5 sustainable living tips for beginners in 2021

Every day is a chance to change your life. We are going through a Pandemic for a year & half now but life goes on.

Life teaches us new lessons every day. Staying at home or working from home has been prevailing across the globe. Now this is a great time, we should try or opt for sustainable living because that is the future. The future depends on us how we treat the world now. When 7.8 billion people will come together, the future will be blissful. According to Forbes , 77 % of people of Australia & America want to learn how to live sustainably. The Indian people should also incorporate sustainable living style for climate change.

So let’s check few tips on how we can start living more sustainably in 2021.

Consume Less : Our consumption is driving the Climate change. Start your sustainable journey by consuming less. Be it your food or energy, clothes or single- use plastics. Less consumption also results in less wastage. Question yourself before consuming a new product, ‘Do you really need it ? ‘Why do you need it? ‘How long you will wear this ?” What’s the amount of wastage after you buy it? etc. Whenever you can , consume ecofriendly, sustainable, vegan & energy saving items .

Grow your own veggies or buy local: You don’t need a big yard or land to grow your veggies. To start off, you can grow herbs & leafy veggies in an old container or bottle or bag. Growing your own food or buying local can reduce carbon footprint ( by avoiding pesticides that pollute water & saving fossil fuel).

Repair, mend, Sew, Repurpose: Remember our grandmother always used to sew repair or mend the old items or cloths or repurpose old things into something useful . Before throwing our old or broken items always give them a second chance. In the world of consumerism, giving second life to your old items is needed in today’s world.

Save Water: Since childhood we have been hearing this phrase, water is precious. Save it! But do we actually think or work about it? As we all know that 3% of water is freshwater & out of which 2.5% are locked up in glaciers, polar ice caps, atmosphere & soil. While 0.5% are accessible freshwater. Every day we pollute our waterways by using harsh chemicals from each household which release toxins in water as well to air & soil. We are blessed now that water is accessible to us. Use it mindfully. Whenever you can, avoid it or use less. Fix your leakage, reduce shower timings, Use energy efficient water saving devices etc.

Avoid Fast Fashion : Fast fashion has a huge impact on society on environment & to people who made clothes. The fashion industry consume 79 trillions of water & throws 92 trillion of water every year. Buy less & wear more, give to someone who really need it, Organize a cloth swap party, buy from thrift store, borrow from family & friends. These are the sustainable ways for an outfit.

In addition to this, Use what you have, use chemical free products, & compost your kitchen waste are other ways to live sustainably this year. These are the basic for beginners to live sustainably. Stay tuned for more, i will be sharing soon.

Xoxo

Sikha!

Pic courtesy: http://www.change.org

5 easy & quick ways to gift this Christmas.

If you are busy bee or a last-minute person like me, you can try these amazing inexpensive & sustainable hacks, this Christmas to gift your dear ones.

1. Jars/ Bottle: Mason Jars & Reusable Glass bottles are super cool & useful for gifting purposes. Fill the jar with dry fruits, cookies, or anything you like. Decorate your jars with newspaper, other waste paper, jute thread or do some creativity. Tada! You are all set to gift your friends and family.

2. Handmade soap: Aaaaw! This is another sustainable & super cute way to gift your near & dear ones. Buy in bulk, big soap base. Melt it, add essential oils, coconut oil, fruits( optional) & you are done. Make your soap with different colors & shapes! Decorate or cover your soap paper, thread, Areca leaf or Banana leaf & gift it.

3. Candles: Christmas is the time when gifting candles can’t go wrong. Homemade candles or Candles in a reusable Glass Jar looks so pretty. Go & surprise this Christmas.

4. Plants: Plants are the most sustainable way to gift on Christmas. If you wish, you can give flowers. Glass planters, Wooden planters or hydroponics are great ideas to gift your loved ones.

5. DIY– Decorate a reusable basket with Vegetables/ Fruits/ Pulses/ Meat or anything you want to gift your loved one. Cookies, Plum Cake, Home Decor, Flowers, etc are inexpensive & easy ways to gift your loved ones.

