A Costco Cardi You’ve Gotta Go Get!

10.20.2016 by Emily |

boxwood clippings | costco cardigan
You know you’re a mom when you get excited about a fashion find at Costco. Oh man!

We are used to seeing these cute ‘BNCI’ brand cardigans at Nordstrom Rack, but were so excited to see this one at Costco for a fraction of the price, just $15!!!

It comes in a few different colors, but we love this grey for an every day look. The fit is flattering and we love that it has pockets perfect for keys and your cell phone. It’s a perfect lightweight cardi for the fall, and will be great in winter with a heavy scarf.

Time to treat yo’ self, add it to your grocery list ladies!

– Emily x

Custom House Portraits: Now Taking Christmas Orders!!!

10.19.2016 by Sarah |

A perfect gift is pretty hard to come by…

this is pretty close!

I’ve been painting these one-of-a-kind custom house portraits for the past several years, mostly at Christmas. I can tell you it’s an absolute joy! I love sitting down at my desk while the girls nap, put on some Christmas music and whip out the paint brushes.

It’s a sweet feeling to be behind such a personalized gift, and I’ve truly loved hearing you guys share your stories of your homes and the reactions of those you’ve gifted to. In a small way, I feel like I got to share some of the excitement of Christmas morning!

boxwood clippings | custom house portrait

boxwood clippings_custom house portrait

I’m not quite sure how long, or how many orders I’ll be taking this year, but if you are interested please pop me an email at sarahfaubus (at) gmail (dot) com for more information.

Most houses fit into my $65 rate, framed.

Jumping into Christmas shopping this early is a major stress relief for me, especially if it’s that person who’s tricky to buy for. I’ll do the hard work for you! Pop me an email!!!

Sarah x

We’re on YouTube!!!

10.17.2016 by sarah and emily |

You guys we made a You Tube video!!!

It’s something we’ve been thinking about for years, so last week we decided to stop thinking and to give it a shot!

We’re excited to start this new adventure, but please bare with as we experiment with this new medium and get comfortable both behind and in front of the camera!

Without further ado….


If you enjoyed the video, we’d LOVE you to hop over to youtube and like + subscribe!

We’re also craving feedback and ideas, is there a something you’d like to see us shoot?

Please share your ideas and comments!

Sincere thanks in advance,

Sarah and Emily x

Say ‘Cheese’, and head to Costco!

10.14.2016 by Sarah |

I have such a sweet tooth that it’s hard for me to get as equally excited about anything savory, but cheese does just that!

Really, this is the perfect snack/meal for me: a great cheese, yummy crackers and ripe fruit.

(Lets not forget, easy prep and zero clean up)

I sometimes wonder why I don’t eat like this every day!

boxwood clippings |cheese-2

Costco is by far the best place for cheese. This Cranberry Wensleydale is a family favorite and although it’s imported from England I swear you wouldn’t know it by the price. Only $6 for the block above. With the holidays right around the corner their selection is better than ever. What I always love about Costco is that if I buy something I don’t love, it’s always returnable…even food!

These crackers are also on sale now for around $5,50 for 5 boxes. My twins have been loving them.

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With these prices it’s basically the same as nibbling on Cheddar and Wheat Thins, but SO MUCH BETTER and more sophisticated don’t you think?! I feel like a grown up now…well, almost!

Sarah, x.

Little Girl Halloween Costumes

10.12.2016 by sarah and emily |

When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, our favorites are the old traditional types… Cats/bats/owls and the best of course…witches!

Our three little girls are so excited about Halloween this year! We are equally as thrilled that we made their costumes from their every day clothes and by adding just a few cheap accessories!

boxwood clippings | little girl halloween costumes

boxwood clippings | little girl halloween costumes

boxwood clippings | little girl halloween costumes
We found the cat ears/tail and broomsticks at the Dollar Tree (in store only).
We found the black witch hats and tutus last year on clearance after Halloween and just added a few ribbons and creepy crawlies with the hot glue gun.

We love how easy and inexpensive these costumes were to pull together!

The girls are already practicing their witch cackles and meows for trick or treating.
We cannot wait!

-Sarah and Emily x