21 Rainy-Day Date Ideas That Aren’t Another Movie by Gena Kaufman

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In addition to ruining your hair, rain has a habit of ruining outdoor spring and summer dates. Cute impromptu picnic? Forget it. That outdoor music festival? Probably not. When a sudden rainstorm interrupts your plans for a date, you have some choices: (a) brave the weather and hope your hair doesn’t turn into Monica’s from the Barbados episode of Friends, (b) choose an equally fun indoor activity, (c) straight up refuse to leave the house and instead stay in together, or (d) be that person who asks for a last-minute raincheck (don’t be that person).

But if you find yourself needing a little inspiration for your backup plan, here’s a list of some classic rainy-day date ideas for when you’re sick of going to the movie theater as your only dry option.

If you want to avoid cabin fever, but you want to keep it as indoors as possible:

Go bowling. A frizzy ponytail goes well with those shoes anyway.

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Enjoy some art. This is the perfect opportunity to finally go to that museum’s new photography exhibit everyone is talking about so you can quit pretending you’re just as cultured as your hip friend who always manages to do that stuff before you even hear of it.

Get cultured. Find a random local performance that you probably didn’t even know was happening—a concert or a play or a comedy show—and snag the cheapest seats. You might discover a new favorite band, but even if it ends up being awful, at least it will be dry.

Act like kids. Think of the fun stuff your parents took you to do when you were driving them nuts inside the house. Playing at an arcade or visiting a roller-skating rink (so retro!) is a much more fun indoor activity than sulking.

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Go shopping. We’re not talking about those awkward mall dates you had as a teenager. Go buy something you both can do together, like fun new game, or hit up an international grocery store for a new wine to try (Lebanon and Georgia—the country, that is—have some great ones).

Check out the local booze scene. Got a craft brewery, distillery, winery, in your area? See if they have any available tours or tastings that day, or make a day of hopping between them (just have Uber be your DD).

Young happy women sitting on a pool table and talking to each other.
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Play grown-up games. Pool halls are basically the arcades of the older set. Being inside a dingy, dark bar on a glorious spring day would be a waste, but it’s the perfect use of a cold and rainy one. If pool’s not your thing, find one that

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LEMONGRASS: MOOD ENHANCING STIMULATOR BY EVERYTHING SOULFUL

Lemongrass Is highly recommended for times when the emotions are embedded in misery and in need to overcome it.  It’s strong anti-depressant properties can always be relied upon to improve your mood.  This herb helps increase, clarify, and sweeten communication between people.  It’s antiseptic freshness makes it ideal for helping you to overcome illness.

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Lemongrass is ruled by Mercury and thus is helpful for developing magical skills.   It is commonly used to increase the power of amulets, to purify divination tools and spiritual preparations like baths. It can be added to water to cleanse a sacred space. It is a good anointing oil for meditation as it clears the mind, opens psychic channels and aids concentration.  Sprinkle Lemongrass Essential oil throughout the home, or use in aroma lamps scattered throughout the home, to repel any negativity from entering the home.

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Lemongrass is a cheerful, light hearted oil that serves as a reminder to keep things in perspective and not take them too seriously.  It can be used to get in touch with the inner child.  As a stimulating aphrodisiac it can be included in love potions and philtres.  It is said to have powers to encourage lust, protect one from infidelity and bring about honesty in a relationship.  Flavoring your food with it enhances romance and sexual pleasure.

Burn or carry a sachet of lemongrass when you are looking to remove or get through obstacles in your life.  Lemongrass is said to bring luck and ward off evil for those who are around it. With high spiritual vibrations and it’s cleansing properties, lemongrass has become an important

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Top Ten Ways to Decorate Like a Witch – by The Witch of Howling Creek

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A lot of books these days will insist that witches don’t really live in whimsical cottages and fairytale houses. And… it’s true. Most of us live in modern, everyday homes in cities, towns and the suburbs. But one of our most powerful tools is our imagination and the whimsical cottages and fairytale houses are an inspiration to many of us. So bring a little bit of that spirit into your home with these tips:

  1. Many witches have a deep connection to the pentacle but may not want to display it prominently in their homes or yards because of stigma. But one thing that is often forgotten: the pentacle is really just a star, an image readily available in home décor! Gift and even craft stores almost always have wall-hangings, throws, pictures and trinkets featuring five-pointed stars you can proudly have in your home, no matter who may visit.
  2. Tie bundles of herbs together and hang them upside down in the kitchen, dining area or even the bedroom. It is appropriately witchy, attractive decoration and practical.
  3. Even if you don’t have a greenhouse or conservatory, you can still achieve

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How to Make Your Bedroom Warm & Cozy for Fall. Restonic

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Snuggle up and sleep better this autumn

Fall breezes transport the sweet smell of changing leaves, warm color schemes and the need to feel a little cozier in our living spaces. Want to spice up your bedroom and embrace that fall feeling? By making a few changes you can enjoy the beauty of the fall, inviting a healthy dose of snug and comfy into your bedroom.

