Sunday, September 30, 2012

Are you ready for some Samhain?

The countdown to Samhain begins!

I'm SO excited to announce one of the most EXCITING October events on the web! Brought to you by a group of the most amazing, wonderful, funny, generous, witty, and talented witches and pagans collectively known as Samhain's Sirens, this is an event you won't want to miss!

Samhain Sirens

Samhain’s Sirens is a gift of Halloween love to you from us. During the Samhain season (October 1- November 2) we’ll be treating you to blogs, giveaways, craft ideas, recipes and music to help you celebrate this holy and happy time in honoring the thinning of the veil and our ancestors.

Be sure to visit and follow our blog page ( )
"Like" our Facebook page ( and
Follow us onTwitter ( ) for all the exciting news and entertainment of the season!

Not only will you enjoy "all the Samhain news you can use", but there will be giveaways galore with a SWEET Grand Prize Giveaway at the end of the month. I've had the honor of being the Siren in charge of collecting all of the Wickedly Wonderful goodies that will be included in the Grand Prize Giveaway. Trust me when I tell you that you will want to enter often to increase your chances of winning!

As part of this celebration, I will be doing a giveaway of my very own hand blended Smudging Mist

MANY thanks and MUCH LOVE to Kallan Kennedy for facilitating this event, and to ALL the Sirens who have put so much work into it! Vickie of Aoibheal's Lair has done a fantastic job of keeping up with the blog calendar. Magaly of Pagan Culture (a MOST EXCELLENT writer!) will weave a Magickal Word Web with contributions from ALL of the bloggers, and here is a sampling of some the SWEET witches and pagans who are contributing something to this NOT TO BE MISSED Event!

- Sosanna's Closet -
-Sosanna's Closet on Google+
- Confessions of a Modern Witch -

Kourtney Leaf
- The Multi-Faceted Experience -

Vickie McNeely
-Aoibheal's Lair -

Angie Holtz
- Lilac Wolf and Stuff -
- LilWolfMama -

Jen Rue
- Rue and Hyssop -
- Three Cats And A Broom -

Loren Morris
-Saga's Cottage-
-Saga's Cottage Etsy- 

Lorelei Gumbiner
- Eliora -
- Eliora -

Sam Curtin
- Samantha Curtin - Author -
- Bones, Buried Treasures and Beliefs -

Angel Mixon ( Bella Foxglove )
Tales of the Wolf Queen (Blog ) -
Tales of the Wolf Queen (Fan Page) -

Pixie Allen
- Pixie's Musings (blog) -

Tess Muin
East Coast Craft & Curio -
Crimson Cauldron -
Etsy shop -
my blog -

Danni Suplicki
The Whimsical Cottage:

Tiffany Boggins

Judas Antenesque
Stirring the Cauldron with Judas:

Alan Heartsong
Heartsong's Circle: 

So get ready, you Magickal Peeps! You're in for the broom ride of your life!

Magickly Yours,

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mabon goodness!

At Eye of Nuit, we are so grateful for the blessings we have received and continue to receive. You, our customers, are the best blessings of all! As the Wheel of the Year has turned once more, we celebrate the Autumn Equinox by giving thanks to the abundance we've received in our lives. This is the second of the three harvests, and we begin to store all that we have grown to get us through the upcoming winter. But for now, Fall is officially here!

From now through the Winter Solstice, the Sun's strength begins to diminish. Daylight will grow shorter, and we will be turning the clocks back on November 4th at 2 AM.

Here's a list of upcoming events you won't want to miss, along with a recipe for Warm Mulled Cider to warm you on the those cool nights!

Upcoming Events:

Downtown Irwin Fall Festival. Saturday, September 22nd from 9 AM - 3 PM. Food, Craft vendors, Karaoke, & more!
Chris Marie will be at our Rising Sun Metaphysical Center to do readings!

Meditation with Jeff Kimmel - Friday, October 19th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Crystal Workshop with Ken Harsh - Friday & Saturday, October 26th & 27th. See the website for details.

Psychic Fair & Birthday Bash! - Saturday, November 10th.

Recipe of the Month: Warm Mulled Cider

Here's a DELICIOUS recipe that's easy to make!

  • 2 quarts (8 cups) fresh cider
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 10 thin orange slices, cut in half
  • 1/2 medium apple, cored but not peeled, cut into thin slices
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, 2 to 3 inches long, broken in half, plus 10 extra for garnish
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dark rum (see note)
Place the cider in a large saucepan set over medium heat, and heat until it is warmed through.
While the cider is heating, melt the butter in a large, heavy saucepan set over medium heat. When melted, add the sugar and stir about a minute. (The sugar will not be completely dissolved.) Add the warm cider and stir until all the sugar has dissolved into the liquid.
Add half of the orange slices, the apple slices, the halved cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and rum. Stir and cook at a simmer, until flavors have melded well, 8 to 10 minutes. (Cider can be prepared 2 days ahead; cool, cover, and refrigerate. Reheat over medium heat, stirring often.)
To serve, ladle warm cider into mugs or cups. Garnish each serving with an orange slice and a cinnamon stick. Serves 10.
Note: Dark, rather than light rum, works best in this recipe. Myers Dark Rum works particularly well in this mulled cider. You can omit the rum for a nonalcoholic preparation, and it will still taste good.

This month's sale at Pagan Stuff Cheap:

Save 10% on all books, journals, Book of Shadows, and Tarot supplies! With Samhain just around the corner, now is a good time to check out our selection of Tarot decks and books. Click here to see our inventory of over 7,000 items!

Until next time, my Wonderful Witchlets!