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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings

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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
Paperback, 200 pages
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
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Jessika
Upon finishing this book, I find myself to be seriously lacking in the whole "words" department, but I'm going to try to do this book justice nonetheless. Honestly, I feel like this author is a long lost friend of mine because so many of the musings and wanderings found here seemed like they came from my own mind. There's something so beautiful about having one's own thoughts and perceptions spoken or written by another. I guess the beauty lies in feeling found and known. 

I will admit, it took m
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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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Lora Milton
Aug 18, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a book of snippets of thoughts about some of the things many of us contemplate, but don't think to write down. Things like the wonders of synchronicity and observations of everyday life. Many of these are related from the author's point of view but written in second person so that the book tells me there are roadrunners where I live and that I like chamomile tea (not!)

The further I read, the more I felt I was looking at the author's perspectives rather than my own and experiencing her th
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Sonja Dewing
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Each day that I opened to a new chapter, it turned out to be a perfect anchor and connection to my own life. These musings made me appreciate the everyday even when that was getting lost when all the street signs disappeared.
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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Angela
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Jenny
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Both inspirational and empowering ‘Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings’ by Maria DeBlassie is an original and unique non fiction book. It had me intrigued from the front cover and by it’s title and by the time I had read through the chapter headings I was hooked. The novel consists of a collection of varied essays written by the author, each essay is designed to inspire the reader to look at life and the everyday things in a different light. The essays remind us t ...more
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
Destiny Bridwell
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have to first off say how much I love the cover of this book. The moon is so cool on the cover. The book made me closer looks at things in my life on a daily basis and that is something that I something that needed to do and this helped me focused my way of thinking. IT is a useful book that I will go back to again. 
Jillyn
Dec 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: blog, autographed
This is a quick little read, a book of short collections of thoughts about every day life.

I will say, that this book to me was very soothing. It's comprised of these little "everyday enchantments" that act almost like guided meditations. They're realistically written with a sense of calm and coziness that make it appealing to read. Because the book is divided into these little fragments, it's also very easy to walk away from and read a little snippet at a time.

I think that if there were an audio
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Sara Oxton
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everyday Enchantments by Maria DeBlassie a four-star read that will leave you musing. This wasn’t what I was expecting when I picked it up, it’s a collection of writings, some better than others, but I am sure you ill find some that will call to you in them. There are musings on many subjects in this and you will be sure to find some that will appeal.
Heather Bass
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read from this author and wow she blew me away. I have not read a spiritual book in a long time. This book gave me peace about life. When I started this book I could not put it down. The writing style made you feel like she was talking to you personally. It only took me a couple of hours to devour this incredible book.

This book is short stories that the author documented for a full year. She walks you through all kinds of different spiritual ideas and things to loo
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Francis
Jul 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Maria DeBlassie’s Everyday Enchantments is a collection of short reflections on the magic of everyday life. DeBlassie’s writing is wonderfully descriptive – I could often taste and smell what I was reading!
At times I found stylistic inconsistencies a bit jarring. Although most of the book was written in second person, immersing the reader in the scenes described, there were occasional passages in first person and a couple in third. This could be a hangover from the blog posts that inspired this
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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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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
Shannon
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
This isn’t a story but instead short individual thoughts and well…musings, like the title indicates. DeBlassie helps you take a different look at the world around you. At the world you live in. A way to look at life that you might not have looked at before. Sometimes the musings were as simple as cooking breakfast but then lead to a deeper feeling of better health, maybe even an awakening after a bout of depression. A feeling of being in a rut but then climbing out of that rut.

Each musing is a
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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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Danielle Dando
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I first began reading this, I wasn’t sure what to expect as I have never really read anything quite like it, but I soon fell in love with its balm-like effect on my mood.

“Because when you are looking for everyday enchantment it finds you”

Just one of the many beautiful lines that feel like meditation, every sentence is drenched with gold and is poetry to read. Not to steal the title but this book was a little enchantment all its own, weaving its own little magic spell as if the writer were
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Roxsanne Lesieur
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a beautiful piece of nonfiction which gives you an idea about how to bring a little more joy and enchantment into the everyday. As the book goes from topic to topic, it is a study of the little things and how much they can cause enjoyment, disruption and rest. It is a work from the heart and it shows how a change of perspective can make the difference between doing something because you always do it and really investing in what you are doing.

There are examples in each chapter of th
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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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E.A.
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F DeBlassie was a different interesting read, that was very soothing, and at times almost had me asleep.. in a good way.

This isn't your normal style book. It's a collection of sorts, with no real direction. Just soothing emotions, calming situations and a insightful look into the world around us. It did take a bit to get use to the style of this journal like writing, but once I found my stride I was pulled into each ne
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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
Miriam Passman
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
Karyn Taylor
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie is a book that is absolutely nothing like any other book I’ve ever read. I honestly never knew that books like this existed. I had never read any of this author’s work but the book came highly recommended, so I decided to give it a go.
Everyday Enchantments is a series of short essays which cover just about any and every subject possible and shows how you can find the magic in them if you look hard enough, eve
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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 so much
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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 something c
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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
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Maria DeBlassie, Ph.D. is a native New Mexican mestiza blogger, award-winning writer, and award-winning educator living in the Land of Enchantment. Her first book, Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings (Moon Books 2018), and her ongoing blog, Enchantment Learning & Living are about everyday magic, ordinary gothic, and the life of a kitchen witch. When she is not pract ...more

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