About Me

So let me try to fill you in on some background info about the normal everyday me πŸ™‚

My name is Meenakshi (pronounced mee-nak-shee) but if you find that tricky you can just call me Minaxi ! I am a lifetime member of Shopaholic Anonymous and cannot just go past a sale without some splurging πŸ˜› I am also obsessed with smileys as you may have already noticed and I am really trying to tone it down as much as I can πŸ™‚ –ah not making much progress I guess.

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I am a girl (I leave it up to you to guess my age) who loves to liven up every moment of her life and goes by the motto- Live Every Moment. Laugh Every Day. Love Without Limits. And that brings me to this amazing guy, exceptionally patient, who showers me with unconditional love far beyond anything I dreamt possible even in my wildest teenage dreams πŸ˜€ – Vishnu, my dearest husband.

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He puts up with all the tantrums I throw at him, this poor guy, but I love him to bits. ❀ He always pushes me to be my very best and is that someone who makes you even more of who you are. He is indeed quite a catch and how we met and fell in love and got hitched you can read it here –http://www.vishnuplusmeenakshi.in/OurStory.htmlΒ (the wedding invitation website which was designed by my very own boyfriend oops hubby himself! Did I tell you he is a completely tech savvy guy as well ? )

We are from India but currently leading the expat life in the U.S. Apparently the techie decided to rev up his skills even more and decided to go for graduate studies. I absolutely love the new place and am taking a nice break from the crazy workaholic schedules which I had back in India. Oh and I also like pretending am a wannabe domestic goddess wearing cute aprons and strutting around πŸ˜‰
P.S. – The truth- I cannot really cook, I clean since I have to, and to top it all I am very easily distracted. Hey but I am trying here !

I love anything and everything in PINK and ooh did I mention I just LOVE LOVE LOVE to shop ? I really think sometimes that Becky Bloomwood is my alter ego and firmly believe that β€œWhen I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it’s not, and I need to do it again.” πŸ˜€

I am crazy about Music – read singing along with half made up lyrics till I get shushed up or stared at, Movies(the best part is my hubby is also a movie freak but I don feel quite ecstatic when he gorges on my cheese popcorn :X) and ohh boy do I looove to SLEEP.I could sleep the whole day if someone did not wake me up πŸ˜›

My man and I, we both have bouts of wanderlust and just love the road trips feeling the wind in our hair, listening to our favorite albums and taking tons of photos. One of our trips to Europe have made us lust even more for new places and cultures and really hope to see more of the world and make these awesome memories. I guess you would see quite a few travel experiences and tips as well in this blog πŸ™‚

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I am a big time believer of fairy-tales and actually am living one, thanks to the man of my β€œdreams” as clichΓ© as it sounds. I used to and still get mocked at for my belief in fairy tales and was told that love is hard work, not a fairytale or a storybook and the worst of all that being happily ever afters happens only in movies. But you know what, after dating for five years and being married for almost two years now (the same person indeed!), I can vouch that the happily ever afters and fairy tales are far from unattainable and non-existent as they say. We are of course still learning from all of our triumphs, scrapes,Β andΒ falls -and as we do, I would like to let you in on that as well.

No, it is not an online diary which I have in mind but some candid documentation on the β€œcolorful” aspects of all the hullabaloo tagged to married life πŸ˜‰

With this blog I hope to hand you some tequila and salt when life throws you lemons! You could hopefully find some helpful takeaways, a little inspiration, and my ups and downs as a rookie wife. From time to time you might also see me scribbling on some of my cherished worldly desires πŸ˜€ Thanks a ton for stopping by, all you awesome people!

Much Love,
Minaxi

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122 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Minaxi (that’s easier to spell :D)! I am delighted to read your ‘About’ page! It exudes positivism and youth that is why I am really surprised when I read that you have a husband. (Not that it’s bad, alright? :D)
    You are such a lovely couple and I am sure you are living you happily ever after! πŸ™‚ See you around! πŸ™‚

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    1. Awww thank you so much πŸ™‚ A HUGE welcome to my blog and I just love that you visited my little corner of the blogosphere and liked it enough to leave a comment ❀
      And ohh yes you can still be the happy-go-lucky person with all your inherent craziness and awesomeness intact after marriage as well. My blog is partly dedicated to shining some light on that aspect also. Hopefully the readers would get some good out of it πŸ™‚

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  2. Wow your blog looks like lot of fun and I like that you have a positive spin on marriage and relationships. Looking forward to further blogs 😊
    P.S.- Loved your wedding website.It is amazing 😊

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    1. Thank youuu Sabyatha for your kind and encouraging words πŸ™‚ As you might have already guessed I am a strong believer of Happily Ever Afters and trying to do my best to spread it out to my readers as well πŸ™‚ Not only in relationships but also in our day to day life πŸ™‚
      And about the site , the credit goes to hubby dear :D.Thank you.

