Witches Gossip Corner ~ January 16, 2017

Appreciate a Dragon Day! Date When Celebrated: Always January 16 All of us, young and not so young, can appreciate dragons. You'll find good and bad dragons in legends, folklore, children's books, songs, and top movies. According to Donita K. Paul, the creator of this special day, you are encouraged to learn and explore the … Continue reading Witches Gossip Corner ~ January 16, 2017

Fir Sugar

After rinsing and drying the plucked needles, combine a quarter cup of needles with one cup of sugar and process in a spice grinder until very smooth and bright green. (Wash the grinder with hot water immediately after use or its blades will remain gummed up with resin.) After grinding, transfer the highly aromatic fir sugar concentrate to a … Continue reading Fir Sugar

Anxiety {Dogs}

Is there any difference in the homeopathic remedies we give anxious ­animals versus anxious people? No, it’s just a little harder to deduce the right remedy for an animal—not unlike choosing a remedy for an infant or young toddler. You can help animals suffering from mild or short-term, acute anxiety by using one of the … Continue reading Anxiety {Dogs}

Cosy Hygge Wedding Inspiration (& a Christmas Message)

We're signing off for Christmas with this gorgeous Hygge wedding inspiration shoot by Sam Gibson Weddings and The Little Wedding Helper - serious cosy vibes Source: Cosy Hygge Wedding Inspiration (& a Christmas Message)

Etiquette 101: The Modern Guide to Wedding Invitation Wording

Wedding etiquette expert, Jo Bryant, is back with her guide to modern wedding invitation wording for different kinds of weddings and family circumstances. Source: Etiquette 101: The Modern Guide to Wedding Invitation Wording

25 Unique Ideas for a Winter Wedding

We're feeling festive! Make your big day even more special with these 25 ideas for a winter wedding. Source: 25 Unique Ideas for a Winter Wedding

Trillium in Healing

Trillium is also called Birthroot. What a suitable plant to be drawn to when working in the childbearing field. It is used in certain circumstances in the process of labor and birth by midwives, and for menstrual issues in non-childbearing women. In Native American herbalism, Trillium root was considered to be a sacred female herb … Continue reading Trillium in Healing

The Flower No One Should Pic

When hiking in the woods in the Pacific Northwest, area residents will sometimes run across Trillium flowers, a three-petal flower usually white, sitting above pointed leaves. Trillium is described as “spring ephemeral” flowers, meaning they are wildflowers that develop the aerial parts (i.e. stems, leaves and flowers) of the plant early each spring and then quickly bloom, and produce seed. The … Continue reading The Flower No One Should Pic

Birch Essential Oil

Birch essential oil, also known as sweet birch oil, is rich in methyl salicylates and has a long history of use for sore and fatigued muscles. The familiar, soothing aroma of birch oil is reminiscent of the inside of a doctor’s bag on the day of house calls. This therapeutically wide-spectrum stimulating and cleansing oil … Continue reading Birch Essential Oil

That Magical Tree {January 2017}

Birch  -   Beith Ogham letter B         Ruler of the 1st Lunar Month 24th December - 20th January Powers:        Purification,     A Guardian of New Beginnings, Bringer of Hope,         Channeler of Emotion,               Protection.     The Druid tree symbol for the Bards - ‘The Goddess Tree’ - ‘The Lady of the Woods’,  the Birch tree, Betula Pendula … Continue reading That Magical Tree {January 2017}