New offers & items!

I’ve been working on new pieces for the shop, including these talismans (or charms, if you prefer) — four of the five are still available as I type. All are meant to be hung on the wall, over an altar, in front of a window as a suncatcher, etc. All were made to help with protection and grounding. I’m working on a few with love and healing in mind now; those should be added to the shop in the next day or two.

2015-01-22-10BUCKSI’ve also got new coupon codes for you!

– Spend $40 & receive a coupon good for $10 off your next order of $10+! Coupon will expire 3/31. One coupon per customer, sent to your PayPal email address once I’ve received order confirmation. Use code “10BUCKS” to claim this offer.
– Or use the code “FREE-SHIP” to get free US S&H on any order of $25 or more! Use this code as many times as you’d like.
– Also, receive a small free gift with each order from my shop!

And don’t forget to check out our fundraising event for some awesome rewards!

I hope that you are all doing well! We’re still getting settled, but I hope to have things totally back to normal — actually better than what had been normal for us in TN — in the very near future. Thanks so much for being here and for all of your amazing support, friends!

Blessings,
Bri

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Hearth Witch Tip: Bay Leaves

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I’ve just discovered how amazing bay leaves are in the past year or so, as a medicinal herb, a spice and as a magical tool. I like to add them to soups that I make in my slow cooker and offer the leaves to my spirits in a small bowl of the soup. I also love the idea of writing your wishes on dried bay leaves and then burning them in a fire to send them to your spirits and/or the universe. ♥ What’s your favorite herb?

FAQ: Clearing Negative Energy {My Quickie Answer}

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I have folks get in touch very frequently to ask me if I can advise them on how to get rid of negative energy attached to themselves, in their homes, etc. Unfortunately, I usually don’t have the time or energy for much in the way of personal advice other than to recommend gemstones that I can incorporate into jewelry (obsidian and onyx are usually the first that come to mind)… But what I can do until I have time to write an article, is recommend that you try using sage for smoke cleansing.

(To avoid confusion, since this is geared toward newbies… Smoke cleansing is what’s commonly referred to as smudging. Some folks believe that use of the term “smudging” should be limited to indigenous people and the way that they perform traditional smoke cleansing rituals, so I’ve tried to get myself in the habit of using the term “smoke cleansing,” because I’m not looking to offend anyone or appropriating anyone else’s culture. However, I am human and frequently deal with intense brain fog, so I apologize in advance if I ever slip. It has nothing to do with lack of respect.) More

Witchy DIY: Protection Talisman

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Here’s an idea for a magical project with which kids can easily be involved. Make a ring of protective stone beads on large memory wire (the kind intended for necklaces) ~ I used large garnet and amethyst beads, both stones being known as warrior’s gems that were often carried into battle. In between are hematite beads, for grounding. From this I hung a number of charms representing peace, protection and my spirit family, on an assortment of lengths of chain.

You could hang yours on a sturdy hook over your altar or by your door, or leave it on the altar like mine. I like to light large red candles used in protection spells inside the ring of this protective talisman, to recharge the piece for its intended work. Children, even small ones, can help string the beads. If your beads are large like mine, they’re even easier for small hands. They can also help choose the charms that are used.

This would be a really cool DIY gift project for a loved one moving into a new home, a family member moving out into their own home, a young family welcoming a new baby, etc. It can also be very rustic, elegant or anywhere in between, depending on the materials that you choose.

Magic Art: Owl in Rowan Tree

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So I’m a big fan of using art in spells/energy work, and I thought I’d share a project that I did a while ago. Perhaps this will inspire some of you.  More

Witches’ Birthday Wishes

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Hubby and I did something new for our birthdays this year, starting a sweet tradition that I hope we continue for many years.

We met online, and one of the first times that we got to hang out in person, we saw shooting stars, within a couple days of my birthday. These days, shooting stars and wishing upon a star have special meaning to me. So I got these sweet little star candles for the birthday cakes that we made each other this year. We each made our wishes when we blew out the candles. Then, today, being Sunday and a full moon, it felt like the perfect time to move on to phase two of our wee birthday ritual.

We removed the wicks and sticks from the candles and piled them on top of a small pillar candle. Holding hands and focusing our intentions, we lit the candle.

“May our wishes and dreams come true.”

That’s it! We’ll continue to add our energy to the candle as it burns.

We are generally working with Brighid when we are doing energy work or performing spells, but you could take this idea and run with it, adding any elements or entities that make sense to you. We did ours together because our birthdays are just a few days apart and our fates are so deeply entwined.

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