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RAKSHA BANDHAN FROM INDIA!

Rakhi: The Thread of Love

    In India, festivals are the celebration of togetherness, of being one of the family. Raksha Bandhan is one such festival that is all about affection, fraternity and sublime sentiments. It is also known as Raksha Bandhan which means a 'bond of protection'. This is an occasion to flourish love, care, affection and sacred feeling of brotherhood.
Not a single festival in India is complete without the typical Indian festivities, the gatherings, celebrations, exchange of sweets and gifts, lots of noise, singing and dancing. Raksha Bandhan is a regional celebration to celebrate the sacred relation between brothers and sisters. Primarily, this festival belongs to north and western region of India but soon the world has started celebrating this festival with the same verse and spirit. Rakhi has become an integral part of those customs.





An insight of Rakhi Rituals

    On the day of Rakhi, sisters prepares the pooja thali with diya, roli, chawal, rakhi thread …

DIY PAINTED PUMPKINS. ADD A LITTLE FLARE TO YOUR HALLOWEEN DECOR!

This was found at www.alisaburke.blogspot.com .  Here's something a little different.  For those of you who would like something other than the regular orange pumpking.  Make them in your own decorator colors.  Have fun......Make something!







Living in Southern California it is a challenge for me to get into the spirit of traditional fall decor. Though it is raining today, typically this time of year is beautiful- like hang out at the beach beautiful! So when it comes to October/Halloween decor I like to create things that actually feel more summery and will go with the airy cottage feel of our home. I decided that this year I would create pretty little pumpkins in pastel colors full of detail and design.







I started with a a few pumpkins in different shapes and sizes.







I painted the pumpkins with white acrylic paint







and let dry.





I then added another coat of paint in very light pastel colors.





FYI- One of my FAVORITE supplies these days is Tulip's dimensional paint. It can be used for…

A GUIDE TO HALLOWEEN CANDY!!