Archive for January, 2013

Design Dilemma: Master Bedroom

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Our client, Lisa approached us needing help with her master bedroom. She has just moved in to a beautiful brand new home and having a hard time visualizing her master bedroom around her existing furniture.

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As she is finishing and furnishing the whole house right now we need to help her create a great space with minimal costs. We’ll accomplish this by three huge bang-for-your-buck changes:

boxwood clippings_lisa's room inspiration board1. Paint: Hands down paint is the least-expensive option to update a room. We’ve chosen a warm gray to modernize the space that will compliment the creamy furniture and create a warm and inviting environment.

2. Linens: The bed is the main feature of a master bedroom and we’ll be adding a few layers of linens to scream comfort.

3. Large Modern Lamps: With the chunky furniture already present in the room modern accents are a must to add a hint of sophistication and glamor to this master suite. Large lamps are definitely needed to flank the master bed and ground the large furniture in the space.

We will be shopping the sales to make sure this room turns out fabulous with just three changes and a minimal budget, we’ll keep you posted on the result!

Please let us know if you would like help with a design dilemma or consultation. We can work with any budget. Please email us at mail [at] boxwoodclippings [dot] com.

Giveaway: Winne Press Valentine’s Card

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Today we are happy to get you all ready for Valentine’s day. We are giving away a lovely Winnie Press letter-pressed card that we made at Winnie’s Workshop for two lucky winners.

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Simply leave a comment by Saturday 12am Mountain time,  and we will announce the winners on Monday, Feb 4th.

Good luck!

Winnie’s Workshop

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Last weekend we escaped the inversion and headed up to the mountain village of Midway, Utah to attend Winnie’s Workshop Valentine’s class and boy, did we have fun…

Winnie’s Workshop is a picturesque country barn owned by mother and daughter duo, Nancy and Meredith who’ve put their heart and soul into making this space a crafter’s heaven.

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Nancy, a life-long seamstress, has a larger than life personality and is currently teaching classes on quilting and felting what she calls “wacky woollies”.

Meredith has a bachelors in print-making, a masters in visual art, and is currently teaching classes on letter-pressing and bookbinding.

We were warmly greeted into a Valentine retreat with Nancy at the sewing machine, stitching bright wool hearts to pillow covers, Meredith warming up the vintage letterpress with red ink, and the workshop adorned in heart garlands and fabric, cards, and ribbons galore all ready for us to start crafting!

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For the next three hours we made our own letter-pressed Valentine’s cards and crafts, munched on delicious snacks, chatted and laughed, and enjoyed the beautiful and quaint surroundings of the Midway valley and mountains. It was a day to remember, that’s for sure!

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Thank you Nancy and Meredith! We had a such a great time!

Click HERE for upcoming classes, make sure to look at the kid classes too.

Please inquire about any special requests, private parties and group discounts. Nancy and Meredith are so great to work with and will work with almost any budget. We are already thinking of future birthday parties and girlie retreats!

We had a crazy good time and know you will too!

Nancy and Meredith will be at the Utah Art Market this weekend (Fri Feb 1st+ Sat Feb 2nd) selling their gorgeous letter-pressed stationary and ‘wacky woollies’…we can’t wait to see what these two talented ladies bring!

A Survivor’s Guide to January

Monday, January 28th, 2013

My goodness, I don’t usually get the ‘Winter Blues’, but this year I’m praying Spring shows her face early this year. Here are a few things that I’ve been loving this month, simple necessities to see me through.

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1. Nightly bath with gorgeous products: to warm up and relax

2. A cozy book: to take me somewhere else

3. Fluffy slippers: to keep me snug

4. Enticing Drama’s: to help entertain

5. Green smoothies: to make up for all the carbs!

What are your survival secrets?

Gift Idea: Hobo Purses are a Girl’s Best Friend

Friday, January 25th, 2013

One of my favorite presents I ever received was my hobo clutch. Everyone I know who owns one simply adores theirs too. They are hard-wearing, have pockets for everything and are the ultimate, everyday luxury.

The double clutch is the original classic and is always available in a rainbow of colors.

lauren clutch in dove $110

New colors are often introduced every season, and therefor a few old colors get discounted… glittery gold is currently $73.70!

This is our number #1 for the perfect present for any special lady in your life (yourself included).

Don’t forget: Free shipping and returns online at, and in-store complimentary gift wrap.