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Holler Dollar: BBQ Kettle Chips

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

 This is a yummy Holler Dollar, BBQ Kettle Chips from the Dollar Tree.

Need I say more…trust me, they’re amazing!

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Go get some.

Nom nom nom!!!!

5 Things You Should Be Buying at Nordstrom

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Our favorite sale of the year, the Anniversary sale at Nordstrom begins at July 18th at a store near you! Here are things we things we choose to buy at Nordies, and why you should be buying them too!

No. 1: Shoes

Everyday and athletic shoes need to be super comfy if they’re going to get a long life of wear. I cannot tell you how many pairs of running shoes I own that don’t quite fit right and just sit in my closet. Nordstrom is wonderful at returning shoes you have even tested outside if you are unhappy with their fit. We also love their selection of extended small and large sizes and always free shipping. Wonderful customer service! Looking forward to these beauts for post-baby workouts…

Nike Free Training Shoe $100 $66.90 During Anniversary

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No. 2: Make-up + Cosmetics

This is one of those things you get all excited about in the store when a professional is applying product perfectly and then you take home and wondered why you bought it?! It is very hard to get a true representation of color look and whether you’re going to love a product in store. Nordstrom is wonderful at encouraging you to purchase, play with a product at home and return if you don’t like it. Nordstrom is the only department store we will buy make up from!

We love these Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks for the perfect summer glow $44

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No. 3: Children’s Items

One of our best strategies for a successful wardrobe on a tight budget is buying a season ahead so we can buy on clearance. This is difficult when it comes to children as little ones have random growth spurts. Huge size fluctuation in kid clothes between stores and brands also makes this close to impossible! Lucky for us, Nordstrom has a unlimited return period, meaning you can return anything, whenever. Even though Nordstrom tracks all of your purchases on their computer system we find it best to keep each receipts for easy and no-hassle returns.

Our fave Aden + Anais select 3-pack Swaddle Blankets $45 $29 During Anniversary Sale

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No. 4: Brassieres

Without a doubt one of our favorite departments at Nordstrom is Lingerie for bras. Finding the perfect bra is hard work and expensive, and Nordstrom has this process down to a tee with their educated and helpful staff. We are measured EVERY time we need a new bra, and 99% of the time end up with a bra we are happy with for a long time. If you notice it doesn’t work within a few wears, exchange or returns are no problem. Don’t we all have a few bras in the closet we spent a lot of money on, but are so uncomfortable and can’t return?! We HATE that, and no longer have that problem now we shop for bras exclusively at Nordstrom. The Anniversary sale is the perfect time to stock up. THIS bra is one of my faves and will only be $39.90 during the sale.

No. 5: Sale Items

The Nordstrom App and website have come a long way in the past little while. It is so easy to shop through thousands of items with sorting filters such as ‘percent off’, specific sizing and choosing displays such as ‘pricing low to high’ etc. We have found shopping online to have a much wider selection of sale items than in store. You know we are on the app looking at baby girl sale items at least weekly! With free shipping and easy returns, it is a win-win!

THIS Zella Harmony hoodie looks super comfy. On sale for $45.56.

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Have we convinced you yet? The Anniversary sale is calling your name! Check out the preview catalog HERE!

 

Holler Dollar: Lifesaver Tub Scrub

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

My least favorite household task is hands down scrubbing the tub, talk about manual labor! I absolutely despised this task, until my friend, Nicki introduced me to this fab Pinterest find:

Lifesaver Tub Scrub

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You Will Need:

One scrubber from the Dollar Tree

1:1 ratio of Dawn and white vinegar

Simply wet down the shower and tub down and gently scrub this mixture into the tub. Next, let soak for a few minutes and then rinse away.

It is seriously insane how easy and how great this works! I absolutely love having a sparkling tub greet me at the end of each day!

Thanks for the tip Nicki! If anyone else hates scrubbing your tub…you have to give this a try!!!

Hollar Dollar: Country Dishes

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Last time I visited The Dollar Tree, I spied these dishes that I just couldn’t pass up. They screamed summer to me, just like the kind you’d find in an old country farmhouse and I just had to have them.

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Aren’t they just perfect?! Pass the corn and watermelon, summer’s here and I’m ready!

Holler Dollar: Pumice Sponge

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

One of the bad things about summer is flip flop feet.

(Yuck)

You know what I’m talking about!

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To help your pedi last a little longer,

make sure to pick up one of these pumice sponges on your next visit to the Dollar Tree.

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A little scrub with this nightly

is magic!

Holler Dollar: Ribbon at Target

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

This cute ribbon is in the dollar spot section at Target right now.

You only get a total of 2 yards, but it’s perfect for wrapping a tiny gift. We just used a sheet of regular white paper, and added a little ribbon.

