Sunday, February 20, 2011

WONDERFULLY WYCKKED

Careful HOW You Wish For, Not WHAT

Well, I went to the casino the a couple of weeks ago to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday and let me tell ya we had some great fun! So knowing that we were going ahead of time I did spell work for a few days before for good luck and big money. I was so intent and methodical for three days before the event, sure I had all my bases covered with summoning the appropriate Deities, correspondences, timing, etc. etc. etc. On the drive, all the way there I was so confident that good fortune was coming away. We started playing the slot machines and I was so excited I could just pee, lol. Well just as quickly as I started playing, I started losing…and losing, but my sister-in-law won over $400.00 and pretty much everyone else that went won a little something too, but not me. Needless to say I was really bummed out for myself but really happy for her…truly(she said she was going to buy a swing set for her grandkids, awesome!). So on the drive home I kept going over and over in my mind what could have gone wrong. I thought I did everything needed for a positive outcome. Then it dawned on me…my wording of the spell itself! Instead of being precise about asking for abundance on that particular night at that particular casino on a particular machine or by a particular time or whatever, all I asked for was good luck and fortune to come my way in the future. Pretty vague in asking assistance of the Universe and the Gods and Goddesses of Fortune huh? Well my spell of abundance WAS acknowledged by the Universe and the Gods and Goddesses of Fortune! Just not the way I was thought it was going to happen. February is always a hard month for us with insurances all coming due at the same time and in the days that followed the casino event I noticed that as I went along paying my bills at their appropriate times and I asked the person on the other end of the phone for the balance owed on each bill that four of them were all lower than I expected or what was stated on the invoice. The energy bill was $243.00 less than what was stated - owing only $78.00 for the month! Wow in Michigan, in the winter? This is unheard of, but I am not arguing at all. The other big one was the cell phone bill which was $110.00 less than normal. Once again, Not complaining, just a whole lot of thanks to the powers that be and their generosity! I can’t say it was because I paid the bills ahead of time…ha, yeah right, I am the queen of robbing Peter to pay Paul where the bills are concerned just to stay afloat so I know I didn’t fall and bump my head and do something as stupid as pay the bills ahead of time, no-sir-ee-bob. So the next time you do spell work and wonder why nothing happened, maybe it really did work for you regardless in other ways, just not the way you asked…or didn’t ask, lol.

Spellrific - step by step how to’s

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want a little more money and good prosperity in their lives. I know I want as much as I can get my greedy little meat-hooks into, lol. Mostly out of necessity of course. So I did this very simple money drawing spell without a specific need or time, etc. Just for bringing abundance and prosperity into my life in a general sense. Sometimes even the most modest of spell work can be very productive if given a chance.

MONEY COME TO ME

Gather the following items:

A green candle
A Candle holder
Lighter
A Dollar Bill
Various coins
Herbs/Gems/Trinkets corresponding to money, and prosperity(your choice)

Place the dollar bill on a flat surface.



On top of that place the candle holder. 
In the candle holder place the green candle(I anointed mine with peppermint oil but it is totally up to you how you control the spell, I‘m just an annointer, lol).



Surround the candle with various money drawing objects(herb, gems, trinkets) of your choice.



Light the candle(Never leave a candle unattended) while envisioning money and prosperity coming to you for your needs.



Place a coin or two or a few at the foot of the candle holder and say:

“Money Money Come To Me
This Is Where You Need To Be.
Money Money Come My Way
This is where You Need To Stay!”

After a few minutes or when you are ready extinguish the candle.

Everyday for the next month place a coin or two or a few at the foot of the candle and repeat the rhyme while thinking of money coming to you. At the end of 30 days or so take all the change and put it towards something beneficial for the Earth and/or Universe. I decided that I am going to use my change to buy money drawing herb seeds for to plant in my little garden that way I can keep the prosperity growing in my life, lol.

Wyckked Thoughts - random - very random

The Late Great…

Well, on the tellie last night I heard somebody label someone who has recently died as the “Late” Mrs. So-and-So. This is another one of those words/phrases that sounds like nails down a chalkboard to me, yup another one, lol. Why do people consider a deceased person late? Do they expect the recently deceased to keep that appointment they had for whatever? Well sweeties, I don’t know about you, but this is one time I am not waiting around for Auntie This-Or-That or Uncle Who-Ever because she/he is now really “late” …I have things to do, lol and hopefully for quite a long while. They are not late…they are DEAD! Deceased! Finished!(at least physically anyhoo). This must send a really mixed message to young children. I can see little Suzie or Johnny at the funeral home after everyone has gone and mommy says “Honey, its time to go” and Suzie/Johnny says “Mommy, no, we have to wait for Auntie So-And-So, she’s on her way, just late that’s all!” POOR KID, lol. All I know is if Auntie or Uncle really is “late” then I am definitely NOT going to be the one who keeps feeding their parking meter until they get back! Not me…not in a million years! LOL! Just Saying….

