Tuesday, October 25, 2022

When in Brenham - Blue Bell Creamery



1101 South Blue Bell Rd, Brenham TX 77833
Refrigerated delivery truck 1936
Beautiful stained glass panel in entrance to visitor center
Full of books, I had to look
Baseball Museum
Elevator to top floor, we used the stairs
Art on the wall
Ice cream parlor seating
Salted Caramel Brownie- the newest flavor & Cherry Vanilla

Ask any Texan and they will hands down say Blue Bell Ice Cream is the cream of the crop and the best ice cream in the country. Bluebells  are also the official state flower, and I've yet to do iconic photography during bluebell season, maybe next spring. The Blue Bell Creamery has been on our to do list for summer since we've moved here, almost five years ago can you believe it? We had a little time to kill before an appointment so we stopped in on a still very hot fall day. This museum and factory is pretty easy to do under an hr. We did a self guided tour, and then treated ourself to $1 scoops at the parlor. The observation deck was closed this day so that will have to be on the next trip.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Of Thrillers & Flowers

 





These floral sprigs were originally bought to make Renaissance garlands for this Fall. At last I will no longer be working in the realm. I can't stand on my feet for hours on end anymore due to my varicose veins in my right leg, and a prolapsed uterus. Also I'm my daughters doula and she's in her third trimester.  Womb care love on both ends.

No waste around here so I created two floral Halloween Fall buckets and a matching wreath for the door. We have since taken out our Halloween bins and decorated inside and out. This year it feels slight for some reason, but will have a layer of birthday Halloween decor thrown on it for {M} at the end of the month, my All Hallows Eve baby. The ofrenda is being started as well, the ancestors are always coming through and we want them to feel the extra honor and love this year.

I put a side list of the books I'm reading or rather being read to, on the right of the blog. Getting my Mexican / Latin literature on, traveling through time and spaces, sacred and connective. I have Audible with credits through Prime and have been enjoying poetry and stories through headphones while doing housework and outdoor care. The two books above I selected for my hammock and comfy reading. Some thrills and chills for the season. I'm really intrigued to read Dyer Lane as it is based on a place from my past. A few years ago I did a blog post about this haunted tragic place which can be read here, Tragedy's of Dyer Lane.

Happy October beginnings, it's finally feeling like Fall.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Morning Meditation - New Moon in Libra


These words are from the journaling that came to me this morning as I sipped my Eucalyptus tea and meditated. To communicate with spirit, embodied practices are necessary to bring about the energy for transmission.


We are now traveling through the vortex of a black hole. Planets are retrograde but are shifting slowly back into their stations. The upheaval and miss connections, miscommunication and non-connectivity is in a space of realization and contemplation.

New paths are emerging and energization with synchronicity are taking place. Shadow work needs to be completed in order to immerse fully into the new challenges ahead that are illuminated and warm with light.

You are the mystic light and you're also the darkness for you lack the power of letting go. Letting go of the past that holds you down makes you cry, anguish squeezes your heart into a million broken pieces. Go to those pieces as they are the cosmos and come together to form new light, new pulse of your life continuing forward.

May you become as the brightest star to reach others to you so you can ignite those around you. Your soul's mission is the job of servitude and it's best serve when igniting passion , illumination and hope in others.
 


Monday mornings I also like to pull a Goddess guide card and an assisting angel card. Here is this weeks guidance and personal interpretation.

Spirit of Pentacles

Peace and grounding are finally found at home at the end of this cycle. Ascension has been earned from experience and cultivation of your life and overcoming the darkness. Bounty in blessings are achieved for the realization of where your at , is were you need to be , and that is where the work needs to come from. Wow this resonates so deep and is in complete conjunction with message from spirit during meditation. I changed the name and look of the blog to reflect this new stage in my life. Ive been feeling lost and didn't feel at home still here in Texas, but I know for now this is where the magic happens and where our soul work is coming from .

