bebe + alice

September 21, 2010

bebe + alice

named after her grandmothers, bebe and alice is an eco conscious company who knows that grandmother’s slow and simple ways are always best.  with paper goods, accessories, blouses and bags, each are made using eco friendly materials with a design that winks at the past and nods to the future.  visit her adorable website and blog to find out more!

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tuesday goals

September 21, 2010

Posted by in bonnie forkner

tuesday goals

{breaking through}

well, mission moving to colorado day 1 proved pretty productive! the hub accomplished an amazing amount of work- go david! i on the other hand had a case of the girls and terrible back ache so wasn’t doing much of the heavy lifting. sifting through papers, folding laundry, packing the books and being the general organizer was more my job. i’m feeling better already today so i should be able to do a little more lifting!  our house is pretty much totally disheveled, so i only wish you could see where i’m sitting right now.  piles everywhere!

tuesday goals:

finish packing up the guest room and office

make dinner reservations to go out with our families tonight

get started (and maybe finish?) packing up the sewing room

make toaster a grooming appointment (poor beeeebie)

be more careful with my back

– attempt to clean as i’m packing so the house remains sane!

i can’t even tell you how many blessings we’ve had throughout this entire process.  we even got news yesterday that our dear friends bekah and zach are going to be renting our house!  what a huge relief. through prayer, patience and trust, God has been an amazing provider throughout each and every detail.  things have come together that we couldn’t even foresee needed to in order for this move to take place!  i can even see how certain things that happened a year ago were completely necessary for this to take place in our lives.  how little did we know!  we are so thankful. :) now, back to work!

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fall is in the air

September 20, 2010

Posted by in photography

fall is in the air fall is in the air.. can you feel it? whether we want it to or not, it’s coming, and isphotography’s work makes me all the more ready for it.  crisp mornings and sweater evenings…  colorful leaves falling in the wind, pumpkins, apples and hot cider are just around the corner. it looks beautiful from irene suchocki’s camera lense, and it makes me eager for knitted scarves and pretty boots.

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how was your weekend?

September 20, 2010

Posted by in bonnie forkner

weekend

good morning lovelies! how was your weekend? mine was insane busy but beautiful. every morning was foggy with dew that spread over everything like a blanket in the grass on a warm summer day.  we were busy having a yardsale friday and saturday and it was thankfully, worth the hassle! i’m no yardsaling pro so i was exhausted from being haggled and helping people all day, but overall it was fun (and totally worth it).  those yardsalers can be ruthless!  yesterday was spent with family for brunch, a hike and then a yummy dinner.  we are trying to soak up all the quality time we can get before we move to colorado springs! today is day one (of 8) of packing up the house.

monday goals:

  • 1) pack up guest room and start on the office
  • 2) make toaster a vet appointment
  • 3) order any fabric supplies i need to take with me
  • 4) narrow down housing options for colorado springs and contact them
  • 5) start going through the clothes i want need to take and separate them

wish me luck! love, bonnie

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inspiration

September 16, 2010

Posted by in lifestyle

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old crow farm

September 16, 2010

Posted by in vintage finds

old crow farm

let’s just call it what it is: junk. and i’m addicted to it! what do they say, one man’s junk is another man’s gold? everytime i pass by a junky old shop or yardsale i get all excited inside, and it looks like i share that passion with old crow farm. all their ‘junk’ would give a home a story to tell, and i love all the ways these pieces can spruce up your decor! they have lots of old things to help organize your spaces (another addiction of mine), i see so much potential!

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my dear friend and blogging genius, tara gentile of scoutie girl is at it again!  Do you remember her first book?  Well buckle up, as the sequel, 52 MORE weeks of blogging your passion, will get you blogging with intention in no time!

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{blogs & tea by jen ramos}

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today dear ones, i have big news for you..

flying the coop

{cotton washclothes, robin’s egg necklace, silver pillow necklace, beaded bracelet, peacock feather, crocheted hat}

what do all these things have in common? they are handmade right in colorado springs, co.

flying the coop

{ journey, textile art, colorado and utah, soar with your own wings, the path we take, birdcage necklace}

what do all these things have in common? they all have to do with flying the coop.

{colorado adventure}

so what does that mean? we’re moving to colorado!!

say what? during our trip to colorado springs, my dear david met with cycling company, carmichael training systems.  they called last week and offered him a full time job! cycling is his passion and to be a coach has been a long life dream for him, so there’s no way we could turn it down.  though it’s so very sad to leave friends and family, i feel so blessed that my job is mobile! i can keep right on blogging and etsying anywhere we go, an that’s exciting!  we’ll be living in colorado springs for 7 months (until next april) and then will be relocating to santa ynez, california to help them open a new facility (deep breathing).  having only ever lived in north carolina, you can imagine what this feels like! excited, nervous, sad, happy, thrilled, anxious.. that about sums it up.

even more nerve racking exciting, is that he starts on october 1st.  yes, october first! sooo, we’ll be massively busy packing up our house and having yard sales over the next few weekends.  anyone looking to buy a home? i know a great one!

so what does this mean for ghtr? well first off, things may be a little light around blogland over the next 3 weeks.  we’ll be settled and resume normal scheduling by monday, october 4th, i promise!  as you can imagine, i’ll be having a little less yard and will be pawning off giving my hens to friends and family.  the good news is, that all of you city slickers and apartment livers may have a little more in common with ghtr now! you know i’ll still be roosting wherever i am though, so still expect recipes, gardening posts and general ‘simple living’ goodness.  that will never change! so i hope you’ll buckle up and join the ride, let’s see what the world has in store for us!

love, bonnie

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