archive: November, 2012

addiah holiday showcase

November 30, 2012

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addiah holiday showcase

the addiah collection is taken from its namesake, which in hebrew means adornment. the online shop is filled with items that will inspire you to lead a life lived simply and beautifully, true and natural. with item for the women, the man and the home, there’s a bit of simple beauty for everyone (even the dog!).

*EXCLUSIVE discount for GHTR readers! Enter code ‘GHTR’ during checkout to receive 10% off your order, expires 12/15/12. thanks, virginia!

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november roost tribe recap

November 30, 2012

Posted by in handmade

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hey guys! today i’m sharing this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what november has brought to the tribe. i also wanted to let you know that it’s not too late to get in on the goods! i’ll be sending out november’s recap on monday, december 3rd which still gives you 3 days to sign up. yeah!

sign up before monday, december 3rd to get all these goodies!

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just in time for the holidays, november brings two christmas cards and 10 matching gift tags! (pssst.. watch out for matching gift wrap in december!).

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4 seamless repeating patterns to use on your blog, social media sites, as gift wrap, greeting cards or for any other personal use!

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a delicious recipe for rosemary potato cabbage pie, special enough to serve at your holiday dinner, but simple enough to whip up any night of the week.

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an illustrated, step by step sewing pattern for an insulated casserole carrier. it’s be all the rage when you present a covered dish!

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10 fancy shapes with transparent backgrounds to use on your blog or for any personal use. you get both the png + transparent background file and the editable illustrator file so you can change the colors or fonts as you please!

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a fun adobe illustrator tutorial on how to create easy, custom shapes.join the roost tribe! >> (6)

an inspirational desktop + iphone background to keep you inspired as you work.

and that’s not even all! tribe members also received a list of favorite links and resources plust tons of exclusive discounts and deals. being a member is tons of fun and we would love to have you join the family!

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want to learn more? head on over to read this post or check out the FAQs.

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plant based dinner ideas

after too much traveling, unpacking and 3 thanksgiving meals, i have been more than ready to get back to our dinner routine. this is the first week that i’ve been able to cook in our new home, and it’s felt really good to get back in the kitchen. the local produce here is nothing compared to what we’re used to, but we’re making do with a little health food store and the local farm’s produce. in season here we have brussel sprouts, apples, winter greens, green beans and potatoes.

monday: white bean and vegetable stew served with roasted asparagus and a salad
tuesday: celebration roast pasty with a cranberry chutney served with sauteed kale and a salad
wednesday: simple vegetable curry
thursday: breakfast polenta with apple sage sausage, onion and peppers (also referred to this recipe)
friday: fragrant pho noodle bowl

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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holiday gift guide: for the naturalist

the naturalist loves to explore the forest, is careful to use organics and can frequently be found in her garden. she finds great pleasure in the simplicities of life and has a sweet, gentle spirit about her. she is a lover of earth tones, greenery and cozy things.

1) cream knit blanket – $95 | 2) teardrop terrarium – $60 | 3) moth brooch – $10 | 4) natural washcloth – $6 | 5) fingerless mittens – $29 | 6) butterfly flip necklace – $44 | 7) gold rattan balls – $16.50 | 8) planted with love garden market – $12 | 9) amethyst crystal soap – $7 | 10) porcelain bird bath – $95 | 11) vase no. 1 – $42 | 12) birch tree coasters – $10

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point and shoot 11.29.12

November 29, 2012

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wow, it’s almost been a month since the last point and shoot! i have missed sharing the tidbits of my day to day life with you. a lot has happened over the last few weeks, mainly or cross country move back to north carolina! today will be the first (of many) point and shoots from our homeland, the great smoky mountains.

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with curvy roads, mountains and streams in site, i knew we were getting close!

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my mountain man.

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toaster checking out his new pond.

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9.5 years ago, this is where we had our first date.

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crunch crunch.

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my temporary workspace, until my office area gets organized!

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my morning coffee provides a sanctuary away from the boxes and mess of the house.

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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gift wrap round up

November 28, 2012

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gift wrap round up

one of my favorite things to do each year is choose a gift wrapping theme. one year it was recycled newspaper, the next was huge glittered initials for each package. last year i used kraft paper and made pretty bows, and this year’s supplies will be arriving shortly (maybe later today!). i’ll be sharing with you the theme for this year next week, but for now here are my favorite picks for gift wrap from around the web.

what will you be using this year?

1) ceramic gift tags – $8 | 2) good tidings wrapping paper – $12 | 3) peach berries – $7 | 4) woodland animal gift tags – $9.60 | 5) black woodgrain gift wrap – $9 | 6) 10 letterpress gift tags – $10 | 7) mustache gift wrap- $5.25 | 8) stripes wrap – $12 | 9) etoile velvet ribbon – $8 | 10) pink posies – $4.95 | 11) ecofriendly dots wrapping paper – $7 | 12) seersucker wrap – $8

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a new home, a new look

November 28, 2012

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new home inspiration board

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it’s always fun to start with a blank slate. with our recent move to a new home, i’ve been so excited to start deciding which direction i’ll be taking the new digs. this is just a little inspiration board i’ve been building over on pinterest, and hope to acquire a few of these lovelies over the next few months. my vision is to use a lot of neutral, solid colors (mainly white) and mix and match farmhouse simplicity with rustic cabin charm. can’t wait to start sharing some tidbits with you! for now though, i’m off to work on all these boxes..

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holiday gift guide: for the crafter

we probably all have a crafter in our lives. you know, the one who gives handmade gifts, lives in their craft room, has an etsy shop, and/or is always doing some kind of a diy project. i think crafters are one of the most fun groups of people to buy for (probably because i’m one of them myself!).

have something to add? please share your gift suggestions in the comments section!

1) the crafter’s guide to taking great photographs – $16.47 | 2) paint box votive holder – $68 | 3) etsy gift card- $25-250 | 4) porcelain yarn bowl- $33 | 5) boxed japanese washi tape- £16.95 | 6) a subscription to do it yourself magazine – 2 years for $19.97 | 7) give any craftsy class- $30-75 | 8) filled with love embroidery kit- $25 | 9) make your own rabbit toy kit –  £15.00 | 10) grow your handmade business – $11.53

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