Aadi Perukku

Originally posted on Megala's Kitchen:
Aadi Perukku is a festival of fertility that is being celebrated by women in south India for more than 500 years. It was mentioned in Sangam Tamil literature, Paripadal, written in the 14th century. Courtesy: Google I like to quote them here: “Women getting ready to bathe in the…

Melting #2 : Copper (II) Sulfate (Confusion)

Originally posted on Danupon Drake's Adventures in Science®:
Melting #2: Copper (II) Sulfate (Confusion) The last time we melted sulfur, and it was really fun (except for cleaning the test tube). Now let’s melt something else, what about Copper Sulfate? Copper (II) sulfate is the inorganic compound with the chemical formula CuSO4. Older names for this compound include blue…

Blog Anniversary and 500 followers!🌷😊

I couldn’t make this milestone without you!😊💐🤗👍 All this credits goes to you! This blog playing a vital role in my life, its like a best medicine to me to relax, joyful and beautiful. This isn’t possible without your wishes/ blessings. Am not good at writings but good at doing 😊👍. Doing crafts, paintings, gardening, … More Blog Anniversary and 500 followers!🌷😊

Mehendi IV

Good to have mehendi designs on hands some times, ofcourse all the time 😉😊. On my kid s birthday party, I had this. Tried and came up with my very own desing. I liked it so much, how about you!? Hope you liked it too. Don’t forget to leave your comments below 😊👍💐

Cucumber Water

Originally posted on Friendly Food:
I have always drank a lot of water. I try and get my 8 cups a day in every day. I find I get a headache if I don’t drink a lot and I feel hungrier through out the day.? I picked up some cucumber at the farmers market this…

The Sleeping Grass

Originally posted on Danupon Drake's Adventures in Science®:
The Sleeping Grass Mimosa pudica (from Latin: pudica “shy, bashful or shrinking”; also called sensitive plant, sleepy plant, Dormilones, sleeping grass, or shy plant) is a creeping annual or perennial herb of the pea family Fabaceae often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold inward…

Beetroot Tikki

Originally posted on Bite Me up With Shreyu:
I love the color drama that Beetroots have. Not only are they fun to work with but are healthy for you as well and am always looking for ways to incorporate them into our everyday meals. These Beetroot Tikkis are always a hit in our homes. One…

OM Painting

I did this for my mom. Before painting I asked her option like , “do you want ‘OM’ or ‘flowers’ “!? I surprised with her reply 😊. You know what she said!? She want both! 😊 yes she want both OM and flowers in her painting. So as per her wish, i did it. Have … More OM Painting

Craft Room Ideas

Originally posted on Oh Yes, They Did:
While we haven’t actually started working on the bedroom/craft room makeover, we have started to accumulate various items for it. We picked up some paint swatches to choose a colour and have decided, I think the final choice, on what we are going to do on the floor.…

Abstract Daisy Paintings

Hello friends, today i came up with another daisy painting, planned to give this one as a gift to my inlaw family😊. I Did one more daisy painting before, just for practice. You can check it from this link. One stroke daisies Step by step ….

Beautiful Bouquet 💐

Planning to go to india!😊☺️ Going to meet my parents, inlaws, relatives and friends….☺️😊😊😇 So planned to gift them my paintings 😊 Today i came up with painting “Beautiful Bouquet 💐” . I did this for my one only SISTER ☺️🤗 For some reason am not feeling good with these flowers…espicially pink and yellow ( … More Beautiful Bouquet 💐

Ugadhi specials

Ugadi, a new year celebration in some states of india. Ugadi/Yugadi: Yug(new) and adi (the beginning). the festival is celebrated with high spirits, new clothes and abundance of some mouth-watering traditional cuisines. It is also the first day when there is a change in pattern of moon’s orbit (chaitra masam). Ugadi is celebrated a day … More Ugadhi specials

