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plant based dinner ideas

a couple of our meals were so good last week, that they ended up back on our plates this week! we started mixing in a few spring veggies to our meals as well and they have been so delicious. i’m in no hurry to say goodbye to butternut squash and winter kale though. :)

monday: simple tomato soup
tuesday: chala masala
wednesday: green powerhouse pesto plate
thursday: baked farro with butternut squash
friday: red pepper rapini with white beans and grits (sans the egg and served with tavorite tofu instead)

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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in love with epantry

March 27, 2014

Posted by in simple living

epantry + coupon code
it’s not every day that i get absolutely blown away by a company. in fact, if it only happens a few times a year i’m happy! to be honest, when i heard about ePantry, i was prepared to check it out and be a bit underwhelmed. but to my absolute delight, i was blown away! for starters, their website is beautiful, clean and super easy to use. they have a brilliant business idea and they’ve made it really fun to be a part of!

so what is ePantry? it’s a fresh new service that makes purchasing quality household products super convenient. in just three minutes, they create a customized, yet highly flexible, schedule for all your household products — with speedy delivery to your door for cheaper than the grocery store. based on your household needs, ePantry recommends the right amount of sustainable household products to keep you from ever running low.

why use ePantry? so many reasons!

eco-friendly: ePantry only carries healthy, sustainable products. you’ll find mrs. meyers, seventh generation, method, preserve, green forest and more of your favorite eco-friendly brands. though i’ve always used green house cleaning items, with a baby around it’s important now more than ever to keep my cabinets free of chemicals!

free shipping: if you visit ePantry using any of the links on this page, you’ll get FREE SHIPPING FOR LIFE (say wha?!). and your shipping is always carbon offset as well!

price: and did i mention? ePantry‘s prices come in lower than anywhere else. i did a little research (and math) and figured that by using ePantry, i saved about $12 over using my amazon prime account and at least $25 over using my local grocery store. plus, ePantry ships same day for free. that means i’m saving over $200 a year!

easy to use: ePantry‘s website is incredibly smart and user friendly, and there are no gimmicks whatsoever. you can change your ‘pantry’ (i.e. shopping cart) anytime you like and cancel an order with ease. they always notify you about one week before your next shipment so you can change, add or delete anything you need to. you can also easily add a ‘co-manager’, split the bill (perfect for roommates!), or gift a membership!

no commitment: ePantry makes your life easy, which means no commitments. you’re charged for products when they are shipped. there are no upfront payments and you can cancel at any time. if you don’t like a product, they’ll refund it on the spot. simple as that!

they’re funny: yup, that’s right! most of the time they’re instant chat bar says if you tell them a joke you’ll get $2 off your next order. now that’s just great business sense!

ePantry coupon code + free shipping for LIFE!
ready to get started? ePantry has generously offered everyone $10 off their first order. just use the coupon code ‘GoingHomeToRoost’ at checkout. plus, you’ll also get FREE SHIPPING FOR LIFE!

this post was kindly sponsored by ePantry. all views and ideas here are my own and you’ll find me using ePantry myself for years to come!

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point and shoot 3.27.14

March 27, 2014

Posted by in point and shoot

a little bit of life lately. :)

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a stash of sweet as honey napkins! grab the pattern here. :)

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honey in my coffee, please.

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working with pretty spring flowers.

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just started this book and it’s so amazing!

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my pretty postcard pack from artifact uprising. be sure to enter the giveaway!

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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. :)

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elizabeth olwen

March 26, 2014

Posted by in design

elizabeth olwen

today i want to highlight a fellow surface pattern designer who’s work i’m simply in love with! elizabeth olwen’s illustrations are whimsical and organic and with collection names like ‘fairytale gardens’, ‘soft song’ and ‘flower basket’ it’s hard to not fall in love.

elizabeth and i have both graduated from the art and business of surface pattern design (by the way, you can see our alumni success stories here and here!) and our paths just seem to keep crossing! she has also just debuted a beautiful new line of fabrics with cloud9 called grey abbey. you must see it! hop on over to elizabeth’s website and journal to see more of her lovely work.

elizabeth olwen is a toronto-based surface designer. inspired by pastoral beauty, nature in its most playful forms, folklore, and romance, elizabeth’s work is driven by the desire to leave something beautiful behind with every step she takes.

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muddy heart love

March 26, 2014

Posted by in handmade

love for muddy heart

pretty much anything pottery makes my soul melt. this is true with muddy heart’s pottery pieces that are so uniquely handmade and beautiful down to the tiniest detail. meli specializes in working with porcelain which gives all of her creations are unique, smooth and seamless look. meli and her husband make beautiful yarn bowls, planters, dishes and more!

love for muddy heart

above is a sweet porcelain bear meli made for us and we love it so much! i have it hanging on a picture wall in our living room and it brings to mind such great memories for me every time i see it. isn’t it darling? i’m sure meli would be happy to do make something custom for you as well! head on over to muddy heart to see more of their beautiful work.

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new from gingiber!

March 25, 2014

Posted by in handmade

new from gingiber!

i’m so happy to see that one of my favorite companies has some very exciting news! stacie bloomfield, the illustrator behind gingiber, has just launched a brand new website bursting at the seams with pretty prints, pillows and tea towels. she also have a gorgeous line of new greeting cards that will debut in may (see a glimpse of them here). aren’t the adorable?

i have several pieces of stacie’s work in my home, and i love that they’re equally appealing to both children and adults. a few prints i couldn’t resist hanging in bear’s nursery, and thanks to stacie, a beautiful tea towel now in my kitchen! i love the sweetness stacie incorporates into her work full of homesteading goodness and woodland wonders. head on over to her brand new website to see more!


into the wild

March 25, 2014

Posted by in home decor

into the wild

i think bringing some wilderness indoors, whether in a living space or a child’s room, is an essential aspect of decorating a home. this collection is full of thoughtful pieces that would bring depth and conversation into your home. i hope it will inspire you to let your imagination run wild and free! head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to see more and grab the sources!

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artifact uprising (+ a giveaway!) (1)

happy monday, folks! it’s no secret that i love artifact uprising. after discovering them a few years ago, i began making photo books each year for our family and the little library of our lives is always so much fun to flip through!

inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible
, their mission is to breathe creativity, passion and community back into our stories. their products are as beautiful as their mission. their photo books, postcards, prints and calendars are printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper and their wooden products are made from fallen waste wood.

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i’m so very happy to share that artifact uprising is generously giving away one of their custom post card packs! pictured here is one that i’ve made, and i can tell you firsthand that the postcards are of stunning quality. i just used some of my instagram photos to create this pack and the print and clarity is simply stunning!

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below are the details on how to enter the giveaway. good luck! xo, bonnie


giveaway is open to u.s. residents only.

enter to win: one post card packs.

deadline: giveaway will end monday, march 31st and the winner will be announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: simply fill in the form below.

bonus! all entrants will be emailed a coupon code for 10% off their next order!

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