October 6: Terrifying Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


The terms “terror,” “terrible,” and “terrific,” are rooted in the Indo-European base ters- / tres- (to shake), according to the Chambers Dictionary of Etymology.

We won't ask you to quake in fear, maybe just shake your booty a little ;)

Come on in.. we've been waiting all night to party with you!










The winners of the Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends Tea Giveaways are:

1. Joe Beamon
2. Paula J.


Today's Blogger: Autumn Noel



An Old Fashioned Halloween in a Modern Day world

My girls and I, (ages one, three and thirty, because I know my age is just as important to you, I’m sure!) frequent the local craft stores in late July. We like to spy the Halloween and Fall items that slowly make their way onto the shelves, and dream of cooler days to come.

From the moment the first jack-o’-lantern hits the display, I start planning how I will make this the best Halloween ever, full of activities and crafts, baking and field trips. My mind starts spinning, and I am dizzy with excitement. WHERE WILL I START!? I race home to get everyone set up to start my planning… snacks for the girls and some Caillou on Netflix (shoot me, my ears!) and an iced coffee and Pinterest for me! My home page immediately pulls up a mixture of toddler crafts, Halloween items and I am sucked in. 

“Mama…” I hear, but I don’t respond. “Mama..?” I hear again. “In a minute…!”  I respond. Five or so minutes later, I notice my three year old has wandered over to her art table. I sneak up behind her to see what she has created. She turns around beaming “See Mama!! Pumpkin! Like at da store!” My stomach does a little guilty flip.
#motherhoodfail

I think for a moment, scoop up the baby and ask my toddler to follow me to the TV. We dig out some old home movies, and for the rest of the afternoon watch Halloween circa 1985-1990 something. Homemade costumes and school festivals, good old fashioned trick or treating, costume parties, carving pumpkins, homemade cookies with flour dusted on our noses, preschool songs, and proud parents, family.

no iphones
no pinterest
no facebook
no instagram

I of course, very much love these four things listed above, or I wouldn’t be writing for the Samhain’s Sirens. I also, find it easy to become addicted to these things as well. My goal for this fall, this Samhain season, is to give my girls an old fashioned Halloween and live in the moment with them, while being internet minimal.  With Samhain being the witch’s New Year, I find it fitting to set a positive intention; mine being to live slow and simple, to live present.

I hope this Samhain season brings you many happy jack-o-lantern faces, candy corn, autumn walks, pumpkin spiced lattes and memories posted to instagram.
…after the kids are in bed J

Brightest Autumnal Blessings

-Autumn Noel 




The Siren's Song with Jennifer Rasmussen

The writing's on the wall!!

Superstition by Stevie Wonder







Today's Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes


I love making breakfast for my family. Especially in the autumn and winter.  There is something about a wonderful, warm family breakfast on Sunday mornings especially.  We slow down and enjoy each other’s company without having to rush off to be to work or wherever.  These pancakes just scream fall!  Give them a try!

Pumpkin Pancakes
3 cups cake flour
3 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
2 eggs
3 tsps vanilla extract
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 3/4 cups milk
Butter and syrup of course!

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and stir together.
In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and milk.  Whisk until combined.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until they just are combined. 
Place butter on a hot griddle, and pour 1/4-1/2  cupful of the batter onto the griddle.  Turn when bubbles start to form. Cook to golden brown.

Serve with butter and syrup. 
*Try sprinkling a little cinnamon/sugar on these too…yummy!! Or serve with cinnamon apples!
*Makes 12-15 pancakes

A great way to start your Autumn day!  Enjoy!
Blessings and Love,
Autumn

Autumn Earthsong is back for the 3rd year as our resident Kitchen Witch. You may have seen her recipes in Imramma Magazine and The SundayStew as well.  Autumn has been a practicing Witch for 17 years and hails from Ohio. She is a wife, mother of two, and Nana to three busy little grandchildren.  Samhain is a favorite time of year for her….with her name indicating what Season she loves!  Cooking for family and friends this time of year is also a joy…..Especially this time of year!   Hearth, Fire, love of family and good food is how She brings Magick to her home.   You can also find her blogging at www.autumnearthsong.com.   She looks forward to sharing her recipes with you all and hopes that you have a very Blessed Samhain Season!


Stones and Crystals with Jennifer Hodgson

Garnet

Garnet comes in 7 different colors, red, pink, green, orange, yellow, brown, and black. This is a very common stone and can be found worldwide.
Garnet is a great metabolism stone and is also very useful to have with you during a crisis. 
Square cut garnets are best when dealing with business matters and will help bring success.
Garnet helps to remove taboos and opens up the heart and helps with self-confidence. Garnet also not only inspires love but also devotion. This stone will also help to balance your sex drive. Also considered to be a commitment stone. 
Red Garnet also helps to control anger towards oneself.


We have two giveaways today. You are welcome to enter either one or both. Please be sure you specify if you are only entering one or the other. Thank you!

