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Phulkari embroidery isn’t traditionally connected to Lohri. You can find people making and wearing phulkari chunnis all over Punjab all year round. However, in my home it’s become a part of our Lohri traditions.  Around Lohri time I like to use my phulkaris as decor pieces. (A couple years ago we did a whole post […]

Phulkari Colouring Pages – Free Download!

Jan 5, 2022

Art & Design

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Phulkari embroidery isn’t traditionally connected to Lohri. You can find people making and wearing phulkari chunnis all over Punjab all year round. However, in my home it’s become a part of our Lohri traditions.  Around Lohri time I like to use my phulkaris as decor pieces. (A couple years ago we did a whole post […]

Phulkari Colouring Pages – Free Download!

Jan 5, 2022

Art & Design

Aug 24, 2021

Art & Design, Design, DIY, Home

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To say our main bathroom needed an update was more than an understatement, it was stating the painfully obvious. We moved into our current house about 4 years ago, and I’ve done almost no updates. It’s a long story – but the Coles Notes are; I just wasn’t motivated. And now that the decorating bug […]

Main Bathroom Makeover (Before & After)

Feb 16, 2021

DIY, Featured, Style

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No piece of clothing will ever match the charm and memories of your wedding outfit. Most of us spent years dreaming of the perfect outfit, and months visiting desi shops before settling on ‘the one’. It’s too bad that after pouring all that anticipation and excitement into the search for the perfect outfit we only […]

Repurposing Your Wedding Outfit

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Normally I try not to overdo the strong chemicals and toxic cleaners, but with all of the COVID business, that went out the window. We were disinfecting everything, all day long. Our house is filled with Lysol, bleach, hand sanitizer – things we normally avoid. As necessary as those steps were (and in some ways […]

Homemade Lemon Cleaner (Non-Toxic)

Jun 3, 2020

Family, Home, Uncategorized

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Normally I try not to overdo the strong chemicals and toxic cleaners, but with all of the COVID business, that went out the window. We were disinfecting everything, all day long. Our house is filled with Lysol, bleach, hand sanitizer – things we normally avoid. As necessary as those steps were (and in some ways […]

Homemade Lemon Cleaner (Non-Toxic)

Jun 3, 2020

Family, Home, Uncategorized

Mar 26, 2020

Home

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The other day I was checking in with my friend Lisa (on the phone of course), and we started talking about how we are each approaching disinfecting and sanitizing our houses through this crisis. Lisa is a natural at keeping a spotless and organized house, me on the other hand, not so much. After the […]

9 Things You Should be Disinfecting Daily (or More)

Feb 5, 2020

Art & Design, DIY

diy payal

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Have you ever met a desi girl who doesn’t like wearing payal? (Or jhanjaran, as they are called in my family). I think everyone secretly loves walking into a room making just a subtle “chun chun” sound. In fact, when I was a teenager my mom used to try to discourage me from wearing them. […]

DIY Payal/Jhanjar (Indian Anklets)

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Today would have been my Bibi’s 88th birthday. But if she were here with us, we probably wouldn’t have celebrated it. Not because we didn’t love her (or any excuse for a party), she just never would have allowed it. She wasn’t the type of person to celebrate or make a big fuss about herself. […]

My Bibi’s Shawl: Repurposed & Preserved

my bibis shawl

Feb 4, 2020

DIY, Family, Relationships

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Today would have been my Bibi’s 88th birthday. But if she were here with us, we probably wouldn’t have celebrated it. Not because we didn’t love her (or any excuse for a party), she just never would have allowed it. She wasn’t the type of person to celebrate or make a big fuss about herself. […]

My Bibi’s Shawl: Repurposed & Preserved

my bibis shawl

Feb 4, 2020

DIY, Family, Relationships

Jan 23, 2020

Art & Design, DIY

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These DIY Handwritten Balloons are  so simple, I almost didn’t post them. Guys, it’s balloons that I wrote on with a Sharpie!! I know a lot of people aren’t into balloons anymore (how 1990’s), but I kind of secretly love them. (*Pink Chai Living is almost 9 years old! So I’ve decided that each week […]

DIY Handwritten Balloons

Jan 20, 2020

Art & Design, DIY

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If you are anything like me you probably have a bin full of chudiyan/vanga (desi bangles) under your bed, or tucked into the back of your closet. Most of mine were bought to go with an Indian outfit at some point or another. The trouble is even when that outfit is donated or passed on, […]

Update Old Chudiyan with Nail Polish {DIY Painted Chudiyan)

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When the trailer for Chhapaak first released, I was unsure if I would watch it. I’m highly sensitive to films and books that highlight crimes against women. Some of my sensitivity comes from triggers in my own past, and some of it comes from the weight of emotional exhaustion. I’m tired of reading about violent crimes […]

Yes, It Will Be Hard, But You Should Still Watch Chhapaak

Jan 15, 2020

Art, Art & Design

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When the trailer for Chhapaak first released, I was unsure if I would watch it. I’m highly sensitive to films and books that highlight crimes against women. Some of my sensitivity comes from triggers in my own past, and some of it comes from the weight of emotional exhaustion. I’m tired of reading about violent crimes […]

Yes, It Will Be Hard, But You Should Still Watch Chhapaak

Jan 15, 2020

Art, Art & Design

Jan 7, 2020

Art & Design, Design

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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