Spellbinding Gifts, Post-Winter Solstice Goodies and Stuff...

Some gifts keep on giving... Cliché, I know, but that doesn’t make it untrue.

Precious Winter Solstice Gifts…
1. Peace of Mind from Papi – my dad had surgery a couple of weeks ago. He knew about the procedure for a while, but didn’t tell me about it until it was completed, and he was safely home. Some might see his behavior as a terrible thing, but Papi knew I had been stressing out about a lot of other things, and he wanted to lighten my load. Can you tell why I love the man so much?

2. A book edited by my Piano Man and written and illustrated by the Little Princess – this present had me in tears. I was reading and crying. It was just perfect. I will write a full length review of the text very soon. Right now, I must share a bit about the talented writer’s bio: “[The Little Princess] studies writing at Pearls Yonkers School.” Her very own charming words, isn’t she adorable?

3Lavender Felted Soap from Grandma and Papa – I’m sure you know I was sniffing and screaming. My first soap of the kind, can’t wait to enjoy it!

4. Wand, Lavender and The Green Witch Herbal from Familiar Creations by Mina and her Hubby – the wand is shaped as a helping hand; it touched my heart and lifted my soul in a moment of extreme need. The lavender found its way to my pillowcase, and the book, well… I’m grinning at it with pure witchy reader’s lust. Even the cover looks delicious, yum!

5. A Zombie’s Guide to the Holidays from Zombie Girl Shambling – You just can’t have a holiday without zombies. Ask goddess from Sugar and Cyanide, she’ll tell you all about it. Thanks Dana!

6The Spirit of Flight and a Moon Goddess Journal from Peter Pauper Press – this was one of those unexpected surprises, and it made me smile. I love Josephine Wall’s art, and adding the visual stimulation to a book and a journal is just brilliant.

7. I would list the holiday cards, books, gift cards, Kindle bucks… but you’ll probably beat me senseless for having to read about it all, so I’ll just say Thanks sooo much to everyone who brightened my Winter Solstice. You didn’t have to, and that’s what makes the whole bit so freaking amazing!

Change…
Lyn from the Witch Blog had a great idea, and I’ve joined in the fun, for I like to think that I Can Change ONE Thing (in my life). Instead of resolutions, she has decided to change one little thing at the time each month. I’m better when I compartmentalize my to dos, what about you? Will you try it?

Staying Off My Broom in 2012…
I was wicked, wicked, wicked during the Winter Solstice week. But there was pie, chocolate, mangoes... and, um... grapefruit! I know what you are thinking, Grapefruit, Magaly? Really? Trust me, luvs, after you eat 5 grapefruits in less than a couple of hours, bits of your body start wondering what’s going on. The rest of my hot witchy me remains wonderful, though. And I enjoyed being off my broom so much that’ll stay that way for 3 more months!

A Spellbinding Gift for You…
Guess what, my Wicked Luvs? Peter Pauper Press wants to spread that giving feeling, and I’m delighted to oblige.

I rarely accept giveaway proposals from individuals who don’t actively follow Pagan Culture, but the letter—and the little extras—Suzanne Schwalb added to my Creepmas winnings were just too sweet not to extend to you.

So from them, through me, to you, here is The Little Box of Spells ;-)

This is all you need to do to enter this Spellbinding giveaway:
Mandatory Entry – Visit Peter Pauper Press, then come back to tell me which of their lovely products you would like to give to a love one, and why you think he or she will love it. Please take a moment to link your comments.

Extra Entries:
1. Be a Wicked Darling (follow Pagan Culture through GFC)
2. Blog about this entry, and leave a link to the post
3. Tweet about this entry, and leave a link to the tweet
5. Leave a comment telling me a bit about the most meaningful gift(s) you received this Winter Solstice.
* This giveaway ends January 5th at 10:13pm EST. 

