Sunday, October 30, 2011

Festival of Lights, Birthday Celebrations & A Winner !!!!

Yesterday it snowed in Jersey in the month of October (supposedly after 54 yrs). It's always exciting to get some early snow showers and the city turning !!!!!! 

I love this season of the year - full of festivals and lights. It's the best time of the year as festive spirit is in the air and we celebrate with loads and loads of home made food and sweets. This year after a really long time we had a good quality family time for Diwali Pooja ( plus my birthday ). Made a pineapple and saffron cake and we enjoyed a hearty feast at home of my fave Chana-Poori-Halwa, indeed an awesome combo !!!!!!

I wish all of you a happy and delightful festive season and wish that your home and spirits may always be enlightened with light of eternal peace.......Amen !!!!!!!!!!!!

May your life be full of lights & celebrations...

Loved these little pearl lights & got a Bokeh free :)

A bit of Art, Rangoli with lentils...

A Family Diwali Pooja at Home with Gods ...

My best Birthday gift - A Cake Decorated for me by my 5 yr old.

& this lovely B'day card by Family made my day !!

Finally its time for the results of the GiveAway & yesss... we have a winner, decided by
And the winner is ......... Jessica Maher from "Kitchen Belleicious" !!!!!!!

Yayyy .... Hope you enjoy baking with these Mini bundt cups.
Please share with me any pics when you do some baking with these in upcoming festive season.

As the new post brews quietly, I'll be back with it soon ...

Cheers to you all and Happy Halloween !!!


  1. happy birthday Sonia cute cake
    Can't wait for snow wow we haven't had any it is quite early in Oct interesting
    Lovely pictures of the lights

  2. Happy Birthday Sonia. I loved the idea of using dal for rangoli. Nice pictures.

  3. A very happy birthday to Sonia.. Loved the photography and the idea of rangoli with daal.. :) Me and my husband are big fans of chana-poori-halwa combo... :) :)

  4. Hey, wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sonia & also Happy Diwali to you & your family! May many happy returns. What a great time for the celebration.....So, it's a white! ha...
    Enjoy & have lots of fun.
    Blessings, Kristy ((hugs))

  5. Yeah! I am so excited about winning- thank you so much sonia! Can't wait to try them out in my baking! Happy b-day to you too! i love the cake your son made you- it is awesome- like seriously he has a talent!

  6. Thanks a ton to each one of you. Your wishes are really special to me....! Regards, Sonia !

  7. Happy Birthday to you,Sonia.May God Bless You .You always have wonderful ideas.Your Little one is really imaginative like you.Beautiful clicks.May the lights of Diwali lighten your life Always.
    Happy B'day again &again

  8. Happy Birthday!!! what a beautiful cake and Diwali celebrations as well. My best greetings on your birthday and the festival of joy and lights.....

  9. Beautifuk cake, happy birthday SOnia..

  10. As darkness creeps in earlier and earlier, I appreciate and love all the festival of lights that follow - brightening the winter days and spreading sweetness.

  11. A big Thanks to all. Your words and blessings are precious to me . Best Regards, Sonia !!!

  12. Happy Birthday, Sonia! What a beautiful Post:) Thank you so much for sharing...

    Blessings to you and yours...

  13. HAPPY B-DAY, Sonia! I wish you all the best, girl. Sending you a lot of hugs <3 from here!

    Beautiful festival of lights :) Lovely clicks.

    HUGS <3

  14. Happy Birthday,to a proud mother of 5 year old. Enjoy the festive season.

  15. Happy Birthday! Your 5 yr old is a sweetie.

    Lovely lights and celebrations!



  16. I'm so delighted to get ur wishes and blessings. Thanks for making my day....luv sonia !!!

  17. What wonderful photos. We were in Nepal for Diwali last year. It was a wonderful experience. I hope you enjoyed the holiday. Blessings...Mary

  18. Gorgeous photos! Hope ya'll had a very Happy & Prosperous Diwali :)

  19. Happy Birthday to you! Hope you had a great one and a great Diwali too!

  20. Happy Birthday Sonia! When is your actual birthday? I didn't know your birthday is near my birthday. That's so cool. My 5 year old son can nearly decorate a cake like that. Great job!! I can totally see that's the best birthday gift. =)


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