I love love love October. The end of the year is rolling around the leaves are beginning to change. There's a slight crispness to the air. It's my favorite time of the year.
I love the smells of fireplaces beginning to burn and oh yeah, SAMHAIN! It's my favorite holiday, with Beltane bringing in a close second. This was the day hubby and I had our hand-fasting and the day we recognize our anniversary. This year will be nine years together! Truly a magical time of the year.
I love October for another reason. YES! Blog giveaways! Currently there are several blog giveaways going on and I'd like to highlight two.
First we have Kallan over at The Secret Life of the American Working Witch. She has started the first of her Samhain giveaways with a wreath from me, at "Sosanna's Closet" and a protection pouch. Kallan sent me a protection pouch a while back and these are great to have around. My was specially created for me and I still have it today. It's awesome. I won't be entering this round of the contest, but I know she's also going to have more stuff and I can't wait to see what's next!
The next giveaway that looks amazing is over at Mrs. B's Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom. I've entered to win a couple of her giveaways before, however this one looks really awesome. The book she's giving away is "The Witches Book of the Dead". I've been having quite a bit of spiritual activity lately and I'd love to see what this books has to say on the subject. I've tried some divination work to try to see what's here, but I'm not having much luck. Maybe I'll win this one!
There are some other events going on like the "Get off Your Broom Fitness Challenge" over at "The Domestic Pagan" and "The Real Witches of Halloween" at WitchBlog.
Overall a great way to head into the holiday season, wish me luck on my entries this season, hopefully I'll get some treats!
Namaste & Blessed Be