It’s Christmas Eve & don’t miss out to wish all.

Enjoy & Merry Christmas to you people out there. 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎉🎉🎊🎉

5 types of festive outfits to buy last minute!

Who doesn’t love Indian festivals! We all do right? The reason is simple. It’s for love, family, food & beautiful attires. 😍🥰

Every occasion needs a different outfit, be it an old & upcycle attire or new & gorgeous dresses. Here I bring to you a few collections of dresses which are my personal favorites. I thought to share with you & do let me know which of these are your favorites. Do let me know in the comments section below if you would like to add your choice of dresses. 👗🥻

  1. Pastel love: Pastel colors are trending recently & people are opting for pastels. They look soft, simple & classic. New generations believe ‘less is more’ . Pastels are versatile & suit every occasion perfectly. So without a second thought, go for pastel colors this festive. Go grab these & thank me later! 😂
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2. Bollywood lovers, Go for Sharara/Palazzo If you are a Bollywood fan, go for Sharara or Palazzo this festive season. They won’t let you down. Shararas is a symbol of royalty. Worn by women belonging to royal classes during Mughals reign. It is loved by women across the globe. You can check my curated collection in the link.

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Lehengas : Lehengas are all time favorite for festivals. It looks gorgeous & feminine. You can style your lehenga in different ways. Pair it up with a shirt, belt it, wear with different colored blouse or dupatta. You can doll up by accessorizing or can simplify or color blocking.

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Anarkali Suits: Anarkalis are love. They make you look absolutely stunning & festive ready instantly. Pair your anarkalis with jumpkas & heels. Tada! All set for festive!

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Saree Love: One of the versatile of all is the 6 yards saree. A festival isn’t complete without a saree. Almost in all Indian festivals, sarees are worn. It looks elegant, classy & absolutely versatile. You can style it up in various ways. Check my Pinterest , Saree Styling pins. 😍

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Here are a few of my favorites & curated festive outfits. I am sure you all gonna love these. Do check the links & let me know in the comments. If you want to add or share your outfit ideas please mention here too.

Lots of love & wishes for upcoming festivals, Navratri & Durga Puja.

Until next time, Much Love 😍😘

Xoxo, Sikha

How to upgrade your room with 10 top products?

Hey all. I am back again with something new. Thanks for all your love & support.

Glad to see an amazing response from you all.

I would like to share the top 10 products to upgrade your living room. As I am a lover of Sustainable & eco products, I customized a few of them, especially for you all. I hope you will like it & also do let me know which one is your favorite.

The top 10 products which are currently my favorite are :

