October 7: Samhain's Sirens Terrifying Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Welcome back, great ghoulish guests!

It's a Terrifying Tuesday here in the Siren's Lair.. we have fiendish delights to tempt you with.. come, join us.. IF YOU DARE!





The winners of the Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends giveaways:

First prize: Rogue Riversong!
Second prize: Johanna Lawson!

Don't despair!  If you didn't win the tea of your heart's desire, they have a special Discount Code on the shop all through the Samhain Sirens season for you at home.  Just enter "Siren" (no quotes) in the discount box and everyone (Including Sirens!) will get 20% off of your order. Valid NOW until November 7th.



Treasure Every Moment! by Kathleen Lane

Do you love Autumn and Samhain? Is this time of year something you eagerly anticipate or do you dread it because it is the end of the growing season and the prelude to the long days of winter?

A friend recently passed very suddenly and as I went back and reread some emails from her, I realized that her mail had slid from looking forward and begun to slip into the "remember when" category. As I read them it surprised me that I hadn't noticed the change at the time and I began to wonder if I was guilty of the same thing.

None of us are guaranteed the next year or month or even moment and if we are so involved in looking back or forward, we will miss the NOW. Today is full of bright new moments and we need to savor and bless every one of them.  I find that I wish time away during the months when my husband is gone. Instead of enjoying each and every day I can't wait for them to be done and to have him home again. How many glorious sunrises have I skipped over because he wasn't here to share them with? How often have I wished for a week to be over and done with?

Most years I start mentally preparing around the first of August for Samhain and I have made a note to myself to live each and every day as though it is the last one I will have. No more wishing for tomorrow or waiting to thank the Mother for this wonderful day, the next breath or the next spangled spider web on the bushes. For me Samhain has always been a time of ending and this year it will be a time of beginning and joy for another year lived hopefully to the fullest.












Happy Tuesday! I’m up for a lovely Ghouls Night Out. Won’t you join me?









The Witches’ Kitchen by Autumn Earthsong

To me there is nothing more wonderful than Autumn,  and crisp, blue sky Autumn mornings are the best!!  I’m not usually a breakfast eater…but for some reason in the Fall I want a good breakfast.  Whether it’s steel cut oatmeal with apples and brown sugar, cinnamon-apple pancakes or these yummy muffins….breakfast becomes more important for me LOL.  These muffins are good for breakfast or Anytime!
Autumn’s Apple Crunch Muffins
1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, cut in pieces
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 cup Granny Smith apples, diced

TOPPING
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped  (I like it with pecans too) 
Mix well in small bowl.  Set aside. 

Preheat oven to 375* 
Mix sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.  Cut in butter until fine crumbs form. Combine milk and egg and add to dry ingredients and mix well.  Stir in apples and stir just to moisten.  Spoon batter into a greased muffin pan, filling each cup two-thirds full. You can use paper muffin cups too if you prefer.  Sprinkle with Topping*.  Bake at 375* for 25 mins or until golden brown
*Makes 12 muffins

ENJOY, Autumn






Sosanna's Closet Witchy Hat Giveaway!


Win Sosanna’s Closet Special Edition Samhain Scrunch Hat.  This one of a kind hat retails for $55.00 in the shop but as a special gift to you for participating in the Samhain Sirens event it can be yours absolutely free.  Just following the instructions below to win.
A big thank you for participating this year from Sosanna’s Closet  - Unique Gifts for the Unique Witch
Like – Sosanna’s Closet Page – https://www.facebook.com/sosannascloset
Check out my webpage – www.sosannascloset.com 

Rules: (READ CAREFULLY)

YOU MUST PROVIDE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS. If you choose not to share it in the comments, please use the contact form at the top of the page to provide your email address. You must provide your email address once per giveaway.

Drawing is held by random number generation and winner will be notified in email (that's why you have to have an email address listed). Announcement will be made in tomorrow's post.

Note: These giveaways are open to the U.S., Canada and where allowable. Void where prohibited.
Canadian residents, please pay close attention as by law, you have to use a different set of rules. Not to worry, we have you covered :)


CANADIANS READ HERE: You will be given the same number of entries for answering the following (remember, we STILL NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS):

Who was the first Canadian in outer space?