Wyckkedly Scrumptious - test driven recipes

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Nothing says cozy, comfy, happy home like a great homemade chicken noodle soup after a long, hard day. My happy hubby won’t eat canned soup anymore since I started using this recipe. There really is something special about making a soup from scratch. To me the taste is just something that cannot be attained from a can or at a greasy spoon diner. This is my version of the weight watchers classic 1pt recipe. The only thing I have changed is just using boneless, skinless chicken instead of a whole cut up chicken.


Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 medium Carrots — peeled and chopped
1/2 cup onion — peeled and chopped
2 Stalks celery — coarsely chopped
2 1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon parsley
3/4 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon Poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1 Bay leaf
2 qt Water
2 1/2 cups egg noodles



Directions:

Place the first 4 ingredients in a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker in the order listed. Combine salt and the next 6 ingredients; sprinkle over vegetables. Add 6 cups water; cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours. Remove chicken and bay leaf; add remaining 2 cups water. Stir in noodles and cook, covered, on high setting for 20 minutes. Meanwhile cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Add back to slow cooker, stir to mix. Cook for 15 minutes on high setting, covered or until noodles are tender.

Beautifully Wyckked - all natural beauty recipes

BANANA HONEY MASK

Mix half a banana with 2 teaspoons of honey apply to face and leave for 5-10 minutes then rinse.

Follow it up with this honey tonic - Add 1 teaspoon of honey to one cup of warm water apply with a cotton ball and leave it on.

This makes your skin feel so smooth and good afterwards and the smell is heavenly. I am very allergic to bananas when eaten so this recipe is great because I can still enjoy what the banana has to offer, other than the taste, lol.

Wyckkedly Sexy - sexiest men ever

ALEXIS GEORGOULIS

He starred as Pupi Kakas in the movie My Life In Ruins, which just happens to be one of my all time chick flicks. Admittedly, I am not much of a chick flick kinda girl but I have a few favs. All I know is if the men in Greece are all as hot as this man I am sooo going to move there!




I just wanna run my little fingers through that gorgeous man's long windblown locks!





What an adorable yummy shish kabob he is, So Tasty!





He is such a sultry greek god in this picture, oooh yeah





Oh Man, I want to be his towel. I would wrap myself around him alright! Heehee

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Wyckked Household: All natural household cleaning recipes

The Dangers Of Commercial Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softener and Natural Alternative Recipes

Static cling is a big problem in our house in the winter months and I like to use dryer sheets to eliminate the static but I use to use commercial dryer sheets and fabric softener all the time until I discovered that they can be really toxic and can do some really bad things to the human body and environment. I never would have thought in a million years that something as innocent as commercially made dryer sheets and fabric softener could be so harmful to use. I used them all the time for years without a single clue to what I was exposing us to as a family.

Now I only use homemade laundry product recipes and they have been working great for us. I have included some of the dangers of commercial dryer sheets and fabric softeners at the bottom of the page for you to check out. I know, I know, I love the scent of the commercial dryer sheets too but guess what? I found that by taking an old dress sock and filling it about half full with dried lavender and tying the sock off in a tight knot and tossing it in the dryer along with your homemade dryer sheets that your clothes come out smelling absolutely awesome and static free for the most part. And the scent stays with your laundry and you can get several uses out of your lavender sock too, lol.
Homemade Dryer Sheets

Soak a washcloth in some of the anti-static fabric softener from the recipe below. Wring out excess fabric softener then simply toss into the dryer with your clothes. I also find that taking a sheet of aluminum foil and wadding it into a ball and tossing it in the dryer works good too.

To use:

Toss the dried washcloth in the dryer and use again and again
until it no longer works. Re-soak and dry the washcloths when needed. You should be able to do a dozen or so dryer loads per fabric softener soak.
 
 
Easy Homemade Anti-Static Fabric Softener Recipe
1 cup vinegar
1 cup baking soda
2 cups water

Mix the baking soda and water in a large gallon container until the powder is dissolved. Add the vinegar slowly so it doesn‘t fizz up as much. Once the mixture stops fizzing, pour into a clean container. Shake well and use 1/4 cup in the rinse cycle.


* I give this mixture a gentle shake each time before I use it to make sure it is mixed good.
 

THE TOXIC DANGER OF FABRIC SOFTENER AND DRYER SHEETS -
BY SIXWISE.COM

"Reprinted with permission of www.SixWise.com"

Many people will remember a famous TV ad where a woman races to her washing machine, fabric softener in hand, only to arrive just as the wash ends. This woman who "forgot to ad the fabric softener" was actually doing herself and her family a favor.

Although they may make your clothes feel soft and smell fresh, fabric softener and dryer sheets are some of the most toxic products around. And chances are that the staggering 99.8 percent of Americans who use common commercial detergents, fabric softeners, bleaches, and stain removers would think twice if they knew they contained chemicals that could cause cancer and brain damage.

