clean your home

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…I feel like there’s a story here.

Reminder for young witches that...

Simply cleaning your home or room is enough to allow good energy into your home! (it’s also good with witches who deal with mental illness like depression or anxiety! it’s trouble starting but doing it slowly is great!)

Open a window and grab a duster and dust out the negative energy!

maybe light a good smelling candle (yellow is good for this)

play some music to help you through and fill your home with good vibes!

Charge some sigils in sunlight as you clean!

vacuum the carpet! (i saw a cool post where adding baking soda and essential oil to the carpet makes it extra clean and smell nice!)

Charge your phone, and organize apps!
make to-do lists!

organize your grimoire/bos or any note book you keep notes in!

charge your crystals and tools if you wish!

make some coffee or tea (or chocolate milk!!!) and sit on your bed or chair for rest!

clean your clothes and be neat!

reorganize your altar!

refresh your offerings or plants!!

clean your computer screen and keyboard!

refresh batteries in anything!

charge your tarot cards!

chat with your deity or spirit companion or familiar!

clean out anything old!

take dishes out of your room!

take out your trash!

cleanse your room if ya want!

Curse Removing Wash 💧

From an ask I received (here). 

Ingredients:

  • Basil (protection)
  • Sage (protection + banishing)
  • Rosemary (protection + banishing)
  • Chamomile (banishing + peace)
  • Sea salt (protection + banishing)
  • Distilled water (less impurities than tap water; lasts longer if you choose to store it for later use)

Instructions:

  1. Mix ingredients into a bottle and use on yourself in the shower and/or use when cleaning your home as a floor/window wash
  2. After you use the wash on yourself or in your home, proceed to shower or clean up as usual
  3. Store in a cool, dark place for later use
You Don't Have to Preform Ritual on a Full Moon.

You don’t have to have a nice planned and organized ritual on a full moon. Maybe you’re just not up for it this time around, don’t feel well, or there’s something else in your life that needs to be focused on. There are plenty of alternatives to celebrating a full moon:

🌕You can just sit and journal with your deities or spirits.
🌕You can listen to Pagan music, or whatever puts you in a meditative or spiritual state.
🌕Cook a nice dinner, maybe bake a nice desert. Offer some.
🌕Spend time with a pet, appreciate them, be thankful for them.
🌕Same goes for a friend or family member.
🌕Watch pagan YouTubers, read pagan blogs.
🌕Study your craft, maybe research something new.
🌕Draw, paint, or create something. Channel the lunar energies through yourself and make something spectacular for the gods.
🌕Reorganize all your pagan supplies.
🌕Clean your room, or home. Clean out all bad vibes.
🌕Rest. The moon is so tranquil, you deserve to be also.

Normal Horoscope:

Aries: Oftentimes it is not you who gets to decide wether your butt looks good or not, though you do get the tiebreaker.

Taurus: Cynicism and optimism have their place. That place is mashed together into a confusing Frankenstein of a conversation. Gotta keep people on their toes.

Gemini: Your toothbrush is a mimmic, a mimmic that really cares a lot about your dental hygiene.

Cancer: There is magic in cleaning your home. Not fiery kaboom type magic, more the now your house is clean kind of magic.

Leo: As you sit there, thumbing through your phone, something watches you. Something with dead eyes and rotted legs. Do not look up, it will see that as a sign of aggression.

Virgo: Whatever is carving your name into your belonging will stop if you read up on financial literacy, seriously debt management is important.

Libra: Look “dress for success” does not mean “cover yourself in gold paint”. The stars and I see what you were going for though.

Scorpio: Watch your tongue. It has its own agenda.

Ophiuchus: Due to a clerical error, all Ophiuchans can talk to cakes form the next two weeks or so if they concentrate real hard.

Sagittarius: Invoke your right to duel. Invoke it without warning or cause. Kill people with a rapier. Kill unsuspecting people with a rapier.

Capricorn: When all falls apart, follow the money.

Aquarius: I don’t care if it works, a thong is a silly thing to enchant.

Pisces: Make sure it’s a real angel of ephemeral night. Ask to see ID. Ask to see their nightmare mount. Protect ya neck. Wu Tang.

To Ward the Home

Ward your home from ill presences and negative energies. Find a flat stone, the size of your fist. The stone represents the Earth, your home. Clean it with water and empower it. Thus:

Speaking the words below, repeatedly, pass the stone over the smoke of a burning incense and then over the flame of a candle. Drip a few drops of the candle’s wax on the surface of the stone. Anoint the stone with an oil from any protective herbs.

“By air, by fire,
By water, by earth,

By smoke, by flame,
By oil, by dirt,

By breath, by wax,
By tears, by stone.

I conjure ye,
Protect my home.”

Keep the stone in the heart of your home.

