Tag: Life


No Pants Dance Update – Month One

Okay, I know. I totally suck. I haven’t updated you except for the fast, tiny update at the start of the month. I am SO sorry! June was been quite a whirlwind month and I don’t think I even had three seconds to do anything! (Including, by the way, shopping!) Part of this craziness was induced by a short notice 10 day trip to Israel. Yes. It was incredible but I was also concerned about breaking my no pants skirt dance. For those of you just joining us, after reading a very......

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T-8 Days Until the No Pants Dance

I announced here yesterday that I would be starting a No Pants Skirts Dance on June 1. What does that mean? Well, it means that I won’t be buying clothing or knickknacks for three months. I’m cutting my extraneous shopping budget down to zero (just like Captain Planet and pollution… sorry, that song was in my head). I was scared and a bit nervous for several reasons. First, I hate doing these things so ‘publicly’ (aka on my blog) because I do not like to fail and I like even less when......

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No Pants Dance…
Finances |
May 22, 2012

No Pants Dance…

I recently read the most awesomest article on my new favorite financial planning website. It is called LearnVest and offers tools for women. So I read this article about how this woman started a No Pants Challenge. Here is the article, I highly recommend it… Why I Gave Up Clothes Shopping for Six Months. Her journey really inspired me and this has been something on my mind as of late. My fabulous and incredible boyfriend is phenomenal about money. He doesn’t carry debt and doesn’t want to… then I realized, if we......

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The Tichel vs Sheitel Situation

So you may remember… (and by that I mean you better remember :)) the blog I recently wrote about dressing as my friend Mel and wearing her tichel (scarf). If you haven’t read it yet, that’s ok… read it now. We will wait. I’m Wearing a Tichel! Okay, so my friend Mel had made the choice to only wear tichels after much consideration. Her husband is Sephardi and prefers scarves so that is the way she went… until we attended that wig sale… I walked into the town home to go play......

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I’m wearing a tichel!
Judaism |
March 18, 2012

I’m wearing a tichel!

I am pretty sure that half of my readers just said “huh?” to themselves and another chunk are about to comment “Mazal tov!” 🙂 For the first group: A tichel is a head scarf married Jewish women wear. For the second group and now the first who are in the mazal tov category: No, I have not gotten married. 🙂 Recently we celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim. My personal favorite holiday of the Jewish year (maybe because I was born on Purim and it is my Hebrew birthday). Purim is NOT......

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Recharge. Refresh. Return.
Judaism |
February 21, 2012

Recharge. Refresh. Return.

I am returning home from a pilgrimage to one of my spiritual homelands, Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Visiting Crown Heights is a chance for me to plug-in and recharge my Judaism and spirituality. Living in gulous or the diaspora makes Judaism and being observant a challenge. Lack of kosher options, living around people who don’t follow the same rules and who don’t see the reason for them, constantly explaining why and what… It starts to take a toll. And while I love to teach others about my traditions and why I do what......

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The 3six5 Denver Project
Random |
January 03, 2012

The 3six5 Denver Project

I was kindly asked to be a part of the 3six5 Denver project. It will be a diary of the year 2012, 365 days, 365 bloggers in 365 words. Very cool if you ask me. Here is part of my post for January 2nd. I was excited to post about the beginning of the year. It’s January 2. It’s a new day. A new year. So what are you waiting for?! Okay, well you can’t jump the hour and a half wait at Snooze. (Some things never change, right?) But I’ll take......

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L’Havdil – This Week’s Separation and New Year’s

Tomorrow night we will celebrate two important milestones. They both have a similar shoresh (root) but they are different. Tomorrow night, at approx 72 minutes past sunset (click here to get the exact time), we will say baruch hamavdil ben kodesh l’chol… and a few other brachot by the light of a braided candle. We will be doing havdallah. We will be creating a separation between the sacred and the everyday. On Shabbis (Shabbat, Sabbath) we hold our actions to a higher standard than usual. Whether that means you don’t drive or......

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As The Candles Gutter Out

Today is the last day of Chanukah. Last night we lit our last candles of this holiday. With all the hype that led up to Chanukah, it’s hard to imagine that it is over. I can’t image what it feels like for Christians who have (I feel) an even bigger build up to their holiday and then only one night and one day Xmas. With all this holiday spirit and war on Xmas talk… what are we, as Jews to feel when we look at our lit chanukiah? Our chanukiah brings light......

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Chanukah  A Time For Re-Dedication

I work for the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and being a Jewish organization, we begin every meeting with a bissel Torah (a bit of Torah learning). We call them d’vars (though, the correct way to make d’var plural in Hebrew would be Divrei). A d’var is general a talk on a section of Torah. More often than not, our divrei are on current topics in Israel or America or relating to holidays or a teaching we recently heard or saw. This is the d’var I gave at our all staff meeting......

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