I won the Very Inspiring Blogger award

 

 

Thanks so much -http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/ for considering me worthy of this honour. I am so happy that my work is being liked by people of the blogging community.Your faith and encouragement in the form of your comments and likes is only thing that encourages me to rack my brain for creativity and I hope that I keep writing more good stuff

Here is what I had to do to accept:

1. Post the award image

2.  Link to the person who nominated you. Thank you: Onleilove

3.  Tell 7 Facts about yourself:

Im glad i can write seven , cus really… i could never write just 5 of my favourite things.

  1. I love  power walking , helps me to know myself better.
  2. I am a Coffee snob.
  3. Friends
  4. I can write a whole book on my love for Chocolate especially the trail mix versions
  5. I hate Sushi but pretend to enjoy it on formal dinners
  6. I adore dogs like hell.
  7. My  favourite Tv series will always be Bones. I and my friends have had Bones marathon weekends.

Now I nominate 15 other bloggers whom I really like and whose posts have kept me hooked on this site. So here it goes.

1.  http://beebeesworld.wordpress.com/

2. http://www.worldlywinds.com

3.http://plateitnclimb.wordpress.com/

4.http://poeticparfait.com/

5.http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/

6.http://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com/

7.http://writingthegirl.wordpress.com/

8.http://timzauto.wordpress.com/

9.http://jennysserendipity.com/

10http://thefashiontag.wordpress.com/

11.http://blessedbebeth.com/

12.http://rosedeny.wordpress.com/

13.http://succumbing.wordpress.com/

14. http://candied-life.com/

15.http://www.melissahassard.com/

16.http://patricemj.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/breaking-the-rules-with-bees/

17.http://clareflourish.wordpress.com/.

 

An ode to the sassy sneakers

I’m a huge fan of Converse shoes and sneakers in general. Period.A major part of my style is Converse shoes, In the season of sandals, wedges, and flip-flops, I have fully been embracing my sneakers. I feel like a younger version of myself, the same awkward sixth grader who wore sneakers daily. I can’t help but love my sneakers lately. Well for one, they are hiding the fact that my poor toenail fell off last week and it turned a lovely purple color that I had been attempting to mask with dark nail polish.  It was a rough battle that I ultimately lost, but rather than deal with wearing Band-Aids every day, I stick my feet in sneakers when I can:)

I purposely pair my sneakers with workout clothes. It’s like tricking myself into working out – since I already have the sneakers on, why not head to the gym? Even days where my mind tricks don’t work, the rest of the world never has to question my bad shoe choices because I look like I’m just heading to a spin class.

Converse shoes are for everyone. They look great on my grandma, they look even better on me, and they look hotter on my little sister. Their styles transcends the age-limits that are readily identifiable in most shoes, like Nike or Adidas. Created before I was born, and passed down through many generations. Talk about bridging the gap!

I love art and design. So, I tend to treat my fashion as an art canvas. Everything matches perfectly. My shoes match my shirt. The color of my jeans blends in with the tones of my shoes and shirt. My shades and shoes are the art pieces that cause people to stare at me 3-5 seconds longer than usual or do a double-take at my outfit. They stand out and bring a unique flare to my style. Because of this, I have a ton of colors in my closet that are really difficult to match with a great pair of shoes…except Converse. They have so many colors to choose from, you’re bound to find one that you like from the classic all-blacks to more flashy colors. Converse also offers more personalized options on-line, like customizing your own pair with your choice of colors, and even adding some text on your shoes!

I currently own 10 pairs of Converse, and I quite  love that fact that I can also design my own Converse sneaker. I can choose the colors and mix-match them as much as I like. I don’t have to go to the mall and shop for hours for something that fits the outfit I have in mind. I can simply go online and create it on the official Converse website. I’m not the only one who digs this type of flexibility either:)

Maybe they aren’t the most stylish, but they definitely are the most comfy. I don’t know if  my sneaker phase will pass out of  style anytime soon, but that won’t stop my love affair. I’ll leave the cute sandals and stilettos for the club and a comfy pair of sneakers can have my heart for the rest of the day

These are just a few reasons why I love Converse shoes and how they’re a no brainer when it comes to traveling to conferences. They offer so much that it’s easy to overlook their simple solutions. They’re easy to fit in your suitcase, have a passionate fan base, and just look good!

So people , do you wear your sneakers outside the gym? Would you rather go for comfort or style with daytime shoes?

(now the last 2 pics arent mine, credits-google)

Guilty pleasures:)

One of my favourite snacks since childhood is Puppy chow.Now you must be thinking it’s dog food right? Wrong.I recently found a lighter version of it at undressedskeleton.tumblr.com and it’s pretty tasty.Ater all it does have chocolate in it and dogs don’t get chocolate!I have made some changes in this version according to my taste, so feel free to add your inputs

Ingredients-

 

1. corn chex cereal-2 cups.

