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5 common shopping mistakes

Ola! How are you doing?  I am back from a lovely vacation feeling absolutely rejuvenated and excited to share more content with you all. Now that I am settling back into routine, I am also thinking about Thanksgiving and of course Black Friday/Cyber Monday! Do you love shopping? Ah! I heard you say “yes”. So do I 🙂  As much as I love shopping, I am trying to do mindful shopping and avoid some mistakes while shopping. This is a…

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My packing essentials

I told you, October is my favorite month! This time it is even more exciting as I have the most awaited trip coming up in 10 days! More details soon! Travel is always fun but the preparation gets tiring only because I want to make sure I have everything I need when I go to a new place!  I have had my fair share of “Oh God! I forgot to get that!” moments and I want to avoid that during…

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How are you my friend?

Not something I usually write about! But sometimes bothering thoughts are better written than stationed inside! It (yes! I dint know it was a she) was just a name on my favorite hand bag and a pretty wallet! I never read or followed his work apart from hearing his name may be twice in my life (Remember “The Big Short“). But the shocking news of suicide of these two celebrities who I have no connection with totally upset me and…

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Experience, Lifestyle

6 Systems to Stay Organized at Home

Do you remember from here, when I said, cleaning and organizing are my biggest stress busters? January 14th was National Home Organizing Day (Yes! there is a day for that) and I shared here, my five basic habits to get started with organizing at home. Piggy backing on that post, this post will keep you motivated to set up some simple systems at home to stay organized! So, here are six systems to start with and stay organized at home.…

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Kaustubha, Lifestyle

Six Things To Do This Summer In Seattle

Hello Summer! It is no more of Sleepless in Seattle but Summer in Seattle!!! I bet, many of us in Seattle are waiting to soak up in the sun after drenching in the rain for over 6 months now. Well, well I agree we had a disappointing spring with continuing rains and lower temperatures, but lets hope for a good and bright summer (in the defense, we had a good summer last year!). And as we get set for the…

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Lifestyle, Out of Office

Skin care with Sugar & Herbs

It’s already June and I just can’t get off the fantastic long weekend during during the Memorial Day. You get a recipe for awesomeness when you mix a long awaited vacation, an unforgettable anniversary in the sun (checked one off my bucket list here), a scenic drive to Baker Lake – a must-see in very own PNW and of course a relaxed me-time at home. Talking of a relaxed me time, raise your hand if you like to spend time in your hot bath tub. I…

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Brandology, Lifestyle

30 Before 30

Hola after a really long time! I took a self imposed break from many things including blogging for a while! Now I am back because I wanted to 🙂 I started writing (later termed blogging) just out of my interest to talk about things that interest and inspire me. For some reason, at some point I felt, I was forcing this on myself and I did not like it. I wanted to write only when I feel for it. Well,…

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Seattle’s Snowy Sunday

We are already in the middle of February and spring’s almost there! Like every new year, this one too seems going too fast! Seattle has seen a different winter this year with never ending rains, bright days and heavy snow fall(totally reminded me of my chilly Philly winters). But, as I sit down on a Sunday morning sipping hot coffee, I am reminded of one of the beautiful weekends my family and I spent in Steven’s pass this month. Though…

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Lifestyle, Out of Office

What’s up long weekend?

The Labor Day (long) weekend is here to cap off the summer and before the “Back to School” mode is switched on. For me, long weekends are as much stressful as they are fun. Its of course fun, because its a LOOONG weekend but its gets stressful planning the weekend. Uff! This long weekend we decided to stay home and just do a day trip on Sunday.  Whether this long weekend means leaving home and camping with friends and family or just…

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Brandology, Lifestyle

Sari Sarita – Celebrating the Pride of India

“I love your pink dress” said a little girl to my mom as we were walking down the streets of Bainbridge Island. She was referring to my mom’s pink sari. “How do you wear it?” “How big is it?” “What do you call the shirt you wear with this” (she was referring to the blouse) asked the little girl’s mother. Such is the attraction and beauty of the 6 yards draped with elegance. It signifies a paradoxical image of an…

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