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DIY Payal/Jhanjar (Indian Anklets)

Have you ever met a desi girl who doesn’t like wearing payal? (Or jhanjaran, as they are called in my family). I think everyone secretly loves walking into a room making just a subtle “chun chun” sound. In fact, when…

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My Bibi’s Shawl: Repurposed & Preserved

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.…

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DIY Handwritten Balloons

These DIY Handwritten Balloons are  so simple, I almost didn’t post them. Guys, it’s balloons that I wrote on with a Sharpie!! I know a lot of people aren’t into balloons anymore (how 1990’s), but I kind of secretly love…

Update Old Chudiyan with Nail Polish {DIY Painted Chudiyan)

If you are anything like me you probably have a bin full of chudiyan/vanga (desi bangles) under your bed, or tucked into the back of your closet. Most of mine were bought to go with an Indian outfit at some…

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DIY Bollywood Checkers

It seems like there are always endless get togethers during the holiday season. And while this time of year can be stressful, it is nice to spend time with people you love. Games are such a great way to bring…

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DIY: Personalized Glitter Ornaments with Punjabi Names

Hands up if you remember all the personalized ‘stuff’ of the 80’s and 90’s? You could get your name on anything from a water bottle and pencil sharpener, to a toothbrush and comb. Well in theory you could, unless your…

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The Foodie’s Gift Guide + DIY Customized Apron

It can be a little bit challenging to find the perfect gift for a foodie! There’s a very fine balance between fun and interesting while also still being practical. You may be tempted to pick out a quirky mini waffle…

DESIGN TIPS FROM A MILLIONAIRE PRIZE HOME & HOW YOU CAN WIN ONE!

My husband and I have this long running joke. It goes something like this: Me: I’m going to win the lottery, buy an island, and run away! Husband: You actually have to buy a ticket to win the lottery. ?…

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Ikea Dining Table Hack: Inspired by India

I have a weird obsession with dining tables. Every place we’ve ever lived in since getting married (which has been a lot of places), I’ve always prioritized buying or upgrading our dining table before any other furniture. Even though we…


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