5 Ways to Become the MacGyver of Blog Tools


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Hooked #MermaidMondays

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Never forgot your crown because you are a Queen



Don't Hold Back on Being Thankful!

8 Things I'm Thankful For Today 



Blessed Samhain #MermaidMondays

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Hey You...

Wow! Hi everyone, long time! Bad blogger, all that jazz.


Lost Nixie #MermaidMonday


Water virgo by Amateshi

Literally Me #MermaidMonday

coffee love by aeriestream688

Calming #MermaidMonday

mermaid by Bartocha

Belle et Bete


Once upon a time . . . as a merchant set off for market, he asked each of his three daughters what she would like as a present on his return. The first daughter wanted a brocade dress, the second a pearl necklace, but the third, whose name was Beauty, the youngest, prettiest and sweetest of them all, said to her father: "All I'd like is a rose you've picked specially for me!"

Come Sail Away with Me

Where would I go if I could hop on a plane right now? The possibilities are endless. So many options to choose from.

sunset at the shore by ghostoftheemptygrave

Get Dinglehopper Ready #MermaidMonday

Ariel by sakura-streetfighter

Boom Zarhamay First Wish of the Day

Have you seen Shimmer and Shine? It's this adorable show on Nick Jr about some genies in training that Ariel loves, AJ likes it too. They love to put on my coin belts and belly dance to the song. But we all love the catch phrase...

mehmet's genie VII by mehmeturgut

"I keep on hoping we'll eat cake by the ocean"

I have strep throat, I know it sucks send lots of healing vibes. Besides that, I've been enjoying this thing called life. Been trying to organize things, and get myself focused. Not the easiest thing in the world for me.

summer by krawat93

10 Things to Accomplish this Summer


Androidified


XOXO #MermaidMonday

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Guest Post: What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day




Hint: It’s not flowers.




It’s no surprise that “winter holidays” account for the largest U.S. spending of the year. But did you know that Mother’s Day comes in second, with families spending, on average, nearly $200 on their beloved moms?

Raining Day #MermaidMonday

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Mini Mermaid Recharge




Fun with markers

This is what happens when I ask someone to help me replace something on the truck and they have markers.

Doodle



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Royal #MermaidMonday

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In the Flowers #MermaidMonday

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Welcome to spring everyone! I hope you stopped by and said hello to the new blogger Belladonna, hopefully, there will be more to come.

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Connecting with nature.. when you live in an apartment!


I've been an "adult" for nine years, and out of those nine years, I have lived in an apartment for about 7 of those years. Needless to say, I know how to do apartment living!

When you do not have a yard and you live in a densely populated area, connecting with nature becomes more difficult, and if you're anything like me, that causes your spiritual health to suffer.


I've learned how to connect with nature while living in apartments, and it has improved my health physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually! Now I will share my tips with you!


1. When the weather is agreeable- open all of your windows to let fresh air permeate your home! What all do you do when you are at home? How much of that can you do on your patio? If there's anything you can do on your patio or balcony, make a conscience effort to start doing so! I taught myself to read, make grocery lists, text, Facebook, and eat out on the patio, just being out there, breathing in all that fresh air and feeling the breeze on my skin and hair is therapeutic for me, and I guarantee it will be for you, too!


2. Bring the sounds of nature inside! Singing birds, ocean waves, babbling brooks, and rain- all of these sounds are calming to humans and the benefits to listening to them (on YouTube, Spotify, or CD) are felt immediately!


3. Oil diffuser- I love essential oils! There are a few that really help me to feel immersed in nature when it's too cold to keep windows open and you're stuck inside with stagnant air. Cedar, Clary Sage, Lemon Grass, and Lavender- just to name a few! There are also some great blends by Doterra!


4. Indoor plants! Go for air detoxifying house plants like Areca Palm, Aloe Vera, Peace Lily, Rubber Plant, Mother-in-law's Tongue, Purple Waffle Leaf Plant, Golden Pothos, English Ivy, Money Plant, Spider Plant, and Red Edged Dracaena. I also found the best mobile in the world and am collecting the adorable little globe terrariums you see in the photo I posted along with this post! I give them names like Madame Pomfrey and Neville Longbottom. And yes, I do talk to them while I spritz them with water.




5. Last of all- schedule time once a week to head out to some nearby woods, a mountain top, or the beach! 

If you're feeling disconnected from nature and feeling the effects of it such as depression, fatigue, or anxiety, then try these methods and see for yourself how much it helps!

Calling all wannabe bloggers

Have you thought about blogging but not really sure how to get started? Or don't want to devote the time to coding and SEO and all the back work? Guess what? I'm recruiting you!



Living Faerie is expanding, I've been gathering some contributors to see about making a magazine, like an actually paper thing. While that is in the works I want to open the blog up to contributors. If you are interested in applying shoot me an email, with some topic ideas at livingfaerie@gmail.com

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I'm new, please love me!


Hello, faeries! My name is Belladonna, as in the poisonous lily. I grew up in the greatest decade of all time, which I don't need to tell you is the 1990's. I am a mother, a wife, an eclectic witch, a professional dancer, and a student of the universe. 

I have an absolutely gorgeous husband who looks like a vampire and I truly enjoy pretending that he is indeed a vampire. It's all very sexy. I have an 8-year-old stepson who I've raised since he was still in diapers- Gray. He is great at memorizing ridiculously long scenes from books and movies and wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up. My first born child is my soon to be 7-year-old son Damien, he is extremely energetic and I do not mind admitting that I cannot keep up with him! He loves playing games and draws the cutest pictures. Our daughter Avalon is my little shadow! She loves me like no one ever has and I have never met a better snuggler! On top of that, she's really into Halloween all year round, and I struggle to think of anything cooler than that!

