archive: February, 2013

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! :)

photos from hawaii © going home to roost (1)

sleepy turtle. :)

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porch sunset.

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the most beautiful rainbows.

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our favorite dinner spot.

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camouflage toes.

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from above.

love, bonnie

do you have a favorite photo from your life this week? post a link to them in the comment section!

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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february roost tribe recap

February 27, 2013

Posted by in roost tribe

february roost tribe recap! (8)

hey guys! i just wanted to pop in with this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what february has brought to the roost 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 a newsletter recap on monday, march 4th with all of the content in it so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined.

that means, that if you join before monday, march 4th you’ll still get all of this yummy content from february plus march’s content as well- that’s two months for the price of one!

february roost tribe recap!

this month, i shared a really fun tutorial on one of my favorite techniques in illustrator using the rotate and duplicate tools.

february roost tribe recap! (1) fun photo corners in several styles and colors plus 2 frames, perfect for both regular photos and instagram pictures!

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several lovely printables including a coffee cup sleeve, coaster, notecard and chocolate wrapper. pssst.. this is perfect for mother’s day, too!

february roost tribe recap!

4 spring inspired patterns to use as wrapping paper or gift tags, backgrounds for photos or for all sorts of uses on your blog or website.

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a sweet little desktop + iphone background to remind us to do all that we do in love. :)

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one of my all time favorite southern recipes- veganized. sauteed apples and cabbage with apple sage ‘sausage’ and cornbread!

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a truly inspirational article on how to stay connected with our friends by the lovely natalie borton.

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

join the roost tribe! >>

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

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uncommongoods giveaway!

February 26, 2013

Posted by in giveaway

uncommongoods salsabol contest and giveaway!


hey friends! i’m so excited to have partnered with uncommongoods for this fun salsabol recipe contest and giveaway! i’ve always loved uncommongoods- they not only have really unique gifts but always incorporate thoughtful design into their products as well. for example, this salsabol is perfectly designed to help you achieve the perfect scoop!

the recipe: for the contest, i created a refreshing delicious summer salsa recipe full of garden veggies, roasted corn and fresh avocado. click here for the recipe!

the contest: my summer salsa recipe is part of a contest (click here to view the others). you can vote for it by liking, sharing or commenting on this post (thanks!).

the giveaway: one lucky winner will win a salsabol and a $50 gift certificate to uncommongoods- read on for details!


deadline: giveaway will end monday, march 4th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: check out the salsabol, then let us know why you would love to win it, why you’re a salsa fanatic or what your favorite kind of salsa is!

additional ways to enter:

>> vote for my salsa recipe by liking, sharing or commenting on this post (thanks!). leave another comment here letting us know you did so.

>> like both going home to roost and uncommongoods on facebook and leave another comment here letting us know you did so.

>> follow both going home to roost and uncommongoods on twitter, then come back here and leave another comment letting us know you did so.

>> follow both going home to roost and uncommongoods on pinterest, and leave another comment here letting us know you did so.


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spring greens

February 25, 2013

Posted by in gardening

spring greens round up

happy monday, friends! today i’m sharing some of my favorite picks from my latest ideabook over on houzz. it’s all about spring greens, because i’m longing for spring days, warmer weather and sprouting greens. head on over to my ideabook for all the sources!

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tips for traveling vegan

February 22, 2013

Posted by in simple living

farmers market radishes

photo: farmers market radishes by hannah queen

since we’ve been traveling this week (and i haven’t been in the kitchen), i thought i might share with you a few tips on how we make traveling vegan easy. at first it takes a little thought and planning ahead, but it soon becomes like second nature (i promise!). 

1) plan ahead. take some time before your trip to pack some snacks that are both easy to grab and really healthy. if you’re flying, you can take any of your own food on the plane, as long as it’s not liquid. you can either purchase these snacks or make them yourself, but here are some of my favorites: granola, ginger snaps, blueberries, trail mix, whole fruit and dried fruit (mango is my favorite!).

2) ask. the number one thing you can do while traveling or visiting a new restaurant is just ask what they have or what what they can make vegan. just this week i discovered two restaurants that actually had separate vegan menus, just by asking! even if there’s nothing vegan on an entire menu, they can usually always make something for you pretty easily. pasta dishes, vegetable plates, hearty salads, and baked potatoes loaded with veggies are almost always an option!

3) do your research. sometimes during travel you just have to eat on the go (especially on layovers) at places you wouldn’t ordinarily eat. just by doing a little research, you can find several restaurants that offer vegan eats (even though they may not know it!). auntie anne’s salted pretzels are vegan if you just ask for one without the butter. starbucks has really good hot oatmeal and bagels that fit the bill. brixx pizza and mellow mushroom both have great options (and veg cheese) and jamba juice is possibly one of the easiest/healthiest places to stop.

4) eat at a health food store. this is a ‘bonnie and dave’ classic. lots of times we’ll just swing by whole foods (or another local health food store) and eat at their hot bar. it’s always totally amazing! plus, while we’re there we can stock up on goodies for the next day.

5) travel with a plan. this is especially fun when you’re road tripping. by doing a little research on restaurants, you can literately plan your stops around which cities have the best veg fare! (call us nerds, but this is one of our favorite things to do.) we love to use the happy cow app and the google maps app to find the best veg restaurants from city to city.

do you have any tips on traveling veg? share with us in the comments section!

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take at least one

February 22, 2013

take at least one chance

words of wisdom for today. image by natalieannclark. discovered via natalie lynn borton.

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make your own polaroid coasters when i saw this project over on darkroom and dearly i thought, what a great way to bring photos to life! personally, i haven’t printed photos in a very long time (i just keep them digitally), but sometimes i miss having the hard copies to flip through. i think this project would be a great way to show them off, as well as make for some good conversation starters! head on over to darkroom and dearly for the full tutorial!

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simple living inspiration

February 20, 2013

Posted by in simple living

simple living inspiration

simple living inspiration

simple living inspiration

simple living inspiration

simple living inspiration   simple living inspiration

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sometimes i can find myself all wrapped up in the ‘go go go’ of this world, forgetting about my mission to lead a simpler way of life. just taking some time to soak in some images of simple moments can help me recenter myself, my goals and my priorities. i hope a few of these pictures will help you do the same!

do you find yourself getting caught up in the fast pace of this world? if so, how do you return to living a simpler life?

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