The things that people type into google are strange.

Amber Shehan August 18, 2015

“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance,

People are amazing, and the things that they type into google are even more amazing. Google is kind of like that odd aunt that your parents are concerned about, the one they don’t want you spending a ton of time with, the one that you can ask the bizarre questions that no other sane adult would dare answer. Thank you, Google.

Like other bloggers, I keep an eye on the list of search phrases that Google thought that I could help people with. This lets me know what sort of posts I should create for you all. But some of these requests can be silly or strange. Let’s see if the Pixie can be of any help?

Bless your hearts, internet searchers:

What do you do with a branch of catnip?

Well, that’s a good question. When I don’t dry catnip to use later in teas, I tend to enter the house with fanfare and wave the fresh catnip branches triumphantly at my kitty, Akasha, while she gazes at me with a look of supreme annoyance. Then, I break a bit of the catnip off to give the dog, who doesn’t really care about catnip except that the cat wants it so it must be good. She’ll sniff at it for a while and look at me, confused, and walk away. The rest of the catnip is then presented to her highness, Akasha, who will proceed to rub against it and nibble on it when I am not looking. Why? What do YOU do with a branch of catnip?!

Her highness Akasha kitty. She is judging you.

Her highness Akasha kitty. She is judging you with a particularly Jabba-like attitude.  Or Baron Harkonnen.

Syrup of Pixie  

Um. Really? You don’t say? Well…let’s see. To make Syrup of Pixie, you have to go outdoors under the full moon and do a little dance. Then you must take a few handfuls of flowers (the ones that smell really awesome) like honeysuckle, roses, red clover, orange blossoms, and make a delicious infusion from them. Add sugar or honey or brown sugar syrup and a healthy glug of whisky! Then you add handful of glitter! Ignore that, and do the first few steps, and you’ll have a syrup of pixie. Maybe.


what is the right amount of honey to smear on face?

ALL OF IT. Honestly, I assume you are asking about my post about using honey as a facial cleanser and moisturizer, but I really enjoyed picturing someone just dump a whole jar of honey on their heads based on your question. Something like the photographer Blake Little did:

Blake Little photographer of the series "Preservation"

Their skin will be so soft and clean from blackheads when they get that honey off in a few years.


So thanks again for sending searches and smiles my way, random internet users! Keep them coming!

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  1. Heather @ Simply Save on August 19, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Ha! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing.

    • Amber Shehan on August 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks for commenting, Heather! Have a lovely day!

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