Friday, December 28, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
In the morning after waking up, I told me hubby dear that I could only give bread - jam in breakfast. He promptly replied that, we would go for brunch outside home. I had nothing in my fridge to cook and I also didn’t want to eat bread-jam. So, I happily agreed with him. After a heavy rain throughout the day yesterday, today’s morning sunshine so enchanted that I felt to fly out like a bird. I also wanted to bask myself in the sweet morning sun. However, we were moving in a so slow pace in the morning, that, at last we could start from home at 12:30. First we went to Denny’s to have lunch. Since morning we didn’t have anything except tea. Oh! What a hearty lunch was that. After lunch I simply declared that I didn’t want go back home so early. Hubby dear agreed with me. Next we went to Kohls. I wanted to buy one specific dinner set, but unfortunately that very set was not available. Then I wanted to go to Michaels. The father-son duo couldn’t decide whether they would accompany me or not. I asked them to come with me. Anyway, as usual I started picking items one after another there. After half an hour I decided to control myself and go out from the store. Then he wanted to go to office for some urgent work. After finishing all those we headed to mall. For a long time I had been asking my husband to take our son to mall to take snap with Santa. At last today he agreed to go. When we reached the mall, I was stunned by the crowed in front of Santa. To my great disappointment they already closed their store and my poor son couldn’t take a photo with Santa. However, he didn’t throw any tantrum. He accepted the fact. Only he wanted to play for some time in the play zone. However, the day was very well spent. I felt the festive spirit.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
“The heart of Christmas is the home. And for many, before
any cookies are baked or gifts wrapped, decorating the house is the first
pleasure of the season. From selecting the tree and unpacking ornaments to
setting up the Nativity figures, the traditions surrounding the holiday home
are agreeably familiar and revitalizing. Some people enjoy it so much that they
start decking the halls at Thanksgiving; and for those who like to make their
own trimmings, preparations can commence even earlier in the year. Only after
New Year’s Day is the holiday finery reluctantly packed away. “—Country
I also had started decorating home just after Thanksgiving.
Actually I had started creating all the decorating articles after Thanksgiving.
Like Halloween I decided to decorate home with all handmade decorating
articles. However, I should have started earlier to create all those
collectibles. Each of them took long time. On the top of that I had an exam in
December. Anyway till 20th I made something. Then I stopped doing. I
was really tired, and I left some of them unfinished. I would finish those, but
I would use in next Christmas. Here some of my homemade decorations.
|The flowers are from Wal Mart and Michales|
|I bought this Christmas tree five years ago|
|Jingle bells jingle bells- a flower pot is converted into bell|
|A small pizza box is converted into a cookie box|
|The unfinished works|
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
|This is the season's first cake, the easiest one. I bake it with store bought cake-mix.|
|Pasta with baked chicken. This is one of the easiest pasta recipe. I've learned it from Martha Stewart Show.|
|Simple egg less vanilla cake for the sweet next door girl.|
|8th December, Saturday special- home made pizza|
|Apple-cranberry cake for a Christmas party. I learned the recipe from Food channel.|
|Carrot raisin cake for sonny's Christmas party at school. Though the icing was a great disaster, everybody enjoyed the cake.|
|Ginger bread cookies, on sonny's demand.|
|This is the latest addition, beet root cake.|
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
In the middle of this year after coming back from India,we needed to buy a dinning table set. My hubby dear bought that from Ikea. After getting delivered in one evening, both of us sat to assemble it. While assembling my hubby found this very shaped chip-board piece inside the package. He knew me very well. He knew that,I was going to make something out of that. He asked me,"Do you need it?". I said, "yes,yes,yes". From that very moment i decided to make a box, and here is that one.
The chip board piece was in this shape. Just appropriate to make a box.
One side was totally covered by gift-warp paper.
The complete box.
Top of the box.
Back of the box
Inside the box