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ECHOES – MARVELLOUS MAY

I have to say this – ” Time literally flies ” I guess it was only some weeks back that I had celebrated New Year but now it’s already June – that’s like half of 2016 has already passed (RIP to all those New Year Resolutions made 😛 😉 ) . All that apart, welcome all you amazing people to my Monthly Favourites post where i pick up the best moments of the previous month and share it with you guys. And yes the month of MAY was indeed MARVELLOUS. 

Blog updates
You know best when you have been busy in your vacations when your number of blog posts looks like this 😀 😀 😀 Post CalendarIt was like the perfect timing in terms of blogging, after the #AtoZChallenge I felt i was out of words for a good long time. I literally didn’t know what to blog about. Also i had to travel home – Andamans , so blogging was totally ruled out. Somehow I still wanted to keep posting on my blog and hence i picked up the   #FMSPHOTOADAYchallenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim . This was my first ever photo challenge and it was amazing. I did manage to complete my challenge (not literally a photo a day was possible) and i was so so happy 😀 ❤ . Click here to view my Instagram account where i had posted all my pictures. It’s a monthly challenge and June photo challenge has already begun which am not taking up, needed a break from photo challenges 😛 (Excuses you see 😉 )

Home and Vacation
I was home for almost two weeks and it was some personal emergency. No matter what the situation staying at home is always peaceful.

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Nothing can beat the feeling of peace and satisfaction that you get when you are home amongst your loved ones. And probably after a good long time i was home for such a long period of stay. 

My vacation was extended post that since all my relatives were here with me in Bangalore. 10 days of fun and enjoyment , showing them places, going to my fav water theme park – Wonderla, spending a day out at Mango Mist resorts, going clubbing with them, dancing my heart out with  my brother ❤ ❤ That was the highlight of the whole vacation for me etc. Since i have been staying alone from a long time having so many people around me was a whole new experience. WhatsApp-Image-20160612 (3)

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Finally meeting Darshith – from Smiles here and Smile there 😀
Yes that happened! I finally got to meet Darcie (as we all call him) . Though it was a short meeting it was an awesome feeling to finally get to meet people with whom you have been friends through blogging.

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So yeah, my Month of May was a lot of travel and made me be on my toes all the time 😀 And now am back to blogging and getting used to my regular life. #VacationHangovers are the worst 😛 😛 😛

How was your May month?? It has started raining here in Bangalore and the weather has become AMAZINGLY AWESOME !!! It’s almost two weeks since June started and am late in my monthly favourites post but i guess that’s okay. Your blog is your world after all you can paint it with your words as and when you want..correct ?!! 😀 Hope June is as amazing as this year has been.

Yeah go ahead and take a vacation if you haven’t!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Loads of love !!!

 

#FMSPHOTOADAY – WEEK 04 FINAL LAP of MAY

Finally let’s call it a wrap for the  #FMSPHOTOADAYchallenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim which I have been posting on my Instagram account. Yipee!!! This was my first ever photo challenge and am glad i managed to complete it. Although it’s been 8 days since the challenge got over and for me to post it on my blog ..all credits to #VacationHangover and #Laziness. 😛 😉 Gonna be back on track from now, already planned what needs to be published this month and hopefully i stick to it 😀 

One final reminder of the prompts for the month of MAY – 

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Below are my entries for the photo challenge from May 23rd to May 31st

#FMS_MADEBYME : May 23rd

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #fms_madebyme #yinyang #zentangle #Sakura #doodle
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #fms_madebyme #yinyang #zentangle #Sakura #doodle

#FMS_INMYBAG : May 24th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #may24th #fms_inmybag Pic prompt : Things in my bag and that would be my office laptop, my umbrella, my wallet, deodorant,wet wipes,a small diary and pen,novel am currently reading, spectacles, lip balm, comb,some tablets,Id card
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #may24th #fms_inmybag
Pic prompt : Things in my bag and that would be my office laptop, my umbrella, my wallet, deodorant,wet wipes,a small diary and pen,novel am currently reading, spectacles, lip balm, comb,some tablets,Id card

#FMS_BLURRY : May 25th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #fms_blurry #may25th #party #dancinglikenooneiswatching #posers #friends #bigpitcher  Pic prompt : BLURRY
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #fms_blurry #may25th #party #dancinglikenooneiswatching #posers #friends #bigpitcher
Pic prompt : BLURRY

