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Everyday Enchantments

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Spellbinding meditations on conjuring your own bliss. Everyday Enchantments is a love letter to the magic of everyday life, the sweet moments and the profound that we often overlook in our hurry to get from one place to the next. This collection of essays reminds us to escape into the ordinary, find beauty in a simple cup of tea or rereading a beloved novel and joyfully le ...more
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Published October 26th 2018 by Moon Books
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N.N. Light
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everyday Enchantments is exhilarating. A creatively personal self expression that is a self help book at the same time. There are few who will not have The Hair Day essay resonate to their very core (Mrs. N sure did).



The author takes the daily mundane and crafts them into prose. This book simply screams to find JOY in your life. The simple things are profound. . . one just has to have the inner ability to understand that and appreciate them for more than what they seem to be.



Those who feel a c
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Karen
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Maria DeBlassie's new book Everyday Enchantments is a very different read for me, this book is unique in the way it is written and presented. This book is very descriptive, narrative of the authors life. I enjoyed reading through it and the imagery that the words help to create a book that makes for wonderful guided meditation. This book may not be for everyone but it was has elements we can all appreciate and learn from. I loved the cover of this book.
Arwen Lynch
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Don't buy this book if you want the same-old, same-old. However! If you are looking for writing that invites you to curl up with a cup of tea or coffee (or wine), then this is the book for you. DeBlassie offers up authentic musings that come to her in all sorts of ways...doing paperwork, waiting in traffic, doing dishes. All things are magical in her world because of her approach.

She doesn't see the supernatural so much as she learns the world's hidden secrets, hears the trees whispered thoughts
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Angela
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

“To live with Enchantment is to see beyond the bricks and mortar that make up your home and into the magic infused within its frame. It is made up of stories and dried bay leaves and dreams whispered into the heads of dandelions. Of bare feet on carpeted floors and the smell of burning sage. Crystals – amethyst, citrine, amazonite, smoky quartz – winding in and around your books; all the better to magnify their magic. It is to peel back the layers of your day-to-day and search for that el
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Anastasia
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author and i thought it was a very interesting read. I don't think i have read anything like this book and i found myself thinking multiple times that i needed to be friends with this person ASAP. So many topics were covered in this book but one common occurrence was the thought that magic is everywhere and in everything. This book was a refreshing cleanse to the normal stuff i read and i am looking forward to reading more books by this author. I would recommend thi ...more
Renee (The B-Roll)
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Cozy Cat Reviews
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is so charming. I adore it ! I am soon to buy copies for Xmas presents and a hard copy for myself. This is a book to savor, to read daily, to highlight and make notes in the margins. This book should be part of all. of our daily routine. It is divine and exactly what we all need in today's crazy world.
Everyday Enchantments is a lovely book created to make your world more beautiful, filled with joy and soul enriching. The author has penned a wonderful book of enchantments to our home a
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PaganPagesOrg
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Maria’s book is described as a collection of ‘micro-meditations and celebratory reflections on living life as a wild woman’. How could I not be intrigued? Though far from a true wild woman myself thanks to my urban-slash-suburban setting, I’m always drawn to the idea of being freer, away from the hubbub and city grind. This book holds chapter after chapter of golden, glowing moments from just such a life, and is as compelling as it is calming.

Each chapter is short and sweet in the best possible
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Maura
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
EVERYDAY ENCHANTMENTS is like a book of poetry. It's a collection of essays written by Maria DeBlassie about everyday things (as stated in the title). From Eggs to Hair to Reading and so much more, this book brought memories back of things I had forgotten and things I have yet to discover. Each essay is about 2 pages long so it's the perfect book to read while sipping a cup of tea or when you have a few minutes between tasks. It is easy to put down after reading a few "chapters" and picking up a ...more
Zanereads
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
What it's about:

Everyday Enchantments is basically a grouping of guided meditations based on the usual mundane tasks of everyday life. Read them when you want to relax, or when you want to remember the small miracles in life.

