milk teas and soys

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Things have been crazy lately so I just wanted to take a moment and remind you to love yourself because you are important!  No matter who you are or where you come from! Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise!

I decided to make a step by step “How-to Jenny’s Witchy Brew” for Self Love ~ Rose Soy Milk Tea <3

Things you will need:

-Rose Tea: I get mine at 99 Ranch Market but it’s essentially just dried rose hips so if you have rose hips that you can dry out, that will work too! You will want to use 6-8 rose buds, the more you add the stronger the flavor!

-Organic Soy Milk: This can be regular milk or almond milk, I prefer unsweetened organic soy milk. If you decide to use soy make sure it’s organic! Brands such as ‘Silk’ isn’t good, even if they claim it’s organic, for some reason it burns and wont cook right. It’s gotta be the real deal! For this recipe you only need 1 cup.

-Honey: Any kind of organic honey will do, if you have herbal honey that’s even better for adding more florals to your tea! I usually add about 2-3 teaspoons, but feel free to add to taste!

-Cinnamon & Nutmeg: This is optional! I like to add just a pinch of both spices to add a little kick to my tea. If you don’t care for spice try ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract instead!

-Sugar: This is also optional, I like my tea to be a little on the sweet side & since we are using organic unsweetened soy milk it helps to really sweeten it up! I only use barely a ½ teaspoon,  but just add to taste!

-Small Pot

-Mesh Strainer: For removing the flowers once it’s cooked.

-Your Favorite Mug! Mine is a black mug with my astrological sign gold leafed into it!

Before starting, take a moment to close your eyes, clear your mind, breathe deeply through your nose and slowly release through your mouth (do this a few times). Visualize letting go of any negativity or weight you may be carrying on your shoulders…now…

<3 LET’S GET BREWING! <3

1- Pour soy milk into pot, turn heat on low

2- Add rose tea, gently crumble a couple of the buds

3- Add cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar

4- Add desired amount of honey; while you slowly drizzle it in feel free to draw symbols with it such as hearts or infinity symbols- whatever you feel is right for helping to instill your manifestations of self love into your tea!

5- Stir your brew clockwise! While slowly stirring visualize the self love that this tea will bring you & say some positive affirmations about yourself such as:

“I love the person I am, I am strong & caring, I am creative, I am beautiful inside and out…” say whatever best suits your needs for self love and take a moment to appreciate the wonderful person you are! <3

6- Let your tea brew for approximately 10 minutes on low stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. DON’T LET IT BOIL! You want to create an infusion of the flowers which means a longer slower heating process. Boiling will mean scorching the flowers and milk!

7- You’ll notice the rose buds will begin to loose their color, remove your brew from the heat to let it cool and allow the tea to steep for about 3 minutes.

8- Remove roses with mesh strainer and compost.

Enjoy!
As you drink, visualize your tea as a pink white healing light of love and remember your affirmations taking deep breaths in-between each sip! <3

I hope you all enjoyed this & that your tea was delicious & full of positive energy! Feel free to try making this with other flowers which have different properties such as: lavender & chamomile for happiness and relaxation!

Much Love <3

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So it took a while for this one but here is another Jenny’s Witchy How-To! Last time was Self Love Rose Soy Milk Tea, check it out HERE!

Based on the voting poll I did a while back on my Twitter, the top requested How-To was for a bath mix! <3

So because things have been crazy & stressful I want to remind everyone that it’s important to take a break from time to time and let go of the things that might be a little too heavy right now. Stop, breathe deep and take a moment to live in the moment & clear your mind! It’s ok to treat yourself, it’s ok to stop and relax!

Before you continue, please be aware of any allergies you might have! Always play it safe and read labels! This is just my personal blend but please feel free to substitute things to suit your needs! If you are unsure of something, a quick google search for alternatives should help! <3

Things You Will Need:

-Epsom Salt: Epsom Salt is great for relaxing muscles and soothing any tension you may be carrying. If you choose to use salt’s that are scented, be aware that the mingling smells combined with the oils and incense might effect the overall scent of your bath! Approx 1 cup

-Himalayan Salt: Salt in general is great for cleansing & purification, himalayan salt has the added bonus of self love & positivity! Just a small pile in about the palm of your hand should do.

