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enter to win a box of ge reveal light bulbs!

when ge recently wrote to introduce to me their reveal light bulbs, i was delighted to let them know that i already have them installed throughout my home! when they heard how much i loved their bulbs, they were eager to offer a giveaway to going home to roost readers (that’s you!). so today, i’m happy to partner with ge lighting to offer 5 of you lucky readers each with a box of ge’s 75 watt reveal light bulbs (keep reading to learn how to enter!).

with winter on it’s way and day light slowly slipping away, i find that in addition to making our home more beautiful, the reveal bulbs provide enough full spectrum light to where i can still photograph at night. this is especially helpful when i’m trying to photograph a meal that isn’t ready until after dark (which is most of the time!). the reveal bulbs filter out the dingy yellow tones that standard bulbs have while the color-enhanced full spectrum light makes whites appear whiter and patterns throughout the home to pop.


about the reveal bulbs: ge energy-efficient reveal bulbs fill rooms with clean, beautiful light while using 28% less energy than regular incandescent bulbs. reveal bulbs filters out dull, yellow rays, bringing out colors and patterns that go unnoticed under regular incandescent light. the halogen technology inside delivers outstanding energy efficiency, helping save money on energy.

deadline: giveaway will end sunday, november 17th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winners will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: comment below and let us know why you’d like to make your home over with reveal light bulbs!

additional ways to enter:

>> like both going home to roost and ge lighting on facebook

>> share on twitter and include the handles @gohometoroost and @GELighting

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

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

good luck! xo, bonnie


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fall quilt market recap

November 8, 2013

Posted by in fabric design

bonnie christine fall quilt market (1)

though i wasn’t able to make it to fall quilt market this year (i stayed at home to snuggle with bear), i was still excited to send some samples made from next collection with art gallery fabrics, called sweet as honey. it will be available in january!

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my ever so talented mom and i worked on this beautiful hexi quilt and handbag- both of which will be free patterns offered to you when the collection releases. sweet as honey is a woodland themed line full of nestled deer, flying birds and honey bees. it’s my favorite thus far- i just think it’s so sweet! :) head on over to the creative blog to see a recap of all the other amazing designers at art gallery fabrics as well!

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Posted by in dinner ideas

vegan dinner ideas this week’s csa box delivered a bundle of sweet potatoes, winter squash, chard, kale, radishes, beets and lettuce- all of which i’ve tried to incorporated into our yummy meals this week! i just love fall produce, don’t you?

monday: smoky butternut squash sauce with pasta and greens
tuesday: glazed lentil walnut loaf served with cornbread and a beet salad
wednesday:  pumpkin curry
thursday: leftover curry with a big salad
friday: baked penne with roasted veggies and a smoky cream sauce

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!


lily + val holiday showcase

November 7, 2013

Posted by in handmade

i love valerie’s hand lettered chalk art prints at lily and val. inspired by vintage signs and lettering, val’s artwork always has a warm and timeless feel to it. her 2013 holiday collection includes beautiful note cards, greeting cards, boxed card sets, specialty wrapping sheets, digital photo cards, and home decor chalkboard prints. i want a little of each of them!

valerie’s designs are first hand lettered and illustrated on a black chalkboard surface. she then takes a photograph of the design in order to produce the products that she offers, giving them a truly realistic chalkboard appearance (minus the dust!). watch the video above to see more about her process and be sure to visit valerie at her website, blog and etsy shop.

exclusive discount for GHTR readers! enter code ‘GHTR15’ during checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. valid on the website only. expires 11/21/13. thanks, val!

Posted by in handmade

next up in our holiday showcase bibliosophy handmade. bley hack is a talented artist and crafter as well as a wife and mother to (almost) 4 little ones (she’s having a baby in december!). with a love for watercolor, vintage finds and simpler times, her paper goods feature a very sweet, hand-drawn look. bley specializes in making custom family portraits, perfect for christmas cards and art prints. visit her shop and website to see more!

exclusive discount for GHTR readers! enter code ‘15GHTR’ during checkout to receive 15% off your purchase. thanks, bley!

interested in advertising on ghtr? find out more about the holiday showcase and other sponsor opportunities by checking out the press package.


pictures of bear

November 7, 2013

Posted by in baby & children

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instead of sharing a normal point and shoot this week, i thought i’d catch you up on some photos of my honey bun, bear. he just turned 9 weeks old! i can’t believe how quickly he’s developing. he started smiling a few weeks ago and the big news this week is that i can make him laugh! it’s the happiest sound my ears have ever heard. he loves to stretch, take naps in my lap and snuggle with toaster.

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Posted by in indie biz

hey, friends! i’m excited to share with you that one of my good friends, lisa jacobs, has just released a 15-month productivity planner and creative business workbook. it’s a project she literally took on for herself, in efforts to organize her own multi-faceted creative business about a year ago, and it has grown by income-producing leaps and bounds!

the workbook is only $10 (for a whopping 200, full-color pages!) and is filled with prompts, goal-setting exercises, goal-prioritizing exercises, and tough questions that MUST be answered in order to have an organized and successful creative business.

the book also serves as your personal calendar and business planner. it starts october 2013 (that’s now!) and goes all the way through december of 2014. inside, you’ll find it organized by month-at-a-glance, a weekly break-down to keep you on task, and quarterly prompts and reviews. click here to grab your copy!

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get or gift: tree sticky notes (1)

next on my list of items to get or gift are these cute giving tree sticky note pads. i just love jotting down notes and to-do’s on pretty paper, don’t you? this giving tree note set is not only useful, but beautiful too. coming in at just $12.95, they are the perfect item to get or gift! psst. you can grab refills for them as well!

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