Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lughnasadh is on the way!

  And for me, it means that hopefully (but probably not with this bi-polar NC weather) fall is on the way also and I can break out the jeans and sweaters and comfy blankets. Our new home actually has a fireplace in the living room so I'm excited to use that as well!

   What are your plans to celebrate if any? I haven't decided on my end yet, but I am in a crafty mood (my Etsy shop needs some more variety and we need some more income) so maybe that's how I'll celebrate. Need some ideas? Take a look at the list below:

  • Smudge sticks

  • Bake bread

  • Corn dolly - The dolly represents the Mother Goddess, or in the Celtic traditions, Bride or Bridget

  • Make a cornwheel or sunwheel

  • Create and bury a Witch's Bottle
   What kind of crafts do you create? Any other ideas not listed here?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Central NC Pagan Pride Days 2012

   I attended this last year for the first time with my husband and daughter in tow and LOVED IT! We missed the first day however due to some intense rain and we didn't want to keep her out in the weather but went back the second day and really enjoyed ourselves. Not quite sure if we're going to make it this year - with my pregnancy getting rougher and my daughter getting to that age where it's hard to keep her entertained in one spot for very long, we'll see how it goes.

   The event is still going strong, however they have changed the name to Pagan Pride Raleigh. Below is a news announcement I received from the Director of PR and was asked to share it on my blog for any fellow NC'ers who may be interested in going. Also check out my blogs & links page for the link to their website.

Pagan Pride Raleigh (CNCPPD)

  The Central NC Pagan Pride Days Festival (now Pagan Pride Raleigh) attracts nearly 2000 pagans, pagan friends and the pagan curious every year. Open to the general public, this autumn celebration offers two days of both entertainment and education through social, commercial and spiritual activities. All are welcome to join or observe rituals, attend workshops, meet local groups, and much more.

Each year we also collect thousands of pounds of non-perishable food from attendees for donation to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Last year we collected over three and half tons of food. We hope to do even better this year!

Did we mention the blood drive?

Each year we are working with Rex Blood Services to bring their bloodmobile to the festival for a blood drive that will begin at 12 Noon and run to 4 PM both days of the festival.

Sept. 15 and 16, 2012

NC State Fairgrounds Gate 5

974 Youth Center Dr

Raleigh, NC

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Attack on the Lia Fail Stone in Ireland

   As reported back in mid-June, there was an attack on the Lia Fail standing stone that sits on the Hill of Tara in Co Meath. Click HERE to read more.

   The Lia Fail (meaning Stone of Destiny) standing stone sits on the Hill of Tara at Inauguration mound. It served as the coronation stone for the High Kings of Ireland and legend says all kings were crowned here up to Muirchertach mac Ercae c. AD 500.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Been gone for far too long...

   I have been a very absent blogger for the past two months and for that I apologize.

   On Mother's Day this year, I found out I am pregnant wiht our second child and since then things have been rough. I had some doctors appointments to go to, my daughter has been sick, and I have severe morning sickness that has kept me pretty much on the couch for almost a month and a half and cost me my job due to absence.  :(

   I am trying to get back into the swing of things to keep my mind off of feeling so sick, so be on the lookout! I think I'm going to try and play a little catch up with the Pagan Blog Project entries as well.

   For those still here, thanks for sticking with me!!