  1. Handcrafted straw basket bag: Oh! this tote bag is just my first love. Eco-friendly handwoven with natural dry grass is a must-have bag for all the ladies out there. Pair up with a white Kurta or a black dress. You will just slay it perfectly.
Dry Grass Bag.<a href="http://<a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.in/Lbohe-Straw-Dry-Natural-Shopping-Straw-Beach/dp/B07D1MNJ41/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=straw+bag&qid=1600187520&sr=8-1&_encoding=UTF8&tag=aquashimmer0b-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=243588d788e1f70a84a4a987a11bc1c1&camp=3638&creative=24630">L'bohe Straw-Dry Grass Natural Cane Cotton Canvas Shopping Market Semi Circle Boho Basket Straw-Beach Tote Bag Click Here to buy !
  1. Laundry basket: Multi-purpose laundry basket is amazing out of my collection. Handwoven, eco-friendly & durable. Convenient to use this multi-purpose basket as toy storage, laundry clothes, books, etc.
  1. Wooden Plant Stand: Another amazing way to give a fresh look to your living room or balcony. This multi-purpose stand is my current top wish list. Books, decorative items along with few plants can be kept indoor to give positive vibes in your room.
Wooden Plant Stand. ""<a href="http://<a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.in/Converse-Unisex-Silver-Sneakers-5-566104C/dp/B07WNP8XF3/ref=sr_1_7?crid=1UC3KD3CHA85O&dchild=1&keywords=white+sneakers+for+women+converse&qid=1600195833&sprefix=white+sneakers+for+women+c%2Caps%2C277&sr=8-7&_encoding=UTF8&tag=aquashimmer0b-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=3a1557a854aba9ce0c6556825dab2fd8&camp=3638&creative=24630">Converse Unisex's SneakersClick here to buy!
  1. Handmade Tapestry: Oh! what can be more glam in your room than a wall tapestry? Be it your favorite corner or your study or your creative corner, this cute handwoven thing can’t go wrong.
""Macrame Tapestry .<a href="http://<a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08F6K7ZTC/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B08F6K7ZTC&pd_rd_w=Wdqws&pf_rd_p=1801b34c-8af9-42b5-8961-11f124edc99b&pd_rd_wg=mEK61&pf_rd_r=T9AG2T4G2D97399KW49H&pd_rd_r=a5dd27b5-d062-4b04-b98b-2fd2b9bfcc7d&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzVFpPWExOSTVFUkdGJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODc5MTAzMTVVTjBBQzJKR005WSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNzEzNjYwM05GODBWODFTMUZRNCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=&_encoding=UTF8&tag=aquashimmer0b-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=8516ccd435690d045a727c7c9abf1af4&camp=3638&creative=24630">ecofynd Macrame Boho Wall Hanging | Bohemian Nordic Woven Wall Decor Tapestry, Hippie Beautiful Geometric Art for Apartment, House Living Room Home Decoration Handmade Ornament Buy Here!
  1. Swing: Cloth Swing is another adorable item to upgrade your room. This contemporary swing is a must to have it in your living room.
  1. Carpets: Carpets are must-haves for all the rooms. It instantly glam up your room & gives a classy touch. But choose according to your room concepts. If your room has a contemporary feel, buy something relevant to it otherwise go for traditional printsjute plainmulticoloredmotifs, etc. Check the links to have an idea of those carpets.
""Handwoven Contemporary Carpet. <a href="http://<a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.in/dp/B089FJCKKW/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?pd_rd_i=B089FJCKKW&pd_rd_w=bxuyp&pf_rd_p=1801b34c-8af9-42b5-8961-11f124edc99b&pd_rd_wg=TH2si&pf_rd_r=CNZZ632EDFMQ7WCDG484&pd_rd_r=f258e258-28b1-49b3-a682-6fa05ffc963c&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzS0Q3SFY4WjBWMlg0JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTc1NjY5M01RTU83MklLWkY4WCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwODcwMzQwMVZIWjNRTTJFVllQTSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1&_encoding=UTF8&tag=aquashimmer0b-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=a14567848c28a29a76481f4715ee122d&camp=3638&creative=24630">Imra Carpets Handwoven Export Quality Fluffy Shag Collection with 2 inch Thickness 4 X 6 Feet (120X180 cm) MultiTo buy Click here
