Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Speaking of Travel

Care for a day trip?

Vadodra at 5 A.M. on a sunday...super peacefull until the neighbors dog caught site of me on the roof :)

Yummy Pani Puri on the street...


Sweet Little Ladies making Flower Garlands...

The center of Vadodra at sunset...

Some little boys who wanted their picture taken...

Colors for HOLI!

Close up...Aren't they so pretty?? Not if you get caught in a Holi fight though!

Check out Raju's CHAINA Town...Where you get the best CHAINESE food lol

Fresh Sugar Cane Juice

And last but not least a power outage :)

Monday, April 27, 2009


Today I'm wishing I was here instead of my cubicle. How about you?

Photo taken Spring Break of my senior year in gorgeous Puerto Rico.

Friday, April 24, 2009

It's Friday!

I'm exhausted! We had an impromptu dinner get together last night and didn't get home till 12:30! Of course I had to see Grey's Anatomy last night and stayed up till 1:30 AM watching the recording (so happy to have my DVR back) Did anyone else catch it last night?

Was I the only one that cried over this little girls story? I never used to be a sap when it came to stuff on TV or in movies...don't know when that changed! Do you cry at things on TV?

Image from here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Today is good because:

Tomorrow is Friday :)

I didn't have to drive to work this morning the husband dropped me off!

We got to wear jeans to work today.

I am wearing my new favorite piece of clothing...It's so comfortable and light perfect for spring! Plus I got it on sale!

I am wearing these fun shoes...It's so nice to be able to have a choice in shoes again till just a few weeks ago it was too cold to think about anything but boots!

My hair is in twisty's :)

What are you glad about today?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Snail Mail!

Does anyone else love getting things in the mail as much as me? A few weeks ago my good friend out in Cali sent me one of his graduation pictures from the police force. I was so excited to get something besides a bill that I let it sit unopened for a few days because it made me smile!

Of course when I opened it I smiled even bigger! LOL is it sad that sometimes I just want to buy things onlins so that I know I'll have something to look forward to when I open the mailbox?? In college I made it a point to send letters, cards, and even mail care packages to friends just so they would have something to brighten their day when they opened their mailbox. Something about getting a letter or card seems so much more fun then an e-mail even though they are quicker! What do you guys think?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Give Away

Check out Wearing Mascara's blog for a GREAT giveaway ladies! I've always wanted to try out Smashbox but then feel like I should just stick to what I know :) Have any of you ladies tried it?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Rainy Day

Today is like this

which has me in the mood for this

and this.

I'm wearing this: (in green)

and wishing I had these:

You know for jumping in puddles :)
What are your rainy day favorites?

P.S. For all my Twilight fans yes we have the same bedspread as Bella and it's not the first time I've spotted it on T.V.

Quick Reader

I bought this on Friday....

By Saturday at 10 PMish I had it finished...While I thought these books were decent I didn't think they were as great as everyone made them out to be. In Breaking Dawn I felt there was so much build up throughout the story and then the end just wasn't what I was thinking it would be. What did you guys that have read it think of it?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Vote Please!

My cousin in London needs everyone to vote for his startup company Huddle to present at The NEXT Web conference. I unfortunatley can't because the settings are weird at work but do you guys mind voting for me??? Pretty Please?? Leave me a comment if you do so I can tell him how great my readers are!

It should look like the screen shot up top, make sure you choose Huddle and then click Vote Now!

Thanks so much guys!!!!

Happy Friday!

Do you ever feel like your brain stops working sometimes? This morning I'm feeling a little zombied out, maybe it's from the lack of coffee! Last night's dinner was so yummy and the best part it came out just like my mom's! Don't you love it when that happens?? :) I'm so glad it's Friday and I'm looking forward to doing some spring cleaning and finally tackeling the last of those thank you cards. Oh and yeah maybe handing in our picture selections before our first anniversary??? What are your plans for the weekend?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

YAY it's Thursday!