U.S. Citizens, and others- READ HERE:

1. Go to the Sosanna's Closet site. Peruse the site, and tell us what you like best about it.

EXTRA ENTRIES: (USE SEPARATE COMMENTS. If you throw them all into one comment, it counts as one entry only)

2. Be a follower of this blog. Comment that you are following us.

3. Like the Sirens FB page (come let us know you did in comments)

4. Like/Get Notifications on the Sosanna's Closet Facebook Page. Let us know you did.

5. Blog about this giveaway (comment with the url for your blog entry)

6. Tweet about this giveaway (come back and give us the url for your tweet)

So, all in all, you get 6 entries for this giveaway! The deadline for entries is midnight eastern time (11 Central, 10 Mountain, 9 Pacific) tonight. Announcement tomorrow, same time, same bat channel ;)

Questions? Email Serena.

See you tomorrow!

105 comments:

  1. I have one of Sosanna's hats..it's wonderful! :)

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  2. I follow Samhain's Sirens autumnearthsong@yahoo.com! I love it of course!

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  3. I love! Sosanna's Closet.....all her hats!!!! autumnearthsong@yahoo.com

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  4. I liked Sosanna's Closet facebook page!

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  5. I love the Sosanna's Closet website, especially the jewelry and scrunchy witch hats. The blog is wonderful too and I have been following it for a long time! wisewoman1014@gmail.com

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  6. I have been a fan of the Sosanna's Closet FB page for a long time!

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  7. Of course, I follow the Samhain's Sirens blog!

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  8. And I also love the Samhain's Sirens FB page!

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  9. I LOVE Sosanna's Closet! I love the hats, the cloaks, the jewelry, and the spiritual services. jlandrist@gmail.com.

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  10. I'm a follower of the Sirens blog. (After all, I AM a Siren!)

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  11. I just went apple picking two days ago.. i think I will have to make these muffins, I'll veganize them.. yum yum

    First canadian in outer space was Marc Garneau... goooooooo Canada

    starfirewitch @ gmail. com

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  12. What do I like best of Sosanna's Closet? There isn't just one thing I like the best because I love Sosanna's Closet and the wonderful, fantastic, beautiful, and very talented lady that runs it! And I hope to one day own one of her beautiful witchy hats. Scottish_Heart@hotmail.com

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  13. I am a stalker of this blog ;) Scottish_Heart@hotmail.com

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  14. I am a stalker of the Siren's Facebook page ;) Scottish_Heart@hotmail.com

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  15. I am a stalker of Sosanna's Closet Facebook page ;) Scottish_Heart@hotmail.com

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  16. And Siren Autumn, I was looking for a recipe to use up these apples with. Thank you!

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  17. I am a fan of so many of Rene's great items on Sosanna's Closet - but I most LOVE the hats - especially the turquoise one she wears.

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  18. And I follow this blog - it's too cute not to!

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  19. And I love the Samhain's Sirens FB page.

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  20. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/HemlockGarnet/status/519501496556072961

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  21. I blogged!

    http://sagascottage.blogspot.com/2014/10/samhains-sirens-october-7-samhains.html

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  22. 1. My favorite of Renee's goodies is her gorgeous hats -- and my fave among them was the midnight blue one with the sparkles. I don't see it on there any more, but it was so beautiful. :)
    msmelissajane@yahoo.com

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  23. 4. I like Sosanna's Closet!! Actually, I LOVE Sosanna's Closet!

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  24. I have liked everything! And, no one has mentioned Renee's pottery. Love it! And, her work with feral kitties is just wonderful. Trap, neuter, and release is such a genuine way to care for the feral cat population!
    Shared on my page!
    sharonrawson@mac.com

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  25. What do I love best about Sosanna's site? The fact that she makes it all herself. Nothing is mass-produced. I think that's just fab.

    orionova[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. I follow Sosanna's Closet on FB.


    orionova[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. I follow the Siren's on FB.


    orionova[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. I am a follower of the Siren's blog.


    orionova[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. I follow this blog
    Fearlessfallenangel@gmail.com

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  30. The answer is Marc Garneau.

    Email: wayfaring.dreams@gmail.com

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  31. Sosanna's site is wonderful. I especially like her Renee's Rescue. How kind she is to feed, spay and help all the cats in Wayne County. Keep up the good work! :-)

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  32. Of course I still follow this amazing blog.

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  33. I still love the Siren's FB page.

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  34. I still like Sosanna's Closet FB page.

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  35. My blog on this giveaway: http://fluteflutter.blogspot.com/2014/10/witchy-hat.html

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  36. My tweet: https://twitter.com/Engie36000091/status/519552103316877312

    engie.willow@gmail.com

    Good luck everyone!

