Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ From Pink to Blue Girl’s Room with Blue Pompoms & Frames

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This room which belongs to my eldest daughter used to look like this with pink and red decoration. After her birthday party with blue decorations, I recycled the pompoms and frames to redecorate her room into a blue room which has been her wish for a while.

Here are some BEFORE & AFTER shots which I always love to see.

Kids Bedroom 1-001

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Kids Bedroom 12

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I bought frames and blue paint in Mumbai and painted the frames into the color I needed. Would you like to know where I got those frames and paint in Mumbai? Click here for the post on the frame shops I bought the frames from and here for the paint shop.

Blue Frames

At the party for my daughter, I used these frames as photo booth props. It was quite fun!

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With the left over bluer paint, I painted the IKEA hooks which used to be in pink. Don’t look so closely because you’ll going to see the chipped paint.

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Changing the room was not that difficult as I was able to use the party decoration. I love the frames on the wall!

I hope you enjoyed the post!

Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ From Pink to Blue Girl’s Room with Blue Pompoms & Frames

girls room with blue pompoms & frames-10

girls room with blue pompoms & frames-11

This room which belongs to my eldest daughter used to look like this with pink and red decoration. After her birthday party with blue decorations, I recycled the pompoms and frames to redecorate her room into a blue room which has been her wish for a while.

Here are some BEFORE & AFTER shots which I always love to see.

Kids Bedroom 1-001

Girls room in blue4

Kids Bedroom 12

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Girls room in blue2

Girls room in blue1

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I bought frames and blue paint in Mumbai and painted the frames into the color I needed. Would you like to know where I got those frames and paint in Mumbai? Click here for the post on the frame shops I bought the frames from and here for the paint shop.

Blue Frames

At the party for my daughter, I used these frames as photo booth props. It was quite fun!

photo booth blue frames

With the left over bluer paint, I painted the IKEA hooks which used to be in pink. Don’t look so closely because you’ll going to see the chipped paint.

girls room with blue pompoms & frames

girls room with blue pompoms & frames-9

Changing the room was not that difficult as I was able to use the party decoration. I love the frames on the wall!

I hope you enjoyed the post!

Friday Finds ☆ StyleCracker Borough ☆ Design Market in Mumbai India

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I had a chance to visit StyleCracker Borough 2014 held at the Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai. It was like a pop-up shopping mall with many local designers which was very exciting! It reminded me of the Brightspot Market in Jakarta, Indonesia which was one of my favorite events I went there. SC Borough was smaller in scale than the Brightspot (click here for their website), but still it was filled with many brands and I can see SC Borough potentially growing to a much bigger event in the future because it seems to be the place that attracts all the fashionistas and hipsters from Mumbai. StyleCracker is India’s First Personalized Styling Platform. As they are a group of leading stylists who organized and curated this market, I thought I had to go. It’s a great way to discover your favorite local brands.

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PEPPERFRY

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PAPER CLOUDS

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EMAIL: paperclouds09@gmail.com
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POPSICLE

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POPSICLE makes order-to-make bedding. They have really cute prints!

EMAIL: designs@popsicleforkids.com

 

OHAILA KHAN

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OHAILA KHAN
EMAIL: ohaila.khan084@gmail.com

 

The RAD project

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SC Borough Mumbai

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THE RAD PROJECT
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MADISON

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MADISON had some really cute clothes!

 

PAYAL SINGH

These looked stunning that I had to take a photo of them. They seemed to me the modern take on the traditional Indian lehenga, the Indian two piece dress.

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I loved her design and she was so sweet, but I forgot to take the business card. If you know the name, please leave me a note under the comment section. I would love to know her brand.

 

LUNE

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LUNE
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Here is my purchase at LUNE. I love my new bracelet!

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

If you would like to find out the next event by StyleCracker, you might want to follow one or all of their Social Media accounts!