Today's Giveaway #1: Leave Them in Stitches


This is a pumpkin hat and diaper cover made with acrylic yarn (least likely for sensitive skin to react to). The diaper cover is adjustable and has adorable little pumpkin buttons for fastening. 
Size? 3-6 mos

This item retails for $40.00



Here's how to enter: (Canadians, skip this part and go to your section)

Like/Get Notifications on the Leave Them In Stitches Facebook page . Come back, comment on this blog post and tell us that you did.

Remember to add your email address to the page (if you don't want to post it publicly, simply send it via the contact form at the top of the page).

Want extra entries??

1. Tweet about this giveaway. Comment with the link to your tweet.

3. Blog about this giveaway. Comment with the link to your blog post.

4. Follow Samhain's Sirens on Facebook. Comment, and let us know you did (if you're already following, just comment and say so!)

5. Follow this blog so you'll be in on all of the fabulous fun throughout October! Comment here that you did.

That gives you 6 chances to win this fabulous prize!

CANADIANS LOOK HERE!

Canadians, your country requires that you answer questions instead of participating the American way ;) So, we're bringing you some good old-fashioned trivia about your country this year. Answer the question correctly in comments (don't forget to put your email address in the comment!) and you'll be given 6 entries in the giveaway!

Here's your question:

What is Canada's national sport?
a) Hockey
b) Lacrosse
c) Curling
d) None of the above
e) Both a and b



This giveaway is open until 9pm EDT tonight. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning at 9am EDT. Remember, we have to notify the winner in email first, so those email addresses are critical for you to qualify for the giveaway!

Good luck everyone!




Giveaway # 2 from Ravenfeather Glass Creations: God and Goddess Decor



The set includes the Horned God and a Raven Feather original design of a Triple Moon Goddess. Retail value $30

The Horned God measures 4.5" H x 3" W
Triple Moon Goddess measures 6.5" H x 6" W
Both come with a suction cup for hanging in the window.

Here at Raven Feather Glass Creations I pride myself in creating each piece using the original L.C. Tiffany technique. I cut each piece of glass by hand, the edges are then ground to accept copper foil and the piece is soldered together. I finish by polishing it to make the solder shine. Please don't clean with a window cleaner--just a damp cloth.


Good luck and thank you for participating from Raven Feather Glass!


Here's how to enter: (Canadians, skip this part and go to your section)

Like/Get Notifications on the Raven Feather Glass Creations Facebook page . Come back, comment on this blog post and tell us that you did.

Remember to add your email address to the page (if you don't want to post it publicly, simply send it via the contact form at the top of the page).

Want extra entries??

1. Go to the Raven Feather Glass Creations etsy shop. Come back and tell us about your favorite piece.

2. Tweet about this giveaway. Comment with the link to your tweet.

3. Blog about this giveaway. Comment with the link to your blog post.

4. Follow Samhain's Sirens on Facebook. Comment, and let us know you did (if you're already following, just comment and say so!)

5. Follow this blog so you'll be in on all of the fabulous fun throughout October! Comment here that you did.

That gives you 6 chances to win this fabulous prize!

CANADIANS: LOOK HERE!
Canadians, your country requires that you answer questions instead of participating the American way ;) So, we're bringing you some good old-fashioned trivia about your country this year. Answer the question correctly in comments (don't forget to put your email address in the comment!) and you'll be given 6 entries in the giveaway!

Here's your question:

What is 1+1 ?

This giveaway is open until 9pm EDT tonight. Winner will be announced tomorrow  at 9am EDT. Remember, we have to notify the winner in email first, so those email addresses are critical for you to qualify for the giveaway!

Good luck everyone!


88 comments:

  1. As adorable as the pumpkin diaper cover and hat are.. i have no babies :(
    So I will only be joining the drawing for the Glass Creation, which are great by the way :)

    My very Canadian answer is: 2. Well it was last time I learned to add... ;)
    starfirewitch AT gmail.com

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  2. I liked the Leave Them in Stitches FB page. That little pumpkin set is sooo cute! I don't have another little one (YET) to put it on, but we're working on that.
    angelwhisper526@yahoo.com

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    1. It's always good to be prepared, Stephanie! :-)

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  3. I am a current stalker of Leave them in Stitches and OMG!!! that cute pumpkin outfit would look absolutely ADORABLE on my first niece, Emalisa, who was born last month!!!!!!!!! Scottish_Heart@hotmail.com

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  4. Giveaway#2: I liked Raven Feather Glass Creations on FB.
    angelwhisper526@yahoo.com

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  5. Giveaway#2: I follow Samhain's Sirens on FB.

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  6. Giveaway#2: I follow the Samhain's Sirens blog.

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  7. I tweeted about the adorable pumpkin outfit! https://twitter.com/PaulaALupi/status/651392511378890752

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  8. I am a current stalker of the Siren's Facebook page.

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  9. I am addicted to the Siren's blog!

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  10. I have liked the Raven Feather Glass Creations Facebook page!

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  11. I absolutely love the green Triquetra stained glass suncatcher on Raven Feather's Etsy page!