Here is a list of just some of the chemicals found in fabric softeners and dryer sheets:
Benzyl acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer
Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant
Ethanol: On the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders
A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage
Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA's Hazardous Waste list
Camphor: Causes central nervous system disorders
Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic
Linalool: A narcotic that causes central nervous system disorders
Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled

So how could products with pretty names like Soft Ocean Mist, Summer Orchard and April Fresh be so dangerous?

The chemicals in fabric softeners are pungent and strong smelling -- so strong that they require the use of these heavy fragrances (think 50 times as much fragrance) just to cover up the smells. Furthermore, synthetic fabrics, which are the reason fabric softeners were created in the first place, do not smell good either when heated in a dryer or heated by our bodies ... hence the need for even more hefty fragrances.

In other words, remove all the added fragrance that endears people to fabric softeners and -- like the cliche -- wolf in sheep's clothing -- the real smells of the chemical-laced fabric softener and the synthetic fabrics they were designed around may prompt people to shoot their laundry machines and be done with it.

Are "Soft" Clothes Worth It?

Fabric softeners are made to stay in your clothing for long periods of time. As such, chemicals are slowly released either into the air for you to inhale or onto your skin for you to absorb. Dryer sheets are particularly noxious because they are heated in the dryer and the chemicals are released through dryer vents and out into the environment.

Health effects from being exposed to the chemicals in fabric softeners include:

Central nervous system disorders
Headaches
Nausea
Vomiting
Dizziness
Blood pressure reduction
Irritation to skin, mucus membranes and respiratory tract
Pancreatic cancer

Pretty scary huh?
For more info visit SixWise.com

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Little Wyckked Spirituality

Love and Happiness

For Valentine’s Day my less-than-romantic hubby came home from work with 2-dozen beautiful miniature carnations(not a fan of rose scent at all! Lucky bastard gets off cheap with me, lol), took me to see Gnomeo and Juliet(Loved It!) and to Logan’s Roadhouse for dinner. All I can say is GOOD MAN! I didn’t have to drop any hints either, wow. Anyhow, I noticed that a few of the flowers had broken off, not sure if from me or hubby’s big bumbly man-hands, doesn’t matter. Any other time I probably would have thrown the poor little broken ones out but I found an opportunity to extend their sweet little lives. I decided to place them in a pretty little crystal votive holder filled with water and offer them up on the altar as a respectful thank you and acknowledgement to all the Gods and Goddesses of Love for bestowing me with much love and happiness in my life and allowing me to show love and happiness in return to those that I love.

Simple little acts of spirituality like this make my soul sing. Sounds korny I know(I heard somebody snicker out there, lol) but to me spirituality doesn’t have to be an elaborate ritualistic affair to make me feel connected to a higher plane of spiritual awareness or deity although there is nothing like a well thought out and planned for ritual, which I try to do on Esbats and Sabbats for truly sacred connection. But for everyday spirituality I find doing simple little gestures for spiritual connection and worship at some point in the day can be just as soul stirring as the big to-do’s. Even something as simple as seeing the sun coming through the window in the morning or getting that good news in the mail that you have been waiting for can be a moment to say or think a thank you to the Universe and/or Deities for receiving that blessed moment in your day.

So if you find as you go throughout your daily routine something that might offer or trigger a little mindful spirituality by all means take a quick little moment to thank the powers that be for the people and things in your life that bring you love and happiness. It’s yummy spirituality for the soul, lol.

Oh, by the way, I would just like to give a shout out to the Polynesian Goddess Havea Lolo Funua, Goddess of Intercouse, thanks sweetie for putting the thought in my hubby’s head…I needed that…wooohooo, lol.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

WONDERFULLY WYCKKED

Aawwwe, now he done went and did it! I can’t believe he went there. You would think after all the years he would learn….You don’t poke a bear with a stick. Especially a FEIRCE MAMMA BEAR! You don’t talk crap about a mother’s child, even if said child is your’s too, dummy! I don’t care how old your children are they are still you kids. Don’t mess with them or there will be a very angry momma bear coming to her little cubs defense(can I get a Hell-Yeah from all the other mamma bears out there?). All-be-it my little cubs are in their 20’s, IT DOESN’T MATTER! Will my husband ever learn this? I seriously doubt it. Even though he is their father, I have pretty much raised them on my own anyhow. He is of the old school belief that “ok, I made a child by releasing my joy juice now you do the rest”. Does he have any idea the kind of crazed, protective, wild beast he has turned me into? I think not! I soooo want to throw a whammy his way, but, I can’t, he’s still my husband and I love him. I really, really want to though. Ha ha ha, that’s cute hunny, even as I type this he is sending me cute little picture texts. Whatever…not responding(he hates that,hehe)….feel my wrath a little longer, till I feel better. You know, we don’t fight very often, really. But when we do its mostly about the kids. I feel if he would have stepped up to the parental plate a few times and pitched in with a little fathering it might be different and his views on our kids might be more readily excepted by me. Its not easy being both mamma bear and daddy bear. Well, now that I have vented a little I need to find a positive and constructive way to release my anger….on to do some wyckked magic….

