Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Some Fun Halloween Treats

Some Fun Halloween Treats
I saw a version of this idea on Facebook, but typical "me", I have to embellish on a good idea to make it "mine". :)

Ziplock Baggies
Chocolate Chips
Small Marshmallows
Candy Corn
Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
Card Stock paper
Colored Markers

Chocolate Chips - "Witch's Warts"
Small Marshmallows - "Ghost Poop"
Candy Corn - "Jack O'Lantern Teeth"
Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal - "Monster Scabs" 

Fill each Ziplock Baggie about 1/3rd full of each ingredient, one ingredient per baggie.
Print out a design and color with the markers.
Then take the label and staple over the baggie top.

And this is what you have:

Counting Down! 1 Day 'til Samhain!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Granny Tackett's Arthritis Tea & Tincture

Granny Tackett's Arthritis Tea & Tincture

Arthritis Tea
3 T Juniper Berries (dried)
1 ½ c Dandelion Leaves (dried)
6 t White Willow Bark
2 t Orange Rind (dried)
2 T Egg Shell (dried, roasted, crushed)

Combine all of the above ingredients and store in a tight lidded jar out of sunlight.
Add 1 heaping Tablespoon to the automatic coffee maker filter (or tie up in a coffee filter), add the amount of water that will fill your cup, and make the tea. You will need to put the water back through at least 3 times, just pour the pot of hot water back in and let it run through its cycle each time. Once the tea looks about as strong as its going to get, then it's ready. If you're only placing the bagged tea in a cup to steep, then let it steep for at least 5 minutes, preferably longer.

1 T Black Strap Molasses
1 T Honey

Add the above for flavor as well as extra nutrition for the arthritis remedy.
Drink the tea a couple of times a day until your arthritis pains go away.
This will not cure the arthritis, but it will improve, if not completely relieve the discomfort.

Arthritis Tincture
Place all of the herbs listed above in a tight lidded jar, then pour vodka over the herbs to completely cover. Place in a dark cabinet, removing daily to shake the mixture completely. After 4-6 weeks remove the jar and strain out the herbs, squeezing to get as much of the tincture out of them as possible.

To use, place four 4 oz droppersful (not drops) of tincture into a cup of warm (not hot) water, add the molasses and honey and drink slowly.

Counting Down! 3 Day's 'til Samhain!

The View of the Witch...Respect of the Crone

This is a poem by an unknown author that I post on my sites each Samhain season, it brings a better perspective to “the old green Halloween hag”:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Working on Something New

Working on Something New
I've had more than a few requests for teaching, so I decided to do workshops. Well, I wasn't sure if that would really materialize as it involved some extensive traveling by the students. Then, one of those "coincidences" happened the other day.

An ad popped up out of nowhere for UStream TV. So I checked it out, set up an account and now am working on figuring it out. I only have a video camera on my computer, so it would be a bit limited at first, but I think it will be a great way to get started presenting Craft works such as making oils, powders, etc. Eventually, I can also conduct entire workshops via video that potential students can watch through their pay-per-view service.

I'll keep y'all up-to-date as I progress with this little project. For those who would want in-person mentoring, I will still be doing these, so be sure to check the dates posted on the Workshops page.

Either way, I hope y'all will join me!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Harvest Moon Lunar Eclipse Friday, October 18, 2013

Harvest Moon Lunar Eclipse Friday, October 18, 2013
This Harvest Moon brings an eclipse almost as soon as it rises! A lunar eclipse is the perfect time for a month-long ritual in only a matter of minutes. During the eclipse the energy of an entire month will transpire in just the few minutes that it takes for an eclipse to occur. What better time to do a ritual - or several, for that matter - to bring into your life all the great things you need - and want!

Abundance, new beginnings, new career, what ever it is, this is the time for a work to bring it to you!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dragon's Blood Oil

Dragon's Blood Oil

How to Use Dragon's Blood Oil
Use Dragon's Blood Oil to dress candles for any work you feel needs some extra Dragon energy to help it manifest. Anoint the candle from top to bottom to bring the Dragon's energy into the work.

You can also use the Dragon's Blood Oil to protection your home, your car, and any other object you feel needs extra protection.

Anoint yourself with the Dragon's Blood Oil to protect you during the day, especially if you know you'll be entering into any situations that involve any sort of confrontation.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

All Online Sales Payments Cancelled

All Online Sales Payments Cancelled
Due to spending a month working with a client and then having a charge-back on the transactions, not of their doing, but the credit card company and/or PayPal, I don't know or care which, and considering how upsetting it was to receive notification that money I'd earned for services I'd rendered was now being "investigated" and "on hold" for a maximum of 30 days, I have decided that I will no longer offer ANYTHING for sale, services or products, with payments taken through a credit/debit card. IF anyone needs anything from me, services or products, then they will have to contact me personally and we will arrange to have Postal Money Orders sent for payment of those services or products.

I'm really sorry to do this, but I will not subject myself to hard work only to have the payment for that work be yanked out from under me. This is the only money that I make, and I enjoy the work that I do. However, "once bitten, twice shy". "First time shame on you/them (credit/debit card companies and/or PayPal), second time shame on me."

I apologize for this inconvenience, but I am just too upset and now "gun-shy" to allow it to happen to me again.

Granny Tackett