Blogmas: National Fruitcake Day

fruitcake

Okay, here’s a divisive subject! I grew up with a mother who LOVED fruitcake. I always hated it. So…what side do you fall on? Love it? Hate it? Never had it? Used it as a brick? Tell me!

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Blogmas: Gingerbread House Day (Giveaway)

Blogmas: Gingerbread House Day (Giveaway)

Today we’re celebrating gingerbread houses! I love looking at them–though I have to admit, I’ve never made one. I miss eating gingerbread (I’m severely allergic to ginger), which I used to love. But I have a couple gingerbread house ornaments

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Blogmas: Candy is Dandy

Blogmas: Candy is Dandy

My favorite holiday candy is fudge–I’ve always loved fudge and I’ve finally found a way to make it dairy free. It’s very close to the texture of ‘real’ fudge and it tastes wonderful! Dairy Free Fudge 1 – 10 ounce

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Blogmas: Favorite Holiday Goodies!

Blogmas: Favorite Holiday Goodies!

What are your favorite holiday goodies? What do you love to munch on during the holiday season, from Thanksgiving on? Pumpkin pie? Peppermint brownies? Turkey? Stuffing? For me, it’s pumpkin pie, peppermint mochas, peppermint chocolate fudge, and turkey soup. I

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Blogmas: National Holiday Lights Day

Yule tree and lights viewed through a window

I love, love, LOVE holiday lights. The twinkling little ones, the glowing larger C-6 lights, the lit candy canes and wire deer and all those wonderful sparkling decorations in the yard. We go all out each year, as you can

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Samhain: A Tarot Ritual

tarot deck

November 1, Samhain—the Festival of the Dead.  The year is waning, venturing towards the winter solstice, the darkest night of the year.  Leaves lay crisp on the ground, their burnished reds and bronzes a reminder of the fallow fields of

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Litha: A Summer Siren Bathing Spell

Mermaid on a rock overlooking the ocean

Summer Solstice–or Litha, as we call it in the Craft–is coming. When I think of summer, I think of the beach. And I think of water and frogs and the ocean, and cleansing rituals. So here’s a summer-siren’s cleansing ritual

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A Merry Yuletide to All

A Merry Yuletide to All

Way back in 2001, when the towers fell, I mourned for a long time, like most Americans. I think we were all in a collective shock. When the holidays drew close, it was hard for me to know whether to

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Solstice Decorations!

Seasons Greetings

So, it’s been a few years since I really did a post on my Yule decorations and I thought I’d get back to that on the blog, instead of just IGing pictures. As you know, I’m a decorating fiend and

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The Nature of Litha

The Wheel of the Year--Litha

Litha — the summer solstice — falls on June 21st this year. The exact time is at 8:54 AM, PDT. The summer solstice means different things to different pagans, and all of these traditions can be right. In my tradition,

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