Sunday, 8 October 2017

Tour of my kitchen garden

Hello readers!
Today I will take you to a quick tour to my very own kitchen garden. A own kitchen garden gives you organic vegetables and fruits and you guys know that organic products are healthier than the products artificially prepared by the addition of chemical fertilizers. Organic gardening, has become increasingly popular for the modern home gardener. Specifically in Australia, USA, Canada and Germany, kitchen gardening and organic farming has gained immense popularity. Great amount of energy is used in agriculture sector, since many farm chemicals require energy intensive manufacturing processes that rely heavily on fossil fuels. Organic farmers find their method of farming to be profitable and personally rewarding. They depend on natural methods.
Growing organic products by the use of natural fertilizers and composts is not only important for healthier eating lifestyle, it also has great environmental benefits. Animals, vegetables and fruits are being grown or raised organically throughout the world.

My mom is a lover of gardening. My father also loves gardening. I have the love of gardening in my genes. Two years back, when we moved to this house, my mom fixed a spot in the backyard for kitchen garden. It is not a very small space. The soil of the backyard was ploughed before growing plants. Instead of chemical fertilizers, animal manure was added to make the soil fertile. My mother usually gets seeds and small plants from the local nursery at reasonable prices. 

We mostly grow vegetables but also some fruits are grown there. And we use organic fertilizers instead of chemical fertilizers. 
Kaddu (Pumpkin)

We grow plants twice a year i.e. in summer and winter. 

Bitter gourd flowers (Bitter gourd is commonly known as karela)
We grow green chilies, mint of two types, coriander, black pepper, karela or bitter gourd, kaddu or pumpkin, radish, carrots, lettuce, lemons, tomatoes, lauki or bottle gourd, lady finger and corn. 
Lauki (Bottle gourd)

Green chillies
These are a few pictures from my kitchen garden.
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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Excitement for the parcel

Hello Readers!
How are you all doing? I hope everyone is doing well in their lives. I am also doing well. I was a bit busy with work and stuff at home lately so I haven’t written a blog post for quite long time. And I have not replied to your comments on the blog posts. I am sorry for that. As soon as I got free, I decided to interact with you guys.
Today, I will be sharing a product review. I got this parcel from JUNKIES with a sweet note. It was not so heavy and was nicely packed. It had a beautiful spiral notebook in it and 3 pretty badges. Spiral notebook and all three badges were packed in separate packings.
I like the cover of the notebook. The note book’s cover is of Wanderlust theme which is eye catching. Wanderlust is written on the cover. It has a camera, Eiffel tower and a huge map printed on it. Cover is of brown color. Its size is 6 × 8 inches. It is small in size than the common spiral notebook. Notebook had smooth lined pages.

Parcel contained one large badge and two small badges. ‘Free spirit’, ‘Dream’ and ‘Grateful’ is written on the pretty colorful badges. I love what is written on them. These trendy badges can be worn on the hand bags and you can also wear them on jackets which is a trend these days.

Overall I liked the gifts by Junkies.
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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Scrumptious Apple Bread Recipe

Hello everyone!
I hope all of you are doing well in whatever you are doing. I took a short break from writing. I was busy with my work.
Today, I will be sharing the recipe of my favorite ‘Apple Bread’. You must have heard
An apple a day keeps the doctor
I don’t eat apple much. To keep the doctor away, I eat apple bread ;) I love having apple bread in my breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee. Here is the recipe:
2 cups of plain flour
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon coco powder
2 pealed apples (cut them in cubes)
1 cup walnuts (small pieces)
First of all you need to preheat the oven at 180o C. Grease the pan with oil so the batter doesn’t stick to the pan. Whisk the eggs well in a bowl with the electric blender so that they become foamy. Add sugar in eggs and blend them together. Now add oil and blend the three ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, coco powder and cinnamon powder. Add egg mixture in it and mix well. Now add apples and walnuts in it and mix well. Pour the batter in the greased pan and pop it in the oven. Bake it for half an hour. After half an hour check it by inserting a match stick in it. If the stick comes out clean, apple bread is ready but if it does not come out clean bake it for another 5 minutes. Your apple bread is ready. You can have it with coffee or tea. It also tastes yummy with vanilla ice-cream.

