diy woodland animal pins

April 30, 2014

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diy woodland animal pins

i think these woodland animal pins from oh happy day are so sweet! she used them as party favors for a woodland themed celebration (see also this woodland backdrop and woodland party invite!), but they would also be darling to use as an accessory or to give as gifts. it’s been a long time since i’ve used clay and paint, but it’s one of my favorite mediums to play with. head on over to oh happy day for the full tutorial!

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golden dot decals

April 29, 2014

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larken’s nursery

golden dot decals. i absolutely love this trend! i think it’s such a fun and easy (not to mention affordable!) detail to add to a room. i especially like the idea for a children’s room or nursery since the dots can’t fall down or be pulled off the wall.

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above images clockwise: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

you can find confetti decals on etsy, urban walls or even make them yourself. anyone inspired?

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April 29, 2014

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pretty pegs

i’ve been scouting out pretty leg options for our karlstad sofa lately. we’ve had ours for over a year now, and though we’re super happy with the sofa, i think i’m ready to update the stock ikea legs. i at least painted them white after we purchased the sofa, but they are still kind of blocky and blah. it seems like there are a lot of options out there and i’ve had so much fun discovering them all! though i may try to diy this project myself, i couldn’t help but fall in love with the legs from prettypegs. i thought you might like to discover them as well! they are made specifically for furniture from ikea- so you can have fun adding spice to your pieces!

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april roost tribe recap

April 28, 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 april brought to the roost tribe. the good news is, it’s not too late to get all of april’s content! i’ll be sending out a april recap on friday, may 2nd to the roost tribe with all of the content in it from april so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during this month.

that means, that if you join before friday, may 2nd you’ll still get all of april’s content + may’s content as well- that’s two months for the price of one!

whew. got it? :)

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peach nectar pattern collection. use them for digital scrapbooking, as website backgrounds or print them to use as craft paper, gift wrapping and more!

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how to use the blend tool in adobe illustrator for color palettes and more!

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a fresh spring cleaning checklist.

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set of easter inspired illustrations and printable stickers.

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a simple and delicious recipe for a grilled asparagus tart with a cauliflower crust.

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learn how to make your own vegetable stock. photo by lupen grainne.

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this month’s master series article on how to break up with your ideal self by allie marie smith. photo by emily blake.

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

plus more! being a member is tons of fun and we would love to have you join the family!

join the roost tribe! >>

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What month would you like?

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

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point and shoot 4.24.14

April 24, 2014

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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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java java

April 24, 2014

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java java

i love my morning coffee. i delight in it in every way, as it represents a short, peaceful moment before the day begins. it’s all i need to rise and shine and get inspired! head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to read more about my love for coffee and grab the sources to these beautiful products!


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a day in the life

April 22, 2014

Posted by in bonnie forkner

a day in the life

it’s a rare occasion that my husband gets to work from home, but i delight in it when he does. he creates this kind of buzz around the home that is energetic and motivating. he always has music playing (i usually work in silence) and a delicious french press brewing. we were working together last week letting bear play in between our stations and i looked up to this scene midday. i grabbed my camera quickly documented the happy moment. i love my boys so much.

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olive box giveaway

April 21, 2014

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sweet as honey olive box giveaway

happy monday! are you familiar with OliveBox? OliveBox is a monthly subscription service where members receive a delightful box of paper & lifestyle products delivered to their front door each month. from cards to artwork to inspiring books and gifting ideas, you never know what exciting products you will unwrap each month! each box has a surprise theme and will include goodies that have been transformed by the beauty of paper.

april’s theme is ‘sweet as honey‘, so of course i was delighted to contribute and offer one of april’s cherished boxes to you as a giveaway!

inside the sweet as honey OliveBox, you’ll find a few paper goodies to help rejuvenate and renew your home, workplace or even yourself.

– a honeycomb pocket decomposition notebook by michael roger
– worker b all purpose balm to protect and moisturize your hands or lips
– going home to roost’s bee print from the sweet as honey fabric collection (that’s me!)
– wit & whistle’s “hive card” set and rifle paper co.’s “you’re the bee’s knees” cards

olive box giveaway

OliveBox is now taking sign up’s for may’s box (themed let’s do breakfast- fun!). however, if you’d still like to purchase april’s bee themed box you can sign up today and forward a copy of your receipt to


enter to win: sweet as honey themed OliveBox

deadline: giveaway will end sunday, april 27th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: comment on this post letting us know your favorite thing about spring!

additional ways to enter:

>> like going home to roost and olivebox on facebook.

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

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

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

good luck! xox, bonnie


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