Monday, November 21, 2011

The Little Box of Spells Book and Spellcraft Kit Review & Giveaway!

My new favorite place to browse is Peter Pauper Press's website. They have been so thoughtful to think of this blog and readers to host a giveaway of their The Little Box of Spells Book and Spellcraft Kit by Suzanne Zenkel as the prize for one winner. I was also sent one to check it out for myself!

Who is Peter Pauper Press? Peter Pauper Press was founded in 1928 and is beginning it's 8th decade as one of America's leading publishers of fine gift books, humor books, compact references, travel guides, unique journals, quality stationary, holiday cards, and innovative children's activity books. They publish approximately 100 books and ancillary products per year.

What the Kit Includes: An all-in-one kit to aid in your mastery of spellcraft. The Little Book of Spells explains the basics and offers life-enhancing spells for friendship, love, good fortune and peace. Kit includes 80-page hardcover book, mystic rose oil for empowering, healing, and blessing; candles to help bring focus; and a magical stone embodying unique spellcasting properties. Kit measures 3-1/2" wide x 4-1/2" high x 1-1/2" deep.

Price: $7.95

What I Thought of It: This kit is purely magic! I love that it comes in such a small package but carries a very strong impact with what it offers.
Firstly, the Mystic Rose Oil it comes with smells absolutely yummy and gorgeous at the same time. I couldn't get enough of its fragrance.
The rose quartz crystal is the perfect size to carry in your pocket, put in a bag, or elsewhere. It being small has it's advantages of what you can do with it. Lastly, the two tea light candles are a pretty pink color that is fun and delightful.

Now onto the accompanying book by Suzanne Zenkel that gives a short history on magic, how to make a spellbox, and various spells for attracting new love, friendship, getting a job, protective spells, healing the earth, getting rid of negativity, helping a friend in need and more. Each spell is simple, easy, and won't take too much time to conjure up.

All of the illustrations by Julia Binfield/Lila Rogers Studio are endearing and add another layer to what this book holds inside.

At the end of the book it has quick charts where it shows key words of what certain foods to eat for added prosperity, love, protection, intuition along with the herbs, crystals, oils and colors to use.

In one word: AWESOME!

You can grab one here or enter below to win. Don't you want some added magic in your life?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Flora and the Castle..A Fairy Tale.

Image by Jennifer Galasso titled Coronation of the Fairy Queen

There was once a fairy who lived in a castle,
Cleaning all 70 rooms was quite the hassle!
Her name was Flora didn't you know,
She was always on the constant go.
Until one day when exhaustion set in.
However, she did not want it to win.
She thought with all her heart of what she could do,
What popped into her next sure was a great clue.
Appeal to the Queen Fairy of Cleanliness for assistance,
She would fill her heart with persistence.
Only a custom made spell is the way,
Then all of that mess, empty rooms and dirt
would not stay.
Flora called for her with great might,
"Queen Fairy of Cleanliness please shine your light!"
And Poof there she was glowing with peace,
"What have you invoked me for to cease?"
"Queen Fairy of Cleanliness I have a dilemma of the
"Oh my, what do you want to report?"
"All I do is clean with no fun in sight,"
"Dear little fairy that is just not right!"
Queen Fairy of Cleanliness rummaged through
her magical bag,
On each glass vial potion there was a name tag.
She searched through until she found the perfect one,
It read, "Celebration and Lots O' Fun."
Queen Fairy of Cleanliness sang with power,
"No more work, just lots of friends
and festivities shower."
From that day forth Flora had 70 friends in each of the rooms,
With everyone of them each sweeping with brooms.
The castle was spotless and a place of sheer joy,
With nothing out of order not even a toy!
Flora was very happy with how events turned out,
All thanks to the Queen with her transformative shout.


Copyright © Lisa Owens November 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Haiku: A Part of Fairy Nature

A haiku is a Japanese poem that follows 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and ending with 5 again. It normally features the seasons, and natural elements also expressing a deeper meaning.

There is nothing better than to write Haiku for the fairies, if you want a new way to create a wish or give thanks.

Here is mine called

Image by Jennifer Galasso titled The Snow Queen

"Ode to The Snow Queen"

Snowflakes dancing through
Like sugar coating earth's ground
Magic from the Snow Queen.

"Falling Leaves"

Falling leaves please come
green paper money falling upon
Riches showing up.

Make one today and decorate it up, and display it where all can marvel.