Bestie's Wedding

Let’s talk about wedding, shall we? Every time I attend one, it reiterates importance of this special bond. It’s not only about love it’s about respect. I recently had an honor of being part of my bestie’s wedding. I only have one word to describe it-UHHAMAAZZZING! I feel like I should document my memories of this awesome day. The entire day was perfectly orchestrated and not to mention how hot she looked. I love to be part wedding where the bride and groom are having fun and enjoying their special day. From their first dance to the food was perfect. And can we please talk about the church ceremony? I go gaga over old architecture. The beautiful church was over 100 years old with fresco ceilings and antique details. Add live organ music and singing and you get this romantic atmosphere with goosebumps. I mean it was just magical and was happy to be part of it. Sure I cried like a little girl but some guys were crying like little girls too so it’s all good. I wish I had taken more pictures but I did capture her getting ready moments. Sandya, thanks for including me in your special day. I am looking forward to growing old and crocheting on the porch with you! ( I promise there will be wine)
Get ready for bazzilion pictures...


Chevron Stripe Blanket

I am so excited about my latest blanket. I've been obsessed with chevron stripe crochet pattern. It took me really long time to get it right. When I halfway through this blanket, I noticed that i had missed a stitch and once you notice a mistake it's REALLY hard to ignore it. So of course I had to unravel most of it. And it was worth it! I absolutely love everything about this blanket.



Granola Bars

I've been meaning to make my own granola bars for the longest time. For various reasons (missing ingredients, laziness) I never got to it. Two weeks ago things changed. I was staring at the pantry deciding what to make for dinner and it hit me...bam! I had everything in there to make granola bars...so I made granola bars for dinner. can you say #bestwife?

This recipe is easy and measurements can be approximate and substitutions are okay. easy right?


1 cup rolled oats
1 cup roughly chopped almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups dates
1/2 cup chopped apricots
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped dried mango
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
2 tbs of flax seed powder


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Toast oats, almonds and coconut for 10-12 minutes. Toss often. Once done, remove from the oven and let it cool.

In a food processor crush dates. They will turn into paste like texture.

Add everything in large bowl and mix. Add more honey if needed. You'll have to get your hand dirty with this one.

Line a pan with parchment paper and spread the mixture. I wrapped my hand in saran wrap to flatten everything out. Score for easy cutting and leave it in the fridge to set it. And enjoy!

Husband and co-workers approved. I hope you do too!