Thursday, August 19, 2010

Drying mint leaves for tea!

"As for the garden of mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes our spirits, as the taste stirs up our appetite for meat." ~ Pliny

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Drinking Healthy

So I was in Whole Foods yesterday trying to be good and I came across this great drink. If any of you out there like Chai, like I do, you've got to give this a try! This is a protein drink by Bolthouse Farms, but seriously, it doesn't have that funky protein taste. It has 40 grams of protein along with tons of vitamins and green tea. Now I haven't tried all of their products yet but you can checkout their website here. They also have a section for recipes that sound delicious!

I'm ashamed to say I drank their largest bottle in one sitting. It's one of those drinks that you can't stop drinking once you start (and I mean in one sitting). It's especially good REALLY cold. I actually froze mine a little (even better). You can still see a solid chunk up towards the top. That chunk tasted icy good! :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010


There's a wonderful giveaway going on over at Lost in Astral Space blog. She's giving away these wonderful self-made gifts. Aren't they gorgeous? If you haven't heard of Lost in Astral Space you've got to swing over to her blog and follow her. She's wise, a lost traveler like most of us and weaves magic into her everyday life!

Aren't these prayers beads beautiful?

Whoever wins this giveaway will be so lucky because these were obviously made with a little magic and alot of love! :) Good luck all!

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Magical Hydrangea

Not many people talk about the magical properties of the hydrangea. According to folklore, if a (bad) witch put a curse on an unlucky man or woman the hydrangea could be used to break the curse.

In general the hydrangea stands for friendship, devotion, and understanding.

Hydrangea is also used medicinally. Native Americans used the root as a diuretic and detoxifier. The bark of the hydrangea was used to ease muscle sprains and burns. It is still used today in alternative medicine as a tonic herb.

I cut these from my girlfriend's garden yesterday. The colors are magnificent...or should I say magical? :) I'm going to dry the petals to use later.

I am going to bundle some of my sage today to make a smudge stick. I'll let you guys see when I'm done. :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Magical Party!

Practical Magic Blog Party

Did you hear? La Boheme Magique and Frosted Petunias are having a Practical Magic blog party! Now you all know that Practical Magic is my FAVORITE movie of all time. I mean come spells, margaritas, bad boys, good boys, romance, two old eclectic and whimsical aunts. What's not to love? Well, I'm gonna be there. How about you? Click on the link above and it will take you right over!