I‘m officially on break until March of next year. Which means I’m going to have a lot of time on my hands. It also means that I need a new longer term to-do list! Does anyone else love to-do lists? I feel so much more productive when I have a good to-do list on hand.

So, here goes. These are my end of year goals.


In my dreams I’d have a full garden filled with flowers and my room would be filled with plants. But in reality, I’m going to have to learn how to keep at least one plant alive in order for my dream to come true.

And so, this summer I will grow a plant! And if I can’t keep it alive, maybe I’ll learn something new that will help me next time around. I can’t be the only person who lives for flowers but couldn’t even grow weeds.


This goal is a pretty new idea. At least for the month of November I want to post every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It’s going to be a challenge. But when I was working for Rebel Circus I was writing two posts a day for every day of the week! If I can manage that I can manage a handful of heartfelt and more detailed posts here.


This year I’ve been growing progressively greener. I’ve been buying less, focusing on eating more home-made fresh meals and just appreciating the beautiful world around me. Which essentially led me to an interest in composting. It’s free, it’s environmentally friendly and will make a good nutrient rich fertilizer for my soon-to-be plants.


I’m sure lots of you guys have experience with this! I find it so hard to just dedicate a space to a combination of my favourite things. That sounds strange, but I like to disperse them all over the place until I come up with a spread that I can commit to.

The idea for an altar was planted by Gala Darling’s post Flowers, Crystals and Sacred Spaces: How to Create an Altar. I would love to buy everything on her list! Alas, instead I will be doing my own budget friendly version.

Do you have any alter tips of your own? Or any suggestions on keeping plants alive? I’d love to hear about them!

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  1. November 5, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    I would love to have plants too but I suck at keeping them alive. Even cacti die under my care, it's horrible.

  2. November 6, 2015 / 12:20 am

    I don't actually keep an altar anymore, mostly because my living situation is always so up in the air, but also because I feel like I keep my personal altar within myself and my own imaginative space.

  3. November 6, 2015 / 3:36 am

    Good luck with growing the plant. Talk to it and pat it a lot, that is how I made a tree grow as a kid (possible proof I have fae blood). Composting is a great idea, although I have an irrational fear of worms! My altar has been up and down and changed so many times as I moved and changed interests!

  4. Anonymous
    November 6, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    An altar is so original! And really pretty 🙂
    For the plant, I succedeed in keeping a Peace lily alive for 3 years, and the reason it died is because I went away for 4 months 😛 I would highly recommend that type of plant, plus it filters air!

  5. November 11, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    I would love to post more often as well, but writing monday to friday sounds exhausting, I can never imagine coming up with so many new ideas for posts!
    Making an Altar does not take that much space or money 😉 you can have a top of a cupboard, a windowpane (in my case) or any other place that has no other practical use in your house for an Altar. It´s always nice to start with candles, candles on an Altar are what makes that space so magical 🙂 I like to burn incense on my Altar as well, and place crystals on a small piece of fabric between the candles. You can collect natural materials such as stones and feathers and put them in a small vase (feathers in a vase is pretty!). You really don´t have to blow up your wallet for this. Good luck, and post some pictures when you´ll have your Altar ready 😀

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