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!
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
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 cup Granny Smith apples, diced
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
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
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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!