A Homemade Spring Wreath

04.12.2016 by Sarah |

Sarah has been on the hunt for a spring wreath for her front door for a really long time…years in fact.

Every spring wreath has been too big, flouncy, ‘fake’ looking or expensive for her liking, so this year she finally decided to make her own.

spring wreath boxwood clippings

a spring wreath

She bought a simple grapevine wreath HERE for $4.99, whitewashed it with craft paint and used four stems of paper florals from Hobby Lobby (in store) to tuck into the wreath.

Isn’t she lovely?

Under $20 and less than an hour…and so much sweeter that it’s a one-of-a-kind and we’re all happy Sarah finally has a spring wreath on the door!

Curried Chicken Salad

04.08.2016 by Emily |

We were vacationing a few weeks ago on the central coast on California and ordered a curried chicken salad that was divine!

Curry and salad are two of our favorite things, how have we not thought of this before?!

Here’s our copycat version that turned out so tasty!

curried chicken salad | boxwood clippings

INGREDIENTS

1 chicken breast
3 Tbsp mayo
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp curry powder
mixed greens
1/2 lemon
granny smith apple
celery
1/8 red onion
craisens
sliced almonds

DIRECTIONS

Mix mayo, mustard and curry powder and mix with diced or shredded cooked chicken.
Prepare greens with a little olive oil, lemon juice and s+p.
Dice celery, apple, onion, almonds. Toss the diced apples in lemon juice to prevent browning.
Layer all ingredients over a bed of greens.

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We love the crunch and the bold flavors of curry and lemon in this salad, and if you like things with a little more kick just add more curry.

We’d love to hear your thoughts! If you love spicy, we know you’ll love this!

Our Favorites: Pillowfort Collection at Target

04.04.2016 by Emily |

We are in awe of the brand-spanking new kids collection, Pillowfort at Target. Have you seen it (HERE)?
Here are our favorites, that belong in any part of the home, kids or no kids!

target tuesday | white lamp
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Have you bought anything from this collection yet? We’d love to hear!

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Personalized Plant Pots

04.04.2016 by Sarah |

Happy Monday!

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend, we really felt spring for the first time this year and are excited for all the season has to offer.

We shared this Mother’s Day gift idea on Lil Luna a few years ago, but still think it’s pretty fab if you’re looking for a homemade gift idea for your mum, (or anyone really) be sure to keep it in mind!

We just love the spring feel, and homemade touch!

lil luna_boxwood clippings_monogramn plant pot

You Will Need:

Terra-cotta Plant Pot

Puff Paint

Pencil

How To:

Simply free-hand a design (like the dots below), or sketch a design with a pencil and go over it with the paint (like the monogram above).

lil luna_boxwood clippings_monogramn plant pot

Just make sure you have fun, and don’t think too hard about the process. Simple is almost always best.

Once your design is finished, just let it set for about four hours, and then you’re ready to add the plants.

lil luna_boxwood clippings_monogramn plant pot

It was fun to decorate a few different sized pots, as they look great grouped together. Maybe having each child decorate one and create a whole garden would be sweet.

Adding a little ‘homemade’ says “I love you” more than anything.

Do you agree?

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

04.01.2016 by Sarah |

Hallelujah for wanting to eat fresh, cool salad again…those winter months were rough!

Here is a new salad we put together when we were out of regular leafy greens…we found you can still have amazing side salad to go with any meal and it’s always nice to mix things up.boxwood clippings | cucumber and tomato salad
INGREDIENTS

grilled chicken
tomatoes
cucumbers
red onion
avocado
cilantro
olive oil
1/2 lime
s+p

DIRECTIONS

Amounts of ingredients is all about preference. But we’ve discovered this kind of salad tastes better the smaller you dice everything up…more flavor punch to bite ration :) Dice vegetables and toss with olive oil, lime juice and salt and pepper.

Enjoy with any grilled chicken/fish…really you could pair this with anything!