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On October 3rd of 2015, Toronto was paralyzed by heavy winds. While everyone stayed home, I took my camera and headed to the beach to capture Lake Ontario’s grand awakening.

Not only were the lake and the sky gorgeous… there was no one walking around and no boats in the distance to ruin the shots!

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On October 3rd of 2015, Toronto was paralyzed by heavy winds. While everyone stayed home, I took my camera and headed to the beach to capture Lake Ontario’s awakening.

Not only were the lake and the sky gorgeous… there was no one walking around and no boats in the distance to ruin the shots!

Mitch Marner #5

Basically I thought about how it’s been too long since I’ve written about my baby mitchy so this idea came to me… also sos I’m dealing with a hardcore sunburn too!!!! I love summer!!!! :)))) 

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“I hate my life,” you groaned dramatically from the couch. Of course, the hotel you were staying at decided that leather couches looked better, and now you were even in more pain. Peeling off your sweaty legs from the leather, you whined some more from the pain. Never again were you laying in the sun without applying at least four layers of sun screen. 

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“Evo Lu’Shin” 

It’s neat to see how my technique has changed, and how Lu’Shin has evolved. I like seeing what has stayed/gone over the last two or so years - but also what has been modified/improved upon. The starry eyes are a Plot effect, and will likely be gone/return back to the white markings in November. I’m going to miss it! But not the time it takes to get it *just right*.  

Pro tip: foundation and setting powder are your friends. I used to use barrier spray, but it irritated my skin, and if sprayed too close, the liquid made some of my water-based makeup run.

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!Missing Cat!

Our cat, Stuart (or Stu), got out of an open window June 1st at King and Dowling in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood and hasn’t been seen since.
We got a call that he may have been sighted at Queen/Cowen on June 4 but our searching so far hasn’t turned up anything.

He’s very familiar with the outdoors, as he used to be an outdoor cat, but has been indoors for 2 and a ½ years now. He’s very shy about people, but friendly so he won’t attack unless he’s incredibly distressed. We’re worried he’s gotten lost (since it’s rained a lot lately) or turned around, or that someone may have taken him in since he doesn’t (refuses to) wear a collar.

His meows sound very grumpy and he’s rather vocal usually. He’s obsessed with wet food, so on the off-chance you find him, it’s a good way to keep him in one place.

He’s a male, roughly 12 years old and neutered. He’s a medium sized tabby with tan, brown and grey markings. He has green and yellow eyes and his belly is a light tan colour. He has a tiny dark marking on the bottom of his nose and the typical tabby “M” on his forehead.

We used to live in the Bathurst/Queen neighbourhood, and we originally found him in the Humber Valley region, near Varsity and Van Stassen Blvd. We think he’s probably still in Parkdale, but it’s worth keeping your eye out just in case. 


I know it’s a long shot, since I don’t know as many Toronto folks on Tumblr, but if you do, I’d be grateful if you shared! Thank you! We just miss him a lot.

anonymous asked:

Why are Canadians so nice and sociable? I met some folks from Toronto while on a trip Kentucky for the solar eclipse. They were so much fun to talk to and so very polite. Of course we talked sports and hockey a bit. One of the highlights of my trip!

We’re all aliens posing as humans.  Our Prime Directive is to be sociable and polite until the invasion.

I’ve said too much.

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7 Likes, 1 Comments - Jae M. T (@mandrakeandmarjoram) on Instagram: “Peace Water. $5-10 per dram, with sliding scale for queer, trans, and bipoc folks in Toronto, ON,…”

Peace Water. $5-10 per dram, with sliding scale for queer, trans, and bipoc folks in Toronto, ON, Canada. 🙏🌿💦
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For use in house blessings, cleansing, and healing spells. To use, shake the bottle until the layers mingle and disperse. Add a few of the concentrated drops to your bath, floor washes, colognes, perfumes, body sprays etc to bring tranquility to your space. Mixes well with other sweet smelling and calming essential oils, lotions, creams etc, such as lavender, chamomile, and rose. .

Base Formula:

To a base of blessed water add,

A splash of Orange Blossom Water

A splash of Kananga Water

Sweet Almond oil as a floater fixed with citronella or lemon grass oil

Powdered Laundry bluing to visual taste.

Bless under the rising morning sun.

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The first formula I ever attempted when I began solidifying my practice in conjuration and rootwork was Peace Water.

I was 18, had landed myself in Toronto after running away from an abusive household, and was about to start my first year of university.
I needed a little peace in my life. .
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I remember encountering the formula while flipping through .The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells. She say: “True Peace Water is visibly identifiable. There should be three distinct layers: two light blue liquids with a clear layer in between. (Some versions only use two layers: one blue, one clear.) […] The mere visual presence of fine Pwace Water is believed magically able to maintain a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere” (Illes 1047). .
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Disregarding the books warnings that beginners should not attempt this formula, I put together my own concoction with laundry bluing, lunar charged water, and lavender essential oils. .
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It was magical. I was delighted when the layers began seperating, heavier portions of the laundry blueing sinking to the bottom while lighter portions mingled with the essentials floating on top. It was affirmation for me that peace was possible in trying times. And that trusting my intuition and my spirits trumped what any book or person would try to limit me to. .
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Now 5 years from then, after training with my spirits and exchanging wisdom with the many practitioners they have guided me to, my hands have grown greener in crafting and herbalism.

As inspired by @crystalrootandconjure and her work with peace water, I decided to try making the formula again.
It came out beautifully, as have I.

#queer #conjure #rootwork #healing #hoodoo #witchcraft