Spellrific - step by step how to’s

What Would Durga Do?
Mamma Bear needs to love and forgive her husband for pissing me off where our kids are concerned. So I am asking Durga, the Hindu Goddess of motherhood and ferocity for her help in this matter. I believe that even though I am not dedicated to any one pantheon or another that I can love and respect all cultures’ Goddesses and Gods and that they each have the power and will to love and guide me as well, regardless. Durga is a fierce, protective mother Goddess so I believe she is one of the perfect deities to ask for guidance in the situation. I see her reflected in me, so, yeah.

SPELL OF SWEET FORGIVENESS:

Gather these items:

 
 
A jar with a lid big enough to fit a popsicle stick

Popsicle stick

Pen or sharpie

A small bowl of lavender(for help with marital problems and relationships and easing problems between parents and children)

Rose quartz(for love and forgiveness)

Red cloth (for love and strengthening bonds) for under work area

A vessel of water

Next:

Write the name of the one who offended you on one side of the popsicle stick, and yours on the other side.


Fill the jar half full with sugar and place the stick in the sugar.


Sprinkle some lavender in the jar.


Place the rose quartz in the jar.

Chant:

“In this sugar we both now stand,
back to back, yet hand to hand,
Change (name)‘s sour thoughts of me,
to sweet forgiving thoughts, I plead.”


Add water until ¾ full....while adding say:



“I wash away what keeps us at bay
Now let forgiveness come my way”


Cap the jar tightly and shake *6 times, saying:


“Bring (name) thoughts of me so sweet,
That forgiveness is now complete”

Each day for the next *6 days give the jar *6 shakes while saying the last chant.
(*The number Six represents kindness, love, friendship and affection, understanding and forgiveness - and we all need that right here and now in this family…damn it, lol)
 
I placed the red cloth down first and sprinkled about some lavender on it. I did this when I created Sacred Space beforehand. I should mention that when I practice magic I always create Sacred Space by lighting a candle and using a smudge stick or incense and consecrating the room myself and my items to be used and invite the spirits to join me. I don’t do a ritual every time I do spell work, I usually do rituals on the Sabbats and Esbats and if it requires dire need. Other than that Creating Sacred Space before spellworking works just fine for little ‘ol me. It’s just how I doo’s it, lol! And that’s what its all about right? Finding whatever works best for you.

Wyckkedly Scrumptious - test driven recipes

LOW FAT HONEY BERRY PARFAIT

Nothing makes Mamma Bear calm down quickly like honey and berries. This is a yummy quick recipe that also has a lot of eye appeal. It makes me happier just seeing it in a pretty glass. It’s great for a quick breakfast or an evening snack. I have figured this to be about 150 calories of positive engine fuel, lol.

Ingredients:
½ cup of Berries (it can be any sweet berries you prefer – strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries or all of them combined)

Juice of ½ lime

2 tablespoons honey (for healthier option you reduce the amount of honey to 1 tablespoon)

1 cup of low fat cottage cheese (original, not flavoured)
Cereal ( I like honey bunches of O’s, but use what you like)


Directions:
Wash berries.

Blend berries until well blended and smooth. Put 2/3 of the berry mixture into the dessert class – it is the first layer of the dessert.

Mix and whip the cottage cheese, lime juice and honey. Add the mixture to the dessert glass. Our second layer is done.

Add cereal (the amount is just enough to create the third crispy layer).

Add the rest of berries to the dessert glass.

Decorate the dessert with berries and slices of lime.

Serve immediately.

Wyckked Thoughts - random - very random

My Worst Enemy

Yesterday I was talking to a friend and found myself uttering a phrase that I know I must have said hundreds of times before. For some reason I actually really listened to the words of the very phrase I just spoke. This phrase is definitely going on my “Stupidest Phrases I Have Ever Said” list. It’s quite a long list by the way. What I found myself saying was “I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.” It just kind of grated my nerves as the words were coming out of my mouth because, in all actuality…. Hell Yeah I’d wish it on my worst enemy!! Why would I want for my worst enemy to have any more good fortune than myself? After all they are my WORST ENEMY. I would like to meet the person who started this phrase and ask them if they really, truly thought this one through. Why do we say this anyhow? Perhaps to climb some ladder to moral stardom in our own minds? Or to make others think that we are altruistic, bleeding heart martyrs whose unselfish well wishing transcends the utmost level of spiritual awareness? Personally I think this last one is horse-hockee. I don’t know about you but I was put on this beautiful planet by the universe as a mere human, with little ‘ol human DNA and a little ‘ol human way of thinking. After all I am only human(possibly another stupid phrase for the list, LOL) just like every other human. No better or less than another mere human. Why pretend to be saintly in someone else’s eyes if what I say is not what I mean? Wouldn’t that make me a hypocrite? Fake? And that’s not what I am or will be, especially to myself or anyone else for that matter. So the next time some crappy crap happens in my life hell yeah I will wish it on my worst enemy…because that bitch deserves it too, if not more, than me, just sayin’…..

