Celebrating Snail Mail with OliveBox (and a Giveaway!)

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sending and receiving snail mail will always be one of my most favorite things. writing letters, sending cards and little gifts is such a special way to say ‘hello’ or ‘i love you’. at olivebox, they know exactly how good it feels to open your mailbox to a sweet surprise!

new to olivebox? i think you’re going to love them! olivebox is a monthly subscription box for unique paper goods and gifts from the brilliant team behind pink olive that we all know and love. each box is filled with beautiful paper goods that will make sending snail mail easy and fun.

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olivebox offers two different membership options. the first is a ‘lifestyle box’, a curated box of both paper and lifestyle products, which costs $25/box and arrives monthly. the other is options is a card box, a curated box of cards organized by theme, which also costs $25/box but arrives bi-monthly. to see some examples of past boxes, you can check them out here! (shown here is the ‘love’ card box.)

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and the best news of all? olivebox is offering one lucky reader a box for free! simply enter using the form below. good luck! p.s. feel free to write your own tweet if you use that additional entry!

Celebrating Love with Minted (& a Giveaway!)

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pictured above: love you | heart snapshot mix | love | fleur

minted pretty much had me at ‘hello’. after recently getting some new nursery art from them, i was hooked. everything from the quality of the prints, to the array of frame choices to the beautiful packaging had me in awe! when the holidays rolled around, i quickly returned to them to have our christmas cards printed with their beautiful paper and gold foil accents. the quality is simply unmatched!

if you’re new to minted, get ready to be delighted.

so how does it work? each month, minted hosts a design challenge for independent artists all over the world. the community votes on their favorites and minted sells the winner’s art in the form of prints, homewares and gifts. it’s fun, engaging and so beautiful.

with valentine’s day just around the corner, i thought minted’s love inspired art gifts would make the perfect gift for the person you want to celebrate this year. whether it be your love, your momma or a little one in your life, show how much you love them with a beautiful piece of artwork from minted! (i especially love the foil hand-pressed heart. you can personalize it with 30 of your own photos!)

and, you can grab a FREE upgrade! expedited shipping for the price of standard on art gift orders $100+. just use code: SHIP100​

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and just to add a little extra love to the season – minted has generously offered to host a giveaway especially for going home to roost readers (that’s you!). CLICK HERE to enter to win a $250 shopping spree at minted!

details: the giveaway will end in one week (february 12th). once it ends, minted will randomly choose a winner and notify them via email.

a note from minted: This giveaway is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry, except officers, directors, members, and employees of the sponsor, or any other party associated with the development or administration of this promotion, and the immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals. This promotion is void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.

February’s Desktop + Smartphone Backgrounds

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bye bye january, hello beautiful february!  what i love most about this month: celebrating love, bedtime tea, planning for the future and sitting by the fire.  what are your favorite things about february? xox, bonnie

calendars for febraury: click here to download the .zip file with both calendars inside – or – click here to download the desktop background and here to download the smartphone background. enjoy!

january

a little recap of our month. see more & follow along over on instagram!

please note: all images, patterns and designs © bonnie christine | going home to roost. you may not reproduce, re-create or sell in any way, but please feel free to download for your own personal use. if you share on your own blog (i’d be delighted!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!

The Terrarium Quilt (Free Pattern!)

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hey everyone! the blog tour for my current fabric collection, succulence for art gallery fabrics began this week and today is MY day to join the fun! i’m excited to share with you the quilt that i designed for the collection called terrarium (made and quilted by my momma, maxie makes). i was inspired by the geometric lines of little terrariums and glass boxes filled with tiny succulents! i love how the tumbling blocks turned out. the key is to use dark, medium and light shades in the same place for each tumbling block to create the ‘3d box effect’ (i’ve also made some wall art like this before!).

best news of all – we made it a free quilt pattern for you! you can download the instructions for the terrarium quilt and get started making one of your own right away!

succulence was inspired by my favorite type of house plant, the succulent (i can count 14 of them from where i sit right now!). i love succulents because they have the unique ability to absorb even the tiniest bits of water. they thrive on what they preserve and are able to constantly create new growth by propagation.

succulence represents the ability to survive on little and to constantly create new beginnings. with an everlasting drive to evolve over time, i hope this collection will inspire you to follow your biggest dreams.

be sure to see yesterday’s project by taylor made creates and hop on over to ants to sugar tomorrow for daisy’s stop on the blog tour! (see the full line up here!)

January’s Roost Tribe Recap

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january has come to a close and february is here! as i do every month, i’m sharing with you this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what roost tribe members received last month. if you’re interested in receiving it, you still can. i’ll be sending out a recap on wednesday to members with all of the content in it from last month so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during the month.

that means, that if you join before wednesday, february 3rd you’ll still get all of january’s content + february’s content as well – that’s two months for the price of one!

adobe illustrator tutorial on how to use a gold foil effect in your illustrations.


a discussion on time + a set of inspirational set of tech backgrounds to match!


a favorite tea recipe that’s been warming my winter bones for weeks!


a set of worksheets to plan your goals & dreams for 2016.


a mini pattern collection called winter walk.


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a list of favorite links and resources rounded up through the month.


plus more! being a member is tons of fun and we would love to have you join the family!

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