Archive for the ‘seasonal’ Category

Summer Greenery

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

At the peak of summer, this desert home is craving some fresh greenery. Check it:

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Isn’t it amazing what a little greenery can do?

A Very Happy 4th

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Wishing you all a relaxing 4th from our homes to yours!

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These ladies were all smiles in their festive outfits until I pulled out the camera…typical!

Wish me luck on capturing smiles today!

Decorating with Flags

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Another thing I love this time of year is hanging flags indoors. Look how great these spaces look:

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I would love both an American and British flag framed in our home. What do you guys think of using framed flags for art?

 

Patriotic Food

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Maybe it’s the hungry girl inside of me, but take the American flag and associate it with food and I am 100% invested and ready to sign up for American citizenship! Here are a few patriotic ideas I’ve seen around Pinterest to get you all excited for the upcoming holiday:

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boxwoodclippings_flag fruit platterfruit + cake platter

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So fun and festive, right?! Does your family make any special food for the 4th? We’d love to hear your American ideas!

Inviting Summer Porches

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Pretty lanterns, lush ferns and country rockers are all makings of the perfect porch. There’s no place I’d rather be on a late summer’s night chatting to the hubs and having an ice cream popsicle to cool down. Here are a few inspiring places:

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Don’t you just want to grab a book and lemonade and enjoy these spaces? Where is your favorite space in these warmer months?

 

A No-Sew Patriotic Bandana Garland

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Are you looking for a fast, fun and thrifty project to dress up your home for the Fourth?!

Boy, do we have the DIY for you!!!

Introducing the no-sew Bandana Garland!!!

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All you’ll need to create the garland is a red and blue bandana (we used THESE ones), a pair of scissors, and ten minutes!

 HOW TO:

1. Cut bandanas into quarters.

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2. Cut each bandana quarter into two triangles to create 8 bunting pieces.

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3. Tie corners of bunting together, alternating red and blue.

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That’s it folks! This project took 10 mins, cost $2 and created a huge wow factor.

Can we hear a yee-haw?!

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‘USA’ Fourth of July Decoration

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Good morning everyone!

Today I’m sharing this patriotic ‘USA’ craft over at Lil Luna

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Be sure to pop over for a little ‘how-to’!

(Click HERE!)

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 26th, 2014
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We hope you have a lovely day and take a little time to remember all those who have lost their lives protecting our every day freedoms!

Easy Spring Garland

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Today, we’re sharing this springy bunting that we whipped up in just a few minutes…

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We know a classic bunting is overdone, but hey, it’s timeless and hard to beat!

Sarah had remnants of this yellow gingham fabric which was our starting point. We simply cut into triangles and cut two little holes in each piece to thread the twine through.

Next we tied yellow, tan and cream ribbons onto the twine for a fuller look.

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We love how this simple garland brightens up the home for spring, especially because we only used what materials we already had! Now we just need a vase of bright daffodils!

How are you decorating this spring?

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Easter!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

As you know, I love gathering bits and pieces from around the house to make little festive displays, and now I get to do that in my little one’s nursery.

A book, letter blocks and soft bunny arranged together help things feel seasonal and springy!

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These little cards are from Paper Source, and too cute not to have out on display!

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 Their Easter dresses are quite possibly the world’s cutest hand-me-downs ever!

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 Pink baby ballet flats. Does it get any cuter…I think not!!!

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Spring is in the air and we’re loving life :)

Free Printable Easter Cards

Monday, March 31st, 2014

It’s funny, but whenever I make something I’ve seen on Pinterest, it gives me a sense of productivity, like I’ve accomplished something!

I’d pinned these free printable Easter cards years ago, and this year I actually got around to printing  them out and adding a ribbon. Aren’t they adorbs?!

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 (Click HERE for printable)

Have you done anything lately that’s been on your list a while?!

Holler Dollar: Beatrix Potter Colouring Books and Jigsaw

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

We love Beatrix Potter throughout the year, but especially at Easter.

Now at Targets Dollar Spot you can find all kinds of goodies with her beautiful illustrations, any of which would be ideal to add to an Easter basket.

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Holler Dollar: Beatrix Potter Jigsaw and Colouring Books

At this price, why not add a few?!

Really Simple Easter Place Settings

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Easter is one of our favorite times of year. Not only is it a special time for us to celebrate Christ’s resurrection, we also love celebrating the re-birth of the earth with spring…longer days, cherry blossoms, baby animals…the list goes on and on.

