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Witch on a budget.

With all my expenses; rent, electricity, kitten food (latest addition); I need to start thinking of ways to fulfill my witchy needs without breaking the bank.

I honestly sound like a salesperson, but here is a list of the niftiest tips I have found on tumblr and the web :

  1. Baby Powder - Beauty, innocence, youth and fertility.
  2. Monopoly Money - Wealth and prosperity.
  3. Googly Eyes - Divination and finding lost things.
  4. Needle and thread - Binding, poppet magic and sewing sigils into clothing items.
  5. Baking Soda - cleansing, protection and can basically the same properties and uses salt has. (Not representing Earth and salt is still the most powerful, but this works in an unlikely emergency.)
  6. Tea bags - Can basically be used for anything since you get all those fancy tea’s that you can use for their correspondences.
  7. Soap - cleansing (obviously), curse removal, healing and different scents to match the correspondences.
  8. Butter - all kitchen witchcraft, nurturing, protective and to attract wealth.
  9. Chocolate - love, happiness, friendship, romance and intimacy. Milk chocolate being more innocent and dark chocolate being more sexual. Consumed to increase power.
  10. Banana - safe travels when travelling long distance and improving sexual stamina.
  11. Pasta - protection, financial creativity and improving communications.
  12. Cotton - harvest, good luck, cleansing, beauty, protection and rain.
  13. Duct tape - binding and banishing.
  14. Crayons - colour magic, sigils and creativity.
  15. Bath salts - cleansing, pain/stress relief, peace, love, purification and different scents for their correspondences.
  16. Makeup/Toiletries - protection, glamour magic, confidence and beauty.
  17. Eggs/egg shells - fertility, represents the Goddess, warding, protection and kitchen witchcraft staple.
  18. Envelopes - communication, assists when doing magic for someone else and protection when travelling long distance.
  19. Tin foil - protection, binding and reflection.
  20. Pennies - luck, wealth and prosperity.
  21. Toothpaste - cleansing, replacement for mint and preventing gossip.
  22. Glue - binding, cursing, sealing and prevention of loss.
  23. Chili powder - lust, revenge magic, hexes, bad luck and curses.
  24. Toothpicks - poppet magic, cursing, pain and revenge.
  25. Bells - warding, protection and cleansing.

All of these can be used in so many ways, in potions or directly with intent. Just be super creative and find what works for you.

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anonymous asked:

Prompt: Emily and Alison tell Pam that there pregnant and the baby is Emily's.

thank u love this!!

The room was practically spinning from the nerves that were battering their way through her body. It wasn’t that she was scared her mom would be disapproving of Ali, or even the baby. It’s just that explaining how Ali had become pregnant without dropping the truth that A had come back was going to be a challenge.

“Coffee?” Jason interrupted her inner thoughts, appearing next to her with a steaming mug as they sat awkwardly around the Dilaurentis living room.

“Uh, thanks” Emily said graciously as he handed her the drink and took a seat a little uncomfortably next to Pam who sipped on her tea through tight lips with her legs crossed firmly together. Ali looked to her girlfriend of only 10 days, side-eyeing her in the hope that she could send her the courage to open her mouth and let the words fall out. Ali wanted to reach out and grab Emily’s hand, she could practically feel the anxiety radiating out of her. But before going into this conversation, she had promised to let Emily take the lead, and it was her intention to keep that promise. 

“Honey, you’re starting to scare me” Pam said in hushed tones, Jason looking at her worriedly and then turning his attention to his sister. She shook her head lightly enough that Emily didn’t see but hard enough that she could tell him to be patient.

“Don’t be scared” Emily reassured her quickly “Everything’s fine. Everything’s perfect, actually” Emily watched as Jason and Pam shared a knowing look, rapidly turning back to the girls as Emily took a deep breath to tell them the news.

“Me and Ali are dating” she spilt painlessly as Pam smirked knowingly, Jason frowning at first but seeing Ali take Emily’s hand lovingly, looking at her like she put the stars in the sky, he instantly switched to a wide, albeit slightly confused, smile. Pam stood up, almost spilling her tea as she threw it aside, and took Alison into a warm embrace.

