Saturday, November 26, 2011

I'm Sensitive

Here is a new song for Girl Powah... I have been wanting to ad it for a while and keep forgetting!

I was thinking that I might fly today
Just to disprove all the things you say
It doesn't take a talent to be mean
Your words can crush things that are unseen
So please be careful with me, I'm sensitive
And I'd like to stay that way.
You always tell me that is impossible
To be respected and be a girl
Why's it gotta be so complicated?
Why you gotta tell me if I'm hated?
So please be careful with me, I'm sensitive
And I'd like to stay that way.
I was thinking that it might do some good
If we robbed the cynics and took all their food
That way what they believe will have taken place
And we can give it to everybody who has some faith
So please be careful with me, I'm sensitive
And I'd like to stay that way.
I have this theory that if we're told we're bad
Then that's the only idea we'll ever have
But maybe if we are surrounded in beauty
Someday we will become what we see
'Cause anyone can start a conflict
it's harder yet to disregard it
I'd rather see the world from another angle
We are everyday angels
Be careful with me 'cause I'd like to stay that way

I love this song and I hope you do as much as I do!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Sacred Village Grand Opening!

My joint creative idea with Irish Goddess has been fully brought to life! We invite all of you to join us at The Sacred Village!

Please come by our website and blog and read all about The Village!

Click on the door to go straight to The Village!

Monday, August 22, 2011

New Girl Powah Song .... From a Guy!!!! :)

I just want to say to all of you that I SAW HIM FIRST! I am totally in love with Jason Mraz!
Ok now that I said that...
Here is a great song I've recently discovered. It's called The Beauty in Ugly, and it is amazing!

Read the words first and then watch the video.... the message is amazing!

The Beauty in the Ugly

she's so big-hearted,
but not so remarkable
just an ordinary humble girl
expecting nothing as we're made to think
its a pretty person's world

but you are beautiful and you better go show it
go look again, you gotta be true to your own
if you really wanna go to the top
do you really wanna win?
don't believe in living normal, just to satisfy demand

well if you wanna get free
and if you wanna do the passionate thing
and if you wanna get smart for the sake of your heart
you should own your name and stand up tall
and get real and see the beauty in ugly

well you are fresh, you're face is fabulous
don't forget you're one of a kind
when nobody is checking the deeds you've done
and nobody is hearing your cries
you make all of the fashion statements
just by dressing up your mind

well if you wanna get free
and if you wanna do the passionate thing
and if you wanna get smart for the sake of your heart
you should own your name and stand up tall
and get real and see the beauty in ugly
and see the beauty in ugly

well if you wanna get free
and if you wanna do the passionate thing
and if you wanna get smart for the sake of your heart and oh
you should own your name and stand up tall
and get real and see the beauty in ugly
see the beauty in a ugly

XOXO Kristina
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Great Giveaway.. Check it out

Please check out the awesome giveaway on my collaborative website/blog project with Irish Goddess:

XOXO Lots of love!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Our Next Big Thing- The Sacred Village

The last week has been an absolute whirlwind. My best friend (Irish Goddess to you) and I have collaborated on an idea that we have both been dreaming of for a while. It is a new website with a blog, and soon a store and a social networking aspect. The website is
Our idea is for it to be a village where you can connect with like- minded and inspirational people in a sacred way. We also want to make sure we spread enough of our we-ness (did that sound dirty to anybody else?) throughout our site that you will have a lot of fun and see what it is like to live in our crazy world!

We have BIG, CRAZY BIG HUGE plans! We have some e-books and e-courses in the works, as well as The Village which will open on September 1st. Please stop by and see the site, and be forgiving as it is still a baby! :)
We love you all, and can't wait to see you there!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Girl Powah Movie

I just watched a movie that I knew immediately was all Girl Powah. Iron Jawed Angels, produced by HBO, is the story of the late women's suffrage movement. I say late, because it is the later years, after Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton had passed the torch to a new generation. This part of the story I was never really familiar with. The movie stars such Grand Ladies as Angelica Houston, Julia Ormond, and Hilary Swank. I urge you to watch this movie so that you can appreciate just where our rights as women really come from.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Delicious Indulgance

I was craving something dark and sweet recently and headed over to Safeway to find something. I was with my bestie, who needed ice cream so we went in that direction. I found something so delicious I almost didn't want to share it because I want it all for myself!
If you like the combination of chocolate and sea salt, and like caramel at all, you will LOVE this. It is amazing! Smooth, creamy, not too sweet, and with just enough salt in every bite to make it perfect! An added surprise was the chocolate covered salted caramel truffles inside! Click HERE for the product website. Click HERE for a blog review I found online that is darling!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hello Again... I've Missed You

I've been away for a while... but not from the internet. Just from writing. I have been lurking. Many of you have seen my comments on your blogs... and many more of you have not seen me hanging around and enjoying your words and stories. I've started a new business (which I will tell you more about in later posts) and lost my day job (tax season is over so working in that field has it's limitations). I re-watched the entire series of Sex and the City. I've read a few books. I've cooked some yummy food. All in all, I've been doing, being, and living. Just not writing. This bothers me because writing is something that I want to do, and someday would like to make a living out of. I hope to be writing much more in the near future. In the mean time I have a few of my favorite recipes to share with you.

