Target Tuesday: Sunny Black and White

06.09.2015 by Emily |

We’re always fans of black and white, but Target is really helping us!

Here’s a few favorite finds for summer…

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 1. Party time! THIS 10-count set of party hats are only $4! Totes adorbs!

2. Pineapples and fishies for the littles…HERE.

3. Cannot get enough flutter sleeves or embroidery either! (HERE)

4. Time for a shower curtain upgrade. (HERE)

5. Our favorites from last year and back! (Online only HERE)

6. I’m already eyeing THIS accent table for Janey’s big girl room.

7. The perfect accessory for summer HERE.

8. How do you feel about jersey sheets? THESE are only $40 for a king set!

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Have you found anything fabulous as of late? We’d love to hear your faves!

An Easy Father’s Day DIY Gift

06.08.2015 by Sarah |

Still looking for that little something, for that big guy in your life?!

Em created this cute card of Jane’s handprint for her daddy.

boxwood clippings | easy father's day diy gift

Paired with a frame, it can become a permanent piece of artwork in the house or at the office.

Simple. Easy. Affordable. Sentimental.

PERFECTION!

Grilled, Juicy Pineapple

06.05.2015 by Sarah |

As a side, or a simple dessert it’s hard to beat warm, juicy pineapple straight from the grill!

Easy Grilled Pineapple | Boxwood Clippings

Some people are put off by pineapple because it’s a lot of work…here’s how we cut up ours that’s really easy and quick..

1. Cut off top and bottom of pineapple (leaves and base).

2. Stand pineapple up onto new flat base and cut skin/peel off in strips working from top to bottom.

3. Cut pineapple into long strips working around the core.

4. Cube if desired!

To grill we simple sprinkle strips with brown sugar and either lemon or lime juice and grill for 5-10 mins on the grill outside, or on broil in the oven.

The easiest way to sweeten any summer meal :)

Cheap Sunnies at Nordies!

06.04.2015 by Sarah |

When it comes to cheap sunnies, we’re a fan.

There’s a time and place for everything; and this is the time of year to have them at your finger tips…everywhere!

Glove box, beach bag, purse…you get the picture.

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This year we’re LOVING the BP collection at Nordstrom, all priced at $12…Holler!!!

boxwood clippings | nordstrom cheap sunnies

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boxwood clippings | nordstrom cheap sunglasses

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boxwood clippings | nordstrom sunglasses

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.It seems there was a bigger collection in store, but let’s not forget the best thing about Nordstrom.com is shipping is always free,

Gotta LOVE that!

Summer Staple: Fringe Cardi

06.02.2015 by Sarah |

Hi everyone! It’s heating up here in Utah, how about where you are?

I should preface this post by saying, I know I’m not a model. In fact, I’m a size 12, which makes me a little embarrassed posting pictures of myself.

Summer is always a challenge for me to dress comfortably and cool without looking a complete wreck, but I just found a super light-weight swing cardi at Nordstroms that I know I’ll be wearing all summer long!

summer cardi from nordstrom | boxwood clippings

I can layer THIS cardi over everything, including my swimsuit to give me the coverage I want and still keeping cool.

Just wanted to share with you..in case you need a new summer staple too!

Handmade Pineapple Gift Wrap

06.01.2015 by Sarah |

We are feeling the Aloha around here lately.

Rattan, pineapples, and Mai Tais…yes please!

We are celebrating the first day of June and many sunny days ahead with some fun gift wrap…

pineapple gift wrap | boxwood clippings

pineapple gift wrap | boxwood clippings

We made the pineapple wrapping from green butcher paper and THIS stamping method and paired it with green, yellow, white and a hint of gold.

Who is excited for summer?!!!!

Chocolate Lover’s Dream: Guittard Chocolate Pots De Creme

05.29.2015 by Sarah |

One day while nibbling on our favorite chocolate chips (bad habit), we noticed three words of a recipe on the back of the package. Chocolate. Milk. Butter. SOLD!

This dessert is perfect for a summer’s eve. Large party or intimate gathering, it will not disappoint. Quick, decadent and divine….

boxwood clippings | chocolate pot de la cream

INGREDIENTS:

2 c Guittard milk chocolate chips

3/4 c whole milk

1/4 c butter

DIRECTIONS:

Melt butter and milk in a small saucepan over low heat while stirring to boil.
Remove from heat, add chocolate chips and stir until melted.
Pour into tiny glasses and refrigerate for 2 hours prior to serving.
Garnish with a dollop of cream and fresh fruit (we used mango above).

