webpage re-design.

so i’ve been thinking of re-designing my old outdated webpage layout (http://rainsharmin.com) for a WHILE now.

this is the old layout:

and today, i finally sat down for an hour or so

and whipped this up:



what do you guys think?
any comments?


Something new to do: Nanowrimo

So I ran across this Nanowrimo challenge thing yesterday, and I’m going to join it! 😀 Just for the heck of it. ^^ It sounds like fun, and of course, gives me something new to do, and discovering it in such a timely fashion (in the month of November itself! :O) must be some sort of sign. 😛 Or something.


Any thoughts on this challenge, by anyone who’s done this before, or is doing it right now :D?


Something new to try: Building a Fort!

Odds are you haven’t done this in a while. At least I hadn’t. So why not re-visit those good old childhood days, and re-discover the magic of making your own little home within a home with nothing but chairs, blankets, and sofa cushions? 😀

Try it today~

Or look at more ideas for new things to try :3

How I ended up doing this today:
Well, my little sister bought this “Crazy Forts” kit, ‘cause everyone was tired of eating breakfast standing up. (The wondrous monstrosity pictured above is a fort she made herself over the course of two days, using up almost all our dining chairs, a mattress, a couch, and my beanbag chair, and basically took over our entire living room.) She was having trouble making it because the person who was originally helping her with it was refusing to read the instructions which resulted in her fort constantly breaking down, while in the process of being made. So then I took over, and we actually read all the instructions together, and everything fit perfectly and it was awesome. 😀 The fort itself is much smaller now, so I can’t actually fit into it too comfortably… 😛 But even making it, and working on something together with my little sister is fun in and of itself. 🙂

Interested in trying this out? (But don’t know where to start?)
Here are some places to help you get started:


& Share what kind of forts you’ve built, or any fort-related stories from your childhood in the comments~ 😀