You Give Me Butterflies

Old post. Same feelings :)

A Shade Of Pen

So, I’ve had too many depressing posts. My blog is a place for my happiness and today, I’ve decided I shall choose to be happy. I don’t know how long I am going to stick to this resolution, but I will surely try one more step than what I should. Here’s to a happy poem <3 :)

 

I look around everywhere

Every place is a new story

That ruffles my childish spirit

I shout at the top of my voice

I giggle with glee

And I turn around to

Steal a glance 

At the happy contours of

Your poetic face.

I thought you would be

Embarrassed of my insanely gestures

But, all you do is smile

Wickedly with that grin

That makes butterfly go on a date

Right inside my fat tummy

The butterflies seem to be giving birth

To more butterflies every second

I feel ticklish with the love.

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Gold Mornings!

I strongly believe in the saying that morning shows the day. I love beautiful mornings and I have a few habits which I adore. Like most technology crazed people, I too start my day by peeking a look at my phone.
I have a routine of first thanking God for gifting me a wonderful day and then I meticulously check my texts.  Some people start your day with a smile and add that extra touch to it just with their mere presence. I believe it is this special jazz of having the group of special people which turns a good morning into a gold morning. I have always believed that it is people who are precious and who make us happy.
Every morning, I believe it is upon us to make things pretty, to add that extra jazz, the touch of golden glimmer to what would otherwise be a mundane morning. I make sure to go that extra mile and pick my favorite people to start the day with. I always begin my mornings with a smile as it is one of the best ways of kick starting a day.
I believe that if you can get on with gold like morning which infuses a lot of positivity in you, you are sure to proceed to have an even better day.
I grew up reading that every time a guy texts a girl “hey beautiful”, it makes our day.
While I do believe in this dreamy romantic world, but I also know that it is upon us to make our mornings beautiful too.
So, I relive good times, talk to my favorite people, and thank the good God and start a new day on a high to have a truly gold morning.

When your morning is crappy, there isn’t much of a chance that the rest of the day is going to be any good. Being an advocate of good beautiful mornings, I love the new concept of #Colgate360GoldMornings.

We all need to have a pretty smile because a smile is one of the perfect curves which set all things straight. So, if you too are looking to have a gold morning and may be bring in the best smile in the life of the people you know and the peeps you love, it is time to grab the new gold toothbrush from Colgate.

I have managed to make my mornings beautiful so far. Now it is upon you to embark the same change too. Turning things into gold needs a little happiness, lots of love and the right decision. Colgate really got it right with their campaign. You should too!

Catch the details here.

The HOME.

Have you ever looked for a home?

And found yourself wondering

How would  the walls look like?

Would you paint the ceiling red

Or leave it white like the rest?

Will there be one extra window

To clear your mind

On stormy nights

Will you have tall walls

To help you when

claustrophobia hits you hard

Have you ever looked for a home

And found yourself wondering

If you will ever find one?

I’ve done all this and more

spent too many nights

Trying to find

That one home

Where I could be

Who I am and break free

Of every insecurity

Yet, it took me a long time

To know

Lover alone can make a home

No fancy walls,

No specific color

The heart that calls your name

Is the home you will crave to stay!

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25 Notes Of Thanks

Hey me,

as the year comes to the close, I am sitting here and talking some old memories. I turned 25 this year (I never really understood why so many girls are apprehensive of their age, which is perhaps why some of my friends call me as dude. Okay, you can call too and I even have a little manly voice so they’ve their reasons) Damn I always go adrift when I use bracketed asides.

 

Regardless, this has been a great year just like the last one. WOOOOSSSHHH

 

I have been looking through my blog and I saw that I didn’t quite write as much as I’m used to writing. well, life has a way of getting busy, isn’t it? But,, I’ve known one thing we all take out time for the things/people we love., If someone has been too busy for you, know that you’re chasing the wrong roads.

