Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic Blog Party!

The party is on, how convivial!


This movie has meant so much to me, and the book as well, for so long. I come from an "Owens" style family, down to the pairs of fair and brunette sisters in every generation. And I have to confess, I'm the Gillian. But back in 2000, I was that pregnant witch stranded on an island, alone and in despair.


I probably watched this movie fifty times that year. And I think it saved me. I didn't curse myself, or my family, although the Denver Broncos will never play in the superbowl again while I live, maybe even longer. That is his favorite team, and now they SUCK. Anyhow, I have gone on to live and love again, finding and making magic in more useful pursuits.

Which brings me to the giveaway! For your witchy pleasure, I am giving away a hand crocheted witch hat, pumpkin soap, pumpkin hand & body cream, and pumpkin lip balm, all to one lucky witch! Made with great ingredients, and my best, happiest wishes. To enter, just leave a comment to this post, with your e-mail address. I will pick a winner tomorrow at noon, MST. ***UPDATE, I had the suggestion, and I'm taking it, to extend the giveaway a couple more days - I still haven't checked out everyone else's party posts yet, so it will go on, drawing will be at Noon, MST, Monday 9/26*** Everyone have a most blessed Equinox, and enjoy margaritas with me until then!

40 comments:

  1. The movie has always spoke to me too but I don't connect with the sisters as much as I do with the aunts. I think for me it's the life these women live and the closness they all share. Your giveaway sounds quite generous and I would love to be entered.

    maddyrose1@live.com

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  2. Hello Rhea! Lovely to meet you! Thank you so much for popping by my Blog and visiting my little PM party! Your Giveaway is so generous so please do enter my name!
    Happy Autumn!
    LuLu~*xoxo
    coastal.sisters@verizon.net

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  3. I rhink you may find several women in your situation along this party trail. We do survive and sometimes take a teeny bit of revenge.

    My email is available on my blog.

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  4. I agree, theres so many different womanly facets in this movie that it touches everyone in a different yet similar way....nice job! Thanks for sharing!

    Kfaria@rwmc.org

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  5. I'd love to win your witchy prize! This is a very generous giveaway. MMMMMM Pumpkin :)

    cassandra
    monkeycstars(at)aol(dot)com
    http://monkeycstars.blogspot.com/

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  6. Great blog and kinda inspiring for anyone going through something like that. Glad you made it through to the better side of life!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Curses and all wishes that come from the heart are so freaking powerful; poor Broncos lol.

    Yay giveaway!
    magalyguerrero @ live . com

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  8. I am glad you were able to make it through such a hard time. Thanks for sharing! I love pumpkin! Would love to enter your giveaway! Thanks!
    ~Trina~
    the.morrigan@comcast.net

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  9. Wow. What a generous giveaway!
    I'm happy the movie helped you!

    andreannlarouche@gmail.com

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  10. I know pregnant and stranded in that I was on bed rest 6 of the 8 months I carried my son! Off to check out your Etsy shop - I just love that place :) Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway :)

    Kiki
    howell(dot)kiki(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Hi, and thanks for having me by as part of the PM Blog Party train!
    I think in many ways, all of us can relate in some way to all the characters of the film at various points in our lives; that's what makes it a film we'll all cherish.

    Happy Equinox to you and yours also!

    Charlotte :)
    charlotteacj@yahoo.com.au

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  12. Am so glad that you have the life you want now... And thank you for sharing with us !!
    Happy Mabon !
    Bless,
    Karen
    epatha44@yahoo.com

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  13. Love your party. I too have watched this movie so many times and never get board.

    myirishcottage@yahoo.com

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  14. Oh I've never smelled pumpkin soap before - that would be interesting - took a look at your store - I love knitting!
    tlabunski**((gmail))** thanks for the giveaway!
    One of the best scenes of course!

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  15. What a magical post.....and a lovely giveaway! I love the striped fingerless gloves you have in your store....I may have to order me a pair of those!!

    cab864@gmail.com

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  17. i always put this movie on when i feel a bout of depression coming on or i need a lift in spirits

    tannuki420@gmail.com

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  18. Hi Rhea,

    I love how you open up in this post -- and what a big influence Practical Magic had on you.

