8:08 am - Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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lavenderwrath:

lockswitch:

lavenderwrath:

lockswitch:

lavenderwrath:

lockswitch:

lavenderwrath:

atomicallyconnected:

lockswitch:

sugar-andspice:

Berry Upside-Down Lavender Pound Cake with Vanilla Sugar Icing

Adapted from Sanura’s lavender pound cake recipe. Icing recipe via The Kitchn.

Ingredients
Cake:
1 c. canola oil
2 1/4 c. sugar
5 eggs
2 T. lavender flowers
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. lemon-lime soda
1 T. lemon and/or lime juice
1 t. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. blueberries & blackberries
Icing:
1 c. powdered sugar
2-6 T. milk
1/2 t. vanilla extract
Procedure
To make the cake, preheat your oven for 325*F. 
In a medium-sized bowl, mix the oil and sugar together with a wire whisk. Add each egg one at a time, whisking the mixture between additions. Mix well until the entire mixture is as yellow as the egg yolks.
In a large bowl, fold the lavender flowers into the flour with a mixing spoon. Slowly pour the soda into the mix, and stir it in thoroughly. Add the citrus juice and vanilla extract, and stir those in thoroughly as well.
Pour the contents of the medium-sized bowl into the large one. Stir it up until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Generously grease a bundt cake pan with either butter or non-stick spray, and pour the batter into it. Let the batter settle, and then scatter the berries around the inside of the pan. Feel free to add more berries if you’d like a thicker layer of them.
Set a timer for 1 hour & 10 minutes, and put the cake in the oven. 
To make the icing, get a bowl—like a cereal bowl—and mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together until the mixture has a mild viscosity. Add more milk as is needed.
When the cake is done, pry its sides from those of the pan with a butter knife, and shake it out onto a large plate. Generously drizzle the icing over the cake, and top with extra lavender if you like.

I made a thing, and you too can all make the thing.

Quick question as a Brit: when you say “lemon-lime soda” is that meaning lemonade or soda water? Because there’s a significant difference in sugar content and I’m not sure how to translate the American here.
(Otherwise, it looks like a wonderful recipe and I can’t wait to try it!)

I’m going to rough guess and say use Sprite or 7-Up or the cheap version of that. Lemonade as it is in the UK is like a lemon-lime soda but it wouldn’t have the lime flavor and it tastes a bit different depending on the type. (I was over in Scotland for 6 months. The -ade beverages threw me when I was looking into them.) Lemonade for us lacks carbonation, whereas it just seems to be soda over there.

Yeah, that’s correct. It requires a lemon and lime-flavored, carbonated, non-alcoholic beverage.

Pffft….non-alcoholic.

I’m underage in the U.S., Dy, and even then I’m not really wanting to do any drinking…

I would never encourage a minor to drink underage, my apologies, and baking with alcohol is quite fun, and as long as you actually cook the finished product, safe from the alcoholic content, so I still stand by my comment. (I, myself, am a very rare drinker and I usually only seek it out for tasting new things. It’s all about flavor for me.) :)


You encouraging that would be really out of character, based on what I know about you. I know it evaporates quickly, but there’s a question that still needs to be addressed:
Does alcoholic lemon-lime soda even exist?

Not that I’m immediately aware of, but there are other ways. Experimentation would be in order if I could. Ah science. Perhaps usage of a citrus vodka or a half/half mixture of equal parts lemon vodka and lime vodka.

lavenderwrath:

lockswitch:

lavenderwrath:

lockswitch:

lavenderwrath:

lockswitch:

lavenderwrath:

atomicallyconnected:

lockswitch:

sugar-andspice:

Berry Upside-Down Lavender Pound Cake with Vanilla Sugar Icing

Adapted from Sanura’s lavender pound cake recipe. Icing recipe via The Kitchn.

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 c. canola oil
  • 2 1/4 c. sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 T. lavender flowers
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. lemon-lime soda
  • 1 T. lemon and/or lime juice
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c. blueberries & blackberries

Icing:

  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-6 T. milk
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract

Procedure

To make the cake, preheat your oven for 325*F. 

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the oil and sugar together with a wire whisk. Add each egg one at a time, whisking the mixture between additions. Mix well until the entire mixture is as yellow as the egg yolks.

In a large bowl, fold the lavender flowers into the flour with a mixing spoon. Slowly pour the soda into the mix, and stir it in thoroughly. Add the citrus juice and vanilla extract, and stir those in thoroughly as well.

Pour the contents of the medium-sized bowl into the large one. Stir it up until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Generously grease a bundt cake pan with either butter or non-stick spray, and pour the batter into it. Let the batter settle, and then scatter the berries around the inside of the pan. Feel free to add more berries if you’d like a thicker layer of them.

Set a timer for 1 hour & 10 minutes, and put the cake in the oven. 

