Memory Lane Day & thoughts

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Happy Samhain (Halloween) all you WordPressers, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path.

Last night, I went and listened to Cody Copeland do his final concert in our area as he ventures off to a new path in N’Orleans. I wish him the best of luck & safe travels. His musical style is smooth and at times haunting. He has a way of melding musical types & sounds that make you stop and listen. The Green Door Studiopub was packed but when he played, unlike other places I have been, people were quiet and just took it all in with the rounding applause & hoots at the end of each song. I have linked up his YouTube if you should like to give it a listen and perhaps support his original style by purchasing his work. I have also linked to The Green Door’s Facebook as there are some videos of last night’s event(s).

Today is going to a be a bit busy for me as I have to pick up the new order from River of which I am thankful will arrive in time for the flea market tomorrow so look on The Wandering Path Facebook page for the preview of some of the new items including a few cute key chains, Dragons Blood Solid Perfumes, new hand carved boxes, etc…as always I ordered in small amounts to see if the area & y’all support & like them, so they might go quick.

The other part of my day will be preparing for the Feast for the Dead I do every year & my table will be full as I lost more friends & relatives this year so I will invite them to come & sit; and I’ll do a memory lane tour as I’ve already started. I tell stories and help re-new memories and stories.

I wish you all a wonderful day & joyous evening however you choose to celebrate it.

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings. With a raised coffee mug –Liza M.

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Pumpkins, Pumpkins, what great Art you make

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Yes you pumpkin carvers, you still have time. We’ve seen some awesome ones that we couldn’t possibly achieve but for those that can we do the “we’re not worthy” bowing.

The night for tricks, treats, & other things is almost upon us and we hope you all have a great night however you choose to celebrate it. The image below is from PopJunky and they have many more that are impressive although we have seen some our own friends have created and did a “gaping mouth” at how the heck they pulled that off.

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings. –The Wandering Path Staff.

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Oh I can feel & see Samhain coming

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Good Evening all. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. The night called a bit so I went out and took some more “blind” shots and one I had to share with you. I literally took it less than 15 minutes ago and if you could see a few of the other shots on the card from tonight’s brief shoot this one is the only one with that color of orange and also with what looks to me like faces and body shapes within it.

Enjoy and I’m sorry I haven’t been as inspiring as I should have been these last few weeks. I’m still getting used to the weekend duties and what I need to accomplish during the week. Yes, almost all the new orders for new prods have been placed and another few are pending my final decision or feedback on what I have requested; Facebook & Twitter I can do from my phone hence why they get more updates so make sure you follow along as I can only do WordPress when I’m at home and not distracted by people or shiny objects.

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. –Liza M.

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Friday – My preparation Day

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. As I get ready for the Flea Market tomorrow I prepared short flyers to be able to put in a couple 8×10 frames for our teas & herbal blends/supplements. It’s hard for me to list how much these do help but hopefully this will help explain things a little bit.  Some days it is hard for me to try to prepare “visual aids” but I know they do help people as well as myself to continue to learn about ingredients.

I took a mostly free tech day yesterday as I just wanted to enjoy the chilly morning and afternoon by reading a book; a paperback book…there is something just relaxing about hiding under the blanket with that feel of paper and ink. As much as I have used my tablet & computer to read in the past, I like the fact I’m not worrying about “battery life” on something when I use it.

I wish you all a wonderful end to your week and I hope you find these brief glimpses at some of my favorite “health helpers” informative. Wish me luck this weekend as it is almost time to go to work…lol. 

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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My October Blooms

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to sit down and organize my thoughts to share some with you. The Flea Market gig has been interesting and encouraging and while my table isn’t nearly getting cleared, at least things are selling. I’ve already contacted some suppliers to try to get some items re-stocked as well as some new items coming in.

This morning before I try to get motivated to do some household chores I took a few minutes and went outside and took the shots below to share with you what my backyard is teeming with. The bees & butterflies were out and I found more than a few types of flowers blooming. I know the icy chill will be here shortly so here is to enjoying the changing colors, the last blooms & buzzes before Winter arrives. I wish you all a great week and wish me luck for the weekend!

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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Eucalyptus

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. As the cooler weather settles in I want to expand my Aromatherapy options to also include items that have multiple health benefits beyond just that of making your home smell good.

Eucalyptus is a very versatile plant and has so many health benefits. While some may use it internally, it can become toxic if it is done that way in larger doses so I have not included those uses below as I certainly don’t anyone to become ill while trying to use it so I have highlighted a few of its properties and plan to stock it for its skin care & topical use.

As I place my order for a small stock of it I am also researching its pairing with other essential oils such as lemon to be used in a skin care. As I grow older, my skin does need help and while I do stock a great Vitamin C based facial cream I also want to stock one that can be used with other benefits to ensure I have alternatives for people.

