Monday, May 4, 2015

Thank you for your helping hands - Such a thoughtful idea!

Received this thankful note today...
Love what you do and do what you love.
I am blessed I have both:)
What more can I say...Color me happy:)
Thank you!!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Autobiography of a yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

The most profound, inspiring, and beautiful spiritual classic!!
Loved it....I will have to read it a few times to keep revealing the deeper n subtler meaning to life.
An absolute gem!

Wanna read it NOW..

www.ananda.org
 has a free ebook available:)

Thanks for visiting and have a joyful day! 





Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Now or Never - A thoughtful art project for new year with endless possiblities!!


Featured in Times-Republican!

Have you ever noticed that thinking of past no matter pleasant or unpleasant only brings regret and misery? The beautiful moments we lived in the past fill us with misery for not having them now and the thoughts of what we could have and should have done fills us with regret.

Similarly, thinking of future leaves us with anxiety of what is going to happen and how we will deal with it while we can do nothing about it.

Life is what is happening to us right now and we can only be happy living in the present moment.

This New Year take resolve to be happy and spread happiness by living in the moment…NOW!

It’s beautifully said that if you feel free you are free. If you feel bound you are bound.

This month’s art project is a scrabble art.

What you will need is

• Letters for message from scrabble
• Glue
• handmade paper

Using glue, stick the letters onto the handmade paper. It’s a simple and creative art project with endless possibilities. You can use it for wall art, greetings and picture frames.

Wish you all a very colorful and joyful new year ahead!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Simply delicious and mouthwatering organic eggless cookies!


I am a vegan and always find baking these cookies a big challenge. The aroma of freshly baked cookies is so irresistible. My daughters are so fond of them that they have the recipe on their tips. They will take out  butter stick and all measures in the night, which tells me what's baking in the morning!! 


For cookies what you will need

  • Pizza stone (you can use cookie sheet too)
  • 1/2 cup organic gram flour or besan
  • 1/3 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup organic wheat farina or sooji
  • Pinch of baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic coarse grounded cardamom
  • 1/2 cup or 8 Tbsp. organic unsalted butter (Room temperature) (do not heat up the butter)
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic sliced almond


 Here is how to...

  1. Pre heat the oven to 375 degree.
  2. In a large bowl whisk well dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, wheat farina, gram flour, baking soda, cardamom, almonds) 
  3. Whisk together butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients and knead well. 
  5. Make around 20 small balls and place them on pizza stone 
  6. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or till light golden brown
  7. Enjoy!


Thanks for visiting and have a joyful day!



Monday, March 30, 2015

Simply yummmmm organic eggless banana nut muffins!


It’s only the first day of spring break and I am already bombarded with - We are bored. What's for fun? What's cooking? What's next?


I told my kids why don't you two come out with a fun plan for this week and I will follow.
 

The idea worked. They have listed activities... loads of them.:)
 
They love to bake. So, today they baked banana nut muffins, clicked pictures and updated their docs.

The muffins turned out simply great!

I totally sneaked this from my daughter's Google docs ;)
 
For organic eggless banana nut muffins you need -
  • 4 organic not too ripe bananas
  • 2/4 cup organic coconut sugar 
  • 1/3 cup or 5 Tbsp. unsalted organic melted butter  (room temperature) 
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse ground Cardamom
  • 1 1/2 cups of organic whole wheat  flour 
  • 1/2 cup organic milled flax (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. organic chia seed (optional) 
  • 1 cup nuts (organic walnuts, almonds and raisins)

Here is how to......
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line muffin pan with muffin paper cups.
  • Chop walnuts and almonds. Slice bananas and mash well.
  • Whisk together coconut sugar and melted butter, then add mashed bananas.
  • In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, baking powder,  baking soda, nuts, raisins, milled flax, sea salt, cardamom, chia seed)  
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and mix them together.  (save some nuts to sprinkle on top)
  • Fill muffin cups with batter and sprinkle leftover nuts on top.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or till the muffins are golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Enjoy!
Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day :)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Peek a booooooo Chick!

