point and shoot 6.5.14

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a little bit of life lately. :)

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at the lake.

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workspace.

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a new favorite cookbook.

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bear baby. <3

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. :)

diy wood + leather hanging frames

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make your own wood + leather hanging picture frames!

as promised yesterday, i’m sharing with you how i made a few wood + leather hanging picture frames for our new gallery wall! they went together quickly and i think add a lot of dimension and interest to the gallery. with the option to make them the artwork permanent or interchangeable, they really give you a lot of options to play with. since you can make them any size you want, they are especially good for large or odd sized pieces of art!

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here’s what you’ll need:

– .25″ x 1.5″ x 8′ wood trim (found in the trim section at your local hardware store)
– piece of leather or suede lace to hang it by
– staple gun
– artwork
– piece of canvas (cut the same width as and 1″ taller than your artwork)
– wood stain (i used ebony by minwax)f
– paint brush
– hand saw

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step 1: stain the wooden boards using your preferred stain color. let dry.

step 2: using a handsaw, cut two pieces of wood the same width as your artwork.

step 3: using a staple gun, attach each end of the canvas 1/2″ up on the backside of each piece of wood.

*note: this is to make your artwork interchangeable. if you’d like it to be permanent, skip this step and staple the artwork directly to the wood.

step 4: cut the leather or suede lace to desired hanging width. staple each end to the top piece of wood.

step 5: tuck the piece of art underneath each edge of the wood and hang!

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you check out yesterday’s post to see more of the gallery. most of the artwork is my own (besides a print from katie daisy), and just in case you fell in love with my sweet as honey hexagon quilt, you can purchase the quilt kit here!

my new gallery wall

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i struggle with big blank walls. i have always found it much easier to decorate around windows and shelves, or anything that provides a little structure. we have a large wall in our living room though, and after spending a year staring at it, i think i’m finally happy with it!

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a few months ago, i absolutely fell in love with the frames from change of art. let me tell you, this is one amazing company! first of all, the frames have a clean, modern look that would look good in any home (they are also available in black and alder brown). but more importantly, they are incredibly easy to hang (watch a video here), made in the U.S.A. and eco-friendly from the glass, frame and paint all the way down to the packaging.

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each change of art frame comes with a paper template that’s printed to look like the frame, so you can arrange your gallery before you begin putting holes in your wall. once you’re happy with the look, all you have to do is nail in the ‘button hanger’ and remove the template. they even come with their own nail and blue painter’s tape to hang the template with! seriously, they’ve thought of everything. there’s also no need to ever touch (or clean!) the glass or matte. simply insert your photo into the slot and you’re ready to go. there’s also a convenient pocket on the back to hold several art prints in so you can change the art frequently without any hassle. (perfect for children’s artwork!)

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most of the artwork is my own, besides a print from katie daisy and the homeground. tomorrow i’ll share with you how i made the brown wooden frames, and just in case you fell in love with my sweet as honey hexagon quilt, you can purchase the quilt kit here!

 

 

june gift guide

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june gift guide

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

fun facts for june:

>> june 1st is fishermen’s day to celebrate the work of fishermen and those lost at sea in iceland
>> june 5th is world environment day
>> june 7th is my sweetheart’s birthday (!!)
>> june 19th is juneteenth
>> june 21 is go skateboarding day
>> june’s birthstone is the pearl
>> june’s birth flower is the rose.

may’s roost tribe recap

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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 may brought to the roost tribe. the good news is, it’s not too late to get all of may’s content! i’ll be sending out a may recap on wednesday, june 4th to the roost tribe with all of the content in it from may so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during this month.

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

whew. got it? :)

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this tutorial covers a few things in BOTH photoshop and illustrator on how to best use a scanner for your sketches!

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a printable gift card to say ‘i love you’ to a friend or family member.

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a set of inspirational desktop & smart phone backgrounds.

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a set of silhouetted foliage illustrations and clip art.

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found flora pattern collection: use them for digital scrapbooking, as website backgrounds or print them to use as craft paper, gift wrapping and more!

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one of my favorite go to recipes: chana.

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this month’s master series article on how to use the power of positioning to supercharge your business story by tara gentile.

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simple living tips on how to travel green. photo by violet gray.

a list of favorite & useful links and resources from around the web.

plus more! being a member is tons of fun and we would love to have you join the family!

join the roost tribe! >> goinghometoroost.com

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june desktop + smart phone calendars

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goodbye may, hello june! is it just me or did may fly by?! for us, june means warm weather, garden produce, fresh flowers, lake trips and a birthday for david. what will june bring for you? xox, bonnie

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to download june’s backgrounds: click on the coordinating image above, then right click on the image and select ‘set as desktop background’ or save and download to your phone.

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above is also a printable version to brighten up your workspace!

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!

a simple tray + the best gold spray paint

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hi friends! before signing off for the weekend i wanted to share a super quick and easy project with you. a simple golden tray! i have always loved keeping a tray in my kitchen for all my cooking essentials: salt & pepper, honey, measuring spoons and a container for compost. i was inspired to paint the tray gold to match the gold tipped spoon on my new porcelain salt cellar from honeycomb studio. i think they make a beautiful pair!

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this tray from ikea was exactly what i was looking for in regards to size, but i couldn’t get over the loud polka dot pattern. nothing a quick paint job couldn’t fix! i ended up loving the soft white color underneath and bold brown edge, so i carefully taped around the edges to preserve them both.

step 1: find your perfect tray. ikea offers several sizes, all perfect for different spots in your kitchen!

step 2: tape along the edges, preserving the brown edge (if you like).

step 3: with light and even strokes, spray paint the top. my all time favorite gold spray paint is brilliant gold by design master. it’s brilliant, smooth and soft.

plant based dinner ideas 5.30.15

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plant based dinner ideas

happy friday, friends! it’s still pretty early in the season for colorful veggies, so we’ve been eating a lot of green lately. asparagus, broccoli, spinach, kale and LOTS of lettuce. a salad at every meal! here’s what we’ve had this week:

monday: miso sesame squash
tuesday: quinoa crusted tempeh over lettuce
wednesday:  cauliflower risotto
thursday: powerful pesto plate yum!
friday: grilled asparagus and creamy lemon quinoa

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!