Mehendi III

This mehendi i kept it on pongal …but took long time to post 😊 Hope you like this 😊 you can check my previous mehendis from these links: Mehendi II, Mehendi I Few things you need to know to have a better Henna experience. 1. There is a plant called Henna (Lawsonia inermis- scientific name) . Use … More Mehendi III

Healthy breakfast 👍

All about Bean Sprouts Bean sprouting refers to the process of soaking beans in water, allowing them to set at room temperature and rinsing them once or twice a day until sprouts form. The number of days required before the sprouts can be eaten depends on type of bean, temperature and humidity, although most beans … More Healthy breakfast 👍

Happy Birthday Hubby 🎂💝🌹🎉

🎉Happy Birthday Hubby 🎊🎂💐💖🌹🍫🍰💞😍🤗😘🙏👪🌞🌈🍇🍓🍎🍒🍧🍺😀 It seems that without your presence the worth of my life would have been nothing. All these years we passed were amazing. I feel very lucky because I’ve found you in my life. Wishing you all the happiness in the world. You are the only person for whom I can forget … More Happy Birthday Hubby 🎂💝🌹🎉

Traveling Sketchbook

sisterhood of the travelling sketchbook About Sketchbook: We’re a small group of artists and craftspeople, brought together by botanical artist Anne Lawson. We’re each contributing a sample of our work to a hand bound Travelling Sketchbook that will journey around the globe. “There was enthusiastic interest from around the world, and here is the list of the … More Traveling Sketchbook

DIY Parking Lot

This Parking Lot i made it for my son with cardboard. He loved it a lot. Don’t forget to give me your feedback. Let me know how it turned out for you.

Find a Reason to SMILE

One more painting, gifted to one of my neighbors. Chose the colors upon her favorite ones. 🙂 Paintings are treasure, So by gifting paintings, you are gifting a long lasting treasure that will remind her about you. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Find a reason to “SMILE” 🙂 🙂 🙂

DIY Bird House

Am building a birdy house … 🙂 Used chop sticks to make it steady.. Let me know how it turned out for you. 🙂 Thanks for stopping bye. 🙂 Usha

DIY Stop Sign

Activities That Teach Safety Through these fun and practical activities, children gain a deeper understanding and respect for safety precautions. A major plus in a safety focus is that children have to listen, communicate, and cooperate — all essential social-interaction skills! Best of all, these activities are just plain fun because they invite children to … More DIY Stop Sign

Under the Umbrella

Here are some pictures shown below, the steps I completed this painting. With the help of glue gun, I did outline for the umbrella to get the 2D effect and used nail polish to decorate her dress 🙂  I just want to make my painting little creative. 🙂 Hope you like it. Don’t forgot to leave your comments 🙂 Have a great … More Under the Umbrella

Dripping bubble art

Hello friends, How are you….:-). After long time… I was busy while moving to another state… 🙂 Packing, Unpacking… and all… Here am back with my new practice painting… How is it? Don’t forget to give me your feedback. Thanks for visiting…:-)  

Happy Birthday Day Hubby….☺️💐💗🌹🎂🎉🎁

HUSBAND… Mere words cannot begin, To tell you how I feel. You’re the one thing in my life, I can count on to be real. We’ve had our ups and downs, But whenever we’re apart, I still get an empty feeling, Deep inside my heart. We’ve walked the narrow road, And at the end of every … More Happy Birthday Day Hubby….☺️💐💗🌹🎂🎉🎁

Painting for beginners with Acrylics

Hello friends, How are you… Am happy to announcing that, I am learning painting…from online….all by my own….:-)  I want your support and wishes…… I have tiny practice on it but want to be a professional…. I will be happier if you join with me too…… so that I will be regular 😉 these are my previous paintings…. Paintings … More Painting for beginners with Acrylics

DIY Christmas Tree

DIY Christmas Tree – Last before year Celebrations 🙂 This was my first craft after coming to USA 🙂 “Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” Materials used: Tensile Magazine … More DIY Christmas Tree

