Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters


Friday, December 21, 2012

Candle Spells




CANDLE CHANT
When you are ready to light the candle, chant something like:
Candle of power, candle of might,
Create my desires here on this night.
Power, stream from this candle's fire.
Bring to me my heart's desire.
My words have strength, the victory's won.
So say I, this spell is done


QUICK CANDLE HEALING SPELL
On a blue candle, use a pin to inscribe-moving from the base to the tip-the name
of the person who is ill. Pierce the candle with the pin and leave it there.
Let the candle burn down and extinguish itself.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Honey-Lime Chicken Skewers

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk all liquid ingredients together until completely blended. Pour mixture into a freezer bag and add in chicken strips. Reseal bag and gently shake to cover chicken strips. Allow to marinade for 2 hours.
Next, prepare skewers by soaking bamboo sticks in water for 15 minutes. Remove chicken strips from marinade and skewer onto bamboo sticks. Grill on medium to high heat for 8 minutes or until juices are clear and chicken is fully cooked.

 

Friday, November 02, 2012

Pre-Holiday Sale at Vamps Jewelry Boutique



Pre-Holiday Sale at Vamps! 20% OFF all jewelry, Go Shopping Now for the best selections of one of a kind cool jewelry ---> http://www.vampsjewelry.com/

Gothic Neo-Victorian Romantic Jewelry gifts with Timeless Appeal in Necklaces, Chokers, Earrings and Bracelets at Vamps Jewelry Boutique.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Honey Pumpkin Muffins

Honey Pumpkin Muffins

 Honey Pumpkin Muffins  

 (makes 12 muffins)

1-1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons - baking powder
1 teaspoon - baking soda
1/4 teaspoon - salt
1-1/2 teaspoons - ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon - ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon - ground nutmeg
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) - butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup - honey
1 - egg
1 cup - solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup - chopped toasted walnuts

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg; set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat butter until light; beat in honey, egg and pumpkin. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until just blended; stir in walnuts. Spoon into 12 greased or paper-lined 2-1/2 inch muffin cups. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove muffins from pan to wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Gothic Jewelry Gift For Her

Gothic Jewelry By Vamp Gifts For Her


Here is my latest video featuring some of my cool Gothic jewelry.  Great gift ideas for ladies who love the dark.  Available at Vamps Jewelry Boutique  Shop early to get the best selection of some of my one of kind jewelry styles.


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Free Skull Earrings Offer for Halloween

 Metal Skull Earrings FREE with Jewelry Purchase




Skulls rule for Halloween and we are offering a pair of FREE Metal Skull Earrings with any jewelry purchase at Vamps Jewelry Boutique and our sister site Mystic Rock Boutique. Limited time offer! Browse our sites for cool gothic jewelry that's perfect for Halloween and beyond! 

Lots more Cool Gothic Jewelry at Vamps Jewelry Boutique - necklaces, chokers, earrings and bracelets.  Hurry and grab your pair now before time runs out!
*Offer expires 10-10-12

Monday, October 01, 2012

October Season of The Witch

October Season of The Witch


October is the start of the witch season where you see witches everywhere.  Halloween is on everyone's mind and creativity runs wild with what you want to dress as for that big night, Halloween.  Salem, MA fills with millions of visitors, wanting to feel the vibe and energy of all things witch & magick.
 
Eye of newt, toe of frog, are just some of the ingredients in a witch's brew. Incantations of double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.  The image of a dark clothed hag stiring her cauldron casting evil spells and raising energy.  This is the stereotypical personification of a witch. 

In reality a witch is a healer, with knowledge about herbs and plants, in tune with the seasons, nature, mother earth (The Goddess) & the universe. Witches love, protect & respect human life, animals and plants. 

Being a witch is a year round thing, not just for October but everday of every season. In tune with nature and the cosmos, the all, the spark of light & energy that is within us all.
 
