tag: 2012

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as i’ve been reflecting over the past year, i thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite photos with you from 2012. sorted in chronological order, here’s a quick recap of our life, toaster and going home to roost in pictures!

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12 memories and 13 goals

January 2, 2013

Posted by in bonnie forkner

happy new year, folks! after taking a much needed break from the interwebs, i’m feeling ready and excited to be back. i feel motivated, refreshed and bursting with inspiration and creativity! my time off was spent primarily with family, with lots of relaxing, laughing and yummy food thrown in as well. to start off the new year, i’d like to talk about some favorite memories from 2012, as well as some goals the upcoming year. i hope you’ll join in and share a few of your own as well!

bye bye 2012

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top 12 memories from 2012:

1) waking up every morning in our sweet california cottage (before we moved!)
2) frequenting the organic honor stand down the street
3) getting certified in holy yoga and attending retreat
4) spending much of the summer in aspen
5) getting to be in my sister in law’s wedding
6) attending a josh garrels concert
7) starting the roost tribe
8) attending quilt market
9) moving to north carolina
10) signing my very first freelance contract (tease)
11) having my biggest dream come true (tease tease)
12) having my 2nd biggest dream come true (tease tease tease)

welcome 2013

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13 goals for 2013:

1) read all the books i’ve ordered
2) stop renting and buy or build a permanent roost
3) design more than ever
4) become a more established surface pattern designer
5) stick to my walking routine
6) learn more about whole foods and holistic nutrition
7) start making my own almond milk
8) continue to put God first. in my time, my day, our finances, and in every way
9) do a redesign for ghtr and make a website for the roost tribe (!)
10) submit my pattern portfolio to a few companies in several new industries
11) start sewing more
12) save more, spend less
13) share all 3 of my secret favorite memories with you

what are some of your favorite memories or goals for the upcoming year?

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Posted by in handmade

going home to roost's best from 2012

why becoming a vegan is the best thing i ever did | why being vegan is easy | diy dried apples | painting with katie daisy | diy fabric covered notebooks | things i’m afraid to tell you | 10 reasons to blog ahead | how to pitch to bloggers | printable christmas gift list | printable cookie envelopes | chalkboard packaging

hey guys! i can’t believe another year is about to come to a close, can you? 2012 has been an amazing year and so much has happened! before signing off for christmas, i just wanted to give a shout-out to some of going home to roost’s most cherished posts from 2012. i hope you’ll have fun reminiscing with me, or maybe even discovering some new posts from the past!

merry christmas

i hope you all have a wonderful christmas! whatever you’ll be doing, i hope your time is filled with family, love and laughter. we’ll be traveling to see extended family this weekend, then to our hometown on monday to begin christmas festivities with both of our families. we can hardly wait!

i want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this space with me. you each mean so much to me and i’m so thankful to be able to do what i love and share it with you here. i hope all of you have a blessed rest of the year, see you in 2013! love, bonnie

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houston quilt market part 2

October 30, 2012

Posted by in handmade

my time spent at houston quilt market this past weekend was amazing- even life changing. i know so many of you enjoyed yesterday’s sneak peek, i wanted to just post a few more from the trip.

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tula pink and her magical booth!

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another breathtaking booth by the lovely anna maria horner.

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especially loved jessica swift’s new fabric line with blend!

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cutie booth.

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going home a happy girl.. on a propeller plane. (?!)

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a propeller rainbow!

do you sew, quilt or love to buy pretty fabrics?

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Posted by in indie fashion

i’ve been scouring the web for a new pair of fall shoes, so i thought i would put together a round up of the ones that caught my eye. have you bought any great fall shoes lately?

favorite fall picks - shoes edition

1: aligning up flats – $29.99
2: in no time flat – $29.99
3: kimchi blue barnaby – $39
4: lucky fats – $49.99

favorite fall picks - shoes edition

1: cinnamon scones heel – $49.99
2: sweet on sweets heel – $59.99
3: every walking moment – $39.99
4: mango your own way – $69.99
5: maytal oxford heels – $54.99
6: always chipper heel – $110.99
7: kitten heel pump – $65
8: bdg kitten heel – $49

favorite fall picks - shoes edition

1: peep toe wedge – $34.99
2: cooperative platform wedge – $59
3: christina lace up heels – $84.99
4: illi tweed wedge – $55.99
5: two birds t-strap – $99.99
6: all dressed up heel – $94.99

favorite fall picks - shoes edition

1: head to your taos boot – $139.99
2: cowboy boot – $29.99
3: fleet of foothill boot – $159.99

do you have any favorite picks for fall?

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8 movies i’ve enjoyed lately

September 13, 2012

Posted by in lifestyle

we’ve been on quite the movie kick lately (i.e. we’re tired of summer programming) so i thought i’d share some of my latest favorites with you. have you seen anything good lately?

summer 2012 movies

1. the hunter – one of our favorites- an unpredictable storyline that the men will enjoy as well.
2. the hunger games – i just finished reading the series, so of course. :)
3. born to be wild – adorable, educational and very entertaining (and short!).
4. salmon fishing in the yemen – a fly fishing love story.
5. sarah’s key – one for a more serious kind of evening.
6. the lucky one – beautiful and romantic (and david survived it alright).
7. wanderlust – funny and light hearted (for the hippy in you).
8. the vow – sad and happy all at the same time.

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2012 survey

i’ve been thinking about you a lot lately, and decided that now would be the perfect time to conduct a little survey! i’m having lots of ideas (and questions!) and sincerely would love to hear your thoughts on how i can make going home to roost a better blog. won’t you help? :)

in order to say thank you, i’ll be drawing one person from those who take the survey to win $100! i mean, who couldn’t use 100 bucks, right?

the survey is super short (10 questions, 5 minutes) and will be available for you to take anytime during the next week. i’ll close entries and draw a winner on sunday, july 22 at midnight, pst. $100 will be sent via paypal.

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can’t wait to hear from you! xox, bonnie

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Posted by in lifestyle

thank goodness for google calendars, else i would have never realized that this year is already half way over! back in january i posted a list of goals for 2012 and wanted to do a little check in to see where i’m at with them. though it looks like i have a ways to go, there’s nothing like publicly announcing your goals, it’s such a motivator! i would love to hear yours as well. :)

12 thoughts and goals for 2012:

1) start a garden at our new place.

2) keep focused on communication with all of my friends and family across the states. work in progress!

3) get my dad out to california.

4) start soaking my own beans and sprouting my own sprouts.

5) continue to educate myself on the subjects that are near to my heart (food, health and creative endeavors). work in progress!

6) continue to put God first. in my time, my day, our finances, and in every way.

7) get back into my yoga routine.

8) submit a design portfolio to the fabric company of my dreams.

9) start saving above our norm, in efforts to prepare for a home and family in the coming years.

10) practice presence. life flies by to quickly. not sure that i will ever cross this one out!

11) visit bend, the grand canyon, lake tahoe and santa cruz.

12) nourish my creativity. work in progress!

how are your goals for 2012 coming?

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