Make Your Own Purim Costumes

Many of you have asked about deals on costumes for Purim. I promise you, I'm on the lookout! But in the meantime, I thought it might be fun to talk about making your own Purim costumes. When my oldest was three, he was obsessed with snails … [Read more...]

Zulily | Princess Dresses & Accessories from $8

The deal a day site Zulily has a number of higher end Disney princess costumes for your little girls. The accessories range from $8-11, and the dresses are in the $20 - $40 range. Believe it or not, though, these prices are 50% off retail. For … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Frugal & Creative Mishloach Manot

Looking to save on your mishloach manot for Purim this year? Here are three tips that will help you save money - and time. #1 Don't try to keep up with the Schwartzes. I did that, too. For a long time. Then the combined forces of motherhood (i.e. … [Read more...]

Purim Sameach + A Frugal, Fun and (Slightly) Fattening Mishloach Manot!

Purim Sameach!! Happy Purim!! My kids and I just got back from delivering our mishloach manot, but I remembered to snap a picture of one to share with you all. Think of it as a virtual shalach manot! You see? It's an ice cream sundae-to-go! … [Read more...]

Jdeal Will Double Your Donation to Meir Panim thru Purim

Through the support of an anonymous matching donor, jdeal will double your donation made to Meir Panim through March 20. Donate $5.50 and jdeal will make it $11. There is no limit on the number of vouchers you can purchase. According to the latest … [Read more...]

Thank you.

When I launched the Purim Mitzvah Challenge three weeks ago, I really didn't know what to expect. I didn't know how honored and humbled I would feel to have a personal connection with so many of you - strangers and friends alike - as you performed … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Donate Canned Goods for the Purim Mitzvah Challenge

Just one last reminder that you can still donate canned goods or other non-perishable items through the end of the day today (3/17/11) to be counted toward the Purim Mitzvah Challenge. My husband and I will donate $.10 to Meir Panim in Israel for … [Read more...]

Purim Roundup: Mishloach Manot Ideas, Matanot L’Evyonim + More

Purim is right around the corner - just four more days for most of us! We've got costumes picked out, although I'm a little sad that this is the first year everybody is going in store-bought costumes. Well, my husband is actually making his … [Read more...]

And the Purim Giveaway Winners Are…

Thanks so much to all of you who entered my week of Purim giveaways! I wish I could give every one of you a Purim prize! But alas, only seven of you can be winners today. And those seven are... The winner of $25 to is Jenny … [Read more...]

Donate Cans to the Purim Mitzvah Challenge

With only a few days left until Purim, I wanted to remind you all about my Purim Mitzvah Challenge. Please, won't you take a moment to donate canned goods or other non-perishable items? Toiletries and over-the-counter medications are often in … [Read more...]