Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Reflections and Resolutions

2011 was one of the most eventful year of my life. it was filled with some sad moments but mostly happy ones.

  • The year started out with my Sister's marriage
  • I completed my MBA and a 2 year journey filled with studies, exams, friends, fun and hostel life cam to an end
  • I moved to a new country to start a new life, a new home which brought with it an all new excitement
  • The job hunting did not go as expected. I ended up being sad and dejected, even after so much studies, I was not able to achieve the goal I had set out for
  • I moved on and decided to embrace the artist in me. The appreciation that I have got for my Art is overwhelming and now it seems that the decision to start a venture of my own has been one of the best decisions of my life :)
  • Also in this year I took up blogging more seriously and have found some really nice blogers to interact with
  • And yes, I have started Baking. I have always dreaded it but now I am coming around thanks to some great food bloggers out there :)

Amazing how an entire year, all 365 days could be summed up in mere 7 points :) :)

Now that, I have reflected on the year that went by, I am excited to see what 2012 brings for me. I hope it to be very eventful as thats what makes a year, a life worth living :) :)

And I do not have any resolutions to make, never have, never will :) :)

Now leaving you with the pictures of the Orange Cup Cakes (Recipe) and Garlic Pull Apart Rolls (Recipe) I made on Christmas :)
See you all in 2012 now.













46 comments:

  1. That Garlic bread roll and the cupcakes look yum... :D
    Happy baking for the coming year :)

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  2. I am ready to move into your neighbourhood for this!!:P

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  3. And here's to another great year in blogging, baking and creativity!

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  4. Seven nice points I think, you have talent so I am sure that you will succed with your art....and now you also bake! Amazing!

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  5. Nice to see you had a great 2011 and met with success in your artistic endeavours. Hope 2012 is just as great for you. Cheers! PS. The rolls look delicious.

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  6. thats nice that you took up baking, that's something i can never do hahah i'm just awful at it. hopefully 2012 will be better for you, and good luck with your job situation, it's a tough market out there right now esp with all the recessions and lay offs!!

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  7. Sounds like 2011 has been good, hope 2012 is even better! I know how you feel with the job hunt. It is so hard and demoralising but at least you have your artistic talent to pursue.

    That garlic bread looks so amazing, I have to try make some! Yum! X

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  8. This makes me wanna prepare a list too..though I do plan to write a diary once 2012 kicks off :)
    The orange cup cakes and Garlic rolls seem so yummy :D
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. I am glad you liked my post. Please do visit me again :)

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  9. 2012 will be better than 2011. I just know it! And that garlic roll looks delicious.

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  10. Congratulations on all your great achievements this year. I am so glad that you didnt let anything get you down and instead became passionate about your art, which you're excellent at. These baked treats look very yum, thanks for sharing recipes.

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  11. Yummy! :)

    2011 was THE longest year of my life. But I am sure I can put it in 7 points or less too. :) ( I think I will try)

    All the best for 2012. :)

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  12. Congrats to everything you accomplished this year! Hopefully 2012 is just as good. Those rolls look so dang good! I'm going to have to check out all the yummy recipes your have on here! Can't wait to see what 2012 has in store (;

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  13. Purvi, how come you do everything so perfectly, fine arts, baking, writing et al..:) Hope the New Year brings more laurels!

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog, especially as it lead me to yours :)! Sounds like 2011 was quite the eventful year for you. Cheers to an even better 2012!

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  16. Finance, Designing, artist and now baking..have to accept..you are one talented person ...Super impressed

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving by those sweet comments..you are talented girl I must say..please send me the recipe

    BTW following you in GFC

    Love,
    sweetandbitterblog.blogspot.com

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  18. wer did u do MBA frm??
    n those dishes.. u have given me great recipes to make fr new year.. yeyy.. Thanks :)

    re: THanks a lot fr ur lovely comment on my blog..

    Hope u have a great New year.. Stay Blessed!! :)
    Love
    Akanksha

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  19. Purvi even before I comment about the post.. I have to compliment ur Orange Cup Cakes and Garlic Pull Apart Rolls.. They look yummm and mouth watering.. I feel like having them right now.. And 2012 will bring lots of happiness,opportunities and success in ur life... GB :D

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  20. It so happens, we plan something, something else happens! As Beatles put it, "Life is what happens when we are busy planning everything else"

    As long as you like and enjoy what you are doing, how does it matter?

    More power!

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  21. It IS funny how life can be sometimes summed up so easily. Perhaps it's not as complex as we think it is. Here's to a great 2012!

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  22. great recipes!! Hope you have a good new years!

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  23. Sounds like you year was way better than mine, but I hope 2012 will be even better. We deserve it.

    I hope your holidays where amazing, that Santa was good to you this year and in that at New Year's Eve you will have the best time of your life :).

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  24. Neat post and I love the whole post!


    Neat post and love your blog... would you like to follow each other!

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    Happy Holidays!

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  25. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
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  26. Here's wishing you an amazing 2012 :) And those cakes and bread look delish!! nom nom

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  27. Congratulations on finishing your MBA! That is quite an achievement!! Happy 2012! xo style, she wrote

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  28. Seems like an awesome year!...I am yet to find a goal to reach it. Hehe.
    Btw loooook at those cupcakess!! My tummy yearns!

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  29. Those orange cupcakes look so delicious! And I love your 7 points :) Good luck with your art!

    Happy Friday!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

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  30. omg.. these pictures are sooooo tempting.. :D the cupcakes lookk yumm !!!
    And I am soo glad you ended up doing what you really like..

    PS- following u now.. WOuld be glad if you visit my blog and follow me back.
    Also inviting you to participate in my giveaway-

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  31. thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog sweetie..'m sorry ur job hunting didn't turn out well for you..but u're a wonderful artist & 'm sure art scene in UAE needs a talented person like you:-) If it is possible you should do tutorials or step by step method on how you make these fab artworks.

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  32. Happy New Year! I wish you the best in the new year and may it be the best year yet!!
    The garlic bread looks delicious! I will def. give it a try!

    http://thetinycloset.blogspot.com/

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  33. hey...happy new year!...and hope 2012 brings good times for you. I wud love to read your blog more often!

    naaice post btw! :)

    BINDIGASM

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  34. Hi Purvi, Wishing you a fantastic New Years, may 2012 bring you lots of luck, love, success and happiness. Thank you for being a wonderful and supportive blog friend during 2011. May you continue to inspire us with your art and wonderful blog next year!
    Luv, Sam

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  36. Congats on a year well accomplished:)! I wish you the very best for 2012 and may I say about your baking: WOW! YUMMY!!! You are one talented baker/writer/photographer :)! Keep up the amazing work!!

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  37. this looks wonderful lovely site
    nice to meet you

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  38. What you baked seems yummy.;)Your 2011 seems to have been very exciting; even though there were ups and downs. Wishing you a happy 2012!!! Maybe we could follow each other if you like.;)
    Hugs

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  39. That looks so yummy.
    Happy 2012! :)

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  40. Happy New Year Purvi, may 2012 bring you all that you need:) Kala here with my new blog:

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  41. As they say, in the end, it all falls into place!

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  42. WOW! The cup cakes look soooo yummy <3

    Love
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  43. these orange cupcakes look really interesting!!

    Like ure blog.

    http://www.styledestino.blogspot.com/

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  44. Happy new year to you and your family dear!!!
    There is a surprise for U in my blog.. plz visit my blog :)

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