Happy New Year & A Candle DIY

Gold Washi Tape Candle DIY

Happy Happy New Year Friends !!

Hope all of you are off to a great start this time. Do you make new year resolutions? I am a person who usually makes one or two every year only to forget a month or even a few days later. But this time - I am serious. So serious that I am daring to jot it down and share with you. Bold right! Necessary too. 

I have three resolutions rather goals for this year. At the outset they seem fairly easy - but that is when you actually know what to do to reach those goals. I am starting only with a certain clarity which I need to refine and turn in to actionable objectives. So what are they?
  • Be mindful and Simplify
  • Read/Re-Read classic books - by myself and with Akshara
  • Spend more time with the Blog ( Plan the posts ahead/improve photography)
As I said they seem fairly easy when you just read it or hear it. But I have to figure out how -to reach them on the go.

If you are following me on Instagram, you already know that we are off to a great start with with reading , reading Little Princess By, Frances Burnett with Akshara. We are enjoying the curious Sara's adventures and quirky thoughts to the fullest. 

Now regarding the first goal, being mindful and simplifying - I have to work much harder for this. I have picked up a real gem to help me start off. I am not really that person to pick up books to help me organize and do household chores. Until now I thought we all know how to do it - kind of like inherited the knowledge somehow - until I came across Marie Kondo's  Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up. I picked it from library for sheer curiosity to find out what the buzz about this book really is - but after reading through say ten pages, I knew I have to have it. The book, the ideas and the concepts resonates with you and your thoughts completely and I am sure any homemaker would feel the very same way. More on that later.

Gold Washi Tape Candle DIY

I do have a very mindful DIY today to share with you, that resonates with the goals for the year - that is simple and mindful and adds to those moments when you take time for what matters. 


Teal Light Candles
Washi Tape

Gold Washi Tape Candle DIY

Gold Washi Tape Candle DIY

It is a simple process - the idea is to cover the regular plane Jane tealight candles with pretty tape and you are done and ready for next dinner party or a beautiful yet very regular supper with family.

Gold Washi Tape Candle DIY

Gold Washi Tape Candle DIY

You can also place them in a regular candle holder for added safety.

Gold Washi Tape Candle DIY

Simple job with least amount of effort but adds a ton of charm to your evenings, right! Let simple be new pretty! So have you started working on your resolutions? what are your goals this brand new year? Share with this community, let us have some fun.

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  1. Love this idea! Very simple but it adds a nice touch. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  2. These tea lights are so cute and festive! I really like your resolutions, too. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night.

  3. I love this idea!! So simple and so cute! I like it because it's fast but it still gives a new look to the simple tea lights. Thanks for sharing!

    Mai - www.frommaiwithlove.wordpress.com

    1. Thanks Mai. You have a lovely blog - just found it :-)