Taking Witchcraft to Work

I’m lucky…I’m self-employed and my office is in my house so I can decorate and/or do anything I damned well please. The majority of the witches I know, however, aren’t that lucky. They work in a corporate environment and...

Sunday Rant

With the expansion of the Internet & lack of paper delivery here in the boonies, I wake up each morning with coffee & my computer…checking news, blogs, social networking, and the one special-interest forum I belong to.* Although I...

Lazy Sunday-Cat Style

It started raining about noon yesterday, so hubby & I settled down for an afternoon of reading. It does tend to get crowded on our dual-recliner: Mischa-the-grump is getting more tolerant of the kittens – Yuri was cleaning...

A Tale of Two Soaps

Awhile back (dang! nearly 3 years ago!) I wrote a post about using soap as a way to incorporate magic into your hectic life. I’ve been faithfully making my magical soap – until about a month ago, that is. I ran out of base & kept...

Herbal Dryer Sachets

A few weeks ago, I was in the mood to be crafty. Me being me, it had to involve herbs in some way and I didn’t have anything on the agenda in the shop. So, a few minutes on the Interwebs gave me an idea: herbal dryer sachets. I...

Thinking …

  I’m almost three chapters into Fudge’s life and Amy’s about to fall asleep. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Look here.) I wanted him to not only tell Amy about his life but also instruct her a little into...

Spicing Up the Holidays

My inner child has been whining, “WHY?” for the last several days. WHY do we associate many warming spices with the holiday (Yule/Christmas) season? I’ve just spent a couple of hours browsing the Internet for answers and...

Temporarily Abandoned Project

I have a problem.   I had an idea for an online course, based on my books (which are an outgrowth of my passion): teaching medicinal and magical herbalism together. I started writing it and made good progress … something like 70 pages...

Nail Fungus: Eew

Three years ago, I picked up a fungus under the nail of my pinky finger. Don’t ask me how, I don’t know. What kind of fungus? Don’t know and it doesn’t matter. It didn’t bother me unless I looked at it. Then, it did...

Practical Herbs 2: A Review

I’m going to preface my remarks by warning you: I’ve been a Henriette Kress fan for years and was thrilled to get a sneak peek at her new book. Practical Herbs 2 is as wonderful as Practical Herbs.  Down-to-earth advice for a variety...

Hallowe’en Rant

Warning: may be profanity-laced. I’m irritated. NB: I am not a historian. Just a somewhat-intelligent woman who happens to be a witch.   It’s that time of year … the media feels a need to talk to “real” witches...