Happy New Year!

I'm a day early. But I'm excited! It's the new year! Do you know how many plans I've got for this brand new, almost here year? Way too many, naturally. I don't believe in making resolutions but I do believe in making plans.

So if everything goes according to plan - which it never does - I'll be:

  • going to India in April for two weeks.
  • losing about 15 lbs.
  • going home for my sister's wedding in the summer (I love monsoon weddings!).
  • hauling myself to the gym to get some exercise.

Very achievable plans don't you think? What are you plans for the New Year?

P.S: One change I've made to the blog is opening comments and changed the 'About this blog'. The new year is going to be all about conversation and interaction.

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Love for Chocolates

green-stats-323-million-chocolatesChocolates are universal. There are no boundaries for chocolate lovers and there certainly are no seasons. We all love them, eat them and crave them. They're also our choice of food during happy and sad times. How many times have we bought a box of chocolate for a friend who's just had a baby? Or emptied an entire box after going through a bad breakup?

My best chocolate memory is of my sister's baby shower. Her chocolate cravings were the butt of all jokes during her pregnancy, yet everyone brought some for her favourite chocolates at the shower. She didn't know whether to rubs her hands with glee at the mountains of boxes in front of her or cry at everyone's thoughtfulness. Needless to say, amid all the laughter and tears the pictures came out great!

With the holiday season so close, chocolate companies would be anticipating an increase in sales. In fact, they're running plenty of Christmas offers and sales. Displaying beautifully wrapped gift packages in shops, enticing people to buy them. We might not admit it but many of us would even buy them for ourselves!

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Christmas is Just Around the Corner!

Christmas-Decorations_webChristmas is a festive time. Christmas carols, santas at almost every corner, shopping for gifts for our loved ones and of course, Christmas decorations and the parties! The last two take the most time and effort. If you're attending one, there's no hassle; if you're throwing one then it's a whole new ball game. The decorations have to be perfect, the food mouth watering, the wine stocked, the entertainment up to par, the invitations sent out well before the time so that people don't cancel because they'd already confirmed their attendance at some other party - the list goes on!

If you're creativity handicapped like me or too busy to organize and figure out everything yourself then you can do with all the help you can get. A party planning company like Celebrations.com can be a real occasion saver. You can get party ideas, plan your party and share memories afterwards. From designing invitation cards to Christmas decorations, they seem to have covered everything. There's even a list of Christmas party games that are bound to make any Christmas party tons of fun!

Those who're the perfect hosts and great party planners can also benefit from their ideas about Christmas decorations and games.

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