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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

May 20, 2020

Family, Featured, Relationships

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I met my husband when I was 18, and we got married when I was 20. When I look back at my life (I’m 39 now), there are many moments of disbelief. Don’t get me wrong, I’m generally very happy with how my life turned out, but as they say – hindsight is 20/20. My […]

Why I Regret Losing My Maiden Name

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

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Growing up in Canada, my understanding of Lohri was very limited. The two things I knew were; people host Lohri parties when they have a boy, and you always cook saag and eat gur & rewri on Lohri. By the time I made it into my teens, people had started breaking the norm and having […]

Why Celebrate Lohri?

How to celebrate lohri

Jan 5, 2020

Family, Relationships

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Growing up in Canada, my understanding of Lohri was very limited. The two things I knew were; people host Lohri parties when they have a boy, and you always cook saag and eat gur & rewri on Lohri. By the time I made it into my teens, people had started breaking the norm and having […]

Why Celebrate Lohri?

How to celebrate lohri

Jan 5, 2020

Family, Relationships

Dec 29, 2019

Family, Relationships

christmas 2019

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I’m writing this post from our hotel room in Portland. It’s check-out day. The kids are still sleeping, and the Mr. is tip-toeing around our suite collecting all their stuff. This feels like the end of Christmas season. We’ll  make the 5 hour drive home today, I go back to work tomorrow, and then it’s […]

Notes From Christmas…

Jan 31, 2019

Family, Travel

royal bc museum

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It’s no secret that I love museums (and libraries, antique shops, or old filing cabinets full of forgotten paperwork). Any afternoon that connects me to history, art, or language is perfection, but a night at the museum with my kids, that’s the ultimate experience! We recently got to spend a few evening hours wandering the […]

A Night at the Royal BC Museum

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Thinking about celebrating Lohri but not sure where to start? Here a 6 simple and easy Lohri traditions to start with your family. Word of advice, don’t try to do all of them, just pick a few that work for you and your family! Eat saag and makki di roti Notice I didn’t say make […]

6 Simple Lohri Traditions to Start with Your Family

Lohri traditions, how to celebrate lohri

Jan 5, 2019

Family, Relationships

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Thinking about celebrating Lohri but not sure where to start? Here a 6 simple and easy Lohri traditions to start with your family. Word of advice, don’t try to do all of them, just pick a few that work for you and your family! Eat saag and makki di roti Notice I didn’t say make […]

6 Simple Lohri Traditions to Start with Your Family

Lohri traditions, how to celebrate lohri

Jan 5, 2019

Family, Relationships

Mar 22, 2018

Art & Design, DIY, Family

Vaisakhi Activities for Kids | Pink Chai Living

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Planning Vaisakhi activities with your kids leading up to the festival gives you opportunities for teaching your kids about Sikhi, the history of Vaisakhi, and our Gurus, while building anticipation. I’ve always felt that mainstream holidays have so much ‘pre-event’ excitement that kids get caught up in, and our desi holidays or religious festivals make a […]

Vaisakhi Activities: 2018 Countdown Calendar for Kids

Feb 26, 2018

Family, Relationships

how to celebrate holi

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Holi is not a festival that I grew up celebrating, but man did I want to. All the Bollywood songs made it seem like so much fun! Everyone is drenched in colour from head to toe, people are throwing coloured powder into the air, and the songs are so catchy. Unfortunately playing Holi with colours just […]

3 Easy Holi Traditions to Start This Year

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