Sunday, November 15, 2015

Lots going on...
I finally got to use the tealight Halloween house I won.
School.  Samhain.  A baby shower.  Yeah.  I'm still trying to get into the swing of things.  One of these fine days I will make a writing schedule.  

Added a little extra protection by making a pentacle pie.
I've officially been going to school for two months(!) now.  We've had one test on bones and bony landmark, which I got a 93% on.  I should have gotten 100%, but I made dumb mistakes.  Which is a shame, since 100%-ers got a pin for their academic achievement.  I endeavor to ace the next test in December and get that pin!  Posterior muscles on December 8th.  Wish me luck!
Bouquet #1

Bouquet #2
Samhain was really subdued around here.  My mom and sister (the later of whom I celebrate with normally) were both at work, so I was all by my lonesome.  I made stew and pie for the meal, set out our jack-o-lanterns, read my tarot for the upcoming year, and lit candles for our departed family members.  I also put together two small bouquets, which I also did for the Autumnal Equinox.  I think a tradition is forming...
Centerpieces.  These were a sisterly joint effort.
Finally, last weekend we celebrated my eldest sister's baby shower.  I'm going to be an aunt!  She will be having a baby boy named Levi sometime around the end of January.  The shower was fun, including all the work my sisters and I put into the favors and centerpieces.  I think that's been my favorite part... the sisterly bonding.
Leaf plate I won.  Isn't it pretty?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Great Book Bounty (and other updates)
So.  Nearly a year has gone by.  A lot has happened to my family away from Blogland, so I haven't been very good at keeping y'all in the loop.  That, and I really need to get in the habit of taking pictures of stuff.  Anywho, on to some news!

Pay no mind to the cat in the corner.
He likes to think he's Vanna White.
I'm starting college.  Yes.  Me, a twenty-four year old person, is just now starting college.  What can I say?  I'm a late bloomer.  (I'll write about that later, I promise.)  We went to pick up my books late last week  and I thought I would share them with you.

I'm going to be a massage therapist.  I'm really excited because I love massage, the staff I've met are fantastic, and the electives are all things I would want to learn about anyway.  I'm nervous because it's been a whopping ten years since I've been in a classroom setting, as I was home schooled for high school.

So these are my books.  I'm going to Irene's Myomassology Institute.  The binder and DVD were put together by the school's founder herself.  Also, the workbook?  Has coloring pages.  That's right.  I get coloring homework.  Be jealous.  The only downside to these lovely containers of knowledge is that they weigh A LOT.  I have to bring them all in my first day. Hey, at least I'll build some muscle, yeah?

The other book I have to show?  I won them.  Yeah.  I regularly follow some jewelry making website.  One in particular, Art Bead Scene, regularly has contests where you can post a comment to be entered.  This last week I won three books from Erin of Tesori Trovati Jewelry.  She recently reorganized her studio and had a whole bunch of books to give away.  I chose Rejuvenated Jewels, Mixed Media and Memory Jewelry, and Vintage Redux, all following the theme of repurposing old pieces or found objects into something new.

Erin was also kind enough to send me a baggy full of pieces to be taken apart and repurposed.  I'll show you all what I got here.

I'll take the patina off the lower pieces.  The piece at the top wants to become a large barrette.
That heart necklace?  Sterling silver!  
To the left: an assortment of silver tone charms.  Up top are some nice faux pearls and green beads.  At the bottom are three bauble bracelets to be taken apart.  
CHAIN!  I love chain.  The beads will be taken off these and used elsewhere.  The chain goes with the rest in my hoard.
Love to all of you out there!  I start school this Tuesday.  I'll let you all know how it goes, as well as some more personal updates later on.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Goals for the Winter Solstice
So, after my last post many moons ago, one would think I would update that.  One would be mistaken.  What with making jewelry for the business my sister and I recently launched and a whole bunch of other stuff, my room hasn't been nice enough for a long enough time period for me to take pictures.  So instead, I'll do what this blog was kind of intended for and *gasp* write about something Pagan related.
  1. Burn purification spoon
  2. Create business blog
  3. Plan a Yule Ritual with my sister
  4. Make more Full Moon candles
  5. Make wreath forms
  6. Use beet juice to dye fabric
  7. Win NaNoWriMo
  8. Finish journaling goal
I've been somewhat behind in making my kitchen witch spoons, so I need to continue with that.  I will link to my business blog once it's up and ready.  I missed a coupld of the full moos, and I want to do a full moon ritual every month for the year, thus why I need more candles.

