refresh for spring

Spring Witchy Recipes

Here are some recipes I have made or have been trying out for spring!

Three Flower Sugar -

  • 1 oz lavender
  • 1 dried rose, just the petals
  • 1 oz dried chamomile or honeysuckle

Grind in a mortal and pestle, add ½ cup of sugar and grind until powder fine. Store in pink jar for love spells, self care spells, and to amplify the properties of the flowers.

Uses: Sprinkle on sugar cookies for Beltane rituals, stir into an herbal tea, sprinkle over offerings for the fae, use in a self care spell jar, use in spells to sweeten relationships or communication, etc.

Floral Tincture -

Great for making drinks, baking, or use in potions for Spring celebrations.

  • equal parts dried lavender, honeysuckle, chamomile, elder flowers, roses etc (I used chamomile, elder flowers, and honeysuckle.)
  • 1 jar (dark jar if possible)
  •  just enough vodka or other 180 proof alcohol to just cover the flowers, maybe ½ in over the dried materials
  1. Place flowers into jar, cover with alcohol and shake vigorously.
  2. Store in a dark cool place.
  3. Shake periodically
  4. let steep for 4 weeks or more
  5. Strain through a fine mesh strainer/coffee filter or muslin cloth, squeeze excess out of the flowers.
  6. Strain through coffee filter or muslin cloth once more and bottle in a glass bottle/jar. 

 Uses: Use in cooking recipes like you would vanilla extract or other baking flavorings, use an eye dropper to drop into sparkling water/tea for a refreshing drink, use like bitters in a martini recipe, use for potions or spells, etc.

Lavender Meyer Lemon Mint Tea -

From the book “infuse” 

  • 8 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 4 sprigs dried lavender
  • 4 Meyer lemon peels
  • 30 oz of water

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher in the refrigerator over night (for at least 10 hours). A relaxing and refreshing drink for  all spring celebrations. :) Also can be used for cleansing and purifying properties to boost your Spring Cleaning, from the inside out. 

seasons

Gryffindors are summer, when it’s the best time of the year to stay outside all day, the cloudless skies, birds chirping and insects buzzing, hanging out with your friends, every refreshing wind blow and the short summer showers, bathing in the river, the adrenaline of doing sports and staying up all night to have parties and fireworks.

Slytherins are autumn, the crisp, but not freezing evenings, the fog that’s lying like a coat over the streets, the leaves that are turning from their usual colour to a flashing yellow and orange, the good smell of the forest after a long, soothing rainfall, being excited for Halloween and going trick-or-treating, even if you’re probably already to old for it.

Ravenclaws are winter, staying in your warm, cozy home, reading alone in front of a crackling fireplace, being wrapped in your favourite blanket, reading a good book and have a warming drink, the aesthetic feeling of making the first steps in fresh snow, the sharp, keen feeling of a cold breeze hitting your skin, the freezing nights with clear skies and sparkling stars.

Hufflepuffs are spring, watching the snow melting away, when the animals wake up from their winter sleep, plants and flowers grow and bloom, being playful, the air smells like earth and new life, the refreshing spring showers that remember you that you’re alive, the bright, warm sunlight tickling your skin after a way too long winter.

flickr

In the Moss by Steve Janosik
Via Flickr:
Bar Harbor, Maine. The bed of moss felt like a spongy box spring as I shifted around to get a few shots like this one. It was a refreshing Spring morning.

The Aesthetics of Borderlands Characters

Roland - Hot Pockets
Lilith - A bloodstained leather jacket
Mordecai - The pet supplies aisle
Brick - Old Spice guy
Zed - TF2 Engineer
Marcus - A Boston Creme Donut
Hammerlock - Chef Gordon Ramsy
Moxxi - Red wine in a, “I 💜 mom” mug
Scooter - A Tech Deck
Ellie - Romances with strong female protagonists
Angel - “Wake Me Up Inside” by Evanescence
Torgue - The sun
Tiny Tina - A haunted jack-in-the box
Tannis - Bitter, cold, three day old coffee
Captain Scarlett - Johnny Depp
Shade - CapriSun
Claptrap - The genie from Aladdin
Axton - An airhorn noise
Maya - Grungy hipster blogs
Salvador - A Lil’ Monkey Fella
Zer0 - A jazz club
Gaige - Hot Topic
Krieg - A mosh pit brawl at a Linkin Park concert
Handsome Jack - The Geico money stack with winged eyeliner
Nakayama - Waifu body pillows
Athena - Medieval chivalry
Wilhelm - Bionicle
Nisha - Oddly colored blue jeans
Aurelia - The cool refreshing taste of Pepsi
Janey Springs - Dr. Seuss books
Gladstone - Pencils that have been snapped in half with no eraser
Tassiter - The old lady with the poodle in the Sticky Buddy commercial
Pickles - Kraft Mac and Cheese
Timothy Lawrence - Half-assed high school acting
Rhys - Capitalism
Vaughn - The concept of being a badass
Vasquez - The slutty secretary that wants to bang their boss
August - Gary Oak

Mint mudcrab mojito

With spring in bloom for those of you in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to break out your glasses as the weather warms up! This refreshing beverage is delicious with or without alcohol, and the briskness of fresh mint will give you a boost of energy. I like to make a big jug of this to keep in the fridge when I have company over, no matter the season- nobody can say no to a mojito!

You will need:
2-3 sprigs of fresh mint (about 15 leaves)
½ lime, cut into wedges
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 shot white rum
1 shot creme de menthe
½ cup soda water
Ice cubes

Method:
In a tall glass, combine the mint and lime wedges, and muddle thoroughly to release the juice and aromas. Add the sugar and muddle again until mixed well. Add the rum and creme de menthe, then fill the glass up with ice and pour in the soda water. Stir well and enjoy. Cheers!

