Friday, January 3, 2020

New Year, New Logo

I'm upping my branding and design game this year, slowly and easily

Step1: Trying out https://chicfetti.com/logo-maker/

Result: Wanted me to turn off my ad-blocker, but I had too many tabs open for the traffic that would create; I went to the blog post about making the logo: https://chicfetti.com/create-your-own-logo/ & saw it was just stopping pop-ups, so I retried:


Step2: Trying out Canva:

Results:





Wednesday, January 1, 2020

31 Blog Post Ideas for a DIY Green, Sustainable January 2020

Last year  I set the same monthly goal I several times:

GOAL: to get this blog going, i.e. populated with content, so that I can feel justified in the expense and time of moving to my own domain. The action steps to achieve that include: daily blog posts, as many blogs used to do, *and for 2020* I plan on chunking tasks and doing things ahead, following a content calendar.  This will both prove (to myself) that I can keep consistently blogging, and provide inspiration and content/fodder for the future.
So, without further ado, here are: 31 Blog Post Ideas for a DIY Green Spiritual and Sustainable January (2020):
  1. THIS Page (the post you are reading): 31 Blog Post Ideas for a DIY Green, Sustainable Octber
  2. Jan. Monthly Calendar FREEBIE
  3. 2020 Content Calendar
  4. SMART goals & /or Word for the year
  5. Moon Calendar?
  6. Easy Goals1: Zoodles & Swoodles Recipes
  7. Harvest Round-up: Twigs
  8. My Twig Project DIYEasy Gifts1
  9. Organizing Challenge Round-up for ApartmentTherapy's January Cure, week 1 review
  10. Winter into Spring Morning & Evening Routine
  11. Upcycling Milk Jugs: Easy Goals: Organizing
  12. Full Moon Printable: : Easy Gifts2 / Decor
  13. Mint DIYEasy Gifts3
  14. Fresh2020 Round-up: Mint Uses
  15. More planning: Bucket List/Goals/Plans for Year, 5years, 10years
  16. Bujo 2020
  17. Astrology 2020?  https://cafeastrology.com/retrogrades.html
  18. Lemon Balm Project DIYEasy Gifts4
  19. Fresh2020 Round-up: Lemon Balm
  20. Plantain Project DIYEasy Gifts5
  21. Fresh2020 Round-up: Plantain
  22. Plan for FlowerGardening, bday shopping
  23. Projects: Upcycling Plastic Bags DIYEasy Gifts6
  24. Recipe week2
  25. Recipe week3
  26. Recipe week4
  27. Januar Bujo Spreads and Review
  28. Upcycling Containers: Cat Food / Tuna Cans: Easy Gifts 11
  29. Upcycling Cans Round-up
  30. New Moon Intention Setting: *Cozy, Comfy, Hygge Bedroom
  31. Fave Jan Recipes
  32. Feb Food planning 
  33. Upcycling Tarn Yarn: Easy Gifts 12

Some ideas for Feb....
Blog Post Ideas:  (*means it was also scheduled in November)
*Upcycling Organization Storage
Recipes for Candlemas, Bday, ValDay, PresDay, Lent/MardiGras and December
Flower Shopping Round-ups
*Upcycling Tarn Yarn
*Cozy, Comfy, Hygge Bedroom
Full Moon Projects
New Moon Intentions
Winter Project Midway Assessments


Saturday, November 2, 2019

30 Blog Post Ideas for a DIY Green, Sustainable November

31 Blog Post Ideas for a DIY Green, Sustainable November

From Sept, I wrote:
My recent goal has been to get this blog going, populated with content, so that I can feel justified in the expense and time of moving to my own domain. To that goal, I planned to do daily blog posts, what many blogs used to do, and thus both prove to myself that I can keep consistently blogging, and provide inspiration and content/fodder for further blogging.
So, without further ado, here are:

  1. Nov. Monthly Calendar FREEBIE
  2. THIS Page (the post you are reading): 31 Blog Post Ideas for a DIY Green, Sustainable Octber
  3. Nanowrimo Pantsing
  4. Easy Gifts 1: Pumpkin/Apple Spice Sugar Scrub (DIY)
  5. NanoWriMo Organizing Challenge Round-up for Autumn
  6. Autumnal into Winter Morning & Evening Routine
  7. Upcycling Milk Jugs: Easy Gifts 2
  8. My Mint Project DIYEasy Gifts 3
  9. Harvest Round-up: Mint
  10. End-of-year Bucket List/Goals
  11. Full Moon Printable: : Easy Gifts 5
  12. My Lemon Balm Project DIYEasy Gifts 6
  13. Harvest Round-up: Lemon Balm
  14. My Plantain Project DIYEasy Gifts 7
  15. Harvest Round-up: Plantain
  16. Last of Autumn Projects: Mural DIY
  17. Last of Autumn Projects: Concrete DIY
  18. Prep for BlackFriday, CyberMonday shopping
  19. Last of Autumn Projects: Upcycling Plastic Bags DIYEasy Gifts 8
  20. Last of Autumn Projects: Upcycling Clear Plastic Containers into Shrinks DIYEasy Gifts 9
  21. Thanksgiving Bujo Spreads and Review
  22. My Twig Project DIYEasy Gifts 10
  23. Harvest Round-up: Twigs
  24. Upcycling Containers: Cat Food / Tuna Cans: Easy Gifts 11
  25. Upcycling Cans Round-up
  26. New Moon Intention Setting: *Cozy, Comfy, Hygge Bedroom
  27. Thanksgiving Recipe Bring-Along
  28. Thanks & Blessings mindfulness
  29. Black Friday Shopping
  30. Upcycling Tarn Yarn: Easy Gifts 12

