Archive for the ‘little beauties’ Category

Miniature Cupcake Birthday Cake

Friday, February 28th, 2014

We always get a little nervous when baking birthday cakes. What if the cake sticks for some reason or starts to sag on one side? It’s a lot of pressure to make a perfect birthday cake! Which lead us to the miniture cupcake birthday cake…

Miniature Cupcake Birthday Cake

We love cupcakes, but we love even more bite-size, mini cupcakes. There is zero pressure as you can just present the ones that work out perfectly on pretty cakestands with a candle in each one. The more cupcakes and candles the merrier!

We are celebrating lots of candles on Sarah’s birthday cake today!!!  Just kidding, sis ;)

Happy Birthday Sarah! You are crazy talented, beautiful and hilarious. I love you and I’m so lucky to have you as a sister xxx

Red Board on Pinterest

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Our sissy, Hels Bells has always been the one to rock the red.

We are never quite as keen. Why is it that you either seem to love this colour or hate it? Recently I’ve been seeing the joys this vibrant colour can bring, and enjoying and bold ‘pop’ here and there.

How do these images make you feel? Are you in love?

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Red pants for Valentine’s Day, yes please!

All images found via Helen’s Pinterest page, click HERE to see more!

Bath & Body Works: Black Currant & Vanilla Products

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

You all know how we love to switch out our scents for the season. Well I must say, I look forward to February for many reasons and one of those reasons is an excuses to use this fragrance from Bath and Body works.

Typically, there’s no red our house, but for Valentine’s I make an exception, and add bits from this line that is sooo yummy. Black currant and Vanilla is the perfect blend of fresh and cozy, honestly I don’t know why they call it ‘sensual’, it has me falling asleep!

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For whatever reason this scent doesn’t have as many products as the other aromatherapy ones, but enjoy what you can. The sugar scrub and wall flower are my absolute faves.

Right now, many of their products are on sale for $8 down from $13, so be sure to go check them out HERE, just in time for the month of love!

Easy Homemade Dinner To-Go

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Occasionally we get to help our friends when they’ve had a new baby or are really sick with a homemade meal.

We keep it real simple with these handy take-out tins from wally-world, which cost only $.97 for a pack of three. No need for a busy family to worry about returning dishes and pans. They also have a similar 3-pack at The Dollar Tree.

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For this meal we made an easy lasagne, side salad and apple crumble. Lasagne is for sure our first choice for meals to go. It can be heated up in oven/microwave in a snap, tastes just as good re-heated, and can be easily accommodated to food allergies and preferences.

Do you have a signature dish you’re known for?

Christmas at Bath and Body Works

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

I cannot wait to have little kiddos at Christmas to help them dream of sugar-plums and be filled with the Christmas spirit.

Our sis, Helen always gets her kids excited for Christmas by adding a Bath and Body Works nightlight and festive soap in their bathrooms.

Whether or not you have kids at home just an item or two from Bath and Body Works will bring instant Christmas joy into your home:

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Holiday Favorites Anti-Bacterial Soap

Festive Nightlight

Scented candle

Bath and Body Works will be having one of their best sales of the year on black Friday. This is when I stock up on my favorites for the year and be on the look out for gift ideas and stocking-stuffers.

I love the True Blue Spa, C O Bigelow and Aromatherapy lines for gifts and these are the perfect little stocking-stuffers that can loop on to anything and hopefully keep your family healthy too.

As always, coupons always make shopping even better! For a $10 off $30 purchase coupon (can be used in-store and online) click HERE.

Do you have and Bath and Body Works favorites this time of year? Please share!

Affordable Thank You Cards at Target

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

It is the season of thanksgiving and Target has it in for me with its vast display of jewel-toned and gold-foiled thank you notes. How’s a girl supposed to control herself when a set of 10 only costs $3.99?

I love the idea of writing thank you notes in November, just because. A perfect time of year to express gratitude to those around you. Now I’m giving you the perfect excuse to buy these little beauties:

Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 9.10.38 AMGold foil many thanks 50ct/$10.99. Pretty enough to frame. Only $.22/per card.

boxwoodclippings_yellow ombre thank you cardYellow ombre 10ct/$3.99. Don’t you think these would be perfect to bring a little sunshine to someone’s day?

boxwoodclippings_gold foil thank you noteFoil bunny 24ct/$6.99. Sold!

boxwoodclippings_bold purple thank you cardBold purple + gold 10/$3.99

boxwoodclippings_autumn thank you note packAutumn-floral multi-pack 15/$6.99. Could this be more perfect?

Target also has some great kiddie thank you notes. This lollipop is adorable as well as this gumball postcard, both 10/$3.99.

Time to get grateful!

