The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
~Ram Dass~
Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.

~Russell H. Conwell~
I am so thrilled about these mala beads that I made!!  You can call them mala beads, meditation beads, or prayer beads... whatever ever fits you best.  Here's a quick tutorial on how to make them!  ETA: I originally found this recipe here!
I tried following the recipe given in the link above but you kind of just work with it till it works for you... I started out with half a cup of herbs... I mixed chamomile and rose petals!
I then put the herbs in a food processor or grinder or whatever you have that will grind them up into as fine of a powder as you can get.
Add about 1.5 tablespoons of flour and then begin adding a little water at a time until you form a nice dough...
Sort of like play dough!
Then once it's working nice for you begin forming little balls... whatever size you want!  While they are still in a dough consistency I used a yarn needle and poked a hole through the center (on both ends for an even hole).  Then I just let them sit for about two days on a paper towel and sort of rolled them around after the first day so the other sides could dry. 

Then I strung through with yarn!  This was tons of fun and I can't wait to make more!! :D
The real voyage of
discovery consists
not in seeking new
landscapes, but in
having new eyes.

~Marcel Proust~
So I thought it would be fun if I shared with all of you some of the products I use. Sometimes people are surprised at the everyday items I keep and others thank me for sharing with them something they may have been looking for. So here it is... A quick peak inside my cupboards!

This is the honey we use... Most of the time we buy local honey but they were out of it during our last trip to the store... What's important to me is "Raw", "Organic", and "Wildflower".
My little man's macaroni and cheese! Who ever thought when we were kids that we'd buy anything other than Kraft right? Well this is ten times better and better for you!! Wouldn't give my boy anything else!
This tastes so dang good... Why use the real thing when it's so unhealthy!? My sister who is completely against anything vegan... Had no clue I made potato salad for her with this. Ha! Yay!!
Great health benefits for drinking, awesome for making lotion, and nothing beats some cool aloe for sun burn or any other skin irritations!!
When I don't get a chance to make my own detergent this is what I choose to use!!
And... The cans are BPA FREE!!!
Can't tell the difference whatsoever!
These are made from 100% vegetables!! None of the harmful chemicals found in common food coloring linked to numerous health problems in children. I have no problem making delicious sugar cookies for my little man with these! YAY!
From Costco! Simple and perfect... And they last a while too!!
Another Costco buy! I'm so proud of them for bringing the Organic products into their store!! This lasts forever and it's soo much better for you!!
Yummy smelling and doesn't dry out your hands!
Again... When I can't make my own this is the next best thing!
Costco once again... For the price of real vanilla I wouldn't get it anywhere else. For the real special stuff sometimes I make a trip to Marshall's or TJ Maxx!
Can you guess where this is from? :)
Not only used in the kitchen but works so well on the body as well... For all ages from a simple moisturizer, to makeup remover, to diaper rash (of course you might want to use a separate container for that) ;)
And there you have it!  I know it wasn't too many items but those are things I use practically EVERY DAY!!  Let me know if you have any questions about anything!!  This was fun!! I think I might share all my magickal cooking tools next time!! Yay!! :)
"What you are is what you have been,
and what you will be is what you do now."