Move Over Santa: The Maccabee Fairies are Coming to Town

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This post was published on Huffington Post here.

Christmas is a stressful time of year for Jewish parents and not for the reasons you might think. There’s no pressure to get Christmas shopping done, finish wrapping the presents, or find the perfect gifts. Instead, the Jewish parent’s concern relates to counteracting their kids’ Christmas-envy–Where’s our Christmas tree? But I want presents too! Is Santa an anti-semite?

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December 18, 2014 - 2:18 am

Kristin Macan - Great story and you are a genius!! Sorry for the Christmas card . . . my Walmart didn’t have another option. Homemade card for you on the list for next year.

December 18, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Jessica - I love any type of card and so appreciate the thought! xx

House Tour (Part I)

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(Photo by Turner Photography)

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December 8, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me - Very pretty thank you for opening your home and sharing it with us.

December 8, 2014 - 7:13 pm

Erin S. - As a mommy of 9 living in a just over 1000 sq ft house I am drooling here!

December 8, 2014 - 8:03 pm

Stephanie Keeping - What a beautiful place! I love the bathroom.

December 8, 2014 - 8:14 pm

Harriet - Ow wow. Everything in your home sure looks fantastic!

December 8, 2014 - 8:48 pm

sarah - WOW, just stunning! What a beautiful home you’ve designed for you and your family! I wish I could live there! Seriously, bravo on all your hard work! I’ve participated in One Room Challenge, but not there in our budget yet to do our dream place! You should think about participating with all your DIY work, like the chandelier bird cage and the mirror gallery wall!

December 8, 2014 - 9:29 pm

Bethany M. - Beautiful! Just love the house, and the decorating is so elegant! Love it all. :-)

December 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Missi - Amazing!! Such a dreamy house

December 10, 2014 - 2:54 am

Joanna Sormunen - What a geourgeous, geourgeous house! All the details are just amazing! You can tell it has been planned with care and thought!

December 10, 2014 - 3:19 am

Scott - Great photos, and the house is not too shabby either. Love the island top – is it marble?

December 10, 2014 - 6:05 am

Joanne - WOW! These pictures are AMAZING!
Such a beautiful home!!! Decorated with such style and elegance!
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December 14, 2014 - 6:23 am

Ines Roe - What a lovely home. The kitchen is fantastic and the bathroom totally lovely.

Thanksgiving Recap

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November 30, 2014 - 10:35 pm

Janet - It WAS a fabulous dinner and such a wonderful group to celebrate with – and you sent leftover home with everyone, and they were delicious! Thanks Jessica
Love, Mimi and Baba

December 1, 2014 - 12:46 am

Carolyn Ridenour - Beautiful Jessica!

December 5, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Aunt Susan - WOW Jessica! You had an amazing Thanksgiving Feast! Your caviar side bar was
special. My favorite was the PIE! Thanks for all your ideas and photos. Love, Susan

December 5, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Brittany - Oh my goodness, I love those place cards. What a good idea!!

December 5, 2014 - 4:25 pm

MUSINGSFROMME/JILL - The place cards are a great idea. Love that you can write in what you are thankful for.

December 6, 2014 - 2:13 pm

courtney - great dessert options!

December 7, 2014 - 5:00 am

katrina g - Wow, that all looks amazing! looks like you guys had a great time as well, such great photos.

December 8, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Eliz Frank - What a truly fantastic Thanksgiving you had. The place settings, the food, the company were all stellar. Love the photos too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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(photos are all Instagrammed)

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November 27, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Janet - We are so happy for you and thankful to have you on our lives. We are fortunate to have 4 children, a fabulous daughter-in-law (you) and 2 wonderful son-in-laws and 6 very special grandkids. The fact that they are all healthy and happy makes our lives complete and somewhat stress free. Life has thrown us some difficult curves, but we always reminder ourselves how fortunate we are and our problems are really fixable as long as we have our health.

November 28, 2014 - 4:11 am

Janet - We are so happy for you and thankful to have you on our lives. We are fortunate to have 4 children, a fabulous daughter-in-law (you) and 2 wonderful son-in-laws and 6 very special grandkids. The fact that they are all healthy and happy makes our lives complete and somewhat stress free. Life has thrown us some difficult curves, but we always reminder ourselves how fortunate we are and our problems are really fixable as long as we have our health.

December 5, 2014 - 4:27 pm

MUSINGSFROMME/JILL - It’s always good to give thanks.

December 5, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts - Happy Thanksgiving to you, hope you had a wonderful holiday!

December 5, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Nick #thisyearinmusic - Looks like you had a great Thanks Giving!

