archive: November, 2009

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clockwise :: carrots :: chalkware sheep :: bee skeep :: polka dot chicken ::

mike and donna brown are the oh so talented artists behind brown’s country originalsmike works with wood, chalkware, clay and papier mache while donna works with dried, fresh and artificial flowers and hypertufa.   i love how well this couple compliments each other! if this is your country feel- make sure to check out their shop and blog!


giveaway :: vol. 25

November 16, 2009

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i love doing giveaways on monday.  if i could do just one little thing to brighten your monday- that makes me happy.  not only do i love offering you giveaways on mondays- but i happen to just LOVE this giveaway.  jessica of vol. 25 hopes that each piece of her art will give at least one person the warm fuzzies.  well, wonderful job jessica!  every piece of your art gives me the warm fuzzies!

i will be grateful

i am so in love with how each piece of her art exudes love, happiness and cheer.  they just make me feel so cozy!


left to right :: toasted with love :: xoxo :: knowledge speaks :: home is where our story begins :: love :: heaps of love ::

the lovely jessica has offered a free 8×10 print to the lucky giveaway winner!

to enter ::

head over to vol. 25- then come back here to leave a different comment for each piece of her art that you love. the more comments you leave- the greater your chances for winning.  the winner will be chosen by a random no. generator. you have until sunday (11/22) at midnight to enter.  enjoy!!

also- make sure to check out her incredible blog and all of her other going-ons!

{shop} {blog} {freebies} {stamps}

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lighten up a little!

November 16, 2009

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with the new house- i’ve been thinking about lighting. a lot.  i think the small things like light fixtures and door knobs are what make a house so unique.  i’ve changed about everyone of them- and though i think everyone’s tired of being my ‘electrician’ – that’s what makes the house uniquely ours!


these are some of the light fixtures i got from ikea- and they are making the house so bright and inviting!  i love the white and all the unique, clean lines they give.  check out their lighting page to see all the endless possibilities!


1 :: white burlap drum shade 2:: vintage minimalist 3 :: wire light pendant chandelier 4 :: lil bloom pendant chandelier 5 :: orono. vintage ball jar pendant 6 :: wire flower shade

i’m also looking for something unique for our screened in porch.  i am *loving the wirey look but just can’t decide! what do you think?

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we haven’t had a weekend diy in a while- so i found this over at living creativity and thought it had lots of potential! what can i say- i love cheap art.  here are the directions- and check at the bottom for full downloadable pdfs.

animals-1 animals-2

what do you think- easy, right? for silhouettes- i’m thinking flowers, vegetables, leaves..  and just think about all the beautiful paper from your local craftstore you could use to make these just stunning.  please share if you get the itch to do this or have any creative thoughts!

download full pdfs :: project sheet and template

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clockwise :: horses :: rainbow window stars :: star baby pins :: felted acorns ::

if you haven’t already- click on over to check out natural kids- a porthole for esty shops that create not only beautiful- but healthy, natural and environmentally responsible items for kids! natural kids is a group of sellers dedicated to supply natural products for children.  it’s not exactly a store- but rather a gateway to the team’s etsy shops.  you can click on the members (or become one yourself!) to find specific etsy shop’s that supply natural goodies for your little ones.  thank you, natural kids for supporting going home to roost!

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loving today :: belafonte.

November 12, 2009

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girl with crossed arms

girl in the window

girl 1

girl with bow

girl in blue

i love love love this new shop :: belafonte.

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oddly amazing :: doubleparlour

November 12, 2009

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clockwise :: hoagie the 34th :: oh deer :: macee no. 3 :: the letter o ::

doubleparlour was created in 2007 and is a collaboration between ernesto and cassandra velasco.  two artists who produce some really interesting and beautiful work!  they create sculptures out of polymer clay, paintings, drawings and prints.  i love what a different approach they take to art- so oddly amazing!

elsewhere :: {shop} {flickr}

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hello lovelies!  wow, i’ve got a tiny secret and some huge news for you today!  back in june when i launched going home to roost (both the blog and the esty shop), i had a tiny secret of a huge dream.  i made a list of goals for myself and my ‘mission statement’.  just where did i want all this going home to roost stuff to go?  well, i was pretty sure that the biggest goal i had would never actually happen.  so, i’ve never even said it out loud.  BUT, here goes. my big dream goal for 2009 was to make it somehow, somewhere into a magazine.  there.  i said it!

reader's digest well!  thanks to reader’s digest- MY DREAM CAME TRUE!!  in this year’s dec/jan issue of reader’s digest- going home to roost is one of the three artists they featured within an article on etsy.  WOW!!  yes, i cried.

that's me!

thank you so much reader’s digest for allowing me to check off my biggest goal!

so grab the latest issue of readers digest (hitting the newsstands around nov. 21st) and read this great article about etsy and our main man, rob kalin who founded it.  it’s very interesting! xoxo, bonnie

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