About

cartoon-meHey everyone..! I’m so happy you are here! Welcome to my world on blogosphere!

This site is a reflection of all the things that I love. I am a 20-something girl who loves food and travel. Cooking gives me a sense of joy and traveling makes me feel like a bird.

Why Smiling Notes?

I want to share my passion in this space. The idea behind this blog is to write about all the things that make me smile which in turn can make you smile too.

This blog is my humble attempt at sharing the recipes I love, the cuisines I have tried, the places I have travelled and much more…!! 

I know how hard it is to juggle time, especially if you work for 5 days a week or are a student or even a full time stay at home parent! My Goal is to create and share quick, easy and healthy recipes that will benefit busy people like you so you don’t have to worry about spending too much time in your kitchen.

I also love going restaurant hopping every once in a while and I write my honest reviews that might help you in making an informed decision the next time you and your family decide to treat yourself.

Lastly, travel is like a drug to me. If I could, I would travel all. the. time. Through this blog, I wish to give you a virtual tour of all the places I have been to, that hopefully can inspire you to pack your bags and take that next trip creating memories of you and your loved ones.

I have been blogging for over a year now and these are my thoughts on completing one year of blogging. My Easy Cheesy Hasselback Chicken has been featured on Foodista and currently, I’m ranked amongst the Top Reviewers on Zomato in the New York city area.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope to stay connected with you. I can be reached at smilingnotes@outlook.com for enquiries or suggestions.

Happy Blogging and Keep on Smiling!

Love,
Sha
Smiling Notes

258 Comments

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    ohiocook

    May 25, 2015

    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

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      Smiling Notes

      May 25, 2015

      You are welcome 🙂 Thanks a lot for checking out my blog too. I have just started and I really like your blog.

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    ohiocook

    May 25, 2015

    …and thank you for following my blog! Good luck with yours also.

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      Smiling Notes

      May 26, 2015

      Thanks a lot for your kind words 🙂 Looking forward to reading more things on your blog.

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    Hi !! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 you have a wonderful blog too 🙂

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    Smiling Notes

    May 26, 2015

    Thanks a lot Freda. I am just a newbie and have a lot to learn. The photos on your blog are breathtaking!

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    Marisa

    May 26, 2015

    Hi, thanks for stopping by and liking my blog. I wish you all the best with yours 🙂

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    Smiling Notes

    May 26, 2015

    Thank you for your wishes Marisa.

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    MyGastroAdventure

    May 27, 2015

    Hi 🙂 I just wanted to pop by and thank for you following my blog! I can see you are just starting out and I look forward to reading more about your cooking adventures or as you say your foodventures! Happy blogging x

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    Smiling Notes

    May 27, 2015

    Thanks a lot for your sweet comments. I love your blog …it’s really inspiring.

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    mypinchofyum

    May 28, 2015

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. You have a lovely blog out here. Cheers. 🙂

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    Smiling Notes

    May 28, 2015

    Thanks a lot..I’m just starting out 🙂 I see that you stay in Australia..that’s cool. Looking forward to reading more things on your blog.

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    Sushma Balasubramanian

    June 2, 2015

    Glad to know you.. Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could stumble here..

    But was wondering how do I call you?? Do you mind sharing your name.. 🙂

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    Prynka@MyDiary

    June 2, 2015

    Hie thanks for liking my post:) I’m new to blogging world & i really appreciate you visiting my website!
    Also i’ve read your blog page and it was really useful,so thanks again.
    Let’s stay in touch 🙂
    Prynka

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    Smiling Notes

    June 2, 2015

    Hey thanks for your kind words Prynka! I’m also new and have a lot to learn 🙂
    Hope to stay connected with you.

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    Kat @TFB

    June 6, 2015

    Hey Shamira! Thanks for checking out my blog and in turn letting me see yours. I am looking forward to reading more about your food & travel adventures! 😀

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    wandering_artycat

    June 8, 2015

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! Your intro sounds a lot like me, to be honest! Same age, same love for food and travel… 🙂

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    Smiling Notes

    June 8, 2015

    🙂 Thanks a lot! I can relate a lot to your blog too. Hope to stay connected with you.