#FMS_SOMETHING : May 26th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #fms_something #sisterlove #cousin #movie time Pic prompt : SOMETHING
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #fms_something #sisterlove #cousin #movie time Pic prompt : SOMETHING

#FMS_MOODY : May 27th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #fms_moody #oldpic #throwback Pic courtesy @n.c.siddharth  Pic prompt : MOODY
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #fms_moody #oldpic #throwback
Pic courtesy @n.c.siddharth Pic prompt : MOODY

#FMS_VIEWFROMBED : May 28th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_viewfrombed #latergram #almondtree #may28th Pic prompt : VIEW FROM MY BED and that's my neighbour's house which has a big lovely almond tree
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_viewfrombed #latergram #almondtree #may28th
Pic prompt : VIEW FROM MY BED and that’s my neighbour’s house which has a big lovely almond tree

#FMS_ONTHETABLE : May 29th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #may29th #fms_onthetable Pic prompt:ON THE TABLE
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #may29th #fms_onthetable
Pic prompt:ON THE TABLE and for me they are my three fav things #indoorplant #freshflowers and my fav fav #goldfishbowl

#FMS_HAIR : May 30th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #may30th #fms_hair #goodhairday Pic prompt: HAIR

#FMS_WHATISAWTODAY : May 31st

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_whatisawtoday #viewfrombalcony #boeing #military aircraft Pic prompt: WHAT I SAW TODAY well for me this is a daily view from the balcony as i stay right opposite to the old Bangalore airport runway. Its a high to see these heavy machines take off daily right in front of your eyes
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_whatisawtoday #viewfrombalcony #boeing #military aircraft  Pic prompt: WHAT I SAW TODAY well for me this is a daily view from the balcony as i stay right opposite to the old Bangalore airport runway. Its a high to see these heavy machines take off daily right in front of your eyes

Yeah so that was it MY FIRST EVER PHOTO CHALLENGE and that just boomed my Instagram number of posts too 😛 I did think of taking up the June challenge but i guess i won’t be able to do to much justice 😀 Probably a small break from photo challenge and take up one next time maybe  and concentrate more on my writing.  Already drafted the posts i need to publish this month (Hell yeah!! am becoming a planner now)

For the ones interested please give the #FMSPHOTOADAY challenge a try you would love it. Leaving the prompts. You can just do it taking your own time and probably bring out the photographer and creative brain get some exercising.!!!

JUNE FMSPHOTOADAY Challenge
JUNE FMSPHOTOADAY Challenge

#FMSPHOTOADAY – WEEK 03

I am still in the hangover of a three-week long vacation, though literally it wasn’t exactly a fun time kinda vacation but definitely a break from the daily routine which included Blogging and the Instagram Photo Challenge contest.

Below are my week 03 (May 15th to May 21st) posts as part of the  #FMSPHOTOADAYchallenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim which I have been posting on my Instagram account.

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#FMS_LUNCH : May 15th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_lunch #latergram #may15 pic prompt was Sunday lunch and what better than some home made #fishcurry
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_lunch #latergram #may15 pic prompt was Sunday lunch and what better than some home made #fishcurry

#FMS_BEHIND : May 16th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_behind #may16 pic prompt for today is turn BEHIND and click a pic of what is behind u and for the love of home and nature and greenery that's the view behind my back cause it just started raining here in #andamans
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_behind #may16 pic prompt for today is turn BEHIND and click a pic of what is behind u and for the love of home and nature and greenery that’s the view behind my back cause it just started raining here in #andamans

#FMS_LIQUID : May 17th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_liquid #brewedbeer #cocktail #red wine Todays pic prompt is LIQUIDS
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_liquid #brewedbeer #cocktail #red wine
Todays pic prompt is LIQUIDS

#FMS_MESSAGE : May 18th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_text #may18 #daddaughterlove #dad #goodmorningmessage Todays pic prompt is TEXT MESSAGE and what better than waking upto good morning messages from dad every single day.
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_text #may18 #daddaughterlove #dad #goodmorningmessage
Today’s pic prompt is TEXT MESSAGE and what better than waking upto good morning messages from dad every single day.

