Day #3 of the 5 Day Deal – #Hashtaghero Instagram e-course

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Hey you! Each day this week I'm sharing about a few of my favorite products included in the EPIC 5 Day Sale.

If you're just catching up - be sure to look at:

Day #1: all about the sale + the huge Roost Tribe bundle and Skillshare classes I'm including in the sale myself.
Day #2: Tiffany Willet's massive font bundle which contains over 76 original hand drawn fonts + a free art print I made using them!
Day #3: Alex Tooby's #HashtagHero Instgram e-course - read more below!

Here's a recap of what you need to know about this AH-mazing creative bundle:

1) This bundle includes $2,400+ in web tools, themes, templates, tutorials, eBooks, products and services for $87. That’s a savings of over 96%!
2)  10% of each bundle revenue goes directly to four amazing, carefully selected charities: The BOMA Project, Tough As Her, The Exodus Road, and Mercy Ships.
3) The sale ends July 19 at 12:00 PM (noon) PST, and will never return again.

Today's spotlight is all about Alex Tooby's #HashtagHero Instgram e-course. I have learned so much in taking this course! Instagram is by far my favorite social media outlet, but if you're like me, it can feel a little confusing and sometimes daunting. I loved taking Alex's instagram course because it teaches you how to make the most of your posts and get them working FOR YOU through the use of hashtags. My philosophy is - if you're already spending them time doing the task, why not make it as SMART as possible?

The course is only about 50 minutes and it is JAM packed full of tricks and tips for instagram. Alex is a great teacher and the course was easy to listen to, and most importantly, it left me feeling motivated and empowered.

In this course, Alex effortlessly teaches you how to:

# Effectively combat the new Instagram algorithm
# Rapidly increase the likes and comments you get from your dream client
# Multiply the amount of targeted users following you {authentically - without any follow/unfollow tactics}
# Dramatically increase the amount of clicks on the link in your bio, and
# Effortlessly sell more products and services {without being sales-y!}

The #HashtagHero ecourse is just a teeny snippet of what all is included in the  The Complete Web Essentials Bundle. In addition to this course there are 20 other amazing products for only $87 (!!!). EIGHTY SEVEN.
 Some of the products I'm loving are:
 WordPress Themes, 
Photoshop & Illustrator 101 Courses, 
76 Designer Fonts, 
20 Logo Templates
, A Search Engine Optimization Guide, 
An Affiliate Marketing Course
 and so much more!

Head on over to 5DayDeal to view it all and make sure to grab the deal before it's over on July 19 at 12:00 PM (noon) PST.

Day #2 of the 5 Day Deal – Font Package & Free Art Print!

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Hey everyone! I shared some exciting news with you yesterday (if you missed, catch up here!). For the next 4 days I'll be sharing with you a few of my favorite products that are included in The Complete Web Essentials Bundle.

In case you're just catching up -this bundle is AH-mazing. Here's what you need to know overall:

1) The bundle was made for creative businesses, photographers and illustrators. It includes $2,400+ in web tools, themes, templates, tutorials, eBooks, products and services for $87. That’s a savings of over 96%.

2)  10% of each bundle revenue ($8.70 per sale) goes directly to four amazing, carefully selected charities: The BOMA Project, Tough As Her, The Exodus Road, and Mercy Ships.

3) This deal will only ever exist during these five (5) days, never to return. The sale ends July 19 at 12:00 PM (noon) PST.

Today I want to highlight On the Spot's massive font bundle which contains over 76 original hand drawn fonts by Tiffany Willet! This font bundle has been so fun to play with. All of the fonts are just darling, and super easy to use!

I created the art print above (free for you!) by using just a handful of them - specifically Oliver, Fabu, Keke, Farmer's Market, Waterbrush and Brownie Pie.

to download: click here - or - on the image above to download the printable PDF. Print using the high quality setting on 8x10 heavy card stock (my favorite is epson premium presentation paper). Select 'borderless' when available for a full bleed.

This is just a teeny snippet of what all is included in the Web Essentials Bundle- it's truly the greatest value and by far the most educational event I've ever been a part of.