Home cleansing sprays

Get yourself a cheap spray bottle from a two dollar store, fill with water- moon water, purified water, tap water, whatever you got. Extra points for water from a nearby sacred spring. Fill with the ingredients below:

Cleansing spray:
Use this after cleaning your home, after a fight, to banish evil or spray on yourself when anxious.

- Water
- Black tourmaline or obsidian- for banishment (Ensure you take it out straight after using the spray)
- A couple of pinches of salt- Purification
- A pinch of lavender flowers
- A couple of drops of bergamot oil

Happiness spray:
Use this to promote the happiness of your friends and family in the home, and spray over yourself to promote your happiness during the day 

- Water
- A pinch of salt for cleansing
- A pinch of Juniper berries for good vibes|
- Neroli essential oil to ease tension and nerves- Orange oil works as a good substitute as Neroli is usually quite pricey
- Ylang Ylang essential oil for positive manifestation of emotions
- A piece of Citrine for energy (Again remove straight after use)

Love spray:
Use to promote love and harmony between family and friends, spray over yourself when needing to recover your loving energy after curses or spells, use while anxious to promote self love
- Water
- A pinch of salt for cleansing
- 3 drops rose essential oil for love
- A piece of Rose Quartz for love
- A pinch of Lavender flowers for sweetness
- A pinch of Rosemary for romance
- 2 drops of Vanilla essential oil for loving vibrations

Abundance spray:
Use to attract money, wealth, good grades, goodness and spiritual growth to the home by spraying this on your door ways.

- Water
- A pinch of Bladderwrack to attract money
- 3 drops Frankincense essential oil for wealth 
- A couple of Honeysuckle blossoms or a small pinch of Jasmine flowers
- 3 drops of Orange essential oil for fruition 
- A coin

Love, Raven <3

🍃🍄Hedge Witch Tips For March🍄🍃

Best Fresh Produce
Carrots, beetroot, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, red chicory, parsnips, leeks, spinach, turnips, rhubarb, and salad onion

Seafood
Crab, salmon, eel, clams, trout, oysters, sea bass, mussels, and scallops.

Wild Foods
Violets, fresh nettle tops, dandelion leaves, lime leaves, morel mushrooms, garlic mustard, and daisies.

Ways To Celebrate March

  • Decorate your home and altar with displays of eggs - colored or natural - in baskets or bowls! Eggs represent the fertility and new growth of springtime.
  • Bring in colorful flowers! Dandelions, tulips, daffodils, celandines,  hyacinth, and snowdrops!
  • Set long-term spells for the future that will grow and gain power as the light increases and the Wheel turns.
  • Spring clean yourself and your home by using cleansing herbs in your cleansing rituals. Rosemary, sage, lavender, and thyme are wonderful for this!
  • Celebrate the change in the air by working with the air element for spells. Burn incense or just run outside and throw your arms in the air! Feel the wind!

lesbi-dishonest  asked:

What is executive dysfunction? I tried to google it but all the answers were so wordy and hard to understand. Is it a symptom of ADHD? A disorder? I don't quite understand.

Executive dysfunction can be kind of a confusing thing, and it’s a few different things, so I’ll try and boil it down a bit :)

Plain old Executive Function is basically what makes us do the things we’re supposed to do. Say you have an assignment due for school. Executive function is what lets you:

1. Remember that you have the assignment.
2. Budget time for it.
3. Take initiative to start working on it.
4. Stay focused until it is complete.

Executive DYSfunction, is the condition of having a dysfunctional executive function. So with the same assignment, and executive dysfunction, you would:

1. Forget the assignment (out of sight, out of mind)
2. Not be able to forecast how much time or energy the assignment will take, and then not budget correctly (thinking you can write an entire paper in one night or one hour)
3. Even when you want to work, you can’t initiate working (your body feels like it can’t obey your brain)
4. You lose steam early on and don’t have the energy or focus to finish the assignment, and you may or may not even turn in the assignment.

It’s not the same as procrastination. When you procrastinate, you have the initiative to work and just don’t want to. With Executive Dysfunction, you just can’t work, even if you really want to.

Executive function is present in every part of your life. It’s associated most with school and work, but it also takes EF to feed yourself regularly and in a healthy way, to take showers, to pay bills, to clean your home, it all comes down to executive function.

I hope that helps! I have a few posts tagged either “executive function” or “executive dysfunction” which show people’s real life experiences, and that will give you an idea of the scope as well!

Help! Someone is praying against me, what do I do???

everyone has some ain’t shit person in they life who wants to see them fail, even if it’s subconcious. a jealous friend, an entitled coworker, or ya shady ass aunty who can’t mind her damn business, we all have someone working against us

most curses amount to this, so before you start freakin’ out that some powerful rootworker or witch is mad at you, i have some tips to help you out

First notice the signs

do ya ears ring? itch? feel hot? is ya eye twitchin? do you keep havin dreams with a person who you not all that close to? did you get really hype for some good news and then it crumbled? even when it seemed like a for sure thing? then someone is prolly working against you

Figure out who it is

this can be difficult. narrow down the most likely aint shit people in ya life, pay attention to ya dreams, ask the house spirits and ancestors, or do a little divination. get a grasp of their energy.

