free spring shipping labels

February 5, 2014

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i’ve been bee-sy over here making you all a sweet little set of shipping labels! you can use the ‘will you bee mine‘ set for your valentine’s day packages, or use the spring set to add a little sunshine to your packages year round. i just love sending (and receiving!) pretty snail mail, don’t you?

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to print: head on over to world label to download the printable PDF’s. print on full page white sticker paper and cut out along the borders. attach to your package and send some sunshine!

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february gift guide

February 5, 2014

Posted by in handmade

february gift guide

product links: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

a handmade gift guide for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… or for no reason at all!

fun facts for february:

>> february is black history month.
>> february is national bird feeding month
>> february 12th is abraham lincoln’s birthday
>> february 14th is valentine’s day <3
>> february’s birth flower is the violet and the common primrose
>> february’s birthstone is the amethyst which symbolizes piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity.


ad kit

February 4, 2014

Posted by in handmade

going home to roost ad kit

hello, love birds! each year i try to update going home to roost’s ad kit with new options, updated statistics and information for everyone. this one was way over due, but i’m happy to share it with you. just click on the image above to view going home to roost’s latest ad kit. if you’re interested, i still have spots available for both the winter gallery and regular spots for february. i would love to have you help beauty up my sidebar!


work at home stay at home

February 4, 2014

Posted by in baby & children

the art to working from home

let’s be honest. no one wants to hear anyone complain about working from home. and rightfully so, it’s an incredibly blessed life to live! i mean, we get to wear pajamas all day, set our own schedule and switch the laundry in between e-mails, right? true, but even though it’s a lovely life, there is definitely an art to making it work. throw a baby in the mix and even get’s more interesting (and of course, much better)!

i’m honored to be sharing an article today over on darling magazine’s blog. it’s called ‘stay at home, work at home‘ and it’s all about the art to being a stay at home – working – mom. even if you’re not a mom though, i hope you’ll come away with several ideas to help you work from home and live an inspired filled, creative life. hop on over to darling magazine to read it now!

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win a ticket to the maker's summit!

oh boy oh boy oh boy. the lovely creatives over at the indie craft parade are giving one lucky ghtr reader a ticket to the makers summit and the best craft party ever! this one-day business conference for the art, craft, and design world will help you learn how to start or grow your business as you hear practical advice from industry leaders and peers during keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and one-on-one time with experts. i’m thrilled to attend myself this year, and would love to see you there!

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the makers summit is a one-day business conference for the creative community, on saturday, march 1st in greenville, sc. designed to help artists and creatives found and run successful businesses as attendees will hear practical advice from industry experts.

after the conference, you’re also invited to join the after-party, the best craft party ever. here, you’ll enjoy a full gourmet dinner provided by some of their favorite local chefs while you create and mingle with experts and peers alike. project stations and supplies will be provided.


enter to win: one free all-access pass to the makers summit and the best craft party ever.

deadline: giveaway will end friday, february 7th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

the fine print: travel and accommodations are not included. please do not enter to win unless you would be able to make the trip. ticket is not transferable. winner required to register by feb. 10, 2014.

to enter: comment on this post letting us know why you’d like to attend the makers summit and best craft party ever!

additional ways to enter:

>> like both going home to roost and the indie craft parade on facebook

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

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

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


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february desktop + iphone backgrounds

goodbye january, hello february! as usual, a new month means a new desktop and iphone background to help brighten your spaces. i hope you’ll enjoy this february flower bed!

to download february’s backgrounds: click here for the desktop background and here for the iphone background. select your preferred size (most likely, ‘original’). right click and select ‘save as desktop background’ or download to your phone.

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and just like last month, in addition to these digital backgrounds, i’ve also included a printable version!

to download: click on the image above to download the PDF calendar. print on heavy card stock (my favorite is premium presentation paper by epson). punch a whole at the top to hang or simply stack.

please note: all images, patterns and designs © bonnie christine | going home to roost. you may not reproduce, re-create or sell in any way, but please feel free to download for your own personal use. if you share on your own blog (i’d be delighted!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!

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january roost tribe recap

January 31, 2014

Posted by in roost tribe

hi friends! today i’m excited to share this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what january brought to the roost tribe. the good news is, it’s not too late to get all of january’s content! i’ll be sending out a january recap on tuesday, february 4th to the roost tribe with all of the content in it from january so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during this month.

that means, that if you join before tuesday, february 4th you’ll still get all of january’s content + february’s content as well- that’s two months for the price of one!

in this adobe illustrator tutorial, i share with you how i most often use the trim and clipping mask tools, and what makes them different.

this pattern collection is called soul whispers. the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to quite down and listen to the whispers of your soul. what does it long for? mine longs to blossom and shine, which has been the inspiration for this collection. use them for digital scrap booking, as website backgrounds or print them for scrapbooking, gift wrapping and more!

a little inspiration from molly jacques for this month’s roost tribe book club read.

the most delicious root and winter vegetable casserole recipe.

an article from the most amazing nancy chalmers – the Sexy Super Natural Health Coach.

2014 goals printable worksheet.

set of clip art illustrations called spring anytime. because even though it’s january, my heart is in spring.

a set of inspirational desktop and smartphone backgrounds.

simple living article on how to help wildlife survive the winter (photo by soul centered photo art)

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! >>

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

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plant based dinner ideas happy friday, loves! for some reason, our meals this week were extra yummy. they were full of warming spices and winter veggies. our favorite by far was the whole roasted cauliflower, you must try it!

monday: cauliflower risotto
tuesday: bloomin’ indian spiced whole roasted cauliflower. yum!
wednesday:  red thai curry sauce (i left out the fish sauce)
thursday: roasted ratatouille with polenta
friday: leftover night! :)

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!

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