3 Things Thursday: One Year Anniversary!

Today is the one year anniversary of 3 Things Thursday! I honestly can’t believe it’s been a year since Nisha, Salma, and I decided to start sharing little snippets of our life in this weekly blog post. It was initially meant as a place to share those ‘little things’ that were on our minds, but not quite big enough to fill a whole blog post;  a new flavor of tea that we tried, the amazing lip gloss that we found, a song that we couldn’t stop singing or a new recipe we tried that everyone loved. What it’s become is a weekly ritual we love.


There were many weeks in the year where I was busy, sick, or just uninspired by blogging, but having this weekly check-in and a commitment to my girls Salma & Nisha kept me going. I loved e-meeting all the bloggers that linked up, and creating a little community through 3 Things. Thank you all for stopping by ever week, linking up, and just being awesome. This week, we want to celebrate our anniversary by giving you a gift. All 3 of us have chosen something that is special to us, or represents a childhood memory and we’ll be giving these 3 Things to one lucky reader. All you have to do to enter is follow the links in the rafflecopter.


Raj {Me}

“I’m an old fashioned girl and I love writing putting pen to paper when jotting down my thoughts, making to-do lists, or trying my hand at poetry – so a notebook is my contribution to the one year giveaway for 3 Things Thursday! This notebook is extra special because I picked up from a little shop outside of Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, and it is completely handmade {and pink of course!} The pen was a find from the Amer Fort in Jaipur, and I think it’s the perfect little accessory for a desi girl. I hope the winner will enjoy penning some personal thoughts in this notebook – and who knows she might even find a special little note inside!”



“As most of you have come to know I have a soft spot for childhood memories and Indian culture. Whether it be food, fashion or decor; I love when there is a little touch of ‘desi’ in the things I love most. For the giveaway I’m giving away a hand carved rehal (book stand) made from Kashmiri wood. I have fond memories of my Nanima (maternal grandmum) resting the Ramayana on it while reading stories to me. Because of its intricate detail I adore the idea of this being a kitchen showpiece – a place to rest and display your favorite cookbook or even just use while cooking when you have to flip through pages. Hoping this little part of me will make your everyday cooking routine more enjoyable.”



“For a first anniversary, the traditional gift is usually paper. Now I highly doubt that anyone would be excited to win paper. But then I thought, books! Not only are they made of paper, we love books in our house. Growing up, I was what someone would call, a “bookworm.” I couldn’t get enough of reading, now my kids love reading and I’m happy to share that with all of you! One lucky reader will get a gift card to a bookstore. If you’re Canadian, the gift card will be for Chapters. If you’re American, than it will be for Barnes & Noble. Happy Reading!”

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  1. kuljitg
    March 26, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    I bought one of those notebooks for you too when I was in Jaipur! When I saw it, I totally thought of you and I was going to surprise you but it’s bad that it’s been nearly 6 months since I came back and haven’t had the chance to give you it or the idli steamer yet! I guess I’ll keep the notebook…

  2. Gagan
    March 27, 2015 / 7:18 am

    This might be my first time commenting here–though I have followed your blog for the past couple of years. Absolutely love your voice and style! Congrats on the anniversary.

  3. Austin Baroudi
    April 1, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    My daughter used the potty for the first time!

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