Head on over to 5DayDeal to view it all. Even if you choose not to purchase the bundle yourself, I would be so appreciative if you pass it on to your own network of creatives!  I'll be back more tomorrow for more!

Day #1 of the 5DayDeal

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The Complete Web Essentials Bundle 5DayDeal (1)Hey everyone! I've been hinting at something BIG over on Instagram, and today is the day that I get to share it with you! I am honored and excited to take part in a massive bundle deal this week with my friends over at 5DayDeal: The Complete Web Essentials Bundle

What you need to know:

1) This bundle was made for creative businesses, photographers and illustrators. It includes $2,400+ in web tools, themes, templates, tutorials, eBooks, products and services for $87. That’s a savings of over 96%. (Need no more? Go ahead and get the bundle here!)

2)  10% of each bundle revenue ($8.70 per sale) goes directly to four amazing, carefully selected charities: The BOMA Project, Tough As Her, The Exodus Road, and Mercy Ships.

3) This deal will only ever exist during these five (5) days, never to return. The sale ends July 19 at 12:00 PM (noon) PST.

The Complete Web Essentials Bundle 5DayDeal (3)I have personally downloaded and explored everything that comes in the bundle (see the entire list below), and it has made me so excited to share it with you. This is by far the greatest value and most educational event I've ever been a part of.

Whether you're a photographer looking to build a better online portfolio, create an exciting website, grow an audience through social media, generate new revenue through a passive income, design more attractive graphics, tell more compelling visual stories, or simply make your creative work more attractive online, this bundle will instantly become an integral part of your professional development.

Here's a complete list of everything that's included!

- Start Here: The Photographer's Guide to Building a Website that Gets Clients eBook * Jamie Swanson - The Modern Tog $99.00
- 1 Photographer’s Portfolio Website (5 Years) StickyFolios.com $600.00
- Turnkey Hosting & Photography Tools for up to 5 Websites (6 Months) Imagely.com $299.40
- Professional Web Designer Bundle - 100 hours of video for beginners! Stone River Learning $447.00
- WordPress Photography Store Bundle - Sell your photos on your own store! Thad Allender - GraphPaperPress $149.00
- Photographer & Portfolio WordPress Themes Organic Themes $138.00
- Storytelling Fundamentals Course + 3 Month Trial of StoryBuilder Software Muse Storytelling $147.00
- “Affiliate Marketing - Monetizing Your Website With Value-Based Content” Video Course * Dave Seeram - PhotographyBB $97.00
- Power of Planning: Creating a Calendar for Your Blog * Christine Tremoulet $79.00
- Photoshop 101 Video Course Kelvin Pimont - Kelvin Designs $147.00
- Design Elements Kit - Blogging ebook, Illustrator videos, design templates, & more! Bonnie Christine - Roost Tribe $99.00
- “HashTag Hero” Video & Workbook - Build quality engagement on Instagram! Alex Tooby $99.00
- Search Engine Cookbook for Photographers Zach Prez - Photography Spark $99.00
- “Making Your Mark Online: Digital Marketing eCourse for Photographers” Course * Corwin Hiebert $79.00
- 150 Photo Collage Templates - Share on social media, a blog, & with clients! Brad Wayland - PhotographyPla $98.00
- 20 Photographer Logo Templates - For web, print, and photo overlays Brad Wayland - PhotographyPla $48.00
- 6 Themed Social Media Template Sets - Facebook timelines, Twitter headers & more! Jody Robertson - The Shoppe $89.00
- Virtual Postcards - Social Media & Email Templates Lena Hyde - Design Aglow $75.00
- “9 Key Elements for an Effective Photography Website” Video Tutorial + Case Study Brent Mail $98.00
- Website “Terms of Use” Legal Template Rachel Brenke - The Law Tog $45.00
- Ultimate Font Bundle - 76 Original Designer Fonts! Tiffany Willett - On the Spot Studio $39.99
- Illustrator Quickstart Video Course Kelvin Pimont - Kelvin Designs $20.00
- BONUS: The Creative Composites Bundle - Make impressive website hero images! Serge Ramelli - Photo Serge $135.00
- BONUS: Access to both Intro to Surface Pattern Design & Surface Pattern Design 2.0 by Bonnie Christine

YES - that's $2,400+ in materials for just $87 (96% off)!