What I liked:

I liked the sections on using herbs and the sections about reading books. Those were really the only ones that I could identify with. The sections on plants were very good too. The writing is beautiful, it’s relaxing and steadily paced.

What I disliked:

This book
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Miriam Zink
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The cover of this book showcases exactly what it is about finding the magic in everyday things such as a good cup of coffee. While some people can't relate to the experiences in this book, everyone can relate to at least some of them like the "wild hair" especially if your hair is sometimes an unruly mass of brown curls. Combining elements of the unfamiliar and familiar was my favorite part of this book. It not only was a self help book but a peek into the life of an unapologetic New Mexican wom ...more
A.R. Beckert
I wavered on four or five stars on this one. There's a bit of a formatting issue, but that could easily be fixed.
This one came preapproved for me on Netgalley, and my opinions are my own.
This book resonated with my soul like the ring of a quality singing bowl. Filled with little reflections and meditations, you can feel the footprint of the original blog format, but the "bits and pieces" feel really matches up with how magic in our busy cluttered lives has to be snatched up, savored, and learn
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Natalie Hanley
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I chose to read this book because I thought the title was intriguing. Everyone is looking for an everyday enchantment, some ordinary magic in the normality of daily life. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a fantastical story or memoirs of a modern woman, it turned out to be a bit of both in my opinion.
Through a series of essays, Maria DeBlassie invites us to look at the everyday with new eyes, I guess you could say this is similar to the mindfulness trend that is so popular, or perhaps it’s on
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Erin
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I give Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie, 4 stars.

This is a book that shows you many things. It is a collection of writings by an author who finds the happiness in the small things. She makes the everyday seem like magic. There are snippets in here of just about everything. From morning to evening, there is so much that we could be reflecting on, so much to be thankful for. The author shows you how to see things differently.

This is somethi
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Liz
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a different take on the ‘self-help’ novel approach. I found it to be quite meditative. Everyday Enchantments encourages the reader to take our simplest of mundane tasks, the ones that often drag us through the dirt the most, and teaches one to find the pleasures in it. Simply stopping and smelling the roses a bit more. Too often we get swept up in life. We wake up, do the chores, get the kids to school, work, pay the bills, do more chores, put the kids to bed, wash rinse repeat. Marie D ...more
Krystal Gregory
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F. DeBlassie
4 out of 5 stars

This book is a grown up version of the chicken noodle soup series. Too often do we just skip over the joy of the small things in life, but this author has written a collection of essays that takes part in those joys. This book was an invitation to sit back, read and relax. Many times I am rushing to get to the conclusion of the book, but this one, it was such an smooth, easy read that yo
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Laura Furuta
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings
By: Maria DeBlassie
5 out of 5 stars

The book Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie is a book that I enjoyed reading. It draws you in and I found myself not wanting to put it down until I had read the last page. It is a book that is amazing with the advice that it gives and inspirational as well. It has you realizing that it is sometimes the small things in life that can mean
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Emma Morreale
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect companion book for the person who loves to get lost in nature. Finding joy and peace can be difficult in this day and age but one of my favorite activities is sitting on my porch with a cup of coffee in the morning and just listening. The serenity I can find for a few moments in the silence of the early morning is exactly the kind of thing this book is about. You don't need to participate in any particular religion or lack thereof to appreciate what Maria DeBlassie has put to ...more
Debi
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings

