An October Monday

Wood Crafts, Primitives & other Fanciful Stuff ♥


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The Game is a Foot!

Hello wonderful WoodSprites!

Thought I would post the 2 trivia questions posted so far on the Facebook Page.  So if you’d like to win a beautiful handcrafted Mother’s Day Gift hop on over and join the game!

Mom Giveaway 2014

 Trivia question #1 : What Movie Mom said, “Oh, Slothy. I may have been bad. I may have kept you chained up in that room but it was for your own good.” 

Trivia Question #2: What American humorist said, “”Cleaning the house while the children are home is like shoveling while it’s still snowing.”

 Hope to see you join in the fun! 

Until next time…

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,
J.

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An October Monday Etsy Shop ~ Home of our handcrafted wood items.

An October Monday Zazzle Shop ~ home of our Tee’s, Totes and more!

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures 😉


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Let the Games Begin!

Hello WoodSprites!

Happy Tuesday!!!  This post is An October Monday’s 100th post so we thought it was time to have some fun and honor our Mother’s!  

From now through Saturday May 3rd I will be posting “Oh God Mother” trivia questions on An October Monday’s Facebook Page. It could be anything from a historical “mom” fact or a movie quote, all you have to do is post your answer to each question. On Sunday May 4th I will announce the trivia winners! I will be posting more than one question each day so keep your eye’s open  Have Fun and Good Luck and remember to share the fun with family and friends!

Here’s a Peek at the prizes:

 

1st Prize Gift Set

1st Prize Gift Set 

 

2nd Place Gift Set

2nd Place Gift Set

 

3rd Place Gift

3rd Place Gift

These beautiful Victorian inspired shabby chic gifts were created with Mother’s Day in mind.  So if you’d like to win one of these handcrafted gifts come over to our Facebook Page and have some fun!

Until next time…

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,
J.

Visit Us At

An October Monday Etsy Shop ~ Home of our handcrafted wood items.

An October Monday Zazzle Shop ~ home of our Tee’s, Totes and more!

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures 😉


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New Beginnings

It had totally slipped my mind yesterday to do an Earth Day post… So to show our beautiful Mother Earth some love today I am sharing a poem.  Enjoy and may your springtime be filled with green blessings ♥

New Beginnings

By: J.A. Eastin

 

Slumber deep, frost covered dreams

A stirring gentle

Casings shed

Roots begin to search for nourishment

A soul’s initiation

New beginnings

 Visions from the womb of winter

Faith and courage

New joy and new challenges

Whispered promise of things unknown

Be brave

Have faith

Seed ideas, sweet hope planted last fall

You have kept

Protected and nurtured

Birth pains flow, renewal breath of life

A yearly rebirth

It requires risk

Rise from slumber, embrace your journey

A destiny to create

All in this moment, a new beginning

Artist holds all rights to this artwork.

Artist holds all rights to this artwork.

I would love to give proper credit to this beautiful artwork, if you know who the artist is please let me know.

(c) New Beginnings Julie A. Eastin 2014

 

 

 

 

 


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My how time flies…

Well Hello WoodSprites!

It’s me, I’m back… Did you miss me?  Just kidding.  So as I mentioned yesterday some cold weather and my fibromyalgia ganged up on me last week and kicked my butt!  I was ever so thankful for the warm weather to aid in my feeling better.

I also mentioned I would be adding some new goodies to our Etsy Shop… and I did!  7 new items are now available to order!  And just a sweet little reminder Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, May 11th, to be exact.  So looking for a unique gift keep us in mind.  If you are planning on ordering an item, please remember I create each piece at time of purchase, this usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to complete … Which means I need time to create it, but if you message me and and let me know it is a Mother’s Day gift I can put a rush on it for the holiday, a small fee may apply.

Okay, now on to the goodies for sale!

Witching Hour

Scoreboard

 

Black hat

 

Abracadabra

 

BroomSticks

 

Apothecary Sign

 

 

And last but not least…

Mermaid

 

 

Whew… 7 new wonderful items!  Well Sprites I won’t keep you any longer… The day is coming to an end and I still have the wee clan to feed and some shopping to get done. 

