Archive for February, 2014

Pancake Day Gift Basket

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Pancake day is just a few weeks away (March 4th). We love any excuse to eat pancakes for dinner, and think it’s about time to get our American friends excited about it too.

We put these little baskets together with all all the basic pancake needs.

Pancake Day Gift Basket

pancakes (recipe HERE)

lemon + sugar

Jam + butter

chocolate spread (we love this organic hazelnut spread)

Will you be celebrating pancake day and giving something up for lent this year?

New at H&M Home

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Obsessed does not begin to describe my feelings towards H+M home right now. Check it…

boxwoodclippings_h&m home linen bedlinen duvet set $99

linen shams $18

One can never have enough throw pillows, at least that’s what I keep telling myself!

boxwoodclippings_charcoal floral covercharcoal floral pillow cover $18

boxwoodclippings_b+w stripe pillowb+w stripey pillow cover $6

boxwoodclipping_diamond grey pillowdiamond grey pilliow cover $13

These accent rugs are so great for $25!

boxwoodclippings_h&m morocan rugmoroccan rug

boxwoodclippings_b+w stripe rugb+w rug

boxwoodclippings_aztec rugaztec rug

Love all of these products, their price tags and almost everything else on this site. Any great stores you are loving lately?

Packing for Hospital: My Bag & Everything Else!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

As you know, I’ve been packing for the hospital for a little while now (and by the time you read this, I should be home).

There are lists all over the place of things you will and won’t need for your hospital stay, but here are the things I’ve felt needed to come with…I’ll update you later on how much we actually used things!

boxwood clippings_things you need to pack for the hospital

I find plastic tubs to be amazing when packing, for the hospital I thought they were perfect to keep me organized and have all my things in one place. Plus these were great to have sitting in my bedroom leading up to the delivery date, everytime I’d think of something I needed, I just popped it in the bin!

When you take a birthing class, they’ll tell you exactly what you will and won’t need, I’ll highlight the “musts haves” our nurse told us to have. Most things are personal preference, but I figure life’s easier/nicer with some of my own things around so this is what I’ve packed:

FOR ME:

1 Nighti, 2 sets of Yoga Pants + tee’s, clothes to come home in, nursing bra, big underwear, 2 sports bras, robe, make up, minimal toiletries, pads, glasses, hairbrush, hair ties, beach towel (wanted something big), hand towel, slippers, socks, flip flops (for showering), insurance card + ID

FOR BABIES:

8 swaddle blankets, 6 outfits each, booties, hats, binkies, car seats, coming home outfit

OTHER EXTRA’S:

Pillows (for me + Brock), camera, phone charger, laptop, movies, snack tin, clothes and toiletries for Brock, massage oil, notebook, empty folder (for important docs), empty bag (for extras you get at hospital), nice paper (for hand and foot prints), plastic bags for dirty clothes.

So there we have it, hopefully I’m all ready…or as ready as I can be! :)

Two Little Angels

Monday, February 17th, 2014

I’m so thrilled to announce the birth of Elizabeth and Hannah!

boxwoodclippings_elizabeth and hannah

The girls came a little earlier than expected but both are doing incredibly well. They didn’t even have to go to the NICU! Sarah is also doing great, and both her and Brock are filled to the brim with happiness.

We couldn’t be more blessed that these little angels got here safely!!! We’ll be getting them all settled at home over the next few weeks with lots of family coming to stay to snuggle these little bundles of joy.

Lots more to come, and Sarah’s professional photography skills will be back soon too!

Hope you all have a terrific week,

Emily xoxo

Packing for Hospital: Little Treats for the Nurses

Friday, February 14th, 2014

I’d read somewhere it’s always nice to show you’re appreciation to the nurses during a hospital stay by bringing them little treats. I thought it was such a cute idea, and so I made up these little treat bags to leave at the nurses station.

boxwood clippings_packing for hospital: little treats for staff

boxwood clippings_packing for hospital: little treats for staff

boxwood clippings_packing for hospital: little treats for staff

I actually impressed myself by thinking ahead. Knowing I was having Valentine Babies, I shopped the Christmas clearance for treats and the colours worked excellently! It doesn’t have to cost a lot be be thoughtful, you just have to be one step ahead, and always remember you can repackage things!

Love this post, it’s always a good reminder of how to save in slightly unusual ways!

Talking of Love, we LOVE YOU GUYS!!! Thanks so much for reading, and HAPPY VALENTINE’S!