• Nifler Cocktail

    If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ve heard of the infamous butterbeer drink that is served in the taverns of Hogsmeade. Fans have created many delicious recipes inspired by the books to create this literary cocktail. Typically these recipes call for cream soda and butterscotch schnapps. One night, we got a hankering for one of these delicious butterbeer cocktails, but didn’t have cream soda on hand. The only soda we really keep in stock is Dr Pepper (courtesy of Ruckus). While it’s not even remotely similar, I decided to see what would happen if I used it instead. I also…

  • DIY Apothecary Jar Drink Stirrers

    Today’s craft is inspired by the spooky season and it’s super easy! All you need are plastic drink stirrers, some Halloween miniatures, and glue.  Personally, I’m not a fan of doll houses and the miniatures section of the craft store.…

  • Easy Chalkboard Haunted Village

    Spooky season is officially here! I say officially because we decorated really early this year. We seem to be out of sync with the actual holiday cycle these days, but it’s fine.  My first spooky post for this year is…

  • Sukkah Sipper Cocktail

    The best part of “early” holiday years is that the weather is more conducive to sitting outside long after the meal is over. There’s no better living than sitting outside with an after-dinner beverage and watching the sunset. But, what…

  • Make Your Own Lulav and Etrog Paper Lanterns

    Every year I want to add a lighting element to the sukkah, and every year I sort of bail out on something fancy. Last year we hung up some netted Christmas lights, which were pretty, but not really what I’d…

  • Decorating Disposable Dishes for Sukkot

    Every time my family eats outside, I have this irrational concern about breaking a plate. It doesn’t keep me up at night, but every meal I think to myself, “This is the day.” Breaking a plate shouldn’t be a big…

  • How to Tie-Dye Starburst Napkins

    Nothing quite says summer like tie-dye. Though it may not be summer anymore for many of us now that the kids are back at school and the pools are closed, there’s something inherently summery about Sukkot for me. Maybe I…

  • 6 Rosh Hashanah Recipes to Inspire Your Holiday Menu

    The High Holidays are coming. And what would Jewish holiday prep be without menu planning? Over the last few years, I’ve developed a couple of tasty new recipes that have helped us celebrate Rosh Hashanah in a fresh new way.…

  • Free Rosh Hashanah Intention Printable

    Last year, I posted up a Mindfulness Tree for the High Holidays where we could set intentions as a family. Turns out that I’m as introverted on paper as I am in real life. So I’m taking a new tack…