Thursday, May 21, 2020

Too Stylish, Too Soon?


If you notice these days, not only are adults super stylish, but our young ones are even more stylish. Now there is always a debate going on how much is too much and isn't it too soon to be so particular about their dressing? But I clearly think that as long as it is not over-priced and is pocket-friendly, I think it's all good. Looking dressed to the nine on a budget has always been my policy 90% of the time, and that is what I think matters as far as dressing up Aryaa goes as well. Looking good is important and so we do best what is in our capacity. Sometimes for special occasions it might be an exceptional case, but as long as you know that you are going to wear whatever you are buying more than once and can justify it to yourself, then go right ahead and make your kid wear it. The world will anyway have an opinion to give. So if you ask me - "Too Stylish, Too Soon?", I would say - "Nope! I like my child looking good and she loves to dress up too, and I am not breaking my bank doing it!" 😊

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Little Pink Dress!


We all have our favourite 'Little Black Dress' and I have a couple, but lately I have a favourite 'Little Pink Dress'. I bought it during my birthday shopping last year, but it has been the perfect dress for the Indian Summer that we are facing, and so most of you have seen me on Instagram wearing it quite regularly during the lockdown. I think the term 'LPD' would be just apt for it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mommy Humour that I can totally relate to! 🤭


The last couple of months in lockdown have been a total test of parenting for me. While it has been super tough, with a few ups and downs especially since there are no maids to help, I definitely would say that I haven't fared as badly as I thought I would in a situation as distressing as this. I know I have done and said some crazy things during this time, and so today in this post I’ve put together some of my favorite funny mom quotes that I have come across and completely related to, but in good humour. I am sure most of you are also going to relate to each one of these, and so I had to share them with you for you to have a good laugh too. 😊

Monday, May 18, 2020

Recipe: Quick Chocolate Cheese Balls


This blog post is all about a recipe that contains all that a child loves - chocolate and cheese! Today I am sharing with you a quick recipe for Chocolate Cheese Balls that are easy to make, eat and carry along anywhere. In fact making these can be a fun activity with your kids, just like it's one for Aryaa too. It's a great dish to indulge in the goodness of chocolate with a twist, and is loved by kids and adults. It also makes for the perfect lockdown snack.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

My 5 Make-up Essentials!

 

I love make-up and while I have loads of different products in my vanity, there are 5 products that are total essentials for me. With these 5 I can also whip up a basic look in a jiffy, and so today in this blog post, I am sharing with you the 5 make-up products that I can't do without!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Celebrating my Press Features this Month! 🥂


The last one month has been super special. While on the personal front it has meant a lot of quality family bonding time, on the work front too it has been phenomenal. I've had 4 press features and each one has been super special. In times like these when everything is at a low, and one has to keep motivating oneself to work harder, appreciation like these in the form of press features can really be a morale booster. So this weekend is all about celebrating these, but I also wanted to share the press features with you, and so this blog post is all about that. 😊

Friday, May 15, 2020

My Rekindled Love for Crop Tops!


Until a year ago, I was always on the fence about crop tops. I adored the trend but wasn't ready to embrace it because I always thought it's not for me. But how wrong was I! I was aware of all the styles in the market, the ways to wear them, and I knew all the styling tips too as far as a crop top was concerned, but never applied any of them for myself, till one day, a realization dawned upon me. 😀

Thursday, May 14, 2020

6 Ways I am Adapting as a Content Creator during the Covid-19 Lockdown


As the Coronavirus a.k.a Covid-19 pandemic takes over the world, the lockdown has left a lot of content creators trying out different ways how to adjust to what is being thrown at us. Stepping out of the house is not a possibility nor is interaction with anyone other than immediate family members who we live with, and so for me too its been a time where trying to figure out how to continue churning out fresh yet relevant content has not been easy. However, I have kind of worked my way out and deduced what I think works best for me, given the situation and my increased home responsibilities. What I am really thankful about is that I am safe at home along with family, and so adapting and growing with a positive mindset is how I have to approach everything.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Recipe: Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Cookie Sandwich


So today's blog post is all about a fun dish which I had come up with last year for Aryaa's school tiffin time. Aryaa loves peanut butter and strawberry jelly candy, and so using those along with cookies, I created the Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Cookie Sandwich for her. Now during the lockdown too I have to keep making dishes that she likes especially for snack time, and I involve her in no fire cooking as well, so this is a quick and fun one which she loves to make and then eat too.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

6 ways to Twin with your Daughters!


Let me be very honest! 😀 One of the main reasons why I always prayed to God that I should have a daughter was so that I could play dress up with her. I mean isn't it cute when mommies and their daughters dress up in matching outfits which we now call TWINNING? Not only is it fun, but it also makes for really good photo opportunities! 😉

Monday, May 11, 2020

Perfect Blue Summer Dress + Styling Tips!


After a white dress, I think nothing screams summer more than a pretty blue dress. I chanced upon a beautiful one which you see above during one of my sourcing sprees, and while it didn't fit my sourcing requirement then, it fit the bill for a beautiful blue summer dress that I always wanted to own and so I bought it that very instant. What made the buy even better was that it's made from pure cotton which makes it even more apt, cool and comfortable to wear for the hot hot weather that we face in the summers. 

