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The Cats

The Cats

THE CATS IN PRINCESS Z’S LIFE  🐱

Cats have always been a part of Princess Z’s life.Being fond of cats since her toddlerhood.She loves everything related to them.Whether its cat cushions,plush toys,hair clips etc.We never had one nor planned of having any as mom aka Princess Z’s grandma (Nani) was afraid of them and didn’t want the ‘scratching the furniture’ thing🙈in the house.During our shifting process Princess Z tried her best to convince Nani to get her a kitten on her birthday (as she knew our house is getting bigger and we have space for them)but it didn’t work out 😞.The day we shifted to our new home just before her birthday Princess Z was lucky enough to make some new cats friends in the neighborhood.Nani was happy as well as we didn’t needed to get one now)😉.

Here’s what she named them:
Softy-Loves moaning outside our door,a solid eater,the first one to get attached and is the oldest and the closest of them all.’Her best friend’,that’s what Princess Z likes to call her 😊).

Whitey- A little reserved,plays a little,likes to roam around our house,loves food

Silly Cat-A kitten actually who loves to play in our garden with her mouse toy and bubbles

Babu-Never comes in but loves to be fed.

Softy 2- Pays us a visit,once in a blue moon

and many more but they have not been named yet)
😂😂

It was a scary thought at first.(tendency to bite or claw.) but as time passed by they created a special bond.It’s was not just Princess Z that started to have the love and affection in her eyes, but the cats seem to have the same adoration.In no time the cats and kitten became attached to Princess Z.Taking time out to feed,play,pet and caress them has became a part of her daily life.Nothing makes her more happy then seeing those cats waiting for her outside at the doorstep when she comes back from school.Not only this weekends,specially Friday is a ‘Cat’ day for us,spending hours playing with them in our garden.

Princess Z Watching Softy Eat
Playing With Bubbles With Ms.Silly Cat 🐱

Playing with cats is all about treating them well.During the night time when Princess Z is lying by my side I tend to teach her all about the do’s and don’ts of Cats.When talking I try to make her understand the teaching on how to play with them,by staying calm and quiet while playing: no yelling, screaming, running, or jumping.Telling her the facts about them.Its important to help her understand that the cat is not a toy and she’s a living companion who has just as many feelings as us.

Paper Animals

Paper Animals

PAPER ANIMALS

Down below I will be showing you how to make different types of animals using the basically the heart shapes.This is a fun craft that surely will be loved by kids.

Penguin 🐧

You will need:

– One big black oval shape (for the penguins base)

-A big white heart,(big enough to fit in the oval shape)

-Two black hearts (medium size)

-Two white circles and two small black circles (for the eyes)

-Two small orange hearts (for the feet)

-One orange triangle (for the nose)

-One small pink heart (optional)

Shapes Needed To Create A Penguin

 

Follow the steps below carefully to create the Penguin 🐧:

1.Take the oval shape and glue the white heart in the center.

2.On the side of the white heart stick the pink heart (this is an optional step)

3.To create eyes- Stick the black dots in the center of the white dots pasting them on the body

4. Place the orange triangle down below in between the eyes to create a nose

5.For flappers (hands)- stick the two black hearts in a 45 degree angle on the side of the penguins body

6.And lastly stick the feet using the two small orange hearts

In the end it should look like this

Penguin is ready

Lion 🦁

You will need:

-One big orange heart

-One medium size yellow heart (big enough to fit within the orange heart)

-One small black heart

All You Need Are These

Instructions:

Glue the yellow heart upside down inside the orange heart

It’s Almost Done

Once done,add the black heart for the nose and mark two dots for the eyes.Create cutting on the edges for the hair and it’s done.

King Of The Jungle

A few other animals can be made using this technique like this mice

Mice 🐭

You will need:

-A big Grey heart shape (I didn’t have grey colored paper so used brown)

-A tail (Grey color as well to match the body)

-Two small hearts (one bigger than the other)(sticking them on top of the other) Big Heart- light Pink color the other Grey color

-Whiskers (Dark Pink)

-Goggle eyes

Instructions:

Fold the big grey heart into half,glueing the tail in between.(The pointed side of the heart will be the face of the mice 🐭).Once done with the basic step just add the hearts,whiskers and google eyes as in the picture below.

A rough mice made using the colored paper heart technique

Hope you enjoy making this craft as much as I did 🙂

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

SNOWFLAKES 

As it’s winters Princess Z and I decided of doing a craft related to snow.As Princess Z has never seen a snowfall (we didn’t travel anywhere this year) couldn’t think of a better way of creating snowflakes and having winter in her own room.I had to practice a lot to get it right.Once I remembered the steps.We moved on making Snowflakes using two colors,red and white.These can be used as a hanging decoration or can be glued on a greeting card. .Any other color can be used according to your choice.

PLEASE NOTE this craft has to be done under adult supervision (the adults need to do the folds and cutting.The kids can do the last decoration part.

