I'm happily married almost 25 years with two grown children, 1 grandson and 1 step-grandaughter. I live in the country on 10 acres where I can enjoy connecting with nature. I have lots of fur babies, fish, and 2 pet birds. I love to garden and grow herbs. I have been making soaps, potions, tinctures, herbal remedies, etc. for 13 years.
Life could not be better!!
The Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts, The Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage, The Three Sisters Trilogy by Nora Roberts, The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip, The Unlikely One by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Most anything by Diana Gabaldon, Charlaine Harris, Barbara Michaels, Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher and many more. If it involves Vamps, Weres, or Witches then I'm usually going to read it. I like a little comedy thrown in. I usually don't care for the over the top way hot romance type stuff. A little sex it good though, LOL!
Other than that, I'm an avid reader of non-fiction. Being a scorpio I'm a knowledge freak. So I love to read how-to books, science books, plant identification books, etc.
Beliefs / Practices
Spiritual but not Religious, Pagan, Witch
I'm just a simple Dirt Worshiping, Tree Hugging, God/Goddess Loving, Pagan
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Two weeks ago I had been working on new Fall Scents with the first batch of "Toil & Trouble" Rune Soap poured, unmolded & stamped. I had every intention of pouring "Eye if Newt" and "Cerridwen's Cider" this past week. Then my body betrayed me, and I ended up in the hospital and underwent major surgery.
Needless to say, the fall scents may run into the release of winter scents. I hope that my recovery is quick and I can get back into the shop soon. But after over doing it… Continue
This was posted to a list that I'm on and I lved the ideas so much that I thought I'd share them.
Autumn is such a fun time of year to decorate with the rich color schemes. Natural elements fit in nicely with the rustic fall colors, so there are many ways you can inexpensively decorate for the season. Instead of using your glue gun to make seasonal decor consider buying grapevine forms-wreaths in different shapes and small swags, then use ribbon and seasonal picks that you weave in… Continue
I just finished pouring a 5 pound batch of "Toil & Trouble" into the mold. And it is the most delightfuly wicked shade of boiling cauldron green you've ever seen. I'm praying to the God and Goddess that it stays this color. It does have a bit of patchouli in it so I'm hoping it does morph to a darker brownish green. At any rate, it should be ready just in time for the Spooky Shopping Season :-)
I also cut up yesterdays batch of unscented Castile. I wish I could come up with a… Continue