Happy Birthday Mochatini





I cant believe it has been a year already. Wow! Time DOES fly when you’re having fun!

Wasn’t it a fantastic year? I have enjoyed sharing my inspirations, experiments and dreams with you. I have made so many new friends.  Thank you for coming back to Mochatini and leaving me sweet notes! I cant tell you how much I look forward to reading your comments. With each post {185 counting this one}, each comment {167 + 42 that I deleted by accident}, each Tweet and FB comment, I have felt such a connection with YOU.


My life is richer with support from friends like you – old and new! You all know who you are and I love you! Bloggers and non-bloggers. {Thank you DTI, Design for Mankind, Dwellings and Decor, HWTM, Life in a Venti Cup, Design Tavern, An Indian Summer, Coco+Kelley} Designers and artists. Renters and home owners. Fashionistas and remodelistas. Friends from literally all corners of the world! Each one of you has been a source of  inspiration to me. It is mostly because of your encouragement that I come back each day and post on Mochatini.

This past year, both Mochatini and I have grown a lot. Changes in Mochatini are apparent {design, topics, readers,etc}. Mochatini also has two siblings – Twilight Saga Style and A Bloom in Time.

Blogging on Mochatini has given me the confidence to trust my creative instincts.  I know a lot more about design, decoration, styling and photography and am not afraid to experiment. I am really enjoying learning photography from Paul and the photographers I feature. I realized I might get into interior styling and love flowers. I am better at writing and communicating my ideas than I was a year ago. {I have had a lifelong struggle with words so any development is HUGE for me}. My web design skills are way better too. I have also become a super multi-tasker! {Full time work, three blogs, contributing blogger at 2modern, life, travel, relationships, networking, home making….} But most of all I realized how much I really enjoy blogging.


Here’s to many many more! Thank you for reading Mochatini. Salud!

PS: I had forgotten the date until Paul reminded me and said he wanted to take me out to dinner to celebrate!

A VERY special thank you to Paul, my awesome husband. Thank you for being YOU. For reading my blog. For your support!  For encouraging me on days when my visitor counts fell. Patiently listening being a shoulder to cry on when I felt down. For cheering me up! For the wonderful dinners when I was totally consumed with work. For helping me pursue my creative endeavors. For loving me, just as I am! I love you!


pps: I wanted to give away some goodies to mark Mochatini’s birthday, but that will have to wait a bit. {generous sponsors welcome}.

Images: MDH -private, magpietango, dom perignon, pia ulin, ellen silverman


  1. happy birthday its must feel great having all these people leaving comments for mochatinis birthday.well any way congrats and hopefully you will make it to 5 or more birthdays.

  2. Congratulations….! I remember when you had just begun to formulate your ideas…i had no clue the results would be so good….you have worked really hard and continue to do so….you’re just like your mom….you both have the ability to juggle several things and its commendable! and i know how encouraging Paul has been…Kudos to you both! All the best for the coming year!

  3. Manvi, congrats! Sorry I am late getting here. I was thrilled for you when you told me about the anniversary, and here’s to many more b’days for Mochatini.

    Love the pic of you and Paul you guys make a lovely couple!


  4. I’m late I’m late I’m always late but congrats Manvi on a great blog. One year – nothing !! I can see so many more wonderful years for you 🙂

  5. Happy birthday! I just found your blog and love it! Can’t wait to come back!

  6. Happy blog birthday Manvi & Mochatini! I’ve just discovered you, but I’m going to subscribe and am looking forward to your next blogging year.
    Trudi =)

  7. Happy Birthday Mochatini.
    You have covered so much and still I am sure you want to add more.
    Mochatini has become my daily habbit.

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! keep it up m’dear – the first year is always great fun… the second is even better 😉

  9. Congrats Manvi! That’s so cute that you guys went out to dinner to celebrate! You’ve been a great blogger friend and I wish you tons of success with Mochatini in year 2.

  10. Happy Birthday! And Congrats! I’ve very much enjoyed following your blog and being inspired… 🙂

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