Wednesday 31 August 2011

Let's Catch Up

Saturday and Sunday we had to deal with hurricane Irene, we lost power and discovered that my parents basement was now a swimming pool with 16 ins of water. those plastic bins that i love to store stuff in? yeah useless against water. I now kinda feel somewhat like those Katrina victims felt, watching your home and stuff go from being a normal safe place to being filled with water and there's nothing you can do to stop it. My freezer, brand new as in only a few weeks old washing machine floating, along with my Christmas tree now completely underwater, pictures, books, cloths stored for winter  all of it completely soak through, not to mention the boiler and the central system.  I have the posts for the winners already to go and will put it up as soon as i hear from FaerieSage.

school has been cancelled for the last few days and I start again thankfully on Thursday!!

Talk to you later folks later

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Your A Winner


The Blog Giveaway ended yesterday, and the winners are to be announced.......well Right now actually

The First Winner is FAERIESAGE!!!!! YAYAYAYAY Congratulations, get back to me as soon as possible to pick your prize.

Our Second Faboulous Winner is: ISADORA!!!! YAYAYAYAYAY!!! Congratulations. Lisa choose the purple Tarot Bag.

Next Month there will be even more prizes so be on the look out for the Full Moon Giveaway.
Be Blessed

Friday 19 August 2011

Product review

Hey everyone,

I wanted to share some quick reviews on beauty products. Yes I know that this isn't a beauty blog but its a blog about whatever is going on in my life that I feel the need to share about. One of the things i have been doing for years is attempting to go green in as many aspects of my life as possible, so first i went to unscented regualar deodorants, then i switched to Tom's of Maine whole line, then a crystal deodarant called naturally fresh roll-on.

Yeah ok here's what I have found. Tom's of Maine is great for a few hours, unlike regualar anti-perspirants you will need to re-apply this after about four or five hours, or earlier if you tend to move around alot which i do and it failed on me, so I learned to bring it along and re-apply, since then I haven't really had any issues.

The naturally fresh roll-on Yeah take a pass on that one. This didn't work at all. After about twenty minutes, I began to feel myself sweating, and about two hours I could smell myself. I work in a high stress job and I move around quickly alot, so not having adequate deodarnat coverage is a no-no. So this one is still on my dresser slowly drying itself out because I refuse to even use it again. I mostly purchased it because it was on sale (a sign i should have heeded) like clearance level sale, only sane thing I did was purchase one to try before I stocked up.  If I had found the reciept before the 30 days were up i would have brought right on back,. this on gets a big fat FAIL.

As for toothpaste, I have stoped using convental toothpaste and have found that i physically can't go back, I'm not sure what it is that's in them that do this but if i use a 'regular' toothpaste i break out in sores in my mouth. I switched almost 9 years ago to Tom's of maine and haven't looked back, I generally stock up when they are on sale and have plenty of back up so I never run out, just because I know I can't take the risk of using anything else. I love their entire line of toothpaste, i really love the baking soda formula, it's fresh and gets your mouth ridiculously clean as well.
I also enjoy their floss, I have tried many floss, but their's has no wax on it and it actually feels really good and worked a whole lot better than the smaller flosses, I have stocked up on these too just to make sure I have a few on hand, because they go fast.

I love to recycle, I love yogurt (especially before i seemed to become lactose sensitive), so when I was shopping for a new toothbrush and saw these on sale in target i almost fell over. They are the Preserve toothbrush, made from recycled yogurt cups. How sweet is that? they have them in levels of hardness much like 'regular' toothbrushes and they work amazingly well I love them and haven't gone back since purhasing they three years ago. The company is doing big and good things check them out on the link provided.

that's my reviews for now, yes I am aware that Tom's of Maine is no longer a small company but have been purchase by a big conglomerate, somethings have changed like the labels, but so far I haven't seen a big change in the recipes(hopefully it won't change), I tend to be loyal to a brand until they fail me for whatever reason, so for now I'm still a Tom's girl. Please check out and support any of the companies in whatever way you can. Let me know what products you love and how you too are going green.

I hope you enjoy the products as much as I do, be blessed


I will be moving for the next few days, and will be without internet for those days until I get settled in (by Monday). School starts back up on the 29th so I will be doing up a lot of posts between now and then to help me get by when I have to go back on hiatus. This semester is going to be fierce, as I will be in clinical(s) for three full days (645-145) and theory for two days(745-230) cramming five courses in the two days. Crazy as hell, I know I can't wait!!!

If you haven't seen the side bar lately I have decided to join the Practical Magic Blog Party, being hosted by Frosted Petunias much as I did last year, I loved doing it and will be having a blast on September 24 again this year!! So be on the look out for that, click on the link if you wish to join. Or swing on by the other bloggers who will be having fun on the 24th.