Some ideas for December....
  1. Dec Monthly Calendar Freebie &/ AIDS Day &/ CyberMonday

DECEMBER Blog Post Ideas:  (*means it was also scheduled in November)
*Upcycling Organization Storage
Recipes for Yule and December
Gift Shopping Round-ups
Gift Crafting & Round-ups
Prep for BlackFriday, CyberMonday shopping
*Upcycling Tarn Yarn
*Cozy, Comfy, Hygge Bedroom
Prepping for Holidaze
Full Moon Projects
New Moon Intentions
Yule Advent: 21 + 25
21 Ways to Celebrate Yule/Winter Solstice
End of Year Assessment
Last Week Holidaze
Winter Project Goals
Goal Setting &/ Resolutions for New Year, 2020


Friday, October 4, 2019

13 Witchy, Spooky, Goth-y Plants for a Green Witch's Garden Harvest

As I went to illustrate my #drawTober/#inkTober #WitchTober cards, I realized that I didn't know what plants to include in a Witch's Garden—off the top of my head I immediately thought of Rosemary & the self-named Witch Hazel, along with Mullein (which I had just harvested), and Mugwort, along with White Sage (used in smudging), and Bella Donna, apples, corn, grapes, pumpkins, and squash (being Harvest season, and added, from the first tarot card I'm working on, the #Witch (#Mage/#Magician), roses and lilies from classic tarot iconography.

  1. Rosemary—planted somewhere near an entrance for protection
  2. Witch Hazel—of course, Witch Hazel in a Witch's Garden!
  3. Mullein—the stems of these were once called Hags Tapers, used to light the night
  4. Mugwort—3 witchy plant uses: A) part of a modern witch's dream pillow, this goth-y plant also gets cred as B) an alternative 'smudge' herb, instead of white sage, esp. for Euro-based/heritage witchy folks and C) as a tobacco alternative to smoke
  5. White Sage (Salvia apiana) Unlike the sage we use to flavor turkeys, these 
  6. Bella Donna—as much for the goth-y plant name, as much as anything else, lol
  7. Apples—Long associated with magic, from Snow White's apple, & the Golden Apple of Greece
  8. Corn—no more spooky plants than corn sheaves, tied up & displayed for #Hallows/Halloween (Hallowe'en, short for Hallows evening); also the husks can be tied up & made into corn dollies/poppets
  9. Grapes—because wine!
  10. Pumpkins—because jack-o-lanterns!
  11. Squash—because pumpkins are squash
  12. Roses—from the Magician/Mage/Witch I tarot card: the full red roses of manifestation, buds for becoming
  13. Lilies—from the Magician/Mage/Witch I tarot card: white lilies for intention (I did not know this association before researching the card)
Thus ends the first set of 13 witchy, spooky, goth-y plants for a green witch's garden harvest, which co-incidentally will be featured in at least the Witch (Mage/Magician) card for #WitchTober/DrawTober/InkTober (also kinda doing #TarotTober, even as/not it's a thing).

{Have been watching FreeForm's #31 Days of Halloween—& from comments on their listing page there were recommendations for AMC who's also apparently playing Halloween movies—along with Travel, Food, and eventually HGTV channels for their paranormally entertaining, delicious and decorative Hallowe'en ideas. Getting in the mood!}

~Also doing #cleanTober: organizing supplies & harvests, for my #apothecary-in-progress, while #upcycling various containers, & streamlining #storage

Did I mention I love October & Hallowe'en, even if it does mean 'winter is coming'?!









