Archive for May, 2012

Pretty Pools

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Memorial Day weekend marks the date for many swimming pools opening for the season across the nation.

How about a lazy afternoon at one of these spectacular places?

Which one would you choose? I think my favorite is the pool lined with lanterns.

Here’s to a  lovely relaxing weekend! We are headed into a snowstorm at Yellowstone, oh well, at least it will be an adventure!

Holler Dollar: Patriotic Cupcake Linners

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

There’s something very Americana about summer. It must be all the patriotic holidays.

Red, White and Blue can be found all over the place this time of year, and cupcakes should be no exception! These liners and decorative flags are from the Dollar Tree. That’s right; they were only a dollar for a pack of 24 pairs…holler!

Don’t you think it makes the cupcake extra cheeky?

Along with Memorial Day and the 4th of July, these also might come in handy for the Olympic Games. I’d love to get a hold of some Union Jack ones–anyone seen any?

PS. I finally got around to making THIS recipe I’d pinned ages ago. Banana cupcakes and cream cheese frosting…yum yum! :)

GIVEAWAY: Switch Belts

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Ooooh this is an exciting day over here at Boxwood. We’re happy to announce our first giveaway of the year, Switch Belts.


Switch Belts are a versatile belts that allows you to trade out the buckle, to create your own customized look.

Last Christmas they became my go-to gift for my teenage nephews, that are always hard to buy for. They were also recently featured on the Today show, as an easy fashion item you can add a pop of colour with. See clip HERE.

Although they are worn by kids and fashionista’s alike, they’re hit market has been on the golf course. Golfers have gone crazy for these fun belts, and therefore we’re thinking this is a perfect giveaway for Father’s day.

Today we are giving away one belt + one buckle, to a lucky reader. Simply visit their website HERE, and come back here and leave a comment telling us what colour combo you’d choose. Giveaway closes at Monday May 31st 12am mountain standard time, and the winner will be announced Wednesday June 2nd.

May the odds be forever in your favor!

(I know I’m a dork, but I’ve always wanted to write that!)

And just because all you guys are winners to us, Switch is offering all our readers a 10% discount…yippeeee! Just use code ‘BOXWOOD10’ at the checkout. Code is good thru Sunday June 17th (Pappy’s Day).


A Modern Baby Shower: Invitations

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

A friend of mine is having her first baby, a boy. The couple has had his name picked out for years: Aston (as in Aston Martin, the famous British luxury sports car).

After seeing their nursery (it’s amazing), I was inspired to throw them a modern baby shower, with a little racetrack theme thrown in.

We headed to Gygi in SLC for some inspiration, and before we knew it, we’d designed the invitations.

The invites became little packages, and a perfect sneak peak for the upcoming shower.

We wrapped them with some bakers twine and a personalized tag, and voila! Simplicity always works best!

We were SO happy with our experience at Gygi. We just LOVE going into a store and finding everything we need. But even better, it’s a place where our heads can get ticking and inspiration flows freely!

We’re also excited to announce that our friends over at Gygi are offering our readers a 10% discount through their online store (whoot whoot!) found HERE. Simply use the code ‘BOXWOOD10’ at check out.

Their prices are already the best around, so with this additional discount you’ll be scoring some mega deals…holler holler! Also, it’s good to note that although the discount is only good online, you can pick up your purchase at the store to avoid shipping costs. :)

The items we used today were: the boxes HERE. The gum balls, HERE. And the twine HERE.

We hope you LOVE this store as much as we do. Now go shop!


Pool Totes

Monday, May 21st, 2012

I am more than a little excited for summer to begin and this weekend I couldn’t help but shop around for a pretty and affordable tote.

Every summer I have a designated pool bag that I can keep ready to head out the door. I also use a lot of totes in the summer to pack a blanket, book and snack for the park, to take with me when I want to walk to the grocery store to pick up just a few things, and to haul teaching supplies and scriptures etc to church.

Black and Cream Patent $12 | Black and Cream Colorblock $34.80

I don’t think you can ever tire of  a classic cream and black color combo and these both would go perfect with the Old Navy black retro suit. I am especially loving that rope handle and faux-patent leather trim one.

If you need a little color in your life these pinky/orange stripey totes are pretty.

Coral Colorblock $34.80  | Orange Stripe $10.80 | Papaya Stripe Boardwalk $49.50

Lastly, of course I had to throw a few summery nautical stripes in there. Love ’em.

Blue Stripe $10.80 |Navy Stripe Boardwalk $49.50 | High Seas $20.80

I couldn’t believe the deals out there. Do you love a good tote as much as me?