Sonya

A message from a deceased love one. I'm happy and at peace, I do not blame you, you did nothing wrong. My spirit is more alive now and no longer in pain. I come to you in messages and dreams. This right here is a message from my dearly beloved ChiPoo Chico. I was just saying how witches familiars are black cats but mine was a white Chihuahua. Its been about 4 years since he's passed. I regret I didn't get him to a vet, I believe maybe he got bite by a snake. We just got new skeletons for Halloween
and I named this one Chico, who waits by the front door ready to run outside and play.




Friday, September 16, 2022

Frijole Friday


 Ever since I became a frijolera this is the way I keep my beans. Sometimes the healing that you need comes in a jar and i almost always have some ready to go out the door if needed. Upon leaving I say "if you would like more frijoles bring the jar back ",and that's how the reciprocity works.

My husband's Abuelo used to call me frijole because it's how he pronounced Holly. Such an endearment that I miss as much as his flowery tortillas.


Frijole's Frijole - The Crockpot Method 

. Put four cups dried pinto beans into the crock pot

. Fill the Crock-Pot with water leaving an inch at the top

. Set the crock pot for high and let it do the cooking

. I add salt along the way as I stir the beans so there is no definite amount, just taste as you go along

* Sometimes more water needs to be added as you go along, keep an eye on the beans don't let them burn, they're ready when the consistency is soft and palatable enjoy!

P.S. don't forget to put them in a glass jar ! Feliz Dia de Independencia 🇲🇽











Friday, July 8, 2022

Summertime Simmer








We are simmering back into the daily routine of summertime days. Coming off the tail wind of a summer road trip back home to Cali. Future travel photos ahead. This morning's early chores included topping of the herbs for bushier growth. The garden needs to be reseeded due to lack of watering while away and rabbits entering the garden and enjoying our crops. Skirting the storage shed is a must, thats how they are entering under. There are so many home improvement projects which we will gladly do for we are staying in Texas for a long haul.

 

I've switched to a vegan diet ( more on that later) and chopped mixed fruit salads are so cooling in this heat. The compost is a beautiful mix in itself. Just catching up here on this space. I was gifted a new computer and I'm learning the ease of operation on it. So far so good. I'm at that stage where all my electronics have hit that planned opulence. Remember the movie The Brave Little Toaster?










Saturday, May 14, 2022

Into the Zen












Spring has sprung at the Sanctuary. The humidity has arrived so it's more like summertime heat. Morning house chores are done quicker so the gardens can get watered before the sun is on full beam. The Zen Garden has taken shape over the years, I walk it daily in meditation and listen to how it wants to take shape. We add plant rescues here and there, put in a few flowers for a pop of color. After strolling and watering , I like to do a bit of hammock reading. The wildlife and I just chill out, for we are one in this space.



Thursday, February 3, 2022

Reclamation

I found my word for the year in a different approach than I usually do. I pulled all 26 major arcana cards from The Intuitive Night Goddess Tarot deck held them in my hands and gathered energy. The word came to me before I pulled the card...reclamation. I still shuffled and pulled a card, and there she was (traditionally the devil card) renamed Reclamation. The insight before the insight left me all tingly, I felt this last year I had lost my power.


rec·la·ma·tion
/ˌrekləˈmāSH(ə)n/

the process of claiming something back or of reasserting a right.

We are already into the second month of the year, and I finally got around to this sharing. January has been busy. We have been working on small indoor repairs and painting. There's a long to do list to get to but once that is done we will be on a more even keel, or a bunch of something else's will pop up. An attitude of gratitude to insert here for we have things to take care of. A new year and new opportunities ahead. If you would like to share your word of the year drop it below.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Forever 21 Twice & January's Intro

Hello January, welcome 2022 and winter... sort of. The last day of 2021 was spend shopping for essentials due to the fact everything federal including Aldi's grocery would be closed on New Years Day. Stayed up to watch the ball drop, which glitched on tv at count down time but was brought in with fireworks and gunfire from the the neighbors promptly at midnight. Then off to bed we were 20 minutes later. The next day was an early morning yard work day prepping for the cold snap that would arrive the next day. We were sweating in shorts and tank tops while covering pipes and weather proofing the garden. Still experiencing spring days with cold snap nights. But I'm not complaining, these days in the yard are glorious.

