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Blog posts August 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

The Gypsy Homestead "Wisdom Card of The Day"

"I am Free To Be Who I Really Am!"

Personal Freedom-

The freedom to be who I really am,

the freedom to do what I really want to do-

is the greatest gift I can give myself! 

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Taco Ring Bake

Taco Ring Bake!!!!

Ingredients

For the Taco Ring

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package or 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 2 tubes (8 oz. each) crescent rolls

Topping options

  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Pico de Gallo or Salsa
  • Taco Sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Other taco toppings you like

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Solar Storms Possible!

SOLAR STORMS POSSIBLE
There is a possibility for Solar storm activity over the next two days in the aftermath of a Solar Flare that occurred over the weekend. This is in addition to the Solar activity that happened in the last few days due to the Solar Tsunami on the 26th. This can bring some very powerful and intense energy to our world that can continue over the next few days.
You may have already been feeling it over the last few days; heightened emotions on either end of the spectrum, tiredness, irritability, triggered, anxiety, short tempered, headaches, having a hard time concentrating and sleeping, or restless energy. This is going to intensify over the next few days.
When powerful solar energy activity hits, make sure you take good care of yourself. Get plenty of fresh air, water, consume healthy food, and exercise. Stay away from negative people and energy (this includes being overly critical and judgmental on yourself). Take the time you need to rest, ground and center in your sacred space.
This geomagnetic occurrence can bring us the brilliant display known as the aurora borealis in abundance, so be sure to take some time and look at the skies over the next few nights.

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Tuesday August 31, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for August 31, 2021:
Growing a soul. As August gets ready to bow out the energies are a mixed bag of easy and discordant vibes. The Moon remains in Gemini where she still creates rather superficial encounters and looks for details that maybe aren't there, yet. It may be difficult to focus or, the emotions may be hard to control as the Moon and Neptune don't agree with each other. Later, Miss Luna will go into her Void of Course phase at 1:48 pm (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK). You may need to turn inward and reflect upon the lessons the month of August has given you. Courage and self esteem are two soul lessons the fiery energy of Leo and August oversees. We've all asked by the Cosmos to level up in those areas as the irrevocable change on our planet proceeds. Send out thoughts that most align with how you would like this new world to be.
Next, the Moon will enter Cancer tonight at 10:26 pm (USA). The goal will be to stay in your courage and truth over the next few days. Emotions, that aren't necessarily based in reality, can be swayed by memories and events. Remember, you are responsible for the karma you create. The same goes for all others. Bronzite will work as an extra shield as it repels can sends back dark or negative energy. It also clears the mind and brings in clarity. It will be a good companion stone this week. Cedar or Mullein act as protective forces when used as a smudge. Mullein will also boost personal courage. Be a force for authentic good today! Solar activity and geomagnetic storms are predicted for the rest of the week. Self care will be highly important.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or visit https://store64819801.company.site/ to purchase your Reading.

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Harvest Hash Chex Mix

Harvest Hash Chex Mix

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup Butter melted
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract

For the Mix:

  • 1 box Rice Chex [365g 12 oz]
  • 1 bag Bugles [213g 7 oz bag]
  • 4 cups Pretzels
  • 1 heaping cup Candy Corn
  • 1 heaping cup Candy Corn Pumpkins
  • 1 bag Reese's Pieces [230g 8oz]

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 275°F.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave in medium bowl or measuring cup.
  • Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract and whisk well until combined and dissolved.
  • In a VERY large bowl, add the Chex cereal, pretzels and Bugles.
  • Pour the sauce over the cereal mixture and toss gently until evenly coated.
  • Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Divide mixture on the two baking sheets and spread in even layers.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. Then add it to a large bowl, along with the candy corn, pumpkins and Reese's Pieces. Toss to combine.
  • Store in airtight container.

Notes

This recipe makes enough for approximately 30 portions that are 1 cup each.
Enjoy!!!