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    zupher

    June 8, 2015

    Hello Shamira !!
    Loves this blog. Please keep on writing …..and keep on sharing your adventure and delicious recipes. Looking forward for more 🙂

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    Alison and Don

    June 10, 2015

    Hi Smiling Notes, nice to meet you. I think you’ve started a wonderful blog!
    Thank you for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be a stranger – come on over and join the conversation.
    Cheers
    Alison

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      Smiling Notes

      June 10, 2015

      Thank you so much!! Your blog is really wonderful! Looking forward to more posts!

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    thisisanu92

    June 12, 2015

    You are awesome !! I just loved your blog ..

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    purpleslobinrecovery

    June 24, 2015

    Cooking gives you joy? Interesting…. I’m wondering what that feels like.
    Melinda

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      Smiling Notes

      June 24, 2015

      Hehe 😀 yes it makes me happy when a recipe turns out perfect and when others love it too!

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        purpleslobinrecovery

        June 27, 2015

        Maybe if I read your blog enough, some of that will begin to rub off on me!

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          Smiling Notes

          June 27, 2015

          Hehee and your blog always inspires me to get more organized 🙂

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    An Artsy Appetite

    June 25, 2015

    Your ‘About Me’ reflects my thoughts exactly! 🙂
    Thank you for dropping by and following my blog. You have got a lovely blog going on here, and congratulations on the amazing awards!! <3
    http://www.anartsyappetite.com

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      Smiling Notes

      June 25, 2015

      Thank you for checking my blog. Your blog is really nice and inspiring. Looking forward to staying connected with you 🙂

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    An Artsy Appetite

    June 25, 2015

    thank you so much for the lovely words, just started blogging 2 months back and thoroughly enjoying it 🙂

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    vickiboyles

    June 27, 2015

    Thank you for visiting my blog and following 🙂 I´m still new at the whole blogging process and appreciate the time you took to take a peek! Vicki

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      Smiling Notes

      June 27, 2015

      You are welcome. You have a great blog! I’m pretty new in the blogging world too 🙂

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    Zach Chopchinski

    June 30, 2015

    Hi there, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Post A Quote Challenge. I hope you enjoy it! http://zachchop.com/2015/06/30/post-a-quote-challenge-day-3/

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    It's All About Food

    July 5, 2015

    Hey, I am nominating you for The Sunshine Blogger Award, Please check my link for further details.. Hope you appreciate it.
    https://anjalidhawan.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

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    Hi Shamira!
    Nominated you for the Dragon’s loyalty award, please do check it out at https://aromaticessence.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/the-dragons-loyalty-award/
    I know it’s pouring awards for you 😀😉

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      Smiling Notes

      July 7, 2015

      Thank you once again Freda! Checking it out now! Yes its pouring awards and I’m loving it…a little behind on all the posts as I was out for a few days 🙂

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    Ray Laskowitz

    July 8, 2015

    Thank you for following and for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray

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    It's All About Food

    July 12, 2015

    Nominated you for the sisterhood award.. please check the link below.. Happy Blogging: https://anjalidhawan.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/second-sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

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    Barb

    July 13, 2015

    Thank you for liking so many of my posts, and for the follow, it’s truly appreciated! I found you through Dray’s blog Dream Big, Dream Often on his Meet n Greet post – isn’t that a fantastic idea, I have gained so many great readers because of it!
    I love food (too much I think), and I am always looking for new and different recipes, so I am looking forward to your posts.

