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Monday, March 24, 2014

Another busy weekend ...

Well, it's Monday already and as per usual the weekend just flew on by me! However, it was quite productive. Friday night, I re-arranged my little Altar Room in order to set-up a small but workable area for my crafting projects. I don't know what exactly it is about making crafts that relaxes me, but it seems to be almost theraputic in nature.

Here are a few more things that I have been working on so far ...


  Small Beltane wreath

 Beltane Basket for May flowers


Large Beltane Wreath


Large Imbolg Wreath

Small Ostara Wreath

Small Yule Wreath
 
Medium Fall wreath

Small Mabon wreath

Small Midsummer/Litha wreath

Small Fouth of July wreath

Small Spring wreath

Small Cat wreath

Small Nautical Wreath #1

Small Nautical Wreath #2


Some of these wreaths are going to be given away to friends as gifts and some of them I would like to hang around the house. These wreaths are not at all difficult to make. In fact, all you really need is a plain wreath, a glue gun and glue sticks, ribbon, and your imagination!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

And the winners are ...

Greetings all! Before I announce the two winners of my Spring Give-Away, I would just like to thank those friends and members of my blog who have particiapted. As I have stated before in previous posts regarding my "give-aways," the main reason I have them is to show my appreciation and graditude to those friends and members who have followed me here on The Wiccan Life. I have been fortunate enough to have met so many wonderful, kind and caring people whom I am proud to call my "friends."  

Now, on with the announcement of the winners ...

The winner of the Ostara wreath is Aurora Skye!


And the winner of the Spring wreath is Magic Love Crow!



Congradulations to both winners! But wait, since I only had five members who actually participated in the wreath drawing, I have decided to send a little something to the other three as well. These tiny gifts will be a surprise for Linda, Bonnie and April!

Again, thank you all for joining me and if you would please e-mail me at Ladycaer1964@yahoo.com an address in which  to send your prizes, I would be more than happy to get them out to you!!

Brightest Blessings and have a great weekend!

Kim

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Just a reminder ...




Just a quick reminder to everyone, who were kind enough to enter, that the Spring Give-away drawing is this Saturday. Due to the lack of response and/or interest, I will most likely not have another one again - at least for a long while perhaps.

Brightest Blessings,


Kim

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Another addition to the Spring Give-Away


I have added a large seasonal Spring Wreath to my Spring Give-Away. So now there are two ways to win! 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Wiccan Life Spring Give-Away!



Greetings, my friends! Since I can't wait for Spring and because it's been quite a little while since I had one of these, I decided to have a Spring Give-Away for one of my Ostara wreaths ...




If you are interested in winning this wreath, all you need to do to qualify is:

1) Leave a message in the comment section of this post letting me  know that you would like to added to the drawing
2) Along with your comment, please briefly tell everyone "why" you like Spring

 It's that easy! The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 8th so that the winner may receive the wreath in time for Ostara. You will have three days after the drawing to claim your gift by e-mailing me an address in which to send it to at Ladycaer1964@yahoo.com

As always, I will attempt to leave you a message letting you know you have won, but should you not claim your gift for any reason, I will pick another winner.  

Good luck to all!!  

Brightest Blessings,

Kim

Monday, February 24, 2014

A shopping I did go ...


Greetings to all! First of all, I would just like to say "thanks" to everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes and sentiments! Today is the last day of my extended weekend until I go back to work tomorrow so yesterday hubby and I took a little trip to a really cool (and huge!) Shopping Plaza in Royersford, PA. We looked around in as many shoppes as we could, dined at a very nice wood-grilled steak resteraunt called, "Firebirds", and of course stopped at the Michael's Arts & Crafts Store located there. 

Since I have been working on my crafts as of late, I found quite a few really cool itmes in which to create with. Minature white besoms, cute little holiday figures, and specically deocrated plastic holiday and metallic eggs were among them. Here are a couple of things I have made so far ...


Large Seasonal Cat Wreath



Ostara Tree with purple hay for tinsel


Bunny Tree Top



Ostara Tree with white lights
 

The really funny thing was, as we were standing in line at the checkout (on my actual birthday day), I heard an advertisment over the store intercom which said, "Celebrate your birthday making crafts!" I just smiled and thought to myself, "I am!" LOL!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

My Birthday and some new crafts ...


Well, it's my birthday weekend and I will be turning the big 5-0 on Sunday. So, I decided to take an extended weekend from work to just relax and do things I enjoy doing. One of them is making crafts, especially for the sabbat holidays. I began working on some items for Imbolg and now I am working on creating some new things for Ostara ...

Small Imbolg wreath

Imbolg Heart #1 

 Imbolg Heart #2 (wreath)

Small Ostara Wreath


In addition to these, I also made a few other things including a large "The Seasons of Green Man" wreath with a brass Green Man leaf in the middle surrounded by representations of all eight sabbat holidays ...

 Small Lace-trim Cat Wreath


 a small Mermaid  wreath for my Nautical theme in our bathroom ...


 I also came across a set of really cute Ostara bunny tea light holders by one of my favorite artists, Jim Shore ... (LOVE these!)



And, since dare I say I do not do very much cooking, I couldn't wait to make my favorite recipe which I learned from my Nana. It is an old Pennsylvania Dutch soup called, "Chicken Corn Rival Soup." I do not make it very often because it takes HOURS to cook until the homemade rivals (dough balls) are completely cooked . I also thought that it would be a nice idea to make a huge batch for my dad now that he is home from the rehab hospital ... that is until my brother told me that my mom had already made it two days ago! No matter, I will still make sure that he gets a bowl or two along with Mom and Pop (my in-laws) ...


In case anyone is interested in making this dish, the recipe is as follows:

Ingredients:
1 (4-pound) chicken
4 quarts water
1  (10 ounce) package frozen whole white kernel corn
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

Directions:
In a large stock pot, cover chicken with water. Cook slowly until tender (approx. 1 hour). Remove chicken, let cool and remove meat from bones. Cut meat into 1 inch pieces, discarding skin and bones. Cut corn from cobs if using fresh corn. Add corn and cut up chicken to pot and season with salt and pepper. Simmer soup for 10 minutes.

How to make the Rivils: (homemade dough balls)
In a separate bowl, make the rivils by mixing the flour, salt, egg. Separate mixture into tiny balls of dough and drop into soup also adding the hard boiled eggs. Simmer anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour, depending upon how long your rivals actually take to completely cook. Serve hot.


Have a great weekend everyone!