""Kashmiri Traditional Print Carpet. <a href="http://<a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.in/Naz-Carpet-Traditional-Classical-180x275cm/dp/B07QRPTZX8/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=traditional+print+carpet&qid=1600270763&s=kitchen&sr=1-3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyOEdLVU1SUU5HTDZMJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTExMTgwMTVIM0dFVzZXUDRDNSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTI3Njk1Mk5DSFJRU0JENkwyRSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=&_encoding=UTF8&tag=aquashimmer0b-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=9df86cae540a19c4e2860dad2e476aab&camp=3638&creative=24630">Naz Carpet Kashmiri Traditional Design Silk Carpet & Classical Look 180x275cm 6 Feet by 9 Feet Color IvoryClick here to buy !
""Jute Carpet -<a href="http://<a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.in/ZEFF-FURNISHING-Handwoven-Natural-Reversible/dp/B0857DMV5S/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=jute+plain+carpet&qid=1600270972&s=kitchen&sr=1-7&_encoding=UTF8&tag=aquashimmer0b-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=1bd5ea2e69d5c10dc48e6add71b22d18&camp=3638&creative=24630">ZEFF FURNISHING Handwoven Jute Square Rug, Natural Fibres, Braided Reversible Carpet for Bedroom Living Room Dining Room by ZEFF FURNISHING (Jute Plain, 6×9 feet) Click here
  1. Wall Hanging Signboard: Wooden Signboards about family, love, dreams, kitchen coffee, etc are super cute items available online. Grab them to decorate your home.
""Different types of Wall Sign Board available on Amazon.<a href="http://<a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.in/100yellow-Quote-Hanging-Plaque-Decoration/dp/B07P5YXML6/ref=sr_1_7?crid=2ENC3PPUJQ0YF&dchild=1&keywords=wall+hanging+sign+board&qid=1600271158&sprefix=wall+hanging+sign+%2Caps%2C287&sr=8-7&_encoding=UTF8&tag=aquashimmer0b-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=4c8f5db833a360a0bc556eeb07be448b&camp=3638&creative=24630">100yellow Love Quote Wall Hanging Board Plaque Sign for Room Decoration (12 x 10.5 Inch) Check here
  1. Paintings: Canvas Acrylic Painting of colorful images or painting as running horses, blooming flowers, vibrant colorful things, etc can be added to your room. Buy one & you will feel the difference of having one.
""Digital print Painting. <a href="http://<a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.in/Rainbow-Without-Digital-Print-Ganesh/dp/B074DW48T3/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Z6Z9WCP75A5YYJ4GW6XF&_encoding=UTF8&tag=aquashimmer0b-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=6383ceddf89eab6752de088198f11be3&camp=3638&creative=24630">No Rainbow Without The Rain (Digital Print by Ganesh Panda)Check here
""Contemporary Art: <a href="http://<a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.in/Wieco-Art-Contemporary-Reproduction-Decorations/dp/B00L41536A/ref=sr_1_29?dchild=1&keywords=canvas+painting+blooming+flowers&qid=1600271602&sr=8-29&_encoding=UTF8&tag=aquashimmer0b-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=8d88075f8fbd13980f27243f699e1c90&camp=3638&creative=24630">Wieco Art – Blooming Poppies Extra Large Modern Gallery Wrapped Contemporary Flowers Giclee Canvas Print Floral Paintings Reproduction Pictures on Canvas Wall Art Work for Home Office DecorationsBlooming poppies
  1. Single Chair: I must say this is my top wish list to have a perfect single Royal chair or a contemporary one in my study room or study corner. If you are the one like me, go check these links.
""Single classic chair. <a href="http://<a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.in/Home-Plus-Comfortable-Recliner-Colour-Dark/dp/B084GST4PK/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=single+chair&qid=1600272121&sr=8-12&_encoding=UTF8&tag=aquashimmer0b-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=c60244f16407344e65f30fda3986f19d&camp=3638&creative=24630">Home Plus Single Seater Comfortable Recliner Chair (Colour-Dark Red)Check here.
  1. Floor Lamps: Study Corner floor lamp is essential to decorate or upgrade your corner. You can feel positivity & good around the corner. You can definitely check tripod floor lamps for a sturdy look.
Classic tripod Floor lamp

