Witchy gifts & chit chat

Hello, I hope you’re all having a good start to October. I don’t have any interesting witchy stuff to post so I thought I’d come here and have a little chat, if you don’t mind πŸ™‚

My husband got me this cute owl notebook & I don’t know what should I use it for. It’s too small for smells or any information. Maybe you can give me some suggestions. I thought maybe frases, poems, lyrics, quotes and whatever that mean something to me, that inspire me or lessons I need to learn. Someone suggested prayers, devotions & poems to Athena (or any other deity. Both good ideas, but I don’t feel a connection to either, I have to feel it in my bones and be excited about how I use my notebooks. If that makes any sense. So please help me out and give me some more ideas please πŸ™‚

A friend bought back a few things from India which is really sweet. I love the star candle, it’s so unique and the colors are perfect for the fall – it went staight to my altar. So did the onyx heart, which is actually from PerΓΉ. How cool it is to have things from far away lands evenΒ  if I can’t travel myself πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to use the essential oil in my bath. I’m really not a bath person and of course with kids I don’t have time either, but this might change now πŸ˜‰

A little sneak peak into my bullet journal. Do not judge the cat!!!! I am not good at drawing at all, but I swear I’m usually better at this πŸ˜€ I wanted to try a different style & things got out of hand πŸ˜€

And to wrap it up – kitties! Becouse witches love cats πŸ˜‰ My little one is now completely back to her old naughty self and it’s so nice to see these two playing together. ❀

Have a lovely weekend,

Marilyn

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Mabon’17 – Our First Mabon

Hello again, I hope everyone had a lovely Autumn Equinox/Mabon and a nice weekend! Today I’m here to share how our first time celebrating Mabon went. As always there was so much more I wanted to do, but with kids (especially my youngest – 1yr) nothing ever goes as planned!

On Thursday 21st I did a fall makeup look & went to grocery shopping for Mabon food.

On Friday I wanted to go for a walk in the park with kids, but it was really windy and cold and my youngest doesn’t have any warmer clothing yet so I had to stay in. Which was a good thing actually cause I had so much to do. I prepared the food whenever I could throughout the day. I wanted to do a nice fall cleaning, but ended up re-organizing my closet for the colder season instead. And that is just as great Mabon activity as cleaning the house πŸ™‚ It’s a good thing I did that, cause the weather changed drastically since Wednesday.

Β For a snack & a moment of rest in that busy day I made some sweet cinnamon bread and enjoyed it with homemade jam – yummyyyy

Β Then I continued with dinner preparations. I made veggies with sausage in the oven, chicken with mushrooms & a pumpkin cake. That actually sounds few, but having a toddler I have like 10 minutes here and there so that’s why it takes so long to do everything!

I had a beer, cause I’m not a fan of cider or wine. I did get a small apple cider for hubs to enjoy πŸ™‚

And that pretty much sums up our Mabon. I wanted to do some offerings for fairies and stuff, but I was so exhausted by 9pm that I went to bed with kids πŸ˜€ So yeah,I’m basically blaming it all on my toddler:D If you have one – you’ll know πŸ˜› On Saturday we went for a family walk and to the market near us and on Sunday we took another walk, cause we had to bring our kitty for a post surgery checkup – we decided to go all together to enjoy this chillier autumn weather and the kids got to play at the playground in the meantime.

Even though I didn’t do half the things I wanted/planned to, I’m going to count it as a success. Next year I’ll be better prepared. This whole year is one big “practice” year for the sabbats. Being that it’s my first time for all of them, I spend a lot of time researching and figuring out what to do on them. Next year I’ll have a better idea and I can enjoy them more. I can’t wait to have our own traditions in a few years ❀

I hope you all had a lovely Autumn Equinox and a great weekend,

Blessings,

Marilyn

First Mabon Altar & catch up

Hello and thank you to everyone who’s here to read this post. It’s been a while since my last post, I got super busy between sickness bugs, homeschooling, my father visiting and one of my cats getting a surgery.

Here’s my two year old female persian kitty. She had been vomiting for a couple of days and I decided it was time to take her to the vet. Basically her intestine was blocked by hair and I’m not sure how to explain but a part of the intestine had gotten stuck inside another part so they had to remove that part & substitute it with an artificial piece. He told us it was either the operation (but it was a risky one) or putting her to sleep. Divine timing is amazing cause my father had just made me a surprise by dropping by (he lives over 2000km away in my homeland – Estonia), my granny sent some money as a present and without it I don’t think we could’ve afforded the operation. For that I am beyond grateful. They also offered to sterilize her for a little extra so she wouldn’t have to get another surgery soon. So far so good, she still has to go nr.2 so fingers crossed. Right now she’s sleeping on my pillow and I don’t have the heart to shoo her away, I think she’s taking advantage of that πŸ˜›

My father brought with him various goods including grannys canned foods which go perfectly with the fall theme πŸ™‚ My seven year old wrote for our “Grateful Jar” that he was thankful for pickles πŸ˜€ That made me giggle quite a bit!

Pickles – Paprika & Onion Salad – Pumpkin

Even though we live in a big city I managed to forage a few things to put on my altar.

And here’s my first even Mabon altar. There is much more that I wanted to do with it, but I didn’t have enough time or the resources. It could be prettier, but it’s the intention and meaning that counts πŸ™‚

And that is my Book of Shadows/Grimoire – don’t judge, I will give it a proper makeover and a cover, but it’s what’s inside that counts, right? πŸ˜‰ Also it kind of goes well with the altar theme like this.

And here is our very not fancy “Gratitude Jar” where we write down every evening what we’re thankful for. Every time I slip a note in it, it feels amazing ❀

It’s been crazy hot here, but today the weather is turning around and preparing for autumn. I’m not 100% sure how we’ll celebrate, but a walk in the park and some apple and fall produce foods are a must. I wish you all a Blessed Mabon/Autumn Equinox & I’ll be back to tell you how it went πŸ™‚

Mabon desktop backgrounds

Hi again and happy Friday! One little touch I like to give for my sabbats is to create also season/festival appropriate background for my computer. It sets me in the right moon and is part of the decorations for the sabbat. So here are the ones I created for Mabon and the arrival of autumn. I hope you like these and feel free to use them.

Thanks for passing by πŸ™‚

Hello there

I created this blog to document and share my witchy journey and some other bits and pieces from my life. Here are 10 facts about me:

  1. I am Estonian, my husband is Italian and we now live in Bulgaria
  2. I have three sons (9yrs – 7yrs -1yr)
  3. I’m new on my witchy journey, at least the conscious part, cause paganism and witchcraft have always been part of my life
  4. I’m eclectic, at the moment I mostly concentrate on kitchen, cottage, nature, forest, energy, fae witchery
  5. I love astrology, but more like an astrologer than a witch. Maybe in the future I’ll start to use it in my craft as well
  6. Gemini Sun – Cancer Moon – Capricorn Rising
  7. I had a beauty blog for about 5 years
  8. I have two cats (Tudor – ragdoll – 9yrs – male; Pachka – persian – 2yrs – female)
  9. I’m 29
  10. My name is Marilyn

Thank You for passing by,

Blessed Be