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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)

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)

Aug 24, 2021

Art & Design, Design, DIY, Home

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 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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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

Sep 25, 2019

Art & Design, DIY, Home

ikea dining table hack

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I have a weird obsession with dining tables. Every place we’ve ever lived in since getting married (which has been a lot of places), I’ve always prioritized buying or upgrading our dining table before any other furniture. Even though we now own a farm style table I love, this Ikea dining table hack will always […]

Ikea Dining Table Hack: Inspired by India

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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

Sep 23, 2019

Art & Design, DIY

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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

Sep 23, 2019

Art & Design, DIY

Dec 5, 2018

Art & Design, DIY, Fashion

easy press 2 cricut

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A popular dinner time topic at my house is, ‘if we had a t-shirt business, this is a saying we should put on the shirts’. For years, my husband and kids have talked about this. I think it might have started when we visited Golden a few years ago and walked into an old school […]

Making Custom Clothing with the Easy Press 2

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