Ok everyone, here’s Part 2 of my amazing Halloween Decor Hunting for 2021. I got some great pieces this year which most of them will stay up in my house honestly, and some beautiful high quality items that I’m so happy to add to my collection. And the best part, most of the high quality items weren’t super expensive.
Author: Carlie Sorat
Halloween Decor Hunting, 2021
Hello everyone. I’m so excited to show off some of my new gorgeous pieces I picked up this year so far for Halloween. I started decor hunting at the end of July and couldn’t believe how many places were already starting to put spooky stuff out. My house is looking even more spooky now, and I’m definitely going all out this year, especially since it’s my son’s first Halloween. One of the first items I bought this year was a soft pumpkin for my son’s room as his very first pumpkin ever which he loves.
My house is already witchy and magical all year round but as I started decorating my house, I figured out a few Fall/Samhain themes to decorate my space this year which helped me decide which goodies I wanted to get this year to add to my decoration collection. They are, ” Cottage Autumn Harvest,” “Magical Witch Apothecary Lair,” and “Vintage Halloween Town.” My house already has these themes all year round but I’m glad I got to expand on these looks.
Everything in these photos I bought at the shops including, Michael’s, Big Lots, Homegoods, Tuesday Morning, Marshalls, and At Home.
The only items I bought online were my gorgeous Apothecary dishes from Royal Wessex, which of course I’ll use all year round, my three Autumn Gnomes, my Autumn Harvest placemats for my table, and my pumpkin harvest lantern which I got from Pier 1.
I’ll definitely be posting more goodies I buy this year but I thought this was a good starting off point to show. I’ll also be posting all my displays and decorations when I’m done adorning my house. I’m so happy it’s finally my favorite time of the year.
My Long Weekend of Celebrations
I know I haven’t posted in awhile but I’m going to try to get back in the swing of things. I thought writing about this past weekend would be a good comeback. May 6th is my birthday and May 9th was my very first Mother’s Day plus it was my son’s 6 month birthday on the same day. I had a lot to celebrate and a lot of desserts at different celebrations.
My mom bought me a small cake a few days early than my birthday which was great to start with. Then my hubby bought a huge cake from my favorite bakery, “Porto’s.” Then the day before Mother’s Day, my grandma and her caretaker bought me not just another birthday cake but a Mother’s Day treat for my first mommy’s day. It was so sweet. I’m so glad I got to celebrate these special times with my family and especially my beautiful boy on his birthday!
New Art Shop
Even though I’m always open to a direct message for commissions and prices for both my husband and I, there is a new shop we are using to buy already created pieces right away. Definitely check it out when you can and leave your comments there and and down below here. Most of the pieces shown are one of a kind so get it while you can. Again, if you have any questions, you can dm me on twitter @carliesorat or Nima Sorat at @inqtanq or leave your questions and information down below or on Ko-Fi!
Thank you so much, XOXO, Carlie and Nima
Magical Color and Spell Work for Today
Today’s magical color: GREEN. Green of course means money and luck and riches, but it also is the color of EARTH, my sign, and is a good color for not only abundance but for gratitude and prosperity.
Because today is Thanksgiving Day, it is a great day to light a green candle and say a prayer, poem, or saying of everything that you are grateful for. I know 2020 has been a crazy year but there are still so many things I’m grateful for. Also let’s show our gratitude and appreciation for all those living, and in the spiritual realm. Let’s do something extra kind for someone we are thankful for and love. You’ll definitely get a blessing back in return, although that should not be the only reason to something kind for another.
Another quick spell to do if you are feeling overwhelmed by today’s festivities or just in general and you have a dark green stone like a moss agate, etc., take the stone and grasp hard in your left hand and take deep breaths and breathe your anxiety into the stone. The stone will ground you and bring you back to a neutral state.
Wishing everyone a magical day and a Happy Thanksgiving Day whatever you do today!!!!
Magical Color and Spell Work for Today
Today’s Color: White. White is a color of everything. Anytime you have a ritual or spell that calls for a certain colored candle or crystal you don’t have, you can always use white. It’s a color of purity and is good to burn white candles around your home, especially your sacred space along with some sage to keep your home, yourself, and your energies safe and protected while cleansing your space of any negativity. I love quartz crystals and actually have a double ended large one near my front door to let the good energy in and the bad energy out!
HERE ARE TWO SIMPLE SPELL RITUALS THAT ARE GREAT TO DO WITH THE COLOR WHITE AND ON A WEDNESDAY!
THE MAGIC OF COMMUNICATION: Wednesday is also a great day for communication. Anything you have been wanting to say to someone or even to your self but have not been able to for whatever reason, holding a white crystal and/or burning a white candle to meditate on will help you get any vital thoughts or communication out, even if you are talking to a loved one that had past.
THE RITUAL OF BALANCE: One more spell that you can do with the color white is to write on a piece of paper, “The Ritual of Balance,” which is a ritual I created but condensed down here. Write on the piece of paper underneath the ritual title and that you desire to have balance in your life, you need balance in your home, etc. Whatever comes to you. It will make this spell more personal and effective. Keep your mind thinking of all the balance and positivity you will have!!!
Have two white candles, or one white and one black and place them on separate ends of your home. Burn your favorite incense and light your two candles. This will help bring balance to yourself and your surroundings. When the candles are burnt out, take another match and burn your ritual piece of paper.
