DIY: Scented Flameless Floral Candles

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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...]

A Working Mom’s Guide to Stress Management

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As a mother of a pre-schooler and a newborn, I know I often feel the need to just sit back and relax, but even that feels like a luxury these days! But am I complaining? definitely not, because I have carved my life to be happy with 5 hours of sleep at night, and enjoy the rest of the day with my little one and my family, finding time to squeeze in some relaxing activities that help me enjoy this … [Read more...]

DIY: Recycled Cardboard Organizer

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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: Multi-Colored Melted Crayon Discs

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

5 New Side Dishes For Thanksgiving Menu

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  Delicious Side Dishes for Easy Entertaining As much as you plan and prepare for your Turkey, or any other Vegetarian main course, do not forget the side dishes. They are as important as the main course or the dessert, as they add an interesting texture and variety to the menu, in their own endearing way. This Thanksgiving, you don't have to go for the staples like Green beans or Mashed … [Read more...]

Diwali Celebration – Ideas Crafts & More

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  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...]

Easy 5-Step Facial at Home

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How to do a Facial at HomeThese days, life has become so hectic for women that its hard to find time or energy to take care of your skin! Yes, you might squeeze in a facial visit to your beautician once every 2 months, but that is not enough. Not everyone is blessed with flawless skin like Aishwarya Rai or Cindy Crawford, but that does not mean we can't look beautiful too. If you want a healthy, … [Read more...]