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55 comments:

  1. Tofallorstumbleupon12/31/2011

    ~good morning my dear friend...i am happy to see that life has been treating you kind and filling your days with goodness from near and far...happy belated holiday blessings and may this new year be filled with only love and blessings overflowing in your days...thank you for your gift of  friendship and being a constant light in my days that were...much love light and blessings shining brightly upon you amd yours~

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  2. Slommler12/31/2011

    Hello my sweet friend!  Your gifts were bountiful!  Congrats!!
    I am also glad your father faired well with surgery!
    Have a wonderful celebration dear one!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. Faerieswheel12/31/2011

    A happy new years to you!
    I think I would have to say I would like to give their book under keepsakes called FATHERHOOD IS NOT FOR SISSIES to my husband, because he and I are about to become parents for the first time and I think he would enjoy it!

    I think the most meaningful gifts we received this year would have to be stuff for our baby boy, things that will really help us out, such as a baby swing and a car seat and also that we were able to see most of our family this year.
    Have a great day!
    ~FaeriesWheel ☼
    http://faerieswheel.blogspot.com/

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  4. Linda Wildenstein12/31/2011

    Goodness, it sounds like all your stars aligned and the love is again flowing freely. So many loving gifties, most especially by your Dad, what a goodie, glad he's well. Can't wait to read about the book from Princess and edited by Piano Man...should be wonderful.
    So glad the old year gave the good stuff to ya and hope the new one is even better. XXOO my dearest, Oma Linda

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  5. Sounds like you have a wonderful Winter Solstice -- that's terrific! Enjoy your New Year's Eve with your Piano Man! Best wishes for 2012!

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  6. Such wonderful gifts you received! My daughter, when she was but tiny, wrote me a book, also.  Still have it around, 20+ years later :)  The Little Black Book series are great! The London book would be my choice this time around. 

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  7. I'd get the shadow books for my grandson; there's just something about bedtime, flashlights, and pictures on the wall...

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  8. Oh my gosh, I would love to give this one http://www.peterpauper.com/the-art-of-war-for-zombies-4482 to my pirate.  He and his daughter share a love for zombies that I don't always understand

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  9. I am a follower through GFC (and I can't figure out how to link my comments as I don't have an option to 'link to your website' on my comment form

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  10. Your presents are so lovely, my favorite gift was the hand made and decorated box from my pirate.  Pictures are here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.322650197754075.82752.100000272916116&type=1

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  11. Oh Magaly, your Papi is the best! Now that is a REAL man. I am so happy that he is doing well. Look at all of the amazing Yule gifts your were showered with, and who better to receive them than a witchy goddess like yourself? I cannot wait to see the book from the little Princess and the Piano Man.

    Thank you so much for  the gift of your friendship over the past year and I am sending new year wishes for all that fills your soul with belonging and passion. 

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  12. Magaly, what precious gifts you got! Wow! I can't wait to see the book from your little Princess and your Piano Man ;o)  Your Papi is a very special man! I hope he is doing well ;o) Thank you for being you and I am so thankful I met you last year ;o) 

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  13. Bernard-Charles1/01/2012

    I would love to give my Mother the 
    FLANDERS BLACK JOURNAL because she is beginning to start tarot reading and it would be a nice tool for her to have as she progresses into the world of tarot readings. http://www.bernardtalks.com/blog 

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  14. During the Winter Solstice/Holiday season many gifts seemed to appear in my life. For one, I was part of 2 amazing blog parties where I got to meet new bloggers and make new witchy friends! Secondly, a dear friend from afar sent me a cute yule gift which I have yet to open since I left it in my dorm room until I return for a new semester. This was an amazing time of year and I look forward to a Gregorian new year. LOL http://www.bernieluvsellen.tumblr.com

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  15. Magaly,  I blogged about this giveaway! Definitely worth it and you rock with your blog lol I mentioned what a booming sensation you are lol wink wink check out my blog post! 
    http://bernieluvsellen.tumblr.com/post/15129901852/pagan-culture-spellbinding-giveaway-as-the-new

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  16. Diana Turianska1/01/2012

    Hello, I love the gifts in the giveaway :)
    From peterpauper I would definitely give the Little Black Book of London to my best friend because she´s leaving in a few months to study there and she´s never been in London before.
    I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/flightles_birdy/status/153529314414039040
    Best material gift was a guitar but not material was that I could spend Christmas with my mom, who went through many operations, but finally could be at home and was alright :)

