Sunday, October 30, 2011

Deepavali 2011

This weekend, we had the first get together for Deepavali in the new house.  I am sharing some pictures taken. 

Disclaimer:  Less words and more pictures.

Small Rangoli to invite the guests.

These are from the backyard.

Tulasi plant
Corner of the back yard

I was too excited and busy to take some good pictures inside the house.  Its just a small glimpse.

Children did enjoy the sparklers.

There was plenty of yummy food.  but the red onion pickle was a hit.

I hope you all had a wonderful Deepvali as well.

Wishing you all a very happy and successful week.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Deepavali

Wish you and your loved ones a very happy Deepavali.  May this festival of lights bring you lots of happiness, peace, good health and prosperity.

Today as we celebrate Naraka Chaturdasi , it brings back many found memories of  Deepavali spent back home.  I miss those days dearly.  

In the living room on fire place mantle.

Happy Deepavali .  Have fun and be safe.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Diwali Fever and Shopo Wish list

Diwali is the most celebrated Indian festival.  Being away from India for the past 18 years, I miss all the festivities in India and I try to create the festive environment here for the family with wh up at is available here.

Now, to list my Diwali Fever Wish list for Colours Dekor's giveaway:

We are still working on our family room.  It is Indian themed one.  These cushion covers from Varnam would set the mood.
I am a sucker for Brocade.  Whats not to like about these cushion covers from Anek Designs.

I love this ready to use rangoli design from Nirman
Last but not least is this necklace.  This is Deepavali.  Every one needs to dress up.
My best wishes to everyone who has entered this giveaway.   Wish you all a very happy Deepavali.
More later.  Stay tuned.

Linking this post to Giveaway & The Weekly Story ~ wk 54

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Saturday

Today we did a lot of yard work. Finished planting bulbs for upcoming spring. Repotted couple of orchids and some of my patio plants.

While cleaning up the backyard planters along the wall, found a cucumber in the creeper. All these days we were thinking it was a cantaloup creeper. No one planted this and it grew out of no where.

I love such surprises and enjoy such small pleasures life offers.

I hope your weekend is going well.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekend gone by so fast

Time flys when you are having too much fun.  This weekend, apart from regular scheduled activities for the weekend, I pretty much was home.  Oh why?  Because I had project on my mind and I really enjoyed working on it.  Here is the finished project.
I purchased 8 inch clay pots from Walmart and painted and decorated it.  Purchased the paint at Lowe's in sample size and used the light green which was at home already.  I wish I had bought a brighter green.  Hindsight is always 20 20.  Right? 

Do let me know what you think.  I would love to hear your comments. 

As a result of this project, my other plant stand benefited as well.  All my succulent plant collection are now in one place. 
I wish you all a very happy and successful week. 

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Durga Puja

I hope you all had a wonderful Navaratri.  This past weekend we went to Durga Puja at Vedanta temple, Santa Barbara, CA. It was a wonderful experience and the location of the temple in a exotic location.
Here are some pictures I took.

Ocean view from the temple

Swami doing the Puja
Alter after the puja was done

meditation room built by Mr.Kellog
Its now time to get ready for Deepavali.  Though we miss the fire crackers and stuff,  plan on having lots of fun this Deepavali.
I am linking this to Colours Dekor's The Weekly Story ~ wk 52