Archive for the ‘gifts’ Category

Custom House Portraits: Now Taking Christmas Orders!!!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

A perfect gift is pretty hard to come by…

this is pretty close!

I’ve been painting these one-of-a-kind custom house portraits for the past several years, mostly at Christmas. I can tell you it’s an absolute joy! I love sitting down at my desk while the girls nap, put on some Christmas music and whip out the paint brushes.

It’s a sweet feeling to be behind such a personalized gift, and I’ve truly loved hearing you guys share your stories of your homes and the reactions of those you’ve gifted to. In a small way, I feel like I got to share some of the excitement of Christmas morning!

boxwood clippings | custom house portrait

boxwood clippings_custom house portrait

I’m not quite sure how long, or how many orders I’ll be taking this year, but if you are interested please pop me an email at sarahfaubus (at) gmail (dot) com for more information.

Most houses fit into my $65 rate, framed.

Jumping into Christmas shopping this early is a major stress relief for me, especially if it’s that person who’s tricky to buy for. I’ll do the hard work for you! Pop me an email!!!

Sarah x

Holler Dollar: Antique Lace Ribbon

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Oh how we love a good Dollar Tree find, we can’t wait to share this one with you!…


With the holiday season just around the corner, we’re already getting giddy thinking about wrapping. Do you think there’s no such thing as too many ribbon choices? Good, us too! So we added spools of this delightful lace to our collections and for only $1 for 6 yards, it’s a great find indeed!


This little gift was wrapped in basic printer paper, tied with the ribbon and adored with a sprig of greenery.

Lovely. Wouldn’t you agree?


Grey Baby Gift Basket

Monday, August 8th, 2016

When both my sisters announced they were pregnant last fall I had a feeling that they were both having boys.

And boy was I right!!!!

This was the first and probably the last time both Helen and Emily were pregnant at the same time, so I thought it’d be fun to get them matching gifts and throw them a double shower.

boxwood clippings_baby boy gift basket

Now that I’ve had my own babies I totally gift differently than I did before, I gift not only what I love, but what I found useful. In this case it was a cozy sweater with ears (my favorite go-to for my girlies), a soft blanket that also doubles as a quick background for photos and a classic wooden toy.

boxwood clippings_baby boy gift basket grey

pull-along elephant HERE | grey cardigan HERE | love blanket HERE

All these items are not only beautiful but very practical, which I love.

Wrapping them up into a gift basket just helps the theme come together. And who doesn’t love being handed a gift basket of goodies? I know I do!

Sarah x

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Personalized Plant Pots

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Happy Monday!

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend, we really felt spring for the first time this year and are excited for all the season has to offer.

We shared this Mother’s Day gift idea on Lil Luna a few years ago, but still think it’s pretty fab if you’re looking for a homemade gift idea for your mum, (or anyone really) be sure to keep it in mind!

We just love the spring feel, and homemade touch!

lil luna_boxwood clippings_monogramn plant pot

You Will Need:

Terra-cotta Plant Pot

Puff Paint


How To:

Simply free-hand a design (like the dots below), or sketch a design with a pencil and go over it with the paint (like the monogram above).

lil luna_boxwood clippings_monogramn plant pot

Just make sure you have fun, and don’t think too hard about the process. Simple is almost always best.

Once your design is finished, just let it set for about four hours, and then you’re ready to add the plants.

lil luna_boxwood clippings_monogramn plant pot

It was fun to decorate a few different sized pots, as they look great grouped together. Maybe having each child decorate one and create a whole garden would be sweet.

Adding a little ‘homemade’ says “I love you” more than anything.

Do you agree?

The Sweetest Easter Gifts for your little lady

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

While browsing Hape toys the other day (they are some of our very favorites) we were inspired by their fun pop of pastel colors and decided we needed to do a gift round up just in case you guys were looking to spoil your little one this spring.


boxwood clippings | sweet easter gifts for baby girl and toddler too!1. Shape Puzzle | 2. Jellycat Dot Bunny | 3. Classic Salt Water Sandal |4. A day on the Farm book (my girlies very favorite right now, thanks to Bri!). | 5. Bunnie Pull-A-Long toy (eeekk, just too cute). | 6. Floral Arrangement Playset.

We’re dying over these beautiful colors and love that our little ones are finally saying “yay-ow” (yellow), and “ink” (pink) while at play. Too cute all around!