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i’m a huge fan of using keyboard shortcuts. they save me tons of time and help me stay hyper focused and productive while i work. i first started falling in love with shortcuts when i learned adobe illustrator. knowing them reduces my ‘clicking’ time and helps turn my design time into a seamless and productive process. i’m sure from someone looking on, it looks like a bit of a dance – watching my left hand work the keyboard while my right hand draws on a wacom, all the while keeping my eyes focused on the screen.

p.s. i also illustrated a keyboard shortcut guide for illustrator a while back, you can find it here!

that’s why when i realized there were keyboard shortcuts for wordpress (duh!), i was all in. i am huge fan of wordpress for blogging and using shortcuts has dramatically decreased the time it takes me to write and publish posts. my personal favorites are the ‘insert link’ and ‘save draft post’ shortcuts (pssst. CTL + K works to insert links in several other places on the web too, like gmail and mailchimp!).

it’s hard to learn them all at once, so i made us all an illustrated guide to wordpress’s shortcuts. you can print it and keep it near your workspace as a reminder until you learn!

to download & print: click here to download the PDF version. print using the high quality setting on heavy card stock (my favorite is epson premium presentation paper).

*please note! in order to use the keyboard shortcuts for the comments section, you’ll need to enable them in wordpress (it’s easy!). to turn this feature on, go to users > your profile and click “enable keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation.”

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2015 stargazing printable

January 12, 2015

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2015 stargazing printable

at the beginning of each year, i like to make a guide to all of the stargazing events for the upcoming year. i find it’s a simple way to remind myself to slow down and enjoy the amazing things happening around me. the universe, the stars and the galaxies have always amazed me- i’m in awe of how miraculous they are! i love to think about what God must have been thinking when he created it all as I gaze into the night sky. :)

to download the stargazing printable: click on the image above to open the pdf. download, print and enjoy!

jan 3 – 4: quadrantids meteor shower. an average shower thought to be produced by dust grains left behind by an extinct comet known as 2003 EH1, which was discovered in 2003.

feb 6: jupiter at opposition. the giant planet will be at its closest approach to earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the sun. February 22Conjunction of Venus and Mars. Conjunctions are rare events where two or more objects will appear extremely close together in the night sky. The two bright planets will be visible within only half a degree of each other in the evening sky. Look to the west just after sunset.

march 20: total solar eclipse. a total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the sun, revealing the sun’s beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona.

april 4: total lunar eclipse. a total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes completely through the earth’s dark shadow, or umbra. euring this type of eclipse, the moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color.

april 22 – 23: lyrids meteor shower. an average shower produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 thatcher, which was discovered in 1861.

may 5 -6: eta aquarids meteor shower. an above average shower produced by dust particles left behind by comet halley, which has known and observed since ancient times.

july 14new horizons at pluto. NASA’s new horizons spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at pluto after a nine and a half year journey. launched on january 19, 2006, this will be the first spacecraft to visit pluto which will give us our first close-up views of the dwarf planet and its moons.

july 28 – 29: delta aquarids meteor shower. an average shower produced by debris left behind by comets marsden and kracht.

august 12 – 13: perseids meteor shower. one of the best meteor showers to observe, produced by comet swift-tuttle, which was discovered in 1862.

october 8 – 9: draconids meteor shower. a minor shower produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P giacobini-ainner, which was first discovered in 1900.

october 21 – 22: orionids meteor shower. an average shower produced by dust grains left behind by comet halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times.

november 5 – 6: taurids meteor shower. a minor shower that is unusual in that it consists of two separate streams. the first is produced by dust grains left behind by asteroid 2004 TG10 and the second stream is produced by debris left behind by comet 2P encke.

november 17 – 18: leonids meteor shower. an average shower that is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen (the last of these occurred in 2001). the shower is produced by dust grains left behind by comet tempel-tuttle, which was discovered in 1865.

december 13 – 14: geminids meteor shower. the king of the meteor showers! it is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. it is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 phaethon, which was discovered in 1982.

december 22 – 23: ursids meteor shower. a minor shower produced by dust grains left behind by comet tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790.

resources: the sky & stargazing tonight

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december desktop + iphone calendars (4)

it’s december! it’s december! this month’s calendar was inspired by cooler weather and our beautiful smoky mountain pine trees. i wanted to use some teals and a little lime green this month, instead of the traditional christmas green and red. i think they turned out looking very ski-lodge-winter-cabin-y! i hope they will make you feel cozy and snug. :) xo, bonnie

december desktop + iphone calendars (3) december desktop + iphone calendars (2)

to download december’s backgrounds: click on the coordinating image above, then select your preferred size (most likely, ‘original’). right click and select ‘save as desktop background’ or download to your phone.

december desktop + iphone calendars (1)

december desktop + iphone calendars (2)

to download december’s backgrounds + seasonal veggie guide: click on the coordinating image above, then select your preferred size (most likely, ‘original’). right click and select ‘save as desktop background’ or download to your phone.

for more information on what’s in season in your town, check out this seasonal ingredient map!

please note: all images, patterns and designs © bonnie christine | going home to roost. you may not reproduce, re-create or sell in any way, but please feel free to download for your own personal use. if you share on your own blog (i’d be flattered!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!

