Posts

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Jenni Bishop

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily ConjuringsEveryday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F DeBlassie is definitely an interesting read. I am not sure what I expected, but it was not what I thought it could be. It is a collection of thoughts and musings and the insightful view of the world by one woman. It seemed as if a thought popped into her head, then that would be the direction it took off in, and so on.

So lock away the hubby and kids, shut off the phone and find a quiet place for reflection upon the weird and wonderful musings of Maria. It is one read where you need to devote the time, like a meditation almost, as it soothes and calms emotions.

Reviewed by @jennadb

View all my reviews

Everyday Enchantments by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Renee Ullery

Everyday EnchantmentsEveryday Enchantments by Maria F. DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyday Enchantments by Maria DeBlassie
Stars: 4

This book pays homage to the simple everyday things that we often take for granted. I loved Maria DeBlassie’s viewpoint on these things. The way she describes a very simple activity makes it seem so special and important. She did described each scene so well that I could totally imagine what she was talking about.

Reviewed by @reneeullery

View all my reviews

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie

 ~  ~  ~  ~ BOOK SPOTLIGHT ~  ~  ~  ~  ~
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie
BUY NOW – https://amzn.to/2qdkDMB
#EverydayEnchantments #Musings #MariaDeBlassie
Hosted by Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Genre – Inspirational Nonfiction
Page Count – 178 Pages
Publisher – Moon Books

Winner of the 2018 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for the New Age Category!

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. What if we had the power to unplug from our daily hustle and bustle and conjure a more profound way of living rooted in natural mysticism?

We do. All it takes is the whispered wish for more everyday enchantment breathed onto a dandelion head. 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 let our world turn upside down when synchronicity strikes in the form of wrong turns down forgotten lanes and unexpected midnight conversations with the moon.  

This book is a study in what it means to live deliciously, joyfully, and magically. And it’s an invitation to conjure your own bliss—-because let’s face it: we could all use a little more magic in our lives.  

~ AMAZON ~

<

Maria DeBlassie, Ph.D. is a native New Mexican mestiza blogger, writer, and educator living in the Land of Enchantment. Her first book, Everyday Enchantments, published through Moon Books, will be released in October of 2018. 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 blog, Enchantment Learning & Living. She is forever looking for magic in her life and somehow always finding more than she thought was there. Find out more about Maria and conjuring everyday magic at www.mariadeblassie.com. And don’t forget to follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for regular inspiration on magical living.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH MARIA DEBLASSIE

Live February 26th & 27th Click HERE for Giveaway

WEBSITE ~ TWITTER ~ FACEBOOK ~ INSTAGRAM ~

WEBSITE ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER ~ PINTEREST ~ YOUTUBE ~ INSTAGRAMFACEBOOK GROUP

 

 

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Everyday EnchantmentsEveryday Enchantments by Maria F. DeBlassie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie

5 -Stars

This novel is a short collection of essays that really make the reader see life in a different perspective. It helped me to see beauty in the average daily thing such as cutting an onion. I really found the authors work fascinating. I felt very relaxed and mellowed out while reading this book. It was great to really step back from life with this book.

View all my reviews

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F. DeBlassie – Review by Caralee Loonat

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily ConjuringsEveryday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 magical it really is.

There is just so much going on in this book that you really need to just get lost in it. The author
brings so much creativeness to this book. You can easily get lost in the ramblings of this book. It
was such a unique book and I am so glad that I was able to read it. This is like a trip down a road less traveled and everyone should read a book like this at least once if not again and again I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
View all my reviews

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Maura Harper

Everyday EnchantmentsEveryday Enchantments by Maria F. DeBlassie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 again later.

Here are a few of my favorite:

Crocheting Infinite Blankets: “Your first was a monstrous purple affair…” (Does the author know me personally?)
On Mondays: “They are the ugly duckling of weekdays…”
I Live in Stories: “I live in stories because I am uncomfortable anywhere else.”
Reading Late into the Night: “You’ve lost track of time.” (Sheesh, stop looking in my windows…hehe)

Sometimes I thought I understood how the book was put together because they seemed to be in “categories” and then something off topic would be written and I realized that it is just a book to enjoy, not analyze.

I originally rated this with 4 stars but after writing this review and going back over my highlights, I’m changing it to a 5 star review because I enjoyed even more the second time around.

Review by @mauraharper

View all my reviews

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings By Maria F. DeBlassie – Review by Katie Kearney

Everyday EnchantmentsEveryday Enchantments by Maria F. DeBlassie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 readers can feel. While this is a more thought provoking book it’s a very relaxing book to read. The perfect book for a Sunday afternoon, cozy chair and hot cocoa. I’m giving this wonderful book a five star review and highly recommend it to anyone no matter what your reading likes are.

View all my reviews

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic and Daily Conjurings By Maria F. Deblassie – Review By Felicia Bates

Everyday EnchantmentsEveryday Enchantments by Maria F. DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic and Daily Conjurings
Maria F. Deblassie
4 out of 5 stars

I try to read or listen to a form of personal development every day. While Everyday Enchantments is not a self help or personal development book and she certainly doesn’t spend the span of the book telling you how you should live, I was drawn to it because it was written to show the joy of the seemingly small things in life and centered on mindfulness. The book is comprised of essays so you can take your time indulging in the writing of you so choose.
Maria F. Deblassie’s writing style is captivating and each story almost has a calming effect. She does a great way of making you reflect upon your life and how you approach it. There is magic in the day to day but you have to choose to see it. I would give Everyday Enchantments four stars and I look forward to rereading it from time to time as well as more to come from Maria F. Deblassie.

Review by @fnbates

 

View all my reviews

Everyday Enchantments: Musings On Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F. DeBlassie – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily ConjuringsEveryday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyday Enchantments by Maria F. DeBlassie
Four Stars

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F. DeBlassie is a beautiful group of essays that make you want to savor every passage. This book took me a couple of days but it made me think. This is the first book I have read by this author and I look forward to reading more by her. Each essay is a musing of everyday ordinary events and the magic you find when you take the time to look. It made me want to take things in my busy life and slow down and enjoy the little things. I highly recommend this book and will definitely be re-reading it in the future.

Reviewed by @sunbarn

View all my reviews

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F DeBlassie – Review by Emily Walsh

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily ConjuringsEveryday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings
ByMaria F DeBlassie
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 new enchantment and let myself see the way the author does, and it was a bit of a wonder. A little weird, but a wonder.

Having the room quiet, and reading such words, I was in such a relaxed stated that my eyes felt heavy. I’m sure if I had any light music or a warm blanket I would have dozed off. I know, falling asleep while reading. But I have to tell you, this was a good thing, because this book puts you in that state of mind. In saying that, if you need a good bedtime read, this book will get you to a place where your mind is calm and relaxed.

I think this might be a re-read book, when my mind won’t shut down, and for that I thank the author for putting such words on paper.

With that said I give this book my high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

View all my reviews