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katie daisy on oprah!

September 27, 2013

Posted in handmade

katie daisy on OWN!

i’m incredibly excited to share that my dear friend and amazing artist, katie daisy is going to be featured on oprah’s spirit-enriching show, super soul sunday, THIS sunday!!

tune-in to super soul sunday september 29 at 11am et/pt on OWN or join the worldwide simulcast at or on facebook to see an all-new episode ‘oprah & steven pressfield: unlocking your creative genius’ where oprah sits down with bestselling author, thinker and creative visionary steven pressfield about his book “the war of art.”  then, stayed tuned to be inspired by this super soul original short film, where katie daisy describes how nature inspires and informs the colorful canvas of her life. i’ll be watching with you!

Posted in lifestyle

last week, i was so excited to have my dear friend katie daisy and her country-folk-singing-beau, luke redfield, come stay with us. they were able to take a quick break from their road trip around the country to swing by our humble abode and rest for a bit.

for those of you who might not be familiar with katie’s work, you should hop over and take a glance at it before reading the rest of this post. she’s not only the most talented artist i know, but her work represents a much bigger purpose. beneath the fluttering butterflies and spring colors lies a deeper meaning. each piece overflows with katie’s beautiful soul and longing to make the world a more joyful place. her work is heartfelt, stunningly beautiful and an inspiration to so many people!

much like her artwork, katie is full of life, energy and good vibes. she is ever so kind, lovely and intentional with her day to day life. i am so blessed to have her as a friend, and as i know many of you enjoy her work, i thought you might like to take a glimpse into the few days we spent together!

frolicking with katie dasiy

along with our many adventures of visiting the farmer’s market, walking amongst the lavender fields and feeding the ostriches (say, what?) we of course took some time to paint!

frolicking with katie dasiy

frolicking with katie dasiy

frolicking with katie dasiy

frolicking with katie dasiy

we stayed up late (really late) a few nights and painted together. i’m no expert so i enjoyed watching katie’s process and tried to soak up every little detail along the way. can you guess which side of the table i was painting on? :)

frolicking with katie dasiy

i especially enjoyed watching katie prep some art for a new project she’s working on. she looks pretty good at my computer, right? i’m thinking she should just move in..

frolicking with katie dasiy

and perhaps our favorite moment? when we realized we’re going to have to start collecting sunglasses to use as camera filters. (can you see me in the reflection? click on the picture to make it bigger!)

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katie daisy iphone covers!

January 13, 2012

katie daisy iphone cases hello sweets! i think it’s time to bring a little bit of spring back into your step. :) one of my dearest friends and most lovely artists, katie daisy, just had her iphone/ipod cases released through uncommon! aren’t they so pretty? what a lovely way to turn your phone or ipod into an inspiring piece of art. you can just feel the soul behind them! head on over to uncommon to view her artwork and design your case!

katie daisy iphone cases

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Posted in sponsor welcome

katie daisy today, i am so excited to write a sponsor welcome for katie daisy! an amazing artist and dear friend of mine, she is just as lovely, genuine and beautiful as her work is. just visiting her shop will brighten your day and inspire you to slow down, be kind to others and live life in the sunshine. doesn’t her work just help fill you with joy? make sure to visit her blog and website for a little added inspiration!

interested in advertising on going home to roost? click here to find out more!

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katie daisy

today i am so very excited to share with you my all time favorite artist, katie daisy.  did i just say that?  yes. she’s my favorite- ever.  talk about being filled with joy, this watercolor illustration makes me a happier person just by looking at it, doesn’t it you?

the wheatfield by katie daisy

with feel good sayings, cheerful colors and meaningful quotes, katie’s work goes straight to the heart.  her obvious inspirations of gardening, taking care of the earth and living a simpler life speak straight to me.  from vegetables to yoga and hiking to stargazing, she has artwork to fit just about each of my passions and i’ve never found an artist whose work has more personal meaning to it than the wheatfield’s.  you can browse more of her illustrations, typography and pattern work on her website, where she’ll inspire you to live each day a little deeper.

katie daisy

i’ve been debating (literally) for months over which piece i want to share in my home.  what are your favorites?

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make your own wood + leather hanging picture frames!

as promised yesterday, i’m sharing with you how i made a few wood + leather hanging picture frames for our new gallery wall! they went together quickly and i think add a lot of dimension and interest to the gallery. with the option to make them the artwork permanent or interchangeable, they really give you a lot of options to play with. since you can make them any size you want, they are especially good for large or odd sized pieces of art!

diy wood + leather hanging frames

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here’s what you’ll need:

– .25″ x 1.5″ x 8′ wood trim (found in the trim section at your local hardware store)
– piece of leather or suede lace to hang it by
– staple gun
– artwork
– piece of canvas (cut the same width as and 1″ taller than your artwork)
– wood stain (i used ebony by minwax)f
– paint brush
– hand saw

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step 1: stain the wooden boards using your preferred stain color. let dry.

step 2: using a handsaw, cut two pieces of wood the same width as your artwork.

step 3: using a staple gun, attach each end of the canvas 1/2″ up on the backside of each piece of wood.

*note: this is to make your artwork interchangeable. if you’d like it to be permanent, skip this step and staple the artwork directly to the wood.

step 4: cut the leather or suede lace to desired hanging width. staple each end to the top piece of wood.

step 5: tuck the piece of art underneath each edge of the wood and hang!

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you check out yesterday’s post to see more of the gallery. most of the artwork is my own (besides a print from katie daisy), and just in case you fell in love with my sweet as honey hexagon quilt, you can purchase the quilt kit here!


my new gallery wall

June 3, 2014

Posted in home decor

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i struggle with big blank walls. i have always found it much easier to decorate around windows and shelves, or anything that provides a little structure. we have a large wall in our living room though, and after spending a year staring at it, i think i’m finally happy with it!

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a few months ago, i absolutely fell in love with the frames from change of art. let me tell you, this is one amazing company! first of all, the frames have a clean, modern look that would look good in any home (they are also available in black and alder brown). but more importantly, they are incredibly easy to hang (watch a video here), made in the U.S.A. and eco-friendly from the glass, frame and paint all the way down to the packaging.

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each change of art frame comes with a paper template that’s printed to look like the frame, so you can arrange your gallery before you begin putting holes in your wall. once you’re happy with the look, all you have to do is nail in the ‘button hanger’ and remove the template. they even come with their own nail and blue painter’s tape to hang the template with! seriously, they’ve thought of everything. there’s also no need to ever touch (or clean!) the glass or matte. simply insert your photo into the slot and you’re ready to go. there’s also a convenient pocket on the back to hold several art prints in so you can change the art frequently without any hassle. (perfect for children’s artwork!)

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most of the artwork is my own, besides a print from katie daisy and the homeground. tomorrow i’ll share with you how i made the brown wooden frames, and just in case you fell in love with my sweet as honey hexagon quilt, you can purchase the quilt kit here!



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point and shoot 4.24.14

April 24, 2014

Posted in point and shoot

a little bit of life lately. :)

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a throwback to painting with katie daisy.

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easter blooms.

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new kick & spring greens.

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bear baby. <3

love, bonnie

do you have a favorite photo from your life this week? post a link to it in the comment section so we can see!

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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