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Mrs. B's Guide to Household Witchery: Everyday Magic, Spells, and Recipes

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  261 ratings  ·  38 reviews
For domestic goddesses everywhere--add some magic and fun to those mundane household chores with "Mrs. B.'s Guide to Household Witchery." Whether you're sweeping the floor, making a meal, or cleaning out that junk drawer, domestic witch Kris Bradley, creator of the popular blog, "Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom," will show you how to create spells and magic to bring happ ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Weiser Books
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Diana Jones
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is hands down one of the most engaging and practical books you can read on bringing witchcraft and magick into your home for its enrichment, protection, and for fostering spiritual growth with your loved ones.

We all often forget in this busy world where we each must divide our time amongst our loved ones and family, our jobs, and the maintenance of our homes. So much so that we frequently neglect to spare out time to nourish our own spiritual pursuits and incorporate them into our daily liv
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Melissa ♥ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
This is absolutely one of the best books that I have read on the subject of Household Witchcraft and Magick in general. Bradley doesn't bog us down with the basics as a 101 Primer might but rather jumps right into it with lots of incredibly easy and practical spells and recipes. She's engaging and real throughout and the book is chock full of information including:

Simple rituals for the solitary practitioner or the whole family
Ways to get children involved
Spells for cleansing and protection
Use o
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Angela Holtz
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
From Lilac Wolf and Stuff

I'm so excited to write this review. I've been following Kris Bradley's blog Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom for a few years now, and also on Facebook. She's a thoughtful witch with so many well written articles out there in the cyber-world. I was so happy for her when she got this book deal, and after sitting down with my copy, I know she deserved it.

It's full of information that is written with a conversational tone. It makes it a fast and easy read. I went through t
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Michaelle
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, thankfully it doesn't bore you with basics but get's right into the practical day-to-day guide to household witchery and magick. I love section that gives examples of every day items that can be used in magickal spells and to bring magick into your life. I can't tell you how many times I've heard someone say that they would love to get into witchcraft but don't have the money to buy all the tools. With this guide hopefully they will understand they don't need fancy to ...more
Alison
Jun 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Simple yet informative. Lots of ideas to inspire the creation of sacred space within the home, in all areas of the house. Ideas for simple spell craft and for invoking a household Deity
Anna B.
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: witchcraft
I was a tad disappointed in this after hearing so much hype around the book. I didn't find near as much information in it as useful as I was lead to believe and the spells and suggestions are rather minimal in my opinion. It is still a decent-ish addition to the bookshelf, though- especially if you are newer to Domestic Magics and are simply looking for a place to start. I don't believe it will be of much great use to the more advanced practitioner of these schools, however- nor to people who do ...more
Nyx
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Good info, but VERY deity-focused, and a little culturally-appropriative (and uses the G-slur).
H
May 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't tell you what motivated me to pick this up, but it was a cute throwback to my teenage interest in, "housewife witches" (probably the result of my having read Practical Magic).
S.M. Blooding
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book gets five BIG dragons!!!!

I’ll admit. I’d stepped away from Wicca for awhile. It wasn’t because it was a bad experience, but because I needed to become a better person before coming back into it. Sounds odd. I know. Wicca truly helps you deal with that. It really does, just like any religion, but I had a WHOLE LOT of ugly in me.

I have tons and tons and TONS of books on Wicca and spells and Wiccan crafts and being a solitary witch, and…well, the list goes on and on. I decided this year t
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Aisha Oaktree
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: pagans, witches,
Review Originally Posted By The Broomstick

GET YOURSELF A COPY!!!! Yep that's the review folks, I don't have to wax on about the awesomeness of this book, it simply speaks for itself. It's small compared to some of the other books out there, but it's still good. The book is broken down into several sections. heck I didn't even think of using brussel sprouts in magick (well to be fair I hate brussel sprouts). Kris covers everything from making your own household protection spells, to charming your
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Molly
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I was often of two minds while reading this book. It is defintely aimed at the basic or just-past-basic level, which at times felt slow and uninteresting to me. That's only because of where I am in my practice, though; I know that this kind of pacing would be perfect for many other readers, especially those changing their outlook on making magic a part of everyday life. On the other hand, I did see ideas and suggestions that took me by surprise and gave me something new to think about. I'm not t ...more
Krystal Willingham
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This has become my new favorite magical book. It is full of actual useful information that anyone can use whether you are a beginner in magick or an expert. It doesn't matter because everything is simple and easy to understand. Best of all everything makes sense and can actually be incorporated into your everyday life. I can't say that about many magical books out on the market right now. Goddess knows I have many magical books and not any of them come close to giving me this kind of information ...more
Elizabeth
Sep 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a concise guide to domestic witchery, covering the basics in six chapters and three appendices. Mrs. B skips the fundamentals of witchcraft, assuming that the reader is already familiar with them. I think this book would be a bit confusing for an absolute beginner, mostly because the beginner might wonder why you'd do this sort of thing. But for a reader who already knows the basics of magic and ritual, this book is filled with helpful information: a list of domestic deities, magical rec ...more
Jen McConnel
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait to curl up with this excellent book, and I wasn't disappointed. Usually, I read craft manuals in small chunks, but I flew through Mrs. B's Guide to Household Witchery. Kris Bradley has provided wonderful spells and rituals that any witch can do. Although she doesn't spend a lot of time on Magic 101, Bradley does offer an excellent herbal section with culinary and magical correspondences, as well as an in-depth exploration of household deities from around the world.

