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sweet as honey blog tour

February 28, 2014

pssst.. UPDATE! see a recap of all 25 projects here.

sweet as honey blog tour (2)

are you ready to be ultra-inspired?! i’m tickled pink to announce the sweet as honey blog tour! join us each day during the month of march as talented makers from all over the world share their projects made from sweet as honey. check out the full schedule below to see who will be posting each day.

want to join the fun? share you own projects on twitter and instagram using hashtags #sweetashoney and #sahblogtour

sweet as honey by bonnie christine

sweet as honey blog tour (1)

>> blog posts will be linked daily as the are posted <<

Monday March 3rdJennifer | Hopeful Homemaker
Tuesday March 4thJessica | Haile and Co
Wednesday March 5thMeg | Milk and Rhubarb
Thursday March 6thMeghan | Eat Live Make
Friday March 7thSarah | Crinkle Love
Monday March 10thAmy | During Quiet Time
Tuesday March 11thCorey | Little Miss Shabby
Wednesday March 12thAmanda | Material Girl Quilts
Thursday March 13thSarah | No Hats in the House
Friday March 14thCaroline | Sew Caroline
Monday March 17thAle | Golden Willow Quilts
Tuesday March 18thEmily | Beautiful Hello Blog
Wednesday March 19thMelissa | Lulu The Baker
Thursday March 20thNancy | Owen’s Oliva
Friday March 21stBonnie (that’s me!) | Going Home to Roost
Saturday March 22ndCindy | School House Patterns
Monday March 24thMelissa | Missouri Mel
Tuesday March 25th Shannon | Very Shannon
Wednesday March 26thHeidi | Hands Occupied
Thursday March 27thBarb | Knack Studios
Friday March 28thCaitlin | Salty Oat
Saturday March 29thKaren | Celebrate Life With Us
Monday March 31stKellie | Craft Nurse Quilt
Tuesday April 1st Krista | Everyday Miija
Wednesday April 2ndApril San Pedro | I Am Artisan

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my day to day routine

November 5, 2012

Posted by in bonnie forkner

*i would like to first say this morning that my sincere thoughts and prayers are with everyone who are dealing with the aftereffects of storm sandy. i hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound!

i’ve always loved learning about other people’s routines. the way we each go about our day to day activities is so interesting to me and i love getting inspired by other’s customs, schedules and format to their day.

my day to day routine

i especially enjoy learning about the routines of people that are self employed, creative or work from home. working from home is definitely a blessing, but it also comes with an immense amount of freedom, which means it requires a huge amount of discipline. at times, it can be really hard to stay focused, motivated and productive!

so today i thought i would share with you my normal day to day routine. i am definitely a creature of habit (so is david), so my daily do’s stay pretty consistent.

6:30am: david wakes up and i begin to rustle. i usually stay in bed while i can hear him showering. the first thing i lay my eyes on is the ‘verse of the day’ on my youversion bible app. then i take 15 minutes or so to wake up, glance at my e-mails and see what’s going on in the universe (still in bed).

6:45: feet hit the floor and the first thing i do is have some water and an emergen-c (just a daily habit) while i fix my first cup of coffee.

6:45-7:15: take time to sip on my cup of coffee (fixed with local honey and coconut creamer) while i read my daily bible plan, again on the youversion app. starting my day with some reading really grounds and inspires me, and gives me a fresh beginning each morning!

my day to day routine

7:15-7:45: feed and walk toaster, do a few odd jobs around the house, and help david get out the door for work.

7:45-8:00: take david to work (we’re a one car family). even toaster comes along for the ride!

8:00-9:30: check on the day’s scheduled posts and share them via social media. play catch up on comments etc and start working on the next day’s posts.

my day to day routine

9:30: 2nd cup of coffee.

9:45-11:00: finish up and schedule the next day’s posts and start answering e-mails for the day. i don’t get them all answered every day, but i try to respond to each of them within 2-4 days-ish.

