Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fae House

Usually I am no good at crafts. It hasn’t stopped me from trying though! I have made a few things that are not horrible, so I figure I will share them with you. I made a Fairy House last year, and I still have it sitting in my room on a shelf. It is not the nicest thing ever, but it works.

I went to Wal-Mart and bought three different colors of felt for it. I have green, white, and pink. I bought some feathers and small popsicle sticks also. We have a hot glue gun so I used that. I figured it would be better than a glue stick and safer than super glue. Every time I use super glue I end up with my fingers glued together or to something else, so I am really not going to use it unless I need to! xD

I got a box and I glued a piece of felt to the bottom. I made two beds, a table, two chairs, and a chest out of the popsicle sticks. It wasn’t difficult; I did mess up a few times though! I tried to take pictures of the furniture, but I am not very good at it so they did not come out. Next I made mattresses, pillows, and blankets out of the felt. The mattresses and pillows have pieces of feathers in them. I even made extra blankets to put in the chest.

Next I cut a couple windows and a door into the box, even though there is no top on it. Then I decorated by gluing multi-colored straw and some beads on the front of the house. I also put some glitter on it, because the Fae love sparkly things.

Like I said, it’s not the nicest. But, it was fun to make and it is something for the Fae. I hope someone else decides to make one. I’d love to see some pictures!

Friday, October 3, 2008


I just found out today that I have been accepted to the New England Culinary Institute! This is the college that three months ago I thought was the only one for me. I am happier than you can imagine that I now have it for a definite option, but I am not sure if it is where I will go.

I still want to own and manage a restaurant, but I realize that there are other good schools out there. I am going to the open house at Green Mountain College in a couple of weeks. It seems like a good school where I could learn what I want. At NECI I would only learn Restaurant Management; at Green Mountain I could learn management and other things that interest me. My family also wants me to look into Cornell. I think it’s farfetched that I could get into Cornell, but I’ll look into it if for no other reason than to make them stop bothering me about it.

Talking with my family I also found out that I will be the first on either side to go to college. My older cousin is planning on going, but she has yet to apply anywhere. I hope this is going to become a common thing. I would love to see my little sister and some of my younger cousins go to college!

Leaving home is a scary idea. I know that around this time next year I will need to become a much stronger person. Being close to my family makes staying away from them for a long period of time difficult. I’ve mastered being away for up to ten days, I wonder if I can stand being away for longer. It’s months and months away though, so for now I want to think about the fun things I will be able to do!

I will have a nice, long, informational post up before the weekend is over. I feel bad that I keep writing these short posts that have almost nothing to do with Paganism. I have ideas running through my head now. Maybe I should start writing them down so I don’t forget them! xD

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I planned on writing some sort of informative post tonight. It’s been such a great day though and it just feels like Autumn has finally come! It’s also close to dinner and I have no information gathered for an educational post. xP So I am just going to talk about October and all the wonderful things that happen during this month.

First off is probably the most exciting blogging event of the month! Mrs. B.’s 31 Days of Halloween Event has finally begun! Mrs. B. is giving away at least one item every day this month! These items are donated by various people, and they are all truly amazing pieces of art! She will also have guest bloggers, craft ideas, and recipes. You should check out her blog if you haven’t already.

The next exciting blogging event is Sacred Suzie’s Halloween Etsy. She has made tons of handmade pendants and is selling them. They all look awesome, and they aren’t very expensive! Don’t miss out on buying one, go check out her blog!

Personally, October is my favorite month. During September we can still get some days that feel too warm. The Autumn weather is perfect. The leaves are beautiful. Plus, on the last day, we’ve got Halloween! You can really have the Halloween spirit all month long too. I know I plan on visiting Salem, Massachusetts, for at least a day. I went last year with my family, and I’ve been wanting to go back! There is a great haunted hay ride in the town near us that we go to every year. It’s the last month before I have to hear endless talking about snow, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Not that those things aren’t fun, but I truly do miss the month of October when it’s gone.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Heathen and Pagan Awareness Day

The Facebook group I am in has a link to an event. Tomorrow, October 1st, is Heathen and Pagan Awareness Day. It is just to bring attention to the growing number of people practicing some sort of Pagan faith. It's meant to help educate others about Paganism in general, and to clear up some common misunderstandings. There is a partial FAQ there, with a link to the longer one. It was very helpful when I read it.