Sunday, May 10, 2020

#SplurgeOrSave - Indian drugstore dupes for your favourite High-end brands! (Part 2)


am back with Part 2 of my series where I am sharing a few Indian and International Drugstore dupes for some iconic high-end products and brands! In this post, the makeup items are different from the earlier ones shared with you, so it only helps to add to your kitty. Last time it was more about the base and the eyes, and this time it's a completely different range of products. So, here you go!

Friday, May 8, 2020

#SplurgeOrSave - Indian drugstore dupes for your favourite High-end brands! (Part 1)


International makeup brands have definitely made a foray into the Indian market with the likes of HUDA beauty now available in India along with Estee Lauder, MAC, Bobbi Brown and more. However, the pricing of these brands still stops a lot of people from buying them due to their not so economical pricing as everyone may not be able to afford them. In this blog post, I am sharing a few Indian and International Drugstore dupes for some iconic high-end products and brands! So let's get started!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Empowering our Little Girls!


Empowering our little girls is so important in today’s world - it’s a commitment that you have to make to yourself to make sure that you help them to inculcate a sense of belonging in this world. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

My Sunshine Girl! 🌞🌞🌞

 

The sunshine to my storms - yes that's what Aryaa means to me - My Sunshine Girl, which is why I gave this title to the blog post because she truly is a ray of sunshine. She has made me happy every day since the day she was born, and trust me I do not exaggerate that at all. She is such a happy girl every day, other than a few 5 year old attitude and tantrum moments. In fact till the age of 3 she barely would cry or even throw a tantrum - she was the happiest kid I had seen. I don't say that because she is my child, it was just how she was. I do not deny though that now there are days she makes me want to run away sometimes, especially during this lockdown, but at the end of the day she is the only one who can turn my grumpy mood into a happy one. Her voice and her hugs and her thoughts, nothing for me is more innocent, cute and soothing!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Summer Perfect Juice Recipes - Watermelon Mojito


I am back with my second Summer Perfect Juice recipe. Today I am sharing a juice recipe called Watermelon Mojito (non alcoholic okay which is why I call it a juice), which is a cool and refreshing drink along with being nutritious. Loved by kids and adults, it's a keeper! So let's begin!

Monday, May 4, 2020

5 Romantic Movies On Netflix You Just Cannot Miss!


Syrupy and sentimental, that's what I'm usually called by my husband, oh yes, if my memory serves me correctly, last time he called me mawkish for watching a romantic movie! Somehow my romantic fixation gets my husband all wordy! But to tell you the truth, I know this for a fact that he secretly enjoys watching them, also debunking the popular notion that romantic movies and romantic comedies are chick flicks meant for and enjoyed by the womenfolk. Well, my logic behind this is, given the times we live in, and currently the lockdown that we are living in, we all need something that reignites that cushy little tender spark, which in our daily grind of life, gets puts out. Romantic movies especially comedies make you laugh, sometimes cry (that's strictly sweet and never serious) and reaffirm your faith in the good old romance and that's why everyone loves them! Especially in this lockdown, it has been such a saviour.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Forgotten White Dress!


I know you must be wondering why the blog post has the title it has, so let me tell you a little story about this pretty white dress, which gave the blog post it's title. I bought this maxi dress from Forever 21 in the monsoon of 2017 (July to be precise), right when I got back from the USA after my vacation. Though the monsoon had started, when you see a white dress that subtly spells sexy, literally calls out to you and looks great on you too, you obviously are not going to leave the opportunity to buy it right? So I obviously didn't care that I would have to wait to wear it, because I definitely didn't want to not buy it, and then regret it later. So there it was in my shopping bag and home that very day. Little did I know, that because I wouldn't get to wear it a few months, I would completely forget about it. Very unlike me but yes it happened! 🤦

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Summer Perfect Juice Recipes - Carrot Ginger-ale


With a hot hot summer on our heads and also because of the lockdown, I have decided to switch aerated drinks and other packaged drinks, with healthier options. Cold pressed juices are my all time favourite because of the nutritional value that they contain, and this summer it is going to be all about them. So I am sharing some easy peasy recipes. In case you don't have a cold pressed juicer, don't worry, you can make these with your regular juicer or food processor/mixer, because that is still going to be healthier than having other packaged drinks.

Today I am sharing a juice recipe called Carrot Ginger-ale that is super refreshing and nutritious. It's kid-friendly too! So let's begin!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Benefits of Sabja/Basil Seeds & How to include it into your Diet


A lot of you have seen me on my Instagram regularly consuming Sabja/Basil Seeds for over a year now. Some people asked me why I take it, what are the benefits and some people asked me for recipes that could help them to consume it. So today I thought, a blog post would be the perfect way to spell it all out. And this also spells the beginning of my May 2020 Blogging Challenge which I am super excited about.😊

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Time for husbands to #ShareTheLoad For Equal Sleep!


I recently attended the launch of the 4th chapter of Ariel's #ShareTheLoad movement and as always this year too they focused on something very very relevant. Over the years, Ariel has dealt with the question - ‘Is laundry only a woman’s job?’ in many different ways. This year, Ariel highlighted the existing household inequality in the areas of chores and sleep. Didn't think there was a connection between the two? Neither did I till I fell really sick last year (story to follow a little later).

Monday, January 27, 2020

Suppressed Emotions.....


Improving the quality of my life is a mission that I have been on for the last couple of years. I can vouch that through awareness and practice, my life is way better than what it was. I have realized that there is so much that we all are unaware about, which we can’t even believe can affect our lives. So I wanted to share something with you all today and I hope it’s useful for some of you as well as it has been for me.

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