Best $1 I ever spent

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We when out to a few Yard Sales a few weekends ago. Yard Sailing if you will. Sam glommed onto this little “electric guitar” at one house. Complete with a whammy bar. He threw it over his shoulder, started shimming his hips, and wailing on the thing. It was adorable. Price tag on the guitar – $1. It was a no brainer. We brought it home.













This was after a long long time that I found something so cheap yet so awesome. the last time, I can recall buying something this good was when I bought my first nerf gun. Yes, I know I sound childish, but you have to believe me nerf guns are soooo much fun. They are just perfect for relieving tension and bring the “happy-me” back.

I would just go mad with temper if I didnt shoot everyone with my nerf guns every now and then. When nerf guns came into our household, we just got crazy with with them. We tried one and the very next day, ordered a ton. Like even the bow and arrow ones which hardly go in the right direction. I have an arsenal of nerf guns that make life so much more fun for me. Nerf guns were invented back in 1969 by Reyn Guyer and I bought mine in like 2009. Arghh! I know for a fact that my mother would’ve been happier with a nerf gun than she was with her utensils. Think I’ll send her one just to try.

Nerf guns are so awesome that the one time I was admitted to the hospital, I asked Sam to bring me “mama’s goon” yea.. he can’t say gun just yet. Its goon 😀 Kinda cute, right? I even remember one of my attending nurses on her bum with the nerf dart. Her reaction was so funny, she couldn’t believe it at first but then found the humour in it.

Nerf guns are a must in a happy household, else we would just keep shouting at the top of our lungs. With nerf guns, you can shoot at the top of your ammo 😛 If that makes any sense, and relieve all that useless tension you got going on. Once you’re relieved, take a nap and I can bet that when you wake up, you’ll not only be refreshed but also happy.

Incase you are looking for nerf guns, you should check out Donald’s post on best nerf guns 2016 . I saw the recent update on the site and realised that the rankings and technology of nerf guns has definitely changed since the last time we went shopping for them.

I’ll make it a point to update my army with the latest in nerf gun technology. Only then will I be able to be get rid of all this new tension.. Haha.. I know, but when it comes down to nerf guns… anything qualifies as a reason to buy a new one. As you all know, I have aged, so I might even get the vest and mask for my protection.. just in case.

The Napping House

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Sam is “napping” in Mama’s bed. This boy is a sleeper. It’s a totally different world when you have a sleeper. He’s totally opposite from his sister (who still doesn’t need to sleep!)













If you have been blessed with a sleeper then you should consider yourself very lucky because I can vouch for him/her being awesome and healthy in the upcoming years. But incase you have an owl in your house, and by owl I mean a child who doesn’t sleep now the actual animal, then you better get ready because you have some work cut out for you.

Did you see the blue blankie that he has over him? Well, I made it. Yes! I know.. even I cant believe it. It looks so good and so comfy. He just doesn’t sleep without it and I fell very appreciated for it.

Now let’s come down to the question.. HOW? Well, it takes patience and a bit of skill to make that good a blankie. My mother used to knit a lot and I do remember her doing that most of the time, I kind of picked it up from her, and before I knew it.. It was one of my favourite hobbies.

When Sam was in my tummy, I had so much time on my hands that I came back to it and knew that a blanket would be the best, because a pair of socks or anything else would just grow short and not be used after a while. So the blackie project started and even after he was out learning to crawl, my project was going on.

1 year and 3 months later.. it happened. I finally finished the blankie and gifted it to him. If you have been following my blog for some time then you must know how much he loves it, also proven in the picture above.

To make a blanket is not tough, it just takes a patience and vision. I bought the best canister vacuum 2016 reviews and got it started just another day like today. Slow and steady, the blankie began.. over the period of 2 years.. it grew and then just became the beloved blankie.

You can also start a cleaning project on your own, all that takes is a great machine (like the ones mentioned in the article above) and some willingness to learn. You can even find great tutorials on the same on youtube and begin from there.

I don’t think it matters where you start from, it’s like life. You start from nothing and slowly and steadily.. you make it into something that you are known for and recognised by. If you are lucky, you might even be appreciated for it in means other than money.. like fondness and the special kindness. For now, he sleeps and I think I wrote too much today, so I’m going to go get some sleep. Ciao! to y’all.

A thank you

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Tonight I played a game of Goldfish with my daughter. The inaugural game that will, I hope, lead to many more.

The cards were included within a package sent by a friend. Someone who was originally found and snatched into my life because of this blog. It is still crazy to me how much these far off people have become ingrained in my daily life and sense of self. And now they have a roll in my kids’ lives too. So cool.

Thank you Kristen!

Thank you

Now, lets get down to topic of the day- Cooking.

Cooking is not only a necessity but also an art. Once you start cooking then you learn to do things in the exact manner that they are supposed to be done. Cooking teaches us about the quantity and quality ratio that is more than capable of making you feel both happy and sick. The dish prepared with the right proportions can leave you wanting for more but even if one thing goes wrong, you could end up wasting food or even worse.. puking! So cooking food is indeed an art.

May it be cooking, barbeque-ing, grilling, smoking or anything else that makes yum-yum food, it all requires a lot of patience and understanding to do the job. Being parents we are supposed to be cooking for kids, irrespective of our genders, which is why I am learning a bit about recipes and what not. I have bought a couple best selling recipe books to help me along the way and guide me to be the best mommy ever.

Food is something that not only affects health but also, eating habits and routine, which is why I always prefer using the best of the best in my kitchen, may it be something as small as a mixer, or as big like the refrigerator. Recently, I bought an electric smoker for my husband’s weekend duties. Regardless to say, we chose the best electric smoker on the market, which was a Masterbuilt one.

Similarly, I gifted myself with an electric pressure cooker, I was willing to go with the cuisinart one, but this article on best pressure cookers convinced me otherwise and so I went with the Instant Pot IPDUO60 which has been a wonderful one-touch pressure cooker since its arrival.

What I also like other than the electric part in the above appliances is the fact that are one-touch and do not need constant checking while ensuring that they are both safe and easy-to-use. Just a couple minutes with the quick help guide in the hand, and you’re a near-expert in the usage of the appliance. What might surprise you is that the Instant Pot can be multi-purpose and can do various functions like Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer, as listed on Amazon.

If you have any such helpful advice in mind, don’t keep it to yourself, help everyone around you, but more importantly send me a shout out on the contact page, so I can feature it here. 🙂

Hope you have a good one.