Saturday, 22 July 2017

Ten Things I Cannot Live Without

Okay, here is a list of ten things I cannot live without. This list is of items right now and the foreseeable future. These items won't include some items I know I could never part with, so those won't come up.

First, is candles and matches. To me having a lit candle is totally magical and spiritual. I always seem to have candles, getting them and having a jar full of matches. Yes it is likely better to have a lighter but I like using matches.

Secondly, tarot cards. If I had to have one magical or divination tool this would be tied with candles. I love tarot. I do not go fully into some of the symbolism (kabbalah for one), but I love the image and meaning behind the cards. It can be used for any situation.

Thirdly, pens and paper. I find writing things down physically more quick and easy for me. Yes, for other it is electronically but at times the way I am thinking it is easier to mark up a piece of paper then a word/openoffice document open.

Fourth, cocoa butter. This has made my skin feel a lot better. I use the Now Solutions (under the Now Foods brand) one, from the jar.

Fifth, post it notes. If you have ever watched my videos, one knows I use some to a lot of post it. Even after university I think everything is important, not just some.

Sixth, books. Certain books I wont give up, but I like to read. I like paperbacks more than hardcovers, but certain books I don not mind. Like when a new shadowhunter book comes out or one on King Ludwig II.

Seventh, music. I love listening it it, I loved playing alto saxophone – planning on buying my very own. I have listened to new and old from my parents, some from school and personal interest. But like books, I love it.

Eighth, laptop. This is where I record or write, watch what I like. It connects me to people and things I like and a good way to find research.

Ninth, citrine crystals. Over the last year, year and a half I found a connection to this crystal. I have collect a number of chips, and some different sizes of this one.

Tenth, planner. I like to have a planner, over the past two plus years I have a wall calendar and two planners going. I don't write anything on the calendar. I cannot just write it in my phone or a random piece of paper. I have to put it in a planner, see what I am doing, when I posted and all.

Favourite YouTube Channels

In this post I am going to tell you a few of my favourite YouTube channels that I really like. These channels are my choice and may not be yours. But I suggest to possibly look into them because they can be of use from one time or another.

The first channel that I am mentioning is Kelly-Ann Maddox. Many of you have likely already watched at least one of her videos or already subscribed. So you guys know what I mean. She has many videos of tarot, but also videos that may help you in other ways. She has information about doing business, shadow work, self love and other topics. She is very informative and her energy is amazing. Some of her videos can get past thirty minutes but are worth it.

Next choice would be to look into DragonFeather369. There is a focus on wicca, witchcraft and dragons. She does go onto other topics as well and you can see the passion she has due to the fact she does it for her viewers. Some of the topics she does comes out of polls she does on her amnio app (The Hatchling Clan). Though she may be in her early twenties (right now of writing this post) but she has a lot to offer.

Cutewitch772 is another great YouTuber. She shows different aspects of her life/experiences and talks of different topics. She is part of the collaboration channel: the pagan perspective.

Samantha Valens is the YouTuber that did the final push to have me post my first video. But when I did so, she still had her ontherocks channel, and due to anothers actions – she does not have it. Yet she still came back and is amazing and really authentic.

This one is different then the ones above – doitonadime. Here she helps you with organization and finds from Dollar Tree. At time you will find she uploads recipes and other videos. Her videos, for the majority are not long, but not super short. She does have helpful hints, and you could modify to your situation. For anyone who likes dollar store and budget type videos her channel is one to look into.

Other Channels:

Friday, 7 July 2017

Brands I Like

So this is a list of the brands that I like. It is not much but it is what I like, and may grow once I try out more brands.

One brand that I like is the Now Foods brand – and the sub brands like Now Solutions. Their cocoa butter and essential oils are really great. The Now Foods company has a lot to offer and a few different areas to offer something in food, supplements, pets and personal beauty. If you are looking for an eco/green choice, this is a brand to look into. But if you are living in Canada you may not find much selection and slight higher prices if you go into a store. More selection online through, but if you could end up paying a lot for shipping. But don't let that discourage you because it is a good brand.

The Method brand has good all-purpose cleaner. This is just one of their products and can be found in both grocery stores and some health food stores. The products are under six dollars and some variety. It is something to have a look at.
Dr Bronner is also another brand like Method and Now that is green/eco friendly. It prides itself on it. I really love it. Their castile soap is so useful and smells amazing. This brand is more on the the personal use side – but the soap can be used for more.

Another is the Recollections Creative Year items. Like their planner, books and other items I can get organized. There is a variety of these planners/books, which can be helpful if you like a slightly larger version or have one to zipper up. I have the planner one where there is that clasp. Even with a small selection, it is a good selection. The binder portions are under thirty dollars and accessories are going to be under twenty dollars. Some of the set ups may not be for those who like to deck out there planner, but it great for if you just need a quick thing to bring along with you and can hold a number of pages.

Yarn wise I like the Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. The colours are really nice and the thickness is just right for me (it is a four thickness). For what I create (Gods Eyes) it is the right size, and while I learn how to crochet it is again the right size. For this brand I like the feeling and the tightness, yet some looseness to it. The colours are great, for me a variety of solid colours and ombres – even a few scented ones.

Three things are stationary items that I find useful. Papermate pens, I find are the better pens that I have used. It is smooth ink and writing. The pen is easy to hold and the ink just comes out easily. Sharpie highlighters, the thinner selections, and Bic highlighters are good ones to have if you are a person who like to have things highlighted. Post it notes, the ones small and thin enough to mark pages. These are just quick enough to post to a page for me to have a look at later.

