Creative Mishloach Manot for Purim

Hot Chocolate in a Jar by My Shtub In my mind, I can't start thinking about Purim until Tu B'Shevat is over. Well... Guess what? Time to think about Purim! My kids, of course, have been contemplating their costumes for this Purim since, oh, … [Read more...]

Totsy | Costumes from $6 – First Order Ships Free

The flash deal site Totsy is having a huge Halloween costume blow-out - which, for most of us, of course, means Purim prep can start (very) early this year! ... Or I could just stock our dress-up bin with something other than pirates, knights, … [Read more...]

Purim Pictorial | Star Wars Mishloach Manot & Pool Noodle Light Sabers

I hope everyone had a wonderful Purim! As most of you probably know by now, my kids wanted to dress as Star Wars characters this Purim. The boys picked to be Darth Vader and Yoda, and then convinced their sister to go as Princess Leia. I … [Read more...]

Update on Matanot L’Evyonim Campaign

I want to give a huge shout-out and thank you to everyone who participated in my Matanot L'Evyonim campaign. Elana Margie Lori Lesley Rachel Michelle Eddie & Beth Marian Gevura Kol ha'kavod and Tizku l'Mitzvot. I'm so … [Read more...]

Purim Sameach!

Happy Purim from our family to yours! May you enjoy a freilichen Purim - ad lo "yoda". … [Read more...]

Only Two Days Left to Donate Cans for Matanot L’Evyonim Campaign

Just a friendly reminder that for every item you donate to a food pantry between now and Wednesday night, my husband and I will donate $.25 to Meir Panim in Israel. Be sure to leave your totals on THIS POST. Your donations to feed the hungry at … [Read more...]

Where to Donate Canned Goods for Purim?

I wanted to remind everyone about the Matanot l'Evyonim Campaign that I kicked off last week. You have until Wednesday (Ta'anit Esther) to donate canned goods, toiletry items, etc. to any food pantry or charitable organization in your area. Then … [Read more...]

Purim Ideas | Mishloach Manot & Seudah Decorations

Purim starts a week from tonight! Are you all set with your costumes, mishloach manot, seudah and matanot l'evyonim (don't forget about my challenge!) If you're still looking for some frugal-friendly ideas for mishloach manot, here are some posts … [Read more...]

Purim Costumes from $9.99 on Zulily

I'm not sure that these will ship in time for Purim, but the flash-deal site for children Zulily has some seriously cute costumes on sale today, starting from $9.99. This kallah/princess costume is only $10. And these adorable infant … [Read more...]

Last Day to Enter $50 Purim Costume Giveaway

Just a friendly reminder that today is your last day to enter to win a $50 gift card to To enter this awesome giveaway, head on over to the special giveaway app on the KOAB Facebook Wall, click the green Enter the Sweepstakes … [Read more...]