My new outdoor boots I received for Christmas from my Renaissance man. Will be rocking them when it actually gets colder, they are super fuzzy and fur lined all the way down.

Lets all have a laugh at the tiny greenhouse I purchased on amazon for my plants pictured in the back. Realizing it was not adequate for all plant coverage, the husband quickly propped up an old shade tent and covered it with tarp.  

The kitchen always has something green growing on. Garlic bulbs were sprouting so I transplanted to soil and will transplant again later. I'm thinking of experimenting with growing sprouts and microgreens while outdoor grows are limited.

The second day of the year brought about me being forever 21 twice. This is also when Winter arrived with it's 38 Degrees for the high. Cozy inside with family, cake, and gifts was how I spent it. {L} made my cake and decorated in pink and gold around the house. Can you see in my eyes the manifesting for the year.

We don't take down the Christmas tree until after my birthday because it then becomes a birthday tree. The night was spent cozied up catching up to the drama of The Sweet Magnolia's in book 6 of the series and drinking some bubbly lemonade tea (still sober). Cheers to the New Year all my blogging friends! I truly deeply appeciate you sticking around with me for another year and many adventures.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Walking A Non Winter Wonderland

Texas is full blown into  spring/fall combo so to say. All week is 82 degrees across the board. Our garden is filled with pollinators first food such as dandelions, henbit, and other hodgepodge of edible lawn. I wore shorts and a tank top today and its the very end of December! In California I would never, but were not there Toto ... Apparently winter will officially arrive on my birthday in the New Year. I received some amazing outdoor work boots that are fur lined and rubber bottomed from my Renaissance Man that I cant wait to wear. A quick greenhouse amazon purchase was made so I won't lose my plants to overnight freeze points. It doesn't stay cold here to long unless the snow fluke happens again like last year....yikes! Here's some garden photos taken after fresh rain on our 80 degree days.










The last whispers of 2021 are breezing through, please 2022 be good to the world.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Evolution of Change

 Transformation, the necessary shifts to become new or experience a re-birth. The butterfly and the many metamorphic changes to gain your wings comes to mind. On my personal soul journey I have recently been taking blows from the Universe. My social media identity and online presence has taken a hit. Gypsy is deemed a slur across the board and "Gypsy Spirit Rising" has been my self expression for years. Alas I had been advised to change my branding or be banned from some social media outlets I enjoy. Another deep taking away from my soul is the fact I will not be able to work the Texas Renaissance Festival this year due to mandatory vaccination and new regulation for us Rennies running the show. This will be the first time in 3 years since I've not worked fall weekends.

So what shall this Gypsy whose spirit has risen to a higher plane of existence do? I'm walking the plank and diving off the deep end. And as the water hits my face and my whole body immerses into the water, I swim deeper into the abyss. My eyes open and I ponder all that lies beneath the surface and discover the cleansing and quenching of water for this Summer has burned me with it's fire. Emerging back to surface as my higher self into Dreamy Boheme. Will you continue this journey with me? Same soul, but elevated spirit. Welcome to Dreamy Boheme's Into the Mystic .

Some found nature while tending to my gardens.





Thursday, May 13, 2021

In The Red - Just a Touch

 
Since Spring has arrived we've been busy sprucing up the place and making the small repairs that we can . This home is a never ending project or should we say journey. The back steps definitely needed a little tlc. Finally got my hands on the red paint that is always out of stock.

   

We put up new Mariner porch lights for both the front and back porch. The steps are painted Phoenix Fossil and the doors are Colonial Red. Blocking the doggy door was a must so the wildlife wouldn't use it as well . Imagine raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, rats and such just chilling in there. They do eat the dog food out the bowls already.

 We have been integrating more red into the decor within and without in 2021. Seems to be the new power punch of color, now if we could just bring more luck with it!

Literally wore out the welcome mat. A lil red revival to go with the Rosemary & Lavender.


  Hard to believe in two weeks it will be summer vacation for the kids. Time to make a summery vibe wreath to put on the door, even though I'm quite proud of my Eastery Hydrangeas wreath crafted on a whim for the season.


Hoping to stay tuned and in touch at Celestial Pines Sanctuary with a Gypsy Spirit Rising.