Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts: Under $75

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Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts: Under $75

1 Comment 30 April 2010

We love handmade gifts for Mother’s Day, even if they aren’t your hands!!!

We collected our favorite’s from among Etsy’s best Mother’s day gifts, both handmade and vintage. Folded Porclain, English Hobnail, Sterling spikes, Amethyst, an English Toast rack(I use mine for mail!)and even lavender sachets…all for well under a $100 dollars.

These gifts are a cheap and cheerful twist on a handmade Mother’s Day Gift. 

1. Folded Porcelain Vase $65

2. Sterling spikes scattered on a delicate chain $25

3.English Hobnail Milkglass $70

4.Toast Rack – English Silver Plated $75

5. Silverplate Leaf $45

6. Set of 4 Black and White Damask II Tile Coasters $10

7.Acorn Sachets — Lavender Filled $9.75/set of 5

8.Amethyst Jeweled Lucite Box $55

9. Amethyst Briolette- Lariat Necklace $24

10. 5 Brass Candle Sticks $25

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Mini Maple Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins-Baked!

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Mini Maple Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins-Baked!

No Comments 30 April 2010

Pancakes are a must at a brunch, but I hate being the one in the kitchen doing all the flipping, while everyone else is having fun and eating. There is the option of making pancakes in advance and freezing them, but its just not the same as when they come out fresh.  So I  found this great recipe for mini maple pancake muffins on Bakerella.com

Generously grease a 24 cup mini muffin pan with non-stick spray.    

Ingredients

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Sift together with a wire whisk.
  • In another bowl, stir buttermilk, egg, maple syrup and melted butter until just combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips. Reserve a few chips to sprinkle on the tops.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes.

Makes 24 mini pancake muffins.

Let cool slightly and remove from the pan. You may need to use a toothpick around the edges to separate the pancake muffins from the pan.
Serve  with maple syrup.    

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Unique Modern Judaica  for Mom on Mother’s Day

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Unique Modern Judaica for Mom on Mother’s Day

2 Comments 30 April 2010

We’ve scoured the marketplace to bring you gifts for your  mom that will be treasured for years to come. Each gift is designed with skilled precison and talent by a Jewish artist.

Lets promote Jewish community  e-commerce. Shop and click just in time for mother’s day!

A simple yet beautiful candlestick holder, Loop, designed by London designers Martin Blum and Dan Black, is inspired by the Fibonacci curve that is seen throughout nature and looks correct and balanced to the human eye.  Made of polished stainless steel, Loop candlesticks will not tarnish. Comes in Gold.$115

.More candlestick styles available at The Jewish Museum Shops:

$32

Dani Schwartz Laser Cut Stainless Steel Candlesticks:

We love these Shabbat candlesticks. Dani Schwartz is an Israeli architect who began creating modern Judaica out of laser cut stainless steel. The steel stands hold glass cups sized for tealights. The candlesticks are approximately 4″ high. Click views to see them in a table setting. Made in Israel.

$90

Glass Leaves Challah Tray: 14″ at The Urban Mensch

Yair Emanuel at Eichler’s:

These colorful hand painted travel Shabbat candle holders are an essential gift for the mom who travels!

$29

 

Gary Rosenthal:

Gary Rosenthal has been sculpting in welded metals for over 20 years. He is self-taught and his popular style is unique and reflects a rare sensitivity to both his materials and his subject.
Rosenthal sculpture has been commissioned by the International Special Olympics Committee for the 1978 World Games, the Miss Dance America Trophy and the annual membership awards for B’nai Brith International. Mr. Rosenthal’s art has also been used as presentations for individuals as varied as Presidents Carter and Clinton, John Travolta and musician Issac Stern.

This challah tray is a chic modern classic.

$120

Emily Rosenfeld:

This Jewish charity box is made of linden wood and has a pewter detail on the top and front. The pomegranate symbolizes abundance and sustenance while the tree of life connects to all mankind. It is a contemporary interpretation of the tradition, with a slot on top for change and a hinged top for access. Perfect for your mom’s vanity or next to her Shabbat candleticks, as it is custom to give charity before a jewish woman lights candles on Friday night.