In closing, October is special to witches because it's the start or the beginning of a new year, the witches new year, Samhain. Celebrate and have fun because another new year is upon us!

Witch Moon Earrings at Vamps Jewelry Boutique

Friday, September 28, 2012

Big Harvest Moon Sale at Vamps

Big Harvest Moon Sale @ Vamps Jewelry Boutique!


Big SALE happening at Vamps Jewelry Boutique ... 20% OFF all Jewelry! Treat yourself or grab some gifts for the holidays & SAVE, it's never to early to start shopping for Christmas. Go shopping! Use Code: HARVEST-MOON offer ends September 30, 2012 Sunday!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Harvest Moon Blessings


A few lovely poems/poetry inspired by Autumn, The Harvest Moon, Full Moons, Gardens, Nature...

"Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
 As a beautiful friend
Who remembers."
- Carl Sandburg, Under the Harvest Moon

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"Leaves fall,
the days grow cold.
The Goddess pulls her mantle of Earth around Her
as You, O Great Sun God, sail toward the West
to the land of eternal enchantment,
wrapped in the coolness of night.
Fruits ripen,
seeds drip,
the hours of day and night are balanced."
- Mabon Sabbat and Lore

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"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad."
- Edwin Way Teale

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"Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and
chilled.  The season comes full with the first frost, the disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of the season's last crops."
- Glenn Wolff and Jerry Dennis 



Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumn Equinox Mabon

Autumn Equinox Happy Fall


The leaves will soon dance in the wind with their brilliant colors of burgandy, crimson, gold, orange and sepia tones, amongst the evergreens for a symphony of colors.  Happy Mabon and Autumn the third season of the year.

Today marks the Autumn Equinox where day and night are roughly the same number of hours and from here on days get shorter and nights grow longer.  Time to burn candles and light the wood stove or fireplace.

I love this time of year, there is a true magic spirit about it - the colors, the scent in the air and just knowing that the magical season of the year, the holidays are around the corner. 

Autumn - time for picking apples, pumpkins, leaf peeping, picking pine cones for wreaths, gathering and getting ready for Halloween/Samhain the witch's new year and a long hard winter in New England.

Currently working on some Fall/Winter jewelry ideas for the jewelry boutique, leaves, snowflakes, moonstone, whites and light blues.

Many blessings and abundance your way....... Vamp~

Visit my website at Vamps Jewelry Boutique for the latest jewelry handmade by me, Vamp!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Better Bent Than Broken/Mother Nature's Amazing Ways

Mother nature is a real softy: many of her structures won't stand up to the gentlest breeze. So why isn't she collapsing around our ears?

Look at a hinge on the nearest door. Its halves slide smoothly around each other and around their centering pin. Then look at the ears of a cat or dog as it turns to face some rustle or squeak. Muscles pull on cartilage, twisting each structure around its pivot, and skin stretches to accommodate the motion. These ears are hinges, too, but they’re made from flexible materials that bend instead of solid parts that slide. 
Click link to read more of this article:

Better Bent Than Broken

Friday, September 07, 2012

Vamps Jewelry: Chakra Jewelry

Vamps Jewelry: Chakra Jewelry: New Chakra Energy Jewelry New to our jewelry boutique is our Chakra Energy Jewelry.  Beautiful dangle earrings with gemstones that repres...


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Friday, August 31, 2012

August Blue Moon

Full Moon Blessings...


The Blue Moon will reach its full phase at 9:58 a.m. ET Friday.
The Full Moon occurs in Pisces, opposite the Virgo Sun.  Keyword for today is "Balance".

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thursday Magical Correspondences

Thursday Magical Correspondences


Thursday gearing up for the end of the week.