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Monday August 30, 2021:

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for August 30, 2021:
Focus and balance. You may find that many are engaging in flighty mental gymnastics today. The Moon in Gemini tends to make us scatter our energies and jump to conclusions. The newly minted Mercury in Libra is also adding to the chaos with indecisiveness and a lack of focus. This will pass, but, for today, mixed signals can be frustrating. Look for the fun in whatever you're doing and be able to laugh at yourself when you lose track. A word of cosmic caution: The Virgoan Sun will not be amused. Critical or snippy comments can dampen the fun.
The best way to deal with the energies is to stay open to change. Re-adjust your sails when needed. There's still a signature of both prominent Earth and Air energies that can make you feel grounded one moment and unsettled the next. Teal or green Fluorite and Cedar will work to add clarity to the existing vibrations. Take care of any headaches or tensions you may feel today. Nighttime energies promote listening to beautiful music or relaxing through meditation. The outer world is still bringing in necessary lessons and change. Pay attention to the messages. Communications regarding projects will go smoothly on Tuesday, but the best time to make decisions will be later in the afternoon or evening. There's still five planets in retrograde affecting our thought processes. Well thought out answers will yield the best results. As always, if you'd like a Personal Tarot Reading, you can contact me at :www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or visit my Store link above to purchase your reading.

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The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

The Gypsy Homestead "Wisdom Card Of The Day":

"Doubt Is A Powerful Tool"

"Doubt Challenges my beliefs and breaks the spell of all the lies and superstitions that control my world. I use doubt to recover faith in myself, to take my power back from every superstition I believe in, and return that power to myself"

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Traditional Healing Herbs

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Smothered Pork Chops!

Smothered Pork Chops Recipe -
Ingredients:
4 center cut pork chops
1 envelope Lipton Beefy Onion dry soup mix
stirred into 3 cups of water
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
2 tbls flour, dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
Tip: You will need a skillet that has a tight fitting lid.
Directions:
1. Brown chops in a large skillet. When chops are browned, dissolve the soup mix in the water and pour over the chops. Add the sliced mushrooms and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 40 minutes until chops are tender and break apart easily. While the pork chops are cooking, keep enough liquid in the skillet to almost cover the pork chops. You will need to check the pan from time to time to make sure the water level is sufficient.
2. When pork chops are cooked, they will fall off the bone. Remove them from the skillet and cover to keep them warm. Set aside.
3. To make the gravy, remove skillet from heat and let cool a few minutes before pouring the flour and water mixture all at once into the pan, stirring constantly. Place pan back on the stove to a medium heat. Heat, stirring constantly until gravy becomes thick and bubbly. These chops are great served over mashed potatoes or rice, with a side dish of saute green beans and crisp bacon.
Enjoy!

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The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

"The Truth Does Not Need Me To Believe It"

The Truth simply is, and it survives. Believe it or not. 

Lies need me to believe them.  If I dont believe lies,

they dont survive my skepticism, and they simply disappear. 

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Thursday August 26, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for August 26, 2021:
Working to get back on track. The Moon remains in Aries, but is more subdued and focused today. The daily vibes are mostly discordant and that lends a feeling of needing to monitor your own reactions to issues and others. We are in the midst of great change. Knowing where and how to fit in is a bit elusive right now. Pay attention to the tasks in front of you. Observe how you respond. Are you defensive or critical? Do you see change as a source of anxiety? Or, do you sense that good things are on the horizon. Tomorrow's Moon in Taurus will slow down your thoughts and that will add clarity.
Between the Moon and planets in Virgo you can be more driven than usual. Be sure to give yourself a break when you need it. Nervous tension is still tripping many of us up. Relief comes later in the day (USA) when the Moon and Jupiter begin to play up the humor in decisions and actions. Not everything needs to come to fruition. It's okay to say no after you've said yes if the situation isn't right. Being honest will save a lot of heartache in the long run. Truth will always win. Carry Black Tourmaline and Rose Quartz to balance out those anxious vibes. Rose Quartz is calming while Black Tourmaline adds a layer of peace and protection. Try Lavender to relieve headaches or to lessen tension.
 

