An October Monday

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Oh My Stars & Whiskers!

Hello WoodSprites! 

Sorry it has been awhile since I last blogged but I actually was sick and have just recently begun to feel like my old happy self again.  Now here is where I will do my public safety announcement!

I was sick because early this spring I was bitten by a deer tick and contracted Lyme’s Disease… So please if you live in an area where ticks are plentiful use a tick repellent.  I was careless when doing yard work and did not, lesson learned!  So know the signs of Lyme’s Disease because early treatment is very effective.

Alright, I will not ramble on anymore about that but please do take care of yourself and your loved ones if out in nature (please use NATURAL protection, deet is dangerous!).

Okay now onto shop news… there are some new whimsical creations in the Etsy Shop  We have added:

4 drawer vintage inspired Apothecary chest/trinket box

Witch’s Garden ~ A sweet little vintage inspired witch graces this wonderful garden sign.

Beware Modern Day Witches ~ A fun tongue and cheek word art piece, and my first piece done using mostly my teal blue vinegar stain.

A brand new playful witches Coven Lovin’ spoon and plaque ~ This one is much larger than the older one and has 3 beautiful witches and a whimsical winking moon spoon!

And lastly,

The Witch Is In/Out ~ Victorian witch inspired door hanger with a changeable in/out star.

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Oh my stars and whiskers I’ve been busy! And it’s not about to stop. I currently have a few other new items brewing and hope to have them available soon.  

Some other exciting news (well at least for me) An October Monday will be featured on I {heart} Rhody, a wonderful blog featuring events,sights, dinning, shops and local artists in Rhode Island.  Once it is all up I will share the link here.

Well darling Sprites time for me to grab my broomstick and fly… Lots to be done today! 

Until next time…

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

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It’s been awhile…

So it has been awhile since I last blogged.  We have safely moved, we are now unpacked and An October Monday Etsy Shop is now re-opened.  Working on some new items for the shop, but shhhh… More about that at a later time 😉

Today I would love to share my first new poem…  It’s been the first time in a long time I had words just flow through me this easily.  Maybe it’s the ocean air or the whispers of wind through the woods outside my house.  Whatever the reason I am very grateful and I hope you enjoy Anew…

 

Anew

By: Julie A. Eastin

Wind whispers, secrets of days gone by

The salt air cleanses the soul

A new breath is released

It dances on the ocean breeze

 

Sunlight purifies the body

Each cell burst with delight

A new cycle has begun

An unfamiliar path to walk

 

Dreams begin to form

Erupting into being

A new desire burns

Songs of the soul to be heard

 

Moonrise, a light of guidance

Pearl of wisdom for those who seek

A new woman is reborn

Arms raised, she draws down the moon

 

Radiant stars shine ancient beauty

They are the ancestral women

A new sister joins them

Baptized in their glow

 

This moment marked in time

Shrouded in divine mystery

A new love fills her

Transformed forever… She is anew

Image found on Lightworkers.org

Image found on Lightworkers.org

 


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Apothecary Sign & Violet Flame Gifts

Happy Wednesday evening WoodSprites!

Yay, we are halfway through the week.  Some of us have endured snow storms, ice storms and snow days with 3 teenagers home (okay so that was me).  I finally managed to get the Victorian Era inspired Apothecary Sign finished and it is now available at An October Monday Etsy Shop!  Take a peek:

I think it turned out quite handsome 😉  Now to get busy on the Green Man Herb Shoppe sign.  I am hoping to have that one ready by the weekend.  

Speaking of apothecary I want to show some love to one of my favorite shops around, Violet Flame Gifts.  I am lucky enough to live a few blocks away from this lovely hearth based shop located in a whimsical Victorian house.  The owner Ms. Heather Killen is a dear friend and mentor and the creatress of some of the best all natural bath & beauty products I’ve ever used.

If you’re lucky when you stop in to browse Violet Flame Gifts it will be a day when Heather is blending and brewing up new products!  Oh the heavenly scents… Now if you don’t live near enough to visit don’t fret she has an online shop where you can browse the shop from home while sipping some tea all warm and cozy in your pj’s! Here is a small peek at what you can find there:

One of my favorite products are the  goats milk & silk body creams.  I suffer from extremely dry skin and I have spent lots on a lot of different products claiming to help ( they did not).  I have been using Violet Flame Gifts body creams for about 7 months now and I have not suffered with cracked dry skin since.  I love the lavender but I am currently hooked on the Blackberry Blossom… But whatever you like each one is lightly scented with the purest of oils and made with natrual ingredients.  And if you’re like me and concerned with what your kids are putting on their skin with these all natural products you never have to worry!

Another thing I’d like to mention about Violet Flame Gifts and it’s owner is that it is a true American Small Business.  When you buy from this shop you are supporting a wonderful shop owner and her family.  I don’t know about you but I am sick of throwing money at  Big Box chains and bath & beauty suppliers who could care less about your health.

So if you’re looking for some absolutely to die for bath & beauty products that won’t break the bank, support a small business and is hella good check out Violet Flame Gifts and “Feed the Magical Fire Within!”

Well Sprites time flies and it’s almost time to feed the wee clan.

Until next time…

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

Visit Us At:

An October Monday ~ Our first stand alone web shop!

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

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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Changes A Foot & A Little Practical Magic

Yes, I fell off the face of the earth again… But with good reason.  So many things are changing, again, that it has left me with little time to blog.  If you follow us you may know that Robert was let go from his job at an unnamed bottle water company (evil bastards!).  It was tough…

I MEAN REALLY TOUGH!