That means only one more day till Friday :) I have a ton to get done today and I definitely have to leave on time today! What's the rush? I'm making dinner involving baked spaghetti, garlic bread, and chocolate chip cookies. YUM! But I'm mostly looking forward to this:

A giant salad with mixed greens, gorgonzola, walnuts, and a balsamic vinaigrette. Thanks to my cousin for the awesome combo, she's such a foodie! So I'm off to get a giant cup of coffee and get cracking! Have a great day ladies and any guys that might be reading this blog :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I completely forgot about this Tag from Blonde Bookworm!

The Rules are as Follows:
1. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs for brilliance in content/design.
2. Show the winners and let them know.
3. List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

So without further ado:

1. I am NOT a morning person, I don't fully function until about 9:30-10:00 AM. Seriously I bump into things, and have been known to absentmindedly put my hand directly on the hot part of the flat iron while trying to do my hair. Consequently I am normally at least 10 minutes late to work.

2. While we are on the topic of sleeping, since we got married I've done a good job of not hogging the blankets. However my preferred way of sleeping in in a cocoon of blankets, both my husband and brother find this very funny and they constantly make fun of me for it.

3. I love cheese, and will happily eat anything smothered in it. Well anything that's vegetarian of course!

4. I love to read, and I read pretty quickly although I haven't read much since I got married I always end up taking books with me on trips. On this last 10 day trip to India I finished Confessions of a Shopaholic, Twilight, and the Palace of Illusions. For those of you wondering I liked Twilight but I didn't think it was as exciting as it was hyped up to be. New Moon got a lot better and I am currently in the middle of Eclipse.

5. I have an addiction to wristlets/coin purses/small bags. In my purse I have a small makeup bag, a wristlet with my camera, my wallet, and another small bag with my ipod. Makes it easy to grab things when headed out to NY for the weekend.

6. I also have an addiction to pretty scarves, I probably have at least 20 if not more. Today I am wearing the breast cancer one from Pier 1 Imports. Sorry I couldn't find a picture online.

7. I like chocolate, and desserts a lot. I will only eat half my entree so that I can have space for dessert unfortunately for me my husband doesn't share that sweet tooth :(.

8. I have naturally curly hair but I don't really like it. I feel a lot more put together when my hair is straightened. I also will never wear my glasses if my hair is curly because I think I look like a crazy scientist.

9. I love taking pictures, looking at pictures, organizing pictures, anything to do with pictures of anyone. That's why I need to start scrapbooking again because it makes me happy :). I can't describe the satisfaction I get when I I capture the exact moment I wanted to. I've been doing pretty good with Project 365 too!

10. I love my family more then anything else in this world and don't know if I would be the person I am today without them!

I tag: Sara Anchich, Piper Jacquelyn
,Mangonette, Jeune Marie, Sweet Nothings,
, and last but not least Tara!

Mrs. JennyLo I think I still owe you a tag to now that I think about it sorryyyy!!! I'll get to it soon!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Photo of the Day 4/12/09 and a weekend recap

I did a little scavenging yesterday and got my hands on these old saris I already have a few ideas up my sleeve for some crafty fun! Do you have any suggestions? Our weekend was fairly low-key but we did manage to catch Fast Furious I'm not normally that into action movies but I loved this one! I also finished the second book in the Twilight series which I liked a lot better then the first one. Oh and what felt like endless amounts of laundry...Anyhow I hope all of you had a good Easter weekend and Happy Monday!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Considering I have such a wristlet obsession I thought it might be fun to try and stitch one...It can't be that hard right? Except for it seems the handy Simplicity pattern for Wristlets is nowhere to be found!

So now I'm pouting! I've looked at a few other patterns but since it's my first project I'd like detailed step by step instructions which I know Simplicity is the best at! Anyone out there good at sewing??

P.S. How sweet is the one with the bow???

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Scarf of the Day

I think like Mangonett posts an image of the day I should post a scarf of the day for all the ones I seem to find that I LOVE....So here's one for today!