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  37. Autumn, those apple crunch muffins look so delicious. I will have to make some later today.

    Kathleen,I agree with everything that you stated so beautifully. We should treasure every moment.

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  38. I LOVE that she offers spiritual services!!!
    tampaix@yahoo.com

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  39. I have LIKED Sosanna's FB face for a LONG LONG time
    tampaix@yahoo.com

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  40. I also LIKE, nay, love the Samhain's Sirens blog and am following happily along lol
    tampaix@yahoo.com

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  41. And I still LIKE the Samhain's Sirens FB page too ;)
    tampaix@yahoo.com

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  42. THE FIRST CANADIAN IN SPACE WAS; MARC GARNEAU.....I WOULD LOVE TO WIN ONE OF THOSE AMAZING HATS FROM SOSANNA'S CLOSET!!! THAT SIREN HAS "MAD CREATIVE SKILLS".....!!!! VERY UNIQUE!!! KATHLEEN LANE; LOVED YOUR BLOG TODAY!! IT IS VERY TRUE, WE NEED TO LIVE & APPRECIATE "NOW", LIFE IS TOO SHORT....AND AUTUMN EARTHSONG, I SIMPLY NEED TO RAID YOUR WITCHY KITCHEN, WHEN YOU ARE BREWING UP ALL OF THOSE AMAZING RECIPES....!!! XO S (:

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    1. SORRY!!! snowmoon7@shaw.ca THANK YOU!!! XO

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  43. Love, Love, Love the Sosanna's Closet page also the Samhain's Sirens Facebook Page....

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  44. I follow this blog. the_penns@ cox.net

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  45. I love Sosanna's Closet !! I have quite a few things from there. I love the variety of items available and the individual attention she gives to each of her clients.

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  46. I also like Sosanna's Closet's FB page. I've been a liker of that page since way back..... :-) the_penns@cox.net

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  47. On the Sosanna's Closet site I like Renee the best! She's an amazing artisan that creates exquisite pieces, she's got a great sense of humor, and she runs a program to help animals in her area. She's awesome!

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  48. I follow the Sirens blog.

    Bohowitch@gmail.com

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  49. I like Sosanna's Closet page on FB.

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  50. I stalk Sosanna's Closet a few times a day ;) My favorite "I want" there ATM is the bird's nest pendant ;)
    vabullterriers@gmail.com

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  51. I've liked Sosanna's Closet for quite some time
    vabullterriers@gmail.com

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  52. I follow the Sirens as well
    vabullterriers@gmail.com

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  53. I follow Samhain's Siren's Blog tvschwartz@yahoo.com

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  54. I follow the Siren's FB page tvschwartz@yahoo.com

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  55. I follow Sosanna's Closet FB page. tvschwartz@yahoo.com

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  56. There's too many for me to list as to what is my favorite on Sosanna's Closet's site. Everything is so unique and beautiful. I love that Renee is a fellow rescuer and helps with TNR.

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  57. My favorite thing on the Sosanna's Closet site is the mention of TNR for the local feral cat colonies. As a cat-person myself, I find it hard to walk by a feral and not try to coax it over and show it some love. We have five now!

    beamonjoe@gmail.com

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  58. I am following this here blog! beamonjoe@gmail.com

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  59. I follow the Siren's FB page of course. beamonjoe@gmail.com

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  60. I liked the Sosanna's Closet FB page even before the giveaways started this month, after meeting them in person. Lovely people!

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  61. Long time Follower of Samhain Sirens (of course!) *** also my email is twistedcustomerservice@gmail.com before I forget****

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  62. I also Can't just pick one thing to like from her website! Too many fabulous things to like!

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  63. I've wanted one for soooo long but haven't had a job until recently.

    lmm.mills@gmail.com

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  64. I have two of Renee's hats. They are fabulous! Amoung my favorite possessions. I love her work!

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  65. I love All of Renee's work! Cliftond21@yahoo.com

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  66. I have liked Sosonna's Closet for a long time. I like Samhains Siren's and am now following the blogspot. Cliftond21@yahoo.com

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  67. Follow Siren Facebook page! ♡☆

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  68. Follow Sosannas Facebook page as Blue Strong!♡☆

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  69. New blog follower by email at myboyblue11 at gmail. Com

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  70. Went to site and love her hats of course!

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