$75

Amalya Nini Birchat Habayit- Blessing for the Home:

Home Blessing Birchat Habayit Harvest Round Papercuts Unframed Amalya Nini

Translation of the text is:

“May this home be a place of happiness and heath, of contentment, generousity and hope, a home of creativity and kindness. May those who visit and those who live here know only blessing and peace.”

$120

Gad Almaliah:

Internationally known artist Gad Almaliah was born and raised in Jerusalem and attended the Bezalel Academy of Art. His designs are seen on coins, medals for the Israeli Government, postal service stamps, sculpture and KETUBOT. He created the emblem for the Six Day War. Kolbo is proud to feature the many works of Gad Almaliah. This unique Woman of Valor plaque will be treasured by the special mom in your life.

$200

Mickie Caspi:

Beautifully illuminated roses add a classic elegance to the biblical quote ( Proverbs 31:10-31 ) that is traditionally sung by a husband to his wife on Friday night. The Woman of Valor is a wonderul gift from a husband to wife or from a woman’s children for Mother’s day.

$65

9in x 13in

Emanuel:

20in x 16in
Designs in raw silk are appliqued and attached with embroidery.
Made in Israel.

$58

Rimon Glass Painted Candlesticks:

These pomegranate design candlesticks really make a statement and will add a flair to any Shabbat table.

Size: Approximately 3.5″

Material: Hand Painted Glass

$25

By Israeli artist Enya Keshet.

Home blessing art in two layers cut and raised in Hebrew and English. Classic and Elegant:

Dimensions: Approximately 10″ x 10″

$112

This beautifully crafted basket by Talila Abraham recreates a 16th-century Brussels bobbin lace pattern in contemporary, etched stainless steel  for a modern elegance that can only be found in peices made by true artisans.  Use it for challah or fill it with fruit for an attractive centerpiece on your table. At The Jewish Museum.:

$195

Also comes as a gorgeous Matzoh tray by Talila Abraham at The Jewish Museum Gift Shop.:

$290

 

Challah Board ,Knife and Salt Holder:

$72

 

This cleverly designed Challah board has raised strips for the crumbs to fall through, and a Challah knife fitted to the frame:

Made in Israel.

Dimensions: 17.5″ x 14.5″

Material: Wood

$72

Though this is not exactly Judaica, we couldnt resist this charming tote by Israeli artist Barbara Shaw, features the Hebrew wordIma in the center, surrounded by a heart. Ima is the Hebrew word for mom, making this a thoughtful gift for the mom in your life. The heart is filled with expressions in both Hebrew and English relating to moms, such as “Oh’ Mama”, “Mamale” (Hebrew for mommy), “Red Hot Mama”, “Mama Mia” and “A joyful mother of children”.  Made in Israel.
Shaw was born in Australia to Polish and Hungarian immigrants. In the 1980’s her family moved to Jerusalem. Shaw now pulls all of her inspiration from Jersulam and her Jewish heritage. The focus of her work is to mix tradition with ultra modern colors and shapes. At The Jewish Museum:

$18

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Inspiring Books for the Jewish Mom on Mother’s Day

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Inspiring Books for the Jewish Mom on Mother’s Day

1 Comment 30 April 2010

These books are meant to inspire all Jewish women.  Perfect as a gift on Mother’s Day , Shabbat, Birthday,or just to say that you care.

 

Fifty Jewish Women Who Changed the World

Whether born in the ghetto or into lives of privilege, Jewish women throughout history have overcome prejudice and persecution by the power of their intellect and courage. And what a difference they have made. In this inspiring volume, the histories of fifty Jewish women come vividly alive in text and pictures.

Angels Don’t Leave Footprints

Rabbi Twerski shows us all how to see the inner good that is obscured by the debris of everyday life. Angels do their job and move on without leaving a mark, but human beings stumble and scrape their knees — and wonder if they can get anything right. They absolutely can — and this book proves it!

