Saturday, September 25, 2010

Practical Magic Blog Party and A Giveaway!


Hello, all! And welcome to my corner of the Practical Magic Blog Party! Please set your broomsticks and umbrellas just inside the door and hang your hats and cloaks in the hall closet. I'm so happy you've decided to pay me a visit! Thank you to Anna and Justina for coming up with such a wonderful idea for a blog party and helping all of us witches get together! Over at their blog, Practical Magic Blog Party, they have a list of participating blogs to continue the party. After you're done here, of course! (The details for the giveaway are below).

I have a couple of guests at my table, one more won't hurt. Sit down and stay a while. Enjoy the food and have a drink. Be merry and feel free to cackle (oh, you know you want to)!
 
I've set the table with loads of candles in colors that mean various things. Yellow for unity and activity. White for balance. Orange for creativity and Red for love. I wanted to have all of these feelings here and affecting us all.



Would you like some tea or coffee perhaps? It's such a strong brew, it gets rid of warts. Cream? Sugar? One lump or two? Maybe some eye of newt? No. Well, maybe you'd like a stronger drink? I know! How about a Midnight Margarita?!


Yes! That's perfect then because someone left this bottle on the porch! You don't find that strange, do you? No, I didn't think it was strange either. Not around here any way.

Put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up! Mmmmm! These margaritas are yummy! A pinch of salt and a squirt of lime! Perfect!

 Now lets see....We could mix other cocktails with the potions on this table. Which bottles do you choose to combine? The red, the green, the purple....?



Here is the cauldron where we can mix our special potions because for these concoctions a blender won't do! These liquids would melt the glass and I wouldn't want to ruin my blender!


We can crush herbs and other ingredients in this mortar and let's not forget to add some salt. Salt makes everything taste better!
 Watch out for the creepy crawlies that may be lurking...They won't bite. They just want to party, too!


What's this? I think we must have added some Miracle Grow to the cauldron in our excitement because now we have roses growing out of it!

It's getting late. Let's light the candles for some ambiance and watch the flames flicker. Candlelight always makes me think of magic. Can you light a candle by blowing on it? Yes? I thought you were talented.

There's a witch in every woman and I'd like to introduce you to two special witches in my life.

This is my eldest daughter, Janie. She has magic within that even she doesn't know and it is only a matter of time before the world sees it.

This is my best friend, Eva. Her magic is in her deep caring for others and unwavering strength that anyone who meets her sees it instantly.

Now, it's grown late and I know you've got more stops to make. So thank you for coming and I hope we can get together again. I've also got many places to visit so we might run into each other again. Until then, farewell!

To enter the giveaway, you'll need to become a follower and leave a comment here. On the 30th of September I will do a random drawing and that lucky winner will receive this collection of scrap goodies. Nothing special. Just a few things I've had in my scraproom that I know I'll never use. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you come by again!


72 comments:

  1. What a fun magical post! I loved meeting the witches in your life and enjoying a margarita with you.
    Someone left it on the porch....

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  2. Yummy!

    I wonder if this means after drinking that roses are going to sprout behind my ear without me having to put them there!

    Such bewitching decor, and such beautiful women. Thank you for sharing them.

    Faith, trust, and faerie dust!

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  3. Cool Practical Magic post! :-) Kat
    http://katthehatlady.blogspot.com/

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  4. Gorgeous post!!!Enjoy a margarita for me.

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  5. A wonderful party post and your photos are magical, love them!

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  6. What sparkly, enchating photos you have here~Very Pretty!! :D

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  7. What sparkly, enchating photos you have here~Very Pretty!! :D

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  8. Beautiful display.

    I wanted to say thank you so much for your warm thoughts and caring sentiment. I am so sorry to hear you have gone through the same thing. It is hard and I hope that you had as much love and support as I have had during this time. My heart goes out to you as well and I wish you lots of love and happiness.

    Betty

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  9. I absolutely love all of your images here. Thanks for sharing. Have a great party day! xx

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  10. What a great party!!! Thanks for coming by my party and inviting me to yours!