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Living with good odours

Hello Readers!
How are you all? I hope all of you are doing well.
In this blog post, I am going to tell you about my favorite deodorant or body spray. It is very necessary for everyone to smell good. Sweating is common in both summers and winters and it leaves unpleasant odor from your body. Like myself, everybody wants to stay fresh all the time. Using deodorant is the best option to smell good. Fresh, healthy and good smell is what everybody wants.

I use ‘She deodorant spray’ for women. I have been using it since three years and I am loving it. It comes in 200 ml bottle. It has many flavors and I have used all of is safe for the skin. Best thing about She deodorant spray is the cool names of the flavors. All of the flavors have different but pleasant fragrance. You just need to spray it on all over the body except eyes and face and do not inhale it.
Purple one is ‘She is an angel’. It gets your game ready to go with a refreshing fragrance anytime, anywhere. Blue is ‘She is cool’ and it is for the ones who want to stay cool throughout the day. Red is ‘She is fun’. It has very seductive and long lasting smell. Green is ‘She is sweet’. It is for the girls who want to smell good and look fresh throughout the day. Pink is ‘She is pretty’. It is so good. It smells like strawberries. Orange is ‘She is crazy’. This one is very radiant. Purple and pink one is ‘She is sexy’. It is a must have for parties because of its mind refreshing smell.

She deodorant lingers on the body for quite a long time. It is very affordable and easily available in market. The good thing about it is that it does not smell like room spray and it does not have very sharp fragrance like perfumes. I have tried all the flavors and i love them all. You should also give them a try.

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Friday, 1 September 2017

DIY Project of trendy mobile phone covers

Hello everybody!

How are you all? I hope all of you are doing great.

This is the first time I am writing about my DIY project. I love arts since my childhood. I always wanted to be an artist but got into science. I keep on trying different art related stuff, whenever I get free time. DIY projects are a ‘thing’ these days. DIY projects are easy and mostly old things which are not in use are used to create new things. You can start a DIY project with your siblings or friends or even with your mother. You can have quality time together.
Now a days, people love to carry their mobile phones in trendy phone covers. Phone covers come in wide variety from the simple transparent ones to the durable leather ones. Colorful phone covers with cartoon images, funky quotes and abstract designs are the eye catching ones. Some people also go for shimmery beads on the cover. Some people also get customized mobile phone covers with their own pictures printed on them.
Materials required

Many people, especially girls make their mobile covers themselves by DIY projects. Me and my sister made phone covers a few days back. They were very affordable. We made four mobile covers in less than 100 PKR. This project was not very time consuming at all. Things required were:
Pictures/designs (which ever you like)
Transparent phone cover
Paper cutter
All we did was used internet to search abstract designs and colorful paintings. We selected a beautiful splatter painting, another painting with the burning fire, a colorful abstract design with the black background and a painting of colorful peacock feather. Then we got these pictures printed on the 4/6 inches glossy photographic sheet. We cut these sheets according to the shape and size of our mobile phones. We already had transparent phone covers. Then we placed those sheets/pictures in transparent phone covers in such a way that pictures were visible from back side.
The final look

This is how we made our DIY project of phone covers. It was very easy and interesting project and we loved the outcome. You should also try this to get yourselves beautiful mobile covers. 

