America, 3rd of July:
ugh, I don't understand what Congress is fighting about now. The new president is the 'annoying orange', everyone's in disarray; there's so much conflict everywhere!! This sucks!
America, 4th of July:
THIS COUNTRY IS THE GREATEST GODDAMN COUNTRY IN THE UNIVERSE!! ITS SO AWESOME AND AMAZING THAT I WANT TO RIDE MY EAGLE TO EVERY SINGLE STATE, EVEN TEXAS!! GOD BLESS ME, GOD BLESS AMERICANS, LOVE YOU ALL!!
Up until junior high, I thought it was fun just to play with everyone. That was what volleyball was to me. But that’s not it…that’s not it…I want to be like the others, and…I want to be able to make my body move right! I want to control the ball! I want to play on the same level as the other, better players!
Growing up in the south I have the fondest memories of sun tea made on hot days, using nothing but the sun’s warm rays to help the infusing process. I love sun tea because because it’s almost impossible to mess up, there isn’t any boiling water to worry about and almost no way to burn the leaves.
However, as a witch I have a new found appreciation. A simple drink can become a way to fill yourself with different magical properties. The sun itself is a catalyst for spells for vitality, clarity, health, happiness, and confidence. The best part is, ITS SO EASY.
FIRST: Pick the tea leaves for what you are trying to accomplish. Green tea is great for igniting passion, sexual health, and love. Black tea represents nature, strength, and is good for expelling and removing negative energies. Then we have herbal teas which are a whole other story with lots of different flavors and herbs with expansive options and magickal properties.
SECOND: Pick a few crystals to put on the lid or around the pitcher. Here I have crystal quartz and carnelian. I chose quartz for its ability to cleanse and enhance the crystals around it, and carnelian to help with anxiety and depression.
THIRD: Place outside or in a window with a lot of light and let the sun work its magic. During this time focus on what you are trying to manifest. Put all your intentions into the witchy brew. Remove tea bags when it reaches your desired color (I use six regular bags per two liters, but it’s up to you how strong you like your tea). Pour over ice and enjoy.
Optional: you can add cut fruit to further the intention. Strawberries, lemons, mint, or blood orange.
Some amazing combinations are:
🌞 Hibiscus tea and rose quartz for love
🌞 Black tourmaline and black tea for spirit cleansing
🌞 White tea and grapefruit for purification and uniting with the goddess of your choice
Really, the sky is the limit here. Try everything, there are no wrong answers.
Let me know what you guys try! I hope you enjoy this :)
SUPER EDIT: It was brought to my attention that I forgot to include some serious food safety tips with this, so here they are.
I’ve been drinking this for 24~ years? With no issue because I do the following:
- use purified water, most bacteria comes from the water itself in addition to things like unsanitized pitchers and what not. - do not leave the tea out for more than the intended brewing time (15-30 minutes). - only make what you intend to drink that day. - keep in the refrigerator no longer than 72 hours. - use tea leaves that come from sealed packages and are not expired. - if tea ever develops ropey looking strands, toss it and wash the container with hot water and soap (I also will rinse with vinegar).
For Day 4 of @tazladyweek, Canon Divergence. Don’t get me wrong, I love NO3113 as a member of Team Sweet Flips, but I really want her to be able to go home and chill with her family as well, maybe have some fun being an auntie?
quite confused with maths right now and my brain is fried from the four tests i’ve had to go through today but i’m persevering because i have a math test tomorrow aND ITS YOONGI’S BIRTHDAY 🎉 MY DARLIN’, HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU CUTE LITTLE PIECE OF BUB!!
i would not be
who i am today
had i not gotten lost
so long ago
in the spaces between
times new roman font
each letter curled, at its ends
as if to hook me
and hold onto me;
to keep me safe.
beneath dust jackets
and underneath yellowing pages
this is where
i made myself
Posting this week’s update early in celebration of Pokemon Day! Happy Birthday @pokemon, and here’s to many more! Here’s everybody’s favorite Pokemon poster child, Pikachu and its family~
Part of the reason I chose to do the Johto regional Pokedex is because the Johto Pokemon are pretty inseparable from the Kanto Pokemon. The Johto region brought new pre-evolutions (along with breeding mechanics) as well as new evolutions (with new evolutionary stones, day/night mechanics etc.). It’s why in my opinion Johto felt so fresh while also refreshing some old Pokemon.
Also I’m a big fan of how chubby and cute some Pokemon were in their old GBC sprites that have been slimmed-down and stream-lined in recent years. Raichu and Pikachu used to be such fat little beans and I’ll always have a soft spot for their original pudgy designs.
Since everyone was probably focusing on Greg today (with good reason!!), I thought I’d give a bit of my attention to my other fave SU dad, Doug!! Also because I haven’t drawn him yet and that’s a crime.
Also I made Connie too tall, but pretend she’s standing on a box, ok
I love how listening to night vale feels like going home. Even if i’m more into other interests these days, knowing that i can always come back and listen to cecil talk about this weird little town and its inhabitants makes me feel safe and happy
cool things the vinesauce community has done:
- raised over $100,000 for charity
- produced a fantastic platform where every piece of art is seen by the streamers
- produced some rad artwork and have helped artists get noticed
- provided us with countless hours of free, high quality (not guaranteed to be meme-free) entertainment
- jen supplies high-quality sass at any hour of the day
- all of the best indie games i have played were at ky’s recommendation
- the discord is a really nice place to hang out and meet new people thanks to the hard work of the people who run it !!!
- fred is sleepy zzz
- all of the streamers are adults and a lot of the fanbase can be quite young so dont forget that
- they care a lot about making everyone happy
- rev is the only person to ever pronounce my username correctly and guess its origin