#FMS_FAVECOLOUR : May 19th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #may19 #fms_favecolour yesterdays pic prompt was Favourite Color and this is one of my favourite pic with my beautiful #sisterinlaw in my favourite colour #BLUE
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #may19 #fms_favecolour yesterdays pic prompt was Favourite Color and this is one of my favourite pic with my beautiful #sisterinlaw in my favourite colour #BLUE

#FMS_TRIANGLE : May 20th

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_triangle #prism #humanface Todays pic prompt is TRIANGLE and i managed to make a human face of it just for a little bit more fun.
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_triangle #prism #humanface
Today’s pic prompt is TRIANGLE and i managed to make a human face of it just for a little bit more fun.

#FMS_FLOWERS : May 21st

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_flower #lilies #bright #beautiful Todays' pic prompt is FLOWERS 💐 and u would always find these in my room
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #fms_flower #lilies #bright #beautiful
Today’s pic prompt is FLOWERS 💐 and u would always find these in my room

#FMS_TIME : May 22nd

#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #fms_time #may22 #wall clock #oldstyle #1010 Pic prompt TIME
#fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaymay #latergram #fms_time #may22 #wall clock #oldstyle #1010 Pic prompt TIME

Until then have a great week…already its June can’t believe half the year of 2016 has already gone by. Loads of love to everyone ❤

#FMSPHOTOADAY – WEEK 02

 Happy Sunday all you lovely people! Hope everyone is doing good ❤

Another week completed (May 8th -14th) of the #FMSPHOTOADAY challenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim which I have been posting on my Instagram account.

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Here are my entries for #week02 of the challenge 😀

#FMS_SUNDAY : May 08th

Sundays are meant as cheat days for me where i can indulge myself into some waffles. I love them and have mentioned so many times – #mynewobsession . Thanks to #wafflestories

#FMS_SIGN : May 09th

Today’s word prompt is A Sign and this pic is taken while my third visit to Bangalore’s best water theme park Wonderla

#FMS_TRAVEL : May 10th

Today’s pic prompt is Travel and what better than a boarding pass and a book to keep you occupied

#FMS_TINY: May 11th

Today’s pic prompt was Tiny and i could think nothing else but my once upon a time pet guinea pig KoKo

#FMS_TEXT : May 12th

Pic Prompt – Text and i could think nothing else but letters from mom

#FMS_MIRROR : May 13th

Pic Prompt – Mirrors and this is my office lobby. I love this corner of the office 😀

#FMS_EYE : May 14th

Todays pic prompt is Eyes. And this is the expression of my maid's baby girl when she first saw herself in the camera while I tried clicking a selfie
Today’s pic prompt is Eyes. And this is the expression of my maid’s baby girl when she first saw herself in the camera while I tried clicking a selfie

And that’s it for this week’s update 🙂 😀 Have a great week ahead. Happy blogging and reading until then all of you ❤ ❤ ❤

#FMSPHOTOADAY – Week 01

Happy Sunday 😀 and HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY to all the lovely and beautiful mothers on the blog, the readers and to all your mothers too ❤

I have just finished the week #01 (from May 01st to May 07th) of the #FMSPHOTOADAY challenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim which I have been posting on my Instagram account.

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Here are my entries for the week 01 of the challenge
#FMS_BLUE : May 01st

Blue always reminds me either of the sky or the sea...and I always believe our lives is just like the sky with many shades...and blue which is always there no matter what other shade comes and goes
Blue always reminds me either of the sky or the sea…and I always believe our lives is just like the sky with many shades…and blue which is always there no matter what other shade comes and goes

#FMS_ROUTINE : May 02nd

Apps that I use daily a hundred times...all tiled up on my windows phone for easy access...includes #twitter #WhatsApp #facebook #alarm #notes #messages #calls #Ola #YouTube.
Apps that I use daily a hundred times…all tiled up on my windows phone for easy access…includes #twitter #WhatsApp #facebook #alarm #notes #messages #calls #Ola #YouTube.

#FMS_N : May 03rd

#Nostalgia If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane I would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again.
#Nostalgia : If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane I would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again.

