Tuesday, February 02, 2016

White Russian pudding shots!!!!


I'm putting this here so I can remember this!!!  I'm so going to make these for my Shore Leave Convention!!!!




White Russian Pudding Shots!
• 1 small package of Instant Chocolate Pudding
• 3/4 cup of Milk
• 1/4 cup of Vodka
• 1/2 cup of Irish cream (Baileys would be best)
• 8 oz. of Extra Creamy Cool Whip

Mix pudding and milk for a couple of minutes with an electric mixer; add alcohol, mix well. Add Cool Whip. Put the pudding mix into individual serving cups with lids. Keep in the freezer until ready to SERVE!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Symbolic Meaning of Feathers

 



 Symbol meaning of feathers deal with ascension and spiritual evolution to a higher plane. Feathers were worn by Native American Chiefs to symbolize their communication with Spirit, and to express their celestial wisdom.

Also in the Native American Indian culture, feathers represented the power of the thunder gods, along with the power of air and wind.

Native American Pueblo Indians would pay homage to the Feathered Sun which is a symbol of the cosmos and the center of existence.

 Another symbol meaning of feathers also revolves around prayer, and the Pueblo use feather sticks as they dance in prayer for rain during solstice rituals.

As a Celtic symbol meaning, the feather was worn by Druids in the form of ornate feathered robes. Celtic Druids donned these robes in ceremonies to invoke the sky gods and gain knowledge of the celestial realm. It was believed that the feathered cloak along with the presence of the sky gods would allow the Druid to transcend the earthly plane and enter the ethereal realm.


The Egyptians believed that feathers were symbolic of sky gods too. Ma'at, the Egyptian goddess of justice, would weigh the hearts of the newly dead in the underworld against the weight of a feather to determine the worthiness of his or her soul.

In Christianity feathers represented virtues. In fact, an image of three feathers were made into signet rings - each feather symbolizing Charity, hope, and faith. These rings were worn as a symbol of a virtuous soul - they were also used as wax seals.

 The ring would be dipped in warm wax then pressed against documents to seal the closure. The recipient would know the documents came from a virtuous man by the indication of the three-feather symbol in the wax.

Feathers

According to legend, when someone finds a black feather, it means that the guardian of their soul is near them. The feathers are supposed to remind the individual that he or she is not fighting the battles of life alone.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lemon Rosemary Blend

 
 
 
 
Ingredients
  1. 2C Water
  2. 10 Drops Lemon Essential oil
  3. 1 Sprig of Rosemary
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan on the stove heat water to a boil, turn off, and add Rosemary.
  2. Steep Rosemary for 2 minutes.
  3. Add lemon essential oil.
  4. Carefully pour into a diffuser pot and allow to fill your home with cleansing fragrance.
  5. Add water to the pot every 30 minutes or so to maintain a good water level and prevent drying out or burning. I would not allow this mixture to steep longer than a few hours as the spells energy will dilute as time passes and as more water is added.
Spell Work
  1. Gather your ingredients and supplies in your kitchen. Make sure your pot is clean.
  2. As you pour the water into your pot for heating pay attention to the clean clear water and how refreshing and cleansing water is by nature.
  3. If it helps think of a time when you took a shower after working all the garden or in another very sweaty dirty situation. Think of how you felt after you washed away all the dirt, sweat, and heat from your labor.
  4. Hold on to that feeling of refreshment and clean.
  5. Before you add your ingredients to the water, smell them. Embody their fragrance expand the feeling of clean to your home.
  6. Allow the pot and scents to do the rest. Each time you come near the pot to add more water, breathe in the cleansing fragrance and once again embody the feeling of clean energy.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The Dark Side of Pisces February 19 – March 20

Your idealism knows no bounds, which is probably why you spend most of your life escaping from reality rather than doing any actual work. You're the wounded idealist who is chronically demoralized and you have the ability to turn any molehill into a mountain larger than Everest.
Your perfectionism stops you before you ever really try. Everyone else's best could never be good enough for you because you are such a special snowflake.
You are very fussy and unreasonable to most people and others don't really like it when you seek to help them, since you are only doing it for selfish reasons.
You are not as altruistic as you would have people believe. Your need to be needed and recognized fuels your desire to help others. The motives of a Pisces are never pure and they often come with a price. Munchausen anyone?
Your over-sensitive and pessimistic nature, combined with your self-sabotaging perfectionism means you are destined for a life of mediocrity. You will never be truly successful at anything, because doing that would require you to get out of your own way - and that's just not in your nature.

