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a few of my favorite things

December 15, 2014

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a few of my favorite things // going home to roost

i’ve been thinking about all the simple things i enjoy lately, and wanted to share them with you! some are personal care items, others aid in my creative endeavors. most are very affordable, but a few i’ve included i believe are worth the investment. if you’re looking for a small gift for the women or creative in your life, i think these items might be great options!

1: palomino blackwing pencils: my favorite pencils to sketch with. they are perfectly soft and give a nice rich line, with erasers that actually work! bonus: they look great, too!

2: mineral fusion nail polish and remover: this has been my favorite nail polish and remover for years now (my favorite color is slate)! it’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and butyl phthalate. it goes on thick and smooth and stays on better than any other polish i’ve tried. and, the acetone-free remover takes it off quickly and easily!

3: bass wooden hair brush: this hair brush feels great, works wonderfully and is beautiful to boot.

4: flyaway petalums camera strap: this is the camera strap i chose to use myself. i love it! it’s comfy to wear and makes my camera look and feel so special (see it here).

5: merchant & mills studio scissors: these studio scissors feel like butter! their 9″ length make cutting in a straight line easy and the vintage style looks great in my studio!

6: large moleskin journals: this is my favorite style of journal to sketch in. i usually cover them with fabric and take them with me wherever i go!

7: gold bobby pins: as simple as this is, i love these champagne colored bobby pins. they look classy and most importantly – hold really well! it’s the small things, right?

8: arch ring by another feather: david bought me this ring last year and it’s my favorite accessory! it’s really comfortable to wear and suits any outfit.

9: cameo cutting machine: i started using a cameo cutting machine a few months ago and i can’t believe i ever lived without it. i’ve been using it to cut vinyl decals, cards, gift tags and so much more!

10: winsor & newton drawing ink: this is my favorite drawing ink to dip my brush in for hand lettering projects. it’s rich, smooth and gives a really nice brushed look.

11: uni pens: i have found uni pens the best for going over my pencil sketches and for scanning in with. they give a rich black line and have an incredibly smooth feel to them!

i wish this is where i could say i was giving all of the items away to you (thanks, oprah!), but sadly not this time. maybe next year! xox, bonnie

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december gift guide

December 5, 2014

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december gift guide

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a handmade gift guide for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… or for no reason at all!

fun facts for december:

>> december 7th is pearl harbor day
>> december 14th is monkey day
>> december 21st is the first day of winter
>> decmber 25th is christmas (!!)
>> decmber 26th is goodwill day
>> december’s  birth flower is the narcissus
>> december’s birthstones are the turquoise, zircon, and tanzanite

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november’s gift guide

November 4, 2014

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a handmade gift guide for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… or for no reason at all!

fun facts for november:

>> november 10th is the birthday of the us marine corps
>> the leonids meteor shower reaches its peak around november 17
>> november 21st is national adoption day

november is:

>> native american heritage month
>> national novel writing month
>> sweet potato awareness month
>> movember
>> national blog posting month – NaBloPoMo (!!)

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september gift guide- kids

September 3, 2014

september gift guide kids edition

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it’s bear’s BIRTHDAY today, so i decided to make this month’s gift guide for little boys. i have especially fallen in love with zara lately (for little girls, too!). i hope the little ones in your life have a wonderful month!

fun facts for september:

>> september 19th is talk like a pirate day
>> september is national preparedness month
>> september 23rd is the autumn equinox
>> september begins on the same day of the week as december every year

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august gift guide

August 6, 2014

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august gift guide

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a handmade gift guide for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… or for no reason at all!

fun facts for august:

>> august is happiness happens month
>> august is american adventures month
>> first week in august is world breastfeeding month
>> august 19th is my birthday y’all!!
>> august’s birthstones are the peridot and sardonyx
>> august’s birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy

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july’s gift guide

July 1, 2014

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july's gift guide

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a handmade gift guide for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… or for no reason at all!

fun facts for july:

>> july 4th is independence day
>> july 21st is marine day in japan
>> july 24th is pioneer day in utah
>> july 27th is national tree day in austrailia
>> july’s birthstone is the ruby
>> july’s birth flower is the larkspur and water lily

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may gift guide

May 5, 2014

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may gift guide

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a handmade gift guide for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… or for no reason at all!

fun facts for may:

>> may 1st is lei day in hawaii
>> may 5th is cinco de mayo in mexico
>> may 25th is towel day
>> may is national bike month
>> may’s birthstone is the emerald
>> may’s birth flower is the lily of the valley

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hello, lovelies! today i want to share a few gifts i think would be perfect for any mom out there! i have received or used everything that i’m sharing with you today and can personally testify to their amazingness.

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i’m a huge fan of lindy laroche’s poppy soap co.! i’m always delighted to get a box of their goodies every month, and words cannot express how spectacular the products are. lindy’s soaps, body oils, salts and lip balms are so yummy i could eat them. plus, everything is organic and vegan and lindy always gives back to the community (see below).

poppy soap co’s mama love box is hand-curated and brimming over with organic, handmade goodies designed to soothe, refresh and pamper the mama in your life. you can rest easy knowing you’ll never find sulfates, detergents, synthetics, animal products, artificial fragrances or colorants, petroleum, phthalates or GMOs in any of their products (yay!). what you will find are certified organic ingredients, beneficial therapeutic essential oils and healing botanical extracts coming together to create exceptional soap handcrafted in small batches made with love. and as always, for every bar of soap purchased, they donate a bar to your local’s women’s shelter. hooray!

 the mama love box contains:

– 1 bar of oatmeal calendula organic soap. (super wonderful for your face and even loving enough to be used on babies skin!)
– a wooden soap deck to keep your soap high and dry
– sweet dreams night oil- the perfect evening companion and bedtime ritual to help calm the mind and body in preparation for a restful nights sleep.
– ginger cardamom lip love, lip balm containing beeswax, coconut, coca butter and essential oils of ginger and cardamom.
– pppy rose sea salt soak – a unique blend of dead sea salt and pink himalayan sea salt plus essential oils of rose geranium.

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what mama wouldn’t love a personalized photo gift? my go-to place for breathtaking photo goods is always artifact uprising. they print photo books, postcard packs, calendars (and more!) on recycled paper with stunning quality. the moment you hold a photo from artifact uprising in your hands, you’ll know how special it is. get your orders in by may 1st to be sure they arrive in time!

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ePantry is my latest love (read this to find out why). they make shipping sustainable goods to your home easy and affordable. in fact, i can’t find a single reason not to use them. they save you loads of time and some serious money. they only carry sustainable products and even save 25 square feet of rain forest for every shipment. and of course, they make it easy  to gift a bundle of eco-homewares!

*use coupon code GOINGHOMETOROOST to save $10 on your first order and receive free shipping for life. i told you they were awesome!

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and of course, don’t forget the card! my all time favorite place to get darling (and hilarious) mother’s day cards is wit and whistle. they’re sweet in a super-giggly kind of way.

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