BLESSED BE AND XOXO, CARLIE
My Magical Crystal & Stone Collection
This has been highly requested for me to show off my collection in full, well mostly full. I keep my charged herbs and certain crystals in my purse at all times and they really do help. Besides that here is my gorgeous and magical collection of stones and crystals. I still have more that are too large to show but here are the majority.
If you’re interested in knowing the names or magical properties of any of my stones, please feel free to leave a question in the comment section. Also if you are interested in purchasing in any of my pieces, dm me on twitter or again leave me a question or comment here below.
The top photo is mostly my tumbled stones of all kinds a properties. I always cleanse and charge them with my energy and then charge them again if I’m using one for a specific spell.
These are some of my stones that aren’t tumbled which I love just as much as tumbled stones. The blue ones are Lapis Lazuli and all the yellow and little brown ones on top are Yellow Jasper which I have plenty of.
These are my bigger cluster crystal stones and my large charging stones which I use to charge other crystals and tools.
This is one of my dresser altars, not where I perform rituals or spells, but another sacred area that I sage to keep my crystals cleansed and their energies right. I have a huge variety of sizes here from my colorful elemental tree, to my two large rose quartz, to my crystal balls, and more. The plate that all my stones, rocks, and crystals are on is a beautiful “charging plate” I found to keep all of them energetically safe.
Ok now this last piece here I just got from my new friend Rayna who has a small business where she makes these incredible resin art pieces. I had to get this one because I wanted to use it as a “charging plate” for my magical jewelry which they look great on. I have another one coming in the mail soon also which I’m so excited about. Make sure to check out her business via twitter: @venusroseresin and venusroseresin.bigcartel.com. She has become an amazing friend and we have the same birthday so it was meant to be.
Hope you liked seeing a big glimpse into my magical crystal and stone spell collection and again, if you have any questions about their healing or magical properties or are interested in buying any, leave me a comment here or DM through my twitter: @CarlieSorat
I love indie brands, especially gothic and dark themed brands, so I was so thrilled to find this brand, Notoriously Morbid. This line is a fun and creepy and gothic cosmetic brand.
Besides their cosmetics that they carry, they also carry certain alternative clothing, homeware, and accessory brands such as, Killstar, Kreepsville666, Sourpuss, and a lot of other styles that I love. Although it was tempting to go on a huge shopping spree on their site, I definitely was focused on the their makeup.
I love mystery and grab bags, and I decided to get their, “Vanishing Cabinet,” sub grab bag so I can try a little bit of everything and I must say I was not disappointed. For twenty dollars you get a random assortment of five full size NM beauty goodies.
Here are the items that I received from them. From left to right, I got “I want to Believe,” mint highlighter, which I tried out, “They call me Spooky,” blush, another beautiful winner, “The Mother,” eyeshadow, “The Dangerous Type,” eyeshadow which I wore yesterday in the corner of my eyes which I absolutely loved. I just sprayed some MAC prime and prep on my brush to wet it and applied it easily with no fall out which is always good. The last eyeshadow I got was, “Keeper of the Crops.”
Here is a description if you’re interested in getting a mystery grab bag from NM. These are blind Grab Bags and include a mixture of full size items from Past Subs.
Random mixes include but not limited to: Eyeshadows, Highlighters, Contours, Blushes, Mystic Mattes, Lip Balms, and Changelings.
Blind Grab Bags mean that these are randomly put together before hand. When ordering multiple bags, we can not guarantee that you will not receive duplicate products. You can not designate what goes in them however you can note in the comments at checkout if you prefer a ONLY vegan bag. Once sold out, there will be no more and can not be replicated.
PLUS you’ll receive any Get With Purchase promotion that we may be running at the time of purchase!
I am very satisfied and happy with my mystery grab bag from Notoriously Morbid and I definitely recommend checking out their site at https://linktr.ee/notoriouslymorbid
MAGICAL COLOR AND SPELL WORK FOR TODAY:
Today’s Color: Scarlet. It’s a day for random, kind gestures. Do what you can, where you can. Buy that person a coffee, offer a kind word, whatever you can to brighten someone’s day. Assume positive intent from people who cross your path. Take a piece of rose quartz with you.
Tuesday and red is also a color and day of action. Get your prolonged errands done, do mediation that you’ve been putting off, finish projects or things around the house, etc.
Illustration Commissions by Mr. Sorat
Are you in the mood for a personal illustration of yourself, favorite comic character, portraits, landscapes, buildings/architecture, or more? Then I have a wonderful illustrator for you.
It is none other than my husband Nima Sorat. I know I may sound biased but he’s an extremely talented artist and individual. We met at the Academy of Art University in San Fransisco and before he even graduated, he had already established himself as a published illustrator. His first book he did is called, “Monster Attack Network,” and I can’t tell you how proud I was of him when he had his own booth at the San Diego Comic Con!
The second book he did was called, “Graveslinger,” which is one of my favorites. You can find this book plus “Monster Attack Network,” online to purchase and I definitely recommend it. Again, I’m trying to not be biased. Nima’s work is amazing and the writing is fantastic and I’m very proud of his accomplishments.
If you are interested in getting any kind of illustration, paintings, or art work done by Nima, you can comment here below or you can message him through his twitter which is https://twitter.com/inqtanq (@inqtanq) and he you can talk about any custom work, commissions, and prices. Definitely check him out and commission him for your next project. You won’t regret it!