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Escaping into Art

Art can be so therapeutic, it's true! As a full time practicing Dentist with two kids 5 and 2, I have my hands full all the time. I'm sure all moms feel the same. I end my day with the same thought everyday "24 hours aren't enough". I'm usually working on auto pilot all day all week and so look forward to Sundays to just sleep in. But as all parents know, kids will wake you up sooner on weekends and weekends usually mean more work!  Off late I've started painting again. I have always loved arts and crafts and did every possible class as a kid. Of course at that point I still didn't know how much I really loved it but went along since my mom had signed me up for it. Now my 5 year old has started art classes and that triggered a deep desire to go back to doing something for myself, some "ME TIME" to maintain my sanity. And I love it!  Though it's not even close to the amount of time I should give it or would love to give it, it's somethi…
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Happy Siblings Day

April 10th is celebrated as Siblings Day in the US. Being an only child I always craved to have a sibling. I would imagine what it would be like to have an older brother. Despite having many cousins who I grew up with and am very close to even today, having my own sibling was always a dream. So I hoped to have 2 children of my own. Luckily for me, my husband was more keen on having two kids. 
After my son R was born, we hoped to complete the family with a little girl. God was very kind and blessed me with a daughter S exactly 3 years later. Of course I went through all the insecurities that my little boy had once he found out that there was a baby in mamma's tummy. Soon after S was born, all his insecurities vanished and he started to play the role of the older brother.....at 3 years old.
Over the last 19 months I have experienced the care, love, fights, jealousy and everything that comes with having a sibling. I went from being a mother to being a referee literally.....and S is …

The Gadgeteer in me

I've obsessed about gadgets for as long as I can remember. From the atari to the nintendo, from watching sci -fi movies to reliving them while playing with lego or playing make believe, I've spent better part of my life deciding on which gadget I absolutely "need" next.
Being an avid reader, I was skeptical when the ereader was first introduced as I could not imagine not reading a paper book, oh the smell of books! But curiosity got better of me and I called for my first ereader - the Sony from the US. The high of carrying all my favourite books got better of me and I was hooked. But I wanted something better and not touch screen and the Amazon Kindle had what I was looking for. Lo and behold, a new ereader was on its way from the US thanx to all the family and friends who are kind enough to carry all the goodies. I now have the kindle reading app on all my devices since I buy a lot of books from Amazon using the cloud, but I still love reading on my Kindle, while my …

Barnyard Theme 2nd Birthday

Our son turned 2 last month and we decided to throw a Barnyard theme birthday party for him. After the Dr. Seuss themed first birthday party last year, this year we chose a theme he could relate to and enjoy. He can now recognize all farm animals and the sounds they make and Old MacDonald is one of his favourite nursery rhymes. It took weeks and weeks of preparations and that meant burning the midnight oil once again for us working parents, and a sabbatical for me from my blog for over 3 months. Here is all that we did and more.

Invitations:
Were made on photoshop by my husband and were sent out via email and whats app. We used the same invitations as reminders a week before the party for last minute rsvps.


Birthday Boy:
Ronav was dressed in denim overalls and a checked shirt to resemble a farmer in the barn, Mom and dad played their part too, wearing checked shirts and denims.


Barn Entrance:
Our main door was decorated to look like a barn door.

Paper Rosettes, Streamers: Were hand made …

Love the doodling

My love for Zentangles continues. Completed my second one late last night and already onto the third!

Farewell Dr. Christina Yang

It was only this last weekend that I realised what the integral part of Grey's Anatomy was. To all Grey's fans this has been such an epic finale. The news was in months back that Sandra Oh was not going to return to Grey's for season 11. Once the news broke, there were speculations abound about how her character was going to be written off. Thankfully it wasn't the classic Shonda Rhimes style of killing the character, but in fact was a very nice way to let go of Dr. Christina Yang.

For someone who has followed every single episode for the last 10 years, I did not understand what the fuss was all about. Fine, one character less again the next season, but what did that have to do with the show. Well I found out. It was the most difficult season finale for me. It made me realise what Christina was to Grey's and that the whole show revolved mainly around her friendship with Meredith. It made me realise just how much I liked her, and that she was infact my favourite char…

Zentangles!

I was introduced to Zentangles a few weeks back. While surfing through pinterest one night, a beautiful black and white design caught my eye. I loved the fact that it was just beautiful patterns thrown together, something like the doodles that could be found in my notebooks at school. The picture was pinned as "zentangle" and on further research this is what I learned :A Zentangle is an abstract, patterned drawing created according to the tenets of the Zentangle Method. Using the standard format of a 3.5-inch square title, the artist creates a structured pattern according to his or her whim following a basic set of guidelines. No technology, special materials, or educational background are necessary to become a Zentangle artist.Here are a few characteristics of a Zentangle:
The tile should not have an "up" or a "down" - it is without orientation.It should not be representative of any certain recognizable object; rather, it should be abstract.The drawing sh…