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Monday, 28 August 2017

Sun block- A must have thing for the protection of the skin

I live in Islamabad where summers and winters are both very harsh. No matter where you live in the world, you can cope with harsh weather conditions only if you are fully prepared and fully equipped. Excessive or long term exposure to sun rays can lead to damaging of skin particularly face and hands. It causes sunburn, wrinkles, skin degeneration and in extreme cases, it can be source of skin cancer. It is very important that whenever you step out in the sun, you should do something for the protection of your skin. Natural shade, hats and sunglasses are the best preventative measures form sun but having said that, you must own a bottle of sun block.
You should apply a good sun block on your face, hands, and exposed arms and also on your feet to minimize sun damage.  There are many different types of sunblock available that are designated by the sun protection factor (SPF), ingredients that are resistant to water and whether they block UVA or UVB rays. Choosing the correct type of sunblock for your use and type of skin is important for maintaining healthy skin.

I use ‘Hollywood Style Sun Block SPF-45 150 ml’. This product comes in 150 ml tube. It comes in affordable price and is available in local stores in the market. It is manufactured by V.S Lab in USA. It is an herbal product so expect no side effects at all. It contains water, mineral oil, stearic acid, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, aloe barbadenisi leaf juice, ethyl ester of hydrolyzed silk, hydroxypropyl cellulose, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, polysorbate 60, triethanolamine, fragrance, methylparaben and propylparabe. 

It is an oil free herbal formula. Cream is of white color. The quantity is good enough. It lasts longer.  It is very easy to apply. Texture of the cream is thick. Before going out, you just need to apply a small quantity on your face or other exposed body parts. Give a gentle massage with the tip of your fingers in all directions so that it completely settles down on your skin. It will give you a fair look after applying but if you don’t give a proper message it will make you look like a ghost. Remember, it will not cover your prominent marks, it will only do a job of a sunscreen.

This product really does its job well without any side effects. It provides protection against UVA rays of the sun. Both young and aged people can apply this sunblock without the fear of damaging side effects. This unique and herbal treatment allows skin to breathe naturally and helps exposure to sun for maximum protection. This product contains powerful antioxidants and natural ingredients that help to provide complete skin protection and also fight against premature aging of the skin.

Whenever you are going to the office, school, going for a site visit, in the playground, swimming, hiking or you are going for any other sports, you must apply sunblock before stepping out of your home. This product is highly recommended! 

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Monday, 21 August 2017

Paintings that will leave you stunned

Hi Guys!
How you all are doing? I hope you guys are doing quite well. I am also doing well. I hope all of you are enjoying my blog posts. If you guys have any recommendations or suggestions do share them with me and criticism is always appreciated!
My current blog post is about paintings. I had always loved arts since my childhood. I made few paintings in my early schooldays which I don’t have now. L Today, also I admire work of different artists.
Below is the collection of few stunning paints from around the world:

  •       Coffee mug painting

     Did I mention my love for coffee before??? No? Actually I love coffee so I like this painting a lot! This beautiful piece of art is by ‘Ellie Smith’ from USA. Acrylic paints were used to create this piece.
Here is her instagram: @drippingpaintbucket 

  •       Marine life painting
The below painting is by ‘Lauralee Davis’ form USA. This painting is such an eye catcher because of the multi colored Acrylic paints used in creating the aspects of marine life. I like the coral reef at the bottom. 

Here is her instagram: @lauraleezy1
  •       Good and evil
These two paintings are very well made by ‘Shane Parker’ from USA. Both the paintings have messages for the viewers. The one with the dragon shows the battle between fire and ice. It can be interpreted as a battle of good and evil! In the second painting, wave is simply giving a peaceful view.

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  •       Moon light painting
This moon light painting is by ‘Volodymyr Myriyevskyy’. The painter has beautifully   shown the view where two fairies are enjoying the moon light sitting by the river. 

  •       Sticking to the roots
 Too much hard work is done by ‘Dawn Crosby’ to create this master piece. She used Lichtenberg technique to create this painting. She saturated the wood with baking soda & water & attached the negative and positive clamps opposite each other on the wood to create high voltage currents that electrocutes the wood the same way lightening does. She then stained them using watered down Acrylic paint. Finishing was done with a high quality furniture polishing wax.

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