gift guide no. 3 | the sewist

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gift guide no. 3 has been curated for the sewist. this gal (or guy!) loves to hoard fabric, sew her own clothes and give handmade gifts. her sewing room or craft corner is jam packed with fabric and trim, but she can always make room for a new notion or pattern. show her how much you appreciate her by rewarding her talents with a gift from this guide!

gift guide no. 3 | the sewist

ONE linen dress form | TWO i'm sew fancy tote | THREE gold handled ginghers | FOUR accord bracelet | FIVE floral expression | SIX french jacquard ribbons | SEVEN playful petals | EIGHT scout tee pattern | NINE aurifil threads | TEN succulence fat quarter stack | ELEVEN owl embroidery scissors | TWELVE pencil wristlet

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Gift Guide No. 2 | The Illustrator

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gift guide no. 2 is all about the illustrator. whether they're an accomplished illustrator or just trying to learn how to get started, this guide is for them! each item on this list is a personal favorite of mine and is something i either use or have found to be extremely helpful. treat the budding surface pattern designer in your life to a gift off this guide (or treat yourself!).

Gift Guide No. 2 | The Illustrator

ONE pantone color guide | TWO palomino blackwing pencils | THREE mastering the art of fabric printing and design | FOUR wacom cintiq | FIVE black drawing ink | SIX pine trees notebook | SEVEN canon scanner | EIGHT uni pens | NINE intro to surface pattern design | TEN surface pattern design 2.0 | ELEVEN print and pattern | TWELVE adobe illustrator

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Gift Guide No. 1 | Lady Boss

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today i'm kicking off the first of four days of holiday gift guides! this gift guide is for the lady boss. the woman in your life who is driven to make her dreams come true. she's creative, motivated and incredibly productive. she may even have children at home (like me!). treat her and her hard work with something special from this gift guide!Gift Guide No. 1 | Lady Boss

ONE busy busy busy mug | TWO legalize your biz ebook free! | THREE cherry tree art | FOUR open dated planner | FIVE copper notebook | SIX wildflower | SEVEN colored pencil with brass holder | EIGHT hustle bangle | NINE 9" studio scissors | TEN inspiration notepad | ELEVEN tabletop file | TWELVE you're legit print

december desktop + smartphone calendars

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december desktop + smartphone calendars by bonnie christine (4)

bye bye beautiful november, hello december!  what i love most about this month: christmas carols, cinnamon rolls, hot cider, snow and celebrating the birth of jesus! what’s your favorite part of december? xox, bonnie

calendars for december: click on the image above to download the .zip file with both calendars inside – or – 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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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!v

weekend sales!

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weekend sales
happy friday everyone! i'm happy to share some wonderful sales and deals with you today. for this post, i've compiled a list of sales from some of GHTR's sponsors as well as a few of my favorite shops.

having your own sale this weekend? be sure to share it with us in the comments section!

1) visit my etsy shop, sweet bonnie chrisitne for 40% off all art prints and digital goods. use coupon code 'THANKFUL40" through november 30th.

2) get 25% off both of my creativelive courses: design surface patterns from scratch and design, print and bind your own portfolio!

3) visit creative allure for a special on the "honey love collection" - 4 pack is on sale for $8.50 and the 8 pack is on sale for $14.00.

4) visit structure bags and get 30% off full-priced and sale items using code ROOST2015. "cyber monday steals" and gift sets excluded.

5) use code ROOST20 at octavia bloom for 20% off your entire purchase through december 19th (free shipping on cyber monday!).

6) visit sweet eventide for 20% off the entire shop with code GHTR2015. expires 12/10/15.

7) visit chop chix for 20% off through january 1st, 2016 with coupon code "HappyHoliday2015"

8) get free shipping + a free holiday card at hennel paper co with your purchase of $20 and up. valid through monday, nov. 30. use code: GHTR2015 at checkout. leave a note at checkout with your holiday card choice or leave it blank and we'll surprise you with one of our favorites! **limit one per customer, US addresses only.

9) visit !mo camera fashion for 10% off through december 31st, 2015 with coupon code "bonnieF".

10) visit lady belle fabric for up to 40% off the entire store AND get a free 6 piece fat quarter bundle of sweet as honey with any purchase over $50 + free shipping in the US.

Organize your gift purchases with this free printable Christmas gift list!

