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Keep out prying eyes room protection pouch

this is a nifty little spell of mine. it works as a deterrent to keep people from snooping around your stuff or space, perfect for your bedroom if you have nosey siblings/ parents. 

Materials Needed

  • Something to hold the herbs and crystals, either a muslin sachet or fabric that you can sew into a mini pouch.
  • a small piece of paper and a marker
  • 3 pieces of obsidian 
  • 1 clear quartz
  • dried basil
  • 3 bay leaves 
  • black pepper
  • black salt
  • Cayenne pepper 
  • dragons blood 
  • mortar and pestle
  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Once you assemble all Your ingredients, Mix the basil, bay, black pepper, black salt, cayenne and dragons blood together with your mortar and pestle . focus on their energizes, pouring your intent and your power into them. while visualizing your magickal goal.
  3. grab your piece of paper and draw a protective sigil that you associate with keeping people out. if you dont have one feel free to use the one in the image above.
  4. now add your mixture, crystals and the piece of paper to the sachet, i like to shake it a few times to mix it up. dont forget to keep focusing on your goals.
  5. now hang the pouch either above the entrance or on the back of the door of the room you want to protect. 

- spell by honeycoyote -

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So I was gonna dedicate my famous hot chocolate recipe to the show Yumeiro Patissiere but there’s a fandom that needs this comforting drink of perfection so much more right now.

prayer circle for snk
prayer circle for jean
weeps forever

AHEM ANYWAY. Lets talk hot chocolate. There are so many ways you can make hot chocolate, but there are two main ways.

way #1: the shit way. Get Hershey Swiss bullshit outta my face. 

way #2: the rad way.

If you’re doing hot chocolate right, you’re not gonna need a hot chocolate mix, fuck, you’re not even gonna need sugar.

That’s the way I’m gonna show you right now. It’s literally the perfect drink because it’s warm, creamy, but it’s flavor’s hella complex because of spices and all that jazz. It’s basically art.

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Perfect Hot Chocolate (aka Perfect Fandom Coping Mechanism)
(serves: 2-3)

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Ingredients*-

  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2/3 (14 oz) can of coconut cream
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 9 oz bittersweet chocolate chunks/chips/etc.
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 2 pinches cinnamon
  • 2 pinches cardamom
  • ½ pinch cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

*THESE ARE ALL VERY FLEXIBLE MEASUREMENTS. If you want it creamier, add more chocolate. Spicier? More cinnamon and cayenne. Coconut-ier? More coconut cream? Thinner? more milk. The choice is yours, nerd.

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Procedure-

  • Add all ingredients into a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly until all the chocolate is melted and the drink is sort of thick and hella creamy.
  • Taste the hot chocolate and add whatever extras you think it needs. You da boss bro. You da boss.
  • Top with whipped cream, add a dollop of vanilla ice cream, or eat with some chocolate chip or checker cookies

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Wow. you are totally done making the most elaborate and delicious hot chocolate EVER. 

Real talk, I think it’s legitimately physically impossible to dislike this hot chocolate. Like it literally has anything anyone could ask for. I’m betting real money that if you asked this hot chocolate to be the best man at your wediding, it would without question, regardless of it’s gender (does hot cocoa have a gender? idk).

So enjoy it. Love it. Because once the secret gets out that you are a hot chocolate connoisseur, you will never be able to make this angelic gift from god again without people hulking around you like mini titans.

Later, nerds. Enjoy the recipe.

The Aries Witch ♈

How to make: Moon Cookies!

These little treats are perfect to celebrate during an Esbat rite, or for your Cakes and Ale ceremony (Which is done at the end of a ritual or magickal act to help you ground yourself and rid of excess energies)

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Sticks of butter (1 Cup), softened
  • 2 ½ Cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Blend flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg to the butter and sugar and mix well. Add vanilla extract. One cup at a time, add the flour mix into the wet ingredients. Mix until it’s nice and doughy.

Flour your hands, and roll dough into pieces about the size of a golf ball. Squash it down and shape it into a crescent, and then flatten it down  (Or simply use a crescent moon shaped cookie cutter!)

Bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 350 for about ten minutes, until the sides begin to brown.

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day so I thought I would share with y'all one of my favourite beauty recipes - a moisturising lip scrub! This scrub is very similar to a scrub you will find at a very popular natural soap company - but at a fraction of the cost! Plus because I can’t give you all a present individually, I’m going to gift you some very cute Valentine’s Day stickers - perfect for decorating your scrub pots (just print them on sticker paper and go crazy!)

INGREDIENTS:

- 3tbs of castor sugar
- 1 ½ tbs carrier oil
- a few drops of flavour oil
- food colouring 

TOOLS:
- mixing bowl
- spoon
- little tubs to hold your balm. These are 10g screw top jars found at the craft store.

