point and shoot 6.19.14

| point and shoot

it’s that time of the week again! here’s a little bit of our life lately. :)

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white rabbit botanicals. a dreamy greenhouse made from vintage windows!

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the quiet after a storm.

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morning sunshine.

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a hike with bear baby.

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. :)

the handmade marketplace

| books

the handmade marketplace by kari chapin (3)

many of you are probably familiar with kari chapin’s creative guide for crafters, the handmade marketplace. i’m excited to share that kari has just released the 2nd edition and it’s bursting at the seams with info for the artisan! kari teaches us how to make money (and a living!) at doing what we love by selling our crafts. the new edition has updated info on how to best utilize the latest on-line and social media opportunities for sales and marketing, perfect for the modern crafter!

i’m thrilled to be included as one of the experts for the ‘creative collective‘ in the book as well! inside, i’m sharing tips on blogging, how to get inspired, how to build a community around your craft and more!

There are so many great tips from business owners regarding branding, marketing, blogging, social, media, online stores, brick-and-mortar shops, etc. And I’m thrilled (and honored) to be included as one of those business owners… – See more at: http://www.papernstitchblog.com/#sthash.67Smh4i9.dpuf

you can find a copy on amazon, barnes & noble or on indie bound (all for under $12!).

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wall of fabric

| DIY projects

wall of fabric! (1)

as our home starts to come together, i’m excited to share more and more of it with you. spring fever has hit and i’ve been checking off several projects i’ve been thinking about for a long time. this one may be my favorite. :)

for every fabric collection i design, i’m over-the-moon-excited to receive a bolt of each piece. seriously, when i get this package in the mail i leap for joy! i use this fabric for marketing, giveaways, blog hops, sample sewing and of course a few personal projects as well! it also leaves me with bundles of bolts, and along with it, a bit of a storage dilemma.

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storage dilemma solved! i’ve been staring at this blank wall behind my workspace for a year. the steps lead up to my sewing room, so when the ideas struck to hang my fabric i couldn’t resist! now it doubles at artwork and doesn’t take up any floor space in my tiny sewing room.

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i know there are probably not very many of you who have bolts and bolts of fabric like this, but you could always roll your fabric around a tube to store it in the same way. to hang them, i drilled holes in the bottom of 1.5″ wooden round discs (like this) and strung twine up through the center of the tube (a knot in the bottom holds the disc in place). i then used super hooks to hang them- those things are amazing!

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also shown here are my favorite new hexagon shelves and some faux white taxidermy.

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plant based dinner ideas 6.13.14

| dinner ideas

plant based dinner ideas

happy friday, friends! nourishing us this week were lots of greens: lettuce, spinach, spring onions, zucchini, avocado, peppers and parsley. yum! our favorite meal this week was probably the powerhouse pesto plate. it’s so light and refreshing (yet filling)!

monday: simple tomato soup served with a local greens salad
tuesday: southwestern tofu scramble with roasted potatoes
wednesday: wild rice salad (yum!)
thursday: powerhouse pesto plate
friday: white beans and grits paired with this tofu

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!

schoolhouse electric

| handmade

office supplies by schoolhouse

speaking of schoolhouse electric, can we just talk for a minute about how beautiful their wares are? after i featured these book darts yesterday, i kept browsing and continued to fall in love with their vintage-yet-modern aesthetic. sitting in my shopping cart right now are a set of these brass index clips (would have killed for these in college!), a few hex knobs and this  leather fly swatter.

point and shoot 6.12.14

| point and shoot

a little bit of life lately. :)

bonnie christine | going home to roost (3)

a happy corner in my home.

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a pair of fiddle leaf fig trees!

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eating snap peas by the handful.

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through the lens.

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morning sunshine.

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. :)

get or gift: book darts

| get or gift

get or gift: book darts

next on my list of items to get or gift are these pretty book darts by schoolhouse. made of paper-thin brass, these darts slide easily onto any page so you can mark a passage or save your spot. coming in at just $10 for a set of 30 of them, they are the perfect item to get or gift!