The Perfect Fall Meal: Shepherd’s Pie

11.13.2015 by Sarah |

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!

Cookies in a Box Thanksgiving Gift

11.11.2015 by Sarah |

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!

Christmas Gift Wrapping Station

11.09.2015 by Emily |

Our Christmas shopping is far from finished. However, we’ve thought of everything we need for wrapping everything!

Wrapping is such a highlight of this festive season. It’s so much fun to sit down, put on a christmas movie and really enjoy the process.

Having everything ready and in one place is the recipe for a good ol’ wrapping sesh!

boxwood clippings | gift wrapping station

Here’s the supplies:

wrapping paper
tissue paper
gift bags
gift tags
ribbons and twine
tape (lots of it)
trim (baubles, greenery etc)

boxwood clippings | gift wrapping station

We tend not to buy all our supplies in one place, but generally have our eyes peeled on our errands. Target, Micheals, Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx and Ikea are some of our spots.boxwood clippings | gift wrapping stationBlack and gold is our favorite again this year. What do you guys have planned?

(For more inspiration, see our ideas from last here, click HERE, HERE or HERE!)

Martha’s Parsnip Soup

11.06.2015 by Sarah |

We are on a soup kick again! Healthy, warm and delicious and such an easy meal.
Is anyone else freezing?! Brrr, it’s cold out there!

boxwood clippings | parsnip soup

We’re such a fan of our mummy’s roasted parsnips this time of year, we had to give THIS recipe a try!

We followed the instructions except we used a red instead of yukon potato and used whole milk instead of cream. Still delicious and a few less calories (not that we’re counting).

Keep warm this weekend!

-Sar and Em

The Perfect Gift: Affordable Custom House Illustrations!

11.04.2015 by Sarah |

Several years ago, I decided to illustrate my family members houses for their Christmas presents. They were such a hit; from those who had built their dream home, to those in their first apartment, they loved it, because it was THEIR home. Personalized gifts really are the best!

Since then, I’ve been loving taking orders and continuing this little side hobby, and now lovely readers I’d love to offer it up to you, just in time for Christmas!!!

boxwood clippings | custom house portraits

The illustrations are 4×6 and are framed. Prices start at $60 (most houses fit this rate).

boxwood clippings | custom house portraits

EMAIL ME AT: sarahfaubus(at)gmail.(com) if you’re interested!

We really do believe it’s the perfect gift!

(Especially for those picky people on your list!)