December 5, 2014 - 8:21 pm

Deborah - Very nice post. I love Thanksgiving because it gives us a chance to reflect on what we appreciate.

December 5, 2014 - 8:59 pm

Stephanie Keeping - Your pie looks amazing!

December 5, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Jeanine - Wow! I love the cards and the pumpkin donuts look amazing! Looks like you had a great thanksgiving.

December 5, 2014 - 9:33 pm

Heather - Oh I love those quiet moments, I don’t have them too often.

December 5, 2014 - 10:02 pm

agatapokutycka - Looks like you had a perfect party. The cake looks amazing!

December 5, 2014 - 10:39 pm

Melanie K. - I love those teacups!!

December 5, 2014 - 10:55 pm

Melissa Smith - A little bit of quiet on Thanksgiving is just what you need to truly feel grateful. Now pass the pie & pumpkin donuts please. ;-)

December 8, 2014 - 8:36 pm

Eliz Frank - A very Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you! Hope the rest of the Holidays brings you more cheer.

5 Ways to Get in the Thanks-GIVING Spirit (like you never have before)

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(This was previously published on Huffington Post, here.)

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November 20, 2014 - 7:12 pm

Kungphoo - I love getting into the holiday spirit :) This was a great post to read thank you for all the tips!!

November 21, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Nick #thisyearinmusic - Wow, this is such a simple and effective way to make name places.

November 21, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Bren - I love your table setting and all the Thankful inspiration. This year I made a glitter “Give Thanks” banner and framed “I am Thankful boards” to celebrate the season. brendid.com/thankful-dry-erase-board-diy-printable/

November 21, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Robin (Masshole Mommy) - Those are all great ideas. I love the gratitude tree!

November 21, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Heather - I love the place cards! I love how you’d decorated your tables. Very nice!

November 21, 2014 - 7:11 pm

Cat @ therusticwillow - I’m so happy to see someone focus on the meaning of the holiday instead of just “pretty” decorations or delicious foods. Incorporating pretty, delicious, and thankful is perfect.

November 21, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Bella Vida Letty - You have one of the most beautiful blogs I’ve come across. I love how you have so many photos to show all of the details.

November 21, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Kungphoo - I like those thankful cards.. that is something different i have not seen.

November 21, 2014 - 8:21 pm

vidya sudarsan - What lovely way to say thanks! I can only imagine how happy the guests will feel when they see these personalized name cards.. very creative!

November 21, 2014 - 8:46 pm

WordPress.com Support - thanks dear! xx

November 21, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Stephanie Keeping - I love that the ribbon idea!! Such a simple, neat, creative idea!

November 22, 2014 - 3:32 am

Nicole Keener - The decorations really look beautiful and classy as well

November 22, 2014 - 3:39 am

Daniele Holmberg - What gorgeous photos! I love your ideas to get in the holiday spirit! :)

November 22, 2014 - 5:46 am

Kama - Wow i love the tag idea. You can set that up with inspirational quotes!

November 22, 2014 - 8:19 am

Lubna Naz - Wow, every idea is superb. All looking beautiful. I will sure try the cards. Thanks

November 22, 2014 - 9:04 am

Joanne - OMG, I LOVE the ideas you have here!
Those thankful placecards are AWESOME!
Will totally do that for Thursday!

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November 22, 2014 - 7:09 pm

Melissa Smith - These really are some great ideas! Especially since everyone usually has Christmas on the brain instead.

November 22, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Joanna Sormunen - What a beautiful and heartfelt idea! It would be lovely to sit in a table and a place card like this! Thank you for the idea!

November 30, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Thanksgiving Recap » fat vegan baby - […] (1) I loved the hand-sewn placecards that greeted each guest at our table and that everyone took home.  See more of them here. […]

Unveiling of HP’s 2 Newest Products: Sprout and 3D Printing (Part II)

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November 12, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Nick #thisyearinmusic - I think 3D printing is the future. Good to know that home versions are being planned!

November 12, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Alisha H. - That looks so fun! I would love to do that.

November 12, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Lubna Naseema - WOW! just amazing. I think I am going to have it any time soon next year. Thanks for a nice share!

November 12, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Carrie - That is so neat! I would love to have this

November 12, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Kungphoo - Looked like a very easy to follow process.. and the results were awesome!

November 12, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Holli @ It's An Ordinary Blog - Looks like you had a great experience with HP. I use the HP Envy20 Touchscreen Computer and am ABSOLUTELY in love with it.

