Sunday, June 14, 2015

Travel: badlands - caledon, ontario, canada

There are many "badlands" or area of soft rock devoid of vegetation and soil cover that has become molded into rolling landscape of rounded hills and gullies. The husband and I took a trip to from Buffalo-Toronto-Montreal-Quebec city and back thanks to my wonderfully accommodating cousin and her family. They thought we would love to see this interesting formation in the middle of nowhere and yes we were! 

The site has been recently closed off so we could not walk around the "badlands". A lot of kids were crawling under the fence and trespassing but we refrained from that since we were attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes and it was getting dark. Canadians love this place so much that there are couples who take their wedding photos here! Incredible idea!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

DIY: dinosaur themed birthday party

My little nephew turned 3 and for his birthday party this year my super talented cousin and her crew set up this amazing dinosaur themed birthday party. He is real fond of dinosaurs so his birthday banner named him Aurnon-o-saurus! Notice the dinosaur crossing sings! And the cake was just perfect with a little dino-expert man. The paintings are done by the kids themselves and there are tiny little dinosaurs with party hats celebrating! How adorable.....thanks to my cousin for letting me share these pictures with everyone and kudos to her for making such a creative banner and everything else along with it!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Travel: thai food festival [buddhist temple, dallas]

This past weekend held the Thai Food Festival at the Dallas Buddhist Temple. I had long been waiting to visit this temple and couldn't miss this opportunity. As you may have heard about the torrential off season rains claiming Texas, this was also a rainy stormy day. But the rain didn't stop the festival. Asian continent dwellers are well accustomed to rain, so it only heightened their spirits and they continued dancing and keeping the festival going through the rain. But because of the rain we could only do a quick walk through the immense crowd at the festival. There were plenty of booths but most of the food ran out about halfway through it. There was a fighting ring showing martial arts tricks where my husband became glued. There was a cultural show by the koi pond. The temple was holding it's everyday events inside. The monks were walking around minding their own business. Here is a photo tour of what I saw....enjoy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DIY: vintage chic graduation decor

It is my great honor to be able to present these photos to you because my adorable older niece and her friend with the help of my nephew created this amazingly chic backdrop and decor for my younger niece's college graduation. All the desserts in the images were homemade by our family except for the cake. The wood backdrop was made from scratch. They bought the logs of wood and stained them and then nailed them in place to make the backdrop. My niece carefully took care in each little detail of this party. There were more arrangements that I missed photographing since there were 100+ people at the party. I am so proud of them and I have suggested them to open up their own business in this field. Enjoy the rest of the photos. 

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