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Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day Specials.

Hi everyone,

Today I was so happy that I could finally show you all what I created with my cookie cutters which I bought last week. I made cookies for the upcoming Mother's Day incase you all don't know when it is - it will be on May 12' 2013.

I also made some Graduation chocolates for your children who will be graduating soon.

I have put up on my facebook page Creations by Mona all the pictures and more will be coming soon. So am really looking forward to creating for you all and making this occasion more special.

Do visit my page and hope you will like it :)

Ciao for now




Friday, April 26, 2013

Fun Friday

Hello all,

Friday is finally here. Time for all the F's - Fun, Food and most of all Family time. Can you think of any more F words which are fun to do today and maybe this weekend ? Let me know as the First Few (Four) will receive a Fantastic gift.

To help kick start your Fun Friday here is one word search puzzle for you all to do (if you like to do that is). I particularly enjoy doing word search puzzles. For those who are not particularly fond maybe you could suggest some other interesting games for everyone here..




These are the words to look for :

CRACK THE WHIP
DODGE BALL
FREEZE
HIDE AND SEEK
HOPSCOTCH
HOT POTATO
JUMP ROPE
spacerKEEP AWAY
KICK BALL
KICK THE CAN
LEAP FROG
MARBLES
MOTHER, MAY I?
spacerRED ROVER
SIMON SAYS
TAG
TETHERBALL
TUG OF WAR
WALL BALL



Your suggestions are always welcome. Don't forget the First Four to come up with 5 F (fun) words each will receive a Fantastic gift :) Hurry I'm waiting to despatch your goodies :)

Have a great weekend everyone !!

XOXO



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Busy Wednesday :) Baking anyone ?

Hello people,

Today will just be a quick post about what I did today. Got up early, dropped kids off to school and went shopping! You all must be thinking Gee which mall opens up so early for her to go shopping. Thankfully none ! I went shopping for my baking supplies. Oh yes ! It was indeed heavenly. Instead of just buying the few things on my list as usual I bought more than I needed and thought what list ? I never came here with a list.

So I will just show you in a glance of what I bought as I am preparing something special for the upcoming mother's day. Hence I will not be showing you all what all I am creating but once its up for orders of course you will get to see :)


So I am off now. Ready to bake another batch.
Anyone interested to order cookies do let me know. early bird orders welcome.

Ciao.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Love filled Tuesday

Hi everyone,

Hope you all enjoyed reading my post yesterday. Well today I will be sharing with you a video that has touched my life in a very sweet way. In this video we learn how one good turn deserves another and how when you reach out to help someone there will always be someone to help you when you need it.

I have been here all my life but yet have to come across people who would actually be helpful, courteous and perhaps a little kind. I hope if we share this video around we can actually help spread the word about being helpful.

Here is the video.

video


and the link to the original video in you tube is  If you give a little love you can get a little love of your own.


Have you done anything kind or thoughtful recently? I would surely love to hear about it. Your thoughts and views are welcome. So feel free to leave a comment on the blog. Thanks

Stay tuned for more...

Loves,

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday or Moanday ?

Hello everyone,

Today being a Monday - I know some people can find Mondays to be such a drag. Back to work, back to school and the same old weekly routine. As for me today being a Moan-day - I decided instead of moaning,  to start the day by walking for half an hour (which could have been more if mother nature didn't decide to shower me with her blessings) and came back feeling slightly refreshed.

Since I was feeling a little energized I thought I would share with you all something I came across on the web and made my version of it too. Hope you all will give it a try.


FAT FLUSH WATER !!!
(credit goes to the one who posted it -FAT FLUSH WATER  do follow her as her facebook page has some interesting tips. I just thought of sharing.)

You should drink at least three 8 oz glasses per day, they say the longer it sits, the better it tastes. You can eat them as well but they are intended as flavoring and still work, so that is a personal choice. The Vitamin C turns fat into fuel, the tangerine increases your sensitivity to insulin, and the cucumber makes you feel full. Try it for 10 days and see what you think!

 Ingredients per 8 oz serving

 Water
 1 slice grapefruit
 1 tangerine
 ½ cucumber, sliced
 2 peppermint leaves
 Ice – as much as you like

 Directions
 Wash grapefruit, tangerine cucumber and peppermint leaves. Slice cucumber, grapefruit and tangerine (or peel). Combine all ingredients (fruits, vegetables, 8 oz water, and ice) into a large pitcher.


Well below is the original picture of what it should look like.



and below is my version which I made today :)



So c'mon everyone rather than making Monday a Moanday put a smile and be ready to face the week ahead. 

