Wednesday, May 9, 2018

It's never easy... Prioritize

How do people find time to do everything that needs to be done?

I don't think anyone can... I certainly can't.
Keep a clean house, a happy family, work outside the home, yard work (yeah, spring time - love/hate) and all... the so many other things I didn't mention

I've been overwhelmed, basically because I've let myself get that way. I try doing too many things...

Prioritize... yep, that's what I need to do.
Take a look around and think on this day what has to get done first. Get it done and see what time & energy is left... Go on from there.

Top of my lists are usually the small but necessary chores - dishes, maybe laundry depending on the day... But this time of season my gardens need to be worked through...

I love my gardens, but this year I'm giving one a complete overhaul.. It was a "Cottage garden" style and many were fighting to be the dominate plant and looked a bit like a crowded mess.
Lots of work but I've decided to go the landscape fabric & mulch route this time. It will require less maintenance and not go out of control as fast.
And of course we can't forget the fruit & veggie garden... ughhh... the work.. but the rewards are so wonderful... The Universe gives us what we need as long as we put in some effort to get it

But we can't forget those people we love... Also a big priority. I always take the time for some good conversations with my daughter & my husband...
My house doesn't have to be perfectly clean all the time - even though it would be nice - we need to take time for ourselves too...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Witch's Garden poem

Rosemary, Sage, Clove and Thyme
A witch blends magick with chanted rhyme
Planting the herbs & tending with care
Knowing plant spirits are always there
She dances with the Sun & sings with the Moon
Celebrating her garden with each little bloom
She gives drink to the faeries & gifts for the gnome
She left sparkly treasures and made them a home
She communes with the Goddess & finds peace in this way Being one with the Earth, in her work and in play
- Leandra 4/26/11
- The Coven Avalon

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Lip balm trial

My first attempt on making lip balm today went ok...
I did a lot of research on recipes and ingredients, there's so much great info out there.
My recipe turned out great - however my procedure was pretty bad - I made quite a mess
I had a funnel that didn't fit in the tubes well, and even if it did fit I couldn't see in there to see when the tube was full... So I overfilled a bunch of them

Oh well... it was my first time, and now I know

Disposable pipettes were mentioned by a few sites.. I might try to find a good deal on them.

I bought my tubes from ebay - 50 black for 7.15
https://www.ebay.com/itm/50PCS-5ML-CLEAR-WHITE-BLACK-EMPTY-LIPSTICK-LIP-BALM-CONTAINERS-TUBE-CAPS/361977965685?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=631232515143&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I bought a rack for them on amazon for 5.99
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005Z4QWIK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1