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december is almost here, can you believe it?! this is the time of year for gathering gifts, making festive meals and sending holiday cards. i love sending our friends and family a little love note around the holidays to remind them that we’re thinking of them and wishing them all the best. this year, we’re using artifact uprising’s 3-in-1 card pack for our christmas cards!

the 3-in-1 card is stunning (as is everything that artifact uprising makes). it’s a card, a photo print and a gift tag – all in one! with perforated seams, the 100% recycled card can be repurposed by recipients. family & friends can tear away the photo print for year-round display and use the gift tag for holiday gift-giving. perfect!

today, we’re offering a giveaway, for one free pack of 25 holiday cards! fill in your email address in the form below to enter and we’ll announce a winner on december 1st. it’s as simple as that! good luck! xo, bonnie

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January 15, 2014

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favorites from santa

hello, loves! as i’ve been reflecting on christmas and how much fun we had with our families, i keep thinking about how blessed we are with love so much for each other, health and lots of happiness. i’ll be the first to admit that both of our families are way too generous when it comes to gift giving. we all truly believe that it is more blessed to give then to receive- but that just means we all still end up with lots of gifts to open- haha. so, i thought i’d share a few of the things that i’ve been enjoying since christmas!

1. baxton studio rocker. i’ve needed a rocking chair for months now and this one is just perfect. it’s small (perfect for our house), super comfy and most importantly enjoyed by bear!

2. arch ring from another feather. this might be my most favorite gift from david. it’s so beautiful, light and smooth that i never take it off!

3. knit tassel throw (in yellow). a warm and cozy blanket perfect for these chilly evenings.

4. iphone 5s. i know, i know. my dad splurged big time on this. but i needed a new one badly and will cherish this one for a long time.

5. dream traveler. a beautiful carry on bag from amy butler’s collection with kalencom. made from organic canvas cotton, it is indeed dreamy!

6. full story. my favorite mascara.

7. striped leggings. comfy enough for around the house, cute enough to run to town.

8. bkr in chip. my new favorite water bottle!

9. wall bin. hung by my desk for odds and ends.

10. hand blender. how i ever lived without one, i’m not sure. (it makes pureeing smoothies and soups a cinch!)

what was your favorite gift this year?

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christmas 'chalkboard' packaging!

well, just like i predicted last year, we had so much black kraft paper left over that i’ve decided to once again have fun with a little christmas ‘chalkboard’ packaging! i usually like to switch things up each christmas, and though the packaging is generally the same as last year, i’ve been super excited to incorporate these instagram inspired gift tags into the designs.

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to make your own chalkboard packaging, the first thing you’ll need is some black craft paper. i got mine right here and it works great, but just like i warned you last year- it’s a HUGE roll! (

next you’ll need a white paint marker that will show up well on black paper. after some trial and error and visiting my local scrapbooking store, this is what i came home with:

1. tim holtz distress marker in ‘picket fence’. this one looks very ‘chalky’. it goes on clear, but quickly dries in white.

2. sakura pen-touch white. this one is easy to work with and shows up really well.

3. crayola white colored pencil. not the greatest option, but it does show up if it’s all you have.

4. painters opaque paint marker. this is another good option. the point is a bit finer so it’s great for more detailed work.

i used the sakura pen-touch last year, but since i couldn’t find it this year (haha) i used the painters opaque paint marker. i enjoyed using it and i think the end result turned out to look really nice!

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this year, i also tried to come up with some more fun doodle ideas. if you like, you can click on the image above to download this as a printable pdf (without the black) to print and use as a reference. sometimes coming up with ideas to doodle can be the hardest part!

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christmas chalkboard packaging!

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i know many of you have done a version of this yourselves from last year. what advice do you have to share? pen types? doodle ideas? best tape to use on black? let’s chat about your projects in the comments area- i’ll meet you there!

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gift the roost tribe

December 13, 2013

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gift the roost tribe!

hey guys! if you’ve been enjoying the roost tribe or know someone who would, you might be looking for a way to share it with them. so just like last year, i’ve created a way for you to give anyone a membership to the roost tribe! it would be a great gift for a blogger, crafter, seller or creative of any type (or even yourself!).

give the gift of inspiration for months to come, it truly is the gift that keeps on giving!

gift the roost tribe!

there are two ways to give the membership:

1) purchase a 6 month membership to the roost tribe for $30
2) purchase a 1 year membership to the roost tribe for $60

included in each packet will be a personalized membership certificate showing everything that’s included, an 8×10 bonnie christine bouquet print and a ‘how to get started’ kit. 6 month memberships will get the packet in a neat pdf presentation that’s ready to print and give. 1 year memberships will have the choice of either receiving the packet via ready-to-print pdf OR opt to have it mailed to you on premium presentation paper (free shipping to continental united states residents included!). if you choose to get a kit mailed to you, be sure to order by december 15th for delivery by christmas.

the ‘not so’ fine print:) after you complete your purchase through paypal via the links above, i will get in touch with you via your paypal e-mail address. included in this e-mail will be an easy form for you to fill out sharing with me your information, preferences and the recipient’s information. in order to not spoil any surprises, all of the recipients roost tribe material will start on january 1st, 2013. just let me know if you have any questions!

