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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic and Daily Conjuring by Maria F. DeBlassie – Review by Naomi McDonald

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 going to get a hard copy!!!!!

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

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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

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Everyday Enchantments by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Renee Ullery

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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

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

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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 ~

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 DeBlassie encourages us in Everyday Enchantments to find that joy in the small things once again. Whether it be reading our favorite books, or finding a new one, cooking something yummy, walks in the rain after dark, the possibilities are endless. The idea is we need to find time to find the magic in our lives. It is always there we just ignore it. Normally non-fictional books aren’t a strong read for me or much above a three star rating but this one I would give a solid four stars.

Review by @lizaileen
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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F. DeBlassie – Review by Bobbi Wagner

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a collection of writings by this author that should you that anyone can find magic in their everyday normal life. They are creative and interesting. I found some favorites in there and I know you will too. They will show you that it is possible to look differently at your life but still find the peace in it. Each story is a little different and I think that this author covered many topics. I highly recommend this book as it will bring a little spirit to your soul.

Reveiw by @bjwagner
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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 4 of 5 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 meditation really relaxing and it has helped my anxiety a lot so I really did find this book useful.
A unique and different read that I really do recommend and is definitely one of those books you should go into with an open mind.

@katiem

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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings By Maria DeBlassie – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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. You learn how to get joy from everyday things and how you may need to change the way that you think about everyday events. I found the examples given to be wonderful and this is a book that I found myself thinking about long after I had finished reading it. This is a book that warmed my heart and has many feel-good moments. It is amazing. It is wonderfully written and a book that I would recommend reading.

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