merry, merry

xmas 2012

Be merry, friends!  Here’s our 2012 Christmas card.  Hoping you all have a wonderful and blessed holiday!!

{photo and card design by Marla Carter}

winners + our beauty favorites



“And WHY is the carpet all wet Todd??”
“I don’t KNOW MARGO!!!”

- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

- Laura G.


“Have you been eatin’ that mistletoe?”

-Duck Dynasty Christmas special 2012

- Martha


“Not a finger!”

-The Christmas Story.

- Julie B.


“Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association?”

– Home Alone

- Sharon


Bob: “Well I got a letter from Benny Haynes! Do you remember the Mess Sergeant?”

Phil: “Freckle-face Haynes, the dog-faced boy?”

Bob: “He’s got sisters? – Claims he’s got ‘em.”

Phil: “How can a guy that ugly, have sisters?

Bob: “Very brave parenting!”

- White Christmas

- Grace


“Maybe Christmas perhaps doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”

- The Grinch

- Meredith


In case anyone was looking for some last minute Christmas stocking stuffers (apart from Clare’s beautiful work), a blog reader recently requested that we post our beauty favorites… so here we are…


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ALS fall 2012

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ALS beauty

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sharing the love

tastes orangey2Tis the season for a holiday giveaway!  You know we love paintings by Clare Elsaesser.  Six winners will get their pick of a 13 x 19 print from Clare’s shop: Tastes Orangey.   Just leave a comment with your favorite holiday movie quote and we’ll pick six winners on Tuesday!