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  11. Lovely, magical party post! I'm already a follower - would love a chance at at your scrappy giveaway!
    Thanks for stopping by & Thanks for sharing the little bit of witch in you!

    -Blanche

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  12. Love Your Blog! Your Post is Magically Delicious!!! Thank You for Stopping By and your Kind Comments!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  13. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your photos!
    My little warlock is still trying to find his magic too ;)
    Thanks for stopping by earlier :)

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  14. Ambiance indeed, beautiful post...thank you for sharing ;0)
    love & light
    Trace x

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  15. thank you for visiting me! what beautiful photos, very very magical!
    have a witchy day!

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  16. What a fun party you've had!!! Your daughter and your friend look so much alike! A beautiful giveaway on top of everything else? You are really generous!!! Thank you. ♥

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  17. I love it Celina...very creative

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  18. Neat pictures. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. Love the Magick in your post!! Your pictures are wonderful! Thank you for visiting my blog and allowing me to join in your party as well :)

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog am following and would love to enter the giveaway!

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  21. Thank you for inviting me to your party. I had a lovely time. You have inspired me to create something magical (or a litle creepy) for the parties coming up in October. I know I will see you there.
    I am happy to be a follower.

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  22. Thank you for a wonderful Practical Magic post! And thanks for great gift offering. I also appreciate your visit today! Thanks very much! Have an enchanting evening, Theresa

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  23. Yay..so lovely to meet you.thanks for your lovely visit!
    Wow..super magical post..I love your gorgeous candle magic and your special magical kindreds you shared..your photos are amazing and beautiful! Thanks for sharing your magic...and such a super generous giveaway!
    Have a sparkly wkd
    Victoria~

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  24. Thanks for popping by my blog... you have a lovely magical post and that Diablo tequila... Ooo

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  25. Now that's what I call a party. I love the colors and layers and textures and imagination. It tempts me to imbibe :)

    Come over and visit!

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  26. fabulous post! you have some beautiful, magical women in your life... thanks for stopping by to visit me! :) mercedes

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  27. terrific Practical Magic post! love the creativity and the fun! Hope you have a great weekend,
    Kathy

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  28. what a magical post and pictures! and beautiful witches in the house! still brooming around
    sending sparkles

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  29. I love the pictures you set up! Thank you for the comment on my blog! I will link you soon and following you!

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  30. great post! thanks for stopping by and following too! i signed on to follow you too!

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  31. I love your Diablo bottle! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my vintage bottles! I'm a new follower :)

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  32. I justt love your visuals...very creative. I am having a magical time checking everything out. Your work is so creative and magic. thank you for your comment and enviting me.

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  33. What a fun post! Hmmm, I wonder why I smell roses?

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  34. Great post! Love all your photos. So fun.

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  35. Wonderful Practical Magic post...enjoyed reading and looking at the awesome photos. Thanks so much for stopping by Pop Art Minis along your magical blog party trip! Hope I might be the lucky person to win your "scrappy" goodies!

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  36. Absolutely enchanting. No need to enter me in the giveaway, good luck to all!

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  37. LOVE the table display you put together!!!!! Can I come trick or treating to your house? (hehe...)

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  38. What a magical post! Thanks also for the chance to win such goodies. :)

    -- Birgit

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  39. Sign me up...I love scraps...Love the post and your page..Hi Im Sonia!!

    Smiles

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  40. Scrip scrap- we love scraps! I loved your post and really enjoyed looking at all of the wonderful pictures. Brightest Blessings!

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  41. What a wonderful post! Love all your wicked delights! I hope you'll come "fly" over to my blog and see what I have been brewing!
    ~Michelle
    http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

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  42. What a wonderful post you put together for our Practical Magic Party. Your photographs are beautiful, alluring& moody with a big dose of enchantment. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Brightest Blessings,
    Penny

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  43. Wonderful Party Post TY for Sharing and dropping by. Linda:)
    (Pyewacketts)

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  44. An absolutely lovely post to Practical Magic. I could literally feel the magic brewing in the air. Thank you so much for posting it.

