archive: May, 2012

diy Dip-Dyeing Projects i just couldn’t help but fall in love with this dip-dyeing project gallery by martha. i think i especially love the idea that if you don’t quite like something, you can change it!

a while back, i bought a pair of teal green yoga pants that were on sale (probably because they were teal green) and never ended up wearing them because of their color. when i finally thought of dyeing them, i said, voila! now they are a dark emerald color and i wear them all the time.

so, let this be inspiration! take an old shirt, basket, stained rug or pillow case and give it a new lease on life. have fun!

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diy animal candle holders

i’ve got a couple of birthdays to celebrate this month, so i’ve been scouring the web for party ideas. when i ran across these diy party animals i thought, how cute! especially because my still-child-at-heart-husband has an affinity for dinosaurs. :)

diy animal candle holders

head on over to the sweetest occasion for the full tutorial, but glance above to see just how easily you can make these fellas.

diy animal candle holders

i think they are just as cute as pie. visit the sweetest occasion for more pics, and make sure to check out her other adorable diy’s as well!

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dinner ideas 5.18.12

May 18, 2012

Posted by in dinner ideas

dinner ideas

happy friday, sweet potatoes! this week, our csa box included: snap peas, fava beans, cabbage, strawberries, spinach, parsley, leeks, lettuce and rainbow chard. yum! you’ll find these ingredients intermingled in this week’s food adventures. hint: that’s probably what’s in season near you as well, so be looking for these items at your store or farmers market- they’ll have traveled less distance to get to you!

monday: leftover husband’s healing stew with orange wasabi fries
tuesday: black eyed pea burgers with an avocado & strawberry salad
: grilled tofu with ratatouille veggies
root veggie chowder with collard ribbons
snap peas with cucumber and ginger with vegan brownies for dessert!

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

follow this foodie 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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Posted by in handmade

edible sweets

speaking of edible sweets, another fabulous find i discovered this week is a quaint little shop called andie’s specialty sweets. combining two of my most loved items (nature and sweets), these decorative edibles are just irresistible. in addition to flora, they also have edible buttons (oh, my!), birds and butterflies. plus, everything they make is hand sculpted, hand molded, hand poured, and artistically handled the old fashioned way!

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couture camera straps

May 17, 2012

Posted by in indie fashion

handmade camera straps

i’ll give you just a moment to catch your breath..


ok. when i found bloom theory (via erin godbeye), i just about fainted. could anything make you, your camera, or your outfit more stunning? i think not. bringing couture to cameras, bloom theory’s statement straps are officially on my love list. see them all here!

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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! :)

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flowers for a friend.

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happy anniversary to david, and happy birthday to toaster! both our love and our puppy are 4 years old. :)

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loving lantana.

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a trip to catalina island. bonnie christine (9)

in love with both this community garden, and the typography!

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toaster loves crochet, too.

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 indie biz

iphone apps for creatives

i don’t know about you, but without my iphone and several handy apps, my online biz would suffer and i’d feel completely out of touch with you! whether you’re a blogger, crafster, indie biz owner or just a lover of all things creative, i think you’ll enjoy the apps above (they are my personal favorites!). however, i know you all have to have some favorites of your own. so go on, spill the beans! what are you favorite apps for creative souls?

1. paypal
2. instagram
3. etsy
4. dropbox
5. evernote
6. square
7. wordpress
8. pulse
9. pinterest
10. adobe photoshop express

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Posted by in photography

manual photography cheat sheet

after all these years, i’m still not comfortable with my camera in manual mode. ugh! maybe after i’m done reading this book i’ll be better, but until then i believe this handy dandy manual photography cheat sheet is going to help tremendously. head on over to living in the stills to read miguel’s helpful notes, then head over here if you’re interested in purchasing it.

discovered via rachael taylor’s beautiful boards.

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