Making New Ketubahs for Victims of California Fires

Making New Ketubahs for Victims of California Fires

January 07, 2019 3 Comments

I knew from my friends who lost their homes during Harvey that the most painful part was losing photographs, art, kids’ artwork, and irreplaceable family heirlooms. I remembered a friend of mine in Tel Aviv, who during a grease fire in their kitchen, ran to save their ketubah. And that’s when it dawned on me – what if I offered to make new ketubahs for anyone who lost theirs?

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A Tree of Life for Pittsburgh

A Tree of Life for Pittsburgh

October 30, 2018

It is so hard to wrap my mind about the horror of what happened in Pittsburgh.

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Happy Jewish New Year!

Happy Jewish New Year!

September 06, 2018

Last Rosh Hashanah, we left our home in Houston and drove cross-country to start a new adventure in the San Francisco Bay.  What a year it has been! 

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That time that my second job was International Detective

That time that my second job was International Detective

May 23, 2018

This is a story of a small business owner who played international detective to solve a mystery. A normal person would have let it go and trusted that the hands of fate would lead Oren and Catalina to me  – if these people were even the right Oren and Catalina! But this is not the story of a normal person, so I didn’t give up. 

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How to stay married (and in love!) for 65 years

How to stay married (and in love!) for 65 years

May 16, 2018

My grandparents are the perfect couple --- and not in a cliché “still in love after all these years” Hallmark card sort of way, but in a really solid, loving and tender sort of way. Anyone who spends a little bit of time with them can see how much they admire each other. Together they have survived war, hunger, exile to Siberia, anti-Semitism, a Communist regime, persecution, immigration and illnesses, and still through it all there is no bickering. After much convincing, they agreed to do a video interview with me to share their experience, wisdom and advice for a happy marriage. 

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Dear Daughters, I want you to know that...

Dear Daughters, I want you to know that...

May 10, 2018

A few weeks ago, I asked y’all to complete the sentence, “ Mom I want you to know that…” Your answers surprised me. With Mother’s Day around the corner, I asked myself, what do I want my daughters to know? My small humans helped me find my passion in life (and it’s  not parenting, sorry kiddos).  

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Why care about anniversaries?

Why care about anniversaries?

May 02, 2018

I’ll never forget the day that Patricio and I came home after closing on our first house. We were exhilarated and terrified --- shocked by our own adulting. Granted we already had a two-year-old then, but somehow owning a house felt like the biggest responsibility ever. We came back to our rental that night, casually checked the mail and found a card from my grandparents. Stumped, I opened it to discover that it was our sixth wedding anniversary. A fact that he and I had both forgotten.

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Gold Leaf Makes the World Sparkle!

Gold Leaf Makes the World Sparkle!

April 26, 2018

I discovered liquid gold recently when a client asked me if I could add it to their custom order. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I got to researching and that is how I fell in love with Gold Leaf – my art’s new BFF. Now it is available as an add-on to any item in my shop! So go ahead, make your world sparkle.

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Dear Mom, I want you to know that...

Dear Mom, I want you to know that...

April 19, 2018

I have been thinking a lot about the stories of mothers and children lately. Having two daughters of my own has caused me totally re-evaluate my relationship with my own mom. With Mother’s Day around the corner on May 13, I asked my friends on Facebook and Instagram to finish the sentence,
“Dear Mom, I want  you to know that…” The answers surprised me. 

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Two Special Blessings for Baby Max

Two Special Blessings for Baby Max

February 07, 2018

Sharon casually mentioned that she was going in to the hospital that evening to give birth, but that she would be sure to give me a call before starting labor to talk about some custom art. I knew she and I were going to hit it off! 

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A Custom Ketubah for Cari and Darrell

A Custom Ketubah for Cari and Darrell

January 17, 2018

Cari and Darrell wanted a ketubah that incorporated a redwood tree, fractal patterns and their wedding theme: One Love. I am so lucky they chose me for the job!

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Julie & Justin’s Sweet Home Chicago Wedding

Julie & Justin’s Sweet Home Chicago Wedding

January 28, 2016

How do I describe how incredibly exciting Julie and Justin’s wedding was for me? Here are Julie and I, back in the day. Please don’t judge the outfits.  As if celebrating the marriage of one of your oldest friends is …

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