The Dark Side of Aquarius January 20 – February 18

You are unpredictable, inconsistent, unyielding and stubborn. Your all or nothing attitude secures your spot as an extremist in whatever areas you obsess about in life. You are a control freak and probably a bit of a narcissist which enables you to turn your emotions on and off at will and as needed.
You feign good listening skills, but the truth is you have your mind made up and no amount of reasoning, facts, or other such inconveniences are going to get you to part with your own version of the truth. Wherever a passionate, illogical, irrational extremist is needed an Aquarius is there to heed the call.
You have never been on time to any event ever. If it was possible for anyone to actually be late to their own funeral; it would be you. You are unpredictable, detached and don't care if your tardiness impacts others in a negative way. The team members you work with hate you.
You do what you want when you want and laugh in the face of any semblance of order. The only time you don't do this is when others happen to be running late – at that point you get all cranky and moody and wonder how anyone could have the audacity to inconvenience you.
You are manipulative, moody, melodramatic and probably pretty much any other negative M word there is - or any other letter of the alphabet for that matter.

The Dark Side of Capricorn December 22 – January 19

You have the personality of a tree stump. Of all the signs, you are the most whiny and boring. You will always see the glass half-empty (or more), and nothing will convince you otherwise. You are the buzz kill at parties and you can suck the light out of the sunniest day.
You have never done anything spontaneous in your entire life and are quite confident that your unimaginative way of doing things is the right and proper way for everyone.
You are so preoccupied with yourself that you likely don't even notice how quickly people work to escape your presence. You are deeply in tune with your own rich emotional depths and can lament endlessly about anything, so long as it is about you.
You feel emotions with such passion one might think you should be an empathetic, caring soul, but that would be untrue. You have an astounding inability to empathize with others and only view their pain by comparing it to your own eternal suffering.
Some say you're shy – you're actually not, you're completely self-absorbed and anti-social. You aren't an introvert you're an a... oh, nevermind. Suffice it to say, you have zero social skills and spend a lot of time alone because you are your own favorite person.

The Dark Side of Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

You're utter lack of tact and diplomacy should ensure that everyone hates you, but for whatever reason, you have a fiery, magnetic personality that draws people in. Like a moth to a flame that is.
You have a passion for brutal honesty and claim to be a believer in great truths. This unvarnished truth only applies to the often distorted visions of reality in your head however, and your love of brutal honesty only travels one direction – out of your own mouth.
Despite your amazing talent for being blunt, you have a stunning inability to accept even the most constructive criticism without it being viewed as a personal assault, which is really rather ironic.
As a Sagittarius, it is your tendency to overestimate pretty much everything about yourself. You never screw up because in the land of your own mind, you can't do anything wrong and someone else is always to blame.
It's a good thing you are such a unique, quirky person with a sense of adventure otherwise your tendency towards inconsistent, careless and impulsive behavior might be seen as just reckless or stupid. Actually, it still kind of is.

The Dark Side of Scorpio October 23 – November 21

You are the most ruthless and despicable sign of the Zodiac for a reason. Seriously, no one has anything nice to say about Scorpios except you're sexy – and well that's because all the idiots from the other signs love the challenge of a “bad” boy or girl to tame who also happens to be kind of hot.
If you are unfortunate enough to be a heartless, vindictive Scorpio you've probably learned by now that your seductive nature is about the only positive thing you have going for you in the eyes of humanity. It's a good thing you take pleasure in the suffering of others or your existence would be utterly woeful.
Scorpios are by far the worst of the worst. Narcissism, jealousy, rage, blind ambition, and shrewd intellect with no compassion; you've got it all. It's like a smorgasbord of pure evil. No one is as manipulative, cunning, secretive or power hungry and nobody holds a grudge like you.
A scorpions competitive nature and need to be the leader of the pack make them formidable enemies. They will hunt you to the ends of the Earth and they never let go of a grudge. Even if you didn't do anything; if a Scorpio just doesn't like you; you'll find yourself the target of their blind fury and they will delight in your destruction.
Scorpions often sneak up on their prey before stinging them and the people with this sign are no different. Even when they are smiling in your face, they are plotting your demise, unless they have a use for you, then you may be safe for awhile.

The Dark Side of Libra September 23 – October 22

You are the ideal partner for the zodiac's more dominant signs. Your excessive vanity, inability to ever make up your mind and to be easily swayed by the opinions of those around you, make you an excellent trophy wife or doormat.
The Libra mantra is why bother having an actual thought or doing any hard work so long as you can get by with your good looks? All that thinking and being independent is hard! Libra's don't do well with anything that is emotionally challenging, unless it's their natural knack for passive aggressive behavior.
You actually have an amazing gift for playing other people. Most see you as indecisive and sort of gullible, but that's not always true. You are actually quite clever and able to show people exactly what they want to see in order to charm them into giving you your own way.
It's almost as if you aren't stupid at all and are actually very, very manipulative despite appearances to the contrary. Hmm how about that? Well played Libra - well played.