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alekhasmommy
Fairy godmother, magical glitter dust keeper, story teller, dreamer, and artist.
Interests: Reading, Photography, Paper Arts, Music
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Saturday morning poetry share. I haven't written poems in a long while. It feels infinitely good to stretch my poetry muscles. Bon Weekend! (image credited to Pinterest) You asked the color of my dreams. In sleep, my eyes have sought... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at scrapologie
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image from Pinterest Besides the Autumn poets sing A few prosaic days A little this side of the snow And that side of the Haze -Emily Dickinson Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2013 at scrapologie
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Hello friends, I've missed blogging and making art, but I never stop thinking about both. I've been exceptionally busy this year. I hope you've been well. For me, this has mostly been a year of learning to balance home, work,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2013 at scrapologie
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It's been a long journey, but I am happy to say I did it! I reached my weight loss goal of 135 lbs mid March. I've learned so much about myself along the way. I've learned that I am more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at scrapologie
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Purdah I, by Imtiaz Dharker | Illustration by Alessandro Gottardo Purdah I One day they said she was old enough to learn some shame. She found it came quite naturally. Purdah is a kind of safety. The body finds a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at scrapologie
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Weigh in today was 137.5 pounds, 1.5 pounds away from goal! I've made a few more changes to my diet/exercise. I'll start with diet. Breakfast is a protein shake (a single scoop of Pure Protein Vanilla Cream, 75% water, 25%... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at scrapologie
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Let tyrants fear, I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects; and therefore I am come amongst you, as you see, at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at scrapologie
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So Alekha came home from school the other day to tell me that a boy in her class called her "fat" but then also called her "skimpy". Of course, my natural defensive Mommy instinct was "WTF?!" and I was very... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at scrapologie
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photo from Spearmint Decor I Loved You, by Aleksandr Pushkin I loved you; and perhaps I love you still The flame, perhaps, is not extinguished yet. It burns so quietly within my soul No longer should you feel distressed by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at scrapologie
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All images below credited to Madam Pince's Tumblr which was a delightful discovery. Enjoy! -1- -2- -3- -4- -5- -6- -7- -8- -9- -10- -11- -12- -13- -14- -15- -16- -17- Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at scrapologie
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Here's my promised image for the week... the first one is the original "Bonne Fete" postcard. Click on each image to save and print full size. I removed the text on the second one with the clone tool in PS.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at scrapologie
Grumble. It has occurred to me that I am the only person in my house who knows how to change a roll of toilet paper. It's not rocket science, people!! It doesn't matter that in one of the bathrooms, there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at scrapologie
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Illustration by Mandy Sutcliffe of Belle and Boo Dear Alekha, You've grown so much this year. Not just physically, though you've certainly shot up in height, and are just a few inches shorter than me. I see the growth that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at scrapologie
As a second-generation Indian American and a language lover, I have often felt that growing up in the midst of dual (and sometimes dueling) cultures has been both a blessing and a curse. To boot, being from Southern India and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at scrapologie
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I know I said I'd post one a week, and then ended up doing three posts in a day! Really wanted to share these though, the images are so sweet and you can use them for valentine projects. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at scrapologie
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Flowers, and roses in particular, have always been a favorite. I love the image on this old French postcard! Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at scrapologie
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I'd like to get back to sharing the vintage digitally colorized images I used to post on the blog. I won't promise a daily share, but I think I can manage atleast one a week, perhaps more. Hope this sweet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at scrapologie
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Just popping in for a quick update. I've had to really dial down the exercise for about a week and a half now and it sucks. I am still going to the gym, switched to focusing on a resistance workout... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at scrapologie
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As time goes by, I've learned to befriend winter, and appreciate her beauty. Winter is as temperamental as a woman; at times, raging and battering us with her sleeted icy fingers; at times, blowing us kisses with her gentle snowflakes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at scrapologie
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"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance". (Oscar Wilde) I'm not one for making a long list of new year resolutions, I'd rather focus on one or two things. Last year I wanted to achieve health and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at scrapologie
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image from My Modern Met On December 16th, a 23-year-old Indian paramedic student was beaten up, tortured and raped on a bus by six men in Delhi, India. The torture included the insertion of an iron rod into her body... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at scrapologie
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Sharing a few additional photos I took yesterday with the cell phone camera. I usually don't get good shots with the cell phone, so I am pleased at how these turned out; I did run some PS actions on them... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at scrapologie
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I'm happy to say that despite two days of nonstop holiday cookie baking for work and Alekha's class at school, I was able to get through the holidays without indulging in even one cookie (no easy feat!), and my regimen... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at scrapologie
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JohnMayerDaughters “Though my soul may set in darkness, It will rise in perfect light, I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night” ~Sarah Williams For the 23-year-old rape survivor and for the women of Delhi:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at scrapologie