Pentagram Blessing!

“Whether you come in to visit, or just to rest, when you enter our home, may you be blessed.”
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This arrangement on my kitchen counter features a Quartz cluster, labradorite, fluorite, aragonite, and pink banded agate surrounded by peppers, roses, and herbs from my garden.

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New Moon!

Labradorite and a glass of white wine to pamper my inner goddess while welcoming the new moon
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My Power Gemstone of the Day!

Ammonite! Ammonite! Ammonite!
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The Ammonite is a very powerful earth healing fossil. Its spiral shape symbolizes continual change and evolution. Ammonites have absorbed cosmic energy over eons of time and help to stimulate the life force (Chi) within. Ammonites are often used for activating Kundalini and life path energies. The Ammonite is also often recommended to put in the home to attract health, prosperity and success.

The Ammonite draws off all negative energies. Think of the Ammonite spirals as a filter, drawing in these dense energies which are no longer needed, moving them through the spirals and releasing them as fresh, positive, loving life force energies.

Ammonites are often of gem quality when polished. Physically, Ammonites can help to increase stamina and vitality!

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My “go to” pendant of the day is MYSTIC TOPAZ:
Mystic Topaz is a trade name given to (usually) colourless topaz that has had a very thin layer of titanium metal coated to the pavilion of the cut stone. The very thin layer of metal causes interference patterns with light entering the stone, forming a rainbow of iridescent colours, similar to the colour range you see with oil on water.
Mystic Fire Topaz is made through a special process combining science and mother nature to produce some of the breathtaking and vibrant color combinations available in the world in gemstones. This technique is used on genuine natural topaz gemstones to which titanium, (one of the strongest metals in the world), are bonded together at the very molecular level and become one on the surface of the topaz gem stones after the bonding process occurs.

MEANING:
Mystic topaz promotes kindness, compassion and empathy while enhancing awareness, thus helping one achieve dreams and goals and to exert change in their world. Mystic topaz is natural topaz that has been coated to enhance it, therefore, the beliefs that are attributed to natural topaz apply to it. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz was a powerful stone that could increase the strength of the wearer and even provide invisibility in desperate times. Both the ancient Egyptians and the Romans associated topaz with the Sun God. Imperial topaz is the birthstone for those born in November and for those born under the zodiacal sign of Sagittarius. It is also the gemstone that commemorates the 23rd wedding anniversary. Blue topaz is the birthstone for December and is used to commemorate the 4th wedding anniversary. In traditional belief systems, topaz is said to unlock the throat chakra, which facilitates communication and self-expression. Therefore, topaz is thought to be beneficial to artists, writers, public speakers and others who are concerned with self-expression.

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Mad Tea Party 2015

Welcome to our tea party! EAT THIS! We’re all mad here! We may be a bit crazier than others! We have plenty of sweets, but not a drip of tea to be found anywhere! Hahaha! Find a “DRINK THIS” at another stop on your journey while visiting the blogs in Vanessa’s sidebar and comments at A Fanciful Twist! Enjoy:
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Candy!

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Cake Pops!

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Coconut Macaroons!

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Multicolor Spiral Lemon Cookies!

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Veronica Lily!

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Abigail Rose!

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Caroline Daisy!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed Sweets with my Sweet Girls! We’d love it if you’d leave us a comment to let us know that you’ve stopped by! We’ll be visiting Mad Tea Parties all day Saturday, too! If you’re hosting one, please leave a link as a comment!
(See our Tea Party from last year, here!)

Mad Tea Party!!

Omg! Omg! Omg! Yay!! It is tea party season!!

Join us July 11th for Vanessa’s Virtual “Mad Tea Party!” She’s always the Hostess with the Mostest!

Hop from tea party to tea party via links in her blog’s sidebar and comment section!
Remember? We participated last year!
See our tea party from last year by clicking on the blue word “here,” here.

Detailed invitation and beautiful photos: http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2015/05/-you-are-invited-to-our-8th-annual-mad-tea-party-.html

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We can hardly wait until tea time!
We’re taking the party to Abigail’s Room this year!