Cleanse

but frfr get outcha Florida Water, double the salt, light all the herbs on fire, clean and cleanse your home, car, and any spaces you heavily occupy. cleanse and get rid of items connected to the person. take a long cleansing bath.

Banish

do a banishing spell, write the names of the people down and set them on fire, get the black salt out and sweep it out the door. banish their energy that is currently being directed at you. cleansing only gets rid of what is there currently.

BIND

remember, if you don’t bind them, the person will just keep sending those prayers and soft curses your way. silence them.

Prevention/Preemptive Strike

there are many ways to just eliminate the casual curses and prayers against you.

  1. STOP TELLIN EVERYONE YA GATDAMN BUSINESS
  2. Protection charms
  3. Reflecting spells (real mirrors are good for this)
  4. Sigils
  5. Washing your doors
  6. Protective and charged crystals
  7. Cats

now go forth and handle that messy bitter bitch who’s tryna fuck up ya life 👌🏽

How to be an Awesome Wife: Millennial Edition

Take care of the children. Staying home to raise your children is not for the faint of heart. It is a daily challenge, but very rewarding in the end. Your Husband is probably an amazing Father, but he will never have the same emotional connection that you do with your children. Mothers have a maternal instinct and a bond with their babies cannot be broken. Utilize parenting techniques that work for both of you. Your Husband should act as lead disciplinarian, with you acting at the lead nurturer. This instills structure and a hierarchy in your home; teaching your children to respect authority. This starts by submitting to your husband, in turn your children will have a model to emulate.

Cook and bake well. Being in charge of your family’s nutrition is of the upmost importance. Making mac and cheese from a box every night dosent count. Cooking shows, online tutorials/ courses and cookbooks are all great references. Prepping meals earlier in the day or the night before is also a big help when it comes to managing family time in the evenings.

Keep your home clean. The home should be a relaxing environment. A disorderly home causes stress and anxiety. Your Husband wants to come home to an orderly home. If you have very small children, your Husband should allow you some leeway here, as young children are professional lil’ mess-makers.

Put effort into your appearance. Look attractive for him, never “let yourself go.” Take time to do your hair and make-up. Online make-up tutorials are helpful. Wear tight fitting clothes; low cut shirts and yoga pants when in the house. If your Husband prefers that you dress more modestly while outside, then do so accordingly.

Never deny any type of sexual advances from your Husband. Additionally, your acceptance should be paired with enthusiasm. Your Husband should feel comfortable to act out any sexual ideas/fantasies that he may have. Once married, ANY kind of sexual act between a Husband and wife is deemed as an “act of love.” Dick sucking/oral sex should be offered daily and is also an act of submission in and of itself.

When you are out alone, never partake in anything that your Husband wouldn’t approve of. If you have to hide something, then you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.

Dont spend too much time on your phone or tablet when your Husband is home. Additionally, when your Husband speaks to you, look up at him and not down at your phone when replying.

Do not argue aggressively with him. Communicate openly and calmly about any issues that arise. Both partners deserve to be heard respectfully. Your opinion is important to your Husband as he doesn’t want a doormat. But as Man of the house, he should make the final decision.

Save money. Housewives are often seen as “kept women” who shop and spend frivolously. Alternatively, many housewives will tell you what a complete fallacy that is. Learning how to budget money properly, couponing and keeping a stockpile are all important aspects of running your home efficiently.

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Tips for a Happy Life

•wake up early in the morning
•do some kind of activity - go running, walk your dog, etc.
•drink lots of water to boost your productivity
•read more books
•listen to inspiring music
•clean your home/apartment for 15-20 minutes daily
•consume fresh fruits and vegetables every day
•prepare your own food - read more about healty eating, check out new recipies, cook with love
•reward yourself, celebrate little victories - you’ve made it out of bed today, you washed your face and you had the strength to wake up and embrace the new day
•go out, make new friends, be social
•pick a diary and a beautiful pencil to write down how your day has been before you go to sleep
•go to bed earlier
•make plans for the next day - do something you’ve never done before. When was the last time you tried something diferent?
•love life

It’s Hopeless - Sebastian Stan Imagine

warnings: angst, fluff, Chris!Best Friend,  

request: The reader is best friends with Chris, but in love with Sebastian. She goes to Chris for advice on how to let Seb know how she feels. - @ theimpossibleg1rl

words: 1700+

masterlist 

“What the fuck are you doin’ here!” You ran towards your best friend at full speed, knowing he can take your impact easily.