Add ons: I would like to add a few more items as,- Mirror, Ottoman Stools, different types of cushionsGlass planters, side round tablesplants, etc.

These are the few items available online to upgrade your living room. Do let me know which one you think is the best & your’s favorite. Please feel free to share it & do comment in the section below. It will motivate me to write more.

Thanks a lot. Much love

Xoxo Sikha ❤😊😉❤

10 INTERESTING WAYS OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING FOR LAZY PEOPLE!

Being sustainable is the future. Sustainable fashion is a good thing that happens lately these years. It is believed to help our Earth to minimize its waste. Changing trends is the most dangerous truth of the fashion industry ever. We as a being can put small effort & can try to make it better. Do check below the super amazing sustainable living hacks.

1. Dump less, Wear more : #dumplesswearmore is a hashtag by me on  Instagram . My motto behind this tagline to inspire people to wear clothes more & more that is lying in your closet for years. To donate Cloths is a noble deed. But check before donating. As most of the cloths often ended up in landfills. So reduce dumping too.

Representational image from Pinterest

2Wear Vintage/ Wear from Granny’s wardrobe: Vintage is always good & is never out of trend. You can buy super fabulous items from vintage shops online stores like eBay, etc. Old or Vintage stuff from your grandmother is also an amazing way to style up your wardrobe.

Wearing Granny’s Eri Silk Chador

3Thrift or secondhand: Buying Thrift clothes from charity stores, you will provide helping hands. Also, you can find the good stuff. Secondhand or pre-loved are trending nowadays. You can check websites like ThredUp , Poshmark, etc for super cool items.

This bag i got from a local thrift store

4. DIY/Upcycle/Recycle: You can use those old clothes in some DIY projects, Upcycle them to make something new & different. Nowadays Youtube is loaded with videos related to these projects.

Re-purpose or up-cycle a skirt

5. Reduce washing clothes: You must be thinking! Eeeeew! Seriously, less washing will save your time, wastage of water, detergent & save energy too. Buy stuff that needs less washing. Example -Jeans are meant to wear until its dirty. If you are a hygiene freak like me, after wearing each time dry it in sunlight for half an hour. Secondly after multiple uses, if you feel to clean it, steam the cloth & dry in the sunlight. Boom! You will get clean cloth to wear without washing. To iron your clothes also, you can use these tips😉

6. Buy long-lasting items: Whatever you buy for yourself, choose versatile & durable fabric. Ask yourself before buying- Do you need it? or Questions like How long you gonna wear it ??

7.Style it: Every single piece you own, wear it, style it,belt it, with a jacket or maybe with different footwear. You gonna love the styling ways.

8. Organize a cloth Swap Party: A swap party among friends, family, close ones & others can be very good for lazy people. You can meet people & also get good kinds of stuff by giving away your unused clothes.

Organize a swap party

9. Dig your Partner’s closet: When you feel, your wardrobe is out of stock. Don’t forget to dig his wardrobe to find his Shirts, Belts, Cap, Ties, T-shirt. Style it & rock it.

Upcycled Hubby’s shirt as a dress

10. Sports Shoes are life savers: Whether its travel or casual day out, monsoon or summer, jeans or dress, Indian or Western. A good quality is the versatile of all. You can wear it thousand times.

Did you know all of these hacks? Does it seem interesting? Lazy people like me could relate to this. Do let me know in the comments section below, which of these you wanna try.

Thanks for reading & I promise to come up with more related topics, tips, etc. in my upcoming post every week.❤❤❤ Much love

Pic Courtesy: The Guardian

How lockdown can be better with 8 super cool things?

Hola all!

Thanks all for showering love! We are in phase Lockdown 4.0. I am writing this since Lockdown 1.0 but delayed one or the other way. Better late than never. So here it is. The lockdown can be better with these super cool or interesting things.

This time I came up with something different & it’s from my own experiences. Please let me know in the comments section below which one is your favorite. Or if you want to add your cool things during the lockdown, please add. Your feedback will be the world to me.

Let’s check the list!

  1. Decorate your balcony: I know I won’t say decorate your house then it would be too much for you. We are busy doing household chores, looking after kids & then work. It must be tough for all. But trust me, once you upgrade your balcony & sip that cup of your tea. You gonna feel amazing. How to: Pick up a rug/dhurrie/carpet that’s lying inside your cupboard or elsewhere. Place a Stool/Ottoman/Chair. Also, place a mattress to give a cozy feel. Add a clean cover as per your choice, either Boho/classic. Add pillows. Use candles /lamp/ decorative wall lights for evenings. Also, add light-colored curtains & add lots of plants. Keep books of your choice too.

