work at home stay at home

February 4, 2014

Posted by in baby & children

the art to working from home

let’s be honest. no one wants to hear anyone complain about working from home. and rightfully so, it’s an incredibly blessed life to live! i mean, we get to wear pajamas all day, set our own schedule and switch the laundry in between e-mails, right? true, but even though it’s a lovely life, there is definitely an art to making it work. throw a baby in the mix and even get’s more interesting (and of course, much better)!

i’m honored to be sharing an article today over on darling magazine’s blog. it’s called ‘stay at home, work at home‘ and it’s all about the art to being a stay at home – working – mom. even if you’re not a mom though, i hope you’ll come away with several ideas to help you work from home and live an inspired filled, creative life. hop on over to darling magazine to read it now!

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win a ticket to the maker's summit!

oh boy oh boy oh boy. the lovely creatives over at the indie craft parade are giving one lucky ghtr reader a ticket to the makers summit and the best craft party ever! this one-day business conference for the art, craft, and design world will help you learn how to start or grow your business as you hear practical advice from industry leaders and peers during keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and one-on-one time with experts. i’m thrilled to attend myself this year, and would love to see you there!

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the makers summit is a one-day business conference for the creative community, on saturday, march 1st in greenville, sc. designed to help artists and creatives found and run successful businesses as attendees will hear practical advice from industry experts.

after the conference, you’re also invited to join the after-party, the best craft party ever. here, you’ll enjoy a full gourmet dinner provided by some of their favorite local chefs while you create and mingle with experts and peers alike. project stations and supplies will be provided.


enter to win: one free all-access pass to the makers summit and the best craft party ever.

deadline: giveaway will end friday, february 7th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

the fine print: travel and accommodations are not included. please do not enter to win unless you would be able to make the trip. ticket is not transferable. winner required to register by feb. 10, 2014.

to enter: comment on this post letting us know why you’d like to attend the makers summit and best craft party ever!

additional ways to enter:

>> like both going home to roost and the indie craft parade on facebook

>> share giveaway on twitter and include the handle @gohometoroost and @craftparade

>> share either giveaway image on pinterest and include hashtags #goinghometoroost & #makerssummit

be sure to leave a new comment for each additional entry so it counts (limit of 4 comments per person)!


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february desktop + iphone backgrounds

goodbye january, hello february! as usual, a new month means a new desktop and iphone background to help brighten your spaces. i hope you’ll enjoy this february flower bed!

to download february’s backgrounds: click here for the desktop background and here for the iphone background. select your preferred size (most likely, ‘original’). right click and select ‘save as desktop background’ or download to your phone.

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and just like last month, in addition to these digital backgrounds, i’ve also included a printable version!

to download: click on the image above to download the PDF calendar. print on heavy card stock (my favorite is premium presentation paper by epson). punch a whole at the top to hang or simply stack.

please note: all images, patterns and designs © bonnie christine | going home to roost. you may not reproduce, re-create or sell in any way, but please feel free to download for your own personal use. if you share on your own blog (i’d be delighted!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!

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january roost tribe recap

January 31, 2014

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hi friends! today i’m excited to share this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what january brought to the roost tribe. the good news is, it’s not too late to get all of january’s content! i’ll be sending out a january recap on tuesday, february 4th to the roost tribe with all of the content in it from january so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during this month.

that means, that if you join before tuesday, february 4th you’ll still get all of january’s content + february’s content as well- that’s two months for the price of one!

in this adobe illustrator tutorial, i share with you how i most often use the trim and clipping mask tools, and what makes them different.

this pattern collection is called soul whispers. the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to quite down and listen to the whispers of your soul. what does it long for? mine longs to blossom and shine, which has been the inspiration for this collection. use them for digital scrap booking, as website backgrounds or print them for scrapbooking, gift wrapping and more!

a little inspiration from molly jacques for this month’s roost tribe book club read.

the most delicious root and winter vegetable casserole recipe.

an article from the most amazing nancy chalmers – the Sexy Super Natural Health Coach.

2014 goals printable worksheet.

set of clip art illustrations called spring anytime. because even though it’s january, my heart is in spring.

a set of inspirational desktop and smartphone backgrounds.

simple living article on how to help wildlife survive the winter (photo by soul centered photo art)

a list of favorite & useful links and resources from around the web.

plus more! tribe members also participated in this month’s book club reading, roost tribe challenge and more. 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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plant based dinner ideas happy friday, loves! for some reason, our meals this week were extra yummy. they were full of warming spices and winter veggies. our favorite by far was the whole roasted cauliflower, you must try it!

monday: cauliflower risotto
tuesday: bloomin’ indian spiced whole roasted cauliflower. yum!
wednesday:  red thai curry sauce (i left out the fish sauce)
thursday: roasted ratatouille with polenta
friday: leftover night! :)

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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January 30, 2014

Posted by in handmade

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lately, i’ve been super inspired by trouvé, a new digital magazine that celebrates the creative lifestyle and those who live it. i discovered it through a dear friend of mine paige beasley, who’s the feature photographer for the magazine. inside trouvé, you’ll find pages that are honest, artistic, well designed, and purposeful, showcasing some of the best creators, innovators, spaces, handmade goods, local treasures, events and lifestyle. trouvé mag (2)

head on over to trouvé to read it now (it’s free!) and be inspired to make, shake and create.


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January 30, 2014

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this week has been busy but fun. full of family, small joys and simple pleasures. it’s also been accompanied by big exciting things, lots of hard work and plans for the future!

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sweet as honey.

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saturday at home.

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2014 goals.

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spring photoshoot (in winter).

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favorite stripes.

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sugary foam atop a new jar of honey.

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bear baby.


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!

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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January 29, 2014

Posted by in handmade


bold and beautiful, the ever so popular stripe has returned to home decor! i love all the different possibilities with stripes- add them subtly to spruce up a room or boldly to really make a statement. my favorites are a toss up between the traditional black and white and the more subtle, grey and white. what’s your favorite? head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to see more and grab the sources!

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