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Style Cracker Borough Design Market Mumbai

Girls Sleepover Party Made Easy

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I hosted a sleepover birthday party for my oldest daughter per her request. I wanted the group to be small, but it was difficult as kids tend to belong to clicks and if you invite just one or two from a group, that would cause some issues. My rule for picking guests was that my daughter had to have some kind of interaction with the friends outside of school by being invited to their birthday parties or play date at their places, etc. Otherwise, the list gets too long. There were a few kids I wish I could invite because I know the moms, but I had to draw a line because I already had 12 girls on the list who confirmed that they could come. I hate this aspect of organizing a party. I just hate to hear if someone’s feelings got hurt by not being included. It gets too hard to manage if you have too many kids when you host it at your place. It gets very expensive as well. I wish I could invite as many as possible so that I don’t have to worry about any hurt feelings!

The sleepover party was a lot of labor for me in some sense, but it did not feel as difficult as I thought that it would be. I personally think that having a sleepover birthday party for a 10-year-old is easier than having a day-time party for a 6-year-old just because younger kids require so many more activities for their attention span being so short. It was fun and easy to do activities with 9-year-olds. It was definitely worth the efforts to host a sleepover party for my daughter because she was very appreciative of my efforts and also it was sweet to see her get so excited to be with her friends.

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Monin Curacao Blue Syrup

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☆ I recommend you put straws in the cups close to the time when guests will drink if the straws are made of paper like the ones I had. These stripe straws were paper straws, so I added them shortly before the Curaçao Blue Soda was offered to the kids. Thus, the earlier photos did not have the straws in.

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I found the cute stripe paper straws at Cheap Jack on Hill Road, which is above Something Special (see information below). I saw the adorable stripe straws at Cheap Jack once, then I never did again. When you see something you like in Mumbai, grab them then. Otherwise, you might not be able to find them again.

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HOW TO HAVE AN EASY SLEEPOVER PARTY FOR GIRLS

KEY FACTORS

1. Party on Friday to Saturday instead of Saturday to Sunday.
Why? Many kids have Saturday morning activities. Thus, you can convince kids go to bed at the time you would like them to go to bed. On Saturday morning many kids were picked up early by their parents to go to Saturday activities. It was easy for the kids to leave and it was easy for me as well.

2. Ask kids to bring their own sleeping bags
Tidying up in the morning is made easier.

3. Guests were 9 and 10 years old. They are mature enough to do so much by themselves.

TIME TABLE

6:00 Party begins: Photo Booth with Props
6:30 Dinner
7:00 Manicure Pedicure & Hair Makeover
7:30 PJ Fashion Show
8:00 Cake, Dessert & Play
8:30 Cleanup & Make bed with sleeping bags
8:45 Brushing Teeth
9:15 Movie Starts
10:45 Movie Finished
11:00 Lights Off

PREPARATION

1 MONTH BEFORE
Shop for party decoration, party props, plates, cups, silverware, etc.

2-3 WEEKS BEFORE
Send invitations to friends

1 WEEK BEFORE
Decorate your home
Place an order for cakes & cookies if needed (I ordered from TH Bakes)
Buy Party Favors

3 DAYS BEFORE
Pack party favors

1 DAY BEFORE
Buy desserts, bake (I didn’t…)

DAY OF THE PARTY
1. Prepare a table and place plates in the morning after breakfast. Put sticky tabs with items you’ll serve on them.
2. Buy doughnuts for breakfast for the following morning. I recommend doughnuts over pancakes or waffles because they are more manageable. Seeing how kids were the night before, I could imagine that kids would make our home very sticky if I served maple syrup. Plus, maple syrup in India is a hard-to-get commodity in India.

DINNER

I ordered simple cheese pizzas (better as there are vegetarians) to make it easy. I also served home-made chicken fingers & broccolis which were popular.

HELP

I hired one teenager girl to help me with manicure pedicure, which was a big help! She was also a judge for a pj fashion show. There were things that a teenager could say and was received better than if it was coming from me, a mom of a birthday girl. I was glad to have her. The girls were also able to help each other to do their hair and manicure pedicure which was a huge help!

PHOTO BOOTH PROPS

Oversized glasses, sunglasses, mustaches, lips & mustaches on sticks, hats, wigs, boas, belts, frames

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SHOPPING INFORMATION FOR MUMBAI RESIDENTS

Please click on the links below for more information.

