Rosh Hashanah Cootie Catchers – A Giveaway!!!

IT’S  a giveaway and a promotion!!!! I love these fun Rosh Hashanah cootie catchers from Designs by Tenisha. Use them to decorate your table (put one cootie catcher at each place setting), give them out as host gifts or just use them to spread some good and sweet new year cheer.  One lucky reader will win a package of…

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Eastern Europe

We had such a great time traveling through Eastern Europe last month. It will take me some time to sort through my notes and digest it all. Even though it’s the beginning of August, and there is still a few weeks of summer left, I’m starting to think about all I have to do to…

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Our Summer Reading

We had such a great time traveling through Warsaw, Krakow, Prague and Berlin last month. (I’ll be writing about all our adventures soon!) In the meantime, I thought I’d share our pre-trip reading list. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you’ll know how much I love graphic novels. The combination of the…

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Hadas Shaham’s Modern Concrete Jewelry

Concrete has never looked so beautiful. Jewelry designer Hadas Shaham designs necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets that are clean, contemporary and minimalist. She’s inspired by architecture, geometric shapes and symmetry.  She uses materials such as cement, gold, rubber, silicone and even wood to handcraft each piece in the small studio next to her home. Hadas says that she…

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Sarah Resnick’s Beautiful Tallits

Sarah Resnick’s tallits are made with love from start to finish. First, her design inspiration comes from the Israeli poet Yehuda Amicha.
Next, women spinners and weavers from a rural Indian Village make the tallit fabric. Then it’s all sewn together in Cape Cod by a women’s cooperative that is dedicated to bringing high-quality manufacturing jobs to Massachusetts. Sarah puts the finishing touches on the tallit by tying the tzitzit before shipping it out to its lucky owner.

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Ruth Mergi’s Exquisite Papercuts

Ruth Mergi’s journey from law to full-time artist is inspiring. Her heart has always belonged to art. These days she devotes herself full-time to creating exquisite works of hand-cut and laser-cut paper art ketubahs, home blessings, and fine art.

I hope after you read my interview with Ruth you’ll be inspired to follow your passion in life and work, whatever it may be.

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Tesler + Mendelovitch

The best Mother’s Day is always a day filled with lots of hugs and kisses from my kids. I also like when they make me gifts.
A homemade gift is the best.
But then I saw these gorgeous clutches from Tesler & Mendelovitch and everything changed.

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