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Celebrating the Indian Harvest Festival of Shankranthi 2020

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing and you are ready for the week ahead.  Our Saturday was packed trying to get our weekend projects done with errands and running around.  On Sunday however we had a lovely afternoon with our Bay Area cousins to celebrate the Indian harvest festival of Shankranthi.  The festival is on January 15th this year but given that its a Wednesday and its hard to get all our families together on a weekday we met on Sunday to celebrate the first of our Indian festivals of 2020. Continue reading Celebrating the Indian Harvest Festival of Shankranthi 2020

New and Exciting Year Ahead 2020!

It’s the beginning of the year 2020!  So much to look forward to and like many of you I am looking at ways to get the year started off great!  Eat healthier, exercise more, get out in nature more, spend time and visit with friends and extended family, these are the types of New Year’s resolutions I have on my list.  Things that are not daunting but more doable and in my control.  That’s what I’ve learnt over the years, making New Year’s resolutions that are in my control makes it easier to accomplish and gives a positive boost to my psyche as the year progresses. That’s why these goals are not Climb Mount Everest type of goals but more achievable, ones that can be achieved in as little as a couple of months. The key will be to stick with them for the long haul and make it part of my lifestyle and routine. Continue reading New and Exciting Year Ahead 2020!

Basanthi’s Christmas Party with Santa Claus and Friends 2019

Happy Christmas Eve!

We attended the last of our holiday parties for the year on Sunday, before we head out for some quality time with just the five of us for a family holiday together.  We went over to our friend Basanthi’s annual Christmas Party with Santa on Sunday.  Yes, this party actually has a visit from Santa!  He not only gives presents to all the little kids but the adults get to take a photo with him too!  It’s a fun holiday party with friends, family, lots of delicious food and presents. Here is a look at this year’s Basanthi’s Christmas Party with Santa Claus and Friends. Continue reading Basanthi’s Christmas Party with Santa Claus and Friends 2019

Celebrating Hanukkah with Family & Friends 2019

Happy Hanukkah! Wishing you all a wonderful Hanukkah and Happy Holidays!  Our family got to celebrate Hanukkah at our good friends Dave and Rose’s home this past weekend and had a wonderful evening with dear friends, lots of laughter, and delicious food. This annual Hanukkah celebration is one that Rose and Dave have been hosting for years and is always a fun holiday event for all.  Here is a look at this year’s festive Hanukkah gathering. Continue reading Celebrating Hanukkah with Family & Friends 2019

Holiday Dinner with the Cousins 2019

Happy Tuesday!

How was your weekend? Attended a holiday party or two? Maybe at your friends place, with family or a company party?  I hope you are enjoying this festive month of December.  Our weekend was a fun and relaxing couple of days.  We went to our cousin’s Meera and Mahesh’s home for our annual holiday cousins’ dinner on Saturday. Continue reading Holiday Dinner with the Cousins 2019

Holiday Lunch with Devi, Del & Rose

Happy Saturday!

Looking forward to a fun weekend? How was your week?  This past week has been rather cloudy and dreary around here, no matter though because I got to spend a fun afternoon earlier this week at a gift exchange party, and a cheerful afternoon yesterday with my good friends Devi, Del and Rose. What a fun afternoon seeing my dear friends turned out to be! Continue reading Holiday Lunch with Devi, Del & Rose

Pink Elephant Holiday Lunch 2019

It’s December and the holiday season is upon us. You know what that means? Parties and gatherings of all sorts.  Holiday parties at work, at school, with friends, with family, with neighbors, it’s the one time of the year that I think at least for me I get to see everyone I know all crammed into just four weeks. Continue reading Pink Elephant Holiday Lunch 2019

Thanksgiving 2019 Vegetarian Dinner with Family and Friends

Happy Saturday!  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was busy cooking all day until dinner time at which time we had friends join us on this very special holiday.  Being vegetarian coming up with a Thanksgiving dinner tends to be tough for me as we don’t do the usual turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, or cranberry sauce.  However if one is willing to venture away from the traditional Thanksgiving faire there is no shortage of vegetarian options for a delicious and festive Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading Thanksgiving 2019 Vegetarian Dinner with Family and Friends

Post-Diwali Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration 2019

Happy Thursday! I hope you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend. We sure are! Last weekend we hosted a post-Diwali/ Pre-Thanksgiving party and we are so looking forward to a quiet weekend ahead.  As you may recall we had to cancel our annual Diwali party three weeks ago because of a scheduled power outage on the day of the party!  Folks, it was a good thing I cancelled because our power did go off on that Saturday promptly at 7pm! When Hitesh asked when I was planning on rescheduling our party I told him “Next year!”  He was so disappointed and after much discussion convinced me to host our party again. But calling our party three weeks after Diwali a Diwali party just sounded silly, hence our Pre-Thanksgiving and post-Diwali celebration last weekend. Continue reading Post-Diwali Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration 2019

Foraged Flora Pumpkin Decorating with Friends

Happy Sunday! 

Hi folks, I hope you are having a good weekend! Ours has been a quiet one especially after all the power outages we had the previous weekend, we were happy to be home with electricity and happy to have a low-key couple of days.

Today I would love to share with you a fabulous fall garden project that uses foraged flora and natural garden elements. Are you looking for a creative way to decorate your pumpkins this season? Try this foraged flora pumpkin project that everyone can be a part off. All you need is glue and foraged flora and you can make the most beautiful decorated pumpkin that I promise will look like you purchased it from a high-end florist! Continue reading Foraged Flora Pumpkin Decorating with Friends