Archive for May, 2014

Gran’s Fizzy Fruit Salad

Friday, May 30th, 2014

We are so excited that our local grocers are fully stocked with all of our favorite summer fruits, at great prices too! We thought of no better way to celebrate than by making a rendition of our Gran’s fizzy fruit salad. It is always a favorite at family parties, and we even served it in little crystal bowls just like she always does.

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Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Your Own:

A combo of seasonal and canned fruits

Sparkling apple juice


We used strawberries, blueberries, grapes, mangoes, cantaloupe, apples, bananas and mandarin oranges. You really can’t go wrong with any fruit combo, but we always make sure to have mandarin oranges for a zing. Then we simply cover the fruit with sparkling apple juice and refrigerate for about an hour before serving.

We hope you love this as much as we do. Here’s to a long and fruitful summer!!!

Worth the Splurge: Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

We all have good hair days, and not so good hair days, but this Pureology shampoo and conditioner duo are the best I’ve ever used at giving my hair consistent results.

boxwoodclippings_purology hydrate shampoo and conditioner

Instead of layering lots of products, these two protect alone keep the ends of my hair hydrated, tame my tangles easily, and still give me the volume and look I want. My hair smells and feels so nice when I use these products!

They are definitely a splurge, but when you buy in bulk it really reduces the cost. For example these 1/2 gallon sizes should last about a year, so isn’t really that expensive when you break it down.

If you haven’t tried these products before give a little travel size sample a try and see how you like it before you commit to the bulk sizes.

Do you have any hair products you are loving lately?

Cheap Canvas Shoes

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

On my last visit to Hobby Lobby, I spotted these cuties….

boxwood clippings_cheap canvas shoes

Originally priced at $9.99, use the everyday 40% off coupon making them around $6.40…Holler!!!

(Link HERE)

They even have little cute ones for the kiddies.

Target Tuesday

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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boxwood clippings_target tuesday_may 2014

 Target has everything I need for summer! Here are a few of my faves:

 #1 Have you seen all the cute Burt’s Bees baby line at Target? Loving this little top and bloomers, can’t wait for a a pair of chubby legs to look so cute in it.

#2 Would love these metal caged string lights strung overhead for a summer night gathering.

#3 This canvas tote is perfection for this time of the year.

#4 We heart Orla Kiely. On our last trip to Dublin, her lovely things were everywhere! Dying over this new range of cosmetic bags for Target!

#5 Loving the classic lines of these wicker dining chairs. Great price too. Would love to have four of these around a round table on the patio.

#6 These copper herb markers make me want to be a perfect gardener like this.

#7 This steel coffee table is a steal of a deal! It would be awesome indoors too.

#8 Loving these basic cement planters.

#9 I will never get enough of Nate Berkus or this black and white throw.

What have you been loving at Target lately?




Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 26th, 2014

We hope you have a lovely day and take a little time to remember all those who have lost their lives protecting our every day freedoms!