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$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!

boxwood clippings_9 dining chairs under $100

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)

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$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!

boxwood clippings_old navy nautical

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!

Holler Dollar: Beatrix Potter Colouring Books and Jigsaw

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

We love Beatrix Potter throughout the year, but especially at Easter.

Now at Targets Dollar Spot you can find all kinds of goodies with her beautiful illustrations, any of which would be ideal to add to an Easter basket.

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Holler Dollar: Beatrix Potter Jigsaw and Colouring Books

At this price, why not add a few?!

Walmart Mainstays Pillows

Friday, March 7th, 2014

In our family, we have people who needs to wipe their brow the instant the sun peaks out from a cloud, or who form beads of sweat from simple, light exercise. We call these loveable family members “sweaty heads”. Sweaty heads, you know we love you! I love sweaty heads so much, I even married one.

The combination of sweaty heads and my slight germ-a-phobia from working in the medical field so long have me utterly grossed out by pillows. Even though I have a sanitation cycle on my washer, I’ve never successfully washed a pillow without it coming out lumpy and weird, which lead me to these:

boxwoodclippings_walmart mainstays deep pocket pillows $2.50

Walmart’s Mainstay Deep Pocket Pillow

These pillows are only $2.50 each! They are awesome for the price, are hypoallergenic, and extra soft, making them perfect for stomach sleepers. They are so inexpensive that I replace my sweaty head’s pillow every month, and I don’t have to be grossed out by old pillows. I also try to keep a few extra on hand for guests, and as my local wally-world often runs out I like to have a little stock pile.

If you have any sweaty heads in your family, you may want to give these pillows a try!

How do you keep your pillows fresh and clean? Do you have any little housekeeping tips to share, we’d love to hear what tricks you keep up your sleeve!

White Gift Wrap

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

When you have the time it’s fun to go cray-cray with gift wrapping.

When you don’t, it’s just as great to go simple.

It couldn’t get simpler than this…

Boxwood Clippings_White Gift Wrap

Having a nice stock of white tissue paper (always get mine in the fall at costco $5.99), and white paper bags (I get mine from Hobby Lobby, 12 for $5.99 and then use their 40% off coupon) it’s not only a beautiful but a very cost effective way of doing things.

Add a silk ribbon and card, and you’re done.

I love it when life is this simple, don’t you?!

Nursery Sneek Peek: Putting Left Over Paint to Good Use

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

This post brought to you in part by:

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.Do you guys remember my nursery inspiration board?boxwood clippings_gender neutral nursery

It became a great starting point to get my vision together, and although a lot stayed the same, I switched up a couple of details.

One of which was the paint. Originally, I thought I’d paint the whole room because I really wanted the white furniture to ‘pop.’ But then we found out we were having two girls, I thought an entire room painted grey might look too masculine. I was really sold on the grey, but I also wanted it to feel really light and airy!

Knowing that we wanted to incorporate molding somehow, we settled on the idea of doing a craftsman-style chair rail and window casings. It was a little scary thinking it may turn out a little 90s, but we love the results, with the paint only being at the bottom of the walls. What do you guys think?

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One of the best parts about this project is that we were able to use the leftover paint from our kitchen makeover (see HERE). Although I LOVE having different colours in the various rooms of our house, it’s nice to have some consistency so it all ‘flows’ nicely. And as we already had it, it was basically FREEEE!

We used only about a 1/2 gallon of paint, and did 2 coats. It worked out perfectly since we’d already chosen the pearl finish for the high-traffic kitchen area, and now it works great in the nursery, where soon little fingers will be touching daily, and it’ll be easy to wipe clean.

Paint used: Benjamin Moore: Stonington Grey in Pearl finish

Another thing that is free is the great advice you get when you go to Jones Paint and Glass. They’ll advise you on colour choices, finish, tools and anything in between. For you local readers, be sure to call ahead and schedule an appointment with Alaura Stickney at their Provo store; she’s a paint genius!!!!

Stay tuned for an overload of photos tomorrow!

Holler Dollar: Cellophane

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

This post is a little random, but too handy not to share…

I just HATE spending money on things I don’t want to spend money on! Cellophane, tin foil, toilet paper all fall into this category, but at the same time, I am willing to spend the extra amount to get the quality, coz let’s face it thin TP is not fun. :)

Anyhow, I’m proud to say I’ve found the best of both worlds with this cellophane from The Dollar Tree. Not only is it only $1, but it actually works, and sticks and everything!!!

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 So be sure to add this to your dollar store shopping list, you’ll love me for it…pinky promise!

10 Spring Flats under $30

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

I know it is still very chilly, but my heart can’t help skip a beat at all the spring items coming making their debut in stores for the warmer season. Here’s a little round-up of some inexpensive flats I am loving.

boxwood clippings_10 spring flats for under $301. glam gladiator | 2. black classics | 3. shiny red | 4. cream + black ballet | 5. cream + black pointe | 6. coral sneaks | 7. cobalt slip-on | 8. flower love | 9. tan perfection | 10. blue + cuffed

Do you have your eyes on anything this spring?

New at H&M Home

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Obsessed does not begin to describe my feelings towards H+M home right now. Check it…

boxwoodclippings_h&m home linen bedlinen duvet set $99

linen shams $18

One can never have enough throw pillows, at least that’s what I keep telling myself!

boxwoodclippings_charcoal floral covercharcoal floral pillow cover $18

boxwoodclippings_b+w stripe pillowb+w stripey pillow cover $6

boxwoodclipping_diamond grey pillowdiamond grey pilliow cover $13

These accent rugs are so great for $25!

boxwoodclippings_h&m morocan rugmoroccan rug

boxwoodclippings_b+w stripe rugb+w rug

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Love all of these products, their price tags and almost everything else on this site. Any great stores you are loving lately?