Autumn additions

Throw blankets are a fun and simple way to spice up your décor while also keeping you toasty. Place a throw on your bed to play with color, on a reading chair to make it more inviting to you and your favorite novel.

Changing up decorative pillows with rusts and other darker hues freshens the room with a fall vibe. Experiment with new pillow cases with fall patterns and warm colors that welcome autumn inside without the crisp air.

Candles are perfect to, not only add warmth to a room but also to surround yourself with the signature scents of fall—pumpkin, apple, vanilla and cinnamon to name a few.

Layering isn’t just for your wardrobe. Layer throw rugs to create contrasting textures and patterns while introducing relaxing and inviting tones into your bedroom. You can also layer your window treatments to play with colors and textures while helping to keep the cold from filtering in through drafty casements.

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Dig into your attic to add personalized pieces to your fall décor. Use kids’ artwork or family heirlooms to impart a different kind of comfort to your fall design.

Other ways to bring that pleasant and cozy feeling into your bedroom is with faux furs. Try furs while layering your rugs, thrown over a chair or adding a throw blanket at the foot of the bed. Changing your lighting to a softer feel allows you to indulge in the glow of fall and save money by using a lower wattage bulb. Use a 40 watt bulb or lower to add to the ambiance.

Play with colors

With the variety of deep and rich colors in the autumn, creativity is as easy as a look to Mother Nature. Mix what you already have with her palate of colors from outdoors. Monochromatic and matchy can be boring. Use a combination of 2 or 3 colors in your bedding, punctuating with a warm color scheme (reds, oranges, yellows etc.) or a cool color scheme (blues, greys, greens, etc.).

If you’re not confident in your decorating abilities, copy what you love from a picture or post until you find your own style. For an easy way to cheat your way to a designer bed set follow these tips:

  • Medium color choice – display with your top sheet and 2 of your pillows.
  • Dark color choice – display with your duvet cover and bottom fitted sheet.
  • Light color choice – use a white or off white to display with 2 of your pillows.

When in doubt, use a throw blanket to play with color. This a great way to find out if you like a color combination without investing in a complete overhaul of your bedding.

Create your own warm space

When the weather becomes chilly, creating your snuggle sanctuary is more than a luxury – it’s a need. Picture it. A soothing reading nook to cozy up with a good book and some hot chocolate – a picture-perfect way to enjoy a

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11 Physical and Psychological Benefits Of Burning Incense By: David M. Sanchez

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Incense is not only a room or air freshener with a pleasant smell, but it has many physical and psychological benefits and spiritual effects on our minds and bodies.

But you’re probably wondering:

What are the effects of Incense on body and mind? Is incense good or bad for your health?

Here are the top 11 benefits of burning Incense:

1.      Acts as an air freshener

incenseThe most common benefit of incense is that it acts as a natural air freshener or an odor eater with a pleasant smell, and keeps our homes or room fresh.

But it’s not just an air freshener.

Most people who never or seldom use incense often think of it merely as an air freshener and are unaware of the many other benefits it has to the mind and body. Even many regular incense users who use it regularly may not fully appreciate all its physical and psychological benefits.

2.    Enhancing Concentration & Focus

Concentration and FocusWhether it is during study or at work, the use of specific incenses enables clear thinking and helps in developing a state of complete awareness. Monks recognized this benefit of incense long ago and used it during their meditation to clear the air as well as their thoughts. Jewelry makers and other workers who require intense concentration also often use incense to help them focus and to switch back and forth between working under the microscope and working away from it.

3.    Stimulating Creativity

stimulating creativitySimilar to a fun song or beautiful scenery can inspire the imagination, a pleasing aroma can get the creative energy flowing. The many herbal scents of incense can transport one’s mind away to a tropical island, a rain forest, a high range, or any other earthly heaven. The smells of incense can put one in a dream-like state where the imagination is set free to roam.

4.    Increasing Motivation and Positive Energy

Increasing MotivationIncense has long been used by religious and spiritual leaders to purify the air and the soul. Particular incense smoke has antibacterial, fungicidal, and insecticidal properties and, therefore, really does purify the air. It is said that the incense increases positive energy and drives away negative energy. The pure air is like health food for the brain and the body, resulting in an increased motivation and energy level.

5.    Boosting Confidence

Boosting ConfidenceWith increased focus, creativity, and motivation naturally comes increased confidence. When your body is relaxed, and your brain is firing on all cylinders, you’re at your best, and when you’re at your best, you’re at your most confident. Burning incense before a big date, a big test, or a big presentation can increase your confidence and, therefore, your chances of success.

6.    Heightening Sexual Desire

Heightening Sexual DesireEveryone knows that pheromones are nature’s aphrodisiac, which is why they are used in perfumes to attract the opposite sex. Similarly, by indulging the sense of smell, incense acts as a powerful

 

 

 

 

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