Blessed Breakfast

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Oats with Almond Milk & Chia Seeds

Ingredients:

  • Old Fashioned oats
  • Chia seeds
  • Almond milk
  • Bananas/Raisins/Apples/Berries/Nuts ( walnuts, pecans, almonds)

Method :

1. Soak the oats overnight in almond milk ( and put in the refrigerator )
2. In the morning, add more milk if you like &  top with anything your heart fancies ( I mix it up – with different combination of nuts & fruits – Walnuts+Bananas is my favorite though)
3) Sprinkle chia seeds (generously)

Let me know if you give this a try =)) xo – Neha

Wearing top, Milk & Honey cutting board, India Circus mug

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Spring Home – Under $40

LovePlayingDressup-book_photoshoot_tulips_bostonblogger_petiteblogger-3With warmer weather just around the corner, I think I am ready ( more than ready! ) to stop being a winter-zombie. The extra hours of sunlight are already cheering me up and are actually putting me in revamping mode. Its amazing – what a bunch of fresh flowers can do to a space ( and your mood! ) Bring in a few earthy vases, some kitchen plants  & cute planters, change the duvet cover – a little sprucing here & a little color there & its not so meh inside! There are so many accents & accessories out there and the shelves in the stores are bursting with options – so I’ve narrowed down some of my favorites that will brighten up your home & not break the bank ( less than $40 – pretty sweet huh =)) ) Happy Spring ~ xo- Neha

 

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Closet Reveal

LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-NehaGandhi-Blogger-1Today I am giving you a little peek into my closet.  This is the place where I play dressup the most. Styling sessions happen here – sometimes with my husband standing by the door and patiently nodding, approving or offering suggestions. Sometimes, I would curl up here with a hot cup of tea and a book. Or Ill be sprawled on the floor and work on the blog. This is a place of love and inspiration and I always try to keep it that way – even after it feels like its been hit by a tornado at the end of each day =)) Its my little alcove in the house – my niche!

Like I had posted on Instagram, my husband was working on a few pieces for my closet – the mirror being one of them. He converted my boring drug store-bought mirror into this beautiful piece of art. I got the cabinet a couple of years ago at an estate sale and he upgraded it to what now holds all my accessories and other pieces. We also painted the plain white blinds with white and gold alternated bands, which brings the whole room together and is so me.LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-NehaGandhi-Blogger-2LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-3LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-4LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-NehaGandhi-Blogger-6LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-7LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-8LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-NehaGandhi-Blogger-9 LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-NehaGandhi-Blogger-10 LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-11LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-12LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-13 LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-15 LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-16LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-17LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-18LovePlayingDressup-NehaGandhi-BloggerCloset_17LovePlayingDressup-ClosetReveal-BloggerCloset-NehaGandhi-5

Few items used in the closet decor – Faux fur ottoman, Gold vase, Rug, Lipstick holder options – 1//2

Hope you love it as much as I do – xo – Neha Gandhi/Love Playing Dressup

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Happy Holidays

Holiday_decor-1Holiday_decor-2Holiday_decor-5I want to say so much – so many stories to tell, so many looks I want to share, so many holiday deals I want you to know. Being home (India) for vacation got crazy and I ended up running around more than I could relax. But its all good –  I am with family…meeting childhood friends. This is  greatest gift one can ever receive! But has it been all play and no work? no … Love Playing Dressup has not been on a break and is stepping into some amazing ventures – I can’t wait to share with you guys =)) The new year has so much in store for all of us – I just know it!

Tonight, we leave on our second backpacking trip. Scared am I? Yes absolutely – excited? Beyond bounds. Although these pages will be taking a break for a few weeks – I promise, I will more than make up for it once I am back =))

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Until then – wherever this post finds you – I hope you have the most wonderful Holiday Season with your loved ones. I will be logging our trip to Egypt & Turkey on Instagram and Facebook as we go  – so follow along. I’ll see you next year. Be Good. Lots of Love. xo – Neha / Love Playing Dressup

 

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