Weekend Tidbits!

 

Happy Holidays Y’all! It’s a long weekend for us and we are totally making most of it..

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How’s your weekend coming along? Hope it’s not as bad as Steve Harvey’s!

Here are few links from the web which I thought you might like..

  1. Miss Colombia though! Gotta admire her spirit and this is why!
  2. Bummer! I miss eating at Chipotle! ūüôĀ
  3. Star Wars Characters- Now and then!
  4. 10 types of people on Whatsapp!
  5. Whattay cute doodle.. Might do one for 2015.
  6. This peppermint bark I made was such a hit.. Gonna make one more batch of it..
  7. Hahaha this illustration.

Have a good rest of the weekend guys!

   

My Bucket List

What’s on your bucket list? Here is the list of all things which I want to do, see, experience and achieve before I die!
  • Rent a kayak and go kayaking.(done)
  • Meet/spot someone famous.(done)
  • Grow your own veggies.(done)
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  • Be a¬†vegan.
  • Surprise someone.
  • Go horseback riding in the woods.(done)
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  • Visit your childhood home.
  • Visit the Grand Canyon National Park.(done)
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  • People watching in NYC.(done)
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  • Visit the Horseshoe bend.(done)
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  • Ride on a tandem bike.(done)
  • Go on a safari in Africa.
  • Go on a cruise to Alaska.
  • Fly first class.
  • Ride in a limousine.
  • Build a snowman.
  • Volunteer/work for a non-profit.(done)
  • Visit Taj Mahal.
  • Bring parents to Chicago.
  • Host a fondue party.
  • Eat at a Michelin 3 star restaurant.
  • Learn to do make up on my own.
  • Get to¬†my ideal weight.
  • Visit Madam Tussauds.(done)
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  • Be a Bridesmaid.
  • Attend a concert.
  • Take pictures in a photo-booth.
  • Shower under waterfall.(done)
  • Fly in a helicopter.
  • Go to¬†Maldives.
  • Visit the pyramids in Egypt.
  • Stay in a airbnb.(done)
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  • Ride an elephant.(done)
  • Visit Santorini.
  • Learn how to play piano.
  • Watch the northern lights.
  • Rent a convertible and go on a road trip.
  • Go to 9/11 memorial museum.(done)
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  • Pet a puppy.
  • Donate blood, clothes, money every year.
  • Create your dream home.
  • Learn ice skating.
  • Have kids/adopt.
  • Lie on a hammock by the beach.(done)
  • Take a self-defense course.
  • Make someone else’s dream come true.
I hope I get to do all of these and more. 

Hope you all have a lovely week!

xoxo

Gift ideas for your family/friends from USA

Hi guys, Booked tickets to visit your home country? I’m sure you must be thrilled. yay!! And I’m sure you must be at oss of ideas on what to gift them. I feel ya! ¬†I’ve compiled few gift ideas which will help you decide on an amazing gift to take along with you to your family back home. :)Firstly, ask them what they would want from USA because that’d be REALLY¬†helpful else check out these ideas. Electronic stuff like camera/phone/iPod/iPad/tablet/chromecast/firestick Bluetooth speakers Watches Chopping board/Knife set/Peeler¬†(Ikea,Homegoods/ross/TJMaxx/Burlington Coat factory)   Perfume/Cologne (Perfumania) Body wash/Hand wash/bath soaps/body butter/body lotion/shampoo/conditioner (The Body Shop, Bath & Body Works, Target, Yves Rocher) Make up stuff (MAC, ELF, Naked palettes, eos lip balms) Plush throw( Macys, J.C.pemny, Ross, TJMaxx) Hand sanitizer Chocolates( Costco/Sams Club/Lindt/Godiva) Trail Mix(Costco/Sams Club/ Walmart/Target) Shaving/grooming kit Deodorants/Roll on Deodorant Hair dryer/straightener/curler Epilator Clothes(T shirts/ tops/ shirts/skirts/scarf/cap/kimonos/jackets) Silicon Scraper, Milk frother, popsicle moulds, Ziplocks from Ikea Hand bags/Purses (Vera Bradley,Nine west,Coach/Michael Kors) Pot pourri Scented candles Clorox wipes(Samsclub/costco) Can openers from dollar store/tree Nuts(walnut,almonds,pecans,pistachios) Craisins(dried cranberries) from costco/samsclub Diary/planner for cousins(Ross/TJMaxx/Burlington coat Factory) Baby clothes from carter/target/OshKosh B’gosh Toys, DIY kits from Dollar store/Dollar tree/Amazon/Toys r us Saffron strands Multivitamins/NyQuil/ Bengay Chocolate covered pretzels Room/car Freshener Hair spray/gel/serum/after shave Cereal boxes Carnation powder(costco/samsclub) Liquor I’ll keep updating as I remember. You can also levae a comment if you can think of anything. Hope it helps. Have ¬†a safe trip. Enjoy!

