My 6 Favorite Phone Wallpapers

Hi Everyone! I am so delighted to share with you my 6 favorite phone wallpaper designs for this festive season! Well yes, I love to change up my phone’s home screen and lock screen wallpapers on a regular basis and to serve that purpose – I am always on the hunt for cute new designs and images on Pinterest. Umm, what’s a life without some bling and a riot of colors, right?

Why this post (and not something high on intellect?)
1 Because – “Sharing is caring”
2 It’s almost CHRISTMAS! (And who wants to be serious!) I hope these digital wallpapers brighten your day (and your phone!) From me to you –

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Trip To Pensacola Beach

Hi Everyone! I hope (and yearn) that you’ve read and liked my “Travel Memoirs” about – Meeting Mr. Jack (Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour) ; Trip To Bir Billing (My Paragliding Experience) ; Trip To San Francisco (My San Francisco Experience) and Trip To Chattanooga. If not, you should! (Cause it’s fun and informative to read!) Well, I bring to you another one of my travel shenanigans – my remiss trip to Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Pensacola, Florida is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle known for the “World’s Whitest Beaches!” Named as one of the top 25 beaches to visit by TripAdvisor, Pensacola is a perfect little place to rewind, rejuvenate and loosen up. Also, nicknamed as “The City of Five Flags”, due to the five governments that have ruled it during its history : the flags of Spain (Ca-stile), France, Great Britain, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America – Pensacola is more than just pretty beaches and mouth-smacking food. Founded in 1559, Pensacola has rigorously preserved its historic architecture and memorable framework, making it an ideal excursion destination for all age groups. With so much to see, experience and comprehend – Pensacola, for sure is more than just a pretty face!

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The famous Pensacola landmark
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Trip To Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee is a “traveler’s nirvana!” Known for its various tourist attractions like – The Incline Railway, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Tennessee River-walk, Tennessee Aquarium and The Lookout Mountains to name a few, Chattanooga is an excellent vacation stop for tourists. The city lies 120 miles (190 km) north-west of Atlanta, Georgia, 120 miles (190 km) south-west of Knoxville, Tennessee, 135 miles (217 km) south-east of Nashville, Tennessee, 120 miles (190 km) north-east of Huntsville, Alabama, and 148 miles (238 km) north-east of Birmingham, Alabama. It is a growing, vibrant city which is refreshingly unique in its own ways. Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga, undoubtedly is one of America’s most breathtaking cities. Made famous by the 1941 song “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” the city brims with history, culture, new businesses, beautiful outdoor attractions and flavorful FOOD!

Since we both (Me and my Huz) are high on “travel-adrenaline” – Chattanooga was our next destination on the “travel-goals-checklist!” It took us 4 h 53 min to reach our destination from Memphis, Tennessee (Distance covered – 337.0 mi/542.3 km) via I-40 and I-24 E. With some exaggerated bends and picture-perfect scenic views – the drive gets better by the hour. Aptly called the “Scenic City,” the city has so much to offer and sight-see!

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Trip To San Francisco (My San Francisco Experience)

San Francisco, California is a popular tourist destination famous for it’s tech savvy start-ups, Pacific Ocean views, colorful neighborhoods (each with their unique spin), immigrants (thanks to the “Gold Rush”of 1849), fog, steep inclined hills, gravity defying houses and delicious FOOD! “The City By The Bay” as it is also called, boasts of world-famous landmarks including The Golden Gate Bridge, The Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Warf, Chinatown District, Lombard Street and The Painted Ladies to name a few. Traveler’s paradise, San Francisco sure does have so much history, culture, facts and food to offer.

My traveler’s dream of visiting “The Fog City” came true a few weeks back (November 10th, 2017) when my husband was invited over for a business trip to attend an all “data-scientists” conference in San Francisco. (Thanks to the “dot-com bubble!”) With a flight change and a layover at Dallas, Texas – it took us 7 hours to reach SF from Memphis, Tennessee. (Total distance covered – 2,091.6 miles/3363.53 km!)

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San Francisco!
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Happy Thanksgiving

“Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”
Alice Walker

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful day, brimming with family, friends and great food! (Tis, the season to be thankful!)

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Desperate Housewife (Not!)

“It’s sad if people think that’s (homemaking) a dull existence, [but] you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it?” 
― Audrey Hepburn

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5 Detox Water Recipes

Water – is an integral part of our lives, making it impossible to live without! For centuries, medicinally, water has been advocated as the best natural detox available to mankind. Water carries nutrients to our cells, aids digestion by forming stomach secretions, flushes our bodies of wastes, and keeps our kidneys healthy. It also keeps our moisture-rich organs (skin, eyes, mouth and nose) performing well, it lubricates and cushions our joints, and regulates our body temperature and our metabolism.

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Stop Letting Others Define You

“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”
Anonymous

People judge! They will always try to define you and put you in a box basis their own assessment and perception of you (doesn’t matter what authenticity the perception holds!) You may be defined basis your race, gender, weight, the way you dress, your social status, your sexuality, your friends (Heck! Even on basis of what you eat!) It is hard to live your best lives, when “best” is defined by someone else! Constant nay-sayers, consistent cynics, ceaseless criticism – they have many names and wear a many masks!

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5 Bad Beauty Habits To Break This Year

Everyone has a bad habit. Whether it is as simple as sleeping with your makeup on your face or as grave as missing on the ingredient label on your beauty products, we all are guilty! (Well, what’s a human without any vices?) Ignoring some simple steps to your beauty regime might seem harmless now, but eventually they would need more time, effort and money for restoration and repair. Having said that, it’s never too late to say good-bye to a bad routine!

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Here’s my list of 5 bad beauty habits to break this year –

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Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
Thomas Jefferson

Each of us have our own “comfort zone” which, more than an actual place is an emotional-psychological safe haven involving our daily habits and routine. Being in our comfort zone implies protection and security, minimizing any risks and stress. It’s a warm, safe cocoon where we are happily existing, distant enough from any mishap or blunder. When we step outside of our comfort zone, we’re taking a risk and opening ourselves up to the possibility of stress and anxiety! (Well, who wants that now?) As humans, we are creatures of comfort and taking risks is a menace that we are not well equipped to handle. It is too much of an effort and labor, something that we usually shy away from!

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