Correspondences to use in spells for Thursday

Planetary influences - Jupiter
Zodiac Signs - Sagittarius & Pisces
Deities - Thor, Juno, Jupiter, Zeus
Flowers & Plants - Honeysuckle, cinquefoil, mint, maple tree, oak tree
Metal - Tin
Colors - Purple, royal blue, green
Crystals & Stones - Sapphire, Amethyst, Turquoise
Tarot Card Associations - Ten of Pentacles, Nine of Pentacles, Ace of Pentacles
Foods, Herbs & Spices - Cinnamon, nutmeg, wheat

Thursday are great for spells that involve prosperity, abundance, leadership, good health, good luck, success.

It's always good to wear gemstones & crystals that are associated with the days magical energys.




Turquoise Gemstone Nugget Chip Dangle Earrings at Vamps Jewelry Boutique

For more Gemstone Earrings take a look at our Gemstone Earrings Collection

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wednesday Magical Correspondences

Wednesday Magical Correspondences


Wednesday mid-week anything goes, best day to go with the flow.

Correspondences to use in spells for Wednesday.

Planetary influences - Mercury
Zodiac Signs - Gemini & Virgo
Deities -  Mercury/Hermes, Odin, Athena
Flowers & Plants - Fern, lavender, lily of the valley, aspen tree
Metal - Quicksilver
Colors - Purple, orange
Crystals & Stones - Opal, Agate, Aventurine
Tarot Card Associations - Wheel of Fortune, The Magician, Eight of Pentacles
Foods, Herbs & Spices - Dill, lavender

Wednesday are great for spells that involve improving your skills, communication, writing, the arts, granting of information, business, travel.

Wear gemstones & crystals that are associated with the days magical energys.




Green Aventurine Gemstone Nugget Dangle Earrings at Vamps Jewelry Boutique

For more gemstone earrings please visit our Gemstone Dangle Earrings Collection.

Tuesday Magical Correspondences

Tuesday Magical Correspondences


Tuesday is a day of action, use todays energy to get things of the ground.

Correspondences to use in spells for Tuesday.

Planetary influences - Mars
Zodiac Signs - Aries & Scorpio
Deities - Mars, Lilith
Flowers & Plants - Holly, snapdragon, thistle
Metal - Iron
Colors - Red, black, scarlet, orange
Crystals & Stones - Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Red Jasper
Tarot Card Associations - Five of Wands, Six of Wands, Strength
Foods, Herbs & Spices - Allspice, peppers, carrots, garlic, ginger

Tuesdays are great for spells that increase strength, courage, bravery, passion, protection.

Wear gemstones & crystals that are associated with the days magical energys. 




Red Jasper Gemstone Nugget Chip Dangle Earrings available at Vamps Jewelry Boutique

Gemstone Dangle Earrings Collection

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Magical Correspondences

Monday Magical Correspondences


Monday the day most people associate with the first day of the week or at least the start of doing what you normally do on Monday thru Friday.

Correspondences to use in spells for Monday

Planetary influences - Moon
Zodiac Signs - Cancer
Deities - Thoth, Selene
Flowers & Plants - Blue bell, jasmine, gardenia, white rose, white poppy, moonflower
Metal - Silver
Colors - White, silver, pale blue
Crystals & Stones - Moonstone, pearl, quartz crystal
Tarot Card Associations - The Moon, The High Priestess
Foods, Herbs & Spices - Melons, chamomile, wintergreen

Mondays are great for spells that involve lunar energies, confidence, inspiration, dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, intuition, protection, travel, fertility, women's mysteries.

It's great to wear gemstones & crystals that are associated with the days magical energys.  Moonstone is associated with the Goddess and lunar magick.  Excellent to wear when traveling for safety, for psychic powers and divination.




White Cultured pearl Coin Shape Dangle Earrings available at Vamps Jewelry Boutique

Moonstone Gemstone Nugget Chip Dangle Earrings available at Vamps Jewelry Boutique

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Magical Correspondences

Sunday Magical Correspondences

Sunday the first day of the week, time to plan out what we want to accomplish during the week.

Correspondences to use in spells for Sunday.