No Bake White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

nobake_cookie To be honest, I don’t want to call it a cookie..¬†‘no-bake cookie was never on my radar..It’s like I’m cheating.. I’m still debating whether to call it a cookie or a cluster?

What’s in a name right?

Ugh.. OK fine! Calling it a cookie because it does look like a cookie. Doesn’t it?

A friend of mine made this for Christmas and sent me the picture and I was literally drooling. These cookies are kind of perfect, it has all of my favorite ingredients. It had me at white chocolate! I wanted to make it right away..

They look messy but wait, don’t let the messy looks fool you.. Because these cookie are very very delicious. I mean how can anything go wrong when we combine white chocolate and peanut butter , right? let me just tell you how to make this.Read More …

Peppermint Bark

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Christmas is¬†almost here, I’m on a Christmas baking spree today.. No biggie..Just made some good ol’ ¬†fruit cake and cookies. While this was in oven, I grabbed some white chocolate and whipped this yummy¬†chocolate barks in no time. It came out so well, if I may say so myself. ¬†If you’re looking for an easy and quick holiday treat, this recipe is for you.. You just need two ingredients and hardly 5 mins.

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Weekend Tidbits!!

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How was your Friday? What plans for the weekend? We are binge watching ‘The Great British Baking Show’ tonight as I type this post..

After a busy couple of weekends, I was really looking forward for this weekend. It’s gonna be EAT.SLEEP.EAT kinda weekend. Also, gotta do grocery shopping! Anyway, you have a great weekend. Here are¬†some of the fun stuff I came across this past week.

Such a cute love story!

Remember ‘Full House’? Check out the teaser trailer for ‘Fuller House‘ . CAN’T WAIT!

*Sigh* It does make me jealous!

Looking for ‘Last minute Holiday treats ideas‘ *hi5*

Star wars or Sisters?

Mind=blown. Go Ninja Squirrel!

Rose Quartz or Serenity? Latter for me.

That’s all folks!

I’m calling it a day then.

Byee!!

Flavored Sugar

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Hi guys, today I’m sharing the “recipe” for citrus flavored sugar. You can buy this kinda sugar from any store or you can make it yourself at home for a fraction of cost. I usually make this orange flavored sugar and add it to my green tea or sprinkle it over the cupcakes or donuts or cookies. You can even use it for rimming the cocktail glasses. It’s very simple and can be made in a jiffy. It can also be used as a¬†scrub to exfoliate your skin.. So versatile, isn’t it?

You’ll need:

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Easy & Fun Christmas Treats

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Christmas is just around the corner.. Are you excited? Me too!

This is my first time celebrating Christmas at home. Our tree is up, lit and decorated. Gifts are slowly piling up under the tree.. Now I can’t wait to put on my apron and start making yummy goodies.. I usually steal get¬†ideas from Pinterest and thought I might as well share them with you all. Here are some of my favorite¬†treats which would make perfect holiday gifts for friends or¬†loved ones.¬†Read More …

DIY Fall Leaves Art

 

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What is your favorite season of the year? For me it’s Fall. There’s something about Fall which makes me happy.

We have this huge¬†maple tree in our backyard which turned orangish-red. It was heartbreaking for me to rake those beautiful leaves and trash them. Did you know people actually sell these leaves and charge you a bomb?Look at this. Dang, if only I had known this before.. Anyhoo,¬†since it’s our first Fall in our new home, I wanted to preserve¬†some leaves as a keepsake. I pressed the leaves by keeping it in between the book and then glued it to a canvas. That would make ¬†a wonderful wall art and adds that Fall flair to your home.

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Here’s how I made it..Read More …

My Happy List

 

It all started when I was going through PMS and badly needed a happy pill.

I asked myself, “what makes me happy?”

I  decided to jot down the things that make me happy cos scribbling on my chalkboard itself makes me happy.

This list made me happy instantly and changed my mood in a jiffy.. best pick-me-up idea ever!

This is MY Happy List.. silly and peppy.

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Not sure if you could relate to any of what I’ve mentioned above(it’s OK,I’m unique like that), do share the list with me if you make one.

xoxo