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  12. I have tweeted about Raven Feather Glass Creations giveaway! https://twitter.com/PaulaALupi/status/651395516484481024

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  13. I am a follower of the Siren's Facebook page.

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  14. I tweeted #1 https://twitter.com/HemlockGarnet/status/651398854038941696

    brevsmom@aol.com

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  15. I tweeted for #2

    https://twitter.com/HemlockGarnet/status/651398854038941696

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  16. I'd love love love the pumpkin set for my little Finnsun, but I also adore Angie's work with the stained glass. So naturally I'm entering both giveaways and keeping my fingers crossed for one of them :)

    I blogged for #1

    http://sagascottage.blogspot.com/2015/10/samhains-sirens-october-6-terrifying.html

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  17. I blogged for #2

    http://sagascottage.blogspot.com/2015/10/samhains-sirens-october-6-terrifying.html

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  18. I follow the Sirens on Facebook for #1.

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  19. I like the Leave Them In Stitches facebook page!

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  20. I love the Raven suncatcher in the RavenFeather Creations Etsy shop.

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  21. I like the RavenFeather facebook page

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  22. I follow this blog for giveaway #2.

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  23. I follow Sirens on Facebook for #2.

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  24. Love the hat and diaper cover! Nugget would look so cute in that! Of course I like/get notifications from Leave Then in Stitches!

    Email: samdambach@gmail.com

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  25. I "like" the sirens on Facebook for #1 :)

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  26. I am interested in the art glass giveaway. I went to the RavenFeather Creations Etsy shop and liked the triple moon piece that I bought it. It's my birthday present to myself!

    orionova@gmail.com

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    1. Happy Birthday!! And thank you so much!

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  27. I have liked RavenFeather Creations FB page.

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  28. l liked the RavenFeather Creations FB page. learnedwytch@gmail.com

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  29. Love the GreenMan Suncatcher in the etsy shop

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    1. I'm having a hard time placing him, he was an adventure to create to say the least LOL

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  30. I follow the Siren's blog. . .basically, I'm a Siren Stalker :-)

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  31. Giveaway number 2-- the "skill testing question " answer is 2!
    Love the pumpkin pancake idea!
    My email is Debra.nehring@yahoo.ca

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  32. I have several pieces of Raven Feather Glass and they are simply wonderful. I cannot tell you much I love mine!

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  33. Giveaway #1

    I like Leave Them In Stitches on Facebook under the same name here.

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  34. My tweet: https://twitter.com/Engie36000091/status/651451599672311808

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  35. I blogged about this giveaway: http://fluteflutter.blogspot.com/2015/10/pumkin-diaper-hat-and-beautitful-glass.html

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  36. I follow the Sirens page on Facebook.

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  37. And of course I still love following this blog.

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  38. For giveaway #2

    I like Raven Feather Glass Creations on Facebook under the same name here.

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  39. #2

    I really like the Raven Suncatcher. So pretty!

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  40. #2

    My tweet: https://twitter.com/Engie36000091/status/651452626328879104

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  41. #2

    I blogged about this: http://fluteflutter.blogspot.com/2015/10/pumkin-diaper-hat-and-beautitful-glass.html

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  42. #2

    I follow the Sirens on Facebook.

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  43. #2

    Of course I still follow this blog.

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  44. Thank you for the etymology lesson! I never knew.

    Thank you to all the wonderful sirens who shared today on this blog.

    Wonderful reads.

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  45. I am with Autumn Noel!! I love decorating and watching old Halloween movies with the kids. Best. Ever.

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  46. How adorable is that diaper cover and hat!! Wish my one of my g-babies was still little enough to wear it! So no entries for me today, I'd rather leave it for someone who can use it :) Good luck everyone!

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  47. I LOVE as well as LIKE Raven Feather Creations page, and one of my fave things in her shop is of course, Greenman! Angie's pieces are lovely :) dawnofanewage@hotmail.com Dawn Leith

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  48. I "like" the sirens on Facebook for #1 :)

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  49. I liked and got notifications for Raven Feather Glass Creations
    beamonjoe@gmail.com

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  50. The green triquetra is gorgeous! But I also love the God and Goddess symbols for the giveaway :)

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  51. #2

    I follow Samhain's Sirens, as all people should!

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  52. #2

    I follow this here blog too :)

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  53. I really like Ravenfeather Glass Creations. Publicly. On Facebook - and left my e mail address as a message there :) The stained glass is gorgeous!

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  54. I am only entering the drawing for the sun catchers. The pumpkin diaper cover and hat are very cute,but my cats would not appreciate me playing dress up with them :) I have liked and follow RavenFeather Glass FB page under my name Clara Pitt. email is tvschwartz@yahoo.com

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  55. I have checked out RavenFeather Glass etsy page and couldn't pick just one favorite. I really like the Indian Medicine Wheel and also the Bat Scrying Mirror.

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  56. I have liked and follow Samhain's Sirens FB page.

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  57. Lovin' the blog! Thanks to all for working so hard on it!

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