Roasted Pear Dessert

10.02.2015 by sarah and emily |

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!

Black Licorice Cat Favors

09.30.2015 by sarah and emily |

We spied these black licorice cats HERE and thought they were perfect for Halloween!

Paired with THESE little muslin bags and you have a perfect harry potter-worthy treat.

boxwood clippings | boo favors

We stamped the bags with ‘boo’ to make them a little more festive.

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Do you have a Halloween party coming up?  These would make such a cute favor!

Traveling with Kids: Activity Backpacks

09.28.2015 by Sarah |

You guys! Sarah, Brock and the twins just returned from England!

They headed to the homeland to introduce the lil ladies to their great grandma, uncles, aunties and countless cousins!

TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT with TWO TODDLERS!

Deep breath!

boxwood clippings | traveling with kids: their activity backpack

Sarah made the most amazing activity backpacks to help with the long flights.

THESE mini backpacks were the perfect size for the twins, and the leash attachment was ideal for when the airport was extra crazy and crowded.

boxwood clippings | traveling with kids: their activity backpack

Sarah kept the backpacks light with just a few books, snacks and a cuddly toy.

A few new toys from the dollar store such as pipe cleaners and stickers held the girls interest for longer than expected.

And a sucker for take off and landing to help with ear pain worked wonders.

This pic was taken the day before they left on the big adventure….they look a little suspicious that something was about to happen!

boxwood clippings | traveling with kids: their activity backpack

Bon Voyage little ladies!

Toddler Lunches and the Cutest Plates EVER!

09.25.2015 by Emily |

What seems like forever ago (before the babies), Sarah spied the cutest kid plates HERE. She’s always been a sucker for thick, high-quality plastic products!

Little did we know that it wouldn’t be too long before we would need all three plates!

boxwood clippings | toddler lunches
With a few picky eaters among us (Elizabeth and Jane), nothing is more satisfying when our toddlers enjoy a good meal!

These plates help things look so appealing, right?! And did we mention they cost less that $5 for all three?!

Two things we’ve learned with babies who are picky-eaters:

#1 Variety! These plates remind us to give the babies options. Sometimes they may not eat the whole plate, but they almost always try everything when options are presented.

#2 Babies are social eaters. We’ve found meals to be so much more successful when we sit down and eat with our babies rather than trying to spoon feed them. When we all sit down and enjoy a meal together it really encourages the baby to give the presented food a try.

Do you have any picky eaters in your household?
What are your tips to making meal times successful for everyone?

Holler (Almost) Dollar: Ikea Black and White Bowls

09.23.2015 by Sarah |

What is black and white and has dots and stripes all over it?

THESE cute new bowls from IKEA!

boxwood clippings | ikea bowl black and white

Perfect size for portion control and to stack up on your open shelving (HERE)!

Black and white forevvverrr…. xxx