Last year, right before Purim, my good friend Sara gave birth to her fifth girl.
Since she was unable to spend much time on her Purim..
There’s so much out there for the DIY-er who wants to make her own creative Mishloach Manos. Themes abound, and no matter your skill..
It is made by simply gluing a Skate Taffy to a box of Mike and..
The edible “find it” is our adapted version of..
Kids can build with the Lego candy, challenge..
Don’t you love how Tu B’Shvat comes right in the middle of all the cold and snow?
It’s like bringing a little bit of spring to a long..
So it looks like we will be spending some real good quality time with he children over the next couple of days….
With the right mindset..
Years ago, I made a fruit topiary centerpiece for a Bar Mitzvah which took place the week of Tu B’shvat. Though it looked beautiful, it..
Tu B’shvat Inspiration + Free Printable!
Tu B’shvat is just around the bend and many of us are beginning to think about the people in..
The snow so magically falls, the everyday hustle and bustle comes to a slippery halt, the children are busy..
Celebrate “Get Organized Month” with a cool new clipboard, pen holder and magnetic strip organizer to keep important papers neat and..
I’m unpacking my Hanukkah boxes and I have all these random dreidels.
I figured, why not turn them into a work of art.
Here is a gorgeous..
You don’t have to think “out of the fold” to create a fun, Chanukah themed place setting.
Follow these simple steps, and you’re sure to..
I have a family tradition of doing something special on Chanukah after candle lighting.
You know the scene… The Menorah shines on the..
Sadly, these adorable rakes are strictly for indoor..
Food color spray makes these cookies so much fun to decorate!
First, cut leaves out of any good, rolled out cookie dough using a leaf..
Calling all Mothers, Grandmothers, Hostesses with the Mostest, and Party Planners… I know you think that Chanukah is months away, but..
Add some “flair” to your holiday table with this exciting and dramatic plating idea and delicious recipes.
Wontons have come a long way..
Lately I’ve been seeing embroidery hoops galore, popping up just about everywhere as colorful and inspired decor.
From mobiles to wreaths..
Isn’t it amazing how Rosh Hashanah always sneaks up on us? We spend a carefree summer enjoying the sun and the pool and then all of a..
Be the Queen Bee with these adorable Rosh Hashanah Honeycomb Cookies!
They’ll be swarming back to the hive for more crispy..
Camps are winding down, and the flurry of shopping for school supplies , school shoes , uniforms etc. has begun. Nevertheless, there..
Bring the sand and seashore into your kitchen without the sandy mess!
These adorable cupcakes will bring warm smiles to little ones’..
Fishing for something exciting to do with the children this weekend ?
Take out the mixer and have some family fun making this adorable..
Every summer, for nine days, Jewish people mourn over the destruction of the Temple.
Many have a custom not to go swimming and boating..
Enjoy this fresh and novel idea which brings your classic sandwich to a new level.
With it’s eye catching presentation, these delightful..
Summer is finally here! I’ve been in summer mode since Pesach. That’s what I love about designing seasonal products. I get to be in..
Little can match the excitement of the first weeks of summer. Long, endless days with no school, lots of water fun, dozens (and dozens)..
Photography by Dan Engongoro
Looking for a bouquet of flowers that will satisfy everyone’s taste – have we got a sweet idea for you!
Please pardon our appearance while we update our blog… Stay tuned for the our new look and easier navagaitability, plus our new “Shop”..
Cheese Cake, Cheese Blintzes, Cheese Muffins, how about Cheese Cookies?!?
This recipe originally appeared in a Mishloach Manot..
I have put together this fabulous and unique esthero Initial Necklace Kit to add some sophisticated fashion to your next get..
I’ve prepared this fabulous and neat ‘esthero mesh n glass’ necklace kit as a spectacular activity for any Bat Mitzvah, school or camp..
As we all get back into our normal post Passover routine (whatever that is!) there is an age old custom to make “Shlissel” (Key)..
Photography by Daniel Lailah
This article by EstherO. originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine
Fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, cooked..
Though the Seder is only a week away, it’s not too late to order these magnificient pillowcases that are sure to enhance your Seder...
Seating cards need not be reserved for formal occasions.
Let your family and guests feel special knowing that there’s a space at the..
With Passover coming in less than 3 weeks, and the traffic that fills our streets with the hustle and bustle – Amazon is a super..
Everyone is always looking for cute yet simple and inexpensive ideas to enhance their Purim table. Here are some attractive ideas for ..
There is no denying it, Purim is just around the corner!!
If you haven’t had the time to prepare your Mishloach Manot yet, don’t..
I was so excited when Tamar of Joy of Kosher asked me to design a Mishloach Manot using Natural and Kosher..
