Thursday, October 31, 2013

Samhain's Sirens October 31

Happy Samhain Eve and Halloween! This is our last big day of celebration, and we have a very special offering for you! Tomorrow, we'll be announcing the Giveaway winner and cross-posting Kallan's Tribute to those who have passed, called "Forget-Me-Nots".

Today in history:

1517 - Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany. 

1860 - Juliette Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, was born.

1864 - Nevada became the 36th state to join the U.S.

1952 - The U.S. detonated its first hydrogen bomb.

1955 - Britain's Princess Margaret announced she would not marry Royal Air Force Captain Peter Townsend.

1956 - Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole. Dufek also became the first person to set foot on the South Pole.

1999 - Leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. The event ended a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.

In Memoriam 


Note, you can go to our Youtube Channel for all of the songs we played this year, and a bunch of extras!



Our Thanks and Farewell
by Kallan Kennedy

It's been a crazy year so far, hasn't it?  Many of us have ridden a roller-coaster for most of it. Now, as we move into tonight's honoring the dead while the veil is at its thinnest, it's a time to be grateful for all that we're experiencing, past/present/future. 

I know I speak for all of the Sirens when I say that we are thankful for you, each and every one of you. You are why we've done this for the past two years. You, our community, mean a lot to us. We love you dearly, and we want you to know how much. We love this time of year, and we love being able to come together with you to celebrate together. We hope you've enjoyed our offerings of music (thank you, Kestril!), crafts (thank you, Robyn and Sosanna!), recipes (thank you Autumn and Loren!), giveaways (thank you to ALL of the vendors and authors!) and blogs (thank you to all of our bloggers). 

I know I am very honored to know these lovely Sirens (and the Cap'n). They give richly of their time and energy for this project. While we never know for sure if we'll be back again next year, what we do know is that we've thoroughly enjoyed this one with you. 

May your Halloween and Samhain celebrations be all that you hoped for, may your ancestors be remembered and honored, and may you honor them daily through your own life's work and decisions. 

Samhain blessings in abundance to you all!

Love,
Kallan


About: Kallan Kennedy is the brain-parent and sponsor of Samhain's Sirens. Her vision for this project was to bring together Pagan authors, bloggers, crafters and vendors under one umbrella to celebrate the Samhain season with the community. She has been blessed to find so many wonderful folks who wanted to participate. The first year was a huge success, and this year was even better!
She is a Celtic American Witch, in North-Central Maryland  who has has raised five children as a single mom and home-schooled them all, and is a proud (young!) grandmother of 2. She cares for a wolf-hybrid, a yellow lab, a snake, two cats and a rose-haired Tarantula (rescues, all of them). She is a United States Navy veteran; honorably discharged and proud to have served. She holds a bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy and has ordinations in 3 different faiths. She usually only refers to herself in the third person when writing up bios like this one ;)
You can find her  blogging at The Secret Life of the American Witch


Jeffrey Pierce of Old Ways

The Song of Samhain


You may have noticed, if you live a reasonable distance north of the equator, that the glory of summer has faded.  In much the same way that the hand of time turns our hair different colors and the years sketch our story upon our hands and faces, so has the natural world changed.  Leaves have turned color as well; where trees were once full of youthful green, the lines of their branches now inscribe the sky.

While we magickal types are aware of the changing of the seasons - and we often hold celebrations to honor various magickal days throughout the turning of the Wheel of the Year - we don't always consider what's happening to the energy around us as Spring turns first to Summer, then to Autumn, and at last to Winter.

I find it easiest to understand this flow of energy if I imagine the seasons are a symphony.  To me, Spring is the sound of delicate chimes and a trio of woodwinds.  With each blooming flower, with each newborn animal, another flute, clarinet, or oboe joins the growing chorus.  The sound is light and airy, the progress of the season pushed back by still-cold winds remembering their Winter power and the childlike determination of the life flowing forward whenever the winds relent for even a moment.

With the arrival of Summer brass instruments join our song.  The sound is the bright and blaring call of trumpeting sunlight, of fauns and foals finding their feet and dancing through meadows of flowers.  It's the reveling shouts of childhood with an entire season off from school.  The sounds are crisp, clear, and strong and echo from the bold call of morning to the softer movements of the night.

