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A Costco Cardi You’ve Gotta Go Get!

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

boxwood clippings | costco cardigan
You know you’re a mom when you get excited about a fashion find at Costco. Oh man!

We are used to seeing these cute ‘BNCI’ brand cardigans at Nordstrom Rack, but were so excited to see this one at Costco for a fraction of the price, just $15!!!

It comes in a few different colors, but we love this grey for an every day look. The fit is flattering and we love that it has pockets perfect for keys and your cell phone. It’s a perfect lightweight cardi for the fall, and will be great in winter with a heavy scarf.

Time to treat yo’ self, add it to your grocery list ladies!

– Emily x

We’re on YouTube!!!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

You guys we made a You Tube video!!!

It’s something we’ve been thinking about for years, so last week we decided to stop thinking and to give it a shot!

We’re excited to start this new adventure, but please bare with as we experiment with this new medium and get comfortable both behind and in front of the camera!

Without further ado….


If you enjoyed the video, we’d LOVE you to hop over to youtube and like + subscribe!

We’re also craving feedback and ideas, is there a something you’d like to see us shoot?

Please share your ideas and comments!

Sincere thanks in advance,

Sarah and Emily x

Say ‘Cheese’, and head to Costco!

Friday, October 14th, 2016

I have such a sweet tooth that it’s hard for me to get as equally excited about anything savory, but cheese does just that!

Really, this is the perfect snack/meal for me: a great cheese, yummy crackers and ripe fruit.

(Lets not forget, easy prep and zero clean up)

I sometimes wonder why I don’t eat like this every day!

boxwood clippings |cheese-2

Costco is by far the best place for cheese. This Cranberry Wensleydale is a family favorite and although it’s imported from England I swear you wouldn’t know it by the price. Only $6 for the block above. With the holidays right around the corner their selection is better than ever. What I always love about Costco is that if I buy something I don’t love, it’s always returnable…even food!

These crackers are also on sale now for around $5,50 for 5 boxes. My twins have been loving them.

boxwood clippings |cheese-2

With these prices it’s basically the same as nibbling on Cheddar and Wheat Thins, but SO MUCH BETTER and more sophisticated don’t you think?! I feel like a grown up now…well, almost!

Sarah, x.

Little Girl Halloween Costumes

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, our favorites are the old traditional types… Cats/bats/owls and the best of course…witches!

Our three little girls are so excited about Halloween this year! We are equally as thrilled that we made their costumes from their every day clothes and by adding just a few cheap accessories!

boxwood clippings | little girl halloween costumes

boxwood clippings | little girl halloween costumes

boxwood clippings | little girl halloween costumes
We found the cat ears/tail and broomsticks at the Dollar Tree (in store only).
We found the black witch hats and tutus last year on clearance after Halloween and just added a few ribbons and creepy crawlies with the hot glue gun.

We love how easy and inexpensive these costumes were to pull together!

The girls are already practicing their witch cackles and meows for trick or treating.
We cannot wait!

-Sarah and Emily x

Baked Peaches

Friday, October 7th, 2016

boxwood clippings | peaches

Utah peaches are so amazing right now. Bake them in the oven with crumble, serve with cream and you have the most amazing dessert ever for these cool and chilly autumn nights!


4 peaches halved
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c butter
1/2 c flour
1/2 c oats
dash of cinnamon
cream/ice cream to serve

Make crumble by combining oats, flour, butter, sugar and cinnamon should be crumb-like. Place peaches face up on cookie sheet or baking dish and spread crumble over top.

Bake at 350 for 30 mins until crumble is golden brown and peaches are soft.

Serve with heavy cream or ice cream and enjoy every. single. calorie. Serves 8, or you can eat them all up for yourself and we won’t tell a soul!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

-Sarah and Em x