SoftyPink n GloriousRed

…. the colours of life with my kids



Yay! We won!!

Our red Nail flower won the 1st prize at Shruti’s June Artsy Craftsy!!! Thanks Shruti 🙂

And Shruti has a fab giveaway on the occasion of her blog’s first birthday! She’s one super awesome lady with a superb creative streak 🙂 So do hop over and leave a comment!! or many comments 😉 More the better! Maybe you’ll be the lucky winner of one of her beautiful paintings 🙂 Click on the link or on the teddy on the right and get going…

P.S: The archive for June shows 29 posts! I had been thinking of writing more but didnt think that I would do so many 😀 Maybe the NaBloPoMo effect rubbed off on me too!! Actually, I could have  hit the 30 mark yesterday itself with this post, had I seen Shruti’s post announcing the winners. No regrets.. the thought just crossed.


A lovely surprise!

One morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find this email ‘My award for your blog’ in my inbox! Coffee Bean of  Coffee Bean Musings has passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to me. Thanks for this honour, Coffee Bean!

Also, she has tagged me to do this questionnaire, which is quite longish and with some bizarre questions 🙄 Nevertheless, here i go…

  1. Asked someone to marry you? Innocent.
  2. Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Guilty.
  3. Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent.
  4. Ever told a lie? Guilty.
  5. Kissed a picture? Guilty.
  6. Slept in until 5 PM? Innocent.
  7. Fallen asleep at work/school? Innocent. But scribbling away while battling the drooping eyelids … does that count?
  8. Held a snake? Innocent. 😯 Wouldnt dare to!!!
  9. Been suspended from school? Innocent. Too dumb for that 😐
  10. Worked at a fast food restaurant? Innocent. Never occurred to me even when i was jobless!
  11. Stolen from a store? Guilty. One tiny avla supari packet that was peeping from a broken jar tempted me to do that 😳
  12. Been fired from a job? Innocent. Not sure if being laid off counts here?
  13. Done something you regret? Guilty. Well, regretted it… but have moved on and so.. no regrets now 🙂
  14. Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Cant recollect 😦 is this an option?
  15. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocent. Never seen snowflakes 😦
  16. Kissed in the rain? Guilty 😀
  17. Sat on a roof top? Innocent. The houses had flat terraces… no sloping roofs to experiment with!
  18. Kissed someone you shouldn’t? 🙄
  19. Sang in the shower? Guilty.
  20. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Innocent.
  21. Shaved your head? Innocent .
  22. Had a boxing membership? Innocent. Now, dont think that i never hit anyone!! My sis knows better 😀
  23. Made a girlfriend cry? Dunno! is this an option? But of course I made my sis cry… many times 😦
  24. Been in a band? Innocent.
  25. Shot a gun? Innocent. I have tries my hands on rifle, though!
  26. Donated Blood? Innocent.
  27. Eaten alligator meat? Innocent. Never knew it was eaten by people!
  28. Eaten cheesecake? Innocent.
  29. Still love someone you shouldn’t? Innocent. In fact, never loved someone i shouldnt! Morally speaking 😀
  30. Have/had a tattoo? Innocent.
  31. Liked someone, but will never tell who? Innocent.
  32. Been too honest? Guilty.
  33. Ruined a surprise? Innocent.
  34. Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterward? Guilty.
  35. Erased someone in your friends list? Innocent.
  36. Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)?Guilty. Wearing a boy’s shirt counts?
  37. Joined a pageant? Innocent.
  38. Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Guilty.
  39. Had communication with your ex? Guilty.
  40. Got totally drunk on the night before exam? Innocent.
  41. Got totally angry that you cried so hard? Guilty.Have always lacked the ability to control the lachrymal glands 😳

Done! Seemed pointless though. Got to be some kind of personality assessment me thinks. And the number of questions struck me as odd!! But of course odd number it is 🙂

Now, the more interesting part. Passing on this award to each one on my Blog buddy list on the right. You guys truly deserve this 😀

Also, remember you are tagged! You’re excused only if you’ve done this one already 🙂

Congrats to all of you… Njaiii!!

Cool toons!!

I won this cool ‘cool couple’ badge at Shilpa’s blog for suggesting 2 songs as part of a game for her readers!

She also made this cute and hilarious toon depicting me n Ammu, as part of the toon series for her 50th post!  She was inspired by this i believe 😀

Loved it Shilpa. Thanks 🙂

Leaving you with the songs that I had suggested for the cool couple game!! Enjoy!!!

Aisa sama from Zameen Aasmaan

Kishore Kumar’s Aise na mujhe tum dekho

I am fascinated..

… with the possibilities … of being a member of the blogosphere !!