Planetary influences - Sun
Zodiac Signs - Leo
Deities - Helios, Brigid
Flowers & Plants - Carnation, marigold, st. john's wort, sunflower
Metal - Gold
Colors - Gold, yellow, yellow-orange, neon shades of orange and yellow, hot pink
Crystals & Stones - Carnelian, diamond, amber, tiger's eye, quartz crystal
Tarot Card Associations - The Sun, Ace of Wands, The Chariot
Foods, Herbs & Spices - Orange, cinnamon

Sundays are great for spells that involve success, leadership, promotions, personal growth, personal power.

It's great to wear crystals and gemstones that are associated with the days magical energys.  Crystal Quartz is useful in healing, meditation, spiritual growth, enlightenment, focusing, cleansing & balancing.



Rock Crystal Quartz Leaf Dangle Earrings available at Vamps Jewelry Boutique

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Magical Correspondences

Saturday Magical Correspondences


Saturday the weekend is here, time to wind down and recharge.

Correspondences to use in spells for Saturday.

Planetary influences - Saturn
Zodiac Signs - Capricorn & Aquarius
Deities - Saturn, Hecate
Flowers & Plants - Pansy, morning glory, mullein, cypress tree
Metal - Lead
Colors - Black, Deep Purple
Crystals & Stones - Obsidian/Pache Tear, Hematite, Jet
Tarot Card Associations - Temperance, Knight of Swords, Two of Swords
Foods, Herbs & Spices - Pomegranate, beets, thyme

Saturdays are great for spells that involve protection or removing negativity, remove obstacles, clearing and cleansing,  justice, binding spells.

It's great to wear crystals and gemstones that are associated with the days magical energys,  Hematite, is great for grounding, balancing, reducing stress, & eliminating negative energy.

Hematite Black Diamond Dangle Earrings available at Vamps Jewelry Boutique


Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Love Day Magical Correspondences

Friday Love Day Magical Correspondences


I love Fridays and who doesn't love Friday?  It's the day before the weekend and time to get your party on or break from your normal routine.

 In magic it is best to use correspondences to use in spells for that specific day and intentions.  Here are some correspondences for Friday.

Planetary influences - Venus
Zodiac Signs - Taurus and Libra
Deities - Eros, Aphrodite/Venus, Frey/Frigga
Flowers & Plants -  Rose, Feverfew, Violet, Wild Strawberry, Apple Tree
Metal - Copper
Colors - Pink, Aqua
Crystals & Stones - Rose Quartz, Amber, Coral, Emerald
Tarot Card Associations - The Lovers, Two of Cups, The Empress
Foods, Herbs & Spices - Strawberries, Raspberries

Fridays are great for spells that involve love, fertility, romance, happiness, friendship and beauty.
It is also good to wear your crystals that are associated with love, like Rose Quartz, a very popular crystal to wear on Fridays or anyday you want the energy of love surrounding you.


Rose Quartz Gemstone Nugget Chip Dangle Earrings available at Vamps Jewelry Boutique.
  

Monday, August 13, 2012

Apple Snacks Honey & Peanut Butter



Apple Snacksters with Honey & Peanut Butter

Makes 4 servings

•3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
•1/3 cup honey
•4 large Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples, stems removed
•4 small sprigs fresh mint, optional
• Cold water

1. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter and honey together until well blended. Set aside.
2. Fill a large bowl with cold water and stir in lemon juice. Set aside.
3. For each apple, choose a type of Snackster below and follow the steps.

To Make a Snackster Stacker
1. Use an apple corer to remove the center of the apple, making a hollow space from stem end through the bottom.
2. With a sharp knife, cut apple crosswise into 4 thick slices.
3. Dip apple slices in lemon water and gently pat dry with paper towels.
4. Starting with the bottom piece, use a butter knife to spread the peanut butter mixture on the cut sides of each slice and gently press them together to reassemble the apple.
5. To make a stem, top apple with a mint sprig.

