Celebrate Samhain

Happy Samhain / Happy Halloween Today is the day when the veil between the worlds is thin.  We honor our passed ancestors and loved ones.  We celebrate the Witches New Year on the Wheel of the Year.  We celebrate and party.  Some things to do on this Samhain (pronounced Sow-wen) are: Burn incense, scry into […]

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October 31, 2013

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How to make a garlic wreath for Halloween

Around this time of year every home should have a garlic wreath to make sure no vampires can enter and drain your family’s blood.  We can’t have that.  Plus it makes an awesome Halloween decoration.  This wreath was very easy to make, using only garlic cloves, a straw wreath form, raffia for the bow, and […]

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October 23, 2013

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Three easy Halloween cakes

Halloween is a great holiday for invention, from homemade costumes to decorations and food.  Here are 3 easy desserts that won’t take up much time, but will look impressive. Ghosts in the Graveyard More of a pudding, but looks like a cake.  This is super easy – from kraft.com. 2 boxes (3.9 oz.) Jello Chocolate […]

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October 20, 2013

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Celebrate the summer harvest

Celebrate Lammas Tall stalks of corn, baseball bat size zucchini, luscious ripe berries, red runny watermelon.  These are the fruits of hot summer days.  In order to avoid turning on the oven, we prepare salads and enjoy dinners made of veggies, fruits and crusty breads.  These steamy days mark the time of Lammas, the Pagan […]

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How to get $30 front row seats to Wicked on Broadway

I saw Wicked on Broadway a couple of months ago and thought it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, and not because it is witchy.  The show was fun, well acted, the story was interesting (not a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz”) and the songs were catchy.  Wicked is the story of […]

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How to make a fairy garden

A fairy garden can be as simple as a kit from a box or as complicated and scenic as a witchy Martha Stewart can make it.  It can be housed in a pot, a plot of land, or the corner of your terrace, garden or porch. Planning Your Fairy Garden The first step is to […]

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June 6, 2013

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Snapfish makes me happy

Everytime I walk past this photo collage from last Halloween in Salem, it makes me smile.  Maybe it’s the pink wig.  More likely, it’s the memory of a good time.  This is why I love snapfish.com photo collages.  I make photo collages for all of my trips now.  It’s easy and inexpensive.  Unlike keeping a […]

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September 8, 2012

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How to never check luggage

Being an independent traveler, I am a light packer and never check luggage on an airplane, even for a two-week trip.  Many times people have asked me, “How did you fit everything in that tiny bag?”  I’ve learned through years of travel that many packed items were never used and therefore a waste of space.  […]

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August 13, 2011

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