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Custom House Portraits: Now Taking Christmas Orders!!!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

A perfect gift is pretty hard to come by…

this is pretty close!

I’ve been painting these one-of-a-kind custom house portraits for the past several years, mostly at Christmas. I can tell you it’s an absolute joy! I love sitting down at my desk while the girls nap, put on some Christmas music and whip out the paint brushes.

It’s a sweet feeling to be behind such a personalized gift, and I’ve truly loved hearing you guys share your stories of your homes and the reactions of those you’ve gifted to. In a small way, I feel like I got to share some of the excitement of Christmas morning!

boxwood clippings | custom house portrait

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I’m not quite sure how long, or how many orders I’ll be taking this year, but if you are interested please pop me an email at sarahfaubus (at) gmail (dot) com for more information.

Most houses fit into my $65 rate, framed.

Jumping into Christmas shopping this early is a major stress relief for me, especially if it’s that person who’s tricky to buy for. I’ll do the hard work for you! Pop me an email!!!

Sarah x

Little Girl Halloween Costumes

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, our favorites are the old traditional types… Cats/bats/owls and the best of course…witches!

Our three little girls are so excited about Halloween this year! We are equally as thrilled that we made their costumes from their every day clothes and by adding just a few cheap accessories!

boxwood clippings | little girl halloween costumes

boxwood clippings | little girl halloween costumes

boxwood clippings | little girl halloween costumes
We found the cat ears/tail and broomsticks at the Dollar Tree (in store only).
We found the black witch hats and tutus last year on clearance after Halloween and just added a few ribbons and creepy crawlies with the hot glue gun.

We love how easy and inexpensive these costumes were to pull together!

The girls are already practicing their witch cackles and meows for trick or treating.
We cannot wait!

-Sarah and Emily x

Em’s Halloween Decorations

Monday, October 10th, 2016

I’m way too of a scaredy-cat to get way in to Halloween….so we usually just have a few decorations up with nothing that will scare me if I go downstairs the middle of the night…haha!

It’s so fun having a two year old that is starting to notice the holidays and season changes and helps me put the new decorations up.

This year I just pulled few black decorations from the Halloween bin, and placed them on white cake stands and my open shelving. I love that it only took five minutes and gives us a little festivity for October.

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The black crows and creepy cloth are from the Dollar Tree.
THESE towels from Williams-Sonoma are a new favorite!

Happy Monday to you all, hope you have a great week.

-Emily x

Halloween is Creeping In!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

As soon as the temperature dropped last week I was immediately ready to cozy up with some creepy decorations. I’m sure you guys were the same. What fun are shorter evenings without the fall candles and spooky accents, right?!

This year it’s been especially fun because the twins (now 2 1/2) have been more aware of everything, and really enjoyed looking though my Rubbermaids that are jam packed with orange and black. They kept saying “play with creepy toys…now?!”, it was all giggles until my talking skeleton head appeared…then the frightful tears came, such fun!

Although holiday bins are always fun to go through, I like new add little something new every year…

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I found the bat garland at the Dollar Spot at Target, priced at $3. It originally hung on black ribbon, but I re-stung it on baker’s twine and managed to make two garlands instead of one to hang on both sides of the molding in the dinning room.

So simple, and effective!

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On our latest trip to Ikea, the girlies fell in love with these kitty pillows (see HERE), and used them as pillows in their carts while I browsed the rest of the store. At only $3.99 each I thought they were a really fun modern addition to our Halloween nook!

The other cushion covers I already had and such a steel at only $5 (link HERE).

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It always surprises me how easy it is to add a little festivity. Just a few bucks and a few minutes can really spruce up the season and make these long evenings more doable!

Hope you guys are enjoying cozying up too!

Sarah 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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