archive: April, 2012

playing nurse

April 30, 2012

Posted by in bonnie forkner

sunny day

golden day by trisha brink design

i debated a little on whether or not to share this on ghtr, but this blog is a direct reflection of my life, and you all are like family to me. so, here’s a snippet of my life lately! david, my husband, is a professional cyclist and cycling coach, and while riding with an athlete in albuquerque, new mexico last week had a major crash and shattered his collarbone in to 7 pieces. oh no!

i received the dreaded phone call while they were still on the side of the road, uncertain of what other damage might have occurred. i don’t do well with this kind of stuff. it was especially hard because i was in north carolina at the time (thankfully with my family). i struggle with worrying too much as it is, and constantly have to pray away my fear and worry when it comes to his riding and general extreme-ness.

within a few hours, david had seen a surgeon and scheduled surgery for the next morning. i quickly researched flights and booked one that would get me there in time for his surgery. family took me to the airport (an all-night adventure) for my 6am flight and i arrived just in time to give him a smooch before they rolled him back. sigh.

surgery took 90 minutes longer than expected (tick-tock-tick-tock), as they quickly realized his collarbone had several shattered pieces and putting the jigsaw puzzle back together was quite the challenge. you can see his before and after x-rays if you want (they are pretty incredible!). needless to say, he is now the proud new owner of 9 screws and a titanium plate.

he came through the surgery without a hitch and despite a few (very) rough days, we’re making it alright. we reluctantly made the trip back to north carolina on saturday and are so happy to be home and surrounded by family (we return to california next week). he’s progressing slowly but surely and is expected to make a full recovery, praise the Lord!

i am above all thankful. i realize it could have been much (much) worse and i am incredibly grateful for being able to make the trip, safe travels and an amazing surgeon. i just wanted to share with you a bit of my life, as things are not always overflowing with flowers and butterflies behind the scene. :) for now, i’ve got to go back to playing nurse. happy monday!

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mimi hammer swimwear

April 30, 2012

Posted by in handmade

swim

today i’m loving this swimwear collection by mimi hammer. it’s feminine, flouncy and oh, so romantic!

visit mimi hammer: shop | facebook | twitter

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dinner ideas 4.27.12

April 27, 2012

Posted by in dinner ideas

dinner ideas happy friday, roosters! time for one of my favorite posts, dinner ideas! :) i’ve been cooking at my mom’s this week (we’re visiting family in north carolina!) and wanted to make some oldy goldies as well as a few new things. our favorite? the glow kale salad.

monday: glow kale salad with GF vegan walnut chip brownies for dessert
tuesday:  grilled veggies with miso served with leftover kale salad
wednesday: tomato basil cream pasta
thursday: kale chips, roasted cauliflower and baked sweet potatoes
friday: white bean and veggie stew served with my favorite carrot salad

what was on your plate this week? any favorite recipes you’d like to share?

we follow a whole foods, plant based diet. the dinner ideas posts are a way for me to log our dinners, how we make eating this way easy, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things as well. they are always meat free, dairy free and often gluten free. you can follow the posts here, and i encourage you to share your favorite recipes with us as well!

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bonnie christine

i can’t even begin to tell you how much i have fallen in love with this house featured over on ikea’s blog! the wooden table, crocheted stool, stacked wood and possibly my favorite feature- that gorgeous mint green light! however, if i can direct your attention to the right a little bit…

bonnie christine

you’ll see these fabulous picture ledges used to display this most adorable collection of plates. i may just have to start keeping my eye out for vintage plates!

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painted table legs

April 26, 2012

painted table legs

the moment i saw these painted table legs over at morning by folly, i started thinking about all the lovely ways this idea could be implemented. i just love the pop of color it gave her simple bed and couch! i’m always thrifting and picking up vintage odd and ends, and i think this would be especially darling on the 4 legs of a vintage chair. what do you think?

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point and shoot 4.26.12

April 26, 2012

Posted by in point and shoot

this is my week told pictorially. if you’re new to point and shoot, you can catch up here! :)

bonnie christine on our flight to north carolina!

bonnie christine

mid-travel work day with husband and lots of tea.

bonnie christine

falling in love with my mom’s new collie, ashes.

bonnie christine my mom’s been making fabric covered journals- see the how-to here!

bonnie christine working at my mom’s house and loving all the dainty details.

love, bonnie.

do you have any favorite photos from your life this week?

this post was made possible by the lovely iphone app, instagram. you can follow me here or find me by searching for @goinghometoroost. all photos by yours truly. :)

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a pouf pattern

April 25, 2012

puff daddy diy

attention, knitters! will you make me one of these? ;)

we’ve all seen one fabulous puffy pouf after another, but their beauty and functionality seem to always be accompanied by a hefty price tag. well, if you know how to knit, this pouf pattern from pickles will have you making knitted stools in no time. while you’re there, make sure to check out their lovely yarn and buttons, too!

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embroidery hoop art

April 25, 2012

Posted by in home decor

embroidery hoop art

embroidery hoop art

 

embroidery hoop art

popping up everywhere, i love the simplicity of this latest trend. embroidery hoop art is a great way to doll up a drab wall or add an unexpected element to a traditional wall art display. adding a round piece of art to an array of squares can instantly take a display to the next level- and embroidery hoops seem to fit the bill perfectly!

1) this is my happy place
2) keep it simple
3) nerds have more fun
4) shabby chic hoop
5) reindeer hoop
6) i heart you
7) blossom

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