OKtofest

I have been thinking of decorating my apartment with #Orangish things in October – sort of #Autumn feeling / but until last week very much occupied with Diwali and Prashanthi’s housewarming party πŸŽ‰. So almost 10 days left in October to call this as #Oktofest 😜
I have many ideas coming and going like flashes / more than going out and they are coming and settling only 😊

First i have decided to make some diyas – made them with whole wheat flour and baked them and painted them with #OrangeAndYellow paint and embellished them with stones.

Made some orange and yellow flowers with tissue paper and hang them to the ceiling.

Used the mason jar decorations I made for Diwali. The stuff inside the mason jars is homemade (rangoli type but with different ingredients)

The placemats for diyas and mason jars are handmade,

Used jute burlap to add authentic touch to the ambience.

Bought marigold flowers to add extra beauty.

Glued orange 🍊 yarn to paper cups and put some LED lights in them, actually wanted to put those in a string of white lights but I could not finish that so I used them differently.

Added some cinnamon whisk to add nice aroma.

Then comes the imp thing – #PumpkinCaving – the very first time in my life. I bought two small ones and few very tiny ones (orange and white) for decoration. Sunday I did FaceTime with Prashanthi when she was carving the pumpkin πŸŽƒ her first time too. Then I got confidence and I finished carving my two pumpkins. If I had stopped at that, #thatwouldnotbeme – I am a very ambitious person – I do not give up on things very easily. So this afternoon I bought a humongous pumpkin πŸŽƒ, I could not even lift that one so I had to take the help of the store employee to put it in my cart. It took me a while to carve it but it came out very beautifully.

Used a cardboard box and covered it with a nice saree and jute burlap and placed pumpkins on it and I carved some of the small ones too and put LED lights in all the pumkins.
One more thing in my list is still waiting / baking some cupcakes – why doubt πŸ€” this is also my very first time – besides engulfing myself in all these creative activities, being a team leader in #GlobalHealthChallenge contest, I have to walk 22k steps everyday πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£
so that’s all folks me and my #Oktofest 😊😍

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Bubbling Ideas

I am #bubbling with so many ideas:

  • Β Deepavali – my gift hampers to my family, and colleagues – every year I want to add some extra touch to it 😊 evolving in the process 😜 of making Diwali gift hampers, this year for sure something new is coming 😍 And aiming to make some traditional Telugu sweets 😻
  • Prashanthi’s housewarming party – decorations and return gifts – try to achieve something new – very much inspired by Samantha’s gift hampers for #WoVen
  • I wNt to add something new – #OctoFest – celebrating October with #Orange – πŸŽƒπŸ‚πŸπŸπŸŒΎπŸŒΎπŸŽƒ

so much on my plate besides my demanding office work – even my physical trainer could not fit me in her time slots and she sent me a message that my schedule is very tight 😜 I myself found it is very true as 24 hours in a day is not at all enough πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

One more thing I forgot – I have to squeeze in some time for #RajuGariGadhi2 – for Nagarjuna and Samantha ❀️❀️❀️ For the New bindings, new beginnings πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸΈπŸΈπŸΈ I wish I could see the movie on Β #FridayThe13th πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ‘½πŸ‘½πŸ‘»πŸ‘»

I am trying to explore in the domains which I never dreamt of or thought but the bottom line is I am enjoying every min of what I am going through right now – #findingInnerStrength πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ #Handmade gives so much happiness since no two pieces look alike 😍😍😍 #PushingAndKickingMyBoundaries πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»

You will for sure see the pics of what I have achieved for each of the events I am planning ….😍

Happy Dussehra πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

9FC4AE67-D9CD-4326-BD88-886C35639BBE#Happydussehra – Β first time ever in my life tried making Ammavaru with air dry clay and painted, not perfect I know but I tried something that I wanted to do. A thought came last week when I am making diyas for deepavali with air Dry clay (thus is also my very first time with clay to make ammavaru, I am able to materialize my vision, I know it is not perfect with so many drawbacks but I am happy, actually little emotional that I am able to complete with so many constraints instead of giving up. I wanted to do it today on #Dussehra πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™Β I am praying for Β Her blessings on all of us