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Friends in kitchen

Cooking is happiness for some and for some others it is a chore. But I am somewhere in between!. Sometimes it gets me all existed if I am in the mood to cook something special and some days I just have to do it.

I cook daily for my family and some of the kitchen aids and appliances make my task easier. They are my friends in kitchen. Today you get to meet my kitchen friends!

1 . Toaster

This is a new addition to my kitchen and preparing breakfast and snack has become much easier.

Hamilton beach toaster
It is a new addition to my kitchen

2. Microwave

Microwave is a must have for quick snacks like popcorn and steamed veggies . It’s a life saver when it comes to reheating and defrosting.


3.Onion chopper

Progressive onion chopper
Onion chopper

The name says onion chopper but it does a lot more than that. I also use it to chop tomato, cucumber, potatos, beets etc.. It saves a lot of time while preparing salads and vegetable stir fry.

4. Spice grinder

This is my ‘go to’ for making ginger tea. I must say I used to make masala tea every day when I first bought this .

Handheld spice grinder

5. Slicer/grater

This is a must have for preparing many snack items like hash brown, vegetable sandwich, baby food, chips, fries etc

The more friends you have in the kitchen the more easy is cooking. The more you cook the more happy is your family.

Do you like cooking or you just do it? Who is your best friend in kitchen? Would love to hear your kitchen stories .

If you have read my previous post you would know cooking is one of my top challenges now. So am always up for making new friends! Do you have any friend suggestions to add to my kitchen? Let me know with your comments below.

Challenges as a mom and homemaker

I am a mom and homemaker and I face a lot of challenges on daily basis. Mainly to complete daily chores around the house. I am mentioning it because I would like to find solutions for those and implement it in my routine.

Top challenge list goes as below

  1. Waking up early
  2. Cooking
  3. Making time for myself
  4. Sleeping on time

1. Waking up early

Waking up before my kid wakes up is the main challenge. I used to wake up before my son during the first year when I had people to help me with the house chores, because I could sleep early because no chores to do. You get that right ?. But now I can only complete house chores once my son sleeps and then I go to sleep. Well, not directly, after checking the social media and watching videos on YouTube and browsing the internet for some tips and tricks, recipes etc. for hours! In short, I go to bed very late. But I would like to change it so that I will be able to wake up little bit early than my son. It will help me to prepare good breakfast for my family and later to cook meals.

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It has been months we have been eating the same breakfast every day. Once I manage to wake up early this is all going to change and I will be preparing yummy breakfast again.


Cooking in the morning is difficult for me. If I try to cook in the day time my son will be standing right behind me holding me and I can not move to get things done. Or he will be crying, or he wants me to play with him or go out to the balcony to watch birds, squirrels and cars! Sometimes half way though cooking I may need to change his diaper and I may forget to turn off the stove. Things get messy!

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So I prefer to cook in the evening for dinner and next days lunch when my husband looks after our son. I do cook on daily basis which I believe to be healthy. I recently started a small kind of meal prep, that is I some times cut vegetable ahead during the day or previous day. Nothing more than that.

Now, if I manage to wake up before my son, I will get lot of time to cook in the morning and my evening will be totally free! It means more time with family or time to do what I want to do.

3. Making time for myself

Every one has the same 24 hours per day, but still it is hard for some to find time to do things, while some other manage to do everything in a day. It all depends on how we manage our time and prioritize tasks.

Stop me !!

I think having a schedule for yourself is the key to stay focused and well planned. But it will be little difficult to stick to the schedule for a mom like me. And I have never done it before. But I would like to implement it in the near future. This will really help me to find more time for myself. I would need to start by waking up on a regular time (little early too) for first!

4. Sleeping on time

There are many house chores to be done after our son sleeps and then there will be a lot of watching TV, checking social media, etc.. It is hard to sleep on time if you don’t have the will power to do it.

Once you manage to stick to the schedule and wake up on a regular time this should be little easier. Everything is connected you see!

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Then again, for a mom like me , it also depends on baby’s schedule. But baby’s do follow a schedule even though they don’t know the importance of it . Isn’t it!?

Now, I challenge myself to wake up a little bit early, sleep a little bit soon daily and find a 8 hour sleep schedule that I am comfortable with. I am to planning to come up with a sleep schedule with in a month. I will be posting regular updates on my Instagram and Facebook page. Join me there to know more!

I am getting second shot of COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow. My hand was sore for two days after the first one and I heard second shot’s side effects will be worse. Also it is long weekend here. Hope you can see me working on my sleep schedule from Tuesday!

Happy 4th of July!

See you with next post. Until then take care , stay safe.

Dream big, plan, and work towards it and you will succeed!

My main reason behind starting this blog is to stay motivated to bring my ideas to life. I think the more you share the more likely you will keep up with it.

A few years ago I started learning painting and drawing by watching YouTube videos. I even started making my own art. Then something happened in my life that most women go through in their life. I became a mom. My priorities changed and also I used to not get much free time. So I took a break from painting and drawing. My son is one and half years old now and I can manage some time for writing this blog!

So now it’s time for me to plan my day well and make some time for my interests and hobbies and other ideas that I have in mind.

Some of my ideas or wishes:

  • Start painting and drawing again
  • Write/illustrate children’s book
  • Open online shop for my artwork and prints
  • Have a small garden on my balcony with flowers and some vegetable plants

I know it will take a lot of time and effort to make all these happen. But nothing wrong in dreaming right!?

What are your dreams? Do you have a plan ? Let me know in the comments below.


My blog ‘Carving my path’ says hello world !

Hello world !

I have created my space called ‘Carving my Path’ here in the blogging world to get motivated to work towards bringing my ideas to life.

I have a lot of ideas running through my mind day and night and sometimes they get lost in the pile of thoughts. Those late-night thoughts and plans that disrupt my good night’s sleep need some organizing and here I am trying to write everything down. I believe in ‘dreams come true. But it needs a lot of effort from our end.


Writing a blog has been on my mind for quite some time. So I started listing names for my site. Then I designed a logo and here I am writing my first blog post. Yay!

Here I will be sharing my process and progress towards reaching my goal. I will talk about some of my ideas in the next post.

If you are also thinking of starting a blog or want to plan something you have been dreaming about but did not get motivated enough, tag along! Together we can go ahead. Start a blog or write it down in a notebook, the choice is yours.

Carving my path -“Make everything happen” with planning, organizing, prioritizing, and a lot of effort from your end.

Would love to hear some ‘hello’ back from the whole world.