tag: summer

chickpea magazine

October 14, 2013

Posted by in lifestyle

chickpea magazine

i recently had the absolute pleasure of flipping through the summer issue of chickpea magazine. it comes out each quarter and just so happens to be completely vegan! this particular issue had nearly 100 pages full of fresh fruit desserts, summer recipes, a southern vegan travel guide, summer soups and a beautiful tribute to farmer’s markets. there are never any ads and the photography is simply breathtaking. with every flip of the page you just get more and more inspired (and hungry!). visit their webshop to order either the hardcopy magazine or a pdf version.

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Aug 8 // summer colors

August 8, 2013

Posted by in handmade


i’ve been so inspired by the colors of summer this week. the sunrises & sunsets, seashells and ocean hues have been so refreshing and lovely. i also love the colors from home, from the forests, mountain ranges and sun rays, but it’s always nice to change things up a bit, right?

what colors are inspiring you this week?

the august break (1) this month i’m 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 baby into the world. find out more about the august break and how to join here.

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summer ad special

hello lovelies! i’m so excited to share with you this new advertising opportunity on going home to roost. it’s called creativity: a savvy summer series. if you glance over in the right hand sidebar, you’ll see a special place with the summer series emblem in it. below i’ll be opening up 15 large spots for anyone who would like to join the series and promote their shop, blog or website for the summer buying season!

purchase all three months, and in addition to scoring this prime real estate, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to share with us your creative process through an exclusive summer savvy interview (conducted by me!). through this interview, you’ll be able to share with us your story, creative process and give the world a sneak peek into your life as a creative.

each summer series participant will also grab a 3 month membership to the roost tribe, for free!* (must purchase all 3 months to qualify. if you’re already a roost tribe member, you’ll get a refund for all 3 months!)

spots will go on a first come first serve basis and are only available for july, august and september. offer is not valid with any other deals. e-mail me to secure your spot!

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reminisce by bonnie christine for art gallery fabrics (3)

hello, lovelies! the time has finally come to launch my latest fabric collection with art gallery fabrics, reminisce. i’m so happy to announce, that it’s shipping now! you can find it now at either your favorite online retailer, or look for it at your local quilt store. yeah!

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reminisce is a nostalgic collection of bold & sugar-colored hues, inspired by hazy summer days filled with simple, yet memorable moments of picking flowers and enjoying their beauty.

click on the image above to watch the reminisce video, by art gallery fabrics featuring laura grosso. they’ve done such a beautiful job capturing the inspiration behind my collection (i cried when i watched it the first time!). it’s sophisticated, vintage, modern and sweet!

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inspired by sunshiny days and simpler ways, reminisce is all about the handmade way of life. my hope is that it will inspire you to slow down and soak in the beauty of everyday life!

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to accompany the collection, my mom and i have worked together to design a beautiful quilt called sentimentalities. you can download the free quilt pattern here!

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reminisce by bonnie christine for art gallery fabrics (9)

fabric collection: reminisce by bonnie christine (that’s me!)
photography and video by art gallery fabrics
video and photo shoot staring the lovely laura grosso

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falcon and finch spring showcase

falcon and finch is a vintage shop i could spend all day in. it’s full of fresh and bright vintage finds, perfect for sprucing up a home for summer! specializing in vintage cameras and film, lynelle has a real passion for photography and an eye for great finds. i’m also in love with their vintage inspired gardens and silverware. head on over to falcon and finch to see more!

*exclusive discount for GHTR readers! enter code ‘2roost’ during checkout to receive 20% off your purchase! expires 7/19/13. thanks, lynelle!

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plan a popsicle party!

1 & 2: a popsicle picnic
3: no melt pop invitations
4: diy popsicle tote
5: striped juice popsicles
6: striped ice cubes

with the heat of summer setting in, i’ve been craving ice cold drinks, chilled fruit and homemade popsicles. after seeing so many popsicle inspired pretties around the web, i thought how fun it would be to throw a popsicle summer soirée! with so many options for unique invitations, diy projects and delicious popsicle mixtures, this is a party i’d be sure to attend!

have you ever thrown a food inspired party?

