Hey all,

So I made it official on my Facebook page yesterday (link here) and on my Instagram . The news is Our Happy World will have the whole of September month dedicated to Self Help and Personal Growth.

I have realized that to create happiness around us- one aspect that we need to conquer is our own growth. Therefore, the whole of month, I will be making blogs and videos all on personal growth & development.

Series beginning tomorrow.

Also, you can like the Facebook page to stay updated.

Love & Happiness

Bhavana 🙂


I am sure you are guessing, if there is some pun intended! But nope, not this time…

I strongly suggest never go out looking for happiness…. meaning do not do something thinking it might or shall give you happiness.

And Why So?

1. The primary reason is expectancy. Problems that we people have are majorly because of expectations. We believe in something and think and associate expectations. But if things do not pan out the way they are, frustration , anger and depression seeps in.

2. Also, there is reverse psychology to it. If you do something to gain happiness, what it tell about you. It means your brain is trying to tell your that you are not happy in the current state. And I am pretty sure no one wants to know that.

3. A third reason to this is your mind subconsciously attaches itself to anything close. It could be an activity, a cause, a person, a place. And things are not constant. So where there is a shift, the mind has its own battles.

4. Also, the second you go out in pursuit of happiness, you become vulnerable. Vulnerable to anything because all your emotions are out in the open.

So how do you find Happiness?

It is simple.

And there is no code for it.

There is no shortcut to it.

And there is no sure shot formula to it.

Every one has their own happy triggers, one has to understand that better and be aware of them more. In simple words, try out new things and understand what you like and what you do not enjoy. You will find your happiness.


If you have more questions on this, email me on and I can talk to you there.

Love & Happiness,

Bhavana 🙂


Life is short, too short for putting things off.

If you want to do something, do it now! Do it today…

Or if there are a series of tasks, start today…..

So, just think of it as this ice lollipop…  If I do not finish it in time, it will melt away..

So I have less time, and hence, I should start now.. and so should you…

Just sharing my daily dose of Inspiration!

Love & Happiness,

Bhavana 🙂


I am a Sunday person, and I believe one needs that Sunday once in a while….

By Sunday here, I mean, a day of relaxation!!!

Yes, we owe it to ourselves… and so that we can prepare for that Monday !!! haha


1.  Go for the run!

Yep, a morning run would not hurt anybody… the fresh air in the morning is actually beneficial. Your body needs it.

2. Make yourself the best breakfast

Healthy eating is a step to healthy living and what better to start your day with eating right. Try not to skip it and go for brunch.

3. Sleep

Make time for sleep/ make yourself a nice bed and snuggle in. Get in that afternoon hours of sleep. That extra 2 – 3 hours will help you in starting your day on Monday.

4. Soak yourself

Take a bubble bath with some amazing bath salts and bath bombs, the ones from LUSH !! Check them out here.. I would totally recommend the Cheer Up Buttercup. 

5. Do some sport

Whether its basketball, baseball, badminton or whatever, play something. Sports helps in working those muscles that have been there not worked out. Find out the community center nearby or if you have a backyard you can work it there too.

That is all for now, folks! Lets just say there is no hard and fast rule for a Sunday. It is your day, so enjoy it.

Have a good one.

Sending you lots of love and happiness

Bhavana 🙂


P.S. This is not a sponsored post.


As far as things go, I always believe in moving forward… no matter what comes, no matter how many difficulties, keep steady and keep going….

When I put this in thought in mind, I look at what I can do to make things easier for me… and then comes the 7 STEP HAPPINESS MANTRA. It can also be called, 7 WAYS for creating my own sense of happiness circle around me!!!

So let me break it down for you….


Half of our problems, relationship issues can go away. if we start listening! Yes, listening always does not . mean to keep your mouth shut and letting the other person go on and on… it means…

To hear out!!! To be aware of the things that other person needs, desires and wants…


Feeling here is associated with empathizing… being open to understanding the person. understanding the situation.. or just being a support system.


Accept the other person of all the wrongs, of all the things that they are not and all the things that make them up… that is accepting truly!! Only when we accept, cn others also learn to accept us…


The world needs more doers than just back seat sayers or shouters. We do not need criticism but positive reaction. Doing is believing and by way of doing, one gets to show what they truly believe in!


A simple thank you, email saying “Good Job” or “Well Done” is great for employee motivation. But we often forget to do that, why, we are so busy… but these are the small things that matter.


The world is not built on war, but built on LOVE… so an act of kindness goes a long way.


A smile lights up a thousand rooms, I heard that somewhere, or probably just made it up.. But that fact is, it is seldom important to carry a happy disposition. No one likes a gloomy face!

So, here are my 7 STEPS or 7 WAYS… for creating the circle of happiness around one self! They are all connected.

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Sending you all,

Lots of Love and Happiness,

Bhavana 🙂


Hi Guys, I have been wanting this for a pretty long time!

Yes, the makeover of Our Happy World (OHW) !!!