-Lavender Essential Oil: Much like the rest of the ingredients, you don’t have to use this sent, I say lavender for a couple reasons: it’s a scent that is perfect for calm soothing relaxation, this oil is safe for skin contact, and it’s my preferred scent, hah! Please make sure whatever oil you use is safe for skin! Approx 5 drops.

-Dry Lavender: Now when I say dry lavender, I’m really saying any safe herb or flower you choose, hah! These can be dry or fresh! Again lavender is known for it’s relaxation benefits but feel free to look up herbs online or try some of these other relaxing herbs:
-chamomile -rosemary

-green tea -mint

-lemon balm -rose

-Small Bag/ Cheesecloth: So this part is optional for anyone who does not want the salts & flowers floating openly in the bath water. You are essentially going to be making a bath teabag using either a small loose fabric bag, cheese cloth or even a coffee filter will work! You are going to be putting everything but the oil in this and tying the top tightly closed so nothing spills out!

-Candles: If you have the counter space (that’s safe for it) I highly recommend candles! Putting out 3-4 small candles always helps me get into a more magical state of mind!

-Incense: If you like, try lighting your fave incense while you soak!

-Crystals: And heck yes you should put out some crystals to help raise your vibration to a positive level! You can have them set out nearby the tub OR if you know they will be ok in salt water you can add them into your bath with you! Remember to look up the properties of crystals before adding them into the water! I personally like to use tumbled amethyst, clear quartz and rose quartz stones which help with clarity of mind, positivity and self love!

-Drinking Water: Yes, drinking water! I always find myself getting dehydrated when I take these baths, not just because it’s hot & steamy but also because of the salts which can dehydrate you! I like to make an ice cold water with cucumber, blueberries and a little lemon!

And lastly, feel free to put your phone somewhere safe and play some meditation music!

Now that you have your items gathered up & you are ready to turn on the bath water take a moment to stop and breathe deeply. Imagine that all the thoughts, feelings and vibrations that are weighing you down or stressing you out are large stones in your arms. They are heavy but they are not serving your highest good. Remind yourself, “I no longer need these and they no longer weigh me down” and visualize yourself letting go of these stones. As you do this breathe deeply exhaling as you let go of the troubles from yesterday. Once you have let go of these troubles remind yourself “I allow myself to relax free of worry and free of fear”

<3 LET’S GET RELAXING! <3

Turn on your meditation music, light your candles and start your incense! Start filling your tub with hot/warm water, if you put your ingredients in a bag submerge and let the bag soak as the bath fills. If you choose to do the ingredients loose; as the bath fills add your salts and oils stirring them into the bath with your hand in a clockwise motion. Once the tub has filled add your crystals and herbs. Imagine that the crystals combined with the salts and herbs have made the water a bright glowing water of positivity and relaxation. As you step into these bright waters imagine it dissolving away any stress, worry, fear, anxiety, anything at all. Breathe deeply and say some positive affirmations! These can be anything from “I wash away the troubles of yesterday” to “I am at peace” or anything in particular that you feel is best for you! Once you have finished, make sure you compost all herbs and never let them go down the drain!

I hope you all enjoyed this relaxing bath & that you are all filled with positive energies as well as being in a calmer state of mind!

Much love <3

Beverages 饮料 (yǐn liào)

Non-alcoholic :


Bottled Water - 瓶装水 (píng zhuāng shuǐ)

Tap Water - 自来水 (zì lái shuǐ)

Mineral water - 矿泉水 (kuàng quán shuǐ)

Tea -茶(chá)

Coffee - 咖啡(kā fēi)

Soy Milk - 豆浆 (dòu jiāng)

Lemonade - 柠檬水 (níng méng shuǐ)

Coca Cola - 可口可乐 (kě kǒu kě lè) or 可乐 (kě lè)

Pepsi - 百事可乐 (bǎi shì kě lè)

Fanta - 芬达 (fēn dá)

Sprite - 雪碧 (xuě bì)

7Up - 七喜(qī xǐ)

Red bull - 红牛 (hóng niú)

Jiaduobao - 加多宝 (jiā duō bǎo)


  • Fruit juice - 果汁 (guǒ zhī)

Aloe Juice - 芦荟汁 (lú huì zhī)

Apple Juice - 苹果汁 (píng guǒ zhī)

Blueberry Juice - 蓝莓汁 (lán méi zhī)

Cranberry Juice - 蔓越莓汁 (màn yuè méi zhī)

Grape Juice - 葡萄汁 (pú táo zhī)