“Chris! I missed you!” Your voice was muffled by the neck of his Cap suit.

Chris kissed your hair, holding it flat with his large palm. His arm was wrapped around your waist, keeping you lifted off the ground, and stuck in his arms.  

“I missed you too, Honeypot.”  

You had flown down to surprise Chris while he shot Civil War in Atlanta. He’d been moaning for months about how he was so bored and homesick that you decided to shut him up. For a little bit, at least.

Setting you back on Earth, he bared a grin when whilst holding you away from his body. He was looking for any change to your appearance since he’d last saw you, which was five months ago. A lot can happen in five months, and Chris was always so diligent in knowing every detail of your face and appearance. He could spot your hair cut an inch shorter, or you wore a new outfit. It was nice to have a best friend who took notice in the effort you put into looking presentable.

“Well, what are you fuckin’ doin’ here? When’d you get in?” Chris slung one arm over your shoulder and guided you towards the crafts table, where a selection of decorous food was lying.

“Lisa ringed me the other week beggin’ me to take spring vacation to come visit you! I guess I was the only one fit to shut up your whining and begging.” Chris chuckled and nodded in acknowledgment. He knew he had been on the, rather, complaining side in his tone for the last few months. He just missed his family so much. He missed seeing Miles, Lucy, and Noah. He missed not being able to go to his parent’s house on Thursdays for spaghetti dinner.

“Like always, she was right. You are the only human being beside her that could make me feel like I’m home with just your presence.”

You felt so much love for your best friend, and now you felt even more. He was so sweet and benevolent in nature. He’d been that way since the day you met him, 26 years ago. He was just a scrawny 9 years old, terrified to go down the slide on the playground. You were an adventurous 8-year-old and told Chris he could hold your hand while going down the slide together. He agreed and ever since then you two have held each other’s hands through the worst of times and the best of times.

“It can’t be! No way!” Booming from across the lot, you saw Mackie waving his hands frantically at you while jogging over. There had been a companion with him, a brunette you had only heard about before. The brunette didn’t join Mackie when he ran over to you, though. He just set foot in a slow pace walk, almost looking uneager to meet the mysterious best friend of Chris’.

Anthony pulled you into a big hug when he finally reached you and Chris, both pigging out at the table of goodies. “Big Mack! How goes it?”

He shrugged nonchalantly, “Not too bad. Livin’ good down in A.T.L., aren’t we Evans?”

“You are, Mr. Life of The Party.” Anthony gawked at Chris and slapped his shoulder. “Don’t try and pretend that you ain’t out at the clubs, talkin’ to the ladies, now. We don’t wanna be tellin’ lies to our friends now do we?” You giggled at shook your head, turning back towards the donuts.

You held a chocolate glazed one to your mouth when you heard an unfamiliar voice from behind.

“I wouldn’t if I were you. Those have been baking in the sun for a good fifteen hours.”

Sebastian had his blue eyes cast towards you, with a warm smile upon his lips. Chuckling nervously, you agreed and laid the donut back on the tray.

“Thank you. Wouldn’t have wanted to catch food poisoning my first day here.” Sebastian just broadened his grin that, swear to god, was twinkling in the sunlight. He stuck out his hand and you met him halfway.

“Sebastian.”

“Y/N. Chris’ best friend.”

Ever since that moment, you had been hooked to Sebastian Stan. Hopelessly, carelessly devoted to a man who didn’t even know you felt so much towards.

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exbeaut  asked:

i'm so scared to live alone.... any tips?

You know I do! Living alone is a really intense and exciting experience, offering you the chance to explore your independence. It may seem daunting at first because you’re solely responsible for taking care of all your shopping, cleaning, and home related maintenance. But if you go into this experience prepared and confident, you’ll do fine- you’ll flourish!

Living alone is definitely not for everybody, especially if you’re an extraverted or super social person. In this case, you may want to buddy up with a friend and look into two bedroom apartments. Ask yourself- will you be okay spending a day on your own without interacting face-to-face with anybody? If the answer is no, you should find a roommate. 

Check out this post which details how to locate, inspect, and set up your first apartment. And…

Living Alone

1. PKW. Phone, keys, wallet. Every time you go anywhere. Check twice. The worst part of living on your own is having to rely on yourself to never forget to lock yourself out or leave your wallet at a sandwich shop in a mall. Make absolutely sure you have duplicates of your keys (I would get a couple made) and give one to a friend who lives nearby who you can count on. I also like to keep an extra set inside the apartment itself in a secure place, just in case. Your landlord can let you in during office hours, but giving a key to a trustworthy friend helps you 24/7.

