A long awaited vacation coming up ..

November 23, 2010 § 1 Comment

This week , is the week, we all are waiting for a long time..it’s Thanksgiving time here, so my kids have the whole week off and we are off to Las Vegas tonight and coming back on Friday 26th, then Saturday we have a dinner party at our house that too we have been looking forward to spend some good time with a few friends..

Last week was gone in painting a room only..I am not a pro and it took me long than I anticipated..it turned out like this..

(The walls are this color now, except one side, that will remain white but the other 3 sides are colored..it’s Behr’s “Chianti” !)

(The TV will go in this wall )

(That white wall will remain white, we use our projector there !)


Now a glimpse from my winter vegetable garden..




(Cabbage sprouts, I planted the seeds 2 weeks back )


(lavender, I don’t know how to preserve those, anybody has any ideas !!)

A trip to Starbucks ..


(that Pumpkin Cheese Muffin was really yummy !)

and a lovely package of this in my mail from a very dear friend..thank you..


I would say a wonderful weekend.. though it rained most of the time..next week I guess I will have lots of pictures from Las Vegas and my dinner party, this time I will definitely remember to take pictures before guests come in, unlike Diwali …


I am linking this post to Patty’s gorgeous blog  “Colors Dekor” @ her “Weekend Wrap-Up” party..



How to display one’s books..

November 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

I have books, loads and loads but I don’t have a library to keep all of them neatly organized at one place. Some are in a shelf in our living room, some in our home office/study room, bedside table in the bedroom and most of them in boxes in our garage. I hate to see my precious books boxed up in the garage. I have been looking for ideas to display my collection if not all at least more than what I have now !!


I like this from Apartment Therapy. It’s simple and clean something that I can manage to incorporate in our house.

Look at this from Real Simple :

And if I had the luxury to have my own library, I would have done something like this :


or given that as whimsical  and eclectic my house is maybe like this :

(taken from flickr user Chotda)


What an unique way to create a design or pattern with one’s own book covers :

(from Apartment Therapy)


How do you like to ddisplay your books or magazines ?

Happy Monday ??

November 16, 2010 § 10 Comments

Is it really happy ?? or you dread it , getting back to the daily grind?? Well, how was weekend?

Mine ?? My pictures will talk for me ..


My friend gave me this beautiful, sparkly picture frame during Diwali.. So, I did this..

I put the frame in my corner table at our living room with other things.. now you might be wondering what is that in the frame.. well, that’s rakhi that my 2 boys got from their cousin sister during rakshabandhan, it was mailed via DHL from India, I wanted my boys to remember how they are loved by their cousin even being so far..

Though it’s been a year in our house but due to budget we never got a chance to set up our media room, but we are getting started. The paint has been chosen and bought, the first step to setting up is to colour !!! So I did this :

All ready to paint !! I will show you the pictures once it’s done !!!

And lots of coffee and reading all those wonderful blogs in this corner of the sofa ..


That’s all.. Now I will link this post up @ Patty’s “Weekend Wrap Up “ If you haven’t visited the blog Colors Dekor.. well, let’s just say you should !!!

Some Virtual Magazines that inspires my inner decorating ideas.

November 12, 2010 § Leave a comment


What I like @ Lonny :

* Very easy to navigate website

* Styles ideas are pretty easy to follow

Ivy & Piper

What I like :

* Loving the Australian style, it’s really hard to find international styling magazines online

* Love their layouts and features


What I like :

* Free templates and videos

Nesting Newbies


What I like:

* Colorful picture

* Tons of food and recipes

Which or what magazines inspires you? I would love to know..


A Glimpse of Diwali..

November 11, 2010 § 5 Comments

I wish I had taken lots of pictures, but alas !! that didn’t happen so a little glimpse only..next year I will remember to take picture ahead of the party and if not at least have somebody designated as photographer for the evening..

A corner in my living room..

November 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

Lanterns and Diwali…

November 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

Since Diwali is the festival of lights , it’s for granted that we all are going to light some candles, diyas , lamps…Nowadays there is a craze for lanterns !! of different shapes and sizes and even colors …From Ikea to Target to World Market , Pier 1..you name it they all sell lanterns..Lanterns are now everywhere but not restricted to ethnic stores only..

Here are some lighting ideas with lanterns for this Diwali season..

These terracotta lanterns from Matsya are very organic and colorful..These lanterns can go with your traditional decor and even for your eclectic and earthy decor !!!

These are from World Market..very Morrocan..

Just gorgeous..the flickering of light inside those white lanterns is so mystic !!!

These can be incorporated over your eating area..loving it !!!

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