“It’s about time” She whispered softly as Ali smiled sincerely, Jason taking Emily in his arms awkwardly, but with every good intention.

“Welcome to the family, I guess” He muttered as he released her, running a hand through his hair and shoving a hand in his pocket. She laughed softly, thanking him as he turned to Ali.

“You’re happy?” He clarified as Pam hugged Emily tightly. Ali didn’t reply at first, instead taking Emily’s hand in her own and grinning widely.

“The happiest” She promised him.

“Okay” He said abruptly, clearly satisfied with her answer “if you don’t mind, I’m going to shoot. You’re not the only one with an active love life” He winked as he made a move to grab his jacket, but Ali stopped him with a gentle hand to his shoulder, pulling him back into the circle.

“We aren’t finished” she said hesitantly “you both might want to sit down” Emily turned to her sceptically, knowing they had rehearsed this conversation a thousand times over before sitting down with their family but still feeling the words get glued to the back of her throat. 

“What’s going on, Al?” Jason asked more sternly this time, sitting back in their father’s arm chair and leaning forwards.

“Mom” Emily cut in “what we’re about to tell you we’re telling you because we are happy”

“We are so happy” Ali continued

“But it has to be-”

“A need to know basis only”

“Emily what is it?” Pam said, her voice thick and concern heavily evident all over her face.

“I’m pregnant” Ali said so quickly she was scared the two of them wouldn’t have understood what she was saying. But by the look on their faces it was clear they did.

“You’re preg-pregnant?” Jason stammered, his mouth flopping open. Ali nodded confidently.

“They’re my eggs, mom” Emily said in hushed tone, staring down at the floor “Ali’s carrying the baby but-biologically- I’m the mom” She looked up this time, straight into her mothers eyes who had suddenly precured a pool of tears, though from what emotion Emily couldn’t tell. The 4 sat in silence for a long time, all of them waiting for the other to say something to break it.

“But how did-” Pam said with a scratchy throat, clearing it in the hope to sound more calm “how did that happen you’ve just-you’ve just become a couple” Emily opened her mouth to reply, shared one look with Ali, and shrugged.

“Need to know” She whispered. Pam took a deep breath, sharing a glance with Jason, and smiled.

“So I’m going to be a Grandma?” She said eventually, small wrinkles appearing at the corner of her eyes as she tried to contain her joy.

“Yeah, mom” Emily said, unable to control her tears “you’re going to be a grandma”

Glimmer In Your Eye (excerpt)

Getting this out so I can stop thinking about it.

Glimmer in Your Eye | 803 words | Incomplete (???)

  • TMR/HP
  • reverse superhero AU

In a world where a minority of the population have powers, an even smaller minority have “useful” powers—i.e., super powers.

Tom Riddle is a masked mercenary advertised as a “Hero for Hire”, using his pyrokinetic abilities to take down villains for a sizable fee. It’s ethically wrong, morally questionable work, which is right up his alley.

And then there’s Tom’s sometimes-nemesis: Phantom, an elusive superpowered thief who only goes after the shiniest of jewels and gemstones. Not much is known about him, other than the fact that he’s a total Instagram whore.

On the other hand is the love of Tom’s life: Harry Potter, a graduate student with bachelors’ in Art and Psychology, currently studying for his master’s. He has absolutely zero connections with the criminal nightlife, other than the fact that he’s criminally cute and likes to eat at shady Italian hole-in-the-walls. 

It’s not cheating if he knows they’re the same person, right? 

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anonymous asked:

Heya just a note if you're making raw cookie dough, toast the flour first! People often don't know flour can have pathogens but it can! Nearly gave myself salmonella once and ever since I try to tell people to be careful

I feel confident the raw eggs will kill me first, but also flour needs to be cooked? Wtf flour??

Shugo chara AU

Alright so main five and their charas

Alpha’s represents his want to be more confident. His egg hasn’t hatched at the beginning, but when he gets the virus the egg becomes corrupted and turns into an X egg. He can character transform with the egg, and it kinda talks to him from inside the egg, but it’s not good. Cuz you know. Virus.

