Best Compliment Ever!

Who doesn’t like to hear compliments? I can see my husband raising his hands and legs, but that’s just him! :/ I love compliments, both giving and receiving. There’s something so nice about it, it instantly makes the giver and the receiver happy. As much as I like receiving compliments, I act all gawky sometimes and here’s a post about how I act clumsy. But, tell me, what’s the best compliment you have received? I would love to hear, aw c’mon don’t be shy, I would love to hear all about it. I’m gonna shamelessly share some of my favorite compliments. But before that, when was the last time you gave someone a compliment? I usually shy away from giving someone the compliment that they deserve to know. But not anymore, I’m very vocal these days and I love spreading happiness wherever I go. So go ahead and give compliments to people you meet in restaurants, train, work place, spa etc. Read More …

Spinach Dal Khichdi in Instant Pot

Long time, no IP recipes!! In fact not much recipes off late. The reason is I’m so so lazy these days that I hardly cook anything great but even if I do I’m lazy to take pictures! 😀 So I planned to make dal and rice yesterday but got so lazy that I dumped everything in IP and made dal khichdi. 😛 And it turned out so good especially on a cold winter night, this is such a heavenly comfort food! I usually make khichdi/dal with moong dal but I ran out of it and made with toor dal and loved it. If you don’t have a Instant pot, make the same thing in pressure cooker or rice cooker. Alright, here’s how I make it. Check out other Instant Pot recipes here. Read More …

Shelfie

Remember the shelf that I mentioned in my anniversary post ?Here’s the quick story whether you want to know or not, but I can’t skip this part. 😛 This shelf might not seem that great but it is special to me and you will know why in a bit. 🙂 I was hunting for a good industrial book case since few months. Either they were not really great or  din’t fit into my budget and I just couldn’t narrow down to one. Scouting million stores(virtually) later, I found this shelf and even the price was reasonable, so I added it to the cart only to realize it’s out of stock. 😮 Dang! I was so annoyed and pissed that I stopped looking for bookshelves for good. I felt a little bad initially and lost interest eventually. But apparently Hari kept looking at their website every day first thing in the morning and one fine day he noticed that there was one last piece that was in stock!! He ordered it immediately and and wanted to surprise me with it but I was so burned out that day that he had to tell me about the bookcase to cheer me up. The conversation went like this.. Read More …

Schedule a me-time

Past two days has been so rough (screw you hormones), but I’m done sulking not because I’m fine but I WANT to be fine. So I’m gonna schedule a ‘me-time’ with me (duh) today – I’m gonna play some good music, do my mani/pedi, read a book, watch this week’s carpool karaoke featuring Bruno Mars and drink lots of water! I’m sure I’m gonna have a great week ahead, a lil bit of ‘me-time’ is all I need perhaps. Have you ever noticed that if you are happy, everything around looks happy and triggers happiness in others around you? So I want you to schedule your ‘me-time’ too however busy you are. Read More …

How are you?

This is the most dreaded question of 2016 for me. In fact until Oct of 2015, if anyone asked me, “How are you?” my response would be “Oh I’m doing great!:D” I have always replied like this to every ‘how-are-you’ question ever since I’ve started talking I think. My response might seem like my life was a breeze and I was high on weeds life. I can surely say that 50% of it is true. My life was not a breeze but I was always high on life. I have been bullied for scoring good marks, I have flunked more than once and many such horrible horrible things have happened but it just din’t seem to bother me much thankfully. Read More …

Drink Water!

drinkwater I want to make a confession today and really not proud of it. Hi, I’m Aishwarya and I don’t drink enough water everyday. I don’t know what’s wrong with me but inspite of my parents, brother, my bestie and husband constantly reminding me to drink water, I ended up not drinking enough water. So I decided to motivate myself by downloading an app, I felt pressurized and it din’t work either! I worked out a plan for myself which goes like this. Listen sweetheart (yes, I call myself sweetheart), drink water when you someone pisses you off drink water when you get hyper-excited drink water when someone comments on your blogpost drink water when someone reminds you to drink water everytime it snows drink water everytime you get a message on your phone drink water everytime your get anxiety pangs drink water after you eat drink water after you pee drink water when your OCD nerves are bothering you drink water everytime you miss someone I have been following this since the beginning of this month and it works like a charm! If this doesn’t work for you how about… Read More …

Let It Snow!

So we had the first snow of the season in Chicago this week. This is my fifth winter in Chicago and yet it’s so special every time it snows. Four years ago on a cold cold evening, we landed in Chicago. We were jetlagged AF and woke up to our stomachs rambling at 4 am and we drove to Denny’s for breakfast. We planted our bums on a window side booth, little did I know that there’s gonna be a grand show outside. While I was busy digging into eggs, there were fluffy flurries falling down. I don’t have a photo of it, but it’s captured so well in my eyes. It felt like someone from up above had a pillow fight and it tore into million feathers that gently touched the ground. Needless to say, it was magical, it was as if I was teleported to a winter wonderland. Even thinking about it makes me so dreamy and happy.Read More …

Our Fourth Anniversary!!

Tomorrow is our fourth wedding anniversary!Say what? Sigh, how time flies! FOUR wonderful years with you and words can’t describe how grateful I am to have you in my life. I hardly write or mention about you in my blog because you know I’m shy like that. 😛 But let me tell you, you are THE BEST and people who know you might hold it against  me and say he is THE BESTEST okay. *rolls eyes* Since this year we are low-key and not in a celebration mood, I thought I would at least write a post about you. For the love of making lists here are few things that I love and hate about you but will still stick together because you’re the ONE for me. Read More …