Wednesday, October 2, 2019

31 Blog Post Ideas for a DIY Green, Sustainable Octber

From Sept, I wrote:
My recent goal has been to get this blog going, populated with content, so that I can feel justified in the expense and time of moving to my own domain. To that goal, I planned to do daily blog posts, what many blogs used to do, and thus both prove to myself that I can keep consistently blogging, and provide inspiration and content/fodder for further blogging.
So, without further ado, here are:

  1. Oct. Monthly Calendar FREEBIE
  2. THIS Page (the post you are reading): 31 Blog Post Ideas for a DIY Green, Sustainable Octber
  3. Drawtober, Day 1: MageWitch, & Notes for MageWitch Images
  4. Pumpkin Spicing & Apples + Caramels
  5. Preptober Schedule & Notes
  6. Drawtober, Day 2-6, & Notes
  7. CleanTober/Organizing Round-up for Autumn
  8. Drawtober, Day 7-8, & Notes
  9. Upcycling Black Foam into Bats & Cats & Witches' Hats
  10. Autumnal Morning & Evening Routine
  11. My Mint Project DIY
  12. Harvest Round-up: Mint
  13. My Lemon Balm Project DIY
  14. Harvest Round-up: Lemon Balm
  15. My Plantain Project DIY
  16. Harvest Round-up: Plantain
  17. Last of Summer Projects: Mural DIY
  18. Last of Summer Projects: Concrete DIY
  19. Last of Summer Projects: Upcycling Plastic Bags DIY
  20. Last of Summer Projects: Upcycling Clear Plastic Containers into Shrinks DIY
  21. Drawtober & the other 'tober 3 week check-in
  22. 13 Ways to Celebrate Hallows
  23. Hallows Bucket List
  24. Hallows Bujo Spreads and Review
  25. My Twig Project DIY
  26. Harvest Round-up: Twigs
  27. Drawtober & the other 'tober Final week check-in
  28. Upcycling Containers: 2019 Little Orange Catfood bowls into wreath/pumpkin DIY
  29. Upcycling Cans Round-up
  30. Upcycling Milk Jugs into Skeletons
  31. Hallows & Costumes & Dia de Los Muertos
Some ideas for October....
  1. Nov Monthly Calendar Freebie

NOV:
Upcycling Organization Storage
Recipes for Autumn, Thanksgiving
Thanks & Blessings mindfulness
Prep for BlackFriday, CyberMonday shopping
Upcycling Tarn Yarn
Cozy, Comfy, Hygge Bedroom
Prepping for Holidaze
Gift Crafting

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October Calendar Freebie

Hello October! First day of Blogtober, along with InkTober/DrawTober w/a Hallows theme becoming WitchTober, also NanoWriMo's PrepTober. I'll be focusing on these themes, and a couple more that I'm doing by myself: codeTober & cleanTober.

Here's the first of a series of calendar #Freebie's that I have created, a desktop wallpaper calendar for October 2019.


Enjoy!


Part of this image was photoshopped, using the free pumpkin image from unsplash.com: unsplash-logoTim Mossholder

Saturday, August 31, 2019

30 Blog Post Ideas for a DIY Green, Sustainable September

My recent goal has been to get this blog going, populated with content, so that I can feel justified in the expense and time of moving to my own domain. To that goal, I planned to do daily blog posts, what many blogs used to do, and thus both prove to myself that I can keep consistently blogging, and provide inspiration and content/fodder for further blogging.
So, without further ado, here are:

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  1. Sept. Monthly Calendar Freebie
  2. Moon Phases for the Month discussion
  3. Spiritual Freebie (for Sept 2019: Moon Phases wall decor graphic)
  4. Labor Day Reset; Review of Summer Bucket List
  5. Labor Day Recipes
  6. September Nano Prep Schedule
  7. Organizing Round-up for New School Year/Back to School
  8. Last of Summer Projects: Craftroom Organization DIY
  9. Recipes for Back to School/Autumn
  10. Back to School/Autumnal Morning & Evening Routine
  11. My Mint Project DIY
  12. Harvest Round-up: Mint
  13. My Lemon Balm Project DIY
  14. Harvest Round-up: Lemon Balm
  15. My Plantain Project DIY
  16. Harvest Round-up: Plantain
  17. Last of Summer Projects: Mural DIY
  18. Last of Summer Projects: Concrete DIY
  19. Last of Summer Projects: Upcycling Plastic Bags DIY
  20. Last of Summer Projects: Upcycling Clear Plastic Containers into Shrinks DIY
  21. Fall Equinox Rite
  22. 13 Ways to Celebrate Harvest Season
  23. Autumn Bucket List
  24. Autumn Bujo Spreads and Review
  25. My Twig Project DIY
  26. Harvest Round-up: Twigs
  27. Tomato Protection DIY
  28. Upcycling Containers: 2019 Little Orange Catfood bowls into wreath/pumpkin DIY
  29. Upcycling Cans Round-up
  30. Oct Monthly Calendar Freebie
Some ideas for October....

OCT:
Upcycling Organization Storage
Upcycling Milk Jugs into Skeletons
Upcycling Black Foam into Bats & Cats & Witches' Hats
Draw-tober
Prep-tober
Hallows
Costumes
Pumpkin Spicing
Upcycling Tarn Yarn
Cozy, Comfy, Hygge Bedroom

New Year, New Logo

I'm upping my branding and design game this year, slowly and easily Step1: Trying out  https://chicfetti.com/logo-maker/ Result: Wa...