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The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress


1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

How to Cleanse Your Home with Sage


My family and I have recently moved into a new home, and first on my to-do list was a cleansing ritual. Thus this beautiful floral smudge stick from Mystical Blossoms was the perfect housewarming gift. Now, I know, despite how trendy sage has become on Insta, you may be hesitant, or perhaps you just have no idea how one goes about performing a cleansing. To sum it up, it's about being intentional about the kind of energy you want in your home. It's simple...do you want good vibes? Do you want to let go of the bad vibes? Great...then as they say on instagram, let's #smudgethatsh*t.



For a quick cleansing, you can use a smudge spray, for example, like this Namaste Smudge Spray; or you can use incense, herbs, a fragrant simmer pot...it doesn't have to be something specific. The point is that by adding something tangible to a prayer or meditation, you turn that prayer or meditation into a ceremonial act, and that will make you more confident and intentional about your thoughts. Think about all of the traditions we apply to relationships and holidays. Those symbols and traditions all serve to make those events more meaningful. They serve as reminders and help reinforce positive behaviors. So whether you practice prayer or meditation, a beautiful smudge stick can greatly enhance your process.

With that in mind, there is no right or wrong way to cleanse, in my opinion. You can leave it burning on a fire-safe dish, or you can waft the smoke all over the place with a huge bird feather if it helps you focus.

Now what? Think on the things you don't want in your home...negative energy, sadness, etc. By saying out loud that these things are not welcome in your home, trust me, you will begin to feel empowered and lighter and like you're working with a blank slate.

Now fill that blank slate with some majorly good vibes. Go room by room and say the positive things you want in your home - joy, laughter, peace, love, etc. Will these things magically manifest? No. But by taking the time and care to think on these things in a ceremonial fashion, I guarantee you'll find yourself focused on these good vibes and much more apt to take actions that will continue to bring more of these good vibes about. To me, that is the science behind the magic, so to speak.

If you know someone who is moving into a new home, I think a smudge stick is the perfect gift. And if you want to up your self-care game, grab a few for yourself! The smudge I got from Mystical Blossoms was dried so well. I like that it lasts a long time, and I didn't have to use it all up at once.

In my gift box from Mystical Blossoms, there was also an Arnica and St. John's Wart Muscle Rub for tired achy muscles and joint pain - very helpful when moving and lifting boxes!



For a nice bath and body gift, I also got this beautiful Vanilla Chai Soap (pictured above). Made with madagascar vanilla beans, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and a blend of essential oils; this soap has such a warm inviting and uplifting scent. It can really help one to feel comforted during the chaos of settling into a new place.

From aromatherapy products to herbal teas and bath soaks, Mystical Blossoms carries numerous hand-crafted items that are so very #giftworthy and full of good vibes. With both small and large floral smudge sticks, as well as several different sprays and steamers; they offer a wide variety of cleansing products. With every smudge stick, they'll also include an instruction sheet and guided prayer to help you cleanse your space with confidence.

Have you tried a smudge stick yet? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. I've never given thought to the idea of a home's energy in that sense.

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  2. Haven't heard of this, but looks pretty interesting. I'd love to try this. Thanks for sharing dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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