Jan 9, 2013

Rise and Organize - Welcome 2013!

Hello, and a very happy 2013 Dearies!

I've been plotting feverishly these first 9 days of January.  I've got my hands on Leonie Dawson's awesome planners and am working my way through listing my goals for the year.  I've been out walking in the snow and mentally taking stock of what's working for me and what isn't.  I've been puttering around the office getting year-end done, and organizing like a madwoman at home.  And I'm napping like a queen.

I'm also stepping out. Or up. Or into myself.  I'm rather done with trying to keep my daily life separate from my spiritual/magical pursuits.  Something about being in the last vestiges of my thirties makes me realize that life is too short to hide who I am, no matter who disapproves.  Plus, it's just damn tiring.  So, even though I'm not a fan of self-photos, you'll see an occasional picture of me now and then (there's one on the About page if you really need to know that I'm a real, live girl - in a kitty hat no less,) and I'm also posting a contact email if anyone (who is not a crazy spammer, or just plain crazy) wants to ask a question or just say "hi."

There are some ongoing blog adjustments - I'm needing to organize the blogs/links page so you know who does what, and where you can find some of the cool finds I blog about, and pictures need to be reviewed.  I'll be getting to all of this over the next few months, but there will still be plenty to post about while the behind-the-scenes things are happening.  I'm already feeling a bit of Spring fever and have ordered seeds and am knee-deep in garden plotting.

In the meantime, I wanted to point out to you a few cool things available (some for free) on the interwebs this month:

~ Cory, from New World Witchery just released the first quarter of his free calendar filled with magical dates and other cool tidbits.

~ The super-magical Miss Bri from Milagro Roots is having a free Phone Fest on January 30th.  She'll be chatting about "Magnetism & Mojo."  I'll be there - come & chat!

Rowan Pendragon has released her digital 2013 Magical Datebook.  In her words:

"2013 for the Wild Soul is the latest incarnation of my popular One Witch’s Way Datebook that has come out every year for the last few years.  It is both a magickal recipe book of sorts along with a 52 week datebook/planner for the year.  The planner pages are dated for the year along with all the important dates that you need to know for the year plugged right in for you!  It is a simple but effective way to carry with you all the core information that you need to plan out your magick for the year while also keeping track of your life!"

~ Ciro Marchetti of The Gilded Tarot and Legacy of the Divine Tarot fame, is re-releasing his Lenormand deck for the last time tomorrow (January 10, 2013.)  This is a limited run release and the final deck that Ciro has said he will do.  This deck is just as stunning as his other creations and I'm really hoping to snap one up before they are all gone!

Check out those links and enjoy!




TMC said...

well hello, pretty lady!

tears said...

I just wanted to tell you that you are awesome. You are an inspiration to me and to others. I am so proud of you and everything you have accomplished. I am proud to have you in my life and to call you a friend. Miss seeing you for our occasional lunches, but (yes I am getting mushy)just wanted you to know.
love ya, t.
ps. Will see you this summer!

Old Kitchen Witch said...

Jen, you are awesome! Thanks for the link, and I also want to thank you for sending out my prize book from the Samhain's Sirens last October! Your lovely card with it is now a treasured bookmark! Hugs from this side of the pond! xx

Rue said...

I'm so glad it reached you! I imagine it took a good, long while. It was likely a Yule gift - lol! Hugs!

mxtodis123 said...

Great to see you posting again. I've missed you. Thanks for the link, but I can't seem to download the calendar. Will keep trying.

Rue said...

I've not tried it yet - laptop is still fritzing on me. Cory says it's an "iCal" file. Not familiar with it, but will likely see if I can google instructions to download this type of file. Let me know if you can get it to work!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the kitty hat, Jen!

Anonymous said...

It's nice to put a face to the blog and I do love the Kitty hat too!!
I love reading your blogs and stop by quite often - even if I don't comment a lot.
Keep up the good work :o)

Danni said...

You can't say 'kitty hat' without expecting everyone to click over to look! Love the hat, am jealous of your snow fall and darn girl - last vestiges of 30? Where?? :)

I've always wanted to try Leonie's books, but the PDF format has put me off a bit since it's expensive to get them printed. :( Hope you enjoy them and that this road towards simplifying and combining things goes smoothly for you.

Here's to an amazing 2013! Cheers, love!

Rue said...

I would totally donate some snow if I could Danni!

It took an entire color ink cartridge to print both Leonie's Life & Business workbooks & calendars - about 200 pages. That's around $30 in ink for me. My friend got her books spiral bound at the copy center for $15 but I just bought a really pretty binder for $4 instead. It's a bit of an investment, but worth it. Perhaps you can ask for printer ink next Yule from hubby! ;)

Jennifer said...

Hi Jen! Glad to see you back. I hope 2013 brings you everything you desire. Happy New Year!

TMC said...

Jen! Email me a mailing address and I'll send you mail! : )


Rue said...

Awesome! Will do!

brandi said...

~ok...so i had to have a peek at the kitty hat...jen...your are just a beautiful soul in and out...i look forward to journey~ing along in the days ahead...you have always lifted my spirit and filled my muse! here's to stepping out...a wee bit scary at first...but it get's so so much better with each coming day...much love~