Wyckked Garden - I wanna run thru it

Lavender:




Ahhh lavender! It is a familiar herb with so many magical uses but the use I need it for this week will definitely correspond with my spell this week. I am talking about it’s use in being particularly effective and helpful with marital problems and relationships. It is also great for soothing problems between parents and their children also. I can also use to benefit from it’s calming properties as well because right now I am such a growlly mamma bear, lol.


 
I have used lavender throughout the years and is a staple at my household. I think just about everyone has used lavender at least once or twice in some form or another. Lavender is bound to Mercury and Air and is masculine in its nature. The odor of Lavender is beneficial to long life, and should be smelled as often as possible…mmmm…I feel calmer already. I sprinkle it around the living room floor to promote peace and harmony within the house. I also keep a small bowl of lavender in one of my rooms at all times because I find that whenever I am uneasy or worried about some silly little thing, if I just pick up the bowl and crush up the herb to release it’s pretty scent then take a few deep sniffs of it that it really does calm me down and ease my usually unfounded worries…good stuff Petie!


A lavender wish divination:

Place Lavender under your pillow while thinking of a wish. Do this just before you go to bed at night. In the morning, if you have dreamed of anything relating to your wish, it will come true. But, if you did not dream, or if they were unconnected with your wish, it will not come to be.



Lavender is so powerful that, if you are feeling depressed, just by looking upon the plant all sadness will disappear and happiness will wash over you. Lavender is great for spells of love being that the scent is said to be especially attractive to men’s attention. Ladies of the night in the middle ages knew this and wore its perfumed water as their business cards … so to speak, lol. Lavender also protects against cruel treatment at the hands of a spouse if worn somewhere on the body. Ha, if my hubby ever put his hands on me, he’s the one who’s gonna need protecting…just sayin.




Carrying a sachet or amulet containing lavender is also said to attract spirits or otherworldly entities. Fresh flowers can be rubbed on clothing for attracting love. Dried lavender stalks burn like incense sticks and can be included in spells and rituals aimed attracting money, love, protection, and success. Just make sure you keep a close eye one them because they tend to burn quickly. There, after all this lavender talk I feel more Zen already...now on with life, lol.

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Rose Quartz



Since I need a good dose of love, calmness and forgiveness, it is quite apparent that the stone for me(and my incorrigible husband) at this point is rose quartz. Ohhh yeah, come to mamma bear little rose quartz friend and lend me your properties before I do something wyckked. This stone is amazing at helping me to be a better witch. As I hold it in my angry little witch hands I can feel it’s soothing energies just making my heart chakra go “aaahhh”, lol. I think I will try to hold this baby all day long, well, at least I will put it in my pocket so I have it’s energy all day. Rose quartz never lets me down. It is always ready to lend a helping hand, kinda like a bestie(best friend yo).
 


 
Rose Quartz, usually referred to as the "love crystal" is part of the Quartz family of crystals and gemstones. The soft, subtle energy of Rose Quartz soothes emotions, enabling emotional wounds to heal more easily. Rose quartz, especially in the shape of a heart, is believed to attract romantic partners, promote tolerance, soothe wounds of sadness or distrust, and generate an unconditional love that allows forgiveness ( I need a whole mine of rose quartz hearts for mamma bear to forgive the big dummy hubby bear!).



To achieve a restful night's sleep, place a Rose Quartz and a Haematite together under the pillow. If you have bad dreams and wake up scared, place a rose quartz crystal under your pillow to deflect the negative emotions that cause nightmares(hubby‘s gonna need rose quartz and have bad dreams if he doesn‘t apologize in the very near future, lol.)



This stone promotes receptivity to beauty, art, music, and the written word, enlivening the imagination and creativity and would be a great gift to give to an artist or musician or writer, etc. Set rose quartz out on a table or shelf in a room where everyone gathers a lot so it can spread happy, loving and harmonious energy throughout the area.



Love is soft, gentle, and nurturing allowing you to heal at your own pace. As the soft vibration of Rose Quartz resonates with your Heart Center, it begins to lovingly re-create sacred space within, re-connecting you with Divine Source Energy. In healing, you will be able to give and receive love first, to you. As you continue to heal, a vacuum will be created where pain and sorrow were once experienced, giving way to an increased level of self-love, enabling you to give and receive love, if you so choose.
 