    Blessed Be
    Lisa Kay
    (Seshat Moon Willow)

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  45. I am like you Selena I eat drink and sleep Scrapbooking--I used to only stamp but now I do stamping in my scrap book pages.
    Thanks for visiting my blog--hardly anyone ever does!!!
    www.greatstampini.blogspot.com
    I hope I win!!!

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  46. Also wanted to say I will never have warts because I love coffee
    strong coffee!!!--loved your practical magic blog party post

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  48. Oh oh oh that was wonderful!! I loved every shot! Wonderful party hon..thank you for having me! Yes please add me to the giveaway...if I am not too late!!

    Speaking of photos...would you like to join Photo Bee on me? Send me your email this morning and I will send you and invite!!
    cottagegardenstudio@gmail.com!
    So nice to meet you, Sarah

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  49. Oh, I love the magic you stirred up for this party, everything was perfect!
    ♥Sharon

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  50. wow that was a beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing and visiting me :)

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  51. Flying through for the Practical Magic Blog Party! Wonderful photos, I'm a new follower! ~Blessings~

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  52. I love your blog party post...so beautiful! Thanks so much for visiting my blog also!

    Bright Blessings!

    http://www.tabithalenox.blogspot.com

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  53. This is one of the most magical parties I have been to in awhile! Thanks for the hospitality. My eyes are twinkling!

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  54. What great photography! Your bottles, your goblets, all the fine details!!! AMAZING work!
    thanks for sharing.
    cheers with smoldering potions!
    dana

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  55. Oh your party was so magical and it's easy to see you put a lot of thought into it. Fabulous! Hope you have a happy day.. :) And it's so nice to meet a new blogger too. Drop in anytime. The door is always open.

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  56. I love love love love your post!

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  57. What pretty pictures! And how nice to be offered tea that rids us of warts.

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  58. Thanks for stopping by! Loved this blog...very pretty!!

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  59. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Yours is exquisite! Wow! I would become a follower even if there wasn't a contest. But I hope I win, anyway!

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  60. Wonderful post with beautiful photos! I'm a follower :-)

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  61. Another Witch that adores your blog and is following you now. The pictures are magical. Enjoyed my visit here….Thanks.
    ¸.•*´¨*¸*.•*´¨***~^..^~*Annabelle¸.•*´¨*¸*.•*´¨*
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  62. great pictures!!

    Great post!!
    Good to know there are such lovely magical people in your world!

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  63. Love the magical shots of your daughter and friend! Magical Post -We are still flying around looking at the 200 some odd parties, havent yet made them all! - what fun! Ours will still be up at ! Practical Magic - How To Make A Magic Wand http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic-blogparty-2010.html

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  64. Hello! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. It has taken me a bit to get to all the posts and I am so glad I got to this one!! How creative you are! Your photos are fantastic and you really captured the feeling of the movie...and I love your cauldron! I am going to become a follower for sure. I actually just designed a new blog from being inspired by the PM blog party and hope you will check it out and become a follower. It will have much more of my witchy folk art! Thanks again and hope to see you there! www.awildberrywitch.blogspot.com

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  65. Hello! Loved the photos! Isn't amazing how much magic our daughters have that they (and the rest of the world) has yet to discover? Following your posts, so I can read more later :-)

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  66. What a magical and beautiful post! Thank you for inviting me over for drinks and for visiting me. :)

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  67. Lovely little potion bottles! I have a weakness... Your post is beautiful and giveaway amazing! Thank you so much for you participation in the (on-going) Practical Magic Blog Party!
    Blessings!

    http://everymagicalday.wordpress.com

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  68. What a cool site...love your blog!

    Linda

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  69. a very magical post!! I loved all the sparkles :)...now following :)

    peace,
    Susan

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  71. Thanks for the midnight margaritas! :) I had fun...thank you for visiting my party the other day. Magical blessings to you and your loved ones!

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