Mid-week Cheer

7:03 AM

Winter has finally entered our part of the world. After a month long peek-a-boo we can finally feel the chill in the air. And to cheer us all various fairs and exhibitions have started all over Kolkata. Every weekend is like a fun trip around the city. But things are always not such fun. This weekend at the handicraft fair my purse was stolen. This is my first such experience and I was stunned. It took me a couple of hours to believe what actually has happened. By that time we reached home and hubby and I were busy blocking the various credit and debit cards that were also lost. Finally after 2 days the works are done and to cheer my gloomy self I baked a fresh batch of Moroccan Orange muffins. Will share the recipe soon but today here are some clicks that brought immense happiness to me.

First, my 2 and half year old little sunshine. This is his bunny face that he makes if given something that he does not like. I gave him some carrot juice to drink when he was back from school…rest of the story is written on his face.
This is what I did with the leftover orange peel. Saw this at pinterest and wanted to try this at home. Very easy to make. check out this video for the how to part. That smelled amazing.
Filled the home with a soft and sweet citrus-y aroma. Am definitely going to make this again and again through out winter.
Last but not the least the handmade dry flowers. I bought some at the craft fair and was so enthused, made some at home too. 
What do you think of them? Aren't they gorgeous?


What brings you cheer in the middle of the week? Share you stories too.

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32 comments

  1. That's terrible about your purse being stolen. I've been a victim a few times (the DTCs offered a very conducive environment in my opinion)and it always left me feeling very vulnerable. Hope you don't have to face this again.

    LOVE the orange peel diya. Can't wait to try this at home. Also loving this series of snapshots of your home--how pretty it is! :)

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  2. Love the orange peel diya!! I have somehow missed your posts while transitioning to a new gmail id. Wont be missing any more posts! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)

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  3. Its terrible when u lose all those cards and have to keep tracking and reporting everything :(
    Loved that peel diya, its beautiful ! And those flowers are so pretty, cant resist buying them at exhibitions ! Are those flowers made of sola wood ? I used to make all that in my school days, just dont seem to take time for it now !! Loevd the pics and your son is adorable...He's so big already !!

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  4. That's such a cool idea for an aromatic diya!

    Sayantani you know Mumbaiites are so watchful of their belongings it happens all the time in crowded places, its ingrained in us. You will be more careful in the future. Good to know you were able to block all the cards.

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  5. Beautiful diya!

    So sorry about your purse theft - it makes you sad, violated and angry all at once!

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  6. Its a shame about your purse!! Orange peel lamps look amazing:)) Love you little bunny too..very sweet.

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  7. lovely orange peel diya.. I can almost smell it.

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  8. Sayantani,
    I know it doesn't sound good ..glad that you were able to block all your credits cards..Kon mela te holo / Kolkata te ? and hopefully your heart is now warmed up with that cheerful face in your house..he looks soo cute :-)..love the aromatic candle and the flowers you made..cheer up and make some more aromatic candles to lighten your heart..hugs and smiles

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  9. Awesome orange candle..should try..Waiting for Moroccan orange muffins..

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  10. Hey girl, long time no see :-)That diya looks so cute and the lil buddy looks even better :-)

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  11. The orange peel diya looks amazing sayantani. I loved those cute wooden owls as well. Where are they from?

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  12. The orange peel diya looks amazing sayantani. I loved those cute wooden owls as well. Where are they from?

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  13. Sayantani,
    Losing a purse is a nightmare. Those days it was just money but now it comes with a host of other problems. Glad you are on top of it.

    I can smell the aroma of the lamp from here and those craft flowers are beautiful.

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  14. Orange peel diya is excellent. without much effort scented candle that too home made. All pictures are super cute.

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  15. The last pic is my favorite...Incredible picture. Love the deepam that you lit in the orange shell. Very creative!

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  16. Its scary to lose your purse, lucky if you realize it early!

    Loved your orange candle, it looks fab and can imagine it would smell gorgeous! I shall try it for sure. Your son looks cute and not at all like he doesn't want that juice! :))

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  17. Sayantani , tomar babushona ti ki mishti :)ekta big hug to him.don't mention abt things being stolen!!just back from a seven day south India trip.our Sony digital camera stolen in a matter of mins in kanya kumari by the auto driver!! Irony is we could not even challenge him.
    Love love the snippets of your home:)

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  18. Love the orange scented diya sayantini can almost sence its fragrance here ...and love the pic of Ur son,he is so cute...bless him...sorry to hear abt ur purse:)

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  19. Sayantani, In my post comments section, i have shared some places in Kolkatta where you apparently get different kinds of cheese

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  20. you could try The Gourmet Company - www.gourmetco.in - the deliver all over India and have imported cheese, pasta, sauces, olive oil, teas etc. The prices of the sauces and pasta etc which I saw are the same for those brands in the supermarket here.

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  21. Oh yea, these are absolutely gorgeous. No doubt! The chilly weather has hit us too and I'm tempted to try this orange project. Oh did you get to try the fish curry..?

    You baby is adorable, God bless!

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  22. Love that orange peel diya,will make some soon..

    Even i lost mine two months back in train, fortunately i immediately called my bank and cancelled all my credit cards and all,i know how you will feel after losing everything..

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  23. Sayantani, tomar chele to bhisan mishti....both orange diya and flowers are very creative and nicely doen..will try to make the flowers..

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  24. lovely orange diya tats just so amazing way..thanks for stoping by my blog :)I would love to hear more n more from you :)

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  25. Sorry about hear your purse !
    Loved the Owls! It must be fun now

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  26. They are indeed gorgeous.... especially the flowers... looking very good...

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  27. The handmade flowers are lovely I like them a lot.

    Visit me for some Indian arts and Interiors .
    http://chandradey.blogspot.com/

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  28. The orange candle is a lovely idea. Like the good cheer despite the theft. And the expression of the young one is so lovely! Even if it was for the carrot juice.

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  29. the dry flowers are realy beautiful!!!!could you tell me wat it is made of..i would love to try making it!!!

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  30. the dry flowers are realy beautiful!!!!could you tell me wat it is made of..i would love to try making it!!!

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  31. Thanks for a very quick reply...i do appreciate that a lot......and thanks for the details.......i ll surely try making some......thanks once again!! :)

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