Dumping Your Old Clothes? Not Before You Try These DIY Ideas

While you may want to save money, sometimes you find that you cannot avoid a trip to the shopping center: You simply have nothing to wear. This is a common syndrome for many women, despite having a wardrobe filled with clothes! So before you grab your purse and start shopping, here is the DIY survival to pimp up your old clothes and give them a new life! Turn them into Reusable Bags It is … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Afraid of DIY? These Tips Will Help You Get Started

The Do It Yourself epidemic has taken over a vast proportion of the American households. But not everyone feels conquered about it. For some, DIY is worst than an urban insult. It is a living nightmare. The simple idea of crafting something seems overwhelming for non-DIY people who find it hard to imagine that there could be any joy in such activities. More importantly, they find it hard not to … [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...]

A Working Mom’s Guide to Stress Management

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

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

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...]

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...]