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      Smiling Notes

      July 13, 2015

      Hey I too found you through that blog!! The meet and greet is indeed a great idea!! I came across so many new and talented bloggers! I love dogs and animals in general, so kind of fell in love with your blog 😀 and thank you so much for your sweet words 🙂

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    theuglyducklingslife

    July 15, 2015

    Hey, Lovely.! How are you?
    I have nominated you for the liebster award. I can’t wait to see your facts and Q&A. Hope you enjoy participating. https://theuglyducklingslife.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/the-liebster-award/ Take care.! =)

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    Linda Fernandes

    July 16, 2015

    Hi dearie Shamira i have nominate you, just have a look
    https://lindacreation2016.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/the-creative-blogger-award/

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    It's All About Food

    July 17, 2015

    I have nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award.. Please check the link : https://anjalidhawan.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/the-creative-blogger-award/.. All the best

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    Gaurav Luthra

    July 19, 2015

    Wonderful blog you have here, keep up the good work and keep shining 🙂

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    Suhas

    July 20, 2015

    Thanks friend for visiting my blog and liking my posts. I just viewed your blog and it’s really wonderful blog. I am following your blog now. And will wait for your coming post 🙂 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      July 20, 2015

      Thank you so much Suhas..I was going through your posts too and I must say you are really talented. I have also followed you and looking forward to your posts 😊👍

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        Suhas

        July 20, 2015

        Thank you for following my blog too. I would like to say many thanks because of your kind comment. This will encourage me to write more seriously…stay blessed friend 🙂

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          Smiling Notes

          July 20, 2015

          Always a pleasure to encourage all my blogger friends 🙂 All the best.

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    annascuisine

    July 21, 2015

    Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog and following. Best wishes to you. 🙂

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    MyKabulKitchen

    July 22, 2015

    your self-describition could basically describe me exactly as well 🙂 You have a beautiful and unique page set-up, I am looking forward to following on your adventures, thank you for visiting 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      July 22, 2015

      Thank you so much…your words brought a smile to my face 🙂 looking forward to staying connected with you.

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    Madraasi

    July 27, 2015

    Hi,
    I have nominated you for 3 day quote Challenge, looking forward for your quotes :). For rules, pls check out this link: http://madraasi.com/2015/07/27/8441/

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      Smiling Notes

      July 27, 2015

      Thank you so much! I love this challenge and I’m always up for it..will post it as soon as possible 🙂

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    booksandbakes1

    July 27, 2015

    Hii!! I’ve nominated you for the blogger recognition award! Feel free to take part or ignor if you’ve done before or are too busy! X

    https://booksandbakes1.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/the-blogger-recognition-award/

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    Sadie's Nest

    July 31, 2015

    I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World of Bloggers Award!

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      Smiling Notes

      July 31, 2015

      Thank you so much Sadie! I will work on it as soon as possible 😀👍

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    Erika Kind

    August 9, 2015

    Hi, I nominated you for the 3 Day 3 Quote challenge. If you want to participate please check back here: https://erikakind.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/3-days-3-quotes-challenge-day-2/ 😊

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      Smiling Notes

      August 9, 2015

      Thank you so much Erika..I’m up for a challenge anytime and love this one the most! 😊

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        Erika Kind

        August 9, 2015

        Oh wonderful. I too love this one a lot! 😊

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    booksandbakes1

    August 10, 2015

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Feel free to take part if you’d like to, or ignore if you’ve done it before or you’re busy.

    https://booksandbakes1.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/
    Enjoy the nomination! 🙂

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    Sadie's Nest

    August 11, 2015

    Hello Smiling Notes, I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

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    youthfoodblog

    August 15, 2015

    Great blog. Wonderfully refreshing!

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    Creative Crafts DIY

    August 16, 2015

    You have a really wonderful blog….:-) 🙂 🙂 keep blogging.

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    Approaching50AndFabulous

    August 28, 2015

    http://wp.me/p6hr3Q-s Posted the article reblogging your posts today.

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      Smiling Notes

      August 28, 2015

      Thank you so much for reblogging 😊 you are really sweet

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    msilvermando26

    August 30, 2015

    Thanks for following my blog.