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printable christmas gift list

each year i like to make a christmas gift list so i can keep all the gifts i’m giving organized (you can see last year’s here!). for some reason, i find so much joy in listing everything out and checking those little boxes! and of course, it also really helps to keep all the gift-giving straight.

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i begin each year by jotting down the ideas i have for everyone (in pencil). then, as i purchase (or make) each item, i put a check mark in the box labeled ‘bought’. then, i check them off one more time as i wrap them just to make sure everything arrives and gets put under the tree. i also usually jot down the price next to each item, so i can keep track of what i spend each year!

to download: click on any of the images in this post to download the pdf. print and have fun, santa!

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and because there’s nothing worse than having a loved one find your gift list, i’ve added an optional ‘no peeking′ side to this printable. to use, just turn your piece of paper over and print these two ‘no peeking’ labels on the back. fold from top to bottom, then right to left and the labels will show on both sides when your list is folded.

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i hope this helps keeps your holidays organized! love, bonnie

p.s. if you find your name on this list, don’t worry. this isn’t actually what i’m getting you! wahaha.

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tabletop trees

December 18, 2012

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i’ve been enthralled this season by the decor trend of tabletop trees. often small, lopsided and a little scraggly, i love the unique feeling of sweetness they have. some are fully decorated, some look as though they’ve had lights thrown on them, and others are left totally natural and bare. they’re perfect for small spaces, budget decorating or anyone who wants to add a twist to the traditional tree. though i already have my tree for the season, i’m tempted to go get a little guy to put across the room! i think they would even be nice to leave up year round (sans the ornaments).

what size tree do you have this year?

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i first got inspired to order some miniature bottle brush trees after seeing this pretty project from jeni baker over at in color order. with full intentions of bleaching them, then dying them pink and green. however, i had to stop half way through the process!

you see, my theme for christmas this year is white, white, white. actually, it’s the theme for the whole house! i love how sweet, simple and clean it looks. after i finished bleaching these little trees white, i fell in love with them and the winter wonderland they created. just look:

DIY white christmas trees





i think they’re so pretty and just darling as a center piece. here’s how i did it:


first, you’ll have to get your hands on some mini bottle brush trees. your local craft store should carry them but if not, you can find them here or here.

diy bottle brush trees

second, all you have to do is let them soak in a bath of warm water and a little bleach (i used 3 capfulls in my sink). the color begins to fade almost instantly. i let mine soak for a few hours until they were completely white, then i simply rinsed them and set them upright on a paper towel to dry overnight.

if you’re only making white trees, then you’re done!

diy dyed bottle brush trees

HOWEVER, if you’d like to dye your trees into a dreamy color combo like these beauties from jeni baker, then you’re half way there! my mom ended up making some pink ones of her own, and the process is really simple. all you need is some rit dye! here’s the how to:

to dye your bottle brush trees:

step one: bleach your trees, following the instructions above.

step two: combine your desired amount of rit dye and warm water in a glass bowl (follow package instructions), and let your tree soak. just keep an eye on the color and remove the tree when you’re happy with it. leaving it in longer will make the color darker or richer.

step three: remove the tree from the dye and rinse with cold water. set on a paper towel to dry.

step four: if you want to add a little bit of extra sparkle (like jeni did), add some glitter using a glitter pen, or glue and loose glitter.

have fun!

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a golden gift guide

December 12, 2012

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a golden gift guide

with shiny ornaments, strings of light and holiday parties in full swing, i can’t help but be drawn to all things golden. it’s winter’s way of shining through these dark and chilly evenings. it makes the season feel special, glittery and unforgettable, don’t you think?

1) gold scallop garland – $16 | 2) golden twig pencils – $13 | 3) faux gold deer – $99.99 | 4) double band brass ring – $62 | 5) large gold paper bowl – $68 | 6) vintage cube necklace – $24 | 7) gold porcelain mugs – $120 | 8) you make me happy when skies are grey – $40 | 9) gold leather mousepad – $35 | 10) gold leather clutch – $73

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