Thursday, January 18, 2018

Blogathon 2018 - Day 17 - A red eye...

If you read my earlier blog posts, you'd know that at my work-space we sit in a pod structure, which is basically a round room with two round tables and we sit across each other. There are no fixed cubes or cabins and this supposedly supports better communication, which might be true - but I haven't just accustomed myself to the space. I find it difficult to look for a space to keep my laptop bag and my purse. While the bag can sit on the floor, I do not feel like placing my purse with it. The open cupboard gets direct sunlight and on day one, I had a mascara bleeding in my bag. Well, this is not the only issue - I find it weird to munch on nuts and/or fruits in front of everybody.. But the thing which has taken a heavy toll on me is the health issue. Now when you sit in such a close proximity to other people, you are more prone to the cough and cold bugs. We saw a drastic temperature rise since last week and almost everybody is under the weather. We had a lunch party recently and the number of unwell team mates has gone up. There were only a few exceptions and I was one of them - till yesterday. I have been doing really unwell since afternoon. I have really small eyes and to add to it (or should I say subtract!), my right eye has become smaller, swollen and is super red. And the thing is the eye is not painful but the right side of my head is paining. I hope I do not catch any bugs!!


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Blogathon 2018 - Day 16 - Doodling again!

So, I have been doodling and lettering again..  Here is a cute little reindeer wishing you a great day ahead..


Blogathon 2018 - Day 15 - Sculpting time!

Now that I have restocked on clay, here is a cute custom unicorn, which is soon to be adopted. She is a sweetheart and I am taking due precaution that it turns out good.. This is also my first custom creation, so pray for me!


Blogathon 2018 - Day 14 - Love!

How can you love someone else if you don't love yourself? I learnt this the hard way - but now that I have learnt it, I am happy I did... It is very essential to love yourself, give yourself some tender loving care, getting yourself that much needed spa session, buying that pretty top you have been eyeing for long, adorning the red lipstick you always wanted to... If you think you love someone else and give them priority above your own self, you can never be happy.. So darling! don't forget to love yourself first!!


Blogathon 2018 - Day 13 - Happiness is in the small things!

So, the hubby and me booked a cab home from office last evening. It was one of the firsts where we were both sitting on the back seat of the car and had time to ourselves. Given that it was a U.S. holiday, he had not calls. The usual schedule is he drives and I sit next to him with him being busy in calls. But yesterday was different. We held hands for the whole 30-45 mins ride, not that we talking much - we just relaxed and held hands. In everyday life, we forget the smallest things, but for me these are things which make me the happiest. Once home, I was humming to myself while doing the everyday chores and suddenly everything looked sunny and beautiful!

Isn't happiness in the smallest things!!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Blogathon 2018 - Day 12 - Guess what I got in the mail today!!

This is what I got in the mail today -

I am happily hopping onto this new year with doodle-o-bong :)

If you read my blog, you'd know that for the first time I took part in a 10-day lettering competition on Instagram hosted by the immensely talented doodle-o-bong. She'd give us a beautifully written word or sentence, one for each day and then I'd try my best to letter it nicely. And I cannot tell you how much I loved it - first and foremost I had something to look forward to everyday after office. I'd rush home, wrap up my chores and then quickly check Instagram. Once I got the word/sentence, I'd wear my thinking hat to plan how to execute... The second best thing to happen to me was water colors - I finally used them and the end product amazed me. It is good and encouraging to know that you can do something. I am grateful to doodle-o-bong who sent me this superb calendar as a gift and with a personal message...  I love adding a personal touch to things... and love it even more when someone does it for me..

The calendar has space for writing or doodling on the backside. See how cute the font is!!

All the month pages are beautiful, have a look at March -

And here is my giraffe, guarding the calendar on my desk -

Thank you doodle-o-bong!! You rock gurl :)
Over and out - need to adore my cute calendar!!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Blogathon 2018 - Day 11 - Stationary Love!

I love stationary. I loved it as a kid and it continues. I would always have a lot of pens, pencils, sketch pens, crayons, pencil colors etc. As a kid, I always fancied buying more and more of stationary items and Dad gladly agreed. I realized later that we shared this liking. The hubby also likes stationary items. We always find ourselves staring at all these beauties and then end up buying them. We have a huge lot of markers, colors, pens and pencils and I am happy I own them, they give me a happiness beyond words. And adding to this collection of mine is this bombshell - a 50 color marker set!!

Look at these beauties...

The colors are so beautiful. I do not know if this picture is doing justice to the colors,but each one is different than the other. Hoping to add color to life with these beauties.


Blogathon 2018 - Day 17 - A red eye...

If you read my earlier blog posts, you'd know that at my work-space we sit in a pod structure, which is basically a round room with two...