Wednesday, April 27

DIY Home decor hacks-1

Sometimes its the smallest tweaks that makes the biggest change at home. These hacks solve the common dilemma but also elevates the home style. These simple ideas will not cost a lot, and a little creativity can make the home refreshing and interesting.

Scented pine cones:

1.Go pine cone gathering in the neighborhood and bring home as many pine cones as you can.
2.Put then in hot water to get rid of any debris or critters that might me inside the cone.
3.Lay the cones on a foil lined backing sheet and put in the oven at 200 F or 95C for an hour.
4.Take the cones, put them in a zip lock cover and spray the essential aroma oils of your choice and shake the bag.
5.Let the pine cones be in the bag for a week to soak in the oils.The longer  the better.
6.Take them out and place it in a basket . They make up for a simple,inexpensive center piece.

Sticks in vase

Sticks and twigs make up chic center piece. All one has to do is put them up in different heights along with few flowers that gives the rustic yet flowery look.

Decorative Wall Letters

1.Trace out the shape of the letter that you want on a cardboard.
2.paint one half of the letter using a spray paint.
3.decorate it using jute wires.

Tuesday, April 12

DIY-Sun burst Miror 2

The last post had the first sun burst mirror that I tried doing. This one is a variation. This could easily pass on for an art from waste material.

Things needed:

1. Twigs. You could just collect the fallen ones from the streets or parks glue
3.few flowers for decorative purpose (optional)

Just make a design in any shape that you like and start sticking the twigs together. I made it in the sun burst form. Then stick the flowers to the twigs and hang it. Beautiful wall piece is ready.

Thursday, March 31

DIY-Sun Burst Mirror

This has been one of the DIYs I have always wanted to do. Its so easy yet looks very good when it is put up in the hallway or as a show piece in any place. It took me just 15 min to do this . This will also go for a perfect last minute custom gift to someone near and dear.

Things needed:

1.Hot glue gun
2.Bamboo sticks
3.Mirror of various size.

All that has to be done is just stick the bamboo sticks behind the mirror in any pattern that comes to the mind, and stick the mirrors of various sizes according to the need.

EASY!! The sun Mirror wall hanging is ready!!

Monday, March 21

Food Finds- Turkish

People who love to eat are always the best people. Its very easy to make the epicureans happy. Give them good food. Make them good food or just show them good food! Catching up for good food always brings in happiness, and trying world cuisines is delirious.

Travelling to new places and trying out the local cuisine makes the trip complete. But we have the luxury of eating the authentic local cuisines of several countries just by travelling few miles these days.

Turkuaz cafe, in the college city of bloomington is one such place which serves delicious Turkish cuisine. The ambiance is made to have a feel of turkey. One can choose to sit on the floor having comfortable pillows,cushion and the low table or the regular restaurant type tables. 

There is also a shelf full of authentic Turkish items for sale right from their Turkish delight, to Turkish tea biscuits.

Turkuaz Cafe - Bloomington, IN, United States

Turkish food has a lot of vegetarian options to choose from, which makes it a immediate hit for vegetarians like me.Turkish cuisine has borrowed many elements from middle eastern and central Asian cuisines.As north Indian cuisine has also had the middle eastern influence in them from the years of Mughal rule, I felt a lot of similarities between the both. It just felt like eating home made comfort food.

potato koftesi


 A typical mean starts with a soup(lentil) followed by a vegetable dish made in a pot made of clay, often with rice accompanied by salad.

All their entree' come with the house best red lentil soup and salad and the flavorful basmathi rice.

Authentic tasty food, good price and neat ambiance.

check their Menu here.


301 East Third StreetBloomingtonIN


Tuesday, March 1


2016 has been a busy year, and this is the first blog post of the year.Moving to a new country gives a lot of chances to blog about new places that one gets to visit. But landing on a winter morning, still having 2 months of winter to go, one has no option than to wait for the sun to come out and sit in the comfort of the home.

Setting up the apartment was a task on its own, but when i found two pieces of wood lying around, i couldn't help, but to make a DIY side table.It dint involve any glue, or carpentry efforts, but just to place the  wood pieces in an angle that they balance each other out and i just used board pins to support them.

My very own DIY- harry potter side table