I have been trying to decide whether I want to keep this blog going. Recently I felt I hadn’t had the time needed to really get into blogging on here.
I do have another blog, one I use for my writing tutorials, that I’ve been working hard on. It has taken several months to build that up and while I would like to do the same with this blog, currently my time feels stretched thin.
However rather than just close this blog I have decided to put it on hiatus for a few months. This should hopefully give me time to get myself organised with other projects I have going on.
I can then come back and maybe try again with this blog. Thank you to all my followers. I hope to see you again.
Pagans. We are protectors. We are defenders. Fight for the Earth.
Posted in Garden & Nature, Uncategorized
Tagged animals, Defend the earth, Earth Day 2016, Earth Guardian, Flora and fauna, Go make a difference, How to protect the earth, How to save the planet, Is nature worth defending?, Make a difference, Nature, Nature Guardian, Pagan defender, Pagan power, Protect Gaia, Protect the earth, RSPB video, Save the earth, Save the planet
One of our cats has a medical condition that requires two different pills each day. The prescription is for 30 days so every month we end up with two small medicine bottles that are no longer needed.
I did speak to my vet but sadly they can’t reuse them so it just becomes waste. While our council does recycle plastic bottles, it is annoying that after just one month’s usage these items are just discarded.
Posted in Eco Posts
Tagged Eco ideas, Eco tips, Frugal ideas, Frugal living, Green ideas, Green tips, How to reuse medication bottles, How to reuse medicine bottles, How to reuse pill bottles, Mini first aid kit, Mini sewing kit, Mini survival kit, Organising tips, organizing tips, reduce reuse recycle repurpose, Reusing tips, Saving the planet, Upcycling ideas, Upcycling medication bottles, Upcycling medicine bottles, Upcycling pill bottles
While visiting my parents, my mother asked me what she could do with her vegetable cooking oil she had used. It was sat in the pan because she didn’t want to just chuck it away. I gave her a few suggestions and went on my way.
Cooking oil is one of those things people use a lot but that you don’t always hear about recycle/reuse methods.
You are usually aware of the one no-no – DON’T pour it down the drain. Greases, fats and oils clog drains and are the cause of around 75% of burst sewers. So while it’s quite a common no-no, it does seem like people aren’t paying attention to it!
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged Can I recycle vegetable oil, Can vegetable oil be added to a compost bin, eco post, Environmental blog, Environmental post, how do I reuse vegetable oil, Make a difference, Make bird cake, Make bird feeders out of waste cooking oil, Make handmade soap, Reduce reuse recycle, Reuse cooking oil, Reuse vegetable oil, Reusing cooking oil, Reusing vegetable oil, Save the planet, What can I do with waste cooking oil, What can I do with waste vegetable oil
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Imbolc, a Fire Festival.
A time between the darkness of Winter and the dawning of Spring. Light a candle to beckon on the growth of the Sun God.
It is a time for cleansing and purification. A time of renewal and the welcoming of the Goddess Brigid.
Posted in Sabbats
Tagged Blessed imbolc, Brigid cross, Brigid wheel, Candle ritual, Cauldron, Cleansing ritual, Fire festival, High Sabbat, Imbolc, Pagan Blog, Paganism, Purification ritual, Sabbat, Sabbat imbolc, Sabbat Wheel, Sun God, Witches Wheel of the Year
I have a large book collection because I love to read. They all sit in a 5 x 5 cube unit which can hold loads.
However many of my books are the usual size which means that there is a lot of dead space as you can see.
This had been bugging me after we managed to completely fill the unit….but there are more books I want! :p
I couldn’t find anything that would fit my needs without spending stupid amounts of money so I decided to make my own “half shelves” to double my space.
Posted in Crafty-ness, Eco Posts, Uncategorized
Tagged Avidbooklover, Booklover, Craft project, Double up your bookcase, Eco blog, Make more room for your books, Make more space, Make your own shelves for the Expedit unit, Make your own shelves for the Kallax, Making the most of my bookcase, Reduce reuse recycle, Reuse Project, Shelf for Expedit, Shelf for Kallax, Shelves for Expedit unit, Shelves for Kallax unit, Upcycle
If you have never seen the Story of Stuff, I recommend it (see below) – it’s only about 10mins long.
There is also the Story of Solutions which I’ve included below.
Posted in Recycling, Uncategorized
Tagged Environmental issues, Finding solutions, Make a difference, Making a difference, People power, Protecting Gaia, Reduce reuse recycle, Saving the planet, Saving the world, Sustainability, The Story of Solutions, The Story of Stuff, You can make a difference
I know some people come by this blog from my little etsy shop Blaqkat, and I’ve had business questions before so I thought I would start including some posts about business and some of the processes I use.
As you can imagine December is the busiest month for me and while I did manage to beat my last years’ sales for this month, I sadly had to close my shop earlier than normal due to the ongoing drama with the leaking roof (leaking into my craft room!) and awful roofers who just continued to make the roof worse!
Posted in Business
Tagged Blaqkat, blaqkat etsy shop, Business advice, Etsy shop, Etsy Shop advice, Getting your business ready for Christmas, Getting your business ready for holiday rush, Getting your business ready for Yule, Organising your business, Organising your postal station, Organizing your business, Organizing your postal station, Postage station, Postal station, Prepping for Christmas, Prepping for the holiday rush, Prepping your business for busy days, Sorting a postal station for your business, What to include in a postage station
2015 has not been the best of years for me and to be honest I am glad it’s almost over. However I did a mini divination to see what the next year would bring.
It technically said I would fail but in a good way… that even with a well-meaning plan I will end up at the Barren Tree.
Sounds uninspiring but actually it was the opposite. The message was that I needed to push through, understand that there would be a struggle and a failure but that once I had reached that things would start anew.
The Barren Tree works well with the current time – after all we have just experienced WinSol.
Posted in Blogginess, Organizing, Uncategorized
Tagged Being a pagan, Black Cat Blog, Blaqkat Blog, Connecting with nature, Divination for 2016, Learning paganism, Living as a witch, Modern Witch, Pagan Blog, Pagan Lifestyle, Paganism, The Barren Tree, Turn of the Wheel, WinSol, Winter Solstice, Witch Blog, Witchery & Whiskers