Rabbi Abraham Twersky

Dear Daughter

A father’s wise guidance for wholesome human relationship, a happy marriage, and a serene home. Great Gift for any dad to give his daughter on Mother’s Day.

Tending the Garden

This beautifully crafted book by author and well-know lecturer Chana Weisberg, illuminates the special blessings, gifts, and unique feminine qualities that the Jewish woman has been given. The author explores the lives, experiences, and roles of Jewish women in history, the matriarchs, the Jewish festivals and cycles, special women’s mitzvot, mysticism, to understand what is the Divine mission of the Jewish woman.

Women’s Wisdom

There are times when we search our souls and ask ourselves,  Are we aware of our own tremendous power?” A woman must know her phenomenal intrinsic value and capabilities. Also perfect for a mother to daughter gift.

A Labor of Love

Build a positive birth experience on a foundation of faith and understanding.

Perfect for the new Jewish mom.

Finding the Woman of Valor

Drawing on Scripture, Talmud, and Midrash, analyzes King Solomon’s immortal text, both in Hebrew and English, with focus on each verse and an accompanying personage. Paints a vivid portrait gallery of heroines prominent and pivotal in Jewish…

Full Hearts and Empty Nests

Full Hearts and Empty Nests is the reflections of a woman on motherhood and the Jewish home. In this collection of essays and poems, Miryam Steinberg writes about ordinary wives and mothers, their successes and…

If We Could Here Them Now

Encounters With Jewish Heroines of the Past

The Jewish Woman Next Door- Repairing the World One Step at a Time is a collection of absorbing essays about contemporary Jewish women. Some known throughout the world, others known only in their own communities…

 

 

 

 

How To Talk So Teens Will Listen and How to Listen So Teens Will Talk

Great for all Jewish moms!

All of Our Lives

A journey into life begins on the very first page of this magnificent anthology, rich with real emotion, remarkable writing, and experiences from the four corners of our lives that will speak to every reader. Contributing authors range from the…

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Shabbat Shalom Hug for Mom

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Shabbat Shalom Hug for Mom

No Comments 30 April 2010

Shabbat Shalom
Your Peace of the Week
by: Marissa Anteby

You deserve a hug for all the things you do for so many people. You may be surprised when I tell you who the best person is to give you this hug. It’s you! There’s no better time to get your hug, than right now. Good, bad, or indifferent, this week is coming to a close. It’s only hours away from being over. How about throwing the whole week behind you and allowing this Shabbat to be the start of something new. Can you envision it? Really experiencing each new moment as it comes, without the added narration of past disappointments or projections and fears of what may happen in the future? I say, let’s go for it. Let’s take the leap of faith together.  Release your grip on old patterns of behavior. If you think about it, you’ll agree, those habits aren’t benefiting you anyway.

Here’s a simple Mind/Body exercise you can do to clear out your subconscious cobwebs and stagnant energy:

1-  Stand tall, with your feet hip distance apart.
2-  Give yourself a big hug.
3-  Inhale, as you open your arms as wide as you can, throwing your arms behind you.
4-  Exhale, as you close your arms, embracing yourself once again.
5-  Repeat #2 thru #4, for a cycle of 8 repetitions.

For a bigger lift to your spirits, add the following variations:

1-  Go as slow as you can, with your arm movements and breathing.
2-  Turn your head to the right as you inhale.
3-  Turn your head to the left as you exhale.

If you’re feeling really brave, you might try adding some words to your movements:

1-  Say the word “big,” as you open your arms.
2-  Say the word “thanks,” as you close your arms.
3-  Giving yourself, “big thanks!”

You can even mix and match the variations or make up your own. Just remember to always be gentle with yourself. The object is to show a little appreciation to yourself, not get stressed out. After all, even though we never take the time to do it, thanking ourselves for all that we do, may be the most important gift of gratitude.

