02.22.2017 by Emily |

You guys! We cannot believe it is the end of February, whaaaat??!! The new year has been nuts for us so far.

Our best news of course, is that SARAH IS PREGNANT!!!!!! We have had so much sickness, doctors visits, snow days, visitors and a fun trip to Disneyland we have had zero time to blog.

On a good day we have three toddlers running around, baby Ben who’s now on the move and into EVERYTHING and one pregnant lady, so you can imagine how productive we are being. We are finding it hard to manage and keep on top of it all which gives us even more incentive to simplify everything in our lives! What is your secret to managing it all? Meditation?! A nanny? Please comment and let us know!!!

One thing we have done is made major goals for our homes this year!

We’re both hoping to finish our basements in the near future, but first we want to spruce our current spaces. With our growing families we have room changes to tackle too. A new nursery and playroom for Sarah’s family and a big girl room for Emily’s little Jane. Minimum budget with maximum impact will be our goal and we’ll be documenting everything to take you along our updates. You can follow us on Instagram HERE and Pinterest HERE for our daily inspiration and what we’re up to!


First up for Emily, is her dining room. If you follow us on Insta you got a sneak peek of her current project. It’s the space that felt the most unfinished so the perfect starting spot for the year.

She had one blank wall that we thought needed some trim to help the whole space feel finished. We decided on a grid wall of squares and got our inspiration from this image from  Serena and Lily.  It’s traditional but also modern and fits well with the craftsman architecture of the home.


The project is almost done and we’re thrilled with how it’s coming together. We’ll be sharing the space with you soon.

Lastly, are you having a hard time getting through this winter? If you have the February blues like us you NEED THIS Restoration Hardware throw that is on major clearance. We think it is the world’s best secret and our survival for winter.

Lots of love, Sarah and Emily xx

We’re back…and with a little surprise!

02.15.2017 by Sarah |

We are really excited to now share that I’m pregnant with a baby boy!

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When we wrote our Christmas post, we really didn’t think it’d be this long of a blog break! But life has a way of throwing you unexpected surprises.

For those who’ve done IVF (or know those who have) you know it’s no walk in the park, and even the smoothest of cycles is so consuming, time wise, physically, financially and mentally. This has been our 2nd fresh cycle, and we’re beyond grateful that they were both successful.

We feel VERY lucky.

The news of the success however was put on hold while the beginning of pregnancy was quite bumpy to say the least. Pretty much all of January was ‘hit or miss’, and I’m just starting to feel as confident as the Dr’s do and get excited that a baby boy is joining our family in August!!!

We love you guys and this little blog of ours, we’re excited that another boy is joining our little group.

Finally, here’s to the new year…and all the exciting things in the works!

Sarah. x


Merry Christmas!

12.23.2016 by sarah and emily |

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As we come to a close of this year these four cheeky monkeys remind us what happiness is all about!

2016 has been one of our hardest years yet, we miss our brother. Nothing can replace the hole he has left in our hearts, we feel older, and more vulnerable.  It’s hard not to dwell on sadness, but we are grateful of the light this season brings.

I read this week “The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.”
– Russell M. Nelson

We have never been more grateful for all those we love!

We hope your Christmas is filled with love and peace, and busy making memories!

We’ll see you in 2017!

Sarah and Emily xx

The Easiest Way to make a Ginger Bread House

12.22.2016 by Sarah |

If you’re looking something fun and festive to do we have the best idea…

Gingerbread houses made from just two ingredients: graham crackers and chocolate!

boxwood clippings | easy white gingerbread-house
Graham crackers are one thousand times easier than trying to make your own gingerbread and getting your angles perfectly straight and chocolate is so much easier to work with than icing.

The best part is your house is made in five minutes and then you can really get to the fun of decorating!

We used a bread knife to cut our graham crackers and simply melted white chocolate in a Ziploc bag in the microwave.

It’s time to bring out your inner Buddy the Elf and get to work :)

Sarah x

Gift Guide for You!

12.20.2016 by sarah and emily |

boxwood clippings gift-guide-20161 | phone case 2 | preserved boxwood wreath 3 | OPI bubble bath 4 |Dogeared necklace

5 | Faribault buffalo check throw 6 | Rifle Paper recipe box 7 | Hunter boots

8 | milk glass cake stand 9 | copper KitchenAid

You’ve worked hard all year and we are 100% positive you are on the nice list!

If you have no idea what you should ‘ask for’ this Christmas, look no further! These are a few of our favorite things and we know you will LOVE any of these items too.

Merry Christmas ladies!

Sarah and Em xxx