Lemon-Thyme Soap

Last planting year, I grew a wonderful batch of lemon thyme in the garden. It was fruitful and we used it all season in various, tasty dishes. When I harvested and dried what remained for fall, I decided to make a fragrant, yummy soap out of it. It’s been a fantastic success with creamy lather…

Happy Litha: Full Strawberry/Honey Moon Conjuncts with Summer Solstice

Today (at 11:34 pm) is Litha, or Midsummer, or the Summer solstice. Something cool is happening as we have the full Strawberry (or Honey) moon occurring on the same day as the solstice, which is the celebration of the full power of the sun. This conjunction hasn’t happened since June 1967 (my birth year!), and…

Catmint Crazy

cat mint crazy in the faerie garden 😃#catmint #faeriegarden #garden #dragonfly #kittycairn #cairn I planted this catmint last year when I created this Faerie garden around the cairn I buried my beloved Pepper in. Despite the frigid snow this winter and spring, here it is coming up like mad! A tea prepared with Cat mint can…

The Magic of Washing Dishes

Doing dishes in itself is nothing – a blinding, busy chore that can even hold negativity or resentment at times (read: have you ever tried getting your teenagers to wash dishes?)  When performed with mindfulness and intention, however, it can become a small act of worship;  of consecration, a prayer of gratitude and praise toward…

On Practical Magic(k)*

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe Let’s be realistic, none of us has as much time or energy as we would like to devote to our spiritual practice. Okay MOST of us don’t. We live our lives racing from one busy task to the next, tending to…