#FMS_BALL : May 04th

The lakme absolute is the only makeup I use besides the kohl and i love the packaging. It literally looks like a silver ball that is a girls best friend. So far the best I have used and would recommend everyone(specially a person like me who hates makeup this is a bliss)
The lakme absolute is the only makeup I use besides the kohl and i love the packaging. It literally looks like a silver ball that is a girls best friend. So far the best I have used and would recommend everyone(specially a person like me who hates makeup this is a bliss)

#FMS_BUTTON : May 05th

my buttons collection from my DIY hobby. Working on the art piece using buttons..on that later
my buttons collection from my DIY hobby. Working on the art piece using buttons..on that later

#FMS_AIR : May 06th

event at office balancing the balloon by tapping it with our head and not letting it touch the ground.
event at office balancing the balloon by tapping it with our head and not letting it touch the ground.

#FMS_MEANSALOT : May 07th

Todays pic prompt is "this means a lot to me" and that would definitely be my moms watch. That's gonna be with me forever. I wear it on every special occasion cause no occasion is complete without her presence ❤
Today’s pic prompt is “this means a lot to me” and that would definitely be my moms watch. That’s gonna be with me forever. I wear it on every special occasion cause no occasion is complete without her presence ❤

Week 02 begins today and would be giving my weekly update on my challenge next sunday. Loving this pic challenge cause it helps me think plus helps me learn clicking pictures which I suck at badly (Instagram filter helps 😛 love the different options and themes they have)

 

 

#AtoZChallenge DAY26: Z for ZEST – I survived!!!

Day: #26 || Alphabet : Z || Theme: Emotions || Word: Zest

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It all comes to an end where it all had begun. Choosing a theme like #Emotions as part of the #AtoZChallenge and then coming up with 26 alphabets was not that easy as I had thought it would be in the beginning; well about my reflections on the challenge for a later date.

My first post and emotion that I choose was #Anticipation  the anticipation towards taking up the challenge, the anticipation towards doing anything for the first time or something has been exciting you for good long time and keeping the anticipation continuing am here talking about another emotion ZEST.

 ~~ The Zest Zeal and Zen for LIFE ~~

The life we live is a roller coaster ride, we would never know what the next turn is left or right, whether we are gonna go up or we are going down all we can do is hold on to our seat belt and enjoy the ride some turns would scare the shit out of us and some would be exciting and awesome.

Similarly, hold on to your principles and values of life taught by your parents, your education and the experiences you have lived so far that makes you YOU and enjoy the life’s roller coaster ride. Embrace everyday as if it’s new, have the eagerness to look forward to the day. The amazing things you can do, things you couldn’t complete or achieve last night could be just close enough the next day when you wake up.

Thank the Lord, whomever you pray to or not, thank to that one whom you believe for giving you another chance to life to fulfill all that you have dreamed and worked hard for. Count all your blessings that you have from the roof above your head to save you to the floor you have where you can sleep every night. Love the walls that surround you and protect you to every single thing in your life. Have love for all those who come within this world of yours, everyone who has stood by you through thick and thin and for those who left you only to make you even more stronger.

Never stop learning, always have the excitement to learn something new. Always tell yourself –when was the last time you did something for the first time. Travel –  at least to one new place every year, grow rich in your thoughts and memories you make. Have the appetite and hunger to learn more and more – What hunger is in relation to food, Zest is in relation to life.

And with this I complete my first ever daily blogging challenge in my first year into blogging  – the ultimate #AtoZChallenge . I thank everyone who has visited my blog and showered me with so much love and affection which has only motivated me more and more to pen down my thoughts about emotions and feelings that make us human being ALIVE. Am glad to have made some new friends and come across some great themes and have learnt so much during this challenge. Congratulations to everyone who took up the challenge and survived and also for those who couldn’t make it there is always a next time. Do come back next time! ❤ ❤ ❤

For every non blogger this must be another random post by a blogger but we as bloggers know the kind of effort we put in before we publish every single post. The homework we do in terms of content, images, ideas, the time especially from our otherwise routine life to read the works of others and appreciate them. All for the love of Blogging and for the love of Words

Soon to come up with the Reflections post – about my challenges, the guest blogs and the new friends I made. Already looking forward to the month of May as I would be taking up my first one month photo challenge on my instagram. All those who are interested can follow the below link.

A Photo a day challenge by Fat Mum Slim

May 2016 Photo A Day Challenge

and let’s officially close the #AtoZChallenge in style, i am sure must have all watched or heard this song if not then its perfect for the challenge- so do watch and sing along(if you can at all :P)