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Monthly archive December, 2012
You Can Still Spin Under Zilker Holiday Tree

You Can Still Spin Under Zilker Holiday Tree

The princesses are still holiday-ing this week and sending you happy cheer! If you are in our neck of the realm, you can still enjoy a winter favorite of ours — the Zilker Holiday Tree. It is open 6:00pm to midnight through New Year’s Eve. Take a friend with you so you can spin under...
Seasons Greetings, Love the Princesses!

Seasons Greetings, Love the Princesses!

Happiest of Holidays from our homes to yours! For your viewing pleasure, click on this image to view archives of holiday doodles from The Oracle. Featured image, Google doodle for Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday.
Finding Yule in New Traditions

Finding Yule in New Traditions

Yule tidings! Happy Solstice! And YAY! — the world didn’t end today. I really didn’t think it would. But contemplating the faux end of the world got me thinking about other endings, too. Like the end of Christmas traditions as I embrace Yule. Let me explain. Many modern Pagans grew up in a different faith....
Remembered in Sorrow and Glory: Tributes to the Fallen at Sandy Hook

Remembered in Sorrow and Glory: Tributes to the Fallen at Sandy Hook

There’s an internet post circulating about the Sandy Hook shootings that is articulate and powerful. Many sites claim the post  was written by Morgan Freeman but it was actually posted to Facebook by a man named Mark from Vancouver. Here is the post: You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why....
Finding Yule by Shopping Local

Finding Yule by Shopping Local

We princesses try to stay locally involved — whether its our food source, politics, or our Pagan practice. We also try to contribute to our local economy by buying local for our holiday gifts. The princesses are lucky to live in a town with lots of local gift options. And we like to do our...
Pagan Phone Apps

Pagan Phone Apps

TheScott and I upgraded our phones from the iPhone 3GS to iPhone 5s as our holiday presents to each other. Woo! I LOVE SIRI! And the camera. And the awesome screen. Seriously, what did we do before smartphones? I organize my life with mine–my calendar, my email, the weather, my To Do list, social media,...
Finding Yule: Lovely and Relevant Tree Toppers

Finding Yule: Lovely and Relevant Tree Toppers

People from all walks of faith (and non-faith) decorate trees in their homes to celebrate December holidays. While most decorations are easy to find, I have long searched for  something that symbolizes Winter Solstice and Yule to crown my tree. Especially since the holiday tree tradition is rooted in my Germanic ancestry! In my search,...
Movie Review: Rise of the Guardians

Movie Review: Rise of the Guardians

We took the girls to see Rise of the Guardians in 3D this weekend. The latest offering from the creators of How to Train Your Dragon (which I loved) looked cool from the trailer. The voice talent–including Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Alec Baldwin (who was unrecognizable with an Eastern European accent) was...