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Friday Flowers. Birthday Bouquets

Hello and good Friday to you all.  How was your week? Good? Are you ready for the weekend?  Around here our weather cooled down into the pleasant 70s and 80s this week. Just gorgeous weather! I hope it stays this way. When the weather is this pleasant the garden especially the flowers love it!  On the topic of flowers today I am sharing pictures of beautiful flowers I received on my birthday last week.  Some arrangements were made by my twins with flowers from our garden.  Others were delivered by friends.  Each flower bouquet as original and beautiful as the ladies who gifted them.  Enjoy this week’s Friday Flowers in an array of styles and colors.
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Summer Birthday Brunch and Dinner. Menus Worth Replicating

Hello and a good Monday to you all.  How was your weekend?  Relaxing? Quiet? Busy?  I hope you had a chance to not do anything for a bit. For us it was a very quiet weekend, and for me – it was a very relaxing weekend.  That’s because it was my birthday last Friday and all I asked of my family is lunch and dinner to be taken care of and not by takeout 😝 .  I also asked if I could celebrate my birthday for three days  😁 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  I am happy to report the family obliged and treated me to homemade lunches and dinners and let me just relax all weekend long.  I did some gardening, took long afternoon naps, read and browsed a lot 😁.  I had a lovely brunch up in the veggie patch on Friday. Then in the evening the twins made dinner.  It really was a perfect birthday and I couldn’t ask for anything more 🥰😘💕❤️ Continue reading Summer Birthday Brunch and Dinner. Menus Worth Replicating

Father’s Day Celebration Menu

A good Monday to you.  I hope your week is starting off well.  How was your weekend? How was Father’s Day Sunday? For us our weekend was very relaxing. We just hung out with the family as we celebrated Father’s Day at home. We spent time at the pool and made a few of Hitesh’s favorite foods. Continue reading Father’s Day Celebration Menu

Twins Surprise Virtual Grad Party 🎓🎓

Good Monday to you all!  I hope you are having a relaxing holiday weekend (for those in the U.S. celebrating Memorial Day).  I know it seems each day is blurring into another these days, as one of my friends put it “Feels like every day is a weekend, and every weekend is just another day.”   Still its nice to know that on the weekend you don’t have to wake up early and get to work online.  On our side we had a busier Saturday than we have had in the last three months.  My twins graduated high school!!  Continue reading Twins Surprise Virtual Grad Party 🎓🎓

Post Mother’s Day Monday Post

Good Monday to you all!  How was your weekend?  I hope you had a chance to show your Mom how much you love her or tell her virtually this year 😘💕❤️.   Today I would like to share with you my Mother’s Day Sunday which was relaxing and calm 😊😍💕.  My three girls divided their tasks for the day and treated me to a homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner, and we spent the day together on a beautiful sunny day.  Here is a look at what was on the menu on this special Mother’s Day. Continue reading Post Mother’s Day Monday Post

Please allow me to share …

Please allow me to share a memory from yesteryear…  a Spring Tea with my friends from last year.  Every year in April three of my friends host a tea and brunch for their friends to celebrate spring, and this year the plan was to host it this week. The date was set and invites ready to go, but as you know the pandemic had other plans, and the event had to be canceled.  However since this is the week that we were to have our annual Spring Tea I thought I would share some fond moments and fun pictures from last year’s soiree.  Enjoy  ☕️🌺🌸. Continue reading Please allow me to share …

Chili Mint Paneer

Today I would like to share a recipe from a lunch I hosted a while back – months before our Shelter in Place took place. Let’s call this a Throwback Thursday type of post.  A recipe for a chili mint paneer that I had at a lunch with friends. Continue reading Chili Mint Paneer

Twins 18th Birthday Celebration

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? I trust it was relaxing and enjoyable?  For us we had a busy Saturday and a relaxing Sunday.  On Saturday we had a birthday party for our twin girls who turned 18 last week.  They celebrated with their school friends in their own unique ways, but given that this is the last year they will be home for their birthday at least for the next four years, as they are heading off to college, I wanted to have a festive celebration at home too the old-fashioned way – with cakes and candles, family and close friends.  Continue reading Twins 18th Birthday Celebration

Impromptu Weekday Lunch with Friends

Happy Tuesday!

How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing and you are ready for the week ahead.  For us Saturday was busy cooking and cleaning and setting the table for a dinner I was hosting.  It had to be a special dinner as this was the first time our friends were coming over to our place Continue reading Impromptu Weekday Lunch with Friends