Disclaimer

I am loud, and obnoxious.  Often quite pretentious. I have a dry, ‘earthy’ sense of humor. I LOVE fire, and music, and food, and books. My family is my universe, and sometimes I spend so much time with them that they are all I have to talk about. In my heart, I am a warrior. The sword…

Balance

As I sit here typing, toddler asleep on my shoulder I’m trying to plan how to celebrate the Vernal Equinox. Three days to contemplate balance and the re-emergence of active life. The birds are going to town in my back yard courtesy of the seed I left out for them. My poor dog is displaying…

My HAIR!

In an ill-conceived moment of frustration a few months ago I cut my hair. It was finally edging out of the “medium” range and into the “long”, but it needed trimmed and I had neither the time nor money to go have it done, so I took my husband’s clippers, snapped on the longest attachment,…

The Dangers of Composting

Fun morning already! I started my new job this past weekend. 20 hours in 2 days, and it’s NOT a desk job. Needless to say, I didn’t want to come home and do dishes, and all the gods combined forbid my husband do them without me throwing a fit first. So not only is there…

Kitchen Witch Tip #892

Kitchen Witch Tip #892: Infuse white vinegar with rosemary and citrus peels and use as a dusting spray. Not only will it make your house smell amazing, but it will help banish negative energy. Also makes a great deodorizer in bathrooms (will also help keep mold from growing) and pet areas. For bedrooms use sage…

Eclectic

ec·lec·tic /əˈklektik/ adjective 1.deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources:“her musical tastes are eclectic”synonyms:wide-ranging, broad-based, extensive, comprehensive, encyclopedic, … more 2.of, denoting, or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognized school of thought but selected such doctrines as they wished…

Labels

 Let’s talk about labels for a moment. I see a LOT of hemming and hawing, both within the pagan community, and general community as well, that “Labels are just some thing we call ourselves!” Exactly! That’s the POINT! It’s a word we use to describe a facet of ourselves. Be it boy/girl, man/woman, witch, seeker,…

Shavings

​I have a habit that might be strange. I enjoy writing, and drawing. I go through a lot of pencils. Years ago, I went through a period where the images in my head were “stuck”. It didn’t matter what I did, my sketches were wrong, and my words were jumbled. I had a pencil sharpener…

Loss

Afternoons in my house are normally noisy. All video games and bickering and homework. But not today. Today, my mercurial daughter left the school building fighting back sobs, my normally relentlessly cheerful son had tears in his eyes. They, for the first time, have lost one of their own. A girl known as KatieLyn passed…

More Adventures in GF

I’m a whole week Gluten Free! They say it takes three weeks to establish (or break) a habit. If that’s true, I’m a third of the way through the worst of it. Here’s the pros and cons so far… Pros: less gassy, noticeably more energy, sleeping better because I’m not waking up with stomach cramps, less…

I Have Two Options

As an openly practicing pagan, I have some things to figure out. And I need to do it quickly…I live in an area where people are still fairly conservative. Not in the outrageous way we all read horror stories about, but in that I still get looked at “funny” when  people ask what church I…

Creating the Tarot

I decided that since I can’t find a tarot deck that calls to me, I’m going to make my own. Obviously, this is going to be a long term project. I’ve already made some of the most basic decisions, like paper, and style. I’ve also decided that I’m going to go a bit non-traditional with…