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A Broken Mirror, Fixed!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

<<<   Thanks to Jones Paint and Glass for sponsoring this post  >>>


Do you guys believe in the whole ‘7 years bad luck thing’ when you break a mirror?

It took me 7 years to get pregnant with our girls, so I’m constantly trying to think back on what mirror I broke! Ha! Kidding…but only kind of!


I found this mirror years ago. It’s beautiful, apart from the middle was totally broken. Still, at $20 I thought it was a deal. When I got home I looked it up and discovered it was this one (see HERE) from Williams Sonoma, priced at $395! Score for me!

It sat in my basement for years, until one day I took it over to Jones Paint and Glass. I think I sat on it so long because I thought it was going to be pretty pricey to fix, but it was under $30!!!! Including clean up and installation! Wahoo!

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It’s really one of the “wow” features in our new master, and adds the glam factor.

(Jones also cuts glass to custom size for all those random photo frames you may have lying around. I used them a ton in college when I was too afraid to cut my own glass in my framing class!!!)

Moral of the story: Fix things and enjoy them asap, rather than clog up your storage. Ugh, I’ve got a couch next on my list. How about you?

State Pride Gift Ideas

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

I just finished watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix, have you guys seen it? I really enjoyed it. Y’all, I just love their accents! Even though I already knew Texas has some major state pride, it surprised me how much, and got me thinking…we could all do with more of that!

State gifts can be great for anyone tricky on your list, as they are personal without being personalized!


Here’s a few products that feature Utah that I’m dying over:

This necklace is adorable, available in every state in gold or silver.

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This Natural Dugway Geode is from Utah wayyyyyyy back in the day, and can be found now at Nordstrom of all places for only $12!

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These state prints are also at Nordies, and come in every state:

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Every state has their flava, and I LOVE Utah’s Salt Water Taffy, found HERE, starting at $2.50 a box

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Do you love these products as much as I do? Go Utah, I love ya baby!

(Oh, my State Pride just kicked in!)

Winnie’s Workshop

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Last weekend we escaped the inversion and headed up to the mountain village of Midway, Utah to attend Winnie’s Workshop Valentine’s class and boy, did we have fun…

Winnie’s Workshop is a picturesque country barn owned by mother and daughter duo, Nancy and Meredith who’ve put their heart and soul into making this space a crafter’s heaven.

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Nancy, a life-long seamstress, has a larger than life personality and is currently teaching classes on quilting and felting what she calls “wacky woollies”.

Meredith has a bachelors in print-making, a masters in visual art, and is currently teaching classes on letter-pressing and bookbinding.

We were warmly greeted into a Valentine retreat with Nancy at the sewing machine, stitching bright wool hearts to pillow covers, Meredith warming up the vintage letterpress with red ink, and the workshop adorned in heart garlands and fabric, cards, and ribbons galore all ready for us to start crafting!

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For the next three hours we made our own letter-pressed Valentine’s cards and crafts, munched on delicious snacks, chatted and laughed, and enjoyed the beautiful and quaint surroundings of the Midway valley and mountains. It was a day to remember, that’s for sure!

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Thank you Nancy and Meredith! We had a such a great time!

Click HERE for upcoming classes, make sure to look at the kid classes too.

Please inquire about any special requests, private parties and group discounts. Nancy and Meredith are so great to work with and will work with almost any budget. We are already thinking of future birthday parties and girlie retreats!

We had a crazy good time and know you will too!

Nancy and Meredith will be at the Utah Art Market this weekend (Fri Feb 1st+ Sat Feb 2nd) selling their gorgeous letter-pressed stationary and ‘wacky woollies’…we can’t wait to see what these two talented ladies bring!

Local Costco Deals

Friday, October 26th, 2012

When I nipped into Costco the other day for my rotisserie chicken, a few crazy deals caught my eye that I just had to share:

First, this throw is soooooo lush and very comparable to our absolute favorites from Restoration Hardware, but half the price at only $19.99

Next, white tissue paper…it’s an annual stock up and lasts the whole year for only $5.99 for  400 sheets!!!

And finally a local deal…Thanksgiving Point $50 gift card for only $39.99. Can be used same as cash and is perfect for renewing your Thanksgiving Membership. Our duo membership is $110, but with this we’d only pay $90…holler!!!

PS. Thanksgiving membership is the best deal in town even without the additional discount, see more details HERE.

PPS. Sorry for ugly pics, warehouse lighting is the worst!!!


Deal Alert: BOGO at Rumbi

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Just a quick deal for all you local readers. Rumbi Island Grill has a great buy one get one free coupon out right now just click HERE to view and print.

We LOVE their sweet potato fries and sandwiches, and on this student budget it’s a great meal for 2 for around $7…Holler!!!

High School Football Coupon Cards

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Our baby brother Luke played on his high school football team for four years. As a fundraiser for the team they’d sell coupon cards for $20.

