How to make use of INSTASTORIES

When I first saw the insta stories emoticon on my insta feed I was like what on earth is that! Was bit reluctant on clicking through them! I was honestly clueless as to what they are and what am I supposed to do with them!

Once I plucked the courage to did click through I was like ummm… I was skeptical about the success of that feature. The things that really ticked me off were the rawness of the images! no filter!! no editing!!! I mean its like a home video what is up with that!!

But once I got into clicking!!! there was no turning back! I went on and on and on with it! jumping right off from one insta story to the other! Even looking forward to the stories that were coming every single day!

I have to admit I was wrong about them! And it took me a while to figure them out!! Here are some things that I have learnt about them and how you can use insta stories to relate to your readers as well!



STORY TELLING

Its story telling at its best!!!! We looooooove stories!! We are used to telling them through our well established and polised insta feeds and this time we are practicing with the unedited real ones!

LACK OF SOPHISTICATION

While we are hard at work creating beautiful images and creating gorgeous feeds. Insta stories come as a relief!!!!! We don’t have to painstakingly style anything!!!!!!!! Really!! And we can still gain our followers love out of it!!!! Really! Really!!

REMOVED BARRIERS

Insta stories has REMOOOOOVED barriers!!! I mean I am making design decisions with Emily Henderson!!!!!!!

How COOL IS THAT!!!!

Its something very personal very fun and very creative!! All at the same time!!

TASTE OF THE PLACE

I once saw the insta story of someone, while in my bed at night exhausted and just drifting to sleep! This insta story was of a person who went to a beaaaauuutiful place to hike. And she posted a short video of herself standing in the midst of the daisy field which were bolwing with wind and looking up at the mountain peeks where the rest of the hikers were!

And the experience was unbelieveble

It was as if I was transmitted to the daisy field

And was feeling the wind passing by!!!!!

It was that powerful

Moral of the story: Nature is very powerful and when you share it unfiltered through the lens of your camera it can be mesmerizing!

So never miss out on an opportunity to share nature with your readers!!

SHOUTOUTS

Some brands like ikea have used it like those power point slide shows to promote and to announce promotions! And there are different factors which make them work!! Like the creative use of cute emoticons! The font and styling!!



No matter how you use it! It is a very effective and powerful tool! And it does have the power to suck you in!!!!!!!!!!!

Verdict: I am going to treat my insta stories like my oolllld insta feed where I was shooting as I go! and having fun with it! I love that I dont hve to worry about glamourizing each adn every image. And I love that it is still powerful in that respect!

And the rest we all know our tastes and strategies change as we go, We are constantly figuring out what goes best for us. Its like we are tuned into getting to know where we have to go.

How are you dealing with your insta stories? What is your favourite part about them? Did they ring any bell with you or prefer your insta stroll more over them? Would love to know!!

Follow me on instagram if you arent already! 😉 @deeppurpleandblue and find out how I am using my insta stories!!

Take care!!!

Memphis Feature wall bedroom

Today’s post is more of a visual treat!

Means less talking more watching!!!!!!

If you know me you would want to know three things

black/white,

pop of color,

stripes

This is what DEFINES my style

This is what DEFINES ME!!!

(well part of me) but whhhhole looooot of me!!

So you all know how I have converted my bedroom into a grid feature wall.

I have been loving and swarming in that geometrical heaven when I came across this post by Oh Happy Day!

This was my first ever taste of Memphis Design..

And than I translate my room into a Memphis decor!!

I had a very basic room in the accents of white. So all I had to do thanks to the feature wall add more stripes and layer it with some pop of colors. The wall facing my bed was turned into a canvas filled with geometrical bliss. And this is how it turned out!

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I added a bit of contrast with the stripes on grid and added the accents in neon colors on a white canvas to make it all pop!

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This feature wall has to be my favourite creation ever!!! I am seriously in love with it! I had a baallll!! creating it and every time I lay my eyes on it my heart skips a happy beat!

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I used sideboards as an excuse to add the same elements_ stripes and a pop of color on a blank white canvas.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post!! I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions and also would you dare to live in a Memphis room??? Or a duct tape decorated room?? I would love to hear what you have to say!!

