Door Hanger – Theme Hello Kitty

Hooray! It’s the First day of the year! Are you staying cozy?
It’s the perfect time of year to bundle up! Get cozy with this supercute item on the door.

The Hello Kitty Door Hanger…for the beautiful Girlsss !

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Sports Door Tag

So this one is for the sports lovers, athletes or kids who love sports. My son is eight and unable to decide if he loves Basketball more than soccer or Baseball is his favorite. Kids are cute and so is this Door Sign.

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Frozen Door Sign

With the new buzz for Frozen, I had an amazing gift for some of my dear ones.

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DRY EGG CURRY

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Its been more than 10 years and I still remember that day, my to be Mother-in-Law was in the hospital and that’s where I was called by In-Laws to first see me. It was nothing serious my Mom-in-law had some stones and those were removed, so a light after-surgery day. It was a short notice, I being myself, I didn’t even once think of going to a salon to get the facial, I instead thought of something else.

My mom has always taught me to take fruits or flowers for someone you go to meet at the hospital. We being punjabis ; Fruits is a big no no. I mean Punjabis do not eat Apples and Oranges when assisting someone at the hospital. I did, however, take fruits and flowers, I just added some aloo parathas and egg curry to it. I knew the Hospital cafeterias are pathetic and they might be bored of eating Dalias and Khichidies. 

IT WORKED WONDERS , they absolutely loved it !!! I didnt know my Father-in-law was a big foodie.  He still remembers it and asks me to prepare it for him. You too impress your loved ones. See the recipe below :

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Ingredients:
Oil – 2 tbsp
Onion – 1 Large, finely chopped
Tomato – 1 cup – finely chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Rajmah Masala – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Chili powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala – a pinch (optional)
Eggs – 6, hard boiled and peeled
Cilantro – chopped 1/4 cup

For Making the Dry Curry :  I know that’s an oxymoron I used but what else do I call it 

  • Boil Eggs separately.
  • Heat Oil in a skillet or a pan on medium flame.
  • Add Cumin Seeds, when the cumin seeds popup, add onions and saute.
  • When the onions turn brown, add Ginger-Garlic paste. Saute for another minute or so.
  • Then add tomotoes to it.Add salt, Turmeric, Coriander Powder want to and cook well.Add half the cilantro.
  • Add some Rajmah Masala now.
  • Cut eggs the boiled eggs into halves and slide the gravy on top of them.
  • Garnish the dish with the remaining Cilantro leaves.

Tips:

  • It is a dry dish so the onion and tomato dry gravy should be fully cooked before you serve.
  • Add eggs only after you are done cooking.
  • I used chopped Onions and Tomatoes to make this 11 years ago. For the ones in the picture I used onions and tomato paste blended in the blender. Either way works out good.
  • If you don’t want to use Rajmah Masala – add Bhuna Jeera powder -1/4 tsp, a pinch of black pepper powder and a pinch of Garam Masala.
  • You can add 2 tsp of yoghurt (optional) after the onion tomato paste is half cooked.

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Eight up: Super Aryan!

My son was turning 8 and he is a MARIO MANIAC. What kid doesn’t love Mario Brothers? I’m sure there are kids out there that don’t, but they’re certainly not one of mine and he asked for a Mario birthday party, I thought its going to be easy … as easy as the Spiderman theme last year but to my surprise there was absolutely NOTHING out there as far as party supplies go, so I had to put my creative gloves on and make everything. I thought I must write a post about how I planned. If you’re planning a Mario birthday party, this might be of help to you.
He celebrated his birthday twice… yes that’s correct. He celebrated it twice. Once at home on his Birthday, it was falling on a weekday and then later we threw a party at Chuck-e-cheese. I’m going to share with you my tricks for fun and easy parties at home.

Eight up: Super Aryan!

I will start with the Banner. I made these out of the Foam Sheets in Super Mario Fonts and Colors. Instead of Super Mario 3 It said Super Aryan (my son’s name ) 8. Confused ?

See how beautiful it looked…..

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Then the Balloons. The White BOO Ghosts balloons were hung with Cello tapes with only two sides. I Switched the fan on and the balloons kept wiggling a little all the time. Confused again ?? Did not make the video but see the picture will give an idea of what I am talking about. I could have done much more with the balloons but I was running short of time.

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The coins were left hanging and were made of the yellow disposable plates. The cheap and best option I would say. I used ribbon to hang the plates.

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There were many games related to the theme. One of those was a Mario Moustache Cup stacking game. Kids enjoyed a lot ! Then there was a small Mario cutout hung on the wall and Kids had to use bow and arrow to aim for the shot. I had the mustachos on the sticks for picture taking.

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The Pinata….ahhhh…I made two. Yes two pinatas. The first one was pretty simple. It was the yellow Question mark box. I used an empty carton and covered with crepe paper roll.

The second one was’nt that simple and took more time because of its shape. Yes, that one was a mushroom. I will post the DIY soon.

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There were gifts for the winners of the game. That I could get from partycity. Phew, atleast there was something that came easy. Those were Mario theme candies.

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The party favor bags were loved by children. I love to throw my son’s birthday party — maybe because it’s a chance to be a kid again. But sometimes party planning for kids can go too far, and you end up being stressed out for an hour and a half of kiddie fun. LOL !!!

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It was a lot of work, but it was a raging success, he loved it and still talks about it today, so definitely worth it!!

For Super Mario Brothers Fans

Like the title said this one is for the Super Mario Borthers Fans…Do you remember the days of NES Mario? Of course you do. Everyone does. Just about everyone has played some sort of a Mario in their lives. Unfortunately, those good old days have passed more than a decade ago, but we don’t need to worry about it as we have so much more to explore.

My son is one of a bigger fan of Super Mario and I must not lie I was one of them when I was a kid. Its so amazing to see how the graphics have evolved. Anyways see what I have got for the new fans…..and the older ones !!!

 

 

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Door Sign / Nameplate – Theme Spiderman

I think I am fascinated with the clay creations. It is so additive.

Here is the new one with the spiderman theme.

 

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It is so wonderful to see the mothers showing so much love for their little ones. A mother loves her children in a way that they will never understand.

 

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It was for a loving son, mom said my son likes spiderman. I am yet to add the web to it.

 

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I will post the pics with the web later. Couldn’t wait to share this awesome creation.