Book Review: Why read Pinkalicious – Princesses of pink slumber party ?

I recently stumbled upon a book in my library. I have not read it before or even heard about it in any of the online groups. But as soon as I picked it, I realized that my 6 year old daughter is definitely going to like it as she loves I can read series. It was this book called Pinkalicious — The princesses of pink slumber party by Victoria Kann.

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The cover is very attractive and a girl being a main character, I was sure this will keep her hooked. I understand not all kids fancy princess stories these days, but those who love this genre will definitely have loads of fun reading this. This is about a slumber party for all the princesses and what they wish to dream about that night. It has got the stereotypical pretty princess, tiaras, colorful illustrations and more than that it is a very light and fun read. If you are looking for non-Disney or the not-the-regular stories , this is will be a perfect choice. It comes in paperback format and cheaper but definitely a worthy one.

As I mentioned it is only a fun read and has very very minimal educational value!! This is perfect for 4-6 year old children. Since it is about a girl named Pinkalicious every single page is in pink!!! This can be a bit too much for some!

Some of the stories under Pinkalicious are royal tea party, soccer star, cherry blossom etc.  There are similar series like Purplicious, Goldilicious etc. Hoping to review them in the future.. Grab one today for the little one. Have a good read!

Book Review: How the kangaroo got his jump?

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After a really long time, I have started writing again and this time I am planning on reviewing books, movies, events and places that are kids specific from a mother’s point of view. So here is my first post..

I picked this book for my 6 year old daughter. I wanted her to try a new genre apart from Dr Seuss and princess kinds. This book is about how a kangaroo asks different Gods in Australia to change his appearance and one of them sends yellow dog Dingy to chase him till the eve. The kangaroo tired of running the whole day finally hops with it hind legs shortened. It goes on for about 25 pages. If your kid has read couple of books earlier, then you can definitely try it. If they have just started then I will not recommend it, as it is pretty lengthy and not very interesting like a story with a fictional plot.

It is worth a read and has great illustrations by Priya Kurian which my daughter absolutely loved and I enjoyed it too. This books will definitely improve their vocabulary and reading skills. Have a good read!

Sashi’s juicy chicken roast recipe

My husband is such an awesome awesome cook.. He started cooking to test what our daughter likes but ended up loving it. He loves cooking and my daughter enjoys eating it. So i decided to share some of  his awesome recipe’s with you to see if you feel the same way my daughter does.
Yummy appetizer

Yummy appetizer

So  today it will be
A delicious chicken appetizer that your friends and family will love.  Are you having guests for dinner and want to make something spicy and different?? Then this will be  a perfect choice.
Ingredients:
Boneless Chicken –  500 gms
Sliced Onions – 3
Sliced  green chilly – 3
Curry leaves – few
Salt – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Rice flour – 1 tsp
Corn flour – 1  tsp
Gram Flour – 1 tsp
Sunflower or normal oil for frying
coconut oil – 2 tsp
Ginger – Garlic Paste – 1 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Egg – 1
Marination:
Add 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of chili powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste to the washed and cleaned chicken and mix it well.  After 5 minutes add rice flour, corn flour and the gram flour to this mixture. Leave it aside for 45 minutes at room temperature.
Frying:
Add enough oil to a  pot to deep fry the marinated chicken. and have it 90% fried. Drain it from the oil and keep it aside.
To a  fresh pan, add 2 – 3 tsp of coconut oil (do not use any other oil) Add by 5-6 ginger julienne and saute this for 30 seconds, Add 2 green chilies to it and saute it for  another 30 seconds. To this add the sliced onions and fry  for 30 – 45 seconds and then add curry leaves and saute for 5 more seconds.
To this add the fried chicken and cook for 2- 3 minutes at normal flame.
Now the dish is ready for serving. My daughter just loved and liked the flavour of coconut oil, hope you all like it too. Do share your comments and feedback.

My pretty poser

My baby girl is growing up so fast. Gone are the days when I have to beg to make her stay in a place to pose for a single click. Now she poses and stays that way until I click 😘 we fight like siblings, play like friends. She loves me more than I do.. cares more than I do.. yells more than I do 😉 she is my perfect companion and I understand this shall also change in the coming years but I will always look out for her.

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Call it spiritual or not.. but surprising and peaceful it was..

We were expecting people doing yoga in a big hall surrounded by mirrors when we all boarded that train one night.. though the traveling was horrible, we were relieved to see that it had rained last night in Coimbatore! 😎  In less than fourty five minutes we reached isha yoga centre in a local cab. It was located at the foothills of vellangiri hills. It looked a bit shabby or should I say the ‘under construction’ kinds. But what we saw was just breathtaking!!

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Dhyanalingam

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The majestic nandhi statue that welcomed us

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I personally was not able to relate to the place religiously/spiritually! The ‘history’ and the logic they give for every activity was somehow not very convincing. But that did not stop up from admiring this marvelous place. It was so relaxing and peaceful. Two annoying things were – everyone calls you Akka/anna irrespective of your age 😨😠 and 24×7 you have to wear an id card else you get questioned a zillion times.

On a serious note, be extra careful esp if you are visiting with your kids. You will come across a snake at least once as you have to walk all the way out of this place to eat.

Final verdict : worth a visit