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Creativity in the times of Covid

Hello again! Today I am covering the letter C in my lockdown alphabet series, and guess what C stands for? C stands for the joy of creativity we got from pursuing our hobbies during this stay at home period. Several people rediscovered their passion towards baking, reading, painting, blogging and other creative activities during this time. I would definitely say this was one of the biggest silver linings during the Covid lockdowns for everyone around the world.  Why creative hobbies spiked during Covid?  The lockdown resulted in the rise of two things – boredom and anxiety. People were abruptly jolted…

September 17, 2020
Daily Sparkle, Etcetera, Food, Leisurely Thursdays

Baking Banana Bread in Lockdown

Hi there, and hope you are having a great week! I am continuing with my lockdown alphabet series posts and this week I am covering the letter B for “Baking” and “Banana Bread”!  So tell me honestly, did you bake banana bread or anything else during the lockdown? I am not much of a baker (or cook!) but my mother and sister have had a ball baking goodies for us in the kitchen through this entire lockdown period! What started with banana bread, cakes, brownies, and other sugary treats quickly transitioned to more serious experiments around garlic bread, pizza and…

September 10, 2020
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Sparkle #205: Jazz It Up!

“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ William Shakespeare Is there anyone on this planet who doesn’t identify with the power of music? Music is an art form which deeply touches your mind, heart and soul. Irrespective of genre and artist preferences, everybody has songs they turn to when they want to express a feeling, calm their minds or just relax and take a break! There are songs for memories both happy and sad, songs which can lift your spirits or put you in a thoughtful mood and songs which can describe your situation even when words fail. Music is a powerful medium that connects people and…

April 27, 2017
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Sparkle #202: Count your Blessings!

Hello happy, shiny folks! How has November been for you so far? I cannot believe 2016 is coming to a close, this year seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye! As the Thanksgiving weekend dawns upon us, I cannot help but feel reflective and grateful for the past year. There are always two sides to any situation, and happy people tend to look on the bright side. 2016 has been a rocky ride for sure, but today when I look back, I only want to count my blessings and forget the rest. So instead of feeling sad that I didn’t…

November 24, 2016
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Sparkle #201: Bright Lights on my Mind!

October and the cool fall breeze is making me happy-giddy! And I have got fun, family, food and festivals on my mind all of this month. Since the festival of lights is just round the corner, I have been browsing a whole lot of decor and lighting ideas on Pinterest. I love bright lights, they are the easiest way to glam up your home for the holiday season. There are so many ways to add some sparkle and shine to your decor – candles, string lights, lamps, neon signs or just about anything else that twinkles! Below are 46 inspiring ideas to get you…

October 6, 2016