    Thanks for the chance to win those goodies. :)

    Magical Times,
    Birgit

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  19. Great share! I am married to my soulmate and have been for almost 26 years. (2nd marriage for both of us) But now, I find I am alone on an island floating. There is a sad tale here on many levels, with many causes. However, I will say that my entire family is in an estranged way. my siblings...my oldest daughter. and my hubby is lately in a world of his own. he is older and we think he may have had a small stroke a few months ago.
    but enough of that!
    please come visit my blog as I have a giveaway as well. I would LOVE to win your wonderfully wicked witch booty!
    BB,
    Susan

    susanscraps AT comcast DOT net

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  20. OH...PS...you may want to extend you drawing...it is my experience that it usually takes days and days for everyone to get through the list.
    HTH
    Susan

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  21. Fabulous post!! I'm so glad you took part in the Practical Magic Blog Party!! Nice to meet you witch sister!

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•`*SANDI

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  22. Sounds like fun! I think that Maria was my favorite character in the movie! I'd love to win your wonderful gifts!

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  23. Glad to hear that you made it through your challenge... this movie holds much magic for many in that way. I have a bit of Gilly and Sally in me .. only child so I guess I got a bit of both. I really enjoyed your post and would be honoured to wear your hat around my small town to let everyone know who I am... without excuses! Come visit my post too. Blessed be.

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  24. Oops... my email: m.seraphim@cogeco.ca

    Thanks again!

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  25. What a great blog and a wonderful giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    BB,

    Dana @ On the Broomstick

    dana19018@gmail.com

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  26. I am delighted to hear that you persevered! I think Practical Magic has special meaning to all of us in ways that are deeply personal. It's so wonderful that we have all gathered together to celebrate this film! :) Thank you for offering such lovely gifts. You are quite the talent!!! :) Please feel free to come and visit with me, too. :)
    http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2011/09/practical-magic-blog-party-2011.html
    Sincerely, Theresa (theresamacnaughton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I am so glad things are better for you now, what a great story, and a giveaway is a great way to heal and recieve, love the colors in your blog,
    Celeste, hope you can visit, http://thevictoriantailor.blogspot.com/2011/09/owens-aunts-host-samhain-wedding.html, my email, victoriantailor2000@yahoo.com

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  28. Wow such a generous giveaway. Pumpkin is one of my favorite scents and pumpkin soap would be the bomb!! Had a great time visiting everyones blog parties.

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  29. Oooo How I love a give a way..what a great post!! Come visit me..

    izmasshanti@gmail.com

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  30. I've probably watched this movie a couple of dozen times just in the past two months! I put it on while I work, my sister and I even skype and watch it together, hitting play at the same time! She is my Gilly. ;) I adore your witch hats, I added one as a favorite on my etsy. You must have be spelled your knitting needles!! I hope you can fly over and check out my PM post.

    http://rinnisplayground.blogspot.com/2011/09/magic-is-practical-ode-to-practical.html

    clementson.rn@gmail.com

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  31. Hi, I'm so very glad you found love again. What a great story and the movie has the power to inspire and comfort people !!
    Thank you for extending the give away. It has taken me two days to go through all the PM posts ; )
    Have a magical day.

    amethistiaATgmail.com

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  32. What a great post and I'm pleased to hear that you've moved on from what sounds like a terrible time of life for you.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    wonderingsofasmithy@gmail.com

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  33. screeech...just flew in, yep still flying about having so much practical magic fun. I am so glad I did'nt miss your great giveaway!!!

    I do believe there is a little magic in us, that's what makes us strong!

    Sylvia

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  34. I had a wonderful time at your party. I could watch this movie everyday. There is so much to see. yes, we all have a special bond. Please visit me:
    momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

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  35. Sorry...fogot my E-mail
    momentsinaneye@hotmail.com
    Thank you

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  36. The power of the witch is a wonderful thing. I can tell that you are a strong witch and you believe in yourself and that is where our power is. I have enjoyed my visit to your party, stop by if you get time there are plenty of midnight margaritas left. Oh, and I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Sue

    wickedfaerie13@gmail.com

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  37. What a beautiful and generous giveaway. I have my fingers crossed! Hope you can stop by and have some enchanted oven PM cookies.
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    lisasplace07@yahoo.com

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  38. Hello, I am visiting form the Practical Magic Blog party. :D I know how you feel...I am a NO Saints fan, and I did not ever think I would live to see the Saints play in a Super Bowl, but they won Super Bowl 44!!! :D Thanks for hosting your giveaway....very generous of you!

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  39. Hello, just dropping by to say hi. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your giveaway. The goodies sound lovely!

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  40. Loved to hear your story and how the film was a positive influence for you.

    frith
    J x

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