Saturday, January 24, 2015

Weekend Happiness!!

Having an unexpected long weekend has done me so much good…. Most importantly relax, rejuvenate and feeling nourished from within …… Adding to this a surprise visit of a friend bringing unstoppable bouts of laughter and random soul stirring conversations … Using up my time to doing things that make me happy…. Clicking away with my camera while listening to some smooth jazz.… rearranging a few décor pieces with fresh flowers, tried out a new recipe and blog. And if time permits I have a book to read and pursue on a new project (which I will disclose soon once I get to finish ;).... so much to do!!

I hope you get to do things what makes you happy and bright because pure joy does matter to each one of us! Have a nice day and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Sharing a few clicks from my home.....
 
 
 
 



 


Images are clicked by me

 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Beautiful Day......

I am devastated and sad with the recent tragedies and incidents happening around the world… it’s the beginning of a new year and our hopes of a better and peaceful world comes crashing down when we hear such horrific events…..I worry what kind of a world will my little one grow up in... nevertheless we still need to hope for a better world for the sake of our family, the society and the world….. there is no point in being bitter…. No point in giving up… it’s important for us to find and see beauty around…. Enjoy the good times with friends and family…we all have a story to tell… let our story be a good inspiration for others…. enjoy the goodness that life offers you… after all we have just one life to live.

It’s a beautiful day here in Muscat. It’s cloudy … the weather Gods are trying to decide whether to pour down…. The weather is just perfect.  I stepped out into my garden this morning to enjoy this beautiful weather … I can just sit out all day if I didn’t have any chores to complete… but today I set all that aside… taking in what the nature had to give for me… and I was grateful and happy with what I saw… my flowers were blooming… and I started clicking away with my camera.

Enjoy your day and wish you lots of happiness and peace!
 
Sharing some pictures from my garden clicked this morning




 
 
 
 
 
 

Cut a few for my home to pamper myself :)
 
 
Images are clicked by me (Copyright Tickled by Inspirations)
 

Monday, January 12, 2015

House of the Month: Elizabeth Job's residence from Doha

Here is my favorite segment of the month – “Home Tours”. Today’s home tour is all the way from Doha, Qatar. I’ve known Elizabeth Job for her personal vibrant style, lots of energy and for her eye for glamour and sophistication. And when I viewed her space, I was overwhelmed on how inviting her space looked. Her home is infused with warm fabric, textures, rug, lighting that gave me a calm and cordial feeling.

Here is what Elizabeth had to share about herself and her beautiful home
Tell us a bit about yourself
"I, Elizabeth Job, love glamour and a sense of glitz attached with anything I do. But when it comes to my home, I like it to reflect warmth and a stylish chic. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and my passion for interiors lead me to pursue a diploma in Interior Design."  

Where do you derive your inspiration for your décor?

"The immensely creative people and interesting projects which I was fortunate to be part of during my 6 year career span both in Indian and Dubai have always inspired me. 

Being a native of Kottayam, Kerala and having lived almost all my life in different parts of the Middle East a lot of my inspiration is a combination of opulence and contemporary accents.

Besides this I love to work with an unusual color palette, varied types of textures and prints. In my home you will find very few shiny surfaces in my home. Most of them are matte. I love ceramics and terracotta, they connect you to the Earth. Mustards, Fuscia and Navy are the colour pallet that I have used and they are my current favourites."
 

Ready for Elizabeth's home tour??? Here goes...

Loved the display of pictured on the wall
 
 
 
 


 



warm living room bursting with daylight
 






Children's room shelf decorated so well!





Children's room bright with colours


Master Bedroom with vibrant pops of blue



Terracotta in her garden


Her beautiful garden


I hope you enjoyed this home tour!! Thank you Elizabeth Job for sharing your beautiful space with me and my readers!!


Images via Elizabeth Job


 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Home Office Space


One of the greatest advantages of having a home office space is the freedom to design and decorate in a way to boost your productivity and positivity. When I laid my eyes on designer Designer Tamara Kaye’s home office space, it was love at first sight. Her office is minimalistic, that has just her computer, sleek table, an antique chair, gold finish drawers to store files, a few of her favorite desk accessories, and no other distractions with ample flow of daylight.

Tamara Kaye, a designer who has appreciation for creative thinking and fantasy is reflected in her beautiful home, utilizing every space with handpicked furniture, rug and fixtures.  Click here to view her beautiful home.


Image via Lonny , photographed by Michael Wells


 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Blooming for 2015


May 2015 be a year of openings and opportunities,
of peace and understanding,
of love and kindness,
of beautiful friends and family around you,
and of adventure and lots of laughter.
 
 
 
 
 
Wishing you all a Happy, Blessed and a Fabulous 2015!
 
 
Image is clicked by me
 
 
 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015

Christmas is finally here…. My house is glowing in warmth with lit candles and light… past two weeks we had some friends and family come home and reconnect, have supper with us with lots of conversation and laughter. It’s wonderful to feel the true meaning of Christmas and it still exists among you wonderful people that I have come across… Enjoy the Christmas “paraphernalia” and at the same time discover the real meaning of Christmas…. Thankfully it’s not totally lost…

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas to each one of you and have a great 2015!!!




Image is clicked by me


 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Chocolate Oreo Trifle

This is a dreamy dessert that guarantees compliments, easy to make and tastes divine. I love trifles and this was so simple to make if you have any last minute guests. I would say it’s perfect for any occasion! This is a trifle layered with brownies, rich chocolate pudding, whipped cream and Oreo!



 Ingredients:

  Brownies or Cake {these can be homemade or store bought}

        2 Containers of Cool Whip or 1 Large container

        1 Package of Oreo Cookies

        2 packs of Instant Chocolate Pudding

        Extras: you can add caramel sauce or hot fudge



Method:

Prepare the brownies or cake. If you choose to use store bought then you can get started right away, otherwise wait until your brownies/cake have cooled.
 
Next, prepare your chocolate pudding. I recommend using the instant pudding as its so much easier and time saving.
 
Crush Oreos into small pieces by placing them in a bag and using a rolling pin or you can use your hands as they crumble easily. Save a few big pieces if you want to garnish.
 
Start layering your dish with brownie or cake as a base, followed by a layer of chocolate pudding, then whipped cream and a layer of crushed oreos. Repeat the layering process again.
 
 
 
 
 
I really hope you get to try making this sometime soon... maybe for Christmas! Enjoy!!
 
 
 
Images are clicked by me