As always, scroll all the way down to post your comments. I really enjoy reading them, and 1 lucky winner will be chosen from people who comment, to win a FREE Thai Yoga Massage from www.embodyinc.com

Shabbat Shalom,
marissa@embodyinc.com

Marissa Anteby is a wife, and a mother of 4 children. Her company www.embodyinc.com hosts holistic exercise classes in Cycling, Pilates, and Yoga, in cities throughout New York and New Jersey. Marissa maintains more than 10 wellness related certifications, including Reiki Massage, and Thai Yoga Massage. http://embodyinc.blogspot.com/p/marissa-antebys-bio.html

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Winegirl’s Suggestions for Shabbat Kosher Wines

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Winegirl’s Suggestions for Shabbat Kosher Wines

1 Comment 29 April 2010

 

Winegirl here-

But the questions are not always easy too answer!

As a known wine lover, many of my dearest friends call me frantically from the liquor store- usually minutes before Shabbat starts and asks me which wine is good? Which wine should I buy? I always answer the question with a question- for when? For who? Who will you be serving? How much money are you willing to spend?

A Few Dry Red wine Suggestions:

Domaine du Castel Grand Vin ’06 (click here to shop)

For an amazing dry red wine-I personally love a wine with a blend of grapes. One of my favorites is Domaine Du Castel Grand Vin. This wine comes from the Castel Estate west of Jerusalem and is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. At $60. a bottle- it doesn’t come cheap- but after drinking you will agree with me that it is money well spent.

Barons Edmund & Benjamin De Rothschild ’05 (click here to shop)

The Barons Edmund and Benjamin de Rothchild Haut –Medoc from France is a delicious blend of 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 40 percent merlot. This bottle sells for about $27.00 a bottle and is a dry red that is full bodied with herbal and spice flavors.

Segal’s Fusion Chardonnay Colombard ’09 (click here to shop)

If you are looking for a blend a bit cheaper- try the Segal’s Fusion. This is a dry red wine also blended, 60 percent merlot, 20 percent cabernet franc and 20 percent cabernet sauvignon from the Galilee Heights in Israel-. At $11.00 a bottle-this is a very good price point- especially if you plan on opening up a few bottles.

No matter what you decide it’s always good to ask a salesperson what they recommend and what is popular amongst his customers.

I always tell my friends the best way to know if you like it-is to taste it! That’s what I do!

Stayed tuned for more recommendations on some delectable chardonnays, mouth-watering pinot grigios, and luscious roses……..

XOXO,

Winegirl

 

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Life Does Not Have to be Perfect to be Wonderful…

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Life Does Not Have to be Perfect to be Wonderful…

1 Comment 29 April 2010

by Jodi Samuels, founder of MetroImma- an online community for Jewish moms.

“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful”

By all accounts we had the perfect life. I met my husband the year after high school and we were married by the time I was 20. We travelled the world together, living and working in truly exotic places. My husband is a doctor and he worked for the Royal Australian Flying Doctor Service, which allowed us ample opportunity for adventure. After living in four countries and nine cities, we won Green cards and came to New York to start another adventure. We became very active in the community, hosting thousands of guests and enjoying life in NYC to the fullest.

Then we had two exceptionally cute kids (I am their mom, and they are exceptionally delicious to me). We have a great marriage and family. Many of the singles that we work with through our group JICNY have this “when I get married I want a life just like the Samuels” mantra.

On February 25th, 2008, our third baby was born and we broadcast a message to our 8,500 plus database announcing the arrival of our perfect princess. Two days later we received a bombshell when the doctor raised suspicion that our perfect princess had Down syndrome. 48 hours after that, chromosomal studies confirmed this fact.

We were so overwhelmed as many thoughts raced through our minds-from “wow!”, to “why us?” to “what will life be like?” and simply “Oh my God, please help!” Within a short while of hearing the news, I came to the conclusion that God had sent me this baby for a reason. After two miscarriages between Temira, my second, and this baby, I felt sure God wanted me to have her. I knew that unless we embraced this baby, our life would be a lie. I looked at my husband and said, “We open our home to the lost, the lonely, the searching, and the challenged. If we open our home to strangers, how much more so should we embrace a challenge for Caila Sara, our princess? Because of who we are, God sent us this beautiful soul.” When we realized this, we came to terms with her having Down syndrome. Since then, she has only given us joy. Oh yes, parenting Caila is a lot more work. It’s sometimes scary, and more intense, but also intensely joyous.

