Friday, January 28, 2011

It's All Starting to Feel Real!

There are exactly 23 days until the official launch of my Papercraft Blog and the official re-launch of a more structured Magick Mirror.  I am getting things done - slowly but surely, and as of today I looked at my blogs and at my list of things yet "to do," and discovered to my surprise, that I'm almost there!!!  My dream concept is about to become reality; and I can't wait to share!

So here's where I'm at - the Papercraft Blog is coming along.  The skeletal structure is in place, I'm figuring out wordpress as I go, and I have officially begun working on content.  Yay Luhnna!!! 

As for Magick Mirror - I wanted to get more structured.  I felt like I was in danger of spreading myself too thin and didn't want to find myself in a position of neglecting this blog to meet deadlines for other projects.  So, I have a plan.  I am officially committing myself to 3 posts a week - that's a lot for a busy work-at-home Mom, so after much sulking, I've decided to be good with that. 

Mondays and Fridays I will post real articles on Magick Mirror - the reflective, contemplative articles you have come to love and expect from me.  On Wednesdays, I've decided to mix it up a bit.  I LOVE the idea of Wordless Wednesdays, so I'm going to include it here on Magick Mirror - with a twist of course.  All of the imagery I include here will be related to my understanding of the craeft, and although my posts will be wordless I am hoping you all will have much to say. 

Finally, you will still be able to find my bi-weekly, Wednesday, articles on The Pagan Household and I will continue to keep some time open for occasional guest posts.  What do you think?  Any thoughts?

Namaste and Blessed Be,


Inspired by Life

I am so excited for Stacy Evans, author of Inspired by Life Blog and Hearth and Home Columnist on The Pagan Household.  Her followers count hit 25 this week and today she is at 27, so she's decided to reward her followers with her very first giveaway!  Yup - 4 great gifts: a pentacle tote bag, a Celtic charm key chain, a beautiful Josephine Wall journal, and a $20 e-gift certificate for Dragon Moon Gifts.  I actually have the very same journal and use it as a Dream Journal.  It's good size, high quality and absolutely beautiful.  I love mine.

If you are not familiar with Stacy, she's a young pagan Mommy, writes for the blogs I mentioned above and even has her own etsy store - impressive for someone with such a little munchkin at home.  I'm impressed with all she is taking on and I hope y'all will take a look at her sites, read her posts and be sure to enter her giveaway.  You can also find her on facebook and twitter.

Personally, I find her success inspiring.  I have only been online for a few months and have met so many great people.  Stacy stands out as one of those great, helpful, encouraging souls - she puts herself out there and is always available for others in need.  Most admirable is that she really seems to be doing what she does for herself, for her family and for others, not for money, not for acknowledgment, but because its just who she is and what she loves to do.  It's good to see someone so deserving actually achieving her dreams; and I hope that I will be able to do the same with the same, selfless, loving motives.



Thursday, January 27, 2011

I have a Button!!!

OK - so, just a little bit of randomness... I have been working on my craft blog attempting to create a button - and attempting is the key word here.  Yup - if you haven't guessed it by now, you might as well know that I am seriously inept at everything internet related.  Hours have been spent painfully hashing out the dos and don'ts of botton crafting.  I'm not kidding - HOURS; and, I still don't have one for my craft blog!  Darned wordpress.  But - I am happy to report, that Magick Mirror officially has a button!!!  You can find it to the right under the "About Me," section.

No loves, I am sorry, but I couldn't figure out how to get rid of the ugly white canvas background, but like I said before - completely inept at this internet stuff!  I'm just thrilled I got an image this time. Hahaha. 

So, tell me what you think?  Any thoughts?

Loves and Namaste,


Sunday, January 23, 2011

I don't usually do this, and I know I've been away...

...but I'm sure many of you have read my new bi-weekly column, Green Family Magick on The Pagan Household, and my recent guest post on The Balanced Witch. I am still here, I'm just really swamped - so my posts may be few and far between for a while!

Aside from working on The Pagan Household - which by the way, if you haven't read already, you should absolutely do soon; I have been very busy preparing for the launch of my new crafts blog, Luhnna's Papercraft Corner, and Etsy Shop, Familiar Moon. I am extremely slow when it comes to technology, so you can only imagine how much "fun" I've been having - LOL.  I hope to have both of these sites fully launched by February 20th.  In addition to all of that, please understand, we are still knee deep in preparation for the impending move, Imbolc is right around the corner and our family is just getting over our second bout of illness since Yule.  It's crazy here!!!

Still - crazy as it is, I wanted to spread the word for two up and coming pagan favorites of mine (and I'll admit, for purely selfish reasons).  Author Laura DeLuca's new book Destiny is soon to be released and she has partnered with one of my favorite Etsy shops, The Whimsical Pixie for a complete Destiny Inspired Altar Set that I just LOVE.  I want this for my daughter - it's exactly her style, so I have entered my way into this drawing in as many ways I can see possible. <3  It helps that I already liked her blog to begin with and The Whimsical Pixie is the reason I got started with Etsy in the first place, so I don't mind sharing with you all. If you have the opportunity, please check them both out and share with your friends.  The more we support fellow pagans in their endeavors, the more we will find ourselves accepted and embraced by mainstream society.  Witches of the World Unite!!! Hahahaha. 

I hope to be back on here regularly, soon after Imbolc.  However, realistically, I'm going to commit to being back for good once my business projects have launched - just shy of a month.  I appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you regularly again.  I hope you visit me on The Pagan Household in the meantime. 

Loves and Blessings,