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Keep all the gifts your purchase organized with this printable Christmas gift list!it's that time of year again! one of my favorite things to do each year is design a christmas gift list to help organize all the gifts i'm giving (you can find the last three year's here and here and here). i truly find that it's more fun to give than to receive, and making a list of all the gifts i make or purchase helps me keep them organized! it's also a huge help in keeping all the gift-giving straight and prevents anything from getting lost or forgotten. plus, it's fun to check off those tiny boxes!

Keep all the gifts your purchase organized with this printable Christmas gift list! (1)

i begin each year by jotting down the ideas i have for everyone (in pencil). then, as i purchase (or make) each item, i put a check mark in the box labeled ‘bought’. then, i check them off one more time as i wrap them just to make sure everything arrives and gets put under the tree. i also usually jot down the price next to each item, so i can keep track of what i spend each year!

>> to download & print: click here to download the pdf. print and have fun, Santa!

Keep all the gifts your purchase organized with this printable Christmas gift list!

and because there's nothing worse than having a loved one find your list, i've added an optional 'side 2' to the printable. just turn your list over and print page 2 on the back. then, when you fold your list, you'll have a 'no peeking' label on both sides! no more spoiled gifts. no more excuses. :)

i hope this helps keeps your holidays organized! love, bonnie

p.s. if you find your name on this list, don’t worry. it isn’t actually what i’m getting you! hehe.

6 Months of Savvy Rest – an Update on our Mattress!

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Savvy Rest Non-Toxic Mattress (4)

it's been 6 months since we decided to upgrade to our non-toxic mattress by savvy rest, and i know many of you have wanted an update on how we've been liking it. i'm happy to say that we've slept better and felt more rested over the past 6 months than we have for years (our entire life?)!

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in order to give you the best update, i think i can summarize our thoughts into four categories:

why we chose it:

choosing the right non-toxic mattress was incredibly important to us, especially since we co-sleep with our two littles. you can read detailed info on why we chose savvy rest here, but in summary, it was all about one thing: CHEMICALS. the amount of harmful chemicals used in commercial mattresses is astonishing. since many of these very common mattress chemicals have long-term effects, particularly on the developing brains of children, we decided enough was enough. since we spend over 1/3 of our life in our beds, we felt that investing in a safe and healthy place to rest for our family would be totally worth it.

after lots and lots of research, we decided to purchase savvy rest's natural latex mattress. natural latex is pure, incredibly durable (20 years +!), comfortable and sustainable.

how we like:

we couldn't be more satisfied (and elated!) over our purchase. moving to a king size mattress has made a huge difference for our family. everyone has enough room to spread out and we feel like we're staying in a 5 start resort each night. since we like to feel like we're sleeping on clouds, we chose one of the softest set ups they offer (i chose medium dunlop, soft dunlop and soft talalay on top for me and since david is heavier, we chose firm dunlop, soft dunlop and soft talalay on top for him). savvy rest has amazing phone support, and they helped us choose and customize each side of the bed for our individual needs. the three layers of dunlop and talalay latex were so easy to customize!

how we've been sleeping:

it's a wonder we even get out of bed in the morning (maybe that's why our kids sleep till 10 every morning!). the mattress feels like it's giving us a big fluffy hug every night. i can tell our quality of sleep is excellent because we wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated. we've been sleeping through the night with no problem and wake up with no aches or pains. yay!

how the mattress is holding up:

honestly, i can't tell we've been sleeping on it for six months at all. there's been absolutely no drooping or tilting of the mattress and the organic cotton casing looks the same as the day we put it on.

the only note i'll make is that we wanted a soft mattress and soft is definitely what we got! this setup would most likely be too soft for most people, but since we have healthy backs, we relish in its comfort. and if you're unsure of what you'll want, savvy rest will let you exchange any of your layers for the first 90 days to ensure that you get your setup just right.

p.s. we're also loving our organic comforter and sheets. visit my original post for a full list of resources from the room!

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Hello, Bear for Mixbook + A Giveaway!

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hello bear by bonnie christine for mixbook (2)

are you familiar with mixbook? they print beautiful baby books, thank you cards, invitations, address labels and more! i recently had the wonderful opportunity to design a collection for them inspired by my children's fabric collection, hello, bear. it was so much fun to see them come to life!

in the collection, you'll find two baby books, shower invitations, thank you cards and several address labels (see below). at the bottom of this post, you'll see a few pages from the books i got printed for my own littles, bear and ollie. they hold memories that we will cherish forever!

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to celebrate the launch of the new hello, bear collection, mixbook has generously offered to host a giveaway. just enter the form below to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to use at mixbook! (as always, feel free to write your own unique tweet!)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. congratulations #294!

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