What a wonderful day! And the weather could not have been nicer.
7:00 - Up, then got ready for the day....checked emails and other important stuff on the internet.
8:00 - Met up with others at the breakfast bar in the hotel lounge area.
8:40 - Left for Shadows on Teche Bayou Plantation tour. Author Lynn Shurr acted as guide and gave us an in depth tour, along with with a couple of Wisconsin who had no idea what they were getting into by joining a group of Romance Writers on tour.
I will do a blog on The Shadows later, either here or on one Hearts Through History's Seduced by History
Magic's in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags & Sachets , lectured us on gris gris (gree-gree) bags. Chere is also a co-author of Cooking in Cajun Country, which I purchased and will post recipes from on Wednesday's Chow in the future.
Spell for Love: put as many of the following items you wish into a pink colored bag. Also, for better luck, make the bag on Friday. NOTE: you do NOT have to use all the items listed below, use as many or as few as you wish, just use an odd number (3, 5, 7, 9, etc.).
Herbs: acorn, anise, apple, basil, block cohosh, bloodroot, caraway seeds, catnip, cedar, cinnamon, cinquefoil, cloves, dandelion, fig, ginger, genseng, ivy, jasmine, lavender, lemon verbena, linden, lovage, mandrake, marigold, majoram, misteloe, myrtle, nutmeg, olive, orange (can inscribe the person's name on the peel), pine, pimrose, rosemary, roses, rowan, rue, saffron, St. John's Wort, valerian, vervain, willow, yarrow
Stones: Copper, emerald, lodestone, magnetic sand, malachite, pink corral, pink tourmaline, rose quartz, selenite
You make one for your own use or give away. If you give away, encourage the person to put something of their own in the bag...thus making the magic work for them.