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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fever Is Still On || WUW Linky Party

Oh yes, the fever is still on- the Karwa Chauth fever! And why not! I had a pretty good one. Also, I have not shared the customary henna pictures yet and the video shared in the last post does not feature my 'karwas'! And the moon story is still untold. 

Let me start with my favorite part- Henna! Intricate designs always catch my attention. Less of empty spots and more of henna, is what I love. Unlike the last few years (2010 & 2011), I decided to go for something simpler this time.










Thanks to all the chemicals in the store-bought cones, the color was just perfect. Who cares about the skin that is peeling off, as I type this!



Because my sister did such a wonderful job with the design she made, I have to share her pictures. I haven't asked her, if it was OK with her for me to post her pictures but that's fine! Isn't it what sisters do all the time. Use one another's stuff without asking/informing *wink*. 






Now, for the puja (prayer rituals) I needed Karwas, which look something like this.

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I obviously did not have it, so I decided to use glasses instead. Right before the puja, I reached for my acrylic paints and finger-painted the glasses and bowls to make my very own 'American Karwas'!





I told ya'll here, how upset I was to miss the moon on Lunar Eclipse but that was completely overwritten by the joy on seeing the moon on Karwachauth evening. For the first time, I witnessed moonrise. It was amazing! The silver ball appearing from behind the dark trees made me forget about the fast for a moment. The mesmerizing beauty flooded the sky and the land grew from darkness.







Those wondering what Karwachauth is all about, visit this, this or this page. 
Those who'd like to party with us tonight, keep reading.

And all the others, don't forget to show some comment love before you leave.





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 Welcome to the 38th week of Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 


25 Blogs  -  1 Party
 Giveaway
We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  337 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on these different blogs

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This week's 
Featured Bloggers


... and a Denim Shirt Cushion Cover

I randomly found a denim shirt in my fabric stash.... probably bought from a charity shop 'just incase'! I'm glad I did buy it though, as it meant I had something to upcycle into a cushion cover!



In my last post, I shared Part 1 of my Fall/Halloween Decor in our Living Room.
Please Click HERE if you missed it!




halloween spooky pumpkin carvings
This year why not try  give your jack-o’-lantern a new groove with these unique pumpkin carving ideas and designs.



Easy Taco Pizza

We love pizza, as most people do! I make it normally about once a week using those pizza crusts you can find in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. My parents gave me this tip about how good they were about 2 years ago and I haven’t looked back since! 


Burlap & Lace Garland

 
As much as I LOVE this time of year, for some reason I’ve never really gotten into decorating for it. But, this year’s a little bit different! As a new blogger, I find myself getting swept away by the excitement and beauty of this Fall decor that’s surrounding me. 





Mini Oreo Cheesecake

from Titi Crafty



I learned the bease for a cheesecake recipe from my mom when I was a teen and I hadn’t changed it  a bit.







ORGANIZE OCTOBER | ADVENTURES IN…

CLEARING OUT THE BEAUTY STASH

from AM to PM Blog



Doing a full-on beauty stash clear-out after neglecting it for a while is pretty grim.   It’s really not pretty.

What do you look for in a friend?

from Penny A. Zeller



I recently watched the movie Mom’s Night Out for the second time. I love this movie and highly recommend it. One of my favorite things is the friendship between Allyson and Izzy. They’ve been best friends since grade school, and while they have totally different 0personalities, they can rely on each other no matter what. Even when Allyson has a major meltdown, Izzy is still her best friend, cheering her on…and being there for Allyson through thick and thin.







Olaf Dress Up Costume

from  Ruffles And Rain Boots



I wasn’t going to make a FROZEN inspired Olaf dress up apron until some friends of ours suggested that all of our kids go together as the cast of FROZEN for Halloween this year (thanks Ang and Kris!). Because I’ve already made FROZEN inspired Princess Anna and Queen Elsa costumes, the only one left was this little cutie. When sketching out this Olaf costume, I designed it while keeping a certain young man in mind. That adorable, precocious little flirt of a fellow has a sensory processing disorder so whatever I designed couldn’t have a hood or anything on his face because he doesn’t like that.





HONEY SPICE STREUSEL MUFFINS

from  Annie's Noms

Honey Spice Streusel Muffins | Annie's Noms - These Honey Spice Streusel Muffins are just perfect for your breakfast! Soft, sweet and spicy with the added crunch of a streusel topping. Yoghurt makes these muffins tender and soft, whilst the honey sweetens and adds a tang which is perfectly complimented by the spices; an Autumnal taste sensation!

These Honey Spice Streusel Muffins are just perfect for your breakfast! Soft, sweet and spicy with the added crunch of a streusel topping. Yoghurt makes these muffins tender and soft, whilst the honey sweetens and adds a tang which is perfectly complimented by the spices; an Autumnal taste sensation!





How to Have a Backyard Scavenger Hunt with FREE Printable

from My Big Fat Happy Life

We have done scavenger hunts in a couple different ways 1) creating a chart with photos and words on the computer (see below for a FREE printable) or 2) hand drawing the pictures of the items and writing out the word.  For older children you could just write out a list of items to find.  I also like the idea of re-enforcing numbers by having S find 5 rocks or 8 leaves.




There are lots of items I would consider absolutely essential as a mom, but honestly there’s only one item I can’t go 20 minutes without and that’s my phone. And it’s not because I’m playing Candy Crush or posting pictures on Facebook. It’s because of the collection of free apps I’ve gathered that tell me what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Ones that calm my baby, put him to sleep, then calm me. And ones that tell me what’s going on outside the world of baby. And for those moments when I do have time to post on Facebook, it makes the process possible (and fun).







