Archive for March, 2015

EASY Mini Chocolate Easter Eggs

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Did we over-face you with too much chocolate yesterday, or are you ready for more?!

Either way, THIS mini egg mold makes the cutest little chocolate Easter eggs you ever did see!

boxwood clippings easter for gygi_4

We filled the mini molds full with melted chocolate (milk HERE and white HERE) and put them into the freezer to set.

We then popped them out of the mold and drizzled them with chocolate in different designs.

boxwood clippings easter eggs

This is the perfect Easter activity to do with kiddies…EASY, EASY, EASY!

We’ll be putting a few in cellophane bags and tying them up with pretty ribbon for Easter gifts.

We love a good five-minute, affordable and adorable gift idea!!!

Guest Post at GYGI: Large Chocolate Easter Eggs

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Good morning friends!

Today we are guest posting on Gygi’s blog today talking about how we made these large chocolate Easter eggs!

boxwood clippings chocolate easter eggs

We hope you’ll stop by and see how easy they are HERE!

Chocolate Chip Cookies to Die For

Friday, March 13th, 2015

In an effort not to consume all the chocolate chips in my house before baking, I decided to bake.

I quickly ‘googled’ a recipe for the classic Chocolate Chip Cookie, when I came across this one (see HERE).

And fell in love.

boxwood clippings chocolate chip cookies

They are heavenly.

You HAVE to try.

Whip up a batch this weekend, and blame the calories on me!

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*Tip: Use Guittard milk chocolate chips. That’s what makes the ‘heavenly’ effect!

Traditional Inspired Mid-Mod Home with Ikea

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Did we tell you guys our sister Helen moved back to Utah from California?! We have been having way too much fun having our lady back for lunch dates and snuggles with the babies.

She has moved from a custom colonial-style home to a real 60’s fixer upper on the Provo bench. Walnut wall panelling, tiled ceilings and pink bathrooms…you get the picture!

We’ll be helping with the design process as she tackles this fixer-upper and using her traditional style to influence this mid-century home. We cannot wait!

Ikea is always our first stop in starting with any project. Their prices are exactly what we want to be spending and their style is amazing. Here are a few things on the list for this traditional inspired mid-mod home!

boxwood clippings mid century at ikea inspiration board

1. Almost every light in this house needs replacing and no where beats Ikea prices for pendant lights. Loving THIS large white pendant for only $39, and THIS smaller shiny black one. Basic and bold.

2. The Kivik sofa is amazing. It’s sturdy, comfortable and we love the modular pieces that you can mix and match to work in any space. Don’t even get us started about machine washable covers and the 10-year warranty!

3.  We’re pretty confident THESE tables will work in almost any living room. $59 for the pair!

4. The base of any room is the floor covering. THIS 7′ x 10′ rug is neutral and bold, and the perfect backdrop for any decor. It is also 100% wool, so we are hoping it lasts a long time. $249…crazy!!!

5. We need lots and lots of house plants in this space. Ferns and succulents, and we love THIS palm for only $12.

6. We love, love, love THIS cabinet. Is will be perfect with two lamps either end and a mirror int he middle, giving our sis the traditional look she likes while using modern pieces.

7. We can’t get enough nesting tables! THESE walnut veneer ones are a little splurge for Ikea, but are so perfect for this home.

8. Isn’t THIS side chair a beaut?! Love the lines of this piece.

Do you need decorating advice, but are on a tight budget?

Email us at mail [at] boxwoodclippings [dot] com to inquire about our $100 design consultations!

We are so, so excited for this project! Can’t wait to show you more.

Costco Flowers

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Isn’t having fresh flowers in the home the absolute best? How can we resist such pretty blooms at such great Costco prices?

boxwood clippings costco flowers

boxwood clippings flowers from costco

Lilies have always been a favorite in our home growing up at Easter. They are a symbol of re-birth, not to mention they smell divine and last forever (no pun intended…hehe).

They should be in the warehouse very soon for $9.99 a bunch!

Do you have a favorite spring flower you are keeping your eyes peeled for?