What you will need for this cool chick

  • Construction papers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Pencil
  1. Draw a chick on yellow construction paper.
  2. Cut and stick chick on the blue construction paper. Finish with a beak using orange construction paper and eyes using marker.
  3. Using pencil draw an egg shape on the white paper.
  4. Poke pencil in center of white paper and then hand tear for opening.
  5. Place the opening on chick and stick the egg onto blue paper using glue.
  6. Use green construction paper strip for grass.
You can also make a chicken using finger prints.

Update - Colormehappy face painting simply rocked at fun fair fest!
Spreading smiles through art in community:)

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!


 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Handprint Bunny!

This little bunny is special,
It will hop, jump and play,
It giggles whenever you tickle it,
And loves you night and day,
But it won't stay this little...
This small bunny is sure to grow,
Please put it somewhere special,
So that you will always know,
How much this bunny loves you,
From its head down to its toes!


~ from colorful moments to cherishable memories-my kiddos preschool collection!

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day:)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Color me happy – A green recycling art project


Recycle your unwanted crayons and share the responsibility of a clean and green earth.
In this easy and fun to do project we will create fun shaped crayons by just melting and remolding unwanted crayon stubs that would accumulate and just be thrown out and sit in landfill forever. It’s perfect for any occasion and a wonderful group project.
 
What you will need is
 
• The crayon stubs
• Muffin or cookie pan ( you can also select fun shapes like hearts, gingerbread, flowers etc.)
• Muffin Liners
• Oven

1. Peel of the paper from crayons.
2. Chop crayons into 1/4 inch pieces
3. Place muffin liners in muffin pan and fill the liners in the pan with colorful crayon pieces spacing out different colors.
4. Preheat the oven at 250 degrees.
5. Bake crayons for 12-15 minutes. (Leaving crayons in oven for too long may result in one solid color)
6. Let it cool for an hour.
7. Once they are cool remove them from pan and separate the liners.

Enjoy all new colorful crayons! 

 
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Reuse idea - Snowman using buttons!

A simple and creative snowman!

All you need is
  • Buttons of different sizes
  • Scraps
  • Sequins ( optional)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
For scarf, you can use construction paper or felt or any other scraps available. I used white, orange and red construction paper. Cut one and half inches long thin stripes. Stick them together and then, onto the cardstock.

Stick small button above the scarf and bigger button at the bottom as shown. Fold the scarf from one side and stick it using glue on the other side.

and its all done!!!!

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day:)




Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Hermit and the Tailor birds - A beautifully told and illustrated book!

A Hermit and the Tailor birds is a beautifully written and illustrated book that teaches nurturing and caring. An indulging story that shares a  hermit's special bond with the life he is surrounded by and how plants, birds and living organisms make planet Earth ever so rich and reverberating.

About the Author:

Kiran Badola is the owner and creative director Mountain Handicrafts. She has always been passionate about nature.

The story is also an adaptation from some of her past experiences with birds.

With a natural earthy style she uses language beautifully and creatively into her story telling that captures the interest of all ages. Her love for drawing cartoons and caricatures makes her illustrations colorful, beautiful and expressive. 

She has an associate’s degree in fashion and graphic design, a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a master’s degree in textile design and development.

Other good books by Kiran Badola-

1. Eri Silk Cocoon to Cloth 
2. Woven Vibe

She is also an illustrator of Miss Hattie's Amazing Garden

You can follow Kiran Badola and buy her books on Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Kiran-Badola/e/B00TIWBETM/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1   

This book makes a thoughtful gift for people who share her passion of nurturing and caring for nature.

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day! 

 


 


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Rest and Relax!

Those activities which you have to do, do them and rest...
Those activities which you don't need to do, leave them and rest!!