Isn't it so perfect and summery? Just looking at it makes me long for a beach somewhere! The best part only $14.50 at Alloy and it comes in green and yellow. If you see a scarf you like feel free to e-mail it to me...I can never get enough!

Images from Alloy.

What's in your Lunch Box?

I try to be a good little wifey and pack lunch for the husband...but lately it's getting a little difficult.

a) I'm a vegetarian and the husband isn't.
b) He never warms up his lunch, if he has to warm it up most of the time he just won't have it.
c) Now he is tired of bread because I've been feeding him a creative assortment of sandwiches.
d) He likes salad but not as his entire meal.

Knowing that any fun and easy recipes for lunch? Last night I boiled some spinach & cheese ravioli's and then mixed them with olive oil, fresh tomato, black olives, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper, and some parmesan cheese...Quick and easy if any of you are in the same dilemma as me!

Sorry for the bad pic it's taken from my cell phone!

Top Image from here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This is NOT what your basement should look like

Exhibit A: What happens when your subpump fails

Exhibit B: What happens when your french drains overflow and stepping on the carpet in the finished half of your basement is like stepping on a wet sponge....

Needless to say last night was fun? Do any of you have any tips???

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's raining it's pouring....

I've always loved rainy days...they are perfection for snuggling into bed with a good book or staying in your sweats and working on a project. I sleep better when it's raining at night ans something about the rain has always seemed romantic to me.

My rainy day look for being out and about not so romantic....See I'm not an umbrella girl. Despite talking myself into buying a pretty purple one with an "A" on it I still hardly use it.

Umbrellas always look so pretty in pictures but I never know what to do with the drenched umbrella when I get to where I need to be. Do I leave it sopping wet and dripping in the corner of my cubicle or stow it away under my desk? Plus I can be so clumsy sometimes I might just manage to take my eye out with one of those pokey things!

So normally I resort to the following:

Either a hooded sweatshirt under a normal jacket or my jacket with a hood...Kind of makes me look like I might rob a bank.

But lately rainy days mean a cute top, a sweet jacket, and a pretty scarf ala Jackie-O to keep my straightened cannot touch water or will get frizzy hair perfect.

Doesn't she look so elegant? Yeah I don't think I look like that but it's better then robbing a bank right???

Here's a modern twist...Gotta love Blair Waldorf!

P.S. Happy Friday to everyone...Photos from here, here, here, and here. Sorry for the silly post...

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Just dropping to say check out Jeune Marie's blog, she's featuring Indian weddings this week and today is mine!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's

Today is actually a very special day....

Two years ago today was a Sunday, a little chilly, and slightly drizzeling. I spent the morning getting ready for a date with my then boyfriend. I remember changing outfits a few times as I often do because it was one of those days where nothing looked right. I also had a funny feeling about that day like something big was going to happen. My boyfriend who is always late didn't fail to keep his reputation and actually showed up two hours late! We headed out and by that time I was a little annoyed at him because he was so late and because I was starving! In the car we're talking about where we want to eat and he asked me if we could make a quick pit stop...I agreed and he pulled into the local park. The park where we first actually met and spoke to one another. He had planned out a picnic with all my favorite foods and some gorgeous tulips. It was a little chilly and he had packed sweatshirts just in case. The air smelled like it was about to rain and we casually talked about the weekend while we ate. Right as it started to rain he pulled out a heart shape box, which held another heart shaped box, and ultimately can you guess???

The funny thing was nobody besides our immediate family believed us and one of my uncles actually hung up on my mom 3 times...The above photo was taken later in the evening at a small surprise ceremony with all my family! Happy April Fools Day!!!


Thanks for all your advice on the facebook topic. As of yesterday the girl who uploaded my pictures was no longer there but there was a new profile with my name, picture, and birthdate. I went ahead and reported it because I had no idea who it was and after sending a few messages to my friends/family telling them this was my new profile and the other one got screwed up that person is no longer there. Hopefully that is the very end of it. Please keep your fingers crossed!!