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Painted Pine Cone Garland

Monday, September 21st, 2015

There is NOTHING we love more than a simple project that turns the ordinary into something special!

While scrounging through our fall decorating tubs we found lots of loose pine cones begging to become something!

boxwood clippings | pinecond garlandWe brushed on some white craft paint and tied them together with a piece of twine…

boxwood clippings | pinecond garland 2

A five minute garland to spruce your home for fall, a great one for the kiddies as well!

Have a fab Monday xxx

Glitter Acorns

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

You know what’s fun? Glitter!!!

It’s pretty hard to beat good ole’ nature, but sometimes is fun to add little sparkle!

These acorns were simply dipped in glue and sprinkled with the good stuff (HERE).

boxwood clipping | glitter acorns

boxwood clipping | glitter acorns

They’re nice to dot around the house, or to display together in a bowl.

As always, it’s always fun to add a little festivity here and there! :)

A Holiday Salad: Clementine, Pomergrante, Turkey + Bacon!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Do you have leftover turkey in the fridge?

Here’s a perfect salad to use it up…

boxwood clippings_a holiday salad

Ingredients:

pomegranate

clementine slices

roasted turkey

cooked bacon

raw sunflower seeds

cheese (any will work, we used mozzarella and parmesan)

greens (we used spinach and arugula)

blush wine vinaigrette (HERE) or make your own similar dressing (see HERE).

Directions:

THIS tutorial changed my life… I really didn’t know seeding a pomegranate only takes a minute. You can go as light or heavy as your like with all these ingredients. We like a lot of pomegranate and bacon!!!

Prepare for your taste-buds to explode! This is the perfect side dish for the holidays or serve as a main dish when you need something a little lighter in this season of indulgence. Let us know what you think!

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
boxwoodclippings_thanksgiving tableimage: lexingtoncompany.com

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so very thankful for you supporting our blog!

We hope you have a wonderful day!

-Sarah & Emily

Mini Mince Pies

Friday, November 21st, 2014

To me, Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies.

I know lots of you American’s have a bad impression of these little yummies, but I’m here to tell you they are a must try, and not scary at all!

Topped with a healthy amount of whipped cream, they are to die for. A perfect, rich treat for a festive evening.

boxwood clippings_mini mince pies

 

To make, simply whip up a batch of your favorite pie crust (l like an all butter one like THIS).

Roll, and cut out the pastry. I used a large glass to cut the base. Then gently place in greased cup cake tin.

Add a teaspoon or so of filling (I used THIS one). Then use a smaller glass or mold for lid. Top with an egg wash.

Cook until golden brown.

 

boxwood clippings_mini mince pies

For decoration I used some pastry cutters similar to THIS, left some plain, and some a basket weave effect. This is the fun part, so it’s nice to have an extra minute and have some creative fun. I loved it when my mum would recruit us for this job when we were little.

The smell alone will convince you they are the ultimate dessert for this season.

Ummmmm!