Told with an in
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Line  Skori
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a good book. But it doesn`t really stand out from a lot of the other books I read on this topic. It has some good advises for different spells etc.
And is easy to read, well putten together.
Tough I would recommend to have this book on paperform. I had it on ebook, and it kind of ruined it.
I think this book would be better as paperform, coz then you can flip through to the stuff you are looking for. :)
Coz it has a good list of different herbs and their meanings.
There are also househol
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Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome. You can see where Kris has taken the time to really think about how busy a mom's life can be. I've been a Pagan since I was about 11 years old. I want to pass this on to my kids. This book has lots of little ways to get kids involved in the Sabbaths and they aren't hard to do.

I love how Kris breaks down so it isn't overly complex, and goes as far as making sure that a Pagan can have even a quick small ritual- totally understanding that sometimes the only thing you have is 5
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Melanie
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I didn't read this book cover-to-cover, as it is a reference book, but I've made my roundabout way through most of it. As someone who is curious and probably more of a beginner when it comes to "magic", I am finding this book clear, simple and wonderful. The section on celebratory rituals for the sabbats explains what might be called "entry-level", easy ways to mark those days, either as an individual or with children. The section on the magical properties of various foods and herbs is, again, c ...more
Angela Pippinger
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the better 101 books on the market. But really, it's not even a 101 book. It's more like a 101 and 201 rolled together. Kris shares how to bring the Divine into every mundane thing you do in your day. On top of that, she doesn't stick with the "tried and true" deities. She digs right in and shares with you about those you don't hear often and want to research further. And I am quite glad to see more Hoodoo on the market.....there is simply not enough Hoodoo being made available!

I plan on
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Lori Tatar
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Mrs. B's Guide to Household Witchery is a fun book, and you don't have to be Pagan, Wiccan or any type of witch, wizard or warlock to enjoy it! Many tips and suggestions are likely things you already do or use, to one degree or another. If nothing else, this book adds meaning to simple things most of us are already in the habit of. Ever used room deodorizer, deep cleaned with natural ingredients or mentally banished the bad mojo someone left behind? Take it seriously if you want, or read it for ...more
Michelle
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I had the honor of winning this in a FR giveaway and it is a great book! I do not practice witchery, but have been interested in it for awhile, and this book was amazing! It's great for beginners (like myself) as well as those more experienced with witchery. It has great spells and rituals, and I love how Mrs. B gives some history and nice snippets of information along with some of the spells and rituals. The format of her book is very reader-friendly and there are tons of great choices to choos ...more
Yusnia Sakti
Oct 04, 2012 marked it as to-read
Reading this part of the book detail, "...can change your outlook on life with a pinch of knowledge and a dash of magic." really makes me want to read this magical book. If magic can be a groovy solution, I do really want to try the spell :D. Anyway, last night I watched all Harry Potter movies and then suddenly saw this book on giveaway list, what a coincidence. Looks like, magic and me are intertwined to each other :D
Amber
Sep 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mrs. B has created such an incredible reference book for kitchen witches of any level! Aside from helpful tips on adding magic to mundane tasks, Mrs. B gives expansive lists of correlations (e.g., which herbs can be used to honor which deity). I thoroughly enjoyed her down-to-earth style, and I know I'll be coming back to this book for the wonderful lists as well as the many recipes!
Janine
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Down to earth and creative guide to bringing magic into the home and involving the family. Great for beginners, as well as some interesting ideas that more advanced witches may find useful. If you do not work with deities, it is easy to remove them, as the magic workings are written to be flexible.
Nicki
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a great quick reference book! Lots of correspondences for easy to find items. I personally found the kitchen witch portion to be the most helpful, this book will probably stay close to my kitchen!
S. H.
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quick read that gives some great ideas for imbuing your house with magic. This is not a book for beginners looking for basics but is great if you wanted inspiration in this area of craft. It also includes a wonderful food/ herb/ seasoning index that is fairly useful.
Jenn
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book; but then again I knew I would. Well written and has a fresh outlook. I would highly recommend this book for all us domestic witches!
Stephanie Cottom
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
appeals both to the novice and the long term (often a bit jaded) practitioner
Sarah
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
review @ thefaeryromanticlibrarian.blogspot.com
Shawna
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is the book wiccans and pagans everywhere need to read. "Making the mundane magical" are my favorite parts. This is a staple in my home - lots of ideas, recipes for incense, etc are wonderful.
Topaz
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Very practical and helpful for everyday life of a kitchen witch. Interersting facts and helful hints to use everyday and at Sabbats.
A Must Have for every kitchen witch and home herbalist !
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