I was asked to speak on a panel for a group of Rabbinic Interns. They are learning about special needs in the community and wanted the perspective of a parent. I caught their attention with my campaign, Caily’s World. I was happy to speak and share my story. Reflecting on what to say, I recalled the serious and sad looks of the pediatrician, the OB/GYN, the geneticists, etc. Even the books we were told to read only listed all of the potential problems for the baby. The list was never-ending; from major disease and heart issues to being flatfooted, short-sighted and having thin hair. Our family and friends were devastated. The most common responses were tears or “Oh, I am so sorry”. We even had a person ask us outright while Gavin was holding the baby why we did not abort. There was so much pain in the air.

Yet we were not devastated; in fact, we were not even sad.

We have had two beautiful years with Caily. Thank God, she has been incredibly healthy- hardly even a cold ever. She does not have anything on those awful lists that could make one wonder if they delivered a monster instead of a baby. Caily is beautiful, with long thick hair. She is engaging, playful, and full of life. She is the delight of our family, her school, and our community.

What I wanted to tell the rabbinic students, what I want to tell anyone who will listen is that they have the power to change the situation. Imagine if people around us all assumed that life could still be amazing, rather than just assuming it’s awful. Image if the geneticist walked in and said to us, “life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.” Caily has taught me this lesson and I will continue to share it with those facing challenges ………… and those who are unintentionally creating them.

reprinted with permission by Jodi  Samuels founder of metroimma.com.

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Madeline’s Roast in a Bag

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Madeline’s Roast in a Bag

No Comments 28 April 2010

Madeline’s Roast in a Bag

Saute 1 chopped onion and 3 cloves garlic in oil.

Then combine:

1/2 cup ketchup

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 water

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tbsp potato starch (optional)

Directions

Mix.

Pour over roast inside large Turkey Cooking Bag, tie it closed and place in a roaster uncovered and roast for at 350 for  2 hours.

Watch the roast to make sure it doesn’t burn or get overcooked.

Remove the roast, slice and pour the juices over the roast.

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DIY Art Card Crafts for Kids

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DIY Art Card Crafts for Kids

No Comments 27 April 2010

By: Sarah Rivka Dahan . Check out my blog! http://www.creativejewishmom.typepad.com/
Shavuos Felt Card With Embroidery
Mommy’s Creation: My first
attempt at embroidery on paper, lots of fun!

I sat down the other day and did an impromptu art project together
with two of my kids! And of course I’m happy to share the results with
you, since this is a great project for all ages and abilities. I cut
out lots of petal shaped felt pieces and provided the kids with folded
cards, glue, a box of buttons and some yarn.

Add your kid’s picture and you have a great Mother’s Day Card!

Here’s what they came up
with:

Shavuos Cards Kids versions

Aren’t these just the cutest? My almost 8 yr old daughter did the
one on the left, and my almost 5 yr old son did the one on the right. I
just love seeing their personalities reflected in their art!

You’ll Need:

  • felt
  • buttons
  • yarn
  • thick needle with eye big enough for yarn
  • card stock

Shavuos Cards In Process

How To:

Pretty self explanatory, just some notes about the embroidery:

  1. When embroidering on paper, unlike fabric there is no room for
    making mistakes since a hole is a hole!
  2. So plan ahead and make your holes before you start embroidering.
    Also, you really can’t see what you’re doing from the back, so there’s
    no way to know where to come up through the paper with your needle
    unless you’ve either made holes or marked them with
    indentations.
  3. I used both yarn (green) and embroidery floss (orange) and I love
    the contrast between the two weights.
  4. With embroidered cards you’ll want to work on a flat piece of card
    stock (or two pieces, like mine, namely a white square glued onto a
    pink square) and then glue your artwork to the card after you’ve
    completed the embroidery. Because the embroidered card had some
    dimension it can’t lie flat, (which is actually a plus!) so I used hot
    glue to affix it to the card.

Enjoy, and keep in touch!

