All is Merry, All is Bright!

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Hello lovely people, are you ready for the holidays? I know I am! 2016 has been one crazy year (I have a feeling I say that for every year), and I am glad it is coming to an end. This year just… Continue Reading

Sparkle #219: Bright Lights on my Mind!

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October and the cool fall breeze is making me happy-giddy! And I have got fun, family, food and festivals on my mind all of this month. Since the festival of lights is just round the corner, I have been browsing a whole… Continue Reading

Sparkle #205: Fourth of July Sparkler Photography

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The Fourth of July weekend is just round the corner, and if you have not planned a mini getaway, then chances are you are having a nice summer party at home! If you plan to spend your weekend chilling with… Continue Reading

Sparkle #204: Creative Room Decor Ideas – Part 2

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See Part 1 of this post here.  Hello folks, today I am wrapping up my room decor inspiration post with this round-up of ideas for bright, colorful and creative decor which complements the current set up of my room. Let me know what… Continue Reading

Sparkle #203: Creative Room Decor Ideas – Part 1

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See Part 2 of this post here.  Hello everyone, how has your week been? Mine’s been crazy as always, and I am so excited the weekend is just around the corner. This weekend, I will be spending some time shopping online… Continue Reading

Sparkle #202: Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas

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Hello folks, how is June coming along for everyone? I am sure most of you are mad at me for not posting as often as I used to. But the last couple of weeks have been a little crazy for… Continue Reading

Sparkle #200: R.M. Drake and his Beautiful Poetry

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If you are active on social media, then I am sure you must have stumbled upon the poetic brilliance of R.M. Drake. He is a literary success story from the digital age, as his works were first published and discovered on… Continue Reading

Sparkle #199: Business Advice from TV Shows

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Happy Monday folks! I looked at the calendar today and realized it’s almost June – the middle of the year. I cannot believe the pace at which this year is moving. I feel like I am always playing catch-up with both my… Continue Reading

Sparkle #190: What Should I Read Next?

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Say you discover a great book in a genre which you haven’t really explored in the past. You would naturally be curious to find and read more books from the same genre once you are done reading the current one. What if a website… Continue Reading

Sparkle #184: Easter Traditions for a Fun Holiday

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The last week of March is such a fabulous week. The weather starts clearing up, spring is round the corner and all around the world people are celebrating fun festivals like Holi or Easter! I read somewhere that Easter is a… Continue Reading

Sparkle #182: Rainbow Recipes for a Lucky Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day people! I hope the luck of the Irish blesses us all today and forever! I am a strong believer of living by intention, so the more you think about all the luck you already have in your life, the… Continue Reading

Sparkle #178: Chocolate Chip Cookie Overload

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What is that one food item which you tend to indulge in when feeling happy, excited, nervous or low? For me, it will always be desserts – I just cannot say no to goodies from the bakery! And chocolate tops this list. I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #177: Valentine’s Day, 14 Ways

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Hello everyone, how is your week coming along? Valentine’s day is round the corner, and just like I promised, I am doing an interesting valentine’s day round-up for you this week. Valentine’s day is a day of love, not just a day… Continue Reading

Sparkle #171: Daily Inspiration Jar DIYs

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January is a month for new promises, fresh starts and inspiration to be a better “you” in the new year. But as the months roll by and we get caught in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we forget these reminders / resolutions and quickly… Continue Reading

Sparkle #170: Free Printables for 2016

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Happy Thursday folks, how is 2016 treating you? It’s still the first week of the new year, so I guess we can allow ourselves a little leisure time to look at some fun printables for 2016. I love collecting printables and planners, I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #169: The Giant List of Christmas DIYs

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Are you looking for fun stuff to do by yourself or with your family this holiday season? What better way to spend time together then to indulge in some interesting holiday DIYs. I came across a couple of very interesting DIYs… Continue Reading

Sparkle #165: Christmas Tree Decoration Themes

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I like coming up with a theme for decorating my Christmas tree every year. It is no fun to pile on all the ornaments in a random fashion on the tree. A themed Christmas tree on the other hand is… Continue Reading

Sparkle #163: Travel with the Holiday Magazine

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I recently came across some illustrated covers for the Holiday Magazine, and was curious to know more about their content and readership. The Holiday Magazine was first published in the US between 1946 – 1977, and it introduced a new… Continue Reading

Sparkle #161: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mixes

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A rich cup of hot chocolate can warm the coldest winter night and bring a smile on everyone’s face in the family. I love hot chocolate and it is probably the only dessert/drink where I indulge guilt free without wondering if healthy and… Continue Reading

Sparkle #158: Countdown to Christmas

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Happy Monday people! December is officially the most wonderful time of the year. Everything around us radiates good vibes, positive energy and lots of happiness! To kick start the holiday cheer, I am doing a round up of some of my favorite… Continue Reading

Sparkle #157: Sample Thanksgiving Menu

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you are spending time with family today and feeling grateful for all the blessings in your life. The Thanksgiving night dinner is typically a big affair and it can take weeks of preparation to get the menu right. There is no… Continue Reading

Sparkle #153: Gold Owl Sandals DIY

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I recently damaged a pair of sandals by losing the embellishments on top. Even though I have lost the embellishments, the sandals are still in good shape which is why I don’t want to throw them away just yet. I have been looking… Continue Reading

Sparkle #149: Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipes

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We are wrapping up ‘welcome winter week‘ on the blog today, and what better way to do so than a food post? Food and winter go hand in hand, so this category was a natural pick for today’s post. What is that… Continue Reading

Fall Decor at My Sister’s House in Virginia

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I am very lucky to have two extremely creative sisters in my life. The elder one is the queen of innovative DIYs and decor while the younger one’s talent lies in baking goods of all kinds – from the healthy to the… Continue Reading

Sparkle #145: Pumpkin DIYs for Halloween

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Are you still planning your decor for Halloween? Spooky or not, pumpkins continue to be one of the best ways you can update your interiors for fall and Halloween. There are plenty of pumpkin decorating tutorials on the internet, so for today’s post I decided to do a quick… Continue Reading

Sparkle #141: Clean Eating Cookie Recipe

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This week is turning out to be one of those weeks when all you want is the weekend, FRIENDS re-runs on TV and chocolate! Actually, make that lots of chocolate! Any other day and I would have reached out for a decadent slice… Continue Reading

Sparkle #135: Amazing Waffles at Virginia Beach

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I have mentioned a couple of times how much I love fall and winter. I am also equally fond of spring! However, I don’t like the hot season much. But the one thing I do love about summer is the beach. If you… Continue Reading

Sparkle #134: Top Overnight Oatmeal Recipes

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Update: I made the Mocha overnight oats recipe for my breakfast the day after this post and am so excited to tell you all that it tastes exactly like dessert! The tweaks I made – I added cold coffee (instant coffee powder and honey added to cold milk),… Continue Reading