Packing for Hospital: Little Treats for the Nurses

Friday, February 14th, 2014

I’d read somewhere it’s always nice to show you’re appreciation to the nurses during a hospital stay by bringing them little treats. I thought it was such a cute idea, and so I made up these little treat bags to leave at the nurses station.

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boxwood clippings_packing for hospital: little treats for staff

boxwood clippings_packing for hospital: little treats for staff

I actually impressed myself by thinking ahead. Knowing I was having Valentine Babies, I shopped the Christmas clearance for treats and the colours worked excellently! It doesn’t have to cost a lot be be thoughtful, you just have to be one step ahead, and always remember you can repackage things!

Love this post, it’s always a good reminder of how to save in slightly unusual ways!

Talking of Love, we LOVE YOU GUYS!!! Thanks so much for reading, and HAPPY VALENTINE’S!

iPad Air Giveaway!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

*Giveaway Now Closed.  Congratulations Carissa R!!!!*

How would you like to win an iPad Air? We thought so!

The talented Creative Team at Lil’ Luna (which we’re thrilled to be a part of) has joined forces to offer you this AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!

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We’re so excited to be teaming up with these AMAZING bloggers!

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1. Kristyn from Lil’ Luna 2. Kendra from Key Lime Digital Designs 3. Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road 4. Tiffany from Creme de la Crumb 5. Melissa from Bless this Mess 6. Gina from Kleinworth & Co. 7. Kimberly from A Night Owl 8. Bev from Flamingo Toes 9. Jenny from Bloom Designs 10. Tanya from Lemons for Lulu 11. Jourdan from Little Yellow Barn 12. Ashley from Little Yellow Barn 13. Alicia from The Baker Upstairs 14. Natalie from Life Made Simple 15. Sarah from Boxwood Clippings

Please show these awesome bloggers some love and go visit their sites!

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Use the giveaway widget below to enter! And make sure to tell your friends to enter as well so you have more chances to win!

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Holler Dollar: $1 Cards at Trader Joe’s

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Usually I like to make my own cards, it’s personal and thrifty, but some birthdays just sneak up on me and it’s time to head to the store.

Trader Joe’s has a little collection of greeting cards that are all $1, and really cute. If you’re not into making yours, I highly recommend going and stocking up. That way they’ll be on hand and just waiting for a little message and a stamp.

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Little things like this make me feel organized and slightly on top of things, and you’ve got to love that!!!

 

Holler Dollar: Glass Bowls

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

When we were little we used to pretend we were chefs on a cooking show. We would imagine having all of our ingredients measured out perfectly ready and waiting in little glass bowls, ready for the moment they would be needed on the show.

Well our dreams became a reality when I was wondering around The Dollar Tree a few days ago. Three perfect little glass bowls 3 for $1!!! Holler!!!

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At this price, I had to snatch up 12! I’m thinking they would be great little bowls to hold dressing and garnishings for the dinner table, but most importantly Sarah and I have a cooking show to create!

Holler Dollar: Festive Finds at Target

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The Dollar Spot at Target is always its best around the holidays. I can’t get over these finds for only $1…holler!!!

Stickers, tags and ribbons to spruce up your gift wrap:

boxwood clippings_holler dollar gift wrap accessories

 

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Chalk board pen:

We’ve been on the hunt for this bad boy since the chalk board trend began, but could only find pricey versions, we couldn’t believe this one was only $1. They are soooo much easier to write with over chalk, so go get yourself one or two!

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holler dollar_chalk pen

 

Always remember (especially at this pricey time of year), you don’t have to spend a lot to get the cute stuff :)

 

$100 Simple Christmas Porch

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Getting read for Christmas can be so exciting, magical and overwhelming all at the same time. Today, I’d like to give you an idea of how you can decorate the outside of your home really simply and beautifully on a small budget.

People spend thousands covering every inch of their roofs with professional lights, and while this looks amazing, having just a few trimmings around your front door is easy, inexpensive and creates a warm and festive welcome.

boxwoodclippings_martha stewart christmas porch

Here are a few essentials that will get your porch looking as pretty as Martha’s:

Wreath: As always, lighting is key and battery-operated wreaths like this for the front door are a must. I’m going to dress mine up with a simple large bow.

boxwoodclippings_lit wreathGarland: Adding greenery around your door softens those long, dark nights. You can buy bare garland and add your own lights, but this pre-lit one is a great price and the perfect size for around a normal 6’8″ front door.

boxwoodclipping_pre-lit garland

Mini Christmas Trees: If you have room either side your front door, little christmas trees would be stunning. These 4′ christmas trees are a steal! Only $50 for two!

boxwoodclippings_walmart potted christmas treesIf you don’t have room for mini Christmas trees, use two little lanterns topped with a bow for either side of your front door.

Wreath + Garland + Two Christmas Trees = $100

Now I just need to brace the cold and get out there!

Christmas Holler Dollar

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Today we’re so excited to be blogging this Christmas Holler Dollar over at 6th Street Design School.

boxwood clippings_$1 cupcake holder gift

Check it out for an awesome and inexpensive Christmas gift idea!

Five Gifts for $1…Holler!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner! We have our thinking caps on for gifts for everyone on our lists. Here are five gifts we picked up that we think are pretty great for a buck!

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  1. Wet n Wild nail polish. A bright hue for all your friends. (rite aid)
  2. Old-fashioned Coke. You know Santa only drinks coke from a glass bottle! (target)
  3. Ferrero Rocher. Yum. (target)
  4. Dominos in wood box found at The Dollar Tree. Perfect stocking stuffer, so cute!
  5. Lindor balls in little package. Adorbs! (target)

Do you have your thinking cap on yet for affordable gift options? We’d love to hear your ideas!