october roost tribe recap

October 30, 2013

Posted by in roost tribe

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

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

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a set of printable woodland masks (adult and child sizes included!).

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a set of autumn harvest illustrations (both .png and .eps versions).

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when leaves fall pattern collection inspired by the first day of fall and the changing colors of the leaves.

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an adobe illustrator tutorial on how to begin working with the the pen tool (part 1 of 3).

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a delicious fall recipe for peanut pumpkin mole (it’s vegan & gluten free!).

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an inspirational set of desktop & smartphone backgrounds.

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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! >> goinghometoroost.com

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

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sweater weather

October 30, 2013

Posted by in handmade

sweater weather

there’s so much to love about autumn. sweater weather encompasses all of my favorite things about fall: cozy blankets, falling leaves, pumpkin pie and the perfect pair of winter boots. what’s your favorite thing about fall?

head on over to my latest ideabook on houzz to see more and get the sources for these pretty items above.



bronze organic ring giveaway

October 28, 2013

Posted by in giveaway

bronze organic ring giveaway

i am absolutely in love with susana teixeira’s latest jewelry collection ‘sponge colony’. it’s feminine, organic and ever so unique, don’t you think? as you can imagine, i was delighted when susana contacted me about giving away one of her beautiful organic bronze rings to a going home to roost reader (that’s you)!

susana started out as a math teacher, but quickly realized she wanted to do something with her hands. jewelry making was her first stop and she now exhibits her work and has opened a beautiful shop. as a mathematician, it makes sense that she’s drawn to details, geometry, symmetry, asymmetry, and proportions. the results are nothing less than breathtaking!

susana tixeira elsewhere: etsy | twitter | facebook | website


about the organic bronze ring: this ring is a massive bronze piece that features a colony of sponges in different forms, sizes and lengths. it was made using the lost wax casting process, where susana manually sculpts the entire piece in wax and then uses the wax prototype to form the bronze piece in a professional foundry. this ring is available in any US size between 6 3/4 (interior diameter 17.1 mm / 0.67 inches) and 8 (interior diameter 18.1 mm / 0.71 inches).

deadline: giveaway will end sunday, november 3rd 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 below and let us know what you love most about susana teixeira’s jewelry. if you know it, please also include your ring size (available in any US size between 6 3/4 and 8.

additional ways to enter:

>> like both going home to roost and susana teixeira jewelry on facebook

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

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

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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vegan autumn meals to try

October 25, 2013

Posted by in dinner ideas

6 vegan autumn meals to try

i love autumn in the kitchen!

1. pumpkin pistachio kale fried race bowl with maple tofu cubes
2. autumn harvest veggie soup
3. pumpkin curry with chickpeas
4. cauliflower risotto
5. brussel sprouts, tempeh and soba noodle skillet
6. roasted pumpkin seed hummus

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diy baby leggings

October 24, 2013

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with cooler weather quickly approaching, i decided to get bear some baby leggings. after looking around a bit (and realizing how pricey they are), i thought, ‘hey, i bet i can make those!’. after a little research online, i decided to try my hand at making a few pairs (ok, several pairs). i couldn’t be happier with the results! they’re easy to  make, stay on great and keep my little man’s legs warm. (they’re especially nice for cloth diapering when pants looks big and bulky over the diaper!)

sidenote: they also work great as arm warmers for adults!

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you can imagine how elated i was to find these woodsy socks in the men’s section at target (i think i let out a squeal). aren’t they great?!

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and of course, i couldn’t resist these. :)

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step 1: gather your supplies. you’ll need a pair of mens socks or women’s knee high socks, a pair of scissors and a sewing machine with thread.

step 2: cut the straight sections out from the sock (refer to the diagram). you’ll keep the two long sections and discard the heel and toe.

step 3: to make the cuff, cut about 1/2″ off from the length of the 2nd straight section.

step 4: turn this section right sides together and stitch along the side.

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step 5: turn the two cuffs right sides out.

step 6: fold these two sections inside themselves (they should be right sides out all around now).

step 7: turn the top of the sock inside out. insert the cuff into the bottom of the sock.

step 8: push the cuffs all the way in so all the raw edges are lined up.

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step 9: place the 3 layers of raw edges under your sewing foot and beging to stitch.

step 10: continue sewing until you’ve completed the circle.

step 11: now turn the sock right sides out.

step 12: marvel at your new baby legs!

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as you can see, i made several pairs. the ones above are all made from men’s socks (found at target) and are great for the newborn – 6  month old baby.

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these are all made from women’s knee high socks and will be great for an older baby, say 6-18 months. they also work great as arm warmers for momma!

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as you can see, bear loves them! :)

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apple cider float

October 23, 2013

apple cider floats + homemade vegan caramel sauce (4) this apple cider float is truly the most amazing autumn treat. at first, i thought ‘i don’t think i’m much of a float girl’, but boy was i wrong. this dessert drink is fall at it’ best. spiced to perfection, it warms you up from the inside out!

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- spiced apple cider (try my favorite mulling spices)
- dairy free ice cream (like so delicious or coconut bliss)
- dairy free whipped topping (like soyatoo’s soy whip)
- a sprinkle of nutmeg
- cinnamon stick
- vegan caramel sauce (see recipe below)

once you have your ingredients together, simply serve the hot cider in a mug or glass. top with a scoop of ice cream, whipped topping, homemade caramel sauce and a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon. serve with a cinnamon stick on the side and enjoy!

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vegan caramel sauce

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it's time for fall quilt market!

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autumn essentials

October 22, 2013

Posted by in handmade

autumn essentials

i just love this free printable emily made over at jones design company. it encompasses all my favorite things about autumn: cozy blankets, falling leaves, pumpkin pie and winter boots. head on over to jdc to grab the download!

what’s your favorite part about autumn?

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