A tiny little treat everyone will love, and no one will know the recipe is so simple!!!

New Collection at Ikea

05.27.2015 by Emily |

We were DYING on our last trip to Ikea with the new NIPPRIG collection.

Bold statement pieces at crazy low prices. We want it all!

Love THIS chair for only $49!

Ikea NIPPRIG chair | Boxwood ClippingsTHESE $2.99 hooks are bought and ready to put up in my master bath. $2.99!

Ikea NIPPRIG hook | Boxwood ClippingsI think THIS $24.99 large shade is going to perfect in our stairway.

Ikea NIPPRIG shade | Boxwood Clippings

We picked up THESE huge beach bags and straw hats for pool. $8 total!

Ikea NIPPRIG straw hat | Boxwood ClippingsMind-blown, I tell you. Check out the whole collection HERE.

NEW Boxwood Clippings Pinterest Page!!!

05.26.2015 by Sarah |

We’re really excited to announce our NEW and official Pinterest page!

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Please come over and check out our latest and greatest projects and inspiration boards HERE!!!!

Happy Memorial Day!

05.25.2015 by Sarah |

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3 words for our 3 ladies:

POOLS ARE OPEN!!!

Wishing you all the sunniest and happiest day!

x x x

Easy Meals to Stop you going to the Drive Thru!

05.22.2015 by sarah and emily |

boxwood clippings 7 easy meals

Life is busy! Even though we’d love to have a perfectly nutritious and delicious meal prepared for our families each night, sometimes there just isn’t time to think and prepare an amazing meal, let alone shop.

For those nights that fast food seems the easiest/only option, here’s a healthier and cheaper meal plan with prep 5 mins or less that will get you through with just one trip to Costco.

costco kale salad | boxwood clippings

1. kale salad mix + rotisserie chicken

2. take-n-bake or frozen pizza + side salad

3. frozen taquitos + salsa + fruit

4. easy cheesy eggs + salsa + fruit

5. soup + grilled cheese

6. dressed up bagel + green smoothie

7. pasta + fresh tomatoes (HERE)

COSTCO SHOPPING LIST

pineapple
watermelon
bananas
tomatoes
spinach
kale salad mix
cheese (sliced or loaf)
rotisserie chicken
take-n-bake pizza
frozen strawberries
frozen taquitos
soup (THIS is our Costco fave)
bagels
bread
pasta
eggs

 We hope this helps your busy family!

We’d love to hear your easy Costco meal in the comments below!

Holler Dollar: Hair Bows at Walmart

05.21.2015 by Sarah |

With 3 Little Ladies, we go thru bows like crazy.

So we love this thrifty find at Walmart…$1 Grosgrain bows.

boxwood clippings | holler dollar bow

boxwood clippings | holler dollar hair bow

 

For now, we use them with our handmade bands (see HERE), but soon the ladies will be sporting some locks and we’ll use them to keep their hair out of their eyes. Too cute.

Can’t beat this for a $1!

Holler!!

$10 Baby Gift Idea

05.20.2015 by Sarah |

Sassy brand toys are a favorite of ours with their bold colors and clean design. Not only do the babies LOVE them but they are so affordable, making them even more amazing!

boxwood clippings | $10 baby gift idealinks/rattle/teether
This trio of toys only costs $10 for the bunch, proving a cute gift doesn’t have to cost a lot!

Coupons and complimentary gift wrap in-store sweeten the deal even further, making this one of our go-to gifts. Do you have any babies to shop for? We know they’ll love this!

Mini Flower Arrangements

05.18.2015 by Sarah |

Happy Monday! We hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready to tackle the week?!

Today we’re sharing the easiest centerpiece idea that can double as a party favor to make any get together a little more special…

mini flower arrangements| boxwood clippings

mini flower arrangements| boxwood clippings

mini flower arrangements| boxwood clippings

We love how these mini arrangements look clustered together as well as how cute they are individually to give as a favor at the end of the evening.

