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Woody Basil Stem Bundles!

Tonight, I finished wrapping woody stems of basil from my garden that are partially dry, just a bit of pliability left. They’ll be great to toss in the fireplace and bonfires when they finish drying. They’ll sparkle and create an amazing scent.
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Relevant photo found on Pinterest:

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πŸ’ž carry on! πŸ’ƒπŸΌ
— Amber Hamilton Henson

Autumn Equinox! Mabon!

MABON 🏼:: Apples and Pinecones for me this week: picked up pinecones in my Grandmother’s backyard this weekend and I picked apples from my apple. The dehydrator is running tonight, so I’ll have plenty of apple chips ready before Equinox, September 23, 2015. 🏼

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󾁉UNICORN󾁉 (I collect ATC, Artist Trading Cards, a bit, and I thought y’all might appreciate this rare sighting of a Unicorn in my collection during this time of harvest season.) Artist: Barbara Garrett

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In Family news, our girls are growing like wild flowers these days! Last night, we participated in a fundraising event for Robinson Band at Spirited Arts. A portion of ticket sales goes back to the Band. Each student painted their own canvas with a music note and got to keep the painting! Here is our 8th grade 3rd year flute playing daughter preparing her canvas:

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Me, personally? I’m working on my public speaking. I’m more than a bit shy at times. I meditated with a few of gemstones recently and I feel a shift already!

GOAL: Manifest a new ability to communicate effectively in front of large groups. (Labradorite palm stones = new beginnings. Blue Kyanite = throat chakra / communication. Pyrite = abundance. Quartz cluster = amplification. Astrophyllite = manifestation.)

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I hope all is well in your spaces, too! Best wishes! More soon!

Your Friend,
~AmberHH

GoKart Transformation!

WooHoo!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’ž
Our 10 day GoKart transformation is now complete:
new motor,
new brakes,
new wheel bearings,
new front tires,
new gloss black paint,
new hot PINK upholstery, headrest, and pads,
new seatbelts, etc! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’ž

Ready to ride!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’ž Thanks, Mitch!

Before:
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After:

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Our 3 girls are so excited to ride!!
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–Amber Hamilton Henson

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Gemstones, Jewelry, & 7 Chakras

As I mentioned in another recent post, I love Sacred Adornment, the act of intentionally selecting pieces of jewelry for a transformational purpose!

So, while I’m talking about jewelry lately, I thought it might be fun to coordinate a few pieces of my jewelry, rock/mineral specimens, and a few personal items in order to create images that correlate to each of the seven chakras, as I understand them to be. (Many of the pieces of jewelry shown are pieces I’ve assembled!)

As we journey through these photos, let’s begin at the root, shall we? We shall!

I am. 🌹❀️🌹
root chakra: earth, ruby, red, grounding
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I feel. 🍁🍊🍁
sacral chakra: water, carnelian, reproduction

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I do. βœ¨πŸ’›βœ¨
solar chakra: Fire, topaz, tiger eye

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I love. πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏ
heart chakra: air, wavellite, green fluorite, love

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I speak. πŸŽπŸ’™πŸŽ
throat chakra: your space, turquoise

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I see.πŸ‘€πŸ’ŽπŸ‘€
ThirdEye Chakra: mind, sodalight, peacock ore

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I understand. πŸ’ŽπŸ’œπŸ’Ž
crown chakra: spirit, amethyst, Clear Quartz

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Well? πŸ˜ƒ That was fun for me! I hope you enjoyed it, too! I’d love it if you left me a comment, to let me know that you stopped by!

Your Friend,
— Amber Hamilton Henson

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SACRED ADORNMENT Quartz Memory Wire Bracelet

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Here is a Quartz memory wire bracelet I made recently. Athena (SageGoddess.com) mentioned in one of her listings/posts that she chooses jewelry (sacred adornment) based on intent and the energy shifting process of selecting which jewelry will get worn each day. I totally relate. Jewelry is my thing! This bracelet mentally easily transports me to feeling as if I belong in either of the spaces/rooms shown! πŸŒΏπŸ’ŽπŸŒΏ (I don’t sell jewelry; I only make it in my spare time for myself and daughters to wear.) ☺️
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Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/35184440808922485/

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Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/35184440814293950/

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What do you think? This one is a fun one for me!
β˜ΊοΈπŸŒΏπŸ’ŽπŸŒ›πŸŒπŸŒœπŸ’ŽπŸŒΏ
~Amber Hamilton Henson

Meditations gazing into Black Candles and Palm Stones!

Whether you call them vignettes or altars or other names matters not to me, because I love arranging and rearranging my “treasures” and “tools” and so forth. The combination of crystals, mirrors, plants, statuary, and more can be quickly and easily set into a display that feels soothing and absolutely magical for me when items are chosen with intention.
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COURAGE βœ¨πŸ’žπŸŒΏπŸ’ŽπŸŒΏπŸ’žβœ¨

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LUCK βœ¨πŸ’žπŸŒΏπŸ’ŽπŸŒΏπŸ’žβœ¨

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GOALS βœ¨πŸ’žπŸŒΏπŸ’ŽπŸŒΏπŸ’žβœ¨

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*May you find what you need, as I do!*

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Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

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SideNote: Enjoy these photos? You might be interested to know I’m working with magical tools! The candles I’m using are BLACK SHADOW TEALIGHTS from Sage Goddess online store. Click through the link, and you may fall in love with the description of them, too! They’re artfully crafted, smell amazing, and are created with intent! The link: http://www.sagegoddess.com/product/shadow-tealights-for-illuminating-dark-magic/

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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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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Merry Christmas! 2014

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Merry Christmas! Love!