2. Cleaning routine. You don’t have to sit down at a writing desk and draft this out, but spend a few minutes coming up with a basic cleaning regime for you to follow. It’s definitely easier to do a little each day, but if that doesn’t work for your schedule set aside at least an hour and a half during your time off to get your apartment spotless. I don’t know about you, but whenever I deep clean my apartment I feel like I’m living in a hotel for a day, and I absolutely love it.

3. Make a “moving” shopping list. This is everything you will need (minus food) for your first week at your new place. First aid kit, cleaning supplies, tape, cat food, etc. Your first week moving into your new place will be stressful enough, you don’t want to be halfway through setting up your living room and realize that you forgot to buy trash bags.

4. Secure yourself. I’m not the most agile or fast person in the world, and I do live in a mid-sized city that has a good deal of crime. The apartment complex I live in is very safe, but I still like to double lock my front door at night. It might be smart to keep some pepper spray or a baseball bat somewhere in your apartment, just in case.

5. Stay social. Even the most anti-social person gets lonely. Make sure to hang out with your friends, not just your co-workers, your actual friends. Get out off your apartment every few days and go see a movie, get a cup of coffee, go people watching at the park, etc. It’s easy to get depressed if you’re living alone and doing the same things the same way every day- allow yourself to mix it up.

6. Meal prep. It can be stressful and seem useless to cook complicated or “fancy” meals when you’re living on your own. Plan your meals for the week and make a list before going shopping. Get yourself enough food to make a variety of dinners that will only take you fifteen minutes. If you do want to go crazy and make steak and mashed potatoes for yourself, make enough for two meals. Also, nobody is going to think poorly of you for stocking your fridge with a couple frozen dinners.

7. Customer service. Living alone means that you are going to be doing a lot of talking to customer service representatives. Get comfortable talking to people over the phone. Tell the rep what you need as quickly as you can, and try to be polite because customer service at a phone center is a garbage job that doesn’t pay well. On the flip side, don’t be afraid to ask for a manager if you’re upset or unhappy with your service. Take their survey at the end of your phone call, tell them how unhappy you are. It’s someone’s shitty job to look at all those surveys, no complaint goes unheard. Companies with great phone service: Verizon, Apple, Amazon. Companies with awful phone service: USPS (literally the worst), electric companies, health insurance companies.

8. Guest space. This is not required, but it’s a good idea to have some sort of space for a friend to stay the night. A friend of mine had a bad breakup, showed up at my apartment with ten minute’s notice, and then fell asleep on my couch after an hour of crying. It as 7:30! Whatever, she needed it. Keep an extra blanket and pillow in your closet, I like to keep travel sized shampoos and conditioners in my bathroom cabinet on the off chance a guest wants to use my shower. I got these at a hotel for free, but they’re available at CVS and other pharmacies.

9. Toilet paper. Don’t let yourself run out of toilet paper! I like to buy more when I notice I only have one roll left. The same deal goes for paper towels.

10. Enjoy. Living on your own is simoltaneously exciting and exhausting, but an all around must-have experience. Enjoy the freedom to forget to make the bed, to decorate your bathroom however you want, to have ice cream for dinner, to watch reruns of Friends and cry when Rachel decides to move to France. Make sure to give yourself lots of space to move at your own pace, but please remember to eat three meals a day and to go to the doctor’s for a checkup at least once a year!

New Man

Originally posted by myachaelclifford

A/N: I can’t remember the last time I wrote about Luke, but what I do know is that he needs some love

     You sat inside the car waiting for Luke to show up. The snow falling outside only seemed to grow stronger and you turned the heat on and the radio up just a bit. Your eyes darted towards the clock on the dashboard and you sighed in annoyance. “Typical,” you quietly spat, shaking your head at how late Luke was. You began to chew on your bottom lip and whipped out your phone. There was no sense in calling Luke. He usually showed up on his own time and you somehow found yourself always accepting this fact about him. Though you shouldn’t accept it. Luke never seemed to care when you had things to do or somewhere to be. You continued to mutter under your breath in anger. Luke had been the one to choose the time and the fact that he was late irked you even more. 

After about twenty minutes you were ready to start the car back up and head home, but then you saw Luke’s car pull up next to yours in the lot. You watched with squinted eyes as he turned the car off and quickly got out in a hurry. He jogged to your door and knocked on the window. You inhaled and slowly exhaled before rolling the window down. “You’re late,” you said in monotone. 

“Meeting ran later than expected,” he replied. You rolled your eyes at his words and his head dipped down so he was looking you in the eye. “Hey to you too,” he chuckled. You gave him a look and Luke’s smile faded. “Alright I’m sorry I was late,” he sighed, “I should’ve called.” You nodded in agreement and unlocked the door. Luke opened the door to the backseat and he smiled once more. A bigger smile that he had once held for you. You closely watched him from the review mirror. “Hey princess,” he cooed, unbuckling the one year old baby from her car seat. His finger brushed over her plump cheeks making her stir a bit from sleep. “Did you miss daddy?” he mumbled, pulling the beanie down on her head more so that her ears wouldn’t get cold. 

