Mom Cave July 16 2012

BonBon Break

WHERE LIGHT IS ::: Owl & Twine

I’ve written about it before, this slice of ethereal light that shines precisely where my little ones play each day. On certain days, the rays are heavenly; wide fingers splayed and gleaming down as if saying I choose you and you and you. Shine and be glorious. Oh, that fancy, beaming light. Other days – like yesterday when I shot this photo – the light is more of a canopy, a beautiful glow, soft and quiet, covering all – the fine throw it is, and saying all is well here.

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About Katie: Katie is a lover of words and photographs, espresso, and most things outdoors. She blogs regularly at Owl and Twine, where she is the keeper of stories – her family’s and her own. When she’s not writing about or photographing her own family, she can be found capturing everyday moments for others in the Denver area. You can visit her blog, Owl and Twine, or her photography website,  Katie Neuman Photography or follow Katie on Pinterest.

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STRANDED KNITTING ON A DESSERTED ISLAND ::: Cat Bordhi

Some islands are deserted, meaning nothing much is there; I had the great good fortune of being stranded knitting with Lucy Neatby on the desserted (plenty of chocolate in the cupboard) Tancook Island, off the Nova Scotian coast near Halifax, where Lucy has a cottage on a hill above the sea. My heart has now put down roots on Tancook and nothing, not even the gale force winds that stranded us there overnight, can ever extract my heart from that mesmerizing three-mile-by-one mile forested rock.

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About Cat: Cat Bordhi teaches and inspires knitters all over the world with her Youtube knitting tutorials (over 2,000,000 views), workshops, and pioneering books on subjects ranging from sock architecture to Moebius knitting. According to knit-blogger Stephanie Pearl McPhee (yarnharlot.com), Cat’s mission “is to make you a more creative, free-thinking knitter who problem-solves and experiments with vigor and fearlessness. The best part? She can.”

Find Cat on Facebook, Twitter or by email.

TRANSFORMED: MASON JAR HERB GARDEN ::: Camille Styles

Photo by Claire Zinnecker

Morning, everyone! Claire here, with a weekend project that’s perfect for all of you who are gearing up for lots of holiday cooking. Remember two weeks ago when I asked for your opinion on which hanging herb garden you liked best? Well, your votes weighed heavily in favor of option #1… so, using it as inspiration, I created my very own indoor herb display. So excited to share the final product…and to get cooking with my personal garden just in time for guests to arrive! Want to make your own? Continue reading for the simple instructions.

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About Camille: Camille Styles is the founder and editor of lifestyle blog camillestyles.com, where she shares the creative entertaining ideas that inspire her parties and events. Camille is also a stylist and lifestyle contributor to numerous national media publications, and the host of HGTV’s soon-to-launch mobile party planning app. Her modern aesthetic and eye for detail come together to create parties that are simply chic and all about fun. Follow Camille for great tips on Facebook and Twitter.

BRIMFIELD PHOTO TOUR ::: 52 FLEA

Armed with my trusty GPS, some hard earned cash
and lots of optimism and trust…
I found my way, all by myself, to the infamous
Brimfield Antiques extravaganza. Oh…I have been many times before…
…but this time I came alone and from a different direction.
And…let me reiterate…
all. by. myself.
So…what did I see?
A lot of treasure.
Did I take photos?
Oh yes..lots and lots.
Without further adieu…
…here are some of the sights I saw on my first day at Brimfield.

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About 52 Flea: 

Hello, I’m Laura and the author of 52 FLEA which is my online journal and an accounting of my flea marketing and antiquing adventures. I have been a life long collector of all things old and interesting and began sharing my collections and experiences through my blog in 2009. I am amazed and honored as 52 FLEA has been featured in Somerset Life, Artful Blogging, Romantic Homes, Crescendoh.com and even a mention in Flea Market Style!

Since leaving the corporate world two years ago I have been focusing on my creative and artistic side. I have become enamored with photography… taking pictures of my vintage collections, the sights at antique shows, flea markets, beautiful homes and gardens, eclectic shops and all sorts of fascinating places.  My camera and my laptop are always with me!

Although my collecting continues, I have been trying to organize my life and my “stuff” and have begun the process of letting go…not only sharing but selling my treasures in a multi dealer shop. I am also on the verge of opening my online and Etsy shops.

Join Laura for flea marketing fun at 52FLEA.com and on Facebook.

Here is what you are looking for…

Her newest eBook, Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks, presents what may be the easiest, smoothest, and best-fitting heel ever. Her two out-of-print Moebius knitting books, A Treasury of Magical Knitting and A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting are now available as eBooks. These PDF-format books can be stored on your computer, or moved to your Kindle, iPad, Nook, smartphone, or other digital device, and you can also print out the whole book for yourself, or individual patterns to put in your knitting bag. Can you believe it?

To enter: Choose 1 and leave a comment below. If you Tweet about this giveaway, mention that in your comment for an extra entry – just make sure to mention us #bonbonbreak. If you post about it on Facebook mention it in your comment and make sure to give us a little shout out @Bonbon Break and you can earn an additional chance to win.

             

3 winners will be randomly chosen at midnight (EDT) on July 23rd, 2012 and announced on the Front Porch in our second issue.

If you are a Ravelry.com member, we can send it directly to your Ravelry account.

These books were donated  by Cat Bordhi. Thank you Cat!