2. Practice Minimalism: Clean old jars & boxes, bottles from the kitchen. Though i don’t prefer single-use boxes. yet I threw 50 of them. Check your kitchen, we don’t need 4-5 bottles for oil. Use a reusable one & throw the rest or recycle it. Discard old papers lying for years in your almirah. Recycle unused electronic gadgets or essentials(keep it aside you can send it once lockdown opens) Discard expiry medicines. Keep aside to donate unused clothes & books. Your home office space should be clutter free & clean too. Discard unnecessary items. Do let me know other practices for minimalism.

3. Maintain your garden: I am not great at gardening. But I have a few plants like Money plants, Palm tree, Aloe, Bamboo, succulents, etc. Water them regularly, observe them, give fertilizer & other essentials plants nutrients & trim them. So kindly research on Google as per your plant’s requirement & take care of your plants. You can also try your hands in growing your veggies. Many vegetables are there which can be easily grown. If you already have a veggies garden, then take care & maintain them.

4. Start a blog: I know we all have experiences good or bad to tell the world. Why not now? Start to write whatever you feel or from your experiences. Jotting down your feeling can keep your mind peaceful. Rewrite them, edit them & when you feel you can publish it. Else draft is always there. Lockdown is the perfect time to start. If you want to pursue your career as a content writer or creator. Pick up a niche & write on that & grow potential audiences. WordPress is one of the amazing CMS where you can start your blog. Its precise & easy to operate.

WordPress – Click here!

5. Finish all pending works: This is best time to do. Official: Cleaning your drive, drive backup, deleting spam & unwanted email, etc. Household like cleaning the Washing Machine outlet pipe, cleaning the faucet, discard unwanted items, etc.

6. Explore yourself & find happiness: If you want to sing a song, write a story, play an instrument, start a YouTube Channel, learn something new & how weird your wish maybe write it down & do give it a try. Because later in your life you won’t repent saying, You didn’t try. This will make you realize your source of happiness.

Designed by me! LOL 😂

7. Take care of your kids & pet: Both your kids & pet need attention & love. Playing with kids or engage them with innovative ideas is itself a challenge for all. I know all are busy in work & household stuff but they need attention. Give them time & care during lockdown is the utmost essential too. Attention & care is also needed for your pets.

8. Groom yourself & Self-Care/Self Help: We often tend to ignore ourselves in this entire lockdown. Though no Salons are working right now to groom yourself. Don’t forget to surprise yourself with the best homemade spa or scrubs. Try hands-on cutting your own hair, do facial or giving the best care for your hair, skin & body. Exercise, dance, meditate, hydrate yourself, eat healthy( anything prepared at home is healthy) & give time to care for yourself. I am sure this lockdown gonna be fun. If not all these, reading a good self-help book will definitely ease everything.

These are the 8 things I have been practicing during the lockdown. I know you will say that its easy to say & difficult to act. But trust me all these gonna work. All you need is – to maintain a routine or time management. For eg: Read a self-help book for 10- 15 mins a day during morning tea, or move your body/dance while at the kitchen, etc.

These are super cool things that makes your lock down better.

Until next time. Much love!

Xoxo, Sikha

Image courtesy: Pinterest, Shutterstock.

How to make Quarantine days better?

Quarantine days could be so boring & disturbing. It’s been more than a month the country is under lock down. US, Italy UK & many places of the world are now victims of Covid-19.

With lock down all around the world, people are facing issues like mental health, depression, domestic violence, etc. We are already going through a lot of things. We don’t want more complications.

So, came up with an idea to work in fun collaboration with few ladies of our country.

Dance baby Dance!

Dance is so much fun & relaxing. Everyone can dance. Move your hand or feet. Sway along with the wind. Imagine like you are flying. See, didn’t i told you its simple. Play the music on & dance. Thank me later!

