We have some wickedly wonderful treats for you today!
Don't forget that when you participate in the giveaways, we need your email address (it's the law).
Forget-Me-Nots tributes and photos are due by Thursday, October 23rd for all who want to participate. Email to Serena, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year around this time I try to give my girls the same kind of experience. Fortunately we’ve lived in some pretty spectacular places and finding a good cemetery to tour has never been too hard. A few years back we took a look at the Huguenot Cemetery. Located in the heart of historical downtown St. Augustine, FL and supposedly extremely haunted, it is a treasure trove of history. You can find my full post on it HERE.
The one on the left is inscribed:
H.S. & Thirza,
Born April 1, 1882
Died Jan 6, 1883
Just as the morning of her life
was opening into day
The young and lovely spirit
passed from earth and grief away.
The top right was simple in form, an addition by the groundskeepers as a more permanent grave marker. There were several in a row. Some with dates, others without. Most with names, but several with only 'Baby' such as this one.
The last one, on the bottom right, I found to be very touching. A hand made marker, carved directly into a rough stone. One might assume that this might have been more the result of financial hardship, but I like to think it was done with respect to the couple buried here. An act of love rather than of monetary strain.
I could have spent all day walking around here. And I found so many interesting and touching markers that I’d love to share with you! You can visit me at The Multi-Faceted Experience for more pics and more info on the lovely and haunting Four Mile Cemetery.
Wishing you all a Blessed and Merry Samhain! ~Kourtney
It’s a Witchy Wednesday! Today, I give you “Witchy Woman” by The Eagles.
Now, if I could only get those sparks to fly from MY fingertips…
The Witches’ Kitchen by Autumn Earthsong
Farmer’s Market Autumn Stew
1/2 lb stew beef, cut into small cubes
2 1/2" thick boneless pork chops, cubed
1 TB olive oil
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 apples, cored, peeled and cut into small cubes
2 TB quick-cooking tapioca, uncooked
1 cup apple cider
1 cup water
2 tsps beef bouillon granules
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
Salt to taste
Brown beef and pork in oil in a large skillet over medium heat; drain.
Place vegetables and apples in a slow cooker; sprinkle with tapioca.
Add beef and pork.
Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl; pour over beef and pork.
Cover and cook on low setting for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
Add salt to taste before serving.
*Makes 6 servings
Sounds pretty good huh?!
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Verbena Lane Botanicals Giveaway
All of these items are made with good oils and organic herbs. . These are some of my most popular items I sell and I’m sure you’ll love them too!
To see other products in my shop visit www.etsy.com/shop/verbenalaneshoppe
Thank you and Happy October!!! Autumn
Five wonderful Witch -made herbal products for bath, body and healing.
*a 16 oz jar of Eucalyptus Cold Remedy Bath Soak $20.00
*a 4 oz spray bottle of Happy Feet Spray $ 6.00
*an 8 oz jar of Good Morning Sunshine Sugar Scrub $18.00
*a 2 oz tin of my healing Boo Boo Balm $10.00
*a 0.5oz tin of my healing Crème de Menthe lip balm $ 6.00
Total price for give away is ………. $ 60.00!
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 X number of entries for answering the following (remember, we STILL NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS):
What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?
U.S. Citizens, and others- READ HERE:
1. Go to the Verbena Lane Botanicals Page. Look over the site and tell us which product you like best.
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.
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5. Blog about this giveaway (comment with the url for your blog entry)
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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.