Imbolc activities

Imbolc Imbolc, or the Mid Winter Festival of Lights, begins February 1. It’s beginning to stay light a bit longer and we are now halfway between Winter and Spring. There are several ways to celebrate this Sabbat. Also, refer to my earlier article, Imbolc, festival of lights for more craft, decoration, and meal ideas (including the […]

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Add magic into your Happy New Year Day meal

Happy New Year! Almost every culture has a favorite New Year’s Day food to bring good luck.  In the South, it’s black eyed peas.  Spanish celebrants pop 12 grapes at midnight.  Lentils are a biggie in Italy and Cubans cook roast pork.  My father’s lucky food was creamed herring, eaten every New Year’s Eve and Day, to my […]

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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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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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I met Annabelle the doll and you can too

Annabelle, the doll I met Annabelle, the haunted doll, and you can too.  She “lives” in the occult museum housed in Lorraine Warren‘s home in Monroe, Connecticut.  Following the success of “The Conjuring”, the film “Annabelle” was released.  It is a prequel to “The Conjuring” and based on a true story that involved Ed and […]

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