Archive for the ‘thanksgiving’ Category

A Floral Thanksgiving Place Setting

Friday, October 28th, 2016

In Utah we have had the most beautiful October, and we are eating up every second of it. Crispy air, crunchy leaves and steamy herbal teas, we can’t get enough!

We are also loving all the heavy saturated colors that are everywhere this time of year…mustard, wine red and deep greens. We saw some grocery store floral bouquet for $5 and thought these would make incredible mini bouquet place settings for Thanksgiving…

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One average size bunch can easily make 4-6 mini bouquets..averaging around $1 per place setting.

Such a pretty treat for all your guests, don’t you think?

Ice-Cream Topped Hot Chocolate

Friday, November 20th, 2015

On freezing snowy days in college we’d meet our friends post classes for a favorite treat/chill session before hitting the books again.

boxwood clippings | hot chocolate with ice cream
DIRECTIONS

Choose your favorite hot chocolate. Prepare as you normally would and top with your favorite ice-cream (big scoop please).

Oh those days of yonder when we didn’t give a hoot about calories.
The holidays are all about having a good time and treating yo’self, and we are big believers in this in the food department (no surprise there)!

We dare you…invite your girlfriends over one night soon for for this delicious combo and a good old fashioned catch up.

We promise, good times are to be had! xxx

Cookies in a Box Thanksgiving Gift

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

December is always so insanely busy!
With shopping, parties, and everything else we’re trying to get ahead and are giving our neighbors’ gifts the week of Thanksgiving in lieu of Christmas this year.

boxwood clippings | cookies in a box
Cookies wrapped in parchment, boxed and tied in string, accompanied with a gratitude note will do the job nicely.

We think this would work great for c0-workers and friends too.
A nice little gesture of thanks and getting ahead on Christmas….holler!

PS. Boxes are from HERE!

Bows & Pumpkins

Monday, October 19th, 2015

With all the warm weather we’ve been having, Halloween has caught us a little off guard this year.

We’re calling it good with a few pumpkins laying around the place tied with pretty bows.boxwood clippings | bows on pumpkins

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How have you decorated for Halloween this year?!

Roasted Pear Dessert

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Sometimes the best things in life are simple and amazing.

This dessert is one of them…

boxwood clippings | roasted pear

Slice pears, place on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 for 10 minutes until soft. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Simple enough for a mid-week dessert, delicious enough for a dinner party!

Happy autumn!