omg i read an article that men hate high waisted skirts so i wore 17 pairs on top of eacha other to school because fuck the patriarchy and my principal told me to take it off because it was a hindrance so i spit acid into his eyes. ANY WOMAN SHOULD WEAR WHATEVER SHE WANTS. #feminism
i can't go shopping without dressing like i'm going on an interview. i have to prove with my clothing choice that i have money to the store clerks because if i go out in sweatpants and a t-shirt they'll accuse me of stealing and perform embarrassing and degrading searches on me in front of everyone. white women may be free to wear whatever they want, but i am not.
•Learn stuff about where you live. This can help you with crystal magick and herbalism. I have a shit ton of quartz where I live, and a bunch of edible plants that grow in the woods. This way, you can start your witchy collection for free. (Be careful with harvesting wild plants, obviously.)
•You don’t have to follow spells you find exactly. Say you find a great spell for restful sleep online, but it calls for lavender and chamomile, and you only have lavender. That’s fine! Take the chamomile out or substitute it.
•Learn a tiny bit of a lot of things. Don’t feel like you have to focus on one thing yet. Take some time to read up on stuff and figure out what appeals to you.
•Make your own tools. You don’t have to waste money on fancy tools to be a valid witch. My wand, some of my candles, my pentacle, and my staff are all homemade.
•On the line of saving money, thrift stores are your best friends.
•DO NOT FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO LABEL YOURSELF. This took me so long to figure out. You don’t have to decide that you’re a chaote or a spirit worker or a Heathen or an eclectic witch or a Neowiccan or anything. If one of those labels strongly appeals to you, awesome! But don’t feel pressured to pick one.
•If you’re in the broom closet and live with someone who you don’t want to figure out about your practice, make a mini altar in a shoebox! Put all your altar stuff in the box and put it under your bed. You can set up the altar on the box when praying or doing spells or anything like that.
•It’s okay to be Wiccan, but you don’t have to be. There are a ton of other options.
•Don’t put yourself down if magick or astral projecting or spirit work or any other practice doesn’t come naturally to you. Practicing is an option, and so is not doing it at all.
This is has been quite the project, I’m so happy they’re exist and I can hold them now and pin them everywhere YAY. You can get them yourself at my >>etsy<<, if you get the whole set you save $5 too >w<
If this item is out of stock it means i’m out of D.VA Bunnies (due to a high number of defective pins) and that I am asleep. Please wait till Friday for me to reconfigure stock. Sorry Etsy is not good for this scenario!
You may have answered this already but do you have tips on how to do witchcraft w limited resources? I have no way to get things like vanilla, or certain spices/herbs and the area I live in doesn't have many of the more common flowers w magical significance (roses for example). I'm also not allowed to light candles or get candles of different colors (But I do light white candles secretly). And ideas?
Honestly I haven’t used vanilla once in my practice. Ingredients that people say are “necessary” may be for them, but that shouldn’t reflect on you or your practices. If you can’t get it, or even have no reason to use it, don’t bother tbh.
When it comes to things like herbs, it is very easy to find replacements for them regarding correspondences. With vanilla, depending on the properties it has, it could be substituted with something else that also has those associations. It might be slightly different energy-wise, but I wouldn’t think too much so, especially if you don’t think so.
At that point it becomes important to work with what you have. Find out what your area does have, maybe even naturally, then find out what you can do with those things, and go from there.
If you are able, spices and herbs are also available for purchase online. Dollar stores even carry a selection of herbs and spices now (at least, the ones in my area do). Bulk Barns also has a great selection, and super cheap too (I just got good sized bags rock salt, pink Himalayan salt, rubbed sage, and I think mint there for less than $4).
However, you also don’t need herbs if you don’t want them. That is just one area of spellwork, and if you have difficulties accessing herbs, go for something you are able to do / have access to.
As for candles, white is pretty much all purpose. LED candles are also an option. There are even websites that allow for the burning of digital candles that can be used too, and there are also some cell phone apps that offer the same thing - tech magic for the win!
Otherwise, I’d suggest using [energy work] or [sigils], which are both low supply and also really discreet.