You could say I am blessed, I love my life and the people in it! I don't have many people in my life, but that's the way I like it! I do not come from a large family and I've always had a tough time making long lasting meaningful friendships. I am absolutely fine with getting all of my socialization online, that's where I seem to shine and actually have the ability to socialize. In person, I tend to shrink away from fellow humans, going as far as to hide or change directions if I see someone I know (and even like!) That's why I think blogging will be a wonderful new endeavor for me! When my absolutely magical friend invited me to blog on here, I took it as a sign to really dive back into writing!

I will be blogging about countless different topics, but there a few topics that you are guaranteed to see from me: home schooling, modern paganism, self-improvement, and the weird/wacky/crazy stuff that happens to me. I think my life makes for good reading. In the future, I would love it if you would let me know if you think so, too!

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The Top 5 Faerie Selfie Tips

I'm going to give you my 5 top tips on how to take the perfect selfie!



The first thing you are going to want to do is to make sure you are feeling your selfie vibe, trust me if you force a selfie it will look like it. So make sure you have the right mindset for what you want. Want a happy selfie, be happy, want a sad or upset one, then be sad or upset.



Get yourself some good lighting, I hate flash with a passion unless absolutely needed, basically, it needs to be super dark before I will use a flash. The best lighting, sunlight! Natural light. Sit or stand by a window, see how the light hits your face (read: use the front facing camera). Outside? Make sure that you aren't looking into the sunlight, and if you are feeling brave put that sunlight right behind you to give yourself a halo glow.



Don't be afraid to get silly! I love taking silly selfies, with or without my kids. It's fun to look back on and you never know how many people might enjoy seeing the silly side of you!



Now this is my weird but works tip, point your chin down! Push your forehead forward. It will look good I promise. And don't shoot from below up, if anything go up and down.



And my final tip....

Be confident, be true, and, most importantly, be you! 


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Watercolor Ariel for #MermaidMonday

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It's better down where it's wetter!

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day!

Art: Ariel, watercolour
Artist: Flettash

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Only Me

Of course I would get strep throat right before my birthday. Thankfully I caught it early and am on antibiotics so hopefully I will feel better by tomorrow for my 32nd birthday!


What am I doing for my birthday you may be asking? My boyfriend is coming to town for a visit! I'm so excited to see him it's been too long. Going to show him off to my friends.

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What National Holiday is Your Birthday?

So I just found out my birthday is National Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, how funny is this? I mean I know that most days have some sort of holiday. But this one is silly.


Anyway you want to know a funny story about when I cried over spilled milk?

This was back when Ariel was still in the NICU, I was in the waiting room with AJ and Karlee while Hector was inside the NICU visiting with Ariel. I decided to use this time to try and pump some milk. Me and pumping milk does not working out very well, I'm proud of any momma that can pump more than their babies eat! I had to pump constantly just to make enough for one feeding. So anyway, I'm in the room setting everything up and I have those bottles that you put the liner bag into, easier for pumping and storing right? NOT when you forget to put the liner into the bottle. I pumped on one side for like 30 minutes before I realized that I had been pumping right onto my shirt. I laughed and cried over spilled milk that day.

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Happy Birthday to Me, All Month Long

Its that wonderful month of the year, the awkward month, and it's a leap year. It's February! Meaning it's my birthday month!



Whoa wait a second I'm going to be 32 next week.... when did that happen???

Anyway.... expect a lot of these me posts because this is the month of me! Because it's my birthday and I'll do what I wanna, do what I wanna! Not really but I might as well try.

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I love you baby

Happy One Year Baby!! 




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How to Make an Easy Peasy Detox Bath for Imbolc

Happy Imbolc! Or if you aren't Pagan Groundhog Day. 


Today marks the beginning of Spring. 


Its when the earth starts waking up. The Goddess is waking from her slumber in the Earth. Persephone is going to be heading home to her mother Demeter. It's when the groundhog sees his shadow or not and we have 6 more weeks of winter or 6 more weeks till spring (did you notice either way it's 6 weeks).

Anyway a nice thing to do for Imbolc is to take a detox or purifying bath. I'm going to give you my Easy Peasy receipe for one that I use most of the time.

Easy Peasy Detox Bath 



  • 1 cup of Epsom salts 
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda 
  • Couple of drops of tea tree oil (optional) 


See isn't that easy?

Now what you're going to want to do is get the water in the tub as hot as you can stand it, the key here is that you want to be sweating but not so hot that you burn yourself. While the water is running you want to put your new bath salts into the water so they are spread around. Then you can slip into the tub turn on some nice music and relax for as long as you want.

Have a happy Imbolc! 


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Coffee Siren #MermaidMonday

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Sip the calming seas
Breathe in the warming vapors
Coffee is the elixir


Artist: Hikolol35
Work: .: Day 4 :. Twin-Tailed Siren

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Top 5 Things You Should Get Me from Starbucks

Why? Cause my birthday is coming up that's why. And we know that I love me some Starbucks!



  1. Heritage 1971 Pike Place Mug, 14 fl oz
  2. Stainless Steel Clip Tumbler with Handle, 16 fl oz
  3. Stainless Steel Tumbler with Handle - Green, 16 fl oz
  4. Stainless Steel Create-Your-Own Tumbler, 16 fl oz
  5. Etched Siren Mug, 12 fl oz
And you can never have enough coffee mugs in my opinion.

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