Flamey’s character is her wanting to be a better leader. Her chara helps her calm down a lot though when she gets stressed too. After getting the antivirus, the chara changes slightly, but only when things get bad.

Kirb’s chara looks just like the Kirb model. At the end of the day, he just wants to be himself. He keeps his egg hidden while on Zetto, often snapping at his chara out of stress. Probs always on the verge of becoming an X egg

Nylocke’s chara is basically tiny nylocke. In essence, Nylocke’s life in TOME is who he wants to be. There’s double the epic chants much to Kirb’s dismay.

GC has two charas. One is his desire to open up to his friends on his tome account. The other is the pure essence of wanting to understand. As Sofdti, she absorbs a lot of emotions, so the second chara is very curious asking a lot of questions.

anonymous asked:

I have this deep-seated irrational fear of failure. I'm graduating next semester, but put myself down so much that I didn't consider myself a worthy candidate for med schools and figured I would get rejected anyways - so I didn't even apply. Advice?

Hi anon!

We all experience failure. But failure is essential to success and growth! Here are just some things I have failed at in life:

  • getting into med school the first time I applied
  • doing well on the MCAT the first time 
  • doing well on my Step 1
  • getting an interview with every residency program I applied to 
  • Getting all As or Bs in undergrad (woohoo 2 Cs!)
  • having a long-term boyfriend
  • Wearing the color yellow (it does nothing for my skin tone)
  • Cooking a hard-boiled egg

But in the process I learned!:

  • I applied again, and now I’m in med school!
  • I learned how to be a better test taker
  • I learned that I was not in good physical or psychological shape when I took Step 1, so I worked out and saw my psychologist when I studied for Step 2 and NAILED IT
  • I learned that going to interviews is fun but…seriously, no one wants to go to 20+ interviews
  • Cs made me a better learner, teacher, and more compassionate person
  • I have time for my good friends, cultivate my hobbies, and date so I have a better understanding of what I’m looking for in a partner (hint: the Jay-Z to my Beyonce, the Castiel to my Dean, the Mulder to my Scully. Gentlemen, please feel free to let me know if these criteria apply to you.)
  • I don’t buy anything yellow anymore.
  • I learned basic cooking skills!

And all these awesome things wouldn’t have been possible without failure!

At some point, no matter who or what tells us we can do it, only we can make the final jump, that leap of faith that is required to do anything scary, amazing, or life-changing. 

Have you ever heard of “fake it ‘til you make it”? There was actually a great TedxTalk on body posture that can help boost confidence, even if we don’t feel it! 

If this fear has caused you to eschew MANY opportunities and has caused you to feel unable to live a fulfilling life and/or it has caused significant distress and impaired your ability to enjoy or do things you want to do, I seriously advise seeing a professional, be it a psychologist or psychiatrist. No one should have to live in fear of what they can and cannot achieve.

Otherwise, remember: failure is what makes success possible, and fake it 'til you make it with confidence!

WHITE WINE SAUCE AND POACHING EGGS LIKE A BOSS

YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU’RE A CLASSY MOTHERFUCKER, AND YOU DESERVE THE BREAKFAST OF KINGS AND QUEENS. 

THIS HERE IS A RECIPE TO POACH SOME EGGS AND MAKE A GLORIOUS WHITE WINE SAUCE AT THE SAME FUCKING TIME. WHIP AN ENTHUSIASTIC ‘TA DAAA’ OUT OF YOUR ASS, BECAUSE THIS SHIT’S MAGICAL. 

(if you’re a gluten-free kinda boss, you can use rice flour or some other non-gluten flour, it’s totally fine. Likewise, you could use a butter substitute to avoid dairy. Do eggs count as dairy? I always figured they were protein. If you can’t eat eggs, you’re kinda screwed here, sorry. You could still just make the sauce though!) 

EXERCISE YOUR DIPLOMAT SKILLS BY MAKING PEACE BETWEEN TWO WARRING COUNTRIES. ACCEPT THEIR GIFT OF WHITE WINE, AS A SYMBOL OF THANKS AND THEIR SUBTLE ATTEMPT TO GET YOU DRUNK. DON’T SAY ANYTHING, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT YOU’RE THE FUCKING LIFE OF ANY PARTY. YOU BEAUTIFUL BASTARD. 

