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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
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Published October 26th 2018 by Moon Books
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Jessika
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 admi
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Karen
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
N.N. Light
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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Arwen Lynch
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 whispe
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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
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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
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Anastasia
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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. 
Sara Oxton
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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  ·  review of another edition
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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Renee (The B-Roll)
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Cozy Cat Reviews
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  ·  review of another edition
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 be
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Francis
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
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Zanereads
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 stead
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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 eac
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Maura
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 Zink
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Karyn Taylor
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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,
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Natalie Hanley
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 i
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Laura Furuta
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 thin
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Caralee
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments:Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F. DeBlassie
4 Stars!!!!

This is a very unique book and a very refreshing author. This is my first time reading this author and I have to say that I found this book to be quite interesting. The whole concept of magic in everything is just so refreshing. I really found myself getting caught up in the creative world the author was creating. I found that it really made me look at life and see just how m
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Liz
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Erin
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
Krystal Gregory
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Debi
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ra
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Kerry Baker
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Chantelle Smith
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments is a unique read, that I never expected to enjoy as much as I did. Maria DeBlassie is a new author for me and I can't wait to see what else she writes and how it compare to this book. It is easy flowing, easy read that really makes you stop and think, and really appreciate certain things. This really is an interesting relaxing laid back read, that has a different style of writing that is different from most books I read, so that took me a while to get used, but I quickly go ...more
Erin Davidson
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie is a delightful little read, of short essays. Everyday Enchantments, isn’t exactly a self-help book, but more collection of personal essays from Maria DeBlassie, to demonstrate to readers the everyday experiences we have with magic, without noticing them. This book is very good for helping readers be more mindful, and more aware of the world around you, rather than stuck in your own head. I found it person ...more
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Maria DeBlassie, Ph.D. is a native New Mexican mestiza blogger, award-winning writer, and educator living in the Land of Enchantment. Her blogging life started as a year-long journey to write her back into happy, healthy, and whole through daily posts about life's simple pleasures, everyday magic, and radical self-care. That year-long experiment turned into a lifestyle, a book, and her ongoing blo ...more