Now, with Sarah’s two baby girls in tow we are more dedicated than ever to making homemaking as simple as possible.

Here’s a simple place setting perfect for Easter or any spring occasion:

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colored napkin + coordinating ribbon + tulip

The only way to simplify even more is sticking with basic white napkins and pastel ribbon:

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Even though this is so simple, wouldn’t you love to be greeted with this at the dinner table?!

Do you have any plans for decorating this Easter? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Egg Cups

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

When we were little, we would love soft-boiled eggs for breakfast. We are pretty sure this is an English things as we’ve never heard of Americans using egg cups for the soft-boiled eggs?

Mostly, we just use egg cups for decoration these days. Here are a few we are loving…

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1. The basic white porcelain egg cup, only $3.69 for 4! Found HERE.

2. Metal egg cups, set of 6 $4.99. Found HERE.

3. This bunny one is adorable and simple, again such a good price $3.95. Found HERE.

4. This wooden one HERE.

Do you like egg cups? What do you use them for?

Glitter Eggs over at Lil Luna

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Good morning everyone!

Today I’m excited to share these glitter eggs (which I happen to think are the cutest things ever) over at Lil Luna.

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Please pop over and say hi, and learn how to make these adorable things!

See you over there! x

Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Treat

Monday, March 10th, 2014

We’ll take any excuse to make every holiday a little extra special, especially during these cold winter months! How cute is this little pot of gold for a St. Paddy’s treat for family and friends?

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We found the little jar at The Dollar Tree, filled it with gold Rolo’s and finished it off with a green sparkly ribbon. We love inexpensive treats to make someone’s day a little special.

Do you do anything special for smaller holidays in your family? We’d love to hear your ideas!

DIY Potato Stamp Valentine Wrapping

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Today we’re sharing our wrapping for Valentine’s this year. As always, we try to keep it really easy so we brought out our kiddy selves again with the potato stamp and then a little hint of red.

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For step-by-step stamping instructions see our post here.

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Are you doing any fun crafting for Valentine’s?

Best of Boxwood: Valentine Ideas

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

We’ve been having too much fun going through our archives looking at our favorite posts.

Here are some great ones for Valentine’s Day, hope you enjoy revisiting with us!

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Blush Valentine Decorations, see HERE.

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DIY Pink + White Marshmallow Garland, see HERE.

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DIY Newspaper Hearts on Lights, see HERE.

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White Valentine’s Garland, see HERE.

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Deck of Cards, 52 Things I Love about You. See HERE.

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Five Gift Ideas for the Mr, see HERE.

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As always, we hope you find our ideas inspiring without being overwhelming. We always feel simple is best, and just a half hour or so on a project can really help you feel the spirit of the season!

Are you guys working on fun things this year?

Valentine’s Day Table Setting

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Every February, our sis-in-law Kimberly throws a Valentine’s dinner for our family. Her kids get so excited and we all make little Valentine’s for each other. Kimberly goes all out with setting the table, and always makes an amazing meal. Now we all look forward this event every year. I love the idea of making a bigger deal out of little holidays (especially in the winter months)!!!

I decided to get a little festive in our dining room by pulling out red and pink party decor and buying a few heart balloons from The Dollar Tree.

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This literally took about 10 minutes and no effort at all. It’s amazing how just pulling a few pieces out and spending a few minutes can make an ordinary day feel extra special. Happy love month everyone!!!

Worth the Splurge: Etsy Valentine Cards

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

I am a hopeless romantic, so I love a cheeky Valentine’s card. It’s one of the only times of the year to formally celebrate love, so even though pretty letter-pressed and handmade cards can cost a little more and you have to pay for shipping, I say it’s well worth the little extra!

I usually am too late to order from Etsy by the time I think about Valentine’s, so I thought I’d post this extra early to let you see a few clever cards that we can all order with time to spare for v-day.

love you splotch cardLove you paint splotch card $5

you take my breath away cardYou take my breath away card $4.50

you are the only one for me cardYou are the only one for me card $3

i flippin love you cardI flippin love you card $4

stars cardThanking my lucky stars card $5

you make my heart happy cardYou make my heart happy card $4

i love you forever for reals cardI love you forever. For reals card $4

there is nobody else cardThere is nobody else card $4.50

Do you have any cute ideas for Valentine’s up your sleeve? See more Valentine ideas I am loving HERE.