As Autumn appears, strings and percussion join our symphony.  The woodwind flowers are still blooming, the brassy warm weather fights to remain against the fading sunlight, and the strings and percussion of harvest drive us ever forward.  As each piece of the seasonal symphony fights for its space, the crescendo grows and grows to a great mountain of sound until...

Samhain.

Much like listening to a piece of classical music, you can feel it coming.  As our orchestral movement reaches its crescendo, the woodwinds of Spring don't have the strength to compete with the more powerful instruments and are lost beneath the trumpets and timpani, appearing only in notes here and there that cut through the din.  Summer still calls out its brassy tune, but the sound is old, wearing thin, the seasonal composition carrying us to something new.  There's a distinctive quality to the strings and percussion now.

Something special.  Something... sad.  Something... spooky... Something that isn't Spring or Summer or even Winter.

And then the orchestra fades away, leaving only the deep resonating sound of a beating drum.  At first the stillness shocks us after the crescendo of the seasons, but then we recognize the rhythm of the baritone percussion.  It's a heartbeat.  Slow.  Deliberate.

And fading.

A cello begins to play between the heartbeats.  First a single chord that fades to make room for the drum, then, as the drumbeat slows and the spaces grow longer, the cello begins to test its voice.  Without realizing the moment it happens, the heartbeat is gone and other strings have filled in the spaces.  The music is slow and deep, yet not quite sad.  There's a strange quality to the strings.  It's not something we'd typically refer to as power, yet it moves us.  It opens us.  It carries us far beyond the growing crescendo of Spring, Summer, and Autumn to a place older and deeper, a place primal yet still, a place quiet yet far from empty.

If we were to follow as the notes continue to lead us, they would carry us into the quiet stillness of midwinter before the chimes and woodwinds thawed the cold once more and slowly heralded the coming of Spring.   But that's not where we're at.  We're in that quiet, magickal, powerful place that is left when the world fades away, when the drumbeat stills, and all that meets our ears is the long drawn out notes of the cello.  It's as if the entire world has stopped at the edge of a sacred space, as if all of creation has paused for a moment of silence, a moment of prayer.  With the stilling of the drumbeat heart, we are in a space unlike any other.  The moment isn't about life, as the drumbeat has stilled. The moment isn't the stillness of death, as the strings carry us onward.  It's an in-between space, a space like our cast circles that is neither here nor there, but somewhere in between and rich with a power we can feel and yet can't describe.

We call that magickal in-between space in the ever-changing seasons, Samhain.  A doorway has opened, not leading to a destination, but to a point along the Wheel of the Year unlike any other.  If Samhain were a spell, all of the growing power of Spring, Summer, and Autumn has just been raised and it is the moment of release, when that energy is in the process of moving from one realm to another.  If Samhain were a deathbed watch, it is the moment that all life fades from the person we love and yet we can still feel them somewhere near us, not quite there, not quite gone.

To those of us who embrace the natural world and have witnessed all of the energy that has risen over the warm portion of the year, it is a doorway into something new, yet very old.  Samhain is all of these things at once - and a perfect time for working magick, for letting go, and for transitioning from one portion of the magickal year into the next.

You can read more of Jeffery's work at the Old Ways Site
Come join the Old Ways community on Facebook!
Follow Old Ways on Twitter!



Autumn’s Red Hot Snack Mix

*This is one of those recipes that I honestly have no measurements.  But it’s easy to make so I’m passing it on!

*Preheat oven to 250*

In a large roasting pan (I buy one of those aluminum throw away ones..so easy and no clean up!) place a stick of butter or margarine and put it in the oven to melt while the oven’s heating up.

When butter is melted, add to pan any of the following to fill the pan full...not so full you can’t stir it up but full!

1 box wheat chex
1 box corn chex
1 box rice chex
1 box cheese crackers
1-2 cans or jars of peanuts

*Now...this is up to each of you to do as you please.  You can do different cereals (not sweet ones) like Cheerios or any other corn, wheat or rice cereal.  You can use other things besides the crackers or other kinds of cheese crackers like goldfish, or you can use bugles, pretzels, corn chips, sun chips, sesame sticks, melba rounds etc etc....it’s endless.  I use cocktail peanuts or dry roasted peanuts...you can again use as you want.  But fill up the pan as I did in the picture above.

Now give it all a good mix to coat with the butter.

Now add these seasonings...heavy handed!!

Worcestershire sauce
Red Hot Sauce
Lowry’s seasoning salt
garlic powder.

