archive: May, 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 (7)

new growth.

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new lights!

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freshly picked.

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spinach spanakopita.

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baby grapes.

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a seasonal salad.

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some hammock reading.

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a neighbor.

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and a cotton candy sunset.

love, bonnie

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

instagram 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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Posted by in gardening

jeremy miranda greenhouses (2)

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jeremy miranda greenhouses (7)

jeremy miranda greenhouses (8)

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unconventional greenhouses and beautiful gardens galore are what you’ll find in jeremy miranda’s shop and on his website and blog. the way he lights these warm-summery-night-greenhouses up from the inside, seem to deeply draw me in to each of his paintings. with warm muted colors and striking emeralds and olive tones, i long to visit such peaceful planthouse.

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painted peonies

May 24, 2012

Posted by in color story

color inspiration

oh, boy am i loving this color palette- not to mention the beautifully painted peonies by katie’s pencil box. they’re summery, sweet and perfectly peachy!

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it’s happened.

May 23, 2012

Posted by in simple living

vintage trailers (1)

welp, it’s happend. i’ve been bitten by the vintage trailer bug.

vintage trailers (2)

after seeing my friend allie’s almost-renovated teardrop trailer this past week, my obsession pretty much got set in stone. i’ve been scouring craigslist ever since (to no avail), and plan to search until i find one! my dream is to discover a diamond in the rough, canned ham type trailer, and refurb it back to life.

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i’ve been pinning away a few of my favorite vintage campers as inspiration for the future, do you have any favorite retro trailers?

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vintage trailer

vintage trailer

my vision is to one day pull a sweet little trailer behind us as we head out on our frequent cross-country adventures, bike races and occasional craft shows! are you seeing it? i can’t stop seeing it.


1: enjoy cupcakes
2: oh so lovely
3: constance vintage caravan
4: retro renovation
5: enjoy cupcakes
6: enjoy cupcakes
7: vintage seekers: airstream trailer
8. the fancy farm girl
9. mochatini

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typography by brent couchman

typography by brent couchman

typography by brent couchman   typography by brent couchman

this week, i have been oohing and ahhing over this sunny san francisco based illustrator, brent couchman. though talented across the board, i’m especially loving his pieces that have a vintage-home-grown kind of feel. i just want to grab my sketchbook and start drawing letters, don’t you?

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and the winner is!

May 22, 2012

Posted by in handmade

congratulations, callie! e-mailing you now! :)

winner chosen with the irandom iphone app.


last week we got some huge green leaves in our csa box. full disclosure: i had to text our farmer to make sure i knew what they were! but boy, am i glad i did. not only did she tell me that they were collard greens, but also her favorite way to use them: as tortillas! needless to say, these collard green enchiladas were born.

pssst. these are vegan & gluten free!

collard green enchiladas

collard green enchiladas

9-12 large collard green leaves
1 tbs coconut oil (or other cooking oil)
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 med. carrots, chopped
2 med. zucchini, chopped
2 tbs chili powder
1 tbs cumin
1 can black beans
2 cups brown rice (cooked)
salt and pepper to taste

collard green enchiladas


preheat oven to 375°F.  steam your collard greens (i used a veggie steamer) until tender, about 8-10 minutes. make sure to not steam them too long (else they’ll fall apart!), but just long enough to make them pliable enough to roll up.

meanwhile, add the oil to a heavy frying pan and place over medium heat. add the onions, garlic, carrots and peppers and cook until the onions are translucent, about 8 -10 minutes. add the zucchini, chili powder, cumin, salt & pepper and stir fry for 3-4 more minutes.

add the black beans and brown rice and stir together, tasting to see if you need to adjust any seasonings. set aside.

place one collard green leaf on a chopping block and dip rice mixture into the middle. roll up (like an enchilada!) and place in a 9×11″ baking dish. continue until you’ve used all of your collard greens (top with vegan cheese, if you want!). bake for 25-30 minutes and serve with guacamole and salsa. enjoy!

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diy camera straps

May 22, 2012

diy camera straps

i know last week’s post of couture camera straps left many of you swooning (me too), but hopefully not too many of you with empty wallets! when i ran across this diy camera strap tutorial from designlovefest, i thought you all might just love it. am i right?

diy camera straps

head on over to designlovefest for the full tutorial and many more beautiful photographs. while you’re there, don’t miss their other fabulous projects and yummy recipes!

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