Worth the Splurge: Petunia Pickle Bottom Makeup Bag

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

For as long as I can remember I’ve used Clinque free gift-with-bonus bags for my makeup. Usually they’re pretty cute, so it’s nothing to complain about.

Even before my recent pregnancy, we’d often visit the baby department at Nordies and it was on one of these visits we fell for the Petunia Pickle Bottom cosmetic bags, something about their bold patterns and colour choices really made me want one, and I’ve LOVED  it.

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We even think they’re cuter than their main product the diaper bag, and at $28 I think it’s a worth the splurge everyone should indulge in.

Find the bag that speaks to you HERE…!

 

 

Gingham Style

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

What do you think of when you hear gingham?

I think of grannies and babies and everyone in between. It’s both traditional and modern, new world and old. It’s a pattern that will never age or season, and I’m totally in love with it’s versatility.

 

Some of my favorite products right now, rocking the look:

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No.1 Storage Bin, No.2 Milk Jug, No.3 Ribbon, No.4 Tie, No.5 Bib, No.6 Binky, No. 7 Pillow, No. 8 Rug.

That tie is making it’s way to Brock’s stocking. And nope, it’s never too early to start the Christmas shopping!

Little Beauties: Caldrea Soaps

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Our kind friends over at Caldrea sent us a couple of samples to try, and boy did I fall in love with their Blackcurrant Mint.

Blackcurrant is a favorite flavor of the British Isles, so the smell brings me back to my childhood summer days. Isn’t it funny how scents can have that reminiscent effect? I feel an extra bounce in my step with every hand wash!

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If you want to see how England smells to me, pick up a bottle. Even better, they’re on sale at Target this week, $6.79 for the hand soap and $5.09 for the dish.

Plus I just adore the packaging, blue fits right in with my kitchen decor! Do you ever buy such products on looks alone?

Mother’s Day Reminder

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Just a little reminder to tell your mum and all your special ladies how much you love and appreciate them this Sunday and always.

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Of course flowers always help spread the message too.  These beautiful hydrangeas are from Trader Joes and only $6.99, can you believe that? They are my very favorite flower.

Mummy Clayton you are one heck of a lady, and the best role model we could ask for. We love you very much, and think you are amazeballs!

Love, Sarah & Emily x

5 Ways to Use Clothes Pegs

Monday, May 6th, 2013

I’ve always loved clothes pegs, maybe because I loved washing day when mum would hang the yummy smelling laundry out on the line, (ha, sometimes when I tell stories of my childhood Brock asks me what century I grew up in!). Anyhow, these are super versicle little tools, here’s how they I like to put them to use.

As a place setting:
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Helping to organize my ribbon ends:

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 As a label for my plants:

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As a tag on a gift:

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Plain old chip clip, or in this case marshmallow:

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A pack of these run about $1…holler, I can’t think of any think more handy for that price.

How do you put yours to use?

Paper and Fabric Flowers

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Although it’s not April Fools day until next week, these paper and fabric flowers have me second guessing their true identities.

This time of year in Utah seems to be a constant battle between Winter and Summer, and although it won’t be long till real blossoms are in bloom, I’m dying to try my had at these beautiful creations.

This up cycled beauty is by Alternative Blooms and can be found HERE.
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This giant wall flower is perfection, found on You Are My Fave (instructions HERE). Picture 23

And finally, these beauties by Craftberry Bush are to die for (instructions HERE).boxwood clippings_paper flowers

My mother had a mini freak out when I mentioned I wanted to make flowers for my wedding centerpieces 8 years ago. I don’t think this is what she had in mind! I’m sold, are you?

Costco Throw Pillows

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

On a recent trip to Costco, I spied these adorable pillows. A set of two is only $16.79!

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Not only are they a great price, but they felt really nice too!

They also come in green, yellow and a super cute navy blue (unfortunately the last navy was snatched up before I could take a pic.)

Perfect to add a burst of colour for Spring, or–like me–stick to the fabulous neutral. :)

 

Green

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a little Easter project over at Lil Luna, be sure to go check it out!

I’m soooo crazy excited that Spring is well on her way, and the brown grass will soon be a lush green. As St Paddy’s is just around the corner, I’m especially digging green right now, are you feeling it too?boxwood clippings_green love

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So fresh, it never gets old.

Little Beauties: Anthro Mini Bowls

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Don’t you love a little beauty?

These mini latte bowls at Anthropologie have been catching my eye for quite a while, and finally on my last visit I decided I couldn’t resist any longer and at $2.50 each I didn’t have to!

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I just adore the milky colours together, and makes me happy everytime I catch a glimpse of them sitting happy on my kitchen shelf.

What little beauties make you guys smile?