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28 things i love

August 19, 2014

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birthday flower

today is my birthday (!) and i’m reflecting on all the things that i love so dearly. i am filling this day with friends and family, laughter and fun. (over the last few years i’ve also shared 26 things about me and 27 things i’m thankful for!)

28 things i love:

- my sweet baby bear
- a husband who brings me wildflowers
- vegetables from the garden
- a simple flower patch
- the last book i read: show you work by austin kleon
- the next book on my reading list: artisan soul by erwin mcmanus
- the color mint
- wildflowers
- creativity that flows
- a close-knit family
- creating pretty patterns
- teaching what i know
- learning new things
- a new iphone case
- inspiration for new things
- bluegrass music
- firefly nights
- eating outside
- long chats with my mom
- coffee and tea
- vegan eats
- going to bed early
- lots of pillows
- plenty of plants
- cooking every night
- baby snuggles
- friends who make me laugh
- YOU!

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happy birthday, going home to roost!

i can’t believe another year has come and gone and it’s time to celebrate going home to roost’s birthday once again! if i could sum up today with one word, it would be gratitude. i’m so grateful for you, this space and this community. you all have touch my life in ways that i will never be able to repay. i’m grateful that i get to do something that i love so much each and every day. this blog brings me so much joy and inspiration- i truly delight in every moment of it! and none of it would be possible without you, so thank you. thank you so much!

fun facts- since ghtr was born its had:

- 3,880,435 pageviews
- 2,316,929 visits
- 1,593,592 unique visitors
- 11,384 comments
- 4,318 spam comments
- 1,833 posts
- 3,293 tags
-and 4 birthdays!

can’t wait to see what’s in store for us this year! love, bonnie

image: cupcake photography by nelou

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february gift guide

February 4, 2013

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february gift guide

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or for no reason at all!

february fun facts:

>> national bird-feeding month
>> february 2nd is groundhog day
>> february 12th is abraham lincoln’s birthday
>> its birthstone is the amethyst
>> its birth flower is the violet

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october gift guide

October 1, 2012

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october gift guide october gift guide

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8* | 9 | 10 | 11

* free shipping at the bittersweet project for GHTR readers with coupon code “OCT12″. ends 10/31/12.

for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or for no reason at all!

october fun facts:

>> october 2nd is the international day of non-violence

>> october 21st is apple day

>> october is fair trade month

>> october is national arts and humanities month

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september gift guide

August 30, 2012

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september gift guide

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or for no reason at all!

september fun facts:

>> the autumnal equinox will occur on september 22 at 2:49 pm.

>> labor day is on monday, september 3rd – happy holiday!

>> september in the northern hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to march in the southern hemisphere, and vice versa.

>> september is called ‘harvest month’. i like that. :)

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my birthday + 26 things

August 20, 2012

Posted by in bonnie forkner

not much has changed in 20 years (just me!).

26 things about me. :)

1. i love my job.
2. natural light is my best friend.
3. toaster’s nickname is goat.
4. my favorite color is green.
5. i prefer a very soft bed.
6. i dislike toilet paper that tears too easily.
7. in the last 4 years, i’ve moved 5 times across 2,340 miles.
8. photoshop still scares me.
9. i love back scratches.
10. my favorite hike is among the wild ponies at mount rogers.
11. i’ve been a vegetarian for 7 years and a vegan for 20 months.
12. i love watermelon.
13. i hate cilantro.
14. my name (bonnie christine) means beautiful christian.
15. i’m so in love.
16. i finally started reading the hunger games.
17. mosquitoes are my least favorite.
18. i love to thrift shop.
19. i could eat kale three times a day.
20. i have big dreams.
21. i love to go to bed insanely early.
22. i can’t stop listening to this song.
23. i do several handstands every day- just for fun.
24. i have a smoothie every day.
25. friends and family are so precious to me.
26. i’m so grateful.

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august birthday gift guide

august might just be my most favorite month ever… can you guess why? that’s right, it’s my birthday month! so basically, this post just turned in to a personal wish list (hehe!).

fun august facts and dates:

birthstone is the peridot or onyx
flowers are the gladiolus or poppy
national water quality month
happiness happens month
what will be your legacy month

1: blue floral patch weekender bag – $59
2: rope bracelet – $15
3: multi-stipe wallet with bangle – $12.50
4: nutrition center cold press juicer – $299.99
5: hand painted poppy mug – $45
6: peridot, turquoise, coral and freshwater pearl necklace – $45
7: gold chain ring – $25

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july gift guide

July 2, 2012

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july birthday gift guide

happy monday, friends! this post is dedicated to all the july birthday’s out there. if this is your month, happy birthday from ghtr!

fun facts of july:

it’s national ice cream month!
birthstone: july
flower: larkspur and water lily
july 24th is pioneer day in utah
july 13th is my mom’s birthday :)
and of course, the 4th of july!

july birthday gift guide:

gemstone bangle bracelets
rise & shine 8×10 print
garnet tear drop necklace
mango ombre iphone case
blue larkspur necklace
poppy and mums market bag

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