 

If you haven’t liked us on Facebook, please consider doing so, we promise we’ll like you back 😉  And once we hit 100 likes we want to have a special We hit 100 WooHoo Giveaway!   We only need 19 more likes to hit the 100 like mark… So come on over and show us a little love ♥

I have some brand new wood projects I will be working on and few new things will be going up in the Zazzle Shop too!  Lot’s of fun and whimsical stuff happening so I hope you’ll check back soon!

But for now I am off to feed the clan, so until next time…

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,
J.

Visit Us At

An October Monday Etsy Shop ~ Home of our handcrafted wood items.

An October Monday Zazzle Shop ~ home of our Tee’s, Totes and more!

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures 😉


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I Shall Return…

You may, or may not have noticed my absence here on the blog… I do apologize. Last week the weather turned cold again rather quickly, which in turn flared up my fibromyalgia. So I took some much needed “me” time. The last two days have been gloriously warm and sunny. I spent much time tending to what will be my herb garden and planting beautiful seeds for the garden.

Tomorrow I shall be posting about some new Witch Primitives and getting them up at the Etsy Shop.

So Until then…

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,
J.

Visit Us At

An October Monday Etsy Shop ~ Home of our handcrafted wood items.

An October Monday Zazzle Shop ~ home of our Tee’s, Totes and more!

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures 😉


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They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky…

Happy Tuesday WoodSprites!

Sorry I did not blog yesterday I was a wee bit out of sorts with my allergies.  Not to mention  it was a gloomy rainy day and rainy day’s and Mondays “sometimes” get me down… But today the sun is shinning, it’s beautiful and so are you…

Okay I’ll quit with the throw back to old song lyrics now 😉

So today is really kind of exciting, this evening I am off to see The Adam’s Family, A New Musical Comedy!  This is my very first grown-up play… What a sheltered life I live. I did see Seussical with my son’s 5th grade class once… Does that count?  Anyhow I will try to blog tomorrow about my Adam’s Family adventure!

But what else have I been up to?  Quite a bit really.  Over the weekend we worked out in our yard.  We had a crafty streak and made mason jar tikki lamps for the backyard.  Dug our fire-pit, cleaned up a whole lot of fallen branches, had friends over and watched the season premiere of Game of Throne, of course!

tikki

3 of our Mason Jar Tikki Lamps

Yesterday I worked on a new Apothecary wood primitive sign, I should have it pretty much finished up this afternoon, and then I will be adding it to our Etsy Shop.

Apothecary

An October Monday Apothecary Sign

 

The Zazzle shop is growing and I added a wonderful farmhouse style kitchen witch pitcher today, Lizzie’s Juice Jamboree.  Also, select items are all 15% off today only in the Zazzle Shop!  So I hope you’ll pop in a check out all our crafty items.  I am adding stuff almost daily!

lizzie

Lizzie’s Juice Jamboree Farmhouse Pitcher

And drum roll please…

We hit 80 likes on our Facebook Page!  Thanks for those brave enough to click the like button!  This also means we are a little closer to our,  We hit 100 WooHoo Giveaway!  I still haven’t heard any feedback on what the giveaway should be (taps on computer screen and wonders are you out there?).  So I was thinking maybe we’d giveaway a gift certificate to one of our shops… what do ya think?

Well Sprites the day is burning and I have lots to do today, so I’m off.

 Until next time,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

Visit Us At

An October Monday Etsy Shop ~ Home of our handcrafted wood items.

An October Monday Zazzle Shop ~ home of our Tee’s, Totes and more!

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures 😉

 


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Memories of Little Girls…

For my Dad…

 

Memories of Little Girls

By: Julie A. Eastin

 

Today spins

Emotions uncontrolled

Memories of little girls

A happy lie

You walked away

You turned your back

Pills and alcohol

We weren’t enough

To give you hope

You left… 

Memories of little girls

Where the hell did you go?

All I wanted…

Was to make you happy

Guess that never happened

You never looked back

My sisters and me

Nothing…

More than a memory

You shut the door

Long before I moved on

I lived my days wondering

What did I do?

How can I be better?

But you never noticed…

Not me.

Not my sisters.

You just went on

Like we never were

Something or someone

Best forgotten

Your…

Little girls

You just went on

Today I am letting go

Time for goodbye

I can’t carry your memory

I won’t make excuses

I know all too well

The meaning of love

I would never turn my back

On those I love

Tonight the feelings hurt

The memories linger

But I’m letting go

Saying goodbye…

Memories of little girls

 

Ma and my sisters