Welcome to The County Witch’s Cottage, my little corner of the blogosphere. My name is Stacey (photo of me on my ‘Who Is’ page), I’m 30 (nearer to 31 really), I’m a witch, herbalist, recently certified nutritionist and tarot enthusiast but before the year is out I think I’ll have many more things to add to that list – I’m a bit of a study nut, I like to learn new things (so among that long list is past life therapy, reiki, holistic skin care products, make up artistry, horticulture and quite possibly digital photography – I’m still deciding on that one). Yep, I’m definitely a little bit learning-mad. I’m a book nut, I have bookshelves that hate me due to the rather large load they have to carry, I collect tarot and oracle decks but only those that speak to me, I’m currently trying to figure out how to perfect the Indian curry to a level that I can eat and I’m in love with Mexican food but because I have a spice sensitivity – Mexican food I can make at home. I love to garden and post more photos of that than anything else. I’m a regular contributor to the Australian Pagan Magazine, which is a wonderful experience (and a great mag for those Aussies out there wanting Australian targeted info).
I like to make things, so I’m learning how to make soap – my first batch went really well, lathers beautifully - and plan on learning how to weave using a loom (a small one) to see how I go. I’m beginning a new regime of exercise and nutrition in order to become healthier in a way I can manage (I have some autoimmune issues), I’m not entirely happy with where I am health-wise right now and have finally plucked up the energy or perhaps the will to do something about it. I also think that as a herbalist, (possible) nutritionist and individual who is hoping to create a career from those things, it wouldn’t do to not be healthy myself. Since I am not particularly fond of the ‘do as I say not do as I do’ school of thought, I can hardly impart that myself to others.
I also like to use brackets a lot when I write (shameful I know).
I am looking to this year to grow as a person and to finally put my life in order health wise, spiritually and career wise, I wouldn’t say I’ve been aimless but I’ve not funneled any energy into creating the life I want but with the courses I am doing (and have done) and the tiny house I am building (and by 'I am' I mean my stepdad is going to be doing most of the heavy lifting), I’ve slowly started to put the pieces together (gads, I’m finally growing up, what a terrifying prospect). I’m looking to be fit, healthy, happy, advanced in my spirituality and doing what I love. So I suppose that is what you will find in this blog, the things that I love to do. If you’re at all interested I have a tarot/oracle blog here and a herbal blog here, (although that herbal blog will probably be more focused on my health journey for a while). For my soon-to-be herbal business blog go here (yes it’s pretty much sparse right now….it’s another goal…I have a few).
In the spirit of all things herbal and lovely, I am offering up as a prize 6 herbal pinches of your choice, posted anywhere in the world. What is a herbal pinch you ask? All the necessary info is HERE as well as a list of the available herbs (go down to the listing description section, that’s where the list of herbs is). The winner will be completely random and hopefully surprised! (Just make sure there is a way I can contact you).
I hope you like my blog, feel free to have a look around, comment or write me an email (email address is in the right hand column under profile image); I’m quite happy to answer any questions and I will definitely be checking out the blogs in the party!