Frame Shopping in Mumbaid ☆ My recommendations on frame shops on SV Road
Empire Paint Center ☆ My recommendation on paint shop

Mota’s Party Shop
61, Hill Road (Bandra west), Mumbai 400050, Mahārāshtra, India
It is a couple of shops down from Something Special, a craft shop on Hill Road.
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Something Special
63, Hill Road, Bandra (W), Hill Rd, Ranwar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
*Opposite St. Joseph Convent High School
PHONE: 022 2642 2526
*They close for lunch break between 2:00 and 3:00. (Please check the hours with the store.)
Monday – Saturday Sunday is closed.

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Cheap Jack
63, HILL ROAD, 1st FLOOR, BEFORE ST.PETER CHURCH, BANDRA WEST
Mumbai, MH 400050
PHONE: 022 2640 9367

The mugs were from The White Window.

TheWhiteWindow Mug

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Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ My Work Space

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I’m a wife. I’m a mom. I’m an expat living in Mumbai. I’m a blogger.

When it comes to work space, I’m a domestic nomad.

What I mean by “domestic nomad” is that I work at home and I have many spots I use at home as my work space. I might not have a job that pays me, but I proudly say that I work. Along with taking care of my children, managing home, and networking/socializing with friends, corresponding by email, editing photos, blogging, and managing social media accounts for my blog have been part of my daily work. One of the best things about having work you can do at home and having a laptop computer is that you can pick your work space depending on your mood. Therefore, I have several places in my home where I can call my work space and I move around with my dearest laptop from a spot to spot.

Here are the 4 spaces I use for work as a domestic nomad in my home.

STUDY

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We have a study in our home in Mumbai. I often sit there and work. I share this space with my children. My children use this desk to study, use a computer or do crafts. This is also a desk where my oldest daughter works on her homework.

I painted the wall with the black chalkboard paint a long time ago. Since I painted after I had already posted my post on the study, I was not motivated to take photos to create a post just to show the after look. Until now. The reason for painting the small strip of wall to a black chalkboard wall is that my kids can play and draw on the bottom half. I have this chalkboard which I don’t want my kids to draw on as it is more of a decorative wall in our foyer. It works because my kids know that they are not supposed to touch that wall and they do use this wall in the study to draw. The top part is for me to write notes, reminders or quotes.

I recently did a small DIY on the back cover of the study desk which I have been wanting to do for month (actually it’s been over a year). This desk belongs to the landlord, and when we first moved in, this ugly brownish fabric covered board was standing on the desk to cover its back wall. You can see it in the photos below. Finally and finally! I recovered the board to give a fresher look. Please scroll down for “before & after” shots.

I also tidied up the desk and shelves. I could not stand having clutter on the desk, but I have procrastinated cleaning for many months. I didn’t find the look of the shelves inspiring, either, so I got rid of some stuff, organized, hid some books in other places and I feel much better!

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I wrote an inspiring quote (photo below) which you can see the original here. It is pinned on my Pinterest Graphic & Typography board. The original design came from the the fresh exchange blog.

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LIVING ROOM

Living room is probably my favorite place to work. I love it because it is open and bright with lots of natural light. I usually sit on the yellow couch, with my chai or water on the side and work. My husband likes to spend time in the living room at night usually watching a British football game (by the way, he’s American) or a movie while working on a computer, so I bring my laptop and that way I can spend time with him while I work on my computer. And I IM to my husband who’s sitting next to me. Just kidding.

Living Room Work Space

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KIDS PLAY ROOM

When my kids watch a movie on weekends, they watch in our kids room. When I want to be with my kids any time when they watch a movie or play in this room, I either bring my laptop or use our old laptop computers that we leave in this kids play room. It has missing key caps and a little messed-up touchpad, but it’s good enough to email, surfing internet and write a blog. I sometimes sit in one of the denim bean bags and work. In fact, that’s where I worked on part of this post late at night after my kids went to bed. Then I fell asleep while I was working. In the bean bag. I do that. Quite often. Don’t you?

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MASTER BEDROOM

Lastly I also love to bring my computer and work in our master bedroom on my bed sometimes. It’s quiet and peaceful. When I need a calm relaxing time to filter my thoughts especially in the afternoon, I go there.

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I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of my work space.