Monday, October 31, 2011


"Dark Mother, ruler of the night, Goddess of death and rebirth, Hear and behold Your child this night as I honor Thee and Thy realm. I stand humbly before Thee, asking for Thy blessing and favor. Lift, now, the Veil between the worlds, as this time-out-of-time begins, That I may commune with my ancestors as they journey to the Summerlands."

Don't eat too much today!!!


Sunday, October 30, 2011


That's what I keep telling everyone!!! Party was cancelled last night do to snow (everywhere but here) so it's on for tonight!

Food is still good, people are still coming, and good times for all you lovely witch's!

It missed us!!!!

First time in the last 2 years.....THE NOR'EASTER MISSED US!!!! WOW!!!!

Everyone else in New Jersey got socked with a major, record breaking, snow storm.

But the Jersey shore was SPARED!!!!

I mean, we have been getting slammed with Nor'easter's the last few years.... it's so nice to say that this time it LEFT US ALONE!!!

We did get a slight dusting for about an hour, before turning back to rain... but that's it!!!!!!


Of course, this is probably the 1st and ONLY time we will be spared, but it was nice!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

This is too funny! but true!!!


My friend posted this on Face book...... enough said!

This is great!

Dressing up at a convention, in a non-specific costume is cool.... no matter what you look like!

But, if your going to dress as a specific caricature...... BE REAL! GIGGLE

You can't say... "I'm Picard" if you look like the above guy!! LOL but you CAN say your just a star fleet officer....

cause I don't care how they show it on the shows, some guys just aren't perfect!!! (or women!)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Well done!

I had to post this picture of my girlfriend's dolls!!!!! Aren't they GREAT!!!!


Now you can't say "I didn't know!!!"

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Now there is a difference with how I play with my dolls, and how other people play with their dolls!!!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Big Brother Is Watching YOU!!!

Back when I was in High School, I read a book that chilled me to the bone.

It was by George Orwell... and called .....1984

"Big Brother is Watching you!!!!"

That quote from the book, was the scariest thing I ever heard.

Imagine a world where you are watched constantly!!!

When the year 1984 actually came about, I gave a sigh of relief that the book wasn't a prophecy, and big brother wasn't up there watching every move I made.....

Unfortunately..... now it HAS come true.

OnStar (that helpful thing in new cars) is now stating that It keeps all information it gets while using the device in your car. And they can track you, and keep everything you talk about, even if your NOT actively using it at the time....... recorded.... forever

People using Cell phones can be tracked.... even if the phone is off.... by most law enforcement agency's.

And people actually have their cells phone set to broadcast to Facebook and such, their exact location!!!

I'm sure you seen the message on face book..."so and so has checked into chucky cheese on benson ave. Philly" or some such garbage like that.

And regular phone service has a program on it, that recognizes key words used by people talking, such as "bomb"or "terrorist plot" etc, and automatically lets the FBI and such know about it, and who was talking it on the phone.... and this is your land line, it's even worse on a cell phone!!!

Almost every street corner, banks, stores, and more have camera's trained on everyone that pass's!!! (we've all seen cop shows where they check every camera in the area for a person or activity) DOESN'T THAT BOTHER ANYONE????

They promote it as "keeping you safe" from the "bad guys"..... but at the same time, that's how it started out in George's book...... "keeping the people safe" to controlling every little tiny thing you do or say.

I think people need to get his book...... and read it AGAIN!

Now in this age, the book is no longer scary, but really happening.

Big Brother is REALLY watching you!!!!

On strike!

My dolls are on Strike, just because I let my grand kids play with them this weekend!!!

Sigh ****** Such Diva's!!!!!

So, my Buddhas agreed to model the new witch hats I made. I think they look great!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Grand Kids!

Left to right....Sabastion, Joshua, Elizabeth Paige, and Morganna.... Jamie is in the background in purple.

Morganna, the one on the far right is the one that had the aneurysm and strokes.... she's just as pretty as she always was!!! Wonderful recovery!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Home made Rock Candy

You will need:
Sugar (lots of sugar)
Food Coloring
Bamboo Skewers (most dollar store's have these)
Jars or Glass Cups (use all those you've been saving for something)
Clothespins (check the dollar store for these too, since clothespins are not used much)

Trim down your skewers to a reasonable size to fit in whatever jars or cups that you will be using.

You'll also want to cut off the sharp point, so the kids don't hurt themselves.

Dip them in water, then roll in sugar.