2.Adams natural peanut butter-2 tbsp

3.Truvia -1 packet

4. KraftJello- Brand Fat Free Pudding, Vanilla-1 mix

5.1/2 Cup Raw Almonds

6.1 cup chocolate chips

Method-

Add the pudding to the cereal and stir. After the pudding and cereal are evenly combined add the PB and stir. Melt chocolate chips in microwave safe large bowl for 12 second increments stirring in between each. Pour cereal into melted mixture stir gently.Pour cereal into melted mixture stir gently.After the PB is combined mix in the almonds . Let mixture cool for 20 minutes. Add the Truvia packet and pudding mix and stir lightly.  Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden. And enjoy!

Serving Size – 1/2 Cup 100 Calories, 3g Fat, 17g Carbs, Sugar 4.7, Fiber 3g, Protein 4g.

When you are gone…..-R.I.P, E.D

Yesterday I had a session with my E.D therapist.Actually I was supposed to see her a week ago but I just kept delaying , and she called again yesterday. She’s been with me since the past year, better than the previous one . She doesn’t bother me on shout on me if I haven’t been able to maintain my weight and she’s younger so more friendly. But this meeting now reduced to the frequency of once a month still makes me anxious , though she says I have improved immesenly since the time we first met and I agree she has helped me in the emotional healing. This time though she was happy to see me , she felt I looked stress. I told her IT’s studies and assignments I am juggling to work out and small tiffs with my friends and the E.D thoughts that tend to come back especially around summer. I thought she would give me self help bookand tell me to read and analyze  what’s wrong but instead she started to tell me about her own issues and I felt much better this time to know that I am not the only screwed up person at the moment:)(sorry for her though) Then she took a deep breath and suggested an intresting activity which she felt might help. She told me snap up all those things (not more than 5 or 6) which have immensely helped me in the recovery . Immediately after seeing the expression on my face she was like” No don’t consider it work or another tasks piled up like the many others , do it at your own pace over the day and consider a chance to know yourself better) and after that we had some tea and the Kara’s cupcakes she always get’s along on her visits. I thought I might just share it on this which has blog, so here it goes-

1. My huggables corner( I can’t really sleep without the spongebob)

2.I always keep one desk of my room messed up or kinda untidy(I am an organized freak, so it’s really difficult). It reminds me perfectionism is not everyting, and helps to deal with body image issues.

3. Now htis one is easy, a picture says a thousand words.

4.My cute ppet turtle Terri who’s been there no matter what and around my neck always, my gran gave it, so it’s really close ‘c ause my mom never wanted to have a dog in the house as a pet of my choice( who said  we can’t have non-living pets)

5. Long walks by the beach are super therapeutic as well( the best smiling pic I could find)Especially at dusk, ’cause the suns the prettiest then according to me.

6. And most importantly Accepting the fact that we can’t always be in control and we all are beautiful and we all need to take care of ourselves for ourself and all those who love and care for us .

Finally , though there are a hundred other things I will stick to the limit she gave me and thanks for bearing with me this long . Life is beautiful, so smile !

I’ve been nominated for One Lovely Blog award!

I just got the news that a fellow blogger, bigsmileu 1 from the Granmothers musings nominated me for One Lovely Blog Award.Thanks so much U made my day!It means a lot coming froma person already established on wordpress whose work I adore reading.Her work full of fun, personal experiences,rich in image and content. Thank you for showing faith in me even though I am relatively recent on this site.It’s such a surprise.Heres the logo.

So the rules are-

1.     Give credit to the person who nominated you.

2.   Mention 7 things about yourself.

3.    Nominate 15 other bloggers, who you think deserve the award.

The 7 things about me are-

1. My favourite colour is red and lavender, infact one summer I purchased an embarassing  number of red outfits all matching.

2.I love drinking cold coffee even if its right out of the bed first thing in the morning.

3. I love dogs , and I would love to have one in the future especially a pug, cause it’s got a real cute pink tongue.

4.My favourite flowers are orchids and daisies .

5.My favourite band is superchick currently but that keeps changing:)

6. I heart donuts and ensure I do have them as often have them once in two weeks.

7. I love reading , writing and interacting with people and try to spread as many smiles as possible though I feel mine is infectious.

And now the time to nominate bloggers I know for this award.

My list doesn’t suggest any favourites in order . For me all in contact are equal.

1.http://beebeesworld.wordpress.com/

2.http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/

3.http://thesmilingfoodie.com/author/sammygiles/

4.http://worldlywinds.com/

5.http://plateitnclimb.wordpress.com/

6.http://mylifeuncutalmost.wordpress.com/

7.http://timzauto.wordpress.com/

8.http://poeticparfait.com/

9.http://boomiebol.wordpress.com/

10.http://crayonapron.wordpress.com/

11.http://aglassofjen.wordpress.com/

12.http://www.melissahassard.com/

13.http://candied-life.com/

14.http://patricemj.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/breaking-the-rules-with-bees/

15.http://clareflourish.wordpress.com/.