As the business grows I may venture into other avenues of more natural care such as shampoos & such but for now we will go with skin care & solid perfumes as alternatives for people although I am also exploring body sprays as another alternative with as many natural ingredients as possible.

Wish me luck on this venture and tomorrow I may provide a short graphic on Frankincense & its uses as that is another essential oil that should become in stock soon.

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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Welcoming the Cool & Calming Autumn Morning

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. This morning is finally a nice cool one; where I am enjoying a good cup of coffee in my Serenity mug and I feel calm in spirit and finally my body feels a bit rested. If you have been following on Facebook or Twitter, I have been hosting The Wandering Path items at the local Flea Market and it is tiring. My feet feel extremely sore at the end of those days and by the end of the weekends they are completely knackered. I stood watches when I was active duty but oi, take a decade off from doing that and your body asks you “what are you doing?” at the end of 10 hours lol. So props to anyone who has to stand still like that as I had forgotten how difficult it was. Plus, this past weekend I decided to not to wear the store T-shirt but instead something with open lacework on the back. Can you guess what happened? I got me a designed sun burnt…well, I always wanted a “tattoo” but hadn’t planned on a back piece like that….it’s finally starting to heal and now I know I must make sure that I either ask a friend to apply some sunscreen or ensure if I’m going to have my back to the sun for 10 hrs a day to pay attention of the heat and exposure factor. Anyhow, I’m happy to say that at least my cards are getting out and I’ve had a few buyers although it is difficult as my items are new and some of the other offers around me are not, so my prices are not to some customers liking and I don’t barter….my prices are reasonable if not low on some accounts. Yes I got some potential customers telling me my warmers are selling for $20 in the mall but I sell those types for $15 so I just politely say I sell them for $15, after all my overhead is lower as I am not sporting a brick & mortar store or paid staff and I would prefer to give people things at a price I hope they can afford vice just charging higher because I “could”. The link below is to a nice calming instrumental that while I wish it had rotating pictures of Autumn is still a nice piece to greet any cool and calming morning.

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

The Veil Begins to Thin

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. As Samhain (Halloween) approaches I can feel the energies of the land and my own home needing a few things to be prepared.

I know many do not share my views, and that is perfectly okay….everyone is entitled to have their own. For me, this is a great time of year but also a time of year in which I need to re-bless the house & the land it sits on to ensure that only positive energies and good influences can enter.

I usually only need to bless the house and land every five years or so as it seems my own energy output does quite well in making sure things that may mean harm do not enter. I also have animals that help with that as well but last year, my primary protector went on a journey I could not follow and so this year I need to make sure little extra protections are put into place.

I could still feel her this time last year which is why I did not feel the need to do as much but this year I know she is not as around as she used to be as she has handed the reigns so to speak to the two cats I now have but they are still relatively new to the “gig”.

The reason I began things last night is because that night and the night before, despite being very tired and eyelids drooping I could not sleep well…which to me meant the veil was beginning to thin with the Full Moon so it was time to start pushing any negativity out of the house and then off the land to prepare for any visitors that I may have when it is at its thinnest.

Each year I do a Feast for the Dead and invite family & friends & any others that may wish to come and visit and this year the table will be quite full as I did lose many family members & friends; it is usually an evening where memories I didn’t realize I still had flood my mind and feelings of love, understanding, support etc…seem to just come out of nowhere. Well, the photo below is of the candle I lit last night (still burning as I post this) and where I placed a lotus blossom and a few of my pendants I wear to help begin the push out in the place I am most vulnerable…my bedroom.

When you sleep you are vulnerable and that’s why I begin the cleansing there as I want it to be the strongest area of protection as I need that place to be the most peaceful for me as I never know who may try to speak to me when I am in that state. Well, I wish you all a great season and will share some other preparations with you should you ask or I feel the need.

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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“Shiny Object” kind of Morning

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path.

Do you ever have those days where you feel like you’re suffering from “Shiny Object” syndrome? Oh look, oh wait..I gotta….where do….Squirrel! Yep, I feel like that’s me right now…so much to do, where to start.

Well of course, to pick one task then take a breather, then onto the other tasks. Today is the “mental focus” need day where I have many business things that need to get done and yes, these are the tasks I loathe doing but must be done so gotta focus and just do one at a time then they are done for the time being.

As I spent the last few hours debating between quotes, poems, photos, etc…I finally settled on one I came across on Earth Porn on Facebook. Why did I pick this one? Well it made the mad mental ramblings cease and words pop into my head. That’s what I needed to at least focus on one task I wanted to do today…to share something with you.

So, see below for something that I hope to one day see for myself. If I camped out on those shores I don’t think I’d sleep a wink for I wouldn’t want to miss that type of a show. It truly is breath taking in photos….I can only imagine how I’d feel seeing it in person. I hope you have a great day and wish me luck on my “to do” list for the day.

BB and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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