Category Archives: Practical Magic Blog Party

Practical Magic by Moonlight

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 … Continue reading

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Practical Magic Revisited

This post reviews the videos from Practical Magic Blog Party 2010. If you would like to read the blog posts that went along with these videos, hop over to thePractical Magic Blog Party 2o1o Archives. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Practical Magic Revisited {Video Review}  … Continue reading

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Verbena Botanicals: Peppermint Rain

Some months ago, I had the opportunity to join the Practical Magic Blog Party.  Practical Magic has a been a favorite movie of mine for years. As the blog party got closer, I realized my vacation travels to Washington were taking … Continue reading

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A Gypsy Girl’s Practical Magic

When I was a little girl of about 6, my mother dressed me up as a Gypsy for Halloween. I remember walking down our long, winding street in the multi-colored dress with bangles, ribbons in my hair and a necklace that wrapped around my neck at least three times and hung down to my little waist. That was the day I started believing in magic. I believed because those simple items transformed me. After that day, I felt connected with the free spirit that we associate with The Gypsy. For those few hours that we scurried around, I was a world traveler. I was a nomad with a caravan full of mystery.

Even when I took the clothes off, I never lost that little gypsy inside me. What is ironic though is that I have never left my hometown to live somewhere else. My inner gypsy keeps telling me we will, but my South Texas roots are strong.

That is why the trek to Oregon and Washington felt so freeing to me. I let my gypsy girl out to roam. And she took me to some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen. Continue reading

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Outside Verbena Botanicals Today

In my previous blog about the Practical Magic Blog Party, I showed an interview with Cindy the owner of the shop where Sally Owens, a character (played by Sandra Bullock) in the movie Practical Magic, had her herb and potion shop. The shop was named Verbena Botanicals. Well, today the shop is called Aqua. Here is a peek at what it looks like now. Continue reading

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Human Rights Advisory

Absolutely NO husbands were harmed in the making of this video! Continue reading

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I Can Feel the Magic All Around

Let me take you on a tour of Coupeville’s waterfront, tell you stories that the villagers told me about the the cast and crew of Practical Magic, share my interview with the shop owner whose business is inside Sally’s herb shop, and show you the magic of this beautiful place. Continue reading

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