Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What's on my Wish List??

I've got A LOT of things on my wish list, but one of them is The Teachings of Abraham®: The Master Course Video. I love Esther & Jerry Hicks.. I've been listening to a bunch of their cds every night as I drift off to sleep (and even sometimes in the middle of the night, when I wake up and can't get back to sleep..)

Abraham is just the best! He doesn't walk around telling you just BE HAPPY, he helps you figure out a way to reach for the best emotion you can at that moment.. and maybe it's a loooong way away form HAPPY, but it's a heck of a lot better than the black hole of depression you could fall into if you let yourself keep thinking negative thoughts!

So.. I'm excited to see this new video! I love buying ones like this and then watching them over-and-over-and-over again (i've done it so much in the past that i've had to go out a re-buy dvds that i've worn out!)

So... that's one of the things on my Wish List!

What's something on yours??

Monday, September 29, 2008

New Moon Esbat

I don't always perform a New Moon Esbat, but with Mercury in retrograde and Mabon just a week past.. I think this month I will.

For those of you who don't know, the New Moon is a good time to perform spells and rituals for growth, healing and blessings. If I get real elaborate and creative with my ritual, maybe I'll take some pictures and post them tomorrow!

On another note.. I have a new family member to bestow blessings upon, a black Labrador Retriever named Rex (he came with the name). He's just the cutest thing and the perfect dog for our family (we're all very lazy and he fits in just fine!)

Enjoy The New Moon!
Blessings ~

Same Blog, New Name...

I'm changing things around a little.

I've started blogging more and all of a sudden my blog has taken on a life of it's own and gone off in some direction I didn't foresee. So.. I've re-named my blog and decided to add a description to my title so anyone who visits can actually know what to expect when they start reading... (even though on most days I don't know what to expect!)

I'm working on installing a new template, since black is black.. but I need some pizzazz!

And hopefully a signature too (we'll see how much I can get done before hubby gets home and wants to eat...)


Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's Banned Book Week!

This week is Banned Book Week According to the American Library Association:

The following are some of the most banned books in the U.S. I urge everyone, in honor of banned book week, to post this list on your blog, and mark the ones you have read in bold! Then go out and read one of the other books on the list. Never take your freedom for granted.

Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
Forever by Judy Blume
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Giver by Lois Lowry
It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Sex by Madonna
Earth's Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
The Goats by Brock Cole
Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
Blubber by Judy Blume
Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
Final Exit by Derek Humphry
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
What's Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
Deenie by Judy Blume
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
Cujo by Stephen King
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
What's Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
Fade by Robert Cormier
Guess What? by Mem Fox
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Native Son by Richard Wright
Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Fantasies by Nancy Friday
Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
Jack by A.M. Homes
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
Carrie by Stephen King
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
Family Secrets by Norma Klein
Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
Private Parts by Howard Stern
Where's Waldo? by Martin Hanford
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
Sex Education by Jenny Davis
The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

C O N T E S T ~ Mine & Martha's

So, I just found out Martha Stewart is running a contest on her new blog! You have to visit her site and read about how to enter (really, I'm not quite sure what the prize is.. lol)

Soooo... not to be out-done of course, I HAVE to run a contest on my blog! Plus, I love contests and will run one just about any time, for any reason!!

Ok.. To enter my contest.. all you need to do is leave a comment on my blog! You may comment on any post from today's date forward, until October 5th (which will be the last day to enter). Each comment you leave will give you one entry into the contest... yay!

The prize will be one 4 oz. bottle of my Lady Luck Magickal Spell Spray:

Best of Luck!!

Bright Blessings ~

Gritty Jane Doll - The Beginning

Last week I started creating my Gritty Jane Doll.

This is one of those projects where you start at the BEGINNING! I bought a yard of muslin at the craft store (with a few other supplies) and got started...

I've never really sewed anything in my life. I thought I was going to be safe since this project called for a sewing machine and my Mother-in-Law had offered to bring her old one over... but as plans sometimes change the machine never made it over, so I've been hand sewing my doll! ACK!!!!

