Happy Hanukkah!

May the warmth and glow of each candle you light make your heart and home happy and Hanukkah bright.To my friends celebrating the Festival of Lights: Happy Hanukkah!...more
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Happy Chanukah - It's Lots More than Candles

When I was a kid, Channukah was a time to light one more candle each night and sing a song.  It was about the Judah Macabee, his brothers and their amazing miracle.  As they fought to preserve the Jewish people they took over a synagogue that only had enough oil to burn for one more night.  The light was supposed to stay burning.  There was little hope that the light would last until they could track down more oil...more

Chanukkah Crafts

Here's my challenge to you--have the "greenest" Chanukkah ever by making gifts and decorations that recycle items throughout the year. After all, Chanukkah is about miracles, about making resources last (a little oil burning for many more nights than possible). It's about being mindful of how precious resources actually are. So isn't it a perfect time to add a little lesson about environmentalism and fiscal-savviness, showing the recipients of your crafts that you care enough about them to give them your time and energy--not just your money. ...more

Happy Chanukah!

I am in dire need of holiday cheer. Peanut, H and I are still sick. I had no voice for most of the day. So my parents came over for a quiet but lovely dinner and to help out with Peanut. Well, things did not go as planned. They came and we were having a great time all the way up until it was time to light the candles. That is, of course, when the fire alarm went off. Now, I live in a condo/townhouse, so if the alarm goes off in the condo building (which was the case), the alarm goes off in the townhouses as ...more

Can GrownUps Haz Crafts?

People, THIS was a really hard assignment.  I mean REALLY HARD.  And it shouldn't have been.  All I wanted to do was find some great crafty fun Holiday Decoration ideas that grown ups could enjoy doing themselves.  Not the glue-and-glitter crafts for kids, but something with a little panache, a little taste, something, well, grown up.  I didn't think it would be that hard.  I Googled, I Technorati'ed, I del.icio.us'ed, I BlogLined, I Craftstered, I HGTV'ed, I Instructabled.  What did I miss? ...more

This year, create a decoration for next year and the year after and the year after. Using the ...more