PRIESTESS OF THE BONES

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Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
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Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com
Priestess of Bones via rootsandfeathers.com

I woke up Halloween morning feeling not an ounce of my usual Halloween spirit.  It is my favorite holiday after all.  But this month has flown by so fast for me, that it was hard to believe it was already here.  As of that morning we had no solid plans on what we were going to do for the evening.  None of our friends were trick or treating in town like usual.  We thought we were just going to stay home and watch scary movies like last year.  Then while James was at work he ran into one of my parents friends who invited us over to their family party.  Which was so cool b/c that morning I was missing how we used to go over there every year with my parents.  So we ended up going to a party AND trick or treating after all!  I got to see old friends I hadn't seen in years, who now have kids who I had never met.  It was great!

So, last minute I threw together this costume.  I had this little black velvet jumper I got at F21 with the idea in the back of my mind I would wear it for Halloween, but never really got around to put any ideas together.  I was walking around my house and I spotted this branch sitting in the corner.  I have kept it for a few years now thinking I was going to make a hanging clothing rack out of it and just haven't done it yet.  So now, it has new life!  I have lots of bones on hand, so it just started flowing together and before I knew it, I was the Priestess of the Bones.  And not surprisingly, it felt very natural.  Although by the time we got done trick or treating I was completely over being the jumper riding up, and the heavyness of the hat, etc.  Luckily I brought along my boyfriend jeans and a hoodie in case I got to cold, so I spent the rest of the party enjoying being me.

I love how beautiful my jewels from Aurora Shadow & Star Native fit in with this outfit.  I almost never wear one of their work without the other.  I also tend to wear my Strong Medicine Studio cuff ring and Silk Bone Jewels ring when I wear them too.  I love all the silver together. They are just the PB&J of jewels.  And this is two years in a row I wore both this vest from Mamie Ruth and these boots from Lulu's.  Maybe I can keep it up in future years... And this bag I just got from Ladies of Paradise was so perfect.  (They just launched their site and have the most rad bags, you must check them out!)  If you have bought the Bohemian Collective Magazine, you might recognize the necklace and hat!  They were both featured in the Made For Pearl editorial. 

It ended up being a great night!  I'm so glad we didn't stay home and watch movies, although that would of been fun too... it was so much better spent connecting with people we love.

CAMP MAGIC

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Hello little blog.  How I have missed thee.  I had a little camping adventure this weekend, and upon my return, my computer was fried.  So there has been a little cyber world delay...  But here I am.  My sweet soul sister Robin came to stay the weekend with us.  It was the perfect combination of relaxation, exploration, soul excavation and magic.  I packed the essentials... you know... sunnies, lip balm, peppermint oil, birth chart and tarot.  What else could you need?  Just kidding, we had tons of blankets, pillows, a gallon of water and matches, oh, and strawberry beer, you know, essentials.  I used this gorgeous bag from Chicwish to carry it all in, and then I used to while hiking in the woods to gather sticks, stones and bones in. 

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We stayed out at my parents place for our camp out.  It was no less than pure magic.  After a hike through the woods we made a fire and sat around and talked and read up on the current moon magic going on.  My conversations with Robin are always so intimate and heart felt.  A true connection.  An almost unearthly connection.  James jokes about how we are twins, which is so funny because he dated her all through high school.  Im so so happy she is back in our lives. 

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Magic by the fire.  This is Robin and James, two extensions of my own heart.  After the fire we bundled up in our sleeping bags.  It was freezing.  By morning we all had frost on our blankets.  It was an almost full moon, so the night sky was lit up and glowing for us.  Throughout our sleep we could hear the calls of peacocks, turkeys and owls.  A magical woodland.  And awoke to doves and cardinals busily going about their mornings.  I did not want to leave.  My heart, body, mind and soul wants to be out there.  For the rest of my days.  It is my dream. 

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The deer bones we gathered on our hike. 

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The day after, Robin loving on Bella.  We explored some deep dark avenues of ourselves with each other.  It feels so safe to have a friend who you can go so deep in the forest with, and not be afraid to be left alone, to navigate through the darkness.  Now if only we were able to see each other more than twice a year.  This has got to change.  And today, just three short days later, I have already received a hand written letter in the mail from this lovely.  See?  Amazing.  James better watch out or I may just fall for his ex girlfriend, haha.