Here are some posts that may contain more ideas of things you may be able to do, if you so desire:
-maxed out my phone storage because i saved too many pictures of flags after deciding that i was going to text exclusively in semaphore
-walked up a 2-story railing because i was bored and then did it again because the first time my friend didnt get pictures
-crawled underneath a train because i dropped my flip flop
-spent too much money on thrift store knick knacks with cursed energy (puppets, garden gnomes, ceramic figurines, other peoples’ family photos, etc)
-spent too much money on awful thrift store clothes
-made a valiant attempt to bring silly bandz back
-ate over 100 rolls of smarties in a 48-hour period
-ignored the fact that i had the flu or something for a week. just genuinely did not realize until someone pointed it out
-locked myself in a school bathroom stall with my friends so i could draw sunglasses on her nipples with expo marker
-got in trouble for holding a baby doll like a real baby in english class
-filled said baby with chocolate milk and barbecue sauce “to feed it” and punted it across the bathroom
-bought my friend a custom life-sized body pillow of her fav actor for her birthday and hid it in her locker for a terrifying morning surprise
-bought a ball gag at goodwill
-gave a chemistry presentation to my entire class and forgot to remove the slide with a picture of a frog with a speech bubble that said “hnnng… i need… your spit”
-ate a lock of wig hair for a video that we were filming
-accidentally yelled “FUCK” in french class as soon as the room had gone silent
-kept loose cheese puffs in my desk drawer
-kept a dixie cup of chocolate chips in my desk drawer
-accidentally came into possession of 78 decorative gourds and didnt know where to put them so i left them in the top of my locker and they rotted
-got in trouble in sixth grade on valentines day for giving a boy a small potato instead of a paper valentine
-tried to wriggle my body through a saint patrick’s day wreath at a thrift store and got very, very, very stuck
-was the ringbearer for a wedding and said “oh, swag” on reflex when i dropped the rings
-challenged myself to write all my in-class essays so that they could be read to the tune of ‘two trucks’ and no one ever found out
-brought pot brownies to an anime convention
-stayed up for days on end until i was so tired that i fell asleep while writing an in-class essay and kept writing gibberish while fully asleep
-got an a in a class where i literally never turned in the homework
-changed my text tone to an audio recording of my best friend saying something embarrassing
-went through a phase where i would write several pages of notes on one page in different colors until it looked like just horrible scribbles “to save paper”
-bought parchment and a quill pen on amazon and used them to take notes
-had to leave a party early but i was eating fishsticks and i wasnt done so i put them all in my coat pocket
-kept loose dumplings in my hoodie pocket
-wore a fanny pack with a speaker in it and blasted ‘two trucks’ and also used the fanny pack to carry a bag of gummi worms and give them to people when they were upset that i called ‘emotional support worms’
-bought a whole-ass rocking horse and then took it home on the bus
-drank monster energy out of my parents’ wedding-gift wine glasses
-babysat some kids and helped them turn the entire first floor of their house into a fort for a brutal nerf gun war
-started a black market in third grade where the primary trade was colored pencils and cap erasers
-made direct eye contact with my teacher and said ‘because i am a dumbass’ when asked why i didnt have the homework
-went to a burger place where the workers yell out the order numbers and when they yelled “69!” muscle memory took over and i yelled back “NICE”
-tried to convince my friend to chug a glass of dairy free creamer until i got tired of waiting and grabbed it out of her hands and chugged it myself
-bought an animatronic bear at a thrift store and spent an hour trying to pry open the battery case to discover that it sings When I’m 64. like the whole song all the way through
-got lost in best buy for two hours and ended up leaving with a Dory backpack that was on sale
-kept a headless antique mannequin in my room at the foot of my bed to train myself out of feeling fear
-in fifth grade i attempted to physically fight another fifth grader over our minecraft fanfiction
-skipped swimming class for an entire trimester and somehow faced no repercussions
-stole a girl’s hair out of her hairbrush in fourth grade and used it for crafts
-pinned my friend to the floor and rubbed a gluestick on her face i don’t remember why
-got my friends to pool all our money at sky high so we could put cotton eyed joe into the jukebox as many times as possible
-started an uprising against our lunchtime therapist in fourth grade by convincing all of my friends to make warriors ocs with me instead of participating in the activities (this culminated in the four of us getting kicked out of lunchtime therapy)
-made my first friend in high school because she saw me secretly eating twizzlers out of my sleeve in english class
-found loose jelly beans in my school bag and ate them without question
I spent four years gathering information for my book, Why We Love Music,
reading textbooks and papers packed full with phrases like “spectral
structure and harmonic syntax” and “amplitudes of transglottal airflow”.
