sweet as honey pillow cases (6)

hey everyone! i’m so excited that TODAY is my turn to contribute to the sweet as honey blog tour! (yes, i put myself on the schedule. i couldn’t resist joining in on the fun! #dork.) i’ve been determined to spruce up our guest room for a while now and decided that the all white bed needed some colorful pillow cases and lots of pillows. i mean, can you ever have too many pillows? i actually made 8 pillow cases, but that many pillows on the bed just looked ridiculous. so six it is.

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for this project, i used missouri star quilting co’s super easy video tutorial on how to make a tube pillow case. i also (of course) used my latest fabric line sweet as honey and even threw in a little of my first line, reminisce. see it? since the video does such a great job showing step by step instructions, i decided not to include a tutorial here but instead direct you to their video. you can watch it here.

to prep for this project though, all you need is:

- 3/4 yard for the case
- 9″ coordinating strip for the cuff
- 2″ coordinating strip for the trim

there’s a really fun trick to this project that i can’t quite wrap my brain around. basically, you roll everything up into a tube, sew a little and out comes a pillow case. (haha!) the video tutorial does a nice job at explaining the entire process though and it’s very easy to follow.

sidenote: you could also easily use this technique to make pretty hemmed curtains, table runners, skirts and more!

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i think it has added just the right punch of color to this room (though i should probably go a head and apologize to all of david’s cycling buddies that will be staying here, surrounded by flowers. sorry guys!).

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if you haven’t already, be sure to hop on the sweet as honey blog tour! we’re about half way through and it’s been so much fun to see what everyone is making! be sure to check out nancy’s beautiful pillow on owen’s olivia from yesterday and follow the tour on monday with cindy’s project over on schoolhouse patterns. you can also catch up and see the full schedule here.

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dinner ideas 3.21.14

March 21, 2014

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plant based dinner ideas

this week’s meals have been both delicious and superbly nourishing. cold weather hit again, so i immediately jumped back in to making soups and using hearty grains like farro and millet. isn’t it funny how our food and cravings change with the weather? it’s tough to say, but our favorites would probably have to be the miso tahini soup and baked farro with butternut squash. yum yum!

monday: creamy broccoli white bean soup
tuesday: green powerhouse pesto plate
wednesday: 9 vegetable hot & sour soup
thursday: baked farro with butternut squash
friday: miso tahini soup

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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point and shoot 3.20.14

March 20, 2014

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a little bit of life lately. :)

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printable envelopes made for the roost tribe. :)

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packaging up goodies from the shop my closet sale!

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my man’s work station.

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poppy soap co’s beautiful march box!

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mimi and 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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no such thing as a green thumb

well, isn’t that the truth? this sentiment, beautifully illustrated by justina blakeney, really hit home with me. i like to say i have a ‘murky green thumb‘, but in reality i just don’t do my homework. i’m determined to change that! justina encourages us to bring home a new plant and then do our homework. google it. learn what kind of light it likes and how much water it needs. if it looks sad, move it into another window. love your plants. what do you think.. yes?

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look at those legs!

March 19, 2014

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look at those legs!

images clockwise: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

my latest home interior obsession? legs. though i’m a lover of all kinds of unusual legs, i’ve been especially inspired by the hairpin variety lately. don’t they give a beautifully unique and modern feel to the furniture they hold? between some old barnwood i have and maybe a tree slice, i’m planning to make a few simple side tables soon and will be using hairpin legs (available here) to support them. i’ll be sure to share them with you when i’m done!

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pick’d market now open!

March 18, 2014

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pick'd market

just a quick announcement that march’s pick’d market is now open! i was honored to collaborate with kim davis from oh sweet joy to curate this month’s theme. i’m also thrilled to debut 3 new 8×10 prints, exclusively available in the pick’d market (see top row above).

what is pick’d? joining the pick’d club gives you exclusive discount codes to use both at the pick’d market and at the vendor’s personal shops. two ‘member-only’ newsletters go out each month. the first includes a set of mood board inspired print-ables which include notecards, prints, smartphone and desktop wallpapers. the second newsletter announces the market and includes discount codes for you use while you shop. however, you don’t have to join to shop the market.

march’s market includes all new items from: oh sweet joy, going home to roost (that’s me!), amy cornwell, fabric and handle, sweet auburn studio, moriah sunde, and the felt flower shop. all featuring brand new items with florals, stripes or leather, of course!

 the market is only open for one week and only has a limited number of items available, making their debut this week. a portion of march’s sales will also go to the acts 29 church planting network.

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plant these to save bees

March 18, 2014

plant these save bees

i’m just beginning to make plans for a little square foot garden this year, and will definitely be taking the honey bees into consideration! plant these to help save the honey bees by hannah rosengren includes 7 herbs, 7 perennials and 7 annuals that attract bees. spread the word and help save the bees!

what will you be planting this year?

p.s. and my obsession with all things sweet as honey continues. :)

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master series: jena coray

March 17, 2014

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this friday, the roost tribe will be welcoming master mojo maker, jena coray as she joins us to discuss tips on how to “get in the marketing flow“. she’ll be teaching us how to easily get the word out about our business or product, to the right people, with authenticity and ease. she’ll help us streamline and focus our marketing efforts, and better connect with our ideal customers, so we can stop stressin’, and just go with the marketing flow. i can’t wait! :)

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for those of you who may be new to jena’s marketing magic, we’ve got lots of tidbits to share with you today as well! one of my all time favorite topics that jena expertly writes on is how to write an awesome pitch. her insider’s guide to pitching includes advice from years of her own experience as both a blog editor and independent pr rep. the pitch kit will help you understand how to pitch your creative business to bloggers, other online media and magazine editors with success.

i’ve had the pleasure of reading the pitch kit myself and as a blog editor, i can honestly say this advice is on point. reading a product pitch that follow’s jena’s advice is always a breath of fresh air. if you’re looking to spread the word about your site, shop or product learning to write a personalized professional pitch is absolutely necessary, and jena’s pitch kit will teach you how to do just that!

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photo: see yourself as the success you already are

jena has also written an incredibly informative series on DIY PR. reading this article series will help you craft the perfect pitch for your product, which is essential in spreading the word about your amazing ( ____ fill in the blank)!

and as a totally fun side note: jena has also just released a podcast over on the maven circle about diy natural beauty – something very near and dear to my heart! join her and jen as they discuss how to detoxify your personal care routine, what they do for their own, and laugh along as they read letters to their teenage selves around beauty and self-image, sing a song, and lots of other fun stuff!

so come join the roost tribe and get your learn on! don’t forget, jena’s expert article will be sent out this friday, march 21st.

join the roost tribe! >> goinghometoroost.com

what is the roost tribe? the roost tribe is a membership that welcomes you to a family of creatives for just $5 a month. by joining, you’ll become a part of an incredibly inspirational community. members receive a welcome packet with several informational e-books covering blog growth, pitching your products, writing product descriptions, going home to roost’s creative story and a list of top industry resources. additionally, each month members receive printables, patterns, illustrations & clipart, a plant based recipe, adobe illustrator tutorial, iphone & desktop background, special guest articles on creative topics and more all delivered right to their inbox!

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