A few notes:
CARRIER OILS: Some good carrier oils to use for this project are: Sweet Almond Oil, Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil or Macadamia Oil. It’s up to you and your budget - I love Sweet Almond Oil because it makes my lips silky smooth. Jojoba is used in a lot of beauty products but can be quite expensive, especially if you’re wanting to make this on the cheap!

FLAVOUR OILS: I bought my flavour oils from the local craft store because they have an excellent range - look in the cake making section! Alternatively you can look in the baking section of your grocery store. Alternatively, you can order flavour oils from places like Bramble Berry who have a huge range. If you’re going to colour your scrub, only use a very small amount of food colouring as you don’t want to stain your lips. I used a lip safe colour from a beauty & soap store. If you’re not sure, then you can leave it out to be on the safe side!

OK, on to the recipe!

Pour your sugar, oil, flavour oil and colouring (optional) in to your bowl.

Start stirring people! Please take note of my very cute spoon.

And… hey presto, you have a scrub! Yep, it’s that easy! 

Spoon your scrub in to your little jars. I wrapped washi tape around mine and stuck some of my Valentine’s stickers on the top:

To download, click on this link!


And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this DIY. If you have any questions please ask!

Green Protein Power Breakfast Smoothie (via www.ilovevegan.com)

This green smoothie is the perfect morning pick-me-up to get the day started off right. The mix of natural sugars, vitamins, and minerals from the banana + mango + spinach combo really help to perk you up while the healthy fats and protein from the pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts keep you feeling satiated. 13+ grams of protein | 9 grams of fibre

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • ½ cup (125 ml) chopped mango, frozen
  • 1-2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) pumpkin seeds (Pepita seeds)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) hemp hearts (hulled hemp seeds)
  • optional: ½ scoop vanilla protein powder + ¼ cup water

Directions

In a blender (or large tumbler if you’re using an immersion blender) layer the spinach, banana, mango, pumpkin seeds, and hemp hearts. Add the almond milk and blend until the pumpkin seeds are really really smooth. This recipe makes a single 16 oz serving sized smoothie.

For notes on substitutions and additional information, visit the full post at: http://bit.ly/1kMHV5z

Walker’s Blood (The Walking Dead cocktail)

Ingredients:
1 oz Bourbon
1 oz Blackberry Brandy
Coca-Cola (to fill)
1 splash Grenadine

Directions: Mix the ingredients in a highball glass. See the video below for more details.

The Walking Dead is back on television. As a native Atlantan, I had to make a drink inspired by the horrible walkers and the city that the TV series takes place in. The mix of southern ingredients and easiness of the recipe make the perfect recipe to drink at camp after a long day of gathering supplies and slaying zombies. 

video:

measure (in love)

this is for feelavalanche, who wanted a/b/o with omegas as a minority, ridiculous mating rituals and alphas doing peacocky things to prove themselves to omegas 

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Derek stares at the measuring spoons in horror and looks back at the recipe, did he mix up a tablespoon with teaspoon? What if there’s too much vanilla extract? He wipes the sweat from his brow nervously, there’s no turning back now, it’s too late to run to the store and get enough ingredients to make another souffle. Derek almost doesn’t want to check through the oven window to see if it’s rising properly, but he has to–

It is. It’s perfect. 

The oven timer dings and Derek opens it cautiously, pulling out the souffle with trepidation. It smells good, and isn’t falling apart like the first two Derek attempted this morning. 

Derek still has a chance. 

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Bread In a Bottle
Use a glass bottle or mason jar as a container for this ready-to-make cake! Put all the ingredients in neat layers in your jar and make sure it is filled to the very brim (so they won’t mix together). Draw or print off a cute label with the recipe on it and attach it to the bottle. A cute way of doing this is by trying it with a thin rope around the neck of the jar.
Perfect idea for a present!

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LEMON SCRUB for soft & smooth skin / body / face / nails

The brilliant thing about this scrub is that you need only 4 ingredients to make it, plus it’s everything you already have in your fridge. Use it on your face, body and nails (perfect for cuticles). Only four but powerful ingredients, each super beneficial for your body.

What you’ll need: 
  • ½ lemon juice
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  Instructions:  Whisk together all the liquid ingredients until the mixture has a thick consistency. Add sugar and mix with a spoon. You can add more or less sugar according on how thick you want your scrub to be!
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From Cocorrina.com

Gurdyroot Infusion (Harry Potter mocktail)

Ingredients:
2 oz Orange Juice
3 oz Sparkling Red Grape Juice
1 oz Ginger Ale
1 slice of fresh Ginger as a garnish

May is the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts and I thought it would be an opportune time to make a Harry Potter drink! This mocktail is alcoholic free and very easy to mix in large quantities, making it a perfect drink for muggles (or wizards and witches) of all ages at a Harry Potter themed party. For more info on the inspiration behind the drink and to learn how to mix it, check out the video below.