Translated into conversational English, the science – I think – is of
interest to everyone who loves music (and even those few of us who
don’t). For example, experiments have demonstrated that music is
extremely effective at curing insomnia; that shoppers spend more money
in stores playing classical music; and that communal singing helps
humans to bond with each other by releasing oxytocin into our system -
the same chemical we experience during sex or breast-feeding.
In “Why You Love Music,” John Powell, a physicist who has also studied
musical composition, offers an array of answers that mainly reflect his
scientific background. He conveys some basic musical information
painlessly, including tuning and scales, the construction of melodies,
and elements of timbre and key. His writing is chatty and unpretentious;
he is informal and down-home, at times quite funny. If you have ever
felt intimidated by music and its terminology of whole and half steps,
scales and chords, this book will put you at ease. – Peter Pesic, Wall Street Journal (£)
Research has revealed that music holds the keys to your body’s pharmacy.
Photograph: Simon Frazer/SPL/Getty Images
BTS Reaction | their girlfriend storing stuff in her bra
request: “BTS reaction when his GF but stuff in her bra bc she didnt have a pocket (i always do this bc im lazy so i put my phone or money in my bra)”
pay for this.” “You really don’t have to-“ His mouth stood open after he saw
you casually sliding your hand into your bra to get out some money. “You have
your money in there!???”
watched your placing your phone back into your bra from the corner of his eyes. “Isn’t
it weird if someone calls you and your phone starts to vibrate in your bra?”
You turned towards him, slightly surprised of his sudden question. “You get
used to it. Kinda.” He just nodded, not questioning any further as he would
find it strange or something.
your phone inside your bra to take if out, as you saw Namjoon starring at you. “Y/N.
There are children present.” He said with a smirk on his face. “I’m just
getting my phone out you pervert.” Giving him a light smack on the back of his
over to you, mustering if you have a purse with you. “What are you looking at?”
You asked as you caught him starring. “I just thought if you can maybe store my
phone in your bag, but I see that you don’t have one with you.” You reached out
your hand. “Give it to me.” He watched you in confusion when you took his phone
and put it into the side of your bra. “Did you just?”
turned red while he watched you storing your money in your bra,
completely forgetting what he wanted to say to you in the first place. “What
did you want to tell me?” You looked up. “Forget it. I don’t remember.” He said
while rubbing his neck in embarrassment.
check if it’s going to rain later?” “Sure let me check.” He turned his face to
the side and covered his eyes as he saw you sliding your hand into your bra. “What
are you doing Y/N?” “I store my phone there.” You said because it was totally normal
for you to do that, if you hadn’t had a bag with you. “Really? Do girls really
do that?” You laughed out at his reaction. “Yes we do such things.” *Jungshooked*
someone is calling me.” He looked up from his milkshake as he saw you grabbing
your boobs to locate the phone in your bra. “Hello?” You answered the call
while looking at Taehyung who just stared at you with a frown. After you hung up he asked you rather fascinated
“What else do you store in your bra besides your breasts?”
Leak your recipes pls I live on my own and I'm pretty sure I'm dying of malnutrition because I survive on coffee and cliff bars
AHHH THAT’S NOT GOOD!
OKAY I AM…OBSESSED WITH COOKING IT’S LIKE ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS EVER SO TIME TO RAMBLE LOL
It’s funny that you say that because I’m actually in the process of compiling all of my recipes and pictures and uploading them to a blog on like blogspot or whatever.
Not just recipes but tips on how to shop smart and budget-friendly. Ever since I had a kid I budget my food spending like crazy but we still need to eat well. I spend less than $100/week at the grocery store for 3 people, 3 meals a day plus the other household necessities.
