Wednesday, September 28, 2016

8:19:00 AM 0

For I Wanted

For I wanted to be his glasses,
He would see the world through me

For I wanted to be the strings of his guitar,
Waiting to be plucked by him only to sound sweet

For I wanted to be the ring on his finger,
I would be wrapped around his fingers

For I wanted to be the fret of his instrument,
Eagerly waiting to be touched only to be teased

For I wanted to be the pick he played with,
As I'd be held tight for as long as the melody flowed

For I wanted to be everything about him,
But most importantly, a part of him...



Thursday, July 21, 2016

8:42:00 AM 0

Decorate Cakes with Icing Sugar

Yes! You heard me right, we're going to look at a simple and fool proof way to decorate cakes/cupcakes with icing/powdered sugar. Without further delay, lets get right into it!



Have a cake or a cupcake that's baked and ready to go. Have some stencils ready, made out of cardboard. It can be as simple as a rectangular strip of card or a Christmas tree cutout. The images below may help ^_^


All you need now is powdered sugar or icing sugar and a sieve.


Place your stencil on the cake the way you like it and sprinkle away with the sieve.



The end product will look something like this. But you can make it as complex or simple as you like and still make a beautiful cake.


Here are some more images for you to refer to! Try out your style and ideas and share with me on instagram with the hashtag #bakewithrisha ! Keep Smiling and Keep Baking! ^_^

 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

7:25:00 AM 1

My Top 3 - Journal Apps

While almost nothing can replace the conventional method of writing a journal by hand, times have changed. And with technology offering so much at our finger tips, here is a look at my top 3 diary apps.

#1 JOURNEY - Diary Journal

This is wonderful app as it is available for multiple platforms. What surprised me is it also comes as a Chrome plugin which is a plus! It also isn't a large application which uses a lot of memory, size is about 14 MB. The app is very clean and easy to use. The interface is very beautiful, attracting users to opt for it at first glance.

Here are some screenshots from the app:


Learn more about the app: https://2appstudio.com/journey/
Read Android Authority's Review: http://www.androidauthority.com/journey-app-diary-410978/

#2  DIARO - Diary, Journal, Notes

Diaro is a app to organize and record your memories to sync then across devices like most journal apps.  You can filter your entries with tags, dates and topics, which makes searching easier. This application is available for android and ios platforms. As for size, the app is about 20 MB. But hat really attracted me to this app is it's availability in more than 30 languages for its users.

Here are some screenshots from the app:


Learn more about the app: http://www.diaroapp.com/

#3 DAY JOURNAL - Personal Diary

The Day Journal also provides features similar to the above mentions. But the interface of this app is sleek and modern.It also offers restore and backup options. Another wonderful feature is, it allows you to create stunning web pages complete with navigation, photos and interactive maps.

Here are some screenshots from the app:



Learn more about the app: http://theappspod.com/portfolio/day-journal/


Check these apps out and let me know your experiences. ^_^

Saturday, July 16, 2016

3:12:00 PM 0

The Love Offered

Dark. Pitch Black. The room had no sign of light. Air. A ticking clock. A breath. Was all that was the sound to be heard in the room. And in that room, she lay on her bed. Staring into the darkness, listening to the silence with a ticking clock, breeze and her own breath. The clock was 7 minutes past 3. In the dead of the night, blank and empty. No thought, no sleep.

She turned and twisted in her bed. Trying to fall asleep. She sat up in her bed restlessly. The blank and dark night was eating into her. The one thing she needed wasn't there. She was right there in that moment but it felt like it wasn't real or as though she wasn't there. Fear engulfed her. What if she discovered some thing she was not entitled to know. She stopped, she realized that is not the truth.

She got off her bed. Walked to the night stand and picked up her phone. She unlocked it and opened the dialer. She looked at the last call she had made. a few hours ago, before she got into bed. The dialer flashed a small icon with his image and the number next to it. She called the number. And as she held the phone up to her ear, she heard a message. "The person you are trying to reach is speaking to someone else". She immediately hung up. She had so many thoughts over take her. The monkey mind was at it's monkey business again.

