Welcome to the Samhain's Sirens Celebration! October 1

Welcome to the fourth annual Samhain's Sirens October Celebration!

Our sponsor for these events is Kallan Kennedy. If you are new to our soirée, welcome! You should start with our About and Rules pages first. Even our returning veterans (welcome back!) should check out those pages, just for review and to be sure you haven't missed any updates for this year.

New this year: You can submit your email address once per giveaway (in other words, you don't have to submit it on every entry) and we'll accept it for all entries for that day. We must have an email address at least once per day in order for you to qualify for the giveaway.  All entries for each day will be compiled into a spreadsheet and used to draw the grand prize giveaway from LaPulia Studio.

We'll be hosting giveaways Monday through Friday, and our craft days will be Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, we'll take a break, but feel free to check out The Sunday Stew while we're resting.

Our Forget-Me-Not Fridays are also back. This is where we take a moment to honor those who have passed through the veil. If you would like to participate in the community Forget-Me-Not Friday (October 30), please send your tribute and photo(s) to samhainsirens@gmail.com. If you have any questions, use the contact form at the top of the page.

We have new Paleo recipes and crystals this year, in addition to our blogs, crafts, regular recipes, drinks and giveaways. We think you're going to love what we have in store!

Without further adieu, let's get started!

Today's Blogger: Melissa "Chicky" Cassick

“Out of my Gourd”

Pumpkins sitting in a row,
with shining orange skins.
My husband grabs the butcher knife;
The ritual begins.

I sit and stare at my pumpkin.

The kids have penciled out their plans
For this year’s Samhain creatures.
Jagged smiles, and crooked eyes:
The standard pumpkin features.

I sit and stare at my pumpkin.

My husband’s patterns - so deluxe -
He carves with skill and ease:
Spiders, reapers, pentacles,
As quickly as you please.

I sit and stare at my pumpkin.

They lug their pumpkins to the porch;
Now comes the splendid part!
They light the candles placed inside,
Admiring their art.

I sit and stare at my pumpkin.

My pumpkin seems to laugh at me;
I stand up with a sigh.
Tomorrow I will laugh at him -
And eat a pumpkin pie.

The Siren's Song with Jennifer Rasmussen

We’re baaaaack...let’s get in started in here!

The Witches’ Kitchen by Autumn Earthsong

Happy October 1st my friends!  For most of us Witches and Pagans, it’s our favorite month of the Year!  I’m so looking forward to sharing my wonderful Autumn recipes with you and to reading Sirens every day right along with you!  It’s going to be a fabulous month!

October is all about sweaters, leaves, crisp blue skies, pumpkins and apples and Samhain etc.  So let’s start this first day of October out right with a favorite recipe at my house.  These muffins are great for ANY time of day!  They are Fall all wrapped up in a muffin!

Autumn’s Apple Crunch Muffins
1 1/2 cups sifted flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 cup soft butter

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/2 cup milk

1 cup Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced (or your favorite apple )

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

*Blend these ingredients in a small bowl.

 Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.  Cut in butter until fine crumbs form.  Set aside.  Combine milk and egg and add to dry mixture.  Blend well.  Stir in apples; blend well.

Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling about two-thirds full.  Sprinkle with brown sugar topping mix.

Bake at 375* for 25 mins or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

*makes 12

**ok…it says it makes 12…I only got 8 nice big muffins.  I would make 1.5 times the recipe for 12….or double it and make a big batch….. then take some to your neighbor :)

Blessings and Love,

Autumn Earthsong is back for the 3rd year as our resident Kitchen Witch. You may have seen her recipes in Imramma Magazine and The Sunday Stew 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!   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

Bloodstone is a red-green color and is readily available. Bloodstone is used as a healing stone. It is believed to not only control the weather but to also banish evil. 
This crystal is a great grounding and protection stone. Bloodstone will help with intuition.
Bloodstone helps to reduse impatience as well as irritability and aggressiveness. 
This crystal will help to calm the mind and is an energy cleanser.
In anciet Egypt this crystal was used to shrink tumors. 
This is a great cleanser for the lower chakras.