 

this year has given me too many memories and I am sure they will continue to do so. I am grateful for finding some of the best gems who kept shining when the world got dark.

 

I am happy that I found people who stayed by me even when I gave them too many reasons to leave.

I am happy that I have a family I will cherish till the end of times

I am happy that I did something I wouldn’t have ever done

I am happy that I have a set of friends I could fall on even when nothing seems to be going right

I am happy that I have a fulfilling career life which keeps me busy on nights when the mind is a mess

I am happy that I have bene a part of half-stories, full memories, little starts and some must have happened goodbyes

all in all, it’s been a wonderful 2015 and I don’t know where 2016 is going to lead me but even if tomorrow isn’t as happy as today, a happy yesterday means that you can romance the good times you’ve had.

there’re a few very special people who know who they are and will always be so regardless of how many crossroads we reach and leave.

life is never meant to be perfect and if we can romance as it is, well, heck, every year would be a treat!

 

Much lovies to everyone who have tagged along with me so far and even the ones who once walked along but we drifted.

Meet soon in the new year.

Shade.

A little warmth

In the red Heart

The flash of pink smile 

Which meets your eye

Happiness in the air

Romance the short life

Another year waves a goodbye

Every end marks a new start

Fresh stories, new people

Plot twists, old games

A little goodbye

Another hello

Too many memories

A whole lot of stories

Wishes made on winter nights

Fluttering eyes in summer times

Keep me close, don’t let me go

Do good December

Jolly January

what is time

But a calendar of smiles

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Katrina Manning- Author Speaks!

I love sequels because they not only help you revisit a memorable tale, but it can feel like visiting long lost friends. I had interviewed the author, Katrina Manning, in mid-2015 when she published her first book. She has since published a second, and I had the opportunity to read Lupus Obscurus. Naturally, I wanted to do a follow-up interview. Before we read her responses, here is a taste of what’s in the sequel:

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Here is a great interview I had of her. Before you get a scoop into her mind, let me share the exciting blurb of her second book with you.

BLURB

After an unexpected event, Claire and Marmalade move to South Dakota for a new job opportunity. As Claire gets acquainted with new friends, Marmalade starts to display specific aversions. Does Marmalade sense something Claire doesn’t? And, is someone after Claire?

Exciting enough? Let’s get her talking.

  1. Would you like to tell us about your new book?

This is the second book in The Marmalade Series. It follows Claire and Marmalade on their next adventure. In fact, it’s the first book to put a cat against a werewolf. You won’t believe the ending.

  1. What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

My cat, and my dream of writing books. I absolutely want to continue this series for at least three more books. After that, I’d like to start another series.

  1. Do you believe in the existence of the paranormal?

I believe there is more to our universe than meets the eye–I don’t know what that is though. I’m sure there is still plenty for us to discover.

  1. Your books have a cat as the star. Do you have a cat in real life? If so, how close are you to your feline?

I do have a cat in real life. His name is Marmalade, and he is eight-years-old. That is how I came up for the name of my first series. The cover images are of him.

  1. One reason why you would want the readers to pick your book.

I want people to smile–that would be one reason I would recommend my books.

 

  1. Share a favorite quote from your book.

Claire offered him a tight-lipped smile. “I think I can make it two blocks by myself,” she said. “I’ll catch you on Saturday.” “Not if I catch you first,” he said. His expression offered no sign of humor. Claire tossed him a wave and stepped out of the restaurant. In spite of the fresh air, Claire still felt a great deal like throwing up.

  1. What advice would you offer aspiring authors?

If writing is your passion, keep working on it even when you feel like giving up. You won’t be able to please everyone, so, the best thing you can do is to please yourself.

 

I’ve read the book and it is absolutely wonderful. Make sure to grab your copy here.

Happy reading and, of course, Merry Christmas!