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garlic linquine by mary beth at annapolis & company

*happy friday, friends! today i’ve invited the most lovely mary beth from annapolis and company to come share a yummy summer recipe with us.

mary beth is a foodie, natural light photographer, crafster and all around sweetheart. i have especially been wanting to try my hand at making some of these tile coasters and this recipe for peanut butter honey granola! i know you’re going to fall in love with her and her beautiful blog and this yummy recipe. enjoy! xo, bonnie

Annapolis & Company | Garlic Linguine

Hi roost readers! I’m Mary Beth. A wife, a mother, a photographer, a lover of all things creative…finding beauty in the everyday. I blog about our life of two artsy parents and 3 crazy schooners at Annapolis & Company. I hope you’ll come say hello!

I’m really excited to collaborate with Bonnie today and bring you one of my favorite tried and true recipes. It’s one of those healthy, but crowd-pleasing dishes that smells like a mix of fresh summer and roasted garlic….

Annapolis & Company | Garlic Linguine

Annapolis & Company | Garlic Linguine

I make this summer linguine so often I have it memorized. Seriously. It is really easy and fast to put together. I usually start by washing/chopping up all of the fresh veggies and having them ready to go. There are only a handful of ingredients, so make the ones listed count. Be liberal with your olive oil so that it will thoroughly coat all of your linguine at the end, keeping it from being too dry. Sprinkle generously with sea salt, as it is pretty much the only seasoning. And whatever you do, don’t skimp on the fresh basil. It makes the natural vegetable flavors pop. And you really don’t want to miss that!

I so hope you enjoy!

Annapolis & Company | Garlic Linguine



- 1.5 lbs linguine
- 1/2 cup olive oil – be generous!
- 6-8 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 2 zucchini, chopped
- 2 yellow squash, chopped
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- large handful of fresh basil
- sea salt
- optional: pecorino romano cheese, freshly grated


Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large cooking pan. Add your chopped garlic and sauté for roughly 5 minutes until the oil is flavored really well. (Be careful not to burn the garlic.) Get a separate pot of boiling water going for your linguine and cook linguine according to package directions.Meanwhile, add the chopped squash to your garlic-flavored olive oil and sauté on medium to medium low heat for about 10 minutes. Add in the cherry tomatoes for the last few minutes and they’ll get all wrinkly, juicy, and flavorful. Liberally sprinkle with freshly grated sea salt. Remove from heat and add torn basil. Drain your cooked linguine and pour it into your vegetable mixture. Toss till coated evenly with the flavored olive oil and veggies are distributed throughout. Top with freshly grated pecorino romano.

Voila! A fresh and healthy meal in under 30 minutes!

Source: Tales of Me and The Husband

Annapolis & Company | Garlic Linguine

Annapolis & Company | Garlic Linguine

Thanks for having me, Bonnie!

Xoxoxo, Mary Beth

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uncommongoods giveaway!

February 26, 2013

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uncommongoods salsabol contest and giveaway!


hey friends! i’m so excited to have partnered with uncommongoods for this fun salsabol recipe contest and giveaway! i’ve always loved uncommongoods- they not only have really unique gifts but always incorporate thoughtful design into their products as well. for example, this salsabol is perfectly designed to help you achieve the perfect scoop!

the recipe: for the contest, i created a refreshing delicious summer salsa recipe full of garden veggies, roasted corn and fresh avocado. click here for the recipe!

the contest: my summer salsa recipe is part of a contest (click here to view the others). you can vote for it by liking, sharing or commenting on this post (thanks!).

the giveaway: one lucky winner will win a salsabol and a $50 gift certificate to uncommongoods- read on for details!


deadline: giveaway will end monday, march 4th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: check out the salsabol, then let us know why you would love to win it, why you’re a salsa fanatic or what your favorite kind of salsa is!

additional ways to enter:

>> vote for my salsa recipe by liking, sharing or commenting on this post (thanks!). leave another comment here letting us know you did so.

>> like both going home to roost and uncommongoods on facebook and leave another comment here letting us know you did so.

>> follow both going home to roost and uncommongoods on twitter, then come back here and leave another comment letting us know you did so.

>> follow both going home to roost and uncommongoods on pinterest, and leave another comment here letting us know you did so.


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