summer gallery advertising

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summer gallery advertising

hello lovelies! it’s time for the summer gallery advertising opportunity! if you glance over in the right hand sidebar, you’ll see a special place with the summer gallery emblem in it. below it, i’ll be opening up 10 large spots for anyone who would like to join the gallery to promote their shop, blog or website for the summer buying season!

i’m also excited to begin ‘a day in the life’ creative series. i always think it’s so inspiring to hear about how other creatives structure their day, so by participating in the summer gallery, you’ll have the unique opportunity to share with us how you plan your day, as well as your favorite tip on staying productive.

why only 10 spots? i’ve reduced the number of spots available in the summer gallery this season to give those of you who participate better placement on the website. with fewer ads to clutter the space, you’ll get more ‘bang for your buck’ in this prime real estate area.

these spots will go on a first come first serve basis and are available to book for july, august and september only. offer is not valid with any other deals. just e-mail me if you’re interested!

*roost tribe members get 20% off the original pricing, making this deal even sweeter!

** to see all of going home to roost’s advertising options, click here.

june roost tribe recap

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june roost tribe recap

hi friends! today i’m excited to share this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what june brought to the roost tribe. the good news is, it’s not too late to get all of june’s content! i’ll be sending out a recap on wednesday, july 2nd to the roost tribe with all of the content in it from june 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, july 2nd you’ll still get all of june’s content + july’s content as well- that’s two months for the price of one!

whew. got it? :)


a set of ‘feathered fronds’ illustrations.

after watching this brilliant video, i got to thinking about labels and marketing and how they affect our lives. they are everywhere, yet there still needs to be more of them. they can be overwhelming, confusing and downright deceiving. this article introduces several labels that you should keep an eye out for – some to avoid and others to support.

photo: paper geek

this may be the best dish i’ve ever made. a most delicious spin on traditional mashed potatoes.

walk in the woods pattern collection inspired by living in the forest and planting pretty flowers. :)  you can print them, frame them, make cards from them, use them on your blog, social media sites, use them as wrapping paper, etc! i

this month’s inspiration is one i believe in wholeheartedly. i truly believe that we can all follow our dreams and be successful at what we love. all we have to do is get started! 

  master series with rachael taylor

rachael taylor’s brilliant article on taking risks and designing your way. this month’s article for the master series!

this video will teach you how to use the offset path and simplify tools in adobe illustrator. so fun!

i love to garden, so of course i wanted to do a little garden project! use this printable to make your own custom plant markers.

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!

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What month would you like?

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

plant based dinner ideas 6.27.14

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plant based dinner ideas

oh, friday friday. what a busy week! mixed in to hectic week of work, secret projects (!!), a wedding shower, a bike race and lots of baby snuggles were these delicious meals. this week’s csa box brought us cauliflower, squash, lettuce, kale, rainbow chard, onions and broccoli. yum yum!

monday: vegetarian barbecue ‘pulled pork‘ served with potato salad and watermelon.
tuesday: mexican quinoa tacos
wednesday: baked sweet tater tots with veggie burgers and squash
thursday: simple grilled vegetables
friday: cauliflower mac and cheese (followed the vegan option). yum!

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!

from busy to happy

| indie biz

from busy to happy

it’s impossible to not fall in love with these girls. april bowles-olin and mayi carles from connecting the gaps are two of the most fun loving, inspirational and energetic super heros i’ve met in a long time. (ok, ever). and, they’re launching a new e-course that i think you might just love. and need!

from busy to happy is a 21 day productivity mission, 1 mission a day for 21 days to help creative entrepreneurs (that’s you!) transition from hurry hurry hurry ku-ra-zyyyy busy all the time to dancing under the stars & LOVING their lives.

from busy to happy

above is a little nutshell version of the curriculum. during the e-course, you’ll receive workbooks on how to clarify your vision, a time tracker, step by step daily challenges, four live calls, beautifully designed printable and worksheets, and more! head on over the the e-course page to learn (so much) more about this course. yay for productivity!

p.s. the course starts july 1st, so hurry hurry! the last day to join will be this sunday, june 30th. 

aurifil thread collection + giveaway!

| bonnie christine design | giveaway

sweet as honey aurifil thread collection by bonnie christine

hello, lovelies! i’m so excited to share my new thread collection with aurifil threads called sweet as honey! aurifil’s luxurious italian threads have always been my favorite to sew with, so this was absolutely a dream come true!

sweet as honey aurifl thread collection by bonnie christine

the colors in this collection are so sweet and vibrant. i just want to eat them up! the idea behind my my color choices is that with one box, you’ll be able to use them on all my fabric collections – past, present and future! you can see above which threads match each of my collections from art gallery fabricswinged, sweet as honey and reminisce. i’ve included several neutrals and basic colors as well, so you can use this box for all your fabrics. i hope it will be a truly versatile thread collection for you!

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the large box contains 12 spools of italian thread with 1422 yards on each of them (that’s over 17,000 yards, folks!). it retails for $130 and is available for purchase from my mom’s quilt shop here

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the small box contains 10 spools of italian thread with 220 yards on each of them (2,200 yards in the box!). it retails for $46 and is also available from my mom’s quilt shop here.

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both boxes contain 50wt threads, which are the best threads for piecing and appliqué. you can use them for hand appliqué, hand piecing, longarm quilting, machine appliqué, machine embroidery, machine piecing, machine quilting and more!

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now for the fun stuff. a GIVEAWAY!

enter the giveaway below to win a box of sweet as honey aurifil threads AND a fat quarter bundle of sweet as honey fabrics!  the giveaway will end tuesday, july 1 at midnight est. winner will be announced on this post shortly after. good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. congratulations to the winner, kathy gates!

made with studio

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made with studio | going home to roost (1)

hi friends! are you familiar with the made with studio app? if not, i want to introduce you to it today! i grabbed a few of my favorite instagram photos and have had so much fun adding type and texture to them.

the studio app makes it quick and easy to add beautiful design and layers to your photographs, then share them to all your social media outlets in the touch of a button. best of all, it’s free! if you like, you can follow me by searching for ‘goinghometoroost‘. i’ll meet you there!

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a cozy reading nook

| home decor

cozy reading nook

curling up with a good book on a rainy day is one of my favorite things to do. here are a few things i think might make a perfect cozy reading nook! head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to read more and grab the sources to these beautiful products!



it is well with my soul

| DIY projects

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this simple diy project has brought me so much joy. it fills our guest room with a touch of gold and sense of peace and rest.

“When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
What ever my lot you have taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul”

– Horatio G. Spafford, 1873Horatio G. Spafford, 1873


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i’m sure you crafty bunch won’t need instructions for this project, but i’ll list them here anyways! :) you could of course use the same technique for any phrase. let your imagination run free!


wooden letters
my favorite gold spray paint
3m mini command strips
– level, ruler and pencil (optional)

step 1: place the letters on a large piece of scrap paper (newspaper would work well). spray paint them making sure to get all the sides.

step 2: use a ruler, level and pencil to plot the letters on the wall. eyeball it if you wish!

step 3: place a small 3m strip on the back of each letter. place firmly on the wall and hold for 60 seconds (follow package instructions)

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