If you haven't scrolled to the bottom of the page lately you might have missed the new page badge, you can now grab my code and put it on your blogroll, how cool is that? My facebook badge is also listed below.

have fun and blessed be see you on Monday!!

Wednesday 17 August 2011

KWW: Cajun Chicken Pasta

This past Sunday was going to be one of the last big Sunday dinners my family would be having for a while, my sister was moving to school and I was moving out(see Monday's post for what happened).

As a 'last supper' as it were I decided to make a out of the ordinary meal, Jamaican Sunday dinners are pretty standard, with rice and peas, chicken, and veggies along with salads, but I wanted to go Italian.  I got bread from our local Italian restaurant *amazing*, and hid it in the freezer for Sunday.
As for the Cajun chicken I got the idea from the restaurant I used to work in many years ago, which had the most amazing food, I used to buy the blackening seasoning by the packet and have it at home t use, since I no longer work at the restaurant, I thought why not try to make my own version of this meal and see what happens, what happened was a delicious meal was had, where we laughed, talked, lingered and enjoyed the meal so much that there were NO leftovers.
Here's how my version of this meal went:

6 large boneless chicken breast
Cajun Seasoning:
2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash Original flavor
1 tsp Paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper

  • Mix the cajun seasoning and set aside
  • Get your chicken and use the knife and cut slits into the chicken deep enough to allow the seasoning to get into the chicken
  • Season the chicken with the cajun seasoning and allow to sit for a few minutes
  • Place on a baking dish, brush the baking dish with olive oil, set chicken on the dish arranging so there is space between the chicken,
  • Place a small amount fo water, just enough to cover the bottom of your baking tray, cover the chicken and place in over at 375 degrees.
  • Once the chicken is cooked about 20 mins, take out and cut up, into bite size pieces:
  • While the chicken is in the oven work on the alfredo sauce, boil your linguine at this time as well
  • I used a jar and jalf of Classico Alfredo sauce original recipe, 1/2 cup of fresh parmesan cheese (as in I grated it, not the powdered stuff), 1 1/2 cups of milk, 2 Tbsp butter.
  • heat the saucepan with the butter until it melts, add in the jarred sauce, allow to heat stirring well
  • Slowly add in milk stirring the whole time, once all milk is added in allow to come to a boil
  • Add in parmesan a little at a time stirring while doing so, once all of cheese is added in turn down stove and allow to simmer
Serve over pasta and enjoy!!!!
Be Blessed

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Erotica Book Review: With Grace

Book Title: With Grace
Author: Samantha Wayland
Publisher: Ellorascave
Pages: 250
Cost; $4.99
How I Got it: Purchased from Ellorascave
My Rating:★★★★☆
Erotica Rating: ★★★★☆
"A man yearning to explore his sexual tastes but afraid to turn up the heat, the woman who loves him but is hungry for more spice…and the chef who craves them both.
When Grace, Philip and Mark find a mobster’s flash drive full of incriminating information, they are quickly embroiled in a dangerous situation. They stay together for safety, but proximity ignites the sparks they've long been fighting to ignore.
When three friends dare to succumb to their appetites, they find the perfect recipe for love" from ellorascave's description of the book.

My Review:

Can we say raunchy??

 Sometimes when author's write a really good erotic story they simply focus on the sex (which isn't a bad idea), but if we wanted straight porn we would watch porn.  I like character development, plausible plots (sometimes) and great witty conversations, and this book has it in spades.

The love story that is present between Grace and Phillip is scorching hot, yet missing that special something because they are both hiding from what they truly want from each other, then Grace takes a leap and Phillip loves it so much he lets go of his iron control and the scene that takes place is so sexy, raw and yet filled with love.

Mark is their friend, grace's boss, and totally turned on by both of them, he doesn't know who he wants more, the straight laced lawyer Phillip or the sultry flirtatious Grace, but he would never do anything to harm them so he sits on the sidelines and does nothing, until one evening when he needs their friendship and support.

The author manages to pack a good amount of story into this volume, which coincides with the other story and actually enhances the other story, even though you can read them on your own why would you?? It's so much more fun to read them together.  I truly enjoyed the story development and the realism within the story, especially having to do with the relationships being formed and how they affect each person and their beliefs about themselves. She handled it well without being trite or just ignoring it, nor did she make it the be all end all of the story.

