Archive for January, 2014

Malt Ball Hot Chocolate

Friday, January 31st, 2014

This time of year calls for an especially decadent treat, and I’ve got a good one for you…

this yummy malt ball hot choci

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Simply make a regular hot choc (see my tips HERE)  and add a few malt balls to the mix, some at the bottom and then some on top.

The little cafe across the street from where we grew up serves this, and boy was I addicted with the first sip. The malt gets all lovely and melty…and that’s not even mentioning the chocolate. You’ll need a napkin for sure on this one! Enjoy!

Bath & Body Works: Black Currant & Vanilla Products

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

You all know how we love to switch out our scents for the season. Well I must say, I look forward to February for many reasons and one of those reasons is an excuses to use this fragrance from Bath and Body works.

Typically, there’s no red our house, but for Valentine’s I make an exception, and add bits from this line that is sooo yummy. Black currant and Vanilla is the perfect blend of fresh and cozy, honestly I don’t know why they call it ‘sensual’, it has me falling asleep!

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For whatever reason this scent doesn’t have as many products as the other aromatherapy ones, but enjoy what you can. The sugar scrub and wall flower are my absolute faves.

Right now, many of their products are on sale for $8 down from $13, so be sure to go check them out HERE, just in time for the month of love!

An Easy DIY Valentine Garland over at Lil Luna

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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Today I’m sharing this REALLY EASY garland over at Lil Luna, do stop by!!!!

Click HERE!!!

Valentine’s Day Wish-list

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Thank goodness for something wonderful in February! I look forward to the month of love every winter. Here’s a few things I am dreaming about…

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1. Robe: This ‘sweet love and yonderflies’ robe from Pretty Plum Sugar is just the ticket to take me out of the winter blues. Feminine and romantic is just what I need!

2. Cream Blush: My skin is lacking a lot of luster as of late. This multiple stick from Nars is supposed to bring an automatic ‘dewy’ look to any wind-blown face.

3. Scent: This perfume is one of my every day favorites right now, cannot beat that price tag!

4. Flowers: Cliche for V-day, I know but I appreciate flowers in the winter months more than any other time of year. Bringing beautiful blooms inside in the depth of winter does something wonderful for the soul. Time to treat ourselves to a bunch from Costco I think :)

5. Earrings: Sometimes I just need a new pair of earrings to feel like a new woman. These studs are classic, sparkly and a steal…three of my favorite things.

6. Superbalm: I wore this on our wedding day and always make a point of wearing it for Valentine’s and our anniversary to remind me of our special day. Perfect for winter chapped lips.

This would be my perfect recipe for prepping for Valentine’s day this year. What are you dreaming about this January?

What’s Even Cuter than Two Babies?

Monday, January 27th, 2014

We have another little surprise headed our way at the end of July…

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That’s right, another baby for the Boxwood Family! Brad and I will beyond excited, and with the Sarah’s twins coming any day, Sar and I are in full on Mummy-mode prepping and getting our feet up as much as possible!

It’s hard to believe we’re going to have 3 babies in just a few months! Let the craziness begin!!!