Archive for February, 2013

Amazing Birthday Cakes

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me!

Other than the occasional birthday freak out (once every 5 years or so) I absolutely LOVE my birthday. A day full of family, friends, messages and goodies…what’s not to love?

This year I’ll be out for my birthday dinner, but that doesn’t stop me from drooling over these amazing cakes…

boxwood clippings birthday cakes

Double Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova from What Katie Ate

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting from Always With Butter

Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge from Sweetopolita

Chocolate Christmas Cake (with Malt Balls) from Urbane Fruits

Looks like I’ll be getting my bake on, lots of Birthdays in March.


Also, I’ve got LOTS of birthday freebies to enjoy today. See THIS post if you haven’t signed up for yours yet.

DIY Birthday Banner

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

This week my friend Brooke’s twin girls turned one. Naturally she wanted a girly celebration, so one afternoon we threw together this garland (with lots of help from Katie).

boxwood clippings_diy garland


First, we printed off the letters we needed and cut them in circles. Next we glued the edges and dipped them in glitter. While they were drying we cut out bigger circles out of card stock and folded them in half, again and again until we had this accordion look. Then we simply hot glued the letters onto the folded card stock, and then them onto ribbon.

boxwood clippings_diy birthday banner

boxwood clippings_diy birthday banner

Pretty darn cute, don’t you think!

Target Tuesday: Mint

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

boxwoodclippings_target tuesday header

Mint has been ‘on-trend’ for some time now, but this spring it will be here with vengeance, and we couldn’t be happier…

boxwoodclippings_target mint collection

blouse | tote  |  leather flats  |  mint + gold earrings  |  organic baby blankets  |  infant swimsuit

 Adding just one little piece will help you feel fresh and new this spring! Mint looks great with so many different colors, our favorite color pairing is mint + navy, how about yours?

Coral + Blue Nursery Inspiration

Monday, February 25th, 2013

We got the news last week that our brother, Dan and sis-in-law, Kimberly will be expecting their 1st girl after four boys! I’m pretty much sure we have the best idea ever for the nursery!

The current nursery is a blend of yellows and blues. As there is obviously a lot of blue in all of the baby things, we think just a bright pop of feminine coral is all that is needed to welcome the new little girl.

Here are a few examples of the color pairing:

boxwoodclippings_coral and blue

boxwoodclippings_peach flowers + blue vase

boxwoodclippings_blue and coral living room

boxwoodclippings_framed lullabies

Framed lullabies…how cute is that? The best thing about this color combo is you can’t go wrong. Any shade of coral + any shade of blue looks fabulous.

Luckily, I’ve already spied an incredible chair and a punchy lamp that will transform the space :)

boxwoodclippings_floral chair

boxwoodclippings_target coral lamp

Have I convinced you yet, Kimbers?

Great Ballet Flats at Gap

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

These cute flats just arrived in the mail:

boxwoodclippings_camel ballet flats

The soft leather is so unbelievably comfy, I don’t want to take them off. They are going to be perfect for spring, and I may have to purchase another pair in one of these bright hues:

They are too great, I just had to share in case you needed a pair for spring too. Don’t forget to wait for a sale day…I got mine for 30% off making them only $28!