Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Q & A

Aleeha and Lucy two of the sweetest girls I know suggested that we do a Q&A collaboration. Basically they send me 10 questions that I answer on my blog and in return I ask them 10 questions that they answer on their blog, HALE http://www.halesaaw.com .

It's a blog run by 2 best friends. Everything from a product review to art and fashion, they have got you covered. Their simplicity and honesty makes their post very relatable. So do check them out.

Now, here are the questions they have asked me.

BROWNIE DOUGH AND ICE CREAM!








                   




INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 bag chocolate chips 
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (add more according to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp milk 


RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

1. The instructions to make the brownie was really easy as I had to

Monday, 10 October 2016

STARBUCKS AND BEACH WALK







I love early mornings. The air is
 cool and fresh, the roads are empty and the sky is pretty.
One such morning my friend and I decided to go to Starbucks and get the first cup of coffee at 7 AM.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

MEET NEFE !



DISCLAIMER: SUDDEN DEATH BY NEFE'S CUTENESS IS POSSIBLE. PLEASE SCROLL AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.




ONE late evening my friend, Isheeta calls me up asking various questions about bringing home a puppy. On 26th September, 2016 was my friend's birthday. Little did she know

Saturday, 1 October 2016

ROOM DECOR



















Fairy lights can make the dullest of rooms beautiful and pleasing. My spare room was well  dull and not used, so I decided to make it aesthetically pleasing in whatever way I could. In order to do so I had to make do with whatever was available to me. This table stand had an antique look to it which I really like so I decided to use it next to the spare bed. 
































Some flowers ( I have used plastic ones but you could use actual ones) , a candle, a good book, some comfy soft pillows, and of course fairy lights is enough to make any old room, yours. You do not need to buy expensive things or go way out of your way to decorate. Small unused items lying here and there in your house if put together can actually make a great difference. I enjoyed turning this empty space into my own comfy, cosy place. Don't compare your room with other peoples' room. Your room reflects your personality so decorate the way you like and enjoy doing it.

Until I see you next time, Bye. :)

Thursday, 29 September 2016

PUPPPY : TIPS AND ADVICE

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Dogs are among the cutest things on the planet. But that cute little thing can turn your life upside down and make it somewhat nightmarish before you even know it.
In my case, I was so blinded by my affection for dogs that I undermined the challenges of bringing  it up, to a great extent.

I  get asked a lot of basic questions about bringing home a puppy. So here are some tips and advice that I learned while raising Cocoa . I mean I'm still learning but there is a great deal I'd like to share with those of you who are interested to get a puppy in the future.

  1.  I LIVE IN AN APARTMENT. IS IT POSSIBLE TO HOUSE A DOG WITHOUT A LAWN?

Yes. Dogs adapt easily and they don't care where you live. As long as they are being exercised and taken out for their business  they are more than satisfied. So space isn't an issue at all.
  

      2.  HOW MANY TIMES DO I NEED TO FEED MY PUP?

THIS WAS PRESCRIBED FOR COCOA WHEN HE WAS A PUPPY.


THEN IT WAS CHANGED TO THIS ONE WHEN HE GREW A LITTLE OLDER.

   
Well, puppies are initially fed in every four hours till the 6th month. Depending on the dog breed the vet then instructs you about the quantity to be given.
Cocoa is 9 months old and is fed 4 times a day only.

       3. WHEN DO I START TRAINING MY PUP?

Since the day you bring it home. A puppy learns and picks up way faster than his adult version. Whatever he learns in those early months stays with him for a lifetime. So you better potty train it from day one.

COCOA WAS REALLY TINY WHEN WE BROUGHT HIM. SO A COLLAR WITH A BELL WAS ESSENTIAL ONLY TO PREVENT STEPPING ON HIM IF HE EVER HAPPENED TO STAND BEHIND ME WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE.
EVERYWHERE HE WENT THIS BELL WOULD TINKLE WITH HIM. IT WAS SUPER CUTE.