October 1 Giveaway from The Pagan Business Network

Some of the businesses in the Pagan Business Network got together and are giving away a big mix of things.  This giveaway includes:

Autographed copy of Laura Perry’s The Wiccan Wellness Book
Autographed copy of Dru Ann Welch’s Mama D’s Practical Herbal Guide Book
Dru Ann Welch’s CD All Voices Are One
Roll-on tube of Muscle Rub by Gothic Charms
Hecate Water  & Coffin Nails by Charissa’s Cauldron
Bar of handmade boutique all natural soap by Ariel’s Treasure Troves
Stained glass Skull Pentagram by AZ Stained Glass
Set of lip balms by Phoenix Rising Apothecary
Set of candles by Wicked Wicc’n Candles
Hand carved incense holder by Max Will
Pyrography altar plate and set of magickal salts by Sleeping Gryphon
Forest Reliquary pendant by Poking Dead Things
Handmade heart shaped Tree of Life pendant by Winterwolf Charms
Art by Shauna Aura Knight
Set of magickal tinctures and incense by Mystic Echoes

The value of this package is $300. 

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

Like/Get Notifications on the Pagan Business Network 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. Follow the Pagan Business Network on Twitter. Come back and comment that you did.

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, 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: 

Canada is a bilingual country, but what is the only officially bilingual province?
a) Quebec
b) New Brunswick
c) Ontario
d) Nova Scotia

This giveaway is open until 9pm EDT tonight. Winner will be announced tomorrow, October 2 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!

Tune in tomorrow at 9am EDT for our Friday Paleo recipes, drinks, songs, and much more! See you then!


  1. I follow the Pagan Business Network on Twitter.

  2. This is a superb kickoff! Everything is superb!

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/HemlockGarnet/status/649572114874372096

    My email is brevsmom@aol.com

  3. I blogged:


  4. I like the Pagan Business Network facebook page.

  5. I follow the Pagan Business Network on Twitter. ciskiwitch@hotmail.com

  6. Tweeted today's post ( https://twitter.com/LadyCharissa1/status/649575654971863041 ) ciskiwitch@hotmail.com

  7. 1. I followed the Pagan Business Network on Twitter.
    2. Tweet about this giveaway https://twitter.com/SilverBast/status/588217875946721280
    3. I don't blog :-/
    4. I already follow you on Facebook.
    5. I already follow this blog.
    6. I Liked/Got Notifications on the Pagan Business Network Facebook Page.


    I think I got everything. :-D

  8. Following Pagan Business Network Page

  9. Getting notifications from PBN page

  10. Tweeted.

  11. ... and it's Melissa Cassick; msmelissajane@yahoo.com

  12. I do know how to tweet and share!!!! https://twitter.com/PaulaALupi/status/649580228512231424

  13. So it seems I messed up, like I always do at the beginning. So I will try again! The stalker is back and ready to find new people and places to follow! I went to the PBN Facebook page and liked them! Scottish_Heart@hotmail.com

  14. And since I have already tweeted about this blog I have added the PBN to my Twitter stalking list!!!!!!!!!!!!! BTW I must say WOW! on the amount of generous donations for the first giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Oh, it is my turn? Ok, well then. Hi, my name is Paula and I have been a stalker of the Siren's Facebook page since, oh well, since the Siren's came to be. And I plan on being a stalker until the very last!!!! Muahahahahahaaa!!!

  16. I am following the Pagan Business Network Facebook page. Sent my e-mail address over to you!

  17. I am a longtime follower of Samhain's Sirens on Facebook.

  18. And of course I follow the Samhain's Sirens blog! Who wouldn't?!?!

  19. And Autumn, you are making me HUNGRY!!! But of course, I will need to make an adjustment to your recipe :) xoxo

    1. LOL Paula..thank you! I too am adjusting my recipes these days as I'm a low carber now :)

  20. I am following on twitter, I have tweeted about the blog post, and following on facebook Jenn Hodgson ‏@PPIJenn 2m2 minutes ago

    Don't miss the month long of great articles, recipes and crystals, be sure to subscribe and enter to win prizes! http://samhainsirens.blogspot.com/2015/10/welcome-to-samhains-sirens-celebration.html …