Luke’s long been graduated, but we track down a player and buy a card every September. Not only is it nice to support a team, but the deals on this little baby is what keeps us going back for more.

This year the Timpview card has 18 local businesses offering discounts. Our very favorite is Mageleby’s Fresh, free entree (up to $7) with purchase of entree and 2 drinks. We can’t get enough of their steak salad and battered fries….yum!

This card pays for itself in one visit, so call your local high school and see what they offer, and if any of you are interested in supporting Timpview this year, we can hook you up with someone!

…Go T-Birds!!!

The Sweet Tooth Fairy Cupcakes: Picnic Style

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

 This post brought to you by: The Sweet Tooth Fairy


While planning for mum’s picnic party, we were struggling with ideas for dessert. Again we needed something easy and delicious, this is where The Sweet Tooth Fairy came to our rescue!

We think they are by far the yummiest cupcakes in Utah, and we love that they even had to-go packaging that matched the our theme of pretty and easy!

At the picnic we simply placed them in rows and let their appearance do all the work, no cakestands or even plates necessary.  However, they didn’t sit looking pretty for long as they were devoured almost instantly; and each guest insisted their flavor cupcake was the best. :)

Mum’s fave was the seasonal Pina Colada, it looked perfect with a single candle.

These cupcakes were the icing on a relaxed party, but I’m now convinced they’d make exceptional additions to any picnic.

A Modern Baby Shower: Favors

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Last Saturday we had my friend Kumari’s shower at our house. I wanted to have little favors for our guests, and needed something cute and easy we could put together without any fuss.

We once again headed over to Gygi, where we found these adorable paper bags, and bulk candy. We choose white taffy, and grey bags to match with our theme, and ta-da a cute little favor that couldn’t have been easier.

If you’re planning a party or get together you’ll have to stop by Gygi, especially since they are still offering our readers a 10% discount online with code “BOXWOOD10″…whoot whoot!!! (Remember you can pick up in store so you don’t have to pay shipping.)

PS. Did you see Gygi featured on the Today show last week? We love locals on national telly :) see HERE.

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Anne Made Jam at Brambles

Monday, June 11th, 2012

We discovered Anne Made Jam at Brambles, and were immediately smitten. The local jam company’s intriguing flavor combos and adorable packaging had us sold.

We think they would make a lovely Father’s Day gift for any fella in your life, especially paired with our favorite homemade bread.

Usually these jams retail for $8, but Brambles is currently offering 20% off your choice of jam just in time for Father’s Day.

Just mention Boxwood Clippings for your discount through June.

Local Love: Brambles

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Today we are happy to introduce a favorite little shop of ours and a lovely discount for you. Brambles is located in Provo, Utah and is the place to go to find unique and special items for the home as well as fantastic gifts.

With one step in the shop you will be delighted by french music, the smell of dried lavender and become excited to start browsing through the unique collection Brambles has to offer.

Here you will find gorgeous antiques ranging ranging from delicate crystal lamps to industrial home accents as well as a rare find such as a vintage bikes, and old apothecary jars.

On our last trip we fell in love with these vintage milk bottles and white cement plant pot and planters.

Lisa, the shop owner not only has an eye for stunning antiques but a green thumb to make you swoon. She always has a huge range of beautiful and always perfect seasonal plants to purchase.

Brambles always has a wide array of seasonal items to spruce up your home, pretty costume jewelry, and the newest and yummiest range of soaps/candles and cleaning supplies as well.

Whether you are shopping for a statement piece for the home or a $5 gift you will find something here you can’t find anywhere else. Lisa also wraps each purchase free of charge, making each gift ready to give. We simply love this place!

Brambles is offering a 20% discount off one item to Boxwood readers through June!

Simply mention you saw Brambles at Boxwood Clippings for the discount. Happy shopping, we know you’re going to love it!

Holler Dollar + Local Love: Thanksgiving Point Ice Cream

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Thanksgiving Point is known for a lot of things, like: weddings, the gardens, or the dinosaur museum. But what you may not know, is that it has the most affordable ice cream in town.

A cup of soft serve is only 50¢, then the additional toppings are 25¢ and 15¢ depending. My favorite combo is vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, heath bar, and it’s only 90¢ total! Em’s go-to is chocolate ice cream, hot fudge sauce, and reeces cups, also 90¢.

The only downside is, that it’s impossible to resist…so we often don’t!

City Creek Grand Opening

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Today is finally here, the grand opening of the new mall in downtown Salt Lake City, City Creek Center.

This is big news for this little city; with top names like Tiffany’s and Michael Kors we’re finally making it to the big leagues, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

It’ll take us a bit of getting used to some of these new faces, but I’m sure we’ll get into the swing of sales and bargains in no time. In fact, there’s already a mega list of offers HERE especially for the opening.

Even the weather seems to be celebrating…70’s, Holler!!!