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...]

Spiced Nuts in a Jar

Spiced Nuts in a Jar

Spiced Nuts are often the best tidbits to serve at any Holiday gathering. Their versatility makes them a crowd favorite, and you can make them spicy, savory, sweet, or a dash of all together. Get inspired by holiday flavors and add cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, maple- any flavor that you fancy and give a new twist to your spiced nut recipe. They also make a wonderful gourmet gift or party favor. Just … [Read more...]

Diwali Celebration – Ideas Crafts & More

what is diwali

  If you have Indian neighbors, you have probably already seen them stringing lights around their house, as Diwali approaches. Diwali is a very popular festival celebrated all over India, and Indians residing around the world. It is also the Hindu New Year for some Indians, and is generally celebrated as a 3-5 day festival, just like Christmas or Thanksgiving. It helps us Indians spread … [Read more...]