Sara Rivka

http://www.creativejewishmom.typepad.com/

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Easy Gourmet Stuffed Chicken Cutlets-Video

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Easy Gourmet Stuffed Chicken Cutlets-Video

1 Comment 27 April 2010

By Mark Bittman

This kosher recipe is elegant enough for a kosher dinner party and  gourmet enough to show your family that they are worth it on weeknight!

No one will guess how easy it really is to pull off a kosher recipe for “Gourmet Stuffed Kosher Chicken Cutlets“, by Mark Bittman, (New York Times)!

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Gourmet Kosher Gift Baskets for Mother’s Day

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Gourmet Kosher Gift Baskets for Mother’s Day

No Comments 26 April 2010

Check out the best kosher gift baskets on the web!

Godiva Kosher Gift Baskets:

$45

Introducing Godiva Gems Gift Basket. Make every day a little more special with our new Godiva Gems, individually wrapped in smaller sizes, so you can enjoy eating them anywhere, anytime. Includes a 12 pc. Milk Chocolate Truffle Gems, 18 pc. Dark Chocolate Solid Gems, 12 pc. Milk Chocolate Caramel Gems, Milk Chocolate Strawberries, Dark Chocolate Almonds, Solid Milk Chocolate Bar, Solid Dark Chocolate Bar, and Solid White Chocolate Bar. Tied with sheer gold ribbon. (1 lb. 2.6 oz.)

Zabar’s Kosher Cheese Collection:

$125

All foods in this collection are certified kosher. * Redwood Hill Farm’s Camellia from Sonoma, California. A soft-ripened, pasteurized, farmstead goat cheese. Soft, creamy and sweetly earthy. 5 oz.

* Tnuva Sheep Milk Feta-Style from Israel. Not too salty with a creamy, crumbly texture and sweet, grassy flavors; pasteurized. 7 oz.

* 5-Spoke Creamery Redmond Cheddar from New York State. Hand-made medium-sharp cheddar made from the raw milk of grass-fed cows; cave-aged for at least six months. 6 oz.

* Blue Star Farms Organic Stone Ground Wheat Crackers from Washington State.

* Somech Farms Fig Preserves from Israel. 11.5 oz.

* Handsome and helpful cheese knife and wooden cheese board.

Includes 1-day shipping. All cheeses in the Kosher Collection will arrive in their original packaging, thus assuring their kosher certification. Zabar’s may substitute cheeses of greater or equal value according to availability, but all are guaranteed to be certified kosher.

Zabar’s Kosher  Coffee and Babka Collection:

$109.

Zabar’s chocolate babka, Amaretti di Sorrono cookies (do you dip them in your coffee? We do!), Almondina biscuits, Zabar’s cinnamon rugelach, Erica’s Apricot Raspberry rugelach, Ghirardelli Dark/Raspberry chocolate bar, Walker’s shortbread Petit Coat Tails, a Zabar’s chocolate bar, and a Zabar’s mug to go with all the goodies! Part of Zabar’s Gift Boxes, Gift Baskets, and Gift Crates Collection. Price includes shipping. Additional $15.00 charge for 1-day Saturday delivery.

Max Brenner’s Chocolate:


$55

kosher dairy under the supervision of the Bet-Shemesh Rabbinate.

BONBON  GIFT SET- an assortment of 9 bonbons carefully chosen by Max. 80g/2.8oz


Woman of Valor Basket:

$52.50

Contains a beautiful ceramic Woman of Valor mug was designed by Jessica Sporn and inspired by a Biblical poem offering women gratitude, praise, and appreciation. This basket also includes gourmet tea and fresh rugelach !

Rugelach is certified Kosher Dairy, tea is kosher Pareve. 

A portion of all manufacturer’s sales from the Woman of Valor Collection will be donated toward the education and research of breast cancer causes, treatment, and the search for a cure.