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Black and white always makes for a clean, classy look.

Not bad for a buck!

A No-Sew Patriotic Bandana Garland

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Are you looking for a fast, fun and thrifty project to dress up your home for the Fourth?!

Boy, do we have the DIY for you!!!

Introducing the no-sew Bandana Garland!!!

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All you’ll need to create the garland is a red and blue bandana (we used THESE ones), a pair of scissors, and ten minutes!

 HOW TO:

1. Cut bandanas into quarters.

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2. Cut each bandana quarter into two triangles to create 8 bunting pieces.

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3. Tie corners of bunting together, alternating red and blue.

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That’s it folks! This project took 10 mins, cost $2 and created a huge wow factor.

Can we hear a yee-haw?!

boxwood clippings_bandana garland, 4th of July

Bunnies By the Bay Record Book GIVEAWAY!!!

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Congratulations to Rachel!!!! Thanks to all who entered!!!

We’re so excited to kick start our week with a great giveaway!

A Bunnies By the Bay Record Book!

I started to look for a memory book almost as soon as I found out I was pregnant. My parents had one for each of us, and it’s something I always knew I wanted to do for our children.

I was so happy when I found this one by Bunnies By the Bay. First off, it’s the cutest thing ever, with adorable illustrations, but most of all I love how easy it’s been to record all the little details I don’t want to forget about my two little ladies.

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Isn’t the layout just the cutest?!

If you know someone who is pregnant, or just had a wee one, I couldn’t suggest a more treasured gift!

To enter, simply leave a comment below (by June 16th, 12pm MST) and tell us what other product catches your eye over on their site (HERE)! The winner will be selected at random and notified by June 17th.

Good luck!

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On another note, I’d just like to rave about another couple Bunnies By the Bay products!

My girlies are getting to the age where they can really begin to enjoy their toys and they are just in love with their Blossom’s Lulla Bunny Bye Binkie Blankets and Bunny Wrist Rattles (which they like on their ankles)!

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They are sooo incredibly soft! The babies love them against their skin, and give us lovely giggles when they hear the rattles. Too cute.

Be sure to check out the entire Bunnies By the Bay line on their site (link HERE). You’ll be spoilt for choice!

Oh, and don’t forget to enter for the book :)

 

Now is the Time to be Buying your Winter Coat!

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

If you’ve been reading our little bloggie here for a while you’ll know we loooove duffel coats. A good duffel is an essential for any wardrobe regardless of age or gender.

The problem is a good quality coat will always cost a pretty penny, so it’s essential we score a deal. The time to shop is now! Right when the last thing you want to be thinking about is a coat!

 

 Last week I ordered this Micheal Kors coat from Nordstrom Rack (that’s right! The Rack online!)

Originally $258 it’s now priced at $100. But I used a $25 off code bringing it down to $75!!!

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 (Excuse awkward pose. I live behind the camera not in front!)

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Here are some others that caught my eye:

This Dale Dressin is down from $375 to $105!

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This Tommy Hilfiger one was $275 and is now $99!

https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/894633/michael-michael-kors-michael-michael-kors-hooded-wool-blend-toggle-coat?color=BLACK#results

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Another Tommy Hilfiger down from $195 to $59!

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All the coats above still have lots of sizes and colours to choose from, so be sure to go check them out.

Another tips: I always order over $100 to get free shipping, returns can be made instore. :)

Great Gift Wrap at Target

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

We spied this lovely gift wrap at Target a few weeks ago, but what we loved most was the price tag! Each of these items cost $1.25, except for the bags, which came as a two-pack for $1.25!

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Sure, we’d love to spend lost on exquisite papers and ribbons, but we’d much prefer to spend our dollars on the actual gift and keep our eyes out for great and affordable basic wrap like this.

Make sure to check out the collection on your next trip to Target.

Muchas gracias, Target!

Cheap Canvas Shoes

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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

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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.

Making the Switch: Eye Make Up Remover

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Like most women, I like to spend money. But I hate to spend on certain ‘un-fun’ items like toilet paper. So although I love quality skin care and makeup, I don’t love the price tag.

Recently I’ve made a product switch which I’m more than happy with…

Clinque’s eye makeup remover vs. Neutrogena’s

 

boxwood clippings_making the switch, cheaper eye makeup remover

My eyes are REALLY sensitive so I was a little skeptical to try the cheaper product, but honestly I love it, it’s just as gentle and less than 1/3rd the price. Holler!!!

Savings like these really help my budget and free up some room for cute baby purchases…uhhhh that’s after we’re stocked up on diapers :(!!!!

Ralph Lauren Mega Sale!