You can’t really do too much of this LOL.  The more the better!

Now don’t stir it....pop it in the oven for 20 mins.

Remove from oven, give it a stir, add seasonings again...yep...again....and put back in oven.

Do this 4 times!  The last time I may or may not add anymore of any of the seasonings.  If it’s looking well coated it’s done except for oven time.  If it still looks like it could use more..go for it!

After 4 x 20 mins of baking...dump the pan out onto a brown paper bag to cool.

This will make 2 gallon sized bags full!!

Enjoy!!
Blessings
Autumn Earthsong

You can visit Autumn's blog at My Moonlit Path and her shop at Verbena Lane Botanicals!


Bonus Recipe from Autumn Earthsong's Kitchen:

Country Apple Dumplings

2 baking apples of your choice, peeled, cored and wedged into 8 wedges per apple ( 16 total)
2 cans of crescent rolls
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
12 oz can of Mountain Dew or Sprite  (yep..you got it) LOL (*I used Sprite and only about 1/2 a can!  even less!)  

Preheat oven to 350*  Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking dish

Cut each apple as above and set aside.  Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in the dough starting at the smallest end.  Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish.
Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon.   Pour over the dumplings.  The pour the citrus soda over the dumplings.


Bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown.




The time is here! It's our Grand Prize Giveaway:


Here’s how to enter:

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 :)

You have until tonight at 5pm EDT to enter. Note: this is a change from your usual 24 hour timeframe, because Kallan is going to celebrate Samhain peacefully tomorrow with her ancestors.

If you've been following us all along, for every valid entry you've given us, we've already put those into the Grand Prize Giveaway.

But, we thought we give anyone who hasn't entered yet a chance to jump in, and give our loyal Siren-lovers a chance to get more entries. So, here's how we're going to do this.

YOU MUST GIVE US YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER (if you don't want it public, email it to us and match it to the user name you're posting with in the comments)


1. Go to your favorite Siren's Page, whether that's a vendor, blogger, recipe siren, or author. Tell us one thing you absolutely loved about this Siren in the comments. (1 entry)

2. Tell us what your favorite day was here on the blog and why. (1 entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway (make sure you link back here), come back and leave us a link to your blog. (1 entry)

4. Tweet about this giveaway (link to us, please), come back, and leave us a link to your tweet (1 entry)

5. Like the Samhain's Sirens Facebook Page. Tell us here that you did (1 entry)

Note: If you want your entries to count as separate entries, you must post them separately. If you post 1 comment with all of these on it, it will only count as 1 entry.

Canadian residents, by law, instead of the above, you must answer the following question to be eligible:

What is 100 + 100?

What's cool about being a Canadian? You automatically get 5 entries per giveaway for just answering 1 question!  We still need that email address, and you're always welcome to tell us what you liked about this year's celebrations. :)


Kallan will email the winner tonight, and will post the Grand Prize winner's name here on the blog in the morning.
Good luck and Happy Samhaining!



The winner of the October 30th giveaway from Heartroot Studio is:
Orion's Daughter


The winner of the October 30th giveaway from author Francesca De Grandis is:
Beth Brown


Hugs and blessings from all of us to all of you!

105 comments:

  1. I really love to cook and bake, so the recipes have been great! Autumn has shared so many good ones and it is hard to find a favorite. Tonight I am making the chili (which was shared 10/30) and "mummies" for dinner before the kids head out the door. And I might also be making the County Apple Dumplings now. Scottish_Heart@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Paula! We have loved celebrating with you!! Hugs and blessings from all of us!

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    2. I love all of the recipes!!!! Autumn is amazing, I can't pick just one recipe though. lol I love all of you but Autumn has the #1 spot in my book!

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    3. I can't pick a favorite day, I loved all of it! =)

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    4. I have already liked all the pages, and follow this one as well =)

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    5. Thank you so much Paula and Jenn :) Paula..I am making that chili tomorrow myself :) It's a fav with all my family and friends! Enjoy!! Jenn...you make me blush LOL..thanks dear friend!

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  2. Going to brag on Renee, I cant help it, I adore everything she makes! Just in case i needed to let you know here!

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    1. Thank you, Dominique! You have been such a blessing to all of us! Renee is a gem and a creative genius. We're thrilled that she is one of us :)

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    2. Thanks so much Dominique! Loved having you here!