The reason is simple-

Everything had to look like a brand, I wanted whenever someone visits any social media of the OHW, they should know its OHW by just looking at it !

I love it when the bloggers work on a constant look throughout their blogs… it is hard to achieve, although not hard enough, but surely requires a concentrated effort in the same direction always.

My lessons in Business & Marketing also taught me the same…. have the same branding across… well, yes we can all agree it is Branding.. although not in its entirety, but a part of it…

So yes, that is the reason why I wanted to blog about this, is that I wanted to let you all know…. the Pink Owl is there and if you find the pink owl, consider reading OHW!


What platform I use for Blogging?

I am currently using WordPress as my platform.

Which theme do I use?

I use Germaine theme, but I have customized it drastically.

Why do I blog?

Initially it just started as a hobby or a way of passing time, but within a couple of weeks I fell in love with it. I love writing and that is what made me take this seriously.

What is your blog about?

Our Happy World is my take on happy moments. I love get togethers, gatherings, occasions, celebrations, weddings, birthdays, festivals…. yes I am the one high on holiday cheer! Therefore, I have started writing all about creating the best version of these events. Any way, in which these events can bring a little joy and a smile to the ones reading it and the ones on the receiving end.

What does the PINK OWL stand for?

The pink owl is a symbol of creativity in recreating happy moments.

Where can we find more about your blog?

Our Happy World is currently in its startup stage- it is present with an Instagram account andFacebook page. You can see it here.

Anyways, I am done with the questions, if there is anything else, let me know on – click here.

Till then, ta – ta

Have a happy day

Sending you all happiness….

Bhavana 🙂


So I just did my Pantry because, yes we get to that stage when we an never find anything in there and most of the things that we dig out are expired. For me, it was both. It was a mess. And a mess so big that I did not even want to take a picture of to put on the blog. It would not be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
So, well… I wanted something neat in there, because that is the “food area” and I wanted to do things on a budget. I am totally game for planning and doing things in a set budget ONLY. Lets just say, I do not want extra costs at this moment.
So, last Saturday, I opened my pantry and memorized the categories of the food that I had and made a mental note of the types of items in my Pantry. I did not want to change the location of the items much but I wanted a better visual at things. For me, it all comes down to Visual!! If I can see it, I know I have it, otherwise I just forget about it and I think its like with most of us.
So, I made a stop at the Dollar store, a bigger one having more variety than just my nearby one and bought the following:
  1. 2 Large Basket
  2. 6 Medium Size baskets
  3. 1 Stick On Pack
  4. 2 Round Baskets
I chose White color because of late I am loving the color white and its just much more pleasing to the eye at all times. But to bring a little color to the kitchen, I had gotten the 2 round baskets in Blue color.
Since, I had already decided my Pantry layout, all I had to do was to take everything out shelf by shelf and put them in the baskets according to the Categories that I decided to put them in. The Categories that I had decided were:
  1. Condiments
  2. Breakfast
  3. Breads
  4. Meal Preparation (Meal Prep)
  5. Biscuits
  6. Snacks
Once I placed them in different baskets, I went and wrote these categories on the Stick Ons and pasted them on the baskets. I placed Onions and Potatoes in the blue round baskets and I keep them in the open because closed doors brings out shoots in them, which are not good for health.
Also, I went a step ahead and did my Grains and Rice section. Since, I already had the containers, I just placed the Stick Ons onto them as well. This gave a much more cohesive look to the whole pantry.
P.S. This is not a Sponsored Post. All the views are of the author.

Cute White Shoes

Cute White Shoes
I have always been crushing over white shoes since I was a kid. Back in school days, when we had our activity hour, we were told to wear the “white P.T. shoes. “ Since I love white and how it compliments almost every color, I badly wanted sport shoes in white.
Sport shoes in white look evergreen, you can wear them to the badminton/ tennis court or just on your walk. And nowadays, the trend is to match them with those long t-shirt dresses. They make me look so chic and sporty at the same time.
I found these shoes at Target and they were by the brand Skechers. They are Athletic and have Memory foam grip inside for comfort cushioning. Sport shoes for me have to lightweight and they pretty much do justice to my feet. I think they are out of stock now but I have a link here, to something similar.

I can say this because I wore them to the Gilroy Garlic Festival where I was on my foot for atlas 4 hours, so that is pretty much to the test.
P.S. This is not a sponsored post. All the views are my own.
Links to Target website – white sneakers

Our First Rakhi After Marriage

The thing with festivals and occasions is you need your family then. Today, me and Peeyush celebrated our first Rakhi in the States. Yep, I did not tie the pretty rakhi bands on to the wrists of my cousins and Peeyush also had to tie it himself (I did help, though but he does not want it to be mentioned, lol).

So I prepared tikka and displayed the rakhi on a nice plate and put out some sweets (Cadbury’s Dairy Milk). Also, I got Rakhi for me ( these are like hanging ones)

The ceremony was short and sweet. Here are the snaps of the Rakhis.