It's an amazing read, check it out when you can *like right away*
Enjoy the read

Monday 15 August 2011

Women plan gods laugh


So remember the stress free moving day i planned prayed for??
yeah didn't happen at all, started this morning with my mother waking me up because she accidentally cancelled the turn of service for the gas.o _O  The phone rang and when he asked her about the service she said No you have the wrong number, then afterwards it occurred to her that it's not her phone and therefore the call wasn't for her =__= Not happy at all,

As if Loki wasn't done with me yet; shyt just went from bad to worse as the day wore on, did I mention the rain?? it's been raining since saturday night NON-STOP, need I remind you i have hundreds of books that can't be exposed to that much moisture period???

the leasing agent has the day off, and has the keys with him- not getting into my apartment. to make it even better :he's gone until thursday!!!!!. My family whom are helping me move can't help on Thursday because they work, do you see the shyt storm brewing here??

I just quit attempting to move right then, i just quit period. UGH
slightly dented but still here

Friday 12 August 2011

Blog Giveaway

Welcome to the Full Moon Giveaway

Today is your lucky day, I am giving away a few things, trinkets and baubles.  There are several items that a person can win, and like most giveaways there are a few rules.

The Rules:

1) You must be a subscriber of my blog or youtube channel.
2) Fill out an entry in the Mr Linky section with your name.
3) Have a legit blog name or screen name where I can email you for the prize (Open Id, blogger name, etc)
4) You can gain extra chances to win by Blogging, Tweeting,share on FB about the giveaway, comeback and share the link in the comment section 
Limit 1 Mr. Linky entry per person. Each comment counts as 1 extra entry. Entry must be submitted by August 22, 2011 at midnight. Winners will be announced on August 23,2011.  This prizes are open to all. An entry in no way guarantees a winning submission, No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

The Prizes:
1) Purple Crochet Tarot Bag

2) Blue Crochet Tarot Bag
3) Black Crochet Tarot Bag

4)Yellow Goddess Symbol
5) An assortment of herbs, inc: local Mugwort, Organic St. John's Wort, Peppermint (from my garden), Rosemary (from my garden)
6) A Wish Upon a Spell Dvd

Good luck and Blessed Be

Wednesday 10 August 2011

KWW: Peach Cobbler

It's almost peach time here in CT, I will be going to the local pick your own fruit farm and will be stocking up on bushels of the stuff, as it's cheap and can easily be stored, especially because I ahve coupons for canning jars and the local craft store is having a canning clearance, so stocking up on the jars is essential.
Here is how I learned to make peach cobbler:
Peaches 6 cups
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbsp flour
1/4 sugar
pinch; allspice, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg

Follow the video!!!

Enjoy this came out amazing!!!
Be Blessed

Monday 8 August 2011

New Locale

Hi my loves

I know so many of you having been discussing how much your lives are changing, many of you have found new jobs, and have moved to new homes, some have even moved back to their old homes. I am so excited for you ya'll. I would like to share my news that I too am moving, which if you saw the list on the side you would know that. I have decided that yes even in this shyte economy i need to move and change as many things as possible to improve my life.

I am moving from my parents home and am going to be in another town. pretty far, but not too far from my parents, (just enough so that my Mom can't surprise me).  I love my new neighborhood, I'm close to my favorite school and can attend and suspport my Bulldog teams, then not too far from where I am are theaters: both movies and playhouses, nightclubs, late night diner places, tons of things to do, and places to go, which kicks ass big time, so much FUN!!! I can't wait until the 15th,

I will be moving on Aug 15th, and will be off line for a little while, to help with my absence I will be doing a giveaway.

Details will be coming up, you can sign up for the prize soon. There will be several different prizes and options to win.

Have a Blessed Week

Wednesday 3 August 2011

KWW: Jamaican Fried Fish

Hello my loves
Today's recipe is a family recipe so don't tell anyone!! (shhhhh)  This is usually made with whole fish, and generally on Fridays, or during the Easter season.  Fun Fact: In the Caribbean. Fridays are generally the day people fry their meals for saturday or the '7th day'' so 'fry'day !! Cool no??
Fish (3 Tilapia fillets)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 Tbsp Jamaican Seafood Seasoning *this is necessary, order online if you can't get it at the local grocers, or attempt to find a Caribbean store*
black pepper to taste
onion powder to taste
cover the bottom of the pan in oil (heal while you dredge the fish)

Thaw your fish, set aside
In a separate bowl, place flour, cornmeal, stir well
Add in seasonings in a well in flour mixture
and stir in
Dredge each fish piece in the mixture, my Aunt loves to use buttermilk to dredge her fish in before she flours them.
Place fish in the pan and allow to turn golden brown, watch the side of the fish not in the oil, if it's a filet, allow to turn almost translucent first, then turn

Allow to grow golden on both sides and fry up well,

remove from oul and place on a paper towel and allow to drain.
I serve mine up with fresh callaloo from my garden, and some jasmine rice.

I hope you enjoy, and rememeber don't tell my mother i gave her recipe away :P