 

 

The Complete Web Essentials Bundle 5DayDeal (2)

For the next 5 days, I'll be sharing with you a few of my favorite products and downloads from the bundle.

For Day #1 - I'm proud to announce my contribution to the bundle:

  • Access to BOTH of my courses on Skillshare: Intro to Surface Pattern Design and Surface Pattern Design 2.0
  • 19 additional Adobe Illustrator tutorials that will help you get up and running in the program designing clip art, repeating patterns and more!
  • 6 sets of clip art collections that include photo overlays, frames, illustrations like 'page flips' and washi tape for blog posts, and more.
  • How to Grow your Blog eBook
  • 12 Teachings that have made my Business Thrive eBook
  • How to Design and Bind your very own Portfolio eBook
  • A year's worth of inspirational desktop and smart phone backgrounds
  • 3 printable Bonnie Christine art prints
  • A printable Bonnie Christine greeting card and beautiful to-do list
  • Bonus coupons and discounts

Some of you may already have access to some of the above (Full Access Roost Tribe members have everything except the Skillshare courses), but that's alright! The Complete Web Essentials Bundle is such a total bargain even if you already have one or a few of the products. No matter what your level, there’s something in there for you. I guarantee you’ll find a ton of excellent resources in this bundle to help you hone your craft and grow your business.

Head on over to 5DayDeal to check out the sale. Even if you choose not to purchase the bundle yourself, please share the sale with your network to help raise awareness. Not only is this such a great deal, but it champions wonderful causes that I’m proud to support! I'll be back more tomorrow for more!

Inspired by Krochet Kids intl. + a $150 Giveaway!

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July’s Desktop + Smartphone Backgrounds

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july 2016 desktop + smartphone calendars by bonnie christine (6)

bye bye june, hello beautiful july! this month's calendar collection uses the nature study print from my current fabric collection, forest floor. it's full of forest curiosities!

things i love most about this month are: having dinner on the patio, creek swimming & catching fireflies.  what are your favorite things about july?

calendars for july: click here to download the desktop background and here to download the smartphone background. enjoy!

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a little recap of our month. see more & follow along over on instagram!

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(back by popular demand!) to download the printable version: click here download the PDF calendar. print on heavy card stock (my favorite is epson premium presentation paper). punch a whole at the top to hang or simply stack.

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 delighted!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!

Forest Floor Fabrics Blog Tour

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hey everyone!  i’m so excited that the forest floor fabrics blog tour begins this TODAY! join us each day as talented makers from all over the world share their projects made from my current fabric line, forest floor for art gallery fabrics. check out the full schedule below!

want to join the fun? share you own projects on twitter and instagram using hashtags #ForestFloorFabrics & #ForestFloorBlogTour. we can’t wait to see what you make!

Explore the collection deeper: the collection | the lookbook | on instagram | about the collection

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everyone's blog post will be linked on the day that their project is posted. check back here to see the new link added each day!