We just can’t seem to leave winter behind this year!
Celebrate the fun winter memories with an adorable winter theme.
My sister Basya..
This article by esthero originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine.
Photography by Leiba Bernstien
Ombre Petit Fours
This adorable Mishloach Manot was sent to me by the Borensteins, using their name under the Baskin Robins logo. The idea is so cute,..
This Mishloach Manot is perfect for letting everyone know that summer is on it’s way after a very long winter!
The Mishloach Manot was..
Get ready to bowl your friends over with this one!
This adorable Mishloach Manot contains freshly baked cupcakes topped with chocolate..
The latest issue of JCreate Mag is LIVE and it’s beyond gorgeous!!
When Abbey asked me to contibute an article for the Purim issue, I..
Looking for a bright idea? How about placing your Mishloach Manot into fillable light bulbs! This idea will go great with an..
My kids are debating about what to dress up like this year. It actually changes by the hour, so we didn’t settle on anything yet. With..
How did Haman get the news across 120 countries? He used couriers of course! This Mishloach Manot goes back in time with an accent..
While my readers were frying latkes and lighting menorahs, I was rolling up my sleeves and getting busy with Purim baskets. I..
Kids love to dress up as pilots and stewardesses. This easy to create Mishloach Manost will really “take off”!
Using a Styrofoam tray,..
I love this time of year when the Purim “buzz” is in the air! It seems that everyone is already searching for a great idea for Purim...
Gone are the days where teaching your kids to how to cook consists of pointers on how to boil macaroni and making rice crispy treats...
I always feel honored to be able to give back to my children’s school by helping them with the décor at their Chinese auction. I worked..
As a child, I always looked foward to our family Tu B’shvat party.I loved the tasty and colorful array of the many fruits my mother..
I recently wrote a ten page spread for Mishpacha Magazine Family First showcasing ideas for preparing your own simcha. Included were..
We used this concept for the Jello Menorah on Hanukkah, however you can use..
Consider yourself warned: Forecasts caution that this week, swarms of green frogs are scheduled to invade downtown Lakewood and make..
When I attended Kosherfest this year, it was with intention of finding new and exciting products to pass on to my readers.
Photography by Todd Trice
Fun to make and fun to eat, this idea is perfect for that cold, frosty winter day. Design your chocolate on a..
Part of what I love about my job is the fact that it’s so versatile. One day I’m tweaking recipes for the..
I was talking to my friend Rivky Manies, author of the cookbook “Recipes Unplugged”, a superb and handy recipe collection, that uses no..
Here’s yet another activity to keep your children entertained over Hanukkah.
One of the high”lights” of Hanukkah is the opportunity to get together with friends and family. With eight days of Hanukkah (and lots of..
These colorful and cheerful Chocolate Dreidel Pops, which really do spin, are sure to be a big hit throughout Chanukah.
Each year by our family Hanukkah party, aside from the standard routine, we try to bring a new activity to keep it exciting and fun for..
No more dried out markers for you with this Re”marker”able Menorah!
What a genius idea!
For this menorah, marker covers are set in..
I’m so honored to be a part of the first ever Jewish craft magazine, J CREATE .
This online magazine is the brainstorm the very..
Gelt Necklaces-where style and tradition meet!
Standing at the Paskez booth at Kosherfest last week, I noticed chocolate Chanukah Gelt..
As a craft stylist, I often get requests for ideas for craft activities suitable for parties.
Although I’ve been directing craft..
As we are surrounded by fall’s beautiful foliage outside, how about bringing some color, creativity and fun indoors as well.
Photography by Todd Trice
Tefillin Bag Party Favor
Shortly before my sons Bar Mitzvah, my sister-in-law asked me to send her a picture..
Lately, I have been getting a lot of requests for ideas of things to send to a Shalom Zachar and Kiddush. Biscotti seems to be a great..
Fill your cookie jars with these adorable Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies-perfect for Parshat Noach and throughout the year.(They are..
Ever since my mother sent me this adorable Noah’s Ark Chocolate Mold, I’ve been using it yearly for Parshat Noach to create our very own..
Here is a cute new twist for Simchat Torah bags if your list is long and your time is short. Presenting the nosh in the shape of a flag,..
This year I decided to give all my Sukkah pictures and artwork a uniform look. I decorated simple, inexpensive, matching..
Fresh on the heels of the High Holidays, Sukkot has always been my favorite holiday. From the time I was a little child and our family..
One last post before Rosh Hashanah….
I just got back from my baking supplies store and needless to say, I could not resist buying these..
These adorable Rosh Hashana themed cake pops will have you well on your way to a sweet new year!
You will need:
- Cake balls
- Gefen Wonder..