It might be hard at first but once you get the steps it’s a piece of cake!! 😊This is one of the easiest crafts to do(just needs a bit of practice).This craft can be made in summer and there are no chances of it to melt down 😜.(Winter will stay all summer).Follow the instructions below to create your very own snowflakes.The more you create the better.

Note:The basic steps are below to help create the ❄️ fold.The design can be made according to your choice.

Basic Fold
The Basic Fold
Basic Fold
The Same Basic Fold but different Design

Note: The basic steps are taken from another social media site.To make it easy to remember and create your very own snowflakes.

Happy Winter ❄️

St.Regis Hotel Winter Garden Market

St.Regis Hotel Winter Garden Market

ST. REGIS HOTEL WINTER GARDEN MARKET

Our visit to the St.Regis Winter Garden Market was short but fun.First of all I didn’t know there was actually a Christmas event going on over there but later found out by a family friend.As it was about to end (the next day 31st of December )didn’t wanted to miss it,so paid a visit the same evening.Set on the beautiful St.Regis hotel,on Shiekh Zayed Road this market is surely to be visited for a different experience.Its not very big though and (wouldn’t take much of your time) but rather the trip is short and fun.Princess Z and I surely enjoyed our time there .

Moving over,They had 2 separate outdoor zones.The market stall placed on the left and the kids entertainment zone on the right.We didn’t pay a visit to the food stall area as we weren’t hungry but directly when to the kids zone.Where they had quite a few entertainment for kids.From the choo choo mini-train,to the Carousel ride,a snow globe,A FREE snow fight zone, a small snack stall(selling popcorn and candy floss),gingerbread decorating area,coloring zone as well as a visit to Santa 🎅🏻 who was sitting and welcoming kids in his little Grotto for a FREE picture.Tickets were to be bought from the cashier desk ,each ride and snack costing you 10 Dhs.The great thing about all the rides was that they were quite long (around 10mins each)Princess Z did each of every thing except for the carousel,(she loved it and went on it twice).We couldn’t go for the snow globe as it was out of order 😞(Maybe next time).Anyway the total cost of our entertainment was 40Dhs (quite reasonable isn’t  it).

train
Mini-Train Ride
carousel-2
Carousel
gingy
Ginger Bread in the making
snow-globe
Snow Globe
coloring-area
Coloring Zone

We enjoyed our time plus our short trip and evening and can’t wait for it to happen next year again.

TishTash Mummy Media Press Day

TishTash Mummy Media Press Day

TISHTASH MUMMY MEDIA PRESS DAY

It was a pleasure to be invited by TishTash at the Mummy Media Press Day Event at Fortnum & Mason (Dubai Mall). Frankly speaking this was my very first event invitation as a mommy blogger.I was totally in  and couldn’t wait to meet the other beautiful mommies.

My morning was about to get exciting so I was there on time.Once I reached I couldn’t stop staring at the beautiful interiors.The tables were all set for all the guests on the upper level of Fortnum & Mason.Not only this there were small stalls around of brands and pampering stations to entertain the lovely mummies 😀

After clicking a few pics I grabbed my cup of coffee and gathered around each stall to know more about them.Brands included

BEAUTIFUL BRANDS,(online natural beauty shop)-I loved the products they had from water wipes-the worlds purest baby wipes to 100% natural fiber face sponge.

beautiful-brands

SNAILS UAE(worlds safest kids nail polish) – Bought a few for Princess Z after knowing how easy and safe  these polishes are.Non-toxic and washable.

snails

SHOP BAN.DO (brand specializing in gifts accessories)- This brand is all about the fun and funky gifts and  accessorizes.

bando

CRESCINA_1234 –A product that prevents hair fall and actually help with hair growth as well.i also got my hair analysis done while getting to know more about the product.

crescina

crescina-hsfc
Crescina HFSC (Human Follicle Stem Cell) Product

FILORGA_UAE –(anti-aging non-surgical cosmetic)-Non surgical anti-ageing solution that includes line fillers,peeling and photo stimulation (LED)

filorga

FILLERINA USA– (plumping gel to target wrinkles)- A non surgical way of getting rid of those wrinkles as well can be used to plump up lips.

fillerina

ZOELLA BEAUTY MIDDLE EAST- Who doesn’t know about this brand.This brand has a lot to offer from beauty bags to beauty products etc.

zoelle

GRUFFALO– I cant say anything more than Super cute!!  and the last one was

graffolo

THE HOT BOX KIT-(active wear boutique). A box with all the gym gear you need whether its for yoga,cross fit, Pilates or anything this box is all you need.

hotbox

It was pleasure knowing each and every brand and what they were specialized in.Once I was done I hurried myself to the hair station and got my hair curled by one of the professionals from The Nail Pavilion.I have never had a different hairstyle since the past 2 years so I was immediately in love with it. 🙂 .The next thing was my skin analysis at the Herbal Essence table.It was a long procedure and I was totally nervous about it but anyway my results was dehydrated skin because of very less water consumption 🙁 .

As I was getting late from my daughters school meeting I had to leave early.On my way out I was handed over a big heavy bag filled with goodies.Thank you TishTash and the lovely brands for this  🙂

goodies
The goodies 🙂