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 #195: 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

Out With The Old, In With The New

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I am writing this post from a room which is bare, empty and feels cold, even though today is a particularly warm summer day. All the paraphernalia on my desk has been packed in boxes, and the pictures and postcards on the walls have… Continue Reading

Christmas Tree for the Year 2015

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2015 has been one crazy year! It has been full of both highs and lows, warm surprises, much awaited trips and some wonderful new beginnings. Of course, the most special thing about 2015 has been my blog – I am so glad I finally took out time to… Continue Reading

A Gold & White Christmas Tree!

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I am sure most of you have already decorated your Christmas tree. I typically do it in the second week of December, so I will be setting up mine over the weekend. I am still thinking about what theme I want to choose for… Continue Reading

Rangoli Through The Years!

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Every year, for the festival of Diwali, I decorate the front yard of our house with a big, multi colored Rangoli pattern. A Rangoli is usually made during Diwali or any other auspicious Indian festival as a welcoming area for the Gods. It is… Continue Reading

Diwali: A Time for Lights, Color, Sparkle & New Beginnings!

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Hello my lovelies, are you excited about November? This month has started on a high and festive note for those in India as people across the country get together to celebrate the biggest festival of the year – Diwali. Diwali, also known as the “festival of… 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

Trip of a Lifetime: Kashmir, Leh, Ladakh: Part 1

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Hello wonderful people and happy Sunday! I woke up feeling real good this morning. It could be because it’s Sunday, or because we have amazing (rainy) weather, or simply because today is the anniversary of my maiden trip to Kashmir, Leh, Ladakh in 2013. If I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #108: A Pink & Blue Summer

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I am in love with two colors this summer: dreamy lavender pink and ice cold blue. There’s something about pairing pink and blue together, whichever shade or hue you might pick, it almost always works! And when you pair lighter shades of pink… Continue Reading

Silver Linings

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Aloha everyone! How has your week been so far? This was the first time in four months that I missed publishing my sparkle posts for three days in a row! First technology gave up on me, and by the time that… Continue Reading