By Maria F. DeBlassie

4 Stars

This is not something I would normally read but am so glad I did, it was awesome, and even though it's not my normal choice of reading it was definitely interesting and had me walking away from it thinking more about things that happen in my everyday life...How even though I try not to I absolutely take so many things for granted. It's so easy to get caught up in the rat race of life and because o
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Kerry Baker
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic and Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie is a book designed to get you thinking in a different way.
This book is one that was written in a different style to that which I am used to reading and I found that refreshing. I loved that the book was almost in nice little bite sized chunks for you. For myself, running around after a one year old, it made it so much easier to read. I could pick it up and put it down easily, falling straight back into the a
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Cat
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I couldn't relate to much of this book, but I am betting it's audience in the southwest U.S. will enjoy it! I thought it might be similar to Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, you know feel good book but updated to 21st century. And it is- to a degree. I mean yoga and tea figure a great deal in this book as do good for you foods. Maybe folks who enjoy those things will enjoy this book, too. But so much adobe and dessert in northeastern Ohio, really doesn't make much sense. I liked Simple ...more
Katie Kearney
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings By Maria F. DeBlassie. I think we could all benefit from enjoying life’s small things and that’s what I took away from this book. This isn’t my usual read but I’m really glad I took a chance because by the end I had a bit of a different look on life. This book is filled with thought provoking experience and I love the writing style. There’s many of lessons that could be learned from this book. There’s emotion written in that ...more
Katie
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments
By Maria DeBlassie
4 stars

This was such an interesting read, when I first read the blurb I honestly didn’t know what to expect but I soon found myself really captivated by what they author was writing about. It is really well written and the author had this amazing way of drawing me into her life. It was nice to read something a little different and in a world where everyday life is so busy and stressful this book certainly made me stop and think about things. I find meditati
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April Showers Bring Fungi From Yuggoth
Review of EVERYDAY ENCHANTMENTS

Maria de Blassie is a tradition of her own; yet her mystical approach reminded me of two disparate female authors: Sarah ban Breatnach of SIMPLE ABUNDANCE, and Clarissa Pinkola Estes, psychotherapist and author of WOMEN WHO RUNS WITH THE WOLVES. All three auhors take different approaches, yet all three inspire readers to cast aside logic and rationale in order to seek out, find, and then apply the Truth.
EVERYDAY ENCHANTMENTS need not be read front to end in one sit
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Sheri
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F. DeBlassie is a collection of short musings from the author. She embraces the everyday things in life and brings that to her readers. This is a book that can be read a chapter at a time or all at one time. I like the author mentions things that we might take for granted and bring enchantment to them. She also is relatable. I read this during my lunches during a stressful week at work. I went back after lunch with ...more
Elizabeth
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings is the first I have ready by Maria DeBlassie. It is a collection of essays with varying topics, but all with the same underlying theme. They remind us to enjoy the little things in life, savor the moments, conversations, memories, etc. They read like blog entries, each able to be read individually. Her writing style is unlike any I have read before. She is very descriptive and deep at times, and the book brings out feelings ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments by Maria F. DeBlassie

4-stars

Everyday Enchantments is a great inspirational read by Maria F. DeBlassie. It’s short and sweet and full of stories about life’s little treasures. It’s an incredibly detailed read, I was able to picture everything playing out in my mind as Maria describes everything from scents, emotions and even to the smallest of details, which made it highly entertaining.

It’s books like these that I love reading as they open your eyes to everything we take for
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Tausha Treadway
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie. This book was AMAZING. I was not sure about it to be honest but let me tell you once I started I couldn't put it down. It was simple yet so complicated all at the same time. Its a series of stories about finding the wonderful in the normal, everyday simple things. Making life magical when no one expects anything but the same ole, same ole. Its about slowing down and enjoying life and moments not things an ...more
Valkyrie Oracle
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everyday Enchantments is a collection of essays that remind the reader how to experience connection to life in everyday moments. I love the way the author has woven the words in this book, definitely a lot of magic in there! A few of my favorite essays from the book are: On Synchronicity, On Dreaming Deeply, Descending into the Underworld, and A Conversation with Coyote. This would make a great daily devotional type of book. My first reading of this book was on the Kindle, but I am definitely go ...more
Darcysmom
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley and John Hunt Publishing Ltd for free in exchange for an honest review.
I thoroughly enjoyed Everyday Enchantments. Each mini essay was a lovely meditation on the magic of ordinary moments. Whether it is the joy in a stolen moment for yourself or the meditative quality to be found in daily tasks, Everyday Enchantments is a gentle reminder to be mindful of the joy and magic that daily life is bursting with.
I can easily picture myself returning again an
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