Going Nutty Around Here

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Red and white cotton twine and nut cachettes. Christmas is coming at McMaster & Storm!

Getting back in the groove again. Some serious Nesting for Kara as she focused on her home for the last week. {I needed a break and time away from blogging} Little over 3 months to go until baby arrives and much needed time organizing before our Christmas open house. Actually don't think the real "nesting" phase has set in yet but, felt really great to freshen up the house. The real pregnancy nesting phase has not set in because if that was the case I would've cleaned out my Tupperware cabinet but, instead I scream every time I open it and quickly close it. How in the world does one organize that stuff. I love it but, oh those lids its mass confusion for sure.

I promise that I will be uploading some more things. I've been poking on this. I will check on inventory as that needs updated. Plus we have restocked some things like our chocolates among other things.

Christmas open house dates have been decided and working on things for that event.
{That's the going nutty around here!}
Nov 13th 10-8
Nov 14th 1-8
Nov 15th 10-5
Our event coincides with our downtown christmas this year. There will be carriage rides, singers & the downtown churches will be open. Love this as we have beautiful old churches throughout our downtown.

We will close down that Mon - Wed to prepare. On Mondays following open house we'll be open from 10-5.

I will post our theme on a later post.

No Title Tuesday

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We don't want to think too much today, we can't- too many
things going through our minds. Sometimes life throws
you waves that are unable to conquer.

Happy Fall Weekend to All!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

{next week lots of new products}
{for your encouragement and these will be available soon}
{our popular sheep will be grazing again in our store}
{linens always inspiring}
{our popular loving cup kit-so cute}

I Spy Touches of Red

Friday, October 17, 2008

{Thursday was Kara's day off
Made homemade chicken & wild rice soup}

{Getting Luke's outfit ready for fall pics,
attaching the "L" red & white ribbon on upper sleeve of
parchment color sweater.}

{Tickets for the glee club and choir at Miami University Oxford, Ohio
A beautiful old campus 1809-2009 celebrates their 2ooth year.
Cute red & white ticket can't wait to attend with dear friends.}

{Love touches of red}

Fall is here!

Sara's Daughter's Wedding

Monday, October 13, 2008

{Our talented gal that helps us out at the store,
her daughter's wedding October 4th 2008.}

Solid colors of carnations in a beautiful amber square vase.
The tables were covered in dark chocolate brown tablecloths.
Each table had varied colors of monochromatic pink carnations.
I believe Marisa {bride} did the calligraphy number cards on tables

Entrance bouquet at the reception...
love, love the combo of red & pink.

Seating "chairs" held our table number and
had darling petite scalloped sugar cookies inside with
pink sprinkles. {made by Marisa--she loves to bake}

The cake!

Darcy, Sara & Kara
Loved Sara's dress---isn't she lovely!

Thank you for a lovely day!

Random Vignettes {Darcy's house & our store}

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

{Darcy's charming home}

{our vintage machine used for gold stamping our ribbons}

{McKell's room}
{McKell's collection of prize ribbons}

{Darcy's display in part of her kitchen}
{Funky display in Darcy's dining room}
{Eye candy at Darcy's house}
{bracelets at McMaster & Storm}
{Our kit display sign}
{More charming bracelets}
{Current storefront windows}
A big thank you for all your web orders. They have all shipped out and some will go out Friday.
Since the weather has changed people have been buying Christmas gifts already.
Enjoy the rest of the week!

Where did the time go?

Friday, October 3, 2008

The day is slipping by and so much for a lengthy blog post.
I did get even more things uploaded including one of our 
prize ribbons. We have a wedding tomorrow and our attention will be on 
that special event. We'll see you on Tuesday with more updates.
Enjoy your weekend & happy nesting!

Peek Inside!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Lots of new at McMaster & Storm
more to come tomorrow! 
I will be writing a lengthy blog post 
Friday on all the new with links.
Already 24 new products uploaded
and many more to get done.
Our tech guy is busy getting things done
for us too!

*Purchase 75.00 or more and we'll tuck our 
custom prize ribbon in your package!

{can't wait to show you our one-of-a-kind
ribbons that we make...available late Friday online
we promise! Many of you have been asking
and it's coming to fruition!}

*Purchase $40.00 and we'll tuck our petite tablet set
inside your package.

{shipping not included for the total amount}

We want to finish up website this week and are busy getting our
 store fluffed. Can't wait to show what Darcy has been busy doing 
at the shop.....visual merchandising it's her talent!