I hope the day brings knowledge to people who need and want it. Knowledge is the greatest tool we have. =)

Edit: I want to say that I am feeling a bit better today. Sleeping a whole night really helps. I should be 100% by the end of the week!

Monday, September 29, 2008


In a half asleep daze around 2 in the morning I made an unusual connection. I had woken up because my cold medicine wore off. This happens sometimes. I wake up and cannot fall back asleep, so I just lay there and think. I am amazed at what I can remember, and left to wonder about what I cannot. One odd thought I do remember from this morning is this little epiphany: using magic is like driving a car.

Don’t ask how I came to think about it. After thinking about it more and more though I feel that it’s true. They are both useful tools that, if you are going to use, you should learn to use properly. If you use either of them recklessly it can hurt you or other people. It’s a crazy thought, and may not make much sense. If so, just ignore those two paragraphs of rambling.

My cold almost kicked my butt this morning. Homecoming weekend was fun, but exhausting. I did not get enough sleep, and I would have loved to stay home today. A sense of responsibility, and some cold medicine, overcame wanting to sleep all day and I went to school. I am feeling a bit better this evening, but I can tell that this is going to last all week. Below is a picture of me and the group of friends I went to Homecoming with. I have the red dress. The dance was fun, but I'm glad I don't have to go to another for a while!

Banned Book Week

I was reading Mrs. B.'s post about banned book week. I wanted to post this list yesterday, but my computer stopped working. I am embarrassed to say I have read so few! I may have read some of the others, but I cannot remember every book I've read in school. I do plan on going to find at least one of the ones I have not read before the week is over!

The following are some of the most banned books in the U.S. I urge everyone, in honor of banned book week, to post this list on your blog, and mark the ones you have read in bold! Then go out and read one of the other books on the list. Never take your freedom for granted.

I. Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
II. Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
III. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
IV. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
V. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
VI. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
VII. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
VIII. Forever by Judy Blume
IX. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
X. Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
XI. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
XII. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
XIII. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
XIV. The Giver by Lois Lowry
XV. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
XVI. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
XVII. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
XVIII. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
XIX. Sex by Madonna
XX. Earth's Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
XXI. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
XXII. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
XXIII. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
XXIV. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
XXV. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
XXVI. The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
XXVII. The Witches by Roald Dahl
XXVIII. The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
XXIX. Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
XXX. The Goats by Brock Cole
XXXI. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
XXXII. Blubber by Judy Blume
XXXIII. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
XXXIV. Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
XXXV. We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
XXXVI. Final Exit by Derek Humphry
XXXVII. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
XXXVIII. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
XXXIX. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
XL. What's Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
XLI. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
XLII. Beloved by Toni Morrison
XLIII. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
XLIV. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
XLV. Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
XLVI. Deenie by Judy Blume
XLVII. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
XLVIII. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
XLIX. The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
L. Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
LI. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
LII. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
LIII. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
LIV. Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
LV. Cujo by Stephen King
LVI. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
LVII. The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
LVIII. Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
LIX. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
LX. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
LXI. What's Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
LXII. Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
LXIII. Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
LXIV. Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
LXV. Fade by Robert Cormier
LXVI. Guess What? by Mem Fox
LXVII. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
LXVIII. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
LXIX. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
LXX. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
LXXI. Native Son by Richard Wright
LXXII. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Fantasies by Nancy Friday
LXXIII. Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
LXXIV. Jack by A.M. Homes
LXXV. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
LXXVI. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
LXXVII. Carrie by Stephen King
LXXVIII. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
LXXIX. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
LXXX. Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
LXXXI. Family Secrets by Norma Klein
LXXXII. Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
LXXXIII. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
LXXXIV. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
LXXXV. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
LXXXVI. Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
LXXXVII. Private Parts by Howard Stern
LXXXVIII. Where's Waldo? by Martin Hanford
LXXXIX. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
XC. Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
XCI. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
XCII. Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
XCIII. Sex Education by Jenny Davis
XCIV. The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
XCV. Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
XCVI. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
XCVII. View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
XCVIII. The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
XCIX. The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
C. Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier