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Portrayals of Thor in Movies and Television

Portrayals of Thor in Movies and Television

I’m sure many of you have seen the second installment in the Thor movies series by now. Jax wrote a review of the first movie when we saw a few years ago. I thought the second movie was neat, but it wasn’t awesome. But it did get me thinking about other images of Thor I’ve...
Orange is the New Black has Jax Thinking About Punishment and the US Prison System

Orange is the New Black has Jax Thinking About Punishment and the US Prison System

I was visiting my sister last week (hence GG graciously filling in for me<LINK>), and we binge watched the Netflix Original series Orange is the New Black. Have you seen it? If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a thirteen episode TV series inspired by Piper Kerman’s memoir about her year incarcerated in a minimum security prison. I...
Travel to Cosmos Through Space and Time

Travel to Cosmos Through Space and Time

Jax is on vacation! So today’s post and next Tuesday’s post will be short and sweet. Well…they will be short. =) Today, I want to encourage you to watch the re-launch of the education program “Cosmos.” The original series, called “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” launched in 1980 and starred Carl Sagan, the acclaimed and widely...
Soap Labels: The Good, the Bad and the Dirty

Soap Labels: The Good, the Bad and the Dirty

Before soap labels can make sense, the distinction between soap and detergent must be made. Soap and detergent are the two main category of cleaners we use, both in home cleaning products and on our bodies. I have a natural “soap good, detergent bad!” prejudice when it comes to my skin. I decided to do...
Introduction to Label Reading on Cosmetics and Food

Introduction to Label Reading on Cosmetics and Food

One of the things I’ve had to learn how to do over the past few years is read ingredients labels, and I started with packaged food. For people with sensitive systems (like me) it’s important to monitor what we consume. I’ve also had to accept that the things I put onto my body, like lotion,...
DIY Destressers

DIY Destressers

I’ve had STRESS this week–the kind that makes you see red and feel blue all at once. I apologize for being unable to discuss the whys; other people’s business is not for me to air on the interwebs. But I have literally broken out into an itchy mess over it. Not okay! What’s a princess...
Jax Makes Soap!

Jax Makes Soap!

Interesting things I’ve learned about soap… Soap is what happens when you mix melted fat (animal or plant) and lye (either sodium or potassium hydroxide). The original lye used in soapmaking was ashes from a hardwood tree (although I’m guessing what you buy at the store isn’t made that way anymore). If you make soap...
Poppin' Tags Like a Princess

Poppin’ Tags Like a Princess

I love thrift store shopping. I’ll get back to that in a moment. As part of my quest for detoxing my house and gorgeous routines (some people may have beauty routines, but as a princess, I have a gorgeous one I’m learning how to make my own soap. As a side note, if you want...
Christmas Day Movie Recommendation - Nativity! (2009)

Christmas Day Movie Recommendation – Nativity! (2009)

We hope everyone had a fantastic holiday filled with love, laughter, food, fun, kith, and kin…and time off from work. Mine had all of the above thanks to my niece (and to my office for the time off). Samantha is Pagan, too, but we both celebrate the day and honor the traditions we have both...
Disney's Frozen--the power of love, family and courage

Disney’s Frozen–the power of love, family and courage

I was planning on skipping Frozen for several reasons. I saw (and wrote a review) of last year’s biggest holiday children’s fare, Rise of the Guardians, which TheScott and I took our foster daughters to see. I am a fan of good animated movies, but the idea of going to Frozen reminded me a little...
Another Princess and More Pins

Another Princess and More Pins

A couple of years ago Jax wrote about her experience with acupuncture. I first went “under the needle” when I was struggling with fertility years ago. I didn’t really give it a chance because of my emotional state at the time, not because of the practitioner or the practice. When I injured my back two...
Herbal Remedies--St John's Wort

Herbal Remedies–St John’s Wort

Disclaimer: I am not in any way suggesting a medical course of action for anyone. I am not a doctor. I am writing about my personal experience. Like a lot of other Pagans, I’m not a huge fan of pharmaceuticals. Not that I never take them–sometimes that pulsing pain in my head just needs an...