Wishing me a very Happy 34th. Thanks to all my lovely friends and family from all around the world, for taking time to wish me on this happy day.

Today I'll not talk about my outfit, but a few, precisely 34 ,fun, boring, surprising, notorious, random facts about myself. At first I wasn't sure if I'll be able to come up with 34 things about me, but girl!!! : at the end I had to omit so many ....Anyways:-

1) My name is Saumya Shiohare ( maiden name: Saumya Choudhary )
2) I turned the big 34 today.
3) I was born in India, raised in India but finally settled in US.
4) I have three siblings: two sisters and one brother. I am the oldest in my house, but the youngest in my husband's house, and I enjoy the latter status.
5) I got married ten years ago, had a baby five years later and so far have no plans for another one, unless destiny has something else planned for us ;)
6) I never wanted to get married to an NRI: the whole idea of bathroom cleaning and dishwashing would set me off. I would tell my parents- " send me to a small village but not abroad." But I don't regret what destiny had in store for me. "I love where I am and with whom I am."

7) Academically, I was a bright student. I was confident, assertive and that's the reason I was the head girl of my school.
8) I have a bachelors degree in business administration. While I was pursuing my masters, I got married and thereafter couldn't get myself to go back to studying. 
9) Agreeably, I am a strict mom and a complete control-freak. Some of it is inherent and some acquired from my school days. Sometimes I think I go overboard with disciplining my daughter, but you reap what you sow. So this is the time to give her the best. 

10) Besides being a control-freak, I am a cleanliness-freak too. This is inherent, so blame it on my genetics. Usually my friends get professional cleaning service every three weeks, but I am an exclusion: I get biweekly and between that I am the maid of honor.
11) I have been blogging for almost 4 years now. Until last year I wasn't sure if I would be continuing this passion, but with the tremendous love and response I get from you all, there is no looking back.
I2)  am a full time mom, a blogger and  a part time property manager. Juggling three jobs ain't easy but when you are motivated, everything falls in place . 
13) I aspire to become a personal stylist some day. I have been in talks with a few stablished local stylists, hope something dishes out soon. 

14) I could be a potential case of a shop-a-holic: I always shop with a plan though. I have a preset budget for my personal shopping and I make sure I max out that budget- whomp whomp !
15) I am an extreme case of couponing. I shop at stores, only when I need to and have coupons to supplement my shopping trip. Over these years I have honed the art of couponing and I have been sharing shopping and saving hacks on my blog too. 
16) Blue is my favorite color. I have tried to steer clear of blue, but despite all my efforts,  75% of my closet is drowned in blue. 
I7) I own a little over a 110 pairs of shoes. My hubby has been sweet enough to buy me a shoe closet, which BTW is still small for my feet fetish. Hope hubby is reading this!!!
18) Jackets are my weakness. A good jacket is always welcomed in my closet. I own about fifty and counting.... 

19) Other than shopping, flowers are my weakness. A bunch of flowers can cheer me instantly. They hold the key to my heart. 
20) I am a true Cancerian: sweet and sensitive. I might open up to people instantly, but there will only be a few of the bunch, whom I'll connect with. My close circle of friends mean the world to me. 
21) Truth be told: I love to be praised.......well who doesn't????
22) Another truth, I don't like my body. Other than my long and lean legs, if I could change everything about my body, I would gladly do it. I would have liked it to be more of an hourglass and not an inverted triangle as now. 
23) I have gained 7 pounds in the last year and a half and finding it beyond difficult to shed it. But I'm persistent about my four-times-a-week-yoga routine, hope that helps. 

24) I have slight gluten-intolerance. Very minute but with over indulgence of wheat, my system backfires. I went gluten-free for a straight eight months, and I had never felt better. Today marks the second phase of my gluten-free living. It is difficult, especially without ROTI ( bread), but what to do....
25) I love to cook and with a picky eater as my daughter, I have to be on my toes to offer her varieties. Well, my work gets cut out a bit, coz she decided the menu for the weekdays. 
26) My friends say I make amazing salads. Secret: a blend of sweet and savory makes anything taste ten times better. 
27) My guilty-pleasure would be an ooey-gooey chocolate cake...any day. Now that I have found the gluten-free baking mix, I bake them at home, in my own kitchen. 
28) I love watching movies. Friday comes and I need a movie and a drink to wind down.
29) I have tried to get into a habit of reading and listening to news, but somehow I  am always short of hours in my day. So if you ask me about the latest world news, I might look left and right and clueless. 

30) I am guilty of drinking and smoking.....occasionally ands socially .
31) I can't swim: I know the basics and can survive, but yours truly needs someone to take her to the next level of swimming. This summer I have all the good intentions of becoming a good swimmer.
32) I am a phone-addict. I am obsessed with my phone and social media and my blog. Last year I had pledged not to keep my phone by my night stand at night and so far I have been able to live by it. Trust me, I have been sleeping well at night.
33) I am short-tempered and Kapil and Ribhya can tell you endless incidences and stories of my anger-gone-ransack days !!
34) Lastly, I am scared of heights and get motion-sickeness easily. I don't travel well and if I haven't taken my motion-sickness medicine, then I've and you've had it too. India trips are especially dreadful.....

So this is all about me and only me. Now let's talk a bit about my outfit......( pictorially only )

Have a great day loves.....

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