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september desktop + iphone calendars (5)

september desktop + iphone calendars

oh, september. i’ve been waiting on you for oh about, 9 months now. i can’t believe you’re finally here! plus, i love mixing your late summer produce with the beginnings of fall flavors. yup, you’re a pretty good month. september desktop + iphone calendars (2) september desktop + iphone calendars (3)

to download september’s backgrounds: click on the coordinating image above, then select your preferred size (most likely, ‘original’). right click and select ‘save as desktop background’ or download to your phone. september desktop + iphone calendars (4) september desktop + iphone calendars (3) to download september’s backgrounds + seasonal veggie guide: click on the coordinating image above, then select your preferred size (most likely, ‘original’). right click and select ‘save as desktop background’ or download to your phone.

for more information on what’s in season in your town, check out this seasonal ingredient map!

please note: all images, patterns and designs © bonnie christine | going home to roost. you may not reproduce, re-create or sell in any way, but please feel free to download for your own personal use. if you share on your own blog (i’d be flattered!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!v

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sailing

yesterday we went sailing. david and his family are ol’ pros, since they grew up on the coast of north carolina, but it was my first time. it was amazing! it felt so nice to let the wind guide us, and incredibly peaceful to be out on the water without the sound of a distracting motor. the weather was perfect and i was able to relax in the shade for most of the afternoon. i think i found a new love!

have you ever been sailing? any stories to share?

the august break (4) this month, i’m excited to be participating in the august break, where i’ll be sharing photos with you from my personal life each day and taking a break from writing “regular” content for going home to roost. meanwhile, i’ll be preparing our hearts and our home for baby roost’s arrival and taking some very special time to spend with my love before we welcome our first son into the world. find out more about the august break and how to join here.

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august desktop + iphone calendars (4)

august desktop + iphone calendars

can you believe it’s nearly august? this summer is flying by! inspired by all the flowers i pass on my morning walk, august’s set of desktop + iphone calendars is in full bloom. i hope they will brighten your workspaces and make you smile! :) xo, bonnie august desktop + iphone calendars (1) august desktop + iphone calendars (2)

to download august’s backgrounds: click on the coordinating image above, then select your preferred size (most likely, ‘original’). right click and select ‘save as desktop background’ or download to your phone.

august desktop + iphone calendars (3)

august desktop + iphone calendars (2)

to download august’s backgrounds + seasonal veggie guide: click on the coordinating image above, then select your preferred size (most likely, ‘original’). right click and select ‘save as desktop background’ or download to your phone.

for more information on what’s in season in your town, check out this seasonal ingredient map!

please note: all images, patterns and designs © bonnie christine | going home to roost. you may not reproduce, re-create or sell in any way, but please feel free to download for your own personal use. if you share on your own blog (i’d be flattered!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!

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sprouts!

July 18, 2013

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home sprouting guide

since i’ve been meaning to start sprouting my own beans and seeds at home, i was thrilled to run across kinfolk’s home sprouting guide. making bean sprouts at home is really easy, inexpensive and super nutritious! each tiny sprout is packed full of nutrients and antioxidants and are much more nutritious than the dormant seed or bean from which they spring from. after sprouting, the beans and seeds contain much more absorbable protein, calcium, potassium, sodium, iron, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C. add them to salads and sandwiches for added crunch, texture and flavor! i believe i’m going to start with mung beans, lentils and chickpeas. what kind of sprouts do you prefer?

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best trees for indoor use

as a follow up to my indoor tree post earlier this week, i wanted to share with you a few of the best trees for indoor use. these 7 trees are best know for their beautiful leaves, ease of care and tendency to thrive indoors. if you’re looking to purify your air, they’re also great air filters (in addition to these plants)!

1. schefflera tree
also commonly called the umbrella tree, this plant’s large glossy leaves create a beautiful tropical display of foliage.

grow: medium to bright light; 60-75°F. keep soil evenly moist.
size: up to 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide.

2.  fiddleleaf fig tree
one of the trendiest indoor trees, it’s a popular pick due to it’s big leaves, beautiful shape and ease of care.

grow: in medium to bright light; 65-75°F. water when top soil feels dry to the touch.
size: up to 15 feet tall and 5 feet wide.

3. dragon tree
also called a ‘madagascar tree’, this is a versatile trees and is one of the easiest to take care of! feel free to angle and twist it’s branches as it grows.

grow: in moderate to bright light avoid direct sunlight); 65-75°F. water when top soil feels dry to the touch.
size: up to 10 feet tall.

4. rubber tree
a very versatile tree- keep it short and shrub like my trimming it’s branches, or let it grow into a large statement piece. either way, it will have big, dark and green shiny leaves that truly make any space beautiful!

grow: in medium to bright light; 60-80°F. water when top soil feels dry to the touch.
size: up to 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide.

5. norfolk pine tree
this tree is a popular choice to decorate indoors during christmas, but can be enjoyed as an elegant houseplant year round.

grow: in medium to bright light; 50-70°F. keep soil moist, but not soggy.
size: up to 10 feet tall.

6. lemon tree
lemon trees serve two purposes: to supply beautiful fragrant blooms and to provide delicious lemons for much of the year! they are hardy plants that can be moved to a patio for the summer and inside for the winter. these trees are always either flowering or blooming!

grow: in moderate light; 55-85°F. keep soil moist, and well drained.
size: up to 8 feet tall.

7. guinea chestnut
also known as the ‘money tree’, this is an easy tree to take care of. it loves lots of water and thrives in indirect light. perfect for indoors!

grow: in moderate light; 55-85°F. keep soil moist, and well drained.
size: up to 10 feet tall.

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