tsp of oil or more if required

pour the beaten egg mixture on the tawa and let it cook for about 30 sec

keep a leftover roti on this mix and press

when cooked turn the roti to the other side

serve hot with ketchup or roll and fill up the lunch box.

YUMMINESS IN NO TIME…