    4.  HOW TO POTTY TRAIN MY PUP?
This is something I found very challenging. The key thing is to get rid of the pee/poop and the smell your pup has left in its spot. For that, wipe that spot with baking powder and vinegar to remove the stench and discard the used tissue. This will ensure that your puppy doesn't go back to its spot in your home.
 Initially taking it out in every 30 minutes is advised . As and when your puppy grows the time interval can be increased to 4-5 hours.Basically every time it eats and drinks , after playing and after a nap, it will have to be taken out for its business.

WHENEVER COCOA OBEYS ANY COMMAND WE TREAT HIM WITH THIS AND HE ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT. THIS IS ONE OF THE TREATS HE LIKES .

      5 . MY PUPPY IS TEETHING AND DESTROYING EVERYTHING.

SOME OF THESE TOYS ARE AN EXCELLENT DISTRACTION FOR YOUR PUPPY. COCOA HAS HIS OWN SET OF FAVOURITE TOYS BUT THERE WERE ONES THAT HE REFUSED TO PLAY WITH AND IT WAS A COMPLETE WASTE.

This is very normal. Give it a set of toys to play with and destroy, at least that will keep it away from your things. They stop being destructive as they grow up. Just like you baby proof your house you sort of need to do that for your pup because for them everything is new and edible and that can be harmful or even sometimes fatal for your pup. 

These are very basic topics that I touched upon. I have made tons of mistakes with Cocoa but that is what has  taught me and helped me understand so much more. So it is okay to make mistakes, don't beat yourself up  for it. Having a dog was certainly tough and challenging but I don't think I would have it any other way. Cocoa is the best thing that has ever happened to me. So don't be scared and enjoy the experience. It's amazing.

Until I see you next time. Bye :) xx



Friday, 23 September 2016

SAY HI TO COCOA

On 15th December, 2015,  a mischievous little goof ball that I instantly fell in love with was born. Amongst the litter, he was the first one to come running into my lap and feel the warmth of my jeans that I was wearing.

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It was not until  29th, January, 2016 that we brought him to his new home. It still seems like yesterday when my little 'cocoa' coloured baby came home and my life changed forever.

 Until I see you next time, Bye. :)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

EUROPE





 I am not going to rant about how good and beautiful the place is, I'd rather just let you guys enjoy some of the pictures that I took whilst I was there.Some of the pictures taken are pretty much random. I have no idea what I was thinking when I was snapping away.


Ignore me, this picture sort of looked tumblr to me. Maybe not after all. 



There that is a random picture of the ice cream that I was having after walking for ages, lol.

 
That  is the entrance to the vatican museum.






Omg I just remembered how long the queue was growing to enter the museum. Like it was literally so hot and people just kept coming in and joining the queue


Just because the sky looks so pretty.

   
BLACK FOREST, AUSTRIA
                                           
                                                                                             CUCKOO CLOCK FACTORY

We didn't  buy any lol. 


               
Random snap of a model of Mercedes in the Mercedes showroom, Germany.


                            The love padlocks, Austria.  <3
                
Europe is a beautiful place and the people there are extremely sweet and helpful. I definitely intend to go there again and bring back tons of stories to tell.

This was from a trip that was a year ago so I couldn't find many pictures. But I wanted to post whatever I could. 
 Until I see you next time, Bye. :)

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A RELAXED EVENING


















  











Who doesn't like a chilled evening to oneself but often I do across people who think they are relaxing but they aren't really and get worked up even more.Not claiming to be an expert but I'd say get away from your source of stress, wear your comfy clothes, and sit back and enjoy the evening with beverages, or  some books, movie some soft music etc. Basically anything that makes you happy and feel as rejuvenated as possible.Usually when I have a stressful day and I look forward to unwinding it's my hot cup of green tea, probably some snacks and oh yes my favourite Youtube channels that come to my rescue.










I'll sometimes draw my curtains for a dark set up and I'll light a candle only because it makes me feel peaceful and calmer.




 And of course my comfy pyjamas that make me feel like I am floating away.
 I am actually wearing them right now while typing this blog post.

Basically your chilling hub could be your room or a cafe, whatever you like. It's your evening make the most of it and spend it the way you like.Until I see you next time, bye. :)