Let dry completely and set aside.

This is very important, since it give the crystals something to stick to, so it can start to crystallize

Mix equal parts of water and sugar in a pot on med-high heat until dissolved. Then continue to add sugar until you have AT LEAST a 2:1 ratio. You can also do a 3:1 ratio. In other words....LOTS OF SUGAR!

I've used 8 cups of water and 16-18 cups of sugar and it made a lot.

You can definitely half the recipe. This makes a nice, sticky, sugary syrup.

Mix until completely dissolved and mixture starts to simmer.

DO NOT bring it to a boil or bring it to a certain temperature with a candy thermometer.

Allow your syrup to cool for 10 minutes. Then ladle into your jars using a funnel to catch spills.

It is still pretty hot at this point. Add your liquid food coloring to each jar, and stir it ... have fun with the colors!

Then attach a clothespin to each skewer (the ones you dipped in sugar and let dry) and place in cup.

Make sure the skewer aren't touching the bottom or sides of jar/glass.

They need room to grow. See the picture below

Place your jars in a warm location, like a window, somewhere with lots of natural light.

AND WATCH THEM.... It takes at least 7 days for the crystals to grow

7 days later......


There will be crystallized sugar in the bottom of your jars/glasses. Just run them in hot water and chip it out with a butter knife. It comes out pretty easily.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I've been having a bad allergic reaction on and off for weeks. Couldn't figure it out.... but I did notice that it would come and go.... and they only thing I could think I had on those days was an APPLE!!!

I didn't test pos for apple allergies.... so I did a little detective work.

I noticed on the bag it said the apples were coated with wax or shellac to preserve them...... OK, no problem there, but I hit google and checked it out

Halfway down the article I came to this:

"Alkyl naphthalene sulphonates may be used as spreading agents on waxy fruits."


Of course.... the thing I'm MOST allergic to!!!

Took a week to figure it out. That's why food allergy's are so FREAKING WEIRD!!!!

No problem, now the next time I eat an apple.... I'll make sure I picked it right off of the tree!!!!!

I LOVE this!!!!

New boots

Now, I'm NOT a shoe person..... but I needed new boots.

The funny thing about losing weight, is that you can lose it in your FEET too!

Yep, I went from a size 8-81/2 to a 7-71/2 So all the boots I had were way to big.

I went to K-mart (not a store I like, but I was getting desperate... with winter coming and all)

And luck was with me!!!! They were having a buy one get one 50% off!!!! So I got two pairs as you can see by the picture.

They fit, and I also can use them for Steampunk if I want to, because of the buckles!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

nuf said?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Crazy clean posting

This morning I decided, for some strange and totally crazy reason...... that I needed to clean under my bed!!

Not only clean, but I needed to MOVE the HUGE RUG under my bed also!!!!

The rug is like 20 feet by 25 feet, and I just wanted to move it ..... sideways...... can't explain it, just had to do it.

And that meant taking my bed APART!!!!

For those who know.... I have Fibromyalga.... and 8 years ago I went out and got myself a "Select Comfort" bed. BEST DAMN THING I EVER DID..... EVER!!!!!!

The mattress was easy, unplug the air hose's and lift it up and put it in the living room. Light as a feather!!!

But the undercarriage is another thing.

There is NO BOX SPRING..... instead there is this HUGE MUTANT LEGO foundation!!!!

Plastic, and HEAVY!!!!

So I figured out how to unhook it and take it apart... took a while, but you can't move it with out taking it apart because it weighs like 7 MILLION TONS!!!! (hehheeeehhe exaggeration, by just a bit!)

Never the less, done and done, then roll up the rug, turn it around, and unroll it again...... I'm not giving you details of this because honestly it was not my finest moment.... I actually remembered curse words my father used!!!! I impressed myself!!!

Then vacuum the rug.... and I admit, I have NEVER vacuumed under my bed!!! I couldn't get anything to fit under there, so it collected dust..... mega dust.

Then put the MUTANT LEGGO foundation together again!!!!! (A) TO (B) TO (A) TO (B)... fucking NUTS!!!! (thank the goddess who ever made this bed, didn't use the whole alphabet!!!)

Then dragged the flaccid mattress back on, and connected the air hose, and blew it up. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Best bed I've ever had, you conform the mattress to how you like sleeping.

Gets rid of all the terrible pressure points you get at night.... and actually made my fibromyalga almost go away completely!!!!