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DIY 21 Trail Mix Recipes from Greatist.

Mix and match nuts, dried fruit, seeds, sweets and grains for your perfect trail mix. Recipes at the link for the 21 trail mixes below.

  1. Simple and Sophisticated: Almonds, dried cherries, dark chocolate chips, sea salt, cinnamon.
  2. Old-School GORP 
  3. Tropical Mix 
  4. Fall Flavors 
  5. Savory Seeds 
  6. Power Mix: Goji berries, pistachios, dried blueberries, flax seeds, dark chocolate chips.
  7. Rich and Creamy 
  8. Beachy 
  9. Nuts for Nuts 
  10. Exotic
  11. Spicy and Savory 
  12. Raw Energy: Walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, dried apricots, dried cranberries.
  13. Peanut Butter Friend 
  14. Coffee Shop 
  15. Chocolate Lover: Hazelnuts, dried cranberries, chocolate-covered almonds, M&Ms, cacao nibs.
  16. Monkey Munch 
  17. Movie Night Popcorn 
  18. Cereal Lover 
  19. Deconstructed Puppy Chow
  20. PB&J: Peanuts, dried strawberries, peanut butter chips, shredded wheat cereal.
  21. Cajun Blend BELOW:

My DIY Spelled lavender bath bomb recipe has arrived! I admit I have a slight obsession with lavender, but what witch doesn’t? Use in bath magick to promote relaxation, calmness, and tranquility. Perfect for a bath after a stressful day at work, or during a tough life situation. This bath bomb will fill your tub with a wonderful lavender scent. Your bath will be filled with lavender flowers! 

Ingredients: 

-Some type of mold: I made mine using silicone ice cube trays - utilize things you already have to create molds.

-¼ cup dead sea salt (or epsom salt)

-3 tsp coconut or olive oil 

-¼ cup cornstarch

-1 tsp lavender essential oil

-Purple Food Coloring

-1 tbs water

-¼ cup citric acid

-½ cup baking soda

-Dried lavender flowers

Steps:

1. Whisk dry ingredients together in bowl. Mix cornstarch, baking soda, citric acid, dead sea salt, and lavender flowers (There is no set amount of lavender flowers, use as many as you would like)

2. Mix wet ingredients together in separate bowl - coconut oil, lavender essential oil, purple food coloring, and water. 

3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients very slowly (pouring fast can cause it to react). Whisk each time. It should begin to clump together. If it is not clumping very well, continue adding a small amount of water and oil until it does. Do this very slowly. While mixing clockwise, focus on your intention of creating a calm environment. Say a small spell, or focus on a happy time. Infuse the mixture with calming, happy vibes. Stir counterclockwise and think of your frustrations leaving - what is it that you want gone? 

4. Next you will pack the mixture into a mold. I used a silicone ice cube tray, so utilize whatever you can. A standard ice cube tray would work, but the bath bombs will be much smaller - but it still works! Pack it together tightly. 

5. Let it sit out overnight. If you want to use it the same night, stick it in the refrigerator until it becomes firm. 

And there you have it! Don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t work out the first time, it took me a few tries! It gets easier the more you do it. I had trouble with getting the mixture to clump together, so I had to keep adding small amounts of oil and water until it finally did. Be careful not to add tons of water, or else it won’t react. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Also check out whatsupmoms video for a visual guide - I started with her recipe and altered it as I saw fit. 

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Butternut Squash Soup 

This came out so delicious so I had to share it with you guys! This was perfect for this snowy cold day, also this is great if you are like me and don’t like vegetables because all together it tastes amazing!

Ingredients

  • Half of a large butternut squash 
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 large carrot
  • ½ onion 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • olive oil
  • salt, pepper, cumin & nutmeg (optional) 

Directions 

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  2. Chop all your veggies into cubes or smaller pieces (you can leave the garlic and onion whole) 
  3. Cover veggies with 1 tbsp of olive oil 
  4. Add seasoning to taste, I added ½ of all the spices and 1 tbsp of salt 
  5. Mix around the veggies so that they are all evenly coated 
  6. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until tender
  7. Remove from oven and let it cool down
  8. Once cooled add veggies to blender with 1 cup of chicken broth 
  9. Blend until it becomes smooth, add more broth while blending if necessary 
  10. Heat up and enjoy! 