November 12, 2014 - 9:27 pm

cierra - Ahh the baby is sooo cute and I want that computer!! Send HP my way :))

November 12, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Jennifer Clay - Spout is so cool! I have so many ideas for it–I hope to be able to use this one day!

November 12, 2014 - 10:47 pm

Casey Gardner - This is great. Would like to see some 3D holiday cards.

November 12, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Jeanine - So cool! I can’t believe it took so long for this type of computer to come out but I’m excited about it!

November 13, 2014 - 12:21 am

Krista - I love this computer! I want one so bad!

November 13, 2014 - 1:34 am

roadrunnerfloristbasketexpress - I think the possibilities for Sprout will be wonderful!! I’m excited to see how it works!

November 13, 2014 - 2:19 am

Nicole Keener - Love, love love love love it. Sorry for so many loves, but it seriously does what I need computers, scanners etc to do!!

November 13, 2014 - 2:48 am

Stephanie Keeping - These are so neat. Don’t you love technology!

November 13, 2014 - 3:04 am

Giveaways 4 Mom - I love the selection of products that HP has available.

November 13, 2014 - 3:09 am

Veronica - I love the way your card came out! Beautiful family! I want me a Sprout too

November 13, 2014 - 3:30 am

vidya sudarsan - wow – this is really neat! HP has some of the coolest products.

November 13, 2014 - 4:34 am

Ardhendu Dey - It is really a great product of HP. I love to buy it asap. Thanks for sharing

November 13, 2014 - 4:42 am

Esther - HP has really outdone itself this time. I wish I had one of these to make my holiday cards this year. I love how 3D the objects look in the pictures. You did a great job. I love all of your cards. You have such a cute family!

November 13, 2014 - 5:25 am

Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity - 3D printing and Sprout is such a cool new technology. It has so much potential.

November 13, 2014 - 7:29 am

Joanne - That HP 3D printer is totally cool!
I saw one myself at SpaceX and couldn’t believe the things it could “print”!!!!

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November 13, 2014 - 7:31 am

Daniele Holmberg - What an adorable Picture of your family above! :) I love it!

November 13, 2014 - 7:38 am

Tom's Foodie Blog - I really like this new technology. I want a Sprout

November 13, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Addie - Oh this is the coolest! This would make my personalized Christmas card process so much easier!! Lol. I love your cards =)

November 13, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Manu Kalia - Wow! This is a great idea for creatives. One big Family. ;)

November 13, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Somer Nelson - This looks really cool, but I would never trade in my Mac Book:)

November 13, 2014 - 7:16 pm

Holli @ It's An Ordinary Blog - LOVE the idea of doing 3d cards! :)

November 13, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Eliz Frank - It sounds like everyone had a great time at the event. good to hear about new technology.

November 13, 2014 - 9:01 pm

Eliz Frank - I’ve read a lot about the launch of HPs latest tech advances and I’m excited to see it in the marketplace. For some reason, I keep leaving comments that don’t seem to go through. Cheers!

November 13, 2014 - 9:22 pm

Jessica Beal Harlow - I love how user friendly this program sounds. Being able to scan and adjust photos with the touchscreen really appeals to me! Lovely photos!

November 13, 2014 - 9:22 pm

Joanne - I am so jealous of you!
That Sprout things looks so awesome!
Was there a long line to try it out?

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November 13, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Stephanie Keeping - These sound neat! You have to love technology.

November 14, 2014 - 12:08 am

American Punjaban PI - This looks like a fun program and very easy to use. You have a beautiful family too. :)

November 14, 2014 - 2:00 am

Terri - your family is so adorable!! Those beautiful smiles! Picture perfect

November 14, 2014 - 4:46 am

Nicole @Little Blog on the Homestead - It’s official, technology is way smarter than me! What a cool opportunity, and lovely pictures of you and your family.

November 14, 2014 - 5:06 am

Kimberly Bergeron - The whole process looks amazing!

November 14, 2014 - 5:21 am

agatapokutycka - This sounds amazing!
I love the card you have created… and you are right… the possibilities are endless

November 14, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Joanna Sormunen - I would love to have a Sprout for me! Your Christmas picture is really amazing. I’ll be dreaming of a Sprout for my Christmas, lol

November 14, 2014 - 8:12 pm

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November 17, 2014 - 6:22 pm

Krista Blackburn - I love this thank you.. I cant wait to try ti myself

November 20, 2014 - 5:36 pm

5 Ways to Get in the Thanks-GIVING Spirit (like you never have before) » fat vegan baby - […] you taken a look yet at the holiday cards I made using HP’s newest product, Sprout?  Also, check out what my fellow creators came up […]

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