Welcome to my little party. I say little because this is a party for two that I am letting you peek in on. You see, seven years ago tonight, I met my artist husband under a full moon while camping out at a wild life preserve. The evening, like this one, was magical.
This Polyvore set, created by my artist hubby, depicts the night we met.
Some of you have found your way here through the Practical Magic Blog Party. Won’t you leave a comment so I know you were here? I hope you won’t feel too left out of the party, but how could I share such an intimate date with the whole world? I chose to write about my anniversary, because connecting is at the heart of the movie Practical Magic. Not just connecting though, destined connections.
That is what if felt like all those year ago when I met hubby. We were in costume, I, as a gypsy, and he; as a Renascence artisan. I was telling a story about falling in love, and up, he walked. We have been walking together ever since.
Tonight’s party for two began in the kitchen. We worked together on creating magical treats, cutting and shaping crescent dough.
Crescent Moons, Pointed Hats, Raven Claw, and Twisted Brooms
Along with this, we decided to have pomegranate juice, in honor of the change in seasons, but not just any kind of pom.
Have you ever had homemade pom? Tonight was our first time. It was amazing! Pom from the store is pasteurized, that means it is cooked and has a bite to the taste. It is a blood red color. But freshly juiced, it is pink and sweet.
In honor of our special day, I crafted a handmade book inspired by the movie.
Inside, I have written about what practical magic means to me. I think connecting to someone is magical, but I don’t think it is practical. I think it takes courage, especially if it means connecting in a way that tries not to over power the other person. And there is nothing practical about courage.
Thank you for visiting. I am adding a video (below) from last year that was shot in the little village where Practical Magic was filmed, Coupeville, WA.
Verbina’s Botanicals: an interview with the current owner the herb shop in the movie. She says her shop was perfect for the movie. Find out why!
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Hope you have a magical hop around the Practical Magic Blog Party. I look forward to visiting your hearths and homes.