Archive for September, 2014

Holler Dollar: Googly about Googly Eyes!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

There’s something about these little things that make me giddy.

I don’t know what it is, but they are so simple and funny it’s genius.

boxwood clippings_adding googley eyes around the house

I thought I’d be fun to dot them around my house for Halloween and bring a little life to everyday objects.

Here’s how it turned out:

On a lamp.

I thought I'd be fun to dot them around my house for Halloween and add the illusion that I'm being watched by cheeky little monsters, this is how it turned out:

On kitchen cabinets:

I thought I'd be fun to dot them around my house for Halloween and add the illusion that I'm being watched by cheeky little monsters, this is how it turned out:

 On a pumpkin:

I thought I'd be fun to dot them around my house for Halloween and add the illusion that I'm being watched by cheeky little monsters, this is how it turned out:

On a chest of drawers:

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You can find these lots of places this time of year, these were from Target for $1, holler!

 

$7 Thumbtack Artwork

Monday, September 29th, 2014

In the fall, we always get the urge to glam up our homes a bit. As always, we wanted an easy project that only cost a little. We grabbed some gold thumb tacks at The Dollar Tree and a black piece of foam core and started tacking…

boxwood clippings_thumbtack artwork

boxwood clippings_thumbtack artwork

Didn’t it turn out fab?!

We used a lot of tacks…six packs! Plus the one dollar for the foam core, this project totaled only $7!

The foam core at The Dollar Tree is pretty thin, so the ends of the tacks do stick out at the back so it can’t be hung flush on the wall. Thicker foam core is available at other stores which would completely hide the pins, but we love the way it looks leaning on a piece of furniture.

Chic and cheap is hard to beat!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip + Crasins Granola

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Our sis-in-law, Kimberly is the most impressive cook. She makes things from scratch whenever possible and is always spoiling us with her yummy treats.

One of our favorites, is THIS Ina Garten granola recipe:

boxwood clippings_yummy chocolate chip and crasin granola

Ingredients:

4 cups old fashioned oats (we used these GF ones)

2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

2 cups sliced almonds

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup honey

craisins (amount to taste)

chocolate chips (our variation! amount to taste)

Directions:

Toss dry ingredients together, then in a separate bowl whisk oil and honey. Pour the liquids over the oat mixture and stir until coated. Pour onto a 13×18 inch baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees. Sir occasionally until the mixture turns a nice even brown, 30-45 minutes. A lighter brown will result with a chewy granola with more clumps, a darker brown will by more crunchy.

Remove the granola from the oven and pour into a large bowl, allow to cool and then stir in anywhere between one to 4 cups of craisins and chocolate chips. Makes about 12 cups. Store in an airtight container.

boxwood clippings_homemade granola gift

This is the epitome of decadence, and the perfect way to start an autumn day!

It would make a perfect present for this time of year too!

Chocolate for breakfast is so not diet friendly, but is so very good for the soul!

Three words…nom, nom, nom!

Baby Bat Hat only $5 at Old Navy!

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

This makes me laugh so hard!

boxwood clippings_baby dressed as bat_old navy

ONESIE | HAT

Jane is all ready for Halloween with her $5 hat from Old Navy.

Pair with anything black and I have the cutest little bat around…but I couldn’t resist the cute onesie for $6!

Halloween Craft Round-Up. All Well Under $10, Holler!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Are you feeling the fall crisp in the air?

We have several times, and even had our first hot chocolate of the season this week!

To warm up these cooler, darker months we always recommend just a little holiday decorating.

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Here are some of our easy Halloween projects from last year:

Spooky House post HERE.

boxwood clippings_diy halloween house

 Creepy Mystery Foot Print post HERE.

boxwood clippings_diy halloween foot prints

Bits ‘n’ Bobs Garland HERE.

boxwood clippings_diy halloween garland

Sweater Wreath HERE.

boxwood clippings_diy halloween wreath

For even more Halloween decoration ideas, visit THIS round-up post,

and stay tuned for even more coming next week!

eeeeeeek!!!!