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I've always been fascinated with the story of my great-grandfather's escape, but I didn't start incorporating Jewish traditions into my household until a few years ago.
I just want to be clear -- right off the bat -- I'm not a practicing Jew. Like any child with a secular-raised father and a Catholic mother...we were raised Presbyterian. Sure, why not. I've never been bat mitzvahed, but the first curse words I learned were in Yiddish (thanks Grandma and Grandpa!). I didn't grow up...

Cool Gifts For Grandparents

Forget the candles, mugs, and personalized grandkid charm necklaces — we're eyeing a little lux & some upgrades in this grandparents' gift guide.
Gang, I got tired of seeing gift guides for grandparents filled with candles, mugs and those personalized necklaces where there's a charm for each grandkid. Those things are hard to pull off with two kids...having a whole slew of grandkids on there? Too much. So after a bit of discussion, here are our go-to grandparent gift ideas. These gifts are...

Weekend 11.20

Fancy parties all around for these kids, plus party dresses, stretchy jeans, silk pajamas & more fun fashion worth noting (oh, then there's that Rittenhouse verdict also, boo.)
Pax finally had a long-awaited birthday party last night. He obviously didn’t have one last year (pandemic), and the year(s) before that…well. I actually don’t like kid birthday parties (there’s something about unreachable expectations and indulgence that, IDK, makes me give up before I begin), and his birthday sometimes falls on Thanksgiving, so, long-story-short, the kid doesn’t remember his...
So whether you're looking for a gift for a toddler or tween (or heck -- even a baby or a teen, be sure to check it out: Our Ultimate Guide To The Best Toys For All Ages & Stages.
Our brand new, just updated for 2021 (and better than ever) Ultimate Toy Guide is HERE! After weeks of deliberation, we added more play categories, expanded it to more ages, and yup — added more toys. Like before, we focused on toys that go the distance: The best forever toys (the ones they'll play with for years, throughout many...
I've hit the nail on the head a few times w/ simple, personal gifts that are irrefusable & dare I say, even a bit impressive. So, by popular demand...those items, make up these 13 gifts for that person who is just hard as all heck to shop for.
My husband, Chris, is notoriously hard to shop for. In fact, it's kind of a known fact around here. He's extremely particular about purchases, and when he eventually identifies something he wants or needs, he researches the heck out of it, and then inevitably buys it for himself, right then and there. Add in the facts that 1) his hobbies...
YES, you read that right...I'm talking about an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party for...dogs. I thought I'd have to dig to find ugly sweaters for dogs, but I found SO many amazing options.
I LOVE Christmas!!! And now that I have my own house, I am so excited to start making new holiday traditions. First up? I'm going to host an annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party for my friends and all of our furry babies! YES, you read that correctly, I am talking about an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party for...dogs. Every party my...
We love Nordstrom Rack for the affordable fashion finds, but they're also a great place for gifts: luxe beauty sets, cozy home accents, or fun kitchen gadgets & tech.
Thank you to Nordstrom Rack and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post. There's not much more I love in the world than gift giving. It's definitely one of my love languages, along with quality time. And I'm a firm believer in giving the perfect gift any time of the year (even for no reason at all), but the holidays make...
So I put together a gift guide featuring vintage pieces at the top of my wishlist! I can't think of a more special gift than 1 that's completely unique + 1-of-a-kind.
One thing you may or may not know about me: I am a huge vintage fan! I've been a collector of vintage items for years now: jewelry, jeans, art, home decor, sweaters, rugs, bags, etc., I love the treasure hunt aspect and finding really special pieces with a little bit of history. So I put together a gift guide...

Weekend 11.13

We have a new crossing guard. This may not seem like a big deal, but in the Philadelphia public school system, one is not guaranteed a crossing guard...or a school nurse or a counselor or art classes or windows that open or...anyway. I'm getting off track. So yeah -- we have a crossing guard now. And? He's awesome. From a block...
In celebration of what I'm calling our delightful complexities: an oddly specific gift guide. For the Mama (or person) who loves being outside, hates sitting still, is vegan-ish, hates brushing their hair & prefers their style both effortless + unexpected.
While there are plenty of general gifts guides out there, "for her," say, or "for him," we like to go...in the opposite direction. Not merely contenting ourselves with a slight narrowing of the field ("For the hostess!" is still far too broad for me), we really like to dig IN. Unique Gifts For The Active Gal Who Loves...