To Make a Snackster Dipper
1. With a sharp knife, cut each apple in half from stem end to bottom.
2. Cut each half into 4 to 6 wedges. With knife or melon ballet remove apple core from each wedge. 3. Dip wedges in lemon water and gently pat dry with paper towels.
4. Spoon the peanut butter mixture into a small bowl and surround with apple wedges for dipping.

National Honey Board

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cheesy Potato Fries



This is what I call the OMG of potatoes!  Caution: this recipe is not good if you are trying to keep things low fat, although you could substitute lower fat sour cream, chesses, ranch dressing and milk & leave out the bacon altogether.

Cheesy Potato Fries

Fries:

4-6 Potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
Sea Salt, Fresh ground pepper, your favorite seasoning salt

Sour Cream/Ranch Sauce:

1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup milk

Toppings:

1 cup (or as much as you like) Shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup real bacon bits
1/4 cup green onions

Cut potatoes into "steak french fries" size.
Place on foiled baking sheet.

Drizzle with olive oil and lightly toss with tongs.
Sprinkle salts and pepper over the potatoes.

Bake 400 for 40 minutes or until fork tender

in seperate bowl mix:
sour cream, Ranch dressing and milk.
Wisk Together

On a separate platter smooth out 3/4 of the sour cream sauce.
place hot potatoes on sour cream sauce.
drizzle remaining sour cream sauce on potatoes

Sprinkle toppings.
Place under broiler for a few seconds to re-melt cheese.

Recipe & Photo by: Oh So Delicioso - http://www.ohsodelicioso.com/2012/01/cheesy-potato-fries.html?nicam4=SocialMedia&nichn4=Facebook&niseg4=Tablespoon&creativeID4=Post

Please visit their page, thanks!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Frog Prince Fairytale Jewlery



Our latest to our Midnight Magic Garden Jewelry Colletion at Vamps Jewelry Boutique is the charming Frog Prince, in Earrings and in a Silk Sari Ribbon Necklace

The Midnight Magic Garden Jewelry Collection features beautiful floral & magic realm jewelry in - flowers, fairys, butterflys, roses, dragonsflys, ladybugs and more!

The Frog Prince
One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk by herself in a wood; and when she came to a cool spring of water with a rose in the middle of it, she sat herself down to rest a while. Now she had a golden ball in her hand, which was her favourite plaything; and she was always tossing it up into the air, and catching it again as it fell.

After a time she threw it up so high that she missed catching it as it fell; and the ball bounded away, and rolled along on the ground, until at last it fell down into the spring. The princess looked into the spring after her ball, but it was very deep, so deep that she could not see the bottom of it. She began to cry, and said, 'Alas! if I could only get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything that I have in the world.'

Whilst she was speaking, a frog put its head out of the water, and said, 'Princess,.....

To read The Frog Prince story click here

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Milkshake Vanilla Chocolate

 

Milk Shake Vanilla or Chocolate


Summer time heat makes you crave cool, frothy, creamy, milkshakes.  Here are two recipes that will hit the spot on a scorching summer day!

Vanilla Milkshake
Servings: 1

1 cup vanilla ice cream (2 to 3 big scoops)
1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla for more flavor
1 cube ice (optional)
1/4 cup whipped cream (optional)

In a blender, combine ice cream, milk, vanilla and ice.
Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream.
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Chocolate Milkshake
Serves: 1

1 cup chocolate or vanilla ice cream (2 to 3 scoops)
1/2 cup whole milk
3 - 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1/4 cup whipped cream (optional)

Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into serving glass & top with whipped cream.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Campfire S'mores


Ingredients:

-Graham crackers, broken into squares (half a cracker)
-Chocolate bars, (plain milk chocolate) (get fun size and you wont have to break the chocolate into pieces to fit the graham cracker squares
-Large marshmallows

-Wood sticks or long metal skewers (for roasting the marshmallows)
-Bonfire, campfire, or fire pit

Take (1) large graham cracker and break it in half (one for top cracker and one for bottom cracker).
Place chocolate on one of the crackers.
Roast your marshmallow on a stick until golden brown and starting to get squishy.
Sandwich the marshmallow between the chocolate and the graham crackers press a little, then they are ready to eat.