This was in October.  November came and still no work.  December came… still no work.  We managed to have a wonderful Yule due to the kindness and love of four very special women in our life and to those who placed orders from An October Monday Etsy!  Thank you all and much, much love!

Then suddenly the New Year came and POW!  Robert got a job offer in Rhode Island!  So he has been away from the wee clan for 4 weeks now working… Yay!

That means… You guessed it, my wee clan will be once again moving!  Good Goddess I hope this is the last move for a very long time.  The kids and I don’t have a move date as of yet… We may tough it out till the end of the school year, but with us who knows.

So in absence of my life partner I have been working on orders solo and crafting new things for the shop.  I had to put altars on hold for now, Robert does all the handy work in building them but don’t fret they will be back in stock by summer 😉

I created two new pieces inspired by the movie Practical Magic (one of my favorite movies).  Let’s take a peek, shall we…

 

Now I am busy finishing up a new Apothecary Sign and a Green Man Herbal Shoppe sign.  I am hoping to have them up at the Etsy shop by the middle of next week!  And as always I am dreaming up new things to craft!

You may have noticed that the blog, the Facebook page and our Twitter have brand new banners, a new look for a new year and new beginnings!  

 

Well, you wonderful WoodSprites, my day is ticking away and I have plenty to do… But I wanted to pop on and again Thank All of those who have placed orders during a really difficult time.  It was with those orders we were able to tread water and not go down with a sinking ship.  We, like so many others, live mostly paycheck to paycheck but we try our hardest, give our all, and as if by magick we always make it through ♥

Until next time…

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

Visit Us At:

An October Monday ~ Our first stand alone web shop!

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

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures  😉
#AnOctoberMondaySignsForWitches

 


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Wishing Love, Joy & Peace…

Today we welcome the return of the Sun, the coming of longer days and the warmth of the growing seasons.  Winter is a time to reflect on the things harvested from the prior year but more importantly a time to plan for the coming year.  A time to find comfort in the cool dark, to heal and grow to ready ourselves for new ideas, new dreams and new hope.  So from All of Us at An October Monday would like to wish you a Blessed Winter Solstice… May you find yourself with ones you love ♥

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Womb of Winter

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 to plant in spring
Keep them
Protected and nurtured
Birth pains flow, renewed breath of life
A yearly rebirth
It requires risk
Rise from slumber embrace your journey
A destiny to create
In the womb of winter.
By: Julie A. Eastin


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Last Day to Order for December 24th Delivery!

Still looking for that magickal gift for that special someone in your life?  Let An October Monday create something magickal for you!  We have whimsical witchy crafts to help make your home and hearth truly unique.  So what are you waiting for… Grab your broom and fly on over too An October Monday Etsy or An October Monday Shop.  

To guarantee delivery by December 24th order must be placed Today, 12/07/2014!

An October Monday Etsy & www.anoctobermonday.com

An October Monday Etsy & http://www.anoctobermonday.com

 

We have a few whimsical items on hand at An October Monday Shop & our Etsy Shop ready for immediate shipping but quantities are limited.  

Currently in stock for immediate shipping:

Qty – 1 Witch’s Garden

Qty – 1  Beware the Cat  SOLD (No longer available for immediate ship)

Qty – 1 Witch Mountain Magic Sled Rides

Qty – 1 Boo~tiful Spirits Spirit Board

Qty – 1 Art Nouveau Inspired Portable Altar

Qty – 1 Moonlight Mixer Kitchen Wand

Qty – 1 Pirates ~ Ye Be Warned

Qty – 4 8 oz All Natural, Magickal Blend Beeswax Wood Polish

Qty – 3 1 oz All Natural, Magickal Blend Beeswax Wood Polish

All other items can still be ordered in time for December 24th IF… your order is placed by December 7th, that’s Today!!!

Until next time…

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

Visit Us At:

An October Monday ~ Our first stand alone web shop!

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

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures  😉
#AnOctoberMondaySignsForWitches

 


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Unique One of a Kind Gifts!

Looking for that unique one of a kind gift for that special magickal person in your life?  Check out An October Monday wood witch crafts!  We carry pendulum boards, spirit boards, whimsical witchy items to decorate your hearth and home… But hurry up December 7th is the last day you can order to insure that special item arrives before December 24th.

 

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An October Monday Etsy & http://www.anoctobermonday.com

We have a few whimsical items on hand at An October Monday Shop & our Etsy Shop ready for immediate shipping but quantities are limited.  

Currently in stock for immediate shipping:

Qty – 1 Witch’s Garden

Qty – 1  Beware the Cat

Qty – 1 Witch Mountain Magic Sled Rides

Qty – 1 Boo~tiful Spirits Spirit Board

Qty – 1 Art Nouveau Inspired Portable Altar

Qty – 1 Moonlight Mixer Kitchen Wand

Qty – 1 Pirates ~ Ye Be Warned

Qty – 4 8 oz All Natural, Magickal Blend Beeswax Wood Polish

Qty – 3 1 oz All Natural, Magickal Blend Beeswax Wood Polish

All other items can still be ordered in time for December 24th IF… your order is placed by December 7th, so don’t delay!

Until next time…

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

Visit Us At:

An October Monday ~ Our first stand alone web shop!

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

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures  😉
#AnOctoberMondaySignsForWitches