To make the icing, get a bowl—like a cereal bowl—and mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together until the mixture has a mild viscosity. Add more milk as is needed.

When the cake is done, pry its sides from those of the pan with a butter knife, and shake it out onto a large plate. Generously drizzle the icing over the cake, and top with extra lavender if you like.

I made a thing, and you too can all make the thing.

Quick question as a Brit: when you say “lemon-lime soda” is that meaning lemonade or soda water? Because there’s a significant difference in sugar content and I’m not sure how to translate the American here.

(Otherwise, it looks like a wonderful recipe and I can’t wait to try it!)

I’m going to rough guess and say use Sprite or 7-Up or the cheap version of that. Lemonade as it is in the UK is like a lemon-lime soda but it wouldn’t have the lime flavor and it tastes a bit different depending on the type. (I was over in Scotland for 6 months. The -ade beverages threw me when I was looking into them.) Lemonade for us lacks carbonation, whereas it just seems to be soda over there.

Yeah, that’s correct. It requires a lemon and lime-flavored, carbonated, non-alcoholic beverage.

Pffft….non-alcoholic.

I’m underage in the U.S., Dy, and even then I’m not really wanting to do any drinking…

I would never encourage a minor to drink underage, my apologies, and baking with alcohol is quite fun, and as long as you actually cook the finished product, safe from the alcoholic content, so I still stand by my comment. (I, myself, am a very rare drinker and I usually only seek it out for tasting new things. It’s all about flavor for me.) :)

You encouraging that would be really out of character, based on what I know about you. I know it evaporates quickly, but there’s a question that still needs to be addressed:

Does alcoholic lemon-lime soda even exist?

Not that I’m immediately aware of, but there are other ways. Experimentation would be in order if I could. Ah science. Perhaps usage of a citrus vodka or a half/half mixture of equal parts lemon vodka and lime vodka.

9:48 am - Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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beewitch:

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cunningfoxwitch:

Altoid tin witches travel kit.

I always like to keep certain magical supplies on hand when I’m on the go, but I tend to put a vile in this pocket and a crystal in that pocket and I forget what is where.

Altoid tins make great organizers for when you’re out and about. I’ve also seen many people make travel altars with these for when they are away from home or if they are still in the broom closet.

This kit can be anything that you find is most important to have based in what you do. I’m a stickler for cleansing and protecting my surroundings. So my kit includes:

- Sea Salt
- Dragons Blood Salt
- Rosemary
- Smokey Quartz Crystal
- A wand (one that I made myself using fox bone, clear quartz point, and some tigers eye and fire agate beads)
- A Tea Light and some matches
- A striker for the matches glued to the lid
- Mini bowl made from epoxy clay
- Home made mini runes also made from epoxy clay.

What I love most about this tiny tin is that it can fit into a bag as small as a clutch or even your pocket and you’ll have everything you need.

So have fun and be creative with your kit.

Wow I love this. :)

omg this is so resourceful and adorable!!!

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9:25 am - Sun, Jul 27, 2014
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heelhooksandhealth:

ima-fitblr:

I’ve seen this video around a lot on tumblr, and it’s genuinely a really good abs workout. It’s quite hard to follow though, so I’ve written it up for anyone who wants to give it a go. If anything seems unclear, watch the video. I’ve written most of this in relation to the lyrics because that’s easiest for the moves which are held. Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls) 

I did not devise this routine myself, I have only notated it so it is easier for people to follow if they wish to.

  • Fast knee up 
  • 2x Bicycle Crunches 
  • Fast knee up 
  • 2x Bicycle crunches 
  • V sit (quick) 
  • 2x Bicycle crunches 
  • V sit (quick) 
  • 2x Bicycle crunches 
  • 4x Bicycle crunches to the right 
  • 4x Bicycle crunches to the left 
  • 4x Bicycle crunches alternating 
  • Boy don’t even try to touch thismove into Dish Position 
  • This is how they made memove into Reverse Dish Position 
  • This goes out to all my girlsmove back into Dish Position 
  • Get more money later - move into Reverse Dish Position
  • I think I need a barber - remain in Reverse Dish and bounce your arms and legs 
  • Boy, I’m just playing - just bounce your legs 
  • Come here babybounce both your arms and legs 
  • My persuasionlift yourself up into a cobra pose 
  • Build a nation - bring your legs up to touch your head 
  • Endless powerbring your legs down 
  • Our love we can devour - bring your torso back down 
  • Do anything for memove up into a forearms plank 
  • Run the world - lift up one leg and bounce 
  • Run this mothaswitch legs 
  • Who run the world - alternate your legs 
  • It’s hot up in here - move your weight so that you are now resting on your hands instead of your forearms. Repeat this movement
  • Raise a glass - move your legs apart and dip your pelvis from side to side (you may need to refer to the video as this is quite hard to explain) 
  • Boy you know you love it - forearm plank 
  • Come here baby - spread your arms out in front of you so that you are lowering the plank but do not completely drop to the floor
  • Hate me - end plank 
  • My persuasion - rise into a cobra position 
  • Build a nationmove your legs up to touch your head 
  • Endless power - lower your legs
  • Our love we can devour - lower your torso 
  • Do anything for me  - roll onto your side 
  • Who run the worldLift yourself into a side forearm plank and bounce 
  • Who run this motha - switch sides, repeat this three times before returning to a forearm plank and bouncing 
  • What we  - come to sit and stretch to touch your toes 
  • The world - sit back up 
  • Repeat this in 2nd position (with your legs slightly more apart)