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

We may or may not have gone a little cray cray when we saw this MAJOR sale going on at Ralph Lauren online yesterday. Not only are most items marked at 50% off, but have an additional 10% off on top of that with code PRIVATE14 with FREE SHIPPING on every order. The sale goes on til tomorrow, so be sure to pop over asap!

One of my favorite finds were these dresses that I’m saving for next year, originally$39.50 now down to $17.77 (with code)!

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The best thing about Ralph Lauren, is that their style is so classic you can shop ahead and know you’ll still like it in a year.

With prices like these how can we resist?!

Holler Dollar: Baby Cards

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

I have a love/hate relationship with Walmart. One thing I love is their extensive card selection. I was thrilled to find these cute Hallmark baby cards for just $.47 each!!!

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They read “Congratulations…on your sweet little dream come true.”

Can it get any cuter? For 47 cents, definitely not!!! If you have lots of babies in your life, these may save you a small fortune. Also, be sure to check out their $.47 and $.97 birthday card selection…pretty amazing!

Gift Idea: Bud Vase

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Don’t you just love the smell of fresh flowers? I’ve been totally addicted to them ever since my hospital stay, and have continued to be spoiled since I’ve been home. Em bought over some amazing ones the other day and said “you really do NEED these in your house, they drown out the dirty nappy smell”!

Anyhow, we all know a huge bouquet is pretty hard to beat, but sometimes the simplicity of a few stems can compete. Aunty Kimberly bought each twin their very own arrangement when they were just a day old, how cute is that?!

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This bud vase is from Ikea, but you can find similar anywhere for well under $5. Add a couple of bucks on flowers you have a pretty cost friendly gift that any woman would be happy to receive.

Heck, that’s cheap enough for us to treat ourselves…I’m adding flowers to my weekly grocery list!

$119 Patio Set

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Don’t you just love when the hardware store stocks up for spring? The smell of mulch and pansies and the aisles filled with planters, garden tools and patio furniture??  Ahh I just love it!

Designed to sell, it does just that and has me dreaming of endless possibilities for the backyard. A manicured lawn, a picture-worthy patio, oh and a fireplace would be nice too! ;)  Something rather similar to this:

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A girl can dream, right?!

The other night I was stunned while browsing ikea.com to find this patio set for $119!!!

boxwoodclippings_$119 ikea patio setSolid Acacia Wood Patio Set

Dreams can definitely become a reality with prices like this! Too good of a deal not to share!

Dining Chairs under $100

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

There is scarcely a week that goes by that I don’t fall in love with some sort of side chair. I love how they are so versatile and can be moved around the house to change up decor in a flash. Here are a few I am currently loving, all under 100 bucks!

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1. trendig chair $59 (very close to this)

2. tufted + upholstered $85 (available in gray, blue or taupe)

3. basic slipcovered chair $89

4. mod stackable $99

5. white arm chair $89

6. black rattan $99

7. cane side chair $75

8. metal arm chair $50 (also loving the copper and black colors)

9. modern windsor $85 (reminded me of this much more expensive chair)

Do you need help choosing furniture for your space? Shoot us an email to find out more about our design services.

Email: mail [at] boxwoodclippings [dot] com

$5 Botanical Art for Spring

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

While at Ikea a few weeks ago, I found these botanical posters on clearance for $3.99 for the set!!!

boxwoodclippings_botanical postersThey are called the ‘Trilling’ posters but unfortunately are no longer available online. As you know I’m super weird about art work in our house. I rarely find anything I fall in love with, but at this price I was happy to fall in love, at least for the spring!

I picked up the nyttja frames to frame each poster. I love how lightweight each of these frames are, how inexpensive they are ($4 for 11 x 15), and that they have a plastic insert instead of glass! Absolutely perfect for an art commitment-phobe like myself who hangs everything with command strips! I love being able to move things around at the drop of a hat without making a gazillion holes in the walls.

Five bucks and five minutes later I was hanging all three pieces in the downstairs loo.

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If you’d like yourself some spring $5 botanicals, head to Ikea ASAP-y!

Nautical at Old Navy

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

I was thrilled to visit Old Navy last week and see all the looks for spring. Can’t beat Old Navy prices! I have never seen so much nautical in stores and I am loving it!

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1. striped hoodie for women

2. chambray baby girl romper

3. polka dot romper for toddler girl

4. anchor bermudas

5. toddler boy stripe shorts

6. manly stripe rugby tee

Do you love nautical as much as me?

Holler Dollar: Modern Note Cards at Target

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I saw blossoms this weekend and I couldn’t be happier spring is officially here!

Another thing to brighten my day are these lovely geometric coral note cards from the Dollar Spot at Target.

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Look at those cute envelopes! I’m obsessed with peachy corals every spring time.

8 note cards and envelopes for a dollar. Holler!