  21. I follow Samhain's Sirens.....and LoVE that it's back!!

  22. https://twitter.com/Twinels/status/649585804231053313 I tweeted
    I am a long time samhain's sirens fan
    I follow the business page
    did all 6 things

  23. I follow Pagan Business Network on Facebook

  24. 1. I followed the Pagan Business Network

  25. My email address is autumnearthsong@yahoo.com

  26. 3. I Tweet about this giveaway https://twitter.com/morriganswitch

  27. Blogged about this post. http://ladycharissa.com/2015/10/samhains-sirens-begins-today.html - ciskiwitch@hotmail.com


  28. 5. I already follow this blog.


  29. I like and follow Samhain's Sirens FB page! (ciskiwitch@hotmail.com)

  30. 1. I liked Pagan Business Network on FB

  31. I am following this blog. :) (ciskiwitch@hotmail.com)

  32. 2. I follow Samhain's Sirens on FB

  33. 3. I follow this Blog

  34. I am so glad you are back! I follow the Samhain's Sirens page and could hardly wait for it to be October again.

  35. I follow the Siren on Facebook

  36. I followed the Pagan Business Blog

  37. I liked the Pagan Business Network FB page.

  38. I'm following Pagan Business Network on Twitter.

  39. I am a follower of the Samhain's Sirens FB page (and have been for a few years!).

  40. I follow the Samhain's Sirens blog. Super excited for this year!!

  41. I checked out and liked the Pagan Business Network on FB. Good to see all of the Pagan friendly merchants out there! Been following Samhain's Sirens since I saw it on Sosanna's Closet's page. Nice info about Bloodstones btw.

  42. Liked PBN on FB, under Jonquil Alexia. Yea for October! Plus, it finally cooled off today.

  43. I liked the Pagan Business Network facebook page.


  44. I followed the Pagan Business Network on twitter.

  45. I follow the PBN on Twitter under @jonquilsgrdn. jonquilsgrdn@gmail.com

  46. I follow the Samhain's Sirens blog. Who wouldn't? ;)

  47. I follow this blog! Yum, muffins! Finally cooling off enough to turn the oven on. Starting with apple crisp & pork shoulder.

  48. I tweeted (a first for me, since I haven't been able to figure out Twitter. I'm old.).

  49. I liked and followed Sirens on Facebook

  50. I already follow the Pagan Business Network on Facebook and Twitter. I already follow Samhain's Sirens on Facebook. I follow this blog! This is a lovely give away! Thank you all for your efforts and donations!

  51. Replies
    1. LOL Renee..they are really popular at my house :)

    2. Oh! I have all KINDS of fresh apples at home! I think I am going to bake more!

    3. Oh! I have all KINDS of fresh apples at home! I think I am going to bake more!

  52. I liked Pagan Business Network on Facebook under Engie Willow.

  53. I follow Pagan Business Network on Twitter under Engie36000091.

  54. I blogged about this giveaway: http://fluteflutter.blogspot.com/2015/10/giveaway-from-pagan-business-network.html

  55. I still follow Samhain's Sirens on Facebook.

  56. My tweet: https://twitter.com/Engie36000091/status/649639270840274944

  57. And of course, I still follow this blog!


    Good luck everyone! =^_^=

  58. I am so excited for the Sirens again this October.. I now consider you all apart of my Samhain month long rituals.
    And what an amazing draw to start off the month.
    Please Include me in it.
    My answer to the Canadian Question in New Brunswick...
    starfirewitch AT gmail.com

  59. Following this blog. sorry email addy is laurieannbates@gmail.com

  60. follwing on facebook. email: laurieannbates@yahoo.com

  61. I follow the Pagan Business Network on Facebook!

  62. I follow Samhain's Sirens on Facebook!

  63. I have Liked the Pagan Business Network page on FB

    email addy: CardeaHinges@PaganBusinessNetwork.com


    1. I Follow the Pagan Business Network on Twitter

    2. I have tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/Hearth_Hand/status/649659394473357312

    3. I've posted about the giveaway on my tumblr: http://cardeahinges.tumblr.com/post/130283085522/samhains-sirens-welcome-to-the-samhains-sirens

    4. I have followed the Samhain Sirens FB page

    5. I have Followed this blog.

    All Done! Yay!

