Archive for April 30, 2014

India Night and DIY cropped top blouse!

This post is a bit overdue, but better late than never! Like the Taste of Nepal, India Night is held annually at the University of Idaho. Every year this event is organized by the Indian students association and the program is filled with amazing traditional dances, great food and a fun Bollywood dances and this year was no different. This year, I participated in one of the dances and Sonam and Namrata also walked on the fashion show which made the program even more fun for us. I have posted videos of all the performances in order and the credit for all the videos goes to Anirudh Bandari.

Since we weren’t involved in the preparation of the event, we got a chance to dress up. I wore a yellow (my favorite color) sari and my very creatively talented sister Sonam made a blouse for me out of one of the many unworn leggings. The blouse turned out amazing and complemented my sari beautifully. I even managed to get a lot of complements about the sari and blouse.16605_10202393991144304_5738004953103324595_nTo make this cropped top blouse, you need a legging of your choice and a pair of scissors. Make a “U” shaped cut in crotch area using the scissors. Make sure the cut is very small. There are plenty of videos on how to make this top or you can check out this pinterest.1509827_10202394024865147_7193976531292626578_n10274259_10202394022185080_2570799842403119357_n

For those of you who didn’t attend the show, enjoy the pictures and videos!

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine with my family enjoying tulips. We went to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival which is located in Skagit county, Washington State. This three acre tulip field is filled with a variety of different colored tulips. The festival is held in the entire month of April. We went there around 9 AM and by that time there were already a lot of people.  So it is recommended to go there early if you can. The entrance cost was $5 per person, which is reasonable. Since it rained in the morning, the field was a bit muddy. Nevertheless, we had a lot of fun and took tons of pictures. Here are few of the pictures from the trip.

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Baked Kale Chips!

I love baked kale chips. They are super tasty and addictive. Super easy to prepare, I am sure you will love it too.

Ingredients:
3 large kale leaves
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

1. Rinse and dry the kale leaves.DSC_3288-0012. Break the leaves into smaller pieces. Discard the stems. DSC_3293-0013. Add olive oil, black pepper, salt and mix well. DSC_3312-001DSC_3307-0014. Spread kale leaves on a oven safe platter. DSC_3325-001DSC_3333-0015. Preheat the oven at 350 degree F. Bake kale leaves for 12 -15 minutes. DSC_3347-001DSC_3352-0016. Enjoy hotdog with kale chips instead! DSC_3371-001DSC_3380-001

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