Witchy Thrifting

Witchcraft supplies don’t have to be expensive. Many of the witchy tools that I use most often are from the thrift store.

spell jars
Spell jars made using thrifted jars

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No More Hot Glue Burns!

Hot glue is my third favorite crafting supply, behind glitter and plastic animals. I use it for all kinds of crafts: wreath making, collage, flower crowns, even finishing off the back on some embroideries. Lately I’ve been using it to make little statues like this one.

killer deer statue

She lures men into the forest to kill them. Then she eats them, and sucks the marrow from their bones. Obviously.
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Alamogordo, NM: a Big Nut & a Dead Chimp

In October of 2017, my mom and I took a road trip through central New Mexico. The third stop on our road trip was Alamogordo, New Mexico.

No road trip is complete without seeing the world’s largest something. In central New Mexico, the large attraction that you can’t miss is the world’s largest pistachio at PitsachioLand.

Boy, that’s a big nut.

This enormous nut is not-to-be-missed. Like, you literally cannot miss it. It’s surrounded by pistachio trees and grapevine fields, with nothing else in the vicinity except for the gift shop.

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Roswell, NM: a Trip to Alien Country

In October of 2017 my mom and I took a road trip through central New Mexico. Our main destination was Roswell, New Mexico, home of the infamous UFO incident on 1947.

I’ve been reading about Roswell and the UFO incident since I was a child. I was often drawn to the strange, esoteric, and extraterrestrial. This was a destination I always wanted to visit but never thought I’d get the chance. I never traveled very often, and New Mexico just wasn’t in the plans.

From the photo booth at the International UFO Museum and Research Center. Yes, the alien is picking my nose in the last one.

Then my mom moved to New Mexico in 2016. She had lived in the state for over a year before but had never ventured this far east. Our trip gave her a chance to explore her new state. How lucky for me!

Here’ what we saw:

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12 Witchy Housewares for Spring

It isn’t March yet but I’m so ready for spring! I live near Philadelphia and the weather has been pretty brutal this winter, between the snowstorms and the freezing rain.

lawn flamingo on a snowy day
My poor chilly flamingo!

Ostara, or the March equinox, is on March 20th of this year. That’s only about a month away! I’m starting to decorate for Ostara now. It might be a little early, but seeing signs of spring in my home remind me that we’re in the home stretch!

12 witchy housewares for spring

I’ve been shopping online for home accents to brighten up my space for spring and prepare for Ostara. Here are twelve of my favorite witchy housewares you can use to refresh your home for spring:

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My Vintage Valentine’s Day Mantle

I like to refresh my mantle every few months to keep it interesting. I just can’t stand to look at the same things all the time. I rotate my art as well as the tchotchkes. I started taking down my Kewpie mantle from Christmas in early January, and this Valentine’s Day decor evolved from it.

An eclectic theme of vintage toys, minerals, and plants emerged while I was arranging it. These are all things that I collect so this came together pretty naturally on its own.

Here’s how I pulled it together:

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