Archive for October, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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Hope you all have a frightfully fun day and don’t forget…

“A little magic can take you a long way.” -Roald Dahl

Thrift Cafe Chairs Reveal

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

I’m not sure if you remember, but a loooong time ago I purchased these chairs for $4 each. I finally got around to finishing them, all ready for the holidays.

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It took me all day to sand and paint 8 of these chairs. I used this paint and am happy to say the long hours were worth it! Love the dark espresso and gloss finish!

I think it’s fair to say we have more than enough chairs for a household of two! We’ll be using these ones as occasional chairs for when we have a full house.

Let the party season begin! Have you found any great thrift finds lately?

Things You Should be Buying at Costco this Season

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

It’s usually all over facebook. The cursing that starts when someone spies the first Christmas tree at Costco. For me it’s a season I always look forward to, a time to stock up on some much loved favorites!

Their white tissue paper is amazeballs. Great quality, great price. This lasts us the whole year, if not more.

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Same with the cellophane wrap. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! Be sure to get this one early, it’s always a pain to find nearer to Christmas.

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Costco’s selection of decorations is pretty good for a warehouse store. Keep your eye’s peeled to what ‘tickles your fancy’ as you can guarantee their prices will beat any around.

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Also on your rounds, keep in mind gifts you can tick off your list early. We think these yummy and cute tins of hot chocolate make a perfect, easy, and fast neighbor or co-worker gift for only $3.25 each…holler!

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Oh and the naughty one, treats galore! Prices are really really good on treats in bulk. These shortbreads usually run around $3.90 for a small pack and there must be at least 12 times the about in here for less than half the price. Again, stock up for the year, or just for the holidays.

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What are your seasonal Costco faves? Let us know if we’re missing out on something good!

Emily’s $70 Entryway Update

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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I’m so excited to share with you guys my entryway update. Remember how white and boring it was?

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A lick of paint and a lantern sure transformed the place. Ta dah…

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I can’t believe how just a few changes can make such a difference!

The rug is an old runner I’ve had for years, but was originally bought it from Overstock. Why do indoor/outdoor rugs live forever and I can’t justify buying this one yet?!

Here are the other sources:

1 quart (sample size) paint from Jones Paint and Glass: $6

Outdoor lantern from the Home depot: $65

Total cost: $71

If you need help decorating or organizing your home please email us at: mail [at] boxwoodclippings [dot] com.

A Major Shout Out

Friday, October 25th, 2013

I just wanted to publicly give a major shout out to one of my dearest, bestest friends Brittany Ambridge…

Domino is back baby! And if that wasn’t enough to be excited about two of my friends help make up their amazingly talented team. Brittany practically shot the entire magazine, and did one hell of a job! It’s crazy what some people can do!

If you haven’t already seen it on your local rounds, but sure to be on the look out. Their first issue doesn’t disappoint, and guaranteed there’s something in there for everyones taste. (Nate Berkus for me :)

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Also, be sure to check out their site HERE. Not only a great resource but we love how you can shop the magazine right from there, soooo convenient.

Brittany, I’m so proud of you. You’re simply amazeballs!!! x