Beautifully Wyckked - all natural beauty recipes

LAVENDER BATH BOMB
Makes 7 medium sized Bath Bombs



1 1/4 cups cup of Baking soda or Bicarbonate of Soda
1/2 cup of Citric acid
2 -6 tsp of Almond Oil or Apricot oil
1/4 cup of Dried lavender
1/2-2 tbs Water
5 drops of food coloring(optional)
10-15 drops of Lavender fragrance oil or essential oil


Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir until well mixed.

Drizzle in the almond oil and stir until mixture is moistened. Add more oil and fragrance and stir until well mixed.

If the mixture is crumbly then add more oil or a dash of water.

Roll the mixture into a ball using your hands or press it into a lightly oiled mold. Use a bath bomb mold or a chocolate mold or whatever you like. I used those little silicone cupcake molds.

Let it gently slip out from the mold and then put the ball or shape on a sheet of wax paper and leave it to dry till it is hard.

*It may take several hours to dry. I like to let the dry for a day or so just to be sure.

* Also I found that the first time I used the bath bomb little lavender flowers got all over the tub, which was ok with me but after that I have put these in a pretty organza drawstring bag and tossed it in the tub so the lavender won't clog the drain.

To use: Run a bath.  Once the bath is ready, drop in the bath bomb and enjoy the fizzy fragrant little bit of luxury!

Store them in an airtight container.

Use 1 Bath bomb per bath.

A Wyckked Household: All natural household cleaning recipes

Lavender Linen Water

Use this sprinkled on your sheets and towels in the linen cupboard, or on your pillow at night for a restful sleep.

100 drops (5 ml) lavender oil
5 drops peppermint oil*
1 1/2 fluid ounces (45 ml) vodka
(highest proof available)
20 ounces distilled or spring water

Blend the essential oils with the vodka in a small glass bowl. Stir well to blend. Pour water into a large glass bottle. Add oil mixture to water.

NOTE: The linen water may be cloudy, this is normal and won't stain linen. Shake bottle before you use it.

* Optional. Used to enhance and freshen lavender fragrance.


Wyckkedly Sexy - sexiest men ever

Oh My Goodness!! This is the most yummy swedish meatball ever. I am talking about Alexander Skarsgard, who plays the drop dead gorgeous Eric Northman on the hit series True Blood. True Blood has to be my all time favorite HBO series.



Who wouldn't love to spend the rest of their immortality with this super sexy blood sucker?


OHHH, Bite Me Baby, Bite Meeee!!



Just look at that hot, penetrating glamour stare. I can't take it anymore...turn me now!




Rub-A-Dub-Dub sexy delicious vamp in a tub.



 Is this not a shockingly erotic pic of Eric or am I the only sick and twisted and wyckked one here? Come on you know you want to be Sookie in the middle...wink, wink. Wow, time for another imaginary cigarette, pronto.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WONDERFULLY WYCKKED

Yup, that’s right, I said it.. Wyckked. And I’ma gunna spell it like that too, because I can, lol. But for all intent and purposes I will be likening wyckked unto awesome, fabulous and great, mostly. Don’t get me wrong I can be a wyckked witch as much as a sweet witch at any given time. If you don’t believe me just ask my husband, he’ll tell ya, lol. It really takes a lot to get me to the point of doing bad juju though and you would have to do something to me that really makes my blood boil to get it tossed in your direction. I really do try to mind the rule of three and all that, I do really, but what can I say.. I’m human and shit happens. So when I find that I have catered to my dark side once again I will run right after myself and spread good juju in the same direction, mostly. I guess that’s guilt left over from my strict christian upbringing. You know the one that says if you pick your nose you’re a sinner and if you fart crosswise their God will sentence you to an eternity of hellfire and damnation. Whatever, I’ll get over it eventually. Truth be told I kinda like being a little naughty from time to time(insert curly mischievous grin here). Yeah, this is me owning it besides I need that balance in my life or I will feel like a fraud. I honestly can’t be love and light at every waking moment every day but my hat is off to those who can for they are so much stronger than I, that takes discipline, which I don’t possess much of, but hey I am working on it, like entertaining you with my blog. So hop up next to me on my broom and let’s ride(don‘t worry, I got four wheel drive)…. I can’t promise that it will be a smooth ride all the time but it’ll be fun just the same…hopefully, lol.

Spellrific - step by step how to’s

BALANCE SPELL:

So guys, are you getting tired of the whole balance thing yet? Well I certainly hope not because I created and performed a spell for bringing balance into my life. Especially emotional balance so I can fight the never ending battle within of good versus wicked within myself. I haven’t given this spell a name, I usually don’t because nobody ever sees them except little ‘ol me and I definitely know why I am doing it or I wouldn’t be doing it in the first place, right? Sooo I don’t usually name them at all, but for the sake of possibly somebody reading this I guess I should give it a name. What do ya think? Let’s give it a snappy name, something cute(like me). How about Balance Baby Balance?