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  3. I loved the newsletter we signed up yesterdat.. It really makes me think a lot of what i want Simply Magic to grow into one day. But everyday was absolutely awesome!!

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    1. Thank you so much. Please don't hesitate to give us feedback on what you think we could do better!

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  4. I had to go back and find the article that really touched my heart and soul, I couldn't remember the date. It was the October 14th blog by Sharon Grimshaw about When the Ancestors Tug On The Family Chain. I miss my grandpa McLean so much and this article was the best. Thank you Sharon. Scottish_Heart@hotmail.com

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    1. Aw, that is so sweet. Sharon is a love. Thank you for the feedback, Paula! Please let us know what we can do differently, too!

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    2. Thank you so much, Paula. May you Grandpa McLean always be with you, especially tonight as the veil thins. Huge hugs from Yorkshire! (And tea and cake!)

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  5. I am now, have been, and will always be a stalker of Samhain's Sirens Facebook page. :) Scottish_Heart@hotmail.com

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  6. I loved the newsletter we signed up yesterdat.. It really makes me think a lot of what i want Simply Magic to grow into one day. But everyday was absolutely awesome!!

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  7. I am truly enamored by Lapulia Studio & it's fair maiden, Rita! Yes, I'm going to gush...she captures all the beauty of magick within her breathtaking Books! It is a blessing to hold in your hands, a Book of Shadows created by Lapulia Studios, you can feel the energy flowing from it. swensen72@yahoo.com

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    1. Rita is a DOLL.. you can feel the love she puts into her creations. I'm so glad the book went to the right person who could appreciate it! I know Rita feels the same way.

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    2. Rita is playing Homeroom Mom today for the Halloween party, she will love knowing how much everyone loves her books :)

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  8. First off, Jeffrey, that was a beautiful description of the changing seasons. I could feel and hear the music as I read it. Now to the giveaway: Seriously, how can I possibly choose only one favorite Sirens. YOU ALL ROCK!! learnedwytch@gmail.com

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  9. I have enjoyed each day, but I must say today is my favorite. The Song of Samhain by Jeffrey Pierce touched me deeply. swensen72@yahoo.com

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  10. Of course I like Samhain's Sirens on Facebook! ;) swensen72@yahoo.com

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  11. swensen@72@yahoo.com I tweeted about Samhain's Sirens https://twitter.com/kellyanne1313/status/395902622936596480

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  12. Liked the Sirens FB page as:
    Michele Sauter Warch

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  13. Tweeted the giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/MicheleWarch

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    1. I have liked the Samhain's Sirens Facebook Page. syren_keigo@hotmail.com (Not sure why it removed my post x_x)

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  15. The siren song on October 10th really was my favortie - well, one of them - Boline's Apothecary - Plant, Spirit Work. Oneoldgoat1962@gmail.com

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  16. My favorite day was October 1st because that is when we met the Recipe Siren! oneoldgoat1962@gmail.com

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    1. awww thank you so much Beth! That means a lot to me! I loved being the Recipe Siren this year :) thank you!!

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  17. I like Samhain's Sirens on FB - oneoldgoat1962@gmail.com

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  18. I have no one favorite day to describe. I enjoyed the articles, especially Alan's and Jeffrey's, but the featured pages were also a delight to discover. I think my favorite was LaPulia Studios, but Boline's Apothecary was also wonderful. Thanks Kallan for putting this all together! :-) hope4youtoo@surewest.net

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  19. Of course, by now you know I like Samhain Sirens FB page, since I've had to say it every day. Why not make it an even playing field next year and let us all enter like Canadians? :-) hope4youtoo@surewest.net

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  20. Favorite Siren? No ma'am, I can't pick because I love you all. Really and Truly.

    But if you twist my arm, I'll say it's Cupquake. ;)

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  21. My favorite day is today, actually. Jeffrey's "Song of Samhain" writing today really struck me and is honestly one of the most beautiful and touching ways I've heard the energies of the changing seasons described.

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  22. I love Autumn Earthsongs blog.Her recipes are fantastic and I am running to the store to make her Red hot snack mix.Yummmmmmmm!!!!!!
    clannorris@elpasotel.net

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    1. thank you so much Clanori! That means a lot to me!! You will love the snack mix....it gets inhaled here at my house...I make it for gifts for the holidays too :) Thank you again!!