“You’re not taking the car seat?” you questioned, noticing that he was picking her up. Luke shook his head at your question.

“I bought one so we wouldn’t have to keep trading this one back and forth,” he replied. Your eyebrows rose in surprise. You didn’t expect Luke to buy a car seat of his own. Then again you didn’t expect a lot of things from him. He grabbed the baby bag then stood and shut the door. You unbuckled yourself and got out the car to say goodbye. 

“So I have a date tomorrow,” you told Luke. He became quiet for a second then continued to baby talk to the child. Luke turned his back towards you and walked towards his car to buckle her in. “I just thought you should know and I was thinking I’d let him finally meet Raine,” you said. This caught Luke’s attention and his head flew up and he looked at you as if you were crazy.

“There’s no way in hell that’s happening,” Luke spat, placing the stuffed elephant next to Raine. 

“I wasn’t asking for your permission. I was telling you what was going to happen,” you said. “We’ve been together for two months and I think it’s about time he’s met her.”

“Two months? How am I just now finding out about this!?!” Luke questioned, you watched him blow out air from his nose. The fog of it showing in the air. 

“You don’t need to know what I do in my personal time,” you scoffed, “The only reason I’m telling you now is because I want him to meet her.” Luke shook his head fast, his hands stuffing in his pockets to warm them.

“And I’m telling you there’s no way you’re going to let some other man near my baby,” Luke confidently said. 

“Our baby, but it was okay for your ex-girlfriend to meet her and not alright for my boyfriend to? If things are getting serious it’s bound to happen,” you reminded him.

“My ex meeting Raine was different,” he argued back. The two of you had a stare down for a few seconds. 

“That wasn’t different and you know it… look I didn’t come here to argue. My boyfriend’s meeting her so end of discussion. I’ll see you Tuesday night,” you told him, voice strong as can be. Luke’s jaw clenched and he watched with fire in his eyes as you leaned down to kiss your baby girl goodbye. You whispered something to her before pulling away. “Have fun,” you said to the both of them, giving Luke a small smile before heading back to your own car. Luke waved goodbye and before you knew it he was in his car and driving off.

     The smell of spices wafted around your home and music was blasting through the speakers. You couldn’t help but to feel at ease. With Raine being with Luke for a few days that gave you the opportunity to spend quality time with your boyfriend. You had decided on cooking for your date and just have a night in. It was only to help the two of you put a rest to spending money each time you went out. “Middle of the Night” by The Vamps started to play and you began to dance a bit as you cooked. You shuffled over to the stove to stir the rice and meat mixture. In your haste to cook and clean your home, you had only managed to get your makeup done. The dining table was set with candles resting in the center. All you had left to do was place the mixture in some bell peppers and pop it in the oven.

Just as you were placing the dinner into the oven there was a knock at your door. Your eyebrows furrowed in confusion and you glanced at the clock. You hadn’t noticed time going by so fast. “JUST A MINUTE!” you shouted, closing the oven door and running to a mirror to make yourself look a bit presentable. You walked over to the door and opened it. “Hi!” you chirped.

“Hey. Am I early?” Scott asked, looking down at your lazy day attire. You quickly shook your head.

“No, no I’m just running late,” you said, “Come in!” You opened the door even more and Scott walked in. He laughed in amusement at how frazzled you seemed. 

“I brought wine and dessert,” Scott smiled, following you into the kitchen. “It smells great. What are you making?” he hummed. You muttered a thanks and began to look in the cupboards for some glasses. Once they were found you opened the wine bottle and poured the liquid. Handing one over to Scott, you sipped on yours for a second. 

“Stuffed bell peppers and roasted potatoes,” you replied. 

“Oh that sounds like heaven and good too because I’m starving,” he commented. You laughed in response and lifted the glass to drink some more of the wine.  

“I’m gonna get dressed so make yourself at home,” you told him, grabbing your glass and quickly racing to your bedroom. Once inside you began to strip from your clothes and get into the ones you had laid out on the bed. As you were placing on your shoes you noticed an old picture of you and Luke looking happily at each other. It was rested between two other pictures on your nightstand. In one quick movement you had snatched the picture from its spot and dropped it inside the drawer. 

“She’s cute isn’t she?” you smiled. Your words had startled Scott and he jumped in his spot before turning towards you. He had been looking at a picture of you and Raine. 

“Yeah-she looks adorable. How old is she again?” he questioned, walking over to you and giving you a kiss.

“One and for a toddler that barely knows more than ten words she will talk your ear off,” you joked. Your hand slid down to grab Scott’s and you pulled him towards the couch. 

