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We’ve Missed You!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

What we thought we be a 3 week break, quickly turn into three months…

With the shock of our brother’s death, our lives have really been shaken.

Six days after Phil’s funeral baby Ben was born.

Everything went according to plan. Emily and Ben were home within a few days, and Ben is literally piece of heaven…sleeping through the night and as good as gold.

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Within a few weeks of Ben being born Emily’s father-in-law declined rapidly and passed away. I love this picture of him with my mother-in-law at our wedding.

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The week after that our sister Helen welcomed baby boy, Ollie!

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Our little world has changed so much!

There have been many tears, prayers and contemplation. Life has become much more sacred and we’ve been grieving and celebrating by spending our days together as a family. We’ve had more family come and visit us from England than we’ve ever had before, and although it’s for sad reasons we’re soaking up this precious time and reconnecting with all those we love so much.

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Long, unhurried walks, days by the pool, toddler dance parties. Good food and just enjoying each others company.

We have been blessed to have such amazing support from those around us. Thank you, thank you for your sincere and kind messages!

The blog has been calling us! We’re coming back. We have a long list of projects, and goals and can’t wait for life to feel normal again as we wind down summer and begin our favorite time of year.

Much love, Sarah and Emily xxx

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Taking a Break…

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Last week our brother Phil was tragically taken from us in a car accident.

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(He’s the looker on the right!)

With this and then Em’s baby arriving very soon we’re unsure when we’ll be back to blogging.

Please bare with us, as we go through this difficult time.

Thanks, Sarah and Emily xxx

Refreshing Old Greenery: Em’s Gold and White Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

White has never been more popular, which is something we’re thrilled about!

Last year I liked my Christmas decor (HERE), but wished for a flocked or white tree. Before putting the tree up this year we decided to do a little DIY to ‘dust’ my tree and garlands.

I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

We achieved this look by setting up the tree in the back yard and spray painting it white. We didn’t go too heavy, I wanted some of the green to show through. This literally took 10 minutes, and we left it to dry for a few hours before taking it back in the house.

We used Rust-oleum Painters’ Touch 2x ultracover spray paint in semi-gloss white. This is availalble at Jones Paint and Glass who recommended it as it specifically adheres to plastic. We used 1.5 cans for a 7ft tree.

So much brighter and more updated than the bland old tree!

A big thank you to Jones Paint and Glass for sponsoring the post. I’m so happy with my updated tree!

Holler Dollar Christmas Ribbon and Instagram Giveaway!!!

Monday, November 16th, 2015

We are so impressed with Target’s Dollar Spot right now…stocking stuffers, Christmas decor and wrapping to the nines, just look at these cute ribbons!

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Would you like these ribbons and a $25 Target gift card to stock up on your wrapping supplies for Christmas?

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Happy Monday everyone! We hope you have a great week!

The Perfect Fall Meal: Shepherd’s Pie

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Can you tell we are home sick for England this time of year?

We’re bringing back all the oldies but goodies to our dinner table this autumn!boxwood clippings | shepherd's pie

Rachael Ray’s recipe will not disappoint HERE.
Meat, potatoes, cheese (we added a little on top)…yummmm!