Sparkle #233: Hey 2017 – Let’s Do This!

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Happy 2017 to all you happy, shiny people! There’s something about 2017 that’s got me all excited and optimistic – this year feels like it’s going to be magical. Or maybe this is just the hope that kicks in with the start… Continue Reading

All is Merry, All is Bright!

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Hello lovely people, are you ready for the holidays? I know I am! 2016 has been one crazy year (I have a feeling I say that for every year), and I am glad it is coming to an end. This year just… Continue Reading

Sparkle #204: Creative Room Decor Ideas – Part 2

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See Part 1 of this post here.  Hello folks, today I am wrapping up my room decor inspiration post with this round-up of ideas for bright, colorful and creative decor which complements the current set up of my room. Let me know what… Continue Reading

Sparkle #203: Creative Room Decor Ideas – Part 1

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See Part 2 of this post here.  Hello everyone, how has your week been? Mine’s been crazy as always, and I am so excited the weekend is just around the corner. This weekend, I will be spending some time shopping online… Continue Reading

Out With The Old, In With The New

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I am writing this post from a room which is bare, empty and feels cold, even though today is a particularly warm summer day. All the paraphernalia on my desk has been packed in boxes, and the pictures and postcards on the walls have… Continue Reading

Color Me Crazy: Holi Happiness

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Today is Holi – the festival of colors, love, laughter and merrymaking. The Holi festival marks the end of winter and is a great way to welcome spring. Holi is probably one of the most chilled out Indian festivals ever –… Continue Reading

How to Get Your Happy On!

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Spring has finally sprung (yesterday was the Spring Equinox) and today UN is celebrating the International Day of Happiness. If you click this link, you can actually download a free Happiness Guidebook which is packed with ideas to create a happier… Continue Reading

Happy Women’s Day Ladies!

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Being a woman is a blessing which should be celebrated everyday, not just on 8 March! But since we got a day to ourselves, let’s take some time today and remember to: Be kind to ourselves and stop feeling guilty: we don’t have to… Continue Reading

Sparkle #180: Buddha Doodles

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Happy Monday my lovelies! It’s a particularly happy Monday for me this week, since we got our grandmother home today. If you read my post last week, you would know that my absence on the blog was primarily because my… Continue Reading

Introducing The Micro Resolution

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Hello wonderful people, it’s the middle of January and I am finally ready to share my goals and intentions for the coming year with everyone! I earlier wrote a post about taking some time to think through my resolutions instead of forcing myself… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

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Hello my lovelies! It’s the end of the year, so I am taking a break to relax, introspect and come back with new goals for 2016. Thank you for being a part of Pumpernickel Pixie and visiting regularly, I am so grateful for you!… Continue Reading

Christmas Tree for the Year 2015

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2015 has been one crazy year! It has been full of both highs and lows, warm surprises, much awaited trips and some wonderful new beginnings. Of course, the most special thing about 2015 has been my blog – I am so glad I finally took out time to… Continue Reading

Secret Santa Fun!

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Secret Santa at work is always so much fun! I have a wonderful time thinking up surprises and gifts for my co-workers. I love decorating their desk, bringing goodies and planning what to get them for Christmas. This year, I was… Continue Reading

A Gold & White Christmas Tree!

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I am sure most of you have already decorated your Christmas tree. I typically do it in the second week of December, so I will be setting up mine over the weekend. I am still thinking about what theme I want to choose for… Continue Reading

Sparkle #152: My Favorite Red Lipstick

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Red lipstick – an all time beauty classic and one of the easiest ways to glamorize your style. No matter what the outfit, event or shade – this trend fits in well with both casual and formal affairs. A dash of red lipstick adds… Continue Reading

Rangoli Through The Years!

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Every year, for the festival of Diwali, I decorate the front yard of our house with a big, multi colored Rangoli pattern. A Rangoli is usually made during Diwali or any other auspicious Indian festival as a welcoming area for the Gods. It is… Continue Reading

Diwali: A Time for Lights, Color, Sparkle & New Beginnings!

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Hello my lovelies, are you excited about November? This month has started on a high and festive note for those in India as people across the country get together to celebrate the biggest festival of the year – Diwali. Diwali, also known as the “festival of… Continue Reading

Let’s Welcome Winter together!

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Happy Monday everyone! November is here, and I am pretty sure all of us can feel the slight nip in the air. Is it just me, or does everyone feel that this year went by way too quickly? Before we even know it,… Continue Reading

Fall Decor at My Sister’s House in Virginia

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I am very lucky to have two extremely creative sisters in my life. The elder one is the queen of innovative DIYs and decor while the younger one’s talent lies in baking goods of all kinds – from the healthy to the… Continue Reading

Victory of Good over Evil

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India celebrated the festival of Dussehra last week. Dussehra is a very popular festival which celebrates many events – the victory of good king Rama over demon king Ravana, the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasur, the festival of Navratri and the nine divine nights… Continue Reading

And we are back again!

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Happy Sunday folks! I have been MIA for a week, because that’s exactly the amount of time it took to get the blog up and running again. Last week was really tough as I saw my site slow down and then… Continue Reading

Take a break!

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Happy Monday people! 2015 has been a busy year, I cannot believe October is around the corner. The next three months are going to be even busier, as we round up the year and get set for the holidays. So this week, I… Continue Reading