DIY Rolling Paper Project – I

Wall Decor/Hanging with magazine papers. You can see the step by step process of making in this pictorial view.! 🙂 Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas season! Thanks for visiting. Leave your comments below. Be back here soon with another Rolling Paper Project. Have a great day! 🙂

DIY Bedside Organiser

Finding the right size Bedside organiser presents a challenge. Here’s a DIY Bedside organiser project. Recycling cardboard and paper into this functional piece of furniture brings the cost down to practically nothing, not to mention the Eco-hip artsy practicality of the whole project. I hate tangled cords. No, it’s really just cords in general… like when … More DIY Bedside Organiser

Halloween Nail Art :)

I love doing nail arts all by myself. I tried with Pumpkin Head, Ghost, Candy Corn, Spider web etc. These fun nail art ideas just might show up your costume. there you go! What are you gonna do to your nails this Halloween? Are you dressing up?!

How to remove labels from glass jars and plastic bottles

How to Remove a Sticker from Plastic bottles: Getting stickers off of plastic seems like it should be much easier than it is. But getting glue to stick to plastic is hard to do, leading most manufacturers to use high-strength adhesives to keep labels on. Whether you can’t remove a sticker or want to clean … More How to remove labels from glass jars and plastic bottles

The Unappreciated Art

Originally posted on lilrant:
It’s Durga Pooja, day eight, here in Bengal (and other places where they worship the Goddess, but mostly Bengal) and I managed to grab a few photos. No reason. I’m not gonna do my usual ranty bit today, because Holy Moly, this ish is insane. I’m talking about the pandals. That…

Rangoli – V

ALL ABOUT RANGOLI Rangoli is a traditional Indian art of decorating he entrance to a house.  Rangoli is a timeless tradition that is followed all over India. Rangoli is also known as alpana, aripoma, or kolam. It is an ancient art, practiced by almost all households. In many cases, designs are passed down through generations with some of them being hundreds … More Rangoli – V

Rangoli – IV

This delightful rangoli made at my In-laws home on Diwali. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Theresa 🙂 🙂

Painting III

Hi Everyone, This time i came up with new painting 🙂 🙂 🙂   I did the abstract with cotton pad and the main branch of the tree with Blow Paining. i.e blowing paint across the paper using straws! It doesn’t get any easier and simpler than blow painting — painting using a drinking straw! This one’s … More Painting III

Rangoli – III

This delightful rangoli made at my In-laws home by my sister-in-law. I see life as increasingly complex, vivid, colorful, crazy, chaotic. That’s the world I write about… the world I live in. 🙂 🙂

DIY Rakhi Thali

Another creation from my sister-in-laws. 🙂 Materials Used: Bead Chain, Plastic embroidery mirrors, Paper plate, Stone chain, Rhinestones etc. I would love your thoughts on this DIY.  Let me know your opinion in the comments. Thank you. Your Usha. 🙂

Last Year Halloween – “Hallows’ Eve”

This is my 2nd Halloween celebrations and It’s my ‘last year’ Halloween decorations. In this year my kid had Mickey Mouse costume :-). Here are some photos of my house decorations. It’s on Saturday, October 31st 2015. Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening) also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, It initiates the time in the dedicated to remembering the dead, including … More Last Year Halloween – “Hallows’ Eve”

Green Onions – Could Buy Once But Re-grow Forever!!! ✍(◔◡◔)

Green onions are the easiest food scrap to regrow. Just take the leftover green onion roots, drop them in a glass with enough water to cover them, and move the onions around so the roots are pointing down. Make sure you change the water out once every couple of days so they don’t get greasy. … More Green Onions – Could Buy Once But Re-grow Forever!!! ✍(◔◡◔)

DIY Clay Ganesh

This is last year Ganesh i made with clay. Isn’t so beautiful? I am here to inform you that, Ganesh Chaturthi is on Thursday, the 17th of September, 2015. I made clay Ganesh idols for some of my neighbors too. You can see them from these pictures. How are you feeling about these clay Ganesh idols. Let … More DIY Clay Ganesh