I still get some flair ups after I do a lot of work or heavy lifting.... but now at night, the joints relax, and the flair ups only last a day, not a MONTH like they used to!!!!

Oh and I also sprinkled a ton of salt under my bed, especially under the head of it. Always makes for sweet dreams, and gets rid of any bad aura you've gotten during your sleep.

Now, after I rest an hour or so, I'll make the bed..... and finish vacuuming the rug.... put back the stuff I keep stored under the bed, and I'm done!!!!

Feels good to get my Fall cleaning started!!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Do you live romantic History???

Then you should try my friend Jennifer Ashley's books.

Oh my!!!!

Rugged men in kilts, and romance...... sigh.... could you ask for more????? I think not!!!!

Then just for you.....

oh oh oh and her too!!!!!

I'm on a totally wing with books this month, cause the boy is back at school... AND I HAVE MONEY TO BUY THEM!!!

Try Shara Lanel also...... oooooohhhhhhh, sexy!!!!!

Love her books, and that's not just because we are probably, sort of, maybe... related (we haven't figured it out yet) but because they are FANTASTIC ROMANCE'S!!!

So if you prefer romance more, give her stuff a look up. Yummmmmy!!!!

On the lighter side of mysterys.....

On the lighter side of Mystery's, and super easy read.......

are these books in the "Flower shop Mystery's" by Kate Collins.

It's about a nutty little florist who just can't keep her noise out of murders!!!! They are very good!!! And the boyfriend....... yummmmmmmmmy!

Again, this one is quite a few books, so enjoy hunting them all down!!!

Soooooo goooooood!!

I would highly recommend this series of books by Victoria Laurie!!!!

I went absolutely NUTS for it!!!!!

Not only funny, but riveting mystery also.

But, WARNING, she has a lot of books out.... so your going to have to do some major hunting on Amazon to get all of them...... and that's what I did!!!

The great thing about this series is that the Author Victoria Laurie is REALLY a Psychic!!!!

Yepper in real life!!! That's what attracted me to the books in the first place. She even has a web site where she does readings.

Her readings, in the book, are almost exactly like MY readings used to be..... before I gave it up. And I totally love the name she gave it....."Psychic Intuitive"

Back when I was doing it, most people would say..... "eeeeeeeeeehhhhhh that's totally creepy!!!!"
Basically, why I gave it up, tired of scaring people. (normals are such wussies!)

But the books are also well written, and addictive!!! Try them out, you'll like it!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New table cloth

I picked up this cute table cloth at the "Christmas tree store" by me. If you click on the pic you'll see it's covered with skulls!!!!

And as you can also see I have a problem with Aloe plants!!!!

They keep growing and growing, and taking over my WHOLE KITCHEN!!!

The more I ignore them, the faster they grow!!! It's getting to be a problem..... but I don't have the heart to chuck them!!!

If anyone lives in south Jersey and wants some aloe, LET ME KNOW!!! PLEASE!!!

Bring some pots and I will give you a TON of plants!


In the meantime I just ignore them.... but soon.....very soon.... I will no longer have a kitchen table!

Someone's been peeking in my kitchen!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Harvest

So, about this time you've harvested all the herbs you grew over the summer... and probably they are hanging, drying, now what to do with them???

Here's some hints on using those herbs!

Altar Decorations
herbs bundles, sprinkles or wreaths are made by choosing plants for their specific magics properties

Herb Amulets and Talismans
Herbal mixes again utilising the herbs magics for clearing the space, for protection, for love, calming, energizing, healing,soothing the soul,the body, and spirit

Herbal Baths
Mixtures of fresh or dried herbs or oil preparations to add to your bathwater. Used to create a magical atmosphere, for cleansing and soothing the body and spirit.

Herbal Brews
Herbs infused in water, for outer applications but not ingested

Herbal Tea
are brewed in water, steeped until the right amount has been released then tea is then ingested.

Herbs for flavoring food
adding herbs to food for bring potent energies into the body. Used for clearing the body system, healing and magical, and of course, taste!

Herbs Healing
herbs used for their potency to aid in healing the body, the mind and the spirit
Herbs/oils are mixed into fat, beeswax, or other mediums.

Incense Plant
resin burned on top of charcoal to release the energy from the plant into the air. Incense sticks and cones are also used in herbs magics

Herbs are infused in alcohol, letting their energies be released into the alcohol

Herbal Perfume
Natural essential perfumed oils are used to anoint people, in herbs magics rituals using candles and sacred objects.

