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3 pieces of art

March 12, 2014

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3 pieces of art

now that we’ve been living in our home for a while (10 months to be exact) and things are beginning to settle down after having bear, i’m determined to finish some decorating. i’ve got several bare walls and have been planning to add some special artwork throughout the house. here are few of the pieces i’ve been eying- aren’t they so beautiful? they all have special meaning to me. some things take time- like having a family, following your dream and loving your job. i always need to remind myself to worry less (it’s a constant struggle). and living in the mountains is near and dear to my heart. it’s so cozy here.

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some things take time

January 27, 2014

some things take time

i’ve had my eyes on this photograph by salva lópez for a while now. i love the black and white photo,  off-white paper and gold stamped typography, not to mention the quote itself.

some things just take time, you know? it’s easy for me to get discouraged when dreams and goals are moving slowly, but most good things take a lot of hard work and time. when i’m feeling overwhelmed with how long something is taking, i ususally decide to just do one small thing each day in the direction of my dream or goal. then, progress is made bit by bit and things seem to start happening quicker.

my one thing today is to cut up some bundles of sweet as honey to send out to makers and sewers of all sorts.

what is your one thing today?

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freshline giveaway!

July 29, 2013

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freshline giveaway!

happy monday, folks! we’re kicking off this week with a fun giveaway from freshline, where colleen johnson designs happy art prints, greeting cards, wedding ring pillows, stamps and more! she specializes in personalized paper goods and custom orders as well, so you can be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. colleen has generously offered to giveaway a $75 gift card to freshline to one of you oh-so-lucky readers. find out how to enter below!

freshline elsewhere: etsy | website | facebook

giveaway

deadline: giveaway will end sunday, august 4th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: head on over to freshline and browse the shop. then come back here and leave a comment letting us know what your favorite piece is.

additional ways to enter:

>> like both going home to roost and freshline on facebook

>> share on twitter and include the handle @gohometoroost and hashtag #freshline

>> share giveaway image on pinterest and include hashtags #goinghometoroost & #freshline

be sure to leave a new comment for each additional entry so it counts (limit of 3 comments per person)!

good luck! xo, bonnie

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

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lily & val spring showcase

chalkboard artist valerie mckeehan is an amazing hand letterer who works hard to showcase the nostalgic and comforting rustic charm that chalkboards bring to a space. all of the prints, note cards and paper goods at lily and val are hand lettered on a chalkboard surface, then photographed to produce the products. this process allows the designs to keep their rustic charm since they’re not digitally produced. the result is a truly beautiful, realistic chalkboard appearance (minus the dust!).

psst.. don’t forget father’s day is just around the corner! if you’re still looking for a special card, there’s still plenty of time to grab this one from lily & val!

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unique family trees by eva juliet

eva and juliet are a creative duo who share a little white workshop in quebec, canada. together they make evajuliet atelier, a whimsical paper shop that is lovely in every way. i’ve been especially enchanted by their beautiful family trees, each inspired by nature’s delicate flora. what a beautiful and refreshing way to celebrate your loved ones!

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6 works of art i've been loving lately (4)

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i didn’t actually realize how much these works of art had in common until i put them all together in this post for you. it’s funny how sometimes we’re just drawn to similar colors, themes and values, isn’t it? i suppose right now i’m loving tribal themed, floral accented, woodland inspired artwork!

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holiday gift guide: for the crafter

we probably all have a crafter in our lives. you know, the one who gives handmade gifts, lives in their craft room, has an etsy shop, and/or is always doing some kind of a diy project. i think crafters are one of the most fun groups of people to buy for (probably because i’m one of them myself!).

have something to add? please share your gift suggestions in the comments section!

1) the crafter’s guide to taking great photographs – $16.47 | 2) paint box votive holder – $68 | 3) etsy gift card- $25-250 | 4) porcelain yarn bowl- $33 | 5) boxed japanese washi tape- £16.95 | 6) a subscription to do it yourself magazine – 2 years for $19.97 | 7) give any craftsy class- $30-75 | 8) filled with love embroidery kit- $25 | 9) make your own rabbit toy kit –  £15.00 | 10) grow your handmade business – $11.53

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chalk art for christmas

November 14, 2012

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today i’ve been oohing and ahhing over valerie’s chalk art at lily & val. valerie first hand draws in chalk, then meticulously paints over them using a technique that preserves the realistic look of chalk with the durability of acrylic paint. the result looks like an authentic chalk masterpiece, but won’t ever rub off! i think these would make great christmas gifts, or add the perfect touch to your holiday decor. visit her shop  or website for originals, digital and prints.

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