 

About The Author:

Katrina Manning has written thousands of online technical and business articles under her name and as a ghostwriter. Currently, she is the editor-in-chief for Techandburgers.com. In addition, she is also a ghostwriter for a well-known global software company. Yet, it is her love of animals that inspired her to write her first fiction novella. When Katrina isn’t writing, you can find her reading, exploring a new hobby or talking too much on Twitter.

Calcutta Calling!

Calcutta, also known as the city of joy is believed to be one of those cities where everything takes its own lazy stroll because the bangali babus won’t have it any other way.

The seat of the British Empire in India, this is one city which will make you fall in love with it because of the kind of hypnotizing charm which it has. If you’ve ever walked the rustic streets of Calcutta, you would know what I am talking about.

The energy drives people crazy

I know, you must be wondering if I am sane because I just told that the city is lazy, but what I mean is that the energy which this city oozes is amazing. Waking up early in the morning and taking a jog in the park will help you meet like-minded people who will be excited at the kind of energy you will have.

Even when you are sitting in your office cubicle late in the night and you are tired with the work, take a cab and the taxi driver will fill you in with the dramatics of our very own didi and how he sorely misses dada in action. Isn’t this a laidback energy which drives the city called Calcutta?

A design so impeccable you can’t help but marvel

The modern Calcutta has undergone some major changes with a lot of tall rising buildings coming in and the skyscrapers; this city surely had a breathtaking design. Look at the towering sky kissing buildings, the replica of the Big Ben and plethora of other monumental buildings.

Somehow, my heart still tugs at the sight of legendary Victoria memorial because it helps you behold the transcendental beauty of the perfect paradise.

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Connect with confidence

When you’re in Calcutta, you will surely find the right people to connect. From the desi babus who will be ready to chip in with their valuable piece of advice to the hardcore youth who have a revolutionary take on everything and the shopaholic girls who would be seen frequenting at umpteen malls making the most of discounts and deals, Calcutta has a little something for everyone. It is a true foodie’s delight as our very own adda makes us one of the most talkative bunches of people.

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This isn’t all as you will find some of the best literary artists hailing from this corner of India too. So, whether you are a corporate slave tired of your own life or an artist at heart seeking the true solace, Calcutta will be the home you’re looking for. Even if you are just another guy as clueless about your true calling as me, leave it on Calcutta to help you connect with your inner soul.

Look at the Howrah Bridge and let the city fall for you. Trust me, it does.

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Just like the city, Tata Motors too seem to be inspired by the three pillars of design, drive and connect. Check them out here.

 

Sweetening Christmas Sans Sugar

Every time we had a party at our home, I remembered the way we all gathered to taste the delicious dessert which dearest mum always made. There is something about desert which makes it sweet and sinful. I could never have enough of it, but on Christmas last year we had a bunch of guests coming up.

We were all geared up for the big bash as we were meeting them after nearly three years. When they came for dinner, they wanted cookies but two of my uncles were diabetic. It dampened everyone’s mood to know that they couldn’t taste my mom’s heavenly cookies. Smart mom played the saviour yet again and she came up with this amazing sugar free Christmas cut out cookies. Here go savour it.

Christmas Cut-Out Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ cups of cake flour
  • ½ cup of shortening
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 3 tbsp of sugarfree Natura
  • ½ cup of skim milk
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of water

Instructions

  1. Take a bowl and add egg along with shortening and sugarfree Natura to it.
  2. Beat it well.
  3. Now take another bowl and add all the dry ingredients in it.
  4. Now, add milk along worth water and vanilla to it.
  5. Pour the flour mixture and stir thoroughly.
  6. Make sure to chill the dough for 2 hours.
  7. Now preheat your oven to 325 degrees F
  8. Roll the dough to 1/8th inch thickness and now cut the cookies.
  9. Bake it for 10 minutes
  10. Serve

It did take some time before these cookies were ready but they tasted delicious and more so, they painted smiles on faces that had gone gloomy because of being diabetic. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Spread smiles even if it is sans sugar?

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