Vacation’s over. Action, baby!

Good morning!

It’s a sunny Sunday this morning in Sweden. And I feel in love or more likely I do yearn for love. Not sure if it’s because I slept with husband by my side (on the other side of the phone) or I’ve slept well knowing that vacation’s over. Nevertheless, today is a day I’ve started dreaming like years ago which brought me to thinking that maybe what I need is closeness, doing things which I cannot do with anyone else.

Watching my husbands back while he’s sleeping awaken a lot of feelings of affection. Whenever I am in Pakistan I always watch him sleep because he looks super cute. I am the one to cover him with blanket. He probably would take care of me too if not that he is a deep sleeper.

I’ve exercised this morning, thinking about my future self. Every day I see a improvement. I’ve got my curves back and feel more tight. I cannot wait to go on dates with my hubby in this body. I’ve probably checked dozens of dresses I would like to wear next time I am with my jalebi baby. When you are with somebody that knows how to give and take love, care and time, life feels very balanced and healthy. And that’s where action comes to play.

Vacation’s over. Action, baby!

It’s time to go back to work. I’ve got plenty of courses in hospitality management and event planning, a YouTube channel to run and of course Shades of me content to improve. But beside that pretty many bills to take care of. Money is in, money is out 😂. That’s pretty much my life. And don’t misunderstand me. I’m not chill about my financial problems. I tend to erupt like a Vulcano at times, sometimes it’s intense like a tsunami and comes without warning but I’ve just got to keep calm and keep working towards a better future which I hope will somehow come after my 33th birthday 🎂. And yeah… that’s in like 5 years but looking forward to it makes me want to improve myself. I know I may get sick if I try too hard but that’s just how I am.

Thank you for today & for the days on ward lord 🙏

See ya!

A day without internet is a day filled with creativity

Hello my dear readers!

It’s past 1 AM , 2nd day of August and I’ve just found time to write this post. The 1st day of August started with a shortage in internet 😅… well shit happens when you don’t pay your bills on time but don’t worry 😉. Agni is keeping cool until all solutions has been tried. Long way to go…still I made use of time and instead of scratching my head and walk in circles I’ve decided to use this time to create together with my small one’s 🧸.

We had some empty bottles and I had pretty much hobby paint left in two colours as well as some patterns that I purchased when renovating the apartment so the idea came pretty quick. Why not paint the bottles and turn them into a piece of art?

My boys loved the idea and worked very focused on their own bottles.

My idea was to turn the bottle into a exhibition piece. Diamond pattern felt like a good idea. I had some flowers that Aaron collected for me on the way home from the park which I’ve decided to put to use.

Kids were pretty quick with their design and so we have covered pine cones with glue and some glitter in different colours. Even some of my eyeshadows has been out to use. Luckily it was just some cheap make up and I did not feel the loss.

The glue was very slimy and the kids enjoyed pulling out their pine cones.

While our piece of art was taking a rest, we enjoyed some lunch together. Today has been the first time since a long time since both of my kids actually made it possible and ate some veggies.

After the lunch the kids went to rest while watching cartoons while I worked on some other creative projects. After that we resumed our bottle project for few minutes. But it did not take long until it was dinner time and I’ve asked the kids if they would like to cook the dinner with me. And so I got myself four small hands to peel garlic and onion 😂.

We enjoyed dinner. As Aaron is very picky about tomatoes and onion in food, today he ate all which made me very happy.

Our bottle project turned to amazing exhibition pieces which can be displayed as a part of decoration or be a decoration itself 🥰. Very jolly moment of my day when I put the pine cones as a part of the exhibit. The colours and patterns are amazing. I still cannot believe that you don’t need much but with the right mindset everything you do turns to be so beautiful and unique. Most importantly, I spent the whole day just with my gems. It feels refreshing ❣️

Thank you for reading !

Making crystals DIY

Hello! How are you today?

I’m in a creative mood which means only one thing… the creative box of mine is outside of the wardrobe 😂.

Since two years back I’ve had resin mixture hidden. I planned on making some jewellery but then I did not have any mold. Yesterday my kids kept on fighting about a blue piece of plastic calling it crystal so I remembered that I had a package of risin in the box. I asked them “ Why not make more crystals for each of you?” . They were very happy to hear that so of course there was a “yes” from their side.

Resin does not belong to the cheapest and is actually not something a child should play with on it’s own. There is a lot of chemicals in the blend like the hardener for example but it’s fun to blend things. And yes, kids love being a part of the process.

I’ve prepared for them some coloring, glitter and decorations. They enjoyed mixing the colors and adding beans, hearts and pearls.

After blending the mixture with the colors and glitter it was time to pour the mixture into the little plastic balls mold. It was actually some plastic balls my kids used to play with before and I’ve decided to put them to use and I think I made a very good decision there 😂.

I used a funnel to transfer the mixture into the plastic ball through a small hole that I’ve cut with scissors at the top of the ball. Then the kids put their favourite decorations inside and we let it rest during the night. The package said 24 hours but it was done by the time kids had waken up for breakfast.

The only thing left was cutting the plastic balls so that we could get out the crystals and sure a real treasure was hiding there 🤩.

Creating with resin is both fun and easy. And the best part …

I have two happy kids. If they are happy, everyone is happy 🥳.

See ya soon with some more creative projects!