Archive for the ‘easter’ Category

A Homemade Spring Wreath

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Sarah has been on the hunt for a spring wreath for her front door for a really long time…years in fact.

Every spring wreath has been too big, flouncy, ‘fake’ looking or expensive for her liking, so this year she finally decided to make her own.

spring wreath boxwood clippings

a spring wreath

She bought a simple grapevine wreath HERE for $4.99, whitewashed it with craft paint and used four stems of paper florals from Hobby Lobby (in store) to tuck into the wreath.

Isn’t she lovely?

Under $20 and less than an hour…and so much sweeter that it’s a one-of-a-kind and we’re all happy Sarah finally has a spring wreath on the door!

White Chocolate Easter Lollipops

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

We made these adorable chocolate lollipops for the girls’ Easter baskets and loved how they turned out!

They remind us of our English childhood and were so incredibly fast and easy!

boxwood clippings | white chocolate lolly pops

Here’s what we needed to make them:

White chocolate snaps HERE
Easter mold HERE
Easter egg mold HERE
Lollipop sticks HERE
Lollipop bags HERE
Ribbon of choice

First we melted our chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until melted and smooth.

boxwood clippings | white chocolate lolly pops
Next, we laid the lollipop sticks in the mold and poured the chocolate to fill the mold.

boxwood clippings | white chocolate lolly pops
We let them harden and they popped out of the molds no problem.

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Lastly, we covered with the lollipop bags and tied with grosgrain ribbon.

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These turned out incredably cute, we’ll be making about 100 for our huge family on Easter day!

Do you love giving gift-giving at Easter? If so, these are for you!

Head over to Gygi for supplies and be sure to use “BOXWOOD15” to get 15% off your entire order!

Yay!!!

A Gold and White Easter Basket

Monday, March 14th, 2016

We are big fans of Lindt chocolate and love seeing their Easter collection when it hits stores every year.

THIS yummy bunny caught my eye for Jane and set the theme for her Easter basket…

boxwood clippings | a gold and white easter basket
lindt white chocolate bunny HERE
gold saltwater sandals HERE
baby bling metallic bow HERE
bunny ears HERE
golden egg HERE
wooden initial HERE
bunny peeps HERE
dove eggs HERE

Can you tell what my two favorite stores are?

We made these adorable chocolate lollipops which were the perfect addition to her basket.

boxwood clippings | white and gold easter basket
Make sure to come stop by tomorrow to see how easy they are to make!

Holler Dollar: Easter Cards

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Easter is a pretty big deal where we are from in England. It’s second only to Christmas, so decorations, card sending etc are always part of the fun.

I found these sweet cards at the Dollar Tree this week.

boxwood clippings | easter cards $1

A few of the eggs are pop-outs and it’s hard to tell from the picture but that is real ribbon and a cute metallic banner…so great for a buck!

They’ll be making there way to England this week.

Do you still send cards or are you 100% email only?

I still love sending and receiving a card in the mail…one of the sweet little joys of life!

Easy Easter Place Setting

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Eeek… Easter is only a few weeks away!
It’s always a favorite time of year for us and we can’t wait!

We found the cutest bunny bags at Target that will make perfect place settings for the Easter dinner table…
boxwood clippings | easter placesetting 1

We are planning to fill ours with festive marshmallows and a few favorite chocolaty treats, but these would be perfect for any gift or favor this time of year.

boxwood clippings | easter placesetting 2

We added a white carnation for a little extra and paired it with a pastel napkin for a crazy easy Easter place setting.

boxwood clippings | easter placesetting

Four bags for $5 HERE! Thank you, Target!