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Wednesday August 25, 2021:

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for August 25, 2021:
Moon in Aries and Sun in Virgo are very famous for telling you how to do things. Problem is - when it comes to personal relationships the 'helpful' hints may just cause dissension and quarreling. It's best to be helpful if your help is asked for. Otherwise, a pretty good day will devolve into dark clouds and the silent treatment. Everyone is feeling anxious at some level now. With three planets in Virgo there can't help but be nervous tension. Lies and other deceptions can come out into the open. Be aware of what others are holding back, if you feel you don't have the whole story.
Moon in Aries works with Chiron - the wounded healer today. Old stories or secrets that have been buried too long can see the light of day. While being a loving counselor isn't particularly easy for this Moon, being a good listener and friend will be the right thing to do. Start the day with a prayer of gratitude and find joy. Do any physical exercise or work earlier in the day when the vibes are optimal. Labradorite will help dispel anxiety or negativity. Citrine will keep the vibes positive especially when used with Citrus scents. Moderation is key in all things today. Networking and setting up meetings will go smoothly on Thursday. Others will be more willing to cooperate and listen then.
 

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The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

" I Follow Every Instinct I was Born With"

The Wisdom of my instincts guides me to be happy, to enjoy life,

to play, to love, to fulfill my needs.

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The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

The Gypsy Homestead "Wisdom Card of The Day"

"Respect For Other People Brings Me Peace"

 

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Friday August 13, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for August 13, 2021:
Lucky 13. Yes, it's Friday the 13th. No, there's nothing scary in the Cosmos going on today. The Moon stays in Libra and teams up with the Leo Sun to create an easy day where hanging out with loved ones is the best thing ever. Be yourself today and let your light shine. It's a great day to be creative and to let your inner artist out. Redecorating your space can cause alot of inner satisfaction. Strive to add peace into your aura. You're meant to have a stress free day. If you're not, find the drama, deal with it, and then go do something nice for yourself.
At 5:01 pm (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK) the Moon enters brooding Scorpio. Take it as a sign to go home and rest. Use Green Aventurine today if you're looking to manifest abundance, more love, or as a tool for creativity. Tonight, the flames of desire can be fanned with Garnets. Or, you could just put some Black Tourmaline next to you and be protected from the outer forces. Use your favorite protective herbs or scents as a way to create balance tonight. The Lion's Gate is closing for the year. You may sleep better than over the last few weeks. Give gratitude and breathe deep. The big picture planetary energies are finally working for us (Bye, cosmic T square!) Make it an excellent day! Venus moves into Libra on Sunday. August 15th. That's going to usher in a time of harmony. Karmic lessons are still coming for those who need them, however.

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Weight Watchers Garlic Bacon And Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast!!! (4sp on blue)

Weight Watchers Garlic Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast!!!!
PREP TIME15 mins
COOK TIME35 mins
TOTAL TIME50 mins
 
 
 
COURSEMain meals
 
 
SERVINGS4

INGREDIENTS

 
  
  • 4- 6 oz raw skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp egg whites
  • 2.5 Tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1.5 Tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 4 oz softened light cream cheese
  • 3 slices cooked and crumbled bacon I used Wegman's center cut (3 slices=2SP) set aside 1/2 Tbsp of your bacon grease.
  • 1 oz light shredded mozzarella cheese I used Trader Joe's brand 1oz=1SP

INSTRUCTIONS

 
 