“Well she sounds lovely,” he said, resting his hand on your knee. “How was your day?” Scott questioned, drinking some more of the alcohol. You made a tiny noise that could be considered a whimper and his eyes crinkled in curiosity. “That bad?” he laughed, draping his arm over the couch. 

“More so frustrating. It was like everyone that came in had a stick up their butt or something,” you sighed. You hummed then shook the thoughts from your head. “What about you?” you asked.

“Much better now that I’m seeing you,” Scott said. You smiled at his words and moved closer to him. “You know what’ll take your mind off your bad day?” he said. 

“Hmm what?” you smiled, biting onto your bottom lip. Scott had moved closer to you too and his eyes were flickering from your eyes to your lips. 

“Some kissing and cuddling,” he whispered, dipping his head low to give you two quick pecks. You grinned at his words and pulled him into another kiss. His hand moved to rest at your hip and you moved closer even more as the kiss grew a lot more passionate. The sounds of you two kissing echoed around the living room and the tension in the room became heated. Not too long after you were straddling Scott and the two of you had began an intense make out. Breaths shallow, hands roaming, and lips trailing across your skin. You knew at some point you’d have to pull away to take the food out the oven, but as for now you were enjoying this. Scott pulled away from the kiss and his mouth attached at your neck. You let out a soft moan as he sucked on a sweet spot. Your body going slack against his in pleasure. 

There was a loud knock on the door and the kissing stopped for a second. “Ignore it,” you gasped, leaning down to kiss along Scott’s jaw. You rocked your hips against his and he was the one to moan this time. Another knock sounded out around the apartment, but it was longer this time. 

“I think you should get that,” Scott chuckled. You groaned in response and your head fell into the crook of his neck in defeat. A sigh left your lips and you climbed off of him. 

“Can you take the food out the oven while I answer that,” you softly requested, giving him one more kiss before heading to the door. You straightened out your clothes once you were in front of the door. Once you unlocked the door you opened it, the smile on your face fading as your eyes came in contact with the very familiar blue ones. 

You couldn’t believe your eyes, but there leaning against your door frame with a smirk on his lips was Luke.

1. Send thank you notes

2. Practice good posture

3. Speak more softly

4. Listen without interrupting

5. Wear solid colours

6. Ignore fads, or use them sparingly

7. Have a signature wine that you serve at home

8. Wear only 2-3 accessories

9. Have impeccable manners

10. Read on a variety of topics

11. Maintain a budget

12. Study the arts

13. Have one signature perfume/cologne

14. Show restraint in expressing anger

15. Learn the art of conversation

16. Learn French

17. Wear a trench coat

18. Learn how to wear a scarf

19. Wear a tuxedo, when one is called for

20. Practice quality over quantity

21. Don’t yell or scream

22. Learn to dance the waltz

23. Have one fabulous signature meal you serve guests

24. Remember birthdays

25. Go on picnics

26. Wear dresses/suits more often, and on dates

27. Simplify your life, your home and your calendar

28. Wear pearls

29. Men, Open the door for ladies

30. Ladies, et him open the door for you

31. Remember that it’s more important to be kind than it is to be right

32. Serve coffee or tea after meals

33. Arrive exactly on time

34. Don’t complain

35. Dress to travel

36. Be well travelled

37. If you’re a woman, don’t wear black shoes between Memorial Day and Labor Day…wear spectator pumps instead

38. Keep your home clean and uncluttered

39. When guests stay over, put a small pitcher and glass for water on their nightstand, along with a book they might enjoy

