Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nature on Canvas

Nature on Canvas

    Impressionism on canvas?... nah...just pretty trees as they appear through the rain..
   (caught from inside of my car on a pouring day)

   Have an awesome day ahead folks...xoxo

   Images @ Shaz Originals


Monday, October 28, 2013

Frozen moments

                                                                Frozen  Moments                                                                     
    There are moments in time that you wish could just freeze...because it was so perfect...felt so right...and you wished it could last forever ....

    Have a great rest of the week...xoxo

    Images @Shaz Originals


Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Weekendings

 Have a great weekend guys..!!

  Do you see the blank canvas in the backdrop??... work in progress...:) xoxo

Images @ Shaz Originals 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Steps to the Sun and the Moon

 7:20am Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

     "Steps leading to the sun and the moon.... your path is laid out...burn out and shine in your own glory....or try your lucky stars moon to bestow upon some borrowed radiance"

My thoughts today morning as I leave for an important presentation....and relive the journey of my PhD. Its been a long journey...a tiring one...and still hasn't ended.... coz I got miles to go before I sleep...and miles...and miles..and miles..!!!

Images@ Shaz Originals 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cupcake Toppers

 I absolutely love baking cupcakes and my favorite part is decorating them.  I have tried different recipes and patterns for icing , but what I am going to share with you today is the epitome of cuteness. 

I recently came across this super creative blog as I was looking for dessert recipes.  Having a keen eye for pretty things I could not resist posting these.

via here

Have you ever seen anything cuter and tinier. These cupcake toppers are created from gumpaste. It is easily available in the markets or you could make them at home using this recipe.  

Look at this adorable teapot topper with hand painted pumpkins to match the Fall theme.

via here

....and tea is served with yummy sandwiches . Note the details on the cutlery and china pretty..

via here

 And finally ready to go on the cupcakes and served. These edible decorations are so cute, that I wouldn't have the heart to eat them....I am definitely tyring this at the next tea party at home.

via here

Fall season brings with it all that has pumpkin....although my pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks is an all time favorite, I am eyeing the try this vanilla pumpkin spice cupcakes recipe this Fall with these super cute toppers. 

via here

via here

 I bet you are in love with these as much as I am....

You can go over a detailed tutorial of these at this blog.

 Happy baking folks....!!

Images @ here and here

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Instagram - Love

 What do you instagram about all the time..??? 

 Oh ! you are such an instagram freak...... 

 I get to hear this from my friends all the time...  I wonder what instagram means to you ?

 For me its a celebration of life....I share the little random surprises in life... the special things that make me  happy in a day.... and of course sharing my daily nitty gritty details with my family that lives miles away....

Sharing a few of my favorite pictures and the stories behind them. 

1.  When I graduated and my family couldn't make it to the US. 

2.  When I spaced out one morning and wore two watches to work.... My hubby laughed so hard at this one and so did my colleagues. 

3.  Caught these beautiful tulips on my way back from school.

4.  When me and hubby got super duper tired exploring the streets on NYC...and still wanted more.

5.  A beautiful  treasure box I saw in a hotel lobby in Tucson.                                                                 

6. An absolutely drooling dinner made by my friend , one random night after work                              

7.  My two year old niece's first ever rainbow. it was beyond her to understand how it got so high up in the sky.

8.  An amazing vacation - Rajasthan,India with my cousins and family

9.  Purple on my nails... one of hubby's favorite color.

10. My latest abstract painting which earned me compliments from abstract artists like Molly Cox and William Witenberg

..... and there is so much more to share..... I probably cant stop with the stories.....

So what does instagram mean to you ... do you have stories too??

Have a great weekend guys !!!

                                                     Images @Shaz Originals