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Princesses Diaries
Signing Up to be Face Down in the Mud

Signing Up to be Face Down in the Mud

I recently signed up for Tough Mudder, an endurance event that happens across the world throughout the year. It’s rigorous and demanding and designed to push people to reach peak form. Yyeeaahh…sooooo, I have never run a marathon or an obstacle course – in my life. I must be crazy, right? I’m pretty sure I...
Jax's Detox Home Challenge

Jax’s Detox Home Challenge

I’ve decided to try phasing out new-fangled (20th Century and later) chemicals in my house by replacing my cleaners and personal care items with homemade equivalents. I want to do this both as an environmental and health measure, but as a cost saving measure as well. For quite a while now we’ve been exchanging hard-core...
Janus, January and No Resolutions for Me in 2014!

Janus, January and No Resolutions for Me in 2014!

*My apologies for the late post. Family and holiday craziness has kept me from my computer. This post is a slight alteration of a post I made for Here Be Magic.* January is named for the Roman god Janus (said yon-us). My introdution to Janus came from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when the evil Ethan...
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...
It's the Most Wonderble Time of the Year

It’s the Most Wonderble Time of the Year

Wonderful + horrible =  wonderble. Yule is wonderful because I get to see my sister, who lives out of state. Yule is horrible because <deep breath> the fragile routine I’m working hard to build gets chunked out the window while additional responsibilities are piled on and hundreds of extra decisions must get made–like presents; I...
Can You Wish Me a Merry Christmas?

Can You Wish Me a Merry Christmas?

I bought a tree last night. I’ll decorate it this weekend. And it will be fabulous! Thinking about decorations has me sorting through memories and thinking about the season. I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you in the next few weeks. My thoughts today are about seasons greetings. Literally. I’m talking about the things we...
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...
In 2013 Jax Gives Thanks for…

In 2013 Jax Gives Thanks for…

This has been a rough year. But I think it’s important in times of strife to remember that life still has plenty of good things in it, too. So this year, despite me being a grumpy princess, I will give thanks for… TheScott. I can’t imagine life without you, my dear. You are a blessing,...
Confessions of a Pagan Fashionista

Confessions of a Pagan Fashionista

I still meet people who are surprised I am Pagan. Not necessarily because it is unusual to encounter a Pagan given our small numbers (even though our ranks are growing), but because I don’t present myself as a stereotypical Pagan. Though I find the concept of a stereotypical Pagan funny because few Pagan resemble it...
The Elf and the Ice Princess from Valkyrie Books

The Elf and the Ice Princess from Valkyrie Books

I have a new novella (short novel) releasing today!* The Elf and the Ice Princess was written around the time this was going on. I tend to fictionalize my problems. The heroine Carrie is in a bad place after a miscarriage and a divorce—which is not what happened to me, but her story was inspired by...
Adopted to Abandoned: A Terrible Turn of Events in Adoption

Adopted to Abandoned: A Terrible Turn of Events in Adoption

The world was shocked and moved by the recent story of the “blonde angel.” The story was that a child was found in a Roma camp in Greece whose physical features were so different from her parents, Greek police believed she was a victim of kidnapping. Her parents claimed they were “gifted” the child when...
Images of Sweden and Norway, Part 2

Images of Sweden and Norway, Part 2

I hope everyone had a wonderful Samhain! TheScott and I didn’t do anything this year–we barely got back before the day was upon us! But I do have the a few more photos from our trip to show. GG asked for a map so you could see where we were. I’ll start with that. I...