40. Learn how to host a small dinner party

41. Have one subdued solid colour scheme throughout your home, use accessories to add colour

42. Learn how to make the perfect martini

43. Learn how to tie both a regular tie and a bow tie (whether you’re a man or a woman)

44. Be a lady or a gentleman at work, especially when delivering a difficult message or when tempers flare

45. Wear lovely/handsome hats

46. Don’t point out the mistakes of others

47. Wait your turn patiently

48. Don’t curse

49. Chew each bite 20 times

50. Sip your drink

51. Learn proper etiquette for all situations

52. Accept compliments graciously

53. Be quietly self confident

54. Don’t boast

55. Be respectful of others

56. Have fresh flowers in your home

57. Write a letter rather than send an email to those you love

58. Keep your nails well manicured

59. Maintain your shoes and clothing

60. Don’t ever lose your joie de vivre

61. Be well groomed

62. Remember that money does not equal elegance, nor is it necessary to be elegant

63. Wear less make-up

64. Wear well-fitting clothes

65. Spray lavender on your sheets

66. Be positive

67. Learn to politely say no

68. Be concerned with making others feel comfortable

69. Maintain good health

70. Don’t overindulge

71. Hold yourself to high standards

72. Turn your mobile off at dinner

73. Wear simple, classic hairstyles

74. Think before you speak or act. Ask yourself, can anything good come from this?

75. Apoligize sincerely

76. Have integrity

77. Don’t speak ill of others, or gossip

78. Always take a gift to your host or hostess

79. Tie a scarf on your handbag

80. Take a clutch in the evening

81. Wear well fitting jeans with either a long sleeve white shirt or solid sweater for more casual events

82. Only wear sneakers for exercise

83. Use white sheets, white towels, white dishes

84. Be sure your clothes are pressed

85. Your car’s horn should say “pardon me, but do you see me?”, rather than “get out of my way!”

86. Overdo empathy

87. Light candles in your home

88. Go for walks in the park on Sunday

89. Give others sincere compliments

90. Understand your own worth

91. Learn how to open a bottle of champagne

92. Dress appropriately for the occasion

93. Do small favours for others, without expecting anything in return

94. Say please and thank you

95. Take the time to stop and listen to others, especially children

96. Take responsibility for yourself and your own happiness

97. Keep a journal

98. Give thoughtful gifts, rather than expensive ones

99. Less is more

100. Savour the moment

—  100 Ways to be Elegant by me (via pearlsandcurlsandpreppygirls)
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These are called “Bead beans” in Greek but we call them Borlotti beans. I’ve not seen them on sale fresh like this in the uk, only in Europe. Baba was set to podding the beautiful “beads” for mama to cook.

Hi sweeties! Today’s jar was a much requested one– motivation to not only CLEAN your home but also to CLEANSE it! What a fun jar to create! 

Let’s get on to it!

  • allspice - for determination & to add energy to our spell
  • bay leaf - for purification 
  • black pepper - to banish negativity
  • sea salt - purification 
  • basil - to drive off hostile spirits
  • chili pepper flakes - for energy
  • lemon peel - for cleaning and purification motivation
  • cloves - for cleansing and driving away negativity 

Adding each layer, speak and declare your intent with confidence, spend time to let it sink in, and allow the layers to build on each other. Once you’re finished, focus your intent onto the bottle as a whole, you can repeat something like this –

“As I clean, let me also cleanse.
As I sweep away dust and negativity, 
may only love and light be allowed in.”


After you feel confident in what you have put into your jar, cork it, and seal it with wax if you’d like (I have a simple tutorial on how to seal jars with wax here) and you are finished. You can charge them in moonlight if you feel like they need a little kick!

Some posts (in a master-post) about cleansing your home here.

As always, I would love to see your recreations of this jar (or any of my others!)

You can find my other jars here.

I hope this was helpful! I’m always open to answer your questions.

xoxox.

anonymous asked:

Ooh I really want a headcanon with the batboys please where their s/o is kidnaped or something and they are hurt

I did all of our bat boys so hopefully this works!

Bruce

  • Freaks out heavily
  • after Jason, he’s super duper into tracking you and the boys
  • You get kidnapped
  • Literally takes like 10 minutes for him to find you after you had been taken
  • they had already roughed you up a bit and Bruce freaked out
  • Started fighting dirty, you had to stop him from breaking his ‘no kill’ law on a bunch of lowlifes

Dick

  • This boy freaks
  • Turns into a bumbling mess and doesn’t know what to do
  • you probably have to save yourself tbh
  • “Y/N MY LOVE YOUR SAFE! YOU HAVE RETURNED! waIT WHATS THAT BLOOD ON YOUR LIP? YOU’RE HURT!”
  • “Dick I’m fine its a little cut-”
  • NO! YOU COULD HAVE A DISEASE WE NEED to go to THE HOSPITAL
  • *slaps him on the back of the head*
  • Take me home you mother hen”
  • “Yes dear”

Jason

  • Turns into a total badass
  • even more than normal
  • Tracks you down 
  • Your already hurt and that pisses him off, making him more of a sarcastic jackass than normal
  • everything is a sarcastic jab or a pun
  • Saves you and takes you home to patch you up
  • “Thanks for saving me”
  • *Scoffs* “Yeah like I’d let my only chance of getting laid die”

Tim

  • Like Jason, he gets super sarcastic
  • You know how he doesn’t sleep?
  • yeah that gets worse
  • so. much. coffee
  • He Tracks you down via his trusty computer
  • your face is bloody and swollen
  • Tim plans on shoving his entire bo staff up your kidnapper’s ass 
  • you stop him bc Alfred didn’t need to clean that
  • once your home and patched up you two sleep for  D A Y S
  • and do other things;)))))

Damian

  • Ho boy.
  • If you thought Damian was a demon before you have another thing coming.
  • Turns into a Tasmanian Devil of kick ass hand to hand combat moves
  • He finds you and is worried about you because your arm is bent weirdly
  • When he finishes beating the absolute snot out of your captors he becomes very gentle and carries you back to the mansion like a piece of glass
  • Doesn’t leave you alone at all for an entire month

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