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      Smiling Notes

      August 30, 2015

      I found your blog through dream big, dream often blog and found it very interesting. Hope to stay connected with you! 😊

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    bettylouise31

    August 31, 2015

    Thanks for the visit and like

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      Smiling Notes

      August 31, 2015

      You are welcome..and thanks for visiting my blog too..hope to stay connected with you 😊

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    bettylouise31

    August 31, 2015

    As I must use a GF MENU am looking for new recipes even though I find hard to cook now a days.

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    Shari

    August 31, 2015

    Thanks so much for recently stopping by my blog! I also really love food and travel. I look forward to checking out your site and seeing your recipes. Best wishes to you in your blogging!

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      Smiling Notes

      August 31, 2015

      Thank you so much for your sweet words. Happy blogging!! 😊

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    Ann Koplow

    September 7, 2015

    Great to meet you! Keep smiling — it helps you and those around you.

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    It's All About Food

    September 7, 2015

    I challenge you to find nine blogs you find interesting and give them a comment to brighten their day…well, eight other blogs and mine 🙂 Copy this message in your comment and enjoy your new blog friends!

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      Smiling Notes

      September 9, 2015

      Hey thank you so much for the love and support! You are a sweetheart!

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    Su Leslie

    September 8, 2015

    Thanks for following ZimmerBitch; much appreciated.

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      Smiling Notes

      September 8, 2015

      You are welcome..you have a wonderful blog! Thank you so much for visiting my blog..hope to stay connected with you 🙂

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    Britt

    September 11, 2015

    Cooking and travel? My kind of blog! 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      September 11, 2015

      Aww..so glad to meet you.. 🙂

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        Britt

        September 11, 2015

        Same here!!!

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        Britt

        September 11, 2015

        Followed you and hope you follow me on my blogging journey too. So nice to meet you and looking forward to more recipes

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          Smiling Notes

          September 11, 2015

          Thank you so much..looking forward to your wonderful posts too 😊👍

          • Britt

            September 11, 2015

            🙂

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    Moose and Michelle

    September 17, 2015

    I love your positive energy – there’s way too much negativity on the internet and the world, in general. So good to have a ray of sunshine in this corner of the interwebs!

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      Smiling Notes

      September 17, 2015

      Thank you so much..and you are right. There is way too much of negativity in this world..so it’s better to focus on the good and positive things in life 😀 thanks for checking out my blog..heading over to your blog 👍

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    Sunshinebright

    September 18, 2015

    I have nominated you to participate in the “A Challenge of Quotes.”

    It is a consecutive 3-day challenge, that promotes inspirational sayings. Please click on my link https://sunshinebrightblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/a-challenge-of-quotes/ to follow the easy directions.

    I hope you will participate. 🙂

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    Erika Kind

    September 28, 2015

    Hi, I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Here is the post: https://erikakind.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/a-sunny-surprise/ 💖

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      Smiling Notes

      September 28, 2015

      aww…that is so sweet of you Erika…thanks a ton!! 🙂

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        Erika Kind

        September 28, 2015

        I am so happy I got a chance to pass this award on to you! You ar always so lovely reading my posts and making me smile with your comments 💖

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          Smiling Notes

          September 28, 2015

          that is such a sweet compliment. You just made m day Erika 🙂

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    Sanah Rizvi

    September 28, 2015

    Thank you so much for following sanahrizvi.com ! Hope to see you around there. Have an awesome day!!

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      Smiling Notes

      September 28, 2015

      You have an awesome blog…loved reading your posts. Hope to stay connected with you

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        Sanah Rizvi

        September 28, 2015

        Thank you so, so much! I’d love to stay connected, I post new posts every Wed and Saturday! You can also put in your email so you’ll receive​ my posts be email!

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          Smiling Notes

          September 28, 2015

          That is so cool that you have a set schedule…I have a lot to learn from you since I am a fairly new blogger. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!!

          • Sanah Rizvi

            September 29, 2015

            I try! I’m still learning but, yes, I’ve read that a set schedule is good for you and your readers!

          • Smiling Notes

            September 29, 2015

            Thats good to know! ☺️👍🏼

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    Heather

    October 7, 2015

    I have to ask…are you a Jersey girl?

