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How Beauty Saved the Beast--Book Cover

How Beauty Saved the Beast–Book Cover

I have not yet displayed to the Realm the coolness of my second book cover! How Beauty Saved the Beast releases in a week and a half (February 11, to be exact). I’m pretty darn excited about it, too! Although I had to laugh when I got the cover. Ah, marketing, you put a pretty...
Prayers for the New Year

Prayers for the New Year

Hail Day and sons of Day! Hail Night and her daughters! Hail to the Aesier! Hail the Asynjur! Hail to all the bountiful earth! ~ from Sigdrifa’s prayer Frigg, bless me as I work. Like you, I am a mother, but I have no idea how to do this. Some moments are filled with such...
Ode to Morgan le Fay, My Cat

Ode to Morgan le Fay, My Cat

For two and a half years I’ve managed to not wax eloquent regarding my love for my cat, Morgan le Fay (aka Mo). Tonight, though, I sit at my desk attempting to come up with a topic for this week’s post, mind blown by the business that is life–the girls return to school, our quarterly...
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....
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,...
Black Bears Sighted in Central Texas

Black Bears Sighted in Central Texas

The American black bear is native to the United States. Black bears were found everywhere in my home state, Texas, but over-trapping and over-hunting in the 1920s all but wiped out the native population. Texas severely restricting hunting in the 1970s in an attempt to help bears repopulate the state and then made it illegal...
This Year, GG Gives Thanks For...

This Year, GG Gives Thanks For…

Jax shared five things she is thankful for on Tuesday. Here is my list of thanks… Being healthy. This might be an odd thing to be thankful for since I’ve have bum luck with my back this year. And I jacked up my thumb last month. But these experiences have made me keenly aware of...
This Year Jax Gives Thanks for...

This Year Jax Gives Thanks for…

The princesses are giving thanks this holiday week. This year I, Jax, am thankful for (in no particular order)… My new family. Our two girls have blessed our lives in so many ways. We sure hope one day to call ourselves a forever family. My editor, Rhonda Helms, and all the wonderful people at Carina...
Finding Yule: Online Sources for Pagan Holiday Cards

Finding Yule: Online Sources for Pagan Holiday Cards

I grew up with shiny Christmases. Lights! Decorations! Crafts! Presents!* My mom laid out the works every year without fail. I still enjoy the pageantry — if that’s the right word — of a holiday-decorated home. Admittedly, I don’t have the chops (or the time) to pull off the indoor wonderland my mother created annually....
Political Hot Button Issues: Finding Your Political Compass

Political Hot Button Issues: Finding Your Political Compass

I’m not comfortable with either major party candidate. That’s part of the reason I’ve been disengaged this presidential election. I like to consider myself a fairly informed person, but this election season I just want to dust my hands and say “Enough!” (And I am not the only one who feels this way.) This from...