Reflecting on Christmas.......

Sunday, December 26, 2010

 Pom Poms & bells swinging from the chandelier.......
A pretty page opened...... {from Matthew Mead's magazine}
 A "natural" gift topper..........

 Outside decorations tucked into a grey garden pot............

A Merry Christmas 2010........For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given

kara & darcy too........

Vivian {4 months}

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sweetie Pie Sweet- of- You.......

Saturday, December 11, 2010

 Thank you Heather Bullard {our "Handy Box"}, Ez from Nice Package & Fiona from Cafe Cartolina for the sweet mention of our merchandise.........thank you kindly!

{New things will be popping onto our Etsy shop very soon} & yes, we are still plugging away on our new website for McMaster & Storm. {need to write some things up and I feel like I'm writing a term paper.....can I say "procrastination"?}

Darcy & I have made some new "ruler cards" for both shops----to wind your ribbon on!
& we picked up some more custom things we had done for us! Yippee!

{Some new vintage supplies coming soon!}

Here is our shop announcement of our "going-ons" this past Wednesday!
Verbage from our  Etsy shop........Swan and Shears

Yesterday, Dec. 9th, Darcy & I headed out after packing shipments, without our kidlets! Running some errands--like picking up goodies from our printer {he uses an old Heidelburg press, swoon!}. Stopping to eat Chinese, you know the kind of place that's "a- hole- in- the- wall", dated inside, but squeaky clean and oh, so good. {We shared General's Chicken if you must know!} We stopped in at an antique place and when we asked "how much" his reply was always "$10,000 dollars"! Then to a real "back in the day" variety store! {penny candy and oh, childhood memories! The clerks are always real friendly and a "Merry Christmas" was exclaimed to us as we headed out with our dime store finds........

Have a lovely day! Kara + Darcy {thanks for peeking!}

Luke's Party

Monday, December 6, 2010

 Luke's party colors {brown, white, gray}

 What do you want to eat at your party?
"poppyseed sandwiches,
  salad with dressing
  & a cake on a cakestand!" {well, goodness it's not a party without a cakestand!}
I love hearing Luke's responses!

{the day after the party he exclaimed "I love all my presents"!} 

Faux Bois contact paper comes in handy for an "L"
The best cake ever! {Jill Renicker's recipe} Mine is always is a little crooked! Oh, well it did have a good side! {I only make one 3- layer cake a year.....I ordered Zach's last year-we'll see, it just take so much time!}

 Kids table!
I love kraft builders paper!

 Darcy's fun gift wrapping......
 again darcy's magic......

 grandma K's treasure trove of a bucket!

"a peek inside"
We now officially have a 3rd thumb-sucker!