Tangerine and Chocolate Meringue

10.23.2015 by sarah and emily |

We’ve added a twist to our favorite dessert of all time just to make it perfect for the season.

boxwood clippings | halloween meringue dessert

Follow this amazing meringue recipe HERE.

Buy heavy whipping cream and whisk on high with a little powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.

Top with a little Hershey’s syrup and mandarin oranges and you have 100% deliciousness.

You won’t regret giving this one a try ;)

Making a Wreath for Free is our Fave!

10.21.2015 by Sarah |

Man, how we love a simple, pretty project that costs us nothing at all!

Sarah has a lot of dusty miller plants in front of her home, that needed a good clipping for winter. We took the clippings to make the easiest wreath ever!

boxwood clippings | garden clippings wreath 2

boxwood clippings | garden clippings wreath

We used a wire hanger as our wreath base (see HERE), which we simply just bent into an oval. Next we attached the dusty miller clippings by wiring the stems to the hanger.

This plant dries great, and this project took about 10 minutes!

We’ll take any chance we get to bring a little extra life into the house for the winter, especially when it’s free!

Bows & Pumpkins

10.19.2015 by Sarah |

With all the warm weather we’ve been having, Halloween has caught us a little off guard this year.

We’re calling it good with a few pumpkins laying around the place tied with pretty bows.boxwood clippings | bows on pumpkins

boxwood clippings | bows on pumpkinsboxwood clippings | bows on pumpkinsAn elegant fall is different than how it usually feels around here and we are liking it for a change!

How have you decorated for Halloween this year?!

Butternut Squash Fries

10.16.2015 by Sarah |

We are always interested in new ways to get those veggies in so thought we’d experiment with making butternut squash into fries.

They turned out amazing!!!

boxwood clippings | butternut squash fries

Peel and slice butternut squash.

Toss in olive oil, lay on cookie sheet and season with Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and a little dried rosemary.

Bake at 425 Fahrenheit, tossing once until golden brown, about 35 mins.

Mommy and toddler approved!

DIY Ten Minute Tutu!

10.14.2015 by Sarah |

Halloween is just around the corner, are you ready?
We made the easiest tutus for the babies and were thrilled with how they turned out.

boxwood clippings_ten minute tutu

We used a black ribbon as a waistband and made sure to cut it long enough to be able to tie in a bow around the waist.
We bought black tulle HERE with a 40% off coupon, cut into strips and tied the whole spool onto the ribbon.

boxwood clippings_ten minute tutu

boxwood clippings_ten minute tutu

boxwood clippings_ten minute tutu

Ta-da! Not bad for $2 and ten minutes!

Do you have a little witchy, kitty or princess this could work for?