Quarantine days will be so much better when you move your body. It will boost up your energy, rejuvenate your mind & also workout to improve your days.

Check the link above for easy choreography.

Much love.

How to make easy healthy Pumpkin energy bites?

Welcome back.

Thanks for stopping by. I am glad. Please do subscribe to my page & follow so that every time i post you will be notified. Do let me know in the comments section what you would like to read here & What is your favorite?

The whole world is under lock-down. Stay at home to flatten the curve. Together we can make it happen. Stay safe. stay at home. Stay positive.

Let’s get started with today’s super easy recipe of Pumpkin.

Pumpkin is rich in fiber, highly nutritious. It is rich in vitamin A & loaded with nutrients to boost up your immunity. Pumpkin is mostly loved by all the people around the world. 1000 recipes can be made from pumpkin. Let’s prepare easy & healthy one.

Image Courtesy: Good Housekeeping

Pick up a ripe, bright colored & a perfect sized pumpkin for yourself. The taste will be good & sweet.

Today I want to share with you an easy & healthy Pumpkin recipe. Courtesy to the bloggers around the world, who are good at making delicious Pumpkin recipes. I tried it in my way & sharing the recipe with you.

Ingredients:

Pumpkin Puree: 1/2 cup Homemade(I will show it in my next post)/ buy 100% Pumpkin puree.

Pic courtesy: foodal

Peanut Butter: 2 tsp

Rolled oats: 1 & 1/2 cup

Maple Syrup: As per your taste ( optional) or Honey: As per your taste.

Cinnamon Powder: 2 tsp

Pumpkin Pie spices: 1 tsp (optional)

Salt: A pinch

Jaggery: Optional( As per your taste)

Seeds: Flax Seeds, Chia seeds etc. as per availability, 2 tsp each.

Dried fruits: Almonds, Raisins, Dates, Berries whichever is available (optional) 20-30 gm each

Important ingredients: If you want to make it fluffy & soft, use Baking Soda & Apple Cider Vinegar( works as a raising agent) else you can leave it/.

How to make No-Bake healthy bites:

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, Rolled oats, chia seeds, flax seeds etc. on a bowl. Add the pumpkin puree & mix it together until well combined. Add peanut butter now. Then further add dried fruits, salt, maple syrup or jaggery as per your taste. Add Cinnamon & Pumpkin pie spices to your bowl. If you don’t have pumpkin pie spices, do not worry. You can also add nutmeg power, Cardamon spices etc. Give it a nice mix right now.

Wait for 5 min & the oats must have softened by now. with the help of a spoon or a scoop, take it on your palm & roll it firmly. Place all the rolled bites on a tray or a baking mat. Keep it on the fridge for an hour or two. Then transfer it to an airtight container.

Tada! Your super easy healthy pumpkin bites are ready. You can store these amazing easy & pumpkin bites on the freezer & have it for a month or keep it handy in the refrigerator, you can have it for a week.

Do try this recipe easy healthy Pumpkin recipe & please let me know how you made it. Also please do share your feedback.

Thanks, much love ❤❤❤❤❤

Sikha

The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.

10 ways to empower women this year.

Women are bitches! Aren’t we?

There was a time when it is said, women are enemies of women. Yes, those days were horrible when we hear incidents of women-hating, torturing, killing & burning other women.

My heart aches to recall those incidents in the world around us. Many women couldn’t make it. Foetus was killed, few are killed after birth, some were drowned in milk. All of these happens because of gender inequality. Hoping our world didn’t witness cases like these now.

An equal world is an enabled world. Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Act for equality #IWD2020. #eachforequal. Let’s pledge to do more to empower women than a wish. #WomensDay2020 #LetsPledge #MoreThanAWish

Those days are changing! Yes, we are! We are evolving, we are growing stronger by supporting other women. Women are empowering more women now. So happy to see all this positivity around. More good days are yet to come. We are women of today’s century. We rule the world. We don’t care what others have to say about us. We love the way we are. We shine better when freed. We are the creators, we bear child, we nurture them. We are the future!

