Freak Shake

With the winters around for some time now  I always start craving for summer around this time! Although we know that we are gonna get a real good taste of summer! But still we humans!

To bring some of the summer back I treated myself to this freakshake

And loved it soo much I ended up using it for the CARS Birthday Party I recently held for my 3 year old!

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Its a very simple very delicious very (may I say) gorgeous Freak Shake!!

It relies on one of the principle ingredients Nutella to derive its flavour and fun from.

Topppings!!! hmmmm well they vary!

I chose the toppings I relied on the most! a.k.a oreos, and maltesers and a chocolate straw!

Nutella Ice cream shake

Ingredients:

vanilla ice cream                             1 cup

milk                                                     1/2 cup

nutella                                                2 Tbsp

Method:

  1. In a food processor blitz together milk, ice cream and nutella.
  2. Take a mug and smear some nutella on the inside with the back of a spoon. Than using same spoon smear some on the outer rim of the glass. Take oreos and stick them to the chocolate.
  3. Pour the ice cream smoothie in the Mugs and top with chocolate cake and some whipped cream or some more ice cream!!! Add chocolate straw and chocolate syrup or nuts!
  4. Enjoy!!

DIY color block planters

Need any excuse to get your hands in this pic 🙂 🙂 pretty colors and cotton swabs.. aren’t they tempting

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I used them to create these color block planters..

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Well in this pic they are still in the process…

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For this simple DIY you need:

  • Planters of your choice
  • duct tape
  • acrylic paints of your choice: it largely depends on what pots you are using. Clay would need something else. But i used plastic. So acrylic paints worked fine for me.

Instructions:

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  1. Tape the planters in pattern of your choice or just random. Like I did!

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And Paint!!!!

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Now i have always had difficulty with acrylic paints almost on every material. So in this case too when I used paint brush, it gave me really dreary lines all over with a total yuck effect! So i dropped brush and used cotton swabs instead. As you can see in this picture the different strokes I got while using the two.

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Anyone else having this difficulty?!?!

Let me know your solutions or maybe the riight way of using acrylic paints 😀

So cotton swabs are a winner for me!!!

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And this is the end result!!!! I looooooove the pop of color and the life they are bringing to these plants! And my window sill!!

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I let them dry for a few days!! before peeling the tape off! Well it was more out of procrastination than any other reason. But when I did peel, they were completely dry and whenI peeled them I had to line the tape with a scale where the paint and tape were meeting. Just to separate them, otherwise it was the paint off!!

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That is all the work I put into this project!!!

Have a fantastic day everyone!!!!

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How to take better instagram pictures

I love instagram!!!I am totally hooked to it.. Way more than facebook!!!

I have to admit it took me a while to figure it out!

At first I was totally clueless.. taking not so oomph shots in bad lights and simply missing moments.. and than just drooling over the amazing pictures everyone else seem to capture so easily..

But like everything else.. after a while I figured it out!!! 😀 😀 😀

Here are my pointers on taking absolutely fun pics on instagram.

Light is your friend:

LEARN TO FIND THE LIGHT!!!! this is the no one pointer i can give to anyone shooting with any phone or camera.. This is the basic secret ingredient about almost all drool worthy shots.. you think you can fix it with a filter.. but it turns out not always!! But if you take a pic in decent light! you wont might even need one!

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Set up a photo booth in your house:

Find a board.. maybe white or maybe brown.. IF you need a background you can set that up as well.. but mostly a board against a window works perfectly. Or open the door to let the light in or whatever works for you.

setting up a designated place for your creativity makes it so much easier for you to share the stuff you want to share in a moments notice. And also opens up room for ideas you want to create.

Honestly even I need to work on that! At the moment i just gather things and take them wherever I find light in the house!

Take pictures from top:

I love to take pics from top. There is something so whimsical and so fun about it. Its just a magical canvas.

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COLOUR!!!!

I am nuts about color!!!!! Train your eye to find color and you will be amazed what you can find. And what a fun fun thing it would be to add to your everyday to-do-list!

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Make a mess:

Just thinking abt it makes me smile. One of the coolest shots i have seen are of creative messes!!! ofcourse you love them too

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Find texture:

I realized I don’t work that much in this area. But I know alot of peopel who take amazing texture pics. They are pretty easy and fun and open to manipulation 😀

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FOOOOOOOOOD:

Everyone loves to share and view gorgoeous food pics!!! there are no hard and fast rules abt taking food shots. If you are doing the rest of the stuff. and you find tons of good light you will take magical pics anyways.

What takes it to another level is y0ur props!

 

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Landscape:

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SKIES!!

You can never go wrong with a sky shot!! its just mesmerizing! Just need to find your angle or the beauty in it 🙂

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Go black and white: Nothing makes a stronger and an easier statement than black and white pics.So if you want to add some drama just turn it black and white.

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Find the right hashtags..

that is the key to save your masterpieces from drowning into oblivion! 🙂

In the end its all about what you love and what you do! your creative expression of you and your life. So just have tons of fun with it! You can also use this as a list to expand on your instagramming skills.

Feel free to add more pointers to this list. I would love to hear what you have to say about me.

And follow me on instagram here and share the joy of instagramming 🙂

Have a beautiful day!