DIY: Milk Carton Bird Feeder


As Summer seems to grow over the bay area, it seems like we are spending more and more time outdoors, especially in our garden! I've always loved gardening, and its great that I've been able to incorporate the love of outdoors in my little one too. My daughter loves helping me in the garden whether its weeding, painting pots, growing veggies or herbs, or just relaxing on the patio swing! A couple … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa Mix-In-a-Jar

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I spent the last two hours browsing the internet for Christmas gifts, and boy, it is hard work! Luckily, I have to do this only for the kids on the list. For all the adults, I can just use my culinary skills to create edible foodie gifts that they can enjoy during the holiday season. I was very keen on doing a gift-in-a-jar kind of thing this season. So instead of packing cookies or candies in a … [Read more...]

DIY: Easy Snowflake Candle Centerpiece


Who doesn't like decking up their homes during the holidays? but that does not necessarily mean that you need to buy expensive decorations. Every year I try to do something different during our Holiday decorations. Being a DIY fan, I love scouring Dollar stores, craft stores and the clearance sections in other stores to collect stuff that I can repurpose to make something beautiful. Making a … [Read more...]

7 Quick DIY Ideas to deck up your walls


Do your walls look boring? Do they need a quick splurge of color? Are you tired of decorating them with plain old portraits and photos, and need some inspiration to deck up your walls? Here are 5 fun, creative and easy ways to make your walls looks fresh and new This Rosette Backdrop is a wonderful way to use paper to add a splash of color and art to your walls. Select two or three colors … [Read more...]

DIY: Scented Flameless Floral Candles


Diwali is just around the corner, and there is tonnes of activity going on in the house. Food is always an essential part of any festivities, but this festival of lights is incomplete without "Lights & Diyas". On Diwali, it is a tradition to decorate your entire house with lights, and light oil-lamps or diyas, to shun the darkness in our lives and fill it with light. Even I was looking for a … [Read more...]

DIY: Recycled Cardboard Organizer


A filer or organizer made with recycled fedex boxes Ritika has been inspired by her Art teacher at school lately, and is now more and more involved in her craft projects at home; she even has her own homemade caddy with a set of glue-sticks, pencils, toddler scissors, ribbons and markers, which keeps her busy most of the time while I complete other chores. It is so endearing to see a 3-year old … [Read more...]

DIY: Posicle Stick Kid’s Puzzles


Today was my darling daughter's first day at pre-school, and as I dropped her off, a collage of images filled my mind - it was like one minute she was this cute and cuddly newborn, so delicate to put down in an infant car seat as we made our way home from the hospital, and next minute she is this poised and perfect 3-year old, excited to be at her new school, telling me that "You can leave now … [Read more...]

DIY: Multi-Colored Melted Crayon Discs


Multi-Color Crayons made by melting old & broken crayon chips With kids, its easy to become a kid yourself and immerse into a colorful, magical world that one can only witness as a kid! My 3-year old has so many questions, sometimes I really wish I could put an end to them, but more often than not, her questions lead us to undertake beautiful adventures to find the answers that she seeks. … [Read more...]

DIY: Homemade Lavender & Jasmine Sugar Scrub


Homemade Lavender & Jasmine Sugar Scrub, with a touch of Honey for silky soft skin I'm not too much into beautifying myself, and I often look at other women who look impeccable almost every hour of the day, and I wonder - How do they do this!? With a full-time job, a toddler at home, and a kitchen to manage, I barely find time to look presentable, forget impeccable! But nevertheless, last … [Read more...]

How To Make Christmas Ornaments At Home


Homemade Christmas Ornaments Gone are the days when everything used to be Homemade, especially during Holiday season. Lack of time and easy availability of stuff at affordable prices make buying stuff an attractive bet, versus making something yourself. However, I'm sure everyone of you will agree, that making things yourself is a great way to indulge your creativity, and holiday crafts are a fun … [Read more...]