11:00-1:00: 2 or 3 days a week a friend and i get together for a run that usually lasts about an hour and a half. on days that we don’t run, i use this time to get creative, photograph projects and edit the photos.

1:00-3:00: i usually set a part this time to work on things related to designing. this includes sketching, photographing inspirations and working with patterns directly in illustrator.

3:00: fix a smoothie to sip on for the afternoon. my favorite combo is carrot juice, coconut water, frozen berries and a scoop of amazing grass.

my day to day routine

3:15-5:00: check in on the day’s blog posts and answer any comments or questions regarding it. answer any urgent emails and use the remaining time to work on the materials and newsletter going out that friday for the roost tribe, which usually takes about 7-10 hours a week.

5:00-5:30: clean up the house and get dinner started.

5:30: grab toaster and go pick up david from work (unless he’s ridden his bike home!).

6:00: eat dinner (yes, we eat this early!)

my day to day routine

7:00-9:00: computer is off and we use this time to focus on each other. it’s time usually just spent on the sofa, but it’s sacred and special, even if we’re just curled up watching a movie together.

9:00: bedtime. (i know, we’re old!)

do you have a favorite part of your day? if so, what is it?

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10 reasons to blog ahead

June 20, 2012

Posted by in indie biz

reasons to blog ahead

admittedly, this is something i didn’t do for a very long time. after i recently bit the bullet and started writing posts ahead of time however, i can’t believe i waited so long! since it took me forever (we’re talking nearly 3 years here), i thought you might like to know why i made the switch, and if you’re a blogger, why you should to.

first let’s talk about why i did not plan my posts ahead of time. you see, i fell in love with this idea of spontaneity early on. i liked having the flexibility and empowerment of just blogging about something as soon as it caught my eye. i thought, but what if i wake up to an amazing product in my inbox? or what if inspiration strikes and i can’t wait to share it? so that my friends, is why i subscribed myself to never blogging ahead of time.

fast forward 3 years of what i would consider some stressful writing, frenzied posts and the occasional emergency run to the nearest coffee shop with internet and you’ll fine me here. happily posting ahead of time. and here’s why!

10 reasons to blog ahead (1) wake up feeling ahead of the game. especially when different time zones are considered, it’s a wonderful feeling to wake up and know that your posts have already been read, sometimes all around the world.


10 reasons to blog ahead (2) create better content. when you plan ahead you will naturally have more time to put sincere thought and effort into your posts and plan them perfectly.


10 reasons to blog ahead (3) freak out LESS! woke up to an internet outage? have no fear, your posts are already scheduled and making their way around the world www.


10 reasons to blog ahead (4) stay ahead, even when you’re on vacation. blogging while on the road use to be one of my biggest stressors, especially when internet service was in question. since i’ve started planning ahead, i’ve never had more fun while on the road!


10 reasons to blog ahead (5) share better projects, photos and recipes. when you’re working ahead of time, you’ll be able to plan more projects, and most importantly have plenty of time to take great photos (in the daylight!) and edit them to your liking.


10 reasons to blog ahead (6) have more time to connect. with your readers, your family and your dog (or kitty!).


10 reasons to blog ahead (7) better engage your audience. as you plan ahead you’ll find that you have more time to think about how you want to share your content across social media sites and with your readers.


10 reasons to blog ahead (8) press snooze. not all the time, but sometimes.


10 reasons to blog ahead (9) be spontaneous. yup, you can still be spontaneous! if you come across something that just can’t wait, just rearrange your scheduled posts or add a new post for the day- your readers will thank you!


10 reasons to blog ahead (10) be more flexible. want to go for a run? have coffee with your hubbie? have a little extra quite time? all of it is possible when your posts are schedule and ready to go.

so in a nutshell, that is why i made the switch and why it has totally rocked my world and actually increased my time to be creative. can i get a woot woot?!

do you blog ahead? why or why not? i’ll meet you in the comments section!

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