Archive for January, 2014

iPad Air Giveaway!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

*Giveaway Now Closed.  Congratulations Carissa R!!!!*

How would you like to win an iPad Air? We thought so!

The talented Creative Team at Lil’ Luna (which we’re thrilled to be a part of) has joined forces to offer you this AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!

iPad Air Giveaway - Enter to win today on { lilluna.com }

We’re so excited to be teaming up with these AMAZING bloggers!

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1. Kristyn from Lil’ Luna 2. Kendra from Key Lime Digital Designs 3. Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road 4. Tiffany from Creme de la Crumb 5. Melissa from Bless this Mess 6. Gina from Kleinworth & Co. 7. Kimberly from A Night Owl 8. Bev from Flamingo Toes 9. Jenny from Bloom Designs 10. Tanya from Lemons for Lulu 11. Jourdan from Little Yellow Barn 12. Ashley from Little Yellow Barn 13. Alicia from The Baker Upstairs 14. Natalie from Life Made Simple 15. Sarah from Boxwood Clippings

Please show these awesome bloggers some love and go visit their sites!

iPad Air GIVEAWAY!!!

Use the giveaway widget below to enter! And make sure to tell your friends to enter as well so you have more chances to win!

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*This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram. We hereby release them of any liability. The winner will be notified via email on February 4, 2014 and will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. The prize will ship within seven business days of the end of the giveaway. Giveaway starts Friday, January 24, 2014 at 7 pm EST and ends Friday, January 31, 2014 at midnight EST. Once the giveaway ends, winners will be chosen randomly using the Rafflecopter widget and contacted within 24 hours by email. This post will be updated with winners’ names once we’ve heard back from them. Open to continental U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years old to enter.

Martha’s Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Do you ever get this message on Pinterest, “Psst, it looks like you’ve already pinned that”?

Well, it happens to me..a lot. Seen as though I apparently have a memory like a sieve, so when I pinned these cookies about 5 times I finally caught on that I should give them at try.

They are by far the simplest, healthiest and cheapest g-free cookies I’ve ever had, making them totally Boxwood approved!

boxwoodclippings_martha stewart peanut butter-chocolate cookiesmarthastewart.com

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 egg

3/4 c sugar

1 c creamy peanut butter

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 c chocolate chips

1/2 c roasted salted peanuts (optional)

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Directions:

Combine slightly beaten egg with sugar, peanut butter, baking soda and salt. When blended well stir in chocolate chips and peanuts if desired. Shape into small domes (I used an ice cream scoop) and bake at 350 for 12 mins. Makes about a dozen cookies.

I tried the recipe with crunchy peanut butter and it didn’t work as well. I think the texture of creamy really helps hold the cookie together. Martha also recommends to rotate your cookie tray at 6 mins for equal heat distribution.

If you live gluten-free or not, you have to give these simple cookies a try. Full disclosure: they make your home smell delicious!

See Martha’s full recipe HERE.

A Little Get Well Soon Gift

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

I saw this idea on Pinterest and fell in love instantly. Often when someone is sick, I feel helpless. What a better way to cheer up their day than finding this little gift on the doorstep?

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First stop was The Dollar Tree where I picked up the glass mug, cough drops and tissues. Next I added tea sachets, hand sanitizer and lip balm that I had extras of at home. The possibilities of this gift are endless. You could add any of your favorite things that make you feel better when you are sick.

How cute would a little basket with soup and crackers be?

DIY Abstract Valentine Cards

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

We are in a hurry around here to get lots of things done before Sarah’s babies get here! Sarah had the most brilliant idea for the fastest and most original Valentine’s cards.

DIY Abstract Valentine Cards

 We simply lay card stock onto scrap paper and started swirling around craft paint.

DIY Abstract Valentine Cards

With no paint brushes required, we had a blast making a mess with pink and metallic paints.

DIY Abstract Valentine Cards

We let them dry overnight and then folded them in half for a simple card.

DIY Abstract Valentine Cards

We love how these turned out, all that texture and sheen!

Best of all these were so inexpensive and only took only 2 minutes!!! We think kids would absolutely love this project, easy enough for a two year old, fun enough for a 14-year old!

Baby’s Suitcase

Monday, January 20th, 2014

This week we’ve been attending our birthing class, and learning all about what we’ll need and don’t need at the hospital. Although most hospitals take care of all baby needs (clothes, diapers, binkies etc) I’ve always wondered why more people don’t bring their own baby clothes for the occasion.

Maybe I’m the crazy one for dreaming of babies for over seven years, but I figure why not dress them how I want on their first few precious  days on earth? I mean, it’s only one washer load when all is said and done, and I want to see them in their newborn items as long as possible :)

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boxwood clippings_baby suitcase

boxwood clippings_baby suitcase

My mum found these adorable cardboard suitcases on clearance at Nordies, and they matched perfectly with the newborn essentials I had shipped over from England (see post HERE).

Now to work on my bag…trust me, it’s no where near as cute!