Archive for February, 2014

Miniature Cupcake Birthday Cake

Friday, February 28th, 2014

We always get a little nervous when baking birthday cakes. What if the cake sticks for some reason or starts to sag on one side? It’s a lot of pressure to make a perfect birthday cake! Which lead us to the miniture cupcake birthday cake…

Miniature Cupcake Birthday Cake

We love cupcakes, but we love even more bite-size, mini cupcakes. There is zero pressure as you can just present the ones that work out perfectly on pretty cakestands with a candle in each one. The more cupcakes and candles the merrier!

We are celebrating lots of candles on Sarah’s birthday cake today!!!  Just kidding, sis ;)

Happy Birthday Sarah! You are crazy talented, beautiful and hilarious. I love you and I’m so lucky to have you as a sister xxx

Holler Dollar: Cellophane

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

This post is a little random, but too handy not to share…

I just HATE spending money on things I don’t want to spend money on! Cellophane, tin foil, toilet paper all fall into this category, but at the same time, I am willing to spend the extra amount to get the quality, coz let’s face it thin TP is not fun. :)

Anyhow, I’m proud to say I’ve found the best of both worlds with this cellophane from The Dollar Tree. Not only is it only $1, but it actually works, and sticks and everything!!!

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boxwood clippings_holler dollar cellophane

 So be sure to add this to your dollar store shopping list, you’ll love me for it…pinky promise!

Interior Design: A Hint of Black

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

It’s no secret that black is my favorite color. It’s chic, timeless and classic. I love the way just a hint can add drama and sophistication to any space. Here’s an idea of what I mean…

black bench + iron doors

a hint of black entryway

black accents + basket-weave tile

hint of black bathroom

black linens

hint of black bedroom

black frames + dining chairs + throw pillows + rug

a hint of black family room

 bold black paint

hint of black hallway

black inner shelves

hint of black den

 Do I have you convinced yet that black is the best?

Check out all of my favorite ‘hint of black’ rooms here.

10 Spring Flats under $30

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

I know it is still very chilly, but my heart can’t help skip a beat at all the spring items coming making their debut in stores for the warmer season. Here’s a little round-up of some inexpensive flats I am loving.

boxwood clippings_10 spring flats for under $301. glam gladiator | 2. black classics | 3. shiny red | 4. cream + black ballet | 5. cream + black pointe | 6. coral sneaks | 7. cobalt slip-on | 8. flower love | 9. tan perfection | 10. blue + cuffed

Do you have your eyes on anything this spring?

Em’s New Additions In Home

Monday, February 24th, 2014

We are slowly making progress on making the new house a home. Here’s a few new additions this month…

Our sis-in law, Kimbers is a pro on the sewing machine. She made me some lovely pillow covers for our bed from fabric I bought on clearance for $5/yd. I’m loving the shades of tan to cozy things up this time of year.

boxwood clippings_neutral bed

We finally got around to mounting the tv in the family room. Electrical cables are the bane of my existence, and as you can see we are getting closer to keeping them out of view!

I thought I would try the Ikea Hemnes sofa table as a media stand it actually works great! The compartments fit our electronics perfectly, and it has no backing so wires can get to plugs easily. We’ll use the storage baskets for baby toys. I’m hooping this will work great to keep mess out of view, be super accessible, and easy for clean up too.

boxwood clippings_ikea tv stand

Brad got me this lamp for my birthday, and I haven’t got around to showing you yet. It literally can go in any corner of any room. I’m constantly moving it around. Target doesn’t sell it anymore, but they have this one that’s really similar.

Also, more linen taupe pillow covers from Kimberly…

boxwood clippings_lamp and pillow

Do you have any projects going on at your house lately? We’d love to hear what you’re up to!