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  23. I liked October 26.The Pyrography board is great
    clannorris@elpasotel.net

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  24. Liked Samhains Sirens on FB
    clannorris@elpasotel.net

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  25. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/Adelina313/status/395932556576575489

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  26. I adore the SS Facebook page!! soto.adelina@gmail.com

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  27. I blogged! http://midstridemoxie.blogspot.com/2013/10/samhains-sirens-samhains-sirens-october.html

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  28. My favorite siren is Autumn Earthsong because she is my dear friend. tampaix77@gmail.con

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    1. I love you too Rogue....thanks dear Sister :)

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  29. My favorite Siren is the lovely and wise, Loren Morris! Her wonderful art makes me ache...so inspirational and moving!! And she is also so generous that she offered these wonderful items as gifts in the giveaways....and shared more of her spiritual knowledge in a blog post, too! I love learning from her.... soto.adelina@gmail.com

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  30. My favorite thing about Autumn's page is the recipes. tampaix77@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you dear friend!! I sure loved being the Recipe Siren this year :)) Hugs!

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  31. It's so hard to pick one favorite! I might go with Autumn, the Recipe Siren. I love cooking, and all of her recipes sound so delicious! rapowell4@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so so much Rebecca :) I love to cook too and was so thrilled to be ask to be part of Siren's. I hope you DO try them and enjoy them! Thank you!!! Blessings!

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  32. My favorite day is today. Great article from the ghost blogger. tampaix77@gmail.com

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  33. Again, so hard to pick a favorite day! Maybe...today? Because today has the biggest prize, and it's Halloween! rapowell4@gmail.com

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  34. My favorite day? That's easy...Day 2...My Day! LOL! Never before had I taken part in something that felt so huge! This was an incredible spiritual offering and I put my energy into the mix on Day 2. What an honor to be part of such a loving gift to the Pagan Community! I will not forget how I felt about becoming part of this...about being welcomed as a fledgling Siren...and all the work and love that has gone into this project. I admire everyone so much and I have received such wonderful advice, friendship and loving energy that this project has been a privilege to be part of....thanks to All!!

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  35. I like your Facebook page. tampaix77@gmail.com

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  36. I tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/Raitalle/status/395936020081827840 rapowell4@gmail.com

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  37. I like the Sirens on Facebook :) rapowell4@gmail.com

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  38. I loved everyone and everything, but Autumn Earthsong's recipes just made me positively drool! I will definitely have to try them. ALL of them. YUMMY!!!

    Email: sailingunchartedseas@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much Cap'n David!! I sure enjoyed meeting you thru Siren's too!! I'm glad you liked the recipes! Thank you so much!

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    2. Hi, Trice!!!

      Hi, Autumn!!! You're welcome, and I'm definitely going to be trying them! YUM!!!

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  39. I've liked the Siren's page!!!
    Email: sailingunchartedseas@gmail.com

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  40. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/SV_Serenity/status/395946376980217856
    Email: sailingunchartedseas@gmail.com

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  41. My favorite day was the day that I saw my own blog entry posted. Hey, I won't lie about it! :-) It wasn't just my entry, though...it was all of the entries with it. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the posts, poems, recipes, and seeing the awesome items that people have come up with to craft, create, and just...BE with.

    Email: sailingunchartedseas@gmail.com

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  42. I like the Samhains Sirens Facebook page. heartacheintobeauty@gmail.com

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  43. I tweeted about the grand prize giveaway here: https://twitter.com/xedri/status/395949130834395136
    heartacheintobeauty@gmail.com

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  44. Enjoy Samhain with your ancestors everyone - thank you for including me - The Canadian answer is 200 and my e-mail address is mothercove@gmail.com

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  45. I've thoroughly enjoyed celebrating all month long and meeting so many new friends, but if I'm to choose one day that stands out, today's post by Jeffrey has to be it. He has perfectly captured the sense of movement and shifting I feel as the wheel turns; giving words to something I could not name. I was in tears before the cello started playing. Thank you, Jeffrey, for your beautiful imagery.

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  46. It was definitely difficult to decide what Siren to choose. They are all wonderful. I will choose 3. The first one would be Rita because if it wasn't for her I never would have found this lovely site. The next one would be Autumn because I learned how to make new delicious goodies and the last one would be Robyn simply because she is the sweetest thing.

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much Engie!!! Hope you enjoy them!!

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  47. Awe now we have to wait one more year for this to happen again. Thanks for the month of wonderful blog posts and giveaways.

