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New Posterboard Abstract Artwork

Monday, August 10th, 2015

I love everything about abstract art. Simple, bold and graphic.

I’ve been eyeing several large pieces lately but they’ve been way out of my budget so I asked the artiste of the family, Sarah to create a copycat version.

Look what she whipped up!

boxwood clippings | abstract artwork

boxwood clippings | abstract artwork 2

You are never going to believe how little this cost to put together!

We used poster boards and brushes from the Dollar Tree,

basic black craft paint and these huge frames from Ikea that were $17.99 each (HERE)

Sarah literally brushed few strokes and we popped them into frames.

If you like the look of abstract art, spend five minutes and see what you can create!

$20 Structured Tote from Walmart!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

I have been dying over THIS Michael Kors structured tote for months, but now that my go-to bag is a diaper bag I haven’t been able to justify such a splurge!

I can however spend $20 on a similar tote, for the occasional night out with the hubs or any sans Jane outing!

boxwood clippings_$20 tote from Walmart

saffiano tote

I feel like most of my handbags are over-sized and slouchy, and this medium-size and structured tote is just what I needed to help this momma feel a little more up-to-date!

Copy Cat West Elm Abstract Art

Monday, July 7th, 2014

We have been loving the abstract art collection happening over at West Elm right now. Even though their prices are pretty reasonable, we thought creating a similar piece would be easy and affordable. We were right!

boxwood clippings_abstract art

 Here’s What We Did:

1. We purchased THIS two pack of canvases at Hobby Lobby. Using a 40% off coupon each canvas cost $2.50!

2.We used a paint color we already had and painted the darkest stripe, then added a little extra white paint with each stripe to create the ombre look.

3. To finish, we added a few strokes of pure white paint to add texture and depth.


We were pretty impressed at this $2.50 project to brighten up the house this summer!

If you like the look of abstract art, give it a try on your own! You can do it and save a bundle!


$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:

boxwoodclippings_architecturaldigest patio

A girl can dream, right?!

The other night I was stunned while browsing 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!

Budget Fall Porch

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

With fall in the air, it’s time to get the front porch all ready! We’ve got you covered with a few low-priced items to make your porch welcoming and cozy…just like this…

Here’s What You’ll Need:

boxwood clippings_budget halloween pourch

1. An autumn wreath: Anything dried or leafy will work great. This grapevine wreath is a great price, only $12 after coupon.

2. Chrysanthemums aka Mum’s: Don’t you love their orange vibrancy…fall perfection! Huge tubs of mums are currently $13.99 at Costco, and only $3.95 at Walmart for a medium size.

3. Lanterns: It never hurts to add a little glow to the front porch. We use these Ikea lanterns all year round, and love their price of $7.99. If your front porch is small or huge, you may want to try this or this size. A mixture of sizes looks great all together too for any size of porch.

4. Pumpkins: Layer pumpkins in different sizes for a cozy atmosphere. For a more unified look stick with one color, or go all out with orange, white and greens to add depth and interest. We try not to pay more than $.20/lb for our pumpkins!

5. Doormat: Leave the dirt outside with this $4.99 one from Ikea.

You could go crazy-town with buying multiples of these items, but even just one of each will create a pretty and cozy porch and cost you less than $50.

Wreath + Mum + Lantern + Pumpkins + Doormat = Less than $50!

See more fall porch inspiration here, here, and here.