Weekend Musings

Yesterday we went on the Mumbai Locals for the first time! My very good friend, a book lover too, took the major risk of taking an unpredicatable friend and her 4 yr old sonalong! I almost whined .. I almost got frustrated…. but my son.. he was an ace all through. He drank in the experience, enjoyed every bit of it and crashed into his bed with a happy face! We had gone to Somaya Bhavan to be at our happy place, an awesome bookstore Kitab Khana! There picture book collection is exquisite and it such a cosy place that you don’t want to come out. H had to literally drag me out or did I drag her out? Even though I do most of my shopping online including books, once in a while I really love to spend time sifting through books to bring back favorite for our shelves!

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Everyone I meet any book lover, I tell them to visit this beautiful store.

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While we are on the topic of shopping, did you hear about the Great Online Shopping Festival. (GOSF)? I didn’t know about it, until I stumbled upon an email from Hopscotch.in about it. There are awesome discounts, prizes to be won and loads of savings on regular – priced items! So if you regularly shop at Flipkart, Amazon, Babyoye and the likes, I am sure you will find there site beneficial. The GOSF goes live in less than 3 days and I cannot wait to get discounts for my favorite sites – Amazon, Flipkart, Babyoye and Hopscotch! And as I order my food via Foodpanda.com I cannot wait for the Justeat Coupons. Go check them out and see if your favorite retailer is hosting GOSF?

This weekend, Mumbaikars are you planning on going to the Christmas Fest at Race Course? They seem to be awesome! We have a Christmas Fest on the 13th and 14th Dec at Whispering Palms here in Kandivali East, we are definitely going there! And on 14th do not forget the Little Farmer’s Event hosted by Candy Can Club!! I really really want to be there!

What events are you looking forward to in the coming days?

Our Shopping Destination: Babyoye.com

I love shopping. the retail therapy is good for the soul, refreshing too!

But a complaining 4 year old + a cranky baby + an uninterested Spouse is a recipe for monstrous disaster and unnecessary stress. I try to be kind to myself and shop online! I buy almost  everything online but at least 90% of all the kids stuff come from Babyoye.com!

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What do I buy online?

For the baby – Diapers, Cloth diapers, dresses, Feeding essentials, Shoes, Skin care creams ( I mostly find all the brands that I have difficulty in finding locally)!

For the 4 year old – All his dresses ( traditional, everyday and formals), shoes, inner-wear, stationary and skin care creams!

What I love about Babyoye.com?

I love there in-house brands Oye!, Snuggles, Ollington St. Collection, Pine, Babyoye and Lil’ Posh! My personal favorite for my kids is Pine – Smart, affordable and  an absolute comfort! I love that the toys from Ollington St. Collection are of good quality and affordable! I also buy clothes for my daughter (10 months) from there Snuggles collection!

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What’s more?

  • There is Cash on delivery for all orders above 500Rs!
  • All top Brands are available like Fisher Price, Skillofun, Tidlo – just to name a few!
  • Delivery time is approximate but my parcel came within a day!
  • I was happy with the products I got, the clothes were good quality and Toys came in neat packages, secure and good to use or gift!
  • Prices are at par and below the market rates.

Overall, I had a great experience shopping with Babyoye.com! I assure you will love shopping at there site.

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Another feature I love is there newsletter and specifically the above one! I love discovering what’s new in there collection of kids stuff. There are huge discounts/ offers and festival bonanzas, so follow along for a rewarding experience.

Site address – http://www.babyoye.com

Shop till you drop!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored, but I have personally shopped from Babyoye and loved it!

#Christmasbooksforkids – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

I can’t believe December 1 just rolled by! And we did not forget to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess! Why, didn’t you know? December 1 is Grinch Day! And unlike every year, this year we are celebrating GrinchMAS!!CelebrateDuring holidays I focus mostly on giving gifts that my children will love. The idea of Diwali, Christmas and many other festivals, we celebrate is not just gifts, it is never *just* the gifts actually. So this year forth, for every festival, I will try to focus on all the good we can do, small little acts of beautiful kindness, that will make the Grinch in others a wee bit happy.

I want to raise kind, empathetic kids – and I hope and pray I can do so by being kind to my own. This Christmas and the coming year my focus will be to be kind to my own and me.the grinch illustration

And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling: ‘How could it be so? It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!’ And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!

‘Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!’

-Dr. Seuss

good-deedCheck out Grow your Heart 3 Sizes site for great ideas, you will also find a PDF you can download on ‘How to host a GrinchMAS party’. And if you share your Child’s good deed, Random House will donate a book, how cool is that?

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The activities are so easy that I am sure we can do this and more! I hope we can grow our hearts by 3 sizes! So are you going to have a GrinchMAS this year?