The Lone Turtle

My fork clinked on the plate. We were in one of my favorite restaurants in Mysore. I was about to put the piece of Pasta in my mouth when Sufi shouted, “parii! Come here, come here!”

I pushed my chair back and ran up to where she was standing, bending in front of a small pond-like thing, glistening. “LOOK!”

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The Dance, and Beauty Of Peacocks; A Trip To Mysore’s Kaaranji Lake Nature Park

I just can’t stop looking at it. It’s sapphire-blue body, in midst of the green. It’s hazel eyes – so detailed with a little white sparkle in each one. It’s feathers as we all know – absolutely, gorgeous.

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Don’t Call Me Sweet; I’m Not Candy

Don't Call Me Sweet; I'm Not Candy.  
“This is a light-board that I made for Christmas, it hangs pictures etc.”

“That’s so cuute!”

“Did you make this? So adorable!!

“I saw the bowl you made, it’s so sweet.”

I know I repeated the words too much, but it’s the truth.  Sweet. Cute. Adorable. Most adults use the same words every now and then. You’re looking so cute, this art is so sweet, your hair is adorable. I know it’s easy for them – just say that one mushy-mushy word and no more has to be said. That one word has plenty of “sweety-ness” already in it.

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How I Feel About Not Writing In a While, Pouring My Thoughts. + My New Online Etsy Shop!

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We all know those moments when somebody likes our picture, comments something thoughtful on our posts; It’s just that feeling that someone liked what you did. Someone appreciated and even left a comment on there, spending their time writing it. How much ever we try to hide it – we can feel our heart giving a little ‘bling’ whenever we see someone drop a bunch of likes, don’t we?

In this case – it’s someone purchasing my artwork (Shop link is below). Especially if that person is unknown, seeing my phone whizzing a little with a sudden vibration of a new order coming in with a “cash register” ringtone set.

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Behind The Scenes Of An Insta Picture – #1: The Blue House


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As we scroll down Instagram, we see some beautifully styled pictures – pictures that look like you just had to put up 1 -2 elements to take it – pictures that seem easy to style – pictures that you think were taken in a very calm environment (haha!) – but have we thought that the process/behind the scenes of those pictures.. aka reality, may be different?

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And The Winners Of The Cushion Cover Giveaway Are…

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I’m so sorry for announcing the winners late, please forgive me! For the past 1 week I’ve been terribly sick, and before that we had gone to Bangalore for the IHC meet – India Homeschoolers Conference. But today, as i’m finally feeling better, I’m announcing the three lucky Cushion Giveaway winners! (To see the post for the giveaway, click here.)

And, like always, what’s a giveaway without a drum roll..

*Drum roll please..*

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100th Blog Post Celebration! – Reflecting On My Writing Journey

100th Blog Post Celebration! - Reflecting On My Writing Journey

Every once in a while I like to check on my earlier posts. I remember one thing mamma told me, that I remember every time I write a post: “Try to make every post better than the earlier one.” Just a couple of weeks back I was referring to my first 2 – 3 posts, and I was stunned to see my writing in those posts! And then I came back to the newer ones , and the difference between them was like sky and earth. In every post you try to make it better than the earlier, just keep improving. And that’s how…

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6 Fun Things To Do On Those Hot & Boring Days

6 Fun Things To Do On Those Hot & Boring Days!Those hibiscus flowers are from our yard :).

This monsoon it really hasn’t rained much compared to last year, and so it’s been super hot and humid. We will be shifting soon, too.  It’s been chaotic, but in between all of this, I’ve still been enjoying. I’ve got interest in some new things, and so those have kept me occupied. Here are 6 cool things I’ve been doing this monsoon!

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The Tinker Earth Giveaway Winner Is…

Gosh, finally! I’vebeen longing whole day and asking mamma, “Mamma, can I please please please see who’s won for the giveaway?” Finally, when it was the right time, my mamma said “yes, sure”. I closed my eyes, and clicked ‘generate’ on the website to see who won.  I wrote 1 – 12, and…  the result was… number 8! Woohoo! I quickly saw who was number eight, and it’s….

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