Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 6/22 thru 6/28

I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Creativity for Mind, Body and Soul - Release Me Creations

Release Me Creations (zen25) on EtsyBlue and brass, feathers and a touch of nautical accents. All brought together, you end up with a beautiful shop ran by a spectacular artisan. Maureen Kirchdoerfer creates gorgeous items offered in her shop, Release Me Creations (Zen25), on Etsy!

This shop is filled with a wonderful and creative collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and cuffs, rings, cufflinks and more. I'm particularly drawn to the pieces that have a nautical and ocean theme including necklaces depicting dangling seashells and a truly spectacular brass wrist cuff with a detailed octopus design depicted on its surface.

There are even a few creative pieces like the one featured in this post that have natural elements included from seashells to fossilized sharks teeth.

Maureen puts a great deal of herself into each and every piece she designs. This creates an incredible release for her heart, mind, and soul that has assisted her through rough times and continues to soothe the soul in today's hectic world.

Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for a gift for someone else.... Whether you're looking for gothic or funk, cuteness or funk.... You won't want to pass by stopping in to visit Release Me Creations on Etsy and taking a look around. Their collection even includes a few unisex jewelry pieces for the man in your life!


If you like what you see in Maureen's shop, you may also enjoy visiting the Release Me Create blog or the Release Me Creations website. You may also enjoy stopping by to say hi to the artist on Facebook or Twitter!

[This blog post is a "BESTeam Feature" for the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. The BESTeam is dedicated to helping its members promote their shops and assisting each other in marketing, advertising and sharing the tips and tricks of running an online business. If you are a seller on Etsy and are interested in becoming a member of the BESTeam, the team is accepting new members and you can find more information about the team as well as apply to become a member HERE.]

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Morning Mosaics

The Summer Solstice is upon us! This year seems to have gone so fast and here we are at the center crux of summer already. Today's Mosaic is dedicated to pagans the world round who celebrate the Summer Solstice as an important day in the wheel of the year.

Although officially the first day of summer, the Summer Solstice is in many cultures a holiday also known as Midsummer. This holiday is traditionally celebrated with bonfires and dancing and dates back to pre-Christian times.

FairyWaterMagick - Fairy Water Magick Bath and Body Shop

FairyWaterMagick on Etsy

A shop filled with fresh, beautiful herbs from the mundane selections of lavender and bay leaf to more exotic selections such as benzoin gum and Agar Agar Powder. There are suggestions for uses from magical to mundane (such as cooking and teas) in each listing description as well and they can provide larger quantities as needed.

MagickalCupboard - Luna Enchantments, Herbal Apothecary and Witch Wares

Lady MoonRaven from Pike County, Pennsylvaina

A shop ran by a High Priestess of the Alexandrian Tradition, this shop is filled with spell casting essentials as well as a collection of herbal apothecary delights, mystical gifts and more. The supplies found here are diverse and beautifully displayed, encompassing a wide variety of needs for the modern day witch or traditionalist.

BroomChick - Wedding Brooms and Besoms for Every Occasion

Broom Chick from Eugene, Oregon

wedding brooms and witches besoms and brooms for cleaning and all other occasions. These handcrafted brooms are made of 100% organic materials with attention to detail is paid every step of the way, from harvesting the raw materials to the finished piece. This shop also does special orders and custom creations!

WhiteMagic - Old World Magick for the Goddess Witch

White Magic from Sonoma Valley, California

From candles and oils to jewelry and incense, this shop is filled with a wide variety of supplies and gifts of magical means including spell kits and more. There is candle magic and perfume oils, kits and ritual tools as well as pendulums, herbal alchemy and more available to browse through to your heart's content.

Historically, the celebration of Midsummer's Eve was from ancient times linked to the summer solstice. Some people believed that mid-summer plants had miraculous healing powers and they therefore picked them on this night. Bonfires were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed to roam freely when the sun was turning southwards again.

In modern times, this holiday is still celebrated in many European countries as well as all over the world!

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