Season of the Witch
|Dusk on Samhain Eve-Dravena|
In my tradition, Samhain is also a time to honor the MorRhiogan. Many honor Hecate and other "dark" goddesses at this time as well. I like that we witches don't fear death. We know it is not the opposite of life, because, when is there no life?
It is ever-changing, morphing, becoming.. and death is simply a part of that. I like that we honor death as a passage, just as we honor birth, man/womanhood, marriage, etc. We witches embrace all that our experience offers us, and at this time of year, we welcome this turning of the wheel.
This is our time. Celebrate with abandon, my loves.
Today's giveaway comes from Eliora over at ElegantlyEnchanting.
Witchy Elegance Charm Clip for Purse / Jeans / Car
You'll love this gorgeous cascade of cascade of charms, gemstones, beads, and baubles whether you clip it to your purse, belt-loop, or rear-view mirror.
The silvery chain cascade holds a fabulous array of beauty, including: a pair of black feathers; two amber-colored star charms; a silver-pewter Raven charm; a natural Hawthorn thorn; a pair of faceted glass bead baubles in black and amber; a glass Black Cat charm; a silver-pewter Pentacle charm; a wire-wrapped polished natural Black Obsidian nugget; and a wire-wrapped natural Amber nugget.
Approximately 4.5 inches long, with a large lobster-claw clasp.
Metal accents and findings are silver-pewter and/or silver-toned finished.
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Chunky Pumpkin Chili
from All Recipes
Original recipe makes 8 servings
2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
1 (46 fluid ounce) can tomato juice
1 (28 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon chili powder
In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain. Stir in onion and bell pepper and cook 5 minutes. Stir in beans, tomato juice, diced tomatoes and pumpkin puree. Season with pumpkin pie spice, and chili powder. Simmer 1 hour.
Today's Crafty Idea!
These homemade lanterns will extend a ghostly greeting and good-bye to all your Halloween visitors.
Stationed on a walkway or porch, these homemade lanterns will extend a ghostly greeting and good-bye to all your holiday visitors.
What you'll need
Clean plastic gallon milk jugs
Black permanent marker
String of 50 clear low-wattage holiday lights (battery operated works well)
How to make it
Draw ghost eyes and mouths on the jugs. Tip: Leave the caps on while you do this, so the jugs don't dent.
Use the craft knife to cut a half-dollar-size hole in the back of each jug (a parent's job).
Arrange the ghosts near each other and string the lights between them, stuffing several bulbs into each of the jugs.
The Winner Is!
The winner of Wednesday October 24th giveaway of the Mini Wax Burner with 5 1 gram packages of Pumpkin Bread scented wax melts from Aoibheal's Lair is Loren Morris!
Since Loren is one of our Siren's she can contact Vickie directly with her shipping information.
*Note: All winners are selected through random number generation. Be sure you enter each time separately so you can make the most of it.
Also, don't forget that each entry qualifies you for our Grand Prize Giveaway at the end of the celebration!
Friday's Music Video!
Brought to you by our own DJ Siren Kestril Trueseeker...
Going back to my childhood a bit (and kicking off the beginning of the 80’s music set) is the song Ghostbusters. I actually wanted to dress as a ghostbuster for Halloween after seeing the movie!