5 Rugs to Welcome Fall

08.06.2015 by Emily |

As soon as the first crisp night breeze arrives and I’m ready to layer up the house and that night is just around the corner!

Pillows, throws and rugs add texture and warmth like no other.

I’m on the hunt for runners to put in my entryway, kitchen and upstairs hallway…

boxwood clippings | fall rugs1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

These runners are all $70 or under and will make a statement piece of any room.

Which do you like best?

Large Planters on Sale at Ikea

08.05.2015 by Sarah |

We cannot believe summer is drawing to a close and summer clearance is in full swing!

We picked up these large terracotta planters and plates for only $5.99 at Ikea!

boxwood clippings | large ikea plant pot

The perfect combo for our fiddle fig…run, don’t walk! They’re bound to be sold out soon.

Really Easy Birthday Card DIY

08.03.2015 by Sarah |

boxwood clippings | easy birthday card diy

Forgetting someone’s birthday is top on my list of pet-peeves.

It doesn’t take a lot to wish someone happiness on their special day, so I get really aggravated with myself if I haven’t sent out a little card.

Since birthday are an around-the-calender sort of thing, I’ve found it’s best to have a stock of them on hand to either pop in the mail, or in my purse to drop off.

.So here we go…my secret way to make 40 cards in about 1 hour!!!

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YOU WILL NEED:

boxwood clippings | easy birthday card diy

Blank cards and envelopes.  I use THESE.

A sheet of text (use my PDF HERE)

Ruler

Scissors

Glue

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HOW TO:

1. First, make sure you have the essentials. The Blank Cards can be found anywhere, look at craft stores or Target. Then you need to print off the text sheet on card stock. Personally, I never like to fight with my printer at home with card stock so I bring it into Fed Ex, it only costs about $.10/page if you bring your own card stock. No fuss, great quality…holler!!!

2. Cut the text sheet. First one cut vertical, and then horizontally so each “happy birthday” is cut individually!

3. Make the little flag by folding the word strip over a ruler and making a crease (pic below). It’s an over and back motion.

boxwood clippings | really easy birthday card diy

Use scissors to cut ends to look like flags.

boxwood clippings | really easy birthday card diy

.The first few are a little fiddly, but you’ll soon get the hang of it!

4. Glue the flag onto card, by just gluing the flag tales either side. This gives a lovely 3D pop!

.boxwood clippings | really easy birthday card diy

Ta-Dah! That’s it!!!

This is the perfect project to squeeze in when the little ones are down for a nap.

Call a friend you need to catch up with and talk while getting your crafting on.

So fun. So Productive!

Oooooh, and I forgot to mention they cost about $.35 each…BOOM!!!

Watermelon Slush…a healthy treat!!!

07.31.2015 by Sarah |

Don’t we all need a nice treat on a hot summer day?

This watermelon slush is SO refreshing and helps you pack in your fruit servings for the day…

boxwood clippings | watermelon slush

INGREDIENTS

3 c chilled watermelon

1 c frozen berry blend (we like the berry medley from Costco)

1/4 c plain yogurt

splash of orange juice

DIRECTIONS

Blend ingredients together with a small amount of cold water until desired consistency.
Top with a big dollop of whipped cream and take a five minute break from your day!

Holler Dollar: Baker’s Twine

07.29.2015 by Sarah |

The Dollar Tree is always our first stop for crafting and wrapping supplies, and we were so thrilled to see THIS pretty trio of baker’s twine on our last trip…

boxwood clippings | baker's twine

30 meters of twine for a dollar. One word. Holler!