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plant based dinner ideas

happy friday, friends! nourishing us this week were lots of greens: lettuce, spinach, spring onions, zucchini, avocado, peppers and parsley. yum! our favorite meal this week was probably the powerhouse pesto plate. it’s so light and refreshing (yet filling)!

monday: simple tomato soup served with a local greens salad
tuesday: southwestern tofu scramble with roasted potatoes
wednesday: wild rice salad (yum!)
thursday: powerhouse pesto plate
friday: white beans and grits paired with this tofu

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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schoolhouse electric

June 12, 2014

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office supplies by schoolhouse

speaking of schoolhouse electric, can we just talk for a minute about how beautiful their wares are? after i featured these book darts yesterday, i kept browsing and continued to fall in love with their vintage-yet-modern aesthetic. sitting in my shopping cart right now are a set of these brass index clips (would have killed for these in college!), a few hex knobs and this  leather fly swatter.

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point and shoot 6.12.14

June 12, 2014

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a little bit of life lately. :)

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a happy corner in my home.

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a pair of fiddle leaf fig trees!

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eating snap peas by the handful.

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through the lens.

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morning sunshine.

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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get or gift: book darts

June 11, 2014

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get or gift: book darts

next on my list of items to get or gift are these pretty book darts by schoolhouse. made of paper-thin brass, these darts slide easily onto any page so you can mark a passage or save your spot. coming in at just $10 for a set of 30 of them, they are the perfect item to get or gift!

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DIY teardrop planters (1)

hello, friends! i’ve been on a diy kick lately, can you tell? (with lots more coming!) i was so inspired to make these teardrop planters after i saw the tutorial over on vintage revivals. i followed mandi’s instructions exactly and they turned out wonderful!

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i keep them hung from a curtain rod by our large sliding glass doors in the living room. i love how cheery they are that they add a splash of gold to the area. i purchased these little white bowls from ikea and filled them with drapey succulents.

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they really were pretty easy to make, other than the fact i had to cut up a bunch of pipes. it wasn’t really difficult, just time consuming. i think i cut pipes every night for a few weeks! the end result was definitely worth it though. head on over to vintage revivals to grab the tutorial!

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pssst. BONUS! if you notice something peculiar in one of the photos above, leave your entry in the comment section. the first person to get it right will win two 1/2 yard cuts of my last fabric line, sweet as honey!

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diy hanging shelves

June 9, 2014

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to accompany my freshly hung gallery wall, i also made a set of three shelves to go along with it! i was so happy with how quickly these went together, how easy they were to hang and how well they’ve been working. from start to finish, this project only cost about $18, for all 3 shelves!

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here’s what you’ll need:

- 8′ long board (see note below)
- leather or suede lace (buy strong lace, avoiding any that is brittle or stretchy)
- wood stain (i used ebony by minwax)
- paint brush
- hand saw or table saw
- drill
- wall hooks and drywall anchor if not hanging in a stud

*i used one southern pine pattern stock board from our local hardware store for the shelves. it was perfect for this project and only cost $10! one edge is finished nicely and there’s large groove that runs right down the center which creates a perfect ‘ledge’ for propping up pictures and the like. i also had my husband cut it into thirds with a table saw, but you could also cut them with a hand saw pretty quickly. the finished boards measure 7″ by 32″ each.

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step 1: mark the 8′ board into thirds and cut using a hand saw or table saw (be careful!)

step 2: stain the boards using your preferred stain color and let dry. the best way to do this is brush the stain on, then wipe it off with an old rag (one you won’t mind throwing away). you may also want use plastic gloves to keep your hands from getting stained!

step 3: using a pencil, mark a dot in each corner about 1″ in on both sides. use a drill bit to drill a small hole in each corner.

step 4: cut 2 equal pieces of leather or suede for each shelf. thread each end through the holes on each side and make a knot in the end (you may need to make a double knot to ensure it won’t slip through!).

step 5: use a level to to mark where to place the wall hooks. they should be placed 2″ less apart than the length of your board (for example, mine were 30″ apart because my board was 32″ long).

step 6: hang away! tie a knot in the end of the loop to create a second, smaller loop. hang the shelf and adjust any of the other knots to make sure the shelf is level.

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p.s. both of these photos are part of the greenhouse series by megan boltz, see more of them over on the home ground!

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plant based recipes

happy friday, friends! here a few of the yummy meals that nourished us this week. they were all delicious, but our favorite was probably this summer vegetable curry. i served it with forbidden rice and fresh avocado. yum!

monday: the big vegan bowl
tuesday: black bean quinoa salad
wednesday:  superfood salad
thursday: mexican quinoa
friday: summer vegetable curry

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 6.5.14

June 5, 2014

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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. :)

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