I hope you have fun!!

This is what I’ve been doing for the past couple days. Feeling it.

I challenge anyone who says dancers aren’t athletes.

11:44 am - Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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homosxx:

themonkeyninja:

brentwalker092:

gymra:

6 packs in 6 weeks. Do each move for a minute 4 times a week.

I will just take his 6-pack if that’s ok :)

Okay. I am so out of shape that after the first three I was completely out of breath and starting to sweat. Obviously this is something I should do on a more regular basis.

bae

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9:56 am
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silverwitch:

Lavender Wand

silverwitch:

Lavender Wand

11:42 pm - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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mxtori:

businessinsider:

7 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK AT THE END OF EVERY JOB INTERVIEW.

Click here to find out why these questions help you.

This is so important!

I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.

Don’t be me.

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11:23 am - Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Dream reminder

Being chased inside by the rain. I warned her it was messy and asked if she was OCD. She said a little. But my place was not that bad. Some pick up was necessary. She ended up in the freezer. And my alarm went off. It was a group at first 4 or 5. Dressed above my pay grade. I was surprised they were running for my place. Two took off for they’re own devices but a connection was still there. They’d be available.

I’m pretty sure I need to pick through my stuff and start tossing unnecessary stuff and do some physical cleaning. LOL The spirits will still come but would prefer a more organized place to dwell.

12:20 am
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theartofstephen:

"Shango with his three wives Oshun, Oya, and Oba"
Acrylic And Enamel on Board 30”x48”

theartofstephen:

"Shango with his three wives Oshun, Oya, and Oba"

Acrylic And Enamel on Board 30”x48”

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10:20 am - Mon, Jul 14, 2014
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4:42 pm - Sun, Jul 13, 2014
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druid-fables:

This spread looks complicated, but I promise it’s not! It’s very easy to read, and honestly? It’s almost like 3 readings in one. I call it the Triad Spread. This idea came to me at 3:30 in the morning one night when I was requested with a 10 card reading, and had three questions attached, so this is the format I chose to use.
The A, B, C are for categories such as: Love, Life, Money, Education, Spirituality, Creativity, Inspiration, etc. The list goes on. Each of these hold a different answer to a question for the specified category.
Cards 1, 4, 7 ask who you are now. These are meant to give you insight to things affecting who you are at the time of the question, what problems you may be dealing with, etc.
Cards 2, 5, 8 (sideways cards) are your obstacles, or things that are helping. In the case of me doing practice readings with this, everything was an obstacle, except maybe one card that seemed more of a helping instance.
Cards 3, 6, 9 are possible outcomes for each category. This may be something that will change because you take action to overcome obstacles, or whatnot.
Card 10 is an overall possible final outcome that should reflect the overall reading.
This spread worked amazingly for the few test readings I did, and it was very blunt and honest. I’m not sure how well it will work for others, but this is why I’m throwing it out into the universe. And if something like this already exists, it’s purely coincidental.

druid-fables:

This spread looks complicated, but I promise it’s not! It’s very easy to read, and honestly? It’s almost like 3 readings in one. I call it the Triad Spread. This idea came to me at 3:30 in the morning one night when I was requested with a 10 card reading, and had three questions attached, so this is the format I chose to use.

The A, B, C are for categories such as: Love, Life, Money, Education, Spirituality, Creativity, Inspiration, etc. The list goes on. Each of these hold a different answer to a question for the specified category.

Cards 1, 4, 7 ask who you are now. These are meant to give you insight to things affecting who you are at the time of the question, what problems you may be dealing with, etc.

Cards 2, 5, 8 (sideways cards) are your obstacles, or things that are helping. In the case of me doing practice readings with this, everything was an obstacle, except maybe one card that seemed more of a helping instance.

Cards 3, 6, 9 are possible outcomes for each category. This may be something that will change because you take action to overcome obstacles, or whatnot.

Card 10 is an overall possible final outcome that should reflect the overall reading.

This spread worked amazingly for the few test readings I did, and it was very blunt and honest. I’m not sure how well it will work for others, but this is why I’m throwing it out into the universe. And if something like this already exists, it’s purely coincidental.

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