Merry Meet everybody! Hope that you have all had a nice weekend. It is VERY cold here…negative chill factors, high of 15* but it’s been sunny and I have been enjoying seeing the Moon Goddess the last few nights. Yesterday I worked on my Book of Shadows and my sister was here and helped Sara work on hers as well. I love working on it, seeing all the information I’ve collected for years coming together to make something I not only will enjoy having and using, but can pass down to my daughters and grandchildren. Soon I’ll post a few pics here and talk about how I have gone about doing my BOS. Today, my hubby and I had breakfast out, bought stone tile to redo our shower, grocery and then home for football and hanging by the fire.
Yesterday, I was having so much fun working on my BOS I did not get any of my 14 days of cleaning and organizing done. So today I did double duty! 🙂 I started with a kitchen cabinet that had everything from recipe boxes to supplies for making my herbal remedies. Here’s the before pic……
Sorry about the blurriness..not sure why. This was fairly easy to clean up..but where was I going to put my herbal supplies? Here’s what it looked like after….
LOL this is my kitty Harley..a stray that came to our back door about 6 years ago..and stayed 🙂 She thinks it looks good. I have room for more stuff now! I took all of the herbal remedy supplies and put them in the space in another cabinet I had cleared some time ago for that purpose..looks like this:
Hummm got room for more supplies too 🙂 Next I cleaned out a drawer in my parlor coffee table..I had to find some place to put all the pretty papers I use in my BOS, and my granddaughter Lily’s coloring books and crayons. Before:
Ok..these were all pretty simple. Now, I was on a roll so I tackled our entertainment center in the parlor. This cabinet has our tv and other components, but it has these great hidden shelves where I keep my printer, printer paper, and lately..I have been shoving my witchy books in there too..the ones I’m studying from, the ones that are new and I haven’t read yet, and the ones that I refer to often. Here’s the cabinet before..its bad LOL..
I am almost embarassed to show that…really bad. But I worked on it and came up with the idea of doing away with the CD racks on the 2 shelves on the left and turned them into flat shelves that would pull out….Perfect for holding my printer and easy access. Here is the after:
I am sooo pleased with this job. Before I go on to talking about my books a bit..if I know all you witches out there..you want to see what books I have..Right? LOL I am that way, always scouring peoples bookshelves..even the ones in pictures. Anyway, this 14 days of cleaning is coinciding with my daughter Kate’s blog and I wanted to participate …but I am reaping so many benefits from it. A feeling of accomplishment, drawers and cupboards I don’t mind if somebody looks into..and I’m getting my house in order for Imbolc cleaning! I also am getting rid of junk! Taking things out of here that aren’t needed, used, loved..well its a good thing. I take them to goodwill where it becomes someone elses treasured find! It really only takes a few minutes to do this…a drawer or two, a cupboard, a closet…and by the end of 2 weeks..I am going to throw open everything, give it a good smudge, and I am ready for Imbolc! 🙂 You should think about doing it too..you won’t be sorry.
Ok..here are some pics of my books:
What do you think? Pretty good books huh! I can’t wait to read all of the ones I haven’t yet. This is not all of them either..I have two shelves full in my bedroom as well…ones I have read..well mostly! These are more of the newer ones I’ve gotten recently or the ones I’m studying from..like the runes and the tarot books. I love when I get a new pagan book or discover a new author and I often ask the question on my facebook page..what are you reading? To get great ideas for books I need to read. I keep a list in a notebook and refer to it often. I also visit our half price bookstore for some on my list at great prices. I have always loved to read, but I especially love to read while I’m LEARNING!! Its just the best thing ever!
So after all my great cleaning and cooking and busyness today..I’m going to curl up by the fire with one of these books……and read.
Blessings and light, Autumn
*Sorry about all the pics but I’m working on learning how great my new camera is too…LOL