I have been working hard for the past two days to decorate the halls for Hanukkah! Here is a website I found with 8 Festive DIY Hanukkah Card Ideas.
Hanukkah 2010 began last night and I celebrated the start of the holiday with my friends and a donut war (Dunkin’ Donuts vs Krispy Kreme). The photo above of me and my friends was taken post war last night. If you are presently wondering about the outcome of the war, Krispy Kreme sufganiyot, or jelly donuts, are FAR superior to the newly kosher Dunkin’ Donuts sufganiyot. Trust. I have done the delicious research.
This morning I received a message from jCraft follower, Isabela, telling me about a campaign she has started this year for the festival of lights.
Isabella asks: How will you shine your light this Hanukkah?
This Hanukkah I will shine my personal light by taking extra steps to help others, being there for members of my community who need a helping hand or someone to talk to who will not judge but simply listen. I will offer assistance more than usual and spend more time outside of my personal space and more time out in the community space where I can be available to lend a hand if needed.
You can respond to Isabella’s blog here.
Happy 2nd Night of Hanukkah!
thesilencethatremains asked: Shalom :)
So the Hanukkah have started and I decided to create something new. I started a campaign called Shine Your Light. I'm asking people to answer the following question: How will you shine your light this Hanukkah? And some non-Jews are enjoying it a lot too! You can read more about it at http://thesilencethatremains.tumblr.com/post/2054743472/shine-your-light .
If you could take a look at it, or even promote it, I'd be very, very thankful :)
This is a great idea! I will tie it into my Hanukkah posting today and link back to you.
Craft the Season
Craft has posted a very simple menorah project on their blog.
Martha Stewart Sunday
Martha’s fancy Glittered Sufganiyot, or jelly doughnuts, are topped with icing and edible blue glitter and wrapped for easy distribution. I love that each donut is nestled in a cupcake wrapper.
For a last minute party favor you could buy sufganiyot from your local bakery and decorate them at home. If you don’t want to use glitter you could swap it out for blue and white Star of David decorative sprinkles. I found mine at Michael’s.
Here are a few links to blogs, articles and pages (some Jewish and others not so Jewish) that I have found this past week to keep you busy over the weekend while I take a rest from blogging!
* Jewlicious writes about an American Thanksgiving celebration in Israel.
* My mom and I discovered The Virginia Peanut Company at a craft show last weekend. They make the best chocolate covered peanuts I have ever tasted!
* The Frisky offers some tips on how to deal with difficult relatives this holiday season.
* I get emails every day from Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillian, with great ideas. Here is her version of low fat cheese blintzes. I would add orange zest to mine. Yum!
* Mad Men seasons 1 through 3 are now on sale on Amazon for $9.99!
*All of the cool kids are doing it. Cocofy your life.
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Are you looking for more than what you can currently find on the single end cap that your local party store calls, "The Hanukkah Section"? Tired of making the same popsicle stick Star of David and metal bolts menorah every Hanukkah? Exasperated by the lack of refined recipes for your annual Purim party? Yes?! Then you have found the perfect blog for your worries.