Sounds good and so it is:

Balance Baby Balance
I thought what would be a good representation of balance and the Yin Yang came to mind immediately. The perfect balance of dark and light, of masculine and feminine, etc. You don’t get much better than that. From here on out I am going to put this into a form of instruction in case anyone would like to try it, it’s cool by me, lol.

First find a Yin Yang picture that you like and print out two big ones.


Next cut them out and place them on the floor where you will be doing this about shoulder width apart( I really gotta get new flooring soon).



Now step on the yin yangs making sure your feet pretty well cover them.




Hold your arms out from your sides, you know kind of like if you are balancing on a beam or something.

Now visualize the power of the yin yang and the power of balance coming into your being. Feel the power of balance coming up through your feet and legs from each yin yang. Imagine it settling in the center of your body and residing with you now and staying with you as long as you need it to.
Then you can chant if you like.

This is the chant that I used:

“Left, right, up and down
Balance lives all around.
Now you are a part of me,
To my life bring symmetry.”
So Mote It Be

You can use this one if you like or change the words or what-have-you, its all kosher, lol. I gotta tell you I could really feel the power from this one. My feet and legs really became tingly while doing this spell. Can you FEEL THE POWER, Can I get and AMEN, Halleluyer. Sorry, I was channeling my inner Madea(I just love her, him, you know what I mean). I really do feel more balanced since performing this. I think maybe I will work on control next. Goddess knows I could use a good dose of that too.

Wyckked Little Gems - Oooo Pretty

Moonstone:



You know, since I have started out yapping about balancing my good side with my bad side I think I will just keep running with the balance theme here. I decided to get out the moonstone and absorb a little emotional balance after my very first post, lol. Moonstone is a great stone for emotional balance and baby do I need that sometimes let me tell you. I love its soothing, gentle energy. I try to carry one on me at all times the week before moontime comes to visit. I have found that for me it seems to keep me from bouncing high and low all over the place emotionally, to a degree. Moonstone assists in the mastery of your emotions by bringing them under the control of your will, instead of repressing or expressing them(Oh baby, I need to use this stone way more often than I do). My hubby told me if moonstones work to keep me from becoming a crazy banshee every month he will happily drop a truck full in our living room. I am giggling at his remark of course while all the time thinking “I wonder what would happen if I put sugar in his precious motorcycle’s gas tank?” Oh my Goddess, Quick get me that moonstone again, lol.



Moonstones correspond with Emotional Balance, Happiness, Inner Harmony, Nurturing, Mothering, Unselfishness, Humanitarianism, Love, Hope, Spiritual Insight, Easy childbirth, Safe Travel, New beginnings, Abundance and Ancient Wisdom.



Magically moonstones can be used during the waxing of the moon for love charms and during the waning of the moon to tell the future. It is believed that wearing or carrying a moonstone can bring a new love into your life. It is also believed that holding a piece of moonstone over you and your loved one’s hearts after a quarrel, and then exchanging the stones with each other, can bring you back together.



It’s said that moonlight from a full moon gives the gemstone occult and magical powers. It is believed to bring a lot of good fortune and allows one to see the future(I am taking this little puppy with me next time I go to the casino). It’s a great stone to have if you do a lot of divination. I keep one in my divination desk. Yes I have designated an entire desk to my divination tools, what can I say I’m quirky like that.
You can also use them magically for enhancing your intuition, promoting inspiration and success in business matters. Because of moonstones association with water they offer protection to those at sea. Moonstones would make a good gift for someone who works on the water like someone in the navy or marines or the coastguard, etc.



It is said if you give your lover a moonstone necklace when the moon is full you will always have passion with each other. Bowchickawowow.! White Moonstone enhances psychic knowing, spiritual growth, psychic sight and increases intuition. Rainbow moonstone protects against psychic attack and enhances creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. Blue moonstone helps facilitate telepathic communications. Peach Moonstone heals the heart by bringing Goddess love into it and fosters a spiritual heart and emotional healing. Grey Moonstone increases the ability to focus on your life path and aids in clairvoyance. Oh Waiter, I’ll have one of each to go please. Well I don’t know about you but I feel better balanced already. Time to go walk the tightrope of life now, lol.
 

Wyckked Garden - I wanna run thru it

AGRIMONY -


MAGICAL PROPERTIES:

GENDER : Masculine.

PLANET : Jupiter.
ELEMENT : Air.
ZODIAC: Cancer
POWERS : Hex-breaking, Protection, Sleep.