USING YOUR WATERBENDING SKILLS, SWEEP 1 CUP OF WHITE WINE AND 1 CUP OF WATER INTO A WIDE SAUCEPAN. SHOOT A BLAZE OF FIERY JUSTICE SO THAT THIS LIQUID PERFECTION BEGINS TO BOIL. 

THROW IN 1 BAY LEAF, HARVESTED FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF NEPAL AFTER YOU STUDIED THE SUBTLE ART OF STORM PHOENIX WRESTLING. 

ADD A GENEROUS PINCH OF THYME. SO GENEROUS. MASTER OF TIME…ER…THYME. DOCTOR? DOCTOR. *shaking your hand* DOCTOR!

PLUCK ¼ A TEASPOON OF SALT FROM THE BORDER LINING YOUR HOUSE. I’M SURE THE DEMONS WONT NOTICE A SMALL BIT MISSING FROM THE BARRIER. 

KICK THAT HEAT UP INTO A BOIL FOR 5 MINUTES, LETTING THE HERBS AND PERFECTION SEEP INTO YOUR WINE-WATER. YOU DESERVE THE BEST FOOD, DON’T EVEN DOUBT THAT FACT. 

FISH OUT THE BAY LEAF, BECAUSE IT’S A BIT AWKWARD TO EAT, AND TOSS IN AN EGG TO POACH!

WHEN THE WHITES OF THE EGGS ARE TOTALLY OPAQUE, THEY’RE READY FOR EATING (though the yolk will be runny)  THIS SHOULD TAKE ABOUT 5 MINUTES. LET 'EM SIT A BIT LONGER FOR MORE-COOKED YOLKS

YOU CAN COOK 2-5 LARGE EGGS IN THIS PERFECTION. 

IF YOU’RE NOT CONFIDENT WITH YOUR 'cracking eggs directly into the liquid’ SKILLS, YOU CAN CRACK AN EGG INTO A SMALL BOWL, THEN SLIDE THAT SUCKER INTO ITS DEATHTRAP OF DELICIOUSNESS. 

LOOK AT YOUR FANCY ASS, MAKING POACHED EGGS~

HEY NOW, WHAT’S THIS! YOU’VE GOT SOME AMAZING HERBY WINE SHIT LEFT OVER!

LET IT SIMMER IN ITS OWN PERFECTION UNTIL ONLY ABOUT A CUP OF IT REMAINS IN THE PAN. 

TOSS IN 1 TABLESPOON OF BUTTER AND 2 TEASPOONS OF FLOUR AND HARNESS THE FURY OF A TORNADO TO WHISK THAT MAJESTY UNTIL IT’S AS SMOOTH AS THE POETIC COMPLIMENTS SLIPPING FROM TOM HIDDLESTON’S MOUTH. 

ONCE IT’S SMOOTH, YOU CAN DRIZZLE THAT SUCCULENT SAUCE ALL OVER YOUR POACHED EGGS. 

TO BE EXTRA LAVISH, YOU CAN INCLUDE SOME SLICES OF AVOCADO AND SOME PEACH JUICE TO GO WITH YOUR PERFECT BREAKFAST. 

anonymous asked:

Bechloe prompt: Chloe was selling candy canes for the Bella's. (Chloe has had a huge crush on beca for like 5 months) when beca came up to the counter to buy one Chloe kept flirting but beca didn't notice so, Chloe grabed beca and kissed her leaving beca in shock. You can go on from there

Because it’s never too early for Christmas, right?

“Seriously? Candy grams?” Beca held up one of the candy canes, flicking the ribbon that tied the note to it before Chloe snatched it out of her hand quickly, putting it back down on the table. 

“We need money,” Chloe said simply. 

“And playing off of the inherently capitalistic principles of this consumer holiday seemed like a good idea?” 

“Ohh,” Chloe said, grinning, “I do love it when you talk smart to me.” 

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