Category Archives: Discussion Table

VidAngel.com – Watch the Way You Want

If you enjoy watching movies but don’t enjoy the language, immodesty and violence, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there’s a great solution! A few years ago, three brothers set out to create a streaming service that would filter out any offensive material. I’d like to introduce to you VidAngel.com This is a website that I use at home and have recommended to many people since I discovered it..which is why I’d like to share it with you, my awesome readers! HOW IT WORKS Buy your first┬ámovie…

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My One Word for 2016

You know how everyone talks about making a “New Year’s resolution”? Well…if you know this, then you know that it also doesn’t take long for this “resolution” to become a whispering memory in the back of your head… A few years ago, I came across this blog post which changed the way I thought about New Year’s resolution. Crystal talks about how she chooses just one word which becomes her mantra for that year and how it’s much easier to stick to it because it’s just one…

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6 Things I Learned from Boutique Shows

Being that Hanuka Boutique show season has just ended, I thought I’d share some things on how I tackle these shows. 1. Greet everyone with a smile Smiling is FREE! Besides for that, wouldn’t you want to talk to someone who has a happy face on instead of someone who looks bored, indifferent or unwelcoming? To give a hello and welcoming face to whoever walks by your table can go a long way. They may or may not be your customer, but they’ll walk away…

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When life happens

My gosh has life been happening! There is so much to talk about that I don’t even know where to start. I could talk about how our summer went, with our second year of “mommy & me camp” round-robin. (It went spectacular in case you were wondering!) Then there are the holidays and back to school days, which flew by before I could even realize… And of course, there has been much excitement with the release of the #mydayplanner (have you seen it on Instagram?). Things…

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A Pesach Lesson

I was at a friend’s house today. We were talking while the kids played in the basement. My friend was making dinners to put in the freezer for Chol Hamoed, which I thought was such a good idea. (at the time of this writing I still do!) As I watched her go about her way in the kitchen, I started feeling like I was not doing something right. After all, it’s the week of Pesah and I still have to clean my kitchen and do…

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Money Saving Tip for Pesach

Here is an idea to help you save some money this season. This is something I try to do every year, so I’m not spending a ton all at once. Start buying Kosher for Passover foods from now. I buy a little at a time each week, so I don’t have a big layout right before Pesach. And so I don’t have to worry about stocking up or having nothing left in the stores when I’m ready to shop. How I’m able to do this: I…

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10 Inspiring Websites

While the following may not help you get dinner done faster or make you want to smile at your kids when they’ve spilled something all over, I find it nice to have some pretty things to look at. It just makes life more enjoyable. Here are just some websites and email newsletters I love looking at: 1. Pinterest – Would you think this would be on the bottom of my list?? If you don’t yet know what Pinterest is all about, check it out! 2. Etsy emails – There…

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Snow Day

Yesterday was a snow day. Yeah, you could say that again. In less than five minutes, the roads and cars were completely covered! Amazing!! Ever since becoming a mother, I quickly transformed from the girl who loved getting all dressed up and playing in the snow to learning the joys of watching the snow fall…from the inside. (Can anyone relate?) Perhaps that’s why I surprised myself yesterday. As I was watching the big gorgeous snow flakes falling, I thought, maybe I should go outside with the…

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A Lost Opportunity

You know the times when you walk away from a conversation and think of all the possible answers you could’ve said to that person? Well. That happened to me this morning. I was waiting on line at Broadstreet (have you been there yet?) and beside be was a woman with her two young girls.  Me: “Is this your first time here? The apple cider donuts are soo good!” Her: “Yes, it’s our first time. We just got a box of the classics to bring to a…

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It’s Been a While…

You might have been wondering at some point, where have I been?? Or perhaps the thought hasn’t crossed your mind because you’ve been busy with your own life. Right, probably that. Well, either way, I’ve wanted to post during the summer about how my summer is going and stuff like that. And then I thought, I should really update y’all just about life in general around here. But the longer I waited, the sillier I felt about doing that. I know it sounds funny.  It’s like,…

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