Kiwi fruit Juice - 猕猴桃汁 (mí hóu táo zhī)

Lychee Juice - 荔枝汁 (lì zhī zhī)

Mango Juice - 芒果汁 (máng guǒ zhī)

Orange Juice - 橙汁 (chéng zhī)

Papaya Juice - 木瓜汁 (mù guā zhī)

Peach Juice -桃汁 (táo zhī)

Pineapple Juice - 菠萝汁 (bō luó zhī)

Plum Juice - 酸梅汤 (suān méi tāng)

Strawberry Juice - 草莓汁 (cǎo méi zhī )

Tomato Juice - 番茄汁 (fān qié zhī)

Watermelon Juice - 西瓜汁 (xī guā zhī)


Alcoholic :

Beer - 啤酒 (pí jiǔ)

Tsingdao - 青岛 (qīng dǎo)

Heineken - 喜力 (xǐ lì)

Corona - 科罗娜 (kē luó nà)

Asahi - 朝日 (zhāo rì)

Champagne - 香槟 (xiāng bīn)

Vodka - 伏特加 (fú tè jiā)

Wine - 葡萄酒 (pú táo jiǔ)

Hóng pútáojiǔ - Red wine

Bordeaux - 波尔多 (bō ěr duō)

Lafite -拉菲 (lā fēi)

Bái pútáojiǔ - White wine

Sauvignon Blanc - 长相思 (cháng xiāng sī)

Whiskey - 威士忌 (wèi  shì  jì)

Rum - 朗姆酒 (lǎng mǔ jiǔ)

Tequila - 龙舌兰酒 (lóng shé lán jiǔ)

Chinese spirits - 白酒 (bái jiǔ)

Sake - 清酒 (qīng jiǔ)

Cocktails -鸡尾酒 (jī wěi jiǔ)


Cheers! 干杯! (gān bēi) 

Full Moon Attraction Spell Day 3: Worry Dolls

Listen we’re just going to skip day 2 because really all I did was drink @jennycalabro​‘s self love rose soy milk tea and do various gushy tarot spreads. Day 3 was really fun though! 

These are Worry Dolls (Muñeca quitapena) that my mother gave me: 

They’re about the size of my thumb nail, made of string, twigs, and paper, and the way they work is simple: you tell them your worries, and place them under your pillow. They’re supposed to take away that worry or fear during the night, so you can sleep soundly. They’re mostly for children, but I’m using them a bit differently here. Almost as poppets! 

Here’s what you do: 

Take two of the worry dolls, one that represents you and one that represents a partner. It doesn’t have to be a specific person, but if you have someone in mind, even better! Hold them both in your hand and whisper to them any fears, worries, or insecurities you have about relationships, love, intimacy, trust, vulnerability, etc. Really think about what personal blocks are keeping you from feeling like you can find the right person and be happy with them, or keeping you from being with someone you have found. What scares you about love? 

Then, tie the two worry dolls together like so: 

 Imagine that they are you and a partner, happy and free of those fears. 

Next, place them inside a jar, baggy, cup or bowl like so (I used a jar because God I love jars) : 

Then fill your container of choice, covering the worry dolls as much as possible, with: 
- rose petals 
- cinnamon 
- brown sugar 


Under these ingredients, the worry dolls lovingly work together to banish the fears and worries you told them about. When finished, it looked like this: 

Hang or place the container next to your bed, and let them do their thing! :) 

April 18, 2017
  1. Capricorn
     Mirror
     Yellow

  2. Virgo
     Set square
     Grey

  3. Pisces
     Hourglass
     Gold

  4. Sagittarius
     Hairdressing product
     Orange

  5. Cancer
     Photos
     White

  6. Taurus
     Folk song
     Black

  7. Scorpio
     Sweet pea
     Green

  8. Leo
     Soy milk
     Red

  9. Libra
     Jam
     Purple

  10. Gemini
     Black tea
     Light blue

  11. Aquarius
     Coffee shop
     Beige

  12. Aries
     Pen light
     Pink
People Are Obsessed With New Starbucks “Rainbow Drinks”… and They’re Vegan!


These secret-menu creations are perfect for summer and can all be made vegan!  

• Pink Drink
This is the most popular of the “rainbow” drinks! Get the Strawberry Acai Refresher and swap out the water for coconut milk.  