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      Smiling Notes

      October 7, 2015

      Well yes I stay in Jersey but I am from India 😊may I ask what made you ask that question 😀

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        Heather

        October 7, 2015

        I grew up in Jersey and recognized some of the places.

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    Allan G. Smorra

    October 8, 2015

    Thanks for following my blog.
    Ω

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    itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

    October 9, 2015

    HI

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking a few posts and following me

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    Debbie L

    October 9, 2015

    Thanks for the follow! I’m following here and Twitter!

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      Smiling Notes

      October 9, 2015

      Thank you so much…always a pleasure to come across talented bloggers 😊

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    photobyjohnbo

    October 9, 2015

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by and following my photo and travel blog. I am sure I will also enjoy following your travels! I have a suggestion for you. My son writes a food-oriented blog at http://potandpanhandler.com When you have a free moment, check it out! Thanks again for the follow!

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      Smiling Notes

      October 9, 2015

      I loved your blog and would love to check out your son’s blog too. Thank you for the recommendation.

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    theextraaamile

    October 11, 2015

    Hi, thankyou for visiting and following ‘theextraaamile’, Now that I have arrived here, I’ll have a look around 🙂 Have a great day!

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    spearfruit

    October 17, 2015

    Hi Smiling Notes, thanks for following my blog. I will check your blog out! Hope you day is a happy one! 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      October 17, 2015

      Thank you so much..you have an interesting blog! 😊

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    The WheatandTares

    October 21, 2015

    Thanks so much for the follow! I have so enjoyed looking at your photos, and I will definitely be back often to find a “smiling note.” 😉

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      Smiling Notes

      October 21, 2015

      Thank you so much..I’m glad to be connected with a wonderful and talented blogger like you😊

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    shelie27

    October 28, 2015

    Thanks so much again for the follow and kind words. I will be back to read some more. I love the fall the pictures of the pumpkins were right up my alley. I look forward to knowing you more.

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      Smiling Notes

      October 28, 2015

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Hope to stay connected with you 😊

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    thatssojacob

    November 3, 2015

    Hi! Just hopping around the blogosphere and visiting some fun and interesting blogs, I found you and thought I’d say hey. If you want to return the favor, I invite you to come visit my world over at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com. Stay awhile, let’s be friends 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      November 3, 2015

      Thank you for your visit..I hope you stick around. Heading over to your blog!! 😊

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    simplygailg

    November 18, 2015

    Hi there! I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Check it out here: https://simplygailg.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/the-beautiful-blogger-award/

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      Smiling Notes

      November 18, 2015

      Hey thank you so much..you are really sweet! Will check it out and will work on it asap 😊👍🏼

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    clanton1934

    November 21, 2015

    Dear Smiling Notes, Thank you for being a follower. I have just stepped up my responsibilities to be editor of “International Blogging”. I hope you will follow me there and give me your ideas of how I can promote communication. Thanks, Charles

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      Smiling Notes

      November 21, 2015

      Wow that is so cool!! Will definitely check it out! Congrats!!

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    Swapnil Vajpayee

    November 25, 2015

    Your blog seems to be perfect stop for hunt to travel and food. I am loving it already!!! 🙂
    You can check out my blog too. I have just started ‘Blogging’ out, you know. 😉
    Best of Luck!!
    Keep Blogging!! 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      November 25, 2015

      Thanks a lot for checking out my blog..hope to stay connected with you..heading over to your blog 🙂

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    Steve

    November 29, 2015

    Hey, thanks for coming in to see me at Steve Says…come again, stay a while – have a drink even! Happy blogging and don’t forget if you like music to take a look at my music blog http://talkaboutpopmusic.net/ Cheers, Steve…

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    Miriam

    December 2, 2015

    Food and travel – my two major loves as well (as well as my family and pets!) So very happy I stumbled across your lovely blog. Look forward to enjoying more of your posts. Cheers from a like minded blogger in Australia.