  64. I follow the Samhain's Sirens blog!

  65. I have shared this blog on both facebook and Google+. I've been following PBN and SS for quite some time now on Fb. I'm excited to see all the goings on this month!

    1. Hi sweetie! We need your email address, please.

  66. I am all about the PBN ;) Following on FB & on Twitter. I have also been following ss too.

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  68. I have liked the Pagan Business Network Facebook Page

    I have Followed Samhain Sirens on Facebook

    I have Followed this blog.


    Thank you!

  69. I like and Follow the Pagan Business Network Facebook Group and Page

    I just followed Samhain Sirens on Facebook

    Here is my twitter post: https://twitter.com/Mysticechoesbiz/status/649681536808300544

    Here is my Google + post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CharityBedell/posts/ZjTHzPftv44

    Here is my Tumblr post: http://mysticechoes.tumblr.com/post/130289402609/win-this-great-give-away-by-entering-at-the

    Here is my Blog post: http://mystic-echoes.com/2015/10/01/great-give-away-chance/

    E-mail charitylbedell@gmail.com

    Trying to find how/where to follow the blog. When I find it I will follow the blog as well.

  70. Can not wait for the Apple Crunch Muffins!!!! Ahahahahaaa I see my sweet wifey Siren has copied the recipe down :) Love the Sirens! Love PBN (Great group of businesses!) Follow everybody...cause I am a stalker like that :P
    Oh, and really hope to win the giveaway because I SO want that stained glass and Laura Perry's book!!!!!

  71. I followed Pagan Business Network on FB.

    beamonjoe@gmail.com is my email address.

  72. I follow Samhain's Sirens on the Book of Face :)

  73. And I follow this here blog. All the awesome people do!

  74. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/elijahtrent/status/649723630037925888

    Shared: https://www.facebook.com/elijah.olson/posts/10154302782178079?pnref=story

    Follow Sirens
    Follow Siren blog (of course)
    Follow and Like PBN on FB :)
    Follow PBN on Twitter

  75. Awww yeah! I follow the Sirens, I like the PBN page, I love it! :D dawnofanewage@hotmail.com

  76. OMGs that glass creation is A-MAZING! Well done AZ Stained Glass! And the muffins? Good-googa-da-moogie, I can almost smell them now! What an awesome giveaway package to kick off this party!

    I tweeted ... https://twitter.com/RavenFeatherGC/status/649729305023524864
    I follow the Sirens
    I follow PBN on FB
    I follow the Siren blog
    I follow PBN on Twitter :)

    email addy is RavenFeatherCreation@gmail.com

  77. I have liked the business page. I also like the Samhain's Siren's page and this blog!

  78. I liked and checked Get Notifications on the Pagan Business Network FB page! Happy October! lilskeeter0771@hotmail.com

    1. :( not sure why it didn't update my profile. It should be "Paula J"

  79. I follow the sirens on facebook (kleaf19@Gmail.com)

  80. I already follow Samhain's Sirens on Facebook. I'm looking forward to all that's to come! YAY!!!!

  81. I follow the pagan business network on facebook.

  82. I liked the Pagan Business Network Facebook page

    email anamcara1965@gmail.com

  83. I follow the pagan business network on twitter.

  84. I follow the Samhain Sirens blog.

  85. https://twitter.com/ForetDeMichelle/status/649742087257260032

  86. My tweet: https://twitter.com/kleaf19/status/649742054440853504?s=01

  87. I follow the sirens on facebook.

  88. Follow and like Samhain Sirens fb, Pagan Business Network too. Also, this blog.

  89. Liked and followed. Unity.rains@gmail.com

  90. I now follow the pagan business network on twitter.


  91. Been following Samhain's Sirens on Facebook

  92. I liked the Pagan Business Network cmplaxco@gmail.com

  93. I like and follow Samhain's Sirens.

  94. I now like/get notifications from PBN on Facebook

  95. This giveaway is now closed. See you tomorrow at 9am EDT for the winner announcement and another giveaway!

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