Mabon ideas

Happy Mabon!  Happy Autumn! Mabon is a Sabbat that occurs at the same time as the Autumnal Equinox.  It’s a celebration of harvests, and also referred to as the Witches’ Thanksgiving.  Last year I wrote an article about Mabon – read it here.  Included there are ideas on decorating, spells, Mabon oil and incense, activities, […]

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Homemade soap with herbs

Recently I visited my cousin and we made soap, adding herbs and flowers from the garden.  It came out pretty good and smells delicious, so I’ll tell you how we did it.  It was super easy, quick – and fun. First we cut up blocks of glycerine soap (available at craft stores like Michaels) and […]

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September 14, 2015

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Gettysburg creeped me out

The only place I can definitely say I felt an otherworldly presence was in Gettysburg.  There were two incidents. My son and I stayed at the Quality Inn at General Robert E. Lee’s headquarters (which is now closed and I believe torn down.  The Civil War Preservation Trust acquired the land to preserve and restore […]

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September 4, 2015

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Old Bethpage Village Restoration is haunted

The Old Bethpage Village Restoration is a recreation of a mid-19th Century village.  The 209 acres contains houses, farms, 2 stores, a church, blacksmith shop, hatter, inn, fisherman’s cottage and schoolhouse.  One home, the Powell Farm, is on the original property.  There are now 51 reconstructed buildings; not all are open to the public.  These […]

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Make a candle in an eggshell

Happy Spring!  Happy Easter!  Happy Ostara!  We are finally done with Winter and I wanted a simple craft to add to my Easter table.  I saw online how cute an eggshell filled with wax can look so I recreated the idea in the easiest and least expensive way possible. Begin with clean, dry, colored hard […]

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Imbolc snow ritual

No matter what the Groundhog says tomorrow, February 2 is also Imbolc (pronounced “Im-olk”) and that means Spring will soon be here.  Also referred to as St. Brigid’s Day, Candlemas, or the Mid-Winter Festival of Lights, Imbolc is a stop on the Wheel of the Year that celebrates the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and […]

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February 1, 2015

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Easy King Cake with refrigerated rolls

The only way it could be easier is if you don’t make it January 6 marks 3 Kings Day.  In our household this means we burn frankincense and myrrh incense, eat king cake, and light the Christmas tree and outdoor lights one last time before putting everything away for another year.  We would always wait […]

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