But as this processed, she felt the phone vibrate in her hands and she saw it was him. She was hesitant to answer. Though he had called back - who was he talking to as this hour. She answered as few rings passed. "Hello" she said. "Hello" he said. "I just woke up, I'm wide awake." She said. "I can see that. What is it?" he asked concerned. "Nothing" she said. "My friend had called" he said."Oh okay" she said. She didn't ask who it was. He felt he should tell her? I trust him, she thought. But why did she feel differently for a moment. She said "I feel like I am falling sick". "Throat Pain?" he asked." Mhmm" she said. "Be careful" he said. "I will." she said. "I am feeling so sleepy" he said. "You haven't slept at all, you should sleep" she said. "Sure. I am." he said. "I'll try to sleep too. But I will call you if I can't" she said. "Do call me" he said. She said her goodbye and hung up.

She walked to her bed and went back to lying down. She was yet again blank. It was at that moment she realized, how much he made her human. How much he made her feel like she was herself. How much he was to her - only to realize the overwhelming came from her love to him. And how much she felt in emotion. What was so blank and empty few minutes ago was now full of him and her thoughts of him. She realized it was him that filled everything. He completed all that was there. He made it more real, more colorful and surely complete with love.

Someone who could make her feel so much in just a few minutes, in a lifetime would show her the world she felt. With that thought, she rest into the night feeling nothing but him and the love that was offered.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

9:31:00 AM 0

DIY CHALKBOARD PLANNER/DIY ROOM DECOR


DIY CHALKBOARD PLANNER/DIY ROOM DECOR

I have a really cool DIY for this week! I'm so excited with this DIY as I find it really useful and unbelievably helpful. I have a hard time planning out my time without a physical calendar! I can’t do it on my phone, as I feel using your phone is less creative! I wanted to create a schedule that would motivate me to complete my work every time I saw it! So, this week we're going to make a DIY chalkboard planner/DIY room decor! Not only is this helpful, but it also completely adds a whole new look to your room!
I recently started taking an online class and I realized that I needed a planner to remind myself of the work load I had for each week. Hence, I decided to create this!
You will need:
-          Self-Adhesive Blackboard
-         Chalk

-         Washi Tape
-         Scissors!
Now, find the perfect space in your room. The space is for pasting the self-adhesive chalk board. Once you have found the ideal space in your room, measure out the surface area that you want to paste your chalk board and cut out that much from the self-adhesive chalk board roll.
After cutting out the needed amount of chalk board, paste it on to the desired wall. 
Now take the washi tape you want to use & cut it out to the length of the chalk board and paste it on to the edges of the chalk board like so:
Do the same for all the left over three sides and you'll have yourself a beautiful chalk board in your room where you can write down your schedule, doodle or just write stuff randomly!
There is so much you can do with this! Cut the self-adhesive chalk board in shapes you want! Adding the washi tape is completely your wish! I think it looks fine without the washi tape but it helps add the needed pop of color!
Here are some inspiring ideas that you can use for decorating your home/room with the awesome self-adhesive chalk board!
This is such a cute desk idea. Cutting out the chalk board in the shape of a cloud! You can write down your thoughts!

This next idea is an innovative idea for your kitchen! Makes it fun for the kids to draw on as well!
And you'll never forget where you put what! ^_^
Find you own way to customize the chalk board! Get Creative!
Hope you guys enjoyed the DIY! Keep Crafting, Stay Glam & Flash that Million Dollar Smile! ^_^


9:30:00 AM 0

5 Random Tips For Better Nails


1. In a pinch, reach for chap-stick/almond oil to moisturize your cuticles and keep them healthy.
The Body Shop's  ALMOND NAIL & CUTICLE OIL is a great option.

2. Constantly tapping away on a keyboard can be hard on your nails. Try a silicone cover over your keyboard to provide a cushion for your nails.
3. Only file your nails in one direction. Filing nails back and forth can be too harsh and cause them to peel and become damaged and may even degrade their growth rate.


4. If your nail polish is starting to chip off and you are looking for a quick fix, add some quick nail art. Paint on some quick stripes or dab on a few polka dots for a fun and fresh manicure.
Here is a quick four step nail art you can do for yourself! Isn't it fun, the picture can't get clearer than this! ^_^
5. To make your manicures last longer, apply cuticle oil to your nails after the polish has dried. It will last longer and keep your nails looking shiny.

This is another great option for a cuticle oil!
Hope you guys had fun! Stay Glam, Keep Crafting & Flash that Million Dollar Smile! ^_^




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