Magic Chocolate Ice Cream (Taken from Cook's Country Magazine)
This is made completely without an ice cream maker and comes out perfect!

1 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder
1 tablespoon hot water
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch salt
1 1/4 cups cold heavy cream

Step 1 - Melt Chocolate Base
Combine coffee (or espresso) powder and hot water in small bowl. Let stand until coffee dissolves, about 5 minutes. Microwave chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and coffee mixture in bowl, stirring every 10 seconds, until chocolate is melted, about 1 minute. Stir in vanilla and salt. Let cool.

Step 2 - Mix and Freeze
With electric mixer on medium-high speed, whip cream to soft peaks, about 2 minutes. Whisk one-third of whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Fold remaining whipped cream into chocolate mixture until incorporated. Freeze in airtight container until firm, at least 6 hours or up to 2 weeks. Serve.

If you plan to store the ice cream for more than a few days, place plastic wrap directly on its surface before freezing.

BLT Pasta

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 slices hearty white sandwich bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
12 slices bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped fine
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper
1 pound orecchiette (or other small pasta)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 (5-ounce) bag baby arugula (baby spinach works well if you arugula is not available)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bread and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to bowl and wipe out skillet.

2. Cook bacon in empty skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towel-lined place and pour off all about 2 tablespoons fat. Cook onion in bacon fat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

3. Add pasta and 1 tablespoon salt to boiling water and cook until al dente. Reserve 1 1/2 cups cooking water. Drain pasta and return to pot. Stir in tomatoes, arugula, Parmesan, bacon, onion mixture, and 1 cup reserved pasta water (adding additional water as needed). Season with salt and pepper and top with croutons. Serve

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fabulous Freebie for you to Download

Remember my Forgiveness workbook? Well my dear friend Irish Goddess has borrowed that concept to make for you a Goddess Workbook for the month of April. The focus she is trying to bring to her blog, and to your life, is that you are fabulous, and you need to know it! This is a charming little download that I love and I know you will too! Hop on over to Irish Goddess and have a fabulous day! :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Don't Need

No Man

But I want one.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Faking It

Every day I wake up, and I tell myself, today will be different. Today I will accomplish something. Today I will make a difference, or make a change. Today I will look at myself in the mirror and see someone beautiful and confident. Today I will believe. Today I will be more me than I have ever been. But the truth of the matter is.....

I'm fucking scared.

I get scared that I don't know who I am, so how can I be more me than ever before? I don't know what I really want in life, so how can I accomplish that? I don't feel I have anything to give the world or any way to affect change, so how can I imagine that I could do that? I get scared that when I look in the mirror I will always see the girl who is awkward and needs to lose weight and figure out what the hell she is doing with her life.

Then there are the moments when I do have it figured out. Not for weeks, days, or even hours. Just moments. When I can sit back and think, "Wow, that was really brilliant!" And for that short time, I'm not scared anymore.

I have tried for a long time to live by the phrase 'fake it till you make it.' I want to be a strong confident beautiful woman, so if I act like I already am, then I will become who I want to be. This is not always true. Sometimes I just look bitchy and full of myself; or, over eager and trying to hard.

So I guess the trick is to find the balance between the times when I don't have anything figured out, and the times when I stop trying to figure it out, and just have it already within me.

Fake it till you make it doesn't seem so appropriate anymore, because I am making it. Making a big mess of it sometimes... but making it all the same!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Book Review: Afterlives of the Rich and Famous

I was asked by TLC Book Tours to review After Lives of the Rich and Famous by Sylvia Browne. I was very excited for this opportunity, and I am thrilled with the book. I am still in the exploration stages of my spirituality. I am hesitant to state one set way that I believe things to be, as I am still learning and growing. However, if Heaven is, and is the Heaven that Sylvia describes... I'm so in! Sylvia speaks of the other side through her Spirit Guide Francine. Francine offers us glimpses into the afterlives of some of our most beloved, or notorious, celebrities that have passed on. While this is not a hard hitting spiritual tome, it is a sweet book with messages of hope for the future of the future.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

15 Days of Welcoming the God

Willow Silverhorse over at Confessions of a Country Witch is hosting a blog party for the second half of this month. I have been honored with the task of helping her organize it, and I will also be doing a giveaway on one of the days. We are going to have guest posts, giveaways, and other exciting happenings. We are looking for people who are willing to take part, as well as people to stop by and check it out as it starts.

