Chag Sameach! Are you sick of matzo yet? Well I have the answer…Matzo Roca! This stuff is so delish that I literally have non-MOT friends awaiting it every year when Passover rolls around. I just whipped up my second batch this week. And best of all, it’s super easy! It’s one of my all time favorite recipes courtesy of my friend Renée.
Despite newborn sleep deprivation and very little crafting happening lately, I couldn’t skip creating a new Hanukkah countdown calendar for this year. And with Hanukkah starting in just two weeks, it’s time to start counting!
I am still here, really. Just a bit sleep deprived and in that new baby daze. You know what feels like a super fun outing with a new baby? A trip to Target! With my baby napping away in the carrier, I was able to browse just a little and guess what I found? The perfect vignette for mantle or table for the High Holidays. Pomegranates have special symbolism in Judaism and are often associated with the new year in particular. Now I had hoped to get this posted in time that maybe you could have used it for Sukkot but alas, baby mode got in the way. But don’t let that stop you, these are still available at Target and would still look great for fall, Tu B’Shevat or to be set aside for 5777.
The contrasting textures of the ceramic pomegranate (which has a small opening so you can put a single stem in some water), the solid red one and the wood grain are really fun. And thanks to my slowness in posting, they are now on clearance so be quick in your shopping! I just spotted some similar figs (also a very Jewish symbol) on sale too so maybe I’ll have to honor Tu B’Shevat a bit more this year with some decor. Hope to be back again soon (pray for some good napping) with some extreme baby cuteness and a tutorial on how to add a little Hebrew to your birth announcements! Stay tuned!
It has been forever since I have blogged. I’ll just blame it on the baby who isn’t even here yet – 8 weeks to go! But, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been crafting when time has allowed. I’m back today to share with you an invitation I designed recently for a special Shabbat dinner to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Temple Beth Am‘s religious school rabbi.
I have been missing in action for quite a while now and thankfully many of you have not given up on me. In fact, some have even written to ask when I might be posting again. Well, here I am! There’s been a lot going on around here! I just finished chairing our big synagogue gala/auction this past Sunday which was a smashing success but which has been consuming much of my free time over the last several months. I can’t wait to share some of the décor elements with you but that will have to wait for a future post when I have pics back (I was too busy working to take any pics myself!)
I have been missing in action and I do apologize. Things have been insanely busy and that has meant blogging and crafting have had to take a backseat. But with Thanksgiving almost here, it’s time to start thinking about Hanukkah. Some of you have emailed to ask if I’d be doing the yearly printable countdown calendar so of course I had to oblige. Without Thanksgivukkah to spur on this year’s calendar design, I joined the Frozen-craze still going strong in my son’s world and made this year’s calendar a bit frosty, complete with star of David snowflakes.
After spending time at my synagogue board retreat yesterday and with my little one on the verge of starting kindergarten, it is all too apparent that fall is about to sneak up on me. Last year’s Jewish calendar that functions as our family calendar in the kitchen is about to become obsolete and I haven’t even ordered a new one yet so it’s time to shop! So in Mamaleh-tradition, here is my round-up of this year’s calendar picks. Continue reading
Ever heard of a Harvey Wallbanger? I hadn’t either until I was introduced to a recipe by way of my brother’s mother-in-law (Thanks Jane!). But apparently it was a very popular drink in the 70s which would explain why I’ve never actually imbibed one myself seeing as how I wasn’t born until 1978. Though I won’t be ordering one at the bar anytime soon (I prefer a good Cosmo), I am here to tell you that it lends itself to the most amazing bundt cake you have ever had. Continue reading
Serious Crafters have hoarder-like tendencies when it comes to their supplies. The latest rubber stamp, paper, ribbon, or obscure gadget, will simply call to you and you have no choice but to add it to your stash. I used to think I was alone. Now I know better. Continue reading