Among other things.. I didnt believe

  • that online friendships could be genuine..
  • that i would ever make friends online ..with people whom i didnt know personally
  • that i would meet sooooooo many people who have thoughts, ideas, values.. which reflect mine, which i can relate to.. n connect with..
  • that i could find so much of inspiration .. to do the things that i love to do but never  did due to some reason

The blogosphere has made all this possible.. just that i needed to open my doors n windows..

What amazes me the most .. is that there is nothing like a race.. or a competition. There’s lots of encouragement and admiration all around [at least as far as i’ve discovered]… lots of positive vibes   🙂

And, to add to the excitement, look what i’ve got!! Not one.. but 2 precious awards from Shruti!!!

Thanks a ton Shruti!! I’m feeling honoured and delighted 🙂  Hats off to the person(s) who initiated this beautiful custom of awarding fellow bloggers and also to those who create such lovely badges!!!

And now.. passing on the joy [awards] to…

ShrutiSwaramSwatiTitaxy, Jini [my kid sis ;)] – thanks for being my companions on this lovely journey!! You guys rock!! I feel lucky to have met you all.. virtually though :D, except Jinn of course 😉

Meira, Sunita, Patricia, Rajee, Lakshmi – love to read your blogs!!

… love Meira’s peppy narration,  Sunita’s beautiful garden tales, and the simple yet elegant decor ideas and inspirations, and of course all the eye candy 🙂 that Pat, Rajee and Lakshmi share 🙂

Cheers!! i’m lovin’ it 😀

Awarded and tagged!!!

Yay! yippeeee!! Lovely Swaram has awarded me with this!!! Sooper excited as this my first award 🙂 🙂

Glad to know.. my honesty can be seen/felt by the people who read me 🙂

And this tag is a first as well!

The Rules:

1.I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link it
2.I must list 10 honest things about myself
3.I must put a copy of Honest Scrap logo on my blog
4.I must select at least 7 8 other worthy bloggers and list their links
5.I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.

Thanks Swaram… I needed to rake my i’m not good at writing or even speaking about myself 😦 but it has been a good exercise at taking stock of myself… So here I go..

  1. I am an avid reader… not that i buy a lot of books..but i can read anything that catches my attention…it can even be a paper in which bhajjis/churmuri had been packed!
  2. One of the activities in our summer vacations was to clean up the old trunk and the shelves [me and my sis had taken this upon ourselves… ]. We would always start it together..but invariably i would be left alone to complete the task! No..dont jump to conclusions yet.. my sis was never at fault. It was me who would start reading the news paper sheets spread at the bottom of the trunk ..and after waiting patiently for some time..she would quit out of sheer boredom!! Obviously, the same thing happened while cleaning the shelves.

  3. I love to write down my thoughts…  I used to on cards, or even on scraps of paper ; though never in a diary. Somehow there was a break..and i didnt write anything for a long time..  Now..with the kids..its impossible not to write.. and so I blog [though not as much as i would have loved to 😦 ].
  4. I am a cleanliness freak… I like my home to be spic and span..including the closets and cabinets. However, i do realize that trying to be perfect in these matters is no good.. its just a drain on your energy and time…
  5. I hate lies and hypocrisy.
  6. I always try to look for the good in anyone or anything..and try to see things from the other’s perspective.
  7. I cannot hate anyone.. hate is too strong a word for me..and i believe that life is too short to hate and hold grudges. And ..cursing is a no-no for me; i even manage to convince my sisters/dad against cursing or talking ill of others…they sometimes hate me for this!
  8. I have a creative bent of mind… and believe I would have done great if i had chosen the arts..fine arts or even the performing arts!! Right from school days..i have tried my hands at variety of arts/crafts.. always with good results 🙂
  9. I’m not a planner. I just take things as they come.. so i rarely panic. I hate it when someone asks me what my five year goals are ..or for that matter even one year goals 🙂
  10. I’m short tempered [only with my folks]; though i have tried to work through and around my temper… i still have a long way to go..
  11. I believe friendship is the best type of relationship; when you infuse friendship in your relationships, you always have it going for you 🙂

After raking my brains for so long, i realized that the results of my attitude test on FB is quite close; I could have just done ctrl c and ctrl v. it is

“you are the sort of person who likes to take life slowly… just one day at a time.. you usually know the difference between right and wrong. you believe in yourself. you put yourself in other peoples shoes and see how it feels to be them and then handle a situation accordingly.your attitude towards life is very positive…. you are liked by all and are a great friend.the flip side is that sometimes you care too much about other people and dont do what you really wanna do..”

I dont know anyone who has not already done this tag. So anyone interested can please take it up!

P.S: This was waiting for a nudge from Swaram 😛

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