Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Monday Moods: Spring Home. (Cushions + Flowers + Bookshelves)


How was your Monday? 
Can you believe this is the last week of February? 
It felt a little longer than usual. 
My beloved birthday month is close to its end. 
I started this week by taking some pictures for the blog, my book haul and then I snapped some pictures of my home in all its messy glory. 

But look how gorgeous Peach looks?! 

Peach is one of my birthday gifts and she is perfect. 

Look at that face! 
She is from Chumbak, as is the house shaped cushion. 

My Happy Place. 

Chirp chirp. 
An old very loved cushion cover. 

Shiv Ratri remnants. 
Om Namah Shivay. 

Birthday flowers. 

The happiest corner of my home. 

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Stationery Sunday: Hobonichi Techo A6.

For today's Stationery Sunday, I want to share a quick glimpse into my sister's personal planner/journal for 2020. 
A Hobonichi Techo an A6 sized journal, she has used a Hobonichi since 2015 and for the last four years has been using the A6 size. 
She uses it to jot down thoughts, journal her feeling and even do a spot of art and painting. 
It is essentially her space for creativity and documenting her year. 

This year she chose this beautiful cover with embroidered birds on it. It is so beautiful and almost 3D in its texture and look. 

Look how cute! 

The zip has a little bow detail. 

This is the notebook inside the cover. 
You could just buy the notebook, but the covers are always stunning and a good way to keep your notebook safe and also with enough slots and pockets to keep your stationery supplies organised and handy. 

The cover also has two ribbon bookmarks that always come handy. 

The front page that my sister decorated using some stickers and diecuts. 

Monthly spread. 

Here are some pages and some doodles and ways in which she goes about documenting her days. 
I love it when she doodles about her days. 

Hello 2020! 

Hope you enjoyed this little look-see into her journal.

Have a great week ahead, guys!

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Hello Hello Hello: Where I've Been Gone!? (Books + Shelfie + Coffee + TV Shows + Bag)

Well, hello there! 
I ended up taking way too much time off without really meaning to do so! 
I think my birthday and February in general always ends up being a little too hectic for my liking. 
And to think that I meant to blog everyday this month. 
Well..life has been crazy busy all month long. 
And Mercury Retrograde has hit me something hard! 
Our car went to the garage twice and once for servicing. 
My mixer jar lid broke. 
Two of our fans broke. 
A mug broke. 
A glass bowl shattered into a million different pieces. 
It's been a LOT. 

But there have been some highlights too. 
My birthday...well...for most part. On my actual birthday- the 18th I was sick and car-less, so I ended up staying home and taking a long nap to heal myself. It was low key but good. 
I did buy 10 books. 
Some goodies from Chumbak and other places. 
I will share my loot soon enough. 

Here are some pictures from the last few days... 

1. Books and Coffee. 
Did a whole, big time book re-jig and found some old gems that I want to re-read. I also loved dusting my precious books and moving around books and having the ones I am yet to read close at hand. 
Mug from Chumbak, holding some much needed coffee to tackle my bookshelves. 

2. Read some incredible books for my #ReadingFavouritesinFebruary. 
Including this little gem I finished today. 
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line comes with a lot of advance praise, all of which is well-deserved, I will do a full review shortly. 
But I loved it and highly recommend it. 

3. It's getting hot here. Our fleeting winter is long gone. So cold coffee and milkshakes are back! 
Had some refreshing strawberry milkshake out of this darlinggggg little mug. 
The mug is from Amazon, so many people asked me on IG. 
And it was pretty cheap too. 

4. Birthday. 
So I turned a year older. 
Hopefully wiser. 
Got a lot of warm and loving wishes. 
And got some new books and some beautiful things to treat myself. 
Also these beautiful flowers from my darling friend M. 
Felt loved and pampered and happy. 
Read a little bit of Ruskin Bond on my birthday. 
A Little Book of Life, full of quotes and musings from Ruskin Bond, a perfect birthday read if you ask me. 

5. Went out with my Boo bag from The Burlap People. 
Ran errands. 
Ate at Indigo Deli. 
Picked up some skincare and make-up bits. 
Moaned about how hot its getting already. 

6. My bookshelves looking stunning AF! 
I mean look how pretty. 
I am eternally grateful for my books and I couldn't imagine my life/home/world without the in it. 

I have also been journaling plenty. 

Taking care of my skin which is going through a bit of a rough spot, I blame the pollution and construction close to my home. 

I also watched the last ever episode of Criminal Minds and I am going to miss it so much. I plan on re-watching the whole thing, especially the first 7 seasons which was just brilliant. 
But this show has been in my life for 15 years and I can't imagine there not being another new episode. I wish they do a spin off or something. 

I have already read 25 books this year, which is a very good number to be at and most of these books were ones I enjoyed. So reading wise life has been good. 

Oh..I also won a Give-away! So a book from Harper Collins should be on it's way to me. I haven't won something in ages,  so this felt like such a birthday month miracle. 

I also watched the new BBC adaptation of The Pale Horse and I didn't like it at all, especially the second (last) episode had me completely tuned out. 

I am just happy I re-read the book between watching episode 1 and 2. 
The book is absolutely brilliant. It's soooo good and evil and sinister! 
Dame Christie at her very best. 

It was atmospheric alright, moody and spooky in parts but overall it was just...not for me. 
It is just so dramatically different from the book that it's kinda unrecognisable. 
Maybe if you haven't read the book, this 2 part series will work for you but I, while enjoying the drama, the look and feel and the sinister atmosphere didn't really care about the show in it's entirety. 

So that's been my life in the last few days since I pretty much abandoned the blog. 
But worry not, I hope to be back and do a ton of reviews of some pretty amazing books I've read recently.