And yes I was the one who wrote my to-do list. Like an hour ago. I should add “writing lessons” to my list (but I may not be able to decipher it). And maybe I should eat some crackers because I’m starving and I obviously want them.
For the past three years we’ve taken our children to see The Nutcracker and then they each get to pick out a nutcracker from the gift shop to remember their day. We then we make them put their over-priced crackers on a high shelf and threaten them not to play with them or they’ll break. Yay.
This year I’ve decided to embrace the concept Experiences > Things. So instead of random Hanukkah gifts that they’ll only play with for a few hours, we’re taking them to The Nutcracker, buying the excessively expensive nutcrackers that they’ll get in trouble for playing with and then spending the night in a hotel for the perfect staycation.
Mother of the year, right?? Yes? Now where can I find me some crackers?
Is it wrong that all I want for Valentine’s Day is to have my face peeled off? Seriously people, there’s no better way to say ‘I Love You,’ than to give your loved one a chemical peel (performed by a licensed esthetician of course). P.S. My husband thinks I’m insane (per usual).
I’m assuming not all of you want your face peeled off on the day of love…maybe just half of you? No? Well if you don’t, you’re probably searching high and low for gifts (and making your own list too). So without further ado, I bring to you Etsy Stalkers’ 2015 Top 10 Must-Haves For Valentine’s Day:
The holidays are almost here and I haven’t bought one single gift yet. Has anyone? Seriously people, that’s not a rhetorical question. I’m really wondering if you’ve started shopping yet.
Never fear, Etsy Stalkers is here to help you shop and decorator the holidays. I hope you enjoy these items as much as I have loved shopping for them.
Gifts for your man (or any man). Men are so freaking hard to shop for. I’ve never experienced one holiday or birthday where I’ve been all I have the perfect gift idea for Gary. It just doesn’t happen. Until now. I’ve searched high and low for unique gifts that any man will love. I think.
Gifts for the ladies (or you).Two for me, one for you—that’s pretty much how all of my holiday shopping ends up going. So while these gifts are perfect for any woman, they all happen to be just what I want as well. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
Gifts for your kids. Let’s face it, kids are ALL about the gifts.I don’t care if you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or nothing at all, children love to rip open presents.
In a little over a week, kids will be running amock throughout neighborhoods collecting candy (and sugar highs) while their parents chase after them with beers in their hands. At least that’s how it happens in my neighborhood. Some houses even hand out shots for the over 21-crowd making it the best night of the year (especially because it lands on a Friday this time)!
And then of course there’s the raiding the kids’ haul after they go to bed situation. I’m doing it for the kids, people. It’s a sacrifice but I’m up for it.
I’ve noticed a lot of talk on Facebook (my main news source) about how the sexy Halloween costumes are now making their way into the Tween markets. Obviously this is totally inappropriate, but I can’t help but wonder if it’s because they see how their parents are dressing. I vote that no adults should dress sexy for Halloween anymore! Down with skin! Up with no appeal!
So with out further ado, I bring to you the most UN-SEXY COSTUMES THAT WILL ARRIVE BY HALLOWEEN:
Guess what? Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Guess what again? Kim from Kim Bloomberg Designs (and mypartner in crime) is sharing with you how she made Valentine’s Day Box for her daughter in just 20 minutes. She’s kind of amazing like that. So without further ado, here’s Kim…
My daughter came home from Kindergarten and reminded me that I still haven’t made her Valentine’s Day Box. She said she wanted hers to be a Valentine-eating-girly-monster. I thought to myself, challenge accepted. And I actually manage to make it in just 20 minutes. Here is how I did it…
Step 1: I got a Target box from a delivery and covered almost all of it in wrapping paper. I wrapped it using left-over paper from my daughter’s birthday. So not only am I helping her with her box, I am also saving the planet. Winning.
Step 2: I took a piece of broken foam board from a jewelry show and cut it into the shape of teeth. I wanted the monster to be missing some teeth so that she could fit in with the rest of the kindergarten class (heyyooo). I glue gunned them on.
Step 3: I cut off the bottoms of two hearts to make lips. I glued those on, too. Hot glue dries much, much faster. Yes I burned myself, but hey, this is love, right? And love sometimes hurts.
Step 4: I pulled googly eyes from an old art project from her pre-school box (don’t tell her) and hot-glued them onto styrofoam balls
. I didn’t have matching ones, and guess what? The odd sizes worked great! If you don’t have styrofoam, use cotton balls or pom poms or just cut circles from cardboard. Use whatever you already have – especially if you are snowed in for the 20th time this winter.
Step 5: I punctured two holes in the top and stuck these hearts from the dollar store. I bought these three years ago thinking they might come in handy one day, and well, looks like today is that day.
Step 6: A sign is added to feed the box some Valentine’s. Nothing like asking for love!
So there you have it! In just 20 minutes you’ll have a Valentine’s box sure please any kid! She’ll be using this until high school. And be sure to check out Kim Bloomberg Designs – she’s one talented lady!
Yes this actually happened to me yesterday. Let me set the scene, I was at the funeral of my dear friend’s father. I had no plans to leave early but it went a little bit long and I knew that I had to get my son of the bus, so I walked to my car at the very, very end thinking I would get ahead of the long line of cars.
I got ahead of some cars but then it happened, I get stuck behind the hearse and the limo as the entire family is getting in to leave. People are hugging family members right in front of my car as I just sat there. Waiting. Embarrassed. And then some other friends walked by and started pointing at me and laughing. And then I missed my son’s bus (fortunately a neighbor got him). I’m going to take a mask to my next funeral. You know, to disguise myself if I need to leave early.
First of all, let me just say how sweet it is that my son wrote the letter. He wouldn’t actually let me read it, but I do know that he included our address just in case Santa doesn’t know the addresses of all the Jewish boys and girls out there. If he’s this into Christmas, I should totally buy him an The Elf on the Shelfto keep him in line before Christmas.
Or I should retell my kids the story of Halvin Alvin The Jewish Elf which I made up back in 2011 to try and get them to behave during Hanuukkah 🙂 So now this Jewish girl needs help. Does Santa write back? Is this what he does? I looked on Etsyand found some really cute options:
How long does it take for mail to get to The North Pole and back? Is there an overnight express? So many questions. While I’m mulling them over, don’t forget to check out Etsy Stalkers’ Holiday Gift Guide!
T’was the 5th night of Hanukkah and I should stop shopppinnnggggg….but I really need that partridge in a Cyber Monday treeeee.
(I realize that makes no sense but it’s the Monday after a holiday weekend.)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with family, friends and alcohol. Wait, what? Now that everyone is back at work, school and rehab it’s time to get busy shopping on Cyber Monday. I’ve collected some of my most favorite deals for you (and me) to get you going on your holiday shopping while still giving off the appearance that you’re actually working today. Thankyouverymuch.