Almost everything I made is from scratch with fresh ingredients. It takes a bit more time to prepare but it’s so worth it and it tastes SO MUCH BETTER.
BUT–I also have a shit ton of recipes for like…crock pots that use 3-4 ingredients and can feed you for 3 days. So if you’re busy a lot and have like…no money, these are AMAZING and TASTY. Just throw the stuff in the pot before going to school or work and you come home and eat.
Just a few random recipes and pictures of what I have made recently are
Tonkatsu with homemade Tonkatsu sauce (freshly ground roasted white sesame seeds added) and Gyoza
Pho (this is all from scratch, DELICIOUS. I MADE IT LIKE 3 DAYS IN A ROW BECAUSE IM OBSESSED) ((I had a way better pic but I cant find it boo))
Tofu and Wakame Miso Soup (I make this from scratch every morning for breakfast. It’s INSANELY HEALTHY for you. And it takes less than 30 minutes as long as you make your Dashi stock in bulk on like Sunday and use that–the stock lasts for a week in the fridge)
R A M E N with Braised Pork Belly (okay this recipe is NOT EASY. It took me 19 hours to make. But it is my husbands favorite dish of all time that I make so I do it on special occasions or when I feel like not sleeping and watching the stove all damn night and day haha)
Thai Meatballs in cabbage boats with Sriracha Mayo
Mongolian Beef (bruhhh love this one)
Roasted Lemon Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Baby Red Potatoes
I also cook some….not so healthy but damn delicious food too such as
Copycat In-N-Out Burgers (the sauce is DIIVINE also sorry for the messy plate lol and if you don’t know what In-N-Out is…its sooo good im sorry you’ve never had it but now you can)
PIZZAAAA (okay but for real fuck Dominos and everything, it’s sooo expensive, and frozen pizzas tend to taste like garbage. With a homemade sauce and dough ((SHIT YOU CAN EVEN MAKE YOUR OWN MOZZARELLA USING JUST A GALLON OF MILK)) you can have delicious customized pizza for wayyy less money. Add whatever toppings you want!
Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes! (I actually had Buzzfeed really like this recipe and post of mine online! These are seriously moist as HECK and you’ll probably eat them all in one sitting I swear)
ANYWAY I LOVE TO COOK. I have soooo many more recipes than this. My husband pressures me like every day to open up a food truck or something lmao, but nah. I just like to cook for the people I love in my own home.
If you guys are interested in good food recipes and ways to save a ton of money in the grocery store then I can post a link for my food blog once I have it up and running!!!!
I’m really passionate about young people and really everyone in general finding ways to cook more. It’s taken me years to gain all of the knowledge I have on shopping smart and knowing how to spend what little money I have the RIGHT way so I’m not wasting food and eating garbage. I would love to share it with as many people as I can.
I get a lot of asks about this so here’s some tips for my fellow amis, on how to get that 1832 look.
1. TURN UP…the collar of your shirt. Whether it’s a cheap white button up from H&M or a fancy historically accurate one, make use of the collar and have it stick up, not fold down! Then apply cravat. It’s the key to getting that high-collar 19th century look you see in Pride and Prejudice. Can be done with any shirt. Just think popped collar 1800’s frat boy, not neatly folded over a tie.
2. Short waistcoats. The time called for waistcoats that were actually stupidly short - hence why you see everyone’s high waisted trousers. Long waistcoats that go down to your crotch can be cut and hemmed!
3. No cravat? No problem. Proper fancy cravats go for like $30 on Etsy and a lot of us don’t have that money. No issue! Thrift stores and charity shops usually have a cheap bin of scarves. Go cravat fishing! You can find anything from a pretty silk one to something you can cut up and modify.
4. Shake it up! You don’t have to look exactly like 2012 movie Joly or stage version Enjolras. You can mix and match. For my Enjolras cosplay I take influence from the 2012 movie, the West End AND throw in my own take from the book (sometimes a change up with a blue cravat really goes a long way!) - means you can get away with a little more!
5. Have fun. Honestly, none of it matters. It’s all for fun. Enjoy yourself and be kind to people, whether they’re in the very early stages of their cosplay or an old master at it. This goes for ANY cosplay.