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      1. Wow, cool, thank you for your inspiring words. I am inspired. You said it all: The contents of our blogs are in sync and I know we have a lot to gain from each other. I am your follower now, so I will get to see more of your work. πŸ™‚

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    1. Heylooow. So happy to know that you loved my story πŸ™‚ And yes it is always a wonderful feeling when you meet a fellow blogger who resonates your thoughts πŸ™‚ Between it is such an honor to be featured in the Awesome Fellows section in your blog ❀ You just made my day :*

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  3. Hey Minaxi, so glad you found me so I could come and find you in return. Your blog looks awesome and I’m so looking forward to exploring more and sharing in your positive vibes. Cheers and warmest wishes from Australia. xo πŸ™‚

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    1. And I am so honored that a blogging veteran like you found my blog awesome and took time to come by and comment on it πŸ™‚ Yeaay! Made my day ❀ I absolutely love your blog and really look forward to see more of you πŸ™‚ Cheers and have a splendid day !

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    1. Awww. Thank youuu. You just made our day πŸ™‚ Or rather night here πŸ˜€ But we will continue to revel in the happiness tomorrow as well πŸ˜‰ It is so funny that irrespective of how many years you have spent together as a couple when someone tells “you are the cutest”, your heart just melts out , then reforms again and starts to hop,skip and jump around with joy πŸ˜€

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  4. Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. (I followed back!)
    Ahh Becky Bloomwood! I’m not a huge shopper but I loved those books. πŸ™‚ Wednesdays are my catch up day and I plan to come back with a cup tea and stay for awhile. πŸ™‚

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  5. You are just the happiest thing! πŸ˜€ It’s going to be fun watching you as you navigate this newlywed life. You are on the right track, and your joy is infectious. You and your husband are an adorable couple. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for following me!

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  6. Wow, we have much in common. My motto is live in the moment and I want to spread smiles everywhere in this world. So, you will see emoji appear in many of my posts. I am following you now so I will see you soon. Hugs and smiles…..Annette

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    1. Oooh how nice ❀ How sweet of you πŸ™‚ And thats a lot in common πŸ™‚ So happy that you could come by my bloggie world. We can see more of each other with the mutual follows πŸ™‚ Hope you have an awesome smiley-filled(real ones included) weekend Annette ❀

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    1. Same here Micki same here πŸ™‚ I am also a huge lover of happy love stories and yours is one of the best I have heard. What is more, it has got quite a twist as well πŸ˜‰ Thanks a lot for your kind words and most importantly your blessings πŸ™‚ I am so glad you visited me ❀

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  7. Dear Minaxi, First let me thank you for kind comments & love you leave on my posts. I appreciate your presence & your views.
    I am really glad I am in your circle .
    You are beautiful more than your look because of your positive, bubbly outlook in life and I like that.

    I wanted to nominate you for a 7-days Nature photo challenge where you can inspire more about your colorful life spent as an Expat.I hope you consider this as a compliment.
    Even without this challenge, I still want you to know that you shine through your pages.
    Thank you & I wish you a great day!
    Enjoy writing & have fun.
    https://justbluedutch.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/malcapuya-island-accidentally-in-love/

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    1. Ohh myy! Thanks a lot dear for your encouraging and kind words πŸ™‚ Indeed it is really awesome that we are connected in this awesome world of blogs. I am absolutely floored by your lovely description about my blog in your post. So honored and totally made my day. Thanks again. I loved the challenge and surely once I get some time squeezed into my schedule I will be doing it πŸ™‚ Cheers and warmest wishes, Minaxi

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  8. Hi Minaxi! I’m so happy you found my blog and we connected! I smiled the whole time while reading your about page πŸ™‚ You are so positive, lively, and fun (and believe in fairy tales, as I do). You and your husband make a lovely couple! Looking forward to reading your posts! Take care, Jenny

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    1. Heyloow Jenny πŸ™‚ I am so glad you could drop by and your lovely comments are much much appreciated ❀ You know I always hit cloud 9 when someone says I made them smile πŸ™‚ And thank you for taking me there today πŸ˜‰ I mean spreading smiles and positivity was one of the main reasons I started blogging ! And to meet someone who believes in fairy tales is like a jackpot for me πŸ˜€ Great that we are connected now and here is to our blogging journey. Cheers ❀

