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giveaway! organic poppy soaps

November 18, 2013

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*update! the entry guidelines for this giveaway have been updated since first posted. please keep reading for details and good luck! poppy soap giveaway happy monday, friends! i’m sure you remember the beautiful poppy soap co. and their really cool indiegogo campaign, right? (of course you do!). they make incredible organic, vegan soaps and have an amazing mission. poppy soap empowers a give-back movement called the bar for bar program where for every bar of poppy soap purchased online or in stores, they donate an additional bar to a women’s shelter in their customer’s local community. to date, they’ve donated over 3,000 bars to women’s shelters across the country. now that’s something worth investing in!

update on the campaign: poppy soap co. is just over 62% to their $10,000 goal with 13 days to go!  with our help, i know they can reach their goal and keep the bar for bar program alive!

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enter to win a $35 gift certificate: poppy soaps are made with certified organic ingredients, beneficial therapeutic essential oils and healing botanical extracts. they are always plant based and NEVER contain sulfates, artificial fragrances, petroleum, phthalates, GMO’s or animal products!

deadline: giveaway will end sunday, november 24th 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 poppy soap and check out their indiegogo campaign. come back here and let us know what you’d like to try their organic soaps or support their mission in helping women.

additional ways to enter:

>> like both going home to roost and poppy soap co on facebook

>> share on twitter and include the handles @gohometoroost and @LindyLaRoche

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

be sure to leave a new comment for each additional entry so it counts (limit of 4 comments per person)!


good luck! xo, bonnie

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bronze organic ring giveaway

October 28, 2013

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bronze organic ring giveaway

i am absolutely in love with susana teixeira’s latest jewelry collection ‘sponge colony’. it’s feminine, organic and ever so unique, don’t you think? as you can imagine, i was delighted when susana contacted me about giving away one of her beautiful organic bronze rings to a going home to roost reader (that’s you)!

susana started out as a math teacher, but quickly realized she wanted to do something with her hands. jewelry making was her first stop and she now exhibits her work and has opened a beautiful shop. as a mathematician, it makes sense that she’s drawn to details, geometry, symmetry, asymmetry, and proportions. the results are nothing less than breathtaking!

susana tixeira elsewhere: etsy | twitter | facebook | website


about the organic bronze ring: this ring is a massive bronze piece that features a colony of sponges in different forms, sizes and lengths. it was made using the lost wax casting process, where susana manually sculpts the entire piece in wax and then uses the wax prototype to form the bronze piece in a professional foundry. this ring is available in any US size between 6 3/4 (interior diameter 17.1 mm / 0.67 inches) and 8 (interior diameter 18.1 mm / 0.71 inches).

deadline: giveaway will end sunday, november 3rd at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: comment below and let us know what you love most about susana teixeira’s jewelry. if you know it, please also include your ring size (available in any US size between 6 3/4 and 8.

additional ways to enter:

>> like both going home to roost and susana teixeira jewelry on facebook

>> share on twitter and include the handles @gohometoroost and @susanatjewels

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

be sure to leave a new comment for each additional entry so it counts (limit of 4 comments per person)!

good luck! xo, bonnie


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Posted by in lifestyle

amy butler's fashion and travel bags (3)

another one of my most favorite gifts this year was a set of bags from amy butler’s new collection of fashion and travel bags. someone really knows me well (ahem, thanks mom!) and picked out the most perfect travel set for me. a large weekender and a hanging toiletries bag that are both so easy to zip up and toss in the car. i love them!

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convenience aside, the bags themselves are remarkable. made from heavy organic cotton and dyed with eco friendly dyes, they feel simply luxurious. they are sturdy, extremely well made and absolutely beautiful.

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head on over to amy butler’s website to view the collection, then visit kalencom to purchase.

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tea for creatives

this week i had the absolute privilege of trying the new tea for creatives: possibiliteas. started by a creative professional and tea enthusiast, regina brooks found that her custom blends of fine tea, florals and herbs made her feel more centered and had a positive effect on creative output. and guess what- they did for me, too!

