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The Simplest DIY Gift Wrap & Sarah’s Christmas Cards

Thursday, December 7th, 2017


When it’s time to order our Christmas cards, we are always inspired by so many design choices. We love browsing through all the options Shutterfly has to offer, and no doubt, we are always thrilled when our cards show up.

This year was no exception! Sarah chose candid photos from the year with a gate fold opening to a family photo. Making all the photos black and white is an easy way to give consistency to photos in any grouping, whether that be a gallery wall or a Christmas card. We just love the classic look of black and white (did you see that buffalo check envelope liner?!).

This idea inspired us to have some fun with gift wrap. Multiple designs with a simple palette of black and white. We used printer paper for small gifts and butcher paper from the craft store for larger gifts. A black coloring pencil, crayon, or marker is all you need to start doodling away.

In a matter of seconds you have your own unique gift wrap we know every one will love Christmas Day!

xoxo

A Spring Baby Shower

Monday, March 20th, 2017

There’s something about the anticipation of Spring that makes throwing parties this time of year a little more exciting, don’t you agree?  Our baby brother and his wife, Sam and Sally are expecting their first baby next month and we are all giddy waiting for baby Alice’s arrival.

The sun came out a few Saturdays ago and we had a glorious afternoon with Sally’s lady friends and family, talking only of childbirth, brand new babies and first time parenthood… our idea of heaven!

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Sally with her Mom and Grandma…

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We always try to keep the menu as simple as possible for showers. We want to spend every second of the shower relaxing with guests and not in the kitchen, so we always make sure to serve food that can all be prepped and laid out before guests arrive. We served a strawberry salad (HERE), spinach, bacon and egg salad HERE, fruit and chocolate strawberries (HERE). Our Mum made an amazing cheese board with all of our favorite British cheeses and our sis, Helen (pictured with her two girls above) had the great idea to order our favorite carrot cake, which was a huge hit.

Our decorating theme was flowers… large paper ones we borrowed from a friend and fresh tulips dotted through the space.

Many of our guests were traveling to the shower so instead of doing our favorite flower favor (HERE) we sent guests home with a wild flower kit (Flower pots and seeds from the dollar store and top soil bundled in fabric pouches). Sally’s family and ours share a love of the Beetles so we added a quote from John Lennon, “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow”.

Many hands make light work and hosting with a few people can really make showers so much easier and stress free.

This was such a special day for us all, we couldn’t help but look around and realize how lucky Alice is already to have such wonderful women in her life. You are loved beyond measure baby girl!

Guest Post at Lil Luna: How to make a Boxwood Wreath

Friday, November 18th, 2016

We’re over at Lil Luna today sharing this lovely wreath project.

Pop over and take a peek!!!!
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Happy weekend!!!

Sarah 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….

HOW-TO MAKE HAIR BOWS VIDEO!

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

Guest Post on Lil Luna: A Spa DIY Mother’s Day Gift

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

I had so much fun putting this lovely gift idea together for Lil Luna and her readers.

I always thought spa products like these would be a little time consuming to make, but it was easy peasy and really enjoyable!

Pop over and take a look. (click HERE)

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