Free Download of “Santa Claus is Pagan Too!”

I recently shared my ever-evolving Winter Solstice playlist, but began by lamenting my inability to digitally download a legal copy of  Emerald Rose’s “Santa Claus is Pagan Too.”  There were a few unscrupulous seeming places online offering it.  I was really tempted to try, but my fear of viruses and my commitment to supporting artistsContinue reading “Free Download of “Santa Claus is Pagan Too!””

Winter Solstice Tutorial- Recycled Crayons

What to do for the wee ones? I was wondering this myself while looking around the net for some inspiration. Thankfully, the queen of crafts, Martha Stewart, had some great suggestions including a tutorial on how to turn old crayons into new ones using fun shapes. I used the broken crayons at the bottom ofContinue reading “Winter Solstice Tutorial- Recycled Crayons”

My Winter Solstice Playlist

Last year I had a fun time sharing music videos and counting down to the Winter Solstice.  This year I’ve decided not to do that but I will share with you my current Solstice playlist.  It includes several Pagan tracks – both explicitly wintery and some that just strike me as such.  Also included areContinue reading “My Winter Solstice Playlist”

‘Tis the Season for… Krampus!

A vintage Krampus card. As part of the Witches Yuletide Ball, fellow blogger Aine of “The Deepest Well” posted about the darker aspects of Yule. When we think of Yule, most of us think happy thoughts, such as trees sparkling with lights, friends and family get-togethers, singing, gifts and warm fireplaces.  For our ancestors, however,Continue reading “‘Tis the Season for… Krampus!”

The Ditzy Druid Joins The Witches Yuletide Ball!

Despite family and college-related stress, I’ve finally managed to take part in the ball!  I had grand schemes but, because of everything going on, I will just share what I did today. After a long morning and afternoon of class and meetings, I spent a majority of my evening prepping for the Winter Solstice celebrations.Continue reading “The Ditzy Druid Joins The Witches Yuletide Ball!”

Winter Solstice Tutorials – White Pine Tea

Tonight, a recipe perfect for wintery nights! It uses an ingredient native to my home in Upstate NY –  pinus strobus – The Eastern White Pine.  If you live around the North Eastern part of America, you’re probably very familiar with these trees.  They should be especially recognizable to anyone who has ever spent time inContinue reading “Winter Solstice Tutorials – White Pine Tea”

Solstice Shopping Gift Ideas

  I wanted to give a shout-out to “Da Toy Lady” on Etsy – Cat Lamson.  Although she specializes in wooden toys for children, including some adorable medieval-themed items such as hobby stick griffins, wobble dragons, and swords, she is a lady of many talents! I purchased a beautiful brooch from her as an anniversaryContinue reading “Solstice Shopping Gift Ideas”

Winter Solstice Tutorial – Oak Earrings

I recently made some oak earrings as a birthday gift for a friend and I thought they were perfect for another Winter Solstice Tutorial.  These are lovely, easy-to-make gifts for a grove member or tree-loving friend! Materials: The oak leaf pattern (you may need to adjust the size) Two colors of felt that look niceContinue reading “Winter Solstice Tutorial – Oak Earrings”

The Witches Yuletide Ball Blog Party

    I will be taking part in the virtual merriment Dec. 10th. Tanea from The Witch of Howling Creek was nice enough to invite me! Although I plan to post several Winter Solstice tutorials and probably some music throughout the holiday season, I’ll have to come up with something special on Dec. 10th…  PerhapsContinue reading “The Witches Yuletide Ball Blog Party”