It's actually been lots of fun and now I have a lot more confidence in my sewing abilities!
More to come later on The Gritty Jane Doll...

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Soul World

Even though I spend a lot of time there, I never knew the proper term for where I speak to my Spirit Guides is The Soul World... it's the term coined by the very popular AINSLIE MACLEOD (who is now doing a series on Oprah's radio show! How COOL IS THAT!)

It all started when I received an invitation from Dr. Christian Northrup to join her new Women's Wisdom Circle.. I began reading her new blog, found the post about Oprah's show and then ended up doing a search on Ainslie and found his website. It's a very interesting website: http://www.soul-world.com/

I love the fact that now I know the 'names' for the three different planes there are and the name of where I meet and work with my own Animal & Spirit Guides (which are highly evolved beings, since I am a reincarnated Wise One -- but that's all for another post).

So, if you get a chance.. check out Mr. Macleod's website.. lots of very cool info there!

Now.. I'm off to go sew (wish me luck on the Art Doll!)

Cloth & Clay Doll Workshop

Well, I've had a hell of a week... so I felt it only right to disappear into my mind and use up all the creativity I can muster (it really was a crappy week!)

So.. Thankfully I had signed up for this Cloth & Clay Doll Workshop and this is the weekend I'm going to attempt making one!

If you're interested in this sort of thing, you can always visit the Gritty Jane Art Studio: http://www.grittyartsstudio.wordpress.com/workshops
I'll be posting pictures as I work on the doll.. who knows what's going to happen here, I've never done this sort of thing before.. but I don't want to think about this past week ANY more!
Blessings ~

W I N N E R - - F O L L O W E R S - - C O N T E S T

We have a Winner!

It's our very own Mrs. B: http://silvermoonwitch.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the contest... I'll be posting another one shortly (once I get my hat on straight over here... it's been a L O N G week!)


Monday, September 15, 2008

Money, and the Law of Attraction...

I can't say enough about this wonderful book from Ester and Jerry Hicks (and Abraham, of course!) I've been big on purchasing books-on-cd these days, so I picked this one up and listened to it in about 2 days. I love it!

Abraham really has so much to share with us and he teaches in such a gentle way, never makes you feel like you're getting it wrong.. only that there is an easier way to do things, if you're open to it.

I really recommend this one to everyone, although I did pick up a few other of the Abraham-Hicks items.. so I might be suggesting another one to you in the next few days! If you'd like your own copy please visit the Hay House website to order yours today: Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness

Enjoy your Day~

Saturday, September 13, 2008

~*~ 3rd Annual Black Cat Bash ~*~

September 19th, 2008 11:00am - 11:00pm EST
Central Time - 1hr behind - 10 am - 10 pm
Mountain Time - 2hrs behind -9am - 9 pm
Pacific - 3hrs behind - 8am - 8 pm

This is a ONE day event!
Registered vendors may come in throughout the day and post specials, sales, contests and more during frenzy times!!



Blessings -

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

F O L L O W E R S - - C O N T E S T

In honor of the new F O L L O W E R S gadgets from Blogger I thought I'd run a contest!

Everyone that follows my blog will be added to the weekly contest drawing this week! The prize will be a 4 oz. bottle of my Cinderella's Secrets Herbal Disinfectant (yummy!), which is currently being sold in my Etsy Shoppe:


The contest will run for one week and the winner will be announced next Thursday on the 18th!

Thanks so much for playing with me~

Friday, September 05, 2008

Little Black Box

Well, I don't usually post twice in one day -- heck, I don't usually post twice in one month! But, I just found out about this really cool site called


Basically this is a terrific site for you if you own a small business and you're looking to get your name out there... just whip up some samplers and send them on over!

Don't forget to post one of your items under $15 on her blog too (who know's you might just grab a sale!!): http://blackboxreviews.blogspot.com/

What's better on Friday...

Than a CONTEST!!

I just found a fun contest to enter and all you have to do is POST A COMMENT (how hard is that, really??)

So.. swing on by the Celtic Goddess's blog: http://buyindie.blogspot.com/ and leave your mark under Featured Giveaway!!

Have a Happy Friday~