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      Smiling Notes

      December 2, 2015

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog!! Heading over to yours!! 😊👍🏼

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        Miriam

        December 2, 2015

        My pleasure. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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    Yuna

    December 4, 2015

    Hi,
    I just nominee you for Blogger recognition Award. Please open the lin below if you like being a part of it. 🙂 Enjoy!
    https://yunitagena.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/bloggerrecognitionaward/

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      Smiling Notes

      December 4, 2015

      Thanks dearie.. Will definitely check it out! 😊

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        Yuna

        December 13, 2015

        You are welcome. 🙂 🙂

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    Parul Singhal

    December 10, 2015

    From which part of India you are ..😃
    I am also from India.

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    Parul Singhal

    December 15, 2015

    Hello Smile

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.Here is the link.
    Congrats.
    https://gharkepakwan.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/the-versatile-blogger-awardmy-first-blogger-award/

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    winnymarlina

    December 16, 2015

    nice to know u smiling

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      Smiling Notes

      December 16, 2015

      Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope to stay connected with you! 😊

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    milliethom

    December 28, 2015

    Hello! It’s lovely to meet someone with the word ‘Smiling’ in their name. Smiling makes everyone around feel happy too! I’m looking forward to reading some of your Travel posts. I love to travel, too, and am always happy to look at wonderful photos. I’ll have a browse as soon as I can. 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      December 28, 2015

      Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement!! Hope to stay connected with you 😊

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        milliethom

        December 30, 2015

        As soon as Christmas is over, I’m sure we’ll talk a lot more! It’s lovely to meet you, and I’ll enjoy getting to know you through your posts. 🙂

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    lynne hoareau

    January 1, 2016

    Hi Smiling Notes. Lovely to meet you 🙂 Thank you so much for all the ‘likes’ and the ‘follow’ on my blog, which has brought me to your amazing blog. I look forward to reading more of your blog posts. Hope you have a great day. 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      January 1, 2016

      Thank you so much Lynne.. Your blog is really wonderful! Thanks for visiting mine. Have a wonderful day!

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    Thys

    January 1, 2016

    I love the blog, especially the photography. One day when I’m all grown up I’m going to try my hand at “shooting” with the lens…

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      Smiling Notes

      January 12, 2016

      Thank you so much for your words of appreciation! 🙂

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    Marc-André

    January 7, 2016

    Great meeting you! Found your blog on the M&G of aopinionatedman 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      January 7, 2016

      Oh that’s great! Thanks a lot for visiting my blog!!

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    kbeezyisviral

    January 12, 2016

    You have a nice blog. Keep up the good work.

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      Smiling Notes

      January 27, 2016

      Thank you so much… sorry your comment got lost in spam.

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    itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

    January 27, 2016

    HI

    I have nominated you for an award, sorry if I missed if you were award free. If you do want to participate you can find the details here
    https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/sunshine-blogger-award-2/

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      Smiling Notes

      January 27, 2016

      Thank you so much… I do like to do award posts but these days I’m finding less and less time. Thank you for your sweet gesture.. and I will definitely do it if I get the time 🙂

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    laurasmess

    February 4, 2016

    Love your philosophy behind this blog! We should definitely all focus more on things that bring smiles to our faces (life is too stressful already!). I also find that cooking takes me to my happy, smiling place. I’ll have to try a few of your recipes…. shared happiness is double happiness, right? 😉
    xx

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      Smiling Notes

      February 5, 2016

      Thank you Laura.. Like I mentioned before, I’m so glad we came across each other! You are such a talented person and I’m sure I have a lot to learn from you 😊
      XoXo

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    Akki

    February 12, 2016

    Smiling notes is a really nice title. Your blog is also good. I feel like wow to visit your weblog.
    Keep blogging and stay connected!

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      Smiling Notes

      February 12, 2016

      Thanks a lot for stopping by.. Hope to stay connected with you!

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    Gloria

    February 29, 2016

    Hello,
    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award as a token of my appreciation.
    Here is the link http://plateituprecipes.com/2016/02/29/versatile-blogger-award/. Congrats!!

