Ramblings and Storage Jars

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Hiya Everyone, :)

How have you guys been? I haven’t written anything here since Diwali and now suddenly I have tons to share. I’d start one by one. :P

I had a great Diwali this year. It got very very hectic for me this year because I was split between sending out gifts, socializing, working on IMBB and doing stuff for my home. But it was all fun at the end of it. Sanjeev and I decorated the home, did pooja, spent some time with friends and then spent hours on terrace trying to get some shots for his clickety click blog. ;)

This year my favourite part was sending out lots of gifts to friends and family. I went crazy hunting for good gifts on online shops. But Thank God! for E-Commerce. :P

The next day we had some friends who came over for drinks. The chit chat went on till past midnight but it was good fun after a hectic Diwali. :)

The next day Sanjeev and I went home for Bhaiya Dooj. It turned out to be one huge party that day. My massi, buas, and cousins all gathered at home. I basically throughly enjoyed tons of pampering. I had a sore throat that day and by evening my voice completely went out. :P

Now all this while, I was running temperature so yesterday I basically enjoyed some good pampering. Mr Husband got me gorgeous flowers. My neighbors call me a ‘Muffin Girl’ because I looooove muffins. So they got me muffins on their way back home.

Well! today I thought I was well so I went to the nearby market to run chores. I came back home feverish, coughish and weakish. :P I slept away almost the entire second half of the day. My mum-in-law is staying with us for a few days. Rather than me taking care of her, she is taking care of me. :P

Oh! I love to decorate flowers at my home in storage glass jars. They have that little rustic feel that imo make them look cuter than the regular vases. Actually you can do a ton with them in your home decor :

  • Fill them with pot pourri.
  • Serve drinks in them – the ones that are not as wider but narrower. Just throw a straw in them.
  • Use them to store candies, pickles, chutnies, jams etc
  • Fill them up with crystal stones or little marbles and place a candle on top of the stones. They look really sweet.
  • Serve a cake with ice cream in them. The layers from the outside look really pretty.
  • Fill them up with water and place some floating candles on top.
  • Store craft items.
The options are endless. :)

So that’s all at my end. :) How are things at your end? How did Diwali come along? :)

Some pics from the past few days!

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Urli decorations/ the diyas that lit up my home on Diwali/ aftermath of a wine party with friends/ the Shatabdi breakfast that I always look forward to. :P 

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The regulars at mum’s place/ a cute potli of dry fruits as a Diwali gift / gorgeous bouquet of flowers by Mr Husband / for the Muffin Girl ;) 

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47 Responses to Ramblings and Storage Jars

  1. sreya says:

    we all love the muffin girl and her posts :D :D

  2. Neha says:

    this is so refreshing rati :)
    u r the best!

  3. poorva says:

    aww… take care of urself :) n the pictures r lovely :)

  4. Sweta says:

    Hey Rati,
    Lovely decoration…. I too kept floating candles this year in my hand painted urli and it looked fab :)
    Also, I mostly decorate the empty containers to make pan sand/eye pencils or my painting brush stand with them and one glass jars I use to store my acrylic colour bottles…the colour full bottoms look very pretty in the jar and it looks nice on my table :)
    Will try the floating candle idea with them next time…

    And you are falling sick very frequently, do something for improving your immunity …. Take care of your self and get well soon…. Hugs :)

    • Rati says:

      sounds pretty awesome sweta. I used to paint a lot but now I don’t . Guess some years down the line when I’d have a little time in hand again, i’d pick it up again. For me crafts and painting are the most relaxing things. I am actually hunting for huge glass jars for storing nail paints. I am not able to find the super big ones. :))

      yeah my immunity has been one big problem all my life. No matter what I do, it stays low. Nidhi has promised me to help me with my immunity. Lets see. :D

      *hugs back* :)

  5. Rashmita says:

    Take care and get well soon “muffin girl” :-) missed you in action :-(

  6. Kat says:

    Muffin girl..That is so cute :) Get well soon, muffin girl !

  7. Tara says:

    Awww seems like we in the same boat… Came back exactly like that – feverish n coughish! And I have this dreadful dry coughing aaarghhhh takes out the life out of me, just hate it as much as getting sick…wastes so much time no! Anyhow hoping for a better 2013 now :) and lots of puchchisss to u. Get well soooooper soon!

    • Rati says:

      thanks Kat. :))

      same Tara. This is taking way too long for me to recover. My mum in law made some homemade concoctions for me today so I am feeling better now. Same to you and get well soon. *hugs* :))

  8. Muffin Girl….that’s cute.
    Take care of yourself.

  9. Nidhi rawat says:

    I loved evry pic ..very interesting..i like the raw appeal in your pics..looking forward for some more interesting bites from you..get well soon Muffin gurlyyy hehehe

    • Rati says:

      Thanks reshma. :))

      Thank you Nidhi. Guess because those are just ‘moments’ pics I clicked with my phone. Every pic has a little piece of me associated with it. :))

  10. Surabhi says:

    Hey Rati..

    I was thinking ki kya hua.. where is she these days.. and for a moment I thought if she is unwell. Get well soon.. we really miss you here. Though IMBB is a HUGE community now but it is incomplete without you.

