Need a Sukkah? Get 5% Off at The Sukkah Project (Exclusive for KOAB Readers)

wood-frame-sukkah

If you've been following the discussion about sukkot on the KOAB Facebook wall, you know that I've been working on getting you guys a special coupon code from The Sukkah Project. Well, I'm happy to be able to announce that, as of tonight, the … [Read more...]

Don’t forget to link up to the Virtual Sukkah Hop

With less than 48 hours until this whole chag thing starts up again, I wanted to remind you to come join in my Virtual Sukkah Hop. Even if you're too shy to post, you should definitely check out the link-ups and pictures (in comments), if you haven't … [Read more...]

Welcome to KOAB’s 1st Annual Virtual Sukkah Hop!

Sukkah Hop picture

Chag Sameach! Bruchim Ha'Baim! I am so excited to invite you into our sukkah! The frame, cloth walls and half the s'chach are prefab, purchased several years ago in Israel. The rest of our sukkah is homemade (or homegrown, in the case of the … [Read more...]

And then it rained…

Rain on Sukkot

and rained, and rained! What's the deal? We haven't prayed for rain yet. And we certainly haven't prayed for it to rain in Kansas! About 20 minutes after I snapped this picture, the skies opened up. It has been raining hard on and off ever since. … [Read more...]

Guest Post about Sukkot at Sunflower Schoolhouse

I was so thrilled when Honey at Sunflower Schoolhouse asked me to write a guest book to share some of the history and traditions of Sukkot with her readers. If you are clicking over here from Honey's blog, welcome! I hope you will take a look around … [Read more...]

Will you come to my (virtual) sukkah hop?

My kids and I were just making decorations for our sukkah and I thought, "I wonder what my readers' sukkot look like?" (Yes, I really do think about you all.the.time.) And then I thought, "Hey, why don't I invite them to a sukkah hop party?!" I've … [Read more...]

Planning for the Chagim, Part 5: Frugal Sukkot Meal Plan

Etrog for Sukkot

Before going to bed last night, I banged out my menu plan for the next two weeks. As you  might remember, I increased my food budget for the month of September to $700, to account for hosting numerous Rosh Hashana and Sukkot meals. As it's turned … [Read more...]

I love our sukkah decorations!

Building Our Sukkah in Modi'in

I'm not a cute and crafty mom. I want to be, but I'm just not. Even if I have the cute ideas, I generally lack the crafty proficiency to implement them. Very, very occasionally, however, I manage to make something with or for my kids that I am really … [Read more...]