8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide

Gift Giving Guide to the 8 Nights of Hanukkah

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8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide

My children still tease me about some of our Chanukah traditions. I must admit, with eight days of Hanukkah gift giving and a limited budget, I often found myself pushing the boundaries of creativity. I often used the holiday to buy them “gifts” that satisfied “needs” rather than “wants” and always designated at least one day to reinforce the importance of Judaism and the Jewish traditions of performing mitzvot and giving tzedakah.

FYI >> We always switched up the order of the nights so the kids never knew which night would be the dreaded (often embarrassing) personal hygiene night

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Piano Music Boxes on Sale!

Piano Music Boxes

Piano Music Boxes >> Music Box Attic

Piano Music Boxes on Sale!

Join us in admiring the wonderful world of mechanical music.  We can not think of a better way to do so than showcasing this stunning collection of music box pianos from Music Box Attic. We are enchanted :: We are enthralled.  Piano music boxes are definitely our new obsession.  In full disclosure, I must admit I love pianos.  The very first piece of “grown up” furniture my husband and I bought together was an ebony Yamaha baby grand piano.  Yes, you read that right – we bought a piano way before a dining room table, and even before we bought sofas for our living room.  Today this same piano graces our living room, sitting smack dab in the middle of our house and continues to be a source of personal joy and hours of enjoyment for our family and friends.

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Valentines Day Stocking Stuffers & Mantel Decorations

Valentines Day Mantel Decorations

Valentines Day Mantel Decorations & Mailbox Stuffers >> BHG Valentine's Day Mantel & Shelf Displays | Mailboxes

Valentines Day Stocking Stuffers & Mantel Decorations

We are obsessed with MomMeMatch's off-the-cuff comment on their Facebook page >> “If there was such a thing as Valentine's Day stocking stuffers, these Valentine's Day bracelets and key rings would be perfect!” So we started searching and searching and searching some more. We cannot find anything that even remotely resembles Christmas Stockings for Valentine's Day. But we did find some lovely examples of Valentine's Day mantel decorations. We love red pillar candles combined with vases of pink tulips and red roses. Throw in a few apothecary jars filled with red, white and pink candies, a heart-shaped box of Valentine's Day chocolates, and fun heart garland. And now for the really fun part. Let's add what we are calling Valentine's Day stockings in the form of mini-mailboxes or mini-buckets for Valentines Day. Continue Reading →

Last Minute Kids Holiday Gifts & Stocking Stuffers Guide

Last Minute Kids Holiday Gifts and Stocking Stuffers Guide

Last Minute Kids Holiday Gifts & Stocking Stuffers Guide from MomMeMatch.com

Last Minute Kids Holiday Gifts & Stocking Stuffers Guide

Our friends over at MomMeMatch.com (the folks that brought us the definitive collection of Matching Family Holiday Pajamas) have put together this great last minute kids holiday gifts and stocking stuffers guide. It is to last minute kids gifts what our Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange, Stocking Stuffers & Gag Gift Guide is for for Christmas & Hanukkah gifts in general.  Continue Reading →