"Merry Meet and Blessed Be!"

"Bide the Wiccan law ye must,
In perfect love and perfect trust..."

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ghosts and Goblins: Why We Decorate

During the month of October it's not unusual to see homes with skeletons, ghosts, and much more displayed! Haunted houses become fashionable to attend, real or make believe. Carved pumpkins and witches on brooms with their black cats curled up at their feet. Why is it that during this month we start to think of such things, why is death such a part of our lives in the month of October? Here is a brief break down of the holiday of Samhain.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The History of Trick-or-Treating

I know I promised this yesterday, I'm sorry but in a house with 7+ children I feel like Old Mother Hubbard and forget a few things! Well here it is today! Better late than never!

As the day grows nearer children everywhere start planning their costumes, getting their bags ready, and drawing up their routes. Parents start getting together planning groups and looking for safe areas. Parties are planned, candy is bought, make-up is applied. So much excitement and fun ahead. But do you know what the back story is on this fun tradition?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Legends of the Jack-o-lantern

Everyone knows that carved pumpkins and Halloween/Samhain go hand in hand but do you know why? Here are a few stories of how they came about!

Friday, October 19, 2012

PET SAFETY

PET OWNERS
Safety tips for Samhain
1) Be careful with all decorations. Place candles where they are stable and away from pets and their fur! Fake cob webs should be placed carefully because they can pose a danger to wild birds not to mention a strangulation and entanglement hazard to cats and dogs. Be sure to get rid of old pumpkins ASAP because rotten pumpkins can be dangerous to wild life. 

2) If you must dress your pet up be sure that their vision and breathing are unhindered and that they are OK wearing it. 


3) Place cats and dogs safely inside your home because repeated door opening for trick-or-treaters allows for several chances to escape.

4) Your pets may be safe around people and children but terrified of hobgoblins and ghosts! Leave them at home inside safe. Costumes may frighten your pet and they may become excited and nervous around them.

5) Provide your pets with healthy pet friendly treats. Chocolate is toxic to animals and other goodies can pose a danger as well.

Keep your pets safe during the holiday and protect them. Please share this with your friends as well!





Blessed Be,


Lady Alice

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October Harvest Recipe

October is the time for apple and squash harvests. Here is a recipe I made for our wedding guests! I can't wait for our anniversary!