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get or gift: tree sticky notes (1)

next on my list of items to get or gift are these cute giving tree sticky note pads. i just love jotting down notes and to-do’s on pretty paper, don’t you? this giving tree note set is not only useful, but beautiful too. coming in at just $12.95, they are the perfect item to get or gift! psst. you can grab refills for them as well!

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Aug 2 // home

August 2, 2013

Posted by in home decor

home

home. and my favorite tree, the guinea chestnut.

the august break 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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tabletop trees

December 18, 2012

tabletop trees

tabletop trees

tabletop trees

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tabletop trees   tabletop trees

tabletop trees

tabletop trees

tabletop trees

tabletop trees

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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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o christmas tree

December 6, 2012

Posted by in christmas

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i haven’t had a christmas tree for three years now. since we’ve lived so far away from our families we were always traveling for nearly the entire month of december, so putting up a christmas tree was nearly pointless. instead, we just mooched off the enjoyment of our parent’s and sibling’s trees (and didn’t have to take them down after the holidays!).

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but this year is different. for the first time in a long time, we were able to get a tree! it’s just one small perk of being back home. another small perk is that ‘home’ just so happens to be the 2nd largest producer of christmas trees in the states. YES! so, i started searching for local tree farms and finally decided upon one that sounded promising. with cider in hand we bundled up and headed out about 11 miles down a windy road.

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upon arriving we were greeted by grandpa, a small dog and no one else in sight. as we inhaled our firsts breaths of christmas, we let toaster and the farm pup play in circles around us. our instructions were to go find the tree of our dreams somewhere on the several acres of trees and to only return when we’d chosen the one.

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it wasn’t an easy task. all were either lopsided, asymmetrical, too short or too tall. until about 5 acres in… we spotted it! way up on the hill there was a perfectly straight, round and fluffy tree and it was just the right height. we marked the tree and returned. grandpa says, “did you bring a saw?” we giggled, then realized he was serious, then looked at each other with wide eyes. ‘um, well, we were hoping maybe we could borrow one of yours?‘.  he grabbed a small, 10 inch saw (apparently, ‘the big one’ was in his other truck) and drove us down to where it was located.

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after about 5 minutes of sawing, david yelled ‘timber!’ as our pretty tree fell to the ground and got wisped away to be measured, bundled and strapped to the top of our car.

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with sappy hands we returned and spoke fondly of our experience the whole way home. we quickly fastened it in a stand, watered it and turned in for the evening.

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the next day, my mom came over and helped me decorate it. apparently i love these globe lights, because after i purchased several new boxes of them, i found the exact same ones in my christmas decor boxes.

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we carefully unwrapped the ornaments i’ve collected over the years, and hung them each on the tree. i love nothing more than sitting by the fire at night with no light on in the house except for the ones on the tree. merry christmas!

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woodcut chalkboards

chalkboards by lindsay letters

woodcut chalkboards

barkboard $64

woodcut chalkboards

wood slice chalkboard $17

woodcut chalkboards

chalkboard $45

woodcut chalkboards

chalkboard signs (2) $65

woodcut chalkboards

woodcut chalkboard $26.95

this trend had me at hello. anything that combines nature, pretty lettering and chalkboards is a win-win-win in my book. perfect for notes, to-dos and reminders hanging by the door or at your workspace. interested in taking this on as a project, diy style? make sure to check out this tutorial!

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the secret place

January 31, 2012

Posted by in lifestyle

the secret place the secret place beneath the tree by little bean prints

when i was a little girl, i used to dream about a place just like this. i had grand plans of digging out a small room underneath the earth where i could have my own secret place. i believe that i even started digging, twice. because a secluded earthy place just made sense.

i guess you could say that i’ve always had the desire to roost!

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tree of life

January 25, 2012

Posted by in handmade

tree of life

tree of life

this tree of life poster immediately caught my attention. as i love everything woodgrain, this beautiful slice of tree trunk was no exception. however upon a second glance, i noticed it was much more than that. the entire illustration is built of tiny animals, aimed to highlight the matter of animals losing their homes due to deforestation. a truly lovely reminder that we should take better care of the world around us.

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water sounds

June 21, 2011

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water sounds

today i love: water sounds. visit her website for more pretty patterns and prints.

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