Pitchers, Pitch Black, and Pitching Yourself

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

When you've lived in Lakewood for 26 years, you'd think you've seen all the novelties, hacks and creative ideas when it comes to homemaking and entertaining. But then I moved to little old Springfield, NJ, and observed the cutest entertaining hack while eating my first meal out. The hostess used a mini milk pitcher to pass the kiddush around the table. I just loved that!

Then we ate by another person, and then another, and each family seemed to do the same thing...each household using a different cute little pitcher. I had never seen that in Lakewood, where there are 10's of thousands of Jewish people, but here in little Springfield it's the rage.

I finally ate by the originator of this little idea, and it was decided that I was to be the ambassador to spread the trend into the world beyond our little town via my blog.

So, when you're sitting in your filled-to-the-brim sukkah, try this little tip and see how much easier passing the wine becomes. And your tablecloths will thank you too.

Here are some cute little pitchers I chose for you to shop from, or get yourself to your nearest HomeGoods and get this trend moving along. And when people ask you where you got the idea, tell them you saw it on Fashion-isha via Sheila Hanover of Springfield, NJ.

Now with Yom Kippur coming up, we are all trying to figure out which white outfits we will be wearing to shul. Or are we? Pitch black is the new white, it's classic, elegant and slimming. And we all know that one day of fasting will not undo the myriad days of holiday eating, eating and more eating. So here are some gorgeous looks to inspire for when you want to look classy on Yom Kippur and beyond.
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And finally I'd like to take a moment to ask forgiveness from anyone that I may have offended by anything I've posted here or on Facebook or Instagram. I know that social media can sometimes cause people to feel inadequate, lonely, or like they are missing out, and I just want you all to know that I'm just like you. I have a normal life with a package of both problems and blessings that Hashem custom chose for me and my family, just like He custom chose your problems and blessings for you and your family.  All I really want to do is inspire you to be your best, to value yourselves, and to know that you are worthy of pitching yourselves to the world in the way that will bring you to the life that you dream of.

May you ALL be blessed with a year of HEALTH, wealth, peace, love, peace of mind, success, and joy.

With much love and gratitude, Gmar Chasima Tova!



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  1. The beautiful pitchers are a lovely way to present wine for the occasion Sharon, very good looking and unique! I love all of the gorgeous black dresses out right now!
    Have a great week!

    The Arts by Karena
    Painting Central Park

  2. Gmar Chasima Tova, to you, too, Sharon. I found your blog just recently and have been enjoying it. I live in Israel, where we are starting Yom Kippur in just a little over an hour.

    Just want to say that my in laws have been using the little milk thingy ever since I know them, over 34 years! That was in Brooklyn, now they live here and still do it. :):)

  3. Thanks for the post. I love the dress you posted alongside the picture in Instagram. Do u have the link to that dress or know what company?

  4. Thank you so much for all these great ideas! I only wish I had gotten here sooner this month - to save myself from a lot of indecision and lack of inspiration. Such funny writing about how many different combos can you get out of chicken, cows, and potatoes! I completely relate and I only do about a fourth of the meals you do! And then the outfit choices - Ugh, I was totally worn out by that point and uninspired. But as usual you have all the fresh ideas for us and you are so right about that lace skirt/Louboutins - definitely on the menu for next year, along with the many great menu ideas you shared, and some adorable little milk pitchers :-)

    Chag Sameach!