My Fair Lady Kosher Chocolate Gift Box:

$34

Two layers of delicous, assorted dark & white chocolate truffles in a polka dot spring hat box. Dainty and sweet, this large ‘Fair Lady’ hat is an elegant way to say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’!
Approximate Dimensions: Hat 12″ Diameter, Chocolate Box 5″

Kosherline Gift Baskets:

$52

Cookies, Fudge Balls and Brownies

Bella Delights exclusive Italian Cookies, Fudge Balls & Chocolate Treasure Brownies Gift Tower.

Includes 1.5 lbs. assorted tray of homemade Italian cookies (may include the following: spice drop, raspberry filled pinch, chocolate chip, apricot drop, chocolate sprinkles, vanilla fudge, raspberry filled chocolate cookies, chocolate stripe, assorted pariels, marble, chocolate jelly, Roman twist, sesame, coconut crescent, chocolate drop, brownie cookie, almond half moon, mini-biscotti), 1 lb. chocolate treasure brownies (dense, rich chocolate brownies with chocolate chips), .5 lbs. fudgie chocolate balls with chocolate sprinkles, .5 lbs. fudgie chocolate balls with rainbow sprinkles. Under OK strict kosher supervision. Parve. Pas Yisroel. Yoshon.

Starbucks Kosher Gift Basket:

$29.

  • Starbucks Biscotti Vanilla Almond (.92oz)  K Nonni’s Brand
  • Starbucks Ground Coffee Breakfast Blend (2.5oz)    OU-P
  • Starbucks Ground Coffee House Blend (2.5oz)  OU-P
  • Starbucks Selects Brown & Haley Cashew Roca (2pc)   Kehilla- dairy
  • Starbucks Selects White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies (2pc)   OU-D
  • Tazo Calm – Herbal Tea (3bags)  KSA
  • Tazo Duet – Black & Green Teas (2 bags 1 Calm & 1 Zen)KSA
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    Hot Pink Candles for Mother’s Day

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    Hot Pink Candles for Mother’s Day

    1 Comment 26 April 2010

    I bought these 2 foot hot pink tapers from my local florist the other day…. I LOVE the shot of life they add to my living room! I used to keep black candles in there that were Oh-So-Chic, but for spring these hot pink candles are just what I needed!

     

    Of course I got the idea from Eddie Ross’s Bloomingdale’s window for Elle Decor:

    Here Eddie Ross uses navy tapers in antique candles sticks.And here he uses yellow to tie in his brass candle sticks and amber glasses. 

    I think this tablescape would be especially nice for Mother’s Day. You can buy similar candle sticks at CB2.

     

    You can get your own HERE.

    Do you use colorful candlesticks? Send us pictures and we will put them on our site!!

     

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    Eco-Chic Kitchen Decor- A Teacup Planter

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    Eco-Chic Kitchen Decor- A Teacup Planter

    1 Comment 26 April 2010

    Mother’s Day Gift Idea:

    by Renee Safdiah

    Eco-Chic Teacup Planter-

    Who would have thought that a teacup would make the perfect receptacle for a tiny plant?

    The plant can be green or flowering –  just as long as it is very, very small.

    Whether you choose to create this mini treasure with a child’s help or on your own – it will undoubtedly be appreciated by its recipient.

    Here is the “How To” for this easy and beautifully affordable Mother’s Day gift:

    1.) Find a beautiful teacup and saucer. Search your cupboard, discount stores, ebay, flea markets, garage sales, etc……

    2.) Purchase a tiny plant and some potting soil from your local nursery or home center.

    3.) Fill the bottom third of the teacup with soil.

    4.) Remove the plant from its container and place in the teacup.

    5.) Top the plant with soil and press down firmly, filling the teacup.

    6.) Water lightly and slowly, till all of the soil is damp.

    ***There is no drainage in the teacup, so you must water sparingly. If there is too much water, tip the cup to drain out the excess.

    6.) Give to a special Mom or keep for yourself!

    Happy Mother’s Day

    Renne Safdiah is a mom entrepeneur. She currently owns a line of children’s hats entitled Saturday Knit Fever.

    Roll out the Red Carpet for Mom!

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    Roll out the Red Carpet for Mom!

    4 Comments 25 April 2010

    By:  Irene Kassin

    You know your Mom’s a superstar… This Mother’s day treat her like one!