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  17. Hello, I love the gifts in the giveaway :)
    From peterpauper I would definitely give the Little Black Book of London to my best friend because she´s leaving in a few months to study there and she´s never been in London before.
    I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/flightles_birdy/status/153529314414039040
    Best material gift was a guitar but not material was that I could spend Christmas with my mom, who went through many operations, but finally could be at home and was alright :)
    My email address is wybieee@yahoo.com

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  18. lilacwolf1/01/2012

    What a wonderful holiday - and such thoughtful presents.  :)  You are a lucky witch!  Especially that book from the Little Princess.

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  19. #2 would've had me on the floor balling, too.  Little Bit has been scribbling pictures for me and I've cherished every one of them. 

    Oh, and I love that thing about changing one little thing each month.  That's so much better than resolutions.  But...does that mean you only change it for one month or do you keep it going for the rest of the year?

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  20. Knockknockstreet1/01/2012

    Hi Magaly wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
    Wasn't your papi thoughtful not to worry you.
    Mary

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  21. The little book of spells I had for over ten years. The candle and oil part must be new.
    I love Peter Pauper's little books, I have a few. I think if I can get a new one it would be
    my Finding my Inner Goddess

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  22. I give thanks in my b day post that you've been such an unexpected blessing to me this year. A strong friend and unexpected source of support and wisdom. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO!
    That needed to be in all caps trust me.

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  23. What a wonderful Solstice you had...I can just hear the brightness in your typing...so happy for you...

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  24. Those are some great gifts; I can't wait to hear about the Little Princess' book!
    I think most people forgot to stay off their broom over the holidays. ;)

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  25. Homelight1/05/2012

    I really liked the small journals - they would look nice to pull out of my pocket to write key poetry phrases. 

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  26. Papi is doing great, thanks SueAnn!

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  27. The miracle of a new baby can be a very expensive lot of glory. So glad you are getting some help, a blessing indeed.

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  28. Love finds its way doesn't it? Specially when is held by wise friendly hands along the way ;-)

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  29. I think this one will be making holiday rounds for a long, long, long time.

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  30. Yes, there is. The Princess has a superhero book with a projector, and she LOVES it. She barely pays attention to the story, which means we have to read it several times, but that doesn't matter. Her little face lights up with excitement (and confusion sometimes) when she gets to put an image on the wall.

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  31. Pirates and zombies? What's to understand! lol

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  32. That is really weird that you don't have an option. We'll have to look into that...

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  33. It seems the pirate things are a hit ;-)

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  34. Thanks YOU for all the goodness you bring into my life. I would be mightily lost without your guidance, my love. I'm a lucky Witch to have so many great people in my life.

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  35. You make me very happy about being me, which makes me like you a whole lot (I'm really into me lol)

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  36. I think your mom would love it, and probably cry a little if she read this comment. 

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  37. You must let us know what's in the box!

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  38. Dynamite, huh? I like it ;-)

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  39. Family and the prospect of much; lovely gifts indeed.

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  40. I think you'll like the book quite a bit. 

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  41. That is what really makes them great.

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  42. The idea of Little Bit scribbling makes me want to wail in delight!

    Hm, I never thought about changing something and not keeping it up. Guess it would be the changers choice. The possibilities...

    P.S. I was in your Unstable Environment last night ;-)

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  43. My Papi is the best! 
    Happy belated New Years to you ;-)

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  44. Finding My Inner Goddess seems like a great read.
    Oh, and they have both, the book and the box of spells!

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  45. Happy Belated Birthday, dear one. I'm on my way to your blog to sing out of tune!

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  46. I'm still shining, too ;-D

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  47. Thank goodness I wasn't the  only one. Guess I'll pick things up in the next few weeks... maybe lol

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  48. MM, key poetry phrases... 

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  49. ljrich1/14/2012

    Those all sound like marvelous gifts!! <3

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  50. I like them quite a bit ;-)

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