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    1. heehee..I am grinning ear to ear now πŸ˜€ Your comment is so “love-filled” and your blog name makes me wanna check it out rightaway ❀ I will be heading there soon. Thanks a lot for dropping by πŸ™‚ Its a pleasure to meet you also and needless to say we are very much in sync with our thoughts πŸ™‚

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    1. Wow. Thanks Marie πŸ™‚ It such a pleasure to meet you also. So happy you visited my little corner in the world of blogs. I will be soon heading to yours ❀ Hope you are having a great weekend. Cheers and Warmest wishes, Minaxi πŸ™‚

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  9. I can tell you love life — and Vishnu — more than anything. How refreshing to read a positively glowing blog. Hope you’re enjoying your time in the States. We’ve been married 48 years and love everywhere we go together. Best wishes on your blog and in the U. S.

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    1. Haha..And you are spot on about those inferences of me ❀ Glad you enjoyed my little corner of the blogosphere πŸ™‚ Oh ,we are absolutely loving it here and cannot get enough of the road trips!! Thank you for your wishes πŸ™‚ 48 years of marriage πŸ™‚ Wow. And on the road. You both are unbelievably awesome ❀

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  10. And I forgot to say THANKS for following Oh, the Places We See. We live in Knoxville, TN, so if you’re in the South take a look at our city. It’s not the most glamorous, but it truly is a great place to raise a family and enjoy life together.

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    1. Oh woooooow πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ My first award. Gee. Thanks a bunch Marie ❀ I think this calls for our happy dance routine big time πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ You must have won also I know since I have seen how these things work and I will not be shy about it, I used to wonder if I will win any awards any time πŸ˜› Thanks again for the nomination. I will be sure to check the rules and will be on it soon πŸ™‚ Love ya ❀ ❀ Gee, din't that absolutely make up my week or what ❀

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    1. Awww, I love it when I hear that my positivity and enthusiasm is rubbing off my readers ❀ I mean, that was one of the main reasons I started the blog in the first place πŸ™‚ *Happy Dance* πŸ˜€ Thank you for your wishes and surely I hope to regale my readers with quite some cheerful and positive tales as well πŸ™‚

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    1. Ohh myy!! Another award. Yeaaaay πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Thank you sooo much Cezane. Just when I was getting to earth from cloud9 after the Liebster award nomination now this. I will surely participate and it is such an honour ❀ Onto the questions you have for me πŸ˜€ And now I have two award posts in my to-do list ! Loving the blogging community ❀ Thanks again Cezane for remembering me in your nominations πŸ™‚

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      1. You deserve it!!!! I look forward to seeing your answers as i try to calm my anxiety πŸ™‚ All the best. May God continue his blessings over you through your posts and anything else that you do in life! – Cezane

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      2. Wow. That is such a sweet and heartfelt wish and I am so thankful for that Cezane πŸ™‚ I am working on the Sunshine questions but I am not sure if my answers would be upto your expectations πŸ™‚ You are quite a talented and versatile writer and the way you have answered the questions is so admirable ❀ I hope to do some justice to the answers but please keep the expectations low πŸ˜›

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      3. I think you will do good, either way, just to keep knowing more about you through such posts is a joy itself that i relish from every post that i have read at your site. I crave to read more, probably all your previous post but time is an issue. I will definitely make time though! Good Luck Buddy! – Cezane πŸ™‚

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  11. Hey Meenakshi, (I totally love your name!)
    IΒ΄m so happy to have stumbled, found, came on your blog, because I LOVE it SO MUCH!
    Really. Your topics and your way of writing is so honest and fun to read. I am looking forward to much more post from you! Btw. I adore pink as well. ItΒ΄s so great to find like-minded people! My wanderlust is beyond normal and I love music and movies so much! Really glad to have found your blog!! πŸ™‚ and nothing against smilies, theyΒ΄re cute!
    XO Little Sunshine ❀

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    1. A fellow wanderluster who is also a lover of music,movies and most importantly PINK!! πŸ˜€ Wow ❀ I knew I had struck gold when I found your blog as well πŸ™‚ But back then, I did not know we had shared so many interests πŸ™‚ So glad that you are liking it here Lil Sunshine :)Three Cheers to our blogging relationship ❀