Hope to see you all there!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Girl Powah Video... Firework by Katy Perry

I am so in love with this video! At 2:01 in the video is a beautiful moment that every mama will recognize....

And the lyrics of course.

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag,
drifting through the wind
wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
like a house of cards,
one blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep?
6 feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
'Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe your reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through-ough-ough

'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Every Woman is a Goddess Giveaway

The lovely Irish Goddess is having a new giveaway. It is to celebrate a new direction she is taking with celebrating all the wonderful women in our lives, and in ourselves. Click here for all the details on how to participate! And remember, there is a Goddess in you!

Back to the Land of the Virtual Living

I've been gone. I hope I'm back. I could be wrong. The dust is starting to settle. Chris is gone. He finally moved his stuff out. I have been doing some redecorating here at home. Most of the things I have were things we had together, things that reflected his style much more than mine. I have been purging, selling, tossing, and buying, dusting, unpacking, sorting, etc. I bought a new bed and bedding set first off. Then I got rid of the furniture that his parents bought us as a wedding present.l Then I started on the kitchen. I went shopping the other day and found myself in love with a chair. I have wanted one in my bedroom for years. Somewhere to make a cozy nook to read and relax. I wasn't feeling good after a questionable lunch and too much shopping. So I plopped into a chair that I found attractive and instantly fell in love! I will take pictures as soon as I get it situated where I want it in my room. It was the perfect fit for me. Back support, cushy for my butt, arms high enough exactly where I like them. I can't rave enough about it. But no, if you come over, I will not let you sit it in. It's MINE! :)
I've been wanting to continue to the rest of the house. I've been looking online at computer desks for home because the one I have now was the one that Chris picked out for himself. It will take me time to finish it all, but every little change I make is just helping me find out more about WHO I am... authentically. See that, I used my word for the year from last year, and this year... all in one sentence! :)

I do want to find out all about WHO I am this year... and the journey has been a lot of fun so far!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Book of Shadows Chapter 10

Her fabulocity Irish Goddess and I are almost done! :) She has been bugging me to get this finished... and I need to! See she is a newborn Twi-hard... so there are other books that she wants to read now too lol. :) Love you Amanda McFabulous!

Sooooooooooooo anyway...

This chapter is called "Cone of Power." It is about a ritual that the circle performed for one of the leaders of their circle. She was very sick and they were raising energy for her to heal. We all have heard that prayer works. Even in cases where patients are not aware that they are being prayed for, or do not know the people that are praying for them. I think that a ritual is another form of prayer. It is a collective energy being sent to a specific place for a specific purpose. Which is what prayer is. So I believe that ritual works too. Any thoughts?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Goddess Workbook 2010 and a Giveaway

Click HERE for more info on the Dream Extravaganza

By now, if you have been paying attention, you will know what a huge fan of Goddess Leonie I am. She is a continual source of inspiration for me, and I could probably talk about her forever. But alas, I will let her do that. She has so much to offer!

One thing that really got me hooked on her was my 2010 Creating Your Goddess Year Workbook. The pictures below are scanned images of some of my completed pages. My favorite ones. Click on the images to see them more closely. Her illustration style is so fun and funky. I just loved diving into it, and coming out the other side with a great new perspective.

I started out 2010 working on it, and blogged about it as well. Then I ended the year on a totally different note. A darker more depressing one if you will. But like an owl, with amazing abilities to see in the dark, I am able to see my way through for the first time in a long time. I don't know where I'm going, but I know how to start getting there. Consequently, the owl has recently presented itself to me as my totem animal. You will probably be seeing a lot more of them on my page now! :) I have my word for 2011 set, and I am ready to get started!

I joined the Goddess Circle and now get the 2011 workbook included in that (as well as any other new goodies, and old ones that Leonie has created... an AMAZING deal!!!). I haven't printed it out yet, as I'm saving to do it at a color copy shop where it will be super high quality. I can't wait to dive in again!

This one is the cover of the workbook and I slid it into a binder as the cover image, after decorating it with stickers and jewels of course!
This is my medicine bag. I blogged about it recently in greater detail.
My affirmations!