    Sign me up for the grand prize.

    100+100 = 200.

    Starfirewitch @ gmail. com

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  48. I enjoyed each and every day on here, this blog has truly brightened up my days (: so I will choose October 1st because that's the day when I was first introduced to this lovely blog! Oh how I have enjoyed waking up and reading the new posts. So many interesting stories, crafts and cooking recipes that I have enjoyed reading and making myself (:

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  49. My tweet:

    https://twitter.com/Engie36000091/status/395966791437938689

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  50. I have really enjoyed this last month with all of the contributors, especially the daily article.
    My email is debra.nehring@yahoo.ca
    100 + 100 = 200
    Blessed Samhain to you all!

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  51. I blogged about this giveaway

    http://fluteflutter.blogspot.com/2013/10/grand-prize.html

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  52. I still love and will forever love Samhain's Sirens on Facebook! <3

    Wishing everyone extra luck in the grand prize giveaway!

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  53. Ok Kallan....there is no way I can possibly just pick one day out of this last month of fun!Peonyfirestorm@gmail.com

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  54. I also can't pick just one siren either but I'm gonna give big props and respect to Kallen for setting up and spearheading everything, you go chick! Peonyfirestorm@gmail.com

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  55. I still don't tweet or blog. . Peonyfirestorm@gmail.com

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  56. And have and will continue to like and Samhains Sirens!

    Much love, luck, and blessings to eveyone! Blessed Samhain!

    Peonyfirestorm@gmail.com

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  57. All of you are my favorites. <3 <3 <3

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  58. I blogged the giveaway http://sagascottage.blogspot.com/

    brevsmom@aol.com

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  59. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/SagasCottage

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  60. I cannot choose just one Sirens page! My fav content has been the music tributes and the recipes!!

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  61. I have enjoyed each and everyday of the blog! Each day has brough us closer to today's celebration. Each day has been great.

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  62. I liked Samhain's Sirens FB page

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  63. I can't pick a favorite Siren! I love Sosanna's craftiness, I adore Sally's humor, Kallan's wit makes me grin... the list goes on and on!

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  64. I love the Siren's Facebook page!

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  65. I don't have a favorite day, since they have all been so full of fun. I do love this last week best because of the history snippets, though. Thanks for making this season so amazing!

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  66. Day 2. It was the day my friends wouldn't stop messaging me to tell me I won the LaPulia BOS. I had JUST bought a bunch of tools to make me a wooden book, which I will probably still do... but the anticipation of getting that book was just unbearable and awesome. I got the book almost two weeks later and I plan on blessing it tonight and placing all of my yearly spells and protections in it for the years to come. THANK YOU!!! syren_keigo@hotmail.com

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  67. I don't have a favourite day, they have all been absolutely marvellous! (Although today is pretty spectacular!) sharongrimshaw@live.co.uk

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  68. And of COURSE I like the Siren's facebook page!

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  69. My favourite vendor has to be Loren (although you are all immensely talented and wonderful!) I've been fascinated by her spirit boards ever since I saw them, and I love the way she posts pictures 'in progress' - it shows just how much work and love goes into each one. Unfortunately on that giveaway day, Blogger decided to not let me post AT ALL - how upset was I? (Thank goodness it's decided to play ball today!)

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  70. I have enjoyed so much being the Recipe Siren...meeting new friends and sharing my recipes for others to enjoy! Thanks to all too who are now following my blog :) I can't pick a favorite Siren other then to Thank Kallan Kennedy so much for bringing me onboard. Loved all the crafts and the music and hope to be a part of Siren's again next year..in some capacity!! Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments :) Autumn

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    1. Oh and the blogs too!! I know how hard it is to write sometimes..to keep a blog going and I sooooo appreciated the other writers!! Very Well Done!!

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  71. My tweet: https://twitter.com/cjrccm/status/395992889513082880
    cyndi.richards@yahoo.com

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  72. This was such great fun! Great music, great recipes, all of it!
    Thanks so much!
    100+100=200

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  73. I'm late because I just got home from work, but I still want to tell about my two favorite days. # 1 was the day I won one of the drawings. :-) #2, but really #1 was the day Cupquake sang for us. :-) the_penns@cox.net

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  74. I'm late with this, but I forgot to mention that I liked Touch of the Goddess' FB page - and my favorite? Beyond a doubt, Muse of the Thinning Veil. Beautiful!!!

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