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.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Full Moon Ritual

As a part of my 101 Goals in 1001 Days, as well as something I've wanted to do for a while now, I wanted to include a lunar ritual of some sort.  I showed in a previous post a few of the votive candles I made for the full moon rituals.  I really had no idea what I would do for them, just that I felt they were necessary.

At first I thought I'd just do tea and tarot with my sister.  While we did do both of those things, I wanted to do more.  Which is funny because my family and I went to Earth Lore, our somewhat local metaphysical store.  There I bought the votive holder you see pictured, as the only one I had was a more firey dragon votive holder.  Not really lunar inspired.  While we were there I also perused the books and saw four Ellen Dugan books that I didn't have.  One was for teens so I wasn't feeling it.  Another was for love magic.  Not my scene either.  The other two were an herbal book (she is a garden witch) and a daily magic book.  I chose the latter since I didn't have anything like that.

Wouldn't you know that along with ways to include magic in your life daily, the last chapter is on the Full Moon and days of the week?  Serendipity much?  

So it was a Tuesday this full moon.  Tuesday is Mars and all about courage and drive.  So I included some Mars energy to aid in my April Full Moon ritual.  It was to aid the seeds and bulbs we have in their growth.  I included origami flowers for sympathetic magic and burned a cut out snowflake to help banish the winter weather.  Goodness knows we need all the help we can get.

So what do you all do for the Full Moon?
The book I bought, by the way, is Book of Witchery by Ellen Dugan