You can also make S'mores in the Microwave:

Take the same ingredients as above for the campfire s'mores.

Take (1) large graham cracker and break it in half (one for top cracker and one for bottom cracker). Place one graham cracker on a plate and top it with a large marshmallow.
Put in the microwave on High for 10 to 12 seconds until it starts melting.
Top the hot marshmallow with a square of chocolate and then with the remaining graham cracker part.
Squeeze down until the marshmallow begins to puff out of the sides of the s'more. Then it is ready to eat.

*Alternatively you can place both the marshmallow and chocolate together and microwave until the marshmallow becomes squishy.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Hot Jewelry Trend Wrap Bracelets

 

Hot Fashion Trend Wrap Bracelets


You'll see plenty of wrap style bracelets this summer, from beaded wrap bracelets to silk ribbon style wrap bracelets.

This hot style is so easy to wear and versatile.  Wear it as a wrap bracelet, as a bohemian necklace, tie it around your ankle or wrap it around your upper arm.

It's jewelry that is perfect for that relaxed feeling of summer!

Here are some that are available at  Mystic Rock Boutique:

Peace Love Silk Ribbon Gemstone Multi Wrap Bracelet Choker
Om Symbol Silk Ribbon Gemstone Multi Wrap Bracelet Necklace

Goddess Silk Ribbon Gemstone Multi Wrap Bracelet Necklace
Ankh Black Ribbon Multi Wrap Bracelet Choker


One at Vamps Jewelry Boutique:

Sea Shell Sari Silk Ribbon Nautical Wrap Bracelet Necklace

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Vamps Jewelry

Vamp's Jewelry


Here are a few places you can find my jewelry.

Vamp's Jewelry - For the Vamp in you... Enticing, Romantic, Gothic, Victorian, Vintage Style, Jewelry in  Earrings, Necklaces, Chokers & Bracelets. Visit the website.

Jewelry is also available at Mystic Rock Boutique.   Mystical, Gothic, Gemstone & Rock Jewelry visit the boutique.

Also visit my newest website here.

Antique Gold Cream Rose Filigree Necklace available here & at vamp's jewelry.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Miniature May Pole Craft

Miniature May Pole
This May Day craft makes a fine lawn ornament or table centerpiece for your Beltane holiday. You can make it as small as six inches high, or up to three or four feet tall if you prefer- it's up to you.

You Will Need:

1 fairly straight, sturdy branch (the height you desire), Flowerpot, Cardboard, Pencil, Scissor, Glue (optional), Sand, Spanish moss, 8 ribbons with wire in them (color and length that you like)

Start with a stick, and break off all smaller branches so it is a single, straight (fairly) stick. If you want, you can peel off bark, sand and even stain and paint it- but you can also leave it as close to natural as you found it. It's a Wiccan craft, there is no right or wrong on how to decorate it; it's up to you. When determining the height of your stick, mind you that 1/3 of it will be buried in the pot for stability.

Get your container, which should be at least 1/3 the height of your pole to ensure the pole is sturdy. So if you have a 2 feet high pole, you'll want an 8 inch high flowerpot.

Place your flower pot on a piece of scrap cardboard and trace around it. Trim to make a cardboard insert that perfectly fits in the bottom of the pot. Glue it down to the bottom, if desired. If you want to keep the mini May pole on a porch or in the house, this will prevent sand from escaping.

Fill the container half-way with sand. Set the pole in the center. Water the sand lightly and tamp it down. Fill it the rest of the way, dampening it lightly and tamping it down around the pole, until the pole stands up straight.

