When the ‘fun’ starts to wear off…

Don’t be deceived… getting married is still fun! I just realized that planning a wedding involves WAY more details than I ever thought possible! Guest lists and rings and chuppah and ketubah and decor and outfits and dresses and most of all, making sure everyone is happy and feelings don’t get hurt! Thank G-d I have three dear friends/co-workers helping me plan… except we all got sidelined by our two biggest work events that are taking place next week. That is the only bummer of us all working together. So planning is......

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Wedding update…
Wedding |
November 02, 2012

Wedding update…

Does the wedding planning ‘fun’ ever wear off?   YES!   When you have two 1,200 person events coming up and your Talia Davis Soon To Be Haykin Wedding Steering Committee all work with you at the same organization…   Read about it here: The Haykins – The Wedding Adventures of Talia and Daniel...

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Helping the Victims of Hurricane Sandy – Tikkun Olam

There are many ways to help Hurricane Sandy victims. I wanted to share a post here from a friend on Facebook, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz who runs Uri L’Tzedek (Awaken to Justice) – a Jewish organization committed to making this world a better place. This was posted today: November 2, 2012 If you are looking for opportunities for today to volunteer in NYC: 1. There is a shelter on 192nd and Audobon (inside the public school) that needs volunteers. 2. 200 East 5th street at 10:30am to distribute food and supplies. Bring dry......

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Best Email Signature Program

I have totally fallen for WiseStamp in the past year. I love using it to sign my emails. It feeds my social media obsession and allows more customization than GMail. Imagine my horror when my WiseStamp wouldn’t show up in GMail’s new compose new mail interface!!! (it is great by the way, i really like what they have done… except…) Thankfully, WiseStamp addressed it here on their blog – http://help.wisestamp.com/troubleshooting/wisestamp-isnt-working-with-the-new-gmail-compose-and-gmail-reply Well… it isn’t perfect (telling you to switch back to the old email interface) but it will do for now until they......

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Fair Trade Coffee Goodness!

I received a box of some free k-cups to try the other day. I was SUPER excited since I A. LOVE using the Keurig machine at work and B. was running out of my regular coffee cups. 🙂 So these were from Green Mountain. It was a selection of their fair trade coffee and OMG they were so good!!! Really great flavors. I had the Vermont Country Blend, Colombian Fair Trade Select, Sumatran Reserve, and Wild Mountain Blueberry. I can’t say the blueberry was my favorite but frankly, they were all pretty......

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The Engagement Interlude
Wedding |
October 24, 2012

The Engagement Interlude

Ever since I got engaged I noticed a few things. First and foremost… I can’t think about anything for any period of time without wedding planning creeping into my brain… it’s like a bug… an awesome frilly, lacy bug… but a bug that distracts me from work. 🙂 Next, the day after we got engaged, everyone immediately asked “So when is the wedding?” “Where are you getting married?” OY! I was still distracted by the shiny object on my ring finger… much less had started planning. Then the oddest thing started happening…......

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How does our garden grow?
Family, Judaism |
September 28, 2012

How does our garden grow?

In March, a friend asked me if I would be interested in meeting a guy friend of hers. “He’s a really nice guy and very cute,” she told me. “Sure,” I said, “send me a picture?” She did and man, was this guy cute. We spoke for the first time in the beginning of April (2012). Halfway through our first date, I texted my roommate, “This is the man I am going to marry.” Our dating experience could have been typical… dinners out, movies, etc. But our romance was far from that.......

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur… The Important Stuff…

Ok. It’s awful. I have been on my No Pants Dance for… how long? I can’t remember! Four months? Am I delirious from no shopping? Oh dear. Here’s the worst part… Rosh Hashanah in next week. I know! Terrible! What do you mean you don’t understand?! Alright, I’ll explain it. Rosh Hashanah is one of the Jewish New Years. The name literally mean head (rosh) of the year (hashanah). This is when we change the year (from 5772-5773). It is a happy, celebratory time but also reflective of the year past. We......

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New Facebook Marketing Tactic

I recently spoke at a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) training session about social media with a dear friend and SM phenom, Shana Sisk. While we were talking through some tactics, I mentioned that Facebook has a new marketing tactic that I have found very useful. They are calling it “Promoted Posts.” I did not realize until then that this hadn’t been rolled out system-wide yet. I am very thankful that Facebook choose me and my business page – Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado – to test this new option. It......

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