Saturday, October 19, 2013

Broomsticks On The Bayou

 Well hello there. I see you have managed to get you hands on the invite that has been blowing around the Bayou and beyond. I'm Madame Ortiz your tour guide to some wicked New Orleans Fare. Grab your broomsticks and lets take a ride.
Those splendid souls Marfi & Anna are always throwing the most extravagant parties and extending invites to all. Keep your invite tight you will need it to visit New Orleans.
 We have arrived at our first destination. There are many shops here in the French Quarter ,this Voodoo shop belongs to my twin Gypsy Rose.
Ah it's nice to see new faces. Come on in and take a look around , may you find what your true heart need and desires.

Voodoo and spiritualism go hand in hand. May you wish to summon angels and saints to assist?Or maybe protect thyself with a cross talisman. Your welcome to light a candle and ask Zadkiel to calm the brewing storm within your heart and mind. Maybe a card  pull for a question you've be pondering?
Here's a sample of herbs and spices for a delicious meal or maybe to conjure up something more in the way of a spell. I have plenty more jars in the back if there is something specific you have in mind.
Ah yes down to the gris-gris. Feel free to choose what it is you need for what you wish to seek. Not quite sure what goes in?
Perhaps a pre-made Mojo is what is in order. You must whisper to me what it is for so I can send you with the right one before you leave out the door.
As for the Voodoo dolls they always fly right off the shelf, here's a kit so you can make it yourself. Lavender is good to work with so those workings can be purified and blessed.

Everyone around here has those plastic beads and let's not mention how they are aquiered why not adorn yourself with beautiful handmade necklaces which are truly charming.
Wish to purify before a ritual. These sage bundles are a magical herbal blend. The feather fan is perfect for spreading the cleansing smoke as your prepare your ritual space.
New tarot cards in order? It is a full hunters moon after all perfect time for divination and connecting to your spirit as well as others.
Speaking of spirits don't forget to take these Blessed Lucky 7 dimes to your next destination 1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans L.A. Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

It's time to pay respect and homage to our Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Place your three x's and make your wish. Don't forget to leave your coins as a gift in exchange for your wish granted. Do you hear that drumming and humming? Don't look now but here slithers a snake with a smile in it's eyes. Here is were I must leave you wicked darlings I have many a party's to attend.

Friday, October 18, 2013

These boots are made for flying

 Thanks for flying over for a visit on this lovely Full Hunters Moon . The challenge is to alter a  shoe but I'm extremely partial to boots! These are  my boots that are worn regularly so they were altered in a way to be able to have them back to there original witchy state.



 I hope you enjoyed my wicked wear. I'm off to stir up some magik in the city tonight with my husband to celebrate our 11 year Wedding Anniversary. Crazy it falls on the full moon centered around relationships. I'll try not to party to hard or stay out to late, I have a feeling I may have more patrons than usual stopping by  my Voodoo Shop tomorrow. Won't you come and take a peek?

Special thanks to the hostess with the mostest Celia of Adventures of the Striped Stockings for creating the Altered Witch Shoe challenge.

Stop on by her blog and check out other awesome creative souls and their creations. Have a blessed Friday and a fun filled weekend.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Haunted Humpday ~ Getting Spooky Little by Little

I was hoping to share my Halloween home decor with you this week but that process is going so slow, Motherhood comes first over the things I want to do but I'm getting a few things done little by little.

~How To Antique Apothecary Labels~

First step is to brew some green tea and add a few instant coffee granules to give a darker color. Go visit The Graphics Fairy  and print up some labels and any other Halloween goodies that strike your fancy.

Soak the labels for about and hour. The longer you soak the richer the color.
Put the paper outside in the sun to completely dry. 

Cut out the labels with crafting scissors for a decorative edge. 

Here's the beginning of my project with bottles. These will look so much better when finished but look awesome when the sun hits them through the kitchen window.

~Moisturizing Boo Bar~

To make this soap you need a small soap bar and essential oil. I used by home pressed lavender oil. Shred the bar and add a few drops of oil. Mix in a bowl and put in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften. Stir and pour into a mold.

Let the soap cool completely and then pop out of the mold. 

 My kids were surprised to see this lil guy in the bathroom. I re-used a coffee lid as a soap holder.

~Mad Lab Zombie Head~

This used to be a full zombie with motion sensor, eyes glowing, arms moving, and scary groaning.The kids literally loved him to pieces and we were left with only his head. After being kicked around as a soccer ball and thrown at each other zombie head dodge ball style I rescued him and give him a permanent home. I finally found a reuse for my big Sam's club pretzel jar. Zombie head was hallow so I filled it with rocks and submerged him in green food colored water. Top Ramen in a jar makes a perfect brain specimen.

Want to hear something a little creepy? This is true what I'm about to tell you. I told my toddler to go get his shoes from his closet. He told me "no Mommy I'm scared to go in my room the caramel Mama is there on my bed". Disney channel has been running Halloween shows so I thought he might be referring to something he just watched. When my son told me the lady had a scarf wrapped around her head and refereed to her as having caramel skin I nearly jumped out of my own. Maybe all this preparing for Broomsticks on the Bayou has conjured up Marie Laveau. A cold breeze just swept past my shoulders as I write this!

Halloween is almost here!!!!!  Fly on over to Marfi's and enjoy more haunted fun.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Haunted Halloween Doll Challenge

Well hello there and welcome to Gypsy Spirit Rising. I'm Mexitali Rose here to weave a web of history for you. This story is short.....but not so sweet.

Little Miss Marie Antoinette sat quietly sipping her tea

along came a spider that decided to bite her, and the rest you know is history.

Poor Antoinette has lost her head

I think she's lovelier bitten and dead.

Thanks to Kim of for hosting and creating the Haunted  Halloween Doll Challenge.

TabithaLenox Haunted Halloween Doll Challenge

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Haunted Humpday ~ Pumpkin Carvings

What a chilly start to the day, I had to throw on a sweater first thing in the morning. Rain is expected today so for dinner I'm going to try the  Tilapia Chowder recipe from Rachael  Ray's magazine EveryDay. Possibly a homemade pumpkin pie for dessert.

Yesterday I bought my first pumpkin and ornamental gourds. I'll post my decor next week. Do you carve your pumpkins or just use them as decor? I like to carry on Jack O Lantern carving to my kids, so we carve and get messy! Thinking about the upcoming carving time  inspired me to check out the talents of those who really craft and create to the extreme. So now on to extreme crazy pumpkin carvings.

Which are your favorites? Head on over to Incipient Wings to see what others are up to on this Haunted Humpday.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Haunted Humpday ~ Good Day Sacramento Halloween Fun

Hello there, welcome to another addition of Haunted Humpday! My favorite local news station aired their Halloween cartoon this morning and I just had to share it with all of you, they generally are goofy like this daily.


P.S. I got a surprise in the mail last week, happy not to pull out a bill but an envelope from the lovely Marfi of Incipient Wings. Check out her blog and visit other Haunted Humpday bloggers.

Here's what was in the envelope. An awesome skeleton card and crystal. I see a beautiful enchanting necklace in the making. 

HAPPY HAUNTED HUMPDAY.... 29 days till Halloween !


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