Have a gorgeous day!!!

Simple Tomato and herb salad

 

Today’s recipe is going to be a simple Tomato and herb salad.

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As the summer approaches we start gravitating towards the summery stuff

I have to say in the salad domain cucumbers have always dominated my life!!

They are cooling and are a total treat when chilled on a hot summer day!!

I am not arguing the gloriousness of cucumbers here

What I want to bring to light is another vegetable which always seem to take an optional place in salads

TOMATOES!!

Something just screamed lets go with all tomatoes today!

All i had was a bunch regular tomatoes and some cute little cherry tomatoes and some parsley! For me the idea is simple toss in chopped ingredients, play flavor with go to favs and than enjoy with bread!

minmal chopping minimal mess minimal time consumed and maximum flavours.

With thsi tomaot and herb salad i wanted to go bold and big with flavours. Nothing to hinder teh juicy tomatoes. No green chillies to ace it up.  or cucumbers or onions to pair. Just simple.gorgeous.tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil adn lemon,

If you dont knwo what i mean you have got to get the best qualtiy tomatoes at the peak of its season! The falvor is just goooorrrgeous!! They are robust and juicy and full of this bit tart flavor! I tell you summer is the perfect time to dig into these natural beauties!!

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INGREDIENTS

Tomatoes                         4-5

cherry tomatoes            4-5

parsley                            handfull chopped

lemonjuice                    1/2 tsp

olive oil                           1 tsp

a dash of salt

Method:

  1. Dice the tomatoes and parsley.
  2. squeeze the lemon juice adn olive oil
  3. Toss with a dash of salt.
  4. Sit back and enjoy!!

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And how cute it is in this tin!! Just pop it in and you are good to go for a road trip or an outdoor snack!

Not only this Simple Tomato and Herb salad is super easy its also big no flavor!!! Have fun making it!!!

Have a gorgeous Wednesday!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Work Space

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My office! The little place of heaven I have for me to gather all the crazy ideas and shape them into something. Its actually a console and our entrance. I drag a chair from the dining and cozy it up with adding faux fur to it! and voila! our entrance doubles as my office!

I love that its practical, saves space and is the perfect little spot for me to work when noone is home 🙂 🙂 daughter at school and hubs at work. The little one can hung on to me as much as he wants! Coz he loves it there too!!! a.k.a the laptop and all things digi 😀

So anyways! The chair and console table both are from ikea.

I brought in art to jazz it up! and Love the sunburst mirror! My rule is every entrace should have an orchid and a sunburst mirror. Well thats also true for work spaces 😀 Just love my sunburst mirror, and this table was soooo lonely for a while without the orchid i scored form ace! soooo much better now

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I fell in love with this chair and bird print on khaadi one of our local brands. its actually a cushion cover which I bought in hope for it to find a place or buddies somewhere in future! But it was just not pretty to be hidden in a closet! So I framed it in an ikea frame and Ta-da jazzed up work space annnd entrance.

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The mouse pad which is also a score from khaadi (love the print) is actually a table mat or coaster or sth! But fits perfectly into my pretty mouse pad needs 🙂

 

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This side of my workspace (divided largely by my laptop which moves around) is really fun. A cute picture frame with a lovely moment, a coffee mug which is like esssssential for my mornings! a chalkboard coaster which is for my coffee mug.

An ispydiy rock paper weight and a gorgeous DIY string diamond art by me. For which you can find the full tutorial diy easy string.diamond.art

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Does anyone else love ispydiy as much as i do! Its unbelievably cool. An ispydiy  tutorial for tissue paper mugs! didnt do the tissue paper version of it. But it inspired me to use pretty colors on a mug recovery. And I also created a paper weight out of rock on the similar polka dot lines! isn’t it cute 😀 Full tutorial to be posted soon.

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And the rug is my absolute favourtie vintage dhurrie rug from my moms dowry! back in the 1970! 🙂 Precious!

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so this is my cozy little nook for endless pinteresting, planning, dreaming and blogging!

Every creative person should have a sanctuary to embark on new adventures 😀

Happy blogging!

Have a fabulous day !