Now I know in the title of this post I promised a giveaway... and I meant it! I will be giving away one copy of the 2011 Creating Your Goddess Year Workbook to one lucky person. There are no limitations to where you can live, since I can email it to the winner. All you have to do to enter is comment here. There will be an extra entry for becoming or being a follower, and two extra entries for blogging about the giveaway. Next Saturday, Jan 15, I will pick one winner randomly. Thanks to all of you for continuing to read! XOXO

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Book of Shadows... Chapter 8

It is my turn again to cover the chapter for the book club with Irish Goddess. This one is about some experiences that are very personal. The author also covers the very controversial topic of banishing. Many people who know of Wicca believe that there is a dividing line between those who practice good or white magic, and those who practice black or bad magic. "Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" is a common question. This question actually has a few parts. The first is the use of the word 'witch.' The first thing that probably comes to mind is a surly old hag, with a black pointy hat, a crooked nose, and a huge wart. Am I right? I just did a Google image search for witch and this is the very first thing that popped up. Many Wiccans find it difficult to identify themselves by the title of Witch for this very reason. However, in this book, The Book of Shadows, Phyllis Curott gives another perspective. One where women proudly claim the title of Witch to shed that negative image, and show the world what a real witch looks like.
Well there she is. This is a photo of the author. Not exactly the same image is it?
Ok, that wasn't specific to this chapter, but I wanted to mention it.

So... good witch/bad witch. Witch are you? (Couldn't resist sorry...) My personal belief is not that one is good or bad. I believe we have both inside of us and it is the choices that we make that define us. We all have the capability in us to be mean, harsh, selfish, even dangerous given the right set of circumstances. That doesn't make us bad. There are certain times or places that call for us to tap into that darker side. If someone threatened my child I would be capable of things that would not cross my mind at any other time. If I didn't have a darker nature at all, I would be ill-equipped to protect myself and my family if need be. In this chapter, the circle performs a banishing after one of the members of the group is sexually assaulted. This was not a ritual directed at harming anyone, only to make him, and the lingering effects of his attack, leave. I think this is one such situation where tapping into our darker nature is important. Would you agree/disagree? Do any of you have any examples you would be willing to share?

New Year, New Girl Powah Music Video

This is a country song.... for those who might have an aversion...
I love this song, and hope to have the guts to sing it at Karaoke some day.

And because I want you to really get the message, here are the lyrics:

Little girl alone on the playground
Tired of gettin' teased and gettin' pushed around
Wishin' she was invisible
To them

She ran home cryin'
"Why do they hate me?"
And Mama wiped the tears and said
"Baby, you're brave and you're beautiful.
So, hold your head high.
Don't ever let 'em define
The light in your eyes.
Love yourself, give them Hell.
You can take on this world.
You just stand and be strong
And then fight
Like a girl."

At 31 she was wheelin' and dealin'
Kept on hittin' that same glass ceilin'
She was never gonna be one of the boys, no
She coulda gave up on her ambition
And spent the rest of her life just wishin'
Instead she listened to her mama's voice sayin'

"Hold your head high.
Don't ever let 'em define
The light in your eyes.
Love yourself, give them Hell.
You can take on this world.
You just stand and be strong
And then fight
Like a girl."

Oh, with style and grace
Kick ass and take names

Ten years of climbin' that ladder
Oh, but money and power don't matter
When the doctor said "the cancer spread"
She holds on tight to her husband and babies
And says "this is just another test God gave me.
And I know just how to handle this"

I'll hold my head high
I'll never let this define
The light in my eyes
Love myself, give it Hell
I'll take on this world
If I stand and be strong
No, I'll never give up
I will conquer with love
And I'll fight like
Like a girl

XOXO Love you all! Happy WHO year!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Word for the Year

I have found my word for the year. Also, I found a mascot. Well, I could say that I found a mascot and then my word. Hmm. Chicken. Egg. Chicken. Egg.
I digress.
My fiance and I split up on Christmas Eve. It was a really hard decision, and I don't want to get into the specifics of it on here. We have been struggling for quite some time, and this is for the best. Throughout the last 6 months, I have been struggling within. Trying to figure out what I need to be happy, and authentic to me. Coincidentally, "authentic" was my word for 2010. I don't know that I am all the way there, but I see some definite clarity. Now I need to take this process further.
So I was at a gas station one day and right by the register they had these animals carved in stone, and an adorable little brown owl caught my eye. I bought it on the spot. Then I was thinking that day about my owl. Who. That is what came to mind. Who. Now this is my word for 2011.

Who am I?
Who are you to think you can treat me the way you do?
Who do I think you are to allow you to treat me that way?
Who do I want to be?