Turn Coke tins into Beautiful Candle Votives

from Let's Make It Lovely



Be it Diwali or Christmas, this is a perfect craft for the coming up holiday season. Wouldn't it make a lovely gift for friends or family? Or how about just adding a little accent decor piece to any corner in your home? All you need to do is save some soft drink tins and get started. Before I begin on how I did it, let me tell you my inspiration for this one came from these Brass Candle holders when I was searching google images for Diwali decor ideas. Let's get started.


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Monday, October 13, 2014

CARE-wachauth!

The moment I saw the word for this week's Five Minute Friday, I knew what I was going to write about. The prompt was just perfect for this past weekend, coinciding with Karwachauth. Now, don't look at your calendars. We are way past Friday and I know that this post is late; but believe me, it was on schedule, if the drafts in my head counted. 

Before I hop on to the 5-minute part of the post, a quick word about Karwachauth. Karwachauth is an Indian festival, where the married women fast (no-food, no-fluids! NONE!) from sunrise to moonrise and pray for a long, healthy and happy life for their husbands. Read more here and here.


video


OK. Time to start the 5 Minute timer.

GO!

Thursday night, as I wrapped up the kitchen, I was reminded of Sanket's allergy and it worried me a little. We had no idea what had caused the rashes and it had started to itch. The worried thoughts, like always, started to wander. 


Until a few years back, I did not even know that this guy, I share my everything with today, existed! I had no idea I could love someone so dearly and CARE so profusely. I had never thought that my life would get entwined with some one else's, so beautifully that I'd love to have it this way till eternity. Praying for his well being, before mine is something a younger-me had never imagined. 

I thanked my stars for all the love I get from him, for his caring ways and humble self & for him to fast with me :). I know I have him to lean on to, to be crazy with and to share my dreams with.

And then I thought of all the wonderful couples, who were to celebrate Karwachauth in a day's time, their vows, the affection, the joyous world they create for themselves and the way they take CARE of each other.

May the bond of love only get stronger for all of us!

STOP!


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This post has been written for Five Minute Fridays- the writing flash mob, where bloggers get together to write on a common topic, all in just 5 minutes!
Prompt for today - CARE!


Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Before We Party || WUW Linky Party


I got up in the morning screaming & wailing!! No, not because of bad dreams and there were no bed-bugs either. I woke up to realize that it was Wednesday. Wednesday! The day for Lunar Eclipse and I had missed it. God knows what I was thinking last night to mess up the days of the week.

This is what I missed...

By Robin Sharpee on FOX59

And this....

By Brianna Lea Stuart on FOX59

If you and I are sailing in the same boat, HERE is a link for more pictures!
With this, my countdown to the next Lunar Eclipse begins. Hopefully, I'll have a better watch over the calender next year.

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And before we move over to today's party, for which we are already late, please hop over to Smart Indian Women to read my interview with them. Here's an excerpt:
I started the blog as a medium to take my stories, experiences and experiments to people- friends I do not get a chance to interact with very often; and the strangers with whom I share my passion for art, craft, cooking, gardening and more.
A visit to Kreative Korner, would be like an evening with a friend!
Oh, and they have a BIG picture of me posted on their page as a Premium Blogger. You'll very soon see the badge on the side bar that I am gonna proudly sport!


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               Welcome to the 37th week of Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 


25 Blogs  -  1 Party & Giveaway


We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  385 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on these different blogs

Your link will appear on the blogs of


This weeks 
Featured Bloggers






vegan pumpkin cheesecake




Sometimes you've just HAD IT




Garden Fresh Corn Chowder







My Version Of Purification® Essential Oil Blend

from Deep Roots at Home

My Version Of Purification® Essential Oil Blend, Fresh and Clean, aromatherapy, drug resistance, Jean Valnet, DIY, M.D., pet odors, Mountain Rose Herbs, storing EOs, research, save money, sale, blends, citronella, lemon balm, and elemi, poor man's frankincense, anti-parasitic, fungicidal, preparedness minded, bird flu, epidemic, colds and flu season, sickroom, spray cleaner, carrier oil, deodorant, insecticide, deters pests, recipe, nebulizer, topical, analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, deodorant, diuretic, insecticide, sedative, stimulant, eucalyptus, healthy living, natural medicine chest, tea tree, lemon, lemongrass, lavender, rosemary, TheraPro premium diffuser, disinfectant spray, homemade cleaners, Thieve's, antiviral, antifungal,


What Babies Learn In the Womb

What Babies Learn In the Womb, second trimester, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, beating hearts, blob of tissue, abortion kills, Psalm 139, 13-14, pro-life, in utero, food preferences, dreaming in the womb, dreams, nursing, mother, neonatal researchers, kangaroo care, skin on skin for baby, mother's voice, pregnancy, Marshall Klaus, M.D., author, book, baby, Your Amazing Newborn. infertility, ultrasound, amniocentesis, GIFT procedure, third trimester, infant memory, fetuses can hear, suck, grasp, feel pain, suck thumb or fingers, kick, push, play with umbilical cord, learn language, mothering, parenting, infant development, attachment, bonding, voice recognition, William Fifer, Ph.D., pediatrics, Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. photography of life before birth, conception, pro-choice, planned parenthood,




5 Tips for Taking Young Children to Disney World

5 Tips for Taking Young Children to Disney World #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld #MagicKingdom | mybigfathappylife.com



Double Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies~Jill

reese pic monkey




How to Make a Frankenstein Shirt

How to Make a Frankenstein Shirt by Amanda Formaro for Kids Activities Blog










Wire Ear Cuff with Changeable Dangles - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg



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  • Please Link to your family friendly post 
  • I'd love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it's totally optional
  • Please No adult content blogs
  • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel's Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  
Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.