    Take good care of yourself and hey.. start taking chawanprash every single day. Just a tea spoon a day should be good. It would really help you, trust me. And you from Saharanpur na..? I was born there.. and my entire paternal family is there too.. :D

    Miss you here.. hope to see you all well and more often.. lotsa love and loads of warm hugs :-*

  11. Dita says:

    Mmmh look nice and yumyum

    • Rati says:

      Surabhi, yeah guess would have to get chawanprash. Btw thanks for letting me know about the good homes thing. Not a big thing but felt good. :)) and I liked your diwali decor. Always so creative. :)) Thanks :))

      Thanks dita :)

  12. Desimom says:

    HaHa couldnt help laughing when “clickety click ” took me to IMBB :D

    The pics are beautiful :)

    We once took Shatabdi from B’lore to Delhi and the entire 2 days trip all we did was eat & eat !! They gave so much food on that train :)

    Hope you feel better soon !!

    • Rati says:

      loll!! that was a booboo. I corected the link. :P Yeah shatabdi guys make you eat and eat. :P Didnt know they run it on such a long route. I hope you are not getting confused between rajdhani and shatabdi. :))

      Thank you. :))

  13. René says:

    Feel better soon! <3

  14. Bhumika says:

    amazing pics…get well soon Rati..we miss u :)

  15. devie says:

    Happy Diwali Rati! Wish you much love, luck and success! And muffins of course… : P
    I loved your lehenga so much, I immediately checked to see is Pernias pop up shop carries it! It’s sold out!!! Sucks na?
    I’ve been so busy, missed so many posts on here…I need to catch up araam se once I have time.
    Get well soon, girl <3

    • Rati says:

      devi , happy diwali to you too. Missed you around. oh you should check piakaghar i think it’s a us website and they stock masaba as well. :))

      Good luck with whatever you are busy with. :))

  16. Pia says:

    Awwww.. Tk cr of urself muffin girl.. U were terribley missed on IMBB.. :*

    btw the knick knacks at ur mums plc totally reminds me of my mommy’s plc too.. Hehehe!! :p :p the pics r so refreshing.. :D

  17. kangan says:

    nice pics rati.. this diwali i lit diyas n also made rangoli .
    tk cr n get well soon.. :)

  18. Swathi says:

    Cute pics :) ahhh that breakfast…. he he…take care..take reset :* get well soon

  19. Swathi says:

    Cute pics :) yum breakfast and muffin…he he..take care..get well soon :*

  20. Srishti says:

    LOVE the pics maam
    will try some ideas myself specially the jar one! loved it!

    And i have the SAME opinions on the Shatabdi breakfast..enjoying scrumptious cutlets next to a wide window pane with sunlight and nice views as the train chugs along is a very joyful experience :D :)

    • Rati says:

      thanks srishti. :)) they have added aaloo parantas as option this time and i have to say that i was impressed. Give it a try on your next journey. :))

      and do share when you try something with the storage jars. :))

  21. Gagan says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I recently discovered your blog and I’m hooked. Hope you had a wonderful diwali and have recovered from your flu-ey symptoms by now. :)

    PS: that shatabdi breakfast is making me so nostalgic. Maybe I’ll make alloo-parathas for brunch today!

  22. Naina says:

    awwwwww!!!! this post is sooper cute ! muffin girl :) :*
    i also put urlis and dry fruits and all for diwali … had fun and had so much khaana on bhaiya dooj that i fell sick the next day :P

  23. Shilpa Shri says:

    I missed u and your posts… Gell well Soon “Muffin Girl” :)

  24. Ramya says:

    Missed ur posts girl :) I was absent here from the past 2 days.. Was depressed n hibernating.. Now slowly cheering up reading all the posts :)
    LOVED all piccys, especially the muffin one and the flowers! :)

  25. sandhya says:

    rati di take car eand get well soon! Lot sof love for the mufffin girl and loved the idae of crystals in a glass jar and candle on top! Will try and let you know how it worked!

  26. Aru says:

    lovely decorations, lovely pictures and most of all you come up with such nice lovely posts. so much fun to see and read them. We didnt celebrae Diwali on a very grand scale this year due to a tragedy in the family. I lost my mother-in-law to cancer in July this year, but my husband and me did go out for lunch on Diwali day and we also went down in the bldg to watch the fireworks so all in all a nice peaceful relaxed holiday.

    The weekend was very hectic. Loads of office work due to the death of Thackeray. I work on the crisis management team so just tons of calls and discussions and emails etc. Infact i am more relaxed today at office than i was over the weekend :)

  27. Shami says:

    My immunity was very low until two to three years back, then i included honey in my diet it really helps, either Daily morning have warm water with honey or green tea with honey, dont miss it for a single day.. it takes time but honey and green tea are rich anti-oxidants, it will help you for sure :)

  28. gurpreet says:

    aah those pics are so soothing Muffin gal :) very nice.. out of context query. is there going to be imbb bazaar soon?

  29. Bee says:

    awww. get well soon Rati :) even I’,m a bit sick here :(
    maybe its the weather change

  30. Dhriti says:

    “Muffin girl” sounds so cute Rati diiiiiiiii. :) :) :*
    And those are such pretty clicks! <3
    And I'm going give those awesome ideas a try! ;)

    I'm just curious: What gifts did you send out??!! :D Probably I could get some tips for Diwali next time since your choices are classic!! :) :D

    Lots of love,
    Dhriti.

  31. Rati says:

    thank you aditi. Yeah i agree. Shatabdi is real fun. Since I travel regularly by Shatabdi, i have learnt to say no(s). Earlier I used to stuff everything and feel funny by the end of the journey. hihih :P

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