Have a fab week !!

XOXO

Some lovely quotes to give you all the boost and a 









Friday, April 19, 2013

The Ultimate Gift.

Hi all,

Whew ! Finally my internet is working alright. Just as I was eager to start my morning by writing my blog I found out my wifi's not working. Well now that its fixed I am back to writing today's post.

Today I will be sharing with you bits and pieces from the recent book that I have just finished reading. Its called the Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall. This is what the book looks like.




















I had requested some other book to be purchased from India when one of my husband's business associate sent this book along. He said that its a book that he gives as a gift to whoever he can.

Just like the title itself it is indeed a great gift to have this book in your house and read it as it reminds us of the wonderful gifts that we possess.

So sit back, relax and enjoy with your favorite coffee

Just a brief outline of the book

  • The Gift of Work - He who loves his work never labours.
  • The Gift of Money - Money is nothing more than a tool. It can be a force for good, a force for evil, or simply be idle.
  • The Gift of Friends - It is a wealthy person, indeed, who calculates riches not in gold but in friends.
  • The Gift of Learning - Education is a lifelong journey whose destination expands as you travel.
  • The Gift of Problems - Problems may only be avoided by exercising good judgement. Good judgement may only be gained by experiencing life's problems. 
  • The Gift of Family - Some people are born into wonderful families. Others have to find or create them. Being a member of a family is a priceless membership that we pay nothing for but love.
  • The Gift of Laughter - Laughter is good medicine for the soul. Our world is desperately in need of more medicine.
  • The Gift of Dreams - Faith is all that dreamers need to see into the future.
  • The Gift of Giving - The only way you can truly get more out of life for yourself is to give part of yourself away.
  • The Gift of Gratitude - In those times we yearn to have more in our lives, we should dwell on the things we already have. In doing so, we will often find that our lives are already full to overflowing.
  • The Gift of a Day - Life at its essence boils down to one day at a time. Today is the day!
  • The Gift of Love - Love is a treasure for which we can never pay. The only way we keep it is to give it away.
Finally .....
  • The Ultimate Gift - In the end, live lived to its fullest is its own ultimate gift.
It is indeed an amazing novel. It's a quick read no more than 2 days at the max. I highly recommend each and everyone to read the book. Its simply beautiful how life's lessons are taught in a matter of 143 pages. I am not sure whether the book is available here in Jakarta or not but surely worth the search.

I hope I have helped pass the message about Life's Ultimate Gift. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did. 

Would love to hear from you all so do leave a comment :) For those who gave the thumbs yesterday and kind comments - much appreciated. 

Write soon.

XOXO

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Oven and the likes

Hi everyone,

I am back today with another post. I don't promise to write in my blog everyday but I will do it as frequently as I possibly can.

Its amazing how good it felt when I was able to make a card after so long and that too for my sweet cousin who is pregnant. The idea floated in my head back when she put up in her BB (blackberry - just incase for those of you who doesn't know) status - "Bun in the Oven". I congratulated her and when I got back I thought since I will be meeting with my cousin why not give her the oven card to symbolise her status.

So I went about making the card and since it was my first try I had made quite a few mistakes so please excuse the imperfection.

Here below is the image of my card and thanks to iPhone apps I was able to manage to join all the three images together to create a collage. 


I used a beige plain card stock, button flowers, stickers and scraps. Well since my blog will not be pertaining to only cards I will avoid writing the list of materials I used but if any of you is interested you can let me know.

Also today since I was putting up the Bun in the oven card - I felt like making a vegetarian baked dish. So I did indeed and here it is.  Tadaaa !!!


Interested for the recipe ? Leave a comment or tweet me @creationsbymona and I will definitely share you the recipe. Don't forget to follow my blog and follow me on tweeter while you are here. 

Just for your information - I will be putting up a variety of topics, pictures, activities, tips and many more so that my blog gets to be a lil' interesting. What do you think like the idea ?

Stay tuned.

Cheers.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

M.I.A.

M.I.A - normally stands for Missing in action! exactly what I have been these past couple of months. I have been busy with many things in my life and sadly couldn't attend to my blog.

As you all must have noticed that I have changed the name of my blog so henceforth it will be called Creations by Mona as I intend to put all my current creations / classes / courses here rather than just my card creations.

Since this is just a beginning of my return to blog world I shall refrain from writing too much. I hope I don'd disappoint you all.

Would be posting quite a few pictures soon. I would also appreciate if you all could recommend my blog to others so I can acquire more followers.

Your comments are also most welcome and appreciated so do leave me a little love :)

Take care.

XOXO