Archive for November, 2015

Refreshing Old Greenery: Em’s Gold and White Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

White has never been more popular, which is something we’re thrilled about!

Last year I liked my Christmas decor (HERE), but wished for a flocked or white tree. Before putting the tree up this year we decided to do a little DIY to ‘dust’ my tree and garlands.

I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

We achieved this look by setting up the tree in the back yard and spray painting it white. We didn’t go too heavy, I wanted some of the green to show through. This literally took 10 minutes, and we left it to dry for a few hours before taking it back in the house.

We used Rust-oleum Painters’ Touch 2x ultracover spray paint in semi-gloss white. This is availalble at Jones Paint and Glass who recommended it as it specifically adheres to plastic. We used 1.5 cans for a 7ft tree.

So much brighter and more updated than the bland old tree!

A big thank you to Jones Paint and Glass for sponsoring the post. I’m so happy with my updated tree!

Holler Dollar Christmas Ribbon and Instagram Giveaway!!!

Monday, November 16th, 2015

We are so impressed with Target’s Dollar Spot right now…stocking stuffers, Christmas decor and wrapping to the nines, just look at these cute ribbons!

boxwood clippings | red and brown christmas giftwrap

boxwood clippings | red and brown christmas giftwrap
Would you like these ribbons and a $25 Target gift card to stock up on your wrapping supplies for Christmas?

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Happy Monday everyone! We hope you have a great week!

The Perfect Fall Meal: Shepherd’s Pie

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Can you tell we are home sick for England this time of year?

We’re bringing back all the oldies but goodies to our dinner table this autumn!boxwood clippings | shepherd's pie

Rachael Ray’s recipe will not disappoint HERE.
Meat, potatoes, cheese (we added a little on top)…yummmm!

Cookies in a Box Thanksgiving Gift

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

December is always so insanely busy!
With shopping, parties, and everything else we’re trying to get ahead and are giving our neighbors’ gifts the week of Thanksgiving in lieu of Christmas this year.

boxwood clippings | cookies in a box
Cookies wrapped in parchment, boxed and tied in string, accompanied with a gratitude note will do the job nicely.

We think this would work great for c0-workers and friends too.
A nice little gesture of thanks and getting ahead on Christmas….holler!

PS. Boxes are from HERE!

Christmas Gift Wrapping Station

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Our Christmas shopping is far from finished. However, we’ve thought of everything we need for wrapping everything!

Wrapping is such a highlight of this festive season. It’s so much fun to sit down, put on a christmas movie and really enjoy the process.

Having everything ready and in one place is the recipe for a good ol’ wrapping sesh!

boxwood clippings | gift wrapping station

Here’s the supplies:

wrapping paper
tissue paper
gift bags
gift tags
ribbons and twine
tape (lots of it)
trim (baubles, greenery etc)

boxwood clippings | gift wrapping station

We tend not to buy all our supplies in one place, but generally have our eyes peeled on our errands. Target, Micheals, Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx and Ikea are some of our spots.boxwood clippings | gift wrapping stationBlack and gold is our favorite again this year. What do you guys have planned?

(For more inspiration, see our ideas from last here, click HERE, HERE or HERE!)