• Purple Drink
Add vanilla syrup and blackberries to the Iced Passion Tango Tea and swap out the water for soy milk!  

• Blue Drink
It’s the Purple Drink without blackberries. Get the Iced Passion Tango Tea, swap out the water for soy milk, and add some vanilla syrup!  

• Green Drink

Get the Iced Black Tea, swap out the water for coconut milk, and add matcha!  

• Orange Drink

Order the orange mango juice and add two scoops of vanilla bean powder and a splash of coconut milk!

Try them all to find your favorite!

*As always, be sure to double check ingredients and ask your barista to ensure no animal products are used to make your drink.

What the espada would order at Starbucks


As requested by anon. :)


Let’s say that the espada enjoyed frequenting Starbucks. What kinds of coffee would they order?


1. Ulquiorra

Ulquiorra: The woman told me to order a cappuccino.

Ulquiorra: Apparently they can make a heart in the foam.

Ulquiorra: So I got the heart.

Ulquiorra: Then I watched as it slowly became deformed and finally fade away to nothing as I drank it.

Orihime: C-cute things may not be for you, Ulquiorra-kun!

Ulquiorra: What do you mean? It was perfect.


2. Zommari: Pumpkin spice latte

Gin: A pumpkin latte? Isn’t that (whispers) cannibalism?

Zommari:

Gin: Because you’re a pumpkin?

Zommari: Yes. I got it.

Gin: You must really hate yourself.

Zommari: I SAID I GOT IT


3.
Yammy: Trenta-sized coffee

Yammy: Don’t care what.

Yammy: What matters is that it’s GIANT.

Yammy: That’s how you know it’s good!


4. Starrk: Triple shot espresso

Starrk: It’s pretty strong, I guess.

Starrk: Kept me up for almost twenty minutes the other day.


5. Grimmjow: Passion fruit iced tea with soy milk and vanilla syrup

Ichigo: Um…

Grimmjow: What? It’s the blue drink from the secret menu.

Grimmjow: My aesthetic is very important me.

Ichigo: But…that’s a different shade of blue from your hair. And your eye shadow.

Grimmjow: Matching isn’t part of my aesthetic.

Ichigo:

Ichigo: Every time I think I understand you…


6. Luppi: Eight caramel frappuccinos

Luppi: No one but me can handle EIGHT of these SUPER SWEET DRINKS!

Grimmjow: You gonna be so sick later.

Luppi: SO WORTH IT


7. Aaroniero: Half sweet tea lemonade, half caramel waffle cone frappuccino

Aaroniero: Well, one of my heads likes tart drinks.

Aaroniero: And the other likes really sweet drinks.

Aaroniero: So we mix the two together and then just sorta pour it into our head tank.

Rukia: That sounds…….really disgusting.

Aaroniero: We’re not really coffee people.


8. Nel: Cotton candy frappuccino

Nel: It’s really sweet!

Nel: After I drink it, I can play endless pursuit endlessly!

Pesche: Which is why we only let her drink three a day!

Nel: The baristas know me by name!


9. Nnoitra: Cotton candy frappuccino

Nnoitra: I want whatever Nel got, only BIGGER!

Nel: You want a bright-pink cotton drink?

Nnoitra: ………yes.

Nel: Awesome!

Nnoitra: STOP BEING HAPPY FOR ME


10. Halibel: Short iced coffee

Halibel: It is refreshing to have a short iced coffee.

Hitsugaya: I FEEL INSULTED AND I DON’T KNOW WHY

Halibel: …it’s not always about you.


11. Barragan: Black coffee

Barragan: All of you ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

Barragan: Getting such fancy, sweet, fruity drinks.

Barragan: A real espada drinks black, bitter coffee and likes it.


12. Szayel: Venti, half-caff, no foam latte, half whole milk, half almond milk, extra hot, with whipped cream, 2 packets raw sugar, 3 pumps of chocolate syrup, and cinnamon on top

Barragan:

Szayel: What? If it’s not perfect, why am I drinking it?

Barragan: I hate you all.

My favourite time of the day🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿 Afternoon coffee time😍 I got given three たい焼き (taiyaki) from my wonderful friend at work💜💕💜 She’s like a big sister😁 Gym’s closed so got home from work, brewed some coffee, prepped dinner, reheated this red bean taiyaki, poured some pure soy milk into the coffee & read 海月姫 (Kuragehime) for an hour or so💗💕💗💕💗

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