MAGICAL USES:
 Use in all protection sachets and spells, also to remove negative energies and spirits. Agrimony has also long been used to reverse spells sent against the magician ; example: it not only breaks hexes that have already been made, it also sends them back to the one doing the hexing. If you use it with the herb rue you can send the evil eye way on back to it’s sender even if the eye is already doing it’s thing. If you notice that you are taking on other people’s negativity, meditate with agrimony for a while to ease that dragged down feeling. If someone is trying to cause trouble in the area of love in your life be it with a spell, slander, lies or whatever, add agrimony with slippery elm bark to break all negativity. It can also help you balance your emotions in stressful situations. I have had to remove a few hexes in my day, believe-me-you, and I can tell you that it works great for me and it is one herb I will never be without again no-sir-e-bub, nu-uh, not this witchypoo.


Wyckked Thoughts - random - very random

The Pet Dog

We love him. He’s a good boy. He’s always there for us, through anything. He’s never judgmental and always loyal. We play fetch with him and he loves it. He could play for hours it seems. He brings us his favorite one and we take it and ask him in an overly exuberant voice if he wants to go get it and he, being a loving and loyal buddy picks his ears up and wiggles frantically. What if after all this time we got his intentions wrong … What if he was not bringing us his favorite toy for us to throw it for him? What if what he has really been doing all this time is bringing us a gift and we just throw it away…every time. Picture this, He is thinking “ I love my master, I will do the greatest honor and take her my favorite toy.” What a great gesture on his part. What a good boy. And what do we do? We take this wonderful offering of love…and THROW it as far as humanly possible. What if when we ask him if he wants to go get it and he is all wiggly and stuff he is really stressing out over it thinking “ NO,NO, DON’T. That’s for you, that’s for you, Keep it.” What if after we have thrown the toy and he chases after it, he is saying to himself “ You dumb ass, that is my special toy that I have bestowed upon you out of love and I am going to keep giving it back to you till YOU GET IT! Dumb Human!” Just a thought

Wyckkedly Sexy - sexiest men ever

JOHNNY DEPP!!

I have had the most wyckked crush on this man since 21 Jump Street. I Have this thing for dark eyed, dark haired bad boys for sure. And you know, the older he gets the better he looks. If that’s even possible.


Don’t you just wanna lick his tattoo’s? OMG! He is soooo scrumpdillyicious! I have watched(ok drooled over) every movie and show he has ever been in. In my head I have been the one who had him deliver groceries to ME in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape(wink,wink, nod,nod). I kissed away his tear in Crybaby. I was always doing bad things and getting caught and handcuffed by him in 21 Jump Street. I could go on and on for years about my fantasies with this sexy man, but I’ll spare ya. Hey, see that glass he’s squeezing? I wish that was my boobs, Hahahaha. What? You know you do too.


See, even the orb in the picture thinks he’s drop dead sexy.



Ohh Yeeaahh... He definitely shivers me timbers.



I just had to put this picture up even though I don’t speak Italian at all. Look into his eyes. Doesn’t he seem to look right through you? Help me, because I think I’m going to have a sexy heart attack. But I do know after staring a this picture for awhile I really need a cigarette and I don’t even smoke. Whew.

It doesn’t matter how you wrap this juicy hunk of man meat, he is always tasty!



He is God-like Perfection. Hey, If he were a God which one do you think he would be? Zeus Maybe? Apollo? Cernunnos?

Beautifully Wyckked - all natural beauty recipes

pH Balancing and Revitalizing Skin Toner

1/8th cup of apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves(Do NOT use THYME OIL because it is quite volatile and venomous if not used correctly!)
1 bay leaf
1 cup white wine

Boil herbs gently with apple cider vinegar and white wine for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let the herb mixture steep and cool for about one hour. When cool, strain and discard the herbs from the liquid. The toner is now ready to use.

Apple cider vinegar tones the skin as well as balances ph levels, helps shrink pores and has a gentle exfoliate quality.

Rosemary reduced the appearance of broken capillaries, acts as a natural astringent that helps with cell renewal and puts the kibosh on acne and blemish breakouts.

The wine has alpha-hydroxy properties that encourage cell growth and renewal.

The thyme has antiseptic properties and also creates a very slight warming action which promotes good blood flow.

The bay leaf also has astringent and pore reducing qualities.
 
 
 
 

A Wyckked Household: All natural household cleaning recipes

Silver Tarnish Remover

Ingredients:

 
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
6 cups of warm water
1 sheet aluminum foil


Instructions:

 
Line a large bowl with aluminum foil (this is not to protect the bowl; it is part of the recipe.) Mix salt and soda with warm water in the bowl. Place silver items in mixture and soak for one hour. Dry and buff with a soft cloth.

* I actually tested this recipe yesterday and I must say that it works pretty freakin good. I noticed right away after I put in my silver pieces that the chemical reaction started taking place immediately and it puts off a little odor…but it really works. I did have to do the process twice but the small chalice and various rings I cleaned were quite tarnished. So all in all this wyckked witch gives this recipe a rating of Two-Pointy-Hats Up!