Category: ETC

Technical Issues

Technical Issues

Hi friends, it pains me to tell you that I am dealing with some issues on my website. Although these aren’t creating a security threat to readers, search engines like Google are not able to find my pages anymore. I am working behind the scene to […]

Giveaway Winner and SSS Halloween Kit

Giveaway Winner and SSS Halloween Kit

Hello Friends! I am sorry for my absence and also sorry for not being able to continue with Focus on Wplus9 this week. But trust me I am trying my best to get back on track. For today, I have two important things to share: […]

Home sweet home (and other updates)

Home sweet home (and other updates)

Hello my dear crafty friends, I have been missing in action for the longest time ever since I started blogging, I think. Well, just in case you are worried about me: all is well. I am fine, family okay, everything is good. In fact, everything […]

Card Making {Classes} with Varada

Card Making {Classes} with Varada

For several months, if not years, I have had this desire, this dream – to connect with other people on a creative level. Just like I feel connected with you all, I want to feel the same with real people, in person. I am in […]

Super Exciting News

Super Exciting News

Hello friends, today I am writing this post with my heart full of excitement and gratitude. I am joining the design team for Stamping Smiles Designs – tic-tac-toe challenge from July onwards!! I am super thrilled!! For more information about Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge, check out the blog HERE and read THIS link to […]

A brand new adventure

A brand new adventure

I haven’t done a non-craftsy post in a long time here on my blog, and a lot has happened in real life since the last one. So today, I thought I should do one. The biggest news from my side is that we moved. Yes, […]

A lazy girl’s skin routine

A lazy girl’s skin routine

  I was just browsing through my own blog the other day and wondered why there isn’t any post about girly things like beauty or hair or makeup. You’d think you’d find such posts on a girl’s blog, right? Well, I decided to remedy that with […]

Curd rice

Curd rice

This is one of our favorite cool-off recipe. When we do feel like our tummies need rest from spices or onion / garlic, when our brain does not seem to think of any more experiments with cooking, we turn to this one. It’s easy and […]

Quinoa upma

Quinoa upma

  I have been intrigued by Quinoa, the healthy and versatile seed, which is commonly substituted for grains. I saw pinterest food boards showing so many recipes using quinoa and even  health-food lovers recommending it. Supposedly, quinoa is a great source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and […]

Besan ke laddu / Besanache ladu

Besan ke laddu / Besanache ladu

  Happy Holi, friends! May you have all the colors of enjoyment, laughter and cheer in your life!! For those of you who are not tuned in to what I’m talking about, Holi is the famous festival of colors from the ever-so-colorful, India. And what […]

Fajita style veggie side dish

Fajita style veggie side dish

For my project work, I often travel to Mt. Vernon, WA. A couple times me and my colleague, Nidhi, had lunch at a Mexican restaurant out there called Cocina. I really liked their fajitas. The veggies in that dish were simply juicy and yummy and […]

Letter to my daughter – little princess Akshara

Letter to my daughter – little princess Akshara

Date: 23-Feb-2015 Redmond, WA Dear Akshu, As promised at the beginning of this year, I’m writing this letter to you. I know you can’t read it yet. You are too young to do that. But that’s alright. I can wait. :-) With this letter, I […]

Moving from India to US – part 3 – getting settled

Moving from India to US – part 3 – getting settled

  So, hopefully by now you have made it to USA successfully, have checked in at a hotel or at a temporary place of residence like a friend’s / relative’s home. You made it through the first two steps! That’s awesome, don’t you think? :-)   Ok, here’s […]

Moving from India to US – part 2 – the travel

Moving from India to US – part 2 – the travel

Hopefully you are doing well on your preparations for the travel. Feel free to ask any questions if you want to. I will try to help as best as I can :-)  (Image source: https://openclipart.org) Ok, so when you are about a couple days away from travelling, here’s […]

Pearl Couscous Salad

Pearl Couscous Salad

When I cooked this for the first time, I asked myself, “Why didn’t I cook this before?” :-) This recipe is easy as well as versatile (can be eaten by itself or as a side dish). Here’s what you’ll need: 1. Vegetable broth: 1 and 1/2 Cups […]

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