    We compiled a list of celebrity women who are devoted mothers, yet are effortlessly chic and stylish to boot! We know your Mom will love any of these carefully selected gifts… Now the only question is, what type of Mom is your Mother? Better yet, what type of Mom are you? (You know you can forward this post to people… AKA husbands!)

    The Rocker Mom: Gwen Stephani

    If your mom enjoys going to concerts more than you do, wears black studded clothing and used to play in a band, you’ve got yourself a Rocker Mom. She will enjoy these Mother’s day gifts, although perhaps not more than tickets to  Coachella!

     

    1.Kim Seybert Jeweled Cuff Napkin Rings $88/set of 4
    2.Skull and Crossbones Decanter $75 DOF $23
    3.Kim Seybert Studded Placemats $75

    Next up, The Bohemian Princess: Nicole Richie. This woman is a poster child for 70’s wild child chic. If your Mom has a penchant for long flowy dresses and walking barefoot through gardens, she will love these Bohemian Moroccan inspired vases and woven leather  tray, perfect for carrying drinks outside in summer for an impromptu cocktail party in the garden! 

    4.Bohemian Vases- $100
    5. Bamboo and White Leather Tray $96

    The Minimalist: Demi Moore. If your Mother constantly chooses the simplest, and perhaps most sophisticated clothes and accessories, she may be a Minimalist. Minimalists like things as simple and as useful as possible. Form follows function to a minimalist and these simple bar accessories are just the number.
    6. Nambe Cocktail Shaker $155
    7. Nambe Ice Groove Bucket $100

    Kate Hudson: The Tree Hugger Mom. Kate is all about the environment and the natural way. That’s why these faux bois vases are just her type.  Gift her those sequined pillows and you will be barking up the right tree!

    8. Aram Bark Vases- $90-$240 also available in oxidized brown

    9. Beaded Pillows- $125 each

    The Glam Gal: Jennifer Lopez. If your Mom loves sequins, turquoise and all things glamour, she will love these crystalized trays and jeweled napkin rings! The Glam gal loves her accessories and she likes them to be bold!

    10.Olivia Reigal Swarovski Crystal Tray $450
    11. Kim Seybert Stone Napkin Ring $28
    12. Olivia Reigal Tray  $270

    The Sweetheart Mom: Reese Witherspoon may be America’s sweetheart, but you may have a sweetheart Mom all your own. Does your Mother love hugs, expressions of love, pink and flowers? All hearts and flowers, these gifts are perfect for that Mom who loves love!

    13. Diane James Peony Bouquet $320
    14. Michael Aram Heart Frame $69
    15. Sabre Paris “LOVE” Dessert Dishes $30

    The Classist: Gwenyth Paltrow. This Mom has style in spades, but her style is sophisticated and timeless… That’s why we chose gold for the Classist Mom. In our book, golden is forever. 

    16. LObject Evoka 24 Kt Gold Plated Candlesticks  $339, also available in platinum
    17. Michael Aram Gold Gooseberry Centerpieces $199-$490

    All products available via

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    510 Kings Highway

    Brooklyn, Ny 11223

    Get a 10-20% discount when you mention promo code: jewishhostess.

     

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    We hope you have enjoyed our celebrity mom gift guide! We know we enjoyed putting it together for you!

     

     

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    An Easy Art Project for Kids or Adults

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    An Easy Art Project for Kids or Adults

    No Comments 25 April 2010

    A couple of years ago, I did this project with my two little sisters for my first apartment. I hung it above a chinese console that I painted lime green!

    I love that its easy enough for a kid to make, plus it helps kids learn about mixing and juxtaposing interesting colors… and I think it turned out pretty cool!

    I used 1 large canvas, 2 different widths of painter’s tape and acrylic paints… It took about an hour and a half and my sisters LOVED making it! I wanted it to be really bright and colorful, but you could limit your color palate and create something a little more sophisticated.

    Happy DIY!

     

     

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    Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mom-To-Be

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    Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mom-To-Be

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    These bestsellers are a thoughtful and inexpensive gift for the expectant mom.

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