Herbal Soaps
Herbs and herbs magics oils are added to homemade soaps

Now, lets get busy!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Dandy Dandelion

It's the end of the year for your Dandelion crop, here are a few things that you can do with the last of the leaves and roots.

Please, make sure that the Dandelion HAS NOT BEEN TREATED WITH INSECTICIDE!!!! Only fresh, untainted leaves and roots should be used!!!

Dandelion Tea

Bilious Affections

Infuse 1 oz of Dandelion in a pint of boiling water for 10 minutes; decant, sweeten with honey, and drink several glasses in the course of the day.
The use of this tea is used in bilious affections, and is also much approved of in the treatment of dropsy.

Sluggish Liver: take 2 oz. of freshly-sliced Dandelion root, and boil in 2 pints of water until it comes to 1 pint; then add 1 OZ. of compound tincture of Horseradish. Dose, from 2 to 4 OZ. Use in a sluggish state of the liver.

Dizziness: 1 oz Dandelion root, 1 OZ. Black Horehound herb, 1/2 OZ. Sweet Flag root, 1/4 OZ. Mountain Flax. Simmer the whole in 3 pints of water down to 1 1/2 pint, strain and take a wine glassful after meals for biliousness and dizziness.

For Gall Stones: 1 oz Dandelion root, 1 oz Parsley root, 1 oz Balm herb, 1/2 oz Ginger root, 1/2 oz Liquorice root. Place in 2 quarts of water and gently simmer down to 1 quart, strain and take a wine glassful every two hours.

For a young child suffering from jaundice: 1 oz Dandelion root, 1/2 oz Ginger root, 1/2 oz Caraway seed, 1/2 oz Cinnamon bark, 1/4 oz. Senna leaves. Gently boil in 3 pints of water down to 1 1/2 pint, strain, dissolve 1/2 lb. sugar in hot liquid, bring to a boil again, skim all impurities that come to the surface when clear, put on one side to cool, and give frequently in teaspoonful doses.

A Liver and Kidney Mixture: 1 oz Broom tops, 1/2 oz Juniper berries, 1/2 oz. Dandelion root, 1 1/2 pint water. Boil ingredients for 10 minutes, then strain and ADD small quantity of cayenne. Dose, 1 tablespoonful, three times a day.

Dandelion Wine

3 qts dandelion flowers
1 lb white raisins
1 gallon water
3 lbs granulated sugar
2 lemons
1 orange
yeast and nutrient

Pick the flowers just before starting, so they're fresh.

You do not need to pick the petals off the flower heads, but the heads should be trimmed of any stalk.

Put the flowers in a large bowl. Set aside 1 pint of water and bring the remainder to a boil.

Pour the boiling water over the dandelion flowers and cover tightly with cloth or plastic wrap.

Leave for two days, stirring twice daily. Do not exceed this time.

Pour flowers and water in large pot and bring to a low boil.

Add the sugar and the peels (peel thinly and avoid any of the white pith) of the lemons and orange.

Boil for one hour, then pour into a crock or plastic pail.

Add the juice and pulp of the lemons and orange. Allow to stand until cool (70-75 degrees F.).

Add yeast and yeast nutrient, cover, and put in a warm place for three days.

Strain and pour into a secondary fermentation vessel (bottle or jug). Add the raisins and fit a fermentation trap to the vessel. (insert a straw into the top, not touching the wine, and tape around the straw at the head of the bottle)

Leave until fermentation ceases completely, then add the reserved pint of water and whatever else is required to top up.

Refit the straw, and set aside until clear.

Rack and bottle. This wine must age six months in the bottle before tasting, but will improve remarkably if allowed a year. [Adapted recipe from C.J.J. Berry's First Steps in Wine making]

For a quick pick me up in the spring, add the leaves of a dandelion to your salads!!! Nice bitter taste, full of spring health and tonic!!!

Thursday, October 06, 2011


I've talked about my food allergy's, but I don't think I've actually gone in to detail about the symptoms.

Most people hear food allergies, and figure you get hives.... and yes, that sometimes happens.

But bad food allergies are different.

And this isn't counting the ones where you wind pipe closes up... and you die.

So here's the list of things that happen.

If I'm awake when a food allergy hits......

I start feeling anxious, very anxious (hence a lot of people think they are having an anxiety attack)

But your feeling anxious because your heart beat is speeding up... that's the second thing you notice, then you get hot. No sweating, but just feeling hot, like you have a fever, a bad one.