THE BIG LIMITED SPECIAL COMMISSION!!!

For those of you that remember last October I did a special limited edition of commissions. I did a Witchsona themed personal commissions where I opened up 10 slots and turned you or a loved one (or both!) into witches based on your personality and how you imagined yourself. This went over really well and was one of my favorite set of commissions I’ve done! 

This time I wanted to do one for my ACOTAR fans (or just in general people who enjoy fantasy) and I wanted to make you into High Fae of the Court of your choice! As a refresher, the courts are:

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Day, Night, and Dawn courts. 

You can send me an email at danimariedraws@gmail.com with what court you would prefer to be in, some pictures for reference, and anything else you would like to add to the picture! 

Along with a limit of 10 slots, I also have reduced prices! Check below for prices!

Waist Up Full Color: $20     Full Body Full Color: $45   

 Additional Characters (friends, family, SO): + $20

I’m so excited to get started! I’m going to keep the list here and reblog periodically so you guys can see how many slots I have left!

1. OPEN SLOT

2. @littlemissbrianna done

3. @patrickpanda done

4. @delirious-gestures

5. @han-rawr

6. @gabrielleop93

7. @cleverfoxenlove

8. @feyrescurse

9. @paladin–danse

10. @fracknugget

Again email me at danimariedraws@gmail.com with your requests!

HI THERE!! I still have one more slot!! I’m also going to add on 5 more additional slots since this got more attention than I thought! However I may need more time! 

A Meteor’s Fate | Pt. 1

Originally posted by shitjeon

Genre: angst, fluff, a tiny bit of humor || kimi no na wa! au

Member(s): Park Jimin || Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook

Words: 6.9k

Summary: Fate had already decided for you, someone who lived her whole live in the countrysides, to be in a somewhat ill-fated relationship with Park Jimin, the typical city-boy of your dreams. You knew that fate had its own ways to bring you to the one you belonged to, but you never thought that switching souls and bodies was actually one of them.

“That day when the stars came falling. It’s almost as if a scene from a dream. Nothing more, nothing less than a beautiful view.”

A/N: kimi no na wa is such a beautiful anime movie i couldn’t help but make a fic based on the plot ;-; 


Pt. 1 | Pt. 2 (coming soon!)


“Isn’t it ironic?”

“What exactly?”

“That fate brought us together in the most ridiculous way you could ever imagine.”

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A Special Smile

Member: JiMin || BTS

Genre: Extreme fluff

Short Summary: She had her eyes on a man whose smile had melted her from inside.

A/N: @koneko14

Words: 444

There was always a park that she had to pass through whenever she was making her way home from work. It was usually nice and quiet there. A couple of families with their children running around as well as a couple of couples lingering around, hand in hand as they laughed at whatever stories they shared between themselves.

He was also there. A man of short stature but quite a buff body, as far as she could see through his light get-ups. He was always there, sitting on the swings and staring off into the sunset until she came into his vies. Whenever his honey brown eyes would land on her, his melancholic complexion would disappear and in its stead, there would appear a smile that split his chubby cheeks.

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BTS Starbucks Drinks

Suga

Midnight Mint Mocha Frappucino

This drink has layers of dark chocolate and coffee, just like how he has layers of savageness in him. At the same time, it has “cooling mint crystals” cuz let’s be honest, Suga’s swag is off the charts. A dollop of cream at the top cuz he’s actually a sweet baby

Kookie

Espresso con Panna

Espresso encompasses his personality, fierce, strong and bitter (looks like someone loves to remind his members about the things they did wrong) At the same time, he’s so extra just like how this drink needs a dollop of cream.

Jimin 

S’mores Frappucino

This drink literally has everything from marshmallow creme to graham crumbles. Just like this drink, he’s super sweet and he encompasses everything you want in a boyfriend. His aesthetic is literally the warmth of snuggling together in front of the campfire.

TaeTae 

Unicorn Frappucino

What more to say? Just like this drink, V has a bunch of weird shit blended in him to create a magical drink that’s flavour-changing and colour-changing. He’s a peculiar person that raises everyone’s optimism on life.

Jin 

Strawberry Acai Refresher a.k.a Pink Drink

“A refreshing sip of spring, no matter the season” That’s exactly what Jin is. He is the definition of life and happiness and a carefree spirit. Just like this drink has Acai, Jin has a special something in him that people tend to overlook.

Hobi

Caramel Brulée Latte

The dessert is too good that Starbucks had to make a drink out of it. That’s exactly what Hobi is, a straight out sweet guy with so many talents. Like how this drink is a Christmas Special, every second with Hobi is like celebrating a festive.

Rap Mon 

Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato

This drink is so complex and intricate, even the name can be part of a tongue twister. Just like how RapMon is a person who is multi-talented and is very philosophical about everything. At the same time, he is just like the 5 layers of sweetness this drink has.


BTS Series:

BTS Fairies

BTS Greek Gods

BTS Seven Deadly Sins

BTS Natural Phenomenon

BTS Colours

BTS Spirit Animals

My BTS Masterlist

Sprung

What springs forth
At thoughts of you?
A wildflower
Shining with dew;
The sun climbing
In the blue sky;
Baby birds flit
Learning to fly,
Trying their wings–
I want to try mine;
I am awakened,
A bloom on a vine
Opening up
Like never before…
When you come around
I want to give more.
Are you the spring,
Refreshing hearts?
I might hate the end
But I love how it starts.