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      Smiling Notes

      March 3, 2016

      Thanks a lot Gloria for the nomination.. for some reason this comment ended up in the spam folder and I just checked it 🙁 You are really sweet and I will definitely try to do it when I get a chance. Really appreciate the nomination 🙂

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    businesstravelerswife

    March 4, 2016

    I love everything about your blog! 🙂 It’s so refreshing to look at and you’ve got interesting posts. Can’t wait to see more food and travel posts. I’m also a foodie and traveler! 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      March 4, 2016

      That is so cool to come across a fellow travel and food lover! thank you so much for visiting. Heading over to your blog now 🙂

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    Stephanae V. McCoy

    March 20, 2016

    Hi there, I wanted to come by to thank you for liking one of my comments on another blog. I typically take these types of opportunities to make new connections and your About is so positive I just had to follow. I look forward to reading your posts. Have a great day! Steph

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      Smiling Notes

      March 20, 2016

      I loved your comment on Jacqueline’s brunch party! So glad you stopped by my blog.. Heading over to your blog now 😊

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    The Millionaire's Digest

    March 22, 2016

    Thank you very much! I love your blog as well! Take beautiful pictures, write beautiful reviews… Everything on your blog is perfect!

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    A Nenes Life

    March 29, 2016

    Very nice, keep up the great work!!

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    Diya @ Pen2Needle

    March 31, 2016

    I absolutely love the look of your blog! Such a visual treat 😀 Can’t wait to delve in and read some more 🙂

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    sarithakumbakkara

    April 16, 2016

    Hi Smiling Notes, I have been going through your blog and enjoying the gifts and talents you share there! Wish I could have found your space earlier! I would like to know and read more about your blog. I have nominated you for One lovely Blog Award for your outstanding work. Please follow the link to https://savourexoticwithsari.com/category/awards-recognitions/one-lovely-blog-award/ 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      April 16, 2016

      That is so sweet of you my dear Sari! Your words of appreciation mean a lot to me! I feel truly honored to be nominated by you.. I will surely try to complete the award asap (I’m actually behind at doing a lot of award posts) I hope you understand and thanks once again for this sweet gesture 😘💕

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    drewdog2060drewdog2060

    May 15, 2016

    I love your description of how travel makes you feel “like a bird”. What a beautiful way of expressing your love of travel. Kevin

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      Smiling Notes

      May 15, 2016

      Thank you so much Kevin for the kind words of appreciation as well as for visiting my blog.

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    Divya Deepak Rao

    May 16, 2016

    You’ve a wonderful blog here! So happy to have stopped by!
    Hugs
    Divya

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    fromdreamtoplan

    May 20, 2016

    Happy to have found your blog! I love your positivity and enthusiasm! Plus, I love food and travelling too so following you will definitely be interesting! Looking forward to reading your posts! 🙂

    https://fromdreamtoplan.wordpress.com/

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      Smiling Notes

      May 20, 2016

      Thanks a lot for stopping by. Really appreciate your kind words. Hoping to stay connected with you 😊

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    tingleurtastebuds

    May 23, 2016

    Lovely blog and am happy to come across. Thanks for stopping by mine. You have a list of good stuff there. Keep rocking dear.

    Hugs
    Meena.

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      Smiling Notes

      May 23, 2016

      Thank you so much Meena..happy to come across your wonderful blog as well!

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    Nikhil

    June 5, 2016

    Hi there. You’ve a very beautiful blog. The design, the pictures – I just loved it.

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    thatssojacob

    June 8, 2016

    Hey there! Since June is the 6th month of the year, I’m following 6 fun and interesting blogs each day, and you’re one of them! Follow me back if you like at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com and make six new blog friends of your own. Have a great day!

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    Rashminotes

    June 22, 2016

    Lovely blog! Look forward to reading many of your posts:)

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    Sev

    August 10, 2016

    I’m trying to get better in the kitchen so I hope to get some inspiration from your blog 🙂

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