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      1. Yeah, itΒ΄s pretty cool:-) Yes, I LOVE pink…itΒ΄s an obsession!
        Awww that is so beautiful and heartwarming to hear. Thank you! It is quite amazing how many interests we share!
        I really love it here!
        Three cheers!!! ❀

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  12. Hi Meenakshi!
    It was so very nice meeting you.
    I would rather not want to talk much now about thew days to come.
    But I am sure they shall be the best for us both as I have read your About.
    Have a nice week end for now.
    Best Wishes,
    Shiva

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    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ It is such a happy feeling to see a new comment waiting for me in my blog πŸ™‚ Many visitors just “like” the posts and go and when I see that someone actually paused to comment , it is a huge deal for me πŸ™‚ Thanks for doing that! And lover of smilies πŸ˜€ Cannot wait to check you out πŸ™‚

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  13. Dear Minaxi (I chose the simple version) this is a wonderful way of describing you and your life. You are such a joyful person. Only reading your lines made me smile from one ear to the other πŸ˜„ And what a lovely couple you and your husband are. My congratulations! Big hugs to you! πŸ’– (Oh, and I love smileys too πŸ˜„)

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    1. Erikaaa πŸ™‚ Now its my turn to have shiny rainy day πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for visiting and am beaming here reading all your lovely comments πŸ™‚ Thanks for the wonderful compliments ❀ And a lover of smileys ? Wow, we will get along together really well πŸ˜‰ Hugs dearie πŸ™‚ Hope you have a blessed and blissful week ahead πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, let’s let the smileys wash over WP….πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ This week will be a great one for sure! Lot’s of lovely events ahead! Thank you and I wish you a fantastic week too! πŸ˜„ πŸ’–

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  14. Hi new friend! I love your about page, so positive! And you and your husband make a handsome couple. It makes me so happy to see two people in love… For a romance writer, that’s what it’s all about! Love that we connected!

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    1. Heyloow Dr.Meg πŸ™‚ I have already ranted enough on your blog how much I adore your writings and way of thinking and I am just wary if doing more might scare you πŸ˜€ So for now a huge thanks for visiting my blog and all the AWESOME comments which was an instant mood-lifter and brightened up mine and hubby’s day so much ❀

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  15. Hi Minaxi, lovely to meet you. Lynn from Lynz Real Cooking has highlighted you and your lovely blog today so I just had to come over and say hi. πŸ™‚ I love your About Page, and we have a couple things in common, smiley faces and shopping !!! I look forward to visiting your blog over the weekend. Have an awesome day and a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

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    1. Heylow Lynne πŸ™‚ Aww, I did not see Lynz post. She is so sweet!Smiley faces and Shopping you say πŸ˜€ We must be soulsisters πŸ˜‰ And I know many other soulsisters in this group too πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for dropping by and looking forward to your detailed visit over the weekend πŸ™‚ I am gonna drop in your blog too! Can’t miss a soulsister’s blog πŸ˜‰ You too have a great weekend and take care πŸ™‚

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    1. Heya there πŸ™‚ Yeah I was kind of short of breathe swimming in the sea of stuff to take to NYC πŸ˜€ And I just came up for some air and thank you so much for the remembering me and nominating for awards even when I was not so active. I will surely check it out and partake in it buddy πŸ™‚ Cheers πŸ™‚

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    1. Hehe. And ironically you got it wrong πŸ˜‰ I don blame you in anyway. I know my name is too complex for people not from India πŸ˜€ You can just call me Minaxi πŸ™‚ And thank you so much for the lovely words πŸ™‚ Currently I am penning down the adventures we had in Europe πŸ™‚ Hope you have fun reading the same ❀ Cheers and thanks for visiting Daisy πŸ™‚

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  16. You have one of the positive and happy About pages I have ever read. I had a smile on my face throughout, and I just feel so happy for you that you are happy. I absolutely ADORE your love story. I love love stories, especially Real-Life ones ❀ and I checked out the wedding invitation page (Oh GOSH, can you say ridiculously cute) and I just squealed right through. You two have such a sweet and touching love story and I truly wish you both a lifetime (and more) of happiness!

    Thank you for being such a positive pink light πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you so much dear for the making me smile a mile πŸ™‚ Such lovely comments and you reminded us about our wedding site at the kinda the right time πŸ™‚ It was our anniversary yesterday πŸ™‚ Thanks a zillion for the wonderful words hun. “positive pink light” , I am still awwwing at that πŸ˜€ Seriously you should work on that book asap πŸ˜‰

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