When all bitches are together, amazing things can happen.

Spread the awareness to empower women. Here I would like to include 10 ways to empower women around you.

  1. Educate her: Education is a vital means of empowering a woman. If you educate her, you will educate the community or society. Start by volunteering or helping a girl child to study. Promote awareness, emphasize on menstruation hygiene & healthcare.
  2. Appreciate woman: Empowering women begins at homeShowering love to women around. Tell them you care. To your mom, sister, daughter, friend, teacher, etc, write a thank you card or appreciate or give a compliment. 
  3. Volunteer as a Mentor or a tutor: Volunteering is always fun. Help a girl in your locality or community. Teach her or mentor her. You will empower her for life.
  4. Boost her self- esteem: Encourage, inspire & motivate the women around. Empowered woman empowers woman so encourage them. Boosting up women can lead to a positive society. To start it, form a group of like-minded girls & start a group & organize workshops (I do it too. LOL)
  5. Spread love & oppose negativity: Be true to yourself & honest. Spread love & positive vibes around all the women in your life. When women come together, we are unstoppable. Keep negativity away by focusing on yourself. Promoting body positivity, healthy life, intelligence in various fields.
  6. Say no to injustice: Letting do injustice means supporting injustice. Be aware & stand against injustice to you & other women. Provide her a better life. Make her aware of women’s rights & do encourage others to join hands in this noble cause.
  7. Support Women: You can offer a helping hand in gender-based violence. Support her in a crisis like situation as child labor, trafficking, abuse, child marriage, etc. Protect girls & women when they need you. Abolish child marriage, Child trafficking, & violence.
  8. Help Organizations that empower women: A small effort from women to women can impact a lot. Donate, volunteer & support Organizations who works for women empowerment.
  9. Provide platforms to Women: True women empowers others. Women have created many platforms so that the voice of fellow women can be heard worldwide. Create platforms like Women empowerment group & organize events to inspire others. Do workshops like Public Speaking contest, Multicultural cooking class or a sing-along or Team building, etc.
  10.  Help a new mom: The first 1000 days of a new mother’s life are crucial. Join helping hands by providing household essentials for baby & mother, giving them time,etc. Donate breastmilk if the mother can’t produce it. Or help her to get breast milk from source.

I am no scholar! Jotting down my thought in the possibly easiest way.

Women are questioned every now & then. Let women live life in own terms. She is not here to serve you. She is much more than you can imagine. Women are judged by shape, color & looks, objectified & what not! Stop judging us, stop objectifying us. We love the ones who truly adore us. A woman can give in abundance to society.

We can fight bias & can actively choose to challenge stereotypes. We can broaden perceptions, improve situations & can celebrate women’s achievements. Together we can create a gender-equal world.

While talking with a few women around me, I am happy to know about them. Gloria says She is happy after adopting two dogs & committed to them.  Sylvia is an independent lady. She can buy her fortune. She is a multi-tasker & she does 5 jobs at a time. Puspa quits her well-paying job to travel around the world, earn a lot by creating content. Olivia says menstruation is a natural process & she is proud of her body. She can procure baby. Disha says she is an ace tennis player, an entrepreneur & a proud mother. Ishika says she is a divorcee after her child’s birth & now a proud single mother. Meena says she is the founder of an organization, which empowers women by providing free education & mentoring them for the future. Divya is an unmarried girl but she adopted 3 girls & happy to be with them. Kalki is the founder of fashion institution & she raises the Empire all alone. Anu is working in a government organization herself, while on holidays & off office time, she works for a noble cause, she volunteers, she teaches, sings too. She is a proud mother of two girls & a wife of a loving husband. Rekha is a secret agent of an organization & a mother too (Pseudo names only)

Aren’t those ladies are amazing? See that’s the positives vibes I got from these women. They have Inspired us today & we can do much more than this!

Stay strong & united! More power to you women! Meet you at the other end.

Love & wishes,

Sikha.