~Amber, Caroline, Abigail, & Veronica!

Witchin’ Kitchen

In this pot, we stir to the sun,
Following the way of harming none.
Household duties are more than chores,
Magick abounds when mopping floors!
Lemons for joy and apples for health,
The power within brings great wealth.

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(Freshening my house this morning with my windows open and a pot on the stove: apples, lemon, cinnamon sticks, oregano blossoms from my garden, rosemary from my garden, peppermint from my garden, and clear Quartz!) πŸŒΏπŸ’ŽπŸŒΏπŸŽπŸ‹πŸ™ŒπŸ»

4th, Y’all!

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lol. “Rocket Dogs!” The kids are amused. πŸ’₯πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’₯ (BeefHotDogs/chickenSausage skewered and wrapped in breadstick dough and baked. Topped with cheese star!)

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Cauliflower Crust Greek Pizza

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Omg!! Sooo YUM!!
(Plus, it’s only 245 calories for HALF A PIZZA, versus 380 calories PER SLICE of a Dominoes Meatzza.) Basically, the cauliflower gets cooked up to three times for a GREAT crust!
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Gather your crust ingredients

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First, use a food processor to turn the cauliflower into bits that are about half the size of a piece of rice, spread it on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake at 350*F for 20 minutes.

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Let it cool a bit, then use a couple layers of cheese cloth (or a thin, clean dishtowel) to squeeze excess water out of the cauliflower. It’ll shrink A LOT.

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Then, stir together a your cauliflower, an egg, 1/3 cup loose mozzarella cheese, and bit of dry Italian seasoning.

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Press and shape into “crust.” Bake at 425*F for 20-25 minutes.

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Add your Greek toppings. (I used a bit of spring lettuces, red onion, orange bell pepper, kalamata olives, and ArkansasGrown cherry tomatoes, feta, and a bit more mozzarella.)

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Bake your pizza at 400*F until toppings are thoroughly warmed. (5-10 minutes)

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Enjoy, Guilt Free + tons of vitamins!!

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I used the recipe feature of MyFitnessPal app to calculate the nutrition info for you:

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It is definitely my favorite new recipe! I’ve already made it twice this week! So YUM and waist friendly! Win, Win!

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Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

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Full Moon! Charging Quartz by Moonlight!

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INTENTIONS:

πŸ’Ž πŸ’Ž Charge my Quartz with flowing energy of the heavens.
πŸ’Ž 🌿 Refresh, energize, and strengthen my heart chakra (freshly picked Rosemary that will be used year ’round)
πŸ’Ž 🌸 Love unconditionally and unapologetically (rose Quartz and wildflowers)
πŸ’Ž 🌹 Stay connected to past and present (fresh and dried roses)
πŸ’Ž πŸ’ Accept the balance of universal mystery and inner knowledge (Lava stone and silver for jewelry)

AFFIRMATIONS:

πŸ’ƒπŸΌ I love and I am loved.
πŸ’ƒπŸΌ My experiences matter.

CHORIZO RISOTTO!

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Chorizo Risotto is an easy one pot preparation! 1) Start by sautΓ©ing one diced sweet onion and one diced bell pepper in 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large, deep pot over med/high heat.
2) Add a half lb. of Pork Chorizo and a half lb. of Beef Chorizo into the pot. Cook thoroughly, stirring constantly for a few minutes.
4) Add 1.5 cups of Arborio rice and stir.
5) Add one cup of Chicken Stock and stir, lower the temp to low/med. and add tight fitting lid. Stir every 5 minutes.
6) When the liquid has been fully absorbed, add another cup of stock, put the lid back on, stir every five minutes until liquid is absorbed.
7) Repeat process, adding a third cup of stock, lid, and stir every five minutes until liquid is absorbed
8) Repeat process, adding a fourth cup of stock, lid, and stir every five minutes until liquid is absorbed! By now, your rice should be thoroughly cooked to perfection! Enjoy!!
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Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

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