the history of redemption

| holidays

having a cyclist as a husband, you can imagine why christopher koelle has always been one of our favorite artists.  originally from chicago, he has a long history of sketching bike art, and even illustrated the popular book, bike snob!  as we have collected a few of his prints, i try to keep up with him and his wife’s work at sweet ride and koelle art.  when i had the honor of meeting him at the indie craft parade, he told me he was working on the illustrations for a new book called the history of redemption.  i’m so excited that it has finally been released, and had to share it with you!

the history of redemption
the book originated from a sermon that was preached in november of 2007, where scripture from genesis to revelation was memorized and preached as a way of reminding God’s people of the great story of their redemption.

the history of redemption
the text from that sermon is what makes up the text for the the history of redemption and has now been brought to life through christopher koelle’s vivid artistry.

the history of redemption
the history of redemption
the book was designed as a tool for anyone to use in helping them memorize the history of redemption and encouraging them to share it with others.

the history of redemption
the history of redemption
the history of redemption
as the Christmas season is upon us, this book is in perfect timing so that we can remember what the holiday is all about.  whether for a gift to someone else or to yourself, during Christmas or any other time, this is truly a beautiful book.  i think reading it would be a wonderful addition to the tradition of reading the night before christmas each year!

visit the history of redemption to purchase the book, learn more about it or listen to the sermon.

visit the koelle’s blog to learn more about this artistic couple and their projects!

find many of the book’s illustrations available for purchase right here.

taylor house knits

| handmade

taylor house knits

oh, how i love this shop!  i received the sweetest e-mail this week from chaucee, the gal behind these handmade knits at taylor house, and was enamored as i scrolled through her shop.  i think it’s the rich colors she’s chosen for each of her creations that get to me the most, a pretty mustard yellow, dark teals, a rusty red and plenty of neutrals- all are perfect for fall and winter.  every cowl sold will help her travel abroad to study in israel this spring, and i love that she’s using her craft to fuel her education.  she’s also offering an exclusive discount to ghtr readers for 10% off her shop, today through sunday at midnight-  just use the code “ROOST10” at checkout!

sponsor welcome – home ground

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home ground jewelry

inspired by natural and antique materials, brittany broas of home ground creates the most organic and lovely jewelry.  with earrings, bracelets and necklaces, her affordable fall line has something to compliment every style.  enjoy free shipping within the u.s. through the month of december, and gather some of her lovelies for gifts… of for yourself!

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

spool no. 72 2010 holiday catalog plus a reader discount!

| indie fashion

one of my favorite clothing boutique’s is at it again! with a newly released website and their brand new holiday catalog, spool no. 72’s winter collection is a must-see.

spool no. 72 holiday catalog

to make their latest release even sweeter, they’re offering ghtr readers an exclusive discount! enjoy 10% off site-wide by using the coupon code “Spool” at checkout. enjoy!

holiday accents from attik 72

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attik 72

aren’t these window decals to die for? if i had a coffee shop, boutique or any kind of store front, you can bet i would be ordering one of these to add some holiday spice to the atmosphere. perfectly whimsy in every way, something about these just get me in the christmas spirit.

attik 72

on a slightly smaller scale, attik 72 also offers a bundle of designs in greeting cards, tea towels, stickers and stationary.  i always have fun each year planning our christmas cards, and these inspire me in so many ways.  what are you planning for cards this year? are you going store bought or getting crafty?

charmaine olivia

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charmain olivia

charmain oliva

charmain olivia

charmaine olivia is a self-taught san franciscan artist, and the way she perfectly portrays these painted ladies speaks to me deeply.  showing emotions that can’t be put into words, i love the face she gives to each of them.

charmain olivia

in addition to her more colorful work, she draws the most beautiful and feminine silhouettes, and you can buy the originals right in her shop. with obvious nautical, woodland and native themes, i can’t even begin to pick my favorite!

make sure to visit her website where you can explore more of her work and along with her lovely blog.

cyber monday specials!

| holidays

happy cyber monday, lovelies!  today i thought i would share with you some online deals shared by other handmade artists.  first up, is a little discount for my etsy shops!

enjoy 20% off both of ghtr’s etsy shops, home to roost and the kitchen roost until midnight tonight, cst.  discount will be refunded promptly via paypal.

10% off everything at la famille at home! use coupon code BEMERRY at checkout.

15% off at city chic country mouse! use code THANKS2010 at checkout.

get 50% off at bluestar fuzzies and bluestar ink from until 11:59pm cst, on all items in both shops!  just enter the coupon code CYBERMONDAY50 at checkout.

20% off all orders at both alicia bock photography and her etsy shop, ends at midnight. enter code WINTERLOVE at checkout.

20% off at oh, buckets until 10pm cst- enter code XMAS2010 at checkout!

20 items on sale for $20 each at spool no. 72! ends at midnight pst, all sales final, while supplies last.

10% off airport love story and school girl crush using coupon code “happyholidays” at checkout, plus buy 2 get 1 free anytime at beads in flight!

25% off your entire purchase at green rainbow! use coupon code GCYBER.


having your own cyber monday special?


whether you’re having a sale or just want to share your favorites, please let us know about them in the comment section!


| holidays

thanksgiving is over and the leftovers are gone. today, most of us will return to our normal schedules and see that the hype of the holidays is upon us.  before the busyness sets back in, i want to take a moment to give thanks.  there are so very many things that i am thankful for, and i know i don’t say thank you enough. today and always, i am thankful for:

my husband, my light, my love and my life entertainment

my mom and dad, for the selfless love they give

my sister and how she makes me laugh

my grandma, and all the times we spend in the kitchen

my mom, dad & sister-in law for the inspiration and laughter they spread

great food and a family that loves to cook

toaster, and his willingness to snuggle

our jobs, and the way they fulfill us

safe travels, for the many miles we drive

great tasting coffee on cold mornings

having a deeper desire within me to do better and be a better person

for you, and your faithfulness- and how you make me smile!

for every blessing in our lives, that too often get overlooked.

what are you thankful for this thanksgiving?