To create this look we bought three bouquets from Walmart for $5 each. We then gathered all our random glass jars. You know the ones…spaghetti sauce, baby food etc jars. You can even just use little plastic cups if you don’t have glass. Then we just clipped the stems and divided between jars…zero floral arranging skills needed!

We made 20 arrangements averaging less than $1 each!

Pretty, thrifty AND organizing our jar cupboard…win, win, win!

Easiest Gluten-free, Kid-Friendly Meal EVER: Chicken Pesto Penne

05.15.2015 by Emily |

Hey g-free friends! Have you tried THIS amazing new gluten-free pasta?

It’s a winner and a staple around here now it’s carried in a four-pack at Costco!

boxwood clippings gluten free pesto pasta

Dinner gets complicated when you’re cooking g-free for some and ‘normal’ for others. But now we can get this for $1.50 a box, it’s our go-to easy-peasy dinner for everyone.

We simply boil up the pasta as normal, drain and mix in 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp pesto and s+p to taste. Top with chicken and parmesan and serve with a side salad or even just cut up veggies and hummus or dip for an appetizer for the kids (and hubby) while you’re cooking up the pasta.

We’re finding it’s way easier to get fruit and veg down serving the babies the healthiest options first before they get eyes on their ‘main course’. Are your kids the same?

Have any amazing kid-friendly recipes to share?

Please, give us a holler at mail[at]boxwoodclippings.com!

Happy weekend everyone!!!

The Babies’ Favorite Book

05.14.2015 by Emily |

It is so fun to watch our three baby girls and their personalities grow. They all have their own set of likes/dislikes and what makes them laugh and cry.

But one thing they have in common is the love of THIS book!

boxwood clippings babies favorite book

boxwood clippings babies favorite book

Sarah ordered the girls a book each from Amazon because they were such a great price.

The book couldn’t be simpler, and the babies love it, as in they’ll each sit individually for about 10 minutes and read it!

If you need a great gift or have a little one, this one is a must… and it’s only $3!

Holler!

DVD Organization

05.13.2015 by Sarah |

This week we’ve done some major DVD sorting. Some movies went straight into the ‘donate’ pile, but even in our day of Netflix and Redbox there are still a few favorites we want to keep…

dvd organization | boxwood clippings

Ikea has these perfect DVD boxes that inspired our project (HERE).

At only $1.49 a box how could we refuse?

dvd organization | boxwood clippings

We divided movies into genres and labeled each box accordingly and gave them all a home in our storage cubes.

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We are loving this system of having movies divided by category. We’re already noticing a pattern…kid movies and chick flicks!

Do you need help organizing your home?
Please email mail[at]boxwoodclippings[dot]com!

Sarah’s Kid Bathroom: Five Minute Makeover!

05.11.2015 by Sarah |

There is nothing we love more than a white on white palette.

It’s timeless, bright, airy…and the perfect backdrop to add a hint of color.

We transformed this all-white bathroom in just 5 minutes by adding just a few pops of bright pink and green.

boxwood clippings simple kid bathroom white and pink

boxwood clippings simple kid bathroom white and pink

boxwood clippings simple kid bathroom white and pink

 

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boxwood clippings simple kid bathroom white and pink

boxwood clippings simple kid bathroom white and pink

Picture frames, artwork, garland, and accent rug.

Simple changes for a brighter and happier space!

Do you need any decorating help?

Please email us at mail[at]boxwoodclippings[dot]com!

Honest Sunscreen

05.09.2015 by Sarah |

It’s the babies first proper swim season and we were super excited to see Honest Sunscreen on coupon at Costco just in time for the pool.

boxwood clippings honest sunscreen

boxwood clippings honest sunscreen

2-Pack for $11 through May 31st!!!

Time to show those thighs, ladies!

Gluten Free Brownies….Whaaaaaat?!!!

05.08.2015 by Emily |

I literally haven’t had a brownie in 8 years so when I saw a 3-pack box at Costco for only $7 you know I had to give them a try!

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This Krusteaz mix is amazing. It tastes just like I remember ‘normal’ brownies tasting!

Most gf mixes are super pricey, but these are so cheap working out to be less than $2 a batch! And, most importantly they past the regular gluten-eaters taste test.

It’s Friday and you deserve a treat, go get yourself some brownies!

Do you have a great gluten-free recipe you’d love to share?

Please email us: mail[at]boxwoodclippings[dot]com