Sem Girl Packing List

Sem Girl Packing List How to make your dorm room your home So you don’t feel like you are living in a מחסן… I am not going to bother telling you what outfits to bring or not bring, (that is really up to you, and maybe your mother and your bf) just a list of […]

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Where to Find Fake Flowers in Israel

Ok so I don’t really like fake flowers.  BUT.  I have a black thumb.  My husband is great at growing things, but honestly I was a little afraid to have kids (50 million years ago when the dinosaurs ruled the earth to quote my son – who by the way was just drafted to the […]


Decorating on a Budget

Sure it’s easy to decorate when you have Target or Home Goods near you that offer a plethora of exciting and new decorative touches for such ridiculously low prices that sometimes DIY just doesn’t seem like a good choice – but what are you supposed to do when you don’t live close to places like […]

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

It’s a sad fact of life – one the Stones sing about, but there is truth in those words.  What I really really wanted was a Silhouette Machine   which is just about the coolest machine for DIYers EVER. But as of right now, the closest place to purchase this cute little bugger is in England, […]


When You Don’t have the Folding Gene 178

One thing I know about myself – I don’t do presentation well.  I mean I can cook up a storm like nobody’s business, but when it comes to serving on nice dishes with a garnish of parsley or a master chef drizzle of sauce, yeah that is just not happening.  It’s not that I don’t […]


Black and White Bedrooms 61

My guest bedroom looked more like a closet dumping ground after my step daughter and granddaughter moved out. As a catch all room for every bit of unused furniture etc, I decided it needed a overhaul before my parents came to visit. The idea for the room came from a series of great pictures for […]


Dyeing Your Wedding Dress 10

When I got married the second time around I did not think I was going to wear a white dress.  It seemed so well, young. But after trying on umpteen dresses in various shades of purple, grey and black, I realized (with a little help from my friends) that getting married required a certain look, […]

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No Krylon Mirror Paint – No Problem 104

No mirror paint no cry.  Luckily this is a very easy and fun project to do that does not require items that you can’t purchase in Eretz Yisrael.  Although we have no Krylon Paint, no even at Dr. Paint in Jerusalem, you can change a boring Maxstock 5 shekel glass vase into a heirloom quality vessel […]


Bird on a Wire 62

Bird on a WireRemember that movie with Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson (before he lost his mind?) It was a weird but fun movie. What does it have to do with an earring holder you might ask. ASK AWAY – because of chicken wire, an element that this particular DIY project calls for.  The empty picture […]