Tie ribbons around the top tip of the pole. Fan them out around the pole and arrange them as you please- twist them, curl them, bend them gently to indicate movement.

Cover the top of the sand with Spanish moss and display for your Beltane holiday

* If you prefer, you can use potting soil and grow grass, chives or flowers around the pole.

** Another variation would be dispensing with the flower pot altogether and sticking the pole straight into the ground.

Source: YahooTarot

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Molly Harrison Art

Molly Harrison Art



I love these beautiful art pieces done by Molly Harrison.  Available for purchase at her shop.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring & Ostara


Spring Flowers Charm Bracelet


Happy Spring & Ostara
Ostara also known as Eostre, Easter, Vernal Equinox, Spring Equinox, and the First Day of Spring. The time of year when day & night are equal. The return of warmer weather and longer days. Light rules over darkness. Renewal, rebirth, a new cycle begins.

The sun grows in intensity and the earth welcomes new growth. It's a good time to do a cleansing ritual and purify your magical space with sage. Dress up your altar with spring flowers.

With all the pretty flowers that are starting to bloom, I was inspired to make a spring flower bracelet available for purchase at Vamps Jewelry.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Honey Corn Cakes

Honey Corn Cakes

makes 12-14 corn cakes)
• 1/4 cup honey
• 2 cans (15.25 oz. each) corn kernels, drained
• 3 eggs
• 1 cup flour
• 1/2 cup Milk
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Combine all ingredients. Heat skillet lightly coated with olive oil to medium temperature. Pour 1/3-cup portions of corn cake mix into skillet and cook for about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on each side.

Source: National Honey Board

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Consecrated Cloth Divination

Consecrated Cloth Divination

Divination provides an important glimpse of your path before it unfolds fully. Most divinatory tools, such as tarot cards, respond better if laid out upon a properly consecrated cloth rather than on a bare table.
You may use a plain cloth or one with markings for a specific system. To consecrate your cloth, first spread it flat. Lay out all your cards on it in order. Now say:

Tools of power,
Tools of art,
Tools that see the hidden heart,
Tools that tell the path before
Be you blessed by ancient lore.

Wrap the cloth around the deck, and continue:

Now together be you bound
Cards and cloth that wraps around
One in two, and two in one,
By these words my will be done!

The cloth is now consecrated. Keep it wrapped around your deck when not in use.

Source: YahooTarotGroup

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Impossibly Easy Mini Cheeseburger Pies

Impossibly Easy Mini Cheeseburger Pies

Burger Mixture
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

Baking Mixture
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
2 eggs

Garnishes, if desired
12 mini kosher dill pickles
1 medium tomato, chopped
Ketchup and mustard


1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.

2 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Cool 5 minutes; stir in Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and cheese.

3 In medium bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients with whisk or fork until blended. Spoon 1 scant tablespoon baking mixture into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/4 cup burger mixture. Spoon 1 tablespoon baking mixture onto burger mixture in each muffin cup.

4 Bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, and muffin tops are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. With thin knife, loosen sides of muffins from pan; remove from pan and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes longer, and serve with garnishes.

BettyCrocker.Com

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Romantic Jewelry




Romantic Jewelry

Valentine's Day is around the corner, it's NEXT week!! Please visit my website for the most romantic jewelry for anytime of the year, not only Valentine's Day.

Romantic jewelry is for everyday of the year and at Vamp Jewelry you will find lots of beautiful and romantic jewelry for everyday wear.

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Spicy Honey Drummettes





Spicy Honey Drummettes

Makes 7 servings
•3 lbs. chicken drumettes
•1 cup honey
•2 Tablespoons curry powder
•1 teaspoon ground ginger
•1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

Rinse drummettes and pat dry. Arrange in single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400°F 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients until well blended. Spoon half of honey mixture over drummettes; bake 10 minutes. Using tongs, turn drummettes over. Spoon remaining honey mixture over drummettes; bake 10 minutes longer. Let cool slightly before serving.



