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New comer to my Home sweet Home :)

Delivered my beautiful little girl on Nov 19th, 2014. Her name is Daisy.

Hoping to continue my blog again after a long gap 🙂




Married Life – Adjustment

Accept it – No person in the world is perfect. It holds true when ‘you’ select your partner. And even more true when ‘your parents’ select your partner for you. And arranged marriage is more common in India than love marriage. Mine is arranged marriage.

I and my husband came to know each other pretty good during the gap between the engagement and marriage. I prepared myself to adjust to make a happy journey.

I and my dear hubby made sure that we understand each other before having a child. So we went for one year planning. Life was awesome as a newly married couple. At times we used to argue but I go quite because I was still afraid of him a little about his temperament. I never saw him losing his temper. So I used to think that his real temper would be more bad and avoided it at all cost.  But some of his habits really piqued me like throwing the crushed paper towels in the living room, not hanging his clothes in the wardrobe, mails everywhere, dirty clothes still hanging in the bathroom handle bar and so many. I would tell once but he never cleaned. I started to go around the house to clean after he leaves for the office. And that’s how I got adjusted to him. But is it adjustment? No, I just ignored my feelings and I was mad at him. But the understanding each other part went good.  He could easily read it from my face that I am angry or thinking seriously or upset.

So when Lily came into picture, I managed everything pretty well except his habits. I started arguing with him that he should start doing all those things by himself. I even cried that I don’t get much help from him whenever I was so stressed. After sometime I stopped cleaning for a day or two and then he started doing it by himself at least to some level. So that is when I came to know that I was just ignoring everything in order to avoid arguments which was so stressful when it went beyond my handling capacity. We still come across issues- if I/he couldn’t adjust then we talk about it. No more ignoring things!!!!


Surreal Places to Visit Before you Die

I have listed my favorites,

  1. The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador
  2. Tulip fields in the Netherlands
  3. The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
  4. Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States
  5. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives – First in my list
  6. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine
  7. Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia
  8. Enchanted Well at Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Brazil
  9. Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand – Scary but beautiful

What’s your favorite?



Inspirational quote

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.

-William W. Purkey

What do you do when you’re happy?

Everyone knows the song,

“When you are happy and you know, clap your hands.”

It may be true for some. When I am happy even if I don’t know, I dance or jump around (more like Tigger’s Hoo-Hoo-Hoo!!! :)).. That’s what I did when I finished the kusuduma flower ball.

And I know that if I am in a bad mood, I won’t do dancing or jumping around. I do exercise to elevate my mood. If I couldn’t go to gym, then I atleast try not to be idle because the idle mind does nothing good to the bad mood.

So for me, the actions that I do when I am happy and to elevate my mood are different.

So when you are happy and you know (or don’t know) – what do you do? And what do you do to elevate your mood?



Be Bold enough to use your voice,
Be Brave enough to listen to your heart,
Be Strong enough to live the life you have imagined.

Kusuduma flower ball – Part 2

Yippeee!!! My first project came out well than what I had in my mind..

I thought I am not gonna finish when I came to the last step of fixing the top and bottom halves. Thank God!! I managed to adjust some of the petals and glued it.

Here are the pics…I am so happy that I managed to put it together 🙂






Kusuduma flower ball – Part 1

Hurray!!! It took 3 weeks for me to complete the 12 flowers and here they are. Loving it!! 

Hoping to finish the ball by tomorrow 🙂


My First Origami

There is always a child inside our heart though we get old. I found mine when I started doing Origami. It is such an amazing feeling to find that you can do beautiful things out of a small square paper.

My First Origami Lily

Origami Lily

Next came the Kusuduma flower (dew)

Origami Kusudma Flower









I am doing the Kusuduma flower ball right now..I will update it soon 🙂

If you wish to start doing origami, here is the website,