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5 Minute Valentine Cards

Monday, February 8th, 2016

We cannot believe it’s already Valentine’s day this week!

We pulled out a few favorite black and white supplies and whipped these up in no time!

boxwood clippings | chalk hearts valentine card 2Here’s how we made them:

  1. Folded white card stock in half to make card.
  2. Drew a heart in pencil and painted with black craft paint.
  3. Let paint dry and used THIS fine tip chalkboard pen to write our message.
  4. Tied a little baker’s twine around the card for embellishment HERE.

boxwood clippings | chalk hearts valentine cardIf you just have five mins to make cute personalized valentines, this easy card is fool-proof! You could even use just a little black card stock for hearts and use any white marker if you don’t want to pull out the paint.

Happy love week everyone, hope you have a great week!

xoxo

Valentine’s Gift Wrap over at Lil Luna

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Today we’re sharing this fun gift wrap over at Lil Luna (click HERE).

Just love these colors together for Valentine’s Day!

boxwood clippings _valentine's day gift wrap

Are you feeling the love?

Goodbye Christmas…Hello Valentine’s!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

With January being so drab and dark, Sarah couldn’t bear the thoughts of taking down all the twinkly lights!

She transformed her Christmas decorations HERE by adding a few pops of blush and pink…

boxwood clippings | valentine decorations

boxwood clippings | valentine's day decorations

Boom! No no one can say anything until at least v-day is over!

Do you still have any of your decorations up? Isn’t it so depressing taking them down?!

You can see a tutorial for the marshmallow garland HERE!

Festive Non-Alcoholic Drink

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

One memory we love about our childhood Christmases is all the yummy festive food and drinks that would change in our home around the holidays.

We are all about it taking the ordinary up a notch for special occasions, how about you?

boxwood clippings | festive non alcoholic drink

This OJ mix is a family favorite…

1/2 part orange juice

1/2 part sparkling water or lemon-lime soda

a splash of grenadine HERE

lime juice to taste

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We hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Much love to you all! xoxo

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Monday, December 21st, 2015

I almost had a heart attack a few days ago when a gift idea I had for most of the people on my list fell through…sheer panic!

I turned to our blog archives to help me re-group and think of a new idea…

When you have a lot of people on your list we always try to keep it consistent and simple!

It’s all about a gesture of love and doesn’t have to be an out-of-the box, amazing new idea that usually brings all the stress of gift-giving.

Here are are a few of our favorite gift options:

Individual candy boxes
boxwood clippings | little boxes of chocolate

Buy candy boxes in bulk and fill with homemade chocolates (recipe HERE), special candy like Sees pictured above, or even candy from the grocery store! Also love this idea with roasted almonds (HERE) or even fruit (HERE). Packaging and a nice treat can go a long way. Candy boxes HERE or you can usually find them at the craft store.

boxwood clippings | little boxes of chocolate

Family Photos

These days it’s getting harder and harder to get actual photographs into frames and in our homes. A photo print and an inexpensive frame is a perfect gift. I know this is one of my favorite gifts to receive (see HERE).

Movie Tickets

Everyone loves the movies, so buy gift cards for a movie or two for everyone. So easy and so great for kids and adults alike.

Something Crazy

One year, our brother thought it would be crazy to buy the each family member a nerf gun for Christmas. He was right! Christmas night family nerf gun fight will forever be ingrained in our memories!

Homemade Gift

THESE candles were so much easier to make than we thought they were going to be. Cute Christmas ribbon and a Christmas scent would make these so fun! Homemade granola (HERE) is another idea that’s the perfect luxury on a cold and crispy morning. English scones HERE are another Christmas classic that you can never go wrong with!

I’m happy to say I have my gifts under control…now I just need to wrap them all!

Do you have any great gift ideas you’re excited to give this year? Please share!!!!