Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Yule!

We celebrate the 12 nights of Yule and Winter Solstice complete with ale drinking, feasts and offerings to the Gods. What do you celebrate in your traditions? Solstice? Christmas? Hannukkah or other. I'd love to know and see pics of your celebrations. We usually decorate a tree. My husband is a chef and makes roasts for meat eaters and vegan roasts for vegans and vegetarians. This year we did a borscht soup to celebrate the night of the wild hunt and we did a raspberry vegan cake for Mother's Night and to honor Frigga and our female ancestors. I will continue to put more photos up in this post. I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season whatever or however you celebrate. Cheers!

Delicious cranberry walnut bread warmed. 

Lovely mjolnir for our altar. 

I dressed up the day of Yule in this gothic skirt I found online. 

Setting the sacred space for our ritual. 

Offerings of ale, oats. Candle light etc. 

Cake for Mothers night. 

Borscht stew. 

Skinny Puppy tour

Friends and I got together and went to the Skinny Puppy tour. It was awesome. We got there just in time for Youth Code and Haujobb later and then Front Line Assembly. All the bands were rad. I had never seen Youth Code or Haujobb before so that was a real treat. I looove Front Line Assembly and Skinny Puppy and have been listening to Skinny Puppy since I was younger so it was cool to see them perform again. I hope to see them for a third time in the future. It was a great start to my holiday celebrations. I always like going to Warfield. The staff is very friendly there. 

Skinny Puppy

Front Line Assembly

Youth Code


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Makeup Review: Lime Crime's Venus: The Grunge Palette

Love love love this. The colors are amazing blended in and compliment my goth attire perfectly. I wanted a change from my usual black and red or dark blue shades. It is important to me that makeup is not tested on animals so Lime Crime is perfect for me. I love their styles and shades. I can't wait to check out more of their makeup.

Check the palette out here: Lime Crime 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Outfit of the day post: Autumn 2014

Skirt, clothing swap.
Tank top, Hot Topic. 
Lace top, ebay.

Meeting Game of Thrones Linguist David J Peterson at Books Inc

Friends and I came out to see David J Peterson speak. He is the incredible linguist who created the languages of "Dothraki" and "Valyrian" from Game of Thrones. Meeting him was so much fun. He is incredibly cool and fun to talk to. I can't wait to see the next season.

Fun idea for fall: A book swap

Clothing swaps are fun but have you ever tried a book swap? My friends and I like to have these every once in a while. We get together and swap our favorite books for keeps over coffee and have discussions about books and authors we love. I suggested Neil Gaiman and Francesca Lia Block among a few others to my friends.

Autumn is here

This autumn I bought some new spell and crystal books and found myself taking many hikes, having fall picnics under the trees. Looking at Brian Froud books over warm coffee and tea, picking up maple leaves to decorate my hearth and spending time with loved ones. What do you enjoy doing in autumn? What rituals, spells, mediations or prayers do you like to do? Fall equinox and everything that follows are the most comforting times for me and my family and friends. I love reading and talking about old Nordic tales. I love the rain, the thunder and the cool air that brushes against my cheeks, the wet ground beneath my feet. I am definitely a Winter and Autumn person. I hope you all have a wonderful fall and winter season and celebrate holidays if you do so no matter what your faith. I enjoy celebrating equinoxes, sabbats and other holidays since I have family of many faiths. My favorite things that I connect to are to celebrate the Norse viking rituals and festivals.  This year for Harvest season we put acorn squash, apples, leaves and candles on our altar along with one of my beautiful mjolnirs and said some prayers for protection and such. I wished for rain as well since we need that very badly and I also just asked a blessing for my husband and friends. I love celebrating Winternights and all the beautiful things to come. I have spent a lot of time in the woods lately. 

Prince Lestat

On my reading list for a while. I am so excited to dive into this.