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Thursday June 23rd: Cassie Massolia | Little Lizard King
Friday June 24th: Sarah Overton | My Crowded Nest
Monday June 27th: Audrey | Skirt Fixation
Tuesday June 28th: April & Mickey | Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe
Wednesday June 29th: Taylor Made Creates
Thursday June 30th: Maureen Cracknell | Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Friday July 1st: Corri Sheff | The Lions Dandy
Monday July 4th: Jodi Godfrey | Tales of Cloth
Tuesday July 5th: Alex Bartholomew | Blue Bird Fabrics
Wednesday July 6th: Bonnie Christine | Going Home to Roost
Thursday July 7th: Sarah Buis | Sweet as Honey Studio
Friday July 8th: Deanne and Karyn | Annie and Dot Fabrics
Monday July 11th: Heidi Gustad | Hands Occupied
Tuesday July 12th: Alexandra Bordallo | Alextilalila Designs
Wednesday July 13th: Maxie Ramey | Maxie Makes
Thursday July 14th: Terri Steele
Friday July 15th: Sarah Bertochi | Sarah B
Monday July 18th: Rachel Jaggers | Spotted Pepper Designs
Tuesday July 19th: Anna Dineen | My Wandering Path
Wednesday July 20th: Jayme Christensen | Finding Sweetland
Thursday July 21st: Rachael McKeeman | The Floral Suitcase
Friday July 22nd: Maja Wlusek | Betyipiernaty
Monday July 25th: Sue Stone | Needle in a Fabric Stash
Tuesday July 26th: Cheri Lehnow | Tinkerellen
Wednesday July 27th: Annika Ferk | Naeh Connection
Thursday July 28th: Quilters Candy Box
Friday July 29th: Erin Stewart | Boho Journal
Monday August 1st: Megan Price | Dolly Henry
Tuesday August 2nd: Courtney Gamble | Mommahood Makers
Wednesday August 3rd: Vicky - Veni Vidi Vicky

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Top Tax Tips for Online Sellers

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Top Tax Tips for Online Sellers from the IRS

I was recently contacted by the US Tax Center to see if I would be interested in sharing some tax tips for other online sellers like myself. I have to admit, I sighed with relief when I realized what the email was about! Of course, I said 'YES'. If you're like me, taking care of the business side of my creative business is always the hardest. I can use all the tips and help I can get!

If you sell on Etsy, eBay, Amazon or any other online store, chances are you struggle to get the most out of your taxes because of misinformation and fear, too. 

The key to success is all in record keeping & planning ahead. Keeping receipts of all your business-related transactions will help maximize your itemization. Looking forward, the IRS suggests preparing a budget a year in advance to help plan for big expenses so you stay in a favorable tax bracket.

Do you have a home office? Many small business owners don’t have the facts when it comes to their taxes and home offices. Simply put, with the home office deduction your expenses ARE deductible and using it won’t automatically lead to an audit. To avoid misinformation and maximize your filing, you can use an easy but comprehensive e-filing service like the US Tax Center at IRS.com. Remember, any filing fees are deductible anyway!

Do you have any top tax tips? How do you keep everything organized? Please share them with us in the comments section below!

Thanks, IRS for all the helpful info!

Welcome to our home – a tour.

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Hi everyone! I've been wanting to share our sweet mountain chalet with you for a while now.

We live in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. This place will forever hold a special place in my heart. It's where my babies call home, where my work comes to life and where I fell in love with our town. Let me show you around!
 

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above: diy adorned screen door // sly fox knocker

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above:  bentwood pendant lamp

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above: VÄRDE Wall shelf // twig key hook // bertoia style barstools

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above: letter DIY // handmade pillow cases

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Bonnie Christine's Home

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above: DIY hanging shelves // the greenhouse series by megan boltz // DIY teardrop planters

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above: nursery art from minted // table & chair thrifted // bedding details

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above: IKEA desk//wall of fabric

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above: DIY cork mousepad // skruvsta chair recovered // hexagon shelves  //  wall of fabric

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above: hairpin leg table tutorial, ikea karlstad new furniture legs tutorial

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above: diy antler hose rack

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above:

art:

raccoon, stag, hare and moose art prints by gingiber
create your future art print
bear print by leah duncan
watercolor owl print heidi ahmed
world painting by katie daisy

decor:

pennant flags by ordinary mommy
fox suitcases by milkbarn
baby bear pennant flat by strawberry moth
white paper bear bag
deer pillow from three bad seeds
bear’s growth chart ruler
tree wallpaper for wallternatives
blah blah dolls

DIY projects:

wall of fabric
diy adorned screen door
skruvsta chair recovered
changing basket
paper mobile
paper peonies
handmade onesies
handmade bunny

We've slowly made this house into a home, and I love it dearly. Thanks for coming by! :)