Serving Size: based on 4 pieces

National Honey Board

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Herb Butter

Herb Butter

Butters made with savory herbs can be spread onto bread, meats or
vegetables, and used in sauces and saut├ęs. Peppermint or other
sweet-herb butters can be served with pancakes, waffles, warm muffins
and other desserts.

• 4 to 6 tablespoons fresh herb leaves (e.g., basil, chives, dill, fennel, mint, parsley, tarragon, cilantro, thyme, sage)
• 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1. Chop herbs to release the leaf oils, then blend herbs into the butter with a fork.

2. Pack the butter into a roll of waxed paper and refrigerate for up to 24 hours to distribute flavors and firm up.

3. Slice the roll into disks or shave into curls to serve, or use the herb butter for cooking. Try adding additional seasonings such as paprika, cayenne, ground pepper, garlic or shallot.


To make honey butter soften the amount of butter you would like to use, like a whole stick of butter and blend with honey, with at least 2 teaspoons or more to taste, then follow procedure for rolling butter into waxed paper and refrigerate. You can also do this with margarine if you prefer.

Magical Associations of Trees




Magical Associations of Trees


Acacia: Symbolizes purity, air, and used in initiations,
psychic workings, and protection. Also viewed as a
Mother tree, the gum from it symbolizing menstrual
blood. Tree of the Egyptian goddess Neith, Osirus,
Astarte, Ishtar, and Diana.

Alder: Sacred to the god Bran. Represents
resurrection, rebirth, and fire.

Apple: Used in love Magick and also for peace,
happiness, prosperity, perpetual youth, and healing.
Represents water. Associated with Venus, Hercules,
Diana, Apollo, Hera, Athena, and Idunn.

Ash: Represents water, the Universal Mother, and
the source for unborn souls. Used in healing,
protection, and sea Magick. Traditional Yule log.
Associated with Poseidon, Neptune, Woden, Thor,
and Mars.

Aspen: Used for phyllomancy which is divination by
leaf rustling. Used for protection.

Birch: Sacred to Cerridwen and represents beginnings
and births. Used for purifications and blessings.

Cedar: Used for purification, prosperity, and
longevity. Represents earth, spirituality and
self.

Cypress: Used for Maypoles, easing losses, healing,
past life workings, and protection. Represents
earth.

Elder: A witch tree and often used to make wands.
Used for healing, love, protection, and. Sacred
to the goddess Hel. Represents air. Associated
with Venus.

Elm: Represents primordial female powers. Used
for protection.

Fir: Symbolizes youth and vitality. Used in
prosperity magic.

Hawthorne: Called the May tree. Represents water
and the White Goddess Maia.
Used for female sexuality, cleansing, marriage,
love, and protection.

Hazel: Sacred to witches and the Celtic sea god
Manannan. Often used to make all-purpose wands
and used in fertility, divination, marriage,
protection, and reconciliation. Symbolizes female
wisdom and air. Associated with Artemis and Diana.

Holly: Represents fire. Used for protection.

Linden: Used for prophesies and protection.

Maple: Used for love and divination.

Oak: Used for healing, strength, protection,
masculinity and for fertility magic. Represents
fire. Associated with Dagda, Dianus, Jupiter,
Zeus, Cybele, Rhea, Janus, Cernunnos, and Herne.

Palm: Metaphor for Osiris's penis. Used for male
fertility, strength, and virility.

Pine: Symbolizes immortality and represents earth.
Pine cones represent fertility. Used for purification,
health, fortune, fertility, and prosperity. Associated
with Pan, Attis, Venus, and Cybele.

Rowan: Used for protection, healing, and strength.
Represents fire.

Willow: Represents water. Used in moon, wishing
magic, healing, protection, enchantments, and
easy delivery of babies. Associated with Artemis,
Persephone, Hecate, Ceres, Hera, and Circe.