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for now, they come in three mind-focusing blends: creativitea, productivitea and claritea.

creativitea is made of chamomile, which calms the body and centers the mind and a mixture of lavender and lemon grass which help bring about more focus and insight.

claritea is a honey-gold brew of china green tea which helps you focus, brahmi that helps mental acuity and rosemary, which stimulates memory, balance and mental alertness.

productivitea (my favorite) is a blend of stimulating formosa oolong and nilgiri black teas. rooibos from south africa and organic chocolate from central america which helps fortify and energize.

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the sole purpose of possibiliteas? to help enhance creative’s ability to put their imagination to work. a cup of possibiliteas can help bring your dreaming, planning and making all together!

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i’ve been having a cup nearly every day, and i have enjoyed so much sitting down with a cup while i sketch or write! in addition to tasting incredibly-amazingly delicious, it really does seem to help my imagination flow!

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visit possibiliteas and check out their blog, twitter and facebook pages while you’re at it. i think you’ll fall in love with their mission (and their teas!).

p.s. my sweet glass tea vessel came from one vessel!

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you pick raspberries

August 10, 2011

Posted by in simple living

you pick raspberries

you pick raspberries

you pick raspberries

early we rose yesterday and to the ‘you pick organic farm’ we went. after an embarrassing amount of sugar, 4 trips to the grocery store and one lost wallet, we managed to can over 70 jars of raspberry jam. feet = exhausted. tummy = very happy.

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July 5, 2011

Posted by in jewelry



i love the organic feel to lumafina’s beautiful jewelry. with hand cut pieces of metal, patina colors and the use of naturally shed deer antlers i think her pieces look feminine, natural and easy to wear. i especially love these dotted hoops and sweet chevron necklace.

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inbox inquiry
hello, lovelies! today we have an inbox inquiry from katie henderson about organic hair care products. see my advice below and share your own advice in the comments section!

inbox inquiry

hi katie! i have curly, frizzy hair as well. AH! i have a few recommendations for you (see below) but more than just guide you to a specific product, i wanted to share with you a list of ingredients that i avoid at all costs. that way, you can take the list with you into the store and find several different products that you can feel good about purchasing and using!

below you’ll find my pocket resource guide for which ingredients to avoid. you will be able to find products that are free from these ingredients, you’ll just have to look for them. you can try at your local store, but a better bet would be to head to a health food store. but remember, just because it’s in a health food store, doesn’t mean it’s good for you! always double check the ingredients. you can click on the picture below to download a pdf format, with three different sizes in it choose from. i just keep a copy in my wallet for easy access at the store!
ingredients to avoid

click to download the “ingredients to avoid” pocket guide! (you’ll have three sizes to choose from.)

now, the discussion on ingredients in general, is a whole different topic in itself (of which we won’t go into today), but you can either take my word for it, or research the following links to learn more:

-skin deep- a great website where you can enter an ingredient to learn more about it. they also have a wonderful what not to buy, a must read!
-body care from mother love
-organic consumers association

some of the products that i’ve found to ‘fit the bill’ have come from the companies listed below. however, you still need to double check the ingredients, as not all of the products from these companies necessarily apply.

-earth science
-burt’s bees
-say yes to carrots

the best rule of thumb is to only purchase products that contain ingredients that:
a) you can pronounce
b) you would eat (you know like grapeseed oil, root extract, etc)

do you have any favorite organic (or otherwise responsible) hair products you like? do share in the comments section!

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joretta natural knits

i had the absolute pleasure of meeting and making friends with kina of joretta natural knits, as we were booth neighbors last year at icp! i can tell you first hand that her beautiful natural knits are high quality, well constructed and oh-so-cozy to the touch. she designs each of them herself and uses natural, recycled fibers and organic materials from local producers and dyers. and as she has her own one-and-a-half year old, you can be rest assured that all of her designs are baby proofed!

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