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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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

Sparkle #133: Starbucks Fall Frappuccino

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Coffee is to fall what lemonade is to summer! And if that coffee is coming from Starbucks, I might just end up having more than one cup! I am a huge Starbucks fan girl, so I was super excited to discover… Continue Reading

Sparkle #125: Back to School Breakfasts

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September signals the start of a new school year across all of America. And for moms, this translates into an intense search for unique breakfast and lunch options to keep things interesting for their little one! If you want to ensure that your kids start their day with… Continue Reading

Sparkle #119: Chocolate Around the World

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Would you travel for Chocolate? I know I would! Science says chocolate is a definite happiness booster, and I couldn’t agree more! It easily fits in with most menus or cuisines, is available in a variety of forms and flavors and often tops the list of comforting,… Continue Reading

Sparkle #105: Thick Milkshakes for Summer

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I just discovered this amazing website called Bitememore which features several fun recipes you can easily make at home. In summers, I prefer liquids and try to drink my meals rather than eat them. I was looking for thick milkshake recipe ideas when I stumbled upon their website.… Continue Reading

Sparkle #103: Travel global, Eat local!

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Hello happy travelers! What is that one activity which you love to engage in when you travel? All of us explore different interests during our trips – sightseeing tours, adventure sports, extravagant shopping or local shows and entertainment. But there is one travel experience which everyone loves – the excitement… Continue Reading

Sparkle #93: All American Cocktail

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The holiday weekend is almost upon us, and what better way to welcome it than this Toby Keith Wild Shot Tequila Cocktail. The flavors are tropical, recipe is easy and the colors scream Fourth of July! Let your hair down mixing and drinking this… Continue Reading

Sparkle #80: Rustic Chalkboard Menus

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I love chalkboard menus and I am so obsessed with creating something similar for my kitchen right now. They add a vintage, rustic and whimsical charm to the entire room. You can get as creative as you want with these menus – paint some… Continue Reading

Sparkle #11: Delicious Smoothies!

Update: Hello people. Mark of rootansprouts.com reached out to me with this excellent smoothies guide which covers every possible variation, along with detailed notes, recipes and pictures! I felt like I had to add this resource to my smoothies post!  Hello everyone! It’s Monday,… Continue Reading