A week of…


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This week’s card is number 16 and I drew it Yang (upside down). While meditating on it before reading the chakras meeting, I was drawn to the 2 set of feet. One seemed to be skipping to the water while the other was stepping on sharp things and blocked from the water.
The other was figure eight – I thought of a race track. And I’m sure this is due to the high pace my life has been in the last couple of weeks.
While reading the meaning of the card – for the yang – I was overwhelmed with the repeated messages about the relationships in my life…
I have three things to keep in front of me this week –
1) Beware of the ‘my way or the highway’ attitude this week
2) Need to make time for the important people in my life
3) Some people I care about dearly this week are going to struggle, I need to remember I can’t ‘fix’ everything. And the ‘my way or the highway’ is what they need.

After reading about the card, the feet made sense. If I remember and stick to the 3 rules, I’ll have an easy path…if I don’t, well, things are going to get ‘pokey’.

As far as the race track, I believe I saw that as my body and mind are telling me I need a break. I need to schedule some ‘me time’ this week.

So that’s my week head. If you have any questions or would like a card read for you, leave a comment. Or if you are more comfortable, email me at – tasarlaromaney@gmail.com

Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by!


The Week Ahead


This week I drew an angel card….Archangels are willing allies on your personal journey (holding my hand)…This means I’m going need extra doughnuts because it’s going to be a week BUT because it’s Raphael, I can’t eat doughnuts.

Card #76 – Archangel Raphael

Raphael, is the healing angel (the medical symbol) and the third eye chakra. This includes self, others, and animals.

Since I only exercised once last week and ate ½ of an Irish Cream chocolate cake, I know one of the healings I need to do is me. NO DOUGHNUTS ….More water. Exercise. Basically respect my body.
The healing through the third eye is telling me to be on the lookout for someone in need. Have I said something recently that ‘hurt’ them? Have I been neglectful in the needs of someone close to me?
Another aspect of this is card is get out of my own head. Stop limiting myself. Trust that I will be able to ‘SEE’ this adventure through.

If you do Chakra readings, I’d love to hear from you. Or if you have any questions on my card or Chakra in general, please post them.


It’s Journal Time


Every Wednesday, I’ll blog about the art of journal keeping. The different types, the different reasons, the different ways and most important that there is NO right way to journal. Keeping a journal is a lot like writing, no two people do it the same.

I’m going to start with the time capsule journal. Time capsule journals can be kept for a certain event (wedding, having a baby, remodeling a room or house, etc) or for a length of time (your ‘golden’ year or season or yearly). I keep a yearly time capsule journal.

I set mine up with a two page monthly spread and then do weekly summaries.  The first thing I do is gather up my supplies…clippings, stickers, etc. I include birthdays, recipes I want to try, etc.

I don’t want to cover everything to begin with because I added events and comment to the main page as the month unfolds.


While I don’t have any weekly summaries for March, here is an example of what they do look like.


I’d love to hear from fellow journal keepers.

The Hollow King


Welcome, Luckiest Little FB Hoppers!

The Hollow King is the first book in the Night of the Gryphon trilogy.


Humankind is plagued by an unspeakable evil who releasing monsters of nightmares. The banished world of magic is fading unable to contain or fight the evil threating the humans.
The Hollow King begins the journey of five unlikely companions. All harbor secrets that have the power to destroy or save. Friendships are formed. Love is found and destroyed. Can they overcome their differences and adversities to begin seeking the Specter of Hope?


Crenshaw fell to the damp forest floor. The musky scent of rotting leaves and fungus surrounded him. “How many beasts has she woken?” His stomach twisted and knotted like a ball of bread dough being worked by a baker. In his stupidity, he’d allowed a sorceress of evil to claim his kingdom. Closing his eyes, he shuddered at the thought of the price everyone had paid. Including his own brother whose body remained unclaimed and his spirit locked away, unable to join their ancestors.
The wind would carry Ovezara’s screams for centuries. The revenge he planned for the sorceress would be slow and painful.

Weekly Focus


My card this week is card 20 – Mind + willpower = courage (click over to the page on Chakras readings to see how I do my weekly and monthly readings).


My weekly card – the Chakra focus is the 3rd eye and the solar plexus

This week’s reading is of the yin meaning (the card was drawn upright). There is a lot going on in this card…just like my life. Book releases, blog hops, facebook hops, fine tuning my entry for a cooking contest, the list just keeps rolling….

Here are my top three impressions or what my mind grabbed onto.

1st image to speak to me… The key over the mouth – a subtle reminder that I need to remember my goal to live strife free. There are several people in my life right now that I could easily go down the strife road with. Also a reminder to take time to think before talking…. I struggle with filter…I struggle with the fact everyone does NOT want my great words of wisdom.

2nd image to speak to me…The padlock and ax. There have several things that I have been to ‘figure’ out. I really think this is a message that I’m not meant to understand right now. I need to just trust and continue, eventually the key will be give to me.

3rd image to speak to me…The spiral. I instantly knew this was a warning. I need to guard this week against the shiny things. I have three promo ‘things’ I’m doing this week, I have no time to get lost in the rabbit hole.

What didn’t speak to me was the word courage which is odd because the card’s main message is courage. But that’s the point of my meditation and using the cards for my weekly focus is to let the card speak. Not to try to force my life into what is preconceived.

Of course I journal much more about my feelings from the card. Please feel free to comment on what you felt from the card and also ask any questions that the card might bring to your mind.

Have a great enlightened week!


Sunday Brunch


Cinnamon Roll Pancakes…This is a favorite Sunday morning treat in my house. Not only is it yummy but it’s easy 😀

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What you need…

Cinnamon Filling:
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, just melted (not boiling)
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Pancake Mix

2 tablespoons cream cheese soften

What you do….

Make the cinnamon filling (keep warm so the butter doesn’t start hardening). Make the pancakes per the mix directions. Pour onto a hot griddle, once they start bubbling drizzle 2 tablespoons of cinnamon filling and flip.

Once the pancakes are done, spread the soften cream cheese on them and drizzle more of the cinnamon filling.

Enjoy 🙂


Monday Muse


Why reread a book when there are so many out there just wait to be read???  Is a question I get asked from time to time. My husband doesn’t understand rereading a book at all but my daughter frequently revisits books.

I reread two reasons….

(1). For comfort. When I’m stressed or just feeling overwhelmed, I will reread a book I know is guaranteed to ‘whisk me away.’ I make myself a mug of hot cocoa or a tall glass of ice tea and spend some time with old friends that have been waiting for me. They allow me to block away the ugly world for a bit. Cheaper than a therapist 🙂

The banshee cold and snow of this winter is something I seek to escape :D

The banshee cold and snow of this winter is something I seek to escape 😀

(2). For examples. As a writer, there are few other authors that I ‘hero worship.’ They develop characters with such depth that I reread the book as inspiration of what achievable. The same is true with plot twist and foreshadowing. I can read craft books and while they do help nothing brings it home like a well written book.

Books that are category one don’t always fall into category two.  I have several books, I revisit just so I can see how the author developed a character or a plot twist, reading them doesn’t necessarily provide an escape.

Do you reread books? If so why?