the happy holidays guide to diy

| christmas

The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
seeing that we are all in the full swing of christmas, the happy holidays guide to diy couldn’t come at a better time! brittni from papernstitch has compiled a beautiful diy guide with step by step tutorials for over 8 easy holiday projects, and they are all to die for!

The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
these projects are never-before-seen originals that will get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to get crafty this christmas.  with beautiful gift wrapping ideas, ornament tutorials and some great last minute gift ideas, i couldn’t be more excited to share this with you!

The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
click here to get your free copy!

i wish you all a wonderful weekend, as i’m sure we will all be busy bees tying up loose ends before christmas!  i’ll see you back here on monday, love to you!

the world of dottie angel

| lifestyle

dottie angel

{it’s beginning to feel}

hello friends! though i have spoke about tif fussell before, her world never ceases to inspire me. her home is full of beautiful vintage and eclectic finds and her style is distinctly whimsical. join me for a glance!

dottie angel
dottie angel
dottie angel
her shop, dottie angel, is full of little whimsies. all of which are handcrafted, vintage, eclectic, original, or recycled in some way. pretty colors pop on a neutral slate and feminine, dainty touches welcome you.

dottie angel


living in a quaint cottage with chickens and some lovely pups, she is definitely a gal after my own heart. visiting her space makes me happy, brightens my day and inspires my creativity.

explore dottie angle more by visiting her shop, beautiful blog, website and photo album.

favorite wrapping supplies

| christmas

favorite wrapping supplies!
#1: wish i could buy 100 sheets of this vintage paper

#2. circle circle dot dot! 100 kraft paper tags

#3. santa clause and stag deco tape? yes, please!

#4. i love this pretty kraft tissue paper, to go with the natural/woodsy theme

#5. does this candy cane gift bag resemble chevron?? i think so

#6. i’m using this tape bundle to wrap this year- as i still love bold contrasts

#7. i’ll wrap things up in red baker’s twine till i can’t wrap no more

#8. cute cute cute idea – sewing ruffled crepe trim

#9. so affordable and so easy to spruce up: brown kraft paper

this year, i’m wrapping with #1, 6, 7 & 9. plus, using these gift tags.

what are you wrapping with?


catherine nunnally photography

| photography

catherine nunnally photography
catherine nunnally photography
catherine nunnally photography
catherine nunnally photography
catherine nunnally photography
sweet, vintage, reminiscent. these are all things that come to mind as i look through catherine nunnally’s photography. as simple as one of her photograph’s may be, it’s amazes me how it can completely envelop me with a sense of being there. i can feel myself shivering in the cold as i look up at the icy chair lift. similarly, i can see myself sitting in the warmth of a green summer day as i spy this little brown bird. i love photography that evokes feeling, and catherine’s work certainly does that.

christmas inspirations by old charm

| christmas

hello, friends! i want to introduce to you the world of old charm. michael is an innkeeper and creative and is bringing you today inspirations for a handmade christmas.

kraft paper wrapped gifts
inspiration #1: wrapped up in kraft. wrap gifts in brown kraft paper (or grocery bags), then cut a small piece of coordinating gift wrap to create a sleeve to fit around the package. use your fabric stash to tear pieces of fabric to use as ‘ribbon’ for the package and create a bow. finally, wrap with heavy twine and attach some artificial (or real) pine and your tag. as the gifts look uniquely custom, they’ll never know just how affordable it was!

christmas hot chocolate
inspiration #2: hot chocolate vials. these little plastic vials (50ml) hold exactly enough mix for one cup of hot chocolate! genius. fill the single serve vials with homemade hot chocolate mix and give as a small gift or party favor during the holidays.

ornament decor
inspiration #3: ornament decor: create a vintage centerpiece by repurposing old ornaments and candlesticks!  easily thrifted (or found in your grandmother’s attic), the supplies for this centerpiece are a cinch. give your candlesticks a coat of white paint and top them off with your vintage ornaments. arrange on a pretty tray, round mirror, vintage find (like this old washing machine agitator) or simply place them in the center of your table.

visit the inspired by charm blog for more great decor ideas and inspiration!

sponsor welcome liz kalloch designs

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liz kalloch designs

with cards, pendants, bracelets, journals, calendars and so much more, this gal is a multi faceted designer. liz kalloch is a book reader, coffee lover, trail hiker and of course, a beautiful painter, designer and inspirer! visit her shop to see a glimpse into her world and the art that so strongly emanates from her love for nature.

interested in advertising on going home to roost? click here to find out more!

celebrate: a winter project magazine

| celebrate magazine

Celebrate Magazine: A guide to winter projects
it’s here, it’s here, it’s here! after over a month of hard work, i’m very pleased to share with you going home to roost’s first publication, celebrate magazine! inside you’ll find over 50 pages of free downloads, diy projects, & instant gifts. here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll find inside:

*free art

*downloadable gift tags and wrapping paper

*a giftable, printable 2011 calendar

*winter recipes

*craft projects galore

*2010 gift guide

*…and much more!

and the best part? it’s free!

click here to view the magazine, get access to all the downloads, and get info on sharing it around the web. i hope you enjoy it! xox, bonnie

a cozy christmas dressed in plaid

| christmas

christmas dressed in plaid

vintage red wool plaid blanket ($47), fleece earwarmers ($18), snowy swag ($70), bears love flannel shirts ($20), festive wool coasters ($12), paddington iphone case ($40), pinstripe pillow cover ($16.50), weathered stack ($20)

in moving to colorado, the mister and i only assumed that we were in for a long chilly winter ladened with snow. welp, not yet. my hometown in north carolina is covered in inches,  and our high today is 65°F!  i’m sure we’ll be in for it eventually, but right  now i’m feeling awfully left behind. we’ll be going back home for christmas, so here’s to hoping for a snowy cozy christmas, dressed in plaid.