(Optional: I added a dollop or greek yogurt to give it extra creaminess) 

Nutrition: 

(Whole Recipe is 1 serving) 

Calories: 250 

Protein: 4g

Fat: 16 (healthy fat from the olive oil) 

Carbs: 26g 

Hope you guys try this! If you do let me know how you like it :) 

In search of the perfect spring breakfast?  Let us introduce you to muesli, oatmeal’s Swiss cousin. Muesli is made with uncooked oats that are soaked overnight, allowing the surrounding flavors to be absorbed.  It’s traditionally served chilled, making it the perfect breakfast for the warmer months!

Get our recipe below for strawberry almond muesli that was inspired by the May Salad for DC and Philly. 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups strawberries, with ½ cup set aside
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup greek yogurt (substitute coconut yogurt for vegan option)
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp organic agave
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Combine yogurt, milk and ½ cup strawberries in a blender
  • Mix with all other ingredients in large bowl
  • Transfer to a tightly sealed container and refrigerate overnight
  • Stir gently the next morning, and serve chilled

Yields three servings. Approximate calories per serving: 208.

Game of Thrones Direwolf Bread


Yields 3 small loaves

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ stick butter, cubed and ice cold
  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Zester
  • Rolling pin
  • Sharp knife
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Egg wash

Let’s get Started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl mix the flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the butter and mix until the dough is dry and crumbly.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix the buttermilk, egg and orange zest. Then mix into the dry ingredients while on low speed.
  5. Remove dough from the bowl and knead for 2 minutes.
  6. Place dough back into bowl, cover and let rest for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Roll out dough and cut into desired shape, place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brush with egg wash.
  8. Bake 30 minutes or until golden-brown.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cook slightly, then serve.

my dream fic is one where sherlock and john watch the great british bake off and get addicted to baking and they bake together whenever they have a free afternoon and basically John pulls up the baking tins every time sherlock starts to sulk because he’s bored and then they bake, and at first their pastries are kind of on the scale of fucked up to mediocre but they eat them anyway and they gradually become more skilled and their pastries become more elaborate and eventually they bake full-fledged patisseries and éclairs and perfect soufflé in the kitchen of 221B, using Sherlock’s erlenmeyer flasks and test tubes to mix the ingredients because they don’t have enough bowls and they can’t always steal mrs hudson’s stuff; and basically each chapter in this Dream Fic is about them making one (1) type of pastry and simultaneously marks a step in their relationship, like one of the first chapters could be titled “white chocolate cupcakes” and they make white chocolate cupcakes and their hands touch over the mixing bowl and they stare at each other and alskdfjslkdfjskjf and then a chapter might be titled “Lemon Pie” and guess WHAT THE Y MAKE LEMON PIE AND At one point there a bit of cream in sherlock’s face and john giggles and wipes it away and they stare into each other’s eyes and then john is like, no i have to put the pie in the oven before i can kiss you, and sherlock blinks and blinks and then the pie is in the oven and tHEY KISS FOR THE FIRST TIME OMG okay so you get the idea, and then the author could put the recipe for each chapter in the notes so i can bake this entire fic at home. now you know what i think about while making profiteroles with vanilla cream, thank you for your attention

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DIY | Dirt Pudding Cups with Worms (EWWW!) 

With Halloween around the corner, I wanted my students to get into the spooky spirit. I prepared this disgustingly delicious recipe for my cooking class this week and it was a huge hit! The faces of the kids were priceless once I told them we would be ‘trying dirt and worms’ for dessert. Overall, this recipe is easy to make, cheap, perfect for a birthday party activity, and of course perfect for this holiday season! 

Enjoy! 

XOXO - Drea 

Ingredients:

  • 1 15-ounce package of Oreos 
  • 1 3.9-ounce package instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 8 ounces container of Cool Whip 
  • Gummy Worms 

Instructions: 

  1. Begin by emptying your cookies into a plastic ziplock bag to create the 'dirt.’ Simply smash the contents with a rolling pin until the consistency is grainy like dirt. (No need to remove the white cream, it will blend in with the cookies) 
  2. Next, make the pudding by mixing the package with two cups of milk. Stir until smooth and let sit for 5 minutes until it thickens. 
  3. Now add the 8 ounces of Cool Whip to the pudding, along with a few cookie crumbs to create the illusion of mud. Stir until smooth. 
  4. Now for the fun part. Scoop some 'mud pudding’ into your cup till it’s about ¾ full. 
  5. Next, take 3-4 worms and place them into the 'mud’ closer to the edge of the cup. This will give the illusion of the worms crawling out of the cup. 
  6. Finally, partially cover the worms with your 'cookie dirt’ and prepare to dig in! 

 Ps. I highly recommend using the 'sour’ worms. The flavor compliments the chocolate pudding very well.