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Hanukkah Party Guide

November 15, 2016

Happy Holidays to me is code for I'm Christian and I personally celebrate the birth of 8-pound, 6-ounce, newborn infant Jesus, don't even know a word yet, just a little infant and so cuddly, but still omnipotent.  So while I'm all for having a very Merry Christmas I love anyone who's kind and value's tradition and a higher purpose for their family.  True story.

Today I've rounded up some fun Hanukkah inspiration for anyone who who's celebrating the festival of lights or just loves a good pairing of navy and turquoise ;)


Get the look:





And I can't reference one of the best scenes of all time without sharing it all on here for a Tuesday laugh.



Peace and Love to all, y'all

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13 comments:

  1. Wow, trying to practice lots of tolerance these days, especially as the Jews of Americans feel particularly threatened by recent events....but I just find it so unbelievably tacky for you to appropriate another religion so you can earn some r.style dollars. And they call us greedy! Why don't you take some time to learn today about this holiday - it's actually quite meaningful and relevant.

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  2. Wow! I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting that response. I actually have many Jewish friends and relatives and my intent most especially in this contentious environment was to be inclusive and not to offend. I created this post almost identically to the red and green themed Christmas post from yesterday and every other post I create daily. By ignoring an important holiday that a large group of people I care about celebrate and a religion I have tremendous respect for just because I personally believe in something different I would also be part of the problem. I find the Them Verus Us exclusionary attitude problematic. I never go into in depth and philosophical discussions on the blog and didn't feel the need to include any more reverence with this post than I extend to all others. I do, however, agree that a discussion to the importance of defending and respecting Judaism is important and I'd be happy to attach a link to this post for people who would like to learn more. I apologize for the way you felt offended by my post. I've reached out to a few of those before-mentioned good friends to get their thoughts as well. Thanks for letting me know your opinion. Julia

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    1. Thanks for the response - I think you've handled it gracefully and I recognize your good intent. I've mostly an issue with the monetizing of your goodwill, but it is what it is. Best wishes.

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  3. Wow! I love how people are "trying" to practice tolerance these days. And, someone gets upset about this post? Really?! I love your blog and I enjoy reading your posts whether or not I can personally relate to every item, etc. mentioned. I feel your blog is all-inclusive. I believe you have a wide audience of readers and you connect very well with all of them. Thanks Julia!
    ''Tis the season.....

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  4. Wow, I'm a first time commenter and wanted to say as a Jewish woman feeling very uncelebratory this season that I really appreciate and commend you for giving hannukah the same share as you are Christmas. It is a very difficult season this year in light of what's going on, even my very liberal, Jewish bubble in nyc we're experiencing a surge in anti-Semitic events. So thank you for making the blogging world feel a little bit more inclusive. And some links to more awareness/information would be especially powerful coming from you given your background and geographic location.
    If nothing else, this season is encouraging a lot more people to speak up and speak out. So we need people like you and posts like these. Just my opinion and appreciation.

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  5. Thank you for your post. Nice to see a blogger highlight our holiday in your creative way.

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  6. Thank you for this post! It is so hard to find cute Hanukkah decorations. We celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas in our house. This year we are having a latke party Saturday and then hosting Christmas day Sunday! I understand the first commenters frustration at the state of our world (and her fear being a Jewish woman in this country under a Trump presidency), but I literally went to warm my coffee before reading this post because I was so excited to see your picks, haha. Anyway, a long comment to say that I am worried about what it means to be a Jew in our country right now AND I love to decorate.

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  7. "Nice to have a blogger commemorate a holiday in a creative way"?? This was another day another, another post, another way to post affiliate links and a board of stuff you haven't actually purchased.

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    1. Hey now. Sara above wrote a thoughtful and respectful critique of the post she didn't like. I'm completely okay with that and attempted to thoughtfully and respectfully respond back that her concerns were heard. But your comment, while possibly well intentioned as constructive criticism) not only mocks me and my blog (which you are welcome NOT TO READ, by the way) but also a reader for liking it. That's just rude and not okay. You don't need to like me or find any value in my content but please take your negativity towards those that do elsewhere.

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  8. As a Jewish woman who feels like our holidays are often ignored, THANK YOU for including Hannukah! Suggestion for the future is to include some Passover stuff in the Spring if you plan on mentioning Easter. You could also do a Rosh Hashanah post in the fall - lots of the stuff that is symbolic for the holiday includes apples, which coincides nicely with fall/back to school. It feels good to be mentioned!

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  9. Wow! I cant believe the negative comments.

    Your post is a cute gift guide/outfit inspiration post focusing on blue rather than red and green. You did not misappropriate a religion.

    And why would anyone care if you use affiliate links?? Isn't that pretty standard?

    Don't let the mean people get you down!

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  10. I'm curious as to why this post garnered so many comments when the Christmas one didn't get any! I love this post, and I loved the Christmas one, too. Keep on doing what you love to do. Those who love to read your blog will continue to do so. Those who don't, don't need to!

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  11. I am legit baffled at why people care that you make money off of your blog? Do they work for free? Why shouldn't you make money? We live in America where we practice capitalism, HELLO? I appreciate you curating nice things so I don't have to do the work of seeking it out. I have zero time to shop so bloggers pick things out for me. I couldn't care less if you profit from it. I am still just so confused as to why people care.

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