Also included could be bad heart burn, the feeling like your going to get the runs... and sometimes you do! And did I mention the gas... whoooohooooo, gas bad baby!

After you take an allergy pill, you have to give it a good 15 minutes to a half hour, then you notice your not feeling so anxious, and the chills start. You get chills... why... who the hell knows, I guess cause you heart beat and body temp. is going down.

I always love the chills, cause I know the episode is over.

if you grab your allergy pills this can be over in a 1/2 hour. But even after all these years, when the first thing starts.... you think... anxiety attack???

Now if your asleep when it happens


So don't think "it's not allergy's since I haven't eaten in hours... cause that's not right)

If your asleep, you can skip the anxiety, cause you won't notice it, the hot flash's are what you notice first cause it wakes you up.

Now another tricky thing is timing. Yesterday I snacked on sweet potato chips, nothing happened... nothing... then today I had some more... and BAMMO!!!

Sometimes you can have a little without a reaction, but a second helping will set you off.

And that's why It's so hard to detect.

Now, I'm NOT saying you have allergy's.... but if you are getting anxiety attacks, try going to an allergist and get tested!!!!

My doctor told me I was having anxiety attacks, gave me little pills for it too... but I didn't think that was the case, since I'm sort of a serene person.... so I went for allergy tests... and that's when I figured it out.

They don't test for everything, so if you still having problems and have eliminated the stuff the doc told you your allergic too.... then you go on the elimination diet.

The doc didn't test for Avocado's, or sweet potatoes, or garlic, onions and peppers. Neither did he check for rice, or corn or wheat!

I found all of those by doing the elimination diet.

What that is is a bland diet of salad, cheese, and not much else, give it a week (on the plus side you lose weight) then once a day add something you suspect may be causing problems..... just one thing... and wait.... then eat it again the next day.... If you go two days without a reaction... it's good!

Now wheat allergies gave me another reaction.... no attacks, but I always felt tired, couldn't walk far without feeling blah.. that's how I figured out it was wheat.... I went off it for a week.... and the reaction was startling!!!

I felt fantastic, loads of energy. If wheat is a problem, you are probably allergic to all glutten... like corn, oats etc.

Also with food allergy's, don't think one or two allergy pill will do.... you may have to keep taking allergy pill for 24 hours or more, till the allergen is eliminated (you know what that means, don't you... potty time!!)

With some bad food allergy attacks, I have had to actually keep benadrylle next to my bed, in case I woke up with it starting up again. And it has on lots of occasions!

Sunday, October 02, 2011


BAD NEIGHBORS??? There are plenty of ways to get rid of them, without resorting to calling the cops every 5 second.... that just tends to make them mad.

Try some of these things instead:

1. Hand a five rod metal wind chime between you and the neighbor's house, this will suppress their bad energy.

2. Place a round mirror in the window, facing out toward their property, to defect their negative attitude right back to them. (you can get these at your local craft shops)

3. The strongest thing to do is place something with water between you and them. Such as a fountain, or rain barrel. Place some plants and fish in it if you want... this one is so powerful that you neighbor will probably move!!!

I placed a pentagram wind chime in one window, facing them, and in the second window a moon and sun wind chime. Since I have done that I can feel the negative effects they have on me going away!!!!

Plus they have actually started cleaning up their property!!!! I'm planning on getting a rain barrel to put out in the yard between us too! But in the meantime I'm putting a jug of water in my shed that's between us, maybe this will help some!

Now I live in a home, finding ways to do this when it's an apartment can be tricky, but look around and try to figure out how to do this. If it's you next door neighbor in an apartment, hang the wind chimes and mirror on the wall that connects you... facing them. You can also put a small water fountain on a table by that wall.

If they are below you, hang them off the balcony. You can also lay the wind chime on the floor above them. It doesn't need to be hanging!!!

Now this only works if they are actually "bad" neighbors.... not just people you don't like much. LOL

Saturday, October 01, 2011


For I am old now,
the witch would sigh.
My cauldrons empty,
my herbs are nigh.
all the spells and potions
wither in the light,
and no longer prolong
the darkness of the night.
for I am old now,
no more spells for me,
the oldness of my magic
isn't what it seems.
I wish to cast one last spell,
to keep the night at bay.
but I am old now,
there is no longer the day.
So dampen the blazing fire,
free the souls I keep,
for I am old now
and all I wish for is sleep.

At last!!!

Spread the news,
far and wide,
the Halloween moon,
is on the rise!!!