I've already got 10k+ done for NaNoWriMo.  Journaling I just restarted, but it's only for a month to complete the goal.  Not hard at all.  If anybody has any tips on any of these things or wants to friend me on the NaNoWriMo site, let me know.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Things in June
This month has been hectic.  With finally getting the gardens in, doctors appointments, and TWO birthdays, we've been pretty busy around here.  My eldest sister's b-day was on Father's day, which she spent with here husband's family.  

The full moon came and went and I have no idea what happened.  I've spent the whole month putting off the cleaning I was going to get done, but I'll post about that later.

My birthday was the 19th.  We went to tea for lunch.  It was amazing.  We each were given our own teapot with tea of our choice, along with our meal.  I nearly drank the whole pot!  The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly.  If you're ever in Plymouth, MI, go to Sweet Afton's Tea Room and Restaurant.  It was a really nice birthday.

The next day my sister went in to get her tonsils removed.  She was such a trooper through the whole ordeal.  It didn't take long at all, and her doctors were really nice.  The facility also had lovely gardens, though I wonder if they know the one pictured is a sun cross symbol?  Yay magic in the everyday.

Much gardening was done, but I'll make an entry posting all the pictures, or maybe a video!  I had pictures, but a lot has grown since I took them.  Here's to getting stuff done in July!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Photo A Day Part 3

15. lovely
Flowers of an unknown variety.  Aren't they nice?
16. in the shadows
Dappling of trees against the ground.  I love the word dapple.
17. peaceful
Isn't she adorable?
18. quirky
Words cannot express how adorable I find this.
19. habit
My craft desk is always a mess.  Maybe posting it here will shame me enough to get it cleaned.
20. yay!
My sister finally got her tonsils out.  She handled it like a pro.
21. here i am
This is my back yard at night.  That little speck?  A firefly.  On the Solstice no less. >w<

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Photo a Day Challenge Part 2
8.T is for...
Look at my blog name, did you have any doubt?
9.we live here
Our house.  Many a delivery person has been lost trying to find it's location.
It was raining.  I did what I could. ._.
11.the beginning
Once I finish, it will be the completion of my elemental representations.
this is the inside of an iris of the palest lavender.
The sky at night.
More like criss-crossed, I suppose.  Brought to you by my sister.  

Saturday, June 7, 2014

June Photo A Day Challenge
Over at Fat Mum Slim, Chantelle puts on a monthly photo challenge to take one photo each day based on the prompts given.  I've been wanting to do this since January, so why not now?  So I'll be doing a post each Saturday this month for the 7 prompts I did that week.  Who knows, I may just continue on in July!

Day 1. joy
Joy, thy name is Tyrone the Turtle
Day 2. doing
Me planting the parsley in the front garden, which I will be blogging about at a later date.
Day 3. family
My older sisters notices the picture, my mom and brother-in-law's attentions were elsewhere. 
Day 4. ordinary
A blank booklet?  A folded paper?  An edge of a wall?  What could it be?!
Day 5. 11 o'clock
Maurice decided to help me fold my clothes at 11 p.m.
Day 6. adventure
She's trying not to grimace as we endure the horrors of... Walmart. *dun dun dun*
Day 7. pattern
I actually like the leopard print of my new top.  I bought it on sale at Torrid.