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Apr 3 2014

Free Stuff Alert: Hidden Charm Candle & Bracelet from Curious Candle Company

By at 11:31 am

Curious Candle Company giveaway on Kveller

If you love surprises, jewelry, and things that smell really good, then you’ll be super excited to enter our latest giveaway with Curious Candle Company.

Curious Candle Company makes 100% soy wax candles handmade in the USA. And besides offering fresh and relaxing scents, each candle has a hidden charm inside, only to be revealed once the candle burns down.

We’re giving away three of their Style Icon Charm Candles, which have a refreshing clean cotton scent, along with a white bead charm bracelet for you to decorate with your hidden charm. To enter, fill out the form below and we’ll choose a winner next Wednesday, April 9th. 

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Dec 11 2012

Mom Stays In the Picture: Hanukkah Edition

By at 4:37 pm

Tamara and her kiddos

One of the most popular posts of late on the Huffington Post was one by Allison Tate about moms staying in the picture.

Her piece has been shared almost seven hundred thousand times not only because it was powerful and true and speaks to deep insecurities that so many of us carry, but because it was a call to action. When I look back at pictures of my own mother from when I was a toddler, I see nothing but beauty. While I have very few actual memories of that person I can see that she is young, happy, and bursting with love for the little red-headed girl she carries in the pictures. And every time I see one of those pictures I think to myself, “I wish there were more.” Read the rest of this entry →

Dec 20 2011

Hanukkah Starts Tonight!

By at 3:30 pm

Though it seems like we’ve been talking about it for eight years, the first night of Hanukkah is finally here. Before you stuff your face with latkes (or cupcakes or cookies or cheese) and unwrap some presents (if that’s what you’re into), you may want to light the menorah. And since it’s been at least year a since you’ve done that, here’s a refresher course on just how it’s done. Who better to learn from than our favorite animated fellow, Todd, and his magical friend, um, God.

How to light the Hanukkah candles:

We’re also happy to provide you with this cheat sheet of blessings for lighting the candles. Remember, all three blessings are said on the first night, and then only the first and second blessings are said on the seven nights to follow.

The First Blessing

Praised are You,
Our God, Ruler of the universe,
Who made us holy through Your commandments
and commanded us
to kindle the Hannukah lights.

hanukkah blessing 1
The Second Blessing

Praised are You,
Our God, Ruler of the universe,
Who performed wondrous deeds for our ancestors
in those ancient days
at this season.

hanukkah blessing 2
The Third Blessing
(First Night Only)

Praised are You, Our God, Ruler of the universe, Who has given us life and sustained us and enabled us to reach this season.

hanukkah blessing 3

Wishing you a very happy Hanukkah!

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