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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

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

Feb 16, 2021

DIY, Featured, Style

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)

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)

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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)

diy payal

Feb 5, 2020

Art & Design, DIY

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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)

diy payal

Feb 5, 2020

Art & Design, DIY

Feb 4, 2020

DIY, Family, Relationships

my bibis shawl

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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

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

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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)

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)

Jan 20, 2020

Art & Design, DIY

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 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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It seems like there are always endless get togethers during the holiday season. And while this time of year can be stressful, it is nice to spend time with people you love. Games are such a great way to bring people together and this DIY Bollywood Checkers set is a fun take on a classic!  […]

DIY Bollywood Checkers

Dec 19, 2019

Art & Design, DIY

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It seems like there are always endless get togethers during the holiday season. And while this time of year can be stressful, it is nice to spend time with people you love. Games are such a great way to bring people together and this DIY Bollywood Checkers set is a fun take on a classic!  […]

DIY Bollywood Checkers

Dec 19, 2019

Art & Design, DIY

Dec 10, 2019

Art & Design, DIY

personalized glitter ornaments

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Hands up if you remember all the personalized ‘stuff’ of the 80’s and 90’s? You could get your name on anything from a water bottle and pencil sharpener, to a toothbrush and comb. Well in theory you could, unless your name was Rajveer (or Surijt, or Meena, or Anoop …. you get the point). I […]

DIY: Personalized Glitter Ornaments with Punjabi Names

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