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My love for the phulkari flower is well documented on the blog, but I’ve never written about my quest to find a phulkari bagh of my own. A bagh is a traditional dupatta embroidered for a special occasion like a wedding, or the birth of a child. The entire dupatta is covered in flowers and […]

The Phulkari Bagh

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May 3, 2016

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Feb 9, 2016

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You may have noticed that things are starting to change a little here at Pink Chai. I’ve been making some updates to the look of the site, as well as the navigation and content flow behind the scenes for a few weeks now. Since I’m a one woman show it may be a few days […]

A New Look for Pink Chai: Inspired by Phulkari

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Last Christmas Zara asked for two items; a Rainbow Loom with every colour of elastics, or a Perler Bead Board and thousands of tiny Perler Beads. I decided to go with the second option, even though I knew I’d be stepping on them forever. Partially because they are so much easier for a seven year […]

Phulkari Inspired Perler Bead Coasters

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Apr 21, 2015

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Jan 7, 2020

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Lohri Table Decorations

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It’s no secret that I love to entertain. Nothing makes my heart as happy as a full house, lively conversation, and full bellies. I love parties so much that this year I even chose Celebrate as my word of the year! (Okay there is a much deeper reason why I chose the word, but it […]

Easy Lohri Table Decorations: Step-by-Step

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Being Punjabi. What does it mean to you? Speaking the language? Eating Punjabi food? Belonging to the great province of 5 rivers that was haphazardly divided by the infamous Radcliffe line? I hadn’t really thought much about what it means to ‘be Punjabi’ in the context of a first generation Canadian born to Punjabi parents […]

Being Punjabi – The Museum of Surrey

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Oct 11, 2019

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Sep 23, 2019

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Bollywood quote candles. This was one of my first DIYs for the blog, but still one of my favourites. Bringing it out of the archives just in time for Diwali. I love making these up for Diwali party favours and hostess gifts around this time of the year. (Originally posted in May 2015). I love […]

DIY Bollywood Quote Candles

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This weekend my family will be celebrating Lohri the same way we have for the last few years. I make a pot of saag, and then we bring it over to our friends Johnny & Lisa’s house, where Lisa makes her famous super soft makki di roti (and the best tari wala chicken ever), and […]

My Lohri Tablescape & Decor

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Jan 11, 2019

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May 2, 2017

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If you beenĀ hanging out with me online for a while, you’ll know that I love tulips almost as much as I love shameless selfies. So every spring I plan a day out to a local tulip field with my friend (and fabulous photographer) Aziz and pose like a wannabe Bollywood starlet. See I’m a good […]

Bloom Tulip Festival Abbotsford: In Pictures

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Over the last few months we’ve been making some slow but steady progress on our place. The living room finally has some curtains, I painted the bedroom, and the entry room got some art work. There’s one room that has been sorely neglected though, our dining room. Even though we bought a beautiful wooden harvest […]

Feeling Inspired By: 3/4 Painted Walls

Nov 7, 2016

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Oct 12, 2016

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40 by 40 List: Fourty Things to do Before Your 40th Birthday

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Today is my 36th birthday, which means I have 4 years to finish my 40 by 40 list! A bit of a stretch, but totally doable. A few years ago I took on a 35 by 35 list before my 35th birthday and the results were pretty good, so let’s give it another go, shall […]

My 40 By 40 List

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Many of my friends are observing Ramadan right now, and along with hosting Iftar get-togethers, they are also planning Eid celebrations. When I think of Eid, one of the first things that pops into my mind is gorgeous Arabic henna designs. I always see the women at my local Indian shops with gorgeous henna designs […]

Henna Inspired Champagne Flutes DIY

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Jul 13, 2015

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