US Games Inc and Llewellyn are good publications to get tarot cards from. There is a variety of cards from each of them. For example, the hobbit/Tolkien, Waite, crystals, historical, fairy and more. Also, Llewellyn is a great company to get books, calenders and other products from (cards, journals, etc).

Dear Canada List

Here is a list of the Dear Canada books:

  • Orphan at My Door: The Home Child Diary of Victoria Cope, Guelph, Ontario, 1897 by Jean Little (2001)
  • A Prairie as Wide as the Sea: The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall, Milorie, Saskatchewan, 1926 by Sarah Ellis (2001)
  • With Nothing But Our Courage: The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald, Johnstown, Quebec, 1783 by Karleen Bradford (2002)
  • Footsteps in the Snow: The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott, Rupert's Land, 1815 by Carol Matas (2002)
  • A Ribbon of Shining Steel: The Railway Diary of Kate Cameron, Yale, British Columbia, 1882 by Julie Lawson (2002)
  • Whispers of War: The War of 1812 Diary of Susanna Meritt, Niagara, Upper Canada, 1812 by Kit Pearson (2002)
  • Alone in an Untamed Land: The Filles du Roi Diary of Helene St. Onge, Montreal, New France, 1666 by Maxine Trottier (2003)
  • Brothers Far from Home: The World War I Diary of Eliza Bates, Uxbridge, Ontario, 1916 by Jean Little (2003)
  • An Ocean Apart: The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-ling, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1922 by Gillian Chan (2004)
  • A Trail of Broken Dreams: The Gold Rush Diary of Harriet Palmer, Overland to the Cariboo, 1862 by Barbara Haworth-Attard (2004)
  • Banished from Our Home: The Acadian Diary of Angelique Richard, Grand-Pre, Acadia, 1755 by Sharon Stewart (2004)
  • Winter of Peril: The Newfoundland Diary of Sophie Loveridge, Mairie's Cove, New-Found-Land, 1721 by Jan Andrews (2005)
  • Turned Away: The World War II Diary of Devorah Bernstein, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1941 by Carol Matas (2005)
  • The Death of My Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary of Genevieve Aubuchon, Quebec, New France, 1759 by Maxine Trottier (2005)
  • No Safe Harbour: The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte Blackburn, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1917 by Julie Lawson (2006)
  • A Rebel's Daughter: The 1837 Rebellion Diary of Arabella Stevenson, Toronto, Upper Canada, 1837 by Janet Lunn (2006)
  • A Season for Miracles: Twelve Tales of Christmas by Jean Little, Janet Lunn, Sarah Ellis, Kit Pearson, Gillian Chan, Carol Matas, Maxine Trottier, Julie Lawson, Sharon Stewart, Barbara Haworth-Attard, Jan Andrews & Karleen Bradford (2006)
  • If I Die Before I Wake: The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor, Toronto, Ontario, 1918 by Jean Little (2007)
  • Not a Nickel to Spare: The Great Depression Diary of Sally Cohen, Toronto, Ontario, 1932 by Perry Nodelman (2007)
  • Prisoners in the Promised Land: The Ukrainian Internment Diary of Anya Soloniuk, Spirit Lake, Quebec, 1914 by Marsha Skrypuch (2007)
  • Days of Toil and Tears: The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford, Almonte, Ontario, 1887 by Sarah Ellis (2008)
  • Where the River Takes Me: The Hudson's Bay Company Diary of Jenna Sinclair, Fort Victoria, Vancouver's Island, 1849 by Julie Lawson (2008)
  • Blood Upon Our Land: The North West Resistance Diary of Josephine Bouvier, Batoche, District of Saskatchewan, 1885 by Maxine Trottier (2009)
  • A Desperate Road to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson, Virginia to Canada West, 1863-1864 by Karleen Bradford (2009)
  • A Christmas to Remember: Tales of Comfort and Joy (2009)
  • Exiles from the War: The War Guests Diary of Charlotte Mary Twiss, Guelph, Ontario, 1940 by Jean Little (2010)
  • To Stand on My Own: The Polio Epidemic Diary of Noreen Robertson, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1937 by Barbara Haworth-Attard (2010)
  • Hoping for Home: Stories of Arrival by Jean Little, Kit Pearson, Brian Doyle, Paul Yee, Irene N. Watts, Ruby Slipperjack, Afua Cooper, Rukhsana Khan, Marie-AndrĂ©e Clermont, Lillian Boraks-Nemetz and Shelley Tanaka (2011)
  • That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1912 by Sarah Ellis (2011)
  • Torn Apart: The Internment Diary of Mary Kobayashi, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1941 by Susan Aihoshi (2012)
  • A Sea of Sorrows: The Typhus Epidemic Diary of Johanna Leary, Ireland to Canada East, 1847 by Norah McClintock (2012)
  • Pieces of the Past: The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948 by Carol Matas (2013)
  • A Country of Our Own: The Confederation Diary of Rosie Dunn, Ottawa, Province of Canada, 1866 by Karleen Bradford (2013)
  • All Fall Down: The Landslide Diary of Abby Roberts, Frank, District of Alberta, 1902 by Jean Little (2014)
  • Flame and Ashes: The Great Fire Diary of Triffie Winsor, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1892 by Janet McNaughton (2014)
  • A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas by Jean Little, Barbara Haworth-Attard, Sarah Ellis, Susan Aihoshi, Norah McClintock, Carol Matas, Karleen Bradford and Ruby Slipperjack (2015)
  • These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens, Northern Ontario, 1966 by Ruby Slipperjack (2016)