Excuses Excuses

I remember when I was in school, we had this elocution piece called ‘excuses excuses’ I remember the first few lines of it and few from the middle and the whole gist of the story in my head. There have been several times that I have told myself that phrase when I find myself in a fit of “I don’t have time”. For the most part it is true for a mom, especially if you’re new and trying to get a hang of your new life. Sometimes there are just some facts that we need to be told in a non-sugar coated manner for us to stop the sulking and get into action.

The recent past, since my birthday has been all about figuring out myself and being more conscious of my time and accomplishments; and like always I was looking for inspiration when I stumbled upon this amazing mompreneur, and her video just struck a chord, I love how blunt she is and well, I instantly saved the video on my playlist for future reference.

When I look around and observe other moms, who are my age and how they’re satisfied with the domestic duties and marathons I wonder why I can’t find full satisfaction in that. In the end it’s all about brought up, if a girl has been brought up and raised with skills that help her within the domestic chores and that is painted as her only duty and contribution to the world then that’s all she will do and will find full satisfaction in it. Not that I was raised to take over the world and travel to the moon, my personality just won’t allow me to be satisfied with my role as a mom only, I need to play other roles, self-satisfaction, improvement and pushing the envelope of capabilities and goals is essential for me. I respect every woman who has made a sound decision to do what she is doing, in-fact this goes for all of humanity. Men and women who are aware of why they’re doing what they’re doing, and if it brings them the satisfaction in life then it’s amazing. Those people will inspire others, without a doubt they will.

For being a strong headed woman with dreams, it’s sad that I don’t have sane amount women around me who have the same goals in life. We all need guidance and inspiration, we also need to inspire and lift other woman, that’s the beauty of being leaders, you are constantly in the energy of passionate, motivated people who want success and you can learn from them and also help them out whenever possible.

All in all, the excuses have to end. Excuses don’t help anyone, in-fact they have a crappy effect on the people around you. A frustrated self, only increases the anxiety and causes negativity around us all. Forward has to be the goal, a tiny step at a time, as long as we’re moving forward, we will continue to have clarity in life.

Spreading Smile Collection by Sarfaraz Banatwala

This post is about spreading the love. Yes, sharing good things so that everyone can enjoy them. My Oh so talented friend Sarfaraz (who is also a Doctor BTW), has been putting his creative side IMG-20141206-WA0005to work. And wow! the custom made products he has to offer.

Spreading Smile Collection is a one stop center for customised gifts.  He described the aesthetic of his business as; “adding a personalised touch of human emotions to your gifts”.

You should note that all these items are hand made and bespoke. And they’re made based on your budget, so there’s no need to hesitate to share a special gift with anyone. These gifts are made on prior orders only, they’re made for each client separately, so ordering is a must.

There are a variety of products in his collection:

1. Handmade scrapbooks- these scrap books are available in two sizes a mini size anIMG-20141204-WA0005d an A4. You just have to work up your budget and explain what you’re envisioning as the end result and Sarfaraz will do all the magic. This is especially great if you’re trying to celebrate a relationship, or a phase in your life. I can’t wait to get one made for Batool for her upcoming 5th birthday.

2. Hanging wall signs- Fun and quirky wall hanging signs for a friend or yourself

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3. Message boxes- This is great for the festive season coming up, share with your friends and loved ones for valentines day. Let them know how much you love them

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4. Photo Collage- Customised photo collage, this is the favourite amongst most of his clients. Family photos, favourite instagram pics, any theme you want, it will be decorated tastefully and customised to your liking.

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5. Messages on playing cards- This is a cute way to express your feelings or have random quotes of jokes all on a deck of cards, share them with friends, or go through them for inspiration

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6. Customised chocolate box- An assortment of chocolates in a one of a kind customised box is a great gift. Who doesn’t like chocolates?

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7. Photo Bouquet- This is the most unique idea, we’re obsessed with pics and a photo bouquet is such a fun way to display your pics and gift them to a special someone.IMG-20141205-WA0050

If you’re interested, contact:+918297545752 and share the love…