Friday, August 29, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 169 & Girly Girl Inspiration

TGIF friends! I know it’s back to school time and everyone is thinking fall décor but wow, it’s hot where I live. I’m trying to think fall leaves and acorns but my mind is still in the sea blue and beach glass place. How about you? Are you excited for fall? As soon as it cools off a little, I’m right there with you. In the meantime, as we transition into fall, I’m sure everyone is busy with all the things that are happening this time of year – so if you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here’s a glimpse of what I shared.

A big thank you to all of you who shared projects this week on The Inspiration Board. The board was filled with wonderful ideas. Here are a few in the spotlight this week.

Italian-Cream-Cake-TheCasualCraftlete.com_1Doesn’t this Italian Cream Cake by The Casual Craftlete look amazing. I could go for a big slice right now.

lavender-table-geometricI love these DIY Gold Geometric Tables by Delicious and DIY. What a fun pop of color.

StrawberryPoppyseedDressingviaOrganicallyMo2_zps8f893186Since I’m still in summer mode, this Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing and fruit salad by Organically Mo is especially appealing.

metal patina wall grilleI love faux art and this Faux metal Wall Art by Pet Scribbles looks so real. Love the patina color and rust.

Milk-Chocolate-Chip-CookiesThere’s nothing quite like a fresh chocolate chip cookie and cold glass of milk. These Milk Chocolate Chip cookies by The DIY Dreamer remind me of my favorite childhood afternoon snack.

IMG_5442702 Park Project shares her Mud Room makeover. What a fantastic transformation and that built in custom cubby is perfect.

back of romperA Pink Lemonade First Birthday Party by PA Country Crafts complete with the cutest little ruffled romper. Just adorable.

DSC_0814bbtomatosaladThe tomato harvest just keeps on giving so I’m always on the lookout for new tomato recipes. This Butter Bean and Tomato Salad by Simple Girl at Home looks so fresh and yummy.

DSCN1698An incredible Rag Rug project by The Farm House in the Field. Who doesn’t have an assortment of old clothing items that could be put to good use in the form of a rug. Beautiful!

Pumpkin-Spice-Latte-10Even though I’ve been talking about the end of summer heat, this Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows by A Simple Pantry is the perfect segue into fall.

bedroom1 (1)My Breezy Room brings us just that – a breezy bedroom with a cool color palette that is so serene. I love the pretty door headboard and side table.

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If you were in the spotlight, please feel free to grab a button.

Thank you again to everyone who linked a project and to everyone who came to visit. I loved looking at all the projects and visiting your sites.

Thanks for visiting.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Pistachio Pomegranate Granola

Pistachio Pomegranate Granola via homework -

I’ve been trying to be healthier and snack on things like veggies, fruit and granola. It irks me every time I buy granola at the market because it’s so darn expensive. And I don’t even get the really good stuff – that’s just too pricey. I finally had some time and made up a batch and it is so good.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Martha Stewart Living ~ Better Bake Sale & Printables

Museli coffee cakeFriends, the September issue of Martha Stewart Living is out and of course, it’s filled with timely inspiration. I loved this story on a Better (For You) Bake Sale. Jennifer Aaronson, Editorial Director of Food & Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living, brings us ideas for the "Better Bake Sale" which focuses on swapping in some better-for-you flours, oils, and food colorings. Favorite cookies, cakes, bars, and breads get healthful makeovers.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 169 & A Twine Sunburst Wreath

From my archives | Twine Sunburst Wreath

Happy Tuesday and welcome to The Inspiration Board Creative Party! Where did August go? I can’t believe we are on the last week of August and September and fall are around the corner. Time sure flies in blogland. If you’re new here, please leave me a comment and introduce yourself so I can visit and meet you. For those of you who have been coming around for awhile, I’m so grateful.

So, what have you been working on? I can’t wait to see. Let’s get this creative party started.

Monday, August 25, 2014

DRESS CODE: Tulip Tie Dye Watercolor Scarf

Tulip Tie Dye Watercolor Scarves via homework - carolynshomework (12)Friends, I have such a fun project to share with you today. As part of the Tulip Tie Dye Your Summer fashion team, I’m demonstrating Tulip Tie Dye but not in the traditional sense. When you think of tie dye, you think fun t-shirts with spirals of bright colors. I used Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye which is America’s favorite tie dye, to create fashionable scarves in a watercolor effect.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 168 & Pink & Purple Crush Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone! Well I’ve been an empty-nester for one week now and I’d doing fine. Yay me! I hope you all had a wonderful week and I wanted to thank each and everyone of you that stopped by, left a comment and linked up a project this week. I’m so grateful to all of you. In case you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared.

And now for the projects featured in the Spotlight this week.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Caprese Crostini Skewers

Caprese Crostini Skewers via homework | If you’re a regular here at homework, you know I’ve been on a tomato, basil kick lately. But I think these by far are my favorite.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


1WIL-1401-Willow-and-Sage-600x600When you think of Stampington & Company, you think of stamping and paper and pretty crafts. So I was surprised when the editors of Stampington & Company emailed me to see if they could feature one of my scrubs in their next edition of Willow and Sage. I happily agreed because, you know, it was Stampington and Company. They explained that their first issue of Willow and Sage had just been published and sent me a copy.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 168 & Faux Felted Acorns

Welcome to The Inspiration Board Creative Party! I’m so happy you’re here and can’t wait to see what all of you have been up to. If you’re new to homework, leave me a comment and introduce yourself. I love meeting new creative friends. So, what have you been working on? Back-to-school projects, home décor, fall decorating? Whatever it is, I can’t wait to see.

So let’s get this creative party started.