  • Cook your bacon, set aside 1/2 Tbsp of your bacon grease. Crumble bacon and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 375F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray.
  • Cut your 4- 6 oz chicken breast open, but not all the way (as shown in picture)
  • Whisk your egg and egg whites together in a small bowl, lay out your flour on a flat plate, in a small bowl mix your bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp of garlic and 1 tsp italian seasoning and spread out on another flat plate.
  • In a small bowl mix together your cream cheese, 1 tsp garlic powder, crumbled bacon and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Divide mixture into your 4 chicken breast spreading out to cover (see picture) fold breast closed.
  • Roll each breast in flour, dip each stuffed breast carefully in the egg mixture and then roll in your bread crumb mixture.
  • Heat your bacon grease in a large frying pan over medium then sear the chicken breast for 1 minute on each side.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake in oven for 35 minutes.
  • Makes 4 servings at 4 smart points each on blue & purple, 8SP green (or 7 point plus- old WW program) *Smart points was based on using the WW freestyle recipe builder..
  • Nutritional info per breast...Calories 324... Fat 12.1g...Sat fat 6.1g...Carbs 7.7g...Fiber 0.3g... Sugars 2.4g...Protein 39.1g

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Workout of The Day: 2 Mile Walk!!!

This 30 minute, 2 Mile Walk is perfect to BOOST your MOOD and INCREASE

your calorie burn. Walking is truly man's best medicine.

Let's WALK! Workout from Walk Away Your Hips and Thighs.

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Thursday August 12, 2021:

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for August 12, 2021:
Win. Win. With the Moon traveling in Libra the general mood lightens up! There are still undercurrents of change, but we don't need to let them frighten us. With the Sun in Leo to add in sunny vibes there's not much to dislike about this day. Negotiations at work or on home projects can go well as Mercury in Virgo helps us all listen better to others. Plans made now can be fairly concise and easy to manifest. Romance comes to the forefront as Moon in Libra strives to keep the flame burning with sweet desire. Just remember: Do not try to revive a relationship that's already over. If you do, disappointment could be the result. Enjoy the memories and move on.
Moon in Libra is all about balance. Be it your emotions or other things the goal is to do things that please you and give you a sense of wellbeing. It may be time to redecorate or finally buy that piece of art you've had your eye on. If you're worried about money ask to have your wallet replenished and then believe it will be. Today is highly magical, so use the abundant vibes to their highest good. Yes, it's okay to ask and receive! The Cosmos loves it if you do! Virgo Mercury can bring in some low grade anxiety. Ignore it and have a beautiful day. Wear or use the crystals that speak to your sense of charm and beauty. The scent of Rose will add a love vibration!
If you're lucky to be in a good viewing area the Perseid Meteor Showers are in the night sky til the 14th. In the outer world, karmic lessons and unexpected news can come up.

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The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of the Day:
"Heaven is all Around Me"
 

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Weight Watchers Chicken and Stuffing Casserole!

Weight Watchers Chicken and Stuffing Casserole:
This dish is so simple to make which is great for the busy fall schedule that is creeping up on us! Weight Watchers 4SPoints blue/purple, 6SPoints green

INGREDIENTS

 
  
  • cups cooked boneless chicken breast, cubed *approximately 3-4 breast
  • 1 box chicken stove top
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup, 284ml
  • 1/3 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk *I used 1%
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables

INSTRUCTIONS

 
 
  • Make the stove top using the instructions on the package
  • Preheat oven to 400F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish with some non-stick spray
  • Place the cooked chicken on the bottom of the dish, top with the veggies.
  • Mix together the soup, sour cream and milk. Spoon over the chicken and vegetables.
  • Top with the prepared stove top, cover with foil then bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  • Makes 6 servings, each serving is 1 heaping cup.

NOTES

 
Smart points- blue & purple- 4 using WW recipe builder
 
Smart points- green- 6 using WW recipe builder
 
Points plus- 6 using PP calculator 
 
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 262...Fat 6.2g..Sat fat 1.4g...Carbs 23.9g...Fiber 1.3g...Sugar 3.6g...Protein 24.7g using My Fitness Pal *note- these numbers include all ingredients even 0SP foods 

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